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North Korean leader departs for Hanoi by train: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed for Hanoi by train on Saturday for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, a news report said.Kim's train left Pyongyang around 5 p.m. local time and is expected to travel through China all the way to Vietnam, Tass news agency reported from Pyongyang, citing an unidentified source.Kim and Trump are set to hold their second summit on Feb. 27-28. The report said that the train will travel around 4,500 kilometers to Hanoi, which will take over 48 hours.

Singer R. Kelly charged with sexually abusing teenage girls, arrested at precinct

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving at a Chicago police precinct Friday night (local time), hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. The 52-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was driven to the station in a dark colored van with heavily tinted rear windows. The vehicle pulled up outside the precinct about 8:15 p.m. and a security detail for Kelly kept reporters and cameramen at a distance as he exited.

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The culture of crowd: How Seoul's crowded environment misrepresents the character of Koreans

When my brother and I were young, we bought a pair of Mus musculus domesticus, otherwise known as pet mice. Our endearing and furry little rodent friends were given a very large mouse house in which to play and make more little mice. To our excitement, they did both. In fact, they continued to do both, until we had to partition off the wee furry bairns from their big furry kin.

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Chinese military plane enters South Korea's air defense zone

A Chinese military jet entered South Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ) without notice three times Saturday, according to defense officials the same day. The aircraft entered the KADIZ, at around 8:03 a.m. near Ieo Island and exited at 8:27 a.m. the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. It re-entered the KADIZ at 9:34 a.m. near the southeastern city of Pohang, and flew between Ulleung and the easternmost islets of Dokdo, eventually leaving the air defense zone at 12:51 p.m.

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Julius Helm: A Prussian farmer in Joseon (part one)

The pages of late 19th century Korean history are sprinkled with the names of Westerners. Usually they are nothing more than footnotes, mysterious but often boring - name, nationality and the period they were in Korea. Julius Helm is one of those footnotes - a footnote that needs to be expanded upon.

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Ex-CIA official lays out road map for North Korea's complete denuclearization

A former U.S. intelligence official with vast experience dealing with North Korea presented a road map for achieving the U.S. goal of final, fully verified denuclearization (FFVD) of the North, Friday (local time). Andrew Kim, who retired as head of the Central Intelligence Agency's Korea Mission Center in December, said Washington's vision for FFVD starts with the continued suspension of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.

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