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 2020-08-07 11:53 

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China's July exports rise despite coronavirus, US tariff war...

China's exports rose by an unexpectedly strong 7.2 percent in July as the world's second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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Korea to provide $1 million worth of emergency aid to explosion-hit Lebanon...

Korea will provide $1 million worth of emergency relief aid to help Lebanon recover from a massive explosion that killed more than 140 people and wounded thousands, the foreign ministry said Friday....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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Seoul stocks bask in week-long gain to hit nearly 2-year high on stimulus hope...

Korean shares extended gains to a fifth session on Friday, as expectations for a U.S. stimulus package underpinned investor sentiment. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei from Monday...

South Korea will lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province, believed to be the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, starting Monday, as virus cases have eased there and China has relaxed entry bans for South Koreans, health authorities sai...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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Lotte Chemical, Kumho Petrochemical net profit down on COVID-19...

Lotte Chemical said Friday its second-quarter net profit fell 88.7 percent from a year earlier due to low demand amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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LG Uplus snubs Huawei-related security risks, Q2 net sharply up...

LG Uplus said Friday its 5G equipment from China's Huawei Technologies does not pose security risks, downplaying U.S. concerns that they can be used for espionage by China....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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Keeping secrets: 'I am hiding that I am a K-pop fan'...

Kim, 23, is an ardent fan of K-pop boy band EXO. When EXO played a three-day concert in Seoul last year, she stayed at a hotel near the concert hall for three days to watch all the gigs. Once, she waited for more than 15 hours, only to see the K-pop act o...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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New BTS documentary film to hit theaters next month...

A new feature-length documentary film on K-pop group BTS will hit theaters next month in South Korea and around the world, the country's leading theater chain CGV announced Friday. "Break The Silence: the Movie" will be released on Sept. 10 ex...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

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US urges Korea to keep security pact with Japan...

The United States has urged Korea to retain its bilateral intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, after Seoul hinted at not extending it amid worsening diplomatic ties with Tokyo. The Korean-language service of Voice of America (VOA) reported Friday that a ...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020...

1888-Theophilus van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door 1954-Charles Mahoney becomes first black American to serve as a full U.N. delegate...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Seoul: A 'tasteless' city?...

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a megacity that has an official history of 628 years, considered the historical center of the country....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Rescue workers missing in floods after boats capsize...

Seven rescue workers were missing in South Korea after their boats overturned in floodwaters on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency reported, as heavy rain across the Korean peninsula threatened to bring new floods and landslides....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Gov't vows to keep hospitals running during doctors' strike...

Health Minister Park Neung-hoo vowed Thursday to maintain basic medical services as the nation's intern and resident doctors are scheduled to go on strike on Friday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Is Shinhan's loss provision staying at sound level?...

This year has been rough for Shinhan Financial Group, with the company still mired in investigations and lawsuits about its mis-selling of fund products, such as those of Lime and Heritage. This is in contrast to the end of last year, which Shinhan finish...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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'New Deal' funds raise concern...

The government's initiative to create "K-New Deal" funds raises some concerns over the possible lead-up to tax revenue loss, as managing the funds without tax-driven financing will be difficult, market insiders said Thursday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Big Hit's fan community 'Weverse' hits 10 million downloads...

Fan community app "Weverse" - created by K-pop juggernaut BTS's record label Big Hit Entertainment - has accumulated more than 10 million downloads as of July....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Ruling party struggles with sinking approval rating...

The approval rating for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has continued on a downward spiral as a result of botched real estate policies and the autocratic passage of controversial bills, further narrowing the gap with the main opposition Untied ...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Samsung unveils Note20, Z Fold2 at online Galaxy Unpacked 2020...

Samsung Electronics kicked off its first virtual Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event Wednesday, unveiling five state-of-the-art devices including the Galaxy Note20, Tab S7, Galaxy Z Fold2 and its latest "wearables" including Galaxy Buds Live and th...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Macron visits traumatized Lebanon after deadly mega-blast...

French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has sparked grief and fury....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Seoul highways closed as downpours raise water level of Han River [PHOTOS]...

Major highways running across the capital Seoul were partly closed Thursday as heavy rains pushed up the water level of the city's Han River. Several sections of the Dongbu Urban Expressway, Seoul Inner Loop, Olympic-daero and Gangbyeon Northern Highw...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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KOSPI reaches 22-month high of 2,342.61...

