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 2021-05-03 15:17 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to wait for N. Korea's final decision on World Cup qualifiers: official...

South Korea will wait for North Korea's final decision on whether to play a World Cup qualifier set to take place in the South next month, an official said Tuesday, after Asia's soccer governing body asked Pyongyang to reconsider its decision not ...

 2021-05-03 15:13 

Korea Herald

Buyout firm VIG Partners eyes private credit investing...

South Korean private equity firm VIG Partners is eyeing private credit strategies with a new team it established Monday, the company said Tuesday. The company, overseeing 3.8 trillion won ($3.4 billion) worth of private funds mainly dedicated to mi...

 2021-05-03 14:56 

Korea Herald

Pfizer vaccines for 218,000 people to arrive in S. Korea on Wednesday...

Another batch of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccines for around 218,000 members of the general public aged 75 and over, and other virus-vulnerable groups will arrive in South Korea later this week, health authorities said Tuesday. The products are part...

 2021-05-03 14:52 

KBS World

Mayor Oh Vows to Swiftly Provide Free Lunches at Kindergartens, Daycare Centers...

[Domestic] : Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon vowed to push to swiftly provide free lunches to kindergartens through consultation with the city council.At a press briefing after attending Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, Oh said he revealed plans to calculate the exa...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon Has Nothing to Brag About as Vaccinations Grind to Halt...

President Moon Jae-in said during a meeting with health officials on Monday, "The procurement and injections of COVID-19 vaccines are progressing better than initially planned." He must be hallucinating, because inoculations have been halted natio...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

KBS World

Group of S. Koreans Return Home from Virus-Stricken India...

[Domestic] : A group of South Korean residents in India returned home on a chartered flight Tuesday, amid a crippling spike in COVID-19 cases in the South Asian country.One-hundred-72 businesspeople, their families and students landed at Incheon Internati...

 2021-05-03 13:57 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Nearly 400 Koreans to return home from virus-hit India this week...

(ATTN: UPDATES last 2 paras) SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- Nearly 400 South Korean residents ......

 2021-05-03 13:55 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New cases back to 400s on fewer tests amid low vaccine supply...

(ATTN: UPDATES 6th para) SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new virus cas......

 2021-05-03 13:44 

The Chosun Ilbo

Coronavirus Self-Test Kits Fly off Shelves...

Coronavirus self-test kits have been flying off the shelves after they were approved for emergency use last month. Some online reviewers said they found them easy and convenient, while others said they bought them just in case, as the coronavirus epidemic...

 2021-05-03 13:16 

Korea Herald

Doosan Bobcat to invest W77b for US plant expansion...

Small-sized construction equipment maker Doosan Bobcat Inc. said Tuesday that it will spend 77 billion won ($68.6 million) to expand one of its US plants in a bid to meet growing demand. The plant located in Statesville, North Carolina, produces com...

 2021-05-03 13:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai's Sales Double On-Year...

Hyundai's global sales doubled in April compared to a year ago, though that was mainly because they plunged during the same month last year as the coronavirus pandemic struck. Hyundai said Monday that sales surged 106 percent on-year in April to 345,7...

 2021-05-03 13:11 

Korea Herald

Kia launches hybrid variant of K8 sedan...

Kia Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, on Tuesday launched the hybrid version of the K8 sedan in the domestic market, completing a four-model lineup for the vehicle. The K8 hybrid comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo hybrid engine, addin...

 2021-05-03 12:50 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Chung, Blinken agree on close cooperation for peninsula denuclearization, peace...

(ATTN: CHANGES dateline; UPDATES with reports of readout of meeting from U.S. Department o......

 2021-05-03 12:43 

Korea Herald

[Seoul Struggles 6] Seoul not so welcoming to newcomers when it comes to housing...

For 28-year-old Hong Seong-kyun, buying a home in Seoul has been near the top of his bucket list for years, even before he started worrying about getting a job in the city. Born and raised in Seoul, he thought owning an apartment, however small it m...

 2021-05-03 12:30 

Korea Herald

NK propaganda outlets slam S. Korea's court ruling in favor of Japan against 'comfort women'...

North Korean propaganda outlets on Tuesday denounced a South Korean court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit by wartime sexual slavery victims against the Japanese government as "a disregard for conscience and justice" and an act of subservien...

 2021-05-03 12:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Amore Pacific's Earnings Soar as China Returns to Normal...

Amore Pacific has emerged from a lackluster year to achieve a significant turnaround in earnings in the first quarter thanks to recovered demand in China, which accounts for 90 percent of its overseas sales. Amore Pacific's January-to-March sales rose...

