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 2020-07-07 10:47 

KBS World

Japan's Exports to S. Korea Hit 11-Year Low in May...

[Politics] : Japan's exports to South Korea plunged to the lowest level in eleven years in May due to its export restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Korea International Trade Association and Japan Tariff Association on Wednesday, J...

 2020-07-07 10:46 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) U.S. nuke envoy visits S. Korea after N.K. spurns possibility of talks...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 3-4)By Kim Seung-yeon SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) ......

 2020-07-07 10:44 

Korea Herald

Number of blood donors dips 11% in Jan.-May...

The number of blood donors in South Korea sank nearly 11 percent in the first five months of this year amid a prolonged coronavirus outbreak, data showed Wednesday. About 966,900 people donated blood in the January-May period, down 10.9 percent from...

 2020-07-07 10:35 

Yonhap News

Biegun undergoing coronavirus testing upon arrival in S. Korea...

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and his delegation......

 2020-07-07 10:33 

KBS World

WHO Acknowledges 'Emerging Evidence' of Airborne Transmission of COVID-19...

[International] : The World Health Organization(WHO) on Tuesday acknowledged "evidence emerging" of the airborne spread of the coronavirus.Speaking at a virtual press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO's technical l...

 2020-07-07 10:32 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open nearly flat following Wall Street losses...

South Korean stocks opened nearly flat Wednesday following overnight losses on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 0.44 points, or 0.02 percent, to 2,164.61 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Major US stock indices en...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91...

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer whose haunting scores to Spaghetti Westerns like "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" helped define a cinematic era, died on Monday. He was 91....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Ex-PM seeks party leadership - and beyond...

Rep. Lee Nak-yon of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) announced, Tuesday, his bid for chairmanship of the party ahead of the party convention to select its leader next month. As the strongest potential presidential contender according to opinion ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

More expats have their voices heard in Korea...

Khalilzade Nihat, an Azerbaijan national and Seoul resident, is a member of a committee run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, in which foreign residents discuss policies relating to them and make recommendations. At an upcoming meeting slated for July...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Foreign tourists to Korea stay shorter, spend less in 2019: survey...

Foreign tourists to South Korea stayed shorter and spent less money in 2019 than the previous year, a government survey showed Tuesday. International tourists stayed an average 6.7 days in South Korea last year, down 0.5 from the previous year, according ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

NH, Mirae Asset Daewoo, Korea Investment compete to lead IPO market...

As initial public offerings (IPOs) are back in full swing starting in the second half of this year, three major securities firms are competing fiercely to take the top underwriter position in this year's planned IPOs....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Korea's pro wrestlers get back into ring...

COVID-19 has affected everyone's lives, even pro wrestlers. In the U.S., World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was declared an "essential service" and allowed to continue operating. Although the move was controversial, it goes to show we can'...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

What's driving Kim Jong-un's erratic behavior?: N. Korea expert [VIDEO]...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has proven himself to be the hardest person to trust. On June 16, the North has once again surprised us by blowing up the 15 million dollars worth joint liaison office (South Korea's property, of course) in Kaesong, say...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Practicality of philosophy...

I truly enjoy philosophy. To exercise and hone my mind to think and develop an idea or perspective in the pursuit of truth is a captivating and intriguing experience. While my school does not offer a course in philosophy, I immerse myself with the thought...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say...
 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

10 Korean firms accused of 'ignoring' calls for proof of plastic waste reduction...

Ten Korean manufacturers that agreed with the central government to reduce plastic waste two years ago have "ignored" environmental activists' recent call to release their status reports, raising suspicion of non-adherence....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

'Biegun's visit meant to show strong ROK-US alliance'...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun's three-day visit to Seoul from Tuesday to Thursday will be focused on showing the strength of the South Korea-United States alliance, according to diplomatic experts. They say the secretary and his counte...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

17th Music in PyeongChang to kick off July 22...

The 17th Music in PyeongChang will run from July 22-Aug. 8 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, under the theme of "It Must Be" from a composition of the German composer....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Vigorous Sangju stun No.1 Jeonbuk 1-0...

Sangju Sangmu is destined to be demoted to K League 2 next season under the K League rules as it decided to move out of Sangju to set up in a new location next year. A number of football analysts said before the season that the team could suffer a lack of...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Sharing experiences on COVID-19, building back better together...

The world is experiencing unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the devastating loss of lives and livelihoods, governments have been facing the daunting task of containing the spread of the virus on the one hand and mitigating ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Asiana to resume flights to China's Nanjing next week...

Asiana Airlines plans to begin offering one flight a week on the Incheon-Nanjing route Sunday. The carrier has served one flight a week on the Incheon-Changchun route, a company spokesman said by phone....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Calling for disbandment of South Korea-US working group...
 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020...

1776-Col. John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Declaration of Independence 1796-U.S. State Dept. issues first American passport...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 44 new coronavirus infections...

