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(LEAD) Seoul shares close lower on U.S. rate woes SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks closed 0.23 percent lower Friday as investors took a wait-and-see approach amid concerns over a possible U.S. rate hike in December. The local currency closed higher against the greenback. The benchmark … Read more on Yonhap News

Seoul City moves to probe U.S. bases over alleged contamination While the two parties have already held several rounds of preliminary talks to take countermeasures against the residential area around the U.S. military bases in central Seoul since the first half of 2013, the coming meeting would mark the first in … Read more on…

Seoul, Washington hold talks on legal status of U.S. military SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States held regular talks on Wednesday during which the two sides were expected to mainly discuss concerns over pollution in and around the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul, an official said. Read more on GlobalPost

U.S. envoy not worried about good relations between Seoul, Beijing SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) — The U.S. ambassador in Seoul said Thursday he was not worried about South Korea's moves to forge a closer relationship with China, adding that Beijing must build "constructive" ties with all of its neighbors. "People … Read more on GlobalPost

S. Korea's Kospi Erases Gain as U.S. Budget Offsets Election The Kospi index rose 0.3 percent to 1,999.50 at the close in Seoul. The gauge pared a gain of 0.7 percent amid concerns U.S. budget talks are stalling. Stocks resumed trading after a holiday yesterday for the polls, during which the MSCI Asia Pacific ……