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 2021-10-25 13:48 

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Apple TV+ to Start Services in Korea...

Apple will launch Apple TV+ streaming services in Korea on Nov. 4 in partnership with SK Broadband on the back of the huge success of rival Netflix.Recently, Disney Plus teamed up with LG Uplus and KT to launch its streaming video services in Korea as wel...

 2021-10-25 13:41 

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Should S.Korea Build Its Own Nukes?...

A couple of U.S. academics believe South Korea should be encouraged to develop its own nuclear weapons to defend itself against the atomic threat from North Korea.Husband-and-wife team Daryl Press and Jennifer Lind are both professors at Dartmouth College...

 2021-10-25 13:30 

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Average Apartment Price in Seoul Surpasses W1.2 Billion...

The average price of an apartment in Seoul has surpassed W1.2 billion (US$1=W1,169). According to monthly figures from KB Kookmin Bank, the average selling price of an apartment in Seoul stood at W1.22 billion in October. It only surpassed W1 billion in S...

 2021-10-25 13:23 

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Number of Inactive Koreans Soars in Lockdown...

The number of people who are not in education, employment or training -- or NEETs -- has soared as a result of lockdown.While job openings on part-time job-search site Alba rose 44.2 percent on-year from January to August, the number of jobseekers plunged...

 2021-10-25 12:40 

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Reports of Dating Violence Double...

Police reports of violence from romantic partners have doubled this year as the issue became more visible in the media in the wake of the "Me Too" movement. The National Police Agency on Monday said 41,335 cases of so-called dating violence, or vi...

 2021-10-25 12:17 

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Jeon Jong-seo's 1st Rom-Com Set for Release...

Actress Jeon Jong-seo is ready to show new sides of herself as she takes on her first romantic comedy role in the upcoming film "Nothing Serious."Jeon has successively made a deep impression as a mysterious girl in the psychological thriller "...

 2021-10-25 12:12 

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Korea Beats Philippines 3-0 in U-23 Asian Cup Qualifier...

Korea beat the Philippines 3-0 in a match in Singapore on Monday. It was the first qualifier for the Asian Football Confederation's U-23 Asian Cup to be held in 2022.Lee Kyu-hyuk, Go Jae-hyeon and Park Jeong-in scored in a three-goal streak in the sec...

 2021-10-25 12:11 

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Figure Skater You Young Wins Bronze Medal in Las Vegas...

Figure skater You Young won a bronze medal at Skate America in Las Vegas, which wrapped up last week. It was the season's first event of the International Skating Union's Grand Prix figure skating series.She earned a combined score of 216.97 point...

 2021-10-25 11:07 

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Details of Phased Return to Normal Announced...

Restrictions on private gatherings and business hours will be eased on Nov. 1 so up to 10 people can gather and small businesses in the capital region can open as long as they want, the government announced Monday. The return to normal will come in three ...

 2021-10-25 09:25 

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Korea to Provide Iran 1 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines...

Korea will provide a million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccines to Iran on humanitarian grounds, to help that country's vaccine shortage. The Foreign Ministry said Monday that the shipment will arrive in Iran on Wednesday as a symbol of sixty years o...

 2021-10-25 09:24 

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KT Communication Services Disrupted Nationwide...

On Monday morning, subscribers to internet and mobile services provided by KT Corporation found their phone data and home internet not working for about 40 minutes.Starting at 11:20 a.m., it affected payment systems, which inconvenienced restaurants durin...

 2021-10-25 09:24 

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Facebook Whistleblower Presses Case with British Lawmakers...

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday that the social media giant "unquestionably" amplifies online hate.In testimony to a parliamentary committee in London, the former Facebook employee echoed what she told U.S. sena...

 2021-10-25 09:20 

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U.S. to Reopen Air Borders for Fully Vaccinated Visitors...

The United States will soon reopen its air borders for fully vaccinated foreign visitors who have one of three approved COVID-19 vaccines or who can present a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of travel, the White House announced Monday. The new rule...

 2021-10-25 09:15 

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China to Vaccinate Children Aged 3 and up as Cases Spread...

Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks.Local city and provincial level governments in at...

 2021-10-25 09:12 

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Amnesty International to Close Hong Kong Offices...

Amnesty International says it is shutting down its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of the year because of the effect of the national security law that Beijing imposed on the city.Hundreds of people, including several prominent pro-democracy activists,...

 2021-10-25 09:11 

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U.S. and Allies Blast China's Trade Policies in WTO Forum...

The United States and a number of its closest allies have used a periodic review of China's trade policy by the World Trade Organization to vent their anger at Beijing's unwillingness to conform with rules meant to establish a level playing field ...

