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 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

CJ Olive Young share selloff sees buyer interest...

Shares of the country's No.1 health and beauty product store Olive Young, sold with underwriters Credit Suisse and Shinhan Investment, have been more popular than expected. It appears CJ Group did not see this coming as the company will only sell off ...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Drug makers flock to Korea for contract manufacturing...

Korea is emerging as a go-to country for global drug makers seeking the contract manufacture of their COVID-19 vaccines, with major players signing deals reserving production capacity, according to industry officials, Friday....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Rays' Choi takes center stage in Big League after long journey...

Tampa Bay Rays' South Korean baseball player Choi Ji-man is enjoying the peak of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career with a series of well-timed performances during this year's post season....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Citibank Korea nurtures women leadership and diversity...

Citibank Korea is one of financial institutions that actively seeks to nurture women's leadership and the value of diversity - goals that its global headquarters also seeks to promote across the countries it operates in....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Two French women charged over 'racist' stabbing of veiled Muslim women...

Two women accused of stabbing two other women wearing Muslim headscarves near the Eiffel Tower in Paris and trying to rip off their veils have been charged with assault and racist slurs, legal sources told AFP on Thursday. The case comes amid heightened r...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Brazil's president rejects Chinese coronavirus vaccine...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against COVID-19 being developed by a Chinese company and tested in the state governed by his political rival, prompting concern he was allowi...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Do it your own way...

What golf fans rarely expect took place during recent PGA Tour events. Bryson DeChambeau won the 2020 U.S. Open trophy with an unusual swing; and Sergio Garcia sank his winning putt with his eyes closed at the Sanderson Farms Championship. The two players...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Strolling under the moonlight [PHOTOS]...

When the nationwide social distancing restrictions were lowered to Level 1 last week, people were quick to search for an escape from the prolonged confinement and boredom they've had to endure since the COVID-19 pandemic struck early this year....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Prosecutors demand life sentence for mastermind of high-profile sex abuse ring...

Two arrested masterminds behind one of the nation's largest online sex trafficking rings have been additionally charged with concealing criminal proceeds, prosecutors said Thursday. Cho Ju-bin, the 24-year-old prime suspect accused of blackmailing wom...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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US on the same page with South Korea over end-of-war declaration...

South Korea and the U.S. have appeared to be at odds over President Moon Jae-in's proposal for a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War, made during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. But lately, key officials in the Do...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Changing attitudes towards religiosity: double-edged sword for Arab rulers...

Public opinion polling in the Arab world suggests that autocratic leaders like Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his UAE counterpart, Mohammed bin Zayed, have gotten some things right....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Mother talks about reunion with her lost daughter...

In June 1976, Lee Eung-sun's three-year-old daughter went missing in a crowded market. Last week the mother, now 78, was reunited through a video chat with her daughter, now 47 and residing in the U.S....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Will Shinhan's decision on quarterly dividends pay off?...

An air of cautious optimism is emerging over whether Shinhan Financial Group's plan to offer quarterly dividends will help enhance its stock valuation, but a near-term rebound appears unlikely due to the industry's structural slowdown and a series...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Mass infections at rehabilitation hospitals push daily cases over 100 again...

Korea's daily new COVID-19 case numbers have bounced up to over 100 for the first time in a week due mainly to sporadic infection clusters at rehabilitation hospitals, raising concerns about the eased social distancing measures, Thursday...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Health authorities see no link between flu shots, deaths, will go ahead with vaccine program...

The head of Korea's public health body said Wednesday there was no direct link between flu shots and recent reported deaths and the government will go ahead with the nationwide flu vaccine program....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

US not alone in widening global pandemic...

While recent flare-ups of the coronavirus have been spreading across large parts of the U.S., Americans are hardly alone in facing the deadly pandemic. Though virus outbreaks are often presented by mainstream media outlets as a political validation of the...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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BLACKPINK's 'How You Like That' racks up 600 million views...

South Korean all-female band BLACKPINK's music video "How You Like That" has earned 600 million views on YouTube in what its agency said was reached in the shortest time for a K-pop act. The quartet's music video of the hit song reached th...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Trump's H-1B reforms will make America poorer...

Newly announced reforms to the H-1B immigrant visa system have the potential to reduce the number of foreign workers allowed into the U.S., just as the Donald Trump administration intends. The problem is that goal makes no sense. If implemented, the chang...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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France teenagers face charges for pointing out teacher to killer...

France will prosecute seven people over last week's beheading of a history teacher, including two teenagers accused of pointing him out to his killer, anti-terror authorities said on Wednesday as the nation paid homage to the slain educator. Anti-terr...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Fraudulent fund manager...

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) decided Tuesday to revoke the license of Lime Asset Management, which has been accused of fraud and illegal lobbying. Once the nation's largest financial manager with assets under management nearing 6 trillion w...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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BLACKPINK appears on U.S. talk show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'...

K-pop quartet BLACKPINK performed and shared its stories on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," becoming the first K-pop girl group to appear on the U.S. late-night show....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Google antitrust...
 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

No. of new virus cases bounces back to over 100...

The number of daily local coronavirus cases in South Korea spiked again to over 100 for the first time in nearly one month Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections at senior care hospitals and other facilities continued to climb amid eased virus restricti...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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[INTERVIEW] 'Star Trek' writer shares his obsession with King Sejong, Korean alphabet...

