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South Korea raises 2016 GDP growth to 2.8%

Asia’s fourth-largest economy grew slightly more than previously thought last year, South Korean authorities said Tuesday (Mar 28). The central Bank of Korea raised its figure for the 2016 economic

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Pyeongchang 2018 add rice company to list of official supporters

Local rice company Cheorwon Odae-ssal have become the latest partner of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang after they signed a deal with the Organising Committee in Cheorwon

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South Korea’s Lotte family owners go on trial

Four members of the family who control South Korea’s troubled retail giant Lotte, including its 93-year-old founder, went on trial Monday (Mar 20) for embezzlement, tax evasion and fraud. The

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Success of PyeongChang Olympics would not be affected by impeachment: Pellerin

South Korea is expected to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics successfully regardless of the recent impeachment of its president, former French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said Monday, vowing to

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NHL commissioner reveals no progress on Pyeongchang 2018 participation

National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman has claimed there are no meetings scheduled between his organisation and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the participation of players at Pyeongchang 2018.

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South Korea Leads List of Life Expectancy Gains

A new study predicts that South Korean women will be the first group in the world to have an average lifespan of more than 90 years. Researchers at Imperial College

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Korean ICT Firms to Show Off New Technology at PyeongChang 2018

With less than a year left before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, officials have unveiled a handful of cutting-edge ICT (information and communications technology) innovations that will be implemented at

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Tickets for PyeongChang Winter Olympics go on sale

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) — The online ticket lottery for the first Winter Olympics in South Korea opened Thursday, as the countdown to the competition reached one year.

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Korea to spend W33.7 billion on PyeongChang Winter Olympics national team

The government has launched a special team, Tuesday, to support athletes representing South Korea at next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) established the

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Lotte World

  Lotte World is a theme park located in downtown Seoul. It was opened on July 12, 1989, and has been the most popular theme park in Korea since then.

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