The benchmark KOSPI closed at 2342.61, Thursday, up 1.33 percent from the previous day, its highest level in 22 months since October 2018. Individual investors drove the bullish run as they raked in tech and bio related stocks following an overnight surge...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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SKT in talks with NBCUniversal for content business...

SK Telecom, the country's top mobile carrier, said Thursday it's been in talks with Comcast-NBCUniversal to possibly expand its content business, a senior company executive said, Thursday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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$32-37 per dose: Moderna prices potential COVID-19 vaccine...

"We are working with governments around the world and others to ensure a vaccine is accessible regardless of ability to pay," said Bancel. "We're currently in a pandemic as defined by WHO. At Moderna, like many experts, we believe the viru...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Coast Guard arrests all 18 Chinese who sneaked into Korea on boats...

Korean coast guards have arrested all 18 Chinese nationals who sneaked into the country by sea in April and May, officials said Wednesday.The authorities also arrested a Chinese man who allegedly arranged three illicit journeys from the eastern Chinese po...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Space X returns to Earth ending historic mission...

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown. Their capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's Space X company. (NASA) ( ) ....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Why Zoom can't save the world...

CAMBRIDGE - Before COVID-19, spending on business travel totaled $1.5 trillion a year (about 1.7% of world GDP). Now it is down to a trickle, as countries have closed their borders and social distancing has taken hold. Planes have been grounded, hotels ar...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Unification minister expresses regret over N.K's release of dam water...

Unification Minister Lee In-young expressed regret Thursday over North Korea's release of water from a border dam without giving South Korea prior notice earlier this week....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Five rescued from bus caught in flood [PHOTOS]...

Five people have been rescued from a bus caught in a flash flood in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. Firefighters said Thursday that they rescued four passengers and the driver from the vehicle, which was caught in floodwaters. No one was seriously injured in the...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Casualties, damage growing amid downpour...

Heavy rain pounding the country's metropolitan and central regions since Saturday have been causing growing casualties and heavy property damage, with the number of people killed approaching 20, according to disaster relief officials Thursday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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S. Korea to provide $10 million for WFP aid project for N. Korea...

South Korea decided Thursday to provide $10 million for a World Food Programme project to supply food and nutrition to young children and women in North Korea, the unification ministry said Thursday....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Former BOK chief fulfills social responsibility...

Former Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Park Seung donated 1 billion won ($845,000) earlier this month to Baeksuk Elementary School in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, from which he graduated, as part of efforts to fulfill his social responsibility....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities logs record-high quarterly net profit...

Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities reported its strongest-ever quarterly net profit of 304 billion won ($257 million) during the second quarter, up 38.6 percent, year-on-year....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Korean Americans break 'bamboo ceilings' at top PEFs...

After Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee became the sole head of his company this month, following the sudden retirement of co-CEO Glenn Youngkin, Lee and other Korean Americans who have smashed the "bamboo ceiling" at world-leading private equity firm...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Fauci expects tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses at start of 2021...

Fauci said health regulators have promised "they are not going to let political considerations interfere" with the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine and that "safety and efficacy" will be primary considerations....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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South Korea to donate $10 million for NK aid program...

The government has decided to donate $10 million (11.9 billion won) to North Korea via a World Food Programme (WFP) aid project, under which it will provide essential food and nutrition for hundreds of thousands of young children and women, the Ministry o...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Truth is relative...

Are the riots in major cities around the country really happening? It's a question that should only require a simple "yes" or "no" answer, but in an age when relativism prevails and even gender is a state a mind, there are no simple qu...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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A look back at Cote d'Ivoire's 60 years of independence...

The strategic location of Cote d'Ivoire in the heart of West Africa is an asset to the country which constitutes the gateway to this region. After gaining independence on Aug. 7, 1960 under President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, this country of a populatio...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin back to himself, earns 1st win of 2020...

Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin made it back to where he was....

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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Avoiding bad news...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The pandemic is deceptive. You know it's here, all around you, but you can't see it or hear or feel it. You cruise down near-empty streets that once were filled with commuter traffic, you go into restaurants that have only tw...

 2020-08-06 11:23 

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NK leader orders special aid for Kaesong on coronavirus lockdown...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened an executive policy council meeting of the Worker's Party and ordered special aid to the city of Kaesong under lockdown over coronavirus concerns, state media reported Thursday....

 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 

Korea Times

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....

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