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 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Mudslide: New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea mourns death of former official...

The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea is mourning the deaths of Anna Song, 36, its former official, and two other members of her family - all Kiwi citizens - after a mudslide triggered by heavy rain engulfed their vacation cottage near Seoul. Accor...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Traditional music broadens horizon with K-pop...

The vocalization of the cryptic phrase "Myeonggeumilha daechwita" starts off "Daechwita," a song released by Agust D, or Suga of BTS, in May. The expression, which means "ring a gong once to begin Daechitwa," is used to commence &#...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Lawmaker challenges old practices at National Assembly with informal outfits...

Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong of the progressive minor opposition Justice Party is challenging old practices at the 21st National Assembly with her informal outfits....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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[HACKERS] Toeic RC: August 1...

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 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Other Putin on Europe's doorstep...

Is Turkey the new Russia? That question is increasingly being asked in European capitals as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan adopts a more aggressive foreign policy....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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South Korea faces hurdles with space projects...

Aside from any hurdles ahead of South Korea in pushing ahead with space development projects, Cheong Wa Dae presented a rosy picture of the country's space industry....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Our 14-day quarantine...

Since April 1, anyone coming to Korea from overseas has had to mandatorily self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the Quarantine Act and other relevant regulations....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Note 20 hands-on: Samsung's most reliable offering...

Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note20 Ultra during its first virtual Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Wednesday. Surprisingly the phone is similar to the S20, more so than the past Note series. But looks could be deceiving as the tech giant&...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Big data partnership between Shinhan, SKT...

Ahn Joong-seon, left, vice president at Shinhan Card's life information division, poses with Jang Hong-seong, head of the big data business division at SK Telecom, at the Shinhan Card headquarters in Seoul, Thursday. Both sides agreed to enhance ties ...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Female veep nominee: potential winning hit...

It's a waste of time to write or read speculative stories about who's trending up or down in a veep hunt....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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'Deceiving audiences is our job'...

Over the last 100 years, the Korean film industry has grown rapidly, becoming the fourth largest in the world by box office receipts worth $1.6 billion in 2019, according to a report by the U.S. Motion Picture Association following the U.S. and Canada (co...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Trump policy outlook...
 2020-08-06 11:23 

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S. Korea reports 43 new coronavirus cases...

The number of new daily coronavirus cases in South Korea bounced back to above 40 on Thursday as domestic infections climbed up. The country added 43 cases, raising the total caseload to 14,499, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Try SpaceX...
 2020-08-06 11:23 

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N. Korea's COVID-19 test results for first suspected case 'inconclusive': report...

A North Korean defector who crossed the inter-Korean border back to his homeland was tested for the new coronavirus, but the results were inconclusive, a media report said Wednesday.On July 18, the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, fled back to the North aft...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Traits for female veep...
 2020-08-06 11:23 

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SuperM to release first official album...

K-pop super band SuperM is gearing up to release its first official album, "Super One." SM Entertainment, the group's agency, announced SuperM's comeback after 10 months on its social media Thursday with a teaser poster of the new album....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Drop strike threat...

Medical doctors and trainees have threatened to go on strike to protest a government plan to raise admission quotas at medical schools. If they go ahead with their threat, they cannot avoid criticism for taking collective action to protect their vested in...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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KT&G begins export of e-cigarette device...

KT&G started exporting its e-cigarette heating devices to Russia last month in accordance with the company's agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI) under which the two parties will work on promoting global marketing campaigns, the tobacco co...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 7, 2020...
 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Securities firms brace for MyData business...

Korea's financial industry is heading towards greater innovation based on various applications of big data from clients. With the implementation this month of revisions to three data-related laws - the Personal Information Protection Act, the Informat...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Power, sit-ins and nuclear weapons in Germany...

Germany is officially a non-nuclear-weapon state. Every German government has so far renounced the nuclear armament of the Federal Armed Forces. The country acceded to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on May 2, 1975. Since then, however, Germany has not...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Myung Won Cultural Foundation offers 'K-Tea' Festival...

The 2020 Myung Won World Tea Expo, also known as the K-Tea Festival, runs through Sunday at COEX in southern Seoul. The event, hosted by the Myung Won Cultural Foundation for 25 years, offers a variety of Korean and overseas tea brands and opportunities t...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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76ers beat Wizards 107-98; Simmons leaves with knee injury...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ The Philadelphia 76ers showed they could hold it together _ at least for a little while _ without All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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SK Innovation connects global branches...

Jose Manuel Sanchez Mandez, global business director of SK GC Americas, believes the Hi !nnovation initiatives at SK Innovation has become a great means to diversify the corporation and helps overseas employees to feel increasingly included in the SK Grou...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Kim joins rotation to face Pittsburg next week...

St. Louis Cardinals' closer Kim Kwang-hyun has joined the team's rotation as his teammate, starter Carlos Martinez, was ruled out for an unknown reason....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Hanmi's perseverance...

