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 2020-11-22 10:44 

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Democratic icon...

The Kim Young Sam President Memorial Library, a public library commemorating the late President Kim Young-sam, opened in Dongjak District, southern Seoul on Friday, five years after the icon of Korean democracy died....

 2020-11-22 10:44 

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Message in a bottle...

Lotte World mascots Lotty and Lorry promote a recycling program for plastic bottles at the amusement park in Songpa District, southern Seoul....

 2020-11-22 10:44 

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Culture Minister says a 'new normal' can't be avoided...

In a post-Covid-19 era, digital games will no longer be a matter of choice, but part of our daily lives and an essential piece of culture, Park Yang-woo, 62, minister of culture, sports and tourism, said, in an interview with the Korea JoongAng......

 2020-11-22 10:44 

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Paying respect...

At Daejeon National Cemetery on Sunday, marines pay their respects to two marines killed in artillery shelling by North Korea on Yeonpyeong Island on Nov. 23, 2010. Two marines and two civilians were killed and 30 marines were injured......

 2020-11-22 10:44 

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Seoul's distancing level ratchets up to Level 2 Tuesday...

Starting Tuesday, meetings involving more than 100 people will be banned in the greater Seoul area as the social distancing recommendation is heightened to Level 2, the health minister announced Sunday. "Starting Nov. 24, Level 2 social distancing......

 2020-11-22 09:48 

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Samsung plants flag on 3-nanometer chip production...

Samsung Electronics has set a goal of mass-producing 3-nanometer chips by 2022, an ambitious attempt to catch up with market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)....

 2020-11-22 09:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air-Asiana deal is already getting FTC scrutiny...

Korea's grand plan for a mega flag carrier is hitting more roadblocks, with regulators frontloading scrutiny and already saying that the proposed entity might run afoul of competition law....

 2020-11-22 09:48 

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[Post-Covid-19 New Normal] Korea not winning war on plastic yet despite best efforts...

Delivery is booming due to the pandemic. So is plastic waste....

 2020-11-22 09:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

In virtual summits, Moon stresses need for global travel...

Korean President Moon Jae-in stressed the importance of coordinated efforts to overcome Covid-19 in a virtual Group of 20 (G-20) leaders' summit Saturday, including keeping up essential cross-border travel....

 2020-11-22 08:53 

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Shortcut: Airline deal of the century...

1. What are Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines?...

 2020-11-22 08:52 

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Law may be changed to give BTS military extension...

The National Defense Committee of the National Assembly passed a bill on Friday to allow K-pop stars to postpone their military service until age 30. "The amendment to the Military Service Act would allow artists such as BTS, who have enhanced......

 2020-11-22 08:52 

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After drop of fifth album, BTS has eyes on a Grammy...

Boy band BTS hopes to offer some consolation to those suffering amid the Covid-19 pandemic by saying,...

 2020-11-22 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Starbucks to start selling online, but not coffee...

E-commerce operator SSG.com will launch an online shop for a range of Starbucks products on Wednesday — but not coffee....

 2020-11-22 08:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

China's top envoy visits Seoul this week...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make a three-day visit to Seoul starting Wednesday to meet Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and discuss Covid-19 responses, bilateral relations and the Korean Peninsula situation....

 2020-11-21 23:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Son cements spot as EPL top scorer in Spurs' 2-0 win over Man City...

By scoring the opener five minutes into Tottenham Hotspurs' Premier League match against Manchester City, Son Heung-min takes a sole lead in the Premier League's scoring standing at nine. Spurs won the match 2-0....

 2020-11-21 09:30 

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Dinos take 3-0 victory over Bears to tie Korean Series at 2-2...

As the NC Dinos pick up a 3-0 victory against the Doosan Bears, the Korean Series is now back to square at 2-2. After a day off, Game 5 will continue at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Wednesday....

 2020-11-20 22:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Amcham head says 2020 is a big year to be in business in Korea...

2020 has been a tough year for businesses all over the world. But for multinational companies, Korea was the best location to be as a regional office, said James Kim, chairman and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) in Korea....

 2020-11-20 13:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon discusses Korea's Covid fight with APEC leaders...

President Moon Jae-in participated in a virtual summit with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries Friday night, discussing Korea's experience and strategy in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-20 09:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte Cinema follows lead of CGV, Megabox, raises ticket prices...

Following in the footsteps multiplex chains CGV and Megabox, Lotte Cinema will raise ticket prices from next month as part of ongoing attempts to make its business viable in the middle of the pandemic. From Dec. 2, ticket prices will be raised by......

 2020-11-20 09:14 

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Reservation app operator Yanolja to go public next year...

Korea's biggest reservation app for accommodations and leisure activities Yanolja is planning to go public next year, the company announced Friday....

 2020-11-20 09:14 

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Concerts canceled following upgrade of social distancing level...

A range of music concerts were canceled following the government's announcement that it would raise the level of social distancing to Level 1.5 in metropolitan areas. Vocal group Noel canceled its end-of-the-year concert tour, the first concert of......

 2020-11-20 09:14 

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Tobacco companies score legal victory against Korea's national health insurer...

The state health insurer suffered a setback in its six-year court battle against three tobacco companies on Friday, after a local court rejected its request for compensation from the cigarette giants to offset the treatment costs for diseases......

