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 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Biden visits Korean War memorial on US Veterans Day...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden made a brief trip to a Korean War veterans' memorial in his home state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday as the United States observed its national Veterans Day. "Biden, holding the hand of his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and a...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Builder-turned-barista settles down on small island...

Finding quality hand-drip coffee in remote areas can be a challenge, especially when the remote area is an island with fewer than 300 residents. However, thanks to builder-turned-barista Kim Myung-jin, who opened a cafe dedicated to hand-drip coffee on Da...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas offers early bird room promotion...

The Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is holding its "Re-opening Early Bird Promotion" in November before the official re-opening of the hotel on Dec. 1 after 11 months of remodeling....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Moon announces 'New Southern Policy Plus strategy'...

President Moon Jae-in announced a more advanced version of his New Southern Policy for promoting ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during a video-linked Korea-ASEAN summit, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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[INTERVIEW] Jukjae walks down memory lane with new release '2006'...

People often do not realize the true value of a moment until it is gone. For singer-songwriter/guitarist Jukjae, 31, one way to soothe his longing for the past is to walk down memory lane through his music. On Thursday, he is poised to drop his second min...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea, UAE team up in cultural content exchange, development...

With 2020 designated as the year of Korea-United Arab Emirates Cultural Dialogue, government officials and experts from both countries have taken part in meetings to examine channels for bilateral cooperation in cultural content exchange and development....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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RB singer-songwriter Crush enters army boot camp...

South Korean RB singer-songwriter Crush has joined the army to fulfill his mandatory military service, his agency said Thursday. The 28-year-old, whose real name is Shin Hyo-seob, has entered an army boot camp for basic military training, according to P N...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea, Indonesia discuss stronger bilateral trade...

South Korea and Indonesia on Thursday agreed to cooperate in overcoming the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic by maintaining trade ties and improving the business environment. Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo met his Indonesian counterpart B...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Electoral College is flawed, outdated...

A simple act with the potential for profound consequences, voting is our most precious right....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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K-pop stars' performances shine light on Korean heritage, museums...

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the global music industry into uncharted territory where artists are playing live concerts from their homes or featuring remote performances. K-pop artists, who now make recurring appearances on late night shows in the U.S...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Prolonged chill in job market...

Adversely affected by the rise in COVID-19 infections, the number of employed people in October recorded the sharpest year-on-year drop in six months. According to the monthly employment report released by Statistics Korea, the number of working people st...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Angolan strategy to mitigate COVID-19, promote direct investment...

Angola celebrates its 45th Anniversary of Independence, reached on Nov. 11, 1975, at a very delicate moment, in which the emergence and spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus, quickly became a pandemic on a global scale and became known as COVID-19, causing serio...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020...

1789-Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes" 1839-First U.S. anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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World economy amid pandemic...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 13, 2020...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Best wishes for President-elect Biden...

Six months ago, I penned a Korea Times column entitled "In dire need of political maturity." In it, I urged a hyper - conservative Korean friend to accept-or at least not actively oppose-the liberal government of President Moon Jae - in. Doing so,...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Thirst for new politics...

It is surprising to see Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl topping the list of favored presidential candidates. According to a recent survey conducted by Hangil Research & Consulting, 24 percent of 1,022 people said they backed a Yoon presidency. He was fo...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Improving working conditions for delivery workers...

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee, left, and Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap give a press briefing at the Seoul Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Thursday, on how they will improve working conditions for delivery wo...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Biden presidency must restore alliances battered by Trump...

A re-released photo of Joe Biden, then U.S. vice-president, on the inter-Korean border, is being touted by some as evidence of embedded American imperial complacency. Yet it's almost a required photo stop for American politicians who, as if some mount...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea accelerates submarine development project...

GEOJE, South Gyeongsang Province - South Korea has launched its second locally-built 3,000-ton submarine, speeding up its program to develop indigenous submarines including nuclear-powered vessels. A ceremony for the launch of the diesel-powered submarine...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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NongHyup Financial speeds up global expansion...

NongHyup Financial Group is accelerating a drive to expand its global presence amid tough business conditions here....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Samsung heir returns to business after father's death, convenes design strategy meeting...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong convened a design strategy meeting Thursday in his first business activity since his father's death last month....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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SM's new girl group aespa to release debut track on Nov. 17...

SM Entertainment's new girl group aespa will drop its debut single "Black Mamba," Nov. 17, the record label said Thursday. "'Black Mamba' is a powerful dance piece with a touch of synth and bass sounds," SM said. "It also h...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Biden and North Korea...

Look for familiar names from the presidency of Barack Obama to deal with North Korea after the inauguration of Joseph Biden as president on Jan. 20. Biden, having served as vice president for two terms under Obama, knows these old-timers well and may be i...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Learning Korea's election system...

Diplomats stationed in Korea from 12 countries listen to explanations about Korea's election management system during their visit to the National Election Commission in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. They were given information on how Korea ma...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea advised to take 'measured' approach to Biden...

