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 2020-02-16 14:24 

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Coronavirus Is a Long Way from Being Defeated...

The latest two confirmed cases of coronavirus here did not travel abroad since December of last year. The 82-year-old man and his wife had never been in contact with the existing 28 confirmed cases either. These facts raise suspicions that the new coronav...

 2020-02-16 14:19 

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20,000 Chinese Students Came to Korea Since Coronavirus Broke out...

A total of 19,022 Chinese students entered Korea over the last two-and-a-half months since coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China. The Education Ministry said Sunday that the students entered Korea from December of 2019 until Feb. 14 of this year. Consider...

 2020-02-16 14:05 

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Convenience Stores Gain at Expense of Supermarkets...

Convenience stores, which had been treated as minor players in the retail market, are rapidly increasing their clout as sales soar. The latest figures show convenience stores earning far more than supermarkets last year. Convenience store chain GS25 achie...

 2020-02-16 14:01 

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Top 100 Businesses' Operating Profits Plummet...

Korea's 100-largest businesses saw operating profits and net profits plummet 36 percent and 45 percent last year. The decline was particularly remarkable in the IT and electronics sector, which includes the country's bread-and-butter semiconductor...

 2020-02-16 13:54 

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N.Korea Hacks Senior Defector's Smartphone...

North Korean hackers stole private data including phone numbers and text messages, from the phone of Thae Yong-ho, the former No. 2 in the North Korean Embassy in London who is running for a National Assembly seat here. Moon Jong-hyun of cybersecurity fir...

 2020-02-16 13:52 

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This Winter's Heaviest Snowfall Blankets Korea...

Heavy snow fell in the Seoul metropolitan area on Sunday, the first time this winter that it snowed enough to prompt an alert. But the Korea Meteorological Administration said it will abate on Monday afternoon.A heavy-snow alert was issued in Cheorwon, Ga...

 2020-02-16 12:36 

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Kim Jong-un Visits Father's Mausoleum...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the mausoleum of his grandfather Kim Il-sung and father Kim Jong-il in the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on Sunday to pay his respects on his father's birthday, state media reported.Kim has visited his...

 2020-02-16 12:20 

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Half a Million People of Prime Working Age Lose Jobs...

Half a million workers in their 40s and 50s were laid off last year, a historic high. Analysis of Statistics Korea data shows that 489,000 people in the prime of their working life were forced to quit their jobs last year, up more than 20,000 from the pre...

 2020-02-16 12:08 

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Son Heung-min Extends Scoring Streak to 5 Matches with Double...

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur netted twice in an away match against Aston Villa in the English Premier League in Birmingham on Sunday.He scored in first-half stoppage time to give Spurs a 2-1 lead, and again a couple of minutes before the final whist...

 2020-02-16 11:23 

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Coronavirus Spreads Again After Brief Lull...

Korea has confirmed two fresh cases of coronavirus. One is an 82-year-old man who was not included among those who had come into contact with the other 28 patients nor traveled overseas. His wife (68) also tested positive on Monday, bringing the total con...

 2020-02-16 11:22 

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Hwang Ui-jo Scores Again for Bordeaux in France...

Hwang Ui-jo of FC Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday scored his fifth goal of the season in a home match against Dijon FCO in France's Ligue 1. The striker's header off a corner kick by Toma Bai in the 35th minute equalized the game 1-1.Hwang's...

 2020-02-16 11:12 

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Park In-bee Wins Women's Australian Open to Claim 20th LPGA Title...

Golfing Hall of Famer Park In-bee won her 20th career LPGA Tour title at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on Sunday. The milestone followed five runner-up finishes over the past 13 months since her last win at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Ma...

 2020-02-16 10:40 

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Bong Joon-ho Returns Home After Oscars Triumph...

Director Bong Joon-ho returned to Korea on Sunday, a week after his film "Parasite" won four Oscars -- best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film -- at this year's Academy Awards."I'm glad...

 2020-02-16 10:39 

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Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Kwang-hyun Make Debuts in Spring Camps...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays joined the club's spring training camp in the U.S. on Friday. Ryu signed a four-year contract worth US$80 million with the Blue Jays -- the biggest deal ever for a Korean pitcher -- after his monstrous campaign wi...

 2020-02-16 09:29 

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Former U.S. Prosecutors Call for Attorney General's Resignation...

