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Residents leave Florida's Pine Island, Hurricane Ian's ruin

Por: KoreaTimes
Paramedics and other volunteers with a group that helps rescue people after natural disasters went door to door Saturday on Florida's devastated Pine Island, offering to evacuate residents who rode out Hurricane Ian only to find themselves stranded in a landscape of flooded homes without water or electricity.

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Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun nominated for best actor at Int'l Emmys for 'Dr. Brain'

Por: KoreaTimes
South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun has been nominated for best actor at this year's International Emmy Awards for his performance in the sci-fi thriller "Dr. Brain." According to the nominations list for the 50th edition on Sunday (Korean time), Lee was among the four candidates for Best Performance by an Actor along with Sverrir Gudnason in "A Royal Secret" from Sweden, Scoot McNairy in "Narcos: Mexico" from Mexico and Dougray Scott in "Irvine Welsh's Crime" from Britain.

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Putin annexation

Por: KoreaTimes
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State-sponsored prostitution

Por: KoreaTimes
The Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that the state should compensate former sex workers at now-defunct brothels near U.S. military bases. The top court said the government should take responsibility for having encouraged sex trafficking by operating military camptowns under the pretext of cementing the military alliance with the U.S. and earning foreign currency.
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N. Korea unveils memorial stone for founder in Beijing

Por: KoreaTimes
North Korea said Sunday a memorial stone commemorating feats of its founder Kim Il-sung has been erected in China, an apparent show of Pyongyang's close ties with Beijing.

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Action comedy film becomes 3rd Korean flick to top 6 mil. admissions in 2022

Por: KoreaTimes
"Confidential Assignment 2: International," the action-comedy sequel to a 2017 hit, became the third Korean film to top 6 million tickets sold on Sunday.

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Trimming grass on graves and 'hyo' (filial piety)

Por: KoreaTimes
Chuseok, in a nutshell, is a festivity of the full moon, a gathering of family members, a homage to parents with gifts, the preparation of a sumptuous feast and the performance of ancestral rites at home with the feast before it is served among family members. First and foremost, it's a common courtesy to visit and trim the grass of ancestral graves before the holiday.

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Financial leaders to develop overseas investor relations

Por: Lee Min-hyung
Leaders of Korea's financial holding firms develop overseas investor relations (IR) by taking part in the 2022 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in mid-October. This will become a major event for them to meet with a group of global financial moguls in person. The leaders of KB, Shinhan, Woori, Hana and NongHyup Financial Group will soon depart for Washington, D.C. to join the event for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had put it on hold since 2020.

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Indonesia stadium stampede a 'tragedy beyond comprehension': FIFA president

Por: KoreaTimes
The death of at least 174 people in an Indonesian stadium stampede "is a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension," FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Sunday. The tragedy on Saturday night in the city of Malang, which also left 180 injured, was one of the world's deadliest sporting stadium disasters.

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Electric car range

Por: KoreaTimes
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Trials for military sexual crimes jump 77.6% over past 4 years

Por: KoreaTimes
Trials for sexual crimes in the military jumped 77.6 percent over the past four years, according to data from military courts.

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US, Britain may announce review outcome of Korean Air-Asiana deal in Nov.

Por: KoreaTimes
Antitrust regulators in the United States and Britain may decide next month whether to approve a deal by Korea's largest carrier Korean Air Lines to buy its smaller rival Asiana Airlines, industry sources said Sunday.

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Everything everywhere all at once

Por: KoreaTimes
It seems as if everything is going to hell all at once. You have the Russia-Ukraine war, with the always constant threat of a catastrophic nuclear exchange just below the horizon. You have Iranian women and young people violently pushing back against the suffocating rule of a fundamentalist theocracy. You have the Chinese being locked up in their own houses for months at a time, often not able to provide for their basic necessities, at the mercy of a central government hellbent on an unrealistic “zero COVID” policy. In the same country, you have the ongoing suppression and destruction of the Uighur people, which the U.N. documented in its recent report.
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Study finds voter turnout, elderly suicide rate related

Por: Lee Yeon-woo
Korea has the highest elderly suicide rate among OECD member nations. In 2019, 46.6 senior citizens per 100,000 committed suicide, according to the White Paper of Suicide Prevention released this June by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

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New virus cases under 30,000 for 3rd day amid waning virus wave

Por: KoreaTimes
Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 30,000 for the third straight day Sunday as the virus wave has been gradually slowing down, coupled with fewer tests over the extended weekend. The country reported 23,597 new COVID-19 infections, including 246 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 24,819,611, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. The tally was down from the 28,497 reported Friday and 26,960 Saturday. The latest virus wave, triggered by the spread of a highly contagious Omicron variant, has been on a decline since mid-August, when it peaked ...

