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 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Ulju Mountain Film Festival kicks off 10-day run in Ulsan...

The Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) kicked off this year's celebrations on Friday, bringing together a selection of over 120 nature and adventure themed international movies and documentaries via online streaming and drive-in screenings....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Tax agency mulls taxation for Google's 30% commission...

South Korea's tax agency said Saturday it will consider imposing taxes on Google Inc.'s planned enforcement of a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases of digital content from its Play Store next year....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Seoul Zoo sends 2 leopards to Germany, Denmark...

Seoul Zoo sent two North Chinese leopards to Europe this week to help save the endangered species.The leopards were shipped to Germany on Wednesday to be quarantined before one is transferred to Denmark, according to Seoul Grand Park, which houses the zoo...

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era...

Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on Yorkshire lamb sold in Japan, as well as auto parts for Japan's Nissan plant....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

Korea Times

Beijing's Korean War propaganda 'out of date', observers say...

The propaganda being issued by the Chinese Communist Party on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war - the country's only armed conflict with the United States - no longer fits its status as a global power, observers say....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Japan's latest claims to Dokdo 'baseless': foreign ministry...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday refuted Japan's renewed claims to Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo and warned of stern a response to the unsubstantiated claims....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Korea to continue to administer remdesivir for COVID-19 patients amid efficacy controversy...

Korea said Friday it will continue to administer remdesivir to COVID-19 patients in the face of looming controversy over the efficacy of the antiviral drug.The decision came as the World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that its studies showe...

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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The Korean marijuana story...

Smoking marijuana in South Korea is a big no-no. We all know that. Actually, if you are a South Korean, smoking marijuana anywhere in the world is illegal. But that was not always the case....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Repairs under way for flood damage at Yongbyon reactor sites: 38 North...

Recent satellite imagery indicates North Korea has begun repairing flood damage to a reservoir overflow dam used to maintain a constant source of water for the cooling systems of its nuclear reactors in Yongbyon, according to 38 North, a U.S. website moni...

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Grave crimes: Ransoming the dead...

Ernest Jacob Oppert, a German merchant in Shanghai, is perhaps one of the most infamous Westerners in Joseon history. He and his co-conspirator, Stanislas Feron (a French priest who allegedly came up with the idea), planned to dig up the tomb of the Korea...

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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France teacher's killer had 'contact' with jihadist in Syria...

The investigation into the murder of a French teacher for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class turned to Syria on Thursday, where the killer had a jihadist contact, a source close to the case said....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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UN rights official slams North Korea over killing of South Korean at sea...

A U.N. human rights official has denounced North Korea's killing of a South Korean official last month as a violation of international human rights law during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests...

Thailand's government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off U.S. reaction...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Turkey had been testing the S-400 air defense system it bought from Russia, adding that the objection from NATO ally United States on the issue did not matter....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Gov't to continue free vaccine program, finds no connection with deaths...

The government said Friday it will continue its state-led free flu vaccination program despite mounting concerns from deaths following administration of vaccines, stating that it hasn't identified a causal link between the deaths and the flu shots....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Polish President Duda infected with coronavirus, feels good: minister...

Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus but is feeling good, presidential minister Blazej Spychalski announced on Twitter on Saturday....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Korea to continue flu vaccination program as no direct links with deaths found...

South Korea's health authorities said Saturday they will continue a free flu shots program despite dozens of recent deaths after vaccinations, as they found no links between vaccines and fatalities. The number of deaths following flu shots jumped to 4...

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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First frost of the season observed in Seoul...

Seoul observed the first frost and freeze of the season Saturday, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre...

Tokyo opened a 15,000-seat swimming venue for the Olympic Games next year on Saturday, with a swimming star diagnosed with leukaemia last year demonstrating freestyle at the ceremony....

 2020-10-24 08:36 

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New virus cases fall below 100 amid cluster infections...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases returned to below 100 on Saturday after triple-digit infections were reported for the past two days, as sporadic cluster infections continued at senior care hospitals and other risk-prone facilities.The country adde...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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All I did was Google 'Antitrust'...

Google, Antitrust...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Korea seeks to ease concerns over US bypassing Korea...

Korea is stepping up efforts to ease growing concerns over its diplomatic isolation by the United States, with its top diplomat planning to fly to Washington, D.C., soon....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Trump's laptop...
 2020-10-23 09:19 

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China 'ready to fight', Xi says in Korean War address aimed at US...

Chinese president Xi Jinping warned the US that China did not fear war in a fiercely nationalistic and pointed speech marking the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the Korean war against American forces, amid ever-escalating tensions between the ...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Prime minister orders probe into deaths after vaccination...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Friday called for a thorough probe into the deaths of people after being vaccinated against seasonal influenza. As of midnight Thursday, 30 people have died after inoculation, but health authorities found no direct links b...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Hyundai Robotics to step into food-tech market with KFC Korea...

Hyundai Robotics said Friday it has joined hands with fried chicken franchise KFC Korea to automate the chicken cooking process....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Fears over flu vaccine spread amid more deaths...

