South Korea

» Auto updated continuously

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Cobalt weighs on Korean battery firms before Tesla Battery Day...

LG Chem, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation are paying attention to Tesla's looming Battery Day event, as the EV maker is anticipated to showcase its increased use of cobalt-free batteries, which could affect the Korean battery makers' current strategy...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Spatial design over eye-catching architecture: Seung H-Sang's vision for Yongsan Park...

Architect Seung H-Sang realized he had been waiting for that moment all along, when a call came in from a Dutch landscape architecture firm asking if he wanted to work together in an international competition to come up with a master plan for Yongsan Park...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Japan marks 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack...

Survivors of the world's first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack's 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Justice minister strengthens grip on prosecution with reshuffle...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae filled key posts in Korea's prosecutors' office with pro-Moon Jae-in officials, Friday, a move expected to further chip away at the power of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Competition intensifies between internet banks...

Competition is expected to heat up between the nation's two internet-only banks with K bank looking to challenge Kakao Bank's leading position through the launch of innovative products following a boost in its capital base....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

'Cocoon' actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85...

Utah-born Brimley found his way into the film industry through stunt work around horse riding, before taking on successively larger roles in his 40s and 50s which brought him fame playing sometimes gruff but lovable moustachioed seniors....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

TikTok gambit hits a wall...

The social media app TikTok has been downloaded more than 175 million times in the U.S. alone since its global launch in 2018. But now it's going viral for reasons other than teens dancing or cooking in pajamas....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Virus-hit Korean cinema prepares for next 100 years...

Experts and government officials met on Friday to analyze the impact of the coronavirus on Korea's film industry and to discuss ways to revive domestic cinema....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Moody's slammed for confusing Korean financial market...

Moody's Investors Service has drawn sharp criticism here for "flip-flopping" on its outlook for Korean securities firms, according to industry officials, Friday....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

NH Investment mulls over how to compensate Optimus fund investors...

NH Investment & Securities seems to be in a quandary over how to compensate scandal-ridden Optimus fund investors. CEO Chung Young-chae and other officials at the company held hours-long talks with representatives of the fund investors at the firm's h...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Lebanon's leaders face rage, reform calls after blast disaster...

Lebanon's embattled leadership, under fire after a massive explosion laid waste to large parts of central Beirut, faced public fury Thursday and stern calls to reform from the visiting French president and the IMF. Grief has turned to anger in a traum...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Korea's pioneering drag entertainer strives to change narrative [VIDEO]...

Some say it is misogynistic, while others say it is culturally inappropriate. But to Kim Young-rong, a pioneering drag entertainer at the center of a much-criticized scene, drag is just a way of expressing himself - the other side of himself....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Downpour hit southern region, expected to hit Seoul, Gyeonggi again...

The unusual heavy rainfall being experienced nationwide led to flooded roads and streets in southern regions Friday, but will return to hit central parts of the country from early Saturday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges...

China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Japanese company appeals S. Korean court's decision on asset seizure...

A Japanese company has appealed a South Korean court's ruling to seize its assets in the country to compensate victims of wartime forced labor in a move expected to worsen tensions between the two countries....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat virus...

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned against "vaccine nationalism," saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not be safe coronavirus havens if poor nations remained exposed....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Trump says coronavirus vaccine 'possible before Nov. 3 election'...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov. 3 election, a more optimistic forecast on timing than anything suggested by his own White House health experts. Asked on the Ge...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist...

Several renowned authors and Hollywood stars called on Egypt to free prominent activist Sanaa Seif and other political prisoners in an open letter published on Tuesday....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

When stage play meets cinema: SAC unveils its first stage movie 'Story of Old Couple'...

In a pandemic-stricken world where live-streamed performances have become the norm, the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) has found a new way to deliver its theater performances to audiences not familiar with its work....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Cross-border humanitarian assistance gains momentum under new minister...

Proposals to provide government funding for humanitarian aid to North Korea are gaining momentum following the appointment pf Lee In-young, a former four-term ruling party lawmaker, as unification minister, July 27....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

South Korea still a 'reconsider travel' destination in US travel advisory...

The U.S. State Department on Thursday lowered its travel advisory for Daegu, placing all of South Korea under the second-highest tier of "reconsider travel" due to COVID-19....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Keep singing...

People often comment on how well, in general, Koreans sing. It's not an accident, but the fruit of the Korean educational system's emphasis on music from the early years. I remember singing with my classmates in the classroom all through my primar...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 20 new coronavirus cases...

South Korea's new virus cases fell sharply on Friday as local infections grew again in a single-digit figure. But new cluster infections at restaurants and churches are still straining the country's anti-virus fight. The country added 20 cases, in...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

KT Q2 net up on reduced costs, robust non-mobile biz...

KT said Friday its second-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent from the previous year on the back of reduced costs amid the pandemic and growing demand for its non-mobile services....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

President declares 7 flood-battered parts of Korea as special disaster zones...

