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 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Herbalife offers personalized nutrition programs for consumers...

Gene Start, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service that Herbalife Nutrition Korea has provided since January, is dominating the market as it identifies Korean consumers' genetic traits that make them susceptible to disease, and advises them on h...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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SHINee's Onew takes hiatus to serve in military...

Onew, the lead vocalist and eldest member of K-pop boy band SHINee, joined the armed forces on Monday to fulfill his mandatory military service, taking a hiatus from his long K-pop career. "I come to a temporary break," Onew, whose real name is Le...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Taxi driver sets himself on fire in protest of Kakao carpool service...

A Seoul taxi driver died after setting himself on fire in front of the National Assembly on Monday, apparently in protest of the planned launch of a ride-sharing service by a local information technology enterprise. The driver, identified only as 57-year-...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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George H.W. Bush: grace, gravitas, grit...

"He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country," intoned former President George W. Bush in an emotional eulogy to his late father at the ...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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State pension fund needs diversifications...

South Korea desperately needs to strengthen the asset management expertise of its National Pension Fund. As of September 2018, the fund is estimated at 654 trillion won ($581 billion) in assets, the world's third-largest....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Hyundai, Kia accumulated vehicle sales top 20 million in US...

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said Monday that they sold over 20 million vehicles in the United States since entering the market 33 years ago. The two carmakers, which are the flagships of world's fifth-biggest automotive conglo...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Oscar Murillo transforms energy into dynamic art...

Oscar Murillo is an artist of energy who encapsulates the instability of his contemporaries living in the 21st century, who cannot truly feel a sense of belonging or stability. The artist is holding "Catalyst," his first solo exhibition in Korea, ...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Infrastructure failures raise safety concerns...

An underground fire blacks out communication, a hot water pipe bursts, a KTX train derails a string of high-profile infrastructure failures have plagued the nation in recent weeks, making Koreans question the safety and reliability of basic services they ...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Law of budget arithmetic...
 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Korea builds urban infrastructure for testing autonomous vehicles...

KT and the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS) have completed the construction of the nation's first experimental city, based on the high-end fifth-generation (5G) networks, to test autonomous vehicles, the telecom company said Monday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Cambodian bride now Korea's carom sensation...

When the daughter of a potato farmer came to Korea from Cambodia in 2010 to start the second chapter of her life as the wife of a Korean man 36 years older, Srong Pheavy, like any other marriage migrant woman here, had no idea what was coming....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Ex-Gwangju mayor summoned for questioning...

Former Gwangju Mayor Yoon Jang-hyun was questioned by the prosecution Monday over an alleged violation of the Election Law and influence peddling. He appeared at Gwangju District Prosecutors' Office, a day after returning from Nepal where he was doing...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Twilight zone...

The nuclear talks with North Korea have fallen into a twilight zone - a state of suspended animation - six months after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Idol trainee Jimin wows BTS star Jimin [VIDEO]...

K-pop idol trainee Lim Ji-min, who shares his given name with BTS member Park Ji-min, has wowed Park with his fancy dancing....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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'Diplomatic efforts need to be doubled for NK issues'...

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday called on the country's envoys to boost diplomatic efforts for denuclearization and consolidation of peace on the Korean Peninsula. "Diplomatic efforts need to be doubled so that inter-Korean relations and...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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'Google tax' emerges as Korea-US trade issue...

The so-called "Google tax" is emerging as one of the trickier trade issues between South Korea and the United States after Washington expressed opposition to the move to tax the global tech giant. The key point is whether taxing internet media com...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Korean shipbuilders dominating LNG carrier market...

Korea will outpace China in terms of the number of shipbuilding orders this year and retake the top spot for the first time in seven years, due to growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers amid stricter environmental regulations worldwide, i...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Shame on Assembly...

The National Assembly once again disappointed the people by passing next year's budget bill on Dec. 8, six days after the Dec. 2 legal deadline. The two largest parties railroaded the bill through the Assembly with three other minor opposition parties...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Shinhan uses blockchain in work process...

Shinhan Bank initiated a project to implement a blockchain-based work process, in a move to gradually expand the use of the new technology to the full extent of its financial services as well as internal protocol management, it said Monday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018...

Today is Tuesday, December 11 the 345th day of 2018. There are 20 days left in the year....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Gov't official avoids disciplinary action for complying with unjust order...

A government official has won a suit which he filed to nullify disciplinary action taken against him for following an illegal order given by former Vice Culture Minister Kim Chong. The order was given during the massive corruption scandal involving former...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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MIT's emphasis on research projects in student admissions...

An emerging trend in universities now sees schools moving toward including research and portfolio-based components in their student application process, something that is a departure from the traditional emphasis on grades and test scores....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei executive...

