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 2020-02-17 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 690.35 UP 1.44 points (open)...
 2020-02-17 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,183.0 won EQ from 1,183.0 won...
 2020-02-16 23:39 

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S. Korea to extend emergency loan to budget carriers amid virus fallout...

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will provide 300 billion won (US$253.5 million) in ......

 2020-02-16 23:34 

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Yonhap news advisory for Monday, Feb. 17...

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 2020-02-16 22:44 

Korea Herald

Oscar-winning 'Parasite' tops Japanese box office...

The Oscar-winning film "Parasite" topped the Japanese box office over the weekend, becoming the most-watched Korean movie in the neighboring country in 15 years. According to Japanese box-office tracker Kogyo Tsushinsha, director Bong Joon...

 2020-02-16 22:42 

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Tottenham's Son Heung-min sets career high with 5-match scoring streak...

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min has established a new ca......

 2020-02-16 22:38 

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(Spring Training) (Yonhap Interview) Blue Jays' coach misses teammates, winning from his time in S. Korea...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- He no longer has the flowing l......

 2020-02-16 22:32 

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(Spring Training) Blue Jays' catcher full of praise for Ryu Hyun-jin...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- Toronto Blue Jays' catche......

 2020-02-16 22:30 

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(Spring Training) Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin 'upset' at Astros for stealing signs...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- Toronto Blue Jays' starte......

 2020-02-16 22:25 

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(Spring Training) Talks centered around cutter in Ryu Hyun-jin's 2nd bullpen with Blue Jays...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- Toronto Blue Jays' South ......

 2020-02-16 22:22 

Korea Herald

Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship...

Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday . The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and...

 2020-02-16 22:20 

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(Spring Training) Blue Jays' players recall 'cool, amazing experience' at youth baseball tourney in Seoul...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- Before they became major leagu......

 2020-02-16 22:12 

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(Spring Training) Blue Jays infielders preparing for busy days behind Ryu Hyun-jin...

By Yoo Jee-ho DUNEDIN, United States, Feb. 16 (Yonhap) -- Whenever Ryu Hyun-jin takes th......

 2020-02-16 22:07 

Korea Herald

Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown...

Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market. Local officials have orders from the ruling Communist Party to get businesses functioning again while s...

 2020-02-16 22:00 

Korea Herald

UK consumers hit by post-Brexit customs: retailers...

British consumers will face higher prices and limited ranges of goods in the event of a return to customs controls after the Brexit transition period, an industry body warned Monday. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) issued the gloomy wa...

 2020-02-16 22:00 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Feb. 17)...

A lawless justice minister Since taking office on Jan. 3, Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae ha......

 2020-02-16 22:00 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Feb. 17)...

'Man-made disaster'Korea must evacuate nationals from virus-hit cruise ship in J......

 2020-02-16 21:59 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Feb. 17)...

Necessary stepBeefing up THAAD system would counter North Korea's enhanced missile ca......

 2020-02-16 21:59 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-02-16 21:16 

Korea Herald

Season's heaviest snow pounds Seoul...

The heaviest snow so far this winter hit most parts of South Korea on Monday, disrupting road traffic and causing flight cancellations. The Korea Meteorological Administration, or KMA, issued a heavy snow alert or warnings for some parts of Gyeongg...

 2020-02-16 20:52 

Korea Herald

KB Card launches debit card featuring Pengsoo...

Credit card issuer KB Card said Monday that it has rolled out a debit card featuring Pengsoo, a popular penguin character. The newly launched card comes in two designs — one with Pengsoo saying "Peng-ca," and the other with the char...

 2020-02-16 20:51 

Korea Herald

Bithumb agrees partnership with Chinese peer BitMax...

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese crypto exchange firm BitMax to roll out new crypto services and to tap into global markets together. They also agreed to jointly d...

 2020-02-16 20:50 

Korea Herald

NHN's Payco available on Apple platforms...

Internet services provider NHN said Monday that its easy-to-use mobile payment service Payco was now available on US tech giant Apple's platforms, including Apple Store, Apple Music and iCloud. Under the partnership, users can simply link thei...

