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 2020-09-15 12:11 

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UN rights chief decries racism in US, keeps eye on Hong Kong...

The U.N. human rights chief appealed Monday for "urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism" in the United States, and encouraged Hong Kong authorities to "monitor closely" the enforcement of a national security law in China deri...

 2020-09-15 12:11 

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Busan 'very close' to partnership with Tencent...

Korea's second-largest city, Busan, is in talks with China's tech giant Tencent over the development of mobile applications for foreigners that could possibly facilitate payments by tourists there....

 2020-09-15 12:11 

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Korea, Uzbek to begin trade negotiation this year...

The government will begin trade negotiations with Uzbekistan this year, in the latest move to advance President Moon Jae-in's New Northern Policy initiative to improve ties with countries in Central Asia....

 2020-09-15 12:11 

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Judges to get tougher for child porn crimes...

The Sentencing Commission on Tuesday proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines for producers of sexual exploitation content involving minors. The commission, affiliated with the Supreme Court of Korea, recommended a court issue a tougher punishment...

 2020-09-15 12:11 

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Schools struggle to quarantine due to lack of money, staff...

Schools, particularly those in provincial areas, are struggling to implement quarantine measures ahead of the second semester as they are short of money and staff, according to data presented by Rep. Sim Sang-jung, leader of the minor progressive oppositi...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets...

NEW YORK (AP) _ A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other _ with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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MBC under fire for exam question about late mayor's accuser...

Local broadcaster MBC has come under fire for including an essay question about the woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against the late Seoul mayor in its employee entrance exam held on Sunday....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Massive smoke clouds, thick air darken Western US skies...

People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West. ....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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ABL Bio, HiFiBiO Therapeutics partner for COVID-19 treatment...

ABL Bio said Monday it has signed a partnership agreement with multinational drug maker, HiFiBiO Therapeutics, on the development of a novel neutralizing antibody treatment for COVID-19....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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BTS leader RM donates 100 million won to art foundation...

RM, the leader of K-pop super group BTS and a well-known art buff, has donated 100 million won (US$84,000) to the art foundation of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary (MMCA) on the occasion of his birthday last week, the foundation announced M...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Next two months to be 'tougher' with more coronavirus deaths: WHO Europe director...

The World Health Organization expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of Covid-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body's European branch told AFP on Monday. "It's going to get tougher. In October, November, we are goin...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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20,000-won phone bill subsidy plan not gaining support...

Controversy is growing over the government plan to give 20,000 won ($17) to all people over 13 to help them pay their phone bills, as a part of the fourth extra budget. The opposition parties, and even some members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea ...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Cram school owners oppose tighter restrictions...

An association representing private cram school owners said Monday that it strongly opposed a bill proposed that will empower the education minister or provincial superintendents to order them to close when there is a serious alert for infectious diseases...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Temporary easing...

The government eased social distancing for Seoul and its surrounding area by half a notch to Level 2, Monday. It is a limited two weeks of easing, down from the Level 2.5 measures of the past two weeks. The caveat is that distancing efforts will be furthe...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Justice minister's son questioned over special favors in military...

Prosecutors questioned Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's son over the weekend over allegations he got special extended leave during his mandatory military service in 2017, the prosecution said Monday. The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors Office said the...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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[HACKERS] Toeic RC: September 3...

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 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Serving wounded world...

How are we to serve and act in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic? How are we to overcome the problems before us and survive together in this critical period?...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Justice minister under growing pressure to step down...

The opposition is stepping up its pressure on Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae to step down amid a widening scandal over her alleged influence peddling to get her son special treatment during his mandatory military service a few years ago....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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'Mulan' pulls in $23.2 million over weekend at China box offices...

Walt Disney Co's live-action remake of "Mulan" pulled in $23.2 million over the weekend at box offices in China, a slow start for the big-budget epic about a Chinese folk hero in its most important theatrical market. The debut for "Mulan&#...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Not wearing a mask is not an option (Part 4)...
 2020-09-14 10:44 

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[INTERVIEW] Korean drugmakers 'virtualizing' COVID-19 studies...

Korean pharmaceutical companies began to test their COVID-19 treatment and vaccine candidates in a "virtualized"; format, through their partnerships with Medidata, a Dassault Systemes subsidiary which offers a cloud platform for the entire clinical...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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How can the world avoid another coronavirus pandemic?...

A sewage monitoring programme, an early warning digital system for chest scans and a data-driven campaign to fight falsehoods are among answers to future pandemics as top universities, tech giants, leading businesses and NGOs launch a bid to harness data ...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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West Coast wildfires...
 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Take steps to prevent next Kenosha...

Sep. 13-Last week, at a hastily scheduled Kenosha County Board committee of the whole meeting, a couple of supervisors said what Kenoshans wanted to hear....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Eligibility controversy continues over 'adult entertainment facilities'...

Controversy is continuing over the government's recently announced assistance package of at least 1.5 million won ($1,260) and up to 2 million won in emergency relief given to operators of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) whose sales have plu...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Withstanding future waves of coronavirus...

