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 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

YG apologizes over iKON members' involvement in van crash...

K-pop label YG Entertainment apologized Tuesday on behalf of its boy band members, who rode with a drunk driver and were involved in a van crash in Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province, on Monday....

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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End of mask rationing...

The government ended the rationing of face masks Sunday, shifting to a market supply system. However, some people are concerned about what they view as a "hasty end" to the public supply system, which had played a vital role in maintaining the so-...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Small act of kindness saves Korean American owner of looted business...

Dae-oh Yang's phone was ringing hot on the morning of May 31. The Korean American owner of the women's apparel store Venus Fashion in Chicago, Illinois, found he had missed several calls and urgent text messages from his customers. They said loote...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Next year's minimum wage set at 8,720 won...

A national commission on Tuesday set next year's minimum hourly wage at 8,720 won ($7.25), a level representing the smallest-ever annual increase of 1.5 percent. The decision came in the early hours of the day during the ninth plenary meeting of the M...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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S. Korea reports 33 new cases of coronavirus infection...

South Korea's new virus cases fell back to below 40 on Tuesday, but a continued rise in cluster infections and imported cases put a strain on the country's efforts to contain the virus. The country added 33 cases, including 14 local infections, ra...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Kanye West for president?...
 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Ruling on Gyeonggi governor to be livestreamed...

The Supreme Court's ruling on incumbent Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung's appeal against the guilty verdicts found against him for abuse of power and violating the Election Law will be livestreamed on YouTube and aired on television Wednesday, cou...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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545 people face indictment for violating coronavirus-related rules...

South Korean police have referred 545 people to the prosecution seeking indictment on charges of violating rules related to the new coronavirus since late February, the National Police Agency said Tuesday. Of them, 10 suspects were arrested. A total of 1,...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Table tennis worlds in South Korea moved to 2021...

The world's top table tennis tournament set to take place in South Korea this year has been postponed to February 2021, due to lingering concerns over the novel coronavirus. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced Monday that the Wo...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Seoul City pressed to get to the bottom of scandal...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is under growing pressure to investigate the sexual harassment allegations made against the late Mayor Park Won-soon....

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Hero or traitor?...

When I was in fifth grade, one of my classmates was poor but seemed to have some pride at heart. Some friends said his grandfather had fought against Japanese imperialism. When I told my father, he replied by quoting a famous saying, "Independence fig...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Kielbasa's sudden takeover of domestic sausage market...

In recent months, kielbasa has overrun shelves across the country. But the long, horseshoe-shaped sausages didn't come from nowhere. Hailing from Poland, these sausages have filled a niche in the local market to be enjoyed by all, not only Europeans. ...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Blondie & Garfield - JULY 15, 2020...
 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Gender ministry hit for being 'unconcerned' about sexual abuse cases...

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been drawing criticism from civic activists for its silence over a series of recent sexual abuse allegations aimed at high-profile figures, including the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon....

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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[Cityscapes] Exploring central Seoul's disappearing Pimatgol area...

Another large section of Insa-dong has been razed for urban renewal. The demolition zone is about the size of a soccer field, with signs at either end marking the historic alley known as Pimatgol. This part of Insa-dong, hidden from view on Jongno by a ro...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

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Samsung, SK, Micron; competitors or allies?...

Over the last few years, a positive or negative earnings report by one memory chip leader - either Samsung Electronics, SK hynix or Micron Tech - has resulted in positive or negative stock activity among all companies. While the industry's "top th...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

SKT, KT, LG in favor of current mobile subsidies law...

The scheduled revision of the law restricting mobile phone subsidies has garnered contrasting views among consumers and telecom companies. Most consumers have been calling to abolish or make drastic revisions to the law as it prevents telecom companies fr...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Henry Lau's Chinese movie 'Double World' to premiere on July 24...

The Chinese film "Double World" - starring Chinese-Canadian K-pop star Henry Lau - will be released on local video platform iQIYI on July 24, Lau's agency Monster Entertainment said Tuesday....

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