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 2021-01-14 16:35 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Court acknowledges sexual harassment by late Seoul mayor...

A local court acknowledged that former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead in July in an apparent suicide, had sexually harassed his former secretary in a separate trial involving the victim and a former city employee. The Seoul Central D...

 2021-01-14 16:32 

KBS World

S. Korea, Japan Hold Director-level Talks on Pending Issues...

[Politics] : Diplomats of South Korea and Japan held their first talks in three months and discussed bilateral issues including a recent South Korean court ruling ordering the Japanese government to compensate victims of wartime sex slavery.Seoul's Fo...

 2021-01-14 16:31 

Korea Herald

AI chatbot creator to discard data, algorithms used in controversial persona...

The South Korean developer of a controversial female chatbot said Friday it will discard all data and learning algorithms used in training the artificial intelligence (AI) platform amid mounting criticism over its data collection process and hate spe...

 2021-01-14 16:24 

KBS World

Top Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, US Discuss Security Surrounding N. Korea...

[Politics] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy on Friday discussed diplomatic efforts surrounding North Korea's denuclearization over the phone with his U.S counterpart, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun.According to Seoul's Foreign Minis...

 2021-01-14 16:17 

Korea Herald

T'way Air to continue 'international flights to nowhere' later this month...

Low-cost carrier T'way Air said Friday it will fly two more international flights to nowhere later this month, flying over Fukuoka, Japan. Passengers for the flights scheduled to take off from Incheon Airport on Jan. 30 and 31 will enjoy speci...

 2021-01-14 16:16 

KBS World

S. Korea, Iran Remain at Odds over Seized Tanker, Frozen Iranian Assets...

[Politics] : Anchor: A South Korean delegation led by First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun, who visited Tehran to win the release of a South Korean-flagged oil tanker and its crew, returned empty-handed. The two countries remain at odds over the vess...

 2021-01-14 16:16 

Korea Herald

Police, taxi drivers join forces to find missing people...

South Korea's taxi drivers and the police are joining forces to find missing people, the National Police Agency said Thursday. In the event of a missing persons report, depending on the details and circumstances of the case, the police will f...

 2021-01-14 16:05 

Korea Herald

Diplomats of S. Korea, Japan hold video talks amid tensions on wartime sexual slavery ruling...

Diplomats of South Korea and Japan held video talks Friday to discuss a recent Seoul court ruling ordering Tokyo to compensate victims of its wartime sexual slavery and other pending issues, the foreign ministry said. The talks between Kim Jung-han,...

 2021-01-14 15:55 

Korea Herald

S. Korea may extend current social distancing rules with more exemptions...

Authorities are in discussion to potentially adjust social distancing rules for next week, as the country looks to address demands from small merchants while controlling the ongoing third COVID-19 wave. South Korea on Friday saw 513 new COVID-19 cas...

 2021-01-14 15:53 

Korea Herald

Can T1 put a break on DWG KIA's dominance?...

All eyes are on the second match of League of Legends Champions Korea on Friday between Damwon Kia and T1 as the two powerhouse teams clash for the title of the strongest in the LCK. T1, undoubtedly the greatest team in LoL history, will face Damwon...

 2021-01-14 15:45 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung breaks the 1-million-won barrier with S21...

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Galaxy S21, its latest smartphone....

 2021-01-14 15:35 

Korea Herald

Hyundai to build 1st overseas hydrogen fuel-cell systems plant in China...

Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it will build its first overseas hydrogen fuel-cell systems plant in China to make a presence in global hydrogen markets. Hyundai will produce 6,500 fuel-cell systems for hydrogen-powered vehicles annually at the plant...

 2021-01-14 15:28 

The Chosun Ilbo

K-Pop Fan Army Swells to More Than 100 Million...

There are now over 100 million fans of K-pop, Korean soaps and other Korean pop-culture products around the globe, according to a calculation by the Korea Foundation. Fans in North America and Europe rather than Aisa seem to be spearheading the latest sur...

 2021-01-14 15:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Lottery Sales Hit Record in Lockdown Gloom...

Lottery sales hit a new record last year with W12.97 billion worth of tickets sold on a daily average (US$1=W1,098). Some 525 jackpot winners took home a total of W1.13 trillion between them. According to data from the Ministry of Economy and Finance on T...

 2021-01-14 15:22 

Korea Herald

Election campaigns for top S. Korean Olympic job marred by mudslinging...