As of Sept. 10, more than 27 million confirmed cases and near 1 million deaths have been reported to WHO. At the moment some countries are suffering from a second wave of coronavirus infections and others are fearing that a third wave of the crisis is com...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Korea to develop COVID-19 treatment this year, vaccine next year...

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced Monday the government's goal of securing a domestically developed treatment for COVID-19 this year and a vaccine next year....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Kim put 'conditions' on denuclearization three months after US summit: Woodward...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began putting conditions on denuclearization three months after his first-ever summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2018, a soon-to-be-published book showed. In his upcoming book, "Rage," Washington Post journ...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Planning for crisis resilience...

CAMBRIDGE - When you throw a tennis ball to the ground, it bounces back up. But if you throw a wine glass, it shatters. Many countries' economies are in free fall. Will they bounce back or shatter? What can be done to assure a strong recovery?...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Journalists around world meet online to discuss fake news, COVID-19...

The World Journalists Conference 2020 hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea kicked off Monday for a three-day run, in which 100 journalists from 60 countries will discuss the spread of fake news and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the strategy f...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Why does Kakao want an insurer?...

Questions are arising over KakaoPay's plan to establish a non-life insurance arm, as the profitability of the sector has been deteriorating....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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HDC shares climb after Asiana deal collapses...

Shares in HDC Hyundai Development Co. climbed after its planned acquisition of debt-ridden Asiana Airlines Inc. fell through last week amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. As of 10 a.m., HDC shares rose 1.2 percent to 25,050 won, outperforming the broade...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Oracle wins TikTok over Microsoft in Trump-urged bid...

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. Microsoft announced Sunday that its bid for ...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020...

1821-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua gain independence 1894-Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Recover better together: Taiwan can help...

In 2020, the world has been hit by an unprecedented public health crisis, with the effects of COVID-19 being felt across every aspect of people's lives. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - th...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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BTS RM donates for art book campaign...

RM, a member of K-pop sensation BTS, has donated 100 million won ($84,000) to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Foundation, Korea to support the printing of rare and out-of-print art books. According to the museum, RM donated the m...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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GFriend to drop new Japanese digital singles next month...

K-pop girl group GFriend plans to release two digital singles in Japan next month, its management agency said Monday. The singles - "Labyrinth - Crossroads" and "Song of the Sirens - Apple" - will be released on Oct. 14 and 21, respectivel...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Korea, Uzbek to begin trade negotiation this year...

The government will begin trade negotiations with Uzbekistan this year, in the latest move to advance President Moon Jae-in's New Northern Policy initiative to improve ties with countries in Central Asia....

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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No need to worry...

The Seoul stock market has been the world's third-best performing bourse so far this year, just behind China and the U.S. One reason is that like China, Korea is seen as getting COVID-19 under control despite occasional renewed outbreaks. Another reas...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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JPMorgan might be pressured to correct possible 'unfair practices'...

After a huge controversy blew up over the "real hidden intention" behind JPMorgan's recent report on major Korean biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion, the local financial authorities might be pressuring the U.S.-based investment bank to correct i...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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In strange season, still excitement to be had...

It hasn't been the most memorable of K League seasons - how could it be? The season started more than two months late and, for the most part, the stadiums have been empty. There have been some great games and some fantastic goals but because of the co...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Korea hails agreement normalizing Bahrain-Israel ties...

South Korea welcomes an agreement reached between Bahrain and Israel to normalize their diplomatic relations, the foreign ministry said Monday. "The government welcomes the agreement between Bahrain and Israel to normalize their diplomatic relations, ...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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African Union urges Lebanon to protect migrant workers...

African low-skilled workers in Lebanon have been exposed to multiple hardships over the past months. This is due to a multiplicity of factors which includes the economic and political instability in Lebanon which has led to depreciation of the currency, i...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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New virus cases under 200 for 12th day...

South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the 12th straight day Monday, but health authorities remain on alert over continued cluster infections across the nation and untraceable cases. The country began eased virus curbs in the greater Seoul...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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[Editorial] Nature of alliance...

"Longstanding alliance with US should deepen"...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Will Oracle's last minute sales pitch help secure DB project?...

"For those purchasing the Oracle database in a bundle, we will drastically decrease the annual license fees."...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Popeyes may withdraw business from Korea...

American multinational fried chicken restaurant chain Popeyes is said to be considering pulling out of business in Korea. Last week, a memo written by a Popeyes restaurant worker in Seoul went viral online that read "Popeyes brand will no longer pursu...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Minister's lame excuse...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae has expressed regret over allegations that she exercised her influence to get her son special favors during his mandatory military service. On Sunday she said, "I feel sorry to the people for causing worries due to my son&#...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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ASEAN vows to enhance sub-regional cooperation...

The ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) held a special meeting on sub-regional development on Sept. 9, 2020, via video conferencing to discuss sub-regional development across ASEAN and ASEAN's role in promoting sub-regional development to achieve the ASE...

 2020-09-14 10:44 

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Suga wins party vote for Japan PM...

Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan's ruling party on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country's next prime minister.Suga received 377 votes in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party election to pick a ...

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