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 2020-08-11 01:11 

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(URGENT) 71 more patients released from coronavirus treatment, total now at 13,729: KCDC...
 2020-08-11 01:10 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports no new coronavirus death, death toll at 305: KCDC...
 2020-08-11 01:10 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 34 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 14,660: KCDC...
 2020-08-11 00:46 

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S. Korea, U.S. set to launch combined summertime exercise next week...

By Choi Soo-hyang SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States are expec......

 2020-08-11 00:30 

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Trump says he wants to host G7 summit after election...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday t......

 2020-08-11 00:30 

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Seoul stocks open sharply higher on gains in techs, chemicals...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares opened sharply higher Tuesday, led by an ad......

 2020-08-11 00:27 

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(LEAD) Exports fall 24 pct in first 10 days of August...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout) SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports fe......

 2020-08-11 00:22 

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BTS drops teaser photos for upcoming single 'Dynamite'...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- K-pop giant BTS on Tuesday unveiled a set of teaser images for ......

 2020-08-11 00:21 

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S. Korean central region under 49 days of rainy season, longest on record...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's annual rainy season has continued for 49 day......

 2020-08-11 00:16 

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Samsung Biologics to spend 1.7 tln won for new plant...

By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Biologics, a biopharmaceutical unit of......

 2020-08-11 00:03 

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Households pile up cash in Q1 amid coronavirus...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean households scrambled to pile up cash in the first ......

 2020-08-11 00:02 

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KOSDAQ 863.07 UP 0.31 points (open)...
 2020-08-11 00:01 

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KOSPI 2,396.11 UP 9.73 points (open)...
 2020-08-11 00:01 

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Dollar opens at 1,187.0 won UP from 1,185.6 won...
 2020-08-11 00:01 

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Exports fall 24 pct in first 10 days of August...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports fell 24 percent on-year in the first......

 2020-08-10 23:41 

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Cap on baseball crowds raised to 25 percent of capacity this week...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- Beginning with games Tuesday evening, the cap o......

 2020-08-10 23:40 

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Refiners' continued negative margin dims earnings outlook...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean oil refiners' key profitability measure has r......

 2020-08-10 22:54 

Korea Herald

Korean football league adjusts fixtures ahead of Asian club tournament...

The top South Korean football league announced changes to its fixtures on Tuesday, a move designed to accommodate teams playing at a continental tournament in October. The six K League 1 matches set for Sept. 25-27 will be pl...

 2020-08-10 22:44 

Korea Herald

Jeju Air Q2 net losses widen on failed Eastar merger...

Jeju Air Co., South Korea's biggest low-cost carrier, on Tuesday announced a revised second-quarter earnings report, which showed the company posted larger net losses than initially estimated due to the unsuccessful acquisition of debt-ridden...

 2020-08-10 22:42 

Korea Herald

Choi Kwang-ho shows New York highlights from 30 years ago...

Photographer Choi Kwang-ho's solo exhibition brings you back to New York 30 years ago through more than 400 of his photographs. The ongoing exhibition at Gallery Ryugaheon in central Seoul -- a space dedicated solely to documentary photography...

 2020-08-10 22:23 

Korea Herald

Veteran KBO slugger hits milestone home run...

Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted a milestone home run on Tuesday, becoming only the second player in South Korean baseball history with seven straight 20-homer seasons. Park smacked a two-run homer off Warwick Sau...

 2020-08-10 22:05 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Aug. 11)...

Detached from reality The Moon Jae-in administration has once again resorted to its favo......

 2020-08-10 22:05 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Aug. 11)...

Minimize flood damages Time to take bolder measures to prevent disasters Heavy rainfa......

 2020-08-10 22:05 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Aug. 11)...

'New Deal' fund Envisioned plans need to be redesigned to put them in line wit......

 2020-08-10 22:04 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-08-10 20:03 

KBS World

FM Kang Stresses Seoul's Potential to Contribute to G7...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said South Korea can contribute to the Group of 7 with its handling of the pandemic and possibly more. In a meeting with reporters upon arrival from Germany on Tuesday, Kang said that the biggest issue at hand ...

 2020-08-10 19:55 

KBS World

OECD Warns of Fiscal Impact of Aging on S. Korea...

[Economy] : The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) has called ageing one of the most worrying trends for South Korea's fiscal health. In its latest report on Tuesday, where it revised upward its outlook for South Korea by four...

 2020-08-10 19:50 

Korea Herald

Gyeonggi Province sets example for universal basic income...

When Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung first brought the idea of universal basic income to South Korea's political arena years ago, it was quickly dismissed as too far-fetched and populist. Now, the COVID-19 crisis put the universal basic i...

 2020-08-10 19:42 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Why are Korean doctors striking?...

Last Friday, thousands of young doctors and medical students took to the streets in Yeouido, Seoul, to protest the government's plans for recruiting and utilizing health care workforce. Another walkout by doctors of all grades is slated for thi...

 2020-08-10 19:41 

KBS World

KOSPI Tops 2,400 Points for First Time in 26 Months...

[Economy] : South Korea's benchmark stock index has surpassed two-thousand-400 points for the first time in over two years following recent U.S. stock rallies. With Tuesday's closing of two-thousand-418-point-67 points, the Korea Composite Stock P...

 2020-08-10 19:35 

KBS World

Incoming USFK Personnel to Undergo Additional 2-Week Quarantine in US...

[Politics] : Members of U.S. Forces Korea and their families will go through a mandatory quarantine in the U.S. before traveling to South Korea. According to U.S. military media outlet Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army will apply its "Frago 9" guid...

 2020-08-10 19:21 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Beethoven made it happen'...

