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 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Big-brand BTS promotions disappear as band sparks uproar in China...

South Korean boyband BTS is facing a barrage of criticism in China after its leader made remarks about the Korean War and several big-name brands, including Samsung, have apparently distanced themselves from the K-pop group amid the uproar....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Will Lee Kang-in stay in Valencia?...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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New virus cases jump again on first day of eased social distancing scheme...

South Korea's new virus cases spiked again Monday, though the daily tally stayed below 100 for the fifth consecutive day, as the country eased its tougher social distancing measures. The country added 97 COVID-19 cases, including 68 local infections, ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Why Harris-Pence debate was important...

Wednesday's eagerly anticipated U.S. vice presidential debate proved a high-spirited affair at an extraordinary moment in the campaign. It may not shake up the race decisively but it did highlight the huge role that Mike Pence or Kamala Harris will pl...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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How US election will affect investors' portfolio...

Investors have less than a month left to possibly readjust their portfolios before the results of the U.S. presidential election, as some of them think the outcome will have a big impact on the markets. , ....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Korea, Russia celebrate 30 years of cultural exchange...

The Korea-Russia Culture and Arts Society (KORACS) said Monday it had held a virtual international conference last week to discuss active cultural exchanges and future relations between Korea and Russia with the Gorchakov Fund....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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BLACKPINK's first full album hits No. 2 on Billboard in new milestone for K-pop girl group...

K-pop megastar BLACKPINK's first full-length album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard main album chart this week, setting a new record in the history of South Korean girl groups. "At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, BLACKPINK's debut full-length ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Azerbaijani envoy denounces Armenia over border conflict...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship...

The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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[EXCLUSIVE] LS Cable in talks to acquire KT Submarine...

LS Cable is seeking to acquire KT Submarine to further widen its lead in the local undersea cable market. "LS Cable is seeking to acquire KT Submarine and is under price negotiations with the firm," a senior industry official told The Korea Times....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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'Lack of alternatives keeps Moon's approval rating high'...

President Moon Jae-in's job approval rating has remained relatively high over the past few months despite continuous controversies surrounding the administration, such as scandals involving his aides and North Korea issues....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Election rigging...

U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed he can only lose the presidential election on Nov. 3 if it is rigged against him. Similar claims about the conservative opposition's landslide defeat in Korea's April parliamentary elections have already bee...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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African countries urged to revise aviation policies to fight COVID-19...

A top African Union (AU) official urged the 55 AU member states to go over their aviation policies to revive the industry hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, during a recent webinar hosted by the union. Amani Abou-Zeid, the AU commissioner for infrastructure an...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Civic groups urge Berlin to keep 'Statue of Peace'...

Civic groups here are calling on the City of Berlin to retract its order to remove the statue of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sex slavery by Japan, installed in the central Mitte district, according to activists, Monday....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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British Airways chief executive Cruz steps down...

British Airways, slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, said Monday that CEO Alex Cruz is stepping down "with immediate effect" but gave no reason for his departure. Parent group IAG added in a statement that Cruz, who has been BA chief executive fo...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Kiwoom Heroes manager resigns before season ends...

Kiwoom Heroes manager Son Hyuk has resigned from his post, the team said Thursday....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Scream at the president...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

How US election will affect investors' portfolio...

Investors have less than a month left to possibly readjust their portfolios before the results of the U.S. presidential election, as some of them think the outcome will have a big impact on the markets....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

2 Americans win Nobel prize in economics for auction theory...

Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for ''improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.'' ''Their discoveries have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the wo...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Blondie & Garfield - OCTOBER 13, 2020...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Hong Kong bankers losing their jobs to mainland Chinese rivals...

Hong Kong's home-grown investment bankers are rapidly losing their status as the city's go-to deal makers, supplanted by mainland Chinese rivals who now hold a majority of senior jobs in Asia's biggest financial hub. While the shift has long s...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Protesting gov't shortcomings in Lone Star scandal...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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U.N. Seoul human rights office meets brother of S. Korean official killed by N.K. soldiers...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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LG Chem fails to address investors' concerns...

LG Chem has announced its preliminary earnings for the July-September period, Monday, for the first time in its history in an apparent attempt to soothe angry retail investors who bought LG Chem stocks before the company abruptly declared the spin-off of ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020...

1483-Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on the Bible 1792-Washington lays cornerstone of the Executive Mansion (White House)...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Gov't calls for fair probe into death of Korean businessman in Iraq...

South Korea has called on Iraqi authorities to carry out a fair investigation into the death of a South Korean businessman involved in a large port construction project in the Middle Eastern country, the foreign ministry said Monday. The senior director a...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Global partnerships for African recovery...