 2021-10-25 09:07 

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To increase the life span of a hair dryer...

To increase the life span of a hair dryer, cool it down on cold air mode before turning it off....

 2021-10-24 14:33 

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Russian Court Bans Samsung Phones for Patent Violation...

A Russian court has banned the sale of Samsung phones over a patent violation. The Moscow Arbitration Court last week ordered a ban on 61 Samsung phone models after finding the Samsung Pay mobile payment system infringed on a similar system patent registe...

 2021-10-24 14:28 

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Starbucks to Stop Using Disposable Cups on Jeju...

Starbucks will stop using disposable cups in all 23 outlets on Jeju Island by the end of this year. Four selected outlets on the island have already completed the shift to reusable cups in a trial run.Customers are asked to pay a W1,000 deposit on a reusa...

 2021-10-24 14:10 

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Moon Gets Ready for Europe Trip...

President Moon Jae-in will go on a trip of three European cities from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5, Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee said last Friday. He will visit the Vatican, attend the G20 summit in Rome and the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow...

 2021-10-24 13:52 

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State Mint Mulls Other Businesses as Cash Use Dwindles...

The Korea Minting and Security Printing Corp. is looking for other business options now cash use is dwindling and its presses sit idle. A recent board meeting decided to shift the state mint's main line of business to digital technology. KOMSCO suffer...

 2021-10-24 13:12 

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Over 200 N.Korean Defectors Caught in China Last Year...

More than 200 North Korean defectors were caught in China last year as they tried to make their way by a circuitous route to a South Korea. Some of them have reportedly been sent back to the North, but most are in Chinese prisons after Pyongyang sealed it...

 2021-10-24 13:00 

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Presidential Hopefuls Fail to Inspire Voters...

All potential candidates for next year's presidential election suffer from low popularity of under 30 percent, compared to around 50 percent for the frontrunners in previous elections. Lee Jae-myung, the official presidential candidate of the ruling M...

 2021-10-24 12:01 

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Hwang Hee-chan Scores 4th Goal of Season for Wolverhampton...

Hwang Hee-chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers has already scored his fourth goal of the season since making his debut in the English Premier League in early September.Hwang gave his team a first-half lead in the 10th minute in an away match against Leeds Unit...

 2021-10-24 11:41 

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Ko Jin-young Wins LPGA's BMW Ladies Championship in Busan...

Ko Jin-young won the LPGA Tour's BMW Ladies Championship in Busan on Sunday after a playoff with compatriot Lim Hee-jeong.It is the 200th title won by a Korean player on the LPGA Tour.Ko, who was trailing Lim by four strokes until the end of the third...

 2021-10-24 11:31 

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Hwang Sun-woo Stands out at Swimming World Cup Series in Qatar...

Teenage swimmer Hwang Sun-woo won one gold and two bronze medals at the FINA Swimming World Cup, which wrapped up last week in Doha, Qatar.Hwang took the top podium spot in the men's 200-m freestyle by clocking 1:41.17.His record is only 0.14 second b...

 2021-10-24 10:08 

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Korea Reaches Vaccination Milestone...

More than 70 percent of Korea's 52 million population is now fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Health authorities last Saturday said a total of 35.95 million people or 70 percent of the population had been vaccinated as of 2 p.m. that day. Another...

 2021-10-24 09:24 

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Russian, Chinese Warships Hold 1st Joint Patrols in the Pacific...

Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean on Oct.17-23, Russia's defense ministry said in a statement on Saturday.Moscow and Beijing, which staged naval cooperation drills in the Sea of Japan ...

 2021-10-24 09:19 

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U.S. Immigration Agency Overwhelmed by 20,000 Afghan Humanitarian Requests...

As recently as last week, the U.S. immigration service was using six officers to process about 14,000 humanitarian requests for Afghans seeking relocation to the United States following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August.That's what the U.S...

 2021-10-24 09:11 

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Russians Now Must Travel to Warsaw for U.S. Immigrant Visas...

Russians hoping to apply for an immigrant visa to the United States are now required to travel to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, the State Department confirmed Sunday, while blaming restrictions imposed by Moscow.That development came amid unresolved U.S.-Ru...

 2021-10-24 09:10 

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Taiwan, U.S. Discuss UN Participation Ahead of Key Anniversary...

Taiwanese and U.S. officials have discussed how Taiwan can "meaningfully4; participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping will give a speech to mark his country's half decade since accession to the global body.T...

 2021-10-24 09:10 

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Turkey Diplomatic Crisis Deepens as Ankara Faces Pushback over Ambassador Expulsion Threat...

Turkey is facing diplomatic pushback after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the expulsion of 10 ambassadors, including U.S. Ambassador David M. Satterfield, after they called for the release of a jailed civil society leader.The Netherlands, Denma...

