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 2020-11-18 10:58 

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How to restore America's global leadership...

For the past four years, the person that has attracted the most attention from the world must be U.S. President Donald Trump. He has been on the front page of every newspaper almost every day, and his twitter account is a regular visit not only by news re...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Biden warns 'more people may die' if transition delay...

President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday "more people may die" if outgoing President Donald Trump continues blocking a U.S. transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, and he urged Congress to pass new relief legislation. , " "...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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China's policy on denuclearization of North Korea consistent regardless of US election: Amb. Xing...

China's commitment to peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will remain consistent regardless of the leadership change in the United States, Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming said Wednesday. Xing also said during a forum hosted by his embas...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Korean firms to invest $9 bil. in biotechnology by 2023...

Biotech companies here, including Samsung Biologics and Celltrion, will invest a combined 10 trillion won ($9.03 billion) by 2023 in line with President Moon Jae-in's initiative to make biotechnology a growth driver for Asia's fourth-largest econo...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Thai resident's farming business brings diverse flavors to Korea...

The life of Thai resident An Yu-jeong shows how one woman's craving for food from back home can lead to a business venture that creates awareness in Korea of a diverse range of Thai vegetables....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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First EV for delivery service...

CJ Logistics CEO Park Keun-hee, left, poses for a picture with a delivery worker in front of the company's electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Seoul, Wednesday. CJ Logistics became the first local firm to use electric vehicles for delivery servi...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Huawei selling Honor phone brand in face of US sanctions...

Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Celebrity Buddhist monk's secular life causes stir...

Haemin Sunim, 46, a Korean-born U.S. citizen, has sparked debate online after his upscale home located near Seoul's iconic Mount Nam and room with a view were made public on a TV show last week. His "privately owned" residence and his secular ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Politically-motivated plan...

A state committee has virtually scrapped the plan to expand Gimhae International Airport in the nation's southeastern province. The panel, under the Prime Minister's Office, cited safety and environmental issues, coupled with a lack of communicati...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Pandemic-marred European trip leaves tactical question marks for football team...

With one key player after another suffering injury and illness, South Korea's trip to Austria for men's football friendly matches seemed doomed before it began. The team's worst nightmares materialized in the form of a coronavirus outbreak, wi...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Small networks boosted as Trump supporters reject Fox News...

Tens of thousands of Donald Trump supporters, disbelieving the presidential election results and increasingly frustrated by the conservative Fox News, are turning - often at the president's urging - to smaller, right-wing channels OAN and Newsmax, whi...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Greater Seoul, Gwangju adopt tougher distancing rules amid virus flare-up concerns...

Citizens in the greater Seoul area and southern city of Gwangju will be required to follow stricter health regulations in public places and at gatherings under an enhanced social distancing scheme effective from Thursday, as the country is facing another ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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TXT debuts at No. 25 on Billboard 200 with latest EP...

K-pop boy band Tomorrow X Together (TXT) ranked No. 25 on Billboard's main albums chart this week with its latest album. Released on Oct. 26, the five-track EP "Minisode1: Blue Hour" landed at 25th on the Billboard 200 chart refreshed Tuesday ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Gov't unveils big investment plan for biohealth industry...

South Korea announced a large-scale investment plan for the biohealth industry on Wednesday in an effort to nurture what it sees as a future growth engine. Under the plan, 36 pharmaceutical makers and five venture capital firms, including Samsung Biologic...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Moon congratulates 4 Korean-Americans on recent House election victories...

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday congratulated four Korean-Americans on their recent election to the U.S. House of Representatives....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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New virus cases exceed 300 as infections near 3-month high...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered above 300 on Wednesday to reach the highest level since late August, setting alarm bells ringing over another potential wave of the pandemic. The country added 313 more COVID-19 cases, including 245 local in...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Bank of Korea criticizes Financial Services Commission's plan to 'steal authority'...

The Bank of Korea (BOK) is stepping up criticism of a plan by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) to "usurp the authority" of the central bank in the area of payment settlements....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020...

1493-Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage 1863-Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score & 7 years..."...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Dinos beat Bears 5-3 to open Korean Series...

Aaron Altherr smacked a three-run home run and Na Sung-bum had four hits, as the NC Dinos defeated the Doosan Bears 5-3 to open the Korean Series on Tuesday.Starter Drew Rucinski gave up three runs - two unearned - in 5 1/3 innings for the victory at Goch...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Korean Air chief vows no job cuts in Asiana acquisition...

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's biggest carrier, will proceed with the deal to acquire its smaller local rival Asiana Airlines Inc. without job cuts, the company's chairman said Wednesday. "The company made a decision to acquire (Asiana Ai...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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[Editorial] Peace initiative put to test...

"New strategy needed to denuclearize North Korea"...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Customer anxiety rises about Korean Air's takeover of Asiana...

Customers are raising concerns about the possible impact of Korean Air's planned takeover of its smaller local rival Asiana Airlines as, if completed, the acquisition will grant the national flag carrier a dominant market position here that could lead...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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COVID-19 anecdotes...

I am a retired teacher and live with my wife in a small apartment near Seoul. Because of COVID-19, my main social activities, such as doing volunteer services, have been severely affected; so I usually spend the days reading books or doing some household ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Rise up!...
 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Regaining 'East Sea'...

