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 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Winter may bring bigger COVID-19 challenges in Korea...

Health experts and the authorities here are raising concerns that the upcoming winter months could bring a more serious phase of the COVID-19 pandemic if the government fails to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases have begun rising by triple di...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Lee Jae-yong drops hints about Samsung's future smartphone...

While it has been more than a decade that bar-style smartphones with larges screens on the front have dominated the smart device market, Samsung Electronics has been trying to turn the trend around with so-called new form factor phones such as the Galaxy ...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Seoul renews calls for Pyongyang to act in 'discreet, wise, flexible' manner after Biden's election...

The unification ministry on Friday renewed calls for North Korea to refrain from provocations, urging Pyongyang to act in a "discreet, wise and flexible" manner during the heightened uncertainty following the U.S. presidential election earlier thi...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Soprano Park Hye-sang releases album amid pandemic...

This year has been tough for soprano Park Hye-sang - she was to perform as Gretel in "Hansel and Gretel" at the Metropolitan Opera, and as Zerlina in "Don Giovanni." However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these were cancelled....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Korea's money supply grows at fast clip in September...

Korea's money supply continued to grow quickly in September as firms rushed to secure funds amid the coronavirus pandemic, central bank data showed Friday....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Trump bans US investments in firms linked to Chinese military...

The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled an executive order prohibiting U.S. investments in Chinese firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, ramping up pressure on Beijing after the U.S. election....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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BCG Korea names managing director partners...

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Korea has named Lee Kang-wook and Im Jang-gyun as managing directing partners....

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Tale of two KBO batters: little engine keeps chugging along, big slugger's slump continues...

One is a smallish, scrappy corner outfielder with something to prove. The other is a hulking first baseman with three championship rings. With their teams locked in a South Korean baseball postseason battle, their contrasting performances serve as an apt ...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Post-election division...
 2020-11-13 11:38 

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OECD report offers glance into Europe's health system amid pandemic...

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will publish a comprehensive health report on Europe, Nov. 19, jointly with the European Commission. The OECD said last week the report, titled "Health at a Glance: Europe 2020" prov...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Unlawful justice minister...

The justice minister has again triggered controversy by instructing her ministry to review the legislation of a bill to punish those who refuse to submit the passwords for their cellular phones. The envisioned bill, if enacted, is of serious concern as it...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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South Korea completes deployment of K-9 howitzer...

South Korea has completed the deployment of the K-9 self-propelled howitzer, about 20 years after it was first put into force in the country, the arms procurement agency said Friday. Manufactured by Hanwha Defense, a South Korean defense firm, the 155-mil...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Online seminars explore India's traditional medical system...

The Embassy of India in Korea and the Indian Cultural Centre jointly ran an online promotional campaign for Ayurveda, India's traditional medical system, to celebrate the occasion of Ayurveda Day, Nov. 13. The campaign took place from Nov. 9 to 13, co...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

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Korea's GL Rapha to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine...

Bio-tech company GL Rapha will produce 150 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 in Korea every year, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Friday....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Prosecutor general's popularity disliked by both parties...

Neither the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) nor the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) seem happy with rising political influence of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, as he is and was at odds with the incumbent and former administrations....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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100,000 won fine to be imposed for not wearing face masks at public facilities...

People not wearing face masks in public facilities will face fines of 100,000 won ($89) starting Friday, following toughened anti-COVID-19 measures. The health authorities said Thursday that a one month grace period for the regulation has now ended and th...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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5 ideal hotels for restful stay during autumn...

Despite the continued uncertainty in travel conditions due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, people may not be able to stop wishing to travel to see the incredible fall colors in Korea....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Trumps legal arguments...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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New virus cases over 100 for 5th day...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for a fifth day Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections from private gatherings and facilities piled up across the nation, raising the possibility that the country may enhance social distancin...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Sweden to ban sale of alcohol after 10 pm to curb COVID-19...

Sweden's prime minister said Wednesday his government will present a law proposal that would ban nationwide the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. in bars, restaurants and night clubs from Nov. 20 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Stefan Lofven ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Mask rule violators face fines...

Violators of South Korea's face mask mandate may face fines starting Friday as the country seeks to better combat the new coronavirus. The move follows an end to a 30-day grace period for the implementation of the country's revised infectious dise...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Samsung's financial affiliates declare end to coal investments...

Samsung's financial affiliates have declared an end to new coal-related investments amid growing criticism from environmental groups. In a joint statement released Thursday, the affiliates said that they would phase out coal-related investments. This ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Cable car accident drill...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Financial regulator not to extend ban on short-selling...

Following Chairman Eun Sung-soo's comments at the National Assembly earlier this week that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) will lift its ban on short-selling next March as planned, the financial regulator once again reaffirmed its position tha...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Gyeonggi Province refuses to provide disaster relief fund to foreigners...

