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 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Double check on COVID-19...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Shinhan facing calls to replace Korean-Japanese directors...

Shinhan Financial Group is facing calls to improve the diversity and expertise of its outside directors, of which those of Korean-Japanese nationality comprise 36 percent....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Thousands flee as yet another typhoon menaces Philippines...

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in storm-battered parts of the Philippines Wednesday as the third typhoon in as many weeks barrelled towards the country. Vamco was expected to graze Catanduanes Island - which was devastated by Typhoon ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Huawei to sell phone unit for $15 billion to Shenzhen gov't, Digital China, others: Reuters...

Huawei plans to sell budget-brand smartphone unit Honor in a 100 billion yuan ($15.2 billion) deal to a consortium led by handset distributor Digital China and the government of its home town of Shenzhen, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Former teammates to duel in KBO postseason elimination game...
 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Election limbo...

The experts got it wrong again. The pundits, the pollsters and the mainstream media once again assured Americans of the predictable Trump and Republican rout on election day....

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Brokerage firms take cautious stance over Lime fiasco sanctions...

As a result of a series of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) sanctions committee over the mis-selling of scandal-ridden Lime fund products, three local brokerage firms Shinhan Financial Investment, Daishin Securities and KB Securities were hit with ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Moon to hold phone talks with Biden soon...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to hold phone talks with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden this week, a Cheong Wa Dae official said Wednesday. Cheong Wa Dae is "coordinating a time (for Moon and Biden) to have a phone call tomorrow," the off...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Cast, crew join hands to support depressed theater industry...

"This year we've been unable to see any further than our own nose," Kim Jun-su, a pansori performer and member of the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, said about 2020, which has been difficult for many people including performing artists. ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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As e-scooters gain popularity, safety concerns rise amid eased rules...

Wendell, an English teacher living in Seoul's southeastern Songpa district, often uses a ride-sharing electric scooter to go to a subway station. The increasingly popular urban mobility tool not only saves him time but also helps him avoid bus crowds ...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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October job loss largest in 6 months amid pandemic...

South Korea reported the sharpest fall in jobs in six months in October, extending its job losses to an eighth month amid the pandemic, data showed Wednesday. The number of employed people reached 27.09 million last month, 421,000 fewer than a year earlie...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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Macron stirs controversy with defense of French secularism...

President Emmanuel Macron has stirred controversy even beyond the Muslim world with a staunch defence of the French model for secularism and integration of minorities in the wake of a string of attacks blamed on Islamist radicals.The approach of Macron to...

 2020-11-11 12:40 

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It's done: The NBA comes back on Dec. 22, a 72-game season...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Korea, US discuss infrastructure safety...

Road experts and relevant government officials from Korea and the U.S. held an online seminar, Nov. 5, on improving road infrastructure safety in the face of climate change-induced hazards including landslides, the land ministry said Tuesday....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Trump fires defense chief Esper...

Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, further unsettling a government facing uncertainty over the US president's refusal to concede election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. Coming with just 10 weeks left in his White House tenure, t...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Autocrats think Trump broke American democracy. Biden could prove them wrong...

Amidst all the gloom about our still bitterly divided country - laid bare by the election and President Donald Trump's ugly reactions - I offer some perspective from an unlikely source....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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[Joseon Images] The forgotten buried in foreign land...

Scattered across the Korean Peninsula are a handful of foreign cemeteries. One of the oldest is at Jemulpo (now Incheon) and, although it has been moved several times, it still provides an interesting but fleeting peek into the past....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Nepes Ark seeks deal with Qualcomm before IPO...

Nepes Ark, a local semiconductor testing company, is seeking a product testing deal with U.S. chip-designing giant Qualcomm before its initial public offering this month, according to local tech media....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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'Artsakh stays strong despite massive attacks by Azerbaijan': Armenian ambassador...

It has been more than a month since Azerbaijan started a war against the Artsakh Republic (the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh). On Sept. 27, early in the morning, the Azerbaijani armed forces launched a large-scale airborne, missile and land attack along th...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Massive rallies on Saturday feared to be another COVID-19 hotbed...

The health authorities are bracing for the possibility that massive rallies organized by some progressive groups this Saturday could cause another outbreak of COVID-19 at a time when new daily cases here have risen by triple digits for three consecutive d...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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South Korea to launch new 3,000-ton submarine...

South Korea was set to launch a new 3,000-ton indigenous submarine featuring advanced combat and sonar systems Tuesday in an effort to boost underwater defense capabilities, the Navy said. The ceremony for the mid-class diesel-powered submarine, named aft...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Honoring fallen heroes...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Shinhan strengthening ties with LS for Green New Deal...

Shinhan Bank is strengthening its partnership with LS Group for the government's green new deal drive....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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To protect our democracy, remember: Our opponents are not our enemies...

