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 2021-01-22 09:27 

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Luxury Labels Help Malls Weather Coronavirus Pandemic...

Department stores have managed to weather some of the devastation of lockdown with sales of luxury labels, for which Koreans' appetite is undiminished. Only nine out of 67 department stores managed to increase their profits amid the coronavirus pandem...

 2021-01-22 09:25 

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Jang Yoon-ju Gains Confidence in Acting with New Film...

Model and actress Jang Yoon-ju's new film is set to hit theaters next week, after her debut film about six years ago. The former top model made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2015 hit film "Veteran.""I was offered many roles aft...

 2021-01-22 09:20 

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Australia Demands Foreign Travelers Take COVID-19 Test...

Beginning Friday, foreign nationals granted special permission to fly to Australia take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure. Masks will also be compulsory on all international flights.Australia has had a fortress-like approach to COVID-19. ...

 2021-01-22 09:14 

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Vaccination Uncertainty in Japan Casts Doubt Over Olympics...

Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and comp...

 2021-01-21 14:56 

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Why Does Gov't Persist in Peddling N.Korea Fantasies?...

The Unification Ministry delivered a New Year briefing on Thursday and proposed to come up with means to resume cross-border communications. There was no mention of the fact that North Korea violently blew up a cross-border liaison office in Kaesong that ...

 2021-01-21 14:54 

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Parents Plead for Schools to Reopen...

Parents are pleading with the government to let their children go back to school after almost a year of disruption due to coronavirus. About a half of Korea's schools are expected to open after the winter vacation next week, but parents want more scho...

 2021-01-21 14:52 

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Skating Coach Gets Decade in Jail for Sexual Abuse...

Cho Jae-beom, the former coach of the Korean National short track team, was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday for physically and sexually brutalizing Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee over three years. The Suwon District Court said the of...

 2021-01-21 14:37 

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Renault Samsung Offers Voluntary Redundancy...

Renault Samsung has started taking applications for voluntary redundancy amid dire prospects for its continuing operations in Korea. A total of 4,200 workers who have worked for the carmaker for more than two years are eligible to apply. "We expect to...

 2021-01-21 14:07 

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Ssangyong Can't Pay Workers' Wages...

Troubled SUV maker Ssangyong told its labor union on Thursday it cannot pay the wages of 4,800 workers this month. Ssangyong's liquidity shortage is so bad that some parts suppliers are demanding to be paid in cash instead of promissory notes. The aut...

 2021-01-21 13:31 

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Noise Complaints in Apartments Soar in Lockdown...

Complaints about noisy neighbors became rampant in lockdown as millions of Koreans spent all day cooped up at home and getting more irritable by the minute. According to the Korea Environment Corporation on Thursday, 42,250 complaints about noise in apart...

 2021-01-21 13:21 

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Clip of Temple Retreat Offers Comfort Amid COVID-19...

Adrienne Hill, an American "influencer" living in Korea, is garnering viewers with her latest clip on her YouTube channel, which shows her traveling around a temple near Seoul.The clip is part of a series by the Korea Tourism Organization that int...

 2021-01-21 12:31 

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Park Joo-mi, Lee Tae-gon to Explore Mature Themes of Love, Life in New TV Series...

Park Joo-mi and Lee Tae-gon co-star in a new TV series slated to begin airing on TV Chosun on Saturday.Park and Lee both said they jumped at the chance to appear in "Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)," as it is scripted by Im Sung-han, many of whose...

 2021-01-21 11:05 

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False Blizzard Warning Wastes Billions...

Warnings of a snowstorm that never materialized cost the Seoul Metropolitan Government billions of won. Data show that the city spent W4.3 billion on gritting to clear the roads of snow and ice this month alone but wasted the money due to inaccurate weath...

 2021-01-21 11:02 

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KOSPI Soars to Yet Another Record...

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose for a third session on Thursday, closing up 1.49 percent at a record 3,160.84 points. The previous record was only set on Jan. 8. Institutional investors cashed in W290 billion worth of stocks and retail investor...

 2021-01-21 09:42 

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Soul (2020)...

Genres: Animation, Adventure and Comedy Running Time: 100 min. Directed by: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey Synopsis: A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with t...

 2021-01-21 09:40 

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Come Play (2020)...

Genres: Drama, Horror and Mystery Running Time: 96 min. Directed by: Jacob Chase Starring: Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs Synopsis: A monster named Larry manifests itself through smartphones and mobile devices....

