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 2020-11-17 10:56 

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'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition...

President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccin...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Lantern lighting fest likely to be listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage...

South Korea's lantern lighting festival, an event held to celebrate Buddha's birthday, is expected to be inscribed as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, the government said Tuesday....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Migrants criticize human rights agency's decision on disaster relief funds...

The national human rights agency's recent decision not to recognize the exclusion of foreigners from the state disaster relief fund plan as discrimination has drawn a backlash from migrants' rights groups, Tuesday. A coalition of such groups from ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Tsinghua Unigroup's financial struggle to benefit SK, Samsung...

SK hynix and Samsung Electronics will likely experience less pressure in the memory chip sector as one of their top Chinese competitors, Tsinghua Unigroup, is suffering a liquidity problem....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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'Angbuilgu' sundial from Joseon era returns from US...

"Angbuilgu," a hemispherical metal sundial from the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom era, has been returned from the United States, becoming the eighth remaining antique time-keeping device in Korea. The sundial was put up for auction in the U.S. earlier ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Moon asks for public's cooperation to avoid further tightening of distancing rules...

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the decision to enforce stricter distancing rules in the greater Seoul area starting this week was an "unavoidable"; measure, while asking for the people's cooperation to help curb the latest resurgence o...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Delivery Hero confident of persuading FTC...

Delivery Hero remains confident of persuading the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) to approve its acquisition of Woowa Brothers without selling its food delivery player Yogiyo....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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US Army chief in Seoul for talks on combined posture, alliance...

The U.S. Army chief of staff visited South Korea to discuss how to maintain a firm combined readiness posture to deal with regional security challenges, his office said Tuesday. Gen. James McConville arrived late Monday and plans to meet Defense Minister ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Kim Tschang-yeul finds peace of mind in water drops, text...

Kim Tschang-yeul is well-known for his water drop paintings, which he has produced for over 48 years. "The Path," a new exhibition at Gallery Hyundai, sheds light on the 91-year-old artist's pursuit of purity and serenity within droplets with ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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COVID-19 vaccines spur Korean cold chain firms' growth...

The ongoing development of COVID-19 vaccines by global pharmaceuticals is spurring expectations on logistics and equipment firms related to cold chain services, as those vaccines are anticipated to require low-temperature storage and transport to ensure d...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Social Distancing Level 1.5: dining, gathering rules to be tightened...

South Koreans in the greater capital area will face stricter social distancing rules under the government's Level 1.5 scheme starting Thursday, including more toughened capacity limits at restaurants and worship services and caps on large gatherings....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Korea backpedals in e-scooter regulations...

The popularity of electric scooters is rapidly growing as a means of fast transportation in congested traffic or for short distances such as between buildings on college campuses. An increasing number of companies are also offering shared personal mobilit...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Korea's DAC membership...

As the world is reeling from a global pandemic of unprecedented magnitude, countries are coming together to respond. President Moon Jae-in pledged $100 million of humanitarian assistance to support global efforts to tackle COVID-19. Since then, the Republ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Fine dust hits Korea...
 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Cut in maximum interest rate...

The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea decided Monday to lower the legal maximum interest rate on loans to 20 percent from the current 24 percent. "After revising related laws, such as the Interest Limitation Act and the Loan Business...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Social distancing level raised to 1.5 in greater Seoul...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Tuesday that the government will raise the current Level 1 social distancing guidelines to Level 1.5 in the greater Seoul area, effective Thursday, as the COVID-19 situation here has been showing signs of deteriorating....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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After 'Extreme Job,' Ryu Seung-ryong returns with musical film...

Ryu Seung-ryong, the versatile actor who starred in "Masquerade" (2012), "Miracle in Cell No. 7" (2013), "Roaring Currents" (2014) and "Extreme Job" (2019) - each of which surpassed 10 million box office tickets sold - is r...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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South Korea calls for information sharing on essential traveler policies in APEC ministers' meeting...

South Korea has called for countries to actively share information about policies on allowing the entry of essential travelers from overseas as part of efforts to facilitate trade and investment amid the pandemic, officials said Tuesday. Seoul made the pr...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Korean Air-Asiana integration draws backlash...

A high-profile aviation deal between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines is facing a continuing strong backlash from a coalition of the former's shareholders who argue the decision is aimed at defending the managerial rights of Cho Won-tae, the chairman of...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Gov't decides Gimhae airport unfit for expansion...

The government announced Tuesday that it will conduct a fundamental review of its earlier plan to expand Gimhae International Airport, again calling into question its feasibility....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Virus hits Cheorwon hard...
 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Don't give in to the gloom...

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its worrisome upswing and governments responding with what Supreme Court Justice Samuel "Give me indoor seating or give me death" Alito injudiciously describes as "previously unimaginable restrictions on i...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korea Development Bank to inject W800 bil. for Korean Air's takeover of Asiana...

The Korea Development Bank (KDB) will invest 800 billion won ($721.3 million) to help Korean Air acquire Asiana Airlines, despite fierce opposition from a coalition of shareholders in the country's largest domestic airline - led by former Vice Preside...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Raising of social distancing level imminent...

The health authorities are highly likely to raise their social distancing guidelines level as the number of daily new COVID-19 infections has been above 200 for three consecutive days. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), M...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korean battery makers experiencing 'growing pains'...

