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 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Korea honors UN veterans of Korean War...

Korea honored the heroic efforts of the United Nations forces who participated in the 1950-53 Korean War, Nov. 11, holding a special ceremony in Busan....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data...

European Union regulators have filed antitrust charges against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of using data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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NHL could go with temporary realignment for next season...

The NHL could go with a temporary realignment of its teams for next season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league also is contemplating a reduced schedule and temporary hubs. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said realignment could help with ongoing travel ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Poetic entanglement of love and alienation...

In a fable written by Jeong Ho-seung, a mother bird tells her son, who was born with only one wing, "If we do not love sincerely, we can never fly. Loving is gaining the other wing. So son, be sure not to lose love."...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Korea confirms highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in wild birds...

South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it had confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu in samples from wild birds in the central west of the country and issued its bird flu warning. The virus was discovered in samples collec...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Fiction Grand Prize: Jab...

I have an old punching bag. It's about 120 centimeters long and made of genuine cowhide, one of those top-quality bags meant to hang in a boxing studio. I've still got it tied to a branch of the persimmon tree in my backyard. Years of exposure to ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Top prosecutor ranks top in poll of prospective presidential candidates...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl has surpassed political heavyweights from the ruling Democratic Party to rank top in the latest popularity poll of prospective presidential candidates released Wednesday. According to a survey of 1,022 people 18 years and...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Moon expected to discuss North Korea, alliance with Biden...

President Moon Jae-in is expected to discuss pending bilateral issues, including North Korea, with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in their first phone conversation, which could be held as early as Thursday, according to Cheong Wa Dae. However, diplomatic ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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BTS shares details of upcoming album 'BE'...

K-pop megastars BTS on Wednesday unveiled the details of their much-anticipated album "BE," scheduled to be released later this month. An image posted on the band's agency Big Hit Entertainment's Twitter account showed a handwritten list o...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Moon pays tribute to UN veterans...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Bungled command and control...

The military suffered a setback in command and control for three days in late October as its C4I - command, control, computers, communications and intelligence - system broke down at some Army units in the capital area and on the border in Gangwon Provinc...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 12, 2020...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Fiction Commendation Award winner Rina Kim...

Rina Kim is a consultant and translator who was born in Seoul and grew up going back and forth between the U.S., Korea and England. She studied French and Russian as an undergraduate at Cambridge University before moving on to law at Duke University Schoo...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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New virus cases at nearly 3-week high...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for a fourth day Wednesday to a nearly three-week high on sporadic cluster infections across the nation, with more cities adopting enhanced social distancing schemes. The country added 146 more...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Untact FACE of ASIA 2020 finals get closer...

Among the 30 contestants selected during the first round of the 'Untact Face of Asia 2020' - the world's very first virtual modeling festival hosted by the Asia Model Festival Organizing Committee (AMFOC) based in Seoul - 26 models have been g...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Ex-MLB trainer, player hired by KBO club...

A former personal trainer for Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has been hired by a Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club to revamp its training system. The Kiwoom Heroes announced Wednesday that Kim Byung-gon, who worked with Ryu ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Airman creates pictograms to promote Air Force...

The public may get more familiar with terms used by the Air Force thanks to pictograms created by one of its members, SSgt. Kim Hyeon-jun....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Bumpy ride...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Cyclist gets 9-month ban for crash that left rival in coma...

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen was banned from racing for nine months on Wednesday for causing a sprint-finish crash that left a rival in a coma and with severe facial injuries....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Seoul test flies 'drone taxi'...

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 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Renault Samsung bets on SUV models to revive sales in Korea...

Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean unit of Renault S.A., will focus on promoting SUV models to revive sales amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company's country manager said Wednesday. Renault Samsung has suffered a sharp decline in sales ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Union dispute corners GM Korea under Biden presidency...

The prolonged dispute between GM Korea and its union is affecting the carmaker's attractiveness as a production base for General Motors' future models....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Joe Biden's victory can benefit Florida. Here's how...

Joe Biden is president-elect. Kamala Harris will be our glass-ceiling-shattering vice president....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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'Korea should look into CPTPP, capture opportunities in US reshoring'...

The election of Democrat Joe Biden as U.S. president is drawing the attention of governments around the world to economic policies to be implemented under his administration, given that a shift will likely occur from the Trump government. This is expected...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Poetry Commendation Award winner Hedgie Choi...

Hedgie Choi was born in Gwangju and grew up in the U.S. from ages seven to 17 before returning to her hometown. She received an undergraduate degree at Yonsei University and is pursuing a master's degree in creative writing at the Michener Center for ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Myanmar: The saint who lost her way...

