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 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Students in greater Seoul area return to school...

More than 7,000 kindergartens, and elementary, middle and high schools in the Seoul metropolitan area will resume in-person classes, Monday, in line with a recent slowdown in COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Education, Sunday. It has been...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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BTS performs at iHeartRadio Music Festival...

K-pop superstar BTS has delivered a performance of its new single "Dynamite" and several of its past hits at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in the United States....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Proportion of women in high-ranking gov't posts reaches record high...

The proportion of women among high-ranking officials in the central government has risen to an all-time high, a government report showed Sunday. According to the report on balanced personnel policy in the public sector, 7.9 percent, or 122, of 1,539 high-...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Celtics top Heat 117-106, cut East finals deficit to 2-1...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Blind spots...

Two boys, one 10 and his younger brother, eight, suffered severe burns in a fire that started while they were cooking instant noodles for lunch. Their mother was not at home, having left the night before. The two have been in critical condition for about ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Korea reports suspected case of coronavirus reinfection...

South Korean heath authorities are studying a possible case of a coronavirus reinfection found in a woman in her 20s, officials said Saturday....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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BTS delivers 'Dynamite' performance on 'America's Got Talent'...

K-pop super group BTS delivered a performance of "Dynamite," its latest smash-hit single, on the popular U.S. talent competition show "America's Got Talent." K ' ' '' ....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Battles intensify as K League nears home stretch...

Battles for survival have intensified with another round of action in the books in K League football....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Kyobo poised to take over AXA General Insurance...

Kyobo Life Insurance is set to take over AXA General Insurance and regain a license to operate a car insurance business. Last week, Kyobo took part in a preliminary bid for the Korean subsidiary of the French multinational insurance giant. The company is ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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McConnell pledges quick vote on next justice; Biden says no...

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just over six weeks before the presidential election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoeve...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain...

A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls _ places where face mas...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visit...

China's military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Monday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China.Under Secretary of State Keith Kr...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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BTS meets Moon at presidential office...

Members of the hugely popular K-Pop band BTS visited Cheong Wa Dae, Saturday, and talked about their "roller coaster" road to success while giving a message of hope to young people on the country's first national Youth Day....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Kindergartens, schools in greater Seoul area to resume limited in-person classes this week...

All kindergartens and schools in Seoul and its adjacent areas will resume limited in-person classes this week, the education ministry said Sunday, as the spread of the new coronavirus is showing signs of slowing down. The move to be enforced until Oct. 11...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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No on Proposition 15: Vast tax hike during a deep recession is a crazy idea...

California has among the highest income tax, sales tax, gas tax and corporate tax rates of any state. The only major tax category in which it is near the national norm is property taxes, thanks to Proposition 13, passed in 1978, which limits annual increa...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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[Reporter's Notebook] Samsung Electronics stuck in US-China trade war...

Samsung Electronics' woes seem to have deepened as the Korean tech giant is apparently stuck in the middle of the trade war between the United States and China. The world's largest memory chip maker reportedly suspended its supply of semiconductor...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Escape from North Korea: 'I'm free because of movies and English'...

Escaped from North Korea in 2006, arrived in South Korea in 2007 (repatriated from China in 2002 and 2004). I attempted my first escape from North Korea after I began to learn about the outside world when I was in high school. I had some friends in North ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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PM stresses need to maintain nationwide virus restrictions ahead of Chuseok holidays...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Sunday stressed the need to maintain the current Level 2 social distancing rule ahead of the Chuseok holiday that starts later this month, saying that the country's guard cannot be lowered amid a rise in untraceable CO...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Why foreign firms are leaving Korea...

The ongoing departure of foreign financial firms from Korea is drawing attention as to what is prompting their exodus and whether the government intends to address the issue. The companies are pulling out as the country's growth rate slows amid a time...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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The Un'yo Incident of 1875 (part one)...

On the cloudy morning of September 19, 1875, a strange vessel appeared in the sea near Ganghwa Island. "Flying a yellow flag," it had two masts - covered with sails - and a tall chimney in the center which belched out thick black smoke as it saile...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Cardinals' Kim Kwang-hyun betrayed by reliable pitch...

For St. Louis Cardinals' starter Kim Kwang-hyun, the four-seam fastball had been his most trusted pitch. Opponents had hit just .122 off Kim's four-seamer, the lowest in the majors....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Japan's ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine...

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted Saturday that he had visited a shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?...

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There's no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Daily new virus cases fall below 100 for first time since Aug. 13...

Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 100 for the first time in 38 days, Sunday, but the health authorities continue to remain on edge over the increasing number of untraceable infections....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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SK Innovation seeks double-digit market share in EV battery...

