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 2020-08-13 12:11 

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BTS to play online/offline concerts in October, drop new album...

K-pop phenomenon BTS is poised to stage online/offline concerts in October and drop a new album in the fourth quarter, its record label Big Hit Entertainment said during a corporate briefing on YouTube, Thursday....

 2020-08-13 12:11 

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World is waiting for Biden to beat Trump...

Almost everyone is waiting, but waiting for what? We are trying to imagine that it's really not as bad as it seems. The Zoom boom, after all, lifts some of the gloom. The other day, I found myself in successive internet meetings but nice and relaxed i...

 2020-08-13 12:11 

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Schools under rising COVID-19 threat as more students catch virus...

A recent rise in coronavirus cases among high school students has raised the alarm about a bigger risk to school safety, as more schools are considering larger in-person instruction in the fall semester....

 2020-08-13 12:11 

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Will Harris pick bolster Biden?...

Joe Biden on Wednesday selected California Senator Kamala Harris as the first biracial vice presidential pick in U.S. history. The decision is widely seen as the 'safe' choice for Biden, yet it could still prove to be one of the most consequential...

 2020-08-13 12:11 

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8 more USFK-affiliated Americans test positive for COVID-19...

Seven more American service members and a Department of Defense civilian contractor tested positive for the new coronavirus upon their arrivals in South Korea, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday. Of them, three service members arrived at Osan Air ...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Ex-AOA member Mina apologizes for bullying scandal...

Kwon Mina, a former member of girl group AOA, has apologized for stirring a bullying scandal involving the group and its agency FNC Entertainment, three days after an attempted suicide. The singer-actress shared a statement on her social media Tuesday, sa...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Upward revision...

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provided an upbeat projection for Korea Inc.for 2020, revising its economic forecast upward to a 0.8 percent contraction from the 1.2 percent it predicted in June. With that Korea became the...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Military buildup plan...

The Ministry of National Defense has come up with an ambitious military buildup plan for 2021-25, which will require 300 trillion won ($252 billion) for the development of a missile defense system and new submarines. The five-year program aims to develop ...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Briton in custody for alleged illicit filming of Korean women...

Police have taken a British man into custody and transferred him to the prosecution on charges that he illegally filmed Korean women via hidden cameras and distributed the videos through his website, the National Police Agency said Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Hanon Systems leads e-mobility thermal market in eco-friendly vehicles...

Hanon Systems, a leading global thermal and energy management automotive supplier, said it was the only company selected to present its success story at the Future Mobility Conference, hosted by the K-New Deal Committee of the Democratic Party of Korea, W...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Justice minister warned by auditors over poor management...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae has received an administrative warning from the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) over her poor management of the ministry and its affiliated organizations....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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EDGC's family tree discovery kit wins prestigious Red Dot Award...

Korea's genome sequencing and analyzing giant EDGC has won a globally renowned industrial design award for its family tree discovery service kit. "You Who," by the firm based on Incheon's Songdo Island, on Wednesday won the Brands and Comm...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Gov't criticized for proposed real estate watchdog...

The government is facing some setbacks over an idea to establish an agency aimed at overseeing the overall housing market, as its establishment - if it actually happens - would increase government intervention. Unsurprisingly, opposition leaders slammed t...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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POSCO's plan to launch logistics affiliate causes stir...

POSCO's plan to launch a logistics affiliate is drawing a severe backlash from the shipping industry. The conflict has arisen from the steelmaker's planned establishment of POSCO Global Smart Platform (GSP) by the end of the year. Initially, the c...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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No glory, only scars...

Diplomatic tension between Korea and Japan is once again escalating. On Aug. 4, a public announcement by the Korean judiciary was made regarding the effectuation of a seizure order regarding the assets of Nippon Steel. In response, the Japanese steelmaker...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Calls for special pardon of ex-president revisited...

Opposition lawmakers close to jailed former President Park Geun-hye are calling for a special pardon for the jailed head of state on the occasion of Liberation Day that falls on Saturday. However, the ruling bloc is rejecting the idea, saying it would be ...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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S. Korea reports 54 new coronavirus infections...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases spiked to above 50 on Wednesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of a letup. The country identified an additional 54 virus cases, including 35 local infections, raising the total caseload to ...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific pr...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Biden and Harris 2020...
 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Hyundai-Aptiv unveils Motional...

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday it decided on the name Motional for its $4 billion autonomous driving technology joint venture with Aptiv of the U.S....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin takes no-decision after strong start in 'home opener'...

With his bullpen blowing a three-run lead with two outs in the ninth, Toronto Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin instead settled for a no-decision despite a strong performance....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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6,000,000 mobile phones in use in North Korea: research...

There are about 6 million mobile phone subscribers in North Korea, where the majority of the population does not have access to the global Internet, according to a state-owned development bank in the South....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Bucks beat Wizards 126-113 despite Antetokounmpo ejection...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Giannis Antetokounmpo was fed up with the pushing and shoving....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Soldiers aid rain damage recovery...
 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 13, 2020...
 2020-08-12 11:02 

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US passes 5 million coronavirus cases...

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million COVID-19 cases while President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package. 19 500 ....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Former Monsta X star Wonho releases teaser for solo debut...

Wonho, a former member of boy band Monsta X, has unveiled a teaser video of a track from his solo debut mini-album "Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me." The singer's agency HIGHLINE Entertainment shared a brief video of the song "LOSING YOU...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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On US healthcare...