 2021-01-21 09:38 

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Soul (2020)...
 2021-01-21 09:37 

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Come Play (2020)...
 2021-01-21 09:24 

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Pfizer Expected to Apply for Vaccine Approval in Korea, AstraZeneca Awaiting Approval...

Pfizer is expected to submit an application to Korea's drug safety agency for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. While a final date has not been set yet, industry sources say that the drug maker partnered with Germany's BioNTech will apply before t...

 2021-01-21 09:24 

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Delivery Workers, Employers Strike Deal to Improve Working Conditions...

Delivery workers have called off a planned strike next week after reaching a final agreement with their employers on better working conditions. The agreement was mediated by the Transport Ministry, and stipulates that logistics companies themselves, not t...

 2021-01-21 09:18 

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Fire Rips Through COVID-19 Vaccine Plant in India...

Fire erupted Thursday in a building under construction in India that is owned by the world's largest vaccine maker, but the company said it would not affect production of a COVID-19 vaccine.The fire broke out at a Serum Institute of India (SII) buildi...

 2021-01-21 09:16 

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Facebook Oversight Panel to Review Suspension of Trump's Accounts...

Facebook's independent oversight board said Thursday that it had accepted the company's request to review its decision to suspend the accounts of former President Donald Trump.The U.S. social media giant blocked Trump's access to his Facebook ...

 2021-01-21 09:12 

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Merkel Sees Broader Scope for Agreement with Biden...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she sees more opportunity for agreement with new U.S. President Joe Biden than the previous administration, but she also continues to believe Germany and Europe cannot rely on U.S assistance as much as in the ...

 2021-01-21 09:11 

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U.S. Pledges to Join WHO COVID Global Vaccination Initiative...

The leading infectious disease expert in the United States says the country will participate in the global initiative to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...

 2021-01-21 09:10 

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U.S. to Offer Russia 5-year Extension on Nuclear Treaty...

The new administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to offer Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms treaty that is set to expire February 5, U.S. officials said Thursday.Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan was set to make the ...

 2021-01-20 13:43 

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2 Korean Americans Join New White House Staff...

Two Korean Americans will work for U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, one to guard the husband and the other to handle the wife's schedules.David Cho, a special agent, is leading Biden's security detail. Early last month, he was a...

 2021-01-20 13:35 

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Hyundai Scales Down Skyscraper Plans...

Hyundai has downscaled an epic project to build a 105-story skyscraper in Seoul as its new headquarters. Instead, the carmaker hopes to build three smaller buildings that are 50 stories high. It plans to submit the plans to the Seoul Metropolitan Governme...

 2021-01-20 13:26 

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More Kids Become Obese in Lockdown...

A growing number of children and teenagers suffer from obesity and vitamin D deficiency because the coronavirus lockdown forced them into a sedentary, indoor existence. Ahn Moon-bae at Catholic University of Korea's St. Mary's Hospital studied the...

 2021-01-20 13:23 

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Park Geun-hye in Hospital After Testing Negative for COVID...

Ex-President Park Geun-hye tested negative for coronavirus on Wednesday after coming into contact with an infected correctional officer, according to the Justice Ministry. Park is serving 20 years for corruption and abuse of office.But she was treated for...

 2021-01-20 13:03 

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LG to Slash or Sell Smartphone Business...

LG is on the brink of downsizing or selling off its smartphone business, which is losing money hand over fist as phone after phone fails to impress the market. "Our management feels that the time has come to objectively assess the present and future c...

 2021-01-20 12:22 

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Moon Sacks Loyal Foreign Minister...

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday fired lackluster Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and replaced her with his security adviser Chung Eui-yong. Moon also tapped Minjoo Party lawmaker Hwang Hee as the new culture, sports and tourism minister and MP lawmaker...

 2021-01-20 12:05 

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Google Accounts for More Than 25% of Korea's Internet Traffic...

Google and its affiliated platforms account for over a quarter of the volume of Internet traffic in Korea.The Ministry of Science and ICT said on Wednesday that Google, including YouTube, saw the highest percentage of daily average Internet traffic volume...

 2021-01-20 12:00 

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Golfer Choi Na-yeon Releases Body Profile Pics...

Golfer Choi Na-yeon, known for her tomboy look and demeanor, on Wednesday unveiled a collection of body profile photos.Earlier, she shared photos and videos of herself working out to prepare for the photo shoot. "I had gained weight after staying at h...

 2021-01-20 10:41 

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Moon Visits Potential Vaccine Factory...

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday visited an SK Bioscience factory that is tipped to produce coronavirus vaccines under license from Novavax of the U.S.The plant in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province could manufacture enough vaccines for another 20 millio...

