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 2020-01-28 12:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte Mart offers vegan items via online mall...

Lotte Mart is holding a vegan promotion. More than 500 types of vegan products will be available. The event will start on Thursday and run through Feb. 29. It will be held on the Lotte....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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President does damage control...

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday visited a hospital in Seoul where a patient with a confirmed case of coronavirus is being quarantined, received a briefing and ordered the government....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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More Philippine FTA negotiations to be held...

Korea said Tuesday it plans to hold the fifth round of talks with the Philippines on an FTA this week, with a goal of concluding the deal this year. During the three-day negotiations, which....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Gig economy from the 'Baemin rider' perspective...

The slogan of Baemin Riders is "work whenever, wherever, as much as you want." It turns out, you may have to work a whole lot just to make ends meet, completing roughly 400 deliveries a month....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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North asks personnel from South to wear masks...

North Korea has asked South Korean personnel working at the inter-Korean liaison center in Kaesong to wear masks as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Markets respond as virus fear starts to affect the economy...

The Wuhan coronavirus is making the markets ill as well. Stocks plummeted Tuesday as it became apparent that the deadly disease would have a significant impact on the real economy, forcing....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Export drop linked to U.S.-China trade dispute...

Semiconductors continued to top the list of Korea's largest export items last year, data released Tuesday by the Korea Customs Service showed. Outbound shipments of semiconductors....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Government to send planes to airlift Koreans from Wuhan...

The Korean government announced Tuesday that it will charter four flights out of Wuhan in China's Hubei Province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, to evacuate some 700 Korean....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Fund may freeze payments, citing investor fears...

Korean hedge fund AlpenRoute Asset Management said Tuesday it may delay payment of up to 181.7 billion won ($154 million), after significant withdrawals from the fund by major brokerage....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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'Tough love' de los Mozos to visit Renault Samsung again...

Jose Vicente de los Mozos, the straight-talking No. 2 from Renault Group, is parachuting in again, less than a year after his last visit to Renault Samsung Motors. De los Mozos will be....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Korea's growth prospects continue yearslong decline: OECD report...

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has once again lowered Korea's potential economic growth this year, with a recent report forecasting a 2.5 percent....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Court orders man to redo his military service...

The Seoul Administrative Court found Tuesday that a man completing his alternative military service working at his father's company had violated the Military Service Act. A 37-year-old....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Seoul zoo reveals orangutan project...

A Korean zoo said Tuesday it will closely work with the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation, a Malaysian body dedicated to the care of the orangutan, to preserve the animal....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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U.S. deploys spy plane after missile site activity...

The United States appears to be escalating aerial reconnaissance of the waters in Northeast Asia, amid signs of activity at a key North Korean missile site. According to CivMilAir and Aircraft Spots....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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A good week to be in the mask business...

Korean consumers have clearly taken note of the Wuhan coronavirus since the first infection was confirmed in the country a week ago. Sales of hygiene products like masks and hand....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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'Parachute' CEO to start work at IBK after being blocked from job...

A former Blue House secretary will be working his first official day as the new CEO of the state-owned Industrial Bank of Korea today, after he was physically blocked from starting work earlier....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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Stocks at 8-month low as coronavirus spreads...

Stocks in Korea sank to a more than eight-month low on Tuesday, with the local currency also falling sharply against the dollar. The Kospi lost 69.41 points, or 3.09 percent, to close at....

 2020-01-28 12:30 

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DP's star recruit quits amid sexual assault allegations...

A star recruit of the ruling party for the April general election surrendered his nomination Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend alleged he was guilty of sexual assault including date rape."I will voluntarily return the nomination....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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'English kindergartens' could face crackdown...

Private institutes offering English language courses for preschoolers using the description "English kindergarten" may face punishment from the authorities, the Ministry of Education said Sunday. Education Minister....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Fancy getting here via Daegu instead of Incheon?...

On Dec. 29th, at 11 a.m., a China Eastern Airlines aircraft landed at Daegu International Airport. But only a handful of Chinese passengers deplaned and walked through the arrival gate on the first floor. Massive tour....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Samsung heiress's divorce complete...

Ending a legal fight that lasted over five years, Korea's top court said Monday it has reaffirmed a lower court's ruling accepting a divorce claim filed by Lee Boo-jin, the eldest daughter of the family that owns Samsung....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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The GLC face-lift looks good, but doesn't deliver...

GAPYEONG, Gyeonggi - The GLC 300 4MATIC is one of the models that made Mercedes-Benz the best-selling import automaker in the country last year. Throughout 2019, Mercedes-Benz Korea sold a total of 78,133....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Robots offer humans more time for interaction...

LAS VEGAS - John Ha was a software engineer working in Google's Silicon Valley headquarters when he took over a restaurant in the neighborhood. His original plan was to enjoy the life of a diner owner, casually....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Explosion caused by suspected gas leak kills six...

An explosion caused by a possible gas leak at a rental lodge in Gangwon on Saturday killed six people and injured three others, most of them family members gathered to celebrate Lunar New Year's Day. The accident....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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More boars with African swine fever discovered...

