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 2020-11-23 11:40 

KBS World

PM Chung Calls for All-Out Quarantine Efforts ahead of CSAT Exam...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun ordered the Cabinet to mobilize all-out efforts in COVID-19 quarantine ahead of the College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) on December 3.At a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Chung said proceeding with the annual exam ...

 2020-11-23 11:34 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to ban free-range poultry through Feb. amid bird flu outbreak...

South Korea said Tuesday it has decided to ban free-range chickens and ducks until early next year as the nation is struggling to prevent the outbreak of avian influenza. Local farms will be advised to keep poultry indoors to prevent them from comin...

 2020-11-23 11:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gov't to Decide on COVID Vaccine Imports Soon...

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday promised to announce next month what types and how many coronavirus vaccines the government can get its hands on. Jung Eun-kyeong, the agency's director, told reporters, "By the end of the ...

 2020-11-23 11:31 

Korea Herald

Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving...

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country. St...

 2020-11-23 11:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Feminist Novel by Korean Author Earns Another Honor in U.S....

Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel " Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been named one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of this year.The honor follows the inclusion of the novel on TIME magazine's list of the 100 Must-Read Books of 2020...

 2020-11-23 11:21 

KBS World

N. Korea-China Trade Volume Plunges in October amid Pandemic...

[Politics] : Data showed that North Korea's trade with China has decreased to a record low in October amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to China's General Administration of Customs on Monday, trade volume between the two nations came to one-poi...

 2020-11-23 11:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai to Make Hydrogen SUV with U.K. Firm...

Hyundai said Monday that it signed a memorandum of understanding with chemicals multinational Ineos Group to develop a hydrogen SUV. Headquartered in the U.K., Ineos focuses on the production of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and other petroleum-base...

 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 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Paris, Zurich and HK world's most expensive cities...

Paris and Switzerland's Zurich tied Hong Kong as the world's most expensive cities this year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the prices of everyday items, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore fell to...

 2020-11-23 11:00 

KBS World

ASEAN Summit Statements Reaffirm Support for S. Korea's Peace Efforts...

[Politics] : The participants of this month's virtual summits involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) have reaffirmed their support for South Korea's efforts for peace on the Korean Peninsula.According to Seoul's Foreign Mi...

 2020-11-23 10:55 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Exports rise 11.1 pct in first 20 days of November...

(ATTN: UPDATES with comments by finance minister and background in paras 11-13) SEOUL, N......

 2020-11-23 10:54 

Korea Herald

Troops in greater Seoul area under tighter anti-coronavirus scheme...

The defense ministry on Tuesday began enforcing tougher social distancing rules for service members in the Seoul metropolitan area in line with the government's elevation of the antivirus scheme. Under the social distancing scheme of Level 2, vacati...

 2020-11-23 10:49 

Korea Herald

LS Cable wins submarine cable supply deal in Denmark...

LS Cable & System, the world's third-largest wire and cable maker by sales, said Tuesday it has received a submarine cable supply deal in Denmark. Under the deal, LS Cable will supply extra-high voltage submarine cable systems for offshore wind...

 2020-11-23 10:46 

Korea Herald

Imported commercial car sales jump 21% in October...

Sales of imported commercial vehicles in South Korea jumped 21 percent last month from a year earlier on robust sales of Scania and Mercedes-Benz trucks, an industry association said Tuesday. The number of newly registered imported commercial vehic...

 2020-11-23 10:35 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on recovery hopes...

South Korean stocks opened higher Tuesday after hitting an all-time high the previous session on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 7.01 points, or 0.27...

 2020-11-23 10:35 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 349 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 349 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as the nation started enforcing Level Two social distancing regulations for the greater Seoul area. The Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Tuesday that the new case...

 2020-11-23 10:34 

Korea Herald

New virus cases spike to over 300 again as greater Seoul comes under tougher virus curbs...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea bounced back to over 300 on Tuesday due to a pileup of sporadic infections across the nation, with tougher antivirus rules in place in the greater Seoul area amid a virus resurgence. The country add...

 2020-11-23 10:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Are Korean Stocks Overheating?...

The Korean stock market is rising to fresh records every few days even though the real economy is deep in the doldrums.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index surpassed 2,600 points for the first time ever on Monday, closing up 49.09 points or 1.92 percent ...

 2020-11-23 10:28 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Deputy FM Kim to visit Myanmar this week to discuss bilateral cooperation...

