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 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a ''complete recovery'' from the Soviet-era nerve agent is possible for him, t...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Dampened Tesla Battery Day throws cost challenge for suppliers...

Tesla's Battery Day event ended in a relatively dampened mood, as what was announced during the much-touted event underwhelmed investors and rival battery makers who expected details on a new type of electric vehicle (EV) battery the company had devel...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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LG reports more virus cases at headquarters building...

More employees of LG Electronics Inc. working at its headquarters building in Seoul have been infected with the new coronavirus, company officials said Wednesday, prompting the tech firm to expand its remote working system....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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'Moon's proposal for end-of-war declaration untimely, unrealistic'...

President Moon Jae-in's speech early Wednesday morning at the 75th United Nations General Assembly contained some proposals on engaging North Korea. Political watchers, however, generally view the proposals, including declaring an end to the 1950-53 K...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Hankook Tire expands supply for premium cars...

Hankook Tire & Technology has been working on improving profitability by focusing on sales of tires for premium vehicles amid a sales disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leading tiremaker said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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IOC president named winner of Seoul Peace Prize...

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will receive a South Korean award recognizing efforts to promote peace, for his contributions to a successful staging of the 2018 Winter Olympics that brought the two Koreas together....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Moon seeks international support for end-of-war declaration...

President Moon Jae-in underlined the importance of support and cooperation from the international community for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace here during a video speech to the United Nations General ...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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A better way to help Californians survive wildfires...

Firestorms in the West have grown bigger and more destructive in recent years _ and harder to escape. Massive and frenzied, they have overtaken people trying to outrun or outdrive them....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Cheong Kwan Jang ginseng gaining attention for boosting immunity...

Korea Ginseng Corporation's (KGC) red ginseng product Cheong Kwan Jang has been enjoying soaring popularity ahead of the Chuseok long weekend as consumers are increasingly purchasing the health food products as gifts, the state-run corporation said We...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Trump leaves out North Korea for first time in UN speech...

U.S. President Donald Trump left out North Korea in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, marking the first time he has not mentioned the communist state in his four U.N. speeches....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Chinese scientists bring safer pig-to-human organ transplants closer to reality...

A team led by Chinese researchers say they have succeeded in producing genetically modified pigs with cells that are more compatible with the human immune system, paving the way for safe and effective organ transplants from animals to humans....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Jeju on high alert over tourist inflow during Chuseok holiday...

Officials on Jeju Island are bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 infections on the resort island as many tourists are expected to visit there during the five-day Chuseok long weekend that starts Sept. 30....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Hanwha, SNU join hands in blockchain research...

Hanwha Life Insurance has teamed up with Seoul National University (SNU) for blockchain research, in a bid to develop more advanced digital finance platforms, the insurer said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing 'plague' at UN...

U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having "unleashed" COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of "lies" and abusing the U.N. platform to pr...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Main opposition party suffers identity crisis...

The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is undergoing internal conflict, with a significant number of members protesting interim chief Kim Chong-in's reform drives which they view as a radical departure from their conservative identity....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Samsung, with or without union...

Samsung has not allowed any form of union under its roof for 81 years ever since its establishment. It is Samsung's so-called "No Union" policy. Though it may have been strict and somewhat oppressive to a certain extent, nobody doubts the rela...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Warner Bros. to withdraw from Korean market...

Warner Bros. will pull out of the Korean market after years of weaker-than-expected performances, officials from its local unit said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Besieged lawmaker quits party...
 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Hong's premature optimism fans concerns...

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the panic-driven buying spree in the property market is showing signs of subsiding, a statement that fails to reflect the rapid spike in apartment prices over the past few years, experts said Wed...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Opposition members propose 'drive-through' rallies on Oct. 3...

Several members of the main opposition party have proposed "drive-through" rallies as an alternative to the mass anti-government protests planned for next month, drawing harsh criticism from the ruling party. The government has banned rallies of 1...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Reopening peace factory...

MADRID - The Sperry Corporation was an American manufacturer of electronic components, information-technology equipment, and defense systems that obtained lucrative government armaments contracts after the United States entered World War II. When the firm...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Korea's disease control head included on TIME 100 list...

Jeong Eun-kyeong, South Korea's anti-virus czar, has been included on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people, the magazine announced Wednesday. Jeong, commissioner of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), is the...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Rouhani says next US leader must cede to Iran demands...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Tuesday that the next US leader must accept Tehran's demands, ruling out compromise as Donald Trump vies for reelection....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Nobel Prize ceremony replaced with televised event: Foundation...

The traditional Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm has been cancelled for the first time since 1944 in favour of a televised event due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced Tuesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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New virus cases bounce back to over 100 on untraceable cases...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 100 on Wednesday, snapping three consecutive days of a two-digit rise, as sporadic cluster infections, coupled with untraceable cases, continued to pop up across the country....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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SK IE Technology to sell stake worth 300 bil. won to PEF...

SK IE Technology Co., a South Korean manufacturer of lithium-ion battery separator, plans to sell its stake worth 300 billion won ($258 million) to local private equity fund Premier Partners, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Controversy continues over 2nd relief fund...

