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 2020-07-07 06:28 

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Asiana to resume flights to Nanjing next week...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's second-biggest carrier ......

 2020-07-07 06:28 

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With key figures banned, triathlon body shifts focus to mysterious 'team doctor'...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- With some principal figures in a snowballing abuse scandal in So......

 2020-07-07 06:26 

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LG Electronics delivers estimate-beating Q2 earnings amid pandemic...

By Joo Kyung-don SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. on Tuesday delivered mark......

 2020-07-07 06:17 

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S. Korea's ultrafine dust emissions fall 8.5 pct in 2017: data...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's ultrafine dust emissions fell 8.5 percent on-......

 2020-07-07 06:16 

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Seaside villages opt to close beaches due to coronavirus fears...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- People dreaming of vacationing at a secluded beach this summer, ......

 2020-07-07 06:05 

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LG Electronics Q2 operating earnings down 24.4 pct. to 493.1 bln won...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. on Tuesday estimated its second-quarter oper......

 2020-07-07 06:05 

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(2nd LD) New virus infections below 50 for 2nd day, imported cases on higher plateau...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; UPDATES with more info throughout; CHANGES photo) SEOUL, July 7......

 2020-07-07 06:02 

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BLACKPINK's new song debuts at No. 33 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- BLACKPINK landed at No. 33 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart wit......

 2020-07-07 05:48 

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LG Chem to take appropriate steps over deadly gas leak in India...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean chemical giant LG Chem Ltd. said Tuesday it will ta......

 2020-07-07 05:47 

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S. Korea to end mask rationing scheme on Sunday...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will terminate a mask rationing system on Sunday as ......

 2020-07-06 22:42 

Korea Herald

Hantan River area listed as UNESCO Global Geopark...

The Hantan River area near the inter-Korean border has been designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, officials said Tuesday. The UN body made the decision to add the 1,165-square-kilometer area to the list during a meeting in Paris, according to the...

 2020-07-06 21:59 

Korea Herald

USFK expresses regrets over soldiers' unruly behavior at beach...

The US Forces Korea on Tuesday expressed regrets over its soldiers' unruly behavior in the southeastern city of Busan on US Independence Day last week, vowing to fully cooperate with South Korean authorities' investigation and to take appropriate ...

 2020-07-06 21:30 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to provide US$4m in aid to 14 countries hit by locust swarms...

South Korea decided Tuesday to provide US$4 million in humanitarian aid to 14 countries suffering from food crises due to desert locusts, the foreign ministry said. The assistance will be provided to Yemen, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya and other Southw...

 2020-07-06 20:31 

Korea Herald

Citibank Korea launches AI chatbot consulting service...

Citibank Korea said Tuesday it has launched an artificial intelligence-based chatbot consulting service to bolster its untact (contactless) digital customer service. According to the South Korean subsidiary of the New York-based bank, the service p...

 2020-07-06 19:58 

KBS World

LG Polymers Held Accountable for Deadly Gas Leak in Indian State Gov't Probe...

[Economy] : The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has advised an affiliate of LG Chem to move its assembly plant far away from residential areas. According to local and global media outlets on Tuesday, the advice was made as a panel set up by the st...

 2020-07-06 19:56 

KBS World

S. Korean Court Orders N. Korea to Compensate Ex-POWs over Forced Labor...

[Domestic] : A pair of former South Korean prisoners of wars during the Korean War have won an indemnity suit filed against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the communist regime over decades of alleged forced labor in the North. The Seoul Central Distr...

 2020-07-06 19:52 

KBS World

LG Electronics' 2Q Profit Nears 500 Bln Won...

[Economy] : LG Electronics beat market expectations and posted nearly 500 billion won in operating profit in the second quarter. According to LG earnings guidance released on Tuesday, its operating profit was estimated to be 493-point-one billion won in t...

 2020-07-06 19:49 

KBS World

COVID-19 Cases Imported from Kazakhstan Surge in S. Korea...

[Domestic] : The South Korean health authorities are closely monitoring arrivals from Kazakhstan following a surge in COVID-19 cases traced to the Central Asian country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said on Tuesday that among...

 2020-07-06 19:48 

Korea Herald

Sports ministry to cooperate with legal authorities to root out abuse in athletics...

The sports ministry vowed Tuesday to work closely with legal authorities to help eliminate abuse in athletics while reaffirming its commitment to zero tolerance against any misconduct. The announcement came in light of a snowballing abuse scandal in...

 2020-07-06 19:34 

Korea Herald

Korean Air to sell off inflight service operations to Hahn & Co....

