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 2020-07-28 12:13 

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When leaders fail, the people must lead. Wear the masks...

In closing his inaugural address on a frozen January morning in 1961, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed "a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself."...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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'Stay Strong'...

Korea Investment & Securities Vice President Yoo Sang-ho, center, holds a "Stay Strong" poster promoting a social media campaign supporting the global fight against COVID-19, in Seoul, Tuesday, as the brokerage house joins the campaign. / Courtesy...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Speed racing with a sedan?: Meet the faster & stronger SM6 [VIDEO]...

Renault Samsung Motors has been suffering faltering sales throughout this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. And to revive sales, this time Renault Samsung Motors has rolled out a real head-turner. Four years ago, the automaker released its first SM6 s...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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[Editorial] Revisit constitutional revision...

"Time is ripe but specifics will pose challenge"...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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KBS anchor's closing lines that infuriated supporters of late Seoul mayor...

KBS nightly news anchor Lee So-jung drew the ire of supporters of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon over her final words on the mayor and his alleged sexual harassment of his former secretary....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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S. Koreans spend over 25 hours on YouTube every month: data...

In total, local YouTube users spent a combined 864 million hours on the website in June, up 25.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the data compiled by industry tracker WiseApp....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Long way to go for Yongsan Park...

Many are wondering how long it will take for Yongsan Park, which will become Korea's largest urban park, to be completed as the negotiations on the return of U.S. military bases to the Korean government have been moving at a snail's pace....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine candidate moves into late-stage trial...

Moderna said on Monday it has started a U.S. government-backed late-stage trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, the first to be implemented under the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed anti-coronavirus program....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Up to $40 a shot? Price negotiation for COVID-19 vaccine kicks off...

Coordinators of a global coronavirus vaccines funding scheme are looking at a wide range of potential prices for COVID-19 shots, with a reported $40 per dose price tag the "highest number" in that range, one of the co-leads of the project said on ...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Trump's paramilitary crackdown is certainly wrong...

If there really is a law enforcement problem in American cities, why hasn't President Donald Trump sent the FBI to fight crime in Portland, Oregon? Or the DEA to fight violence connected to drug trafficking in Chicago? Why is he sending in special, pa...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Kim Jong-un seeking internal regime strength in latest speech...

Questions are rising about what North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meant with his focus on nuclear deterrence at a veterans' event held this week to mark the 67th anniversary of the 1953 Korean War armistice....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Two football juggernauts resume pursuit of tournament title this week...

The top two clubs in South Korean professional football this season will resume their chase of a national tournament title on Wednesday....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Brutal crackdown...
 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Green New Deal to benefit foreign firms...

The government's Green New Deal initiative is picking up steam, with over 70 trillion won to be invested to nurture eco-friendly new growth engines and provide local companies with more business opportunities in the renewable energy sector....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Busan's plan to lure firms leaving Hong Kong hits snag...

Busan is apparently suffering a setback in its grand scheme of being the next premier financial hub in Asia by attracting multinational banks, asset management companies and venture capital firms leaving Hong Kong....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Calls mounting for toughening entry rules for foreigners...

The government is facing growing calls to toughen its entry rules for non-citizens in order to protect the country from COVID-19 infections being "imported" from overseas. The calls stem from a steadily increase in the number of people testing pos...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Justice minister emerges as opposition's target...

The main opposition party is targeting Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae with accusations of "insolence" towards the National Assembly. Due to a series of clashes with them, opposition lawmakers say that Choo, a former five-term lawmaker, goes over the ...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test...

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the pandemic. The glim...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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POSCO sets new guidelines for 'Corporate Citizenship'...

POSCO revealed its Corporate Citizenship Management Standards (CCMS), Tuesday, promising to grow into a 100-year enterprise through social responsibilities. This is the second year the steelmaker adopted the pro-social management philosophy and has establ...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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'New Samsung phone to use Corning's Gorilla Glass'...

Corning, a U.S.-based glass manufacturing company, has unveiled its next generation of glass for smartphones, with improved scratch resistance and increased strength, its Korean unit said Tuesday....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Moderna, Pfizer start decisive COVID-19 vaccine trials, eye year-end launches...

Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc launched two 30,000-subject trials of COVID-19 vaccines that could clear the way for regulatory approval and widespread use by the end of this year, the companies said on Monday. The trials, both announced on Monday, are the fir...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Major distributors under repackaging warning deny environmental group's 'irrational' claim...

Two major retail chains in Korea denied an environmental group's claim they "hid behind an association of their likes to avoid" the questionnaire the group sent them regarding the country's drive to ban repackaging to reduce packaging mate...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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AIA Korea sees influx of figures from headquarters...

The latest appointments to key positions at AIA Korea shows an influx of figures from AIA Group, as the Pan-Asian insurance firm seeks to strengthen its digital capabilities....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Wave of COVID-19 study results raises hope for vaccines...

Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday, including a closely-watched candidate from Oxford University, increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus with...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Step in wrong direction...

A prosecution reform committee has caused a controversy over its recommendation that the prosecutor general should be deprived of any power to directly command or supervise investigations. The non-binding recommendation, if adopted by the Moon Jae-in admi...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Regional education offices scrutinized over hidden camera problem in schools...

Concerns are rising over regional education offices' alleged negligence in identifying the possible existence of hidden cameras in elementary, middle and high schools nationwide, according to data submitted to Rep. Bae Jun-young of the main opposition...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Samsung SDI picks up steam in Q2 amid pandemic...

