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 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

LS owner family transfers stocks to relatives...

LS Group founding family members have transferred 33 billion won worth of stocks to their relatives, taking advantage of low stock prices amid the pandemic, a move seen by many as efforts to drastically reduce the government's imposition of a gift tax...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Gov't to seek 4th extra budget over flood damage...

The ruling bloc is reviewing the option of introducing a fourth extra budget, as many regions have been hit hard by weeks of heavy rain. It signals a change from its earlier stance which was not to seek any more supplementary budgets as the government has...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 28 new coronavirus infections...

South Korea's new coronavirus infections fell below 30 on Monday as imported cases slowed, but church-traced infections continued to strain the country's anti-virus fight. The country identified an additional 28 virus cases, including 17 local inf...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

China Taiping faces lawsuit from Shinhan, Arumdree...

China Taiping Insurance is facing a legal battle with Shinhan Bank and Arumdree Asset Management over its refusal to pay a 24 billion won ($20 million) insurance claim submitted by the latter, according to industry officials, Monday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

TvN series 'Stranger 2' to premiere on Netflix...

The second season of tvN's hit crime thriller series "Stranger," slated to air on Aug. 15, will premiere overseas through Netflix. The streaming platform announced that the series will be available right after the network broadcast each week i...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Korea to overhaul subsidy policies for EVs...

South Korea's environment ministry said Sunday that it will revamp a subsidy scheme for electric vehicles (EVs), with the current proposal centering on excluding high-priced EVs from the subsidy recipients....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Jeonbuk closes gap on Ulsan in two-horse race for K League title...

Don't look now, but here come the champions....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 10, 2020...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[Reporter's Notebook] SKT, KT, LG needs to resolve bumpy 5G network connectivity...

A year has passed since SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus became the world's first to "commercialize" their fifth-generation (5G) networks; and since then SKT has managed to exceed the 3 million subscriber mark. Despite the continuous increase in th...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[HACKERS] Toeic RC: August 2...

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 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Typhoon Jangmi slams into southern regions [PHOTOS]...

Typhoon Jangmi, the season's first typhoon to land here, arrived at the southern coastal area on Monday afternoon, keeping the country on alert over possible damage following the deadly downpours that recently battered the central region. The typhoon ...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Climate change...

The world is getting warmer every day. The Korea Times also mentioned the boom of stick insects and gypsy moths as an effect of the warming climate in Korea. Climate change has become one of the critical issues nowadays....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Politicians' visit to flood-affected regions faces criticism...

It has been almost customary for politicians to visit regions damaged by natural disasters to receive briefings from local government heads and engage in some recovery work. Such practices - and subsequent media coverage - have sparked controversy over th...

 2020-08-10 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Business sentiment of small firms improves...

The business sentiment of small and micro businesses in South Korea improved in the second quarter, although it remained lower than the pre-pandemic level. A survey conducted by the Korea Federation of Credit Guarantee Foundations showed Monday that...

 2020-08-10 11:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

Kim Kwang-hyun's Start for St. Louis Cardinals Delayed Due to Coronavirus Woes...

Kim Kwang-hyun seems to have no choice but to wait a while longer until he can start for the St. Louis Cardinals. Kim was scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in one of a three-game series scheduled early this week, but the series has been postponed d...

 2020-08-10 11:53 

KBS World

S. Korea Adds 34 COVID-19 Cases...

[Politics] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases have bounced back to over 30 amid growing clusters linked to Russian vessels and church meetings. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said on Tuesday that 34 people were newly diag...

 2020-08-10 11:46 

The Chosun Ilbo

More Well-Off Koreans Move Abroad...

Korea is seeing the biggest emigration wave since the 2008 global financial crisis. According to the Foreign Ministry on Monday, 1,590 Koreans moved overseas last year, up from a low of 273 in 2015. Their numbers started to surge in 2017 when some 1,294 K...

 2020-08-10 11:44 

Korea Herald

More virus cases reported at Russia-flagged ship in Busan...

