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 2020-09-13 08:35 

Korea Times

The Nanzing - a cargo of criminals and corpses...

The Nanzing shipped a variety of things generally between Shanghai, Jemulpo and Fusan - mainly general goods, mining equipment and a little gold, but very little from Nagasaki apparently due to the ship's bad reputation....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Justice minister apologizes over alleged power abuse scandal involving her son...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae apologized Sunday over allegations she used her influence to seek special favors for her son during his mandatory military service, breaking her recent silence on the issue....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

Korea Times

Abe's militaristic proposal...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has issued a statement proposing that Japan develop the capability to stage pre-emptive strikes on enemy bases. On Friday, he stressed the need for such a capacity to defend his country against any imminent enemy attacks...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Trends of COVID-19 in the Washington DC Area...

Since Washington, D.C., has been the center of global politics and many people around the world likely know someone who either lives or works in the D.C. area, I developed a graph of its virus trends....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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US-brokered Taliban, Afghan government peace talks begin...

Taliban and Afghan government peace talks to form a unity government and end war began Saturday. The U.S.-brokered peace talks kicked off in Doha, Qatar, with the goal of ending years of wars that have killed and displaced millions....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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KOSPI logs 2nd-highest bullish move in COVID-19 period...

Since the global stock markets suffered a crash back in mid-March amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the nation's benchmark KOSPI logged an upward increase of about 64 percent, the second-highest bullish move among G20 countries in the period....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Bahrain, Israel normalize relations in US-brokered deal...

Bahrain and Israel have established full diplomatic relations after the United States hosted a phone call between the leaders of the two nations, President Donald Trump announced Friday....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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'Boycott Mulan' spreads online in Korea...

Boycotts against Disney's live-action remake film "Mulan" are spreading online in Korea before its release on Thursday after the film's final credits thanked government entities in Xinjiang, which is accused of human rights abuses against ...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Osaka's third Grand Slam, anti-racism stand, hailed in Japan...

Naomi Osaka's victory in the US Open was hailed Sunday by media and officials in Japan who broadly welcomed her campaigning for victims of racial injustice and against police brutality....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Iran executes man whose case drew international attention...

Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country's authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man's life to be spared....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Economic rebound over fiscal health?...

The financial authorities are being urged to announce a mid- to long-term plan to deal with the possible spiraling of the national debt amid the nation's ever-worsening fiscal soundness, economists said Tuesday. It may seem premature for the governmen...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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BlackRock suffers losses from investments in K-bio...

BlackRock has reduced its investments in the Korean bio industry, after suffering considerable losses from its bets on Helixmith, Sillajen and HLB, according to industry officials, Sunday....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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US has 'gone too far' interfering in other countries' affairs, Wang Yi says...

The United States should "better manage" its own affairs and stop meddling in those of other nations, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. "Now is the time for China to ask the United States not to interfere in China's inte...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Biegun expresses US support for lasting peace on Korean Peninsula...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun has expressed Washington's support for efforts to build peace on the Korean Peninsula at a regional security forum, his office said....

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Justice minister apologizes over graft allegations surrounding her son...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae apologized, Sunday, over snowballing allegations that she abused her power to seek special favors for his son during his mandatory military service. However, she denied the allegations in a Facebook post. She said the prosecuti...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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New virus cases under 200 for 11th day...

South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the 11th consecutive day Sunday, but sporadic cluster infections and untraceable cases continued to put health authorities on alert. Later in the day, the country will decide whether to extend stricte...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Are Singaporean workers really losing jobs to Indian expats due to Ceca free-trade deal?...

As Singapore's economy slows amid the coronavirus pandemic and job losses mount, people's anxieties over their livelihoods have found a convenient target: a free-trade agreement Singapore signed with India in 2005. On social media, the Comprehensi...

 2020-09-13 08:35 

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Korea to ease social distancing in greater Seoul area for 2 weeks...

The government decided to ease the tougher social distancing requirements in the greater Seoul area for the next two weeks as the country's virus situation showed signs of abating, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Navy joins US-led four-nation maritime exercise in Pacific...

The South Korean Navy has joined a U.S.-led multinational maritime exercise in the Pacific, military officials said Saturday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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New virus cases under 200 for 10th day, extension of tougher virus curbs again under review...

South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the 10th day in a row Saturday, but health authorities remain skittish about no letups in sporadic cluster infections and untraceable cases. Over the weekend, health authorities plan to determine whet...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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Will gov't extend Level 2.5 distancing rules in capital area?...

Government officials are agonizing over whether to extend tougher social distancing guidelines for Seoul and surrounding areas as the number of daily new COVID-19 cases remains in the triple digits, according to the officials Friday. ....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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North Korean leader visits flood-hit area for 2nd time to check recovery efforts...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a flood-hit village in North Hwanghae Province in the country's southwest for the second time in a month to check recovery efforts, state media said Saturday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Chief of new disease control agency appointed in special ceremony...

President Moon Jae-in attended a rare ceremony outside Cheong Wa Dae to appoint Jeong Eun-kyeong, South Korea's disease control czar, as head of a new agency to operate autonomously with more authority and workforce....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Seoul shares to encounter volatility in coming week...

South Korean shares are likely to trade in a tight range in the coming week on valuation concerns, analysts said Saturday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

We didn't know he's troubled justice minister's son: Jeonbuk Hyundai...

Troubled Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's son is working with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC as an intern....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Telcos bolster education content for remote learning amid pandemic...