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has reached a consensus on a proposal to name global seas with unique numerical identifiers rather than specific names. During a virtual General Assembly session of the international organization on mariti...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims...

Donald Trump fired Tuesday the government's top election security official, who had rejected the president's unsubstantiated claims of "massive" fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden. Trump announced on Twitter the termination "effect...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Airport construction falls prey to political interests...

The government's decision to end the Gimhae International Airport expansion plan is once again sparking criticism that political interests are again holding sway over a crucial state project. Experts say major projects like this need to be approached ...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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LS speeds up effort to shift key position to Koo Dong-hui...

The LS Group owner family is seeking to place Vice President Koo Dong-hui and Yesco Holdings Vice President Koo Bon-hyuk in more prominent company positions in its upcoming executive reshuffle....

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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'Don't be scared. You're not alone'...

"Why me?" Like many other cancer patients, Han Yu-kyung, author of "The Cancer Center Graduate" published by Chamomile Press, kept asking this question after she was diagnosed with cancer last year at a university hospital in Seoul. Her bo...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Vietnam proposes students learn Korean at earlier stage of education...

Vietnam's ministry of education said it is moving toward making Korean language a "first foreign language" that can be taught at elementary schools in the country. Vietnam's national foreign language committee said Tuesday at a South Korea...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 19, 2020...
 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Seoul Botanic Park attracts citizens with art exhibitions...

When it comes to botanical parks, what comes to mind for many is exotic greenery in arboretums and gardens full of various trees, plants and flowers. Seoul Botanic Park, the country's first urban botanical park, has been drawing visitors looking for s...

 2020-11-18 10:58 

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Tesla value set to jump $40 billion as S&P 500 beckons...

Shares of Tesla rose 11% before the bell on Tuesday, adding around $40 billion to the value of the electric carmaker and giving another boost to the fortune of billionaire Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

Korea Times

Marriage of airlines...

Korean Air, the biggest domestic air carrier, announced a plan to take over its troubled rival, Asiana Airlines, Monday. The deal, estimated at 1.8 trillion won ($1.6 billion), is expected to create the world's 10th-largest airline. It will also resha...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020...

1497-Bartolomeu Dias discovers Cape of Good Hope 1820-U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B Palmer discovers Antarctica...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Tribute to 17 Canadian soldiers...
 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Cultural Heritage: The more, the better...

Some faces clearly come to my mind even though I haven't seen them many times. Nam June Paik (1932-2006), also known as Paik Nam-june, is part of this group. Paik left his homeland while in his late teens and lived as a cosmopolitan artist in Japan, G...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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After the sideshow...

While President Trump mulls the end of his presidency, life begins to move forward. Next year, when Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, the sideshow that's marked Trump's presidency will end. None too soon! Four years marked by a ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Moon's problematic aide returns to public service...

President Moon Jae-in's pick for the head of a think tank operating under the state spy agency is raising some eyebrows, with critics claiming that the head of state's latest personnel appointment is still based on the appointee's close ties t...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Virus cases over 200 in 4th day forces tougher virus curbs in Seoul...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered above 200 for the fourth day in a row Tuesday due to continued cluster infections across the country, prompting health authorities to raise social distancing measures by one notch in the greater Seoul area. ...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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BTOB 4U asks people to 'Show Your Love' amid hard times...

After completing their obligatory military duty earlier this year, the members of BTOB 4U - a four-piece sub-unit of K-pop boy band BTOB - had a tough time returning to "normalcy."They had to gear up for the group's first mini-album "INSID...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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KT CEO becomes new GSMA board member...

KT CEO Ku Hyeon-mo has been appointed as a new board member of the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) in recognition of the company's contributions to the development of the telecommunications industry, according to the mobile carrier, Tuesday....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Literary giant's life revisited...

"What if the petals be shed, / Should the breeze be blamed? ... Lest the frail mind / Of him who lives in refuge // Be revealed to the vulgar / I have some natural fears // These petals that are shed in the dawn / Prompt some listless tears."...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine 94.5 percent effective...

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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[RAS Korea] Visit to Korea's early printing treasures...

One of Korea's lesser-known, but incredible cultural treasures is a small printed book. The book is ordinary in size and appearance - about 24 cm by 17 cm, about the size of a modern-day paperbound book found in bookstores. The book is about 3 cm thic...

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 18, 2020...
 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Is Macquarie downsizing Korean operation?...

Macquarie Group has been mentioned as the latest example of foreign financial companies taking steps to downsize their operations in the Korean market....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

Korea Times

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit Korea...

The latest news reports of China's state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi's possible visit to Korea later this month is renewing focus on Chinese President Xi Jingping's pledge to visit the country this year....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Samsung Biologics starts mass producing Lilly's COVID-19 treatment...

Samsung Biologics has started mass-producing a COVID-19 antibody treatment developed by Eli Lilly, to enable stable supply of the drug and faster administration to more patients, the company said, Tuesday....

 2020-11-17 10:56 

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Biden and two Koreas...

Barring some unexpected accidents, Joe Biden will move into the White House about two months from now....

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