BUSAN -- More seafarers on a Russia-flagged ship docked in the southern port city of Busan were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus, health authorities said Tuesday. Four additional Indonesian sailors on the fishing vessel have...

 2020-08-10 11:34 

Yonhap News

Mahindra to renounce controlling stake in SsangYong if investor comes up...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. will give up its s......

 2020-08-10 11:28 

The Chosun Ilbo

Mahindra to Sell off Ssangyong...

India's Mahindra Group has decided to reduce its majority stake in Korean SUV-maker Ssangyong. Mahindra managing director Pawan Goenka said in a virtual press conference in Mumbai on Aug. 7 that the Indian automaker "is in dialogue with investors ...

 2020-08-10 11:24 

Korea Herald

New daily virus cases bounce back to over 30 as church-linked infections rise...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 30 on Tuesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of letup. The country identified an additional 34 virus cases, including 23 domestic infections, raising the total casel...

 2020-08-10 11:09 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) As Typhoon Jangmi dissipates, more downpours expected overnight...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead, photos; UPDATES with new info in paras 1-6, 18-19) SEOUL,......

 2020-08-10 11:08 

Korea Herald

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

South Korean shares opened sharply higher Tuesday, led by an advance by major tech firms and chemicals makers. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 20.80 points, or 0.87 percent, to 2,355.11 in the first 15 minutes of trading...

 2020-08-10 11:04 

Korea Herald

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

South Korea and the United States are expected to kick off their annual summertime combined exercise next week in a scaled-back manner due to coronavirus concerns, a source said Tuesday. The computer-simulated command post exercise (CPX) will likely...

 2020-08-10 11:02 

KBS World

S. Korea, US to Stage Joint Drill from Sunday...

[Politics] : South Korea and the U.S. will reportedly begin a joint military exercise from Sunday. According to a South Korean government official, the two sides were set to stage the Crisis Management Staff Training(CMST) for three days from Tuesday. The...

 2020-08-10 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Korea rated 28th out of 35 for raising family...

South Korea placed 28th and received a grade of C minus on Asher & Lyric's Best Countries for Raising a Family in 2020. The best country to raise a family was once again a Nordic country, Iceland, which got an A plus and a 1093.07 index...

 2020-08-10 10:57 

KBS World

Cap on Spectators at Baseball Games Raised to 25% of Capacity...

[Politics] : Starting from Tuesday, the cap on the number of spectators at professional baseball games will be raised from ten to 25 percent of stadium capacity.Professional sports in South Korea have held spectator-less games amid the COVID-19 pandemic b...

 2020-08-10 10:49 

The Chosun Ilbo

KOSPI Recovers to Pre-Coronavirus Level...

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed at the highest level in two years and two months on Monday powered by a record run for Hyundai shares. The KOSPI closed up 1.48 percent at 2,386.38 points, approaching to the record of 2,404.04 points set on Ju...

 2020-08-10 10:48 

Korea Herald

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

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants to host a Group of Seven summit after the presidential election in November, not in September as previously planned. South Korea has paid keen attention to the upcoming G7 meeting sin...

 2020-08-10 10:44 

KBS World

Trump Inclined to Host G7 Summit after November Election...

[Politics] : U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly said on Monday he is inclined to host a Group of Seven summit following the presidential election set for November 3.Reuters said that Trump made the remarks during a press briefing at the White House wh...

 2020-08-10 10:42 

Korea Herald

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

South Korea's exports fell 24 percent on-year in the first 10 days of August amid the fallout from the new coronavirus outbreak, customs data showed Tuesday. The country's outbound shipments stood at $8.7 billion from Aug. 1-10, down from $11.4 bi...

 2020-08-10 10:30 

KBS World

S. Korea's Exports Fall 24% in First 10 Days of August...

[Politics] : South Korea's exports fell nearly 24 percent from a year earlier in the first ten days of August amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.According to data from the Korea Customs Service on Tuesday, the country's outbound ...

 2020-08-10 10:27 

Korea Herald

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

South Korea's annual rainy season has continued for 49 days now, the longest on record, and is poised to set a fresh record as more rains are forecast to pour down until mid-August. The monsoon season, which has begun on June 24, tied the previous r...

