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 2020-04-05 12:04 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) American citizen at USFK's Camp Humphreys tests positive for COVID-19...

(ATTN: CORRECTS time in 1st para; UPDATES with more into in last 3 paras) SEOUL, April 5......

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't calls for two more weeks of social distancing...

The government has announced a two-week extension of its so-called high-intensity social distancing campaign, urging everyone to abide by strict health guidelines through April 19 in....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Outbreak upends lives, routines for ambassadors posted in Seoul...

When the number of new coronavirus patients in Korea jumped by hundreds every day in late February, daily life changed for most people, and diplomats were not immune."We are almost like a team in....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

SsangYong loses $186 million in support from its parent...

SsangYong Motor's ambition to turn to profit in the next three years hit a wall after parent company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) scrapped a major support plan amid heavy economic....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hungarian diplomats on the Korean battlefield...

The first moment Hungarian diplomats in Pyongyang realized the seriousness of the Korean War was on Sunday, July 23, 1950, at around 10 o'clock, when debris from a bomb hit the roof....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

MBC report on Rhyu Si-min stirs controversy...

Controversy continues to grow around an MBC report last week saying a cable network reporter tried to dig up dirt on Rhyu Si-min, head of the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation, flaunting his....

 2020-04-05 10:33 

Yonhap News

American citizen at USFK's Camp Humphreys tests positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 19...

SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- An American citizen working for U.S. Forces Korea's Camp H......

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Ants' hope this crisis will be different...

Retail investors in Korea are hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime jackpot with the market volatility driven by the coronavirus outbreak. In March alone, retail investors net purchased a record-high....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

There's a whole lot of nothing special in the fourth-generation Sorento...

PAJU, Gyeonggi - Stand on any street in Seoul, and you will see at least one Sorento every three minutes. While there have been some missteps with the model in the past....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Digital undertakers' are busier than ever...

"Digital undertakers," who erase individuals' online history, are gaining renewed attention after the "Nth room" scandal broke, involving illegal pornography and violent sex crimes which were distributed....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

At the very top, the big bucks are paid at Lotte, CJ and LG groups...

Among the leaders of the top 10 chaebol, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin was the No. 1 earner last year, according to annual company reports filed with the Financial Supervisory Service on Monday....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT to provide IPTV expertise to Thai internet provider...

KT has inked a deal with Thailand-based 3BB TV to provide internet protocol television (IPTV) expertise, the mobile carrier announced Sunday. As part of the 24 billion won ($21.4 million) deal....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Amid freefall, airlines pleading for help...

Korea's airlines on Friday asked the government for a new round of supportive measures, as the coronavirus pandemic's effect on travel takes an increasingly grave toll on the travel industry....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Relief grants will be based on insurance payments...

The government says the emergency relief grants that will be given to households whose monthly income falls in the bottom 70 percent will be determined based on health insurance....

 2020-04-05 09:49 

Yonhap News

(6th LD) New infections again on decline; nearly half of new cases coming from overseas...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 8-9, 31-32; ADDS photo at bottom) SEOUL, April 5 ......

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Over 8,000 audience members to be monitored after musical actors test positive for COVID-19...

/More than 8,000 people who attended the musical "Phantom of the Opera" in Seoul will be closely monitored after two cast members tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said Friday. Seoul metropolitan government said it has secured...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

More people caught violating two-week self-quarantine...

While tens of thousands of people here have been ordered to self-quarantine to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, violations of the order continue to be reported, disrupting the health authorities' desperate fight against the outbreak, offic...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

China and America are failing pandemic test...

COVID-19 is confronting humanity with its most severe test since 1918, when an influenza pandemic killed more people than died in World War I. Yet the top leaders of the world's two largest economies, China and the United States, have failed the first...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

US senators urge Trump administration to strengthen NK sanctions enforcement...

Two U.S. senators have urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to step up enforcement of sanctions on North Korea....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Debate over masks ends: Asia was right all along...

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic which has made more than a million people sick and caused more than 58,000 deaths so far, one issue has divided the international medical community: should everyone wear masks to slow the spread of the coro...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Outside directors still a 'rubber stamp' in Korea...

Little opposition was voiced by outside directors at large conglomerates' board meetings in 2019, indicating the failure of a measure that was made to push the supposedly disinterested forces to balance out the emperor-like, centralized power at the t...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Smartphones make you sick, stupid...

In his new book "No-Mobile Phone Phobia" written in German and translated into Korean, psychiatrist, psychologist and neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer identifies the smartphone, along with other digital devices, as the source of multiple, chronic pr...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

World's virus death toll tops 60,000 as mask debate rages...

The global death toll in the coronavirus crisis soared past 60,000 on Saturday as calls grew for citizens to wear face masks to halt the pandemic's devastating spread. New York state, the worst affected in the US, saw a record 630 deaths in a single d...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

In-flight meal makers facing hardship amid coronavirus pandemic...

In-flight meal providers are suffering as air carriers have halted most international flights amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, airline industry officials said Friday....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

BOK set to leave benchmark rate unchanged in April...

After slashing the key interest rate by 50 basis points at its emergency meeting in March, the country's central bank is likely to leave the key lending rate unchanged at its upcoming monetary policy meeting, analysts and economists said Sunday....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

NK propaganda outlet calls recent launches 'self-defensive'...

North Korea fired two projectiles, which Seoul said were short-range ballistic missiles, toward the East Sea on Sunday, marking the fourth major weapons test this year. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launches were "very inappropriate...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Posco Energy to sue FuelCell Energy...