Samsung SDI has been able to rebound from a devastating first quarter caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company's second-quarter operating profit rose 92.35 percent while sales also increased 6.72 percent from the first three months of the year....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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BLACKPINK to release first full-length album on Oct. 2...

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK is slated to release its first full-length album on Oct. 2, according to the band's agency YG Entertainment, Tuesday. It is the four-piece act's first studio album since its debut in 2016....

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Haechi guides way in AR app for Changdeok Palace...

"Changdeok ARirang," a new augmented reality (AR) application developed for Changdeok Palace, offers radical new ways for visitors to appreciate cultural heritage. Developed by SK Telecom in collaboration with Google Korea and the Cultural Heritag...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Who needs whom more?...

"Our Armed Forces continue to proudly serve side-by-side with our Korean military counterparts. This ironclad alliance, forged in war and reinforced by a shared love of liberty and deep ties of friendship, is vital to peace and stability in both Asia ...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Veteran midfielder Lee leads Ulsan's dominance...

Ulsan Hyundai FC is the top contender in the K League 1 this year, just as it was in 2019. The team held the first spot in the league for longer than any other team during the season, but had to concede it to rival Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors at the last minut...

 2020-07-28 12:13 

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Yi Kwang-su and war...

Recently I've been reading stories of South Korean families' experiences during the Korean War. These stories present the bitter realities of fighting and overcoming the communists. They prefigure the greatness of South Korea today. Among them is ...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Let's ask fortuneteller if there should be peace treaty...

If you had gone to a fortuneteller on this day 67 years ago when the guns of war fell silent across the 38th parallel, you would have been found lively counsel. "It's only a ceasefire," the lady might have said. "Don't buy property in ...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Museum encourages multidisciplinary art through collaboration...

If, when you think of art, all you can come up with is paintings or sculptures, paying a visit to "Project Hashtag," a new exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA), could give you an idea of how far contempora...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Naver to invest in S.M. Entertainment to create new market overseas...

The country's largest portal site operator Naver is said to be set to make a massive investment in S.M. Entertainment that could possibly make it the second-largest shareholder of the agency, after its founder Lee Soo-man. According to a local media r...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Why environmental racism must end...

Instead of prioritizing relief for struggling families, the Trump administration continues to use the coronavirus pandemic to bail out fossil fuel industry executives and roll back health and environmental safeguards. Aid has gone to those who need it lea...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Senior officials subjected to infringement on personal property...

It's tough to be a senior official at Cheong Wa Dae or a government ministry these days. After being pressured to donate to the emergency disaster relief fund, officials are now being told to sell some of their houses....

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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'Peninsula' extends local box office lead, reaches No. 1 in six Asian markets...

"Peninsula," director Yeon Sang-ho's zombie apocalypse blockbuster, extended its winning streak to a second weekend at South Korean cinemas while also leading the box office race in six other Asian markets, according to data and the film's...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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DNA knows your ancestral roots YouWho offers to crack that code...

Shin Shang-cheol, co-founder and co-CEO of EDGC, a genetic analysis company in Incheon, is Korean. But ethnically, it is a bit more complicated: he is 47.71 percent Korean, 26.56 percent Chinese, 23.44 percent Japanese and some other roots originate from ...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Jeonbuk snaps out of funk, Ulsan stays in 1st place in K League...

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors finally won a match in July, while Ulsan Hyundai FC stayed hot at the top of the K League 1 table over the weekend....

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Joseon Dynasty royal palace reborn via AR tech...

Visitors to Changdeok Palace of the Joseon Dynasty in central Seoul will be able to experience the site as it was in the past via augmented reality (AR), South Korea's leading mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Monday. The carrier said it will digit...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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BTS's new English single to be out on Aug. 21...

K-pop behemoth BTS is poised to release a new digital single in English, Aug. 21. "We were initially set to drop an album later this year, but decided to release a single in advance for you," BTS frontman RM told fans during BTS' radio broadca...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Blackstone condemned for Daegu plant closure...

The sudden shutdown of a profitable foreign auto parts manufacturer's factory in Daegu has caused fierce criticism of Blackstone, the world's largest private equity firm (PEF)....

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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North Korean economy grew at 4.7% in 1956-89: report...

The North Korean economy is estimated to have expanded at an annual rate of 4.7 percent between 1956 and 1989, the Bank of Korea (BOK) estimated on Monday. North Korea's economy grew at a double-digit rate up until the 1960s, but has failed to catch u...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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New unification minister appointed to serve as point man on Pyongyang...

President Moon Jae-in appointed Lee In-young, a four-term ruling party lawmaker, Monday as new unification minister in charge of inter-Korean relations, Cheong Wa Dae announced. Accordingly, Lee's tenure has begun as of the day, Cheong Wa Dae spokesma...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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US ambassador shaves off signature mustache...

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has figured out a way to stay cooler in a hot and humid Seoul while keeping his mask on amid the coronavirus pandemic - go clean-shaven. Harris is now a mustache-free man after removing his signature facial hair...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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North Korean leader confers pistols to officers on armistice anniversary...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un marked the 67th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War by visiting a war cemetery and presenting army officers with pistols, state media said Monday. Kim paid homage to the North's...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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Refiners' concern deepens over looming oil tax...

Domestic refiners' concern is growing as their outstanding oil taxes are set to further cut down their already weakened profitability....

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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14,000 estimated to have died from humidifier sanitizer scandal: study...

Some 14,000 people were estimated to have died from a deadly humidifier sanitizer scandal that broke out in 2011, a figure that is roughly 10 times bigger than previously reported, a study showed Monday. The number of adults who died after being diagnosed...

 2020-07-27 12:33 

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North Korea marks 'victory' anniversary...

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