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 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Costa Rica pushes to go carbon neutral by 2021...

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who was elected in April and sworn into office in May, is pushing to ban fossil fuels and go carbon neutral by 2021, according to the Costa Rican Embassy in Korea....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Masterpieces of Joseon flower paintings...

The peony was one of the most popular flowers appearing in flower paintings from Joseon KingdomKho said the peony holds symbolic importance in East Asia....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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(Contribution) Arab Coalition's efforts in the Liberation of Hodeida...

Hodeida is one of the most important provinces in Yemen. It has the second largest port in the country after Aden. Most of the imports of foodstuffs, oil and other supplies enter the country through this port. It is the second province in terms of populat...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Germany paints blockchain, crypto rules in 'bottom-up' fashion...

BERLIN, Germany - How to regulate blockchain and crypto businesses? Policy makers around the world are scratching their heads to set up rules on the flourishing but yet unregulated industries....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Pompeo: Sanctions to remain until North Korea 'final' denuclearization...

Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang carries out "final" denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. "Sanctions will remain in place until final, fully verified denuclearization as agreed to by Cha...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Photographer's shots of Seoul alleys go viral...

"I woke up to hundreds of comments," Alonzo said in an interview. "I've been posting my pictures for a long time on social media. Every now and then I'd get something small _ 5,000 likes on Reddit, for example. But this time I woke up ...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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After talks, North Korea accuses US of 'gangster-like' demands...

Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks in the North Korean capital on Saturday on an optimistic note even without meeting Kim Jong Un, as he had on his previous two trips. He said his discussions had been productive and conducted in good faith, but he allowe...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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US-China trade war to hurt Korea...

Korea is expected to be hurt badly by the escalating trade war between the United States and China, as the two giants exchanged their first salvos by slapping hefty tariffs on each other's goods worth $34 billion. The government remains optimistic tha...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Female students more addicted to phones than male students...

An 18-year-old student, identified only by her surname Lim, cannot take her eyes off her smartphone for a minute. As instant message notifications pop up, Lim feels she has to answer them quickly. "I am currently running 12 applications on my phone al...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Voices growing against abortion ban...

Thousands of protesters held a rally against the abortion ban over the weekend amid heated public discourse inching towards greater rights protection for women's autonomy....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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YouTube creators called in to revive TV...

Television is on the wane. Even the most popular local TV shows are struggling with single-digit viewership ratings. In contrast, short mobile content is fast taking the place of traditional media, thanks to strong backing from generation Z _ those aged b...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Is cyber perfect weapon?...

For years, political leaders such as former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have warned of the danger of a "cyber Pearl Harbor." We have known for some time that potential adversaries have installed malicious software in our electricity gri...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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'Not a good time to be chaebol'...

The country's leading conglomerates are facing unprecedented simultaneous bad events. On top of the current administration's pressure to reform them, the tycoons of the top business groups are making headlines for personal problems such as embezzl...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Trump blimp over the Earth...
 2018-07-18 12:48 

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[Book review] 'Time for empirical study of Korean stock market'...

The co-authors -- Professor Kim Keun-soo of the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, and Professor Byun Ji-hyun of the Finance at Business School at Ehwa Womans University in Seoul -- focus on analyzing an...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Korean teens outgrow Japanese...

"Koreans were shorter than the Japanese in the 1960s, and the two people were almost the same in the 1970s and 80s. But Koreans have outgrown Japanese since the 1990s," Professor Hiroshi Mori said....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Tourism, resort companies eye NK...

South Korean tourism and resort companies are eyeing North Korea as a potential market as the two Koreas' relations face the potential to improve. Yongpyong Resort said it is reviewing plans whether to enter North Korea and build hotels and a ski reso...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Hot balloons in the air...
 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Let your hangeul-inspired business ideas see the light of day...

Is there any business idea inspired by the Korean alphabet (hangeul)? And looking for an opportunity for it to see the light of day?...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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'Ask directly: Do you have suicidal thoughts?'...

Directly asking if a person feels suicidal helps reduce the chances of someone killing themselves, a notion that seems counterintuitive to many who fear that the mentioning the word may trigger the tragedy, according to a government official....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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US-China trade war may give Moon negotiation leverage...

President Moon Jae-in should capitalize on opportunities created by a trade war between the U.S. and China during his state visit to India and Singapore, analysts said Sunday....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Holland spearheads European 'blockchain revolution'...

AMSTERDAM/HAGUE - The Netherlands is flexing its bureaucratic muscles to renovate a range of public services with blockchain, a decentralized digital ledger technology, which also constitutes an underlying algorithm of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Garlic Girl' curling captain ties the knot [PHOTOS]...

Kim Eun-jung, captain of the South Korean women's national curling team that hit the international headlines by winning a surprise silver medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, tied the knot on Saturday....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Complex world of timeshare market...

Timeshare refers to an apartment, condo, or house that you buy with other people so that you can each use it for a particular number of days every year. In reality, timeshare had been quite popular at resort communities, although we now hear problems asso...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Lee tapped as KOSAF director...

