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Gov’t’s Contract with Moderna Revealed as Shambles

The government's contract with Moderna was so sloppy that it failed to specify delivery dates for coronavirus vaccines, it was revealed Tuesday, contradicting its claims that the drug maker did not deliver on time.The government has been suspiciously cagey about the terms and cited alleged confident...
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Hezbollah ‘Digging Tunnel with N.Korean Technology’

The armed insurgents group Hezbollah in Lebanon has dug a network of tunnels for military purposes with North Korean technology, a report claims. In the report published on Aug. 12, the Alma Research and Education Center, an Israeli think tank, claims Hezbollah signed a US$13 million technology tran...
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NCsoft Boss Is Korea’s Highest-Paid CEO Again

NCsoft CEO Kim Taek-jin was the highest-paid executive in Korea in the first half of this year, according to business reports published by major listed companies on Tuesday. Kim, who was also the top earner last year, bagged a total of W9.44 billion in the first six months -- W1.12 billion in salary...
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Apartment Price Bubble Keeps Inflating

The housing market is growing volatile as the average apartment price in Seoul surpassed W1.1 billion even in government statistics and in the entire capital region W700 million (US$1=W1,176). According to the Korea Real Estate Board on Tuesday, the average price of apartments in Seoul was W1.19 bil...
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Won Plunges on Global Uncertainties

The Korean won has fallen to the lowest level against the U.S. dollar in almost a year. The won closed down W7.3 at W1,176.30 against the greenback on Tuesday, the lowest since last September.It started the session on a weak footing at W1,166, up W3 from the previous session's close, but at one poin...
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More College Students Want to Retake Entrance Exam

An increasing number of college students want to repeat the university entrance exam.Since universities have only been teaching online for a year and a half now, many feel they might as well use that free time to resit the exam and aim for a place at a better university or a more congenial major. Ac...
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‘Sinkhole’ Pulls over 1 Million Viewers

Disaster movie "Sinkhole" attracted over 1 million moviegoers in less than a week since its release on Aug. 11.That is the shortest time for a Korean film to reach the milestone so far this year amid lean pickings for movie theaters in the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Korean Film Council, ...
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Young Korean Baritone Celebrates BBC Competition Victory

Baritone Kim Gi-hoon will hold a recital in Korea next month after becoming the first Korean to win the U.K.'s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in June.The competition, first held in 1983, brought to prominence such luminaries as baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Bryn Terfel."I decided to...
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Today’s Photo: August 19, 2021

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To remove superglue from the skin

To remove superglue from the skin, rub it with olive oil.
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1st COVID-19 Shots More Important Than Boosters, WHO Says

The World Health Organization said Wednesday the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants such as the delta strain is to get more initial shots to unvaccinated populations, not booster shots to the fully vaccinated.  At the agency's regular briefing in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedro...
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T-Mobile Says Personal Data of Nearly 50 Million Customers Breached

The U.S. subsidiary of German telecommunications company T-Mobile said Wednesday that the personal data of more than 40 million former and prospective customers -- including names, Social Security numbers and driver's license information -- had been exposed in a data breach.In a statement, the cellp...
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