Women's rights group vehemently criticized the National Assembly's last-minute flip-flopping to allow operators of "adult entertainment facilities" to receive up to 2 million won ($1,710) in emergency relief, Wednesday, saying taxpayers...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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TWICE to drop new Japanese single album in November...

K-pop girl group TWICE will release a new single album in Japan in November, according to its label-management company Wednesday. The two-track Japanese single, titled "Better," will be released on Nov. 18, according to JYP Entertainment. "Bet...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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KDB plans to offer 'financial assistance' to SsangYong...

The Korea Development Bank (KDB), the major creditor of the ailing Korean automaker SsangYong, plans to offer the company "some financial help," after U.S.-based automobile distributor HAAH Automotive Holdings clarified its intention to acquire it...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020...

1853-First round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt) 1869-Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Lee Jung-hyun returns with laughter-inducing thriller 'Night of the Undead'...

Director Shin Jung-won, a pioneer in mixing genres such as horror and comedy in box-office hits "To Catch a Virgin Ghost," "Chaw" and "Ghost Sweepers," has returned to directing after eight years with the comedy thriller "Night...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Suncheon to sue Busan's Buk-gu over bungled management of virus patient...

Suncheon City in South Jeolla Province has decided to file a lawsuit to exercise its right to indemnity against Busan's Buk-gu and a COVID-19 patient living there, claiming Busan's bungled management of the patient has caused both material and psy...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Regulator 'very close' to granting conditional OK for Woowa-DH deal...

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KTFC) has almost finished its review of conditionally approving Woowa Brothers and Delivery Hero's $4 billion deal. The antitrust watchdog has commissioned the Korea Academic Society of Industrial Organization to study...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Nats sweep Phils, drop Philadelphia below playoff position...

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled out of a playoff position, getting swept in a doubleheader by the Washington Nationals when Yadiel Hernandez hit a game-ending, two-run homer in eighth inning off Brandon Workman for a 2-1 win in Tuesday...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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New defense minister pushing to visit US next month: officials...

Defense Minister Suh Wook is likely to visit the United States next month for his first talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, officials said Wednesday. Discussions are under way with the U.S. about the new minister traveling to Washington for annu...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Businesses' woes deepening over 'fair economy act'...

Concerns are growing among domestic businesses as lawmakers expedite efforts to introduce a set of new regulations on corporations that restrict the largest stakeholder's control of corporate boards. Companies claim the regulations, dubbed "the fa...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Gyeonggi Province to test basic income scheme for farmers...

The Gyeonggi Provincial Government is planning a test run of a basic income program for local farmers starting next April, according to officials, Tuesday....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Which non-violent revolutions will succeed?...

The old calculation was simple and brutal: if you want to overthrow a tyrant, you must use violence. There was an occasional exception, like Gandhi's use of non-violent protest to gain India's independence, but people wrote that off as being due t...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Kookmin Bank's mobile phone biz at risk?...

KB Kookmin Bank's new line of business offering mobile phone plans in partnership with telecommunications firm LG Uplus continues to face setbacks due to hardline opposition from the lender's union....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Blondie & Garfield - SEPTEMBER 24, 2020...
 2020-09-23 16:59 

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[FB INSIDE] Son nets 4 as Spurs triumph...

There were 18 goals in the Premier League's four games on Sunday - with Tottenham's 5-2 victory over Southampton producing the most. 4 , 18 . 5-2 ....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Renault Samsung to export XM3 to European market...

Renault Samsung, the Korean unit of Renault Group, will manufacture the XM3 small SUV for the European market here, a crucial deal for the company's sustainability....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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'Nostalgia'...

Whenever I visit my hometown, it reminds me of the poem "Nostalgia" written by Jeong Ji-yong....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Pansori performance 'In a Dream' highlights minor characters...

As a practitioner of pansori, a traditional narrative musical genre, Lee Seung-hee is familiar with the five existing repertoires of pansori - Chunhyangga, Simcheongga, Heungbuga, Sugungga and Jeokbyeokga. Also as a contemporary woman living in the 21st c...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Proposal for end-of-war declaration...

President Moon Jae-in called for a declaration to the end of the Korea War in a prerecorded speech for the annual United Nations General Assembly session, early Wednesday. He also proposed setting up a cooperative body to fight infection and promote healt...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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2 Korean pitchers to make final season starts on same day...

Two South Korean starters in the majors will both make their final appearances of the 2020 regular season this week.Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays will face the New York Yankees at Toronto's alternate home, Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, at...

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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Incheon Airport draws blank in duty-free auction amid pandemic...

Incheon International Airport, the country's main gateway, failed to draw enough bidders in duty-free auctions Tuesday, its operator said, underscoring an extended slump in the duty-free business sector amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-09-23 16:59 

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BTS to perform for entire week on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show'...

K-pop super group BTS will have a week of performances on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," starting Sept. 28. The show announced the special "BTS Week" on social media Tuesday....

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