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 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Top prosecutor scrambling to tighten grip on office...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl broke his long silence Monday, with a message that many viewed as an expression of Yoon's intention to tighten his grip on the nearly 2,300 prosecutors who have seen their standing increasingly falter amid the ongoing...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Kazakh man honored for saving 10 people from blaze...

A Kazakh man, 28, an undocumented migrant who risked his life to rescue 10 people from a burning building in March, has received an award for his heroic deeds. Kim Jin-ha, head of the Yangyang County Office in Gangwon Province, presented the award to Yuld...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Atomic bombing starts our moral awakening...

Seventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put beyond argument that nuclear weapons are the most indiscriminately inhumane ever devised, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been, a...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Pandemics compared...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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South Korea to supply 132,000 homes in and around Seoul...

The government announced Tuesday that it will facilitate the supply 132,000 new homes in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province by easing construction rules and making more land available in its latest effort to curb property speculation and stabiliz...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Seoul, Suwon hope new coaches bring change in fortune...

Football can be a cruel game and July was tough for the two biggest rivals in South Korea: FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The month saw the coaches of both teams depart their jobs....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Past and patriarchy...

Along history, forever / some woman dancing, / making shapes on the air; / forever a man / riding a good horse, /sitting the dark horse well / his penis erect with fantasy - Muriel Rukeyser...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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N. Korea releases border dam water without prior notice: sources...

North Korea on Monday discharged water from a border dam without notifying South Korea in advance, ahead of possible torrential downpours in the communist state, government sources said....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Hanwha separates cluster munitions business...

Hanwha Corp., the de-facto holding company of Hanwha Group, said it will spin off its cluster munitions business and set up a new company, tentatively called Korea Defense Industry, which will develop and manufacture products including explosives and muni...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Ex-manager of Sammi Superstars dies at 84...

Kim Jin-young, former manager of the professional baseball club Sammi Superstars and "Godfather" of the Incheon baseball scene, died in Florida, U.S., Monday (local time). He was 84....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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China's think tanks (II)...

Under the Chinese political landscape, the limits of Chinese think tanks derive from their mandate to provide logic to the government policies, and therefore a lack of autonomy from the state. This partially explains, for instance, why efforts by Korean t...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Life on Mars? We need to affirm....

From writer H.G. Wells to filmmaker Ridley Scott, the possibility of life on Mars has long sparked the public's imagination for generations. And if there ever was a time when a world could use a demonstration of the power of science, or at least a hop...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020...

1264-Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany 1861-U.S. Army abolishes flogging...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Korea, China seek to boost trade amid pandemic...

South Korea and China on Monday held a meeting to update and expand the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which took effect around five years ago, and vowed to make joint efforts to overcome economic jitters sparked by the new coronavir...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Insurers in dilemma over Naver's expansion into finance...

Major insurers are in a dilemma over emerging threats from Naver, as the nation's dominant internet portal operator is seeking to make rapid inroads into the lucrative finance industry by taking advantage of its massive user base. Naver has recently c...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Who will be the next President?...

Lee Jae-myung, governor of Gyeonggi Province, further narrowed his gap with front-runner Lee Nak-yon, a former prime minister, in a poll of potential presidential candidates released Tuesday. Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl remained in third in last wee...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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New housing supply plan...

The Moon Jae-in administration has come up with a new anti-speculative housing package aimed at building 132,000 homes in Seoul and its surrounding areas. One of the key measures is to ease restrictions on the reconstruction of aging apartment buildings t...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Tesla's exit from Korean ESS market may benefit LG, Samsung...

Electric vehicle (EV) giant Tesla has scrapped its plans to launch energy storage system (ESS) products in Korea due to a delay in certification processes for its products and worsening market conditions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to ...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Six indicted for smuggling drugs in teddy bear, other objects...

Six people, including three Malaysian nationals, were indicted Tuesday for smuggling drugs into the country inside various objects through international mail, according to Daejeon District Prosecutors' Office....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Profits and losses...

One column in this paper read, "I'm still surprised people are surprised how bad it can be to be black and in America." I retorted: I'm still surprised people are surprised how good it can be to be black and in America. Words and phrases m...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Joint diplomatic steps...

The government has taken an inevitable step of ordering home a diplomat alleged to have indecently assaulted a local embassy worker in 2017 in New Zealand. The action follows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raising the issue in a phone call with...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Will Logen succeed in finding a new owner?...

The M&A deal to sell Logen Logistics may take more time than previously thought, as the Korean parcel delivery firm's stakeholder Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) currently undergoes Logen's recapitalization - the process of restructuring a compa...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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'US to ratchet up pressure on SMA talks'...

The appointment of a new U.S. envoy for defense cost-sharing negotiations with Korea is seen as Washington's attempt to add more pressure on Seoul to pay more for the cost of maintaining American troops here, according to government officials and dipl...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Plastic surgeon writes medical fiction novels...

