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 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Philippines ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Turkey of the Year...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Korea to raise social distancing level to curb mass outbreaks...

The government decided to raise the social distancing level in Seoul and surrounding areas by one notch to Level 2 beginning Tuesday, to prevent another wave of COVID-19 infections, as new daily cases are expected to continue surging in the coming weeks, ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Will K-pop finally get a Grammy nod this year?...

With announcements for the annual Grammy nominations just a few days away, eyes are on whether K-pop will make a breakthrough with long-awaited nominations this year. The Recording Academy, an American Association of music professionals, will be announcin...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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SillaJen's fate at KOSDAQ to be decided Nov. 30...

Will biopharmaceutical company SillaJen face a delisting from local stock markets or will it revive again with resumption of stock trading? The answer to this question is slated to be decided at the end of this month....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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SIWA moves annual bazaar online...

To reconnect with its members and communities in response to canceled in-person charities and fundraising events - including its annual Charity Gala - the Seoul International Women's Association (SIWA) has launched its 58th annual Diplomatic Community...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Will Kim Jong-un attend Tokyo Olympics?...

President Moon Jae-in and his ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are determined not to miss out on the chance for engaging North Korea and promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. During the 2018 PyeongChang Win...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Goldman Sachs eyeing stakes in Olive Young...

Following a number of private equity funds (PEFs) deciding to join the race to acquire a stake in Olive Young, Goldman Sach's PEF unit has become the latest to enter the fray, according to local banking industry sources, Monday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel...

The daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth straight day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said Sunday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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LG supports underprivileged children...

LG Electronics Vice President Son Dae-ki, left, visits the headquarters of World Vision Korea in Seoul and poses with the relief organization's CEO Yang Ho-seung, right, Friday, after donating 94 million won - proceeds from selling goods related to th...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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[INTERVIEW] Statistics Korea to collect data on foreign workers in rural areas...

The mismatch between supply and demand for foreign workers in rural areas may be reduced to some degree, following the 2020 Census of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries taking place from Nov. 23 to Dec. 18....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Seoul under stricter quarantine measures until year end...

Rallies with 10 or more people will be banned in Seoul until the end of the year, as part of strengthened social distancing measures applied by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, it said, Monday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Seoul stocks near all-time high on foreigners' buying spree...

South Korean stocks rose for a fourth consecutive day to near an all-time high Monday on massive foreign buying, backed by hopes for a quick economic recovery, shrugging off concerns over a resurgence of the new coronavirus. The Korean won rose against th...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Korean banks downsizing workforce...

Korean banks are downsizing their workforces and reducing the number of new job openings, as the rapid rise of digital banking has cut lenders' demand for staff that carry out conventional banking-related tasks, according to data and industry official...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Holistic approach to immigration needed for Korea...

Korea's population is shrinking. With the country's birthrate ranked lowest among OECD nations at 0.92 as of 2019, the country's working age population is expected to decline from currently 37.6 million people to 25.6 million people by 2047. O...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Samsung, SK, LG to leave CEOs unchanged...

The spread of COVID-19 is expected to impact the upcoming year-end executive reshuffles at the nation's major conglomerates, with firms hesitant to make drastic changes to their corporate structure at a time of uncertainty....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Pandemic inflames violence against women...

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday. From a spike in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, increased numbers of ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Retail giant E-Land closes nearly half of stores due to ransomware attack...

South Korean fashion and retail conglomerate E-Land Group said Sunday it has suspended operations at nearly half of its stores in the country due to a ransomware attack. The group said its corporate network system was attacked by ransomware early in the m...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Foreign investors snapping up Hugel stocks...

Foreign investors have been net purchasing Hugel stocks for 24 consecutive trading days since Oct. 21, over the company's bullish growth outlook in the Chinese market. Hugel is Korea's largest botulinum toxin manufacturer....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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'Ethiopian forces have taken town around rebel-held Tigray capital'...

Ethiopian forces have taken the town of Idaga Hamus, 97 km (60 miles) from the rebel-held Tigray capital Mekelle, a government taskforce said on Sunday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil...

A Black man who died while being beaten by supermarket security guards was buried on Saturday following protests that echoed those of the racial justice movement in the United States. Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a father of four, was buried wearing a w...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Moon reaffirms plan to go carbon neutral by 2050...

President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed South Korea's stated aim of going carbon neutral by 2050 during a speech at the Group of 20 (G20) summit, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday. Moon described Seoul's commitment as a "bold challenge" to transform rele...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Pianist Cho Seong-jin's Seoul recital to be seen online...

Pianist Cho Seong-jin's recital in Korea will be livestreamed for the first time as an encore to his recent Korean tour....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Herbalife holds online seminar to share insights on nutrition...

