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 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Perfect in Paris, Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer...

PARIS (AP) _ All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer's reco...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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EU envoys ask Korea to fully abolish death penalty...

The ambassadors of the European Union and the 27 member states of the European Union reiterate the EU's strong opposition to the death penalty around the world and call for its final abolition in the Republic of Korea. The ambassadors recognize and we...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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US Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite virus...

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin as a divided Senate charges ahead on President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative court majority before Elect...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade...

Japan vowed Monday to bolster its missile deterrence capability to respond to threats by North Korean weapons that are becoming ''more diverse and complex,'' as displayed during Pyongyang's military parade over the weekend. North Korea, markin...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Seoul and Washington analyzing North Korea's new ICBM...

Military authorities are analyzing details of North Korea's newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) unveiled in a massive parade over the weekend, including how many warheads it can carry, officials said Monday. During the Oct. 10 parade to m...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Democratic, transparent quarantine makes Taiwan shine on National Day...

The Taipei Mission in Korea highlighted its government's quarantine, touting it as democratic, transparent and exemplary by the international community on the country's national day last week. Titled "Working Together To Lead Taiwan Forward,&#...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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Preorders for NCT's upcoming album hit 1.1 million...

Preorders for South Korean boy group NCT's album reached a record 1.1 million ahead of its release later in the day, its agency said Monday. This marks a new record for the 23-member group, which is set to release the album "RESONANCE Pt. 1" a...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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1 in 4 office workers are YouTubers on the side: survey...

Kang Tae-kwon, an office worker in his 30s, has his own YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers. Its main focus is on introducing Korean culture to non-Koreans, which is unrelated to his job at a state-owned company in the agricultural sector. ...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Crocs share price jumps on Justin Bieber speculation...

All it took was a photo on Justin Bieber's Instagram of Crocs shoes and the caption "Soon", to send the company's stock jumping Thursday on speculation of a future collaboration with the Canadian pop star. "" ....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Concerns grow over leaking of military intelligence...

Concerns are growing over the leaking of confidential military information following a recent incident in which a South Korean government official was shot dead by North Korean troops after drifting into the North's territorial waters....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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New capital gains tax plan...

A heated debate is happening between stock market players and members of the political community over the financial authority's recent decision to sharply lower standards for large shareholders subject to capital gains tax. Under the new rule, those w...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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China re-airs NBA after pulling plug during Hong Kong protests...

China's state broadcaster has started broadcasting National Basketball Association games again, almost a year after they were pulled from the air in a row over Hong Kong. Miami Heat's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers - a win that keeps the seri...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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VP debate and Pence fly...
 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Hyundai Motor to recall overseas Kona EVs over potential battery fire risks...

Hyundai Motor Co. has decided to voluntarily recall its Kona all-electric models sold overseas, industry insiders said Sunday, after the automaker vowed to take the same step on the home turf over potential battery fire risks....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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TWICE unveils track list for new album ahead of release...

K-pop girl group TWICE's upcoming full-length album includes collaborations with popular musicians, such as Dua Lipa and Heize, its agency said Sunday....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Tales from the palace: Cheoljong the beggar king (Part Two)...

King Cheoljong is not remembered as much for his reign as he is for the politics surrounding his appointment and his death. His ascension to the throne was a repackaging of the past. The names of his parents and relatives - once marred with disgrace for b...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Controversy continues over ministry's 'anti-capitalism' policies...

The government policies of imposing heavier tax on corporate income and financial investment continues to draw backlash from businesses and experts who claim excessive government intervention will dampen business sentiment, with the country's growth o...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Korea eases social distancing amid COVID-19 slowdown...

The government decided to lower the current Level 2 social distancing measures to Level 1 across the country, effective Monday, as the country's virus situation has been showing signs of abating, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Virtual communication...

Since January, my employees and I have been working from home. In the beginning, it was difficult to collaborate because we were no longer sharing the same physical context. Maintaining ease with and trust in each other is challenging in such cases, and s...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Gyeonggi Province asked to offer COVID-19 subsidies to foreigners...

The state-run human rights agency asked Gyeonggi Provincial Government Sunday to provide financial support to foreign residents under its jurisdiction amid the ongoing controversy over the exclusion of non-Koreans from the disaster relief fund....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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US 'disappointed' to see North Korea prioritize weapons: US official...

The United States government finds it "disappointing" that North Korea continues to prioritize its weapons development, a senior U.S. official said Saturday, calling on the communist state to return to denuclearization negotiations....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Video conference with G20 finance ministers...

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol speaks at a press conference on Aug. 27 in this file photo. The central bank announced Sunday that Lee will participate a video conference with finance ministers and central bank heads of the G20 on Oct. 14, to discuss C...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Kim Jong-un cries during commemorative speech...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's speech Saturday in Pyongyang to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea was quite different from previous occasions, according to experts....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Doosan owner family all in on Doosan Heavy...

Doosan's owner family is all in to enhance Doosan Heavy & Construction's financial structure on the back of its cash-cow affiliate Doosan Fuel Cell, by disposing 10 percent of the company stocks through a block deal to help repay Doosan Heavy'...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Singapore man sentenced to prison for spying for China in US...

