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 2020-08-04 16:35 

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Trump suggests S. Korea's coronavirus death toll can't be trusted...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested ......

 2020-08-04 14:20 

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N.K. continues to pursue nuclear weapons, missile systems: U.S. commander...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea continues to develop nuclear w......

 2020-08-04 14:00 

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(3rd D) New virus cases again over 30, imported cases still on high plateau...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details of cases tied to mosque, additional death in paras 10-11,......

 2020-08-04 13:45 

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(2nd LD) Nat'l Assembly overwhelmingly approves revisions to real estate regulation bills...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in last para) SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea&apo......

 2020-08-04 13:43 

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Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon apologizes over assault allegations...

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- Two-time Olympic speed skating gold medalist Lee Seung-hoon apol......

 2020-08-04 13:39 

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Uzbek nationals with COVID-19 attended religious gathering: health authorities...

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- Six Uzbek nationals infected with the coronavirus took part in a......

 2020-08-04 12:56 

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Flood alerts issued along 3 North Korean rivers: N.K. media...

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea issued flood alerts in areas along three western riv......

 2020-08-04 12:52 

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(3rd LD) Damage from heavy rain continues to grow in S. Korea, leaving 15 dead, 11 missing...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with details in paras 2-7, 10-11) SEOUL, Aug. 4 (......

 2020-08-04 12:12 

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'Robot umpire' system makes official debut in KBO minor league game...

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- So-called robot umpires officially debuted in a Korea Baseball O......

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

New Zealand citizens among flood victims: report...

New Zealand nationals were among the victims confirmed dead after a mudslide engulfed a resort pension in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, amid heavy rain in Korea's central regions earlier this week, according to a local media report. Police and rescue w...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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[Korea Encounters] Experiencing Beer Halls and Makgeolli houses in late 1960s...

In late 1969, Korea Times columnist and future novelist Ahn Jung-hyo wrote an article about makgeolli houses narrated by a drunken local who had bumped into a foreign tourist, told him to "Throw that damned tourist map away" and offered to show th...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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MetLife considering exiting Korea...

MetLife is plotting a possible exit from the "unattractive4; South Korean market, with the company checking its worth in recent years amid an exodus of foreign insurers in the country, a source said....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Ruling party railroads real estate-related bills...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) passed controversial bills on real estate policies and the establishment of a special anti-corruption investigative body, among others, despite protests from the main opposition United Future Party (UFP), at a pl...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Gov't to declare deluge-hit regions special disaster zones...

The government is moving to designate special disaster zones in the nation's interior, paving the way for state support for the central regions that have seen losses of life and property damage due to deadly downpours. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun or...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Song Joong-ki's 'Space Sweepers' to premiere Sept. 23...

"Space Sweepers," a sci-fi movie set in space and starring Song Joong-ki and Kim Tae-ri, is set to hit local theaters on Sept. 23....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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S. Korea to provide open data on 'virus-safe' restaurants...

"The data on the safe restaurants will speed up the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19," the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement. "We plan to build more open data that can lend a hand to the country's...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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S. Korea reports 34 new coronavirus cases...

South Korea reported 34 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, with the number of imported cases almost twice that of local infections, health authorities said. The new cases -- 21 imported cases and 13 local infections -- raised South Korea's tot...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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2 more service members test positive for coronavirus...

An Army draftee and a military intelligence command officer tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections among the military population to 79, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The soldier based in Pocheon, some 45 kilo...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Celebrities donate to help deluge victims...

Celebrities, including comedian Yoo Jae-suk and actor Park Seo-joon, are mobilizing to provide disaster assistance, after heavy rain caused significant casualties and damage across Korea. The torrential rain, which started over the weekend, has triggered ...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Lifestyle filled with OLED tech comes near...

Ever wonder what life will be like in the future? All those fancy home electronics that only appeared in science fiction movies in the past are now starting to become a reality. A small glimpse of what is to come is showcased at LG Display's OLED exhi...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Samsung set to appeal 'premium equities'...

After months of expectation and numerous leaks, Samsung plans to release its latest Galaxy series smartphones, Wednesday. Its unpacked event will be streamed live and also broadcast on Samsung Newsroom and Samsung's YouTube channel....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Top prosecutor scrambling to tighten grip on office...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl broke his long silence Monday, with a message that many viewed as an expression of Yoon's intention to tighten his grip on the nearly 2,300 prosecutors who have seen their standing increasingly falter amid the ongoing...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Kazakh man honored for saving 10 people from blaze...

A Kazakh man, 28, an undocumented migrant who risked his life to rescue 10 people from a burning building in March, has received an award for his heroic deeds. Kim Jin-ha, head of the Yangyang County Office in Gangwon Province, presented the award to Yuld...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Atomic bombing starts our moral awakening...

Seventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put beyond argument that nuclear weapons are the most indiscriminately inhumane ever devised, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been, a...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Pandemics compared...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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South Korea to supply 132,000 homes in and around Seoul...

