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 2020-10-16 08:47 

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GM Korea ignores KDB after borrowing $750 million...

GM Korea was found to have ignored its second-largest shareholder the Korea Development Bank (KDB), although the state-run bank lent it $750 million in 2018 to normalize the cash-strapped carmaker....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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US military academics to 'devote half of coursework to China'...

US military academics will devote half of their coursework to understanding China to more effectively counter Beijing's "aggression", US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said on Thursday. "As part of our top-10 goal to focus the department ...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Japan to release Fukushima contaminated water into sea...

Japan's government has decided to release radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, with a formal announcement expected to be made within this month, Kyodo news agency and other media reported on Friday. Tokyo Electric...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Hyundai Motor's new leader...

Hyundai Motor Group has appointed Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun as its new chairman, opening the era of a new generation to lead what we now call a "mobility industry." Chung is the third-generation leader after his father Chung Moong-koo a...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Braves 1 win from WS after 10-2 win over Dodgers in NLCS Game 4...

Marcell Ozuna homered twice, MVP candidate Freddie Freeman delivered the go-ahead hit off Clayton Kershaw and the Atlanta Braves moved within one win of ending a two-decade World Series drought by routing the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Thursday night....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Seoul highlights citizens' health in handling Fukushima water issue...

South Korea's foreign ministry reiterated its "foremost priority" to protect its citizens' health and safety Friday in dealing with Japan's potential discharge of contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The minist...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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392,000 job losses in September amid COVID-19 pandemic...

South Korea lost about 392,000 jobs in September, marking a decline in the number of the employed for the seventh consecutive month, as the coronavirus pandemic hammered job markets, data showed Friday. The country's jobless rate rose by 0.5 percentag...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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'1 in 5 foreign shareholders could be linked to tax dodging'...

Over 20 percent of foreign shareholders were registered in "tax haven" countries often used for overseas tax evasion and other illegalities, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday. 20% ....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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South Korean poetry 'Hysteria' wins US translation award...

The South Korean poetry work "Hysteria" has won the 2020 National Translation Award (NTA) presented by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). Written by poet Kim Yi-deum, the volume was translated by Jake Levine, Seo So-eun and Choi...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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'Less Koreans like Japan, more Japanese like Korea': poll...

The worsening relations between Korea and Japan had an opposing impact in 2020 on the people of the two countries, according to a poll released Friday....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries...

Record daily infection figures in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and elsewhere added to fears on Thursday that Europe is running out of chances to control its latest coronavirus outbreak. France has set a 9 p.m. curfew for many of its biggest cities a...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Trump, Biden go at it from a distance in town halls...

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, Thursday night, their scuttled second debate replaced by dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pa...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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'US, South Korea hold same views on declaration of war's end'...

There exists no difference of opinion between South Korea and the United States on the need to formally end the Korean War as part of the process to denuclearize North Korea, South Korea's national security adviser said, adding it is "common sense...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Ride-hailing service firm SoCar receives W60b funding...

Local car-sharing and ride-hailing services company SoCar is trying to make a comeback months after its van-hailing service was forced to halt operations due to a revision to the Transportation Law....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Man arrested after smoking 100 cigarettes at PC cafe...

A man in his 20s was arrested for lighting up about 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe to make a provocative YouTube video, police said Friday....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Woori Bank looks into grounds to dismiss unfairly hired employees...

Woori Bank said Thursday it has begun looking into the legal grounds to cancel the recruitment of 19 employees involved in unfair hiring by the lender from 2015 to 2017....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Lawmakers seek breakthrough in improving ties with Japan during November visit...

Korean lawmakers who belong to a Korea-Japan friendship association will be in Japan in mid-November to discuss ways to ease the lingering conflict over the issue of wartime forced laborers. According to latest reports, the two sides are coordinating a vi...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Pastor suspended for giving blessing at LGBT festival...

The Korean Methodist Church has suspended Rev. Lee Dong-hwan for two years for holding a "blessing ceremony" at a queer festival in August last year, during which he gave a blessing to the LGBTQ community and scattered flower petals....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Catholic Church calls for unconditional ban on abortion...

The newly-elected leader of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of Korea announced that there has been no change in the Church's pro-life stance, saying abortion was unacceptable....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Shinhan shareholders vying to take control of group...

Shinhan Financial Group's major shareholders are in a fierce competition to maintain their influence over the nation's leading banking group, industry officials said Friday....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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'I had to do it': the student leader defying Thailand's royal taboo...

Thai activist Rung jabbed at the establishment when she demanded reform of the all-powerful monarchy last month - a stand that saw her bundled into a car and arrested on Thursday....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Shinhan Card upgrades 'Face Pay' at CU convenience store...

Shinhan Card said Friday it has upgraded its "Face Pay" system - based on facial recognition - that operates at a CU convenience store in Seoul....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Tickets on sale for Busan International Film Festival...

Tickets for the 25th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) that runs from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30 are on sale, but some screenings have already sold out. Sales opened at 2 p.m. Thursday but were disrupted for an hour due to strong demand for the limited num...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Seoul stocks down for 4th consecutive day on virus concerns...

Korean shares retreated for a fourth consecutive session Friday, largely on concerns that the COVID-19 resurgence in major economies may hurt exports. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Concerns grow over possible mass infections among young people...

