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 2020-11-16 09:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

More people turn to 'Hey Kakao' as Covid cases rise...

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the number of users and the frequency of use of smart speakers have risen....

 2020-11-16 09:00 

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Clash of the champions as Bears take on Dinos in Korean Series...

Starting Tuesday 6:30 p.m., the long-awaited 2020 Korean Series will finally kick off at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul. It'll be between the Doosan Bears and the NC Dinos this year competing for the Korean Series title....

 2020-11-16 09:00 

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Kim breaks long silence to condemn 'non-socialist' activities within the regime...

Emerging publicly for the first time in weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday condemned "non-socialist" practices rampant in the regime and called for a national campaign to root them out, state media reported Monday....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

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Food delivery monopoly ordered dismantled by the FTC...

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) Monday issued conditional approval for the acquisition of Baedal Minjok by Berlin's Delivery Hero, but only if it sells off Yogiyo first....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

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CL pushes release of album from Nov. 30 to next year...

Singer CL, a former member of girl group 2NE1, has decided to push the release of her first physical album until next year. The album was originally scheduled to drop on Nov. 30....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

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Delegation of DP lawmakers arrive in Washington for 'preemptive diplomacy'...

A delegation of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Democratic Party on Sunday kicked off a six-day trip to Washington aimed at diplomacy to encourage the Joe Biden administration to prioritize policy toward enabling a peaceful Korean Peninsula....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

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Im comes 2nd at Masters, the best finish ever by an Asian golfer...

Korean rising star Im Sung-jae has fallen short of winning his first Masters but still made history at Augusta National Golf Club....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

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November, the global month of sales, pays off in Korea...

Drafting off of sales holidays in other countries, Korea e-commerce operators enjoyed strong sales in early November....

 2020-11-16 08:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Film festivals to shine a spotlight on Czech, Spanish directors...

Cinematic masterpieces by pioneering film directors including Vra Chytilov and Pedro Almodvar are being screened through next month at the Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema in central Seoul. Through Nov. 22, the Czech Embassy is hosting a festival......

 2020-11-16 07:08 

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2020.11.17 Now Playing...

More than Family (12) Drama, Comedy / 108 mins. / Korean / Nov. 12 A 21-year-old college student named Toe-il becomes pregnant with her underage boyfriend Ho-hoon. She hides her pregnancy for five months from her family, but when she can no longer......

 2020-11-16 07:07 

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Singer Hwanhee to release first music in over two years on Nov. 23...

Singer Hwanhee, a former member of duo Fly to the Sky, has signaled his return to the music scene with a teaser image for his latest single on Monday. It's been two years and six months since his last release, digital single "Obvious," in May ...

 2020-11-16 07:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

What's in a gaze? When it comes to Lee Jung-eun — a lot...

"The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" revolves around Hyun-soo, played by Kim Hye-soo, who is trying to get to the bottom of a case involving a missing girl named Se-jin. Se-jin is presumed dead after she jumps off a cliff on a remote island. About an.....

 2020-11-16 04:19 

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KDB announces ₩800B to help Korean Air Lines acquire Asiana...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) will inject 800 billion won ($700 million) in Korean Air Lines' acquisition of debt-laden Asiana Airlines....

 2020-11-16 03:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

BoA's reality show to premier on Tuesday...

Singer BoA's reality show to celebrate her 20-year career in the entertainment industry will air for the first time on Tuesday. "Nobody Talks to BoA" will premier on Naver V Live's channel Beyond Live on Tuesday at 6 p.m....

 2020-11-15 13:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bio industry leader says the future is big data, not new drugs...

Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization (KoreaBIO) President Seo Jeong-sun thinks that big data, not drug development, should be the real focus of Korea's bio industry. Seo says Korea can really become a global leader in biotechnology....

 2020-11-15 11:30 

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Drone show...

Drones make images in the night sky above Olympic Park in Songpa District, southern Seoul, on Saturday....