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 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell...

Curfews were largely expanded Thursday across France, which registered some 41.600 new confirmed virus cases to approach a total of 1 million, while similar overnight restrictions were slapped on Italy's three biggest cities - Rome, Naples and Milan -...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Local college refuses refund for 52 Uzbek students' denied visas...

"I still can't believe that $7,880, which is my parent's salary for two years has vanished into thin air," said Dinurbek Jumaniyozov, a 19-year-old student living in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. In addition to the financial loss, h...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Reform and neutrality...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl created a stir Thursday by criticizing Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae for invoking her authority to control the prosecution, especially with regard to an ongoing investigation into a fraud case involving an asset management ...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Red Velvet's Irene apologizes over bullying scandal...

Irene, a member of popular K-pop act Red Velvet, admitted to allegations that she verbally attacked a stylist during a recent shoot and apologized over the incident. "I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless ...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Korea to hold nationwide shopping festival in November...

Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo, front row center, poses with the organizers of the Korea Sale FESTA after their meeting in Seoul, Friday. Yonhap...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Will chief prosecutor run in presidential election?...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, who has been engaged in a power struggle with Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae, has come under scrutiny recently as questions are being raised over whether he has ambitions to run in the next presidential election....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

'House of Hummingbird' wins two prizes at 29th Buil Film Awards...

Kim Bo-ra's "House of Hummingbird" won the best film and best screenplay awards at the 29th Buil Film Awards, held alongside the Busan International Film Festival, Thursday....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Seoul to keep seeking dialogue with Pyongyang over slain official: minister...

Unification Minister Lee In-young said Friday that South Korea will keep seeking "dialogue" with North Korea to figure out exactly what happened to a South Korean official shot and killed by the North last month....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

BOK hints at removing engraving of Hirobumi Ito's writing...

Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol said Friday the bank is in talks with the Cultural Heritage Administration to possibly remove the engraving of the word "priority" written in Chinese on the cornerstone of the bank's former headquarters...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Son extends scoring streak at Europa League...

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min has extended his scoring streak to three matches with a goal at a continental competition. The South Korean star came off the bench to pick up a goal in Tottenham's 3-0 victory over LASK to start Group J play at t...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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Woori Financial takes over Aju Capital...

Woori Financial Group will acquire a 74-percent stake in Aju Capital valued at around 570 billion won ($52.77 million), in a move to enhance the group's non-banking business, the company said Friday....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Red Velvet's Irene still in hot seat after apologizing over bullying scandal...

Irene of K-pop girl group Red Velvet apologized over her bullying scandal involving her stylist, but some fans are demanding she quit the act. "If Irene does not leave the band, the scandal will haunt Red Velvet and deal a critical blow to the band...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Epik High to make comeback with 10th album...

Hip-hop trio Epik High has made a surprise announcement of its comeback with an album on its YouTube channel Friday. The group -- Tablo, Mithra Jin, and Tukutz - shared a teaser video of the 10th full-length album, set to be released in January 2021....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Biden says will meet North Korean 'thug' if he agrees to reduce nuclear capacity...

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un only on the condition that the latter agrees to reduce his country's nuclear capabilities. "On the condition that (Kim) would agree t...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Internet-only banks argue 'statistical ambiguity' over high default rate...

The nation's internet-only banks have been criticized for poor management that has led to what appears to be a high default rate, but the banks argue this is nothing more than "statistical ambiguity."...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Korean War veterans call for peace treaty...

An international call to bring an end to the Korean War and replace the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty is reemerging through the voices of veterans amid the stalemate in U.S.-North Korea denuclearization talks and the upcoming U.S. presidential e...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Final Trump-Biden debate marked by clashes but less chaos...

After a raucous first debate led organizers to introduce a mute button, the second and final meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was a downright civil affair....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

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EDGC renews COVID-19 sample transport kit deal with Colorado...

Genetic sequencing firm Eone Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC) has renewed its deal with the American state of Colorado to provide more universal transport medium (UTM) kits for COVID-19, the company told The Korea Times on Oct. 21....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Lawmaker slammed for playing mobile game during audit...

Rep. Kang Hoon-sik of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has come under fire for playing a mobile phone game during a session of the National Assembly's annual audit of government organizations....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

New virus cases spike to over 150 as cluster infections pile up...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to an over one-month high Friday as sporadic cluster infections at senior care hospitals and other risk-prone facilities continued to increase. The country added 155 more COVID-19 cases, including 138 d...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Financial authorities concerned about group chairs' 'emperor-like power'...

The country's top financial supervisor and regulator called for a greater scrutiny of financial group heads whose "limitless power" has resulted in a slew of corrupt business practices including hiring fraud....

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir...

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by fi...

 2020-10-23 09:19 

Korea Times

Different messages from gov't, doctors intensify confusion over flu shots...

The government and a doctors' association have offered differing opinions on seasonal flu shots amid an increasing number of deaths being reported of people who received the vaccinations, aggravating the confusion among the public....

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