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 2020-04-02 14:20 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) Virus infections near 10,000 as cluster, imported cases keep rising...

(ATTN: UPDATES figures in para 3) SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea again saw a sli......

 2020-04-02 14:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ahn Cheol-soo Excluded from TV Debate...

The popular tycoon-turned politician Ahn Cheol-soo has been excluded from a TV debate because his new party does not have enough incumbent lawmakers.The brand-new Together Citizens' Party and Future Korea Party will field only proportional candidates ...

 2020-04-02 14:09 

Korea Herald

S. Korea pushing to deploy Global Hawk aircraft this year...

The Air Force is pushing to deploy its first advanced unmanned aircraft Global Hawk within this year, sources said Friday. South Korea brought in the RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in December and has been working to put i...

 2020-04-02 14:05 

Korea Herald

Airlines call for immediate govt. support on bigger virus impact...

South Korean airlines pressed the government Friday to take immediate action to help the financially troubled airline industry stay afloat amid the growing coronavirus impact. The Korea Civil Aviation Association (KCA) asked the government to offer...

 2020-04-02 14:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

Low Turnout Expected for General Elections...

The coronavirus epidemic is expected to slash voter turnout in the upcoming general elections amid a bewildering glut of choices as both ruling and main opposition parties are fronting satellite parties for proportional parliamentary seats. The epidemic h...

 2020-04-02 13:40 

KBS World

Fitch Revises Down Growth Outlook for S. Korea to -0.2%...

[Politics] : Global credit rater Fitch Ratings revised down its growth outlook for South Korea this year, citing the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic.In its latest report on Thursday, Fitch trimmed its forecast from point-eight percent last mon...

 2020-04-02 13:11 

Korea Herald

Hana Bank, Woowa Brothers to create rating model based on online food orders...

Restaurants available on delivery app Baedal Minjok will have a broader access to loans from a commercial bank, if they show proof that they were winning more online food delivery orders. This will be part of commitments in a memorandum of understan...

 2020-04-02 13:03 

KBS World

Moon Urges Assembly to Handle Bill on Compensating April 3 Jeju Incident Victims...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged the National Assembly to promptly address a pending bill aimed at compensating victims and bereaved families of the April 3 Jeju uprising and massacre from seven decades ago.Attending an annual ceremony t...

 2020-04-02 12:58 

Korea Herald

[Digital Simplicity] Mask up for yourself and others...

When I got out of my apartment and took the elevator down to the first floor, I happened to stand with a neighbor who did not wear a face mask. I got a little nervous about his apparent violation of basic guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel...

 2020-04-02 12:45 

Korea Herald

Samsung to post relatively solid Q1 earnings despite coronavirus pandemic: analysts...

Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to post relatively solid earnings in the first quarter of the year despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, analysts here said Friday, as its chip business is likely to offset losses in the smartphone and consumer e...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Eight foreigners denied entry for refusing to follow self-isolation rule...

Eight foreigners have been denied entry to Korea for refusing to comply with the country's mandatory self-isolation rule. The Ministry of Justice said Thursday that it returned eight foreigners to their countries after they refused to follow its coron...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Trump's pandemic pathway...
 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Online concerts connect people in time of coronavirus quarantine...

South Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin appeared online in a casual navy shirt to play a Brahms intermezzo in a well-organized corner of his home in Berlin last week, bringing together millions of classical music fans in a livestreamed show....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

End of bizarre deal...

South Korea and the United States have finally reached an agreement on how much Seoul should pay this year for the upkeep of the 28,500-strong United States Forces Korea stationed here....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

COVID-19 consolidates Seoul's middle-power stature...

Major powers such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France and China, where the pandemic had its roots, have struggled nationally to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, South Korea has effectively managed to control the spread of th...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Campaigning for April 15 elections kicks off amid pandemic...

The 13-day campaign period will last until the eve of the polls, according to the National Election Commission. Up for grabs will be 253 directly elected seats and 47 proportional representation slots as voters will be allowed to cast two ballots - for a ...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Startups: 'With better travel guides come better trips'...

Driven by our motto "Live guide, live trip," we create a kind of trips never before tried in the tourism industry. Our business emphasizes the roles of travel guides, who, despite their importance being closer to local travelers than anyone else, ...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Trump's losing blame game...

A pandemic is enveloping the world, endangering the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, and U.S. President Donald Trump is thinking about how to get the upper hand vis-a-vis China....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

COVID-19 Laboratory...
 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Kyobo Life chief urges staff to brace for post-virus digital economy...

Kyobo Life Insurance Chairman Shin Chang-jae urged employees Thursday to brace for a post-coronavirus digital paradigm shift in the insurance industry. "We should drop the idea that the industry will return to the past after the coronavirus outbreak c...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Wealthy Koreans losing appetite for real estate...

The proportion of real estate in investment portfolios of wealthy Koreans fell in 2019, breaking the uptrend for the first time in six years, a private report showed Thursday....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Life goes on in Korea amid coronavirus pandemic (Part 5)...
 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Moon pushing for virtual summit of ASEAN+3 leaders...

