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

  
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(2nd LD) Overnight futures trading suspended due to system failure
SEOUL -- South Korea's overnight futures market closed two hours earlier than usual due to a system failure, the bourse operator said Tuesday.

   The country's overnight KOSPI 200 futures trading linked to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the world's leading derivatives exchange, closed at 3 a.m. (Seoul time), the Korea Exchange (KRX) said. The market usually opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 5 a.m. the next day.

  
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Russian bombers attempt to intrude on S. Korea's air defense zone
SEOUL -- Two Russian bombers made a botched attempt to violate South Korea's air defense safety zone in the East Sea but turned back after a warning from South Korean fighters, an Air Force officer said Tuesday.

   The Tu-95 strategic bombers tried to enter into the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) over the East Sea at 11 a.m. on Monday, the officer said on condition of anonymity. Foreign airplanes and ships are required to get approval from South Korea's military before entering the KADIZ.

  
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Elite school officials indicted over admission corruption
SEOUL -- Nine officials at one of Seoul's top private middle schools have been charged with committing a series of corruption to grant admission to unqualified students, state prosecutors said Tuesday.

   Wrapping up a two-month probe into a scandal that rocked the country earlier this year, the Seoul Northern District Prosecutors' Office said it has indicted Kim Ha-joo, the chairman of the board of Younghoon International Middle School, and the chief of the school's administrative office, surnamed Yim, with physical detention.

  
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Samsung's smart card chip selected for transportation cards in Germany
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips, said Tuesday that it has been selected to provide secure contactless smart card chips to the Association of German Transport Undertakings.

   It marked the first time that Samsung made inroads into the German transportation card market, in close collaboration with its business partners including the OS solution provider ZeitControl cardsystems GmbH.

  
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Korean War veterans in Congress to be honored
WASHINGTON -- Four U.S. congressmen who participated in the Korean War will be honored in a ceremony next week to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the three-year war, a volunteer group here said Monday.

   The Descendants of Korean War Foundation (DKWF) said it would hold a recognition and awards reception and dinner for Korean War veterans and their families on Friday, the eve of the Korean War armistice anniversary.

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