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 2020-07-02 14:41 

Korea Herald

Virus-hit performing arts scene faces grim prospects for H2...

The South Korean performing arts sector has gradually returned to life after a monthslong slump, but the lingering novel coronavirus pandemic is casting a dark cloud over the scene for the remainder of 2020. According to the Korea Performing Arts Bo...

 2020-07-02 14:36 

The Chosun Ilbo

Lee Hyo-ri, Yoon-a Sorry for Breaking Lockdown...

Pop stars Lee Hyo-ri and Yoon-a have apologized for visiting a karaoke parlor during lockdown and live-streaming the soiree on social media. Wednesday night's outing of the two drew vociferous attacks from online commenters who felt it was inappropria...

 2020-07-02 14:36 

The Chosun Ilbo

30-Year Investigation of Hwaseong Serial Killings End...

Police on Thursday wrapped up a 30-year investigation of serial killings that terrorized Hwaseong south of Seoul after finally pinning them on a man who is already in jail.Investigators concluded that Lee Chun-jae is a psychopath who was responsible for 1...

 2020-07-02 14:33 

KBS World

Pres. Moon's Approval Rating Slips Below 50%...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has slipped below 50 percent for the first time in 15 weeks. In Realmeter's survey of one-thousand-507 adults nationwide from Monday to Thursday, 49-point-four percent said the president is doin...

 2020-07-02 14:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Nongshim's Shin Ramyeon Black Named Best Instant Noodles...

Nongshim's Shin Ramyeon Black have been chosen as the world's best instant noodles by the New York Times' Wirecutter product-review website. In an article title "The Best Instant Noodles, According to Chefs, Cookbook Authors, and Ramen Fan...

 2020-07-02 14:28 

Korea Herald

AMPAC Fine Chemicals appoints Jeff Butler as President...

AMPAC Fine Chemicals, one of the constituents of the consolidated global pharmaceuticals contract manufacturing organization SK Pharmteco, said Friday that it has appointed Jeff Butler as the new president. Butler was previously vice president of p...

 2020-07-02 14:24 

Korea Herald

Exodus of Korean conglomerates' overseas branches in Hong Kong possible: report...

Amid the aggravating political sentiment between US and China over the imposition of Hong Kong's security law, South Korean conglomerates with overseas branches in Hong Kong can possibly seek to relocate their offices to different cities, a rep...

 2020-07-02 14:23 

Korea Herald

Can Korean chipmakers bet on NAND flash in H2?...

After benefiting from the growing non-contact market in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the first six months of this year, chipmakers are again faced with a bearish outlook for the remaining half of the year due to estimated falls in chip prices...

 2020-07-02 14:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

Small Businesses Resist Further Minimum Wage Hike...

Small businesses are up in arms over a 16.4-percent minimum wage hike demanded by labor groups for next year despite the devastation wrought by the coronavirus epidemic. The Korea Federation of Micro Enterprise in a statement Thursday said the minimum wag...

 2020-07-02 13:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gu Ha-ra's Ex-Boyfriend Jailed on Appeal...

The ex-boyfriend of Gu Ha-ra of defunct girl band Kara was sentenced to a year in prison by an appeals court Thursday for assaulting and blackmailing the starlet. The court upheld a lower court's ruling that cleared Choi Jung-bum of making a pornograp...

 2020-07-02 13:45 

Korea Herald

Bolton says Trump could meet Kim to win reelection...

US President Donald Trump could push to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the third time in October to bolster his November reelection, said former national security adviser John Bolton. "If the president felt he was in deep, deep troub...

 2020-07-02 13:44 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) In snub to prosecution chief, justice minister exercises authority in suspected collusion case...

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 13-16) SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- Justice Minister Choo Mi......

 2020-07-02 13:37 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) Virus spread outside capital accelerates; local infections at 2-week high...

(ATTN: ADDS new Daegu infection in paras 17-18) SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea re......

 2020-07-02 12:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

62 Countries Violated N.Korea Sanctions...

South Korea was among 62 countries that violated UN sanctions against North Korea, according to a study by the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington. China topped the list of offenders with 25 percent of violations, but more unlik...