The race for the top position at the national Olympic committee has been marred by mudslinging, accusations and subsequent denials, with the four candidates busy taking shots at one another rather than making concrete pledges to improve sports in the...

 2021-01-14 15:12 

Korea Herald

LG Uplus to terminate 2G services by June...

LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Friday it will phase out its 2G services by the end of June, a move that would mark the complete termination of the country's aging network. The carrier said it has applied to end its 2G op...

 2021-01-14 15:10 

Korea Herald

Ex-BIGBANG member Seungri additionally indicted for inciting assault...

YONGIN -- Seungri, the disgraced former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been additionally indicted for allegedly mobilizing gang members to threaten people he got into a fight with at a bar. Prosecutors on Thursday added the charge for the 31-...

 2021-01-14 15:08 

KBS World

Gov't to Announce Changes to Social Distancing on Sat. Morning...

[Domestic] : The South Korean government will announce adjustments to the current social distancing measures that will take effect next week on Saturday morning.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Friday, authoriti...

 2021-01-14 15:05 

Yonhap News

Samsung unveils new wireless earbuds with upgraded quality...

By Joo Kyung-don SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday rolled out......

 2021-01-14 15:03 

Yonhap News

Samsung highlights new security, communications solutions for Galaxy S21...

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday introduced upgraded security ......

 2021-01-14 15:01 

Yonhap News

Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 smartphone with stylus-supporting model...

By Joo Kyung-don SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday unveiled i......

 2021-01-14 14:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

Court Recognizes Sexual Assault by Late Seoul Mayor...

The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday sentenced late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's right-hand man to three years and six months behind bars for raping Park's secretary in April last year. In deciding the case, the court also recognized that P...

 2021-01-14 14:57 

Korea Herald

Kia to launch 7 new platform-based EV models by 2027...

Kia Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker by sales, said Friday it will launch seven all-electric models by 2027 to gain a share of the growing electric vehicle market. Kia said it will release its pure electric crossover model based on a new...

 2021-01-14 14:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Phones...

Samsung on Friday morning unveiled three versions of its latest Galaxy S21 smartphone. They will hit stores here on Jan. 29. The basic Galaxy S21 costs W999,000, the first in the series to cost less than a million since S9 released in 2018 and about W250,...

 2021-01-14 14:32 

KBS World

Biden Proposes $1.9 Tln Plan to Combat COVID-19, Overcome Economic Crisis...

[International] : U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a one-point-nine-trillion-dollar plan to Congress to end the "crisis of deep human suffering" by accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations and offering additional financial aid to those hit ha...

 2021-01-14 14:25 

Korea Herald

K-pop stars to launch new K-pop acts in 2021...

Big names in K-pop are launching new K-pop bands this year, promising a fresh crop of talented musicians. Singers Psy and Park Jin-young will serve as judges in an upcoming SBS audition show "Loud," selecting members for new K-po...

 2021-01-14 14:17 

Korea Herald

RCI Financial Services rolls out auto finance app...

RCI Financial Services Korea, an affiliate of Renault Samsung Motors, launched a mobile app which enables customers to apply for loans remotely after signing a contract to buy a car, the firm said Friday. The new Renault Finance app is developed to...

 2021-01-14 14:14 

Korea Herald

BNP Paribas to exit from asset management joint venture with Shinhan...

France-based BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding is set to divest its entire stake in its South Korean joint venture with Shinhan Financial Group, the Korean banking group said Friday. Shinhan BNP Paribas, a 65:35 joint venture of Korea's se...

 2021-01-14 14:10 

Korea Herald

Galaxy S21 draws 57m viewers during Unpacked event...

The debut of the Galaxy S21 series, the first smartphones to be released globally in 2021, drew the largest number of viewers to its hourlong virtual Unpacked show in the wee hours of Friday morning here. According to Samsung Electronics, as many a...

 2021-01-14 14:09 

Korea Herald

Delivery workers threaten strike ahead of Lunar New Year...

Unionized delivery workers on Friday threatened to launch a general strike unless measures are put in place to prevent their overwork before next month's Lunar New Year. Parcel deliveries are expected to increase around the holiday, which falls on F...

 2021-01-14 13:57 

Korea Herald

Health and tech giants meet for 'vaccination passports'...

To combat the pandemic in 2021, private industries and nonprofit organizations are developing vaccine passports or identification cards that can serve as proof of inoculation to governments and businesses, including airlines. The ID card targets bo...

