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2017/12/30 14:00

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Dec. 31

2007 -- President Roh Moo-hyun pardons Daewoo Group founder Kim Woo-choong and 74 convicted businesspeople, politicians, government officials and others in a year-end amnesty. Six death-row inmates, whose sentences were commuted to life imprisonment, were also included in the special pardon.

2012 -- U.S. Internet company Yahoo Inc. halts its South Korean service, pulling out of one of the world's most wired countries after 15 years.