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 2020-08-12 12:20 

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Are Electric Cars a Hazard on Flooded Roads?...

Worries are mounting that electric cars are unsafe to drive on flooded roads after the record rains Korea has been experiencing lately.Electric cars run on a 300V or higher-voltage battery, but does that mean they are a hazard and could cause powerful ele...

 2020-08-12 11:28 

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Actress Kim So-eun Takes on Another Romantic Comedy...

Actress Kim So-eun has come back with another romantic comedy, which started airing on Tuesday. "Love Is Annoying, But I Hate Being Lonely" is about a story of youngsters who are interested in dating but do not want marital commitment or obligatio...

 2020-08-12 11:09 

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Trump Hints at Nuclear Armament for Korea...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday predicted that nuclear armament for Korea, Japan, and Taiwan will become a "big point of discussion" in response to China's alleged aggression.Asked by Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC radio whether Korea, Japan or e...

 2020-08-12 09:44 

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Telecommuting Leads to Spike in Stress...

An increase in telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to greater stress for many office workers as they find themselves pursued at all hours, a poll suggests. Job portal Incruit said Monday that a straw poll of 530 office workers who teleco...

 2020-08-12 09:44 

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UN Grants Sanction Waiver to S.Korea's Plan to Send Aid to N.Korea...

The UN Security Council has granted a waiver from its sanctions so that South Korea's Gyeonggi Province can supply North Korea with materials to build greenhouses, according to its website on Wednesday.The council's committee on North Korea says t...

 2020-08-12 09:34 

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Trump Thumps Harris After Biden Picks Her as His Running Mate...

U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday called Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, "the kind of opponent everyone dreams of.""Kamala Harris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, an...

 2020-08-12 09:33 

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World Food Programme Announces Wheat Stocks for Lebanon...

United Nations World Food Programme Director David Beasley has pledged to deliver 17,500 metric tons of wheat flour, as well as a three-month supply of wheat, to Lebanon.Experts say a critical food shortage is imminent about a week after a massive blast d...

 2020-08-12 09:29 

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Thai King Welcomes New Officials as Protests Rage...

Thailand's King swore in six new cabinet officials Wednesday amid unprecedented student-led protests that have erupted in recent days denouncing the monarchy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn called for "order and peace" during his remarks, but refrai...

 2020-08-12 09:27 

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U.S. Top Diplomat Warns of China's Global Threat...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeosaid Wednesday thatChina's economicpoweris in some ways a greaterglobalthreatthan the Soviet Union was during the Cold War. "Today an even greater threat is the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party's c...

 2020-08-12 09:19 

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Hong Kong Media Tycoon's Arrest Sparks Fear of Press Freedom Demise...

The arrest of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai and the high-profile police raid on the Apple Daily newspaper this week has stoked widespread fears of the end of Hong Kong as a flourishing city where information and opinions were freely aired.Lai, 71, w...

 2020-08-12 09:14 

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To preserve leftover canned food...

To preserve leftover canned food, drain liquid and rinse it with cold water before putting in a container....

 2020-08-11 14:23 

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Moon Must Wake up to His Failings...

President Moon Jae-in pointed out in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that Korea's economy is expected to rank first in the OECD due to the government's "swift" pump-priming and his vague "Korean New Deal" initiatives. Just recently, M...

 2020-08-11 13:57 

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Japanese Carmakers Lose Korean Market...

Japanese car sales have plunged here due to a continued boycott by consumers here and the coronavirus epidemic. According to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association, Japanese automakers' sales from January to July plummeted 55.4 pe...

 2020-08-11 13:55 

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Korea Falls Behind Rivals in New Industries...

Korea faces a serious labor shortage in new industries despite record high youth unemployment, a survey suggests.The Korea Economic Research Institute on Tuesday said it surveyed policymakers at nine high-tech institutions who focus on future technologies...

 2020-08-11 13:20 

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Dire Prospects for Korean Economic Growth...

Korea's exports declined sharply again this month, raising doubts that any recovery can be achieved in the third quarter. According to the Korea Customs Service on Tuesday, exports plunged 23.6 percent on-year in the first 10 days of August to US$8.7 ...

 2020-08-11 12:30 

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Zombie Flick 'Peninsula' Dominates Box Office in Canada...

Director Yeon Sang-ho's latest film "Peninsula" swept the Canadian box office on the first weekend after its release, the film's distributor said on Tuesday. It racked up US$120,000 in its first week. The sequel to Yeon's 2016 zombie f...

 2020-08-11 12:27 

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Bae Doo-na Reunites with Cho Seung-woo in Their TV Sequel Series...