Herbalife Nutrition Korea hosted a webinar under the title of "e-Wellness Tour" on Nov. 19, inviting healthcare professionals, food science experts and relevant government authorities in an effort to share insights on nutrition and health issues, ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Revitalizing ROK-US alliance: challenges and opportunities...

The dramatic U.S. presidential election that captured global attention has virtually finished. Former Vice President Joe Biden declared victory after acquiring the majority number of the electoral college votes. President Donald Trump has refused to admit...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Widening income gap...

The average monthly income of families in the bottom-20 percent earning bracket stood at 1.63 million won ($1,469) in the third quarter, down 1.1 percent from a year ago, according to Statistics Korea's household survey. In comparison, that of the top...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Monsta X unveils cultural heritage travel documentary...

K-pop group Monsta X unveiled "Korea Fantasia," a Korean heritage travelogue on JTBC, Sunday. The six-member boy band, which consists of Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M, has been promoting the Visit Cultural Heritage Campaign 2...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state...

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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SK Telecom, Microsoft Korea step up joint AI efforts for everyone...

SK Telecom (SKT) and Microsoft Korea have been cooperating to improve the information technology capability of people with disabilities in an effort to increase their employment rate....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Strongman's weakness...

Humanity has been ruled by tyrants and bullies for most of history. In our modern and, as we had believed until a while ago, enlightened age however, it seemed ridiculous to analyze social and political power in biological terms. But the question comes to...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Add a little color to white-clad folk's apparel...

A country's sobriquet is usually more telling than its official title. Koreans have historically been called the "white-clad folk."...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max...

''Wonder Woman 1984'' isn't skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers f...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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KIC joins One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund...

Korea Investment Corp. (KIC) CEO Choi Hee-nam, left, holds a video conference with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Chairman Michael Bloomberg, top right, along with 32 other global financial leaders on Saturday, Korea time, at a...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Moon proposes support for essential exchanges, inclusive growth to counter virus crisis...

President Moon Jae-in took part in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held online Friday and suggested that member states continue to allow essential cross-border travel, especially by businesspeople, despite the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Two Hong Kong political films win at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards...

Two Hong Kong films that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on China won accolades at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, as the island staged its largest film festival after successfully containing the coronavirus....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 23, 2020...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 24, 2020...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Police investigate disinformation, data breaches related to COVID-19...

The police have launched a full investigation into disinformation about COVID-19 and misuse of private data collected on visitor registers, according to the National Police Agency, Sunday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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With end of crisis programs, Fed faces tricky post-pandemic transition...

The possible arrival of a coronavirus vaccine in the coming weeks means the Federal Reserve may soon have to lay out its plans for helping the economy navigate the potentially choppy transition to a post-pandemic world....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Saudi Arabia runs online conference to mark G20 summit...

Saudi Arabia discussed the role of the G20, the pandemic, green energy, environmental protection, women's empowerment, opportunities for youth and sports during a week-long campaign to mark the G20 Leaders' Summit last week....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Ceremonies to mark 10th anniversary of North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong...

Commemorative ceremonies will take place Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of a deadly North Korean attack on the South's western border island of Yeonpyeong. The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the memor...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Azerbaijan troops enter first district ceded by Armenia...

Azerbaijan said Friday its troops had entered a district bordering Nagorno-Karabakh that was previously home to Armenian separatists, as part of a Russian-brokered deal to end weeks of fighting in the region....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Joe Biden Formula...

MADRID - There is an eternal debate about how much leadership and personality matter in international relations. But after the turbulence of the last four years, there can no longer be any doubt that a lot depends on who is at the helm, particularly in th...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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New virus cases below 300 for first time in 6 days...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea fell below 300 for the first time in six days on Monday due to less testing on the weekend, as the greater Seoul area is set to be under tougher virus curbs starting Tuesday to prevent another wave of the...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Trump's tyranny is the moral equivalent of treason...

Our nation, the world's oldest democracy, stands at the doorway of a dictatorship that seemed unimaginable before Donald J. Trump attained the presidency....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Thousands attend Serbian patriarch's funeral amid COVID-19 crisis...

Thousands of mourners paid homage Sunday to Patriarch Irinej, leader of Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), who died of Covid-19 during the country's record surge in new coronavirus cases....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Son Heung-min takes Premier League scoring lead...

Back from international duty marred by coronavirus infections for his teammates, Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min has claimed the sole possession of the Premier League scoring lead. A ....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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A milestone for Boeing's 737 MAX...

U.S. government approval for Boeing's 737 MAX to resume service is an enormous milestone for the company, its workers and Washington's aerospace industry....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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G20 Summit: Moon urges cooperation for pandemic response, economic recovery...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in participated in an annual conference with the leaders of 19 other major economies, held via video links Saturday, and emphasized the importance of concerted efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Day ...

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