 2021-05-03 12:26 

KBS World

Namyang Chairman Steps Down amid False Advertising Allegations...

[Domestic] : The embattled chairman of Namyang Dairy Products resigned following controversy over false COVID-19 prevention claims surrounding the company's popular yogurt drink.At a press conference on Tuesday, Hong Won-sik issued a public apology, b...

 2021-05-03 12:26 

KBS World

Namyang Chairman Steps Down amid False Advertising Allegations...

[Domestic] : The embattled chairman of Namyang Dairy Products resigned following controversy over false COVID-19 prevention claims surrounding the company's popular yogurt drink.At a press conference on Tuesday, Hong Won-sik issued a public apology, b...

 2021-05-03 12:21 

Korea Herald

More than 170 Koreans return home from virus-hit India via special flight...

More than 170 South Korean residents in virus-hit India returned home on Tuesday via a special flight, and more people will come home this week, health authorities said. A flight operated by Indian air carrier Vistara landed at Incheon International...

 2021-05-03 12:20 

The Chosun Ilbo

1st Glimpse of Samsung's New Foldable Phones Hits Web...

Samsung has started a teaser campaign for its next foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, with a strategic "leak" of images on the Internet. They are expected to be released sometime in July.The Fold, which opens horizontal...

 2021-05-03 12:17 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Chung, Blinken agree on close cooperation for peninsula denuclearization, peace...

(ATTN: CHANGES photo, headline, lead; UPDATES throughout)By Song Sang-ho SEOUL, May 3 (Y......

 2021-05-03 12:14 

Korea Herald

Over 40 foreigners found infected with COVID-19 in Gangneung's preemptive testing...

GANGNEUNG -- More than 40 foreign migrant workers in the east coast city of Gangneung tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday after preemptive coronavirus testing, municipal officials said. The municipality of Gangneung, 240 kilometers east of Seoul...

 2021-05-03 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Jae-yong has the most valuable portfolio in Korea...

Lee Jae-young, vice chairman Samsung Electronics, has emerged as Korea's richest stockholder after inheriting shares from his late father, a corporate tracker said Monday....

 2021-05-03 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

KSOE lands 210-billion-won contract to build LNG carrier...

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, a unit of KSOE, will build and deliver the vessel by October 2023, KSOE said in a regulatory filing....

 2021-05-03 12:12 

Korea Herald

7 soldiers test positive for virus in another cluster infection...

Seven soldiers at an Army base in Yangju, just north of Seoul, have tested positive for the new coronavirus in another cluster infection reported in barracks, the defense ministry said Tuesday. One of the soldiers first tested positive upon returnin...

 2021-05-03 12:04 

The Chosun Ilbo

TWICE to Release New Mini Album Next Month...

Girl group TWICE will release a mini album next month, according to their management agency JYP Entertainment, which teased the release with a poster on Monday. The poster, which has early summer vibes, shows two release dates, June 9 and 11, leaving fans...

 2021-05-03 12:00 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea to Speed up Vaccination of the Elderly...

Coronavirus vaccination for people aged 65-74 will start at the end of this month, increasing the target for the second quarter of this year from 4.94 million people to 8.95 million.The government will also increase the number of local vaccination venues ...

 2021-05-03 11:43 

The Chosun Ilbo

Yang Hyeon-jong of Texas Rangers Set to Make 1st MLB Start...

Yang Hyeon-jong of the Texas Rangers will make his first start in Major League Baseball in an away game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.His selection to start the game at Target Field in Minneapolis follows two impressive relief appearances.Makin...

 2021-05-03 11:42 

KBS World

CNBC: WHO Closely Monitoring 10 COVID-19 Variants 'of Interest' or 'of Concern'...

[International] : The World Health Organization(WHO) is reportedly closely monitoring ten COVID-19 variants "of interest" or "of concern" around the world.Citing Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead for the virus, CNBC reported...

 2021-05-03 11:40 

Yonhap News

Nearly 400 Koreans to return home from virus-hit India this week...

SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- Nearly 400 South Korean residents in India will return home this ......

 2021-05-03 11:38 

Korea Herald

King Sejong Institute offers new Korean learning program using K-pop, K-dramas...

A state-run Korean language education center said Tuesday it has launched a new Korean learning program using popular K-pop and K-drama content. The new series, titled "K-wave Korean," carries 52 five-minute video clips in English and prov...

 2021-05-03 11:33 

Korea Herald

BTS' J-hope donates W100m for children in Africa...