Actress Bae Doo-na reunites with actor Cho Seung-woo for the second season of cable channel tvN's hit crime thriller series "Stranger" slated for airing this weekend."I feel very comfortable working with him this time again as I did when w...

 2020-08-11 12:24 

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Hong Sang-soo's Latest Film to Hit Theaters Next Month...

Publicity stills for Hong Sang-soo's latest film, "The Woman Who Ran," were released on Tuesday ahead of its release next month.Hong received the Silver Bear award, given to the best director, for his 24th feature film at this year's Berli...

 2020-08-11 12:12 

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Korea Experiences Longest Monsoon on Record...

This year's monsoon has already tied the record of 49 days set in 2013 as seasonal rains continued in central parts of the country on Tuesday.The Korea Meteorological Administration predicts that heavy downpours will continue in the capital region unt...

 2020-08-11 12:06 

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Scaled-Down Korea-U.S. Drills Start Sunday...

Korea and the U.S. begin a two-week scaled-down summer drill on Sunday, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. A preliminary crisis management staff training exercise started Tuesday. It will be a computer-simulated command post exercise that does not in...

 2020-08-11 12:02 

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More Spectators Allowed to Watch Baseball Games at Stadiums...

More spectators are now permitted to enter baseball stadiums as fans have behaved themselves while keeping social distancing and following safety measures amid the coronavirus lockdown.The Korea Baseball Organization began its season on May 5 without audi...

 2020-08-11 09:41 

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N.Korea Clamps down on 'Decadent' Pet Dogs...

North Korea has launched a clampdown on the ownership of pet dogs among the Pyongyang elite as food supplies run short. Trumpeted as protecting the country against capitalist "decadence," the move appears aimed at appeasing increasing public disco...

 2020-08-11 09:37 

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Samsung Biologics to Build New Plant in Incheon...

amsung Biologics, has laid out plans to build its fourth plant in Korea to meet rising orders. It looks to begin construction of the US$1.5 billion plant in Incheon during the latter half of this year.At 238,000 sq.m, the new plant is larger than all thre...

 2020-08-11 09:20 

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U.S. Officials Sanctioned by China Denounce Measures as Distraction...

The 11 U.S. lawmakers and nonprofit leaders sanctioned Monday by China are speaking out, with one spokesperson characterizing the new measures as "not credible" and others as an attempt to "distract" from China's crackdown in Hong Kong...

 2020-08-11 09:13 

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Italy Resumes Migrant Deportations...

Twice-weekly charter flights of up to 80 people who Italian authorities describe as illegal economic migrants resumed this week from Italy to Tunisia. The flights, part of an Italian-Tunisian agreement, were put on hold during Italy's COVID-19 lockdow...

 2020-08-11 09:11 

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Biden Selects California Senator Kamala Harris as Running Mate...

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to def...

 2020-08-11 09:10 

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WHO in Talks with Russia about New Vaccine...

The World Health Organization said Tuesday said it was holding talks with Russia regarding its recently approved COVID-19 vaccine. Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens. In an appearan...

 2020-08-11 09:08 

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WHO in Talks with Russia About New Vaccine...

The World Health Organization said Tuesday said it was holding talks with Russia regarding its recently approved COVID-19 vaccine. Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens. In an appearan...

 2020-08-11 09:07 

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To dry damp wallpaper...

To dry damp wallpaper, spray it with a 4:1 mixture of water and alcohol....

 2020-08-10 14:06 

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Will Soldiers' Pay Rise Do Any Good?...

In 1995, when I was serving in the military, an Army sergeant was paid W12,000 a month, just enough to buy four bowls of brown-sauce noodles in a Chinese restaurant (US$1=W1,188). The Army fed you and gave you a place to sleep, but money was always tight....

 2020-08-10 13:56 

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Bangtan Boys Launches Cartoon Avatars...

Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, on Monday launched their own merchandise characters that look like the super boy band's seven members."BTS fans are saying that the characters closely resemble their real-life models thanks to careful study we have...

 2020-08-10 13:54 

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S.Korea to Develop Nuke-Powered Submarine...

South Korea plans to build a 4,000-ton nuclear-powered submarine and an "iron dome" in the capital area that can fend off long-range artillery attacks from North Korea. The Defense Ministry released its mid-term plans on Monday, which pledge W300....

 2020-08-10 13:37 

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3 Mutant Coronavirus Strains Found in Recent Arrivals...

Three mutant strains of coronavirus that have never been reported before have been found in recent arrivals from overseas, health authorities here said Monday.Scientists have sequenced the virus genomes of 776 infected patients.Some 179 were carried by ar...

 2020-08-10 13:32 

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Typhoon Jangmi Dissipates...