More than 1,100 former U.S. prosecutors and Justice Department officials called Sunday for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr after he intervened to shorten the political corruption sentence for Roger Stone, a long-time confidant of Presiden...

 2020-02-16 09:25 

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Xi Involved in Virus Response Earlier Than Thought...

China's state media has published a speech that President Xi Jinping delivered on Feb. 3 about his involvement with the country's response to the coronavirus epidemic. The speech was published late Saturday.Local Chinese officials have been critic...

 2020-02-16 09:20 

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Airbus 'Deeply Regrets' U.S. Decision to Raise Tariffs on EU Aircraft...

Airbus said Saturday it "deeply regrets" the U.S. decision "to increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the EU."The European aerospace corporation said in a statement the new tariffs would heighten "trade tensions between the US and ...

 2020-02-16 09:15 

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'The West is Winning,' Pompeo Tells China, Russia...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended Saturday his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over China's desire for "empire."Pompeo was seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S...

 2020-02-16 09:11 

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U.S. Labels China 'Greatest Potential Adversary'...

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has said that China tops the list of the Pentagon's potential adversaries. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Esper said Beijing posed the greatest threat to the West, followed by Russia, what h...

 2020-02-16 09:05 

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To prevent an oil bottle from getting greasy...

To prevent an oil bottle from getting greasy, fasten a couple of rubber bands around the neck....

 2020-02-14 09:31 

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Reporter-Turned-Interpreter Uneasy with New-Found Fame...

Interpreter Ahn Hyun-mo has become a celebrity after doing an impressive job simultaneously translating the first U.S.-North Korea summit, Billboard Music Awards ceremony and other news conferences. But she says she feels a little uneasy about her sudden ...

 2020-02-14 09:29 

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Elderly Embrace Online Shopping Amid Coronavirus Scare...

Older Koreans have embraced online shopping as the coronavirus scare keeps people at home.The elderly had embraced the Internet to some extent but preferred to do their shopping in person, but now that is changing as offline stores run out of masks, hand ...

 2020-02-14 09:21 

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Chinese, Hong Kong Couples Celebrate Valentine's Day with Masks, Not Roses...

As millions of couples are stranded at home across China and Hong Kong this Valentine's Day to avoid infection of coronavirus, masks and alcoholic sanitizers have emerged as the most sought after gifts this year, overtaking the more romantic flowers a...

 2020-02-14 09:14 

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Trump Ignores AG Barr's Request to Stop Tweeting About DOJ...

President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case, but he's so far "chosen not to."...

 2020-02-14 09:10 

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WHO: North Korea Able to Test for Coronavirus, But No Cases Reported...

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 2020-02-13 14:46 

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Gov't Can't Blame Coronavirus for Its Economic Blunders...

President Moon Jae-in is busy visiting fresh markets and meeting with the heads of major conglomerates following the coronavirus outbreak. The president is doing his job by shaking hands with traders and business leaders to allay unwarranted fears and spu...

 2020-02-13 14:38 

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U.S. Hints at Deploying More THAAD Launchers in Korea...

A senior U.S. military officer has stirred up a hornets' nest by hinting at the possibility of deploying more launchers for a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery in South Korea.Vice Adm. Jon Hill, the director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agenc...

 2020-02-13 14:12 

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Korean Businesses in China Reopen Amid Coronavirus Devastation...

Korean companies in China reopened early this week after closing down due to the new coronavirus outbreak which coincided with the Lunar New Year holiday.But only absolutely necessary Korean personnel have returned to China to man offices and factories th...

 2020-02-13 14:02 

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Has Coronavirus Come to a Halt in Korea?...

Korea had reported no new coronavirus infections for four days running as of Friday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said, "We believe the virus has not become widespread but it is still too early to say the outbreak i...

 2020-02-13 12:51 

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Korean Air Heiress Announces Palace Coup Plans...

Hanjin heiress Cho Hyun-ah on Thursday officially announced plans to overthrow her brother Cho Won-tae as chairman of the conglomerate that owns Korean Air and install a professional manager. Cho Hyun-ah, who came to global notoriety in the 2014 "nut ...

 2020-02-13 12:38 

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Lotte to Shut Scores of Stores as Profits Plummet...

Lotte Shopping, Korea's largest retailer, is to shut down over around 200 of its 718 department stores and supermarkets over the next five years because they are hemorrhaging money.The sheer scope of the planned closures is unprecedented in Korea, but...

