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 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Korea struggles to stop Japan's release of radioactive water...

With Japan about to decide on whether to release radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, Korea is seeking measures to stop the marine environment-threatening plan. However, the government is struggling to find practical ...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Copenhagen mayor resigns as #MeToo wave swells...

Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen resigned on Monday over growing sexual harassment allegations against him, the latest political casualty in a belated #MeToo wave sweeping Denmark in recent weeks....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 40 million mark...

A number of European countries took urgent new measures on Monday to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections, as the World Health Organization blamed the surge in worldwide cases - now more than 40 million - on countries' failure to quarantine ...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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'Reactor's economic viability undervalued'...

The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) concluded that the closure of the Wolsong-1 reactor, which is seen as a symbol of President Moon Jae-in's nuclear phase-out policy, had some procedural problems. But it did not determine the validity of the poli...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Lotteria struggling to get customers back to stores...

Lotte Group's fast food chain Lotteria has been looking to draw consumers back to its restaurants after the continued spread of COVID-19 led to a severe drop in the number of in-store customers....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Hunter Biden: What we know...

Trailing Joe Biden in the polls two weeks ahead of the election, President Donald Trump appears to be trying to make up ground by flinging accusations without evidence that his Democratic opponent is a "criminal" and attacking his son, Hunter Bide...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Choi Ji-man, Rays chasing 'firsts' in World Series vs. Dodgers...

When their 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers begins in a Texas bubble this week, the Tampa Bay Rays and their South Korean first baseman, Choi Ji-man, will also start their pursuit of "firsts."...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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S. Korea reaffirms commitment to NK-US talks...

The South Korean government has shown its determination to keep the denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States afloat regardless of the result of the U.S. presidential election in November, by confirming the U.S. national security ad...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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LS possible acquisition of KT Submarine could generate synergy...

LS Cable & Systems' bid to acquire KT Submarine, if successful, would provide fresh impetus for the LS affiliate to bolster its profile in the lucrative global underwater cable market, industry officials said Tuesday....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Gov't needs to compile data on foreign home buyers...

The government is being urged to set up a system to compile data on properties owned and traded by foreign nationals to better identify taxable income and prohibit speculation amid their suspected growing presence in the property market, a ruling party la...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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MIKTA promotes 'club governance'...

The concept of "club governance" is on the rise. Governments are increasingly organizing "clubs" to identify joint positions and approaches toward international issues, and to push for common agendas. Often, these clubs do not have a clubh...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Woman found dead after getting flu vaccine shot...

A septuagenarian was found dead inside her home in the southwestern province of North Jeolla on Tuesday after getting a flu vaccine shot at a neighborhood clinic the previous day, provincial officials said. The 78-year-old resident of Gochang, about 300 k...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Ji Hyun-woo says he learned to appreciate loneliness through 'Lonely Enough to Love'...

This year has been especially busy for actor and singer Ji Hyun-woo, working on two acting projects and the debut album for his band SGO. The all-around star, 35, who seems barely to have time to feel lonely with his crowded schedule, says he does occasio...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus...

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation said Tuesday. ....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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French police target Islamist networks after teacher's beheading...

French police have conducted a series of raids targeting Islamist networks, three days after the beheading of a history teacher who had shown his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be "not a m...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Woori Card issues $100 mil. bond in Taiwan...

Woori Card said Sunday that it had issued a Formosa bond worth $100 million (114.6 billion won) in Taiwan, a first for a Korean card company....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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SK hynix to buy Intel's NAND memory chip unit for $9 billion...

SK hynix Inc., South Korea's No. 2 chipmaker, said Tuesday that it will buy the NAND business of U.S. semiconductor giant Intel Corp. in a deal worth 10.3 trillion won (US$9 billion) to expand its presence in the memory sector. SK hynix said it will a...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Hyundai takes 'big bath' for quality-driven growth...

Hyundai Motor Group is making efforts to place quality at the center of its business principles, taking a 3.36 trillion won ($2.95 billion) "big bath" in its third-quarter earnings to address its engine issues....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Government goes all out for Yoo's WTO election...

The government is making all-out efforts to convince the international community that Korea's Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is the right person to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Yoo reached the final round of the election for the next directo...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Selma and the 'Mud-Snail Fairy'...
 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Provincial universities struggle to recruit freshmen...

Provincial universities are struggling to recruit new students amid a steady decline in the college-age population, according to the schools and an opposition party lawmaker, Tuesday....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages...

Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English. The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the mass...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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BTS' 'Dynamite' ranks No. 5 on Billboard singles chart...

K-pop megastar BTS has ranked fifth on the Billboard's main singles chart with its latest hit "Dynamite" that had topped the list for three weeks, Billboard reported. "BTS' 'Dynamite' drops 2-5 on the Hot 100, after three nonco...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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SK hynix ready to build 'chip empire'...

SK hynix came out with a surprising announcement on Tuesday morning that it inked a deal to acquire U.S. chip giant Intel's NAND business for $9 billion. It is the largest overseas acquisition deal ever inked by a Korean company, surpassing Samsung El...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020...

