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 2020-04-03 09:45 

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Face Masks Invade Fashion...

Face masks are making fashion history as the coronavirus epidemic invades every aspect of people's lives."If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is...

 2020-04-03 09:35 

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Koreans Tired of Prolonged Social Distancing...

Koreans have been practicing strenuous social distancing for almost two months to stem the spread of the coronavirus and are growing increasingly impatient.Many people have begun to fill indoor spaces as well as the balmy outdoors, raising the risk of a r...

 2020-04-03 09:25 

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EU Suspends Taxes, Customs Duties on Medical Equipment...

The European Commission said Friday that it was temporarily suspending taxes and duties on the import of medical equipment and protective wear from outside the European Union.In a video statement, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said the commiss...

 2020-04-03 09:22 

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New York State Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...

Forty percent of all U.S. coronavirus cases are concentrated in New York state, where the death toll hit a new single-day high of 562 on Friday. "You have more deaths, you have more people coming into hospitals than any other night," Governor Andr...

 2020-04-03 09:18 

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COVID-19 Forces U.S. to Suspend International Mail to 22 Countries...

The Switzerland-based Universal Postal Union says the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the United States to suspend delivery of international mail to nearly two dozen countries. They include the Cayman Islands, Honduras, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and ...

 2020-04-02 14:37 

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S.Korea to Send Medical Supplies to N.Korea...

The government has approved a civilian aid agency's application to send W100 million worth of hand sanitizer and other medical supplies to North Korea to help it fight the coronavirus epidemic (US$1=W1,228).A Unification Ministry on Thursday said the ...

 2020-04-02 14:30 

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Ex-Star Anchor Fined W3 Million for Assault...

Former star anchor Sohn Suk-hee of cable channel JTBC has been let off with a slap on the wrist for assaulting an alleged blackmailer (US$1=W1,228). Sohn was fined W3 million by summary order for assaulting freelance reporter Kim Woong, who had threatened...

 2020-04-02 14:25 

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Many Kids in Grandparents' Care as Schools Stay Closed...

Four out of 10 office workers are getting help from their parents or relatives taking care of their housebound children amid the coronavirus epidemic. Schools are closed indefinitely and classes only begin online next week. In a straw poll of 500 workers ...

 2020-04-02 14:15 

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Ahn Cheol-soo Excluded from TV Debate...

The popular tycoon-turned politician Ahn Cheol-soo has been excluded from a TV debate because his new party does not have enough incumbent lawmakers.The brand-new Together Citizens' Party and Future Korea Party will field only proportional candidates ...

 2020-04-02 14:05 

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Low Turnout Expected for General Elections...

The coronavirus epidemic is expected to slash voter turnout in the upcoming general elections amid a bewildering glut of choices as both ruling and main opposition parties are fronting satellite parties for proportional parliamentary seats. The epidemic h...

 2020-04-02 12:14 

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Over 80,000 Seoul Schoolkids Lack Computers for Online Study...

Schools across the country are set to start teaching online from April 9, but around 85,000 schoolkids in Seoul alone lack the smart devices they need to stream lessons. There are 870,000 schoolkids in Seoul, so a whopping 10 percent lack the tools to att...

 2020-04-02 12:03 

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Lee Kang-in Named Among World's Top 50 Young Footballers...

Lee Kang-in of Valencia CF in Spain's La Liga was named among the top 50 young players in the world by football website Goal.com on Tuesday.He ranked seventh and was the highest-ranked Asian player on the NxGn 2020 list.The best players born on or aft...

 2020-04-02 11:59 

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Son Heung-min to Receive Military Training as EPL on Hold...

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur will undergo three weeks of military training this month to fulfill a condition of his exemption from mandatory military service. He is expected to receive the training at a Marine Corps camp on Jeju Island from April 20...

 2020-04-02 11:53 

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Coronavirus Infections Surpass 10,000...

Confirmed coronavirus infections topped 10,000 in Korea on Friday morning, 74 days after the first case was reported here.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the country reported 86 more cases, bring the total to 10,062 with 174 link...

 2020-04-02 11:31 

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Choo Shin-soo Helps out Minor League Players Amid Delayed Season...

Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers generously gave out US$191,000 to help minor league baseball players struggling with a delay in the season opening amid the coronavirus epidemic. "[Choo] is helping out financially strapped minor league players with ...

 2020-04-02 09:36 

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The Turning (2020)...

Genres: Drama, Horror and Mystery Running Time: 94 min. Directed by: Floria Sigismondi Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard Synopsis: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents'...

