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 2020-06-03 21:40 

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N.K. threatens to scrap inter-Korean military agreement unless Seoul takes action against anti-Pyongyang leaflets...

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's powerful sister threatene......

 2020-06-03 21:21 

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(URGENT) N.K. warns of scrapping military agreement with S. Korea unless Seoul takes action against anti-Pyongyang leaflets...
 2020-06-03 20:58 

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S. Korea can now 'choose' between U.S., China: ambassador...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, June 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's ambassador to the Unite......

 2020-06-03 18:10 

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'Peninsula,''Heaven' selected for official Cannes 2020 lineup...

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) --...

 2020-06-03 16:11 

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(LEAD) FM Kang calls for int'l cooperation in maintaining 'openness' throughout pandemic response...

(ATTN: UPDATES with State Department statement in last 2 paras; CHANGES dateline) SEOUL/......

 2020-06-03 14:16 

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(6th LD) Pentagon accepts S. Korea's proposal to fund labor costs for Korean USFK workers on furlough...

(ATTN: ADDS USFK commander's video message in para 18) By Lee Haye-ah and Oh Seok-mi......

 2020-06-03 14:15 

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N. Korean schools reopen during pandemic...

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Schools across Norea Korea reopened on Wednesday after months of......

 2020-06-03 14:02 

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Britain asks for S. Korean guidance on COVID-19 safety in performing arts...

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Britain made an official request to South Korea for advice and g......

 2020-06-03 13:54 

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FM Kang calls for int'l cooperation in maintaining 'openness' throughout pandemic response...

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called Wednesday for countries t......

 2020-06-03 13:43 

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(4th LD) Church-tied virus cases stoke concerns over new wave of infections in greater Seoul...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 9-10, 18) SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- South Kore......

 2020-06-03 13:19 

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S. Korean health authorities caution people against heat-related illness...

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's public health authorities on Wednesday warned......

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - JUNE 4, 2020...
 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Donation for underprivileged...

KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin, right, poses with Korea Red Cross President Park Kyung-seo after the lender donated 300 million won to the charity at the latter's headquarters in central Seoul, Tuesday. KB said the funds will be used to support the under...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Marathoner monk's 5,255km US challenge cut short by COVID-19...

Venerable Jino, a Korean Buddhist monk, could have been one of the exceptional athletic talents to run from Los Angeles to New York City over 5,200 kilometers. Unfortunately, the challenge, which began Feb. 7 from Huntington Beach in Los Angeles, Californ...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

No unilateral push...

Having a dominant majority must be a confidence booster. That is how it looks for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) as with its 177 seats the party is looking to unilaterally open the new National Assembly, Friday....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Takeout drinks price to rise with new 'cup deposit fee'...

The state cabinet council on June 2 passed a revised recycling law that will charge a new "deposit fee" to patrons buying takeout beverages in recyclable cups....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Church-tied virus cases stoke concerns over new wave of infections in greater Seoul...

South Korea's new virus cases spiked again Wednesday as cluster infections tied to religious gatherings in the greater Seoul area continued to swell, putting further strain on the country's virus fight. The country added 49 more cases of the new c...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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F1 will start with 2 races at the Austrian GP in July...

PARIS (AP) _ Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Wuhan wraps up coronavirus tests on 10 million people...

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the pandemic coronavirus was first detected, has finished screening the city's population for the pathogen, provincial authorities said on Tuesday....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Schools to reopen to more pupils amid nagging concern over virus...

More South Korean students will return to classrooms on Wednesday as part of the government's phased reopening plan, but worries linger over the continued spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Man accused of posting threats on White House website acquitted...

The Korea Times published an article titled "S. Korean gets jail term for threatening to kill US envoy to Seoul" on Nov. 11, 2016. It said a South Korean man was sentenced to an 18-month prison term for posting letters on the White House website, ...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Coming together to save NPT right now...

These days the world is consumed by worry and concern related to the global COVID-19 outbreak. In due time, one would wish to see a more encouraging outcome than the one recorded with relation to that other threat to human life and the security of nations...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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New morning in news...

The New York Times made a quiet disclosure recently that speaks loudly about the state of news media today. Its newsletter, "The Morning," has reached over 17 million circulation, which the paper says is one the largest daily audiences in any form...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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[Editorial] Specter of currency war...

"Yuan's depreciation could wreck Korean economy"...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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'Agricultural tech will gain greater focus on growing uncertainties'...

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province - The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered an alarm on food security in many countries, as labor migration and logistics suffer difficulties that hurt the global food supply chain....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

FM voices regret over Japan's decision to maintain export curbs on Korea...

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke by phone with her Japanese counterpart Wednesday and expressed "deep regret" that Japan keeps export restrictions imposed on South Korea in a row over wartime forced labor, her office said....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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US accepts Korea's offer to fund USFK local workers' wages...

