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 2020-11-04 08:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Director Shin Su-won offers a thin ray of hope in her latest film...

Joon is a 19-year-old intern working at a call center which is tasked with calling people who owe money and demanding they pay up. He begins to wear diapers because of how demanding the job is. One evening, he ends up visiting someone who owes......

 2020-11-04 08:09 

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SK hynix's CEO expects NAND revenues to triple...

SK hynix CEO Lee Seok-hee plans to triple the size of his NAND business in the next five years following its purchase of Intel's NAND unit. That would represent some $13.5 billion in revenues by 2025, based on research firm Omdia's estimate....

 2020-11-04 07:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hong insists offer to resign was not a PR stunt...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said he will continue to work as the nation's chief economic policymaker while stressing that his offer to resign was sincere....

 2020-11-04 00:40 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 삼성 이건희 회장 수원에 영면하다...

Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee was laid to rest on Wednesday at a family burial site in Suwon, Gyeonggi. Lee died on Sunday at 78 years old, six years after being hospitalized following a heart attack in 2014....

 2020-11-03 11:28 

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China supports end-of-war pact, says Beijing envoy...

China fully supports South Korea's idea of a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War, said Chinese Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming in a recent interview, calling it "one stepping stone" toward a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula....

 2020-11-03 11:28 

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Make-or-break election...

A stockbroker reads news about the U.S. presidential elections, Tuesday, in the trading room of Hana Bank, Jung District, central Seoul....

 2020-11-03 11:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

How to hold CSATs in the time of coronavirus...

All high school seniors taking the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) on Dec. 3 will be forced to stay at home for a week before the test to minimize chances of contracting the coronavirus, education authorities announced Tuesday....

 2020-11-03 11:28 

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Suspected Nth room leader pleads for leniency ahead of possible life sentence: lawyers...

Facing possible life imprisonment, the alleged leader of a massive digital pornography trafficking ring is reportedly sending apologetic letters to the court asking for leniency on a near-daily basis, victims' lawyers said Tuesday....

 2020-11-03 11:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Telecom companies challenge spectrum pricing...

Korea's three largest mobile carriers have challenged the way the government calculates renewal fees for 3G and 4G LTE wireless network spectrums on Tuesday, saying that the current methodology places an undue burden on telecom operators....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Study essentials...

According to the department store, thermos sales have gone up 10 percent as the Korean college scholastic aptitude test has been moved to December from its usual November, largely due to Covid-19....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hong tenders resignation, which President Moon rejects...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki abruptly announced his resignation, which was immediately rejected by President Moon Jae-in....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Self-confessed serial killer finally takes the stand...

Lee Choon-jae, the self-confessed serial killer in one of most twisted cold cases in Korean criminal history, took the stand Monday to give a bone-chilling account of the killing of 14 women and girls throughout the 1980s and '90s....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

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Lack of funding and new recruits have start-ups on the ropes...

Korean start-ups are going through a difficult year as funding disappears and hiring becomes more difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Choo 'seriously considering' call for resignations of prosecutors who criticized her...

Tensions between the state prosecution service and the Ministry of Justice continued to boil over Tuesday after Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae accused Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl of jeopardizing the prosecution's political neutrality....

 2020-11-03 10:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Napa cabbage patch...

Piles of napa cabbage stacked at Garak Market in Munjeong-dong, southern Seoul, on Tuesday as the kimchi-making season starts....

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Famous Korean composer 'lives on' in rare photograph...

A photo of famous Korean composer Kim Soon-nam, whose later life in North Korea is only partly known, was conveyed to his daughter at the Hungarian Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. "This is a photograph of Kim that I found at the National Archives of......

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte On offers computer-designed clothing...

Lotte On has started a fashion brand in which the designs are created by a computer....

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Top brass at Hyundai Motor hold rare meeting with union...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung and top management met with leaders of the company's union to promise cooperation in a time of rapid change in the auto industry....

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

This Pepero Day, give them Teletubbies, Minions and underwear...

Convenience stores are rolling out promotions ahead of Pepero Day, which falls on Nov. 11....

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Asiana Airlines reduces its capital...

Asiana Airlines on Tuesday announced a reduction in capital....

 2020-11-03 09:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

KAIST develops a deepfake detector, for real...

Researchers at KAIST have developed a tool to detect deepfakes - computer-manipulated images or videos that are so realistic they look real to most viewers....

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

The works of Shakespeare are alive and well in Asia...

To see how Koreans recreate the works of the literary legend and how that's different from the rest of the world, scholars from around the globe are gathering for the 4th Biennial Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association this week....

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS's 'Dynamite' reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio chart...

BTS has, once again, made history with its hit single "Dynamite," which reached No. 9 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio chart, the highest for any Korean act. According to Billboard on Tuesday, the song inched its way up from No. 11 to No. 9 in t...

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS to attend this year's Melon Music Awards ceremony...

BTS will attend the annual year-end K-pop music awards ceremony Melon Music Awards (MMA), according to Kakao, which runs the Melon music streaming app, on Tuesday. Started in 2005, the ceremony awards artists based on Melon's streaming data, votes......

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stocks rise for second straight day on election, FOMC...

Korean shares rallied Tuesday for a second consecutive day ahead of the U.S. presidential election. The won fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ramyeon and kimchi are hot and Korea is hoping to cash in...

Despite the coronavirus outbreak dealing a heavy blow to Korea's exports, shipments of food have gone from strength to strength — particularly ramyeon and kimchi....