Hanmi Pharmaceutical has succeeded in exporting new drug technology that could lead to another blockbuster. The Korean drugmaker entered into an exclusive licensing agreement recently with its U.S. partner MSD to commercialize dual agonist, a candidate fo...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020...

1852 -1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths 1882-Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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'Mukbang' YouTubers face criticism for hiding paid advertisements...

Famous "mukbang" YouTubers with millions of subscribers have come under fire for hiding the fact that they were being paid to advertise certain products....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Online forum mulls ways of revitalizing regional festivals...

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, with the Korea Tourism Organization, held an online forum to discuss measures to revitalize regional festivals, many of which have been canceled due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Thursday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Samsung Life embroiled in troubled gold-related DLS...

Insurers have remained unaffected by the latest series of scandals involving private equity funds (PEFs), as the products were distributed mainly by banks and brokerages. However, Samsung Life Insurance has come under scrutiny after it notified investors ...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Democrats to the rescue...
 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Taemin tops 19 regional iTunes charts with pre-release track '2 Kids'...

Taemin of K-pop boy band SHINee conquered Apple iTunes' Top Song charts in 19 countries and regions with his new solo song "2 Kids," according to his agency Wednesday....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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'October surprise' summit between US, North Korea unlikely: Moon's adviser...

Chances are low for another summit between the United States and North Korea before November's U.S. presidential election, a special adviser to President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday, amid speculation U.S. President Donald Trump could use such a summit ...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Hanmi exports drug candidate material technology to MSD...

Hanmi Pharmaceutical said Tuesday that it has exported technology for a liver treatment drug material to leading global drugmaker Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD)....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Bolton memoir: guide for how not to negotiate with North Korea...

Even self-serving interpretations of history can be useful. Ambassador John Bolton's recent memoir, "The Room Where It Happened," offers something counterintuitively useful to those who wish for progress in nuclear negotiations with North Kore...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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POSCO International, RDA to support Myanmar rice industry...

POSCO International said Wedneday it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rural Development Administration (RDA) in an effort to improve the value chain of Myanmar's rice industry. RDA Administrator Kim Kyeong-kyu and POSCO International CEO ...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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'SK has faster 5G service; LG has wider 5G coverage'...

SK Telecom, the country's top telecom carrier, offers the fastest fifth-generation (5G) service in Korea, while runner-up KT has the country's most stable 5G service and LG Uplus has the widest 5G network coverage in the nation, the government sai...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Trainer shares tips for exercising during pandemic...

Working out doesn't need to involve rigorous exercise routines and intense weight training, it can involve small activities that get your body moving, said Kim Su-hyun, 28, who is in her ninth year as a personal trainer....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Doncic triple gets Mavs off mark, Clippers, Bucks fall...

ORLANDO (AFP) - Luka Doncic delivered a monster triple-double performance as the Dallas Mavericks bagged their first win of the NBA's relaunched season in an overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Gov't to declare heavy rain-hit regions special disaster zones...

The government is moving to designate special disaster zones in the nation's interior, paving the way for state support for the central regions that have seen losses of life and property damage due to deadly downpours. ....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Kakao Games under fire over changes to controversial game dialogue...

Kakao Games is under fire from male gamers for taking precautionary measures to change out a Korean translation of "You whore" which was used by a character in its recently released game "Guardian Tales."...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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USPS and mail-in-ballots...
 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Living life without regret...

This June, publisher of the magazine "Green Review" Kim Jong-cheol died. Until this spring I received much help from his newspaper columns. So the sudden news of his death surprised me. I thought he would actively participate in the ecological mov...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Ruling party, gov't to set up 'K-New Deal' funds...

Under President Moon Jae-in and his economic team's initiatives to boost home-grown technologies and help local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expand their footing in industrial components in the wake of worsening Korea-Japan relations, th...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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'Blackface' high school yearbook photo sparks controversy...

A high school yearbook photo of five students in blackface makeup has been sparking controversy among internet users....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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'Run, run, run again': BTS song lyrics feature on iconic Seoul billboard...

The billboard on the exterior of the Kyobo Building in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, reads, "Run, run, run again. It's OK if you fall. Run, run, run again. It's OK to get hurt." The lyrics are from the lead song of the 2015 BTS album ...

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Heavy rain hammers South Korea [PHOTOS]...

Damage from heavy rain that pounded the country's central region earlier this week continued to grow, leaving 14 dead and 12 missing as of Tuesday....

 2020-08-05 11:26 

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'Harvard students' Tips to Great English Speech' now accepting online submissions...

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 2020-08-05 11:26 

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Samsung Biologics launches high-performing cell line...

Samsung Biologics has launched its own cell line expression technology, dubbed S-CHOice, which enables higher productivity of biopharmaceutical drugs for its clients, the company said Wednesday....

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