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Experts call for easing age limit for antiviral pills, aggressive testing to flatten COVID curve

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Samsung to readjust investment plans due to global supply chain disruption

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Lotte takes big leap forward with future-oriented investments

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'Concrete Utopia' sequel underway with star-studded cast

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[Election 101] TV debates, where the ‘real battle' takes place

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More than 10 K-pop stars test positive for COVID-19 in one week

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Yoon pledges to overhaul presidential office, working methods

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Top court confirms 2-yr prison term for ex-environment minister in power abuse case

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N. Korea to assume rotational presidency of UN disarmament conference

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PPP proposes Yoon-Lee debate on top of TV debate

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Hyundai Motor, Kia appoint new chief safety officers

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LG Energy Solution debuts after $13 trillion frenzy in Korea's biggest IPO

The logo of LG Energy Solution is pictured at its office building in Seoul, Nov. 23, 2021. Reuters-Yonhap Shares of battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd (LGES) debut on Thursday ... Read more »

Seoul monitoring situation after N. Korea hit by suspected cyber attack

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Korea's daily COVID-19 cases surpass 14,000 amid rapid Omicron spread

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N.Korea fires two suspected short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea: JCS

(File Photo – Yonhap)North Korea on Thursday fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles from South Hamgyong Province toward its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The South ... Read more »

Samsung Electronics' operating profit up by 53.3% in Q4

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N. Korea fires unidentified projectile toward East Sea: S. Korean military

This photo, captured from North Korea`s Central TV on Jan. 18, 2022, shows one of two tactical guided missiles that the North test-fired from a transporter erector launcher toward an ... Read more »

Many 'promising things' can happen if N. Korea comes to dialogue table: Lambert

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PEFs eyeing Osstem Implant

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KCCI chairman to conduct first major reshuffle

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Senior diplomats of S. Korea, Russia hold phone talks over N. Korea

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Lotte Department Store CEO working to change company culture

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CJ Logistics delivery workers' strike spreads to Lotte, Hanjin

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Woowa Brothers pressed to earn more for Delivery Hero

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SAE-A Trading workers ordered to wear company brand clothes only

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Lunar New Year drawings warding off evil spirits adorn Gwanghwamun

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POSCO restructuring plan edges closer to realization

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Guidelines for financial platform businesses

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