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 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Schools need reliable guidance on reopening...

One of the most frustrating aspects of the pandemic has been watching school districts try to navigate the complexities of remote learning with so little guidance from Washington, D.C. The silence is equally deafening when it comes to figuring out when an...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Vaccine supply and demand...
 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Wang Yi's visit and Korea-China summit...

There is a learning curve for Korean journalists when it comes to Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister. In the past, when Wang visited Seoul, they assumed that he was coming to Seoul to prepare for a summit between President Moon Jae-in and General Secre...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Trump's Pentagon purge threatens US security...

President Donald Trump's wholesale removal of the top civilian leadership of the Defense Department almost certainly isn't the coup-in-the-making that some of his critics have alleged. Even so, the purge threatens to inflict lasting damage on Amer...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

[HACKERS] Toeic RC: November 4...

[ ] PART 5 by...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Lotte unveils in-house artist members...

Lotte Culture Foundation, which runs Lotte Concert Hall, announced that Esme Quartet and Korean Chamber Orchestra were picked as artists of its first in-house program to present quality classical concerts every year....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020...

1715-First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn 1783-Britain evacuates N.Y., their last military position in U.S....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

[Editorial] Launch of new trade bloc...

"South Korea should step up regional partnership"...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

A nightmare week for the national team...

What a week. It was, in the words of one Korea Football Association (KFA) official, "a nightmare." What should have been an exciting trip to Europe to take on Mexico and Qatar - the teams that basically eliminated the Taeguk Warriors from the 2018...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

British PM says 'escape route in sight' from pandemic...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said the "escape route" from the coronavirus was in sight as he announced that tough restrictions in England would not be extended beyond December 2....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine has average efficacy of 70%...

AstraZeneca announced Monday that a vaccine it's been developing with Oxford University has shown to be "highly effective" at preventing COVID-19, with an average efficacy of 70%....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Tourism sector sinking into bottomless pit amid prolonged pandemic...

The tourism industry is suffering an unprecedented crisis caused by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Travel companies, hotels and airlines are laying off employees or having workers take unpaid leave, as no one is able to predict when the crisis will be o...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Foreign buying spree drives KOSPI's rally...

The KOSPI continued its rally Monday, reaching an all-time high of 2,602.59 points at the close of trading, up 1.92 percent from the previous day's session. The index's market capitalization also reached an all-time high of 1,787 trillion won ($1,...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Hasty expectations...

Unification Minister Lee In-young said Monday that inter-Korean relations will be renewed with the resumption of communications channel via a now-destroyed liaison office within the Gaeseong Industrial Park. During a debate at the National Assembly, Lee, ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

SsangYong to capitalize on pandemic-triggered outdoor boom...

SsangYong Motor is hoping for improved sales as consumers increasingly pursue outdoor activities, a trend that has grown as people are seeking less populated locations to spend their time amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Future defense tech is here...
 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Consumer sentiment on house prices hike hits record high...

Korean consumers showed record-high expectations of a hike in housing prices in November, indicating the failure of the dozens of government real estate policies put in place since President Moon Jae-in took office, central bank data showed Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Dinos on verge of Korean Series title after shutting out Bears 5-0...

The NC Dinos are one win away from capturing their first South Korean baseball championship. Starter Koo Chang-mo fired seven shutout innings, and cleanup Yang Eui-ji blasted a two-run home run in the bottom sixth, lifting the Dinos to a 5-0 victory in Ga...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Blinken likely to seek stronger alliance, multilateral approach toward North Korea: experts...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state will likely seek to improve South Korea's relations with Japan as he pushes for multilateral efforts to denuclearize North Korea, U.S. experts said Monday. The U.S. president-elect selec...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Korea-Uzbekistan statistics meeting...

Statistics Korea Commissioner Kang Shin-Wook holds an online conference with officials from his Uzbekistan counterpart's organization at the Government Complex in Daejeon, Tuesday. The Uzbekistan authority asked Statistics Korea to share and exchange ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

K-pop defies digital trend with growing physical album sales...

With the meteoric rise of digital streaming services, there seems to be no reason to buy physical albums these days. But the sales of K-pop music have defied this trend recently. Last year, total sales of the 400 most popular albums reached 25 million; th...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

LG Chem focuses on building recycling ecosystem...

LG Chem is looking to build a sustainable ecosystem for plastic and rechargeable batteries, based on its strategy of sustainability as a growth driver....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

'Alone in the dark': Small businesses reel from new virus clampdown...

A new round of social distancing rules took effect on Tuesday in the South Korean capital of Seoul, dealing a blow to small business owners despite brighter hopes for economic recovery after earlier success in battling the coronavirus. The measures range ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

New US security team unlikely to adopt hardline stance against North Korea...

Given his past hardline stance against North Korea, many predict that nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, may favor putting more pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang to drive the country toward denuclearization under the upcoming Joe Biden...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks...

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration's ''America First'' policies that disparaged international alliances and favored...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Ceaseless goal of Korea fire service...

There is a slogan for firefighting in Korea that says: "Fire alarms are the sound of life." This shows the importance of notifying as many people as possible when a fire breaks out so they can evacuate quickly. They are called the sound of life be...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Life in bubble...
 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective, cheaper and easier to store...

Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are ba...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Maryland Gov. Hogan defends Korean COVID-19 test kits as effective...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday dismissed news reports that South Korean-made new coronavirus test kits were defective, saying the kits have been and continue to be "the cornerstone" of the state's long-term testing strategy. "While th...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Talks on third relief fund begin...

Talks have begun on introducing the third round of emergency disaster relief handouts, after the health authorities said the third wave of coronavirus outbreaks is already in progress with a resurgence in the number of daily new COVID-19 cases nationwide....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become the world's second-richest person...

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates and is now the second-richest person on the planet, with a fortune totalling 127.9 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index published on Monday. Thanks to shares in...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

HUFS signs MOU for upgrading campus...

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) will strengthen business cooperation at its Songdo campus based on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with three companies - Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea Investment & Securities, and Zinol D...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

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-term car...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Those in 20s may be COVID-19 'carriers': KDCA commissioner says...

Concerns are rising that the health authorities may have difficulty in curbing the increasing spread of COVID-19 here due to a growing number of people who are asymptomatic carriers of the disease. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Age...

 2020-11-24 10:46 

Korea Herald

Chinese FM Wang to arrive in S. Korea as Biden envisions stronger alliances...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to arrive in Seoul on Wednesday for talks with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and others, as US President-elect Joe Biden envisions solidifying America's democratic alliances to reassert its global leadership....

 2020-11-24 10:38 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 382 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 382 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a day after the nation started enforcing Level Two social distancing regulations for the greater Seoul area. The Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Wednesday that ...

 2020-11-24 10:37 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on Dow's record gain, vaccine hopes...

South Korean stocks opened higher Wednesday, taking a cue from record gains on Wall Street, as US political uncertainty receded with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden starting his White House transition. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index...

 2020-11-24 10:36 

Korea Herald

New virus cases near 400, stricter nationwide antivirus curbs in offing...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea reached nearly 400 on Wednesday on account of sporadic cluster infections across the country, prompting health authorities to consider imposing tougher antivirus curbs nationwide. The country added...

 2020-11-24 10:29 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Indonesia reaffirm commitment to cooperation in defense industry...

Senior defense officials of South Korea and Indonesia have held a videoconference and reaffirmed their commitment for cooperation in the defense industry, Seoul's arms procurement agency said Wednesday. During the annual consultations session held T...

 2020-11-24 10:27 

Korea Herald

PM urges labor union to cancel nationwide strike amid rising virus concerns...

The prime minister on Wednesday urged a major labor union to immediately cancel its plan to stage a large-scale strike, amid fears that walkouts could potentially exacerbate the COVID-19 situation ahead of next month's nationwide college entrance exa...

 2020-11-24 10:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tapped out and hunkered down, Korea stares recession in the face...

After exiting recession in the third quarter, the economy could start to weaken again as spending flags in the face of a third wave of the pandemic and stimulus money run out....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Barflies, dancing queens face dull nights with Level 2...

People flocked to bars and nightclubs in Seoul Monday night, knowing many would be shut as the government ratcheted up the social distancing recommendation to Level 2. Health authorities deemed bars and nightclubs that allow dancing in Seoul......

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

It's a wrap...

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, right, participates in the opening ceremony of Porsche Dream Circle, one of the German luxury carmaker's social responsibility projects in Korea,...

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korean defector was pro gymnast, cleared 3-meter fences to cross DMZ...

The North Korean man who defected to the South early this month was a professional gymnast who slipped through two heavily guarded barbed wire fences in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to a military source in Seoul Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul welcomes Blinken as a knowledgeable top envoy...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated several Obama-era figures to lead his national security team, fueling speculation — and anxiety — in Seoul about the new administration's openness to diplomacy with Pyongyang....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Heavy confirms bid to buy stake in Doosan Infracore...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group confirmed it has bid to acquire Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction's shares in construction heavy equipment maker Doosan Infracore....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

No new airport...

A group of Daegu citizens protest the government and ruling party's plans to build a new airport on Gadeok Island in Busan, instead of expanding the Gimhae International Airport that's also in Busan, on Tuesday afternoon....

 2020-11-24 10:24 

KBS World

US Lowers Travel Advisory for S. Korea to Level 2...

[International] : The United States lowered its travel warning for South Korea by a notch to Level Two on its four-tiered system on Tuesday, which advises its citizens to exercise "increased caution."The U.S. State Department announced the revised...

 2020-11-24 10:22 

Korea Herald

Large S. Korean firms sit on huge cash pile amid greater uncertainty...

Large companies in South Korea sharply increased their cash reserves over the past year amid increased uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, a corporate tracker said Wednesday. The cumulative free cash flow of 259 listed firms came to 28.1 tr...

 2020-11-24 10:18 

Korea Herald

Market value of top 10 group firms soars 22% on stock rally...

Listed firms of South Korea's top 10 business groups saw their market capitalization jump nearly 22 percent this year amid a strong stock market rally, data showed Wednesday. The combined market value of those 102 listed firms came to 1,069.5 trilli...

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