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 2021-01-05 09:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korea begins efforts to get Covid-19 vaccines...

North Korea has filed an application to get Covid-19 vaccines from a global organization helping poor countries inoculate, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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Convenience stores join war against plastic packaging...

Convenience store chains are strengthening eco-friendly initiatives in the new year as the demand for disposable goods has declined in recent years with rising environmental consciousness....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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More isn't merrier for lawmaker's dinner...

A lawmaker is in hot water for flouting Covid-19 social distancing rules by attending a dinner in a room with five other people — two of whom later tested positive for the virus....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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'Minari' continues its sweep of awards from U.S. film associations...

"Minari" by director Lee Isaac Chung continues to be recognized by U.S. film associations, winning a total of 22 awards and garnering 57 nominations so far, according to local film distributor Pan Cinemas on Tuesday....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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Annual bar exam starts after gov't lifts ban...

The national bar examination began across Korea on Tuesday, one day after the Ministry of Justice reversed an earlier decision to ban anybody infected with the new coronavirus from sitting for the annual exam....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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Nothing says Year of the Ox like cow promotions...

To celebrate the Year of the Ox, retailers and food companies are going full cow....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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Ruling party bigwigs propose more payments to all...

Ahead of major by-elections in April, top politicians in the ruling party are floating the idea of another round of Covid-19 relief checks for all households, even before the current round to small businesses is distributed....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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CJ ENM, NCSoft team up, possibly on upcoming K-pop platform...

Entertainment company CJ ENM partnered with gaming outlet NCSoft to cooperate on content and digital platform development with a plan to establish a joint venture within this year....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

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Seoul mayor race heats up among conservatives...

Competition inside the conservative opposition People Power Party (PPP) to run in the upcoming Seoul mayoral by-election is growing as seven politicians have declared bids — and more are expected ....

 2021-01-05 09:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

FSS alarm bells ring as brokerages take big risks for yield...

The rush for yield has driven securities firms into dangerous waters, with trillion of their won and the won of their clients invested in risky assets overseas....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

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6 Hanwha companies vow not to finance coal projects...

Six Hanwha Corporation subsidiaries said they will no longer finance coal projects to move in step with a government-led carbon neutrality drive, the companies said in a statement Tuesday....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

Korea Joongang Daily

Semiconductor sector goes from hot to blazing...

Semiconductor exports saw one of their best performances ever last year, second only to 2018, despite the pandemic and U.S.-led sanctions on a major buyer, Huawei....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

Korea Joongang Daily

Birth dearth to worsen as Covid scares future moms...

A 38-year-old woman who gave birth on Jan. 2 decided to forgo going to a postpartum care center due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

Korea Joongang Daily

Celltrion to announce Covid treatment Phase 2 trial results on Jan. 13...

Celltrion will announce the results of Phase 2 clinical trials for its Covid-19 drug candidate on Jan. 13, the company confirmed Tuesday. The data will be shared at an academic conference hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea that day....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

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Former Heroes' slugger Jerry Sands reflects on KBO career and move to Japan...

Having made his debut in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) by playing for the Hanshin Tigers, Jerry Sands will not be the only KBO player to play for the Tigers this year as Mel Rojas Jr. and Raul Alcantara will also be joining the squad....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bank heads promise more digitization, responsible governance...

Major financial groups vowed to strengthen their digital services in the new year as big tech companies like Naver and Kakao have emerged as competitors in the financial business and contactless services are crucial during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-01-05 08:21 

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Korea's biggest entertainment agencies pay homage to the year of online...

Big Hit Entertainment wrapped up 2020 with its all-hands-on-deck online concert "New Year's Eve Live" on Dec. 31 and SM Entertainment picked up the baton to kick-start 2021 with its very own online concert "SMTOWN LIVE Culture Humanity"...

 2021-01-05 08:21 

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Kang Daniel to feature on EDM artist Inverness' new single...

Singer Kang Daniel of boy group Wanna One is collaborating with EDM producer Inverness for the American artist's new single...

 2021-01-05 08:21 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pandemic-ready products to take center stage at CES 2021...

Pandemic-related products are going to be the center of attention at CES 2021, alongside advanced display panels and appliances, as the electronics trade show heads online for the first time....

 2021-01-05 07:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Twins sign Andrew Suarez to complete foreign player lineup...

The LG Twins announced Tuesday that they've signed pitcher Andrew Suarez. The Twins and Suarez agreed to a one-year contract at $600,000. Of his total contract, he will receive $200,000 in signing bonus and $400,000 in annual salary....

 2021-01-05 07:26 

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Hyundai to build hydrogen fuel-cell system plant in China...

Hyundai Motor, Korea's biggest carmaker, will build its first overseas hydrogen fuel-cell systems plant in China as it seeks to enter the local hydrogen market, industry sources said Tuesday....

 2021-01-05 07:26 

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Emart, Shinsegae remove Tesla chargers as automaker refuses to pay bills...

Tesla's dedicated chargers will be withdrawn from Emart and Shinsegae Department Store branches as the U.S. company refuses to pay the bills....

 2021-01-05 07:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

The comeback of the predecessors of web novels...

Web novels have proved to be an abundant source of creativity for content creators, providing a rich pool of stories for webtoons, dramas and even films. And now web novels' predecessors are also finding new life through webtoons, bringing ......

 2021-01-05 07:26 

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Boy band Seventeen to hold online live concert on Jan. 23...