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington's behest and demanded Washington cancel an order for her arrest. The official Xinhua News Agen...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Battery engineer's quadruplets celebrate 1st birthday...

In Korea where the low birthrate has emerged as a serious issue, giving birth to quadruplets is extremely rare....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Winter FX festival...
 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Dsion Signs an MOU with BlockOn Capital PTE. LTD....

Dsion, a blockchain funding platform for fair and safe startup investment, announced that it signed an MOU with BlockOn Capital on the 8th to ensure a successful opening of Startup Challenge and continue to discover and support startups in Singapore....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Kang Daniel fans donate $4500 for his birthday...

Nowadays, many K-pop fans make donations in the name of their beloved stars or take part in volunteering activities to have "good influence."...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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S. Koreans want to see Kim Jong-un deliver Assembly address...

Almost half of South Koreans surveyed want North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to deliver an address at the National Assembly if he visits Seoul, according to results released Monday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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China goes to the dark side of the moon...
 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Moon's approval rating rebounds for first time in 10 weeks...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded for the first time in 10 weeks last week amid reports over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's possible trip to Seoul, a poll showed Monday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Korean figure skater Cha Jun-hwan wins bronze at Grand Prix Final...

South Korean Cha Jun-hwan has captured the bronze medal at the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, becoming the first man from the country to reach the podium at the prestigious event. Cha scored 263.49 points overall to ...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Undue US demand...

U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently putting stronger pressure on South Korea to contribute a bigger share of defense costs for the upkeep of American troops stationed here. Such pressure should not come as a surprise given that Trump has described K...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Peace efforts will set stage for promoting human rights: Moon...

President Moon Jae-in said Monday that efforts to bring permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula will help promote human rights. Moon said in a speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day, which commemorates the United Nations General Assembly&...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Kakao starts Uber-style service, despite protests from cabbies...

Kakao is pushing ahead with launching its ride-sharing service despite continued protests from taxi unions, continuing with the trial service that started last Friday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Two Koreas to discuss forest cooperation...

A South Korean delegation embarked Monday on its trip to Pyongyang for a working-level discussion on inter-Korean forestry cooperation, the Ministry of Unification said. The 10-member delegation - led by Korea Forest Service managing director Lim Sang-seo...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Nearly half of South Koreans fine with NK leader speaking at their parliament: poll...

Nearly half of South Korean adults are in favor of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un making an address at the National Assembly if he comes to Seoul, a poll showed Monday. The survey of 503 South Koreans nationwide by local pollster Realmeter showed 46.7 pe...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Ex-pitcher convicted of match fixing pleads innocence of fellow player...

A former South Korean baseball league pitcher convicted of match-fixing charges claimed on Monday that a fellow ex-player was innocent of the same offenses, saying prosecutors had been untruthful during their investigation....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Korean battery makers rushing to build plants overseas...

LG Chem, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation have been rushing to build lithium-ion battery plants in China, the United States and Europe to meet the rapidly growing global demand for electric vehicles (EVs), company officials said Monday....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Papal visit to North Korea still uncertain...

A guessing game is going on about whether Pope Francis will visit North Korea next year. The latest round has been triggered by reports on the Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. government-funded international radio broadcaster, that the pope will not visit...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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How to end Venezuela's nightmare...

Wishing a problem away is seldom an effective strategy. While the international community has had its attention focused on other issues, the Venezuelan catastrophe has deepened. If current trends continue, it will only get worse....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Seoul City to extend bus operation for year end...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said, Monday, it would extend operation hours on some of its bus services from Dec. 17 to 31 for the year-end season....

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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'Linking sustainable development goals and human rights could persuade North Korea'...

Sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula will not be possible without confronting North Korea's human rights issues, a noted North Korean defector said Monday. "The EU approached North Korea with an argument that improving human rights would even...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests...

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the governmen...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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DAILY FORTUNE - DECEMBER 11, 2018...
 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Bittersweet ending...

The Moon Jae-in administration needs to overcome a crisis caused by bad economic policymaking, said outgoing Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon. He believes policymakers need to deliver a "consistent message" to the market. Otherwise, uncertainties wi...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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More than half of Koreans believe society is corrupt: poll...

More than half of South Koreans believe their society is corruption, a poll released Monday showed. According to a survey of 1,400 Korean adults by the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, 53.4 percent of respondents said Korean society is corrupt, ...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Minor parties continue hunger strike demanding electoral reform...

Minor party leaders continued their hunger strike, calling for electoral reform after failing to stop the two largest parties from passing the 2019 government budget bill. Sohn Hak-kyu and Rep. Lee Jeong-mi, leaders of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Par...

 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Boosting military morale...
 2018-12-10 09:43 

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Let musical begin...

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