 2020-07-02 12:37 

Korea Herald

PM voices alarm at growing virus infections in Gwangju...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun voiced alarm over the recent "unusual" spike in virus infections in the southwestern city of Gwangju Friday, presiding over the central government's regular COVID-19 response meeting there. "The pace of C...

 2020-07-02 12:30 

Korea Herald

Samsung resumes fridge production in S. Korea...

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it has reopened a refrigerator production line in South Korea after closing the facility a day earlier due to virus concerns. Samsung said its refrigerator factory in Gwangju, some 330 kilometers southwest of Seo...

 2020-07-02 12:18 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Death of triathlete sparks outrage over alleged abuse, prompts investigation...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; ADDS details in paras 6, 10-11; MODIFIES description '......

 2020-07-02 12:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Steps up Military Training in Japan...

Special forces of the U.S. Forces Japan, which would be dispatched to the Korean Peninsula in a war, conducted 10 days of special warfare training in mid-June with vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and an elite commando unit. The training was launched...

 2020-07-02 12:02 

Yonhap News

At retail campaign event, Moon says boosting domestic consumption crucial...

By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in stressed the importance ......

 2020-07-02 12:00 

KBS World

Jongno District Bans Rallies near Former Japanese Embassy...

[Domestic] : Seoul's Jongno District has banned any type of massive gathering around the site of the former Japanese Embassy among other parts of the district in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. The district announced on Friday which sections ...

 2020-07-02 11:55 

The Chosun Ilbo

Figure Skater You Young Nominated for Best Newcomer Award by ISU...

Figure skater You Young has been shortlisted for an award given to newcomers to be presented by the International Skating Union next week.She vies for the award with Russian skaters Alena Kostornaia and Alexandra Trusova.The ISU Skating Awards will be hel...

 2020-07-02 11:51 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 63 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases have bounced back to over 60 for the first time in five days after clusters spread beyond the Seoul metropolitan area to Daegu.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) added 63 cases fr...

 2020-07-02 11:40 

Korea Herald

Imported car sales jump 41% in June despite pandemic...

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea jumped 41 percent in June from a year earlier on tax cuts and new models, an industry association said Friday. The number of newly registered foreign vehicles rose to 27,350 units last month from 19,386 a ye...

 2020-07-02 11:23 

Korea Herald

Rising new cases spell peril for virus fight; areas outside capital under threat of more infections...

South Korea's daily new virus cases hit the highest level in two weeks on Friday as infections outside the Seoul metropolitan area showed a sustained increase, raising concerns that the country's infections may get back on an upward trajectory. Th...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

K-pop suggests concept of 'future concert'...

The new coronavirus pandemic could have become a disaster for entertainment companies here until they took it as a chance to go online and start holding concerts on virtual platforms....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

'Tax burden will be alleviated for investors'...

The vice finance minister on Thursday defended the government's plan to introduce a capital gains tax following a strong backlash from investors....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Zico's 'Summer Hate' sweeps music charts...

Rapper Zico has again topped music charts, this time with his newly released album "RANDOM BOX." "Summer Hate," the title song of the summer-themed album, took top spot on several music-streaming charts - including Melon, Genie and Bugs - ...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Beauty and secret of Korean embroidery unveiled...

Sim Yeon-ok, a professor at the Department of Traditional Arts and Crafts at the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, published her third book "2,000 Years of Korean Embroidery" last month to shed light on the lesser-known mastery of Ko...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Ascendant progressives face three big obstacles...

The emergence of a bipartisan consensus following weeks of protests about racial injustice _ that police departments need either complete overhauls or major reforms _ is a big moment years in the making for the progressive movement....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Celebrating July 4th...

Most people hardly need reminders of their mortality. Mere mortals know there's a time to live and a time to die, but surely a statue should insure immortality in history if not in person. Not so, as Americans are reminded in assaults on statues of pe...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Japan needs to lift retaliatory export curbs: FM...

Korea and Japan are still at loggerheads over reparations for wartime forced labor and Japan's restrictions on certain materials exported to Korean companies, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday. Her remarks indicated the soured relations be...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Strengthening Africa's best pandemic defense...