 2020-04-02 09:35 

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Ip Man 4 (2019)...

Genres: Action, Biography and Drama Running Time: 107 min. Directed by: Wilson Yip Starring: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins Synopsis: The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun scho...

 2020-04-02 09:34 

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The Turning (2020)...
 2020-04-02 09:32 

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 2020-04-02 09:25 

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Philippine President Says Those Violating Anti-Virus Measures Could Be Shot...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says anyone who violates the government's lockdown measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak could be shot by police.Duterte issued the warning during a televised address Wednesday in response to demonstrations i...

 2020-04-02 09:21 

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Oil Spike Pushes U.S. Stocks Higher...

U.S. markets closed higher Thursday, as a record jump in the rise of the price of a barrel of oil offset bad unemployment news. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index were all up 2 percent. Major indexes in London, Frankfurt ...

 2020-04-02 09:20 

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Record 6.65 Million U.S. Workers Make New Jobless Benefit Claims...

A record 6.65 million U.S workers filed for unemployment compensation last week as businesses large and small shut their doors in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The new figure pushed the three-week total...

 2020-04-02 09:17 

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In Brazil, Fear Surges Along with Coronavirus Burials...

The fears over the coronavirus are extending to the grave in Brazil, where workers wore protective clothes while burying a person in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, at the largest cemetery in Latin America.Video images of dozens of open graves at Vila Formosa cem...

 2020-04-02 09:16 

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N.Korea's Virus-Free Claim 'Impossible,' Top U.S. General Says...

The top U.S. general in South Korea said he does not accept North Korea's claim that it has no coronavirus cases. "I can tell you that is an impossible claim based on all of the intel that we have seen," General Robert Abrams told VOA and the ...

 2020-04-02 09:12 

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Spain Records 950 COVID-19 Deaths in One Day...

Spain's health officials reported 950 deaths from COVID-19 since Wednesday, a new one-day record in fatalities that pushes the nation's total deaths during the outbreak to over 10,000. Speaking at a news briefing in Madrid Thursday, Spain's me...

 2020-04-01 14:23 

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Coronavirus Must Not Rob Voters of Their Rights...

The government has said guaranteeing the voting rights of the public amid the coronavirus epidemic is a "tough task to tackle." People who are put under 14 days' self-quarantine today cannot go to the polling stations on April 15. This will be...

 2020-04-01 14:14 

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Coronavirus Infections in Seoul Region Top 1,000...

The number of COVID-19 infections has topped 1,000 in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi Province mainly due to arrivals from overseas. Their number reached 1,042 on Wednesday, up 52 from a day earlier. It was a mere 579 in the metropolitan region on March 18 b...

 2020-04-01 14:08 

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Patriot Anti-Missile Battery Deployed at Fighter Plane Base...

The South Korean military has urgently deployed a Patriot missile battery at an air base in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to defend it against North Korea's new ballistic missiles and super-large multiple rockets. The base is home to a fleet of...

 2020-04-01 13:57 

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Exports to Get Worse...

Korea's exports shrank in March, and the outlook is even gloomier for April due to the coronavirus pandemic in North America and Europe. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said exports fell 0.2 percent in March compared to the same month last ...

 2020-04-01 12:57 

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Japan Bans Arrivals from 49 Countries Including Korea...

Japan has banned arrivals from 49 countries including Korea, the U.S. and China to stem the spread of coronavirus. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the additional bans in a meeting on Wednesday. Koreans are now banned from visiting Japan start...

 2020-04-01 12:26 

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Self-Quarantine Starts for All Arrivals from Abroad...

Korea started sending all arrivals from overseas into self-quarantine on Wednesday. They are treated as potential carriers even if they do not display coronavirus symptoms, and are sent home where they must remain under self-quarantine for 14 days. The go...

 2020-04-01 12:20 

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Auto Sales Plunge Amid Coronavirus Epidemic...

Korean car makers have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the entire world, as most of the five have suffered sales drops.Hyundai said Wednesday its overseas sales fell 26.2 percent on-year in March, the biggest drop since the global finan...

 2020-04-01 12:16 

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Ryu Hyun-jin, Choo Shin-soo to Receive Advance Pay While MLB on Hold...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays and Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers will be paid US$4,775 per day in advance pay to cover the first 60 days of the Major League Baseball season, which has been postponed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Associated ...

 2020-04-01 11:35 

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Son Heung-min Among 25 Football Stars Picked by Lionel Messi...