Concerns are growing again over possible mass COVID-19 infections in Korea as young people have started socializing more often in night clubs and other entertainment establishments amid the easing of social distancing rules, according to medical experts F...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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More young people suffer from hair loss...

"I knew that my hair would start falling out one day, but not at the age of 26. I'm worried that being bald will hinder me in my career because it doesn't give a good first impression," wrote an internet user in an online community for tho...

 2020-10-16 08:47 

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Rays' offense stuck in neutral again as Astros force Game 6...

Except for an occasional homer, the Tampa Bay Rays' offense has fallen largely silent on the brink of the World Series....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Top South Korean, US security officials discuss alliance...

Top national security officials of South Korea and the United States have reaffirmed a robust alliance between the two sides during their meeting in Washington, D.C. this week, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Panicked Europe battens down against COVID second wave...

European countries have begun to close schools and cancel surgeries, going well beyond curbs on social life, as overwhelmed authorities face their nightmare scenario of a COVID-19 resurgence right before the onset of winter....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Samsung Electro-Mechanics employee wins IDG's 'Ones to Watch Award'...

A Samsung Electro-Mechanics employee has been recognized as a global information technology leader after winning the International Data Group's (IDG) Ones to Watch Award, the Samsung Group affiliate said Thursday....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Financial inclusion and digitization...

MONTEVIDEO - In developing countries, it can be a challenge to convince people that finance is not a bad word, and that the financial system is not necessarily a perverse mechanism that serves only the rich and sends the national wealth abroad. The key qu...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Film 'Pawn' conquers box office...

The family movie "Pawn" is leading the Korean box office. The tear-evoking film, which premiered on Sept. 29, has been topping the box office since Sept. 30, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC)....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Police ban Gwanghwamun rallies by conservative civic group...

Police on Thursday announced a decision to ban large-scale outdoor rallies planned by a conservative civic group critical of the Moon Jae-in government around Gwanghwamun Square, downtown Seoul. According to police officials, Seoul's Jongno Police Sta...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Scholarship for Mapo-gu students...
 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Trump's teen son caught coronavirus, first lady reveals...

Donald Trump's teenage son Barron contracted the coronavirus, First Lady Melania Trump revealed Wednesday in a shocking piece of news underlining how much the Republican president is struggling to divert attention away from the coronavirus pandemic in...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Legacy, lessons of Dwight D. Eisenhower...

Dedication of the official memorial to General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower occurred on Sept. 17. Relatively little media attention was devoted to this historically important event....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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POSCO wins Steelie Award for sustainability...

POSCO has received the World Steel Association's Steelie Award in the sustainability category, Wednesday. The Steelie Awards are given in seven categories - excellence in digital communications, innovation of the year, excellence in sustainability, ex...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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'Washington's wartime operational control transfer to Seoul will take time'...

The United States is committed to the envisioned transition of the wartime operational control (OPCON) of South Korean forces back to Seoul, but it will take time to meet the required conditions, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday.Esper made...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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North Korea's commitment to international conservation of nature...

The fact that birds can still find refuge in a place like North Korea is not a chance occurrence. A lack of coastal development has helped keep much of the country's wetland habitats intact, while the North's efforts to voluntarily seek internatio...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Bonghwang national baseball tournament to start Friday...

The 48th Bonghwang High School Baseball Tournament will start at the Mokdong and Sinwol ballpark in Seoul, Friday, for an 18-day run that will continue until Nov. 2....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Genetic sequencing firm to provide Seongdong employees with home healthcare...

Global genetic sequencing firm Eone Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC) will provide home healthcare services to Seoul's Seongdong District's workers and their families. The Incheon-based company signed the agreement with the district office, Seongdon...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Big Hit founder set to make super-rich list...

Big Hit Entertainment founder and CEO Bang Si-hyuk became a multi-billionaire following the initial public offering (IPO) of the entertainment firm on Thursday....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Outbreak in Busan drives up daily new COVID-19 cases...

The country's daily number of new COVID-19 infections has bounced back to three digits due mainly to an outbreak at a geriatric hospital in Busan in addition to other sporadic cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area, according to the Korea D...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Parties still lack consensus on new anti-corruption unit...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) are far from reaching an agreement over a new anti-corruption investigative body for high-ranking officials, although three months have already passed since the la...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Bolsonaro in a generous mood...
 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Greta Thunberg urges EU to do 'as much as possible' on climate...

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged EU leaders to "do as much as possible" to step up the bloc's ambitions to reduce carbon output at this week's summit....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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French pansori singer Laure Mafo shows passion in Korean music...

These days most people are exposed to Korean culture through the global phenomenon of K-pop or addictive Korean dramas. However, for Cameroonian-born French citizen Laure Mafo, it was pansori, a traditional style of narrative music. Mafo quit her job to f...

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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4 incineration plants lead Seoul's household waste management...

From delivery boxes to toilet paper, food waste, recyclable items and plastic items - domestic waste refers to all types of waste produced by households....

 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Amy Barrett confirmation hearing...
 2020-10-15 10:38 

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Don't overlook mystery of Trump's taxes...

The stunning and exhaustive investigation by The New York Times into President Donald Trump's tax records deserves not to be lost in the unending onslaught of news on this president and administration....

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