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the global economy. Like every continent, Africa has been bracing itself for a sharp economic downturn. Yet, despite the inevitable recession, the pandemic has created a unique opportunity to promote the growth o...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Social stigma poses threat to coronavirus survivors...

Three out of 10 coronavirus patients said they faced mental health challenges after they were confirmed to have COVID-19, a study showed Thursday. The patients surveyed expressed a greater fear of the social stigma attached to them than concern about the ...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 54 new coronavirus infections...

South Korea reported more than 50 new virus cases for the second day in a row on Thursday as cluster infections piled up outside the Seoul metropolitan area. The country added 54 cases, including 44 local infections, raising the total caseload to 12,904, ...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Blackpink makes Guinness World Records with 'How You Like That'...

K-pop phenomenon Blackpink has collected several Guinness World Records titles with its new song "How You Like That," according to the world records organization Wednesday (local time). Released on June 26, the song and its music video created a b...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

SK Biopharm hits daily ceiling on 1st trading day...

On the first day of SK Biopharmaceuticals' trading on the nation's benchmark KOSPI, the biopharma company's stock price reached a daily price limit soon after the stock market opened Thursday....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

GM awards Hanon Systems as top supplier of year...

General Motors has recognized Korea's Hanon Systems as one of its top suppliers for the third straight year, the local company said Thursday. In a statement, Hanon said GM named it a "GM Supplier of the Year" during a recent virtual ceremony. ...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Korea's 'Forgotten War' key to future Asian peace...

Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean troops attacked South Korea launching an unexpected military blitz. Kim Il-sung's communists had as their aim the forcible reunification of the divided Korean Peninsula, itself a recent legacy of Japan...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

China threatens retaliation against Britain over Hong Kong...

China promised Thursday to take countermeasures against Britain if it presses ahead with plans to extend citizenship rights to Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub. Beijing has faced a groundswell of cri...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Hong Kong capital exodus forces Korean banks to initiate 'Plan B'...

Korea's commercial and state-run lenders are keeping a close eye on a possible mass capital outflow from Hong Kong, as political and trade disputes between the United States and China appear to be worsening....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

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 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Lee Hyo-ri, Yoona apologize after karaoke visit sparks outrage...

Singers Lee Hyo-ri and Yoona have apologized after their visit to a karaoke venue stirred public controversy. "I have been over the moon lately, so wasn't thinking straight," Lee wrote on her social media, Thursday. "I apologize and will b...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

'Another Trump-Kim summit unlikely'...

Despite President Moon Jae-in's publicized wishes and an envisaged visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun to Seoul, another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump is not on the cards, as there is...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

S. Korea administers remdesivir for COVID-19 patients for 1st time...

South Korea administered remdesivir, an experimental drug conventionally used for Ebola, for two patients infected with the new coronavirus for the first time on Thursday, health authorities said. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Lung transplant to COVID-19 patient succeeds in S. Korea...

Doctors at Hallym University Medical Center successfully carried out a lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient last month, the first such operation in Korea and the ninth in the world, according to the hospital, Thursday....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Political progression...

Over the centuries, a positive development among international relations and domestic politics has been the increased respect of the sanctity of diplomats and political opponents from harm. In ancient times, diplomats were sometimes harmed or molested but...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Former BOK exec to attract HK firms to Busan...

A former Bank of Korea deputy governor started leading Busan's efforts to become Asia's next premier financial hub by attracting global financial firms leaving Hong Kong....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Trump for killing general...

Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other U.S. officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike. 1 35 ....

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

Hyundai Glovis signs delivery contract with Volkswagen...

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics affiliate of South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group, signed an agreement with Volkswagen's logistics unit under which Glovis will handle the delivery of Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Bentley-branded vehicles. The estimated m...

 2020-07-02 11:21 

Korea Times

GS Caltex to go eco-friendly with bio-degradable polymer compound...

Local oil refiner GS Caltex said Thursday it plans to expand its application of eco-friendly raw materials in an effort to use resources efficiently and reduce carbon....

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