Boy band Seventeen will hold an online live concert "2021 Seventeen Online Concert In-Complete" on Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., according to the group's agency Pledis Entertainment Tuesday. The band will perform more than 20 songs....

 2021-01-05 07:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ministry of Culture to host New Year's concert online on Wednesday...

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will host an online music concert on Wednesday to welcome the new year and connect people through music amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. It will be held for free on various platforms for ......

 2021-01-05 07:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Platforms make plans to profit on webtoons and novels...

Dramas based on webtoons and web novels saw the most successful year yet, a sign for web content platforms to roll out plans for more of the same for the coming year. Naver Webtoon announced Dec. 28 its plans for turning its ......

 2021-01-05 03:01 

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Boyband Treasure releases teaser posters, some lyrics of upcoming single...

Boy group Treasure has released some of the lyrics for its upcoming single along with teaser posters of three of its members on Monday....

 2021-01-05 03:01 

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Iranian authorities seize South Korean-flagged tanker in Persian Gulf...

Iranian authorities seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf, in waters near Oman, Monday, confirmed the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs....

 2021-01-04 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Call to action...

A group of people stage a protest to advocate the passage of a bill aimed at toughening penalties for industrial accidents on Monday at the National Assembly in Yeouido, western Seoul....

 2021-01-04 12:05 

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Just a splash...

With drinking at home gaining popularity due to the prolonged coronavirus pandemic, Korea imported an all-time high 38,969 tons of wine, worth $239.3 million, last year....

 2021-01-04 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cold snap coming...

Ahead of this winter's cold wave, Lotte Mart said it offers customer various winter products such as earmuffs and fur shoes at up to 50 percent off through Jan. 13....

 2021-01-04 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

The low carbon express...

Moon said the country aims to cut carbon emissions from railway travel by 30 percent by replacing all diesel passenger locomotives with the new bullet train by 2029. The train will start running Tuesday....

 2021-01-04 12:05 

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Hyundai Motor suspends production at Jeonju for a week...

Hyundai Motor, Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Monday it will suspend operations at one of its domestic plants this week to control inventories amid the pandemic....

 2021-01-04 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

A taste of Thailand straight from your refrigerator...

Making your tabletop more international isn't a difficult job anymore. Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai and Soi Yeonnam continue to unveil new meal kits for home chefs....

 2021-01-04 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean carmakers do well at home in 2020, poorly overseas...

Five Korean automakers reported a 12.4 percent year-on-year drop in its car sales last year....

 2021-01-04 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Business heads focus on safety and security to improve global standing...

Beyond the grandiose directions presented by Korea's largest business groups, key affiliates and other companies mapped out their own strategies for this year with focuses ranging from mergers and acquisitions to environmental sustainability....

 2021-01-04 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Small businesses sue gov't for closing them down...

Owners of small businesses forced to shut down during the pandemic are banding together to sue the government for financial losses as extended social distancing measures went into force Monday....

 2021-01-04 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Delivery Hero and the game of monopoly...

It was a long road for Delivery Hero in its acquisition of Woowa Brothers, which runs Korea's most popular food delivery app....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exo's Baekhyun holds first solo concert online...

Baekhyun of boy group Exo has completed his first solo concert online. The concert "Beyond LIVE Baekhyun: Light" was streamed on Sunday from 3 p.m. via Naver V Live....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung to unpack Galaxy S21 on Jan. 14 with a focus on the cameras...

Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S21, in an Unpacked event on Jan. 14. It will be aired live via Samsung's official website and YouTube account at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, New York time. or 12 a.m. Jan. 15 in Korea....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Death of abused toddler shocks Korea...

Public outrage is snowballing over the death of a 16-month-old girl who had suffered brutal violence by her adopted parents and the police's failure to respond to three reports of suspected child abuse....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mitsubishi Heavy appeals asset seizure...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries appealed a Daejeon court's order to seize its assets in Korea to compensate victims of Japan's wartime forced labor immediately after the legal procedure to enable the liquidation process took effect last week....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

AstraZeneca vaccine review underway with 40-day goal...

Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety embarked on a review of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine Monday. As part of the ministry's fast-track efforts to fight the pandemic, a nod for AstraZeneca's vaccine is likely to come within 40 days...

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Biopharmaceuticals sells stake in Arvelle Therapeutics...

SK Biopharmaceuticals sold its 12-percent stake in Arvelle Therapeutics and certain marketing rights to Angelini Pharma, which is privately held and headquartered in Rome....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi hits new record on first trading day of 2021...

Korea's stock market greeted the New Year exuberantly, with the Kospi passing well above the 2,900-mark to hit a new record high....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

The return of the Phantom SInger...

JTBC will release the recorded version of the live concert...

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Top judge vows to repel attacks on judiciary...

Korea's top judge vowed Monday to fight all outside attacks on the independence of the judiciary in an apparent response to partisan broadsides leveled against judges in recent high-profile court cases....

 2021-01-04 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chaebol heads look to bounce back with bold plans for 2021...

Rocked by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and the tough business environment it created throughout 2020, major Korean conglomerates have vowed to seek out new growth engines this year and deal squarely with fundamental issues....

 2021-01-04 09:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Daily cases bounce back to over 1,000...

Daily coronavirus cases bounced back to 1,020 Sunday, up from 657 cases the day before, as the New Year holidays came to an end....

 2021-01-04 09:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

A new hand, a new daughter, a new year — and a new life...

Son Jin-wook, 40, has no trouble lifting his baby daughter with his two hands — one of which he received in transplant surgery four years ago. It was the first successful hand transplant in Korea....

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