 2020-02-13 11:47 

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Genesis Rated Most Dependable Brand in U.S....

Hyundai's premium brand Genesis topped the latest dependability study by U.S. market researcher J.D. Power.In the annual Vehicle Dependability Study released on Wednesday, Genesis led some 30 global auto brands to become the first Korean brand to achi...

 2020-02-13 11:36 

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Businesses Cancel Hiring Plans Amid Coronavirus Scare...

Businesses are canceling or delaying their recruitment plans amid the coronavirus outbreak.In a survey of 358 companies by job search portal Saramin released on Thursday, 26.5 percent said they had either changed or deterred their plans to hire new employ...

 2020-02-13 11:17 

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Moon Wants to Meet Trump Before General Elections...

President Moon Jae-in wants to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in late March, just ahead of the general elections on April 15. It would be their first meeting in the six months since they sat down in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Asse...

 2020-02-13 10:52 

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50,000 N.Koreans Press-Ganged into Mt. Baekdu Treks...

Some 50,000 North Koreans have been press-ganged into trekking tours of Mt. Baekdu since December to stiffen their ideological spine and tighten internal solidarity.Since leader Kim Jong-un rode a white steed up the mountain last December in a "Game o...

 2020-02-13 09:36 

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Honest Candidate (2020)...

Genres: Comedy Running Time: 104 min. Directed by: Chang You-jeong Starring: Ra Mi-ran, Kim Moo-yeol Synopsis: A politician who challenges a four-time lawmaker has been cursed to only tell truth, just before the election....

 2020-02-13 09:35 

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Little Women (2019)...

Genres: Drama and Romance Running Time: 135 min. Directed by: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson Synopsis: Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to l...

 2020-02-13 09:34 

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Honest Candidate (2020)...
 2020-02-13 09:33 

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Little Women (2019)...
 2020-02-13 09:28 

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'Parasite,' Winner of 4 Oscars, Climbs up Box-Office Charts Across Globe...

Director Bong Joon-ho's film "Parasite" made history at the annual Academy Awards on Sunday as the first non-English language film won four Oscars including the top honor -- best picture.The black comedy earned more than US$1.3 million in the ...

 2020-02-13 09:21 

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Spain Disputes Tech Show Canceled for Health Motives...

Organizers of the world's biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed, hinting that there...

 2020-02-13 09:19 

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China Reports Huge Spike in New Coronavirus Cases, 254 More Deaths...

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei say 254 more people have died from the new coronavirus and they announced a huge increase in the number of cases.Health officials in Hubei, the epicenter of the two-month outbreak that has killed 1,367 ...

 2020-02-13 09:17 

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U.S. Brings New Charges Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei...

The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, accusing the company in a plot to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.The company...

 2020-02-13 09:14 

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Japan Reports 1st Death from Coronavirus...

Japan's health ministry says a woman infected with the new virus has died, becoming the country's first confirmed fatality.Health minister Katsunobu Kato announced Thursday that the victim is a woman in her 80s who had been treated at a hospital n...

 2020-02-13 09:09 

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U.S. Seizes Shipment of Iranian-made Weapons...

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 2020-02-12 15:10 

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Koreans Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship 'Well'...

Fourteen Koreans marooned on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined off Yokohama in Japan since last week have not developed any coronavirus symptoms. "We're checking the health of nine Korean passengers and five Korean c...

 2020-02-12 14:59 

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GM Korea to Halt Production Next Week...

GM Korea will halt assembly lines at its plant in Bupyeong next week, the carmaker said Wednesday.The plant makes its latest midsize Trailblazer SUV with which it hopes to restore its business.With the shutdown of the plant, all five Korean automakers wil...

 2020-02-12 14:13 

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Japan Raises Red Flag over Korean Shipbuilders' Merger...

The Japanese government has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization about the takeover of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The move is aimed at protecting Japan's own shipbuilding industry from the em...

 2020-02-12 13:51 

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More Middle-Aged People Out of Work...

An increasing number of people are neither employed nor looking for work for no particular reason. The trend is seen in all age groups but particularly noticeable in the prime working age group of 40-somethings. The number in the group increased by a whop...

 2020-02-12 13:49 

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Jail Told to Stop 24/7 Surveillance of Notorious Criminal...

A convicted criminal who rose to notoriety in the late 1990s for his skill in evading police dragnets after escaping from prison has filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission about "excessive surveillance."He complained that all ...

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