USFK Ready to Return 15 Bases to Korea
The U.S. Forces Korea is ready to return 15 bases to the Korean government "at the earliest possible date," it said Wednesday. Korea "recently announced that it desired to expedite the return process of 26 U.S. military installations" the USFK said in a press release. The bases are heavily contaminated with munitions, engine oil and other depredations from decades of military use and will require an expensive cleanup before they can be turned to better use.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
More Than 3,300 Academics Demand Cho Kuk's Resignation
More than 3,300 university professors nationwide have signed a petition demanding the resignation of scandal-ridden new Justice Minister Cho Kuk. They gathered in front of Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday morning to deliver their demand.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Only Kept 1 Promise to S.Korea
The inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang a year ago resulted in 17 agreements between the two sides, but North Korea has lived up to just a single one, which was a ground-breaking ceremony to reconnect railways and roads severed by the Korean War.
BUSINESS
More Koreans Than Ever Bought Dollars Last Month
More Koreans bought strengthening U.S. dollars last month than ever before, according to the Bank of Korea on Wednesday. The central bank said that foreign currency deposits here totaled US$70.97 billion in August.