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 2020-11-15 08:22 

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LG CNS could seek IPO on KOSPI...

While LG Group is enjoying the soaring performance of its affiliates, eyes are on LG CNS as to whether the system integration arm of the group will seek an initial public offering (IPO)....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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RCEP expected to help Korea boost exports...

Rebuilding multilateralism and overcoming protectionism have been some of the most urgent tasks facing South Korea, which is heavily reliant on exports for its economy, amid the growing trade row between the United States and China along with an unprecede...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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The 'ppali ppali' life in Seoul...

Korea is a hard-working nation. So much so, in fact, that the Korean government actually needed to legislate to stop children going to classes in private academies past 10 or 11pm - and these laws were contested all the way to the Constitutional Court. Th...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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 2020-11-14 09:26 

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China-Africa relations: Beijing says it will help pay for world's largest free-trade zone...

China says it will help to finance the development of an Africa-wide free-trade area, which on completion will be the world's largest, spanning 55 nations with a combined GDP of US$3.4 trillion and about 1.3 billion consumers....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Film Academy Museum completes pre-fundraising goal...

It took eight years and 13,000 donors including the likes of Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has reached and exceeded its pre-fundraising goal. Academy Museum director and president Bill Kramer said Friday ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Moon joins ASEAN summit, urges closer ties for post-coronavirus economy...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a virtual summit with the leaders of Japan and China as well as 10 Southeast Asian countries Saturday and stressed the need for closer partnerships for health care and economic growth. "As the COVID-19 situa...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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New virus cases exceed 200 for first time in 73 days...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases exceeded 200 for the first time in 73 days Saturday amid lingering cluster infections across the nation, with health authorities considering raising the social distancing scheme by a notch in the five-tier system. T...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Money, Ideology, and Lists...

If you were given $500 million and a timeframe of two to three years to try and make society a better place, what would you do? Obviously that's an incredible amount of money (more than most of us will ever likely see in our lifetime) and a timeframe ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Microsoft says North Korean, Russian hackers attacking COVID-19 vaccine makers...

U.S. tech giant Microsoft has detected cyberattacks from three foreign entities, including two from North Korea, against companies and research institutes working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, a company official said Friday, urging government action to p...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Fourth Korean-American wins US House election...

Young Kim, a Korean-American Republican, won the U.S. House election in a Southern California district on Friday, U.S. media reported....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Labor activists stage rallies despite concerns of virus spikes...

Labor activists pushed ahead with street rallies in Seoul and other major cities Saturday despite concerns over spikes in coronavirus infections.The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a major umbrella labor organization, and about 20 affiliated ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Korea confirms another case of highly pathogenic avian influenza...

South Korea said Saturday it has confirmed another case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in wild birds amid growing concerns over the disease's possible spread to poultry farms....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Cinderella season ends in KBO postseason elimination for KT Wiz...

The very first South Korean baseball postseason for the KT Wiz lasted only four games, as the Cinderella club of the 2020 season fell to the defending champion Doosan Bears in the penultimate round....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Four players, one staffer on national football team test positive for COVID-19...

Four players and one staff member on the South Korean men's national football team have tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in Austria to play friendly matches....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Biden solidifies US election win, Trump says 'time will tell' if he stays in power...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory on Friday by winning the state of Georgia, and President Donald Trump said "time will tell" if another administration takes over soon, the closest he has come to acknowledging Biden co...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Finance minister calls for trade multilateralism, support for debt-ridden economies...

South Korea's finance minister highlighted the need to promote free trade under multilateral regimes, while expressing support for assistance to debt-ridden developing economies during a G-20 meeting, his ministry said Saturday....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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Remembering HMS Edgar (part 1)...

On November 13, 1895, Korea's autumn, as well as the lives of 48 young English sailors and marines, suddenly ended with an icy cold wind from the north. The young men were part of HMS Edgar's crew and had been sent in a pinnace to an island in Jem...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Sultanate marks 50th National Day...

On Nov. 18, the Sultanate marks its 50th National Day anniversary. With firm resolve, Omani citizens continue to make more achievements under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, who vowed to upgrade the march of nation building an...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Government to put all efforts in securing COVID-19 vaccines...

The government is putting all efforts to obtain COVID-19 vaccines with an aim to secure enough supply for approximately 60 percent of the country's population by the end of the year, according to the health authorities....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Injured Neymar ruled out of Brazil's World Cup qualifiers...

Neymar has been ruled out of Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay next week because of a groin injury he sustained playing for Paris-Saint-Germain in a Champions League game. Brazil's soccer confederation on Thursday confirmed Neymar will ...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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South Korean bio firm GL Rapha to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine...

South Korean bio company GL Rapha will produce over 150 million annual doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine for global distribution, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said Friday. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said GL Rapha will begin manuf...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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'South Korea to donate $10 million for COVID-19 vaccine support to developing nations': Moon...

President Moon Jae-in on Friday held a summit with leaders of Southeast Asia's Mekong River nations via video links, in which he promised to contribute US$10 million to help provide new coronavirus vaccines to developing nations. "We will contribu...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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New virus cases spike to near 200, tougher restrictions under review...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases spiked to almost 200 Friday, the highest in 70 days, as sporadic cluster infections from informal gatherings continued to pop up across the nation, forcing health authorities to consider raising the social distancin...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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'Despite pandemic, people still interact with each other'...