 2020-11-20 08:17 

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Chinese foreign minister may visit Korea next week...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit Korea as soon as Nov. 25, according to diplomatic sources....

 2020-11-20 08:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean sci-fi 'Space Sweepers' set for release on Netflix...

The first Korean sci-fi film set in space, "Space Sweepers," will be made available to audiences worldwide through the global streaming platform Netflix, the over-the-top (OTT) giant confirmed on Friday. The film, one of the most highly anticipate...

 2020-11-20 08:17 

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Another year, another Festa. And this one actually worked....

The annual Korea Sale Festa shopping event actually did succeed in boosting consumption, according to statistics from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, released Friday....

 2020-11-20 06:25 

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New virus cases remain above 300, experts say '3rd wave' has begun...

Korea's total confirmed Covid-19 cases surpassed 30,000 Friday, after daily infections topped 300 for the third consecutive day in what health officials have acknowledged is a...

 2020-11-20 06:25 

Korea Joongang Daily

After drop of fifth full-length album, BTS has eyes on a Grammy...

Boy band BTS hopes to offer some consolation to those suffering amid the Covid-19 pandemic by saying,...

 2020-11-20 06:25 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon to discuss Korea's Covid fight with APEC leaders...

President Moon Jae-in will participate in a virtual summit with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries Friday night, during which he plans to discuss Korea's experience and strategy in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-20 02:41 

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 2020-11-19 11:43 

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Asean objects...

The Asean-Korea Centre presents small objects for those who miss traveling at the Asean Culture and Tourism Pavilion set up at Arc N Book by Seoul City Hall in central Seoul....

 2020-11-19 11:42 

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2020.11.19 Hotel Events...

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas l JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul l Park Hyatt Busan...

 2020-11-19 10:48 

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Just a couple of LGs...

The music video for Lady Gaga's "911" is played on an LG Electronics light-emitting diode (LED) display board in Times Square, New York....

 2020-11-19 10:48 

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Make that a double...

A visitor to the 2020 Korea ICT Convergence Expo tries out the services of an unmanned coffee stand and barista robot at Exco in Buk District, Daegu on Thursday....

 2020-11-19 10:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

This seat taken?...

The audience seats are left empty due to social distancing measures at the Korean National Quality award ceremony held at Coex in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, Thursday....

 2020-11-19 10:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Infection numbers rise for seventh straight day...

The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases rose again Wednesday for the seventh consecutive day to reach 343, as Level 1.5 social distancing measures kicked off in Seoul and Gyeonggi....

 2020-11-19 10:47 

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G-star opens for business...

Members of the organization committee for G-star 2020 and Busan government officials celebrate the opening of G-star 2020 at Bexco in Busan on Thursday....

 2020-11-19 10:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Listed companies have strong quarter, though sales down...

Sales fell slightly and net profit jumped 40 percent on year in the third quarter for listed companies....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor Kang So-ra is pregnant with her first child...

Actor Kang So-ra is pregnant with her first child, according to her agency Plum Actors Thursday. "Kang is currently happily and healthily pregnant,...

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte chair highlights importance of ESG initiatives...

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin highlighted the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives during his visit to a chemical plant in Ulsan....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

UN committee passes 16th resolution to improve North's human rights situation...

A United Nations committee on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for the improvement of the human rights situation in North Korea, which if passed by the UN General Assembly will be the 16th of its kind....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Crude steel production plummeted in 2020, but demand is rising...

Production of crude steel in Korea is projected to fall below 70 million tons this year for the first time in four years....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Citing obstruction, DP to revise CIO law to move process forward...

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) announced Thursday it will revise a law to expedite the selection of the inaugural head of a powerful new corruption investigation agency, after a special bipartisan committee tasked to pick two final candidates......

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB says Hanjin KAL funding on the up and up...

With major shareholders and politicians objecting to the takeover of Asiana Airlines by Korean Air Lines, the head of Korean Development Bank (KDB) defended the government-owned institution's financing of the deal....

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pro-Korea resolutions are passed in U.S. House...

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted two resolutions Wednesday on strengthening the South Korea-U.S. alliance with bipartisan support, highlighting that the partnership plays a crucial role in ensuring peace and stability in the region....

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Promoting overseas development...

Ryu Kwon-ha, left, CEO of the Korea JoongAng Daily, and Park Myung-kwang, chairman of Global Civic Sharing, pose for a photo at the civic group's office in central Seoul on Thursday after signing a memorandum of understanding to......

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi continues on its high despite Covid-19 worries...

Stocks continued to build up gains Thursday after hitting a nearly three-year high the previous session, as battery makers remained in positive terrain amid concerns of surging Covid-19 cases. The won sharply fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

GM Korea suppliers say strikes are driving them to wall...

Suppliers of GM Korea said Thursday they are on the verge of going bankrupt and urged management and labor to come to terms to end a rolling strike....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mnet to continue supporting IZ*ONE despite vote-rigging scandal...

Despite ongoing controversy about vote-rigging on the "Produce 101...

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household income grows in Q3, but not for bottom 20%...

increase in income is largely due to government subsidies provided in combating the spread of Covid-19 as income earned through labor and businesses has actually fallen....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Top prosecutor rejects Justice Ministry's attempts to question him...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl rejected an unorthodox request by the Ministry of Justice to conduct an audit interview in person, which his office claimed was an attempt by the ministry to shame the country's top prosecutor....

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