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 2020-11-15 08:22 

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HMS Edgar is forgotten (part 2)...

Often when there is a tragedy, the community comes together and grieves, honors the memories of those who are lost - often with a monument - and then continue with life. On the anniversary of the disaster there are usually small ceremonies of remembrance ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Asia to form world's biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding US...

Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies were set to form the world's largest free trade bloc on Sunday, a China-backed deal that excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The signing of the Regional ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Moon signs RCEP trade pact after summit with 14 partner nations...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed what will be the world's largest free trade agreement on Sunday after concluding related talks during a virtual summit with the leaders of 14 partner countries, Cheong Wa Dae said. The Regional Comprehensive E...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Hyundai Mobis hires former committee member of Valeo...

Hyundai Mobis said Sunday it has hired Axel Maschka to head its Global Sales Division, marking the first time for the auto component maker to employ a non-Korean as an executive outside its R&D department....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Despite Mahindra exit, SsangYong aims for recovery...

INCHEON - After its largest shareholder Mahindra & Mahindra's reaffirmation that no additional capital or investment will be made in struggling SsangYong Motor, the Korean carmaker is aiming to see a visible recovery with its brand-new mid-tier Rexton...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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PM 'seriously' mulls toughening social distancing amid spike in virus cases...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday that the government is "seriously" considering toughening the social distancing scheme for the greater Seoul area and the eastern province of Gangwon as new coronavirus cases have risen sharply. During a g...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Samsung smartphones' domestic market share exceeds 70 percent for first time...

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, saw its domestic market share exceed 70 percent for the first time in the third quarter on new products, a market research firm said Sunday. For the three months that ended in September, S...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Demographic crisis looming large over Korea...

Korea often refers to the course Japan's economy has taken, as the slowdown in growth and diminishing population that preceded in the neighboring country is currently taking place here as well. Japan's population has been shrinking for over a deca...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

What the Democratic Party did wrong...

You're reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today's Debate....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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'Disney Holiday Singalong': Katy Perry, BTS, Pink to perform...

The 2020 Disney Holiday Singalong will feature performances from Katy Perry, BTS and Pink. ABC announced a lineup for the third annual TV special in a press release Friday....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Social justice without fairness...
 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

Soon-to-debut aespa unveils MV teaser...

SM Entertainment's newest girl group aespa has unveiled a music video teaser for its debut single "Black Mamba," slated for release on Nov. 17. The agency uploaded the teaser on its YouTube channel Sunday, giving a glimpse of the upcoming sing...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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'Proactive public service enabled Korea's quick response to COVID-19'...

Korea's response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been garnering worldwide attention for its significant testing and diagnostic capability, along with its real-time, transparent information system....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Judge rejects Trump limits on 'Dreamer' immigration program...

A judge on Saturday rejected the White House's limitations on a program protecting 700,000 so-called "Dreamers," undocumented migrants brought to the United States as children. The federal judge in New York ruled that President Donald Trump...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

KDB's support for Hanjin boss to reignite family feud...

With the Korea Development Bank (KDB) pushing for Korean Air to acquire Asiana Airlines, the high-stakes deal will "definitely reignite" a years-long family feud among family members of the Hanjin Group, the airline's parent company....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Resolution at US House to facilitate defense cost-sharing deal...

Stalemated negotiations between the United States and Korea over the sharing of costs for the stationing of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) are expected to get a boost, with the U.S. House of Representatives planning to vote on a resolution calling ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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'Apple artist' Yoon Byung-rock finds universe in fruit...

Autumn is the season for artist Yoon Byung-rock, who paints realistic apples on shaped canvas. "I usually have exhibitions in autumn as curators think my works suit the seasonal atmosphere," Yoon said at an interview with The Korea Times last week...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

Moon joins ASEAN summit, urges closer ties for post-coronavirus economy...

President Moon Jae-in participated in a virtual summit with leaders of Japan, China and 10 Southeast Asian countries, Saturday, and stressed the need for closer partnerships for health care and economic growth. "As the COVID-19 situation is being prol...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Land ministry organizes drone displays to ease pandemic fatigue...

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Sunday that it held a drone display, Nov. 13, as part of efforts to express gratitude for the months-long cooperation and support in following government mandates to better tackle the COVID-19 pandem...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Treasure wears Halloween costumes in 'Mmm' dance performance video...

South Korean boy band Treasure has released a new, Halloween-themed video. The K-pop group shared a Halloween version of its dance performance video for the song "Mmm" on Friday....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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German amb. says freedom of expression important amid row over 'comfort woman' statue in Berlin...

Germany regards freedom of expression as "very important," the country's ambassador to Seoul said, amid a contentious attempt to remove a statue in Berlin of a girl symbolizing Japan's wartime sexual slavery. Last month, Berlin's Mitte...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Online duty-free sales to lift Shinsegae...

A growing number of Chinese online duty-free shoppers and still-strong general overseas tourist duty-free shopping are set to solidify Shinsegage's bottom line, sources familiar with the issue said Sunday....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Shinhan declares 'zero carbon' drive...

Shinhan Financial Group has declared its vision to go carbon-neutral by 2050, the first such move by a financial services firm in Southeast Asia, according to the group, Sunday....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

Money, ideology and lists...

If you were given $500 million and a timeframe of two to three years to try and make society a better place, what would you do? Obviously that's an incredible amount of money (more than most of us will ever likely see in our lifetime) and a timeframe ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

Korea Times

Biden faces tough choice of whether to back national lockdowns amid pandemic...

