Trump says friendship developed with China's Xi, anticipates 'very, very great relationship'

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he has already developed a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and looks forward to their "very, very great relationship," as he kicked off a series of crucial first meetings with Xi expected to focus on North Korea and trade, source from the Yonhap.

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Lotte faces extended biz suspension in China over THAAD row

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A source from the Yonhap said South Korean retail giant Lotte Group's Chinese retail operations are facing a protracted business suspension as Chinese authorities are expected to extend punitive measures for an additional month in retaliation for Seoul's decision to deploy a U.S. missile defense system.

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Uruguay losing hope for 22 missing from sunken South Korea ore carrier

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Uruguay's navy said on Sunday it was losing hope of finding alive any of 22 crew members missing two days after a South Korean ore carrier sank in the South Atlantic but was still continuing the search, a Navy spokesman said.

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South Korea ore carrier missing in South Atlantic, 22 crew unaccounted

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A South Korean cargo vessel is missing after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) from shore and 22 crew members are unaccounted for, South Korea's foreign ministry and news reports said on Sunday.

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RoK helps VN in environment issues

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VGP – Korean Minister of Environment Jo Kyeong-kyu and Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha will co-chair the 13th meeting of the environmental ministers of Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Ha Noi on March 29, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

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Republic of Korea looks to attract more Asian tourists

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The Republic of Korea has stepped up efforts to attract more tourists from Asian countries and ease its dependence on China for its tourism trade, according to Yonhap news agency.

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Court in final preparations to rule on Park impeachment

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The Constitutional Court was shrouded in secrecy Thursday as justices made final preparations to deliver their ruling on whether to oust or reinstate President Park Geun-hye, with it exactly one day away, source from Yonhap.

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S. Korea's finance minister meets with AMCHAM president

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At the meeting with James Kim, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM), Yoo Il-ho said it is necessary to establish a favorable economic and trade partnership under the new Donald Trump administration, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, source from Yonhap.

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Tourism industry on alert over China's trip ban

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South Korea's tourism industry is on alert as China has set out to prevent its people from traveling to Korea in protest against Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. anti-missile battery, industry sources said Friday, source the Yonhap.

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Trump calls for NATO, Middle East, Pacific allies to pay fair share of defense cost

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U.S. President Donald Trump called Tuesday for allies "whether in NATO, in the Middle East or the Pacific" to pay their fair share of the defense cost as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, source from the Yonhap.

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President Park named as bribery suspect in corruption probe

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South Korea's President Park Geun-hye was named a bribery suspect on Tuesday as special prosecutors wrapped up their three-month probe into the massive influence-peddling scandal, source from the Yonhap News Agency.

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Samsung Group set to announce revamp plans, abolish key office

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Samsung Group, South Korea's largest business conglomerate, is set to announce plans to revamp the group's management, including a widely anticipated move to abolish its key future strategy office, according to group officials on Tuesday, from the Yonhap's source.

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Opposition parties to ask speaker to directly put scandal probe bill to vote

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South Korea's four opposition parties Tuesday decided to request National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun exercise his authority to directly call a vote on a bill to arrange an extended special investigation into a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

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Special prosecutors grill Samsung's heir over bribery charges for 2nd day

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Special prosecutors on Sunday questioned the de facto leader of Samsung Group for the second straight day on suspicions of bribery in connection into a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her friend, officials said, source from the Yonhap.

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VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-nam's face: Malaysian police

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Source from the Yonhap News Agency said the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed with the toxic VX nerve agent, a statement by Malaysian police showed Friday.

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