Almost completely obscured by the blanket global coverage of the U.S. election, they are having one in Myanmar too. The outcome is even more a foregone conclusion, although in this case it will confirm the existing government in power. But it is only by c...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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'Britain's invitation forKorea to join G7 summit shows its enhanced global stature'...

Britain's invitation for Korea to attend next year's Group of Seven (G7) summit apparently reflects Seoul's enhanced global stature, and it is expected to help the East Asian nation play a bigger role on the global stage, especially amid talk ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Foreign residents choosing smaller cities over Seoul...

The foreign population concentrated around certain areas in Seoul has been dispersing across the country including into Gyeonggi Province, due mainly to increasing demand for workers in regional industrial complexes and agricultural villages, according to...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020...

1918-Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic 1933-Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Poetry Grand Prize: 1mg of Anaesthetic...

1mg of anaesthetic put me to sleep Sending me Wandering across glaciers Having to scale an iceberg Ascending A mountain of medical waste1mg was too heavy Shouldering just 1mg I struggled to move up...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Biden says 'America is back' in calls with global leaders...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has told several world leaders that "America is back," apparently signaling normalization of the way his country deals with other countries and allies. His remarks resonated with what one of his key foreign policy ad...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Korean PM regards Biden's victory as Americans' choice of national repair, unity...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun construed Joe Biden's victory in last week's U.S. presidential election as reflecting American people's desire for national reconciliation and solidarity. He described the sprit as the "zeitgeist" of the c...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Poetry Grand Prize winner Mattho Mandersloot...

Mattho Mandersloot is a freelance translator who grew up in the Netherlands and the U.K. He earned his bachelor's degree in Classics at King's College, and master's degree in Translation at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), be...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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The missing piece: A Korean adoptee's new life in Sweden...

Let's begin where most stories begin - at the beginning. I was born in Daegu, South Korea, in 1980, the same year as John Lennon was shot and the Rubiks Cube was introduced to the world....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Poetry Commendation Award: Two Colors in a Picture Book...

This picture book is horizontal and composed of only two colors. Color 1 and Color 2 are equally unimportant. That by itself intrigues the reader. If a character dies on the left page, the right page rejects it. Because only two colors exist in the pictur...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Moon honors UN Korean War veterans, vows to make Korea 'peaceful, prosperous'...

President Moon Jae-in pledged efforts Wednesday to make South Korea "peaceful and prosperous," paying respects to war veterans on the occasion of the International Memorial Day for U.N. Korean War Veterans. "The more we reflect on their spirit...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Fiction Commendation Award: The Aunt...

Before our marriage, I had thought that Taewoo's father's side of the family was bustling, but that on his mother's side, there was only his grandmother. So when I first met his parents, I suspected his mother would be rather head-strong becau...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Fiction Grand Prize winner Hannah Hertzog...

Hannah Quinn Hertzog is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2018 with three majors - Computer Science, Korean and Asian Languages and Literature....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Foreign minister meets with people close to Biden...

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) - South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Tuesday she met with people considered close to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and stressed the need for the incoming administration to prioritize the North Korean nuclear issue....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for supply of 300 mln doses of COVID vaccine...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Commission said on Wednesday it had sealed a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for the supply of up to 300 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Efforts to mend ties...

National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Park Jie-won met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tuesday, to discuss pending issues between their two countries. This is the first time Suga has met with a ranking Korean official since he took off...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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North Korea estimated to have up to 60 nuclear warheads: think tank...

North Korea is believed to have up to 60 nuclear warheads that can threaten regional stability, according to a recent estimate by a research institute affiliated with the U.S. National Defense University....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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KDB's 'controversial' capital reduction plan for Asiana...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) is in the hot seat over its decision to undertake an equal reduction in share capital for cash-strapped Asiana Airlines....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won election, including more than half of Republicans...

Nearly 80% of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election after most media organizations called the race for the Democrat based on his leads in critical battleground states, ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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[51st Korea Times Translation Awards] Judges' Report...

What a year this has been! The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has ushered in a brave new world we have never experienced before, prompting institutions and individuals alike to rethink their opus operandi. Indeed, this crisis has demanded that we question in a f...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020...
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Dance group behind Korea's tourism promotional videos that have gone viral...

If you've ever seen their dance, chances are you probably saw it on repeat. Ambiguous Dance Company, a group of sunglass-donning dancers showing off addictive dance moves in funky outfits inspired by Korean tradition, is the latest viral marvel to hai...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Biden pleads 'wear masks,' unveils virus task force...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden urged Americans to wear masks, Monday, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and not consider it a "political statement," as he named the scientists who will lead his administration's response to the pandemic. ' ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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North Korea highlights hazards of smoking after adopting anti-smoking law...

North Korea's state news agency on Wednesday highlighted the hazards of smoking, saying the habit could increase the chances of getting infected with the new coronavirus....

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