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 2020-11-23 12:15 

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GS Retail to merge with GS Shop as survival bid...

Every day the local e-commerce scene experiences an upheaval as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed people's shopping habits, moving them online. Coupang instantly gained momentum with its overnight Rocket Delivery service to become a leading player alo...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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US hopes to start virus vaccines next month as pandemic surges...

The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe. The beginning of ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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About 60,000 take teacher exam despite virus spike...

About 60,000 people took the state-run teacher employment examination nationwide Saturday despite a new spike in coronavirus cases....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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South Korea seeks to reignite inter-Korean projects...

The government is seeking to revive deadlocked inter-Korean economic projects, including the reopening of a joint factory park, expecting that cross-border cooperation could resume earlier than some forecast. Unification Minister Lee In-young held a meeti...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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COVID-19 relief loans in EU top 870 billion euros, says banking watchdog...

Bank loans totaling 871 billion euros ($1.03 trillion) benefited from COVID-19 relief measures in the European Union, the bloc's banking watchdog said on Friday, in its first assessment of the potential pipeline for problem loans....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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195,000: US reports highest daily COVID-19 infections...

The United States reported the highest number of new COVID-19 infections and the highest number of hospitalizations Friday, with nearly every state reporting rapid surges in cases. The spikes come as public health officials continue to unearth evidence th...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students...

Complications and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have stopped thousands of international students from attending universities in the U.S. this fall, raising concerns that the steep decline could foretell a shift for universities that ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Pfizer, BioNTech apply for first vaccine approval in US...

US biotech giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech sought approval to roll out their coronavirus vaccine early, Friday, a first step towards some relief from COVID-19 as surging infections prompt a return to shutdowns that traumatized nations and the glo...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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K-water seeking to nurture startups in water industry...

The Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-water) is seeking to foster water industry innovation by nurturing promising startups to ensure safe and clean water supply to every household here....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Chinese FM's visit...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi plans to visit Seoul from Nov. 25 to 27 for talks with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on diverse pending issues including the envisioned visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Wang's visit draws a...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Aces looking to take team to brink of Korean Series title...

In their second duel in less than a week set for Monday, two staff aces will try to put their club on the verge of the South Korean baseball championship. The NC Dinos and the Doosan Bears are deadlocked at two games apiece in the ongoing Korean Series. T...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Immigration not the only solution to demographic change...

From an agrarian economy in the 1960s to now one of the strongest economic forces in Asia, Korea has evidently achieved tremendous economic growth, which not only comes with fiscal and welfare improvements but also demographic changes. The United Nations ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Wang Yi to visit Japan, Korea ahead of US gov't transition...

The planned visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Korea and Japan this week is fueling speculation that Beijing wants to ensure its relations with its two East Asian neighbors in the lead-up to the inauguration of the Joe Biden administration....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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BLACKPINK's 'Ddu-du Ddu-du' tops 1.4 billion YouTube views in new milestone for K-pop group...

South Korean all-female group BLACKPINK became the first K-pop act to top 1.4 billion views on YouTube on Monday with its music video for "Ddu-du Ddu-du." The video hit the milestone at around 3:32 a.m., YG Entertainment said, just about a year af...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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COVID-19 cases over 300 for 5th day, tougher antivirus curbs in offing...

The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 300 for the fifth straight day Sunday due to sporadic cluster infections across the country as health authorities consider enforcing tougher antivirus curbs to prevent another wave of the p...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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[INTERVIEW] 'Best Friend' director explains why he keeps making family movies...

Since "Lump Sugar" (2006), filmmaker Lee Hwan-kyung has continued to explore the themes of family and friendship in titles such as "Champ" (2011) and "Miracle in Cell No. 7" (2013). Gifted in making audiences laugh and cry, the dir...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Thanks for giving...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Online exhibition promotes ASEAN design trends...

A selection of goods from ASEAN countries with notable designs are being showcased at an online exhibition organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre.Tasked with ASEAN cooperation, the Seoul-based center said last week it is running the Asia Design Material Exhi...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Governors, mayors rush toward integration...

Governors and mayors are rushing to merge with adjacent cities for economic benefits as well as administrative effectiveness....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Moon's approval rating drops over policy failures...

President Moon Jae-in's job approval rating has dropped over a series of policy failures, according to a poll agency, Monday, with the gap between his approval and disapproval rating recording highest since October 2019 when controversies were rising ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Pictures of the year 2020...

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Nightclubs, late-night dining banned in greater Seoul under tougher virus curbs...

Nightclubs and late-night dining will be banned in the greater Seoul area under toughened distancing guidelines, as authorities are scrambling to contain the recent coronavirus flare-up ahead of a nationwide college exam. Health authorities raised the soc...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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BTS' new album 'BE' tops iTunes charts in 90 countries...

K-pop sensation BTS has topped 90 regional iTunes charts with its latest album titled "Be," the band's agency said Saturday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Son Heung-min takes Premier League scoring lead...

Back from international duty marred by coronavirus infections for his teammates, Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min has claimed the sole possession of the Premier League scoring lead. Son netted a fifth-minute opener for a 2-0 victory over Manchester Ci...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Treatment of migrant workers won't bode well for economy...