 2020-02-16 20:41 

Korea Herald

UAE approves operation of Arab's first nuclear plant built by Kepco...

The United Arab Emirates has approved the operation permit of the Barakah nuclear power plant, which is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation, reports said Monday. This is the first nuclear power plant exported by the Korean firm. The lice...

 2020-02-16 19:53 

KBS World

UAE Approves Operation of S. Korean-built Nuclear Reactor...

[Economy] : The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has approved operation of the first of four nuclear reactors South Korea has been building in the Middle East country. Hamad al-Kaabi, the UAE representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), annou...

 2020-02-16 19:33 

KBS World

Chinese Ambassador Thanks S. Korea for Helping Fight Coronavirus...

[International] : Beijing's new diplomatic envoy to Seoul has expressed gratitude toward South Korea for its assistance in China's ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus. In a contribution to the People's Daily, the official paper of Chin...

 2020-02-16 19:21 

KBS World

More Labor Representatives Join Ruling Party ahead of General Elections...

[Politics] : Two senior labor activists have joined the ruling Democratic Party(DP) ahead of the April 15 general elections. During a press conference at the National Assembly on Monday, the DP introduced Lee Heung-seok, the head of an umbrella union grou...

 2020-02-16 19:12 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Number of foreign subscribers to state health insurance soars in 2019...

The number of foreign subscribers to the state health insurance program surged in 2019, topping the 1 million mark, after Korea required long-term-stay foreigners to sign up for it. According to data from the National Health Insurance Service, th...

 2020-02-16 19:11 

Korea Herald

At least 3 killed on icy roads as snow blankets nation...

The heaviest snow so far this winter hit most parts of South Korea on Monday, disrupting road traffic and causing flight cancellations. At least three people were killed as cars crashed on icy roads, while nearly 40 were injured. Dozens of flights to...

 2020-02-16 19:04 

Korea Herald

Park Shin-hye says 'Call' a never-before-seen mystery thriller...

Actress Park Shin-hye will be returning to the big screen for the first time in three years with "Call," a movie she describes as the tensest and fiercest among those in which she has acted. "There are stories that stimulate my ima...

 2020-02-16 18:38 

Korea Herald

"Crash Landing on You" ends with tvN's highest ratings yet...

"Crash Landing on You," tvN's Saturday-Sunday drama, came to an end Sunday, breaking its own viewership record and scoring the highest ratings for any tvN drama. The final episode of the 16-part romantic comedy starring Hyun Bin an...

 2020-02-16 18:30 

Korea Herald

Government steps up virus screening as risk of community spread looms...

As health authorities struggle to determine how the country's latest patients contracted the virus without China ties or contact with reported patients, the government on Monday once again vowed "preemptive measures" to stop the vir...

 2020-02-16 18:11 

Korea Herald

[Keenan Fagan] Time for a temporary travel ban...

Recently, President Moon has expressed confidence that South Korea can control the novel coronavirus outbreak with its quarantine system and that its threat to the country will soon subside. However, there is an increasing threat of a major outbreak...

 2020-02-16 18:09 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Ruling party's arrogance...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea on Friday dropped charges of election law violations that it had filed against a university professor and the news outlet to which she had contributed a column critical of the party. In a column published in the...

 2020-02-16 18:08 

Korea Herald

[James Jay Carafano] The Pentagon's three headaches...

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper doesn't have much gray hair. Just wait. He has some monumental challenges ahead. Even if Esper has the backing of the president, and Trump gets reelected, the Pentagon has a daunting to-do list. If the secretary...

 2020-02-16 18:07 

Korea Herald

[Ivo Daalder] China's secrecy has made coronavirus crisis much worse...

For eight years, China's President Xi Jinping has trumpeted his country's increasingly authoritarian system as a grand model for other developing countries to follow. No doubt, China has seen an extraordinary period of economic growth, wh...

 2020-02-16 18:06 

Korea Herald

Lime investors face tough compensation fight...