Ludwig van Beethoven was more than just the theme of this year's festival for pianist Son Yeol-eum. He was the hero. Though hindered by the coronavirus and the heavy downpour, the 17th Music in PyeongChang (MPyC) successfully wrapped up its t...

 2020-08-10 19:07 

Korea Herald

US military personnel must be tested for coronavirus before traveling here...

Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday. They must also observe a two-week quarantine before departure and again upon arri...

 2020-08-10 18:29 

Korea Herald

[Gadget Review] Breaking bad habits with Philips Sonicare...

Hope it isn't too late to express my thanks to Ray Jakobs, head of personal health business of Royal Philips. I was more than lucky to meet the Philips executive at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas held in January, obviously wh...

 2020-08-10 18:25 

Korea Herald

Gen2 Partners fund freeze headache for Korean brokerages, banks...

South Korean financial institutions associated with Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager Gen2 Partners are in a predicament as they struggle to ensure the investment -- sold by them -- could be redeemed later on. Brokerage firms here that sold Gen2 Pa...

 2020-08-10 18:24 

Korea Herald

Talks on HDC-Asiana deal likely to prolong...

HDC Hyundai Development Co. which was poised to acquire Asiana Airlines said Tuesday it will hold talks with the majority shareholder Kumho Industrial to revive the stalled deal. Negotiations between both sides may effectively go on after the Wednes...

 2020-08-10 18:09 

Korea Herald

Debates on 4th extra budget bill mount amid flood damages...

After approving several sets of additional fiscal injections so far this year to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea is facing mounting calls for yet another extra budget amid the recent flood damages. While political parties...

 2020-08-10 17:53 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Beirut explosion raises questions on Busan safety...

The Port of Busan, where some 1,240 tons of ammonium nitrate are stored, is drawing criticism from worried local residents as there is no unified command center to manage the explosive material -- the cause of a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon....

 2020-08-10 17:28 

Korea Herald

COVID-19 patient found to have attended KBO game; season to continue...

A person who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus was found on Tuesday to have attended a baseball game in Seoul, with the league office saying it has cooperated with health authorities in follow-up studies and the season will continue...

 2020-08-10 17:27 

Korea Herald

Disney's 'Mulan' confirms September cinema release in South Korea...

Disney's live-action remake of its animated film "Mulan" will be coming to South Korean big screens next month. The film's local distributor Walt Disney Co. Korea on Tuesday confirmed the film's upcoming local release....

 2020-08-10 17:16 

Korea Herald

GS Group donates W1b to help victims of heavy rains...

GS Group said Tuesday it has donated 1 billion won to the Community Chest of Korea to help victims affected by the recent heavy downpour in South Korea. "We hope the donation will support those who suffered from heavy monsoon rains," a...

 2020-08-10 17:16 

Korea Herald

LG U+ to roll out 5G-powered AR glass service with Nreal...

LG U+, a South Korean telecommunications firm, said Tuesday that the company has commercialized the world's first 5G-based augmented reality glass solutions. The wearable device named LG U+ Real Glass is supported by smart glasses provided by...

 2020-08-10 17:00 

KBS World

Record-Long Monsoon Season Further Agonizes S. Korea amid Pandemic...

[Domestic] : Anchor: Monsoon rains that began to inundate the country's central region in late June show few signs of ending with Wednesday set to mark the longest monsoon season the nation has ever seen. President Moon Jae-in is emphasizing all-out e...

 2020-08-10 16:42 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Tuesday Up 1.35%...

[Economy] : On Tuesday, the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 32-point-29 points, or one-point-35 percent. It ended the day at two-thousand-418-point-67.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ fell, losing two-point-53 points, or zero-point-29 percent...

 2020-08-10 16:39 

Korea Herald

[Herald Review] Twice's first virtual concert was colorful, tech-savvy and interactive...

By embracing top-notch technology backed by a well-knit plot, K-pop powerhouse Twice brought a whole new level of festivity to its first virtual concert Sunday afternoon. The group's first official concert since its 2019 world tour, "Be...

 2020-08-10 16:38 

KBS World

Mass Rallies on Independence Day Feared to Spread COVID-19...

[Domestic] : Mass rallies by both conservative and liberal civic groups are scheduled for Independence Day on this upcoming Saturday in the heart of Seoul.This comes as group infections of COVID-19 continue to arise at churches in the metropolitan area.Wh...

 2020-08-10 16:35 

Korea Herald

Germany says Russia hurdle to Korea's G-7 participation...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday said that he welcomed South Korea's participation in an upcoming Group of Seven summit in the US, but opposes the readmission of Russia. Speaking in Berlin after a meeting with his South Korea...

 2020-08-10 16:26 

KBS World

OECD Revises Up S. Korea's Growth Outlook to -0.8%, Now Ranked 1st...

[Economy] : Anchor: The OECD has bumped up South Korea's annual growth forecast from the last estimate released in June. In its 2020 OECD Korea Economic Report, it predicted that the country would mark a minus zero-point-eight percent growth for the y...

 2020-08-10 16:07 

Korea Herald

Kospi surpasses 2,400-mark after 26 months...

South Korea's main bourse Kospi on Tuesday crossed the 2,400-point mark in nearly 26 months, on retail and foreign investors' buying spree. The bourse got off to a strong start at 2,396.11 -- up 9.73 points, or 0.41 percent -- from the p...

 2020-08-10 16:07 

KBS World

S. Korean Shipbuilders Top Global Ranking in New Orders in July...

[Economy] : South Korean shipbuilders topped the global ranking in new shipping orders in July for the first time this year, thanks to the resumption of orders for liquefied natural gas(LNG) ships.According to global market researcher Clarkson Research Se...

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