SK Innovation will pursue a double-digit share in the global electric vehicle (EV) battery market by 2025, bringing it into the top 3 in battery supplier rankings....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Netflix documentary star arrested on child porn charges...

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series ''Cheer,'' was arrested Thursday and charged with producing child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and corner...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Envelope containing deadly poison addressed to Trump at White House...

An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by U.S. authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday. An RCMP spokesm...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5...

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the pandemic-shortened season, beating the San Diego Padres 7-5 Wednesday behind Dustin May's gutty effort out of the bullpen and home runs from AJ Pollock and ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Trump will nominate a woman next week to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court...

President Donald Trump on Saturday he will nominate a woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that tip the court further to the right following the death of liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Golden harvest at risk: Climate change puts heat on rice yields...

Various Korean rice types were tested in 2010 to see how they would grow in higher temperatures brought about by climate change. The testing was based on general circulation model (GCM) scenarios and virtual models called crop environment resource synthes...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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'Mulan' drops at Korean box office shortly after opening on top...

Disney's new blockbuster "Mulan" fell to second place at the Korean box office Saturday, just two days after it hit the theaters, while Christopher Nolan's latest film "Tenet" snatched back top spot....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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DMZ trail in Paju to reopen to tourists next week...

A hiking trail along western border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas will reopen to the public next week, about 11 months after its closure due to the outbreak of African swine fever there, the authorities said Saturday....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Belarus tries but fails to hinder UN session on rights violations...

The U.N. Human Rights Council was holding an urgent debate on Belarus on Friday, even though diplomats from Belarus and allied countries tried to prevent reports on violations to be presented at the meeting in Geneva.Deputy UN rights chief Nada al-Nashif ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Kim Min-jae's entry to Europe faces too many hurdles...

There have been rumors about Beijing Guoan's young defender Kim Min-jae's possible entry to Europe since the opening of this year's transfer market. The South Korean international has been linked to a number of European clubs highlighting his ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Israeli envoy receives honorary law doctorate...
 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Korea reports 110 new virus cases as rise in local infections persists...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed in the 100s for the 17th consecutive day Friday, with local infections unabated in the greater Seoul area. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 110 more COVID-19 infections, taking ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Hyundai Motor, KT, Incheon Airport partner for air taxi...

Hyundai Motor, KT, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) and Hyundai Engineering & Construction will team up for air taxi service pilot projects in the country, which will begin as early as 2025....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Joo Won, Kim Hee-sun's drama 'Alice' tops ratings...

SBS's sci-fi series "Alice," starring A-list actors Joo Won and Kim Hee-sun, was the most watched program in the 10-11 p.m. prime timeslot on Saturday....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner dies...

John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada's justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country's 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday. Marc Kealey, a former aide speakin...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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[ANALYSIS] Anti-coal campaign gathering force...

A growing number of state-run organizations are seeking to prioritize an anti-coal drive in selecting banks that will handle a combined 34.1 billion won ($29 million) in state funds. The move is part of the environmental, social and corporate governance (...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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BTS shares emotional pep talk at Youth Day ceremony...

The members of global K-pop superstar BTS on Saturday delivered a powerful motivational speech for South Korean youth, sharing candid tales of their inner struggles on the path to becoming one of the world's most popular music acts in history....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

Korea Times

Trade minister Yoo advances to second round of WTO chief selection...

South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee has joined a select group of candidates in the second round of voting for the next World Trade Organization (WTO) chief, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking...

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. Navalny, the lead...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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With little run support, Ryu Hyun-jin unable to stop Blue Jays' bleeding...

As the undisputed staff ace for the Toronto Blue Jays, Ryu Hyun-jin was asked to stop the bleeding for a team that had dropped five straight games....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Beijing vows to retaliate for Washington's ban on TikTok, WeChat...

China says it resolutely opposes the United States' ban on the Chinese-owned mobile apps Tiktok and WeChat and has vowed to take countermeasures....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mount...

Israel is set to go back into a full lockdown later Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting.The three-week lockdown beginning at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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The Un'yo Incident of 1875: The attack on Yeongjong Island (part two)...

In the late hours of September 20, 1875, the Japanese warship Un'yo anchored off Yeongjong Island (where the Incheon International Airport is located). It was upon the "castle" (Yeongjong fort) that Captain Inoue intended to exact revenge for ...

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Samsung showcases efforts to tackle Alzheimer's disease...

Just a day before the World Alzheimer's Day (Sept. 21), Samsung Electronics released video clips highlighting efforts by researchers to develop various projects aimed at tackling Alzheimer-related issues on multiple fronts....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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Seoul voices 'deep regret' over Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine...

South Korea voiced "deep concern and regret" after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo on Saturday visited a war shrine seen as a symbol of Japan's past militarism....

 2020-09-20 08:39 

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic...

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