 2020-11-15 10:35 

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Authorities warn of upgrade in social distancing level for greater Seoul, Gangwon...

Health authorities Sunday issued a so-called preliminary warning for the Seoul metropolitan area and Gangwon, saying it was time to "seriously review" the option of upgrading to the second level of the five-tier social distancing system....

 2020-11-15 10:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

[Heroes from afar] Australians, and their loved ones, sacrificed for Korea...

For Olwyn and Charles Green, the Australian couple whose fate was sealed during World War II and brought to an abrupt end by the Korean War, their dedication to one another extended well beyond their vows to remain true...

 2020-11-15 10:35 

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Crowd-sourcing the coronavirus...

Customers crowd a shopping mall in Seoul on Sunday....

 2020-11-15 10:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Congress to vote on resolutions reaffirming strength of alliance with Korea...

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a pair of resolutions calling for a stronger alliance with Korea, according to a U.S. congressman and ally of President-elect Joe Biden....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

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'Transducer'...

Hotel Anteroom Seoul, which newly opened near Garosu-gil in southern Seoul, unveiled its inaugural exhibition of Gallery 9.5 on its underground floor last week. The exhibition titled...

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rescue mission...

Divers conduct a search operation in waters near a northwestern border island on Sunday. A 12-ton fishing boat capsized in the sea off Soyeonpyeong Island at 6:07 p.m. Saturday, leaving three crew members, including the 63-year-old captain, missing....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea signs RCEP, joining world's largest FTA...

Korea is now part of the world's largest FTA, after on Sunday it became the latest signatory to the 16-country pact spearheaded by China. Korea now has access to a $26.3 trillion market, which accounts for 30 percent of the global economy....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shinhan Financial Group aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050...

Korea's leading banking group Shinhan Financial Group announced that it will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Shinhan said it is the first among financial groups in East Asia to announce such zero-carbon emissions plans....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Success of Olympics depends on regional cooperation, Moon says...

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday stressed the need for multinational cooperation to combat the coronavirus to enable the success of the upcoming summer and winter Olympics in Tokyo and Beijing....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Balloon effect' boosts Gyeonggi real estate...

As real estate prices in Seoul rise, people are flocking to Gyeonggi to buy apartments....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Labor activists hold scattered rallies to honor Jeon Tae-il...

Thousands of labor activists took to the streets Saturday to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of Jeon Tae-il, a labor rights icon who immolated himself at age 22 to protest poor working conditions of Korean factories....

 2020-11-15 09:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

The neighborhood of Seongsu offers style and substance...

Once an industrial area packed with factories in the late 20th century, renovated buildings in the Seongsu neighborhood in Seongdong District, eastern Seoul, are now becoming hot spots among younger generations who are in love with...

 2020-11-15 09:38 

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Last but not least...

Choi Hye-jin celebrates after winning the SK Telecom-ADT CAPS Championship 2020 at La Vie est Belle Country Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon....

 2020-11-15 08:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

Updated Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes include 17 Korean firms...

Mirae Asset Daewoo has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI World) for the ninth consecutive year, announced the company Sunday....

 2020-11-15 07:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

After a 50-day quarantine, this Covid survivor has learned it all...

Kim Ji-ho, a 28-year-old Korean, was infected with Covid-19 on May 2. He contracted the virus after coming into contact with a friend who tested positive while hosting a dinner to thank his friends for paying their condolences at his......

 2020-11-15 07:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

GM recalls fire-prone Chevrolet Bolts, LG Chem's batteries suspected...

Detroit-based General Motors will voluntarily recall about 68,000 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicles (EVs), following reports of the cars catching on fire, the company announced Sunday....

 2020-11-15 07:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

SHINee's Minho discharged after completing military service...

Minho of boy band SHINee was discharged from the military on Sunday after completing his mandatory service in the Marine Corps. "Thank you all for waiting for me while I was serving my military service," Minho said to his fans who came to...

