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 2021-05-06 19:02 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Blackpink's Rose thanks fans with photobook...

Rose of Blackpink is releasing a special-edition photobook to thank fans for successful launch of her solo career. To mark her solo debut album selling over 500,000 units, she published a book named "Rose -R- Photobook [Special Ed...

 2021-05-06 18:59 

KBS World

Pres. Moon to Deliver Special Address to Look Back 4 Years in Presidency...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will make a special public address on Monday to mark the passing of four years in office. Presidential Spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said in a media briefing on Friday that Moon will look back at his presidency during the ...

 2021-05-06 18:59 

KBS World

Fine Dust Warnings Issued for Seoul Metro, Many Other Regions...

[Domestic] : Many South Korean regions, including the Seoul metropolitan area, are reeling from high levels of fine dust on Friday due to yellow dust originating from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Korea Environment Corporation issued fine dust warnings for...

 2021-05-06 18:23 

Korea Herald

Samsung Electronics to transfer some 500 technologies to local SMEs...

Samsung Electronics will share its 505 patented technologies with local small and medium enterprises, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Friday. The list comprises 213 mobile technologies, 68 semiconductor technologies, 68 display techn...

 2021-05-06 17:56 

KBS World

S. Korea Donates $3.2 Mln in Medical Supplies to Bolivia...

[Domestic] : The Korea International Cooperation Agency or KOICA is donating three-point-two million dollars worth of medical supplies to Bolivia.A donation ceremony took place Thursday at Oruro-Korea Hospital in the city of Oruro in the South American na...

 2021-05-06 17:52 

Yonhap News

Korean culture center to offer free online screening of 'Minari'...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 6 (Yonhap) -- The award winning immigrant film...

 2021-05-06 17:37 

Korea Herald

Crypto transaction volume surpasses W45tr, three times bigger than Kospi's...

South Korean's frenzy for digital coins, especially alternative coins, has pushed the transaction volume for cryptocurrencies past 45 trillion won ($43.11 billion) in the 24 hours until Friday morning. Cryptocurrency market tracker CoinMarketC...

 2021-05-06 17:27 

Korea Herald

MMCA excited by donations from Lee Kun-hee collection...

While the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee's art collection has been creating a buzz across the art scene and more, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is looking to make the most of the donation. "This is a record...

 2021-05-06 17:03 

Korea Herald

KFCC clinches license for permanent establishment in Uganda...

The Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives said Friday that one of its subsidiaries had been granted a license to establish its business permanently in Uganda. The financial cooperative received the permission from the Uganda government...

 2021-05-06 16:59 

KBS World

JCS to Begin Integrated Defense Drill Next Week...

[Politics] : The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said Friday that it will kick off its biennial integrated defense exercise called the Hwarang training next week.The drill, which involves the government, police and firefighters, is set to begin Monday in the s...

 2021-05-06 16:51 

KBS World

Fine Dust Warning Issued in Seoul; Children, Seniors Urged to Stay Indoors...

[Domestic] : Seoul City's Health and Environment Research Institute has issued a fine dust warning as of 2 p.m. Friday.The institute said it issued the warning after the hourly average density of fine dust particles smaller than ten micrometers in dia...

 2021-05-06 16:44 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Friday Up 0.58%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 18-point-46 points, or zero-point-58 percent, on Friday, closing the week at three-thousand-197-point-20.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining eight-point-31 points, or zero-point-...

 2021-05-06 16:43 

KBS World

S. Korea, US Discuss Joint Response to China's Uncontrolled Re-Entry of Rocket Booster...

[Domestic] : The South Korean Air Force said in a press release Friday that debris from a Chinese rocket is not expected to land on or near the Korean Peninsula, though it is difficult to determine exactly where it will fall.The Air Force earlier held a v...

 2021-05-06 16:41 

KBS World

PM Nominee Rejects Hedge Fund Lobbying Suspicions...

[Politics] : Anchor: The opposition says President Moon Jae-in's choice for prime minister could have been involved with a controversial hedge fund scandal that resulted in the suspension of one-point-six trillion won worth of redemption last year. At...

 2021-05-06 16:40 

Korea Herald

BlackRock's invention in Asian firms' ESG issues heats up...

BlackRock, one of the world's largest investment management firms, has been increasingly exercising its shareholder rights in Korean firms while shifting its focus towards issues involving environmental, social and governance practices, data sh...

 2021-05-06 16:16 

KBS World

COVID-19 Self-Test Kits Hit Convenience Store, Supermarket Shelves...

[Domestic] : Self-test kits for COVID-19 are hitting more shelves at convenience stores and supermarkets in South Korea this week.The two kits manufactured by SD Biosensor and Humasis were already being sold at pharmacies after receiving government approv...

 2021-05-06 16:03 

KBS World

New COVID-19 Cases Remain in 500s for 2nd Day...

[Domestic] : Anchor: New COVID-19 cases in South Korea stayed in the 500s for the second day, though some clusters remain in the country. However, authorities said that new cases have been gradually declining since hitting a peak in mid-April.Choi You Sun...

