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Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon says he felt ‘sorry to all people’ in apologetic will

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Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon left behind an apologetic will before his death. Park, 64, was found dead early Friday in a wooded hill of northern Seoul hours after he vanished amid sexual harassment allegations. Police said there were no signs of criminality at the site but declined to disclose......
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Was It Love?’ On Netflix, A Korean Dramedy About A Single Mom Who Suddenly Has Four Men In Her Life

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We’ve seen a lot of K-dramas on Netflix in the past few years, and they tend to have the same elements: Dreamy music, some screwball comedy, and one person being pursued by multiple people of the opposite sex (we’d love to see an LGBTQIA+ K-drama, but we haven’t come across......
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Late South Korea triathlete’s teammates detail abuse allegations

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SEOUL – Former teammates of a South Korean triathlete found dead last month after alleging she had been abused by her coaching staff said on Monday athletes endured a living “hell” and were habitually beaten and verbally abused. Choi Suk-hyeon, a member of the national triathlon team, died at her......
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South Korean ‘augmented reality’ mirror allows touchless cosmetics shopping

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SEOUL – An augmented reality (AR) mirror at the new Seoul flagship boutique of cosmetics powerhouse Amorepacific makes easy work of seeing if that scarlet shade of lipstick or long-lash mascara suits you – even if you’re wearing a face mask. The mirror takes a photograph of the customer’s face......
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South Koreans rejoice after 16-year wait for limited Chex cereal

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans have waited 16 long years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong. This week, they finally could fill a bowl with the cereal they wanted all along: green onion-flavored Chex. Kellogg’s Korea’s limited-edition flavor released......
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5 reasons why Singapore’s upcoming general election is worth watching

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Singaporean voters queue at a polling station to cast their votes in the general election on Sept. 11, 2015. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images Singapore is set to hold its general election on July 10 — a little more......
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Coronavirus live updates: South Korea sees ‘second wave;’ WHO reports record spike in global cases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A number of states across the U.S. continued to report a rise in new cases over the weekend, as White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that the White House is preparing for a potential......
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Spain opens border to UK tourists; Trump wants less testing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Swimmers on a beach in Palma during the first day of Phase 2, when it is possible to access beaches in the same province, island or territorial unit of reference established in the de-climbing plan, and when the town halls......
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Coronavirus live updates: India reports record spike; Germany’s tracing app sees nearly 10 million downloads

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Global coronavirus cases now top 8.5 million, having added another 1 million cases in just over a week. Hot spots in Latin America and the Middle East have contributed to the rise, with cases still ticking higher in the U.S.......
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Who is Kim Yo Jong? The North Korean leader’s little sister could be moving to bigger things, analysts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (L) and sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. Pool | Getty Images Kim Yo Jong appears to be stepping out......
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Global stocks retreat as investors fret over coronavirus relapse

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TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian stocks and Wall Street futures fell on Thursday as spiking coronavirus cases in some U.S. states and in China dented hopes of a quick global economic comeback from the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, is......
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Stocks grind higher on recovery hopes

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LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Europe’s shares added to their best gains in almost a month as safety plays lost their lustre on Wednesday, with hopes of a rapid economic recovery standing firm against a resurgence of global coronavirus cases. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians leave and enter the London Stock Exchange in London,......
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Tensions between North and South Korea to escalate further after Pyongyang bombed joint office, analysts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A screen displays a news report showing an explosion at the inter-Korean liaison office in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty......
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North Korea releases images of it blowing up its liaison office with South

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here North Korean state media released images Tuesday of what it said was the destruction of the joint liaison office with South Korea. Seoul’s Unification Ministry confirmed that the building in the North Korean border town of Kaesong was demolished “by bombing”......
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Asia stocks turn cautious on virus surge, geopolitics

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets took a cautious turn on Wednesday as a resurgence of global coronavirus cases challenged market confidence in a rapid economic recovery, even as the rebound in U.S. retail sales in May broke all records. FILE PHOTO: A visitor takes a photograph of a board......
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Dollar firm after U.S. retail sales jump, risk currencies softer

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm against many of its rivals on Wednesday after U.S. retail sales jumped far more than expected in May, FILE PHOTO: Saudi riyal, yuan, Turkish lira, pound, U.S. dollar, euro and Jordanian dinar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado......
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Morgan Stanley says a second wave of coronavirus won’t derail Asia’s economic recovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A boy waves a national flag as his dad holds him and uses a smartphone with a selfie stick to take a photo, both wearing protective masks, in front of the portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong (R, back)......
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Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effect: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Business sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging a worsening COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest risk over the next six months. FILE PHOTO: A worker wearing a protective......
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Dollar firm after retail sales jump fans recovery hopes

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm against many of its rivals on Wednesday after U.S. retail sales jumped far more than expected in May, while risk-sensitive currencies were hobbled by concerns about the coronavirus and diplomatic tensions in Asia. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo......
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Virus second-wave fears rattle markets, stocks fall

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LONDON (Reuters) – Fears that a second wave of COVID-19 infections is under way sent jitters across global markets on Monday with stocks and oil under pressure while investors bought into safe havens such as German government debt. Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record numbers of virus cases......

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