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 2020-09-10 11:25 

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TikTok star's tattoo ignites Korea racism debate in Philippines...

Anger is rising in the Philippines against South Korea following an incident involving a social media star, her online fans and a tattoo depicting the Rising Sun flag of Japan. Bella Poarch, who has more than 15 million followers on TikTok, had posted a p...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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BTS tops Billboard's Artist 100 and Social 50 charts...

K-pop superstar BTS topped the Billboard Artist 100 and Social 50 charts as its new single "Dynamite" scored its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard said Wednesday (U.S. local time) that BTS ranked No. 1 for the second consecu...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Home-made network devices...

It has been found that the public sector still avoids using locally manufactured networking equipment. The government had vowed to raise the share of domestic-made devices to 50 percent, but the comparable rate stood at the 30-percent range last year. Acc...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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SK Bioscience faces doubts on pause in COVID-19 vaccine test...

SK Bioscience is facing growing doubts over its market valuation, as the firm's COVID-19 vaccine-manufacturing deal with AstraZeneca has hit a stumbling block after AstraZeneca's abrupt decision to pause global trials of the vaccine....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Health officials scrambling to tackle both COVID-19 and flu...

Health authorities here are rushing to tackle both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza as the onset of cooler weather is raising fears over a so-called "twindemic" that refers to the overlap of flu season and a possible surge in coronavirus cases this...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Massive smoke clouds, thick air darken Western US skies...

People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated into midday, all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West. ''It's ...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Nixon-Kennedy Debate...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not helped her Democratic Party's presidential nominee Joe Biden by suggesting he decline to debate Donald Trump. However, she has usefully drawn attention to the importance of televised encounters between presidential, ...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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LG Chem succeeds in test flight of lithium-sulfur battery-powered drone...

LG Chem has succeeded in a test flight of an aircraft powered by its lithium-sulfur battery, indicating that the battery maker's next-generation technology is making smooth progress toward commercialization, the company said Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Hotel Lobby...

Andaz Seoul Gangnam, a luxury lifestyle hotel brand of Hyatt International, is presenting four kinds of Chuseok gift sets composed of signature hotel goods and high-quality fresh food products selected by the hotel chef....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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President 'bone spur'...

NORFOLK, Virginia - President Donald Trump is noted for his outrageous remarks, none more absurd than his claim to have averted another Korean War by meeting Kim Jong-un three times for nothing more than a bonanza of breathless media coverage....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Foreign minister asks for international support for Korea's peace efforts...

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has called on the international community to support the Korean Peninsula peace process and resumption of stalled nuclear talks among North Korea, the United States and the South, according to the ministry, Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Travelholic CEO dies...

Jo Jun-ki, CEO of Travelholic - a travel marketing agency followed by more than 2 million people on social media - died Wednesday, about a week after an apparent suicide attempt....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Blondie & Garfield - SEPTEMBER 11, 2020...
 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Moon approves 4th extra budget to tackle pandemic economy...

President Moon Jae-in announced Thursday that the government will seek to allocate 7.8 trillion won ($65.75 billion) for this year's fourth extra budget aimed at minimizing the economic fallout from the country's COVID-19 situation....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Rally in Pyongyang...
 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Korea to permit export of protective face masks...

Korea will allow the export of face masks that can be used to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Series of crises tests Lee Nak-yon's leadership...

The new ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Nak-yon is getting off to a rocky start....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Filipinos angered by racist comments from internet users in Korea...

Social media users in the Philippines appear to have been angered by racist comments made by some internet users in Korea during a row triggered by a tattoo of Filipina American TikTok star Bella Poarch....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Regulator's 'unreasonable' investment into state-run lender?...

The Financial Services Commission's (FSC) plan to invest a third of its 2021 budget in the Korea Development Bank (KDB) is raising doubts, as this is not in line with current market circumstances. The regulator will invest 459.1 billion won of its tot...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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KDB's Lee Dong-gull begins second term...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) Chairman Lee Dong-gull secured a second term, Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Moon's approval rating falls amid another justice minister scandal...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has dropped 2.4 percentage points, with a controversy snowballing over alleged influence peddling by Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae for her son in connection with his military service a few years ago, a poll showed...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination...

U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to ''outright political persecution and racial discrimination,'' China's foreign ministry said Thursday...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Leonard, Clippers beat Nuggets 96-85, take 3-1 series lead...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Kawhi Leonard has the Los Angeles Clippers a win away from the franchise's first-ever trip to the Western Conference finals....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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How many insults will service members and military veterans take from Trump?...

When the Military Times released new survey results last week showing President Donald Trump's falling support among service members, it seemed like that would be Trump's worst military news of the week. Then came Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Gov't to allocate 7.8 trillion won for extra budgets in stimulus package...

President Moon Jae-in said Thursday his government has decided to draw up a new supplementary budget, worth 7.8 trillion won (US$6.5 billion), for a "tailored" relief package to help people in urgent need amid the COVID-19 crisis. He added that 3....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...

For the second time, a Norwegian lawmaker has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, this time for brokering a deal normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norway&#...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Ethiopian minister earns KAIST doctorate...

