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Moon's mission in New York: 'Get nuke talks restarted'

President Moon Jae-in will face his biggest challenge in New York, next week, in his signature “engagement-centric” North Korean policy as he will be tasked with persuading U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders of allied countries for a “new approach” to restart nuclear disarmament talks with Pyongyang. Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Ko Min-jung said Moon will fly to New York Sept. 22 to attend this year's United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Seoul asked to offer 'big promises' to NK

The government is asking the United States and the governments of regional allies to promise not to launch military offensives against North Korea to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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S. Korea to remove Japan from whitelist this week

Korea will remove Japan from its “whitelist” of preferred trading partners sometime this week, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Sunday.

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[INTERVIEW] Pakistan eyes more investment opportunities with Korea

Businessman-turned-bureaucrat Abdul Razak Dawood admits Pakistan lags behind India, Bangladesh and ASEAN countries when it comes to trade with Korea. But Pakistan’s minister for commerce, textile, industry, production and investment also argues that his country is more competitive in terms of free trade zones and other investment opportunities.

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More women suffering from alcohol use disorder: data

More than 74,000 Koreans were treated for alcohol use disorder at rehab clinics last year, a government data showed. According to the data in a report released by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) last week, 74,702 people visited the facilities to treat their alcohol use disorder in 2018, slightly down from 2014's 77,869.

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Line 2, Express Bus Terminal 'most sexual crime-prone areas'

Subway Line 9 was the second most prone with 1,479 cases since 2015, followed by Line 1 (848 cases), Line 4 (756 cases), Line 3 (407 cases), Line 5 (288 cases), Line 6 (163 cases) and Line 8 (41 cases). Noryangjin Station was the second most sexual crime-prone subway station (24 cases since July) after the Express Bus Terminal. Third was Yeouido (23 cases), followed by Sadang (21 cases), Seoul Station (20 cases), Gangnam (19 cases), Dongjak (18 cases) and Sindorim (17 cases).

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