 2021-10-24 09:08 

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To unclog a kitchen sink drain...

To unclog a kitchen sink drain, pour a cup each of baking soda and vinegar down....

 2021-10-22 09:22 

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Kim You-jung Turning Heads in Traditional Costumes in Period Drama...

Actress Kim You-jung is showing off her dazzling beauty in her costumes in SBS' historical TV series "Lovers of the Red Sky."Kim has a reputation for shining particularly in historical dramas, and she has proved that is true this time, too.Pla...

 2021-10-22 09:20 

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Fake Wedding Guests Make Comeback...

Fake wedding guests whose job is to make people look more popular than they really are are coming back into business as Korea is about to start a phased return to normal. To start with, the limit on the number of wedding guests has been eased since early ...

 2021-10-22 09:15 

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New Zealand Must Be 90% Vaccinated to Reopen...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday the country will end its strict COVID-19 lockdown once 90 percent of its citizens are fully vaccinated. The nation of 5 million people has been among the best in the world at containing the coronavirus...

 2021-10-22 09:11 

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Pfizer Trials Show 91% Efficacy Against COVID in Children 5-11...

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, Friday released data from studies showing their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5 to 11 year olds. In results of the study, Pfiz...

 2021-10-22 09:10 

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Queen Elizabeth Returns to Work After Hospital Stay...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth returned to work Friday following her first overnight stay at a hospital in years for what Buckingham Palace called "preliminary investigations."According to the palace, the 95-year-old monarch spent Wednesday night i...

 2021-10-21 14:19 

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Korea's Space Program Is Making Rapid Headway...

Korea on Thursday succeeded in launching its first fully homegrown Nuri space rocket which separated without any hitches as it flew along its trajectory, but failed to place a dummy satellite in orbit. This is still an enormous achievement with scientific...

 2021-10-21 14:18 

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Disgraced Volleyball Star Leads New Greek Team to Victory...

Disgraced Volleyball star Lee Da-yeong led her Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki to a victory in her debut game on Thursday.Lee was dropped by the Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders over allegations of past school bullying but made her debut in Greek league A1 Ethniki...

 2021-10-21 13:49 

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'No Delay' in Return to Normal, Gov't Says...

The government on Thursday pledged there will be no delay to the planned phased return to normal even if cases of coronavirus increase as winter sets in. "Under these circumstances, we can no longer delay a return to normal because there are too many ...

 2021-10-21 13:48 

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Businesses Slim down Top Management...

The top 100 companies have shed about 200 executives this year as they tighten their belts. According to headhunters UnicoSearch, the total number of executives at the 100 biggest companies in Korea stood at 6,664, down 207 from 2020. This is the first ti...

 2021-10-21 12:50 

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'Squid Game' Sweeps China Despite Ban...

Korea's hit series "Squid Game" has swept China even though Netflix is officially banned there. But fans are watching the dystopian series with VPN or by illegal downloads, and hundreds of "Squid Game"-themed video clips have been uplo...

 2021-10-21 12:22 

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Night Tours of Gyeongbok Palace Open with Reduced Visitor Numbers...

Gyeongbok Palace is open for regular nighttime tours with reduced admission from the spring event due to a recent rise in coronavirus infections. The tours are held twice every year.The tours started on Thursday and will run until Nov. 29 between 7 p.m. t...

 2021-10-21 11:45 

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Samsung Ranked 5th in Global Brand Value...

Samsung was ranked fifth among the world's top 100 brands.According to an annual list of global consulting firm Interbrand's 100 Best Global Brands released on Thursday, Samsung's brand value was estimated at US$74.6 billion, up 20 percent fro...

 2021-10-21 10:08 

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Rocket Launch Only a Partial Success...

Korea succeeded in launching a homegrown space rocket on Thursday, but failed to place a dummy satellite into orbit.The Nuri was launched at 5 p.m. from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Gyeongsang Province and reached its targeted trajectory of 700...

 2021-10-21 09:50 

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Dune (2021)...

Genres: Action and DramaRunning Time: 135 min. Directed by: Denis VilleneuveStarring: Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya Synopsis: The son of a noble family is entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy....

 2021-10-21 09:49 

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The Last Duel (2021)...

Genres: Action and Drama Running Time: 152 min. Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Matt Damon, Adam Driver Synopsis: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel....

 2021-10-21 09:48 

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The Harder They Fall (2021)...

Genres: Drama and Western Running Time: 130 min. Directed by: Jeymes Samuel Starring: Idris Elba, Regina King Synopsis: When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western....

 2021-10-21 09:45 

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Dune (2021)...

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