 2021-05-06 15:51 

Korea Herald

Naver to expand its R&D network in North America...

Naver plans to expand its research and development network in the North American region, particularly focusing on Silicon Valley, as part of its globalization efforts, according to officials. The research team is seeking talent from across the globe...

 2021-05-06 15:36 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] DP presidential hopefuls talk of throwing out taxpayer money...

The ruling party's presidential hopefuls have begun talking about giving money to young people who completed their military duties, young people who do not own homes and even newborns. The opposition has decried them as populist pledges. Form...

 2021-05-06 15:27 

Korea Herald

Housing biz sentiment hits 47-month high in May...

South Korea's housing market sentiment slightly exceeded par for the first time in 47 months in May on rising hopes of business improvements, a poll showed Friday. The Korea Housing Institute said that its housing business sentiment index (HBSI), ba...

 2021-05-06 15:23 

Korea Herald

Seoul Mayor hires ultra-right YouTuber as 'message secretary'...

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon hired a conservative YouTuber in his 20s as his new secretary for press affairs, a move concerning to some as a sign that the mayoral office could be swayed into certain political stance under Oh's rule. The Seoul Metrop...

 2021-05-06 15:22 

Korea Herald

Delivery workers vote to strike over 'gapjil' from apartment residents...

Unionized parcel delivery workers in South Korea have voted to launch a strike later this month as they ask logistics firms to step in and resolve an ongoing conflict with an apartment complex and its residents over a ban on ground-floor parking. Th...

 2021-05-06 15:21 

Korea Herald

Ex-prosecutor gets three years in prison for taking bribes over Lime fraud scandal...

A former senior prosecutor was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for taking bribes in connection with a financial fraud scandal involving Lime Asset Management. The Seoul Southern District Court convicted Yun Gap-geun, former chief of the Da...

 2021-05-06 15:18 

Korea Herald

Top envoys of S. Korea, UK agree to tackle climate change, COVID-19 vaccines...

South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong held talks with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, and the two sides agreed to tackle climate change and cooperate on the fair distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.&n...

 2021-05-06 15:10 

Korea Herald

NK tightens antivirus efforts in border area within range of anti-Pyongyang leaflets...

North Korea has tightened antivirus efforts in an eastern inter-Korean border region, the country's main newspaper said Friday, a day after the paper issued a warning about coronavirus infections through anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent from South Korea....

 2021-05-06 15:06 

Korea Herald

N. Korea unlikely to carry out provocations ahead of S. Korea-US summit: minister...

Unification Minister Lee In-young said Friday that North Korea is not likely to carry out major provocations ahead of summit talks between the United States and South Korea slated for later this month. "We cannot rule out all possibilities of N...

 2021-05-06 15:04 

KBS World

Pres. Office Gives Positive Assessment of Biden Administration's N. Korea Policy...

[Politics] : South Korea's presidential office gave a positive assessment of the outcome of the Joe Biden administration's review of its North Korea policy.In a statement on Thursday, the top office said the National Security Council's(NSC) st...

 2021-05-06 14:56 

Korea Herald

Ryu Hyun-jin reports no pain following return from glute injury...

Uncharacteristically wobbly with his command, Toronto Blue Jays' left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin labored through five innings for a road victory against the Oakland Athletics in his first outing back from the injured list (IL). But more importantly, the So...

 2021-05-06 14:52 

Korea Herald

As universities remain online amid pandemic, rebellion against high tuition continues...

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, the country's university students are fighting not only against the virus but also with their schools over tuition refunds. And that fight entered a new phase Thursday, as the Seoul Central District Co...

 2021-05-06 14:50 

Korea Herald

NK leader holds photo session with families of army after attending performance...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a photo session with families of the army, a day after attending their art performance, state media reported Friday. Earlier on Wednesday, Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, attended the performance of the art groups o...

 2021-05-06 14:47 

Korea Herald

K-pop agency SM teams up with MGM to launch new boy band...

SM Entertainment, the K-pop powerhouse behind acts like SuperM and EXO, on Friday unveiled a plan to launch a new K-pop band in the United States through a televised audition program. SM and MGM Worldwide Television will introduce a competition seri...

 2021-05-06 14:44 

Korea Herald

Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin picks up ho-hum win in return from injured list...

Ryu Hyun-jin wasn't at his best for the Toronto Blue Jays in his return from the injured list (IL), though he didn't need to be for his second win of the season. The South Korean left-hander gave up four runs on six hits in five innings against th...

 2021-05-06 14:28 

KBS World

Nominee Refutes Preferential Treatment Allegations Surrounding Daughter...

[Politics] : Prime Minister nominee Kim Boo-kyum refuted allegations that his daughter and son-in-law received preferential treatment while investing in a fund run by the now-defunct Lime Asset Management.At his confirmation hearing on Friday, Kim denied ...

 2021-05-06 14:08 

KBS World

PM Nominee: Anti-Pyongyang Leaflet Campaigns Threaten S. Koreans' Safety...