The United States sentenced a man from Singapore to 14 months in prison, Friday, for passing on to China valuable, but unclassified military and political information that he had duped Americans into giving....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Keep the statue intact...

It is regrettable that a Berlin district has ordered a civic group with South Korean ties to remove a statue of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sex slavery for Japanese troops. The order came last Thursday, less than two weeks after the statu...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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'I'm ready for jail': The Hong Kong dissidents who chose to stay and fight...

For many dissidents who have remained in Hong Kong, it is hard to see in the future anything but a vision of dystopia, shrouded by uncertainty, death threats and surveillance. Under the shadow of the national security law, many feel jail time is a certain...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Moody's says Korea's new fiscal rules to support credit quality...

Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has said Korea's proposed new fiscal rules meant to ensure budgetary consolidation will, if passed by parliament, support its sovereign credit quality.On Monday, Korea unveiled the proposal that will ...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Remote learning...
 2020-10-11 12:43 

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1 in 4 office workers are YouTubers on the side: survey...

Kang Tae-kwon, an office worker in his 30s, has his own YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers. Its main focus is on introducing Korean culture to non-Koreans, which is unrelated to his job at a state-owned company in the agricultural sector....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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[INTERVIEW] What is it like to live as producers of BTS, EXO?...

Producing music is more than just creating a sound: it is the art of communication and the endless pursuit of newness. This is evident from the work of Devine Channel, a prominent music production duo that has worked with some of the most popular K-pop st...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Climate change getting harder to predict...

Extreme weather events are now among the most destructive ever experienced. Climate and weather disasters in the United States since 2010 have averaged $80.2 billion in economic damage with 521 lives lost per year. But the reality is, that number is going...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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North Korea shows off new ICBMs at parade...

North Korea showcased a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Saturday during a military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 75th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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North Korea's new ICBM 'built with latest missile technologies'...

North Korea's new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was showcased during a military parade marking the ruling Workers' Party's 75th founding anniversary appeared to be an integration of the communist country's latest missile t...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Blondie & Garfield - OCTOBER 12, 2020...
 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Biden will not treat allies as 'protection racket,' says adviser...

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will not treat U.S. allies as a source of revenue and instead honor and strengthen the partnership with South Korea and other allies, a key foreign policy adviser said in an exclusive interview with Yonhap ...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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New coronavirus cases stay below 100 for third day...

South Korea reported 72 new COVID-19 infections for Friday, its third straight day below 100 cases, but the authorities remain on high alert amid back-to-back holidays....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Celebrities lead TED global call to act on climate crisis...

With a call to save the planet, Prince William and Pope Francis on Saturday joined activists, artists, celebrities and politicians in a free streamed TED event aimed at mobilizing and unifying people to confront the climate crisis....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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China finds African Swine fever in piglets in Chongqing...

China's agriculture ministry confirmed on Friday African Swine Fever in piglets illegally transported to the southwestern city of Chongqing, the first reported outbreak since July 25....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Rep. Kim Hong-gul faces questioning for allegedly underreporting property...

An independent lawmaker and son of the late President Kim Dae-jung appeared at a prosecutors' office in Seoul, Saturday, for questioning over an allegation he intentionally underreported property ownership just ahead of the April 15 general election....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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UN World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize...

The United Nations' World Food Program on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity in regions of conflict and hardship around the globe. The Rome-based organization provided assistance to almost 100 million...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Tales from the Palace: Cheoljong, the beggar king (Part one)...

The rulers of the peninsula's great dynasties and kingdoms were hatched from eggs, or were golden frogs, or betrayed their own sovereigns, leading to the fields of battle where the victors were proclaimed righteous and won the right to provide the nar...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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North Korean leader vows to boost 'war deterrence' with new ICBM...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to continue to strengthen self-defense "war deterrence" and showed off a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and other weapons during a military parade, state media showed Saturday. Kim also wished S...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Doctor says Trump won't transmit virus, stays mum on tests...

The White House doctor said that President Donald Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. The diagnosis came as the president prepared to resume campaign rallies and ...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Robbery, theft rise for first time in 4 years...

The number of robberies and thefts tried in court rose by 2.4 percent last year after declining for three straight years, according to newly published court annals....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020...

1492 - Columbus arrives in the Bahamas; the real Columbus Day 1823 - Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

Korea Times

End of 'han'...

One of the hallmarks of Korean culture has been "han," the supposedly untranslatable concept encompassing the feeling of resentment, angst, victimization, anger, frustration - all rolled into one. The term often comes up in describing Korean cultu...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Helping hands for harvest season...

Dozens of employees from the NongHyup Bank business management department volunteered to help harvest at an agricultural community in Jincheon County in North Chungcheong Province, on Oct. 8. The staff helped harvest hundreds of boxes of sweet potatoes an...

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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Putin and Xi won the Trump-Biden debate and could win the US election, too...

The two big winners of Tuesday's presidential debate weren't even standing on the platform.The first winner was Russian President Vladimir Putin. The second was China's Xi Jinping....

 2020-10-11 12:43 

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BOK likely to freeze key rate this week...

Forecasts for Korea's economic growth rate this year have been downgraded in recent months, but the Bank of Korea is likely to keep the key rate at 0.5 percent for the time being, according to experts, Sunday....

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