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YouTubers awarded for letting world know more about Korean culture

Social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are serving as key bridges to Korean culture for foreigners.

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Music video director Lee talks pressure, artistry behind scenes

Inspired by the films that dominated her childhood, Lee Rae-kyung had the ambition to become a movie director. As things turned out, however, Lee ended up not close to cinema but with a prime position in making music videos for some of the most popular K-pop stars including IU, Girls' Generation's Yoona, Lee Moon-sae, Bolbbalgan4 and many others.

South Korea's military set for Dokdo defense drills

South Korea's Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and police were set to kick off a regular exercise Thursday to hone their combined capabilities to defend Dokdo, a pair of rocky islets in the East Sea. In the two-day maritime drills, a 3,200-ton destroyer and seven other surface ships will be mobilized, along with several aircraft, including an F-15K fighter, a P-3C maritime surveillance plane and a UH-60 helicopter, defense officials said.

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Prosecutors raid Samsung BioLogics headquarters

Prosecutors raided the main offices of Samsung BioLogics Co. and its accounting firms on Thursday as part of a probe into alleged accounting fraud.

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Koreas meet to hold railway ceremony this year

The two Koreas held working-level talks Thursday for a joint event to celebrate the potential start of work to reconnect inter-Korean railways and roads. They agreed to hold a ceremony on Dec. 26 at Panmun Station near the North's border city of Gaeseong.

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[INTERVIEW] NGOs 'better at solving some of North Korea's intractable problems'

It is time for the two Koreas to engage more on private level exchanges to consolidate their relationship that has been made vulnerable because of the “state monopoly,” said Dr. Stephen Linton, who has long led humanitarian efforts for North Korea.

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