Jeju Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education Vice-Superintendent Lee Gye-young became a permanent director at the Korean Student Aid Foundation, Wednesday. Lee resigned from her vice-superintendent position the same day. She had been working as acti...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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DAILY FORTUNE - July 7, 2018...
 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Watermelons: A forbidden pleasure in cholera-hit Korea...

When we think of summer picnic foods, watermelon probably springs to mind but at the mining concessions in the early 1900s it was a forbidden pleasure. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Korea suffered severe outbreaks of cholera. Watermelons were a...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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How will rescuers get trapped Thai soccer team out of cave?...

Twelve boys and their soccer coach were finally found nine days after going missing inside a northern Thailand cave, but the problem now is how to get them out....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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T.O.P's 10th anniversary...
 2018-07-18 12:48 

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An American in Korea on July 4...

While friends back home in the U.S. set aside, for a day, their ever-expanding political differences to celebrate Independence Day, I am working in a high-rise above an Incheon business district with a bird's eye view of Costco and Home Depot. It'...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Moon begins six-day trip to India, Singapore...

President Moon Jae-in kicked off a six-day trip to India and Singapore, Sunday, centered on tightening economic and security partnerships with the countries. The trip comes as part of his "New Southern Policy" outlining the need for closer partner...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Samsung, LG smartphones struggle on China threat...

Increasing competition with Chinese companies and no wow factors in their premium smartphone lineups have seen Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics suffer from declining operating profits in the second quarter, industry analysts said Sunday....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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N. Korea may send war remains this week...

Officials from North Korea and the United States will meet at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjeom this week to discuss repatriating U.S. solders' remains, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Following his two-day visit to Pyongy...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Retailers install EV chargers to draw customers...

A growing number of discount chains and other retailers are installing charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) to draw more "environmentally conscious" customers to their outlets....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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[Ed] Moon's 'New Southern Policy'...

President Moon Jae-in is visiting India and Singapore this week to advance his "New Southern Policy." The two countries are key nations in this diplomatic initiative by Moon to diversify Korea's diplomatic and economic strategies....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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US, North Korea continue tug-of-war over denuclearization...

North Korea and the United States apparently failed to narrow their differences over the methods for the North's denuclearization, during U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's two-day visit to Pyongyang last week. The two sides still want to keep ...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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California can't force speech...

The U.S. Supreme Court has long been solicitous for our nation's first liberty, free speech - widely understood to include the choice of what not to say....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

Korea Times

SC, Citi, HSBC send hefty dividends abroad...

Foreign banks operating in Korea are sending on average 1.2 trillion won ($1.07 bil.) to their headquarters as dividends and royalties among other payments each year. While taking most of what they earn here out of the country, they are apparently giving ...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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My life at a Korean law firm (part 26)...

When I came to Korea, and for many years afterwards, Koreans would tell me certain stock things about their country: the staple food is rice, hometown X was famous for object Y, Koreans are diligent, kimchi is spicy, and so on. The one thing that I feel s...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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'Moon's expansionary fiscal policy will cause disaster'...

While the government is expected to come up with a "super budget" with the ruling party demanding a double-digit increase, an opposition lawmaker who served as vice finance minister warned about the dismal consequences that an expansionary fiscal ...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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More on problem of invasions...

My frog-out-of-the-well view of Korea is one that sees more peace and stability in Korea more than what I call the frog-in-the-well view of Korea that sees multiple invasions as a hallmark of Korean history....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Young TV host becomes Asiana's new model...

Lee Soo-min has become Asiana Airlines' new spokesmodel. She was the host of the children's program "Tok! Tok! Boni, Hani," on the state-run educational channel EBS in 2014. Lee is 16 years old, making her the airline's youngest spokes...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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'It's not easy to run convenience store'...

Convenience store owners have often been under the media spotlight for abusing part-time employees or engaging in other questionable behavior. However, the owners have their share of difficulties while running 24-hour retail stores....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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New US ambassador...

The post of U.S. ambassador to Korea _ vacant since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 _ was finally filled with the arrival of Harry Harris, a retired admiral. He issued a statement at Incheon International Airport, Saturday, highlighting...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Pessimism prevailing in Seoul bourse...

Optimism prevailed not only among local investors but also among industry analysts when the benchmark KOSPI reached its peak of nearly 2,600 points in late January. The party, however, came to an end as the nation's stock market has since dramatically...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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North Korea calls talks 'troubling' as Pompeo sees 'progress'...

North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programs may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang, contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who lauded progress made on nearly all key issues. (Narration)...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Top court refuses to hand over ex-OCA head computer...

The Supreme Court refused prosecutors' request to hand over computer hard drives used by Justice Ko Young-han who resigned as Office of Court Administration (OCA) head over his alleged deep involvement in creating a "blacklist of judges."...

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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Korea strengthens partnership with India...

President Moon Jae-in's state visit to India from July 8-11 comes amid a rapidly changing security and trade environment in Indo-Pacific region and thus New Delhi's growing significance as Seoul's reliable partner....

 2018-07-18 12:48 

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GOP's Image Problem...
 2018-07-18 12:48 

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South Korea eases visa rules for 4 nations...

The government will issue multiple entry visas for doctors, lawyers and other skilled workers from Mongolia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Justice, Sunday....

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