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 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Pianist Choue Hee-youn holds recital...

Pianist Choue Hee-youn will present a solo recital at the Youngsan Art Hall on Yeouido in Seoul, Nov. 25. It will include works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Albeniz....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Xi: China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe...

China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday spurned suggestions that his country might decouple or separate itself from the U.S. and other trading partners amid tension with Washington and Europe over technology and security....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Education about AI to begin in high schools next year...

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be introduced as a new subject in local high schools next year before being expanded to the curriculums of kindergartens and elementary and middle schools by 2025, the education ministry said Friday, declaring a bid to st...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats...

Joe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes, an extraordinary victory for Democrats who pushed to expand their electoral map through the Sun Belt. The win by Biden pads his Electoral College margin of victory over President Donald Trump. Biden wa...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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No exit in sight from frayed Korea-Japan ties...

A rapprochement between Korea and Japan is unlikely anytime soon as Tokyo still stands firm against Seoul's liquidation process of Korean assets of Japanese companies over wartime forced labor issues, according to a diplomatic source, Friday. In addit...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Korean sci-fi 'Space Sweepers' to be released on Netflix...

The South Korean science-fiction blockbuster "Space Sweepers" will be released through Netflix without a theatrical run, the U.S. media giant said Friday. "We are happy to announce that Netflix will open 'Space Sweepers' simultaneously...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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India coronavirus cases pass 9 million...

India's coronavirus cases passed nine million on Friday, health ministry data showed, the world's second-highest tally after the United States. The total number of recorded novel coronavirus infections was 9.004 million, the data showed, with 132,...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Court rules seizure of Chun's house illegal...

A court ruled that the prosecution's decision to put former President Chun Doo-hwan's house up for auction was partly illegal....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Lotte Cinema raises ticket prices after CGV, Megabox...

Lotte Cinema has joined CGV and Megabox to raise ticket prices as part of its ongoing attempts to survive the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Desperate times...

Desperate time, Trump, Giuliani,...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Suhyup chief demands Japan cancel plan to release radioactive water...

The head of South Korea's National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives on Thursday demanded that Tokyo withdraw its plan to discharge radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Man apprehended for vandalizing statue of ex-President Chun...

A 50-year-old man was apprehended on Thursday for vandalizing a statue of former President Chun Doo-hwan at a local park, police said....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Fauci says Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine data is 'solid'...

The United States' top infectious disease official said Thursday that two coronavirus vaccines being tested were "solid," and that the speed at which they were developed has not compromised safety or integrity. Anthony Fauci spoke at a rare br...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Olympic judo silver medalist Wang Ki-chun jailed for sexually assaulting minors...

A court here sentenced on Friday the 2008 Olympic judo silver medalist Wang Ki-chun to six years in prison for sexually assaulting minors. The Daegu District Court also ordered Wang to be banned from working at children-related facilities for eight years ...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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[Reporter's Notebook] Is 'Mofia' always bad for lobby groups?...

Criticism has always existed over the dominance of ex-finance ministry officials in key positions in the financial sector....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Experts call for toughened social distancing regulations...

As the number of new COVID-19 cases here surpassed 300 for the third day in a row, infectious disease experts are calling on the government to raise the level of social distancing. The government has made it clear that a third wave of the pandemic has alr...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Court rules against state health insurer in damages suit against big tobacco companies...

A Seoul court handed down a ruling Friday against the state health insurer in its yearslong smoking-related damages suit with three major tobacco companies operating in South Korea. The Seoul Central District Court rejected the compensation request filed ...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Why are Korean bank stocks so undervalued?...

Korean banks' low price-to-book ratio (PBR) has been evident throughout 2020, as investors paid little attention to bank stocks as opposed to other tech-savvy growth stocks amid the coronavirus-induced economic panic here and abroad....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Pfizer/BioNTech to seek emergency vaccine approval in US Friday...

An emergency use authorization request for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was expected to be filed with the FDA Friday, the US government and BioNTech's co-founder said. This type of authorization is temporary or conditional and...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Korean lawmakers call on Google to reduce app store fees like Apple...

A group of Korean lawmakers on Thursday called on Google to follow Apple Inc.'s move to lower its commission for app market purchases amid concerns of local app developers over high fees. Apple announced a day earlier it will reduce the standard commi...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Doosan Infracore bidding hinges on suit over Chinese subsidiary...

Doosan Group is taking bids from investors to sell off its stake in heavy equipment unit Doosan Infracore, while analysts and industry officials say a pending suit over the firm's Chinese subsidiary will determine how much the group can get out of the...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Stop undermining rule of law...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae is under fire for trying to investigate Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl over allegations that he conducted "unfair" probes into high-profile corruption and fraud cases. Choo has invited the ire of the prosecution and ...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Online teaching...

Online teaching, COVID-19, pandemic, virus, social distancing...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Jang Hyun-sung nominated for best actor at Milan Int'l Film Festival...

Jang Hyun-sung, who stars as a struggling single father in director Choe Equan's "My Son," has been nominated for Best Acting Performance Male at the 20th Milan International Film Festival (MIFF)....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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BTS set to drop much-anticipated album 'BE'...

