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 2020-08-11 22:19 

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S. Korea on alert over rise in locally transmitted cases...

South Korea continues to grapple with sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks linked to small gatherings at churches, cafes and restaurants as the country reported 54 new infections Wednesday. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

 2020-08-11 20:54 

Korea Herald

China's days as world's factory are over, iPhone maker says...

A key supplier to Apple and a dozen other tech giants plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese market and the US, declaring that China's time as factory to the world is finished because of the trade war. Hon Hai Precision Industry C...

 2020-08-11 20:33 

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LG Electronics joins hands with local partners for 6G tech...

LG Electronics signed a deal Wednesday with local partners to develop 6G telecommunication technologies, the company said. South Korea's No. 2 tech firm partnered with the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, and the Korea Advanced Ins...

 2020-08-11 19:44 

Korea Herald

Lotteria franchise store new cluster of COVID-19 infections...

South Korea continues to grapple with sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks linked to small gatherings at churches, cafes and restaurants as the country reported 54 new infections Wednesday. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

 2020-08-11 19:09 

Korea Herald

LG Chem, Samsung Biologics close in on SK hynix market cap...

The market capitalizations of biopharmaceutical company Samsung Biologics and chemical-to-battery firm LG Chem have soared over the past six months, reflecting market interest in IT and bio sectors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Samsung Biologics&r...

 2020-08-11 18:58 

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Flood control effectiveness of controversial rivers project to be inspected...

The government plans to launch a joint inspection of dams and weirs installed in the nation's four major rivers for their possible flood control effectiveness, following President Moon Jae-in's earlier call for the effort. The Ministry...

 2020-08-11 18:43 

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McDonald's Korea, Uniqlo support flood recovery efforts...

Foreign brands operating in South Korea are lending a helping hand to recovery efforts during the record-breaking monsoon season. McDonald's Korea said Wednesday it will donate burgers and drinks for 5,000 volunteers and soldiers who are worki...

 2020-08-11 18:41 

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Hyundai, Aptive unveil name of autonomous driving venture...

Hyundai Motor Group announced Wednesday that its autonomous driving joint venture with Aptive has been named Motional. The automaker had announced a joint venture in March with Aptive -- a self-driving technology company -- as it seeks to develop a...

 2020-08-11 18:39 

Korea Herald

FCA Korea appoints Jake Aumann as new president...

Fiat Chrysler Korea announced Wednesday that it has appointed Jake Aumann as its new president and managing director. Aumann served as managing director of the automaker's China branch for the past two years, successfully leading Alfa Romeo, a...

 2020-08-11 18:32 

Korea Herald

[Green & New] Financial circles rush to keep pace with 'Green New Deal'...

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles to address the Moon Jae-in administration's "Green New Deal" policy, one of the key pillars of the so-called "Korean New Deal" economic stimulus package. -- Ed. &ldquo...

 2020-08-11 18:19 

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Korea to strengthen inspection of illegal property transactions...

The South Korean government said Wednesday it will soon announce the results of inspections of illegal property transactions of expensive real estate in Seoul and its surrounding areas. "Having tracked transactions of expensive houses reported...

 2020-08-11 18:07 

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Moon replaces two more senior aides...

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday named new senior secretaries for public relations, and social policy, continuing the reshuffle that began last month. For the post of social policy senior secretary, Moon named Yoon Chang-yul, who currently heads...

 2020-08-11 18:01 

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British national detained over selling spy cam footage exposing Korean women...

A British man is facing prosecution in Korea for illegally filming sexual footage of Korean women and selling it online, local authorities said Wednesday. According to the police, the man is accused of secretly filming at least 10 women he approach...

 2020-08-11 17:59 

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New season of tvN's 'Stranger' delves into conflict between police, prosecution...

Cho Seung-woo returns to the small screen once again as the righteous and lonely prosecutor Hwang Si-mok, in the second season of tvN's crime thriller drama "Stranger." "There are still four days left until the 15th, so I&rsq...

 2020-08-11 17:58 

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Hanwha Q Cells wins top award in Germany...

Hanwha Q Cells said Wednesday it has received a prestigious award in Germany, taking the first place in the electrical industry category, topping major local players including R. Stahl and Dehn und Shne. Arranged by German publication Focus M...

 2020-08-11 17:49 

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[Newsmaker] Seoul City asks groups to cancel rallies on Liberation Day...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Wednesday that it has requested 14 organizations to cancel their plans for mass rallies on Aug. 15 Liberation Day in a bid to keep COVID-19 from spreading. Seoul City said that should the organizations go ah...

 2020-08-11 17:35 

Korea Herald

Digital driver's license app users reach 1 million...

