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South Korea Plans to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China
New York Times
SEOUL, South KoreaSouth Korea on Thursday became the latest American ally to announce its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank despite Washington's qualms about the Chinese-led regional development bank. The South Korean ...
South Korea sees gains for its infrastructure firms from joining AIIBReuters
South Korea Joins the AIIBThe Diplomat
South Korea Says It Will Join China-Led Investment BankWall Street Journal
Deutsche Welle -Financial Times -The Japan Times
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China, Japan and South Korea
The Economist
THE prospects for a summit between the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea had appeared bleak since an annual chin-wag, begun in 2008, was called off in 2013 over worsening territorial spats (between China and Japan, and between South Korea ...
N. Korea says US missile system seeks to contain China, RussiaSpace Daily
All eyes on THAAD decision after S. Korea's participation in AIIBThe Korea Times US launches 'Korean Mall' imported goods platform in Seoulecns -Korea Times
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South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. Late on Thursday, the North's official KCNA news agency showed images of two middle-aged men it identified ...
North Korea Claims to Have Arrested Two Spies From SouthNew York Times
North Korea detains two South Koreans on charges of espionageFox News
Dempsey, South Korean Counterpart Discuss North Korea ThreatDepartment of Defense
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Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, Korea's Park Chung-Hee -- Two Dictatorial Leaders ...
They both came to power in dramatic, unexpected ways — Lee when Malaysia's rulers in 1965 expelled this obstreperous Chinese partner from their federation, Park four years earlier by staging a largely bloodless coup against South Korea's short-lived ...
Singaporeans in S Korea watch Lee Kuan Yew's State Funeral live coverageChannel News Asia
Park, Abe talk in Singapore at reception for Lee funeral: YonhapThe Japan Times
Eulogy for Lee Kuan YewDhakaTribune
Yonhap News -The Korea Herald
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Yahoo Sports

South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim takes slim LPGA lead
Yahoo Sports
World number one Lydia Ko had played her way to the top of the leaderboard before two late bogeys saw her settle for a 67 that left her tied on 204 with South Korean veteran Pak Se-Ri -- who matched the course record of 64. They were joined there by ...
South Korea's Lee maintains lead at KiaReuters
UPDATE 1-Golf-South Korea's Lee maintains lead at KiaReuters UK
Golf-South Korea's Lee maintains lead at KiaSBS
Malay Mail Online
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Business Insider

British spy thriller 'Kingsman' has become a cultural phenomenon in South Korea
Business Insider
The film opened in South Korea in mid-February and has since earned $40 million, making it the film's highest-grossing market abroad (behind the UK and Australia). It is also the top R-rated title from the States to show there since 2006's “300” and ...
'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a Huge Hit in South Korea and Everyone is ...Yahoo News

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The Economist

South Korea's economy
The Economist
THE previous president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, set a target for economic growth of 7%—a level the country once achieved regularly, but missed on his watch. Last year his successor, Park Geun-hye, adopted a more modest goal of 4%. Yet in ...

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The Diplomat

South Korean Middle Power Diplomacy and the U.S. Rebalance
The Diplomat
But the AIIB question in particular has highlighted the question of how countries caught between Washington and Beijing, including South Korea, will respond to increasing pressure from each great power on specific issues. The AIIB case also raises the ...
(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on March 28)Yonhap News

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The Economist (blog)

This week's issue
The Economist (blog)
THIS week's print edition has an array of economics articles that may be of interest. The following have particularly caught our eye: South Korea's economy: A tiger in winter (Finance). Milk and economic development: No use crying (Finance). Inequality ... (blog)

This South Korean Plastic Surgery Makeover Show Is the Craziest (blog)
This week's issue of The New Yorker features a fascinating piece from writer Patricia Marx, who visited the "Improvement Quarter" in South Korea's capital Seoul, and its hundreds (literally, hundreds) of plastic surgery clinics — some clinics' names ...

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