It's no secret that Korea is facing stark demographic challenges: statistics show that it will become the worlds most aged society by 2067. Just last year, the country's birthrate hit a new low (0.92) and the possibility of these numbers dramatica...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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PEFs reinforcing in-house operations teams...

Domestic and foreign private equity firms (PEFs) doing businesses in Korea are reinforcing their in-house operations teams for better management of their portfolio companies....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Seoul morning temperature dips below zero...

The morning temperature in Seoul dropped to minus 1.5 degrees Celsius on Monday, marking the coldest weather this fall, according to the state weather agency. The Korea Meteorological Administration said cold air from the northwest caused temperatures to ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Level 2 social distancing...

Quarantine authorities have warned the "third wave of coronavirus outbreaks" is already in progress affecting the entire nation as the number of daily new COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 for the fifth consecutive day Sunday. The Korea Disease Control...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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New virus cases exceed 300 for 4th day amid concerns about 3rd wave of pandemic...

The number of daily new COVID-19 infections here exceeded 300 for Friday, the fourth consecutive day, due to sporadic cluster infections nationwide, casting concerns over a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The country added 386 more cases, includin...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Regrettable ruling...

A Seoul court has put the brakes on the prosecution's move to seize former President Chun Doo-hwan's residence in western Seoul as a means to collect unpaid fines. The Seoul High Court ruled Friday that the entire residence cannot be seized entire...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Exports rise 11.1% in first 20 days of November...

South Korea's exports rose 11.1 percent on-year in the first 20 days of November, customs data showed Monday, raising cautious hopes of an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The country's outbound shipments stood at US$31.3 billion i...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Armenia PM urges stronger military links with Russia...

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called Saturday for greater military cooperation with Russia, a day after Azerbaijani troops began moving into territory in Nagorno-Karabakh previously held by Armenian separatist forces....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Bilingual Korea can be worth it, warts and all...

Imagine wandering the streets of Seoul knowing only English. If you're having trouble, maybe think of it like a desperate toddler looking for mom at the mall....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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A decade on, the broken dreams of the Arab Spring...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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A common misunderstanding of Confucianism...

To many readers, this article may seem arcane, even more granular than necessary. But maybe it's of vital importance. Let's see what you think....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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What can Korea do to ensure Biden's enthusiasm on North Korea?...

The election of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has brought new challenges for President Moon Jae-in's engagement-centric North Korea policy. After the Democratic Party candidate's victory become clear, Cheong Wa Dae arranged a meeting for Mo...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Seoul, Washington agree to boost space defense cooperation...

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Lee Seong-yong and U.S. chief of space operations Gen. John Raymond have held their first bilateral talks and agreed to boost cooperation to better respond to emerging space threats, the military said Sunday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Praying for good exam results...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Thriving business...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Central Asian countries discuss economic recovery over pandemic...

The member states of the U.N. Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) discussed potential opportunities as well as short- and medium-term measures last week for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic recovery in a COVID-19 world....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Trump kills democracy...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Samsung set to splurge on memory chips...

Despite the memory semiconductor industry being less affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than other sectors, there has still been a negative impact on consumer items that is casting doubt on its near-term outlook....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Tests on 1,379 people find only 3 have coronavirus antibodies in Korea...

Only three out of 1,379 people have antibodies for the novel coronavirus in South Korea, a third round of antibody tests in the country showed Monday, bolstering views aggressive containment efforts might have curbed the prevalence of the virus. Of the th...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Denmark, Korea bolster cooperation on green energy, healthcare...

The Embassy of Denmark in Korea is stepping up cooperation with the Korean private sector on green energy, which the two countries have been working on together as green growth alliance partners, as well as on healthcare to better cope with their respecti...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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BTS wins two prizes at American Music Awards...

K-pop megastar BTS has bagged two prizes at the 2020 American Music Awards (AMA) and put on its first televised performance of "Life Goes On" in a purple-lit stadium. The septet won the favorite duo or group in pop/rock for the second straight yea...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Eradicate racial discrimination before opening borders...

In 2019, Korea's birthrate dropped to 0.92, the lowest it's ever been, while in November of the same year, deaths outnumbered births for the first time in the nation's history. These and many other stats show that the Korean population is decl...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Go player cheated using AI...

A 13-year-old professional Go player was suspended from competing for one year on Friday after she admitted to using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance her gameplay in an online Go competition....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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Protesters burn Guatemalan Congress to demand president resign...

Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building Saturday in a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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English-speaking Korea can become Asia's economic hub...

In this epoch of globalization that has seen the English language rise in its significance as a cosmopolitan language, the debate of whether English should be made an official language in Korea has been raging on for many years now, especially after the 1...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

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'Flying rats' ruffle feathers in modern and old Seoul...

They seem to be everywhere in Seoul - great flocks of pigeons swirling through the air in search of food or a place to roost. Some people seem to enjoy having them around. Occasionally, in Seoul's numerous small neighborhood parks, elderly people sit ...

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