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South Korea Tears Down Christmas Tower on Border
New York Times
SEOUL, South KoreaSouth Korean marines have dismantled a 43-year-old Christmas tower on the border with North Korea that the North had threatened to attack with artillery, officials here said on Wednesday. Built on a front-line hilltop northwest of ...
South Korea Dismantles 'Propaganda' Christmas Tree TowerTIME
South Korea destroys 'propaganda' tower near border with NorthThe Guardian
A bleak future and population crisis for South KoreaThe Globe and Mail
Fox News -Christian Science Monitor -BBC News
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Wall Street Journal

US, South Korea to Detail Wartime Military Command Plans
Wall Street Journal
SEOUL—South Korea and the U.S. will this week set out conditions for Seoul to take control of its military in the event of war on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's vice defense minister said. The plan will scrap a scheduled transfer in 2015 of ...
Report: US, South Korea to scrap 2015 transfer planStars and Stripes
Gunfire Exchanged Across Korean BoundaryNew York Times
North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clashReuters
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The Diplomat

South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
The Diplomat
South Korean officials confirmed on Wednesday that its marines have taken down a 43-year old giant steel Christmas tree in Gimpo, South Korea, northwest of Seoul, near the North Korean border. Despite its benign appearance, North Korea considered the ...
The Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm OffensiveNew York Times
N Korea warns South over planned high-level talksChannel News Asia
North Korea warns South over planned high-level talksTimes of India

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PEOPLE Great Ideas

Use Both Hands: KFC South Korea's New Double Down Includes Three Different ...
PEOPLE Great Ideas
KFC South Korea has unveiled its latest creation: a bacon-topped beef patty sandwiched between two fried spicy chicken fillet “buns” — with barbecue and white pepper sauces, for good measure. Since there's no bread involved, this is the perfect meal ...
KFC's Double Down burger released in South KoreaDaily Mail
KFC Korea unleashes triple meat Double DownNew Zealand Herald
KFC unveils breadless meat beast burger with fried chicken acting as buns ...The Independent

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New York Times

For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — Top video game players in South Korea are household names. Millions of people tune in to watch game competitions on television. The largest Internet portal, Naver, has its own section covering the results. Competitive video gaming ...
Watch South Korea Fill Up A World Cup Stadium For League Of LegendsDeadspin
In South Korea, Competitive Video Games Are Almost As Popular As SoccerBusiness Insider
E-sports proving to be lucrative in South Korea, with butts in seatsTweakTown (press release)

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The Diplomat

What 'Clean India' Can Learn From South Korea's New Village Movement
The Diplomat
In the aftermath of the devastating Korean War in the early 50s, an exhausted South Korea remained one of the world's poorest countries for more than a decade, with a per capita GDP lower than most Latin American countries as well as many of its Asian ...

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South Korea to entrust its military troops to the US for wartime control for ...
Currently, South Korea has peacetime OPCON of around 639,000 military personnel. However, in cases of war, it has been established that the Korean military will be taken over by a U.S. four-star general. Although the two countries agree that South ...
US, South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of ForcesDepartment of Defense
Chronology of wartime operational control in South KoreaGlobalPost
US, South Korea abandon timeline for shifting control of military forces in ...Washington Post
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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RIA Novosti

South Korea says weak yen a challenge
The Star Online
"Rival economies are accelerating their chase (to win against South Korea) amid the rapidly changing external environment, including the yen's weakness," the president's office quoted her saying at a ceremony to mark the start of construction on an ...
South Korean President Calls for Stronger Cooperation With USRIA Novosti

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South Korea third-quarter GDP seen rebounding, but global woes pose risks
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy is expected to have rebounded modestly in the July-September quarter after slowing sharply in the previous three months, a Reuters survey showed, but cooling global growth is expected to keep the door open for ...

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New York Times

Apparent suicide after deadly South Korea concert collapse accident
(CNN) -- A day after 16 died in an accident at a concert in South Korea, a man responsible for safety measures was found also dead, the country's semi-official news agency reported. It was an apparent suicide. On Friday, a ventilation grate gave way ...
At Least 14 Killed at Pop Concert in South Korea, Officials SayNew York Times
Fans at South Korean pop concert plunge into ventilation shaft, 16 deadReuters
16 dead in grate collapse at South Korean concertFox News
The Guardian -BBC News
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