Cheong Wa Dae is pushing for a virtual summit of ASEAN+3 (ASEAN members plus Korea, China and Japan) to advance multilateral cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a presidential aide, Thursday....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Plague: saving the old...

The basic choice all along with COVID-19 has been: Do we let the old die, or do we take a big hit economically? So far, the decision almost everywhere has been to take the hit and save the old (or most of them), but in some places it has been a very near-...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

K-pop star under fire for coronavirus prank...

K-pop star Kim Jae-joong, also known Jaejoong, is facing severe criticism for an April Fools' Day ......

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Science fiction's golden age in Korea?...

Unlike Western countries, Korea does not have a long tradition of discourse on science fiction literature. It was not until the 2000s when the Korean literary scene began to actively explore fantasy worlds and the future. A new generation of writers start...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

COVID-19 inspires gun sales...

WASHINGTON - Here's an oddity about the American response to the coronavirus crisis that foreigners will find difficult to understand....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Olympic medalist listed as 'bad father'...

Kim Dong-sung, a short track speed skater who won Olympic medals, was featured on a private blog that posts a list of "bad fathers" who failed to provide child support....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Greenpeace denounces bailout of Doosan Heavy Industries...

Greenpeace is criticizing the Korea Development Bank (KDB) for 1 trillion won ($810 million) in emergency loans it recently extended to Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction amid the COVID-19 outbreak here....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - APRIL 3, 2020...
 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Political parties officially kick off election campaigns...

The political parties officially kicked off their campaigns for the April 15 general election Thursday, the first day of the 13-day campaigning period designated by the National Election Commission....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Baedal Minjok's new fee system unwelcomed by restaurant owners...

The country's No. 1 food delivery service operator, Baedal Minjok (Baemin), acquired by Germany's Delivery Hero, recently introduced a new fee system for advertisement on the mobile application....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Virus forces cancelation of Busan Motor Show...

The 2020 Busan International Motor Show (BIMOS) is expected to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials, Thursday....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

World could face food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO...

The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of a potential worldwide food shortage if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Developing vaccine against COVID-19...

Modern vaccine development has been a success, saving 2.5 million lives annually, improving the quality of life, educational attainment, economic growth, and decreasing poverty....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

'It's still too early to ease social distancing'...

Prime Minister Chung Sei-kyun said Thursday it was too early to ease the nationwide campaign to encourage "strict" social distancing as coronavirus infections continue to rise here at home and exponentially abroad. Chung hinted that the government...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021...

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. ....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Robot advisors gain traction amid market turmoil...

The era of robot advisors, or "robo-advisors," is looming closer with the rise of non-face-to-face financial transactions here and abroad. It was not until recently that the software-powered asset managers started coming to the fore as a reliable ...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Reassessing online games...

Almost all industrial sectors are reeling under the new coronavirus shock, but a few industries are benefitting from it. A case in point is digital gaming. According to foreign wire services, the World Health Organization has begun a campaign called #Play...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

[HACKERS] Toeic RC: April 1...

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 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

World uniting on coronavirus fight?...

What would happen if an alien force invaded the world? This was the hypothesis of many sci-fi films over the years in which warring countries and governments would somehow, suddenly, and urgently join together to fight the greater threat. "War of the ...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

For digital transformation in Japan...
 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Leadership and crisis...

"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Virus unlikely to cause unrest at Samsung chip plants...

Samsung Electronics is seeing a rise in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at its key manufacturing plants in South Korea, the United States and Brazil, but the impact on business will be limited, officials said, Thursday....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

K-pop artists' China virus gig invite no ban lift: experts...

Is China lifting its unofficial ban on K-pop? The expectation is high after K-pop singers are to be invited to appear in its online concert "We are the World 2020," scheduled for April 30. It is touted as the Chinese version of the 1985 Live Aid b...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

G20 leaders' commitments fall far short of expectations...

The first-ever extraordinary virtual G20 leaders' summit took place March 26. The summit was convened by Saudi Arabia, the current G20 chair, to develop collective global solutions in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Gov't plans to support virus-hit film industry draw mixed opinions...

The South Korean government's recent plans to give financial support to the virus-hit film industry is drawing mixed views on whether they are effective and realistic enough for theaters and filmmakers to get over the crisis....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 89 new virus cases, total at 9,976. Death toll hits 169...

The 89 new cases of COVID-19, detected Wednesday, marked the 21st consecutive day that new infections hovered around 100 or fewer additional cases, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). But the country remains wary of c...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Carriers, Samsung, LG support online classes...

The country's leading mobile carriers and technology companies have come out with emergency tech-support measures for schools and families as unprecedented online classes begin April 9 at elementary through high schools around the nation....

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Korea Times

Acclaimed novelist bringing Korean sci-fi literature to the West...

In recent years, science fiction has become a popular genre in Korea, with a surge in the number of sci-fi titles in bookstores. In the past decade or so young, talented writers have lifted the once unpopular literary genre and brought it to the mainstrea...

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