Last week, amid the ongoing counting of the votes for the presidential election, Joe Biden tweeted: "To make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies." The response from many was harsh and swift, the sentimen...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Rolling Stone to launch Korean edition starting November...

American music publication Rolling Stone is set to roll out a Korean edition starting this month in the latest addition to its international edition series. Rolling Stone Korea, the 12th international edition by Rolling Stone, will be produced in partners...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Coal-free pledge...

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) has released its "2020 report for sustainable management," vowing to reduce or halt coal-fired power generation at home and abroad. It is a welcome move that the state utility is moving to shut down coal power st...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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With strategy gone awry, Wiz left searching for bullpen answers in KBO postseason...

It wasn't yet supposed to be a desperate moment on Monday, but KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-chul went for a desperate measure against the Doosan Bears....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Alex Trebek Rip...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Will KT's bid for D'Live affect HCN deal?...

KT has been making bold decisions to further expand its lead in the pay TV market by becoming the sole bidder for D'Live, just weeks after its affiliate KT Skylife inked a deal to acquire Hyundai HCN....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Naver to launch joint venture with Big Hit Entertainment in US...

Naver, the country's leading portal, plans to launch a joint venture with Big Hit Entertainment in the United States this year to run an entertainment business utilizing K-pop stars, according to an industry source, Tuesday. "The name of the compa...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Netflix estimated to have record-high subscriptions in South Korea in October...

U.S. streaming giant Netflix Inc. is estimated to have brought in record-high paid subscriptions in South Korea last month, industry data showed Tuesday. An estimated 3.62 million viewers in South Korea presumably paid 51.4 billion won (US$45.9 million) f...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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New virus cases in triple digits for 3rd day...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for a third day Tuesday due to a series of cluster infections, prompting health authorities to consider raising the level of social distancing measures. The country added 100 more COVID-19 case...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Biden insists masks are not 'political,' unveils coronavirus team...

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

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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GOT7 unveils teaser photo for upcoming release...

K-pop boy band GOT7 floated a teaser photo Tuesday for its fourth full-length album "Breath of Love: Last Piece."The band took to Twitter to unveil the photo, which shows the seven members standing still against a grayish blue backdrop....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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China-bound passengers must submit 2 negative COVID-19 test results...

Passengers of China-bound flights from South Korea must provide two negative coronavirus test results before boarding, starting later this week, health authorities here said Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, China will require all passengers arriving from Sout...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Chinese football clubs refuse to release South Korean players for international matches...

Two South Korean defenders will not join the national team for friendly matches later this month after their Chinese clubs refused to release them. The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced Tuesday that Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae and Guangzho...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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KT&G set to become global No. 4 tobacco maker...

KT&G is cruising toward its goal of becoming the world's No. 4 tobacco maker by 2025, achieving excellent results in its earnings as well as environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) values....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020...

1790-Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China 1862-The opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Peace initiative put to test...

The upcoming U.S. leadership change is likely to put President Moon Jae-in's Korean Peninsula peace process to the test. It is inevitable for President-elect Joe Biden to adopt a North Korea policy much different from that of Donald Trump. Biden has s...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Labor activist Chun Tae-il reborn in animated movie...

The life of Chun Tae-il, a labor activist who immolated himself to raise awareness about the poor labor conditions of garment workers in 1970, will be retold through an animated film named after him....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Fragile American democracy; Biden's foreign policy...

Donald Trump has been denied a second term; and there was a collective sigh of relief among Washington's Asian allies. Yet it's premature to expect everything to go back to "normal" so that we can all sing "We are the world" togeth...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Biden unlikely to seek mediating role in Korea-Japan row...

Despite growing speculation that the United States may play a mediating role in the ongoing dispute between Korea and Japan under the Joe Biden administration, diplomatic experts suspect that the new American president's brokering efforts will not be ...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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South Korean travel-related stocks rally on Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine results...

South Korean travel-related stocks rallied Tuesday morning on growing hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic could be subdued after global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. reported promising results for its coronavirus vaccine....

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 11, 2020...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90 percent effective...

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Enjoying autumn foliage...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia say sign deal to end Nagorno-Karabakh conflict...

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia said they have signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region after more than a month of bloodshed. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan first announced the signing on social media in the earl...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Positive vaccine news...
 2020-11-10 10:30 

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101 suspected flu shot deaths reported in South Korea...

South Korea's health agency said Tuesday that a total of 101 people, most of whom were elderly, died after receiving seasonal flu vaccines. The deaths had stoked public anxiety over the safety of such vaccines, but the Korea Disease Control and Preven...

 2020-11-10 10:30 

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Brazil suspends China coronavirus vaccine trial after 'unrelated death'...

Brazil's health regulator has suspended the large, late-stage trial of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine by Chinese developer Sinovac following the death of a volunteer, which the company's local partner said was "unrelated" to the vaccine....

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