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 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Tips for enjoying summer despite the pandemic...
 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Michael Jordan's sneakers sell for $615,000, new record...

A pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers sold for $615,000, Christies' auction house said Thursday, shattering a record set just months ago by the sale of another pair of the basketball legend's shoes. 615 , ....

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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S. Korea reports 299 new virus cases...

The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea fell below 300 on Sunday for the first time in five days as health authorities extended tougher social distancing measures in the greater Seoul area for one more week. South Korea reported 299 new C...

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Top 10 largest market cap companies' weight in KOSPI increases...

The top 10 largest market cap companies' weight in the total KOSPI market cap has seen a massive increase, reflecting rapid industrial changes since the global pandemic has accelerated the fourth industrial revolution as well as digital transformation...

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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'Unprecedented Nation': Book critical of Cho Kuk storms into bestseller list...

"The Unprecedented Nation," a book more commonly referred to as "The Cho Kuk Dark Book" as it deals with his and his family's "dark past," stormed into the bestseller list Friday, three days after it went on sale online and in ...

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Pop-up bank branches the way to go?...

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) proposed Sunday that banks come up with alternatives such as pop-up bank branches in the event they close down branches in rural areas which makes it difficult, particularly for the elderly, to access financial serv...

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Highlight's Yang Yo-seob finishes mandatory military service...

Yang Yo-seob, a member of K-pop boy group Highlight, has been discharged from mandatory civil duty, equivalent to the military service, Sunday. The singer shared the news on his social media on the day, saying he has finished 19 months service....

 2020-08-30 09:50 

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Bhutan lifts tobacco ban due to pandemic...

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known for embracing a gross national happiness index and outlawing television before 1999, has now made the unusual decision to reverse a ban on the sale of tobacco, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Gov't issues back-to-work orders to 278 striking doctors...

The health authorities issued back-to-work orders to 278 striking doctors across the country Saturday as their collective action in protest of a medical reform plan continued....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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World leaders praise Japan PM Abe's contributions to ties...

World leaders wished Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a rapid recovery Friday and praised his contributions to bilateral relations during his years as Japan's longest-serving leader. Abe announced the same day that he was stepping down because of he...

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Two Koreans reportedly kidnapped from fishing vessel off Ghana...

Two South Korean nationals have been reportedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in waters off Ghana....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Bhutan lifts tobacco ban due to pandemic...

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known for embracing a gross national happiness index and outlawing television before 1999, has now made the unusual decision to reverse a ban on the sale of tobacco, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43...

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said Saturday. He was 43....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Typhoon Maysak expected to hit Korea next week...

Typhoon Maysak was churning toward South Korea, Saturday, from waters east of the Philippines and is expected to affect the peninsula in the middle of next week, according to the weather agency....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Former PM Lee Nak-yon elected ruling party's new leader...

Former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon was elected the new chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, Saturday, in a virtual party convention held remotely in response to the new outbreak of COVID-19 here....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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China's Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday...

Wuhan, Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese city hardest hit by the coronavirus, will reopen all its schools and kindergartens, Tuesday, local authorities there said Friday....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Messi tells Barca he wants to leave, signaling end of era...

After dozens of titles, hundreds of goals and countless records, Lionel Messi's spectacular career at Barcelona could be coming to an abrupt end. The divorce may turn ugly, too. , . ....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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New virus cases below 400 for second day...

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported the number of daily new COVID-19 infections in the country fell below 400, Saturday, for the second straight day, but noted sporadic infection clusters in the greater Seoul area are stil...

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Trump again attacks Democratic rival Biden over FTA with Korea...

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden, Friday, over his support for a free trade pact with South Korea....

 2020-08-30 00:39 

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Sleeping in danger...

Korean summers are miserably hot and humid. About a century ago, the only escape from the stifling heat at night was to seek cool relief by sleeping outside. Of course, this was not without dangers. Tigers still stalked the darkness and occasionally made ...

 2020-08-29 00:42 

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Small business owners striving to survive coronavirus crisis...

Like many other self-employed professionals here, Julia Mellor, an Australian specialist in traditional Korean alcoholic drinks, is striving hard to keep her business running, afflicted by COVID-19 and strict social distancing restrictions.Mellor wouldn&#...

 2020-08-28 17:51 

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Michael Jordan's sneakers sell for $615,000, new record...

A pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers sold for $615,000, Christies' auction house said Thursday, shattering a record set just months ago by the sale of another pair of the basketball legend's shoes. 615 , ....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Walmart joins Microsoft in bid for video app TikTok...

Walmart is the latest company to want a piece of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Kim Min-jae faces high hurdles in joining European club...

It's been an exciting summer for Beijing Guoan's defender Kim Min-jae since he gained serious attention from European clubs earlier this year. Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur, which has experienced difficulties throughout the season in its ...

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Lee Kang-in likely to be in Valencia's starting lineup next season...

Valencia's young gun Lee Kang-in is likely to be in the starting lineup next season because several of his teammates, who had competed for the position with Lee over the season, have left the team....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Who could lead Japan after Abe?...

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces his plans to resign over health problems, attention turns to who could succeed the country's longest-ruling premier, with no consensus yet clear on a candidate....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Cheong Wa Dae expresses hope for Abe's quick health recovery...