Gyeonggi Provincial Government has refused the state-run human rights agency's recommendation to provide COVID-19 disaster relief funds to foreign residents, according to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), Thursday....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Shinhan standing at forefront of financial ESG...

Shinhan Financial Group is at the forefront of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) drive in the financial sector, as part of its group-wide strategy for sustainable growth....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Pfizer CEO sold $5.6 million in stock on day of vaccine announcement...

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold $5.6 million of his stock in the US pharmaceutical company on the same day it announced promising results for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, filings showed Wednesday. The company, however, has reportedly said the sale was pa...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Heal America, work for return to normalcy...

As a betting man, I bet heavily on Joe Biden during this election. I felt for sure this would be a slam-dunk victory, a sweep along the lines of Barack Obama's 2008 victory in the aftermath of the 2007-08 financial crisis. After all, with the leading ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Dinos' Altherr not concerned about long layoff ahead of Korean Series...

Aaron Altherr and the rest of the NC Dinos have yet to play a meaningful game this month, but when they do return to action next week, it'll be for the start of the South Korean baseball championship series. The Dinos finished first in the Korea Baseb...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Hyundai Motor, Singapore state utility to jointly explore EV biz...

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will work with Singapore's national utility SP Group to promote electric vehicles and establish charging infrastructure in the Southeast Asian country. Hyundai Motor has signed a business cooperatio...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Lawmaker seeks to prohibit Chinese from buying land...

An opposition lawmaker is seeking to prohibit land purchases by Chinese citizens, whose presence is increasing rapidly in the real estate market here....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur to serve third consecutive term...

KB Kookmin Bank's incumbent CEO Hur Yin has been re-elected to serve a third consecutive term as CEO until the end of next year, becoming the first to do so at the bank....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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LG OLED earns SGS approval...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Social distancing widens distance between friends: survey...

Social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has estranged people from their acquaintances, resulting in fewer in-person meetings than before, a survey showed, Thursday. According to a survey of 3,396 adults by recruiting website Saramin, 37 percen...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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POSCO Energy kicks off operation of LNG terminal biz...

POSCO Energy has kicked off operation of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export and import business at Gwangyang LNG Terminal in South Jeolla Province, becoming the country's first private LNG terminal operator....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Biden cannot save Moon presidency...

There are dangers in hoping that the coming administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be so strategically smart, and so well-staffed, that it will relieve the Moon Jae-in administration of responsibility for setting out a plan for U.S. re-engagem...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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KT CEO asked to boost company share price...

KT CEO Ku Hyeon-mo is busy trying to raise the company's market value as KT stocks closed at 23,600 won, Thursday, down from a high of nearly 50,000 won in January 2011....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

Korea Times

Pandemic brings end to Netflix vs. theater struggle on theatrical release practice...

As the latest Netflix original film, "Hillbilly Elegy," has hit screens of South Korea's two biggest multiplex chains of CJ CGV and Lotte Cinema, the yearslong conflict between major theaters and the global streaming giant has apparently come ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Stay the course, stay alive for vaccine...

News this week that a Pfizer trial vaccine for COVID-19 appears more than 90 percent effective and could well be ready for wide distribution next year has created a surge of hope. And that's what we need, amidst the alarming nationwide surge of the co...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Plastic pandemic [PHOTOS]...

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a massive demand for and use of plastics....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Seventeen's EP 'Semicolon' breaks 1 million in sales...

Boy band Seventeen now has two million-selling albums after its latest EP, "Semicolon," breached the one-million sales mark, its agency said Thursday....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Japan's Suga to host Australian PM in first visit by foreign leader...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Tokyo next week to meet his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga against the backdrop of increasing tensions with China. Morrison said Thursday he was "honoured" to be the first foreign leader...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Samsung aids Biden's US supply chain recovery measures...

Samsung Electronics has expressed its willingness to comply with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's pledges to promote investment in domestic manufacturing and bring more of the supply chain back to his country....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Gourmand and gourmet...

When my daughter was a college senior in Seoul, I told her that she could meet twice, over coffee, with a boy she wanted to meet, but before the third rendezvous, she must be ready to say yes if he proposed. If she did not have enough confidence in him by...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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'Katchi Kapshida'...

To congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next president and vice president of the United States, President Moon Jae-in tweeted before an official statement: "I have great expectations of advancing and opening up the future ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Ronaldo scores in round of friendlies affected by virus...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea's Hanjin Group reviews buying Asiana Airlines: report...

Korea's Hanjin Group, owner of the nation's largest airline Korean Air Lines Co Ltd , is in talks to acquire debt-ridden Asiana Airlines Inc, local media reported on Thursday, citing unnamed investment banking sources....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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North Korean informants risk lives to provide 'real' news...

Reporting on North Korea has been one of the most difficult tasks for journalists. Sources are hard to come by as the secretive state controls information and people living under government surveillance. Anyone caught sharing information with outsiders ma...

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