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As Typhoon Jangmi dissipates, more downpours expected overnight [PHOTOS]

As Typhoon Jangmi dissipates, more downpours expected overnight [PHOTOS]

Typhoon Jangmi dissipated on Monday afternoon after it passed through the southeastern tip of South Korea, leaving limited damage, the national weather agency said. But torrential rains are likely to continue in some parts of the country into Tuesday after downpours that started on Aug. 1 wreaked havoc, leaving 42 people dead or missing. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) forecast the seasonal rain to continue in Seoul and its adjacent cities through Sunday, after a lull from Tuesday afternoon till possibly Thursday.

[EXCLUSIVE] Uzbek president to visit Korea to strengthen partnership

[EXCLUSIVE] Uzbek president to visit Korea to strengthen partnership

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Korea before the end of this year, sources said Monday.

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Unemployment benefit payments hit record

Unemployment benefit payments hit record

Unemployment benefits paid out in July hit a new record high, as the local job market continues to suffer from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, data from the labor ministry showed Monday. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the amount paid in unemployment benefit allowances soared to 1.18 trillion won ($1 billion) last month, up 56.6 percent from a year ago.

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President replaces three senior secretaries amid real estate policy failures

President replaces three senior secretaries amid real estate policy failures

President Moon Jae-in has accepted the resignations of three out of six senior presidential secretaries who offered to step down last week over policy missteps in multiple areas including failed real estate regulations, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday. However, the President has retained his chief of staff Noh Young-min, who was under fire for owning multiple homes that went against the government's policy goal of preventing speculative buying and stabilizing the housing market.

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[INTERVIEW] YG's TREASURE begins journey to find own color

[INTERVIEW] YG's TREASURE begins journey to find own color

YG Entertainment - one of the “Big 3” music powerhouses in Korea along with SM and JYP - has at last opened its treasure chest. It debuted boy band TREASURE on Aug. 7, about four years after the launch of K-pop heavyweight BLACKPINK in 2016.

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Namdaemun Market hit by COVID-19

Namdaemun Market hit by COVID-19

COVID-19 infections traced to a church have spread to Namdaemun Market, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul, according to health authorities, Monday. This is renewing concerns over mass infections while the nation's number of new cases has hovered between 20 and 43 a day, since the beginning of the month.


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