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 2020-11-19 10:37 

KBS World

US ITC Delays Final Ruling on Daewoong-Medytox Dispute...

[Economy] : The U.S. International Trade Commission(ITC) again postponed its final ruling on a dispute over a botulinum toxin strain between two South Korean drugmakers.According to the pharmaceutical and bio industries on Friday, the ITC announced that i...

 2020-11-19 10:35 

Korea Herald

Producer prices fall for 1st time in 5 months on farm goods...

South Korea's producer prices declined for the first time in five months in October, mainly due to falling costs of agricultural, livestock and fishery goods, central bank data showed Friday. The producer price index, a barometer of future consumer...

 2020-11-19 10:30 

Korea Herald

US needs to be more strategic but less patient in dealing with N. Korea; lawmaker...

WASHINGTON -- The United States needs to be more strategic when dealing with North Korea but move as quickly as possible to help denuclearize the communist state and reunify the divided Koreas, a US lawmaker said Thursday. The remarks from Rep. Tom...

 2020-11-19 10:27 

Korea Herald

Reinforcing US alliance will be on Biden's everyday agenda through cabinet: McDonough...

WASHINGTON -- US President Joe Biden will work every day to strengthen his country's relationship with its key allies, such as South Korea, as he promised, former US National Security Adviser Dennis McDonough said Thursday. McDonough noted Biden may...

 2020-11-19 10:24 

Korea Herald

US Treasury adds 2 new companies to N. Korea sanctions list...

WASHINGTON -- The US Department of Treasury on Thursday added two new companies to its list of entities subject to sanctions on North Korea that seek to prevent the communist state's weapons programs. They include Korea Cholsan General Trading Corp....

 2020-11-19 10:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

2 Writers of Korean Descent Win U.S. National Book Awards...

Korean-Japanese author Yu Mi-ri and Korean-American poet and translator Choi Don-mee are among the winners of this year's National Book Awards, one of the most prestigious literary honors in the U.S. The National Book Foundation on Wednesday announced...

 2020-11-19 10:15 

Korea Herald

[Eye interview] 'Peace and love is the best vaccine!'...

At 72, Hahn Dae-soo is as exuberant as ever, his throaty laughter and irrepressible energy filling the studio. The "halbae," a term of endearment for grandfathers in Korean, as he calls himself, is back in Korea after four years in New...

 2020-11-19 10:09 

KBS World

BioNTech: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in December Is Possible...

[International] : BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said on Thursday that the COVID-19 vaccine his firm is developing with Pfizer could be rolled out next month.Sahin told AFP that there is a chance that the firms can receive approval from the United States or Euro...

 2020-11-19 10:01 

Korea Herald

[Around the Hotels] Promotion and Packages...

Shinsegae Chosun Hotel X L'Escape Hotel offer 'Romantic Mood' package Shinsegae Chosun Hotel in central Seoul's Jung-gu has collaborated with L'Escape Hotel to offer the Romantic Mood package for guests who want to spen...

 2020-11-19 10:01 

Korea Herald

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea...

Sunchang Fermented Sauce Festival The Sunchang Fermented Sauce Festival is an annual event held in Sunchang, South Jeolla Province. The festival celebrates the many different sauces and pastes made from fermented soybeans. This year's event r...

 2020-11-19 10:01 

Korea Herald

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week...

More Than Family (Korea) Opened Nov. 12 Drama, Comedy Directed by Choi Ha-na Toe-il (Jung Soo-jung) finds out she is pregnant. The father of the baby is Ho-hoon (Shin Jae-hwi), a student she has been tutoring. She plans to marry Ho-hoon, who is youn...

 2020-11-19 09:52 

KBS World

US Lawmaker: Defense Cost-Sharing Talks are for Future of S. Korea, US...

[Politics] : A U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday that the ongoing defense cost-sharing negotiations between South Korea and the U.S. should be talks for not just the past and present but for the future of the allies. U.S. House Representative Tom Suozzi made...

