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 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Trump or the nation...
 2021-01-18 14:10 

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US state capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests, FBI flags risk of violence...

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Black expat's grief...

It was December 2019 when I informed my family that I'd be moving to South Korea to teach English. Their apprehension, fear and concern was expected. All they heard was "North Korea" and immediately envisioned me diving in trenches underground...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Foreign residents left out of digital-oriented banking service...

Foreign residents are being left out of enhanced digital services, indicating Korea's much-touted digitization drive has yet to fully include a demographic which has been increasing in size and relevance in the country over the past few years. "I&...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Man jumps to death inside shopping mall in Seoul...

A man in his 40s died in an apparent suicide inside a shopping mall on Yeouido, Seoul, according to police Monday. The man jumped off the first basement level of the IFC Mall to the third basement level at about 4:20 p.m. last Friday....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Uncertainty heightens over Samsung as heir ordered back to prison for bribery...

Samsung Group is once again facing turmoil as its de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, was again imprisoned in a bribery case, sparking worries that uncertainties may further increase over business and investment plans by the global tech behemoth in the post-pan...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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North Korea replaces economy-related Cabinet members...

North Korea carried out a massive cabinet reshuffle in posts related to economic affairs during a meeting of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), the North's rubber-stamp legislature, Sunday, showing its commitment to, and the urgency for, quick e...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Recall is not 'coup' and certainly no joke...

Can someone please get a copy of a dictionary - any dictionary - delivered to the California Democratic Party headquarters? Or at least email over a link to an online version?...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Outgoing US envoy meets PM, expresses hope to advance alliance...

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris on Monday paid a farewell courtesy call on Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun and expressed his wish to play a role in advancing the bilateral alliance between Seoul and Washington....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister...

A Japanese Cabinet minister admitted Friday that "anything can happen" with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in COVID-19...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Out of touch with reality...

President Moon Jae-in failed to present any new policies or overtures at his New Year press conference Monday, only repeating what he had previously stated or had in mind. This failure was especially evident in foreign affairs and security issues. He only...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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President expresses regret over housing turmoil...

President Moon Jae-in acknowledged Monday the capital's housing market turmoil, but he added he will try to soothe such concerns by announcing new measures in terms of the supply side....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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'Short-selling gains 39 times greater than retail leveraged trading'...

The returns on short-selling were 39 times greater than retail, leveraged trading over the past three years, highlighting the expanded gap in stock gains between individual, retail investors and their large counterparts - foreign and institutional investo...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Ulsan prepares for Club World Cup, hopefully...

We may be in 2021 but soccer is not going to escape the shadow of the coronavirus any time soon. It is going to be with the sport for some time to come....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Will Prestige BioPharma's upcoming IPO continue frenzy in bio market?...

Singapore-headquartered Prestige BioPharma, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of biosimilars and new antibody therapeutics, is set for initial public offering (IPO) on the nation's main benchmark KOSPI early next month....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Moon says Korea will seek dialogue with Japan over solution to wartime sexual slavery...

President Moon Jae-in said Monday that South Korea will seek dialogue with Japan to find a solution to Tokyo's wartime sexual slavery amid renewed tensions following a recent court ruling on the thorny issue. During his New Year's press conference...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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A look ahead at ballet performances in 2021...

For ballet lovers, 2020 was one of the toughest years due to a series of cancellations of performances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not a single company presented "The Nutcracker," the regular repertoire for many ballet theaters in winter. Som...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Lee's jail sentence casts cloud on Samsung's business...

The country's largest conglomerate has hit a major setback after an appellate court handed a prison sentence of two-and-a-half years to Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong in a re-hearing of a major bribery case, Monday. The court ruling pu...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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France wants suspension of 'poisonous' U.S.-Europe trade spat...

The European Union and the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should suspend a trade dispute to give themselves time to find common ground, France's foreign minister said in remarks published on Sunday....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Putting down markers...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his opening bid in dealing with the new administration of President Joe Biden at the eighth congress of the ruling Workers' Party, which ended last week. The congress was deliberately held before Biden's inaugu...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Boy group Cravity features in Airbnb's 'Inside K-pop' program...

Members of rookie K-pop boy band Cravity will appear as "hosts" for "Inside K-pop," Airbnb Korea's new online project that aims to introduce K-pop insiders....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Netflix to roll out more original series based on Korean webtoons in 2021...

Riding on the burgeoning popularity of webtoon-based Korean TV series like "Sweet Home" and "The Uncanny Counter" at home and abroad, U.S. streaming service giant Netflix is ready to accelerate the trend by releasing more drama adaptations...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Award-winning novel comes under fire for plagiarism...

A novel that won five literary awards last year has been accused of plagiarizing another award-winning novel, drawing criticism for the poor screening process in selecting winners....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Soccer-AC Milan's Calhanoglu and Hernandez test positive for coronavirus...

AC Milan players Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez have tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club said on Sunday....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Twitter suspends Republican lawmaker's account over violations of 'integrity policy'...

A newly elected Republican congresswoman known for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories accused Twitter of censorship on Sunday after her account was temporarily suspended for "multiple violations". Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit with the 12-hour s...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Death toll from violence in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 83...

