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No indication North Korean nuclear activities stopped: IAEA

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it did not find any indication that North Korea had stopped its nuclear activities, adding to doubts about the country’s willingness to abandon its arsenal. “The continuation and further development of the DPRK’s nuclear program and related statements by the DPRK are a cause for grave concern,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report published late on Monday. The report, which refers to the country’s official name Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is to be submitted to the IAEA’s board meeting next month.

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Issue of punitive damages over BMW fiasco

Diesel-fueled BMW cars have been catching fire repeatedly in Korea this summer, and some car owners have filed damages claims against the German manufacturer and its Korean agents.

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Lost in translation: Briton in strife again over Korean stories

Did British translator Deborah Smith - who worked on Korean fiction including the 2016 Man Booker International Prize winner “The Vegetarian” - alter the meanings of some words and phrases in her latest translations of Korean stories?

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Police hunting for Chinese meth cooks

Police are looking for two Chinese men, who have fled Korea after allegedly trying to make a massive amount of methamphetamine here. Busan police said Monday that they had arrested a Korean man, surnamed Park, for playing a leading role in conspiring and attempting to make 10 kilograms of the illicit drug, which would be worth about 30 billion won ($27 million).

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[EXCLUSIVE] North Korea to hand over 'nuke list' to US: sources

“North Korea plans to hand over a list of its secret nuclear test sites as well as information about its nuclear warheads to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he visits Pyongyang this month,” the source told The Korea Times.

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Korea braces for powerful typhoon

The strong typhoon is expected to hit the Korean Peninsula from Wednesday through Friday, which will be the first typhoon to pass the center of the nation in some six years, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said. "Past typhoons that had similar routes and greater strength caused much damage to rural areas by flooding crops and destroying agricultural facilities," the ministry said. "Soulik is expected to cause damage as it can hurt fruit growers and destroy greenhouses."

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