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 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Belgian racing pigeon fetches record price of $1.9 million...

A wealthy Chinese pigeon racing fan put down a record price of 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) for the Belgian-bred bird, saying a lot more than merely what kind of money can be made in the once-quaint sport, which seemed destined to decline only a few y...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korean Air to buy Asiana, emerges as world's 10th-largest airline...

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's top airline, will buy its smaller local rival Asiana Airlines Inc. in a deal valued at 2.5 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) that would create the world's 10th-biggest airline by fleets, industry sources said Monday...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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KDVA to hold conference for junior service members...

An association of U.S. veterans who served in Korea as members of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) is planning to hold a conference to help junior USFK service members better understand the importance of the alliance between the countries....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Genome and Company's GEN-001 cleared for clinical trial...

Microbiome anti-cancer drug developer Genome and Company said Monday it was granted an approval on phase 1/1b clinical trials for its immune-oncology microbiome therapeutic candidate, GEN-001, from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Will Biden's foreign policy emerge to be Obama 2.0 or Trump 2.0?...

This past January, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate at the time, shared his foreign policy plans in an essay in the Foreign Affairs Magazine titled "Why America Must Lead Again." He asserted that the U.S. should "confront China...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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S-Oil on DJSI World list for 11 straight years...

S-Oil said Monday it was listed on this year's Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World), becoming the first Asian refiner to be recognized as a corporate leader in global sustainability for 11 straight years....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Pompeo pontificates...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Ultrafine dust levels remain 'bad' in Seoul, western areas...

Ultrafine dust levels remained "bad" in Seoul and other western parts of the country on Monday amid an influx of particles from China, environmental authorities said. As of noon, the PM 2.5 reading in Sejong, 120 kilometers south of Seoul, was 58 ...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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The lesson...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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For fair childcare leave...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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U.S. ambassador congratulates four Korean Americans on winning U.S. House elections...

U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris on Monday congratulated four Korean American politicians on their election to the House of Representatives in general elections earlier this month....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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42 nabbed in Busan for drug trafficking, purchases over dark web...

Over 40 people have been booked in the southeastern port city of Busan for allegedly trading narcotics online or using them, the local police said Monday. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency said 12 people have been booked for allegedly selling narcotics...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Seoul's top chefs host online cooking classes for hallyu fans...

Dozens of Italians paid keen attention to how beef and fish was cut and seasoned, as Korean chef Kang Min-goo was making "yukhoe" (A Korean-style beef tartare) and fish dumplings, asking the chef to show the ingredients more closely. They were par...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 17, 2020...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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[NEWS ANALYSIS] 'RCEP could be a boon to export-reliant Korea'...

The newly signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a tariff-removing trade agreement among 15 countries, will provide an impetus for the much-awaited economic recovery for export-reliant Korea, experts said Monday....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Building on broken agreements with N. Korea...

While President Donald Trump refuses to concede, President-elect Joe Biden's transition team is moving forward to prepare the next president to be ready to lead an America already in crisis from day one in office on Jan. 20 due to the pandemic and eco...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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IMM faces greater dilemma over cash-strapped Hanatour...

Hanatour Service is becoming a bigger headache to its largest shareholder IMM Private Equity....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Koo Bon-joon to split LG International, Hausys from group...

Koo Bon-joon, a senior adviser to LG, is seeking to split off the group's key affiliates - LG Hausys, LG International and LG Pantos. The senior adviser is the third son of late Honorary Chairman Koo Cha-kyung and brother of the late Chairman Koo Bon-...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Peru left without president as Merino resigns after protest deaths...

Peru was without a president Monday after Congress failed to agree on a successor to interim leader Manuel Merino, who resigned following days of street protests against him....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Maximum interest rate cut to deal blow to savings banks...

Local savings banks are set to bear the brunt of the government's decision, Monday, to lower the maximum interest rate to 20 percent from 24 percent....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 16, 2020...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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'Writing lyrics for BTS, NCT doesn't make you millionaire' [VIDEO]...

Can you become rich by writing lyrics for megastars like BTS? The answer is no, according to danke, a team of lyricists behind BTS member Jimin's Latin-style solo track "Filter" (2020). The team consists of Kim Soo-bin, Park Woo-hyun and Lee H...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Asiana Airlines stock hit daily limit over possible takeover by Korean Air...

With the Korea Development Bank's rather controversial guidance to move forward with its plan for Korean Air's takeover of Asiana Airlines, stocks of Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Hanjin KAL all remained bullish throughout the day, ending at Mon...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in Alaska...

An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members on board the plane were injured during the accident at the Yak...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Law on multicultural families may expand to include North Korean defectors, refugees...

