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Top court chief apologizes over his predecessor's arrest in power abuse scandal

Incumbent Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Myeong-su apologized to the public Thursday over the unprecedented arrest of his predecessor in a massive power abuse scandal. Hours earlier, the Seoul district court approved the arrest warrant for former top court chief justice Yang Sung-tae on charges that he abused his authority to use trials as a political tool to lobby the office of the then President Park Geun-hye.

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' after receiving Trump's letter

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and spoke highly of Trump's "determination and will" to resolve issues between the two countries, state media reported Thursday.

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Korean icebreaker crew help isolated Chinese researchers

The Araon, South Korea's only icebreaking vessel, has helped evacuate 24 isolated Chinese researchers in the Antarctic region, the country's ocean ministry said Thursday.

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Bank of Korea freezes key rate at 1.75 percent for January

The South Korean central bank on Thursday held its policy rate steady for January amid rising uncertainties at home and abroad.

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South Korea strongly denounces Japanese aircraft's 'buzzing' destroyer

A Japanese maritime patrol aircraft carried out a low-altitude flight close to a South Korean warship Wednesday afternoon, in an apparent threat and provocation against the ally, according to the Ministry of National Defense. “The maritime patrol airplane flew at an altitude of 60 to 70 meters and about 540 meters away from the South Korean Navy's destroyer in waters near Ieodo, [a rock southwest of the southern island of Jeju] at around 2:03 p.m., Wednesday,” the ministry said.

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'SKY' graduates less visible in corporate world

The number of CEOs who have graduated from the country's top three universities has been dropping, as more listed companies are headed by those with diverse academic backgrounds, a recent survey showed Wednesday.

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