 2021-01-20 09:40 

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Wall Street Hits Records as Hopes Build for More Stimulus...

Wall Street marked the dawn of President Joe Biden's administration with stocks rallying to record highs as hopes build that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy.The S&P 500 rose 1.4 percent, topping its ...

 2021-01-20 09:25 

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China Sanctions 28 Former Trump Administration Officials...

China imposed sanctions on Trump administration officials just minutes after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the 28 people who the...

 2021-01-20 09:23 

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Biden, Harris Take Office in New U.S. Administration...

Democrat Joe Biden, a fixture in Washington for nearly a half century, was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th U.S. president and called on Americans to unite in support of each other in what he called "a winter of peril and significant possibilities."...

 2021-01-20 09:17 

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New California Coronavirus Joins Worrisome Strains from U.K., South Africa, Brazil...

As a more contagious coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom takes root in the United States, researchers in California have identified a separate, home-grown strain that may be contributing to the spike in cases there. The California variant first ap...

 2021-01-20 09:15 

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China's Richest Man Makes 1st Public Appearance Since October...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has made his first public appearance since openly criticizing China's financial regulatory system just over two months ago. Ma appeared in a 50-second video Wednesday published on Chinese financial news outlets congratulati...

 2021-01-20 09:14 

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Trump Flies to Florida as Biden Inaugurated...

In the fleeting minutes before the inauguration of his successor, Donald Trump was able to enjoy the perquisites of the presidency for a last time -- an escorted motorcade moving slowly through the streets of Palm Beach, Florida, as he waved from behind t...

 2021-01-20 09:12 

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To draw the blood out of meat faster...

To draw the blood out of meat faster, put it in water mixed with some Sprite for about 10 minutes....

 2021-01-19 14:29 

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Actress Park Si-yeon Caught Drunk Driving...

Actress Park Si-yeon was booked for drunk driving in broad daylight last weekend. Her agency Mystic Entertainment said in a statement Tuesday that Park had been drinking at home with a friend on Jan. 16 and drove her car the following day and became invol...

 2021-01-19 14:13 

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Karaoke Bars Dying Like Flies...

Lockdown has dealt the death blow to thousands of karaoke business as all but the most determined hobby warblers stayed home. According to analysis by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, 2,137 karaoke bars nationwide closed down last year, the most s...

 2021-01-19 14:09 

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Korean Girls Hit Puberty Earlier...

Korean girls are hitting puberty earlier and earlier, a study suggests.A team led by Park Mi-jung at Inje University Seul Paik Hospital recently analyzed the age of the first menstrual cycle of 350,000 girls aged between 12 and 18.The average age for thos...

 2021-01-19 12:37 

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Gov't to Stabilize Egg Prices...

The government has stepped in to slash tariffs on egg imports after a massive cull of laying hens due to bird flu. Egg prices have soared after recent bird flu outbreaks caused 64 poultry farms nationwide to cull some 8.44 million laying hens. A carton of...

 2021-01-19 12:33 

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Netflix' Korean Earnings Double in Lockdown...

Netflix earned more than W500 billion in Korea last year as more and more people signed up for the streaming service in lockdown (US$1=W1,104).According to app tracker Wiseapp on Tuesday, Koreans spent W517.3 billion on Netflix last year, double the previ...

 2021-01-19 12:23 

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Most University Seniors Unable to Find Jobs...

Seven out of 10 university students in their final year have been unable to find jobs before they graduate, according to a survey, and only one in 10 have been able to land permanent jobs.Employment portal Job Korea surveyed 384 university seniors schedul...

 2021-01-19 11:40 

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LG, Samsung Sweep Best Washer Ratings in U.S....

Electronics giants LG and Samsung have swept U.S. magazine Consumer Reports' ratings of washing machines.The magazine on Sunday announced the best washing machines of the year, and Korean washers topped all four categories.LG ranked first in the agita...

 2021-01-19 11:36 

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Hope Alone Won't End N.Korea Crisis, Outgoing U.S. Envoy Warns...

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris on Tuesday warned that hope alone will not resolve the North Korea issue."While we hope for diplomacy with North Korea to be successful, we all can recognize that hope is not a course of action," Harris said i...

 2021-01-19 11:12 

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Youn Yuh-jung Wins Yet More Awards in U.S....

Actress Youn Yuh-jung picked up more gongs for her supporting role in "Minari," continuing her award-winning streak overseas that started late last year.Youn won Best Supporting Actress awards from both the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circ...

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