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur has been included in Argentine football star Lionel Messi's list of the top 25 football players in the UEFA Champions League for this season.According to British tabloid Daily Star, Messi partnered with U.S. company ...

 2020-04-01 10:53 

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Korea, U.S. 'Close' to Last-Minute Cost-Sharing Deal...

Korea and the U.S. are in last-minute talks about the upkeep of American troops here after Washington put thousands of Korean staff on unpaid leave. "It seems that there's progress in the cost-sharing negotiations," a senior Cheong Wa Dae offi...

 2020-04-01 09:39 

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Candidates Running in General Elections Begin Official Campaigning...

Candidates running in the upcoming April 15 general elections had a long night as the official campaigning period began at the stroke of midnight. Many focused their overnight efforts on appealing to people working at night markets or waiting for late nig...

 2020-04-01 09:33 

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Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative...

Singapore is planning a record $39-billion stimulus package aimed at supporting the economy amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It is bracing for a possible recession as the virus slows down economic activity. Singapore will also take t...

 2020-04-01 09:31 

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Taiwan Still Calls COVID-19 'Chinese Virus' But Trump Doesn't...

Most of the world calls this year's deadly respiratory disease outbreak COVID-19 and attributes it to a novel coronavirus. When U.S. President Donald Trump described the virus last month as "Chinese" because of its origin, China fumed and Trum...

 2020-04-01 09:27 

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China Releases Data on Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases...

China's National Health Commission announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has acknowledged cases of people testing positive for the virus but not showing symptoms.At a news briefing in Beijing, com...

 2020-04-01 09:23 

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UN General Assembly to Decide on Rival COVID-19 Resolutions...

How should the UN General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration -- and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn't holding meetings, i...

 2020-04-01 09:19 

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UN Chief: Coronavirus Is Biggest Global Crisis Since WWII...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging global crisis since World War II."It is a combination, on one hand, of a disease that represents a threat to everybody in the world and, second, because it has...

 2020-04-01 09:16 

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Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Wimbledon...

The Wimbledon tennis championships in London -- widely considered to be the world's premier tennis event -- will be canceled this year due the coronavirus pandemic. In statement Wednesday, the All England Tennis Club (AELTC) and the committee of manag...

 2020-04-01 09:07 

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To prevent a pillow from becoming lumpy in the washing machine...

To prevent a pillow from becoming lumpy in the washing machine, tie it with strings in three parts....

 2020-03-31 14:05 

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Where Is the Hole in Korea's Coronavirus Defenses?...

President Moon Jae-in has called for tougher measures to deal with travelers from overseas spreading coronavirus. "A tiny hole can cause the levee to break," Moon said in a meeting Tuesday as if it had just occurred to him, and told officials to m...

 2020-03-31 14:02 

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Bangtan Boys' Agency Joins Top 3 Showbiz Giants...

Big Hit Entertainment, the relatively new agency that struck lucky by boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, has grown to become one of Korea's Top 3 entertainment mills. According to an audit report published Tuesday, Big Hit made W587.2 billion i...

 2020-03-31 13:49 

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53,000 Jobs Lost in Hospitality Industry Amid Epidemic...

Some 163,000 jobs were created in February compared to a year earlier, the lowest increase since the government started tallying such statistics in 2009. The average job growth ranges just under 300,000 to 500,000 a month.The Ministry of Employment and La...

 2020-03-31 13:34 

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Hyundai to Open Research Center in Singapore...

Hyundai is going to build a research center in Singapore, the carmaker said Tuesday.The center is part of strategic investments to expand business into future technologies such as self-driving cars, personal aerial vehicles, robotics and artificial intell...

 2020-03-31 12:12 

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530 Koreans to Be Airlifted Home from Italy...

Some 530 Koreans are being airlifted out of Italy as the coronavirus epidemic devastated the European country.As soon as they arrive at Incheon International Airport this afternoon they will be sent to quarantine in a hotel in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Provinc...

 2020-03-31 11:57 

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Production, Investment and Consumption All Plummet...

The coronavirus epidemic brought economic activity to a virtual standstill in Korea with production, consumption and investment plunging sharply. Statistics Korea said Tuesday that industrial production in February declined 3.5 percent compared to the pre...

 2020-03-31 11:56 

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More People Turn to Online Streaming to Watch Movies...

More people are turning to online streaming or other subscription services to watch films as they shun crowded places or social gatherings amid the coronavirus epidemic.According to figures compiled by the Korean Film Council and released on Tuesday, some...

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