The death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan's West Darfur province climbed to at least 83, including women and children, a doctor's union and aid worker said, as sporadic violence continued Sunday. The ruling sovereign...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Shake Shack introduces Korean-inspired chicken sandwich in US...

Mark Rosati, Shake Shack's culinary director, instantly "fell in love" with Korean fried chicken on his first trip here in 2015. He came with his team to explore the local culture and cuisine before entering the market....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong imprisoned again...

A Seoul court on Monday sentenced Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to 2 1/2 years in prison in a retrial of a bribery case involving former President Park Geun-hye and ordered him returned to prison. The Seoul High Court gave Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electr...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Suh chosen as sole CEO candidate for K bank...

Hankook Tire & Technology Senior Vice President Suh Ho-sung has been chosen as the sole candidate to become the chief executive of K bank, the internet-only bank said, Monday....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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What Seoul needs to do to become ASEAN's reliable strategic partner...

The inception in 2017 of the New Southern Policy (NSP), the signature foreign policy initiative of President Moon Jae-in, opened a new chapter in Seoul's relations with ASEAN. To date, it remains the most successful and active foreign policy initiativ...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Moon calls on Biden to move forward from Singapore agreement with North Korea...

President Moon Jae-in underlined an agreement reached between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore in 2018 as a starting point for diplomacy under the incoming Joe Biden administration during a New Year press conference, Monday....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Dispute over relief funds...

The Gyeonggi Provincial Government has decided to provide another round of disaster relief funds for everyone living in the province. The decision was made in the form of Governor Lee Jae-myung accepting a proposal from the Gyeonggi Province Assembly, whi...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Capitol violence obscures big attack on US interests...

The siege of the U.S. Congress on Jan. 6 by what U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has called "domestic terrorists" has dominated media headlines since. Yet, this has obscured what may be an even more significant attack on U.S. interests: the recent ...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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China economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as rebound from virus gains...

China's economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease flare-ups. Growth in the three months ending in December rose to 6.5% over a year earlier, up fr...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Epik High to release 10th studio album 'Epik High Is Here'...

K-pop group Epik High is set to release the album "Epik High Is Here ," the first of its two-part project on Monday. Its 10th studio album, "Epik High Is Here" is the hip-hop trio's first release in almost two years since its previous ...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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We have met the enemy...
 2021-01-18 14:10 

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President Moon assures citizens of COVID-19 vaccination safety...

President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the country's drug safety ministry will thoroughly verify the safety of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of inoculations next month, in an apparent effort to relieve people's anxiety over their safety a...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Blondie & Garfield - JANUARY 18, 2021...
 2021-01-18 14:10 

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021...

1806-Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope 1840-Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (U.S. claim)...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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It is premature to talk about pardons of two ex-presidents: Moon...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday assessed that now is not yet the time to talk about special pardons for two convicted former presidents. "It's hard for the public, as well as myself, to accept the calls for special pardons when the (two former pre...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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GOP leaders should debunk Trump's 'Big Lie'...

Our democracy cannot heal from the Jan. 6 insurrection, let alone block further violence from far-right terrorists, unless Republicans stand with Democrats to refute President Donald Trump's Big Lie....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Nosediving movie theater business hampers CGV sale plan...

With the movie theater industry facing unprecedented difficult times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CJ Group has shelved its plan to sell off its multiplex cinema chain. According to the Korean Film Council, Tuesday, only 10,776 people visited movie the...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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'The Uncanny Counter' writer leaves show despite soaring ratings...

The head writer of OCN's hit series "The Uncanny Counter" has abruptly left the production in the middle of the series after having a disagreement with other staff over how the show should end....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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KSOE eyes over $14.9 billion in new orders this year...

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a holding firm of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and a shipbuilding unit of HHI Group, is expecting to claim more than $14.9 billion in new orders this year, including up to 10 vessels from Qatar Petroleum...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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LG Energy Solution IPO could test Citigroup's friendship with SK...

Attention is focusing on whether LG Energy Solution will select Citigroup Global Markets Securities as an underwriter for its planned initial public offering (IPO), despite the U.S. investment bank's close ties with SK Group, which is in fierce rivalr...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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WHO: 'Not right' to vaccinate young before old...

The head of the World Health Organization says it's "not right" that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries....

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Heavy snow advisory issued for Seoul...

A heavy snow advisory has been issued for Seoul and central and southwestern regions, the weather agency said Monday, forecasting nearly 10 centimeters of snow in some areas during the day. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it issued the ...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Korean IOC member wins re-election as head of national Olympic body...

Lee Kee-heung, a South Korean International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, has been elected to his second consecutive term as head of the national Olympic body. In a vote held on Monday, Lee beat out three candidates for the new four-year term in an elec...

 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Blondie & Garfield - JANUARY 19, 2021...
 2021-01-18 14:10 

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Korea reports 1st COVID-19 variant case from Brazil...

South Korea's health authorities on Monday confirmed the country's first case of the new coronavirus variant that was first identified in Brazil. The latest discovery brings the total caseload of new coronavirus variants to 18 here, including 15 w...

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