 2020-11-15 00:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Mobis appoints Axel Maschka as executive vice president...

Hyundai Mobis, an auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, appointed Axel J. Maschka as the company's executive vice president, responsible for heading the global sales division....

 2020-11-15 00:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Covid-hit Taeguk Warriors struggle to 3-2 loss against Mexico...

With a total of six players testing positive for the coronavirus ahead of the match, the Korean national football team struggled through its first friendly of the year against Mexico on Saturday, losing 3-2 to the central American side....

 2020-11-14 02:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Four Korean players test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Mexico friendly...

Four players and a staff member on the Korean national football team tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday....

 2020-11-13 22:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lives being lost to 'corona blues,' and women hit hardest...

Women are more likely to get the corona blues, a recent study suggests....

 2020-11-13 13:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

Doosan Bears beat KT Wiz to reach 6th straight Korean Series...

With Choi Joo-hwan's two-run home run at the bottom of the fourth, the Doosan Bears picked up a 2-0 win against the KT Wiz in Game 4 of the second round of the postseasons to advance to the Korean Series for a sixth-straight year....

 2020-11-13 10:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior's Siwon discusses success at business event...

Siwon of Super Junior shared his experience as part of the 10-member group during a speech at the "2020 Korea-World Chinese Entrepreneurs Business Week" on Thursday, according to SM Entertainment Friday....

 2020-11-13 10:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air may acquire Asiana to form mega flag carrier...

The impossible could soon happen, with a Korean Air Lines acquisition of Asiana Airlines reportedly under discussion....

 2020-11-13 10:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hanwha reports 37 percent rise in net profit in third quarter...

Hanwha reported a drop in sales but a rise in profit....

 2020-11-13 09:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Megabox to raise ticket prices for most moviegoers...

The price of a 2-D ticket for an adult will be 12,000 won ($10.80) on weekdays and 13,000 won on weekends. Tickets to special screenings with either better seats or sound systems have been increased by an average of 1,000 won....

 2020-11-13 09:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

AKMU to tease 'Happening' during #OUTNOW on Nov. 16...

The brother-sister group's agency YG Entertainment said the duo will appear on live content service Now's #OUTNOW on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., an hour before the official release of its third single "Happening....

 2020-11-13 08:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon vows support for Mekong River nations...

President Moon Jae-in on Friday pledged $10 million to a global project to supply the Covid-19 vaccine to developing countries....

 2020-11-13 08:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Electronics unveils first 5-nanometer mobile processor...

Samsung Electronics unveiled its first 5 nanometer mobile processor Exynos 1080 in Shanghai on Thursday, a chipset primarily designed to power mid-range 5G enabled smartphones from Chinese manufacturers....

 2020-11-13 08:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Covid infections spike but without clear patterns...

New cases of Covid-19 in Korea neared 200 Thursday for the first time in two months. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said that Korea saw a total of 191 new cases on Thursday, of which 162 were domestic and 29 imported......

 2020-11-13 07:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Mobis appoints Axel Maschka as executive vice president...

Hyundai Mobis, an auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, appointed Axel J. Maschka as the company's executive vice president, responsible for heading the global sales division....

 2020-11-13 07:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon reaches out to U.S. congressional leaders...

President Moon Jae-in congratulated U.S. congressional leaders for recent election victories, the Blue House said Friday....

 2020-11-13 02:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

Spurs reportedly to offer Son 200,000 pound-a-week deal...

Tottenham Hotspur are set to offer Korean striker Son Heung-min a 200,000, or roughly 292 million won, a week deal under a new contract extension deal, according to local reports....

 2020-11-13 02:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

aespa to perform 'Black Mamba' live on YouTube on Nov. 19...

During the Nov. 19 performance, the group will appear alongside their avatars, offering a mixed reality performance that blends both the real world members and their digital counterparts....

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