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 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility...

President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Torrential rain hits central regions [PHOTOS]...

Heavy rain pummeled central South Korea on Sunday, flooding homes, triggering mudslides, and forcing road closures and the suspension of train services. One firefighter was missing after a flash flood swept him away, officials said. The firefighter, ident...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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New Zealand ups pressure on Korea over sexual harassment allegations...

New Zealand is putting pressure on Korea to cooperate in its investigation into a senior Korean diplomat who has been accused of sexually harassing a local staff member while posted in New Zealand in 2017. The country's ranking government officials ha...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Schools to reopen amid pandemic...
 2020-08-02 11:46 

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North Korean economy rebounds in 2019 on exports: Bank of Korea...

North Korea's economy is estimated to have expanded 0.4 percent from a year earlier in 2019, marking its first positive growth in three years on increased exports that came despite a wide range of international sanctions that limit trade, South Korea&...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Pompeo reaffirms US goal of North Korea's complete denuclearization...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday reaffirmed America's goal of North Korea's compete denuclearization, amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the communist country. The reaffirmation came during a Senate hearing where Republican Sen....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Big companies trim about 12,000 jobs on coronavirus...

South Korea's large businesses have cut nearly 12,000 jobs in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a corporate tracker said Wednesday. 12000 ....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Shincheonji leader arrested on charges of obstructing anti-virus response...

The leader of a minor religious sect at the center of the early coronavirus outbreak in South Korea was arrested early Saturday for allegedly obstructing the government's efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic. A local court in Suwon, south of ...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Torrential rain hammers central regions...

The central parts of the nation were hit by torrential rains, Sunday, with some areas experiencing rainfall of more than 200 millimeters per hour, leaving at least five dead and eight others missing in North Chungcheong and Gyeonggi provinces as of 3:30 p...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Tokyo confirms record 463 daily COVID-19 cases...

Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, its governor warned on Friday, as debate deepened over how to respond to record increases in new infections....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life...

The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built - a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers - blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to b...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Communicating through Zoom...

Two weeks ago in this column, I introduced Zoom for those who had barely heard of it or just started using it. I will continue the discussion by introducing some tips that will make your life easier. I need to warn readers though that Zoom continues to up...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Two-star general to be relieved after North Korean defector's border crossing...

The military decided to relieve a two-star Marine Corps general of his command over a border security failure in connection with a North Korean defector's recent return to his communist homeland, a military official said Friday. The border crossing by...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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[INTERVIEW] Hwang Jung-min becomes deadly hitman in 'Deliver Us From Evil'...

Hwang Jung-min's charisma and inner warmth shines through in his performance in the stylish, hard-boiled action film "Deliver Us From Evil."The flick tells a story of hitman In-nam, played by Hwang, who is set to retire after carrying out one ...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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No joke: Reality TV K-pop act rocks music scene while raising questions of fairness...

From its inception, SSAK3, a one-off K-pop team created for MBC TV's weekend variety show "Hang Out With Yoo," was intended to be a silly tongue-in-cheek project, riding on the coattails of the retro boom in today's pop culture landscape....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Flooding in Daejeon kills one, damages hundreds of homes and cars [PHOTOS]...

Nearly 200 millimeters of rain battered Daejeon and neighboring areas in central South Korea on Thursday, leaving one person dead and hundreds of homes and cars submerged. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), 197 mm of rain fell in ...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Rockies keep rolling behind Hilliard, Senzatela to beat A's...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season, Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on his way to a rare road win, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 Tuesday night....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Samsung Heavy Industries remains in red in Q2...

Samsung Heavy Industries on Friday reported its second-quarter net loss of 704.3 billion won ($ 591.2 million), remaining in the red compared with a year ago....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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POSCO to mobilize medevac chopper for industrial sites...

POSCO said Thursday it has set up a medical evacuation system to transport victims of industrial accidents at its mills by helicopter to large hospitals....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Gov't to crack down on foreigners' real estate speculation...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and the government have been pushing for their plan to impose a hefty tax on foreigners buying homes in Korea for investment purposes, in the latest effort to limit further fallout of nearly two dozen botched rea...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Samsung Electronics bets big on new phones, chips...

Samsung Electronics said it is expecting to show better performance in the second half of this year as it is betting big on recovering demand for its smartphones and memory chips despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant said Thursday. The company pre...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Sign of foreigners' return to KOSPI?...

Foreign investors will continue driving bullish sentiment of the main bourse, in line with the weakening dollar against Korea's currency and the U.S. Fed's recent signal to extend a near-zero interest rate, analysts said Friday....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Will Lee save K bank?...

Eyes are on K bank CEO Lee Mun-hwan as the internet lender swiftly seeks to normalize operations after bolstering its capital base....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Beauty surgeon tells 'hot' YouTuber to lose weight first...

A popular beauty-related YouTube content creator with a self-deprecating style of humor around her weight, has confessed that she was rejected by a beauty surgeon for "being too fat." Lee Joo-young, who goes by the nickname Holy, shared the episod...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Brazil's first lady tests positive for coronavirus...

Brazil's first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday, the government said, after her husband spent two weeks in quarantine with it. The announcement came five days after President Jair Bolsonaro said he was over his ...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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China hints at greater political engagement in Middle East...

