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 2020-11-23 18:35 

Korea Herald

KDCA commissioner named among BBC's 100 women...

Jeong Eun-kyeong, commissioner of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, has been named among the top 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020 by the BBC, the British broadcaster said Monday. "This year 100...

 2020-11-23 18:19 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Biden names Antony Blinken as new secretary of state...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 13-14)By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (Yon......

 2020-11-23 18:05 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Biden names Antony Blinken as new secretary of state...

(ATTN: UPDATES with additional information, remarks from U.S. expert from 4th para)By Byun......

 2020-11-23 18:04 

Korea Herald

USFK reports one COVID-19 patient at Pyeongtaek headquarters...

One member of US Forces Korea (USFK) stationed at its headquarters in the city of Pyeongtaek tested positive for the new coronavirus Tuesday, the US military said. It is the first case of COVID-19 that USFK has reported at Camp Humphreys since earl...

 2020-11-23 18:01 

Korea Herald

Vice FM Lee voices hope S. Korea's New Deal initiative will help SDG implementation...

Second Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho expressed hope Tuesday that South Korea's New Deal initiative to create jobs and stoke stable growth in the post-COVID-19 era will help the implementation of UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Lee's re...

 2020-11-23 18:00 

Korea Herald

[From the Scene] Drones the highlight of DX Korea defense expo...

GOYANG, Gyeonggi Province -- From Iraqi commander to Filipino admiral, the 4,000-square-meter hall was packed with high-ranking military officials wandering around some 200 booths where state-of-the-art weapons and systems were displayed by global de...

 2020-11-23 17:54 

Korea Herald

LS Cable & System to supply high voltage cables to Orsted...

LS Cable & System said Tuesday that it has inked a five-year contract with Danish energy firm Orsted to supply high voltage export cables for offshore wind farms. Though the exact size of the deal is unknown, it is estimated at hundreds of milli...

 2020-11-23 17:54 

Korea Herald

Orsted pledges opportunities for Korean offshore wind industry...

Danish energy firm Orsted on Tuesday held a forum to explain how its 1.6-gigawatt offshore wind farm project to be built in the waters off Incheon can contribute to South Korea's infant offshore wind power industry and the country's ambit...

 2020-11-23 17:33 

Korea Herald

Posco's environmental activities recognized by Boston College's journal...

Posco, South Korea's leading steelmaker, has been recognized for its environmental activities in a recent journal published by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, the company said Tuesday. "Posco's efforts to clean...

 2020-11-23 17:32 

Korea Herald

Samsung Electronics marks all-time high TV market share...

Samsung Electronics posted an all-time high share in the global TV market in terms of revenue during the third quarter, according to a report. Market research organization Omdia said in its report that Samsung's market share in the third quar...

 2020-11-23 17:32 

Yonhap News

Biden names Antony Blinken as new secretary of state...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped former Dep......

 2020-11-23 17:25 

Korea Herald

KDB chief says integration of Korean Air, Asiana Airlines may generate W300b in profit...

Korean Air Lines Co.'s planned acquisition of rival Asiana Airlines Inc. and subsequent restructuring will lead to an annual profit of 300 billion won ($269.6 million), the head of the main creditor of Asiana said Monday. Lee Dong-gull, chairm...

 2020-11-23 17:23 

Korea Herald

'Fake Men' is back...

After a monthlong break, reality show "Fake Men" returned to local streaming platform Kakao TV on Tuesday at noon with its fifth episode, titled "3000 PT gymnastics ... start of a new training process." The second season of...

 2020-11-23 17:22 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Biden taps Tony Blinken as new secretary of state...
 2020-11-23 17:21 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's consumer sentiment gains for 2nd month in November...

South Korea's consumer sentiment rose for the second consecutive month in November, as the economic outlook improved amid relaxed social distancing measures, central bank data showed Tuesday. The composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI) came...

 2020-11-23 17:16 

Korea Herald

Inje Icefish Festival canceled due to pandemic...

The Inje Icefish Festival -- one of the most popular winter festivals in South Korea -- will not be held next year as the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country. The annual winter festival held in Inje, a mountainous county in...

 2020-11-23 17:15 

Korea Herald

SK to invest W2.1tr in local infra project by 2025...

A consortium of two SK Group affiliates will invest 2.1 trillion won ($1.9 billion) in data centers and a startup cluster in South Korea's southwest industrial complex by 2025, the transport ministry said Tuesday. The consortium of SK E&S Co. an...

 2020-11-23 17:15 

Korea Herald

English book on modern art pioneer Yoo Young-kuk to be released December...

The first comprehensive book in English on South Korea's modern artist Yoo Young-kuk, a pioneer of Korea's abstract art, will be published in December by Rizzoli New York, introducing the artist's philosophy and Korean art history o...

