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 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Samyang Biopharm establishes Samyang CRS Award...

Samyang Biopharm USA, global biotech subsidiary of Samyang Pharmaceuticals Corporation, announced Tuesday that it had established the Samyang CRS Award in Honor of Sung Wan Kim. The announcement was made at the 2020 annual meeting of the Controlled Releas...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

KDB chief criticizes SsangYong's restructuring plan...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) Chairman Lee Dong-gull criticized SsangYong Motor's efforts to address its liquidity crunch, saying the carmaker should convince the market first before asking for government support....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Denial of extradition...

The Seoul High Court rejected an extradition request from the United States, Monday, for Son Jong-woo, the convicted operator of the world's largest child porn site. Son, 24, was released after the decision that generated intense public outrage. He ha...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Trump's achilles heel...
 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Hotel Lobby...

Andaz Seoul Gangnam, located near Apgujeong Station, has begun a unique collaboration with the Gana Art and Perrier to provide a distinct staycation experience this summer, as many people who are unable to travel abroad are expected to visit the hotel....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Moon's chief of staff pressed to step down over real estate row...

President Moon Jae-in and the ruling bloc have come under mounting criticism after one of his trusted aides invited public indignation over the government's real estate policy. The aide, presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min, is being pressured to...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Harnessing Malawi's youth bulge...

Malawi is facing a massive youth bulge, with more than half the population under the age of 18 - a share that is growing fast. This can be a boon for development, as a dynamic young working-age population propels the economy into the future....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Biegun says US 'strongly' supports inter-Korean cooperation...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that Washington "strongly" supports inter-Korean cooperation, calling it an "important component" in creating a more stable environment on the Korean Peninsula. Biegun, who doubl...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization...

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won't take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstance...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Ethnic Korean named Kazakh health minister...

An ethnic Korean was named the top health policymaker in Kazakhstan last month, according to the latest media reports....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

COVID-19: Theaters seek donations for streaming performances...

Organizers of plays and musicals are implementing a "voluntary donations" system as a way to make money from the online streaming of performances. Since COVID-19 struck the nation, streaming has become the new normal in show business to provide a ...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Reckoning...

I lived through the national travesty of the impeachment and imprisonment of ex-President Park Geun-hye. Massive marches throughout the capital, Seoul, and the nation's protests blotted out all other news....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

China vs. Hong Kong books...
 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

DH-Woowa deal under second FTC review...

There never seems to be a peaceful day for the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) since it began reviewing the $4 billion deal of Delivery Hero's acquisition of Woowa Brothers. Labor civic groups including the Korea Franchisee Union (KFU) and the Kore...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

What happens when businessmen become president...

Can we finally nix the myth that what this nation needs is a businessman who will "run America like a business"? If mining magnate Herbert Hoover wasn't sufficient evidence, bankrupt casino hack Donald Trump should be the clincher....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Asia Model Festival to integrate blockchain business into culture, art...

The Asia Model Festival Organizing Committee (AMFOC), Kobea Group and the Korean Institute of Culture and Arts Ability Evaluation (KCAEI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote Korean entertainment content and fine arts through joint project...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Air carriers take desperate steps for survival...

Korean Air and other local airlines are struggling to come up with additional rescue measures that will ensure their survival in the airline industry crisis amid ongoing restrictions on overseas travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, industry officials said...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Jasper Liu satisfied with his first unscripted travel reality show...

Jasper Liu, a Taiwanese actor and musician, has taken an unprecedented move to co-star in the unscripted travel reality show "Twogether" alongside Korean singer-actor Lee Seung-gi....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies...

Ennio Moricone, whose scores for movies such as "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "The Mission" and "Cinema Paradiso" made him one of the world's most famous and prolific screen composers, has died, ANSA news agency said on Mon...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

British asylum for 3 mil....

"We will grant British National Overseas (BNOs) five years' limited leave to remain (in the United Kingdom), with the right to work or study," British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the U.K. parliament on July 1. "After five years, th...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Landmark ruling against North...

A local court made a landmark ruling Tuesday that North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un should pay 21 million won ($17,550) each in compensation to two former South Korean prisoners of war (POWs) for forced labor they endured while in captivity there. Th...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

US 'strongly' supports inter-Korean cooperation: Biegun...

U.S. special representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that the Trump administration "strongly" stands behind the government's efforts to promote inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Juventus lets 2-goal lead slip in 4-2 loss at Milan...

MILAN (AP) _ Juventus missed the chance to take a big step toward a ninth successive Serie A title as it let a two-goal lead slip away in a surprising 4-2 loss at AC Milan on Tuesday....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Explore Korea's charm through Netflix...

People around the world who have been going through a hard time due to the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to take a journey to explore the tradition and beauty of Korea through Netflix's offerings....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Paul Kim to release song to bring comfort amid COVID-19...

Korean-American musician Paul Kim is slated to release his new single "Quarantine" on July 9, according to his management company Neuron Music, Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Japanese man faces investigation for violating self-isolation rule...

A Japanese national visiting South Korea's southern port city of Busan is facing a police investigation for failing to comply with the government's mandatory self-isolation rules aimed at containing the new coronavirus, authorities here said Wedne...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

Single-person households most common household type in Korea: data...

A single-person household is the most common type of living arrangement in South Korea, data showed Wednesday. Data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety showed 8.77 million single-person residence registrations, accounting for 39 percent of...

 2020-07-08 12:05 

Korea Times

KCCI chief vows to enhance Korea-Spain business ties...

Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan pledged to enhance the ties between Korean and Spanish businesses, and the Moon Jae-in government's massive investment plan for a green and digital economy will be a launch pad for ...