China is contemplating greater political engagement in the Middle East in what would constitute a break with its longstanding effort to avoid being sucked into the region's myriad conflicts and a bid to counter mounting U.S. pressure to force Gulf Sta...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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SK Innovation teams up with Nobel laureate for next-gen. battery...

SK Innovation said Thursday it will develop next-generation battery technology with professor John Goodenough, a 2019 Nobel laureate in chemistry also known as a pioneer of lithium-ion batteries....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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AI characters to replace human celebrities in future marketing...

In 1997, a "virtual" character named Adam appeared on the local marketing scene. He gained considerable popularity for his singing and modeling abilities but it didn't last too long. Graphic designers had to spend night after night just to get...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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LG Electronics mulls building new R&D center in Vietnam: sources...

LG Electronics is considering building a new research and development (RD) center in Vietnam, industry sources said Friday, as it tries to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian market. During a meeting between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Ph...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Is Korean economy bottoming out?...

The nation's industrial output jumped 4.2 percent in June on the back of strong production, consumption and investment all snapping out of a months-long downtrend brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, data showed Friday. , 19 , , 6 4.2% ....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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3 Vietnamese arrested for deserting quarantine facility face deportation...

The three Vietnamese, identified only as men in their 20s, are accused of disappearing from the Gimpo quarantine facility without permission in the wee hours of Monday after entering South Korea on July 20 on a B-2 tourist/transit visa. hey all tested neg...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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POSCO International vows to enhance ESG standards...

POSCO International has vowed to enhance its environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to become a more responsible corporate citizen, the company said Sunday....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Fiction writers denounce 'foul-mouthed' justice minister...

The Korean Novelists' Association (KNA) has criticized Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae for her reckless remarks on fiction novels during the National Assembly Legislation and Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Concerns grow over extending police powers...

Concern is growing over police having too much power in the nation's criminal justice system, according to legal analysts Friday, as the government introduced a plan to shift more investigative power to the police force from the prosecution and the in...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Unification minister vows to seek ways to resume Mt. Gumgan tour...

Unification Minister Lee In-young said Friday that he will seek to resume a long-suspended tour program to North Korea's Mount Kumgang....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Sign of recovery...

South Korea's industrial output rebounded in June, despite the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. This is raising hopes for an economic recovery, although it is still too early to talk about when COVID-19 will be brought under control....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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New housing laws at center of criticism...

The revised housing lease laws which went into effect on Friday are drawing huge criticism from both landlords and tenants....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Back in spotlight: Teen Top to hold online concert...

K-pop boy band Teen Top which is enjoying its second heyday thanks to YouTube will hold an online concert on Aug. 8, the group's agency TOP Media said Friday. The group's "TEEN TOP 10 LIVE" gig will be livestreamed on the band's offici...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Ice packs raise dumping concerns: Over 210 million used last year...

The dumping of ice packs - with more than 210 million used in 2019 - has prompted environmental concerns. The Ministry of Environment, having tackled the issue since last year, on Wednesday highlighted the seriousness of the problem that involves a super-...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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[Reporter's notebook] LG Chem eyeing to solidify status as top battery maker...

LG Chem posted an earnings surprise in the second quarter, thanks to robust sales of electric vehicle (EV) battery cells. The chemical and battery arm of LG Group, which supplies its battery cells to prominent EV makers such as Tesla, Volkswagen, GM and H...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Ruling party's leadership race...
 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Seoul stocks to be in tight range next week; data, stimulus packages in focus...

South Korean stocks are expected to move in a tight range next week, as investors remain watchful over the U.S. stimulus package under way, analysts said Saturday....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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China plays Iran card...

Earlier last month, Iran announced that it is negotiating a 25-year agreement with China encompassing trade, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, and even military cooperation. For Iran, the prospect of a strategic partnership with China comes at a...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin takes 1st loss of 2020 in poor start...

His command still not where it should be, Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin has suffered his first loss of the 2020 season. The left-hander was charged with five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, a...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Congress must address underfunded pensions...

The congressional spending spree that's followed the coronavirus lockdown has obligated our children and grandchildren to trillions in debt that won't be paid off easily. The blame for this doesn't lie with the Trump administration but goes ba...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Facing resistance, Putin needs Trump win more than ever...

Four thousand miles west of Portland, Oregon, clear across the Pacific Ocean, there are other political demonstrations that deserve our attention.In Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border, tens of thousands of angry Russians ...

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Camel ride...
 2020-08-02 11:46 

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S. Korean women's golf tour cancels 3 tournaments as sponsors pull out...

In cruise control since resuming its season in May during the coronavirus pandemic, the South Korean women's golf tour has canceled three tournaments set for August and September....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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Two-star Marine Corps general to be relieved of command over North Korean defector's border crossing...

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) decided to relieve a two-star Marine Corps general of his command over a border security failure in connection with a North Korean defector's recent return to his communist homeland, officials said Friday....

 2020-08-02 11:46 

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What's next for Kim Hyun-chong?...

Besides President Moon Jae-in, one of the biggest newsmakers at Cheong Wa Dae is Kim Hyun-chong, the second deputy director of the National Security Office (NSO)....

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