President Moon Jae-in on Friday declared seven cities and counties in central South Korea devastated by recent torrential rains as special disaster zones, the presidential office said, making them eligible for state support in their disaster recovery effo...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

No major service disruptions reported during doctors' strike...

No major service disruptions were reported at Korea's hospitals Friday after doctors and interns went on a 24-hour strike to protest a government plan to raise admission quotas at medical schools....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

South Korea still a 'reconsider travel' destination in US travel advisory...

The U.S. State Department on Thursday lowered its travel advisory for Daegu, placing all of South Korea under the second-highest tier of "reconsider travel" due to COVID-19. Daegu was placed under the highest tier, "do not travel," in late...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

US lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory...

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursdaylifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warni...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

UB40 singer Duncan Campbell recovering after suffering stroke...

Duncan Campbell, the current lead singer for UB40, was hospitalized after suffering from a stroke, the band said on Twitter....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

NCAA Division II and III cancel fall sports due to pandemic...

Fall sports championships in NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Memorial Award of Nepali migrant worker to be established...

The Foreign Workers' Welfare Center in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, is launching a memorial award commemorating Minod Moktan, a late migrant worker and activist from Nepal....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Trump issues orders for U.S. ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days...

U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Massive Beirut explosions kill at least 100, hurt thousands...

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. , ....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Trump targets Samsung, LG for political boost ahead of election...

U.S. President Donald Trump has boasted that his administration's imposition of a 50 percent tariff on Samsung and LG products helped domestic companies such as Whirlpool increase their market share....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Schools and social distancing...
 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

China's July exports rise despite coronavirus, US tariff war...

China's exports rose by an unexpectedly strong 7.2 percent in July as the world's second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Korea to provide $1 million worth of emergency aid to explosion-hit Lebanon...

Korea will provide $1 million worth of emergency relief aid to help Lebanon recover from a massive explosion that killed more than 140 people and wounded thousands, the foreign ministry said Friday....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Seoul stocks bask in week-long gain to hit nearly 2-year high on stimulus hope...

Korean shares extended gains to a fifth session on Friday, as expectations for a U.S. stimulus package underpinned investor sentiment. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei from Monday...

South Korea will lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province, believed to be the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, starting Monday, as virus cases have eased there and China has relaxed entry bans for South Koreans, health authorities sai...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Lotte Chemical, Kumho Petrochemical net profit down on COVID-19...

Lotte Chemical said Friday its second-quarter net profit fell 88.7 percent from a year earlier due to low demand amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

LG Uplus snubs Huawei-related security risks, Q2 net sharply up...

LG Uplus said Friday its 5G equipment from China's Huawei Technologies does not pose security risks, downplaying U.S. concerns that they can be used for espionage by China....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Keeping secrets: 'I am hiding that I am a K-pop fan'...

Kim, 23, is an ardent fan of K-pop boy band EXO. When EXO played a three-day concert in Seoul last year, she stayed at a hotel near the concert hall for three days to watch all the gigs. Once, she waited for more than 15 hours, only to see the K-pop act o...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

New BTS documentary film to hit theaters next month...

A new feature-length documentary film on K-pop group BTS will hit theaters next month in South Korea and around the world, the country's leading theater chain CGV announced Friday. "Break The Silence: the Movie" will be released on Sept. 10 ex...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

US urges Korea to keep security pact with Japan...

The United States has urged Korea to retain its bilateral intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, after Seoul hinted at not extending it amid worsening diplomatic ties with Tokyo. The Korean-language service of Voice of America (VOA) reported Friday that a ...

 2020-08-07 11:45 

Korea Herald

Four dead, one missing in landslide triggered by heavy rain...

Four people are dead and another missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit a southern town, local officials said Saturday. The landslide buried five homes at a village in Gokseong, about 400 kilometers south of Seoul, at 8:29 p.m. Frida...

 2020-08-07 11:40 

Korea Herald

Trump says he will make deals with N.K. very quickly if reelected...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he will make deals with North Korea "very quickly" if reelected in November. Trump was referring to his administration's stalled efforts to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program in...

 2020-08-07 11:35 

Korea Herald

S. Korea reports 43 new coronavirus cases, community infections around Seoul continue...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases linked with community infections have jumped to the highest level in more than two weeks, with many in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Province, according to health authorities Saturday. The Korea Centers for Disease Contr...

 2020-08-07 11:07 

Yonhap News

S. Korea approves clinical trials for local COVID-19 drug candidate material...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has approved first phase clinical trials for a poten......

 2020-08-07 10:49 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon declares 7 flood-battered parts of S. Korea as special disaster zones...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; ADDS more details in 6th para, photos) SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) ......

 2020-08-07 10:35 

Yonhap News

Web portals suspend sports news comment services to stop hateful remarks...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's three top web portal operators have all halte......

  • Need an account?  
    or