After the winter peak season for cosmetic surgery, which usually continues for three months starting in December, plastic surgeon Kim You-myung tries to find time to immerse himself deep into his other passion - fiction writing. Every weekend, Kim, 48, go...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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K bank may go public in 2022 at earliest...

K bank will need at least two more years before it can go public, despite increased efforts from the nation's first internet-only bank to normalize business following a 400 billion won ($335 million) capital increase and the financial regulator's ...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Spain's scandal-hit former king flees 'to Dominican Republic'...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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'RE100' emerges as new risk for Korean firms...

The rapidly expanding "RE 100" campaign, meaning running operations at factories and offices among others on 100 percent renewable energy, is throwing up new challenges for Korean firms that are part of global supply chains, with Apple, Google, BM...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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'World Domination 2' features 4 ska bands, 4 countries...

Four bands representing four countries have come together to release a four-song compilation album on the Korean label World Domination, Inc. (WDI). This is volume 2 of the "World Domination" series, this time spotlighting ska-punk bands from Kore...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Heavy rain hammers central regions, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing...

Torrential rain pounded most of South Korea over the weekend, leaving six people dead and seven missing, officials said Sunday. 6 7 ....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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No to a US-China cold war...

The announcement Friday that Hong Kong's legislative elections, originally scheduled for September, would be delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest example of the increasing authoritarianism in China. It came weeks after Beijing...

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Lilly starts late-stage study of COVID-19 drug in nursing homes...

U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Monday it is beginning a late-stage trial to study whether one of its experimental COVID-19 antibody treatments can prevent the virus' spread in residents and staff in U.S. nursing homes....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Davis masterclass as Lakers sink Jazz to clinch top spot...

ORLANDO (AFP) - Anthony Davis scored 42 points as the Los Angeles Lakers clinched top seeding in the Western Conference on Monday with a 116-108 defeat of the Utah Jazz....

 2020-08-04 11:33 

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Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 5, 2020...
 2020-08-04 11:33 

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US ambassador expresses sympathy for deluge-hit S. Koreans...

U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris offered sympathy Tuesday to South Koreans affected by torrential rains that have left at least a dozen people dead....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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National theater unveils 2020-21 program amid COVID-19...

The National Theater of Korea (NTOK) has unveiled the 2020-2021 program, which seeks more collaborative works with other national troupes to mark its 70th anniversary while pledging to set a new normal amid the pandemic....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020...

1914-Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany 1925-U.S. marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Naver invests $83 mil. in EXO's IPs...

Naver, the country's dominant web portal, said Monday it has decided to invest 100 billion won (some $83 million) in K-pop management company SM Entertainment in an apparent effort to use the intellectual property (IP) owned by the entertainment firm....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Did malicious comments drive former volleyball player to death?...

Go Yoo-min, former professional volleyball player, 25, was found dead in her home in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, around 9:40 p.m., July 31, according to Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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COVID-19 and vacation...
 2020-08-03 10:58 

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KTA seeks to discover next Chung Hyeon, Kwon Soon-woo...

Korea Tennis Association (KTA) President Kwak Yong-woon said the association is doing its best to incubate future tennis stars to find the next Chung Hyeon or Kwon Soon-woo....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Woowa Brothers to improve company's reputation...

Woowa Brothers, operator of the country's top food delivery player Baedal Minjok (Baemin), said Monday it has established a partnership coordination department under direct control of CEO Kim Beom-joon and scouted a new vice president, Kwon Yong-kyu, ...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Doctors to go on general strike on Aug. 14...

A doctors' association has announced a plan to go on a general strike on Aug. 14 in protest against the government's decision to increase admission quotas at medical schools, plus other thorny issues. The planned strike by doctors nationwide is ra...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Holiday alert...

With the summer holiday season at its peak, cases of small COVID-19 outbreaks are emerging throughout the nation to raise our alert level....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Hamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher's record...

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) _ Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Hanwha joins with Samsung to drop Aussie coal investments...

Amid ongoing protests by environmentalists, Hanwha Investment & Securities and Korea Investment & Securities joined with Samsung Securities to give up additional coal investments in Australia....

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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BTS announces upcoming new single album 'Dynamite'...

K-pop giant BTS on Monday announced that its new single album set to drop later this month is titled "Dynamite." The group announced the name of the upcoming English-language single through a teaser image shared on the group's social media. Th...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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KDB to normalize Asiana amid potential M&A break-up...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) will normalize operations of Asiana Airlines in the event that Hyundai Development Company (HDC) backs out of its takeover deal with the cash-strapped airline, the state-run lender said Monday. "As a main creditor of Asian...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Sailors departing from Russia required to submit virus test results...

All crewmen of ships departing from Russia are required to submit a certificate showing they tested negative for the new coronavirus upon arriving in South Korea starting Monday, health authorities here said. The certificates must be issued within 48 hour...

 2020-08-03 10:58 

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Africa can't afford COVID-19 tradeoffs...

GENEVA - As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surpasses 500,000, the new coronavirus is at the forefront of the public consciousness. But the continent was beset by infectious disease long before the current pandemic began. And, as long as ...

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