South Korea's cash-strapped flag carrier Korean Air Lines said Tuesday it plans to sell its inflight meal catering and duty-free units to local private equity firm Hahn & Co. "As for the divestment of inflight catering services...

 2020-07-06 18:43 

Korea Herald

Korea, Spain discuss cooperation in digital, green tech...

South Korean and Spanish business experts discussed potential partnerships, especially in digital and green technologies, at a virtual conference on Tuesday. The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the 21st Korea-Spain Economic Cooperation...

 2020-07-06 18:29 

Korea Herald

LG Electronics' Q2 earnings better than feared...

LG Electronics on Tuesday announced its preliminary earnings for the second quarter of this year, beating forecasts by market watchers over concerns about sales falls during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the earnings guidance, LG is expected...

 2020-07-06 18:24 

Korea Herald

NCSoft's market cap soars, briefly entering top 10...

NCSoft continued to perform strong at the stock market, briefly entering the top 10 market capitalization list on Monday, nudging top automaker Hyundai Motor. Hyundai Motor managed to recover its 10th place as of Tuesday, though the gap between NCS...

 2020-07-06 18:15 

Korea Herald

Culture Station Seoul 284 to unveil 'New Discovery of Travel' exhibition online...

Culture Station Seoul 284 will unveil the "New Discovery of Travel" exhibition online on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Audiences can enjoy the online content during the "2020 Special Travel Week" which runs from July 1 through July 19...

 2020-07-06 18:13 

Korea Herald

WeWork Labs reinforces virtual startup acceleration programs...

Coworking space giant WeWork said Tuesday that it plans to upgrade its online startup acceleration programs in a bid to support local firms that aim to expand overseas. WeWork Korea held online forums, workshops and conferences this year to connect...

 2020-07-06 18:05 

Korea Herald

Hyundai, SK chiefs discuss next-gen lithium-metal EV battery...

Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun on Tuesday met SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won at SK Innovation's electric vehicle battery plant in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, to discuss future partnerships and next-generation E...

 2020-07-06 17:35 

Korea Herald

State-led research institute launches AI education platform...

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, a state-funded research body under the ICT Ministry, announced Tuesday that it has rolled out an educational program designed to nurture experts in artificial intelligence. The new educatio...

 2020-07-06 17:33 

Korea Herald

Government, ruling party scramble to control real estate market...

The government and ruling party are scrambling to roll out measures to curb real estate prices, faced with mounting criticism that the Moon Jae-in administration's related polices have failed. On Tuesday, the ruling Democratic Party of Korea&...

 2020-07-06 17:31 

Korea Herald

Han Sung Motor extends unlimited engine oil service...

Han Sung Motor, an official dealer of Mercedes-Benz in Korea, said Tuesday it has extended its promotion offering customers free and unlimited service for changing engine oil and oil filter by a month. Customers who purchase a new car from Han Sung...

 2020-07-06 17:31 

KBS World

Asiana Airlines to Resume Flights to Nanjing on Sunday...

[Economy] : Asiana Airlines said Tuesday it will resume flights to Nanjing, China, starting Sunday.This marks the first resumption of a flight route between the two countries that was suspended following Beijing's quarantine measures to stem the sprea...

 2020-07-06 17:23 

Korea Herald

[Herald Review] 'Broadway 42nd' shows glamour of musical...

Though New York's Broadway will remain closed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musical "Broadway 42nd Street" takes its audiences straight to the 1930s of the iconic musical district. The Korean-language version of musical &...

 2020-07-06 17:22 

Korea Herald

SPO conductor wins 3rd place at Mahler Competition...

The associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Wilson Ng has won the third place at the 2020 Mahler Competition. The Mahler Competition is a triennial competition for conductors under 35 organized by the Bamberg Symphony. This year&rsq...

 2020-07-06 17:19 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks snap 3-day winning streak on growing virus concerns...

South Korean stocks fell by more than 1 percent Tuesday amid growing fears over the resurgence of the new coronavirus at home and overseas. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 23.76...

 2020-07-06 17:19 

Korea Herald

Biegun expected to focus on reviving talks with North...

The US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun is expected to focus on the stalled denuclearization process on North Korea during his three-day visit here. But the North said it has no intention to resume dialogue with the US. In a statement...

 2020-07-06 17:14 

Korea Herald

Jeju Air warns to abort from deal if Eastar Jet fails to meet conditions...

Casting more doubt over the controversy-ridden merger of two budget carriers, Jeju Air reiterated its warning on Tuesday that it will cancel its acquisition contract if Eastar Jet fails to meet prerequisites by July 15. Jeju Air, South Korea's...

