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 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

GS Caltex expands scope of gas station under new brand...

GS Caltex is expanding the scope of its gas station business to capitalize on rapidly growing future car businesses - such as electric vehicle (EV) recharging and car-sharing - under the new brand Energy Plus....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

The expectations for the Biden administration...

There are concerns that President Moon Jae-in's "Korean Peninsula Peace Process Initiative" will slow down due to the possible return to "strategic patience" and pressure on North Korea regarding human rights issues after the launch of...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Apple to halve its cut from small app developers...

Apple is to slash the commission it takes from small businesses selling programs on its App Store, the company said Wednesday, but the tech giant will still take a 30 percent cut from major developers....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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New virus cases over 300 for 2nd day, tougher antivirus curbs in place...

The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea hovered above 300 for the second consecutive day Thursday as the country braces for another potential wave of the pandemic, with rising sporadic cluster infections across the nation. The country add...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Hit hard by pandemic, Korean theaters look outward...

While the world's theaters are grappling with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea is one of the few countries where live performances are still being presented although extra safety measures are enforced. Producers are also seeking to reach a ...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Shake Shack brings burgers to Daejeon...

SPC Group opened its 14th Shake Shack restaurant in Korea at Galleria Time World in Daejeon, Friday....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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SK Innovation to face challenges with possible battery spinoff...

As SK Innovation is considering plans to spin off its battery business, the company now has to tackle various complex scenarios to determine its options. Industry officials are speculating on the speed at which it would be able to reach a break-even point...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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UN committee adopts resolution on North Korea human rights violation...

A U.N. committee on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for improved human rights conditions in North Korea that will soon be submitted to the U.N. General Assembly for consideration. The resolution, if adopted, will mark the 16th of its kind since 200...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2020...

1866-Howard University founded (Washington, D.C.) 1866-Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Tougher distancing rules take effect, limiting crowds at public facilities...

As a tougher social distancing scheme took effect on Thursday in the greater Seoul area and some other areas where COVID-19 infections have soared recently, high-risk multiuse facilities, such as restaurants and movie theaters, face restrictions in operat...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Ruling party to push ahead with law revision to launch special investigative body...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is set to push ahead with revising laws related to a new investigative body to look into corruption by high-ranking officials, after a relevant committee failed to reach an agreement on the nomination of candidat...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Land minister apologizes over rental home shortage...

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee issued a public apology Thursday for the increasing shortage of rental housing here amid prolonged instability in the leasing market....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Judge orders Trump administration to stop expelling children who cross border...

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. D...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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[INTERVIEW] Will AI replace human composers?...

In 2018, the K-pop musician and Enterarts CEO Park Chan-jae made a bold prediction. "I feel AI is going to disrupt the music industry," he said during the launch of new label A.I.M. (which stands for Arts in Mankind) that is developing an artifici...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Third wave of COVID-19 looming in Korea...

Daily new COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 here, Wednesday, raising concerns that a third wave of the pandemic is beginning to hit the country. 19 300 '3 ' ....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Chung Euisun aims to turn Hyundai Motor into future mobility firm...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun is seeking to grasp the lead in the future mobility industry by investing heavily in innovative companies overseas. Earlier this year, the chairman announced plans to inject 100 trillion won into the industry by 2...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Duty-free benefits to be given on 'international flights without landing'...

The government has decided to allow local airlines to operate international sightseeing flights that fly passengers over other countries without landing and return to Korea, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Thursday, noting that passengers using these fl...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Seoul soaked by heaviest daily rainfall on record for November...

Seoul and central South Korean regions were soaked with unseasonable heavy rain Thursday, with the capital receiving the heaviest daily precipitation on record for November, the local weather agency said. According to the Korea Meteorological Administrati...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Park Jung-ho leads 'Work Anywhere' initiative at SKT...

SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho is pioneering new ways of working at the telecommunications giant....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Undoing Trump's mistakes...

It's not difficult to overstate the importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) just signed by China and 14 other nations, mostly in Asia, including the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus Sou...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Films featuring female leads dominate box office...

Films featuring female leads continue to dominate the local box office as the two films released last week - "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" and "More than Family" - joined the top chart along with "Samjin Company English Class," w...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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KOICA helps developing countries boost medical capabilities...

The COVID-19 pandemic has grown to affect nearly every country on Earth regardless of economic development status. As of Nov. 18, more than 55.3 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus around the world and more than 1.3 million have died f...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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GM Korea remains mum over 'possible exit'...

GM Korea is remaining mum over the possibility of the U.S. auto giant's withdrawal from the Korean market after a senior General Motors executive hinted Wednesday at a "possible exit" citing the prolonged strike by the union at the company....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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US regulators clear Boeing 737 MAX to fly again...

US regulators on Wednesday cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to return to the skies, ending its 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes that plunged the company into crisis. The Federal Aviation Administration said the approval followed "an unprecedented ...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Danish agriculture minister steps down over decision to cull all farmed mink...

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday faced opposition calls to resign after her agriculture minister stepped down over an illegal order by the government to cull the country's farmed mink. The government is facing its biggest cr...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Single mother by choice...