Investors in beleaguered hedge fund Lime Asset Management are facing a bumpy road to get compensation for their losses. By no later than Friday, every investor in the hedge fund is expected to find out their confirmed individual losses in their com...

 2020-02-16 17:54 

Korea Herald

Moon calls on government to focus on reducing economic impact of virus...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday called for close cooperation among economy-related government bodies in reviving the economy and dealing with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. "Economic ministries have the important task for realizing c...

 2020-02-16 17:43 

KBS World

One Dead, 37 Injured in Highway Pileup...

[Domestic] : One person has died and dozens others were injured in an expressway pileup in North Jeolla Province on Monday amid slippery road conditions caused by heavy snow.According to local police and fire authorities, around 20 vehicles piled up in a ...

 2020-02-16 17:42 

KBS World

Trade Ministry Reports No Impact from Japan's Export Curbs...

[Economy] : The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy stressed "breaking away from Japan" several times during a joint policy report at the presidential office on Monday. Minister Sung Yun-mo, who led the briefing, said the first goals for 2020 i...

 2020-02-16 17:28 

Korea Herald

Coronavirus tips bring down flu patients...

Taking tips on preventing the rapidly spreading coronavirus seems to be helping bring down the number of flu patients in Korea. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, the number of flu patients stood at 16 per...

 2020-02-16 17:27 

Korea Herald

Number of foreign nationals in Korea surpasses 2.5m...

The number of foreign nationals in South Korea reached a record 2.5 million last December, government data shows. According to the Korea Immigration Service on Monday, there were 2.52 million foreign nationals on short or long-term visas here at th...

 2020-02-16 17:21 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Six out of 10 Korean firms anticipated worsened business from coronavirus...

Six out of 10 Korean companies expect their business to worsen due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, a survey released by the Korea Economic Research Institute showed. The survey, conducted by Mono Research on the top 1,000 companies by revenue, sh...

 2020-02-16 17:05 

Korea Herald

Zico's 'Any Song' rules S. Korean music charts backed by viral cover dance videos...

Zico, a rapper and music producer, became the latest K-pop sensation as his latest hip-hop number, "Any Song," topped weekly domestic music charts for the fourth week in a row. The hypnotic song topped the Gaon weekly digital chart, operat...

 2020-02-16 16:56 

Korea Herald

Hwacheon ice fishing festival closes after overcoming warm weather...

HWACHEON -- This year's Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, a popular winter event hosted by the Gangwon Province county of Hwacheon, northeast of Seoul, drew to a close on Sunday, after more than 400,000 tourists from home and abroad enjoyed 21 days o...

 2020-02-16 16:43 

Korea Herald

SsangYong's Rexton Sports logs 40,000 units of annual sales for 2 years...

SsangYong Motor's flagship sports utility vehicle Rexton Sports has sold more than 40,000 units annually for the second year in a row, the carmaker announced Monday. This is the first time Ssangyong has sold over 40,000 units of an SUV b...

 2020-02-16 16:43 

KBS World

KOSPI Closes Monday Down 0.06%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) lost one-point-42 points, or point-06 percent, on Monday. It ended the day at two-thousand 242-point-17.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose around half a percent, gaining three-point-68 points to c...

 2020-02-16 16:43 

Korea Herald

[Photo News] Convenience stores enjoy boom...

With changing consumption patterns amid the rising number of single-member households and online shopping, the convenience store chains in South Korea reaped their largest margins last year, according to industry data. GS25 made 256.5 billion...

 2020-02-16 16:42 

Korea Herald

With fist bumps, Osmo Vanksa signals SPO's 'Resurrection'...

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off a new beginning over the weekend with Mahler's symphony "Resurrection," under the baton of new music director Osmo Vanska. Vanska, 67, was appointed as SPO music director last May. On Fri...

 2020-02-16 16:41 

Korea Herald

World Bank to highlight Korea's economy, technology...

The World Bank will host a special event that highlights South Korea's economy and innovative technology this week with the Korean government dispatching a special delegation, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said Monday. The government del...

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