1520-Magellan entered the strait which bears his name 1553-Volumes of the Talmud are burned...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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CJ Group may sell off CGV...

There has long been speculation that CJ Group would sell off its theaters and bakery franchise in order to concentrate on its three main business - CJ Cheil Jedang, CJ Logistics and CJ ENM....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Korea's 5G download speed the world's second fastest: report...

South Korea's 5G download speed is the world's second fastest, reaching an average speed of 336.1 megabits per second (Mbps), a report showed Tuesday. The country was only behind Saudi Arabia, which delivered an average 5G download speed of 377.2 ...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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'Show Me The Money' contestant kicked out for smoking marijuana...

Rapper Owen has been thrown out of the latest season of the popular hip-hop audition show "Show Me The Money" after a drug offense last year was revealed. Mnet, the network that runs the show, said Tuesday that Owen will no longer be part of seaso...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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SK hynix acquires Intel's NAND biz for $9 bil....

SK hynix will acquire Intel's NAND memory and storage business for $9 billion in a move to make it a comprehensive leader in the memory chip business, the SK Group affiliate said Tuesday....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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5 rappers accused of smoking marijuana last year: police...

Five rappers, including the winner of a popular hip-hop audition program, were booked last year on charges of smoking marijuana, police said Tuesday. The five - nafla, Loopy, Owen, BLOO and Young West of hip-hop label MKIT RAIN - were accused of smoking t...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests...

Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Moon Seon-min leads Sangju Sangmu's K League 1 campaign...

Regardless of its demotion, Sangju players have shown more than 100 percent throughout the season, and are now holding fourth place in the league. Of its 35 players, former South Korean international Moon Seon-min is leading the club's cruise....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Indian man faces deportation after sexually harassing teenager...

An Indian man in his 20s is facing deportation after he was found guilty of sexually harassing a teenage girl and overstaying his visa, according to a local court, Monday....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Samsung's global brand value ranks fifth for first time...

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's leading maker of smartphones and memory chips, said Tuesday its brand value was ranked fifth in the world this year for the first time. Samsung moved up to fifth most-valuable global brand this year with a record v...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests...

Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Duterte says he has 'no problem' with being held responsible for drug killings...

The Philippine president has said he has no problem with being held responsible for the many killings under his anti-drugs crackdown, adding that he was ready to face charges that could land him in jail, though not charges of crimes against humanity. Pres...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Time for 'Korea first' policy...

There seems to be nothing in common between Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Lee Soo-hyuck and the world-famous boy band, BTS....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Was 'Fake Men' Lieutenant Ken Rhee all FAKE? [VIDEO]...

To pick one of the most popular figures in South Korea these days, this person should not be missed. Captain Ken Rhee, a former UDT, is the hottest person on YouTube nowadays. Overseas viewers might be familiar with Captain Ken Rhee, as he appeared on BBC...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Hyundai Motor's brand value ranks fifth among global automakers...

Hyundai Motor Co. said Tuesday its brand value was ranked fifth among global automakers on its efforts to evolve into a future mobility solutions provider. Hyundai Motor's brand value rose 1 percent to US$14.3 billion in 2020 from $14.1 billion a year...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Questions linger over New Deal Fund...

The much-hyped New Deal Fund may not be as effective a growth plan as the government expects, unless preceded by a drastic measure to guarantee profit margins acceptable to businesses that have no need to borrow money at a higher rate from the fund pooled...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Defending democracy...

Watching the opening debate between former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and his opponent was painful. Even more upsetting were, however, those comments afterward which indiscriminately blamed the participants for what is supposed to become a symbol and m...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recession...

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year, yet some rebound is expected as all but two _ Lebanon and Oman _ are expected to see some level of economic growth next year, according to a...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Europe's futile search for Franco-German leadership...

HAMBURG - For decades, France and Germany have been known as Europe's ruling "tandem" or "couple," even its "engine." Together, they aimed to work to unify the continent. But, to pile up the metaphors, the French want to drive ...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Defense minister welcomes US Indo-Pacific commander...
 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart to step up defense and security cooperation in the face of China's expanding influence in the region....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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McMaster wants next president to defend free world without illusions...

In February 2017, I showed up for an interview with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who was visiting Philadelphia's Foreign Policy Research Institute....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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KB Kookmin Bank's Hur Yin set to serve another term...

KB Financial Group said incumbent KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin has been selected in a committee meeting on Tuesday as the sole candidate for the next chief of the lender....

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Odd one out in literary circle...

Kim Yi-deum, whose translated poetry won the 2020 National Translation Award (NTA) of the American Literary Translators' Association (ALTA), considers herself the odd one out in Korean literary circles. Unlike other Korean poets, she said her poetic s...

 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Blondie & Garfield - OCTOBER 20, 2020...
 2020-10-20 11:49 

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Virtual ADB meeting...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second stage of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), established Dec. 19, 1966, was conducted virtually Sept. 17 and 18 to discuss the path toward Asia and the Pa...

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