Thousands of furloughed Korean workers at American military bases here will return to work from the middle of the month after the U.S. accepted the government's proposal to pay their wages regardless of the stalled defense cost-sharing talks....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Seoul approves use of remdesivir as virus treatment...

South Korea's food and drug administration on Wednesday made an emergency decision to allow the use of remdesivir as a treatment for the new coronavirus, paving the way for inbound shipments of the new drug for the first time. The Ministry of Food and...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Frozen M&A market rings alarm bells over bankruptcies...

The coronavirus-triggered freeze in M&A deals in the first few months of the year is raising concerns over potential large scale bankruptcies in the latter half of 2020....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

WeWork's restructuring concerns KB Asset...

WeWork has become a headache for KB Asset Management as the shared workspace service provider is rumored to be seeking to close its operations in Jongno Tower a building the domestic investment firm owns amid worsening profitability, according to industry...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Restore moral high ground...

The alleged misappropriation of donations for the surviving victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery is at the center of a scandal involving an activist-turned-lawmaker. If it proves to be true, she must be subject to stern punishment....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to visit Beijing to discuss national security law...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will head to Beijing on Wednesday with Hong Kong's top legal and security officials to reflect her views and public concerns about the national security law that China's top legislative body is preparing ...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Divider in chief...
 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Pentagon accepts Korea's proposal to fund labor costs for Korean USFK workers on furlough...

The U.S. defense department said Tuesday it has accepted South Korea's proposal to fund the labor costs for all Koreans working for the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) amid their stalled defense cost-sharing talks....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Korea to develop COVID-19 treatments this year, vaccines in 2021...

Korea is aiming to develop treatments for COVID-19 by the end of the year and vaccines by next year, Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said Wednesday, vowing to offer full support to promising pharmaceutical companies....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

LGE, KT, LGU+ team up for AI research...

LG Electronics, KT and LG Uplus have teamed up to research artificial intelligence (AI) technology to co-develop core technologies in the sector and find new business opportunities, they said Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Park Hyatt Seoul presents 'Experience More' to mark reopening...

Park Hyatt Seoul is presenting the "Experience More" package, a celebratory promotion to mark the hotel's official reopening on June 9....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Gov't to spend W35.3 tril. in 3rd extra budget...

The government presented a 35.3 trillion won ($28.9 billion) extraordinary budget draft today, drawn up to combat any economic collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The broad stimulus package seeks to provide firms with liquidity, bolster consumpt...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Expert warns of coronavirus spike in US after mass protests...

Hundreds of Americans died of COVID-19 every day even when most people in the country were under lockdown in one form or another over coronavirus fears. Now, tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets daily to protest against police brutality a...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Seoul City to implement 'Green New Deal' to mitigate pandemic fallout...

Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon said Wednesday the city will implement its own "Green New Deal" in the post-COVID-19 pandemic period to create jobs and to reduce the city's carbon emissions....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Seoul mayor proposes 'Cities Alliance Against Pandemic'...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon proposed the foundation of a new international organization to facilitate inter-city cooperation in responding to future infectious diseases during an online meeting with 42 city mayors, Tuesday, which was part of the Cities Agai...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Creditors to offer additional W1 tril. for Doosan...

State-run lenders will loan an additional 1 trillion won ($807.8 million) to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, after accepting Doosan Group's detailed self-rescue plan aimed at improving its overall financial structure, and to protect the conglo...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Retailers on alert for possible food contamination...

Local retailers are becoming anxious over possible massive food spoilage as the country is forecasted to suffer one of the hottest summers in year. Worries are arising as firms are eagerly trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially offline s...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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'I can't breathe'...
 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Resumed WTO proceedings...

South Korea has decided to resume its complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Japan's export curbs against some Korean firms, saying the two countries have failed to make progress in bilateral talks to resolve their trade dispute. "...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

MBK poised to exit from Homeplus investment...

Korea's leading private equity firm (PEF) MBK Partners is accelerating efforts to exit from its investment in discount chain Homeplus, as the fund operator attempts to sell cash-cow branches while collecting hefty dividends....

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Professor accused of raping graduate student...

According to police, the professor drank alcohol with two graduate school students in early November. On their way back home drunk, the professor saw one off, saying "I will take care of her (the alleged victim) to her home." Then he took her to a...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

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Leaders' meeting...
 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Red-light district '609' in Busan swept away...

The work of dismantling prostitution facilities was completed in February, officials said. The announcement was a symbolic event meant to mark the "formal end of the cleaning project and at the same time a new beginning of the district," they said...

 2020-06-03 12:47 

Korea Times

Women's groups criticize court for not issuing arrest warrant for former Busan mayor...

Some 200 women's groups nationwide are voicing criticism against a court decision that dismissed an arrest warrant for former Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don who is facing a charge of sexually harassing a civil servant in his office....

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