Korean quarantine authorities said Monday they have found more wild boars infected with the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus in areas near the border with North Korea, bringing the number of such cases to 115....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Kim Jong-un's aunt re-emerges after six years...

Kim Kyong-hui, the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and wife of executed official Jang Song-thaek, re-emerged in public for the first time in six years on Sunday, quelling rumors that she had been purged alongside....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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50 million won max set for retail investments in P2P...

The government has set the maximum limit of 50 million won ($42,443) for retail investors investing in peer-to-peer (P2P) businesses. This is up from the previous limit of 20 million won. Additionally, those that are operating....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Work-related stress causes surge in illness...

Thirty-year-old Park Ju-hee, who wished to use a pseudonym, went into a coma for a week in May last year. The reason? Work-related stress. Park was hired by a big entertainment company in January 2015. According....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Korea ranks 39th on list of corruption perceptions...

A Berlin-based international agency that annually ranks countries by their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector has placed Korea 39th out of 180 nations in its latest index. Korea's anticorruption watchdog....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Elections may play major role in 2020 growth...

While the Korean government is hoping for a 2.4 percent economic growth this year, the Bank of Korea (BOK) projects a slightly lower growth of 2.3 percent. If so, this would be the first time that the Korean economy has....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Gov't execute budget to prevent spread of virus...

The government said it will swiftly execute budget needed to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus while coming up with measures that will minimize the impact on the local economy and the financial market....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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More five-star hotels to open up in Haeundae...

Two more five-star hotels are to open in Busan's Haeundae District this year, further escalating competition in the district's already crowded hotel market. According to municipal and industry officials on Monday....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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USFK employees to face pay delay...

Around 9,000 Korean workers may be subject to furloughs without pay due to delays over a cost-sharing deal between Korea and the United States. In a post to its Facebook page on Friday, Camp Humphreys said to "expect....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Lee Jae-yong visits Brazil for morale boost...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong chose Brazil as the first stop on his morale boost tour for 2020 with heads of the company's smartphone and visual display businesses. The Korean electronics giant....

 2020-01-27 13:08 

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Korea beats Saudi Arabia 1-0 for U-23 AFC title...

South Korea defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in extra time to capture their first Asian men's football title in the U-23 age group on Sunday. Defender Jeong Tae-wook headed in the winner in the 113th minute in the final of the....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Attack on prosecution continues...

The Ministry of Justice on Thursday replaced three deputy heads of district prosecution offices who have been supervising investigations into corruption and abuse of power allegations....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Alone for the New Year? Traditional foods abound...

As a growing number of Koreans are spending holidays like the upcoming Lunar New Year alone, retail chains are targeting the demographic with pre-packaged versions of traditional holiday meals....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim picks eighth defense minister in 8 years...

North Korea recently replaced its defense minister, the eighth time the position has changed since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011. Kim Jong-gwan, the former vice minister of the People's Armed Forces....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stocks fall nearly 1% on new Wuhan worries...

Stocks ended lower Thursday after a rebound of more than 1 percent the previous day, as foreign and institutional investors were cautious amid rising concerns over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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KINU head dismissed for groping employee...

The head of the government-run Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) was dismissed for allegations of sexual harassing women employees. According to sources within the....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Samsung's new foldable may cost less than two million won...

Samsung Electronics's new foldable smartphone to be unveiled next month may be priced under 2 million won ($1,700), industry sources said Thursday, as the Korean tech giant eyes....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chey calls for a better model for social value measurement...

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won on Thursday highlighted the need for a better social value measurement model to maximize the interests of stakeholders. He made the comments at this year's World....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Purely political policies can't succeed: Professor emeritus...

It has been two years and eight months since the Moon Jae-in administration began. The president stressed the "clear change" he has brought to Korea in a New Year's speech on Jan. 7, but....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Busan factory ends partial shutdown after strike...

Renault Samsung Motors said Thursday it ended a two-week partial shutdown of its plant after agreeing to resume wage negotiations with the workers' union next month. The move comes....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Blue House's Choe is charged in Cho case...

Choe Kang-wook, presidential secretary for civil service discipline, was indicted for allegedly helping former Justice Minister Cho Kuk's son apply to law schools by issuing false internship certificates.....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Elliott unloads billion-dollar bet...

New York's Elliott Management has completely cashed out of the Hyundai Motor Group, selling all of its shares in three related auto companies. It is estimated that the fund lost money from the holdings....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Joint drills pose a dilemma for Moon's gov't...

Seoul is in a dilemma over annual military exercises with Washington, trying to balance diplomacy with Pyongyang while staying on track for the transfer of wartime operational control (Opcon)....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Han Song-yi gets second wind, vows to continue on court...

When Han Song-yi of Daejeon KGC first turned pro in 2002, she quickly made headlines for being one of the best outside hitters in the league. She was drafted first by the Korea Expressway....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

YouTube lied about rates, withheld refunds: Regulators...

YouTube faces 867 million won ($743,000) in fines after a Korean regulator found that its subscription service failed to refund money to users and falsely advertised its monthly rates....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

KakaoPay closer to Baro purchase...

KakaoPay has received preliminary approval to acquire a controlling stake in Baro Investment & Securities. The Financial Service Commission (FSC) said Wednesday that the financial technology....

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