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The following is the first summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Monday.

  
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(LEAD) Koreas start 3rd round of talks on future of joint industrial park
SEOUL -- South and North Korea began their third round of working-level talks on Monday to discuss the future of an inter-Korean industrial complex.

   The latest round of negotiations held at the North Korean border city of Kaesong follows talks carried out last Wednesday in which the two sides were unable to produce a deal on detailed measures to reopen the factory zone.

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Lawmakers to begin review of presidential records on NLL
SEOUL -- A team of lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties was to begin a review of classified presidential records Monday to verify what late former President Roh Moo-hyun said about the western sea border during his 2007 summit with North Korea.

   The 10 legislators, five each from the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition Democratic Party, planned to visit the National Archives of Korea in Seongnam, south of Seoul, to take a look at a list of related files and determine which ones they would examine for up to 10 days.

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Park calls for end to 'unrefined language'

   SEOUL -- President Park Geun-hye said Monday she does not want to see any more foul language hurting national unity, apparently referring to a recent series of insulting remarks that opposition lawmakers made against her and her father.

   "Unrefined language has caused many problems in various parts of our society so far, and it is regrettable that it is still repeating," Park said during a weekly meeting with senior secretaries. "Language represents one's personality, and what those representing the country say is directly linked to the national status."

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(2nd LD) Park Hee-young claims second LPGA win in Canada
SEOUL -- South Korean golfer Park Hee-young claimed her second career LPGA Tour win in Canada on Sunday, defeating Angela Stanford of the United States in a sudden death playoff.

   Park captured the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She beat Stanford with a birdie on the third playoff hole and took home US$195,000 in the winner's check.

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(LEAD) S. Korea's direct investment in foreign shares surges in H1
SEOUL -- Direct investment by South Koreans in foreign stocks soared to an all-time high level in the first half of 2013 as local investors sought after high-yield investment destinations overseas, data showed Monday.

   The amount of direct overseas stock investment by local investors reached US$11.8 billion in the six-month period, up 25.26 percent from a year earlier, according to the data by the Korea Securities Depository (KSD).

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Korean won's volatility to dollar hits 18-month high: data
SEOUL -- The volatility of the local currency against the U.S. dollar hit an 18-month high in the second quarter, largely due to the jitters in the foreign exchange market stemming from a weaker yen, the central bank's data showed Monday.

   The daily volatility rate of the won-dollar cross rate averaged 0.43 percent in the April-June period, the highest since 0.64 percent tallied in the fourth quarter of 2011 amid the Greece-led debt crisis in the eurozone, according to the data by the Bank of Korea (BOK).

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At least 3 out of 10 regional SOC promises prove to be 'infeasible'

   SEJONG -- At least one out of three regional infrastructure-related promises made by the incumbent government has been found to be "infeasible" due to a lack of profitability and economic benefits, a report showed Monday.

   The Park Geun-hye government, which took office in February, made 27 social overhead capital (SOC) promises to regional governments, including construction of bridges, roads and railways.

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