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 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Blondie & Garfield - OCTOBER 14, 2020...
 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Masks mandatory on public transportation, hospitals...

People will be required to wear face masks on mass transportation, at demonstrations, and medical and health care facilities starting Tuesday, health authorities said. The requirement is in line with the implementation of the country's infectious dise...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Filipino UFC fighter follows Pacquiao's mountain path to glory...

Mark Striegl makes his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi this weekend having taken a path forged by centuries of feared Filipino warriors and followed by boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Striegl based himself in the cool mountain climate of Baguio City and it paid off a...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness...

A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant's ''unexplained illness'' is related to the shot....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Don't be part of the 'twindemic'; get flu shot...

On Tuesday, I biked over to the local Kaiser clinic to get my flu shot. I get one every year, but never this early....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan: Reuters...

The White House is moving forward with three sales of advanced weaponry to Taiwan, sending in recent days a notification of the deals to Congress for approval, five sources familiar with the situation said on Monday. The move in the run-up to the Nov. 3 U...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Hyundai in used car market...

Hyundai Motor recently revealed its intention to jump into the used car market, triggering fierce opposition from existing dealers. "To ensure consumer trust and enhance market transparency, a reputable automaker's participation is essential,"...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Envoy to US in hot seat over repeated controversial remarks...

Korean Ambassador to U.S. Lee Soo-hyuck is in hot water over his repeated remarks that seem to devalue the nation's seven-decade alliance with the United States. Diplomatic watchers say it was inappropriate for the ambassador, whose mission is to mana...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Eastar to cut half of workforce to woo new investors...

Eastar Jet Co. said Tuesday it will lay off more than half of its workforce this week as it strives to find a new investor after Jeju Air Co. scrapped its plan to acquire the smaller budget carrier amid the coronavirus pandemic. Eastar plans to deliver pi...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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The grinch who stole Halloween...
 2020-10-13 12:15 

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'SK Innovation project a game-changer'...

Pat Wilson, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has a positive outlook on the state's partnership with SK Innovation. Wilson wrote a column in the local newspaper the Main Street News with the title "SK Innovation p...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Trilateral summit between Korea, Japan, China unlikely this year...

A trilateral summit between Korea, Japan and China is unlikely to be held this year as Tokyo has notified Seoul that Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will not visit Seoul to attend the meeting unless the bilateral friction over compensation f...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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BTS fans upset over China backlash on RM's Korean War remarks...

Fans of K-pop superstar BTS on Tuesday voiced frustration over the social media storm in China that has erupted over member RM's recent remarks honoring those sacrificed during the Korean War. In an Oct. 7 ceremony hosted by the U.S.-based nonprofit o...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Sinking South Korea - how critical is the situation?...

Marine City, a residential community of skyscrapers in Busan's coastal district of Haeundae, towers close to South Korea's southeastern shoreline. The architectural grandeur has been consistently laid bare to destructive threats from angry seas wi...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Effectiveness of virus relief fund remains questionable...

The effectiveness of the coronavirus relief fund worth 40 trillion won ($34.78 billion) is still being called into question, as most firms remain hesitant to receive the financial aid due to its high interest rate and other challenging eligibility criteri...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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New virus infections bounce back to triple digits...

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Tuesday that 102 new COVID-19 infections were reported for Monday, a return to triple-digit cases on the day social distancing guidelines were eased and reigniting concerns that it was too early ...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Korea seeks balanced regional development under New Deal projects...

South Korea plans to pursue balanced regional development under Korean-version New Deal projects that aim to boost growth of the coronavirus-hit economy, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Tuesday. In a policy meeting chaired by President Moon Jae-in, Hong...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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'Ghost' director lauds Koreans' sense of responsibility...

"Ghost," a musical based on the 1990 film of the same name, returned to Korea seven years after its premiere, presenting the timeless love story on stage with a touch of technology and theater magic....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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FNC rookie P1Harmony to make official debut on Oct. 28...

FNC Entertainment's latest boy group P1Harmony will debut on Oct. 28.The agency announced the group's debut date on its social media Monday, sharing a schedule-timeline for the first mini-album "DISHARMONY : STAND OUT."...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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New E-Class facelift...
 2020-10-13 12:15 

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[Editorial] Balance in virus fight...

"Mass rallies undesirable but so is stringent ban"...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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BLACKPINK's 'Boombayah' tops 1 billion YouTube views...

The music video of "Boombayah," K-pop megastar BLACKPINK's debut song, became the band's third video to exceed 1 billion YouTube views on Tuesday. The music video hit the milestone around 8:26 a.m., four years after its release in August 2...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Samsung, LG cooperate in fostering local suppliers...

Samsung and LG are entering into strategic cooperation to facilitate the growth of small- and medium-sized (SME) suppliers, particularly in the materials, components and equipment sectors. The partnership is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of their...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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North Koreans rally wearing masks after military parade...

Thousands of North Koreans have packed into Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square to pledge their support for the government - all of them wearing masks, unlike at a military parade only two days earlier. Authorities held the rally on Monday at the start of ...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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North Korea's new missile...
 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Fund scandal expanding to involve ruling party politicians...