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic. For now, it's a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated Presi...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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What if I cannot pay rent?...

One of the most heart-breaking occurrences during the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to people who can no longer pay rent for the apartment they live in or for the space where they run their small business. This cruel development is impacting most, if ...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Go all-out to fight virus...

It will be inevitable for health authorities to take tougher action to control COVID-19 as the pandemic has become resurgent. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the number of new daily infections rose to 208 for Saturday from 20...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Korea lose to Mexico in football friendly marred by COVID-19 outbreak...

South Korea dropped to Mexico 3-2 in a men's football friendly match played under the cloud of a coronavirus outbreak within the Korean team....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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Ceaseless DUI accidents...

Korea began to enforce a tougher law in 2018 to crack down on driving under the influence (DUI). However, the country has never been free from drunk driving by some thoughtless motorists and resultant accidents. In Incheon last Wednesday, a delivery worke...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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LG CNS could seek IPO on KOSPI...

While LG Group is enjoying the soaring performance of its affiliates, eyes are on LG CNS as to whether the system integration arm of the group will seek an initial public offering (IPO)....

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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RCEP expected to help Korea boost exports...

Rebuilding multilateralism and overcoming protectionism have been some of the most urgent tasks facing South Korea, which is heavily reliant on exports for its economy, amid the growing trade row between the United States and China along with an unprecede...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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The 'ppali ppali' life in Seoul...

Korea is a hard-working nation. So much so, in fact, that the Korean government actually needed to legislate to stop children going to classes in private academies past 10 or 11pm - and these laws were contested all the way to the Constitutional Court. Th...

 2020-11-15 08:22 

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 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

China-Africa relations: Beijing says it will help pay for world's largest free-trade zone...

China says it will help to finance the development of an Africa-wide free-trade area, which on completion will be the world's largest, spanning 55 nations with a combined GDP of US$3.4 trillion and about 1.3 billion consumers....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Film Academy Museum completes pre-fundraising goal...

It took eight years and 13,000 donors including the likes of Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has reached and exceeded its pre-fundraising goal. Academy Museum director and president Bill Kramer said Friday ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Moon joins ASEAN summit, urges closer ties for post-coronavirus economy...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a virtual summit with the leaders of Japan and China as well as 10 Southeast Asian countries Saturday and stressed the need for closer partnerships for health care and economic growth. "As the COVID-19 situa...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

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New virus cases exceed 200 for first time in 73 days...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases exceeded 200 for the first time in 73 days Saturday amid lingering cluster infections across the nation, with health authorities considering raising the social distancing scheme by a notch in the five-tier system. T...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Money, Ideology, and Lists...

If you were given $500 million and a timeframe of two to three years to try and make society a better place, what would you do? Obviously that's an incredible amount of money (more than most of us will ever likely see in our lifetime) and a timeframe ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Microsoft says North Korean, Russian hackers attacking COVID-19 vaccine makers...

U.S. tech giant Microsoft has detected cyberattacks from three foreign entities, including two from North Korea, against companies and research institutes working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, a company official said Friday, urging government action to p...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Fourth Korean-American wins US House election...

Young Kim, a Korean-American Republican, won the U.S. House election in a Southern California district on Friday, U.S. media reported....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Labor activists stage rallies despite concerns of virus spikes...

Labor activists pushed ahead with street rallies in Seoul and other major cities Saturday despite concerns over spikes in coronavirus infections.The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a major umbrella labor organization, and about 20 affiliated ...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Korea confirms another case of highly pathogenic avian influenza...

South Korea said Saturday it has confirmed another case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in wild birds amid growing concerns over the disease's possible spread to poultry farms....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Cinderella season ends in KBO postseason elimination for KT Wiz...

The very first South Korean baseball postseason for the KT Wiz lasted only four games, as the Cinderella club of the 2020 season fell to the defending champion Doosan Bears in the penultimate round....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Four players, one staffer on national football team test positive for COVID-19...

Four players and one staff member on the South Korean men's national football team have tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in Austria to play friendly matches....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Biden solidifies US election win, Trump says 'time will tell' if he stays in power...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory on Friday by winning the state of Georgia, and President Donald Trump said "time will tell" if another administration takes over soon, the closest he has come to acknowledging Biden co...

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Finance minister calls for trade multilateralism, support for debt-ridden economies...

South Korea's finance minister highlighted the need to promote free trade under multilateral regimes, while expressing support for assistance to debt-ridden developing economies during a G-20 meeting, his ministry said Saturday....

 2020-11-14 09:26 

Korea Times

Remembering HMS Edgar (part 1)...

On November 13, 1895, Korea's autumn, as well as the lives of 48 young English sailors and marines, suddenly ended with an icy cold wind from the north. The young men were part of HMS Edgar's crew and had been sent in a pinnace to an island in Jem...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Sultanate marks 50th National Day...

On Nov. 18, the Sultanate marks its 50th National Day anniversary. With firm resolve, Omani citizens continue to make more achievements under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, who vowed to upgrade the march of nation building an...

 2020-11-13 11:38 

Korea Times

Government to put all efforts in securing COVID-19 vaccines...

The government is putting all efforts to obtain COVID-19 vaccines with an aim to secure enough supply for approximately 60 percent of the country's population by the end of the year, according to the health authorities....

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