 2021-01-14 13:52 

KBS World

Gov't Assesses Economic Uncertainties Continuing amid COVID-19 Resurgence...

[Economy] : The South Korean government assessed that the economy faces continued uncertainty amid a contraction in domestic demand due to a resurgence of COVID-19 and enhanced social distancing measures.In a monthly report on Friday, the Finance Ministry...

 2021-01-14 13:29 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gov't Mulls Easing Small-Business Lockdown...

Gathering of more than five people will remain banned even if the current lockdown ends this weekend. But the government is minded to ease restrictions on restaurants and gyms so they can open after 9 p.m."We think it may be difficult to ease social d...

 2021-01-14 13:25 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) 4 more American workers on Yongsan base test positive for coronavirus...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; UPDATES with the latest tally throughout) SEOUL, Jan. 14 ......

 2021-01-14 13:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Park Stays Silent After Final Verdict...

Ex-President Park Geun-hye continues to sulk after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld her 20-year prison sentence with a fine of W18 billion for corruption and abuse of office (US$1=W1,098). With the final verdict Park theoretically becomes eligible for...

 2021-01-14 13:01 

KBS World

S. Korean Military to Oversee COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation...

[Domestic] : The South Korean military plans to oversee the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines purchased from global pharmaceutical companies, and the supervising body will launch as early as next week.According to a military source on Thursday, the new ...

 2021-01-14 12:57 

Korea Herald

K-pop songstress IU to drop new single 'Celebrity' this month...

K-pop soloist IU is set to release the new single "Celebrity" later this month ahead of releasing her long-awaited fifth studio album, her agency said Friday. The song, which Edam Entertainment described as an "upbeat pop sound track...

 2021-01-14 12:54 

Korea Herald

2020 records one of three warmest years ever: WMO...

The year 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever on record, the World Meteorological Organization, a world weather body under the United Nations, said Thursday. "The confirmation by the World Meteorological Organization that 2020 was one...

 2021-01-14 12:50 

Korea Herald

Posco Chemical raises W1.3tr through stock issuance...

Posco Chemical Co., an affiliate of South Korea's steel giant Posco Group, said Friday it has raised 1.3 trillion won ($1.1 billion) by new stock sales to fund its rechargeable battery material business. Posco Chemical said it sold 16.47 million sha...

 2021-01-14 12:47 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's highly pathogenic bird flu caseload reaches 62...

South Korea's agricultural ministry said Friday the total number of highly pathogenic bird flu cases traced to farms reached 62 amid the growing concerns over the spread of the disease across the country. The latest confirmed case of the H5N8 strain...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

N. Korea seen staging military parade: source...

North Korea appeared to have staged a military parade in the wake of its rare party congress, a South Korean government source said Thursday....

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Capitol Hill and 'production' of crowd...

On Jan. 6, a crowd of Donald Trump supporters illegally captured the Capitol and temporarily stalled the democratic process. It apparently shocked many people that this happened to the U.S. To comprehend what happened and what has been happening, it is pe...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Office workers uninterested in promotion...

Chances for promotion have been regarded as one of the biggest motivations in the workplace in the past, but results of a recent survey show that this is changing....

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Trump was rightly impeached. Now Senate must do its job....

In voting to impeach President Donald Trump - for a second time - Wednesday (local time) the House responded in the only responsible way it could to Trump's outrageous encouragement of the domestic terrorists who invaded the Capitol last week....

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Debate over short selling...

A heated debate is underway on whether to lift a ban on short selling, which has been in place temporarily to stabilize the stock market. On March 15 last year, the financial authorities banned short selling for six months amid mounting concerns about a m...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Foundations of democracy...
 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Concerns arising over Biden's national security team...

As President-elect Joe Biden puts together his national security team, diplomatic experts here are expressing concerns that his policy toward North Korea may follow in the footsteps of the Barack Obama administration's "failed" diplomatic effo...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Coupang Eats hot on heels of rival Yogiyo...

Now is the chance for Coupang Eats to get ahead of Yogiyo and rise to become the No. 2 player in the local food delivery service market. Yogiyo's market share stands at 18 percent, down from a 20-percent high. Coupang Eats, on the other hand, has incr...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins...

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing ...

 2021-01-14 12:44 

Korea Times

Biden's pick for Asia policy likely to seek stronger regional alliances to check China...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's selection of a former diplomat for Asia policy signals his intention to reinforce cooperation among South Korea, Japan and other allies in the region under a closer-knit alliance network to keep an assertive China in c...

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