J-hope, a member of popular K-pop band BTS, has donated 100 million won (US$89,000) for children in Tanzania, a Seoul-based charity said Tuesday. According to ChildFund Korea, J-Hope expressed hope that his donation will be a helping hand to childre...

 2021-05-03 11:21 

Korea Herald

CIO's authority over indictments faces backlash from prosecutors...

The new corruption investigative body's policy to supersede the prosecution has triggered an escalating backlash, offering a potential flash point between the two powerful agencies. The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO...

 2021-05-03 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Israel's health minister talks success in the vaccine race...

After suffering from a severe third wave of Covid-19 infections, Israel became the first country to declare victory against the coronavirus, saying its citizens will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from April 18....

 2021-05-03 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Electronic barista...

Models use a digital kiosk developed by Samsung Electronics to order drinks at the C+Urban Smart Cafe located in Gangnam, southern Seoul. Samsung Electronics announced Monday it would be supplying its self-ordering kiosks to coffee chain C+Urban....

 2021-05-03 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean car sales riding high on overseas demand...

Korean carmakers' sales jumped 77 percent last month from a year earlier driven by robust overseas demand for SUVs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, industry data showed Monday....

 2021-05-03 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bequest...

Representatives from Samsung Electronics and Seoul National University Children's Hospital pose on Monday at the hospital in central Seoul after the company donated 300 billion won ($267 million) from the estate left by late Chairman Lee Kun-hee....

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Messaging-service stock advisors to be tightly regulated...

Paid stock advisors offering recommendations via messaging services will be subject to new rules from July....

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Appliance sales by LG Electronics become market focus...

Market attention is now focused on the performance of the home appliance and air solution (H&A) unit of LG Electronics following its record earnings in the first quarter of the year, analysts said Monday....

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

FC Seoul's Ki Sung-yueng questioned for illegal land usage...

Footballer Ki Sung-yueng of FC Seoul has been summoned for questioning by police on the suspicion of illegally buying and misusing land, according to police on Monday....

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Family Van...

A Kia Ray customized by campervan-maker DaonTnT and nicknamed the Kia Ravy is parked at a campsite. Homeplus held an event on Monday, renting out the vehicle for free to celebrate Korea's...

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Industrial output index hits record high in first quarter...

Korea's industrial output index hit a record high in the first quarter as Asia's fourth-largest economy is recovering from pandemic-driven slumps, supported by robust exports, data showed Monday....

 2021-05-03 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Home testing...

A pharmacist holds the Humasis Covid-19 home-test kit that went on sale on Monday at a pharmacy located in Myeongdong, central Seoul....

 2021-05-03 11:16 

Korea Herald

Samsung's presence in smartphone chipset market to decline in 2021: report...

Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to lose its share in the smartphone chipset market this year, a report showed Tuesday, as Taiwanese and US rivals are to expand their presence with a rise in the 5G device sector. Samsung was estimated to take an...

 2021-05-03 11:15 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced...

SEATTLE (AP) -- Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. In identical tweets, the Microsoft co-f...

 2021-05-03 11:11 

Korea Herald

SK Telecom to cancel W2.6tr worth of treasury shares...

SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has decided to cancel 2.6 trillion won ($2.32 billion) worth of treasury shares, over 10 percent of its total floated stocks, in a move to boost shareholder value amid plans to spl...

 2021-05-03 11:08 

KBS World

Chief Prosecutor Nominee Stresses Stability...

[Domestic] : Prosecutor General Nominee Kim Oh-soo says stability of the prosecution will likely be among his top priority as chief prosecutor. In a meeting with reporters on Tuesday, the former vice justice minister said if he is appointed as the Prosecu...

 2021-05-03 11:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korean, U.S. Chief Diplomats Meet in London...

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong met with U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken in London on Monday on the sidelines of the G7 foreign ministers meeting. They fine-tuned the agenda for their bosses' meeting in Washington on May 21. Chung and Blinken agr...

 2021-05-03 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Cyberbullying sharply increases as classes go online: survey...

Cases of cyberbullying involving elementary to high school students increased sharply last year as the new coronavirus pandemic turned many classes online, a survey showed. According to the survey released by the Blue Tree Foundation, cyberbullyin...

 2021-05-03 11:01 

Korea Herald

New cases bounce back to 500s; variants emerging as another drag...

South Korea's daily new virus cases bounced back to the 500s on Tuesday amid growing fears that rising cases of COVID-19 variants could become another challenge to the country's virus battle. The country reported 541 more COVID-19 cases, including...

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