Typhoon Jangmi, this year's fifth, died without causing serious damage in Korea on Monday. A typhoon alert was lifted at 1 p.m. for Jeju Island, where Jangmi had made landfall. Heavy rainstorms still hit Busan and South Gyeongsang Province, which lay ...

 2020-08-10 13:07 

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Enlisted Soldiers to Get Steep Pay Rise...

The monthly pay of enlisted soldiers will increase to nearly W1 million for a sergeant in the next five years (US$1=W1,188). Korean soldiers are notoriously underpaid, but the decision to change that will put a strain on a defense budget already groaning ...

 2020-08-10 12:14 

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Hyundai Launches Ioniq Electric Car Brand...

Hyundai launched its own electric car brand Ioniq on Monday named for the automaker's first eco-friendly vehicle rolled out in 2016. "Our Ioniq brand of EVs can be recharged in less than 20 minutes, which is the shortest period in the world, and t...

 2020-08-10 12:10 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin Aims for 2nd Win of Season in Buffalo...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays aims for another win this week after scoring his first win of the long-delayed season last week.Ryu is set to start for the team in a game against the Miami Marlins to be played at Buffalo's newly transformed Sahl...

 2020-08-10 11:58 

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Kim Kwang-hyun's Start for St. Louis Cardinals Delayed Due to Coronavirus Woes...

Kim Kwang-hyun seems to have no choice but to wait a while longer until he can start for the St. Louis Cardinals. Kim was scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in one of a three-game series scheduled early this week, but the series has been postponed d...

 2020-08-10 11:46 

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More Well-Off Koreans Move Abroad...

Korea is seeing the biggest emigration wave since the 2008 global financial crisis. According to the Foreign Ministry on Monday, 1,590 Koreans moved overseas last year, up from a low of 273 in 2015. Their numbers started to surge in 2017 when some 1,294 K...

 2020-08-10 11:28 

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Mahindra to Sell off Ssangyong...

India's Mahindra Group has decided to reduce its majority stake in Korean SUV-maker Ssangyong. Mahindra managing director Pawan Goenka said in a virtual press conference in Mumbai on Aug. 7 that the Indian automaker "is in dialogue with investors ...

 2020-08-10 10:49 

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KOSPI Recovers to Pre-Coronavirus Level...

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed at the highest level in two years and two months on Monday powered by a record run for Hyundai shares. The KOSPI closed up 1.48 percent at 2,386.38 points, approaching to the record of 2,404.04 points set on Ju...

 2020-08-10 10:15 

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Korea to Allow Arrivals from China's Hubei Province, Once Epicenter of Coronavirus Outbreak...

Korea Monday started allowing people to enter the country from China's Hubei Province whose capital city Wuhan is where coronavirus first emerged late last year.The latest move came after the province has not reported new cases of the virus recently a...

 2020-08-10 09:17 

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Lebanese Government Resigns Following Beirut Blast...

Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation Monday night in the aftermath of last week's devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut and the public protests that followed."We want to open the door to national rescue, a ...

 2020-08-10 09:16 

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India Reports Record Coronavirus Deaths...

India on Monday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths, the most the country has recorded in a single day since the pandemic began. The new toll put India's total at 44,386 deaths, trailing only the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain. ...

 2020-08-10 09:14 

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More Than 100 Arrests, 13 Officers Hurt Amid Chicago Looting...

More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said.Police Superintend...

 2020-08-10 09:12 

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Anti-Government Protests Continue in Thailand...

Rival protests took place in Bangkok Monday, with dozens of students continuing weekslong calls to change the constitution.They were met by roughly 30 pro-government demonstrators outside the Parliament house in Thailand's capital.But thousands joined...

 2020-08-10 09:10 

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Trump Abruptly Escorted from White House Briefing Because of Shooting...

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of a White House coronavirus briefing Monday because of a shooting outside the building. Trump returned minutes later and said, "There was an actual shooting and some...

 2020-08-10 09:10 

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To defrost meat fast...

To defrost meat fast, put it in lukewarm water with sugar for 10 minutes....

 2020-08-09 14:42 

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Danielle Kang Wins 2nd LPGA Event in a Row...

Korean-American golfer Danielle Kang won her second straight LPGA Tour event in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday. Kang finished at 15-under 269, coming from behind to beat Lydia Ko of New Zealand on the final hole of the Marathon LPGA Classic.Ko, who was poised to ...

 2020-08-09 14:39 

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Most Schools to Return to Daily Classes...

Most schools across the country are expected to teach daily classes when pupils return from their summer break.The Education Ministry has decided to let schools use their own discretion to manage their academic schedules amid the spread of coronavirus but...

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