 2020-07-06 17:11 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] New visa guidelines perplex Koreans attending US schools...

The US announcement that foreign students taking online classes in the US should leave the country is creating confusion and turmoil among Korean students at US colleges and universities. Many of them are now being forced to head back to Korea or sh...

 2020-07-06 17:10 

KBS World

Biegun in S. Korea to Revive Nuclear Dialogue...

[Politics] : Anchor: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is in Seoul. The visit comes amid speculations that he will try to hold a meeting with his North Korean counterpart at the inter-Korean truce village and revive the stalled ...

 2020-07-06 17:08 

Korea Herald

Virus situation in S. Korea not serious yet to tighten distancing: KCDC...

South Korea is not yet in a situation where social distancing measures need to be tightened nationwide although the government is still grappling with both small-scale outbreaks in the country as well as imported cases from overseas. The nation rep...

 2020-07-06 17:04 

KBS World

KCDC: S. Korea Has Sufficient Remdesivir Supply to Treat Severe COVID-19 Patients...

[Domestic] : South Korean authorities say the country has a sufficient supply of the antiviral medication Remdesivir to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients.Kwon Joon-wook, deputy director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said...

 2020-07-06 17:03 

Korea Herald

PMK chief urges regulation ease based on 'facts, science'...

Philip Morris Korea Managing Director Paik Young-jay urged Tuesday for the government to come up with differentiated regulations for its heat-not-burn e-cigarettes, as the industry is largely misrepresented due to its "ideological"; approa...

 2020-07-06 16:56 

Korea Herald

K-dramas walk a fine line with controversial scenes...

As viewers' complaints about the inappropriate sexual objectification of women in SBS's drama series "Backstreet Rookie" remain unanswered by the program's producers, the drama has been embroiled in yet another controver...

 2020-07-06 16:55 

Korea Herald

Ex-PM Lee announces bid to head ruling party...

Former Prime Minister Rep. Lee Nak-yon announced Tuesday his bid to become chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, pledging an all-out effort to tide over a crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Lee said he will help the party to...

 2020-07-06 16:46 

Korea Herald

Kwangwoon University Intelligent Defense ICT Center works to foster more professionals and intellectual property rights...

In face of rising demand for artificial intelligence-based applications, Kwangwoon University Intelligent Defense ICT Center is looking to foster high-quality research professionals and help Korea gain international technological competitiveness with...

 2020-07-06 16:44 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Tuesday Down 1.09%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 23-point-76 points, or one-point-09 percent, on Tuesday. It ended the day at two-thousand-164-point-17.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing point-74 points, or point-10 percent, to...

 2020-07-06 16:43 

KBS World

Lee Nak-yon Declares Bid to Run for DP Leadership...

[Politics] : Democratic Party(DP) lawmaker Lee Nak-yon officially declared his candidacy in the election for the ruling party's new leader, to be held at a party convention in August.In a news conference Tuesday, Lee made the announcement, saying he m...

 2020-07-06 16:34 

Korea Herald

Government seeks ratification of key ILO conventions...

The government is pushing for parliamentary ratification of key International Labor Organization conventions as it seeks to avoid penalties on the global level and improve workers' rights. The country has been under pressure from the European...

 2020-07-06 16:23 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's ultrafine dust emissions fall 8.5% in 2017: data...

South Korea's ultrafine dust emissions fell 8.5 percent on-year in 2017 as manufacturers cut back coal usage and old vehicles were replaced, government data showed Tuesday. The country's ultrafine dust emissions totaled 91,731 tons in 2017, down b...

 2020-07-06 16:23 

KBS World

Gov't to Discontinue Public Mask Distribution System from Sunday...

[Domestic] : The government will discontinue the public distribution of face masks from Sunday and switch to a market supply system.The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Tuesday that a revised measure will take effect as mask production has increased ...

 2020-07-06 16:21 

Korea Herald

Seaside villages opt to close beaches due to coronavirus fears...

People dreaming of vacationing at a secluded beach this summer, away from coronavirus-prone crowded places, will have fewer destinations to choose from, as a growing number of villages on the East Sea are opting to close summer beaches for antivirus...

 2020-07-06 16:05 

Korea Herald

BLACKPINK's new song debuts at No. 33 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart...

BLACKPINK landed at No. 33 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with its latest single "How You Like That," according to the American music trade publication Tuesday, setting a new record for K-pop girl groups. Billboard's official Twitter account...

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