Posco Energy said Sunday it will sue FuelCell Energy (FCE) for providing a defective component and conditioning equipment that caused it nearly 1 trillion won ($809 million) worth of economic loss....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 94 more coronavirus infection cases, total at 10,156. Death toll hits 177...

South Korea reported 94 more cases of new coronavirus infections Saturday, one day after its total breached the 10,000 mark. The 94 additional cases put the total at 10,156, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Mahindra hurls SsangYong ultimatum at Moon gov't...

Mahindra & Mahindra said it cannot deliver promised aid to its cash-strapped unit SsangYong Motor, in what is seen as an ultimatum to the government, demanding it to provide aid from the state coffers. Mahindra's move is interpreted as a demand for th...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Pandemic buzzwords highlight housewives tired of increased chores...

"Dolbab dolbab" (meals after meals) have become buzzwords in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Social distancing and its related measures, including an increase in teleworking and delayed school semester, have added to married women's hous...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Bravo President Moon!...

A few months ago, the success of BTS and Bong Joon-ho's movie Parasite were the latest South Korean exports to be lauded in the extension of the Korean Wave. But now Hallyu has gone health care....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

'Meeting You' creator on his controversial show: 'I hope it opens up dialogue'...

If a parent had the chance to meet their deceased child through virtual reality, would they? A tearful "reunion" between a mother and a virtual recreation of her daughter, who died at the age of 7 in 2016, has brought an outpouring of emotional re...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Oldest border in the world...

The fifth point on my top 10 list of evidence for calling Korean history peaceful and stable is the nature of the border with China. The Amnok River (perhaps better known by the Chinese term, Yalu River) has been the border with China for over 1,000 years...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

S. Korea maintains strict social distancing until April 19...

"We have no choice but to continue an intense social distancing drive for some time in the future," Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said in a meeting held in Seoul to discuss measures against the new coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Prudential to select preferred bidder this week...

Prudential Financial and lead underwriter Goldman Sachs are expected to choose the preferred bidder for the Prudential Life Insurance Company of Korea this week at the earliest, according to industry sources and media reports, Friday....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Korea reports 81 new virus cases, total at 10,237...

South Korea reported 81 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, slightly down from 94 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation's total infections to 10,237. The 81 new cases of COVID-19, detected Saturday, marked the 24th consecutive day that n...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Kumho Petrochemical to focus on core business...

Kumho Petrochemical said it will concentrate on its core business to ensure internal stability amid prolonged uncertainty due to growing tension between key players and the spread of protectionism in the global oil market. The chemical company's main ...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Ex-public worker arrested for leaking info to digital sex crime offender...

A Seoul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a former public service worker for allegedly making illegal inquiries into personal information of hundreds of people and leaking that information to the leader of a high-profile digital sexual exploita...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Air passengers drop to record low in March amid virus woes...

The number of air passengers in South Korea fell to a record low last month due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, data showed Sunday, as countries around the globe impose lockdowns and restrict travel and people shun travel. The number of air passengers ...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads...

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the country could be headed into its "toughest" weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he'...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Arrest warrant requested for soldier over involvement in online sex exploitation case...

The military prosecution is seeking an arrest warrant for an Army soldier suspected of involvement in an online sexual exploitation case, military sources said Sunday. According to the sources, the prosecution asked the military court for a pretrial deten...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Tricks used in campaigns for satellite parties...

The nation's two major parties are using tricks not to violate the Election Law in their simultaneous campaign for themselves and their satellite offshoots ahead of the upcoming general election....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

S. Korean diplomat charged with sexual assault in New Zealand: report...

The diplomat is suspected of assaulting a staff member at the South Korean Embassy in Wellington three times in late 2017, according to the New Zealand Herald. The warrant was issued on Feb. 28....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

A moving ordeal in Seoul...

American novelist and humorist Mark Twain once said: "It is less trouble and more satisfaction to bury two families than to select and equip a home for one."...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Main opposition leader under fire for inappropriate comments...

Main opposition United Future Party (UFP) Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn has come under fire for a series of remarks he made on sexual exploitation and physically challenged people....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Anti-COVID-19 campaign by Shinhan, Homeplus...

Officials from Shinhan Card, Homeplus pose with government officials in the southern city of Daegu after holding a donation ceremony at which the two companies provided 20,000 hand sanitizers for children and socially vulnerable groups there. The campaign...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Securities firms strengthen 'untact' strategies...

One of the high-trending buzzwords in Korea these days is "untact" - a new term coined by combining English language elements; prefix "un," which expresses the opposite state of an adjective that it precedes and "tact" borrowed fro...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Silver lining in pandemic...

South Korea is still struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed cases totaled 10,237, Sunday, with the death toll rising to 183. The Moon Jae-in administration has decided to extend its social distancing campaign, which was in...

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

COVID-19 and implosion of global economy...

This is a transcript from "Betting on the Pandemic" on Political Misfits (hosted by Bob Schlehuber and Jamarl Thomas) on Sputnik Radio, March 31, 2020, that featured Korea Times online columnist Emanuel Pastreich....

 2020-04-05 08:37 

Korea Times

Midterm evaluation...

Only nine days are left before the April 15 general election in the unprecedented situation of South Korea holding the poll amid a public health emergency. For this reason, candidates for National Assembly seats are conducting their campaigning in a calm ...

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