(ATTN: UPDATES with first vice foreign minister's meeting with top envoys of ASEAN in......

 2020-11-23 10:25 

Korea Herald

Drug ministry approves clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine, treatment...

South Korea's drug safety agency has approved clinical trials of vaccine and treatment candidates currently under development by two local drug manufacturers, industry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday gave the...

 2020-11-23 10:22 

Korea Herald

No recovery in sight for pandemic-hit S. Korean oil refiners...

A recent surge in coronavirus infections at home and abroad is likely to come as a big draw on South Korean oil refiners already battered by the fallout from the pandemic, industry sources said Tuesday. Whipsawed by weak oil prices and sluggish refi...

 2020-11-23 10:19 

Korea Herald

Air Busan to resume flights to China's Ningbo...

Air Busan Co. said Tuesday it will resume flights to the Chinese city of Ningbo next month to meet travel demand from businessmen. The budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines Inc. will begin offering one flight per week on Dec. 6 on the Incheon-Ning...

 2020-11-23 10:19 

Korea Herald

1 killed, 3 injured in Busan apartment fire...

BUSAN -- A fire broke out at an apartment building in the southeastern city of Busan on Tuesday, leaving one dead and three injured, fire authorities said. The fire started at around 6:50 a.m. on the 12th floor of an apartment building in the northe...

 2020-11-23 10:17 

Korea Herald

Maryland Gov. Hogan defends S. Korea-made COVID test kits as effective...

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday dismissed news reports that South Korean-made new coronavirus test kits were defective, saying the kits have been and continue to be "the cornerstone" of the state's long-term testing strate...

 2020-11-23 10:16 

KBS World

US Agency Tells Biden that Transition can Formally Begin...

[International] : The U.S. General Services Administration(GSA) has reportedly ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the presidential election held on November 3.The Associated Press reported on Monday that the adm...

 2020-11-23 10:15 

Korea Herald

Biegun likely to visit S. Korea next month: sources...

WASHINGTON -- US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun may visit South Korea next month as part of a multi-nation Asia tour, diplomatic sources here said Monday. The trip is expected to take place in early December, and Biegun is set to be accomp...

 2020-11-23 10:11 

Korea Herald

Biden names Antony Blinken as new secretary of state...

WASHINGTON -- US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to be his first secretary of state in a pre-inauguration nomination of five other top security officials that included national security advis...

 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 

KBS World

Biden Names Anthony Blinken as Secretary of State...

[International] : U.S. President-elect Joe Biden nominated his first secretary of state and national security adviser on Monday.In a pre-inauguration nomination of top security officials, Biden tapped former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to be ...

 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....

 2020-11-23 10:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Dollar deposits jump as punters bet on currency's rebound...

As the dollar drops rapidly on aggressive economic support measures in the United States, speculators are buying up the U.S. currency on hopes of a rebound....

 2020-11-23 10:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Floral furor...

People walk past flower arrangements set up to protest Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae at the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gyeonggi on Monday....

 2020-11-23 09:46 

The Chosun Ilbo

Young Koreans Still Snapping up Homes...

Young people are still borrowing heavily to buy starter homes as the government makes it tougher and tougher to get them. The proportion of people in their 20s and 30s among those who bought apartments in Seoul last month rose to a record. Apartment lease...

 2020-11-23 09:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

This Winter to Be Colder Than Last Year...

Korea saw an icy cold start to the new week on Monday, with Seoul's morning low falling to minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, the city's lowest temperature so far this season. Cold wave advisories were issued in many parts of the country during the day. T...

 2020-11-23 09:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon Names Former Lawmaker Kang Chang-il As New Ambassador to Japan...

President Moon Jae-in nominated Kang Chang-il , a former four-term Minjoo Party lawmaker, as Korea's new ambassador to Japan on Monday.Kang is known as an expert on Japan-related affairs. He has a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo and has previously l...

 2020-11-23 09:36 

KBS World

Biegun Likely to Visit S. Korea Next Month...

[International] : U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun is likely to visit South Korea next month as part of an Asia tour.According to diplomatic sources in Washington on Monday, Biegun is planning a trip to Asia including South Korea for early De...

 2020-11-23 09:31 

KBS World

S. Korea's Consumer Sentiment Rises for Second Month in November...

[Economy] : South Korea's consumer sentiment rose for the second consecutive month in November.According to the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, the composite consumer sentiment index(CCSI) came in at 97-point-nine for November, up six-point-three points fro...

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