King Sejong of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) is one of the most admired historic figures in Korea. During his 1418-1450 reign, he churned out achievements in almost every field, including science, agriculture, astronomy and music. However his most outsta...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Declaration of Korean War's end 'obvious' part of North Korean denuclearization process: Pompeo...

Declaring a formal end to the Korean War would "obviously" be part of efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling for North Korea's return to denuclearization talks. Pompeo's re...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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LG Chem steps up efforts to solve environmental issues...

LG Chem has been striving to solve environmental issues as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, according to the company, Thursday....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Ruling party's arrogance...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) needs to figure out why its former lawmaker Keum Tae-sup quit the party. It should not try to brand him only as a turncoat. Instead, the party must reflect on what he cited as his reasons for leaving: the DPK'...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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S. Korean, Chinese defense chiefs discuss security situation, vow to boost cooperation...

The defense chiefs of South Korea and China discussed security situations on the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday and vowed to continue exchanges and cooperation, Seoul's defense ministry said....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Seoul issues fine dust advisory...

The Seoul metropolitan government on Thursday issued its first fine dust advisory of this fall, citing an inflow of fine dust and yellow dust from China and elsewhere. According to the city's health and environment research center, the average fine du...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Blondie & Garfield - OCTOBER 23, 2020...
 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Korea, China renew currency swap deal worth W70 tril....

The Bank of Korea (BOK) said in a statement Thursday that it had renewed its 70 trillion won ($59 billion) currency swap deal with the People's Bank of China for another five years, in a move to promote bilateral trade and ward off any liquidity crisi...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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'Million-seller' NCT tops Gaon album chart...

K-pop boy band NCT has topped Gaon's weekly album chart (Oct. 11-17) with its second studio album "NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt.1."...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Will Helixmith follow SillaJen, Kolon TissueGene?...

Korean biopharmaceutical firm Helixmith's stock price has been on a steep decline for the past few months. The stock finished at 20,450 won ($18.04), dropping another 0.24 percent on Wednesday's trading session. The biopharmaceutical company's...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Ruling party chief seeks to mediate Seoul-Tokyo row...

Ruling Democratic Party of Korea Chairman Lee Nak-yon has been engaging in active diplomacy to resolve a years-long row between Seoul and Tokyo centering on the issue of wartime forced labor, meeting recently with senior Japanese politicians....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Korea to provide $300,000 worth of aid to flood-hit Vietnam...

South Korea plans to provide US$300,000 worth of humanitarian assistance to Vietnam to help the country cope with the damage from severe floods, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Flooding triggered by weekslong heavy downpours in central Vietnam has lef...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Do you have unanswered questions about Halloween?...

I was trying to clear the cobwebs from my mind, and all I could find was random thoughts about Halloween (a.k.a. Hallowe'en, a.k.a. Allhalloween, a.k.a. All Hallow's Eve, a.k.a. All Saints' Eve, a.k.a. the Holiday That Is Bankrupting the Feder...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Bottle-fed babies ingest 'millions' of microplastics...

Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed Monday highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products. 100 ....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

AmorePacific-Kangwon Land ties causes stir...

AmorePacific Chairman Suh Kyung-bae's family members including his father-in-law, Nongshim Chairman Shin Chun-ho, are under suspicion of having monopolized the procurement placement of more than half of the casino machines at Kangwon Land since 2013....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Protest against THAAD...
 2020-10-22 12:05 

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Why should US vote green?...

Next month's U.S. presidential election will not just be decisive in settling a slew of major domestic issues for the next four years; It will also have a profound impact on key international ones too with perhaps the biggest of all being the future o...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

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14 delivery workers die because of pandemic overwork: union...

Fourteen delivery workers in South Korea have died of overwork this year because they had to handle a sharply higher volume of packages due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the latest fatality this week, a union official said. A worker for CJ Logistics C...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

How Israel failed COVID-19 test...

TEL AVIV When the Jewish new year began late last month, Israel was enduring its second nationwide lockdown, after daily per capita COVID-19 infection and death rates reached some of the world's highest levels. How did a country with practically close...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions...

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he's done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting ch...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Plastic surgeon booked in death of Hong Kong fashion empire heiress...

South Korean police investigating the death of a Hong Kong fashion empire heiress during plastic surgery in Seoul early this year said Thursday the operating surgeon has been found at fault for the medical accident and her death. The Seoul Metropolitan Po...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Gov't hints at intervening in forex market...

Continued volatility in the foreign exchange market will necessitate government intervention, a pre-emptive measure to limit swings in the value of the won hit by supply and demand mismatch amid continued market volatility, the country's finance minis...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Fears over flu vaccine spread amid more deaths...

Public fear is escalating over the safety of the seasonal flu vaccination after a series of deaths among people who had been recently vaccinated, although the health authorities have said there was no connection....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Hotel Lobby...

L'Escape, the first stand-alone brand of Shinsegae Chosun Hotel, has released a package dubbed, "Paris de reve," to present one romantic night at the hotel....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions...

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican's official teaching o...

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

'Travel companions more important than destination'...

Companions are considered one of the most important factors in planning a trip, as the experience could become either amazing or miserable depending on who you travel with....

 2020-10-22 12:05 

Korea Times

K-pop's global appeal creates Hangeul craze...

Romanized Korean can be found on the internet these days sprinkled throughout comments from adoring international fans of K-pop, inspired by the Korean lyrics from their favorite songs. For fans it's a way to communicate directly with their idols via ...

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