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 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Angst in Korea ain't what it used to be as Covid tops list...

Two years ago, Koreans worried most about crime. Now, they are most worried about disease....

 2020-11-19 07:59 

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It's not the destination, it's the journey, and the duty free...

No-destination flights will be allowed for a year, and passengers will be able to purchase duty-free goods upon their return to Incheon International Airport after tooling around the nearby skies, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki announced Thursday....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

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Gov't to repurpose hotels to make jeonse cheaper...

The government will increase supplies of residences by 114,000 units over the next two years, including repurposing hotel rooms and office space. This is the 24th set of real estate measures introduced by the Moon Jae-in government....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

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Starbucks to open first delivery-only 'hidden kitchen' in Yeoksam...

Starbucks Korea is launching its pilot delivery service at a new branch inside an Emart store at Yeoksam Station in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, next Friday....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

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Short, sustainable and reversible are the trends for this season's bench coats...

Short, sustainable, and reversible are some keywords that characterize this year's bench coats, a far cry from the silhouette style of previous seasons which saw long coats that resemble sleeping bags more than outerwear....

 2020-11-19 07:02 

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Hana Bank puts measures in place to avoid Lime redux...

Hana Bank will resume the sale of private equity fund products following the adoption of new internal standards to assess such products, the bank announced Thursday....

 2020-11-19 06:06 

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Businesses stitch together new opportunities in revitalized sewing district...

Five years ago when the Seoul Metropolitan Government rolled out plans to convert a dilapidated overpass into a pedestrian walkway in the middle of the capital near one of the busiest roads, a huge outcry from nearby sewing factories ensued....

 2020-11-19 03:21 

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Michelin finds four more Korean restaurants worthy of stars...

L'Amant Secret at L'Escape Hotel in central Seoul's Jung District, 7th Door, Muni, and Mitou in southern Seoul's Gangnam District were awarded one star for the first time in a ceremony streamed live online Thursday....

 2020-11-19 03:21 

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Hwang Hee-chan tests positive for Covid-19 after Qatar game...

Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan has tested positive for coronavirus after playing nearly the full 90 minutes against Qatar. Seven Korean players and three staff members have now tested positive....

 2020-11-19 02:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 완주군에서 천국으로 가는 계단을 만나다...

A single photo of a red-colored staircase that appears to be hanging onto the side of a long cliff has been enough to inspire many to pack their bags and head to Mount Daedun in Wanju....

 2020-11-19 02:26 

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Megabox announces two more Netflix movies...

After releasing "Hillbilly Elegy" and "Mank" this month, the Megabox theater chain announced Thursday it will be screening two other Netflix original films next month. "The Prom," the film version of a musical that was nominated fo...

 2020-11-18 14:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bears edge past Dinos with 5-4 victory to tie Korean Series at 1-1...

With a 5-4 victory, the Doosan Bears squared the Korean Series to 1-1 against the NC Dinos. Game 3 will resume on Friday, once again at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul....

 2020-11-18 11:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

There's a new sport in town and T1 are its superstars...

Esports is the new kid on the block in the global sports scene, and amongst the many Esports professional teams that are out there, T1 is that one team that everyone has heard of, whether they are fans of Esports or not......

 2020-11-18 10:30 

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Cho dodges tough Korean Air questions, offers bromides...

Following a barrage of criticism from lawmakers and shareholders about the acquisition of Asiana Airlines by Korean Air Lines, Hanjin KAL Chairman Cho Won-tae offered only a few clipped and incomplete responses to questions regarding monopoly...

 2020-11-18 10:30 

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North's ICBMs may have re-entry ability, says report...

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has assessed that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) re-entry vehicles are likely to "perform adequately" if flown on a normal trajectory to mainland United States, according to a...

 2020-11-18 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Sky high...

A view of apartments from Seoul Sky at the top of the Lotte World Tower in Songpa District, southern Seoul on Wednesday....

 2020-11-18 10:30 

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Infections rise among symptom-free young people...

Korea registered 313 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday, the highest daily rise in nearly three months, as health authorities Wednesday begged the public to cancel all nonessential social gatherings....

 2020-11-18 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bouncing back...

An employee wearing a face mask walks in front of a screen showing the Kospi index at a dealing room in Hana Bank in Jung District, central Seoul, on Wednesday. The Kospi hit a new record, closing at 2,545.64 points....

 2020-11-18 10:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bitcoin's back and this time it might not be a bubble...

The price of bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, surpassed 20 million won ($18,000) on Wednesday for the first time in three years as investors started to reassess digital coins as alternatives to other assets....

 2020-11-18 10:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chambers of commerce discuss tariffs and class action...

Businessmen and economic regulators from Korea and the United States suggested an amendment to U.S. Trade Expansion Act Section 232 — a regulation utilized by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump....

 2020-11-18 10:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

It’s that time of the year...

Employees of Nonghyup Hanaro Mart make kimchi at the retailer's Yangjae branch in southern Seoul on Wednesday ahead of the kimjang, a kimchi-making season that usually takes place before the official arrival of winter....

 2020-11-18 10:29 

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LG, Samsung close research labs after workers test positive...

Korea's two largest electronics firms — Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics — on Wednesday decided to temporarily shut down their research labs after their workers tested positive for the new coronavirus....

 2020-11-18 09:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Han-sol taken into CIA custody before 2017 disappearance, New Yorker reports...

The son of Kim Jong-nam, the assassinated older half brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was taken into CIA custody after an elusive anti-Pyongyang group tried to help him escape to Amsterdam, according to an investigative report......

 2020-11-18 09:35 

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Girl group Loona releases music video for English song 'Star'...

Girl group Loona unveiled an English version of their "Star" music video from their third EP "Midnight (12:00)" on Wednesday. On their third EP, the group included an English track titled "Star," which has the same melody as the EP...

