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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 November 30, 2011

Dec. 1

1980 -- The state-run Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) airs the nation's first color television broadcast.

1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with South Africa.

1998 -- Hyundai Motor Co. becomes the owner of Kia Motors Corp., a month after it secured the right to acquire the automaker. Kia had been the country's second-largest carmaker before its collapse the previous year.

2005 -- South Korea's National Assembly ratifies a free trade agreement with Singapore, Seoul's second free trade pact after one with Chile.

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