 2020-08-10 10:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea to Allow Arrivals from China's Hubei Province, Once Epicenter of Coronavirus Outbreak...

Korea Monday started allowing people to enter the country from China's Hubei Province whose capital city Wuhan is where coronavirus first emerged late last year.The latest move came after the province has not reported new cases of the virus recently a...

 2020-08-10 10:14 

KBS World

Report: US Has No Immediate Plans to Reduce Troops in S. Korea...

[Politics] : The U.S. administration reportedly has no immediate plans to reduce the American military presence in South Korea. Harry Kazianis, Senior Director at the Center for the National Interest, a Washington-based think tank, made the claim in a pie...

 2020-08-10 09:50 

KBS World

Germany Welcomes S. Korea's Participation in G7 Summit...

[International] : German's top diplomat said on Monday that his country welcomes South Korea's participation in an upcoming Group of Seven summit.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made the comment after talks with his South Korean counterpart, Ka...

 2020-08-10 09:36 

KBS World

Emergency Recovery Completed for 56.1% of Damaged Facilities...

[Domestic] : South Korea is maintaining its nationwide emergency response level at the highest of three for the ninth day with prolonged monsoon rains causing casualties and damage to facilities.The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters...

 2020-08-10 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Lebanese Government Resigns Following Beirut Blast...

Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation Monday night in the aftermath of last week's devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut and the public protests that followed."We want to open the door to national rescue, a ...

 2020-08-10 09:16 

The Chosun Ilbo

India Reports Record Coronavirus Deaths...

India on Monday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths, the most the country has recorded in a single day since the pandemic began. The new toll put India's total at 44,386 deaths, trailing only the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain. ...

 2020-08-10 09:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

More Than 100 Arrests, 13 Officers Hurt Amid Chicago Looting...

More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said.Police Superintend...

 2020-08-10 09:14 

Yonhap News

KBO's reigning saves leader out 2 months with shoulder injury...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- The reigning saves king in South Korean basebal......

 2020-08-10 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

Anti-Government Protests Continue in Thailand...

Rival protests took place in Bangkok Monday, with dozens of students continuing weekslong calls to change the constitution.They were met by roughly 30 pro-government demonstrators outside the Parliament house in Thailand's capital.But thousands joined...

 2020-08-10 09:10 

The Chosun Ilbo

Trump Abruptly Escorted from White House Briefing Because of Shooting...

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of a White House coronavirus briefing Monday because of a shooting outside the building. Trump returned minutes later and said, "There was an actual shooting and some...

 2020-08-10 09:10 

The Chosun Ilbo

To defrost meat fast...

To defrost meat fast, put it in lukewarm water with sugar for 10 minutes....

 2020-08-10 09:09 

Yonhap News

High court affirms guilty verdicts for Samsung execs, except one, in union sabotage case...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- An appellate court on Monday acquitted Lee Sang-hoon, former ch......

 2020-08-10 09:05 

KBS World

Major Highways Partially Closed amid Torrential Rains...

[Politics] : Major highways running across the capital Seoul were partly closed on Tuesday as heavy rains pushed up the water level of the city's Han River.The Seoul Metropolitan Government said that access to the Yeouido area of the Olympic Expresswa...

 2020-08-10 09:04 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon names three new senior secretaries, no announcement on chief of staff...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details from 3rd para; MODIFIES lead, headline; CHANGES photo) SEOUL......

 2020-08-10 08:43 

KBS World

More Downpours Expected for Central Region Tuesday...

[Science] : Typhoon Jangmi dissipated after passing through the southeastern part of South Korea on Monday, but the seasonal rain front is likely to bring more rain to the central region and North Jeolla Province on Tuesday.The Korea Meteorological Admini...

 2020-08-10 08:32 

Yonhap News

Gov't, Seoul city form task force for supply of public housing...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- The central and the Seoul city governments will work together t......

 2020-08-10 08:14 

Yonhap News

Moon names three new senior secretaries...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in appointed three new key senior Cheong Wa ......

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