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 2021-01-24 14:48 

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N.Korean Troops' Uniform Uncannily Like S.Korea's...

Some North Korean troops were spotted in camouflage outfits at a military parade in Pyongyang on Jan. 14 that looked much the same as their South Korean counterparts'."Based on analysis of images of the parade released by the North, we've foun...

 2021-01-24 14:42 

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Kim Si-woo Wins 3rd PGA Title...

Kim Si-woo won his third PGA Tour title on Sunday, on the same course where he became the youngest person ever to pass the tour's Q-School at the age of 17 nine years ago.Kim hit eight birdies in a bogey-free final round of the American Express at PGA...

 2021-01-24 14:39 

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1st Korean Pet Infected with Coronavirus...

The first case of a pet infected with coronavirus was confirmed in Korea on Sunday. Such cases have also been reported in Brazil, Hong Kong and Japan. The patient is a kitten at a missionary school in Jinju, South Gyeongnam Province, where over 100 people...

 2021-01-24 14:31 

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Young Children Own More Than W870 Million Worth of Stocks...

Minors own more than W1 billion worth of stocks in listed companies in Korea, according to a survey Sunday by financial information service FnGuide (US$1=W1,105). Some 151 children under 10 had been given stocks by parents or grandparents who are major sh...

 2021-01-24 14:28 

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Credit Card Companies Woo Starbucks for Marketing...

Credit card companies are wooing Starbucks for promotions because of the coffee chain's loyal customer base. Hyundai Card, for instance, is offering smartphone cases to customers who spend more than W50,000 at Starbucks by the end of this month (US$1=...

 2021-01-24 13:39 

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Myeong-dong Shopping District Empties out...

The vacancy rate among stores in Seoul's once-popular Myeong-dong shopping district has increased almost fivefold over the year of coronavirus, and one in five stores is empty. Global estate agents Cushman & Wakefield analyzed key commercial districts...

 2021-01-24 12:55 

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Ex-U.S. Envoy to Korea Takes Senior State Dept. Post...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim has been appointed acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.Kim (61) has been listed in that role on the State Department's website since U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn in on J...

 2021-01-24 12:02 

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Gov't Mulls Broadening Definition of Families...

The government wants to include cohabiting couples in the definition of families so they can benefit from state support, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Sunday. The ministry will spend the next four years tweaking existing laws to broaden ...

 2021-01-24 11:54 

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Son Heung-min Wins AFC's Best International Player Award...

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur has won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)'s Best International Player Award for 2020.The award is given to the best Asian footballer who plays in a professional club outside of Asia.Son won the AFC International...

 2021-01-24 11:51 

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'Dynamite' Becomes Bangtan Boys' 6th Video to Garner 800 Million YouTube Views...

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have added to their growing collection of music videos that have garnered 800 million views on YouTube. The music video for their song "Dynamite" reached the milestone on Sunday, becoming the group's s...

 2021-01-24 10:25 

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Korea to Start Coronavirus Vaccinations Next Month...

The government announces the country's coronavirus vaccination schedule on Thursday, which will begin next month. All eyes are on who will be the first to receive the vaccine, and which brand they will get. Nurses are likely to be first since they are...

 2021-01-24 09:25 

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British PM Sends Letter to Moon Inviting Korea to G7 Summit...

President Moon Jae-in has received a letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally inviting him to the G7 Summit later this year. The summit, which is scheduled for June, will focus on tackling COVID-19 and promoting carbon neutrality and free...

 2021-01-24 09:24 

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Hundreds Detained in Protests Supporting Russian Opposition Leader...

Tens of thousands of supporters of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny thronged the streets of Russia on Saturday, defying warnings from authorities that those attending faced police arrest and additional health risks because of the coronavirus.Th...

 2021-01-24 09:24 

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Portugal Chooses President Amid Severe Pandemic Surge...

Portugal held a presidential election Sunday, with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favored to earn a second five-year term as a devastating COVID-19 surge grips the European Union nation. The head of state in Portugal has no legislative powers, ...

 2021-01-24 09:19 

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11 Chinese Miners Rescued After 2 Weeks Trapped Underground...

Rescue teams in China have brought to the surface 11 miners trapped in a gold mine by an explosion Jan. 10.Local media said the first miner was rescued from the mine in Qixia City in Shandong Province in east of the country on Sunday morning. He was rushe...

 2021-01-24 09:16 

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U.S. Television Host Larry King Dies Aged 87...

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died at age 87, CNN reported Saturday, citing a source close to the family.King had been hospit...

 2021-01-24 09:12 

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World Nears 100 Million COVID-19 Cases...

The world is on the verge of reaching 100 million COVID-19 infections, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center statistics. More than 2 million people have died from the virus.The coronavirus continues to create an unyielding and staggering ...

 2021-01-24 09:11 

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To recharge a smartphone which gets cold...

To recharge a smartphone which gets cold, put it in a warm place....

 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...

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