[Politics] : Prime Minister nominee Kim Boo-kyum said anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaigns led by defector groups threaten the safety of South Koreans.At his confirmation hearing on Friday, Kim said sending the propaganda leaflets into North Korea violate pas...

 2021-05-06 14:02 

KBS World

Military to Improve Meals, Living Conditions for Service Members...

[Domestic] : Amid public backlash over inadequate meals provided to quarantined military personnel, the Defense Ministry announced measures to improve meals and other living conditions.Under the measures discussed at a meeting led by Defense Minister Suh ...

 2021-05-06 13:56 

The Chosun Ilbo

Bribing Voters Will Reap the Whirlwind...

Presidential hopefuls affiliated with the ruling Minjoo Party are promising to shower cash on voters to capture their ballots. Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun offered late last month to give every newborn child W100 million when they turn 20 (US$1=W1...

 2021-05-06 13:55 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ex-President Lee's House Goes up for Auction...

Former President Lee Myung-bak's home in southern Seoul has been put up for sale after Lee was jailed for embezzlement and bribery. According to Onbid on Thursday, a website auctioning off government-owned assets, Korea Asset Management Corporation po...

 2021-05-06 13:47 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gap Between Top and Bottom Franchises Widens...

Convenience stores, fried-chicken chains and cheap American-style pizza restaurants were among the most successful franchises in Korea in 2019, but many languish as the gap between the top and bottom widened significantly.The top-ranked franchises were GS...

 2021-05-06 13:39 

The Chosun Ilbo

Lockdown Is Making Young Koreans Suicidal...

The drawn-out coronavirus lockdown is making more and more young people depressed and even suicidal as their lives have been on hold for more than a year. A survey of 2,110 people by the Korean Society for Traumatic Stress Studies in March and April gauge...

 2021-05-06 13:19 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea's Foreign Reserves Hit Another Record...

Korea's foreign-currency reserves reached another record of US$452.31 billion in late April, up $6.18 billion from a month earlier, the Bank of Korea said Thursday. The increase was due to a rise in the value of other currencies against the dollar as ...

 2021-05-06 13:00 

Korea Herald

Military to improve soldier meal quality following criticism...

The military will try to raise the average daily meal cost for service members to 10,500 won ($9) next year, the defense ministry said Friday, after coming under criticism that soldiers are poorly fed. Defense Minister Suh Wook discussed the raise a...

 2021-05-06 12:55 

KBS World

Fmr. Prosecutor Sentenced to 3 Yrs. for Soliciting Lime Fund Redemption...

[Domestic] : A former senior prosecutor was sentenced to prison for soliciting to resume sales of a fraudulent fund operated by the now-defunct Lime Asset Management.The Seoul Southern District Court on Friday sentenced Yun Gap-geun to three years in jail...

 2021-05-06 12:55 

Korea Herald

Five more Navy sailors from same vessel test positive for COVID-19...

Five Navy sailors tested positive for the new coronavirus while on the same naval ship, bringing the total caseload from the vessel to 38, the defense ministry said Friday. Last month, the Navy reported 33 COVID-19 cases among members of the Gojunb...

 2021-05-06 12:53 

Korea Herald

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Britain agree on cooperation on vaccine access, climate change...

The top diplomats of South Korea and Britain have agreed to reinforce cooperation on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, climate change and the expansion of bilateral exchanges during their talks near London, the foreign ministry said Friday. The...

 2021-05-06 12:52 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New cases under 600 again on fewer tests; variants in focus amid vaccine rollout...

(ATTN: ADDS updates in Thursday's tally by 9 p.m. in 6th para) SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap......

 2021-05-06 12:47 

Korea Herald

Korean culture center to offer free online screening of 'Minari'...

WASHINGTON -- The award winning immigrant film "Minari" will be screened online for some moviegoers in the United States next week, the Korean Cultural Center in Washington said Thursday. The film will be made available online free of char...

 2021-05-06 12:32 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, US discuss joint responses to falling Chinese rocket debris...

South Korea and the United States on Friday discussed ways to jointly respond to remnants of a Chinese rocket expected to crash into Earth this weekend, the Air Force said. The Long March 5B rocket was launched last week carrying a module of China's...

 2021-05-06 12:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ryu Hyun-jin Picks up 2nd Win of Season After Return from Injury...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays picked up his second win of the season in an away game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.Making his return from the injured list, Ryu threw 91 pitches over five innings, earning six strikeouts, while allowing ...

 2021-05-06 12:29 

KBS World

Unionized Delivery Workers Vote to Stage General Strike...

[Domestic] : Unionized delivery workers have voted to stage a general strike, demanding that courier firms tackle a move by a large apartment complex in Seoul to prohibit ground-floor parking by delivery trucks. A national union of couriers associated wit...

 2021-05-06 12:28 

The Chosun Ilbo

Despite Solid Starts, Kim Kwang-hyun, Yang Hyeon-jong Winless in MLB Games...

Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals and Yang Hyeon-jong of the Texas Rangers both started for their teams on Wednesday. Despite good performances, neither of the two left-handers earned a win. Aiming for his second win of the season, Kim struck out ...

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