A law on support for multicultural families is expected to go through revisions including changing the term "multicultural" to "immigrant" and expanding the scope of its definition to include North Korean defectors as well as refugees....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students in US...

Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master's degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVI...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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North Korean leader presides over politburo meeting in 1st public appearance in 25 days...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a politburo meeting of the Workers' Party in his first public appearance in 25 days and discussed nationwide anti-coronavirus measures, state media said Monday. During the enlarged politburo meeting held S...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Legal election challenge...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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IOC's Bach 'very confident' fans will be able to attend Tokyo Games...

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said Monday he is now "very, very confident" that spectators will be able to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics, as he kicked off a visit aimed at boosting momentum for the pandemic-postponed Ga...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Envioneer VP wins order of merit from environment ministry...

Park Seong-eun, vice president of material and equipment maker Envioneer, has won an order of merit from the Ministry of Environment for the company's efforts in developing eco-friendly advanced materials....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Foreign ministry denies reports it being 'bypassed' in Japan diplomacy...

The foreign ministry dismissed as "groundless" a media report Monday that it has been "bypassed" in the country's recent diplomatic efforts to improve ties with Japan strained over wartime history and trade. The local newspaper report ...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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USFK struggles to conduct Apache live-fire training...

The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is struggling to find a replacement firing range for its Apache helicopters following noise and other complaints from nearby residents. Defense experts are concerned that the recurring problem may undermine the allies' com...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020...

1864-Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to the sea during Civil War 1894-6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan...

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Korean New Deal meeting...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Final election results...
 2020-11-16 12:22 

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GS E&C, Hyundai eyeing Doosan Infracore...

GS Engineering & Construction (E&C) and Hyundai Heavy Industries are eyeing for major stakes in Doosan Infraore as Doosan's core unit is put up for sale in accordance with Doosan's business normalization process....

 2020-11-16 12:22 

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Ensure workplace safety...

The ruling and opposition parties are debating a law aimed at imposing harsher punishments on firms responsible for fatal industrial accidents. In June, the minor opposition Justice Party submitted a bill that would slap company officials with at least th...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears...

More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country's north in a cloud of thick toxic smog. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Japanese PM eyeing short-term achievements: Bank of Korea...

As new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will only be serving out the remainder of former prime Minister Shinzo Abe's term, he is expected to pursue policies that only achieve short-term goals, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said Sunday....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Death toll from typhoon in Philippines climbs to 67...

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to fly to the northern Tuguegarao p...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Trump supporters march in Washington, insisting he won election...

Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town. ''I just want to keep up his spirits and let hi...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Tech role model for Nigeria...

LAGOS In 2018, African start-ups were celebrating: they had raised nearly $1.2 billion in equity a 108percent increase from the previous year. And last year, Nigerian financial-technology (fintech) companies set an even more impressive record, raising $36...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Moon seeks to rekindle nuclear talks at Tokyo Olympics...

President Moon Jae-in hinted Saturday that South Korea will seek to revive stalled denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea at next year's Tokyo Olympics. The negotiations on North Korea's nuclear disarmament have been dead...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Ethiopia's Participation in Korean War...

In May 1968, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia paid a state visit to Korea at the invitation of President Park Chung-hee. On the occasion of this visit, Korea's Ministry of Communication issued a commemorative postage stamp depicting the two heads ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Elon Musk tests positive for COVID-19...

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Saturday he "most likely" has a moderate case of COVID-19, as he continued to question the accuracy of the tests. "Am getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I h...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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North Korea stays mum on Biden's election victory...

North Korea has stayed mum for more than a week on Joe Biden's election as U.S. president, an uncommonly long silence on the results of such a major political event that could have ramifications on its relations with Washington. Observers say the Nort...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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SHINee's Minho discharged from Marine Corps...

K-pop boy band SHINee's rapper Minho has returned to civilian life. Minho, 28, had a celebration with his fans Sunday after completing his 19-month obligatory military service in the Marine Corps....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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New infections exceed 200 for 2nd day...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases exceeded 200 for a second straight day on Sunday due to cluster infections, with health authorities considering raising the social distancing scheme by a notch in the five-tier system. The country added 208 more COV...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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McDonald's Korea takes new eco-friendly initiative...

McDonald's Korea has announced a new campaign aimed at contributing to the environment and community under the slogan "Small but great changes for a better community."...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Gov't to begin construction of Ulleung airport this month...

South Korea will begin the construction of an airport on Ulleung Island later this month, with an aim to open the country's second island airport in 2025, the transport ministry said Sunday. The government will inject 665.1 billion won (US$597 million...

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