For decades, U.S. healthcare costs have been atrocious. Despite the left's spin on the crown jewel of former President Barack Obama's legacy, known as Obamacare, the truth is that this was a healthcare system written by insurance companies to prot...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Despite denial, Hyundai interested in Doosan...

Despite its denial, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group is still said to have approached Doosan Infracore "indirectly" as acquiring the latter will enable Hyundai to become a dominant leader in the local construction equipment market....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Russian COVID-19 vaccine...
 2020-08-12 11:02 

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KT launches GameBox with cloud-based streaming platform...

KT the country's second-largest mobile carrier, has commercialized its cloud-based streaming game services....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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[Reporter's Notebook] Gov't regards financial hub project as regional development tool...

A presidential committee on regional development is looking into fostering Korea as an "Asian financial hub," raising questions of who should actually be in charge of strengthening Korea's competitiveness as a financial center....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Russia vaccine claim faces skepticism as nations renew virus battle...

President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine was safe and that one of his own daughters had received the inoculation, dubbed "Sputnik" after the pioneering 1950s Soviet satellite....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Korea's battle with spent solar panels heats up...

The exponential growth of photovoltaic (PV) systems across the world once raised hopes that a mitigated use of fossil fuel in power generation industries would slash the carbon footprint and hold off rampant global warming. But the glowing outlook was lat...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez's collaboration song to drop Aug. 28...

It was Lady Gaga in May, and it will be Selena Gomez in August. K-pop girl group BLACKPINK revealed Wednesday that it will collaborate with American pop star Selena Gomez for a new single....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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'Mr. Trot' star to release memoir amid assault allegations...

"Mr. Trot" star Kim Ho-joong is set to release an autobiography this week and hold a fan meeting later in August despite allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and evaded mandatory military service. His book, "Tvarotti Kim Ho-joong,&#...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Gyeongbok Palace resumes night, royal kitchen tours...

Gyeongbok Palace, the largest remaining royal palace of the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom in Seoul, is resuming its special nighttime and royal kitchen tours. Gyeongbok Palace was the main royal palace of Joseon, built in 1395. Spanning about 433,000 square me...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Empathy-lacking ruling bloc...

Having empathy for the people was the strongest point for President Moon Jae-in. Compared to his predecessor Park Geun-hye who was notorious for lacking empathy and the ability to communicate with the people, Moon showed a folksy attitude before and after...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Helping hands amid torrential rain...

Dozens of NongHyup Bank employees engage in restoration work at a farm damaged by heavy rain fall located in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The bank said over 3,000 employees are joining the effort to restore agricultural structures damaged by torren...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Stricter law needed to prevent dog attacks on people...

Calls are mounting for the government to implement measures that will prevent dog attacks on people, such as introducing stronger punishments for dog owners in the event their pet attacks someone....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Lotteria hit by mass coronavirus infections among employees...

COVID-19 infections broke out among Lotteria employees, affecting at least 10 who attended a managerial meeting, health authorities said Wednesday, noting that they are bracing for additional cases traced to Lotte Group's fast-food chain....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Who will be Moon's new chief of staff?...

Cheong Wa Dae named two new senior presidential secretaries, Wednesday, to replace two of the six senior aides who offered their collective resignation last week. But there was no mention about presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min, who initiated the ...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Ha Ji-won starring 'Pawn' adds new flair to 'tear jerker' films...

The family drama "Pawn" is a "tear-jerker"; film that offers a unique yet touching exploration of a family, according to the film's cast. It revolves around Doo-seok (Sung Dong-il) and Jong-bae (Kim Hee-won), debt collectors who look in...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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K League referee saves player's life...

Players are generally at the center of attention in football, but the K League 1 match between Sangju Sangmu and Gangwon FC, Aug. 2, featured a different type of hero. In the 30th minute, Sangju's midfielder Han Kook-young and Oh Se-hoon of Gangwon ba...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Hyundai faces suit in US for coercing Genesis showroom...

Hyundai Motor is facing a suit filed by a U.S. car dealer agency claiming the Korean carmaker compelled dealers to set up separate showrooms for its Genesis brand, by running discriminative incentive programs forcing noncompliant dealers to sell the vehic...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Congressional scrutiny of technology platforms - Google and Facebook -welcome...

Congress is doing a tremendous service by scrutinizing the excessive, harmful market power of online platforms such as Google and Facebook....

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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277,000 jobs lost in July amid pandemic: data...

South Korea lost about 277,000 jobs in July, marking a decline in the number of the employed for a fifth consecutive month, as the new coronavirus pandemic strained business activities, data showed Wednesday. The country's jobless rate rose by 0.1 per...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Testing kit firms' lower-than-expected earnings drag down stock prices...

Local COVID-19 testing kit stocks have enjoyed a long bullish run for the past few months as the firms' revenues and operating profits surged drastically this year. Based on their stellar performances, representative domestic testing kit companies - i...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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Ukraine trip inspires photographer to document ethnic Koreans...

For photographer Jung Sung-tae, his first visit to Ukraine in mid-2015 was to work on a film project documenting a small number of residents in Chernobyl, a place still devastated by the 1986 nuclear disaster. "Although not intentional, it opened my e...

 2020-08-12 11:02 

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What's to debate about needing more debates?...

Surprisingly, the Trump campaign now favors more debates, while some liberal pundits are suggesting that there should be fewer - maybe none. Seems clear to me: In a pandemic-torn campaign, voters will benefit from as many presidential face-offs as possibl...

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