South Korea's presidential office on Friday expressed its regret at the news of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to resign and wished him a speedy health recovery....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Fed unveils major policy shift to maximize job growth...

The US central bank rolled out a major policy change on Thursday that gives greater weight to its mission of maximizing employment for the benefit of lower income families, while ratcheting back its emphasis on fighting inflation....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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Doctors vow to launch indefinite strike starting Sept. 7...

A group of South Korean doctors said Friday it has decided to launch a general strike starting early September in protest of the government's new policy that centers on increasing the number of students at medical schools....

 2020-08-28 13:30 

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US warship sails near disputed islands in tense South China Sea...

An American warship sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the US Navy has said, challenging Beijing's claims on the resource-rich waterway and prompting a warning from the Chinese military....

 2020-08-28 11:18 

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KT CEO to focus future growth on AI...

KT CEO Koo Hyun-mo has been heavily investing and strategizing to find new growth engines for the firm, especially in the IT field, to increase profitability amid the fierce competition within the telecommunications market....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Arbitration rules Anbang's claim against VIG was 'exaggerated'...

The recent ruling by the International Court of Arbitration has indicated that the damage suit worth 698 billion won ($588 million) Anbang Insurance filed in June 2017 against VIG Partners and other former Tong Yang Life Insurance shareholders was "ex...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Woowa Brothers focusing on CSR as FTC reviews M&A...

Woowa Brothers, operator of the country's No.1 food delivery firm Baedal Minjok (Baemin), has recently been focusing on corporate social responsibility activities in order to get on the government's good side. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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POSCO shows gratitude to medical staff fighting COVID...

POSCO International has expressed its gratitude and thanks to the medical staff that are on the front lines battling to control the spread of COVID-19 by participating in a hashtag-driven social media campaign, Tuesday....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Antetokounmpo voted NBA's Defensive Player of the Year...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Giannis Antetokounmpo figured somebody was in trouble....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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DGB CEO tapped to lead KB's Prudential Life Insurance...

As KB Financial Group is slated to officially absorb its new insurance affiliate - Prudential Life Insurance - at the end of this month, KB has appointed current DGB Life Insurance CEO Min Ki-sik to lead the insurance arm. KB Financial Group acquired the ...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Hyundai Steel runs projects on recycling coffee grounds...

Hyundai Steel is running a number of projects to recycle coffee grounds as part of its efforts to pursue sustainability and make commitments to society, according to the steelmaker, Thursday....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Virus resurgence stokes fears of double-dip recession...

Fears are mounting that the Korean economy will slip into a double-dip recession, as its recovery momentum is losing steam fast with the latest resurgence of COVID-19 dampening economic activities here and abroad. To make matters worse, the country is exp...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Garbage alert: 11 Seoul districts expected to exceed dumping cap...

Despite the central government's efforts to reduce the ever-increasing amount of garbage from Seoul and surrounding regions, the reality betrays the goal, with 11 Seoul districts expected to spew out more garbage than legally allowed....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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S. Korea reports 280 new coronavirus cases...

The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea stayed below 300 for the second consecutive day Tuesday, but church-linked cases continued to build up, with a growing number of patients with unknown infection routes also straining the country'...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Outgoing DPK leader laments stalled inter-Korean ties...

Lee Hae-chan, the outgoing chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, regretted, Friday, that inter-Korean relations could not develop further during his two-year tenure, vowing to continue efforts to get the stalled bilateral ties back on track af...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Schools in greater Seoul area ordered to shift to online until Sept. 11 amid virus resurgence...

South Korean pupils in Seoul and its surrounding areas will return to full remote learning, starting Wednesday, as the country has lately experienced a resurgence of the novel coronavirus and concerns are growing over school safety. The Ministry of Educat...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Level 3 social distancing will necessitate 2nd disaster relief: finance chief...

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the government will consider initiating a second round of cash-equivalent relief campaign, should social distancing measures be raised to Level 3 from the current 2 amid a rapid flare-up of COVID...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Vietnam football coach Park Hang-seo honored for int'l success...

Park Hang-seo, the South Korean head coach of the Vietnamese men's national football team, has received a state badge of honor for his accomplishments in his adopted home....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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COVID-19 paralyzes political circles...

A viral infection from a photo journalist covering the ruling party has disrupted the operations of the National Assembly and political parties. The Assembly was closed, Thursday, for disinfection of the affected buildings, while parties scrambled to canc...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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COVID-19 stuns struggling theater industry...

Amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the fallout from the pandemic dealt another blow to Korea's theatrical performances at the weekend, causing the cancelations of major shows including "Rent" and "Kinky Boots."...

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 27, 2020...
 2020-08-28 08:31 

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Valaris bankruptcy unnerves DSME, Samsung Heavy...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries are alarmed by a series of bankruptcies of global energy firms, which could lead to cancellation of drillship contracts and litigations, according to analysts, Friday....

 2020-08-28 08:31 

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In California heatwave, pandemic makes it hard to cool off...
 2020-08-28 08:31 

Korea Times

ABL Life Insurance launches new health insurance plans...

ABL Life Insurance has launched two new types of health insurance plans which have streamlined cumbersome subscription processes, increasing access to health insurance coverage for those in formerly neglected demographics, such as senior citizens and peop...

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