A Japanese TV personality living in Korea recently became a single mother by choice through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in her country of origin. In an interview with the state-run broadcaster KBS, Monday, Sayuri Fujita said she gave birth to a healthy b...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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'Actor's life begins at 40:' Jung Woo says turning 40 affected his outlook on acting...

It's been a long and winding road for the film "Best Friend" to ultimately land in theaters, but even amid the pandemic, it's a big moment for Jung Woo who has been out of the public eye for nearly three years....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Dinos' Aaron Altherr apologizes for refusing to wear mask during Korean Series...

An American baseball player competing in the Korean baseball championship series apologized Wednesday for refusing to wear a mask during official pregame and postgame functions....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Joe Biden's world order...

TEL AVIV - In less than four years, outgoing US President Donald Trump has achieved what, historically, only devastating wars had done: recast the global order. With his isolationism, wannabe authoritarianism, and sheer capriciousness, Trump gleefully too...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Bangladesh-born migrant activist wins first Minu Memorial Award...

Shekh al Mamun, a migrants' rights activist and movie director, has become the first winner of the Minu Memorial Award, which recognized him for his years-long contribution in enhancing immigrant workers' rights in Korea....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be authorized for use within weeks...

COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc could be ready for U.S. authorization and distribution within weeks, setting the stage for inoculation to begin as soon as this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. S...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around...

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics won't have the luxury of hanging around once they've wrapped up their event. No late-night parties in the Athletes Village. No nights _ or early mornings _ on the town. Instead of getting to know their global neighbo...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

Korea Times

Citibank Korea leads efforts to respond to climate change...

Citibank Korea signed a sponsorship agreement with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Korea for "Change Now for Tomorrow" - a climate-action partnership - while the Citi Foundation donated $250,000 (280 million won), the bank said Wednesday....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Ex-ruling party member may run for Seoul mayoral by-election as opposition candidate...

While some prospective candidates are gearing up to compete for the Seoul mayoral post in next year's by-election, Keum Tae-sup, a former lawmaker who recently left the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) in protest of the party's stances on va...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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BTS drops teaser video for upcoming song 'Life Goes On'...

K-pop superstar BTS has unveiled a teaser music video for "Life Goes On," the lead track of its much-anticipated album "BE." The 26-second video, uploaded on its management agency's social media accounts on Wednesday, shows the septet ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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[EXCLUSIVE] Shinsegae eyes on taking over Hanjin's logistics unit...

Local department store franchise Shinsegae is looking to buy Hanjin Group's logistics unit to bolster its delivery service infrastructure to cope with the rapidly growing e-commerce business. "This is definitely a good chance for Shinsegae to acqu...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

Korea Times

Third wave of COVID-19 looming in Korea...

Daily new COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 here, Wednesday, raising concerns that a third wave of the pandemic is beginning to hit the country. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), there were 313 coronavirus infections for Tues...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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How to restore America's global leadership...

For the past four years, the person that has attracted the most attention from the world must be U.S. President Donald Trump. He has been on the front page of every newspaper almost every day, and his twitter account is a regular visit not only by news re...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Biden warns 'more people may die' if transition delay...

President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday "more people may die" if outgoing President Donald Trump continues blocking a U.S. transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, and he urged Congress to pass new relief legislation. , " "...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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China's policy on denuclearization of North Korea consistent regardless of US election: Amb. Xing...

China's commitment to peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will remain consistent regardless of the leadership change in the United States, Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming said Wednesday. Xing also said during a forum hosted by his embas...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Korean firms to invest $9 bil. in biotechnology by 2023...

Biotech companies here, including Samsung Biologics and Celltrion, will invest a combined 10 trillion won ($9.03 billion) by 2023 in line with President Moon Jae-in's initiative to make biotechnology a growth driver for Asia's fourth-largest econo...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Thai resident's farming business brings diverse flavors to Korea...

The life of Thai resident An Yu-jeong shows how one woman's craving for food from back home can lead to a business venture that creates awareness in Korea of a diverse range of Thai vegetables....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

Korea Times

First EV for delivery service...

CJ Logistics CEO Park Keun-hee, left, poses for a picture with a delivery worker in front of the company's electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Seoul, Wednesday. CJ Logistics became the first local firm to use electric vehicles for delivery servi...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

Korea Times

Huawei selling Honor phone brand in face of US sanctions...

Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

Korea Times

Celebrity Buddhist monk's secular life causes stir...

Haemin Sunim, 46, a Korean-born U.S. citizen, has sparked debate online after his upscale home located near Seoul's iconic Mount Nam and room with a view were made public on a TV show last week. His "privately owned" residence and his secular ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Politically-motivated plan...

A state committee has virtually scrapped the plan to expand Gimhae International Airport in the nation's southeastern province. The panel, under the Prime Minister's Office, cited safety and environmental issues, coupled with a lack of communicati...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Pandemic-marred European trip leaves tactical question marks for football team...

With one key player after another suffering injury and illness, South Korea's trip to Austria for men's football friendly matches seemed doomed before it began. The team's worst nightmares materialized in the form of a coronavirus outbreak, wi...

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