 2020-11-23 17:08 

KBS World

S. Korean Stocks Hit Record High for Second Straight Day...

[Politics] : Anchor: South Korean stocks renewed its all-time high again on this Tuesday for a second straight day. Trading was buoyed by investor optimism fueled by positive news regarding COVID-19 vaccines and political developments in the United States...

 2020-11-23 17:08 

KBS World

Parliamentary Subcommittee Passes Revisions to NIS Act...

[Politics] : A bill seeking revisions to the National Intelligence Service(NIS) Act was passed at the subcommittee of the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. The passage came after ruling Democratic Party(DP) members of the Intellig...

 2020-11-23 17:04 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks close at all-time high on extended foreign buying...

South Korean stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth day, finishing at an all-time high Tuesday on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Co...

 2020-11-23 17:01 

Korea Herald

Cafes, movie theaters adjust to new social distancing rules...

South Koreans in the greater capital area were forced to adjust to toughened social distancing rules Tuesday as cafes banned indoor seating and moviegoers were told to eat popcorn outside theaters. The new Level 2 guidelines took effect at the start...

 2020-11-23 17:01 

Korea Herald

Experts propose home care for mildly ill COVID-19 patients...

South Korea's public health experts called for shifts in the nation's pandemic response to better deploy limited health care resources, as another coronavirus bed shortage crisis looms in Seoul. Doctors at the National Medical Cente...

 2020-11-23 17:01 

KBS World

Pres. Moon Urges Public to Unite Again to Combat COVID-19...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has urged the public to, once again, unite efforts so that the COVID-19 pandemic situation stabilizes in the nation. Moon made the call in a message posted on his social media Tuesday with regard to the social distancing...

 2020-11-23 16:55 

Korea Herald

Moon requests public support for antivirus campaign, says sorry for fallout from social distancing rules...

President Moon Jae-in appealed to the public Tuesday to continue supporting the government's fight against the rapid spread of COVID-19. He posted the message on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, as tougher social distancing restrictions took effec...

 2020-11-23 16:49 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Jeju has highest proportion of registered foreign residents for 4th year...

SEJONG -- The number of foreigners per 1,000 population in South Korea reached the all-time high of 24.53 at the end of 2019, data held by Statistics Korea showed. The figure was based on the number of registered foreign residents, 1.27 million, of...

 2020-11-23 16:48 

Korea Herald

Top prosecutor's mother-in-law indicted over medical law violation, fraud...

The prosecution on Tuesday indicted the mother-in-law of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on charges of violating the medical law and fraud. Prosecutors believe the 74-year-old woman, surnamed Choi, established a medical foundation to run a long-te...

 2020-11-23 16:42 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] KCTU to launch nationwide strike Wednesday amid COVID-19 resurgence...

The largest umbrella labor group in South Korea is sticking to its plans to launch a general strike and nationwide rallies Wednesday, despite warnings from authorities about the COVID-19 situation. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions said Tues...

 2020-11-23 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Tuesday Up 0.58%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 15-point-17 points, or zero-point-58 percent, on Tuesday, to close at two-thousand-617-point-76.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ fell, however, losing one-point-19 points, or zero-point-14 perce...

 2020-11-23 16:37 

KBS World

Biden Nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State...

[Politics] : Anchor: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden nominated former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken as his first secretary of state. Jake Sullivan, a senior policy adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was named the new national se...

 2020-11-23 16:37 

Korea Herald

Sunwoo Yekwon shares his 'Mozart soul' through new album...

Though more often associated with the names of Romantic composers -- Chopin, Schumann and Schubert, for example -- pianist Sunwoo Yekwon hopes to share the Mozart side of himself through a new album. Concert pianist Sunwoo Yekwon, 31, who rose to g...

 2020-11-23 16:32 

Korea Herald

Blinken likely to pursue multilateral, step-by-step approach on NK...

US President-elect Joe Biden named Tony Blinken, his closest foreign policy adviser who also served as deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, as his secretary of state, drawing attention to how he will go about dealing with North Kore...

 2020-11-23 16:26 

Korea Herald

Daewoo Shipbuilding develops AI-based welding quality tester...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. said Tuesday it has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) welding quality monitoring robot for the first time in the shipbuilding industry. The robot inspects the welded parts of ships and offsho...

 2020-11-23 16:23 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 349 New COVID-19 Cases amid Strengthened Social Distancing...

[Domestic] : Anchor: The number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the daily tally of 300 yet again as the nation started enforcing Level Two social distancing regulations for the greater Seoul area. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun says the government will conc...

 2020-11-23 16:15 

Korea Herald

Kospi's record-high rally continues on virus vaccine, recovery hopes...

