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Coronavirus Blights Koreans' Summer Holiday Plans

The Chosun Ilbo - 7 ore 3 min fa
The coronavirus epidemic has blighted many people's summer holiday plans and is virtually guaranteed to keep them in the country. Employment portal Job Korea asked 1,023 salaried workers about their vacation plans, and only 9.1 percent said they intended to go anywhere this summer, while 59 percent ...
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Han So-hee Revels in Stardom Found Playing Adulteress

The Chosun Ilbo - 7 ore 22 min fa
Han So-hee added a new twist to the role of the adulteress in the popular JTBC TV series "The World of the Married," a remake of the BBC hit "Doctor Foster," which has drawn legions of fans. Usually actresses who play adulteresses have been unpopular with Korean TV viewers, but Han's sophisticated l...
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U.S. Hospital ICUs Filling up After Another Record-Breaking Day of COVID Infections

The Chosun Ilbo - 7 ore 29 min fa
The U.S. reported more than 64,000 cases of the coronavirus Thursday, a record high number, filling up intensive care units in hospitals in the country's hard-hit West and South, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease official, has urge...
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Be Rebuilt Without Modern Touches

The Chosun Ilbo - 7 ore 35 min fa
Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year's devastating fire.No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monument, or contemporary glass spire, or other modern twists. And to stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentiall...
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WHO Team Heads to China to Investigate COVID-19 Origins

The Chosun Ilbo - 7 ore 39 min fa
The World Health Organization (WHO) says its two-man advance team left for China Friday to establish the ground work for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 that sparked the global pandemic.In a virtual briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva, spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the two expert...
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9 Americans affiliated with USFK confirmed with coronavirus

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 22:12
Eight American service members and one civilian employee for the US Forces Korea have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the US military said Friday. Of the nine, seven arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on two US government chartered flights, while the others arrived here on commercial flights, it said. All nine individuals tested positive in their first mandatory COVID-19 test prior to entering quarantine, and they have been moved to isolation facilities at the US
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S. Korea court slashes ex-president's jail term by 10 years

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 22:00
A Seoul court on Friday slashed disgraced former president Park Geun-hye's prison terms by 10 years, in what should be the final ruling over the corruption scandal that brought her down. The country's first female president was impeached in 2017 after huge street protests against her rule. She had been serving a combined 30-year jail term for bribery, abuse of power and receiving money from the national spy agency. But on appeal the Seoul High Court sentenced Park to 15 years in prison
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SoftBank-backed Coupang buys Hooq assets to take on Netflix

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 21:47
South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang is buying the software of Hooq Digital, the South-east Asian video streaming service owned by Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), Sony and Warner Bros that's filed for liquidation, according to people familiar with the deal. Coupang has already struck a deal to acquire the assets, the people said, asking not to be named because the information hasn't been announced. The deal ushers SoftBank-backed Coupang into a competitive over-the-top video streaming
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Bourse operator to review normalization plan of SillaJen at risk of delisting

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 21:39
South Korean bourse operator Korea Exchange said Friday that it will review a business normalization plan by bio tech firm SillaJen to decide whether to delist it. The KRX has been reviewing the company's listing, after the company's chief executive and key management were indicted over charges of embezzlement and breach of trust. SillaJen submitted its business normalization scheme to the bourse operator, and the KRX will have to decide whether to accept it by Aug. 4. In the case of grantin
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Nuclear commission recommends minor safety improvements for reactors

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 21:32
South Korea's nuclear safety agency on Friday recommended minor safety improvements for eight older reactors in service following stress tests carried out by its operator. The recommendation came after Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., which runs the country's atomic power plants, conducted extensive safety inspections on such units as the Kori 2 and Wolsong 2 reactors from October 2016 through December 2018, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said. "Stress tests that reflect
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NK's newspaper says anti-virus efforts more important than economic achievements

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 21:26
North Korea's official newspaper said Friday that preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus is more important than economic achievements, urging people to stay alert in their fight against the highly contagious virus. North Korea's media outlets have called for beefed-up anti-virus efforts recently after leader Kim Jong-un demanded "maximum alert" against COVID-19 and warned against complacency, saying that it will lead to an "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." "I
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Google to strengthen monitoring of fake news and illegal content on YouTube

The Korea Herald - Ven, 10/07/2020 - 21:22
Google's video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content, South Korea's telecommunications regulator said Friday, citing a Google executive. Google's Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission, according to the regulator's statement. The remarks came after Han requested such cooperation, considering fake n
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