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PM says hard-hit businesses, low-risk facilities will be first to benefit from eased virus rules

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Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday hard-hit businesses and low-risk facilities will be the first to benefit from eased COVID-19 restrictions starting next month. Kim made the remark during a meeting of a government-civilian panel overseeing the transition to life after COVID-19. "The return to normal will proceed in stages and systematically," he said. "We will take drastic and active steps to ease the virus restrictions starting with businesses and neglected groups that ha
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Korean Air partners with Boeing for UAV development

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Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's biggest carrier, said Friday it has partnered with Boeing to jointly develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation for future mobility demand. Korean Air signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing's subsidiary Insitu for technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized tactical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV at the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX), the company said in a statement. "
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Navy gets upgraded destroyer with stronger anti-sub capabilities

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The Navy received an upgraded destroyer on Friday, after more than a year of refurbishment aimed at bolstering anti-submarine and other capabilities, the state arms procurement agency said. The 3,200-ton Gwanggaeto the Great destroyer was handed over to the Navy, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said, as South Korea seeks to strengthen subsurface operations amid renewed tensions over North Korea's recent test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile. The destroyer was sent f
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Robust vaccination campaign keeps new infections largely in check

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South Korea reported 1,440 new daily cases Friday in a downward trend in its coronavirus infections as its strong vaccination push seems to be helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus from spinning out of control. The new tally, including 1,420 local infections, brought the total caseload to 348,969, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Friday's number is down one from the 1,441 counted the previous day. It is also down 117 from a week ago. The death toll came to
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[Graphic News] US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

The Korea Herald - 0 sec ago
 Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The US government declared them extinct.  It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they’ve exhausted to find these 23. And they warn climate change, on top of other pressures, could make such disappearances more common as a warming planet adds to the dangers facing imperiled plants and wildlif
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S. Korea to temporarily cut fuel taxes amid rising oil prices

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South Korea plans to temporarily cut fuel taxes in a bid to ease upward pressure on inflation amid surging oil prices, a senior government official said Friday. First Vice Finance Minister Lee Eog-weon also said the government plans to additionally cut import tariffs on liquid natural gas (LNG), currently at 2 percent, as part of efforts to ease people's burdens on a hike in energy costs. "The government will unveil details about fuel tax cuts, including the timing and the scope, next wee
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No rest for weary Pohang Steelers ahead of crucial K League match

The Korea Herald - 0 sec ago
Pohang Steelers will have little time to celebrate a recent victory in a continental tournament, as they gear up for a crucial K League match on Sunday. Pohang knocked out defending champions Ulsan Hyundai FC on penalties to reach the final in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League on Wednesday. Come Sunday, though, Pohang will find themselves in survival mode in the domestic league, which will return to full action following an international break. Pohang, along with 11 other
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Seoul stocks open tad lower on China's Evergrande risk

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South Korean stocks opened slightly lower Friday amid concerns about a debt crisis of Evergrande Group, a leading Chinese property developer. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) slipped 3.11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,004.22 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Stocks got off to a weak start amid the uncertainties surrounding Evergrande, largely as the firm has to pay some $80 million worth of bond coupons by Saturday. Overnight, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite added 0.62
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Incheon int'l Airport reports sharp recovery in traveler flow in past 2 mths

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Incheon International Airport, the main gateway to South Korea, has seen a sharp recovery in the number of inbound and outbound travelers over the past two months amid the country's push for a "Living with COVID-19" plan. According to Incheon International Airport Corp., the state-run operator of the airport, the number of international travelers departing or landing via Incheon jumped 44 percent, compared with a year earlier, to some 338,000 in August. It was the first monthly figur
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'Squid Game' gets two nominations at Gotham Awards

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South Korea's sensational survival drama "Squid Game" has been nominated in two categories at an annual US awards ceremony for lower-budget indie movies and TV series. According to the nominations of the 2021 Gotham Awards released Thursday (US time), "Squid Game," a Netflix original, was listed in the section of Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes), along with five other TV series, including Amazon Studios' "Small Axe" and HBO Max's "It's
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2.4 magnitude quake hits S. Korea's central region: KMA

