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 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Calls mounting to punish driver of fatal DUI crash...

Calls are mounting for law enforcement authorities to punish the driver of a fatal DUI crash, which occurred on Wednesday in Eurwangni, on Incheon's Airport Island. A man on his way to deliver fried chicken was killed in the accident....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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

Celltrion, 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 COVID-19 s...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Motels become hot place for hangout amid tightened virus rules...

Many people, particularly young adults, have been flocking to new venues such as motels to have a drink as they have been unable to spend time at restaurants or bars after 9 p.m. due to the government's enhanced social distancing guidelines aimed at h...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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North Korea showing no sign of 'lashing out' in near future: USFK chief...

North Korea is not showing any signs of provocation, such as rolling out a new strategic weapons system, the head of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday, while insisting the impoverished North may be too caught up in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Samsung expands dominance in domestic smartphone market in Q2: report...

Samsung Electronics Co. further expanded its dominance in the domestic smartphone market in the second quarter of the year, a report showed Friday, thanks to robust sales of the Galaxy A budget line and Galaxy S20 series. Samsung accounted for a 67 percen...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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'The Woman Who Ran' centers on interactions between women...

Director Hong Sang-soo's "The Woman Who Ran" is a situational tale of a bored married woman named Gam-hee (Kim Min-hee) who meets her three old friends over the course of three days while her husband is away on a business trip....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Speedy distribution...

The extra budget of 7.8 trillion won ($6.57 billion) has been decided for a second relief package to help those suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike the blanket relief package distributed previously to all households in May, the second one is l...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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North Korea issues shoot-to-kill orders to prevent virus: USFK...

North Korean authorities have issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent the coronavirus entering the country from China, according to the commander of US forces in the South. The impoverished North - whose crumbling health system would struggle to cope with ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Foreigners become net sellers of S. Korean stocks in August...

Foreign investors turned net sellers of South Korean stocks in August as they locked in profits following a bull run in the local stock market amid economic recovery hopes, the central bank said Friday....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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First driver indicted for violating stricter school zone safety laws gets prison sentence...

A man on Friday received a prison sentence for hitting and injuring a child with his car, becoming the first driver to be punished after the laws mandating heavier punishment for car accidents within school zones came into force in March. The Incheon Dist...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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GM replaces PR chief in Korea...

GM Korea Friday named GM International Operations Director Yoon Myong-ok as chief public relations officer, replacing GM Korea Vice President Hwang Ji-na....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Gyeonggi governor leads in presidential hopeful poll...

Lee Jae-myung, governor of Gyeonggi Province, topped an opinion poll on potential presidential candidates for the second consecutive month. In a survey by Gallup Korea released Friday, Lee of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), maintained a 1 percentage poi...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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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. It is not an easy dec...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Choo scandal corrodes support for Moon among young people, men...

The growing allegations surrounding Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae over her son's military service are beginning to affect the approval ratings for President Moon Jae-in and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), as support for the President and the...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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BNP Paribas sponsors Seoul International Women's Film Festival...

BNP Paribas is participating in the 22nd Seoul International Women's Film Festival as an official sponsor, in efforts to discover more talented women and help raise voices against gender inequality in the film industry, the French-based global banking...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020...

1776-Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission 1888-Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Greek Interpreter" (BG)...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Choo 'asked for special favors for her son'...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae sought special favors for her son in 2017 when the son was serving in the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) for the 2nd Infantry Division of the Eighth U.S. Army, the former commander of the Eighth U.S. Arm...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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New virus cases under 200 for ninth day...

South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the ninth consecutive day Friday, but the country is still undecided over whether to extend enhanced virus measures in the greater Seoul area due to sporadic cluster infections and untraceable cases. ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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'Digital Prison' shuts down amid outcry...

A South Korean vigilante website that published personal details of people it accused of sex crimes suddenly went dark this week after a public backlash sparked by the death of one of its targets, as police hunt for its operators. Calls have grown for tou...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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China and India pledge to ensure peace after clash...

China and India have pledged to enhance mutual trust to ensure peace along their disputed borders in their first formal agreement since June, with Beijing saying the two nations were not a threat to each other. The pledge came as Chinese Foreign Minister ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Samsung to benefit from Huawei ban in long run: analysts...

Samsung Electronics Co. is likely to benefit from U.S. sanctions on Chinese tech titan Huawei Technologies Co. in the long run, analysts here said Friday. The U.S. sanctions, which ban the supply of semiconductors made with American equipment or software ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Book tells stories of local breweries, premium spirits...

Baek Woong-jae's "Hanju, Our Spirits" takes readers to two dozen local breweries across the country which make a variety of homegrown spirits. With a note describing the taste of each product at the end of each chapter, Baek tells the stories ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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In a year of social distancing, virus alters Sept. 11, too...

In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and ...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Government in hot seat over detained South Koreans in North Korea...

The South Korean government's silence on its citizens detained in North Korea is drawing criticism from those who are claiming that Seoul is intentionally avoiding the issue so as not to ruffle feathers in Pyongyang while pursuing inter-Korean project...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Rights panel finds ministry lacked fairness in handling New Zealand sexual abuse case...