Two financial fraud cases are spreading to the political circle with lobbying allegations involving ruling bloc figures. The cases could become another political battleground, with the main opposition People Party of Korea (PPP) calling for an investigati...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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BTS takes top two spots on Billboard singles chart...

South Korean boy group BTS has achieved its second No. 1 on Billboard's main singles chart with a song featuring the South Korean septet climbing to the summit this week, Billboard reported Monday. "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)," the lates...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Delivery workers vow not to work on Saturdays...

Parcel delivery workers vowed not to work on Saturdays for the next two weeks following the recent death of an overworked fellow worker, said the Committee for the Prevention of Work-Related Deaths of Delivery Workers, Tuesday....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020...

1867-15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan 1884-George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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New virus cases bounce back to triple digits...

South Korea's new virus cases rebounded to over 100 on Tuesday, snapping five consecutive days of a two-digit rise, as sporadic cluster infections continued across the nation and imported cases rose amid an eased social distancing scheme that went int...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Want to learn taekwondo poomsae online?...

Taekwondo poomsae - a set of defining motions and poses for display - has been traditionally taught vis-a-vis between instructors and students. But after the COVID-19 global pandemic discouraged or in some countries banned all offline gatherings, chances ...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Is West so different from China?...

The contemporary cacophony of a mean international politics and old stereotypes interferes with the possibility of a needed harmony. Peace overtures are music to the ears of all good people - Chinese or American; but not to haters, warmongers, or arms mer...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Stop cover-up attempt...

More than 20 politicians, officials and financiers face mounting allegations that they were deeply involved in the fraud schemes of two asset management companies. They include up to eight members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and five for...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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China's conditions to US (III)...

The statements from three ranking Chinese diplomats, who sent out similar messages to the United States in August, emit the signature feature of China's diplomatic strategy: "be prepared both for war and peace."...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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POSCO Int'l to supply EV component to Vietnam's VinFast...

POSCO International said Tuesday it and domestic auto parts maker Erae AMS will supply electric vehicle (EV) components to Vietnamese carmaker VinFast....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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K-pop stars after glory days...

"Every flow has its ebb" and so does every star. Members of K-pop groups enjoy their glory days when they are young; but after a group disbands, the stars, still in their 20s or 30s, are left to face the "real world" out of the spotlight....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Coming equity shortage following pandemic...

Let's be optimistic and assume that one or more of the 11 COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing Phase 3 clinical trials are found to be safe and effective by early 2021. Let us also assume that production can be ramped up quickly, so that countries c...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Will Big Hit Entertainment's stock price continue to soar after IPO?...

Ahead of Big Hit Entertainment's much-expected listing on the nation's benchmark KOSPI on Thursday, investors' interest in K-pop band BTS' management company is rising over whether the company's initial stock price could hit the price-...

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Hansae opens PPE plant in US...

Global fashion company Hansae opened a personal protective equipment (PPE) plant in North Carolina on Friday....

 2020-10-13 12:15 

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[HACKERS] Toeic RC: October 3...

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 2020-10-13 12:15 

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Trump says Kim one of 'sharp' leaders even after North Korea unveils massive new missile...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday picked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as one of the world's "sharp" leaders, even after the North unveiled a massive new missile believed to be capable of striking any part of the United States. "Look...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Contradictory message...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attempted to flex his country's military muscle by showcasing a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling Wo...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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New virus cases spike amid eased social distancing measures...

The daily number of new COVID-19 infections in Korea spiked again to nearly 100, putting the health authorities on high alert, Monday, after social distancing guidelines were eased....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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McDonald's using Samsung screen...

A customer makes an order watching a menu displayed on a Samsung Electronics' digital sign from a drive-through lane at a McDonald's outlet in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. Samsung said it has supplied its digital screens to the fast-food cha...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Series 'Missing: The Other Side' ends with jump in ratings...

The OCN series "Missing: The Other Side" ended with its highest viewership rating on Sunday.The final episode of the mystery drama series recorded a 4.8 percent rating, more than a 1 percent increase from the previous episode....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Korea's coal use for power generation dips 7% in 2019...

South Korea's coal consumption for electricity generation decreased 7 percent in 2019 from a year earlier due to its efforts to cut carbon emissions, a report said Monday. Asia's fourth-largest economy consumed 94 million tons of coal to generate ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Eatery owner cancels franchise plan after caught copying recipes...

A Seoul-based restaurant owner, who copied rice porridge recipes developed by a Pohang-based chef and tried to use them to start a franchise business, publicly apologized for his actions....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Activists to launch legal battle to protect 'Statue of Peace' in Berlin...

Civic activists based in Germany are planning to apply for an injunction Monday against Berlin city authorities' removal order for a statue erected in the German capital of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery, informed local so...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Exports plunge 28.8% in first 10 days of October...

South Korea's exports dropped 28.8 percent on-year in the first 10 days of October amid the fallout from the new coronavirus outbreak, customs data showed Monday. The nation's outbound shipments stood at US$9.3 billion in the Oct. 1-10 period, com...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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MAMAMOO to pre-release single ahead of comeback album...

K-pop girl group MAMAMOO will give a sneak peek into its upcoming mini-album by pre-releasing a single on Oct. 20.The group's agency RBW shared a comeback timetable for the album "Travel" on social media Monday, announcing that one track would...

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