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 2020-11-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kids' Land turns two...

Models watch KT's Olleh Kids' Land, an IPTV service providing educational content for children under seven years old, on television Sunday. More than 5.6 million users have signed up on the service as of Sunday, two years after its launch....

 2020-11-08 11:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

At the Jeju Forum, ambassadors stress multilateralism...

Japanese Ambassador to Korea Koji Tomita said that it is "vital" to improve Seoul-Tokyo relations, strained over ongoing history and trade disputes, "not just for the advancement in multilateralism in Northeast Asia but for ourselves."...

 2020-11-08 11:12 

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New U.S. administration could be a big boost for Korean businesses...

Economists and corporations in Korea are scrambling to predict what Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election will mean for the local economy as the president-elect's multilateral approach will likely usher in more favorable trade conditio...

 2020-11-08 11:12 

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Superfast, super remote...

Engineers from SK Telecom check a 5G base station on the Ieodo Ocean Research Station on Sunday....

 2020-11-08 11:12 

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Bill Clinton bullish on a Joe Biden presidency...

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said a Joe Biden presidency could return the United States to multilateralism and combatting climate change....

 2020-11-08 11:12 

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Deck the department stores...

The Galleria Department Store in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, unveiled its Christmas lights on Sunday. This year's display, designed in collaboration with designer brand Fendi, features a Christmas tree-like structure....

 2020-11-08 10:16 

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Estee Lauder slammed for changing product to fit 'Asian skin tone'...

New York-based cosmetics giant Estee Lauder came under fire over the weekend after one customer claimed the company shipped her the wrong color foundation with a note saying that the one she had ordered...

 2020-11-08 10:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lack of work...

Civic groups stage a protest at Yongsan Station in central Seoul on Sunday, asking the government to provide more jobs and financial support for vocational high school graduates as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic causes job numbers to shrink....

 2020-11-08 10:16 

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An Na-rin emerges victorious at Hana Championship...

Just a month after picking up her first-ever win on the KLPGA Tour, An Na-rin picked up her second win of the season and of her career at the Hana Financial Group Championship at SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon on Sunday....

 2020-11-08 10:16 

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High freight rates seen hitting exporters in 2021...

Korean exporters are expected to suffer from sky-high freight rates throughout next year, as global trade is set to rise down the road amid the pandemic, industry watchers said Sunday....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Start-ups renew call for cutting Korea's red tape...

Korea is the only country among the world's top 15 by GDP to completely ban telemedicine practices. Unlike the United States and Britain, Korea has not adopted electronic discovery processes, or e-Discovery....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon and others congratulate President-Elect Biden...

President Moon Jae-in congratulated Joe Biden on his U.S. election victory Sunday, saying he had "great expectations" for advancing the rock-solid South Korea-U.S. alliance....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

[NEWS IN FOCUS] Naver, Coupang take leaves from each others' books...

Naver and Coupang, Korea's two largest digital platforms by number of transactions, are borrowing from each other's success stories — by getting into the rapid delivery game for Naver, and by beefing up digital content for Coupang....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

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Hotels promote deals for locals to stay in business...

As Covid-19 continues to restrict international travel, hotels are taking a different approach to survive the pandemic....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

New social distancing system debuts at Level 1...

Health authorities started the country at the lowest level of the new five-tier social distancing system on Saturday, but it noted that the rating may not hold in the greater Seoul area given the rise in coronavirus cases....

 2020-11-08 09:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Song Jae-ho, of 'Yeong-Ja's Heydays,' dies at 83...

Veteran actor Song Jae-ho, who was the star of the hit movie...

 2020-11-08 08:24 

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Suga recovering...

Suga, a member of K-pop megastar BTS, will take a break from official activities, including promotion for an upcoming album, to fully recover from a recent shoulder surgery, the band's agency said....

 2020-11-08 08:24 

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Leading ladies...
 2020-11-08 08:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

SKT and Deutsche Telekom form major 5G joint venture...

SKT and Germany's Deutsche Telekom will launch a joint venture this year to develop the next-generation 5G technology and expand its coverage in the European markets, the telecommunications company said Sunday...

 2020-11-08 08:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jeonbuk compete the double with 2-1 win in FA Cup final...

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors emerged victorious in the FA Cup on Sunday, beating Ulsan Hyundai FC 2-1 in the second leg of the championship at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, North Jeolla....

 2020-11-08 06:33 

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In Sweden, elderly care starts at home...

By paying less than 300,000 won ($260) a month, Sweden's elderly citizens have access to daily care at home, including cleaning, shopping for groceries, help with hygiene matters and taking a walk outside....

 2020-11-08 06:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

[Shifting the Paradigm] Who fills in the gaps during a pandemic?...

"We ask for photographs of people who test positive, to compare them to images taken by surveillance cameras. Once there was a whole family that tested positive, and the parents cried saying that they felt so sorry for the child, because......

 2020-11-08 06:33 

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A murder mystery musical made specifically for online...

With the coronavirus lingering and health experts saying that people should get used to social distancing over the next one to two years, the hard-hit performing arts industry has been trying everything it can to endure and survive. Some theaters ......

 2020-11-08 06:32 

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Playoff veterans Doosan face a challenge in up-and-coming KT...

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, the Doosan Bears will take on the second-ranked the KT Wiz in the second round of the postseason. Due to the cold weather, all of remaining games will be played at Gocheok Sky Dome....

 2020-11-08 06:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea National Contemporary Dance Company celebrates 10 years...

Quality performances provided for free online amid the coronavirus pandemic have allowed many without the time or money the opportunity to see shows they might never have had the chance to see before. Preparations for another not-to-be-missed ......