The government announced Tuesday that it will facilitate the supply 132,000 new homes in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province by easing construction rules and making more land available in its latest effort to curb property speculation and stabiliz...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Seoul, Suwon hope new coaches bring change in fortune...

Football can be a cruel game and July was tough for the two biggest rivals in South Korea: FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The month saw the coaches of both teams depart their jobs....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Past and patriarchy...

Along history, forever / some woman dancing, / making shapes on the air; / forever a man / riding a good horse, /sitting the dark horse well / his penis erect with fantasy - Muriel Rukeyser...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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N. Korea releases border dam water without prior notice: sources...

North Korea on Monday discharged water from a border dam without notifying South Korea in advance, ahead of possible torrential downpours in the communist state, government sources said....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Hanwha separates cluster munitions business...

Hanwha Corp., the de-facto holding company of Hanwha Group, said it will spin off its cluster munitions business and set up a new company, tentatively called Korea Defense Industry, which will develop and manufacture products including explosives and muni...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Ex-manager of Sammi Superstars dies at 84...

Kim Jin-young, former manager of the professional baseball club Sammi Superstars and "Godfather" of the Incheon baseball scene, died in Florida, U.S., Monday (local time). He was 84....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

China's think tanks (II)...

Under the Chinese political landscape, the limits of Chinese think tanks derive from their mandate to provide logic to the government policies, and therefore a lack of autonomy from the state. This partially explains, for instance, why efforts by Korean t...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Life on Mars? We need to affirm....

From writer H.G. Wells to filmmaker Ridley Scott, the possibility of life on Mars has long sparked the public's imagination for generations. And if there ever was a time when a world could use a demonstration of the power of science, or at least a hop...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020...

1264-Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany 1861-U.S. Army abolishes flogging...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Korea, China seek to boost trade amid pandemic...

South Korea and China on Monday held a meeting to update and expand the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which took effect around five years ago, and vowed to make joint efforts to overcome economic jitters sparked by the new coronavir...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Insurers in dilemma over Naver's expansion into finance...

Major insurers are in a dilemma over emerging threats from Naver, as the nation's dominant internet portal operator is seeking to make rapid inroads into the lucrative finance industry by taking advantage of its massive user base. Naver has recently c...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Who will be the next President?...

Lee Jae-myung, governor of Gyeonggi Province, further narrowed his gap with front-runner Lee Nak-yon, a former prime minister, in a poll of potential presidential candidates released Tuesday. Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl remained in third in last wee...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

New housing supply plan...

The Moon Jae-in administration has come up with a new anti-speculative housing package aimed at building 132,000 homes in Seoul and its surrounding areas. One of the key measures is to ease restrictions on the reconstruction of aging apartment buildings t...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Tesla's exit from Korean ESS market may benefit LG, Samsung...

Electric vehicle (EV) giant Tesla has scrapped its plans to launch energy storage system (ESS) products in Korea due to a delay in certification processes for its products and worsening market conditions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to ...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Six indicted for smuggling drugs in teddy bear, other objects...

Six people, including three Malaysian nationals, were indicted Tuesday for smuggling drugs into the country inside various objects through international mail, according to Daejeon District Prosecutors' Office....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Profits and losses...

One column in this paper read, "I'm still surprised people are surprised how bad it can be to be black and in America." I retorted: I'm still surprised people are surprised how good it can be to be black and in America. Words and phrases m...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Joint diplomatic steps...

The government has taken an inevitable step of ordering home a diplomat alleged to have indecently assaulted a local embassy worker in 2017 in New Zealand. The action follows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raising the issue in a phone call with...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Will Logen succeed in finding a new owner?...

The M&A deal to sell Logen Logistics may take more time than previously thought, as the Korean parcel delivery firm's stakeholder Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) currently undergoes Logen's recapitalization - the process of restructuring a compa...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

'US to ratchet up pressure on SMA talks'...

The appointment of a new U.S. envoy for defense cost-sharing negotiations with Korea is seen as Washington's attempt to add more pressure on Seoul to pay more for the cost of maintaining American troops here, according to government officials and dipl...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Plastic surgeon writes medical fiction novels...

After the winter peak season for cosmetic surgery, which usually continues for three months starting in December, plastic surgeon Kim You-myung tries to find time to immerse himself deep into his other passion - fiction writing. Every weekend, Kim, 48, go...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

K bank may go public in 2022 at earliest...

K bank will need at least two more years before it can go public, despite increased efforts from the nation's first internet-only bank to normalize business following a 400 billion won ($335 million) capital increase and the financial regulator's ...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

Spain's scandal-hit former king flees 'to Dominican Republic'...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

'RE100' emerges as new risk for Korean firms...

The rapidly expanding "RE 100" campaign, meaning running operations at factories and offices among others on 100 percent renewable energy, is throwing up new challenges for Korean firms that are part of global supply chains, with Apple, Google, BM...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

Korea Times

'World Domination 2' features 4 ska bands, 4 countries...

Four bands representing four countries have come together to release a four-song compilation album on the Korean label World Domination, Inc. (WDI). This is volume 2 of the "World Domination" series, this time spotlighting ska-punk bands from Kore...

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