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Burkina junta chief Damiba urges putschists to 'see sense'

Por: KoreaTimes
Burkina Faso's junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Saturday urged junior officers to "come to their senses" after they claimed to have ousted him in a reported coup that sparked deep concern among foreign leaders.

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State auditor notifies ex-President Moon of written investigation over death of fisheries official

Por: KoreaTimes
The state audit agency has notified former President Moon Jae-in of its plan to question him in writing about his administration's alleged mishandling of the case of a South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korea in 2020, party officials said Sunday. According to officials from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) e-mailed and telephoned Moon at the end of last month to accept the planned written investigation on the case.

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Trade deficit likely to hit record high of $48 bil. this year: report

Por: KoreaTimes
Korea is expected to post a record high trade deficit of nearly $50 billion this year due to high global energy costs, a report by a private think tank showed Sunday.

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Utility rate hikes insufficient

Por: Park Yoon-bae
Consumers and businesses will feel a higher burden from their energy use after the government increased utility charges Oct. 1. Last Friday, the government decided to raise electricity rates and natural gas prices by 6.9 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively, for households. The charges for industrial and commercial use also went up as high as 17.4 percent and 16.6 percent, respectively.
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North Korea reinstates mask mandate amid fears of winter twindemic

Por: Kang Hyun-kyung
While South Korea recently has begun to phase-out its mask mandate, the North has gone the opposite. The reclusive state lifted its mask mandate two months ago, and reinstated it from this month, as a preemptive measure against a possible “twindemic” of seasonal influenza and COVID-19 on the coming fall and winter.

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On Ukraine war, it's the West vs. the rest

Por: KoreaTimes
From the moment Russian forces began their widespread missile barrage against Ukrainian targets in February, the United States and Europe have sought to rally the world on Ukraine's behalf. The narrative of the collective West has been simple, and it appeals to our moral sensibilities about what is right and wrong - Vladimir Putin, the thin-skinned, bloodthirsty, nuclear-armed dictator is hellbent on a war of conquest. And the international community needs to step up and ensure he doesn't succeed.
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Nat'l Assembly audits begin Tuesday

Por: Lee Kyung-min
The parliamentary audit of 783 government organizations will begin, Tuesday, the first National Assembly scrutiny of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration five months into being in office. The audits by 14 standing committees will continue through Oct. 24.

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North Korea seeks to tame South Korea: unification minister

Por: Kwon Mee-yoo
North Korea's motives behind its test launches of missiles four times in the week since Sept. 25 are complicated, said Unification Minister Kwon Young-se, adding that taming South Korea's newly inaugurated Yoon Suk-yeol government is one of the goals of the reclusive nation.

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[INTERVIEW] Jung Il-woo satisfied with his versatile character in 'Good Job'

Por: Lee Gyu-lee
For actor Jung Il-woo, his recent role as a detective-cum-CEO in ENA's comedy detective series, “Good Job,” was an opportunity to explore his creative freedom. “I feel like I did everything I've wanted to do with this series,” the actor told The Korea Times in a recent interview at a cafe in central Seoul. “'Good Job' had such a unique concept and gave me a chance to play the character that I wanted. The series has wrapped up on a good note, so I'm personally satisfied.”

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High price of rice in 1897

Por: KoreaTimes
In the late fall of 1897, the general Korean population was worried about the ever-increasing prices in local markets. Housewives were quite pleased to discover that imported salt was reasonably inexpensive and cabbages and turnips were found in great abundance. The local newspaper noted that this was very welcome news to the thousands of kimchi makers in Seoul.

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Fears of recession grow

Por: Lee Min-hyung
Korea has reported a trade deficit once again for September, extending its losing streak for the sixth consecutive month, according to data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. The rate of export increase came in as a single-digit figure last month, but the rate of import increase hit double digits, bringing the nation's monthly trade balance to a deficit of $3.77 billion. This was the first time that the country posted a trade deficit lasting for more than six consecutive months since May 1997. This situation is being partly caused by the soaring burden of energy imports. Korea's imports of crude oil, gas and coal reached $17.96 billion in September, up 81.2 percent from the previous year.

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LG Electronics unveils world's largest OLED TV in US trade show

Por: KoreaTimes
LG Electronics said Sunday it has showcased the world's largest organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV at the latest trade show in the U.S. in a bid to target the premium TV market in North America.

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Conglomerates enter emergency management, reduce investments

Por: Kim Hyun-bin
Major companies are taking a conservative approach as the economy is taking a rapid downturn, by shrinking investments and production to cope with the surging inflation, high exchange rates and interest rates, according to company officials, Sunday. Major domestic companies have entered emergency management amid the worsening economic situation. On Sept. 29, LG held an offline CEO workshop for the first time in three years to discuss mid- to long-term management strategies. Samsung also discussed current economic issues through a meeting of CEOs on Sept. 26, while SK is scheduled to hold a “CEO seminar” this month.

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