South Korea's main bourse extended record-setting rallies for the second consecutive session Tuesday, setting a fresh high on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. Kospi was trading at 2,614.52 as of 2 p.m. --...

 2020-11-23 16:06 

KBS World

'Minari' Wins Two Honors at Denver Film Festival...

[Culture] : The film "Minari" by director Lee Isaac Chung won two awards at the Denver Film Festival, taking home the Audience Award and Best Actor for Korean American Stephen Yeun, according to the film's distributor Pancinema on Tuesday."...

 2020-11-23 16:05 

KBS World

Japan Appoints New Director-General of Foreign Ministry's Asian Affairs Bureau...

[Politics] : Japan has appointed a new director-general of the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau. According to Kyodo News on Tuesday, Takehiro Funakoshi, the deputy director-general of the ministry's Foreign Policy Bureau will b...

 2020-11-23 15:54 

Korea Herald

Korea Shipbuilding wins nod for SOFC power system from DNV-GL...

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. said Tuesday it has obtained an approval for the design of a fuel cell-based power system for ships from DNV GL, a Norwegian-German ship quality assurance company. The power system based on the soli...

 2020-11-23 15:53 

Korea Herald

LG Electronics sponsors cholera inoculations in Ethiopia...

LG Electronics said Tuesday that it will back a project by the International Vaccine Institute to provide free cholera vaccinations for some 40,000 people in Ethiopia for three years starting in 2021. LG Electronics and IVI will also establish a di...

 2020-11-23 15:52 

KBS World

Police Call for Caution as Eased Regulations on E-Scooters Set to Take Effect...

[Domestic] : Police in South Korea called for public caution regarding e-scooters, as eased regulations on the use of the mobility device are set to take effect on December 10.The Korean National Police Agency on Tuesday urged users of e-scooters and othe...

 2020-11-23 15:50 

Korea Herald

'N. Korean who jumped border fence into South was gymnast'...

A North Korean man who fled here early this month said he used to be a gymnast and was able to jump over the 3-meter fences along the inter-Korean border, a Seoul official familiar with the matter said Monday. The man, reportedly of small stature an...

 2020-11-23 15:42 

KBS World

Prosecutors Indict Mother-in-Law of Prosecutor General on Fraud Charges...

[Domestic] : Seoul prosecutors on Tuesday indicted without physical detention the mother-in-law of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on fraud charges and violations of the nation's medical law. Prosecutors believe that Yoon's mother-in-law, surnam...

 2020-11-23 15:40 

Korea Herald

'Minari' wins Audience Award at Denver Film Festival 2020...

Director Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari" won the Audience Award at Denver Film Festival 2020. With films such as "Green Book," directed by Peter Farrelly, and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," directed...

 2020-11-23 15:26 

Korea Herald

NH Financial chief set to resign to lead federation of Korean banks...

NH Financial Group Chairman Kim Kwang-soo is likely to offer resignation soon as he was named the sole candidate to represent the nation's largest bankers' club, according to reports quoting insiders said Tuesday. On Monday, board member...

 2020-11-23 15:22 

Korea Herald

Major firms' Q3 overseas sales inch up despite pandemic...

Major South Korean companies saw their overseas sales inch up in the third quarter of the year despite the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Combined overseas sales of the country's top 100 firms by revenue totaled 181.9 trillion won ($164...

 2020-11-23 15:22 

Korea Herald

Nighttime bus services reduced; Daycare centers closed in Seoul...

Level 2 social distancing measures were restored in the capital region beginning Tuesday, but Seoul has enacted its own, tighter rules through the rest of the year. In what the city government called an "emergency standstill," nighttime...

 2020-11-23 15:11 

KBS World

Household Credit Breaks Record in 3Q amid COVID-19, Surging Home Prices...

[Economy] : South Korea's household credit broke another record for the third quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, also driven by a rise in banks' home-backed loans.According to the latest data from the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Tuesday, household cr...

 2020-11-23 15:01 

Korea Herald

[HERALD INTERVIEW] S. Korea vows to open an era of 'digital IP': IP office chief...

In line with the digitalization of industries accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief of the nation's intellectual property office vowed Tuesday to "open an era of digital IP" via systemic upgrades. "In order to reso...

 2020-11-23 14:59 

Korea Herald

Porsche Korea opens first Porsche Dream Circle student education project...

Porsche Korea said Tuesday it opened the first Porsche Dream Circle, a student education program promoting the value of sustainability in the environment, at an elementary school in Gyeonggi Province. According to the automaker, the new project is...

 2020-11-23 14:55 

Korea Herald

Doosan Infracore to invite final bidders...

South Korean construction equipment maker Doosan Infracore Co. invited final bidders Tuesday, a development that would help stave off a liquidity crisis at its parent Doosan Group, industry sources said. Potential bidders will compete to acquire th...

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