Korean battery makers LG Chem and Samsung SDI are becoming more concerned about the safety of their electric vehicle (EV) batteries, with global carmakers deciding to recall their EVs one after another due to battery fire risks....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Popular monk draws criticism over 'hypocrisy'...

A popular Buddhist monk, author and teacher has announced his withdrawal from public activities amid controversy over his property and lifestyle that appear to contradict his preaching of nonpossession....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Trump's not staging a coup, but attacking democracy and helping US enemies...

People keep asking me whether I believe President Donald Trump is plotting a coup to prevent Joe Biden from taking office....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Can Korean Air pave way to become a mega airline?...

Hanjin Group, the owner of the country's leading airline Korean Air, is seeking to acquire Asiana Airlines, according to industry sources and the Korea Development Bank (KDB), the main creditor bank of the debt-ridden Asiana, Friday. (KDB) 1 ....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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IHO to decide on new way of naming seas amid East Sea naming row...

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) will decide this week on whether to adopt a new way of naming seas that is expected to affect a long-running dispute between South Korea and Japan over what to call the East Sea....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Democrats should focus on narrative over policy...

Calm down, Democrats. We just won the White House, we have an outside shot at the Senate and we held the House, even if we lost a few seats. Lighten up on the finger-pointing and policy debates between the moderate and progressive wings of the party....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Cruelty or entertainment?: 'Running Man' criticized for sadistic game...

SBS's popular variety show "Running Man" is in the hot seat after cast members were pressured to play "sadistic" games. In Sunday's episode, the cast were taken to a series of historic restaurants, where they had to play a "gam...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Ruling party lawmakers head to US...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Launch of new trade bloc...

South Korea signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement comprised of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, alongside Seoul. This will be the wo...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korea forced to walk fine line between RCEP and CPTPP...

Some global mega trade deals involving or possibly involving Korea are expected to bring additional challenges to the country. The signing of the 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by Korea, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand a...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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 2020-11-16 12:22 

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'Minari' star Youn Yuh-jung nominated for best actress at Gotham Awards...

Youn Yuh-jung, who starred as loving grandmother in director Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari," has been nominated for Best Actress at the 30th Gotham Awards, which honors independent films....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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More than 70% of Koreans support imposing fines on mask rule violators: poll...

More than seven out of every 10 South Koreans support the government's fine imposed on those not wearing masks in public spaces, a public opinion survey showed Monday. A new rule came into force last Friday, subjecting those who fail to wear a mask in...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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New virus cases over 200 for 3rd day...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered above 200 for a third consecutive day Monday as cluster infections across the country piled up, prompting health authorities to "seriously" consider raising the country's social distancing measur...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Gov't to increase support for single parents...

Single parents will get more financial support and chances for vocational training programs and counseling services, according to the government, Monday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced a set of measures aimed at improving the child-r...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Big Hit Entertainment Q3 net nearly doubles on album sales...

Big Hit Entertainment Co., the management agency behind global boy band BTS, said Monday its net profit rose 92 percent from the previous year on the back of strong album and merchandise sales. Net profit stood at 27.2 billion won (US$24.4 million) in the...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin...

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, t...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Folk singer says 'bring back hippies' to solve COVID-19 problems...

Legendary Korean folk rocker Hahn Dae-soo returned to his homeland recently to record and release what he promises will be his final album, "Blue Skies White Clouds," on Nov. 14. He came here with his Russian-American wife and their teenage daught...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Amazon to acquire 30 percent stake in 11st...

The world's largest e-commerce firm Amazon is setting foot in the Korean market through local player 11st, operated by SK Planet, by acquiring up to 30 percent of its shares. SK Planet is the e-commerce division of SK Telecom. The number of shares is ...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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WHO registers one-day record in new COVID-19 cases...

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend. The WHO's figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 coronavirus cases were reported to the UN health agency, settin...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Hulbert Society discloses NY Times articles on 1905 Eulsa Treaty...

On Nov. 17, 1905, the Japan-Korea Protectorate Treaty, also known as Eulsa Treaty, was made between the Japanese Empire and the Korean Empire. As is known, the treaty which enabled Japan's annexation was forced on the Korean Empire "at the point o...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Pandemic holds few lessons for European chefs, mostly misery...

Necessity is supposed to be the mother of invention. If that were the case for the high-end restaurant industry, the coronavirus pandemic should have offered ample opportunities for creativity and renewal....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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'Querida Amazonia'...

As all of us know, our planet is the most marvelous creation of God, but now, because of climate change, we are not sure of its destiny. Now the whole world is trying hard to present various countermeasures. Following "Laudato si" (Praise be to yo...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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BTS clinches four prizes at People's Choice Awards...

K-pop superstars BTS has swept prizes from the People's Choice Awards 2020, the event's organizers said....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

Korea Times

SuperM, Monsta X to take part in online concert on Nov. 23...

Several popular K-pop acts are set to participate in an online concert on Nov. 23 to cheer people up amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korea to heighten alert ahead of college entrance exam...

The Korean government on Sunday unveiled a plan to tighten monitoring of cram schools and study facilities ahead of the first national college entrance scheduled to take place during the new coronavirus pandemic....

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