The number of digital driver's license app users in South Korea has surpassed 1 million, according to major telecommunications firms here Wednesday. Personal smartphone authentication app Pass was developed in June, as a collaboration between...

 2020-08-11 17:34 

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KT launches cloud-based game streaming service...

South Korean telecom firm KT on Wednesday announced the launch of its subscription-based game service that streams computer and console games on smartphones. The streaming service will be up against rivals SK Telecom and LG U+, who have joined hands...

 2020-08-11 17:32 

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Seoul stocks up for 8th consecutive session on hopes for vaccine, economic rebound...

South Korean stocks extended their gaining streak to an eighth session on Wednesday on hopes for COVID-19 vaccines and optimism for a quick economic rebound from the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic. The Korean won rose against the US dollar....

 2020-08-11 17:30 

Korea Herald

Korea technically has no vaccine supply secured...

As nations battle over access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine, Korea is under pressure to secure its share. But as some nations cut corners, the government says it won't sacrifice safety in its quest for a solution. Currently, the Ministry of...

 2020-08-11 17:02 

Korea Herald

[From the Scene] HMM St. Petersburg ready to take on journey...

BUSAN -- HMM St. Petersburg is the world's largest container ship, capable of carrying 24,000, 20-foot container boxes at once. The vessel is about 400 meters long, 61 meters wide and 33.2 meters high, and the deck is about 400 meters...

 2020-08-11 16:59 

Korea Herald

Gyeongbokgung tours bring flavor of Joseon...

Two events will be held at Gyeongbokgung this month to give visitors a literal taste of Joseon royal life. First held in 2016, the Gyeongbokgung Starlight Tour includes a tasting of an everyday meal for the king and queen, traditional music performa...

 2020-08-11 16:38 

Korea Herald

Personal story of 'An Old Lady' sends universal message...

During "An Old Lady," the 69-year-old protagonist Shim Hyo-jung acknowledges that her story might make some people uncomfortable, but says it must be told, reminding us that "living" our lives, is not merely approaching an end...

 2020-08-11 16:08 

Korea Herald

UN ready to provide flood relief to North Korea...

The United Nations said it is willing to help North Korea recover from severe flood damage, and is in contact with authorities there. "In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the unusually heavy rains this month have resulted...

 2020-08-11 16:02 

Korea Herald

Government to double state support for rain-battered areas...

The government is doubling its subsidies for disaster relief and repair efforts as the country faces a record-long monsoon season that has caused significant casualties and property damage. The decision was made during a meeting involving the Cabine...

 2020-08-11 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Vegetable prices surge due to monsoon...

Agricultural produce prices have surged as the monsoon season continued for nearly 50 days, according to data by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The ministry said it will implement measures to stabilize supplies of vegetables th...

 2020-08-11 11:21 

Korea Herald

New daily virus cases spike to over 50 on church-linked infections...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases spiked to above 50 on Wednesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of a letup. The country identified an additional 54 virus cases, including 35 local infections, raising the total caseload t...

 2020-08-11 11:00 

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[Graphic News] Pandemic workday is 48 minutes longer and has more meetings...

Employees are logging longer hours, attending more meetings with more people and sending more emails. From New York City to Tel Aviv, the telecommuting revolution has meant a lot more work, according to a study of 3.1 million people at more than 2...

 2020-08-11 10:36 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open tad higher on pharmaceutical, financial gains...

South Korean stocks opened a tad higher Wednesday, led by an advance by pharmaceutical and financial heavyweights. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 4.85 points, or 0.20 percent, to 2,423.52 in the first 15 minutes of trading. P...

 2020-08-11 10:35 

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S. Korea to ban 'backdoor online advertising' from Sept....

South Korea will ban social media influencers from pitching a new product or service on their online platforms without disclosing their business ties with corporate sponsors, officials said Wednesday. The move comes amid controversy over some famous...

 2020-08-11 10:21 

Korea Herald

Korea's gold market turnover hits record high in July...

The daily turnover of South Korea's gold market hit a record high in July amid a surge in trade in the precious metal, the local exchange said Wednesday. The market's daily turnover averaged 13.1 billion won ($11.1 million) in July, more than doub...

 2020-08-11 10:18 

Korea Herald

S. Korean trade minister promotes campaign pledges as new WTO head online...

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has accelerated her online electioneering as the new coronavirus pandemic has limited face-to-face campaigning. "I want to rebuild t...

 2020-08-11 10:05 

Korea Herald

Job losses extend into July amid pandemic, unemployment rate up to 4%...

South Korea lost about 277,000 jobs in July, marking a decline in the number of the employed for a fifth consecutive month, as the new coronavirus pandemic strained business activities, data showed Wednesday. The country's jobless rate rose by 0.1 p...

 2020-08-11 09:50 

Korea Herald

[Herald Review] 'Moving On' like flicking through an old photo album...