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A 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck South Korea's central region Friday morning, the state weather agency said. The earthquake occurred about 26 kilometers south of Jecheon, 168 km southeast of Seoul, at 6:51 a.m., according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The epicenter is estimated to be at a depth of 14 km. The earthquake was recorded at a maximum of Level 3 on the seismic intensity scale in North Chungcheong Province, where the epicenter was located. Gangwon Province in th
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N. Korea's nuclear activity spawning, a big challenge for safeguard efforts: IAEA chief

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North Korea's nuclear activities has expanded over the years and continue to move ahead, creating a big challenge for verification and safeguard efforts, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday. Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), also highlighted the need for a diplomatic process to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. "What is relevant is to see that compared with 2009, this program has spawned in activity wise, geographically into t
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Humanitarian aid will not weaken US sanctions but win hearts of people: US officials

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Allowing humanitarian assistance to a country under US sanctions does not weaken the sanctions against the regime but rather serves American interests in the long-term, US officials said Thursday. Wally Adeyemo, deputy secretary of treasury, also said providing humanitarian assistance to the people would better serve American interests and policy goals. "We ultimately want to and need to and will ensure that our sanction regimes have an economic impact on their targets. But as (former) Se
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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

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Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival The 2021 Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival is scheduled to take place at the Jinju Namgang River and fortress of Jinjuseong in South Gyeongsang Province from Dec. 4-31. Originating from the floating lanterns that were used during the 1592-1598 Imjin War as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading across the Namgang River, the 21-year-old festival welcomes visitors to enjoy the parade of glittering lanterns created by local students. Various progra
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[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages

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Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas presents desserts for Halloween Day Special Grand InterContinental Parnas in Samseong-dong is offering Halloween special desserts and beverages for the upcoming spooky holiday. Treats are offered at the hotel’s bakery from Oct. 22 through the end of the month. The desserts and beverages are prepared by the Grand Deli’s head pastry chef Eric Kalaboke from New York. A total of six items uniquely designed by the chef are available during the limit
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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (US) Opened Oct. 13 Action Directed by Andy Serkis Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) struggles to adjust to life as the host of the alien Venom. One day, serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) escapes from prison after becoming the host of Carnage, a chaotic spawn of Venom. With Kasady and Carnage on the loose, the city turns to chaos. Stillwater (US) Opened Oct. 6 Thriller Directed by Tom McCarthy  Bill (Matt Damon) visits France to meet his daughter Allison (A
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АПИ: Гъста мъгла на "Струма" край Сандански. Карайте внимателно!

24chasa - 1 hour 38 min ago
 Гъста мъгла на "Струма" край Сандански. Карайте внимателно!Мъгла на АМ "Струма" в района на Струмяни и Сандански! Видимостта 50-100 метра. Водачите да се движат с повишено внимание и съобразена скорост. Това съобщиха от пресцентъра на АПИ. Всички граждани и транспортни фирми могат да получават информация за актуалната пътна обстановка от интернет страницата на АПИ – www.api
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Израел започва от другия месец да приема ваксинирани чужди туристи

24chasa - 1 hour 46 min ago
Израел започва от другия месец да приема ваксинирани чужди туристиИндивидуални туристи, ваксинирани срещу КОВИД-19, ще могат от другия месец отново да посещават Израел, съобщи днес правителството, цитирано от Ройтерс. Това ще стане в рамките на ново облекчаване на здравните мерки, засягащи режима за влизане на чужденци, въведен след избухването на пандемията, предава БТА
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(NF) Алек Болдуин стреля с реквизитен пистолет по време на снимки и уби операторката Халина Хътчинс

BTA Free News - 1 hour 48 min ago
Санта Фе, 22 октомври /БТА/ Американският актьор Алек Болдуин стреля с реквизитен пистолет по време на снимки, уби операторката Халина Хътчинс и рани режисьора Джел Соуза, съобщиха осведомителните агенции, цитирайки шерифството на окръг Санта Фе. Това се е случило при ...
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Шефът на COVID отделението в "Пирогов": Идеолозите на тази заповед да заповядат да лекуват

24chasa - 1 hour 49 min ago
 Идеолозите на тази заповед да заповядат да лекуватОт рано сутрин пред "Пирогов" се извиха опашки от медицински специалисти, които трябва да се тестват за коронавирус, за да могат да влязат на работа в болницата. "От вчера сутринта едва 3 сертификата сме получили за хората, които минаха. И тези сертификати твърдят, че пробите са взимани тази нощ или вчера вечерта", заяви пред БНТ доц
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