South Korea saw its daily new virus cases hover below 50 on Tuesday for the second consecutive day, but a steady rise in both locally transmitted infections and imported cases continued to put a strain on the country's efforts to contain further sprea...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Son clashes with Lloris as Spurs beat Everton...

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min was involved in a furious row with team-mate Hugo Lloris at half-time in their side's 1-0 win against Everton on Monday. As Son walked towards the players' tunnel at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, France goalkeeper ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

KB Securities' competence in overseas business in question...

It's fair to say investing opportunities aren't entirely bounded by geography. If investors are attracted by reports of emerging economies and even booming growth in other countries, it's no question some of them will invest....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Daewoong-Medytox botox fight to end without winner...

The long-drawn-out legal battle between Medytox and Daewoong Pharmaceutical over the origin of their botulinum toxin (BTX) strains is expected to end up hurting both companies, as the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on Tuesday made an initial ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

SK E&C wins $7.2 mil. refinery planning deal...

SK Engineering and Construction reached an agreement with a state oil gas company in Uzbekistan under which the South Korean company will handle the outlining of the planned modernization of an oil refinery there, SK said, Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Paris Louvre museum reopens Monday after crippling losses...

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum and home to the Mona Lisa, reopens on Monday but with coronavirus restrictions in place and parts of the complex closed to visitors. ....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

[Holiday in North Korea] Dining at Pyongyang's best pizzeria...

South Korean pizza has come a long way over the last decade, but still the best pizza I've ever had in Korea was in Pyongyang in 2010....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

After liberal international order...

Many analysts argue that the liberal international order ended with the rise of China and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. But if Joe Biden defeats Trump in November's election, should he try to revive it? Probably not, but he must replace...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Environment minister bets on drones to protect dams...

Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae has called for strengthening the maintenance of the country's aging dams using drones and other state-of-the-art technologies of the fourth industrial revolution....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Public furious at judge over child porn site operator...

Public anger is on the rise over the Korean court's rejection, Monday, of a U.S. extradition order against an operator of one of the world's largest child porn sites....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Controversial revision criticized as pro-union...

The government is drawing criticism for its push to revise a law, Tuesday, a move that's being called pro-labor and anti-business, mostly because it would allow expanded membership of a company union to include dismissed workers as well as those not e...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Chance or crisis...

North Korea's staunch avowal not to sit down face to face with the United States - a stance repeated on the same day U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun arrived in Seoul - at the very least shows that the country will only engage in dialogue...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

South Korea's exports of cultural goods reach $10 billion...

The estimate of combined overseas exports of some 2,500 firms in 11 culture and entertainment sectors last year reached $10.4 billion, up 8.1 percent from 2018, according to the annual content industry statistics produced jointly by the culture ministry a...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Samsung benefits as virus lifts chip demand...

Samsung Electronics has so far managed to weather the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its second-quarter operating profit estimated to have reached 8.1 trillion won, up more than 20 percent from the same period last year....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] IRENE & SEULGI confident of their 'perfect chemistry'...

Singers Irene and Seulgi of K-pop girl group Red Velvet are paving a new way for the group with the success of its first unit group IRENE & SEULGI. Released on Monday, the unit's first album "Monster" has floated to the top of multiple music s...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

[Reporter's Notebook] Can English names break hierarchy in Shinhan?...

Shinhan Financial Group's two subsidiaries have recently joined the trend of using English names at the office, as part of efforts to break their hierarchical structures and allow their employees a sense of freedom to become more creative....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Skyscrapers' economic windfalls...
 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online...

"The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester, nor will the U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States," ICE ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

COVID-19 pushing backs to pursue stability over profitability...

The spread of COVID-19 is pushing local banks to focus on soundness over profitability....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

The system is rigged...
 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

President, ruling bloc heavyweights criticized for 'inappropriately' offering condolences...

President Moon Jae-in and other ruling bloc heavyweights are receiving criticism for offering condolences to former South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung whose mother passed away recently....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

'Communication war' with North Korea...

Recent aggression from North Korea, the June 2020 demolition of the joint liaison office, has largely evoked public bewilderment rather than fear. This is due to Pyongyang's somewhat deviated communication style, the so-called "good cop, bad cop s...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Wrong call on public aid for religious schools...

The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation between church and state." By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state provides a tax break that benefits students at a sec...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - JULY 8, 2020...
 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Hyundai meets with SK over battery partnership...

Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun has completed his "given mission" of expanding partnerships with local electric vehicle (EV) battery makers in preparation for establishing a stable supply chain ahead of a massive increase ...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

BLACKPINK debuts at No. 33 on Billboard Hot 100...

K-pop act BLACKPINK has taken No. 33 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with its latest single "How You Like That," the American music magazine said Monday (U.S. time.) The name will appear on the chart on July 11....

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Korea Times

Louvre reopens...

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