It is strange how a film with no special plotline or incidents could resonate with so many people, making them plunge into their own memories. Taking the words of actor Yang Heung-joo, who takes up the role of father Byeong-ki in the Korean indie fi...

 2020-08-11 06:30 

Korea Herald

[James Stavridis] Scowcroft never hated his enemies...

As I was preparing to assume duties as supreme allied commander at NATO a decade ago, the two people I sought out for counsel were both generals: Colin Powell and Brent Scowcroft. The advice from Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of...

 2020-08-11 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Lee Mun-ki] Citizens bring life to park...

Couples taking a walk with their dogs in the neighboring park after work, parents vigorously riding bicycles with their children in the fresh air at a lake park on weekends, neighbors occasionally walking up and down Mount Wonsu Promenade nearby thei...

 2020-08-11 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Kim Seong-kon] Memorable phrases in films...

We tend to think that movies are merely a form of entertainment, but this is only partially true. In fact, a film is an excellent cultural text and an important social document. Furthermore, a film is a valuable text through which we can learn about...

 2020-08-11 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Rough measures...

The government unveiled a package of real estate measures on July 10, including one to remove most of the tax benefits for people leasing out houses. The related bill was approved by the parliament on Aug. 4, but just three days later, the governmen...

 2020-08-10 22:54 

Korea Herald

Korean football league adjusts fixtures ahead of Asian club tournament...

The top South Korean football league announced changes to its fixtures on Tuesday, a move designed to accommodate teams playing at a continental tournament in October. The six K League 1 matches set for Sept. 25-27 will be pl...

 2020-08-10 22:44 

Korea Herald

Jeju Air Q2 net losses widen on failed Eastar merger...

Jeju Air Co., South Korea's biggest low-cost carrier, on Tuesday announced a revised second-quarter earnings report, which showed the company posted larger net losses than initially estimated due to the unsuccessful acquisition of debt-ridden...

 2020-08-10 22:42 

Korea Herald

Choi Kwang-ho shows New York highlights from 30 years ago...

Photographer Choi Kwang-ho's solo exhibition brings you back to New York 30 years ago through more than 400 of his photographs. The ongoing exhibition at Gallery Ryugaheon in central Seoul -- a space dedicated solely to documentary photography...

 2020-08-10 22:23 

Korea Herald

Veteran KBO slugger hits milestone home run...

Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted a milestone home run on Tuesday, becoming only the second player in South Korean baseball history with seven straight 20-homer seasons. Park smacked a two-run homer off Warwick Sau...

 2020-08-10 19:50 

Korea Herald

Gyeonggi Province sets example for universal basic income...

When Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung first brought the idea of universal basic income to South Korea's political arena years ago, it was quickly dismissed as too far-fetched and populist. Now, the COVID-19 crisis put the universal basic i...

 2020-08-10 19:42 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Why are Korean doctors striking?...

Last Friday, thousands of young doctors and medical students took to the streets in Yeouido, Seoul, to protest the government's plans for recruiting and utilizing health care workforce. Another walkout by doctors of all grades is slated for thi...

 2020-08-10 19:21 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Beethoven made it happen'...

Ludwig van Beethoven was more than just the theme of this year's festival for pianist Son Yeol-eum. He was the hero. Though hindered by the coronavirus and the heavy downpour, the 17th Music in PyeongChang (MPyC) successfully wrapped up its t...

 2020-08-10 19:07 

Korea Herald

US military personnel must be tested for coronavirus before traveling here...

Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday. They must also observe a two-week quarantine before departure and again upon arri...

 2020-08-10 18:29 

Korea Herald

[Gadget Review] Breaking bad habits with Philips Sonicare...

Hope it isn't too late to express my thanks to Ray Jakobs, head of personal health business of Royal Philips. I was more than lucky to meet the Philips executive at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas held in January, obviously wh...

 2020-08-10 18:25 

Korea Herald

Gen2 Partners fund freeze headache for Korean brokerages, banks...

South Korean financial institutions associated with Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager Gen2 Partners are in a predicament as they struggle to ensure the investment -- sold by them -- could be redeemed later on. Brokerage firms here that sold Gen2 Pa...

 2020-08-10 18:24 

Korea Herald

Talks on HDC-Asiana deal likely to prolong...

HDC Hyundai Development Co. which was poised to acquire Asiana Airlines said Tuesday it will hold talks with the majority shareholder Kumho Industrial to revive the stalled deal. Negotiations between both sides may effectively go on after the Wednes...

 2020-08-10 18:09 

Korea Herald

Debates on 4th extra budget bill mount amid flood damages...

After approving several sets of additional fiscal injections so far this year to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea is facing mounting calls for yet another extra budget amid the recent flood damages. While political parties...

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