 2020-11-03 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

2PM's Nichkhun cast in lead role for Hollywood film 'Hong Kong Love Story'...

Nichkhun of the boy band 2PM has been cast as one of the lead roles for Hollywood film "Hong Kong Love Story," his agency JYP Entertainment revealed on Tuesday. Filmmaker Keoni Waxman will take the helm of the romantic comedy, and actors Byron......

 2020-11-03 08:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Younger shoppers turn to apps and D.I.Y. as furniture sales rise...

Furniture shopping has become increasingly popular among consumers in their 20s throughout the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from Shinhan Card's big data research center....

 2020-11-03 08:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mamamoo on 'Monologue'...

Girl group Mamamoo will perform for Mnet's music show special "Monologue," which has been organized by the cable channel, after winning the all-female music competition show "Queendom" last year. The group will perform their hit songs ...

 2020-11-03 08:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't, DP compromised on taxing matters...

The ruling party gave into the government on a real estate tax issue in exchange for the government making a concession on a capital gains tax change, which it is dropping. The cut will be applied until 2023....

 2020-11-03 08:33 

Korea Joongang Daily

Snack makers target their 'heavy users' with Esports partnerships...

Food companies are using Esports to market their products — acquiring teams and pouring money into massive sponsorships — in a bid to grab the attention of young consumers....

 2020-11-03 07:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

Netmarble to release two-part variety show ahead of new game drop...

Game publisher Netmarble will release a two-part web variety show featuring singers Shindong and Kyuhyun before the drop of its new mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Seven Nights 2, the company announced on Tuesday....

 2020-11-03 07:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

2020.11.4 New Arrivals...

Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy l Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive l Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction...

 2020-11-03 06:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ryu Hyun-jin gets Cy Young nod for second straight year...

Ryu Hyun-jin was nominated for the American League Cy Young Award on Monday, alongside Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber and Minnesota Twins' Kenta Maeda....

 2020-11-03 06:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

After Wildcard triumph, Twins face a challenge from an old rival...

After almost five hours of baseball, it's the LG Twins that are heading to the first round of the 2020 KBO Postseason. The Twins defeated the Heroes 4-3 and will face the Doosan Bears in the first round of the postseason, starting Wednesday....

 2020-11-03 01:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 경호처 원내대표 몸수색에 야당 의원들 분노...

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday faced outraged lawmakers from the main opposition party during his budget speech at the National Assembly, who fiercely objected to the Presidential Security Service frisking their floor leader....

 2020-11-02 12:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Big Bang's G-Dragon reportedly working on new music...

G-Dragon of Big Bang is reportedly working on new music. Media reports cite the singer has been spotted around the office of YG Entertainment in Mapo District, western Seoul — a sign that he's eyeing a comeback....

 2020-11-02 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stocks jump ahead of U.S. election, FOMC meeting...

Seoul stocks rallied Monday ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The won rose against the dollar....

 2020-11-02 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hanwha sells its cluster munition business...

Hanwha Corporation is selling a cluster munition business for 7.8 billion won ($6.8 million) in order to meet the environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, the company said Monday....

 2020-11-02 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Clunker ban back in effect to fight fine dust...

Starting next month, all outdated vehicles — those manufactured before 2005 for diesel and 1987 for gasoline — will be prohibited from operating within the greater Seoul area if they do not install emission reduction systems....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

With mix of young players and veterans, Dinos eye first Korean Series victory...

Having earned the regular season title for the first time in the club's history, the NC Dinos have their sights set on winning the Korean Series as well this year....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea Sale Festa is bigger than last year...

The annual Korea Sale Festa kicked off this month with more than 1,600 companies taking part in Korea's version of Black Friday....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Companies see green as they go green...

President Moon Jae-in formally announced the Green New Deal in July and said that the program will help the country lead in the post-Covid-19 era.Since the plan was rolled out, companies have been announcing their own contributions....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Biologics lands CDO deal with Chinese biotech firm...

Samsung Biologics signed a contract development organization (CDO) deal with GeneQuantum, a Chinese biotech venture, the Korean company said Monday....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

DP's members tell party to contest by-elections...

The ruling Democratic Party decided to field candidates in next year's by-elections for Seoul and Busan mayors after an overwhelming majority of its members voted in support of the bids on Monday....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former President Lee Myung-bak goes back to prison...

Former President Lee Myung-bak was put behind bars Monday once again after the Supreme Court last week upheld a 17-year prison sentence convicting him of embezzlement and taking bribes....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Supersonic jet sale to Argentina goes into tailspin...

Korea's plan to sell its FA-50 light combat aircraft to Argentina is dead in the water after Britain, which manufactures parts for the planes, barred the sale on the grounds of a decades-old arms embargo....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

New cases drop below triple digits for 1st time in 6 days...

Daily new cases of the coronavirus dropped below 100 for the first time in six days Sunday, a positive sign for health authorities who were worried about last weekend's Halloween parties....

 2020-11-02 10:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

National Museum exhibit celebrates Day of the Dead...

Open through the coming weekend at the National Museum of Korea is one of the largest-ever ofrendas, or offering, in Korea to commemorate the Day of the Dead of Mexico. "It is an honor for us to showcase at the museum for the first time part of......

 2020-11-02 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

CU and WeMakePrice partner on convenience delivery...

Convenience stores are evolving to sell a more diverse range of products and deliver them through more channels...

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