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 2020-11-24 20:44 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS lands a nomination for 63rd Grammy Awards, first for any K-pop act...

Dreams have come true for BTS and its fandom ARMY, as BTS nabs a nomination for the 63rd Grammy Awards, marking a first for any Korean pop music act in history. The nominees were announced through an online streaming session on the Grammy's ......

 2020-11-24 14:11 

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NC Dinos claim Korean Series title with 4-2 win over Doosan Bears...

With a 4-2 victory against the Doosan Bears on Tuesday, the NC Dinos have won their first-ever Korean Series title with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses....

 2020-11-24 11:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

As profits boom, big Korean companies reduce head counts...

Head counts at almost 60 percent of Korea's largest companies have declined this year so far despite corporate Korea reporting strong earnings in the recent quarter....

 2020-11-24 11:22 

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Justice minister suspends top prosecutor, accuses him of illegal surveillance, ethical violations...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Tuesday suspended and moved to discipline Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl after accusing him of conducting illegal surveillance and breaching his political neutrality, an unprecedented move against the country's......

 2020-11-24 10:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tapped out and hunkered down, Korea stares recession in the face...

After exiting recession in the third quarter, the economy could start to weaken again as spending flags in the face of a third wave of the pandemic and stimulus money run out....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Barflies, dancing queens face dull nights with Level 2...

People flocked to bars and nightclubs in Seoul Monday night, knowing many would be shut as the government ratcheted up the social distancing recommendation to Level 2. Health authorities deemed bars and nightclubs that allow dancing in Seoul......

 2020-11-24 10:26 

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It's a wrap...

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, right, participates in the opening ceremony of Porsche Dream Circle, one of the German luxury carmaker's social responsibility projects in Korea,...

 2020-11-24 10:26 

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North Korean defector was pro gymnast, cleared 3-meter fences to cross DMZ...

The North Korean man who defected to the South early this month was a professional gymnast who slipped through two heavily guarded barbed wire fences in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to a military source in Seoul Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul welcomes Blinken as a knowledgeable top envoy...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated several Obama-era figures to lead his national security team, fueling speculation — and anxiety — in Seoul about the new administration's openness to diplomacy with Pyongyang....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

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Hyundai Heavy confirms bid to buy stake in Doosan Infracore...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group confirmed it has bid to acquire Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction's shares in construction heavy equipment maker Doosan Infracore....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

No new airport...

A group of Daegu citizens protest the government and ruling party's plans to build a new airport on Gadeok Island in Busan, instead of expanding the Gimhae International Airport that's also in Busan, on Tuesday afternoon....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

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Trot singer Kim Ho-joong to release EP 'The Classic Album' on Dec. 11...

Trot singer Kim Ho-joong, who is currently working as a public service employee as an alternative to mandatory military service, will be releasing a new EP,...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Joining hands for MOU...

Representatives from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in northern Seoul sign a memorandum of understanding for academia-industry cooperation with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea Investment & Securities and Zinol D&C on Friday...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

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Learning about LPs...

A press event for the exhibition...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

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Saemangeum support...

SK Group will invest 2.1 trillion won ($1.89 billion) into the creation of data centers and entrepreneurship infrastructure in the Saemangeum Industrial Complex....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Third-generation family members take key roles at LS Group...

LS Group has promoted three third-generation relatives of Chairman Koo Ja-yeol to senior executive positions. LS Group announced its annual human resources reshuffle for the 2021 business year on Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Some property owners in shock as comprehensive tax doubles...

A 66-year-old man who lives in Mok-dong of Yangcheon District, western Seoul, was shocked recently after checking his comprehensive real estate tax bill. It was up sevenfold from the previous year....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

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Kospi sets another all-time high as optimism continues...

Stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth day, finishing at an all-time high Tuesday on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The won fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior signs with ICM Partners in hopes of growing global fandom...

Fifteen years after its debut, boy band Super Junior is cranking into full gear with an aim to grow its global fandom. The group's agency, Label SJ, announced Tuesday that Super Junior has signed an agency contract with one of the world's leading...

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS says winning a Grammy would complete its American dream...

BTS say winning a Grammy is the band's ultimate goal on its American journey in a recent interview with fashion magazine, Esquire....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

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Yoon's mother-in-law indicted on fraud charges...

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's mother-in-law on charges of fraud and medical law violations linked to a nursing hospital....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Posco CEO wants to stay at post for another three-year term...

Posco CEO Choi Jeong-woo expressed his desire to remain in his position for another term....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Suspended pastor has one regret from time at queer festival — not smiling more...

"A hundred years from now, the church will have changed. And when that time comes, I want you to be sure that you won't be embarrassed of your own decisions. Don't be a sinner in the face of history." When Pastor Lee Dong-hwan began to dou...

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household debt keeps climbing despite gov't efforts...

Household debt reached a record 1,682.1 trillion won ($1.51 trillion) in the third quarter despite the government's attempts to cool off the real estate market and borrowing to buy property....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Career interruptions due to marriage and childbirth down 11 percent...

According to the latest study by Statistics Korea, the number of women whose careers have been cut short as of April this year amounted to 1.5 million people. When compared to the same period a year ago, that figure was 193,000 less....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver to spend ₩180 billion supporting stores and artists...

Naver will invest 180 billion won into supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and content creators connected with the portal platform, in the latest push to create a favorable ecosystem for the growing pool of artists and stores....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Bioscience to start Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials...

