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AUKUS comes as pressure on Seoul to join anti-China campaign

AUKUS comes as pressure on Seoul to join anti-China campaign

AUKUS, a new trilateral security partnership between the U.K., Australia and the U.S., is placing indirect pressure on South Korea to join Washington's campaign to contain an assertive China, and throwing a new challenge for the Moon Jae-in administration's balancing act between the two superpowers. AUKUS became the subject of South Korea's diplomacy during a summit between President Moon and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York, Monday (local time). According to presidential spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee, Johnson told Moon that “AUKUS will not cause any regional problems,” and Moon responded, “I hope AUKUS will contribute to regional peace and prosperity.”

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Calls growing against apartment construction near Joseon-era royal tomb

Calls growing against apartment construction near Joseon-era royal tomb

Voices are being raised over the construction of three apartment complexes located near a royal tomb dating back to the 17th century, over concerns that the construction will seriously harm the historic site's value as a cultural asset. In a petition posted on the Cheong Wa Dae website, the petitioner claimed that the apartment complexes, whose construction is scheduled to be completed next year, should be demolished as the construction has been pushed forward without due process - an approval from the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) - although they were being built near the Joseon-era royal tomb that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

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Tired of bustling big city life, urbanites explore rural lifestyles during weekends

Tired of bustling big city life, urbanites explore rural lifestyles during weekends

Park So-yeon, 28, a yoga instructor in Seoul, leaves the city for a house located near Mount Gyeryong in South Chungcheong Province, about 140 kilometers southwest of Seoul, once she is done with her busy workweek.

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Conflict deepening between Seoul gov't, LGBT festival organizers

Conflict deepening between Seoul gov't, LGBT festival organizers

A conflict is deepening between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organizers of the annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF), following the city government's recent decision to reject the latter's application to be registered as a non-profit organization. The Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) Organizing Committee, consisting of members of the LGBTQ community and their allies, has been holding the annual festival in central Seoul since 2000. The festival calls for human rights for sexual minorities and the eradication of discrimination.

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Naver, Kakao on verge of suspending more financial services

Naver, Kakao on verge of suspending more financial services

Naver and Kakao, two of the nation's largest big tech firms, are facing temporary shutdowns of some of their financial services unless they revise their operations to meet requirements under a set of newly-introduced regulations. The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the country's top financial policy regulator, said Thursday the companies should either reform their current services in line with the newly-introduced Financial Consumer Protection Act, or seek licenses to operate their brokerage businesses.

Rising oil costs force KEPCO to raise electricity prices

Rising oil costs force KEPCO to raise electricity prices

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) announced Thursday it will hike electricity fees starting in the fourth quarter of the year to reflect a continued increase in global oil prices. This is the first electricity rate hike in Korea since November 2013.

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