 2020-07-08 12:00 

Yonhap News

Celltrion says new antibody treatment effective in tests with mutated type of new coronavirus...

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- Celltrion, a leading pharmaceutical firm in South Korea, said on......

 2020-07-08 11:36 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Justice minister rejects top prosecutor's offer to form new team to probe case involving key aide...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline; UPDATES with Choo's rejection throughout) SEOUL, July 8 (Y......

 2020-07-08 11:26 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 50 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Politics] : South Korea reported 50 more COVID-19 cases as of 12:00 a.m. Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 13-thousand-293. The central quarantine countermeasures headquarters said that 28 were domestic infections while 22 were importe...

 2020-07-08 11:14 

Yonhap News

S. Korean, Qatari foreign ministers discuss coronavirus response, business cooperation...

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke by phone with her Qatari c......

 2020-07-08 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] N. Korean households hold average $1,300 in cash...

North Korean families have average financial assets of over $1,700 while holding more than two-thirds of their assets in cash, the Bank of Korea said. According to the report, the average North Korean household had financial assets of $1,761 betwe...

 2020-07-08 10:59 

Yonhap News

Top prosecutor orders creation of independent team to handle case involving key aide...

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Wednesday ordered the creat......

 2020-07-08 10:52 

Korea Herald

Celltrion chief enjoys biggest gain in stock value in H1...

The chief of the pharmaceutical group Celltrion saw the value of his stock holdings rise the most among the heads of South Korea's major business groups in the first half, data showed Thursday. Seo Jung-jin held 5.85 trillion won ($4.9 billion) wort...

 2020-07-08 10:52 

KBS World

Indian Police Arrest 2 S. Korean Executives of LG Polymers over Gas Leak...

[Politics] : Two South Korean executives of LG Chem's local unit in India have been arrested over a deadly gas leak that killed a dozen people in May.According to diplomatic authorities and the company on Wednesday, Indian police detained the Korean p...

 2020-07-08 10:49 

KBS World

Top Prosecutor Accepts Justice Minister's Order...

[Domestic] : Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl has effectively accepted Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's order to back off from a controversial case involving one of Yoon's key aides. The Supreme Prosecutors' Office said on Thursday that the Seou...

 2020-07-08 10:35 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on US gains...

South Korean shares opened higher Thursday, apparently tracking overnight gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 12.93 points, or 0.60 percent, to 2,171.81 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Global recov...

 2020-07-08 10:35 

Korea Herald

Military launches sexual violence probe team, victim support center...

The defense ministry opened a shelter Thursday for victims of sexual crimes at barracks following the launch of an investigative unit specialized in sexual violence and human rights abuse cases, it said. The launch of the victim support center is pa...

 2020-07-08 10:20 

Korea Herald

Satellite images show NK facility possibly linked to nuclear program: CNN...

WASHINGTON -- New satellite imagery reveals a previously undeclared North Korean facility that experts suspect could be used to build nuclear warheads, CNN reported Wednesday. The images, captured by Planet Labs and analyzed by experts at the Middle...

 2020-07-08 10:19 

Korea Herald

Air Busan to resume flights to China next week...

Air Busan Co., the budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines Inc., said Thursday it will resume flights to China next week upon quarantine approval from China. Air Busan plans to begin offering one flight per week on the Incheon-Shenzhen route on Frida...

 2020-07-08 10:05 

KBS World

US Defense Chief Calls N. Korea 'Rogue State'...

[Politics] : U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper described North Korea and Iran as "rogue states" that conduct aggressive activities, as the U.S. top nuclear envoy is visiting South Korea. Esper made the remarks in a video message sent on Tuesday...

 2020-07-08 09:50 

KBS World

Top Diplomats of S. Korea, Qatar Discuss COVID-19 Cooperation...

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and Qatar spoke on the phone on Wednesday to discuss responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to expand the exchange of businesspeople. Seoul's Foreign Ministry said that in the talks, Minister Kang Kyu...

 2020-07-08 09:36 

KBS World

US Tops 3 Million COVID-19 Cases...

[International] : U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has surpassed three million.Pence, who heads the White House coronavirus task force, said in a press briefing that the nation has so far te...

 2020-07-08 09:33 

The Chosun Ilbo

S.Koreans Have 3rd Most Powerful Passports in the World...

The South Korean passport is the third-most powerful in the world. According to an index by Swiss-based research firm Henley and Partners on Tuesday, South Korea ranks third, down a notch from 2019 tying with Germany. South Korean nationals can travel vis...

 2020-07-08 09:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Japan's Exports to Korea Hits 11-Year Low in May...

Japan's exports to Korea plunged to an 11-year low in May due to the coronavirus pandemic and Tokyo's export restrictions against Seoul.According to the Korea International Trade Association, Japanese shipments to Korea came to just over US$3 bill...

 2020-07-08 09:31 

KBS World

Biegun to Wrap up S. Korea Trip after Visit to Top Office...

[Politics] : U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will wrap up his three-day visit to South Korea on Thursday and fly to Japan. On the last day of the trip, Biegun will reportedly visit the presidential office in Seoul to meet with new national s...

 2020-07-08 09:28 

KBS World

Justice Minister Rejects Chief Prosecutor's Proposal...

[Politics] : Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Wednesday rejected Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's proposal to create an "independent"; investigative team to handle a controversial collusion case involving one of Yoon's key aides. The Justi...

 2020-07-08 09:24 

The Chosun Ilbo

United Airlines Sending Layoff Notices to Nearly Half of U.S. Employees...

United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees -- nearly half its U.S. staff -- in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry.The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past...

 2020-07-08 09:23 

Yonhap News

Top S. Korean, Japanese officials hold phone discussions on regional security...

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- Suh Hoon, the newly appointed top security adviser to South Kore......

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