SK Bioscience's Covid-19 vaccine candidate NBP2001 has received permission to begin Phase 1 clinical trials. The ministry also gave the green light to Phase 2 clinical trials for Dong Wha Pharm's Covid-19 treatment candidate, DW2008S....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

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Song Joong-ki to host Mnet Asian Music Awards slated for Dec. 6...

Actor Song Joong-ki will host the popular music awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), slated to take place on Dec. 6, Mnet announced on Tuesday. Song is one of Korea's most popular celebrities globally thanks to his leading role in the hugely...

 2020-11-24 07:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Despite vaccine shot in the arm, credit risk remains in markets...

With hopes for a vaccine giving the stock market a shot in the arm, a top government official offered a reality check, saying that benefits of the good news on the Covid front could take time to affect the real economy....

 2020-11-24 07:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

PPP suggests slashing 'Korean New Deal' budget for 3rd round of relief grants...

The main opposition party on Tuesday proposed slashing funding from President Moon Jae-in's Korean New Deal projects to pay for a third round of emergency relief grants as the country faces a resurgence of coronavirus infections — a plan that wa...

 2020-11-24 05:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

Choi Na-yeon took a tough path to the top, then she learned to live with herself...

LPGA stalwart Choi Na-yeon took a tumultuous path to the top. Despite language barriers, dodgy motels, parental pressure and serious injury, Choi is still going strong and happier than ever after 13 years on the Tour....

 2020-11-24 02:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Isaac Chung’s ‘Minari’ continues winning streak at Denver Film Festival...

Director Lee Isaac Chung's drama "Minari...

 2020-11-24 01:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 광화문 광장 탈바꿈 공사 시작...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government's grand project to expand and beautify Gwanghwamun Square commenced Monday, as the Korean capital vowed to increase pedestrian traffic and reduce greenhouse gas emissions....

 2020-11-23 11:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

70 percent of workers in Korea are burned out, survey says...

Seven out of 10 Korean office workers suffered burnout over a one-year period, according to a recent report....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

CSAT survival tools...

Models promote health and winter products for students who are taking the upcoming College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), which is scheduled for Dec. 3, at Lotte Department Store's Daegu branch on Monday....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi hits record 2,602.59 as optimism continues after U.S. election result...

The main Kospi index broke the all-time high set in 2018, largely thanks to improved investor sentiment especially from foreign investors....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Kwang-soo named as sole candidate to head banking federation...

Kim Kwang-soo, chairman of NH Nonghyup Financial Group, has been nominated as the sole candidate to become the Korea Federation of Bank's 14th chairman....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Heavy wins record $2.5 billion contract...

Samsung Heavy Industries has won a $2.5 billion deal with an undisclosed European shipper to supply vessel blocks and equipment....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exports up 11 percent for first 20 days of November...

Korea's exports rose 11.1 percent on year in the first 20 days of November, customs data showed Monday, raising cautious hopes of an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Food and electronics popular as retail sales jump 8.4 percent in Oct....

Retail sales in Korea increased 8.4 percent in October from a year earlier on the back of the pandemic and consumption-boosting events, data showed Monday....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Boryung's cancer drug line gets GMP certification...

Boryung Pharmaceutical's production line for cancer drugs that are administered by injection in Yesan, South Chungcheong, was approved for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Guffaws as officials offer out-of-touch apartment advice...

Recent statements from politicians of the ruling party responsible for the real estate measures have stirred controversy in several online communities for lacking compassion and being out of touch with reality....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Helping hole...

A Korea Post employee lifts up a packaged box with two holes to help delivery workers lift boxes on Monday at the institution's headquarters in Jung District, central Seoul....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chaebol revert to remote working as Covid-19 cases rise...

Korean firms are again beefing up their virus prevention measures after the country decided to enforce enhanced social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area over a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, industry insiders said Monday....

 2020-11-23 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

JW Marriott Seoul offers a taste of Thailand...

Considering many use the winter break to escape the frigid temperatures and relax in a warmer climate, but are restricted this year due to Covid-19, the global chain has decided to bring a little something from Thailand's beach town Khao Lak....

 2020-11-23 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Google Korea postpones controversial 30-percent commission fee...

Google Korea will postpone the implementation of a new policy that would force a 30 percent commission fee on all in-app purchases to September 2021, the company announced Monday....

 2020-11-23 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

[TEST DRIVE] Jumping on camping bandwagon? Jump into a Tivoli Air....

SsangYong Motor's partially revamped Tivoli Air, a long-body version of its popular Tivoli compact SUV, might be a tempting option for young drivers who are up for camping and outings, one of the newest leisure trends in Korea amid the pandemic....

 2020-11-23 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

BOK appoints a deputy governor...

The Bank of Korea (BOK) appointed Bae Joon-suk as deputy governor on Monday....

 2020-11-23 10:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Interested in a weekend getaway? Taeun County might be the spot for you...

When the temperature starts to drop, it's time for food lovers to plan their travels out to the West Sea and replace beachgoers, as male crabs fatten up and many types of seafood are at their prime....

 2020-11-23 10:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul ratchets up restrictions to curb coronavirus...

The Seoul metropolitan government announced Monday it was instituting its own emergency measures to curtail an alarming spread of Covid-19 in recent weeks, including cutting back on late-night public transportation....

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