WASHINGTON, DC/PORT LOUIS - The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected developed and developing countries alike, despite vast disparities in initial response capacities. Global leaders were especially concerned about the disease's pot...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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FSS in dilemma over top court's ruling supporting Samsung Life...

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) is in a dilemma over its plans to take action against Samsung Life Insurance over its refusal to make payments for claims on cancer insurance policies, after the top court ruled in favor of the insurer in a legal di...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Tax agency to fight Google in-app purchase policy...

The tax authority vowed Monday to join pan-government efforts to prevent Google from collecting "unfair profits" in Korea by abusing its monopolistic status with the Android OS....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Does Kim's speech signal improvement in inter-Korean ties?...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's reference to South Korea during a commemorative speech for the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Saturday, is raising questions about the future of inter-Korean relations. Right after o...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Will Kona EV fires dampen Hyundai's electric drive?...

Hyundai Motor is striving to contain the impact of fires in its Kona Electric vehicles, deciding to launch recalls affecting more than 77,000 of the electric vehicles (EV) worldwide....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Portugal, France lose perfect records; England beats Belgium...

Portugal and France lost their perfect records in this season's UEFA Nations League after playing out a 0-0 draw against each other on Sunday, and Belgium saw its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat against England. Two of the sport's best...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Assembly audit disrupted over allegations on minister...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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High-rises vulnerable to fire...

A fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building in the southeastern city of Ulsan last week. The blaze broke out at 11:07 p.m. Thursday in the 33-story Samhwan Art Nouveau commercial and residential building. Strong winds fanned the flames, which raged thr...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Korea to implement mandatory mask use from Tuesday...

People will be required to wear face masks on mass transportation and in public places starting Tuesday to help better combat the coronavirus outbreak. The requirement is in line with the implementation of the country's infectious disease control and ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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FEBC faithfully fulfills mission to spread gospel to North Korea, other communist states...

Far East Broadcasting Company Korea (FEBC-Korea), a faith-based radio station initially set up by Christian missionaries from the U.S., relocated its transmitter station to Daebu Island, Gyeonggi Province, from Siheung City, Gyeonggi Province on Monday to...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Personalized masks...
 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Comedy helps in life...

A crafty comedian knows how to tell a thought-provoking joke which will appeal to audiences from all walks of life. I enjoy smoothly-delivered comedy. Strangely enough, I sometimes meet people who are convinced I have no sense of humor. What I find funny ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Quadrilateral alliance and Korea...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Japan last week to participate in the second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, an informal strategic forum of the U.S. Japan, Australia and India known as the Quad....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

Taeguk Warriors, kind of, return to action...

Friday was Hangeul Day in South Korea, a holiday to celebrate the invention of the country's alphabet, though it is hard to decipher much meaning from the evening meeting between the national team and the Under-23 team....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Will IMF lower Korea's growth outlook?...

All eyes are on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which will announce Korea's growth outlook late Tuesday, after major foreign investment banks have been downgrading the country's growth forecast following the resurgence of COVID-19 infections...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

Gov't lowers social distancing but remains on alert over potential resurgence...

South Korea on Monday began implementing the lowest level of its social distancing guidelines following a slowdown in new cases in recent weeks, but the country remains vigilant over a possible resurgence of COVID-19. Under the decision, the country eased...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Jeju governor announces presidential bid...

Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong has announced his bid to run in the 2022 presidential election, becoming the first potential contender to make his ambition public....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

Film screenings to honor best-known Swiss actor...

The Embassy of Switzerland in Korea will host film screenings in tribute of Bruno Ganz, possibly the best-known Swiss actor who starred in multiple international award-winning films before he died at 77 in 2019. The screenings will run from Oct. 15 to Nov...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Trump claims he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail...

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was ready to return to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about his health on the eve of a Florida rally meant to kick off the stretch run before Election Day. His impending return comes after the ...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

Card firm battle intensifies between Samsung, KB...

Samsung and KB Kookmin Card are engaging in heated competition to become the No. 2 card firm after Shinhan, amid the leading company's shrinking market share....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

CDC finally admits that coronavirus can linger in the air...

Oh, how wrong I got it in the early pandemic days. I and everyone else....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

BTS' online concert draws nearly 1 million viewers from 191 countries: agency...

Nearly 1 million viewers watched an online concert of K-pop superstar BTS held over the weekend, the band's agency said Monday. Some 993,000 viewers from 191 countries and territories watched "BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E" that was streamed online...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Market Kurly CEO receives Pony Chung Leadership Award...

Market Kurly CEO Sophie Kim has received the first Pony Chung Leadership Award given to young innovative business leaders. The Pony Chung Foundation initiated the leadership award to mark the 15th anniversary of its establishment....

 2020-10-12 12:07 

Korea Times

Perfect in Paris, Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer...

PARIS (AP) _ All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer's reco...

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