The foreign ministry failed to fairly handle allegations that a senior diplomat sexually abused a local embassy employee in New Zealand, and even included officials directly under him in an internal probe team, the state human rights watchdog said Friday....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Concerns grow over release of notorious child rapist in Dec....

Concerns are growing over the upcoming release of convicted child rapist Cho Doo-soon in December, whose violent rape of an eight-year-old girl in 2008 shocked the nation....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Zombie thriller '#Alive' becomes Netflix's most popular film...

Director Cho Il-hyung's zombie thriller "#Alive" has become the most popular film in the world on Netflix, the first Korean title to achieve that feat....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Uber incentivizes drivers to switch to electric vehicles...

Uber made an announcement they will offer incentives to drivers to transition to cleaner vehicles while acknowledging that emissions from its rides have risen in recent years. ....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Korea, US to create working-level channel for alliance talks...

South Korea and the United States will establish a dialogue channel between working-level personnel to discuss a wide range of diplomatic issues, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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HDC's plan to take over Asiana to be 'officially' terminated...

The termination of the high-profile takeover deal between Hyundai Development Company (HDC) and Asiana Airlines was officially announced Friday after the cash-strapped airline and its creditors declined to accept HDC's demand for another 12 weeks of d...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Warning: Woodward virus may cause rage...
 2020-09-11 08:38 

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SK, ILJIN clash over battery copper foil plants in Malaysia...

Copper foil makers SK Nexilis and ILJIN Materials are locking horns in their attempts to expand their market shares for copper foil used in EV batteries, exchanging salvos over the SK Group unit's alleged plan to build a plant in Malaysia....

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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Financial sector wrangles over growing union influence...

Unions at state-run and commercial financial organizations are rushing to recommend outside directors to company boards, a move to gain a greater say in corporate management backed by the labor-friendly Moon Jae-in administration, according to industry so...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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#CancelNetflix campaign heats up over 'Mignonnes'...

Thousands of people launched a call to boycott Netflix on Thursday over the French film "Mignonnes," angry that its young stars were portrayed in a sexualized way. The film, known as "Cuties" in English, is directed by French-Senegalese di...

 2020-09-11 08:38 

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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trials paused...

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold as the company investigates whether a patient suffered a serious side effect or if the illness had nothing to do with the shot. 19 3 , ....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Resumption of North Korean weapons testing only matter of time: US expert...

North Korea appears to be ready to resume its nuclear and weapons testing in the near future, a former U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday, stressing the need for "stronger" incentives or punishment for the communist state. "Another big ...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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US-China tech war is headed for digital decoupling...

The Trump administration's recent efforts to restrict Huawei's access to U.S.-designed chips is yet another salvo fired in the U.S.-China tech war. It threatens to hamstring the company's business of selling smartphones and telecommunication g...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Gov't, ruling party agree on 20,000-won support for communication expenses...

The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) agreed Wednesday to include a 20,000-won ($16.8) subsidy for ordinary people in the planned emergency stimulus package....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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'See you in Seoul': BTS promotes tourism...

A promotional video of K-pop superstars BTS introducing travel spots in the South Korean capital will go live this week, the Seoul city government said Thursday. While the new coronavirus has put a brake on the global tourism industry, the city government...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Splitting hairs with speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment's hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance? And of course, I concluded that it is....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Don't control media...

A ruling party lawmaker has triggered controversy over his mobile messenger conversation that could undermine the freedom of the press. Rep. Yoon Young-chan of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is now under fire from the main opposition People Power Par...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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New virus cases under 200 for eighth day...

South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the eighth consecutive day Thursday, but a spate of cluster infections continued to strain the country's efforts to bring the daily numbers under two digits. The government will decide this week w...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Marked for life: Korean tattoo artists seek legalization...

South Korean tattooist Doy counts Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt and members of K-Pop band EXO among his celebrity clients, but his delicate, detailed designs could land him in prison. Now he is leading a campaign for the abolition of a law that reflects t...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Interliquor expands into sparkling wine market...

Interliquor is expanding into the country's sparkling wine market, as the liquor company secured an exclusive deal to supply an Italian sparkling wine maker's product here, the company said Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

Korea Times

Seoul City to unveil new tourism video featuring BTS...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to roll out a new tourism promotional video Friday, featuring BTS, the K-pop group that made history recently by landing at No.1 on Billboard's main singles chart....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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China, India accuse each other of firing shots in tense border region...

China and India have accused each other of firing shots on their disputed border, violating a 1996 no-fire agreement and further escalating military tensions in the Himalayan border region. Zhang Shuili, a spokesman for the People's Liberation Army...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Notable rebound in IPO activity expected in second half...

Analysts initially thought that the COVID-19 pandemic would seriously impact acquisition deals throughout 2020, and in the first half of the year the pandemic did have a significant role in cutting initial public offerings (IPOs) activity....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Tattoos in Korea: inking and de-inking...

Honesty compels me to admit that I am not a big fan of tattooing. My sentiments about it can probably be attributed in part to a middle-class, European-American background. Nevertheless, many people whose lives began in circumstances similar to mine are e...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Lotte seeks to unload TGI Friday's as part of restructuring...

Lotte Group's restaurant service firm, Lotte GRS, is seeking to unload its business of running chain TGI Friday's in Korea, in an apparent effort to streamline the group's portfolio....

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