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor Kang So-ra is pregnant with her first child...

Actor Kang So-ra is pregnant with her first child, according to her agency Plum Actors Thursday. "Kang is currently happily and healthily pregnant,...

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lotte chair highlights importance of ESG initiatives...

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin highlighted the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives during his visit to a chemical plant in Ulsan....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

UN committee passes 16th resolution to improve North's human rights situation...

A United Nations committee on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for the improvement of the human rights situation in North Korea, which if passed by the UN General Assembly will be the 16th of its kind....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Crude steel production plummeted in 2020, but demand is rising...

Production of crude steel in Korea is projected to fall below 70 million tons this year for the first time in four years....

 2020-11-19 09:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Citing obstruction, DP to revise CIO law to move process forward...

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) announced Thursday it will revise a law to expedite the selection of the inaugural head of a powerful new corruption investigation agency, after a special bipartisan committee tasked to pick two final candidates......

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB says Hanjin KAL funding on the up and up...

With major shareholders and politicians objecting to the takeover of Asiana Airlines by Korean Air Lines, the head of Korean Development Bank (KDB) defended the government-owned institution's financing of the deal....

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pro-Korea resolutions are passed in U.S. House...

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted two resolutions Wednesday on strengthening the South Korea-U.S. alliance with bipartisan support, highlighting that the partnership plays a crucial role in ensuring peace and stability in the region....

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Promoting overseas development...

Ryu Kwon-ha, left, CEO of the Korea JoongAng Daily, and Park Myung-kwang, chairman of Global Civic Sharing, pose for a photo at the civic group's office in central Seoul on Thursday after signing a memorandum of understanding to......

 2020-11-19 09:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi continues on its high despite Covid-19 worries...

Stocks continued to build up gains Thursday after hitting a nearly three-year high the previous session, as battery makers remained in positive terrain amid concerns of surging Covid-19 cases. The won sharply fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-19 09:50 

Yonhap News

Defense ministry seeks support for Korea peace process at ASEAN security meeting...

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- The defense ministry on Thursday drummed up support for Seoul&a......

 2020-11-19 09:38 

Yonhap News

Suhyup chief demands Japan cancel plan to release radioactive water...

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's National Federation of Fisheries......

 2020-11-19 09:34 

The Chosun Ilbo

Radioactive (2020)...

Genres: Biography and Drama Running Time: 109 min. Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Starring: Rosamund Pike, Yvette Feuer Synopsis: The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world....

 2020-11-19 09:33 

The Chosun Ilbo

Antigone (2020)...

Genres: Crime and Drama Running Time: 109 min. Directed by: Sophie Deraspe Starring: Nahema Ricci, Rawad El-Zein Synopsis: A modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes ...

 2020-11-19 09:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Radioactive (2020)...
 2020-11-19 09:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Antigone (2020)...
 2020-11-19 09:30 

KBS World

US Sanctions Two Firms for N. Korea Forced Labor...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Treasury on Thursday slapped sanctions on two new companies for involvement in exporting "forced labor" from North Korea. The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a statement that it bl...

 2020-11-19 09:28 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon to Reiterate Importance of Essential Cross-Border Exchanges at APEC Summit...

President Moon Jae-in will reiterate his call to maintain essential exchanges across borders during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting Friday.Held virtually, the 21 APEC member states will discuss COVID-19 response measures. Moon will urge the ...

 2020-11-19 09:24 

Yonhap News

KBO to allow clubs to cut salary in case of extraordinary events...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- Starting next year, South Korean baseball clubs......

 2020-11-19 09:22 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Tougher distancing regulations take effect, limiting crowds at public facilities...

(ATTN: ADDS details about provincial city's elevation of distancing scheme in paras 1......

 2020-11-19 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Australian War Crimes Report Shows Young Soldiers Were Encouraged to Shoot Afghanistan Prisoners to Get First Kill...