K-pop megastar BTS, which has emerged as one of the biggest pop groups in the world, on Friday was scheduled to release its new album "BE," an intimate record of messages the septet wants to share with the world during the pandemic. The eight-trac...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Competition gets fierce for purchasing Olive Young shares...

Competition is heating up between potential candidates for the possible purchase of minority shares in CJ Group's health and beauty store Olive Young....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Defense ministry seeks support for Korea peace process at ASEAN security meeting...

The defense ministry on Thursday drummed up support for Seoul's efforts to build peace on the Korean Peninsula during a videoconference held among defense officials from Southeast Asian and other major powers, the ministry said....

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Conor McGregor agrees to UFC return vs Poirier on Jan. 23...

Conor McGregor has agreed to return to the UFC for a rematch with Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23 at UFC 257. UFC President Dana White confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that McGregor has ended his latest retirement from mixed martial arts by signing...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home...

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.'s body around 1:50 ...

 2020-11-20 09:12 

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LG Electronics sees soaring sales as people spend more time at home...

For retail investors, "buy LG Electronics stocks in December and sell them before summer comes" has apparently long been a tacit rule because the company, which mainly generates profits by selling home appliances, has been greatly influenced by th...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Cleaning fallen leaves...
 2020-11-19 11:56 

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[INTERVIEW] Is South Korea's 'net zero' by 2050 possible?...

The ever-manifesting global alliance on lowering carbon emissions to curb the feared consequences of global warming has recently forced the South Korean government to announce on Oct. 28 the country would go "net zero" by 2050 - bringing the net a...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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COVID-19 obscures so many ways 2020's best year ever...

As challenging a year as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be alive. Consider: In 1920, according to the book "Enlightenment Now," the average person spent 11.5 hours each week doing laun...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Taiwan pulls plug on China-friendly news channel...

Taiwanese regulators declined to renew the license of a major news channel Wednesday, saying interference by its staunchly pro-China owner had violated press freedom....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Japan Inc. to begin experiments issuing digital yen...

More than 30 major Japanese firms will begin experiments next year towards issuing a common, private digital currency to promote digitalisation in one of the world's most cash-loving countries, the group's organising body said on Thursday. The mov...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Seoul to supply more public homes to tackle rental home shortage...

South Korea will supply 114,000 public 'jeonse' houses by 2022 to help tackle a shortage of the two-year contract-based rental homes, the transport ministry said Thursday. The government plans to purchase existing homes to convert them into public...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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UAE and Israeli settlers find common ground in Jerusalem...

Weakened by Joe Biden's electoral defeat of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu risks being caught between a rock and a hard place as Jordan, the Palestine Authority and the United Arab Emirates maneuver for contr...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

Securing COVID-19 vaccines...

South Korea is seeking to secure more than 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as early as possible. The government plans to buy 10 million doses through the global vaccine supply platform, COVAX Facility, and the remaining 20 million through negotiatio...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

Korea's strategic value re-rises amid US-China rivalry...

In the wake of Joe Biden's election as the new U.S. president, a competition between the United States and China to get Korea on its side is expected to intensify - a demonstration of Seoul's rising strategic value amid their hegemonic rivalry, di...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance...

Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they're sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that the president-elect's support for aborti...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Under toughened social distancing rules...
 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

Be better than Trump and Newsom, stay home for Thanksgiving...

For those of you planning to travel to see relatives or friends this Thanksgiving, or planning to host the dinner and guests, here's one piece of advice: Don't do it....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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107 suspected flu shot deaths reported in Korea...

South Korea's health agency said Thursday that a total of 107 people, most of whom were elderly, died after receiving seasonal flu vaccines. The deaths had stoked public anxiety over the safety of such vaccines, but the Korea Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Thankful 2020 is almost over...
 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Korean athletes love red ginseng...

Korean athletes in the United States love Korean red ginseng. Choi Ji-man of Tampa Bay Rays, who played great defense with tremendous flexibility in this year's Major League Baseball World Series, posted a photo recently of himself in uniform with a r...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Importance of alliance highlighted during KDVA event...

The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) Korea Chapter, an association of U.S. veterans who served in Korea as members of the United States Forces Korea (USFK), held the 2020 KDVA Alliance Education Conference for Junior Service Members, at the Osan ...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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S. Korea votes in favor of UN resolution on suspending death penalty...

South Korea has for the first time voted in favor of a United Nations resolution calling for the suspension of the death penalty, the justice ministry said Wednesday....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

Hotel Lobby...

The Westin Chosun Seoul has introduced a champagne promotion dubbed, "Bubbly Night Out," with three different champagnes offered at reasonable prices at the Lounge & Bar located on the lobby floor....

 2020-11-19 11:56 

Korea Times

Thai PM says all laws to be used against protesters...

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that all laws would be used against protesters who break them, as demonstrations escalate for his removal and for reforms to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Activists voiced concern that ...

 2020-11-19 11:56 

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Monopoly power is less dangerous today...

Big government is going after big business again. That is not inherently momentous news, but the context and character of this prosecution is extremely important and overall reassuring for the public at large....

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