Kim Bora, artistic director of the contemporary dance company Art Project BORA, has released the video "The Body, Reset to Zero," an experimental contemporary dance work on COVID-19. In the video, the dancers urge audience members to think about t...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Vietnamese woman apprehended for alleged child abuse...

A Vietnamese woman in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, was arrested for allegedly abusing her three-year-old son, according to the police, Friday....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Financial watchdog's independence wins support...

Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Yoon Suk-heun's long-awaited plan to separate the financial watchdog from the Financial Services Commission's (FSC) control will likely gain momentum because a National Assembly think tank has sided wit...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Robotics expert to give lecture to French chamber...

The French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) will invite a robotics expert, Nov. 18, to learn Korea's view of robots as drivers of economic growth and social transformation. The invitation of Kim Jin-oh, head of networking technologies f...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Justice minister slammed for pushing to force suspects to disclose phone password...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae is facing harsh criticism for ordering ministry officials to push for the establishment of a law forcing suspects to disclose the password for their mobile phones....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Moon congratulates US congressional leaders, asks for alliance support...

President Moon Jae-in has formally congratulated U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other key American congressional figures for their recent election wins, requesting their continued support for the Seoul-Washington alliance, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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South Korea, Greece hold defense talks, vow to strengthen cooperation...

The vice defense ministers of South Korea and Greece held a meeting Friday and agreed to enhance bilateral defense cooperation, Seoul's defense ministry said. Greece's vice defense chief, Alkiviadis Stefanis, is in South Korea at the invitation of...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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US-China military talks aim to ease tensions with COVID-19 prevention focus...

China and US armed forces kicked off three days of discussion on control of the coronavirus pandemic, humanitarian aid and disaster prevention on Wednesday, in a rare glimpse of cooperation amid rising tensions between the world's two biggest military...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

What will Toss' brokerage look like?...

As Toss' brokerage unit nears its launch, attention is growing over its model and the services the brokerage will offer....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Africa moves toward acquiring COVID vaccine...

The African Union (AU) is geared toward securing vaccines for the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and recently convened a teleconference to address 55 members on the need for a relevant strategy and financing. AU Chairman Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, also President o...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Daewoo Shipbuilding bags 73 bil. won order from Europe...

Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering said Friday that it has secured a 72.26 billion won ($64.8 million) order to build six container carriers from a European company....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

North Koreans' Twitter accounts 'rare propaganda move'?...

North Korean individuals have taken to Twitter to post about their daily lives and domestic news, in a rare move by the reclusive country presumed to be aimed at reaching a broader audience through a more approachable style. It also appears to be in line ...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Poet shares thought-provoking backstory...

The atmosphere of the 51st Korea Times Modern Korean Literary Translation Awards held on Thursday was very different from that of previous events. It was entertaining and, at the same time, thought-provoking, mainly because of the special guest - the awar...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Seoul stocks rebound on chip rally despite global virus resurgence...

Korean stocks closed at a nearly two-year high Friday on advances in chipmakers, backed by massive foreign buying amid the resurgence of the new coronavirus around the globe. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

The linchpin and the cornerstone: how will Korea-Japan ties change under Biden?...

Korea and Japan will be urged to improve their worsened relations by the incoming government of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, according to analysts, Friday. Citing Biden's separate telephone conversation with the leaders of the two East Asian allies...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Envoys pay tribute to Korean War dead...
 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Moon, Suga to face each other at virtual ASEAN+3 summit...

President Moon Jae-in will meet new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for the first time in a multilateral diplomatic setting during a video-linked Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)+3 summit on Saturday....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Republicans urge Trump to allow Biden briefings as US election challenges sputter...

More Republican lawmakers said on Thursday the Trump administration should allow Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings, in a tacit acknowledgement the Democrat will soon occupy the White House despite the president's refusal to concede....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

US records new high of 200,000 cases in 24 hours...

The United States on Tuesday far exceeded its previous daily record of new COVID-19 cases, adding 201,961 cases in 24 hours, according to the tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. , 24 19 201,961 , ....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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ASEAN professors in Korea share experiences on e-learning...

ASEAN professors in Korea shared their experiences of adapting their teaching skills to embrace e-learning in the COVID-19 era, during an online workshop co-hosted by the ASEAN-Korea Centre and Korea Education Research Information Service (KERIS) on Nov. ...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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China says it has built 700,000 5G base stations this year, more than rest of world combined...

China said it has built close to 700,000 5G base stations this year, exceeding its original target of half a million, as the country continues to push ahead with ambitions to lead in the next generation of ultra-fast wireless technology....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Amorepacific seeking breakthrough amid pandemic with young CEO...

Amorepacific Group has appointed a relatively young executive as its new CEO after its operating profit plummeted in the third quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has severely affected the cosmetics giant....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Can Korean Air pave way to become a mega airline?...

Hanjin Group, the owner of the country's leading airline Korean Air, is seeking to acquire Asiana Airlines, according to industry sources and the Korea Development Bank (KDB), the main creditor bank of the debt-ridden Asiana, Friday. If successful, th...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Flying taxis are just a few years away in Korea [VIDEO]...
 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Rules tightened to curb rising household debt...

Amid growing concerns that rising household debt could pose a serious risk to a stable economic recovery, the nation's financial watchdog has come up with a set of measures to tighten rules regarding excessive lending to homeowners....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

EU sees COVID-19 vaccination starting by early next year...

The European Union expressed hope Wednesday that it could start vaccinating people against the novel coronavirus as early as next year, as Italy recorded more than one million cases and Britain said its death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark. 100 5 , ....

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