Australian War Crimes Report Shows Young Soldiers Were Encouraged to Shoot Afghanistan Prisoners to Get First KillA four-year inquiry into Australian special forces in Afghanistan has found "credible evidence" of the "murder" of 39 prisone...

 2020-11-19 09:21 

KBS World

S. Korea's Producer Prices Fall First Time in 5 Months in October...

[Economy] : South Korea's producer prices fell for the first time in five months in October due mainly to falling prices of oil, chips and farm products. According to the Bank of Korea on Friday, the producer price index for all commodities came to 10...

 2020-11-19 09:19 

The Chosun Ilbo

Thai PM Threatens to Use All Legal Avenues Against Pro-Democracy Protesters...

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha promised on Thursday to pursue all legal avenues against pro-democracy protestors who are demanding his resignation and changes to the constitution, including limiting the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.Protestors...

 2020-11-19 09:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

3rd Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results...

Thursday brought further good news from the global effort to produce a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A report published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet says that a potential vaccine developed by Bri...

 2020-11-19 09:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Sanctions 2 Russia-Based Entities over N.Korean Forced Labor...

The U.S. Department of the Treasury slapped sanctions on two companies operating out of Russia on Thursday for their alleged involvement in the exploitation of forced labor from North Korea. According to a statement by the Treasury Department, sanctions w...

 2020-11-19 09:14 

KBS World

Moon to Attend Virtual APEC Summit...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) summit to be held via video link on Friday.U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plan to pa...

 2020-11-19 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

BBC Names Retired Judge to Lead Probe Into 1995 Diana Interview...

The BBC's board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday.The announceme...

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

GM Korea suppliers say strikes are driving them to wall...

Suppliers of GM Korea said Thursday they are on the verge of going bankrupt and urged management and labor to come to terms to end a rolling strike....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mnet to continue supporting IZ*ONE despite vote-rigging scandal...

Despite ongoing controversy about vote-rigging on the "Produce 101...

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household income grows in Q3, but not for bottom 20%...

increase in income is largely due to government subsidies provided in combating the spread of Covid-19 as income earned through labor and businesses has actually fallen....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Top prosecutor rejects Justice Ministry's attempts to question him...

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl rejected an unorthodox request by the Ministry of Justice to conduct an audit interview in person, which his office claimed was an attempt by the ministry to shame the country's top prosecutor....

 2020-11-19 08:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Angst in Korea ain't what it used to be as Covid tops list...

Two years ago, Koreans worried most about crime. Now, they are most worried about disease....

 2020-11-19 08:12 

Yonhap News

Samsung maintains top slot in DRAM market in Q3 despite revenue drop...

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. suffered a slight drop in its presence ......

 2020-11-19 08:03 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) New KBO club manager sets lofty goals...

(ATTN: ADDS 2nd photo, comments throughout)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- The ......

 2020-11-19 08:01 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) GM executive warns of possible exit from S. Korea amid strikes...

(ADDS: ADDS KDB's statement in 10th para) SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- An executive ......

 2020-11-19 07:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

It's not the destination, it's the journey, and the duty free...

No-destination flights will be allowed for a year, and passengers will be able to purchase duty-free goods upon their return to Incheon International Airport after tooling around the nearby skies, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki announced Thursday....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't to repurpose hotels to make jeonse cheaper...

The government will increase supplies of residences by 114,000 units over the next two years, including repurposing hotel rooms and office space. This is the 24th set of real estate measures introduced by the Moon Jae-in government....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Starbucks to open first delivery-only 'hidden kitchen' in Yeoksam...

Starbucks Korea is launching its pilot delivery service at a new branch inside an Emart store at Yeoksam Station in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, next Friday....

 2020-11-19 07:58 

Yonhap News

Kia workers to stage partial strike amid pandemic...

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- Unionized workers of Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's secon......

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