 2020-11-18 09:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

GS Caltex opens futuristic gas station with car sharing, drones...

Oil refiner GS Caltex opened its first "Energy Plus Hub" in Seocho, southern Seoul, on Wednesday. The hub will include a gas station, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, car sharing collection point and logistics facilities designed for drone delivery...

 2020-11-18 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kakao celebrates 10th birthday with suite of new services...

Kakao is marking its 10th anniversary with a number of new products including a digitized identification service, new subscription plans and a platform for independent artists....

 2020-11-18 09:34 

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'Lucky Monster'...
 2020-11-18 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cha In-pyo to star in comedy flick for Netflix set for release in Jan....

Actor Cha In-pyo will be starring in a new comedy flick for Netflix titled "Cha In-pyo." The film's producer About Film announced Wednesday that the movie will be exclusively available worldwide on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2021......

 2020-11-18 09:34 

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Japan to invite Kim Jong-un to Tokyo Olympics, DP lawmaker says...

The Japanese government intends to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year, the head of the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians'; Union said Tuesday....

 2020-11-18 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Toss Securities to launch in first half of 2021...

Toss Securities will begin operation in the first half of next year, the first time in 12 years that a new brokerage house has opened in Korea....

 2020-11-18 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Defense Ministry to ratchet up spending on Korea's arms industry...

Almost 80 percent of Korea's 100-trillion-won ($91 billion) budget for defense capacity building over the next five years will be spent on developing its domestic arms industry, Minister of National Defense Suh Wook said......

 2020-11-18 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Buying mode is back, taking Kospi to a 33-month high...

Korean shares hit a 33-month high Wednesday on a rally in bio stocks amid concerns over a flare-up of the pandemic. The won surged to a 29-month high against the dollar....

 2020-11-18 08:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

After 512 episodes, Yumi and her cells say their final goodbye...

After five years and seven months, 512 episodes, 3.2 billion views and 5 million comments — one of Naver Webtoon's most popular series "Yumi's Cells" has wrapped after bringing both laughter and tears to readers, and its author Lee D...

 2020-11-18 08:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

A once nameless antique finally returns home to tell the right time...

King Sejong the Great (1397-1450) earned his name, leaving a litany of legacies that still benefit Koreans to this day. During his reign as the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), he promoted cultural, economic and scientific research ......

 2020-11-18 07:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ko Jin-young to return to LPGA for Pelican Championship...

After spending the majority of her 2020 season in Korea, world No. 1 Ko Jin-young will finally make an appearance on the LPGA Tour for the first time this year at the Pelican Women's Championship....

 2020-11-18 07:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Unesco hopeful...

Yeondeunghoe, which is one of the biggest Buddhist festivals with lights to celebrate Buddha's birthday, also known as the Lantern Lighting Festival, may become inscribed as an intangible cultural heritage by Unesco......

 2020-11-18 07:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gold Waist Belt from the North Mound of Hwangnamdaechong Tomb...

A belt made of cloth is called gwadae. Attached to the belt are rectangles made of metal. This Korean gwadae influenced by China is decorated with valuable objects such as jadeite and commodities such as a small knife, a case for drugs ......

 2020-11-18 03:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS buzz amped-up with...

BTS released a quirky video teaser for...

 2020-11-18 02:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 국가 부채 사상 최대인 800조원 기록...

The government accumulated total debt of 800 trillion won ($715 billion), boosted this year by aggressive spending to battle the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers are currently reviewing proposals for next year's......

 2020-11-17 15:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea 2-1 Qatar as Hwang breaks record with 16 second goal...

With Hwang Hee-chan's record breaking goal only 16 seconds into the match, the Korean national football team picked up a 2-1 win against Qatar on Tuesday....

 2020-11-17 11:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Prosecutors grilled in Lime Asset probe...

Two state prosecutors and one former prosecutor were grilled by the prosecution office earlier this week over allegations that they received red carpet treatment from a prime suspect behind a snowballing financial fraud scandal involving Lime......

 2020-11-17 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Yoo Seong-min returns to political fray...

Yoo Seong-min, a former four-term conservative lawmaker from Daegu, jumped back into the political game Monday with an eye on a presidential bid in 2022....

 2020-11-17 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

DP delegation discusses denuclearization with U.S. congressmen...

Brad Sherman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, Monday told lawmakers of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party that the Joe Biden administration is expected to take measures toward the denuclearization of North Korea...

 2020-11-17 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Buy one, give one...

Models pose with New Normal Bags, which is a collaborative CSR project with social enterprise Jerrybag and a buy-one, give-one campaign for the release of the iPhone 12....

 2020-11-17 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Green guys...

Mannequins made of environmentally friendly materials are displayed at an unnamed store....

 2020-11-17 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Being prepared...

Snow plow trucks train at the Incheon International Airport on Tuesday in preparation of the winter season....

 2020-11-17 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

As 24th measure prepared, report shows earlier 23 failed...

The number of people owning multiple homes has increased despite the government tightening its grip on the real estate market, The report by Statistics Korea comes on the heels of the government planning to announce another real estate measure...

 2020-11-17 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

RoboCop...

According to the Siheung city government, the patrol robot developed by the automobile parts developer Mando will patrol the park between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. three times a week until November 2022....

 2020-11-17 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

A big win...

Hanwha Q Cells' solar power modules are being tested at a technology center in Germany. According to Hanwha Solutions, which owns Hanwha Q Cells, on Tuesday it won a dispute against Chinese rival LONGi Solar Technology....

 2020-11-17 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Auto firms to work with KB Insurance on data harvesting...

KB Insurance, Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, the Korea Transportation Safety Authority and Hyundai Commercial inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday to collect and utilize driving data and contribute to growing the mobility ecosystem....

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