South Korea's major telecom companies are beefing up their education content to ride on a trend of remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Saturday, as they release services using advanced IT solutions....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

The Nanzing - competition among steamers...

In the early 1880s, Jemulpo [modern Incheon] was one Korea's three open ports. In the beginning, only two Japanese-subsidized steamships visited the isolated port - generally once or twice a month - and, unsurprisingly, they were expensive to utilize....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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Foreign minister to attend ARF security forum...

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha was set to attend an annual security forum, involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on Saturday, with a focus on mustering regional support for Seoul's push to resume stalled dialogue with North Ko...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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2.4 magnitude quake hits southeastern region...

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern county of Chilgok on Saturday, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Beijing will impose 'reciprocal restrictions' on US diplomats in China...

US diplomats in China will be subject to new restrictions after Beijing announced on Friday that it would retaliate against Washington's decision to limit the movement of Chinese diplomats in America....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

World Suicide Prevention Day...

A harsh and indiscriminate spotlight always shines on the issue of suicide in South Korea whenever a high-profile figure or celebrity makes what the local press euphemistically describes as an "extreme decision". Yet I have always found this unhel...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Bahrain, Israel normalize relations in US-brokered deal...

Bahrain and Israel have established full diplomatic relations after the United States hosted a phone call between the leaders of the two nations, President Donald Trump announced Friday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

54 people contract COVID-19 from Daejeon's health care product event...

Citizens in Daejeon, a central city about 150 kilometers south of Seoul, are getting restless as authorities announced Saturday a chain of coronavirus transmissions originating from a health care product business forum has infected 54 people so far. Daeje...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Finland to ease travel restrictions, allowing entry from Sweden...

Finland will ease tight restrictions on entry as it tries to attract back business travelers and tourists ahead of winter, allowing arrivals from countries with higher rates of coronavirus infection including its neighbor Sweden....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Bucheon animated film fest to kick off next month...

This year's Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) will kick off next month for a five-day run, the event's organizers said Saturday....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Korea, US to discuss OPCON transfer at ministerial talks: defense dept....

South Korea and the United States continue to move toward the transition of wartime operational control (OPCON) of troops back to Seoul and the issue will be discussed again at their annual defense ministerial meeting, the U.S. Department of Defense said ...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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Main opposition seeks to attract young people disgruntled with ruling party...

The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is striving to attract young people, mainly in their 20s and 30s, to shed its image of being "old boys" representing those with vested rights. The PPP has been given the opportunity to attract young mem...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Cardinals' lefty Kim back to training from kidney illness...

St. Louis Cardinals' lefty Kim Kwang-hyun has returned to the team's training session. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sept. 5 after being diagnosed with renal infarction caused by a blockage of blood flow to a kidney....

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Gov't calls for continued presence of Korean peacekeeping unit in Lebanon, South Sudan...

South Korea's foreign ministry on Friday called for its peacekeeping troops to continue their presence in Lebanon and South Sudan for its contribution to the global peace and other factors. Whether to extend the mandate of Dongmyung Unit in Lebanon an...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

Korea Times

Scaled-down Busan film festival to be held this year, two weeks behind schedule...

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will be staged two weeks behind schedule and on a lower scale due to the coronavirus pandemic, its organizer said Friday. The biggest film festival in Asia was initially to be held from Oct. 7-16, but the secre...

 2020-09-12 08:29 

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Japan's Abe urges stronger defenses to face missiles...

Japan must strengthen its ballistic missile defenses, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday, a potentially controversial proposition given the country's pacifist constitution, which limits its military capabilities. Abe made the call despite being in ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

National Assembly urged to accelerate digital transformation...

September to November is the busiest time of the year for lawmakers. Meetings are held day after day during this period, with the opening of the National Assembly's annual regular session in September, followed by the Assembly's annual audit of go...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Some Cathay Pacific businesses to forgo wage aid from Hong Kong gov't, paving way for lay-offs...

The Cathay Pacific Group will apply for a limited amount of help from the Hong Kong government's wage subsidy scheme, the Post has learned, in a closely watched move indicating how soon it can lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Deadly wildfires worsen across California [PHOTOS]...

Butte County firefighters watch as flames quickly spread across a road at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evac...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Asia Model Festival to launch K-beauty products...

The Asia Model Festival Organizing Committee (AMFOC), ENBIOSCIENCE and Kobea Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the launch of "K-beauty" PB (Private Brand) products....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Half-Korean White Sox pitcher Dane Dunning would 'love to play' for Korea...

Born to a Korean mother and an American father in Florida, Chicago White Sox pitcher Dane Dunning says he wants to "fully embrace" Korean culture. As a baseball player, what better way to do that than to play for the country of his mother's bi...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

ABL Bio retains talent via strong employ stock option plan...

ABL Bio, a Seongnam-based Biotech research company, spends about 12 billion won ($10 million) a year to finance its employee stock option plan, a strategy intended to help the company grow and ensure it retains talented employees, according to industry so...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Celltrion's COVID-19 treatment substance shows efficacy...

Celltrion Inc., a leading pharmaceutical firm in South Korea, said Friday that its coronavirus antibody treatment substance has shown treatment efficacy in clinical trials. CT-P59 has been administered to 32 healthy volunteers who have not contracted COVI...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Vaccination from politics...
 2020-09-11 08:38 

Korea Times

Korea's money supply grows at fastest clip in nearly 11 years in July...

South Korea's money supply grew at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years in July as household and corporate lending grew amid a long streak of low rates and the new coronavirus outbreak, central bank data showed Friday. The country's M2 stood at 3,0...

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