 2020-11-08 03:44 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't damper on flat prices keeps pushing them up...

Prices of apartments in Seoul are on the rise even as the government and ruling party vow to raise assessed values of properties, which will significantly increase taxes paid by homeowners....

 2020-11-08 03:44 

Korea Joongang Daily

National property tax expands its reach...

As early as January, apartment owners will be able to calculate in advance their comprehensive real estate tax liability through the National Tax Service website....

 2020-11-06 22:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

In the absence of overseas travel, city people try out life down on the farm...

Looking for a return to normalcy as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on, avid travelers starved of overseas trips are increasingly spending their vacation days in Korea's rural regions....

 2020-11-06 10:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bugs Music chart marks 20-year anniversary with celebration page...

Singer IU was the most popular artist over the 20-year history of the Bugs Music chart, according to its operator NHN on Friday. A new service page was also launched on its website and mobile app to celebrate the meaningful year. Bugs Music ......

 2020-11-06 10:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT's operating profit dips in Q3...

KT attributed a drop in its third-quarter operating profit to increased labor costs as the company announced its latest earnings report Friday....

 2020-11-06 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

2020 Seoul Indie Music Festa to be be held Friday and Saturday...

The 2020 Seoul Indie Music Festa will be held on Nov. 6 and 7, Friday and Saturday, giving indie fans and musicians a chance to get together for music and entertainment at Seoul Community Cultural Center Seogyo and the Rolling Hall in ......

 2020-11-06 08:43 

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Court upholds 2-year sentence for South Gyeongsang governor...

South Gyeongsang Gov. Kim Kyoung-soo on Friday lost his appeal and was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring with a political blogger to manipulate online opinion to help President Moon Jae-in win the 2017 election....

 2020-11-06 07:47 

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Los Angeles City Council to name crossroads 'SM Entertainment Square'...

The Los Angeles City Council will name the crossroads between 6th Street and Oxford Avenue...

 2020-11-06 07:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior celebrates 15th anniversary since debut...

Veteran boy band Super Junior celebrates the 15th anniversary since its debut today with a new song and a special livestreaming session with fans in the afternoon, with members sharing their thoughts on the special day and congratulatory ......

 2020-11-06 06:51 

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South's top national security official urges U.S. to resume talks with North...

President Moon Jae-in's national security chief on Friday urged U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to resume talks with the North Korean regime as soon as possible, during a trilateral meeting that also included Japan's top national....

 2020-11-06 02:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

BAE173 to drop first EP 'Intersection: Spark' on Nov. 19...

New boy band BAE173 will release its debut EP...

 2020-11-06 01:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 비정규직, 정규직, 계약직, 자영업자 … 영어로 뭐라고 쓰지?...

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 2020-11-05 14:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bears sweep Twins to move on to second round of the KBO playoffs...

The Doosan Bears continued their dominance against the LG Twins as Doosan swept their Jamsil rival in the first round of the postseason series to advance to the second round of the postseason. Starting Monday, the Bears will play against the KT Wiz....

 2020-11-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Telecom's third-quarter net profit up 44.2 percent...

SK Telecom's third-quarter net profit rose 44.2 percent on year to 395.7 billion won ($350.2 million) driven by gains related to its investment in SK hynix....

 2020-11-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Dongwon Systems to expand battery component production...

Dongwon Systems on Wednesday said it will spend 25 billion won ($22.2 million) on facilities to mass-produce aluminum anode foils, a core component in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EV)....

 2020-11-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Business as usual...

The Bank of Korea on Thursday said tentative statistics for Korea's balance of trade showed $10.2 billion in September, surpassing $10 billion for the first time in two years....

 2020-11-05 11:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stockpile scrutiny...

Farmers wait while examiners from the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service on Thursday evaluate rice purchased for the public stockpile at the Daejeon Agricultural Technology Institute....

 2020-11-05 11:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Birthday bonanza...

According to Emart, it is running a special event for two weeks and offering customers the chance to purchase products at sharply discounted prices....

 2020-11-05 11:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Won billionaires have more money in the property market...

Won billionaires are becoming more numerous, and what they do with their wealth is changing quickly....

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

K-pop artist BoA to drop album marking 20th anniversary...

K-pop soloist BoA is set to drop an album celebrating her 20th anniversary in the music industry next month, her agency said Thursday. BoA will release her 10th full-length album titled...

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House says it's ready for any U.S. eventuality...

The Korean government was preparing for all possible results of the U.S. presidential election and its impact on the bilateral alliance, the Korean Peninsula situation, regional security and the economy....

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kyuhyun of Super Junior to remake Kim Hyun-sik’s 'Like Rain, Like Music'...

Singer Kyuhyun of boy band Super Junior will remake Kim Hyun-sik's "Like Rain, Like Music" (1986) to participate in the Kim Hyun-sik 30th-anniversary tribute album, the album producer Superman C&M announced on Thursday....

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air Lines swings to a net loss in the third quarter...

Korean Air Lines swung to net loss in the third quarter as travel demand continued to remain sluggish due to Covid-19 travel restrictions....

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ko Jin-young, Jang Ha-na take joint lead at Hana Championship...

World No. 1 Ko Jin-young and defending champion Jang Ha-na both got off to a strong start at the Hana Financial Group Championship, taking a joint one-shot lead after the first round at SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon on Thursday....

 2020-11-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG U+ stands by Huawei as it reports strong results...

LG U+'s chief financial officer said U.S. sanctions on its network equipment provider Huawei would not affect its services....

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