The government's attempt to reach out to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his aides needs to be made carefully, according to diplomatic experts, Thursday, even though such a gesture is not at all improper....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Moon, Biden reaffirm commitment to robust alliance, peaceful Korea...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in had a phone call with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, in which they reaffirmed a commitment to a robust Seoul-Washington alliance. "We reaffirmed our firm commitment to a robust ROK-US alliance and peacef...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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[Editorial] Shameful decision...

"Ruling party under fire for seeking mayoral candidacy"...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Korea Times translation award recognizes budding talents...

The 51st Korea Times Modern Korean Literature Translation Award commemorated the winners' affection and passion for literature translation at an awards ceremony at the Korea Press Center in central Seoul, Thursday evening....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Two post-election lessons...

As the dust settles after last week, two lessons are clear. The first is that U.S. Democrats lost on a national scale. Their predicted and promised blue wave not only never materialized, but the party actually lost ground. Consider the Senate, which will ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Biden's victory to positively impact Korean economy: minister...

Joe Biden's victory in last week's U.S. presidential election is expected to positively impact the South Korean economy, as it will help ease economic uncertainty and improve global trade environments, Seoul's finance minister said Thursday. F...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Transition team...
 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Russia says COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effective on early data...

Developers of Sputnik V, Russia's experimental COVID-19 vaccine, announced Wednesday that early, interim data from a large trial suggests the shot appears to be 92% effective. The statement, which did not include detailed information about the trial, ...

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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BTS to headline Big Hit's year-end concert: agency...

K-pop megastar BTS is set to appear in a year-end concert organized by its agency, Big Hit Entertainment, the agency-label announced Thursday....

 2020-11-12 12:57 

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Court grants bail to Shincheonji leader indicted on charges of obstructing COVID-19 response...

A court on Thursday granted bail to the leader of a minor religious sect at the center of the early coronavirus outbreak in South Korea. Lee Man-hee, the 89-year-old leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, was indicted in August for allegedly submittin...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Online marketplace rife with illegal items and unethical sellers...

"Cute puppy for sale for 60,000 won ($53), free packaging, additional charges for delivery." An internet user uploaded a post offering to sell a mixed breed dog on Joonggonara, one of the country's largest online marketplace for secondhand ite...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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EXO's Kai to debut solo this month...

Kai, a member of K-pop boy band EXO, is set to release his first solo album in November, his agency said Wednesday. The six-track album titled "KAI (?)" is scheduled to be released on Nov. 30, SM Entertainment said, without elaborating on the main...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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'Obaekjeon'...

It is always interesting to learn the stories behind historical sites. Whenever I have a chance, I go hiking in the mountains. Walking on and on, I like to read the stories explaining historical legends....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Bosung Industrial enters US weapons market with expansion in Washington...

South Korean weapons systems developer Bosung Industrial has set up a new subsidiary in Washington, D.C., under a plan to test its competitiveness overseas. The company, spearheaded by CEO Kim Joo-han, is headquartered in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. Kim ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Virus resurgence deepens job market woes...

Korea lost 421,000 jobs in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sharpest year-on-year drop since April's figure of 476,000, Statistics Korea data showed Wednesday....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Celebrate Trump's defeat. But don't delude yourself about the future...

Can it be that our long national nightmare is over? Is President Donald Trump going to concede defeat and leave office on Jan. 20?...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Bio-food research...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Samsung researchers open new chapter for holographic displays...

A small, empty room looks dull and lonely, but with the swipe of a hand the red horizon from the Maldives lights up, and in another second, the user is in the center of New York City's Times Square....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Big cleanup...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Moon, British PM hold phone talks over ties, climate change...

President Moon Jae-in held phone talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday and discussed ways to promote bilateral ties and cooperate on climate change, his office said....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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In-house experts crowding out foreign consultancies...

Foreign consultancies in Korea, which once flourished as the most-favored workplaces among young jobseekers, are under serious pressure from domestic companies that are aggressively strengthening their in-house experts to cut costs....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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SK Nexilis spurs expansion in battery foil...

JEONGEUP, North Jeolla Province - SK Nexilis is expanding its production of copper foil for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, as part of the company's bid to capitalize on EVs' ascension in the global automotive market....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Why Biden and Boris may 'blow up' over Brexit...

While many governments have welcomed Joe Biden's win, Boris Johnson has put himself on a collision course with the president-elect. Johnson pledged to press ahead on Monday with legislation designed to override the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland whic...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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No visible turnaround after NIS chief's meeting with Suga...

National Intelligence Service chief Park Jie-won met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tuesday, in Tokyo. But the meeting seems to have ended without producing concrete answers about pressing issues, such as Suga's visit to Seoul for the up...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Korea's chaebol ushers in new chapter with young leaders...

Korea's top four conglomerates, known as chaebol here, have entered a new era with Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG all now under the leadership of next generation family members. The move will formally be complete when Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Le...

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