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

  
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Seoul says N. Korea 'likely' behind June 25 cyber attack
SEOUL -- The government on Tuesday named North Korea as a suspect in the latest cyber attack against the presidential office website and dozens of other government offices and news outlets here.

   The latest attack took place from June 25, the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1950-53 Korean War, to July 1, in which the websites of 69 government and private organizations, including the prime minister's office, were attacked.

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(2nd LD) Prosecution raids ex-president's house over unpaid fines
SEOUL -- State prosecutors on Tuesday raided the residence of former President Chun Doo-hwan as part of efforts to collect a massive amount of unpaid fines levied on him for amassing large sums of secret funds during his presidency in the 1980s.

   Chun was ordered by a court in 1997 to return to the state coffers the 220 billion won (US$195 million) he was found to have illegally accumulated during his term. But he refused to make the payment, saying he was nearly penniless.

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USFK to break ground for new headquarters in provincial city
SEOUL -- The United States Forces Korea (USFK) will break ground for its new headquarters this week in the provincial city of Pyeongtaek, military officials said Tuesday.

   The ground-breaking ceremony will be held on Thursday at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Army garrison located 70 kilometers south of Seoul, the USFK said.

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N.K. defector sent to prison camp after returning home: lawmaker
SEOUL -- A North Korean defector who returned to her communist homeland from South Korea appears to have been sent to a concentration camp in the North, a Seoul lawmaker claimed Tuesday.

   The defector, Ko Kyung-hee, was one of four North Koreans who Pyongyang claimed in January had returned home after enduring unbearable hardships in the South.

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Gov't to finalize stance on home acquisition tax issue by Sept: finance minister
SEJONG -- The government will finalize its stance on whether to permanently cut or exempt acquisition tax rates for home purchases by September amid worries that the prolonged property market slump could hamper the country's overall economic recovery, the finance minister said Tuesday.

   "The acquisition tax issue should be dealt with along with other issues such as how to distribute financial sources between central and local governments," Finance Minister Hyun Oh-seok told reporters.

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Number of venture firms with sales of over 100 bln won up 9 pct in 2012
SEOUL -- The number of South Korean venture firms with annual sales exceeding 100 billion won (US$89 million) jumped 9.2 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, data showed Tuesday.

   The data compiled by the Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) and the Korea Venture Business Association showed that 416 out of 63,314 venture firms saw their annual sales surpass 100 billion won in 2012, compared with 381 companies in 2011.

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(LEAD) Seoul shares down 0.47 pct on policy woes
SEOUL -- South Korean stocks closed 0.47 percent lower Tuesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on monetary policy slated for this week, analysts said. The local currency gained against the U.S. dollar.

   The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 8.8 points to finish at 1,866.36. Trading volume was moderate at 300 million shares worth 2.9 trillion won (US$2.63 billion) with gainers outpacing losers 405 to 393.

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