Mekuria Teklemariam, an advisor to the prime minister of Ethiopia, has earned a doctorate in business administration from the graduate school of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), according to the university, Tuesday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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A sip of alcohol that will bring you to US...

The so-called "drinking at home" trend has been on the rise as an increasing number of people tend to avoid crowded places amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Australian spy agency targeted Chinese journalists: Beijing...

Beijing claimed Wednesday that Australia's intelligence agency questioned foreign correspondents working for Chinese state-run media, seizing computers and mobile phones in raids apparently linked to a billowing spy scandal....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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North Korea's child mortality rate nearly six times higher than South Korea in 2019: UN report...

North Korea's child mortality rate in 2019 was nearly six times higher than that of South Korea, a recent United Nations report showed. According to the report from the U.N. Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME), North Korea's c...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Is COVID-19 really over in China?: Xi announces victory while the world still suffers [VIDEO]...

"We have exerted great effort which led to a momentous and strategic victory in the battle against COVID-19." China has announced its victory over COVID-19 on Sep. 8 and presented medals to honor disease experts who were seen as role models in the...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Netmarble to launch BTS-themed mobile game on Sept. 24...

Netmarble Games, a South Korean mobile game developer and publisher, said Thursday its new highly anticipated mobile game inspired by K-pop boy band sensation BTS will be launched later this month. BTS Universe Story, an interactive mobile game featuring ...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Kim Jong-un, hiding or fading?...

In the North Korean system, the party is the core of state power. The ruling party in North Korea is the Workers' Party of North Korea (WPNK). However, unlike other socialist countries, North Korea has another feature: a system of absolute power cente...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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[Reporter's Notebook] Local Facebook users could fall victim once more...

"There were some inconveniences to users but Facebook cannot be held responsible," read a controversial ruling by a lower court following a Facebook Ireland Limited lawsuit filed against the Korea Communications Commission (KCC)....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Celltrion fires opening salvo against JPMorgan...

Celltrion, Korea's leading pharmaceutical company, hinted at taking legal action against top-tier U.S. investment bank JPMorgan, by claiming the bank's recent investment reports on the firm defamed its chairman Seo Jung-jin and the company....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Florida flip flops...
 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Book: Kim Jong-un told Trump about killing his uncle...

President Donald Trump's comments about the threat from the novel coronavirus attracted widespread attention after excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's book ''Rage'' were released. The excerpts also provide new details about the preside...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Foreign investors attracted to Korean bonds as virus impact continues...

Foreign investors purchased over 54 trillion won in won-denominated bonds from January to August this year, data from financial institutions showed, Thursday....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Hit by coronavirus, boycotts and controversy, 'Mulan' fails to inspire audiences...

Disney's Mulan has racked up dismal advance ticket sales for its opening day in China, making it likely that the live-action remake will bomb at mainland box office. According to China's largest film ticketing app Maoyan, as of this morning, advan...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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[INTERVIEW] Creators behind 'Beauty Water' satirize absurdity of lookism...

Horror-thriller animated film "Beauty Water," directed by Cho Kyung-hun, is adapted from a popular webcomic "Tales of the Unusual" by cartoonist Oh Seong-dae....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020...

1609-Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island 1773-Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace."...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Justice minister asked defense ministry to do favor for her son in military, document shows...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and her husband asked the defense ministry in 2017 to extend medical leave for their son who was serving his mandatory military duty at the time, according to documents apparently written by the ministry. Choo has come under fi...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Amnesty Report: Businesses supporting Myanmar abuses...

The overwhelming control of Myanmar's economy by the military through some of its biggest companies means its foreign and domestic business partners are likely supporting military units and leaders suspected of human rights abuses, critics say. A repo...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Happy 50 days!...

Seen is a 50-day-old giant panda born at Everland in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. The theme park said Thursday the giant panda, which was born in July, now weighs 2 kilograms and is getting to look more panda-like as its black-and-white pattern emerges. / C...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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While Congress was out...
 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Samsung Display seeks license to supply Huawei: Reuters...

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's display unit has applied for an export licence to continue supplying Huawei Technologies Co Ltd ahead of U.S. export restrictions taking effect next week, an industry source said on Thursday. Samsung Display, which counts ...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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South Korea: model for developing countries in science, innovation...

South Korea was an agrarian-based Japanese colony in the first half of the 20th century, and then a war ground. The country is ranked 11th in the separate 2019 Global Innovation Ranking, published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual P...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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[INTERVIEW] Culture minister upbeat about 'pandemic-defying hallyu'...

Unlike other areas that have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, hallyu - or the Korean wave - has arguably remained robust. Oddly enough, its global presence has become stronger after people being stuck at home has become the new normal aro...

 2020-09-10 11:25 

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Major financial groups strengthen cooperation with startups...

In line with major financial groups' plans to invest tens of trillions of won over the next five years in the government-led Korean New Deal initiatives, the firms' close cooperation with startup businesses is becoming ever more prevalent....

 2020-09-10 11:25 

Korea Times

Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan...

US President Donald Trump was expected to announce further troop withdrawals Wednesday from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down jihadist sleeper cells have faced increasing attacks blamed on pro-Iran factions....

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