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 2020-02-23 07:15 

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(URGENT) Moon says powerful measures should be taken against new coronavirus...
 2020-02-23 07:15 

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(URGENT) S. Korea to raise virus alert level to "highest," Moon says...
 2020-02-23 06:52 

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(4th LD) S. Korea reports 4th coronavirus death as cases spike to 556...

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 2020-02-23 05:59 

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Ruling party calls for extra budget to fight against COVID-19...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party asked the government Sunday to draw......

 2020-02-23 05:53 

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(LEAD) S. Korea reports 4th death from novel coronavirus...

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 2020-02-23 05:46 

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(3rd LD) S. Korea reports 4th coronavirus death as cases spike to 556...

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 2020-02-23 05:45 

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(LEAD) S. Korea expresses regret over Israel's entry ban amid virus fears...

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 2020-02-23 05:00 

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Today in Korean history...

Feb. 24 1961 -- South Korea and the Philippines sign a trade accord. 2007 -- South Kor......

 2020-02-23 04:54 

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18 S. Koreans infected with coronavirus after pilgrimage to Israel...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- Eighteen South Koreans who recently made a group pilgrimage to ......

 2020-02-23 04:41 

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S. Korean defense minister due in D.C. for talks on alliance...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo headed to the U.......

 2020-02-23 04:40 

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Opposition party leader urges gov't to raise virus alert level...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's main opposition party called on ......

 2020-02-23 03:30 

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Cluster outbreak at hospital stokes concerns of more virus deaths coming...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's public health authorities were on heightened......

 2020-02-23 02:52 

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(LEAD) Department stores shut down over coronavirus fears...

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 2020-02-23 02:47 

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(2nd LD) S. Korea reports 4th coronavirus death as cases spike to 556...

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 2020-02-23 01:48 

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S. Korea reports 4th death from novel coronavirus...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported the fourth death from the new coronavirus ......

 2020-02-23 01:42 

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S. Korean president, Malaysian king exchange letters on bilateral ties...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has exchanged letters with M......

 2020-02-23 01:33 

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(LEAD) S. Korea reports 123 more cases of novel coronavirus, total rises to 556...

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 2020-02-23 01:18 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 4th death from coronavirus...
 2020-02-23 01:17 

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S. Korea reports 123 more cases of novel coronavirus, total rises to 556...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported 123 new cases of the new coronavirus on Su......

 2020-02-23 01:17 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 123 more cases of new coronavirus, total soars to 556...
 2020-02-23 00:58 

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N. Korea tightens quarantine inspection on imported materials amid virus concerns...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has tightened its customs-related quarantine measur......

 2020-02-23 00:33 

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Shinsegae outlet shuts down food section over coronavirus fears...

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- Shinsegae Department Store, a major South Korean retailer, said......

 2020-02-23 00:26 

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Cardinals' Kim Kwang-hyun trying not to get carried away after strong spring training debut...

JUPITER, United States, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- It was a dream-come-true moment for Kim Kwang-......

 2020-02-23 00:25 

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Cardinals' manager, catcher impressed with Kim Kwang-hyun's first outing...

JUPITER, United States, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- In his first spring training appearance on Sat......

 2020-02-23 00:17 

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Cardinals' Kim Kwang-hyun tosses scoreless inning in spring debut...

JUPITER, United States, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' new South Korean......

 2020-02-22 23:00 

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(Yonhap Interview) 'Fair, transparent' process applied to India's procurement project involving S. Korea's Biho system: ambassador...

By Oh Seok-min SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- India has been...

 2020-02-22 22:45 

Korea Herald

S. Korea confirms sixth virus death...

South Korea reported the sixth death from the new coronavirus that originated in China on Sunday, recording three deaths in one day. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, a 59-year-old man -- an inpatient at a psychiatric ward of a hospi...

 2020-02-22 21:42 

Korea Herald

USFK says it has no case of COVID-19 among its personnel...

The US Forces Korea said Sunday that it has no confirmed case of the new coronavirus among its personnel despite an increase in the number of South Korean patients. In an updated report on its efforts to fend off the COVID-19 virus, the 28,500-stron...

 2020-02-22 20:44 

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S. Korea to postpone new school year as coronavirus spikes...

South Korea said Sunday it will postpone the new school year, set to start next month, as part of efforts to tackle the new coronavirus after the number of patients spiked to more than 600. "To prevent the spread of infection, and for the safet...

 2020-02-22 20:15 

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U.S. raises travel advisory for S. Korea over coronavirus outbreak...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- The United States on Saturday raised its travel advisory f......

 2020-02-22 19:50 

KBS World

S. Korea to Postpone Opening of New Semester until March 9...

[Politics] : The government has announce a set of new measures to contain the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The central disaster relief headquarters unveiled the measures in a news briefing after a pan-government meeting on Sunday afternoon, anno...

 2020-02-22 19:34 

Korea Herald

Bracing for a long battle...

As the incidence of new COVID-19 cases surges in South Korea, health experts say the country needs to revise its action plan to withstand the long-term impact of the outbreak. In a protracted fight against the disease, pacing is key and personal prec...

 2020-02-22 19:20 

Korea Herald

Film industry slump continues amid virus fears...

Snowballing coronavirus infections have continued to cast a pall over the film industry, with new releases delayed and events canceled. Thriller flick "Time to Hunt" will tentatively postpone its release and cancel all promotional event...

 2020-02-22 19:17 

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[Graphic News] Average monthly wage of NK defectors hits record high of 2 million won...

The average monthly wage of North Korean defectors living in South Korea exceeded 2 million won ($1,684) for the first time last year, the Unification Ministry said. Defectors earned 2.04 million won ($1,720) per month on average in 2019, compared...

 2020-02-22 19:07 

Korea Herald

Shinhan Bank closes branch on confirmed COVID-19 case...

Shinhan Bank said Sunday that it is temporarily shutting down its branch at the Seongnam Industrial Complex Financial Center, Gyeonggi Province, after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed patient had visited a hospital fu...

 2020-02-22 18:59 

KBS World

COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Surpass 600, Death Toll Rises to 5...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 46 new cases of the novel coronavirus as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of infections to 602. The central quarantine headquarters said that the COVID-related death also rose to five. The latest victim was ...

 2020-02-22 18:56 

KBS World

Shincheonji Church Expresses Deep Regret over Surge in COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : A Christian sect known as the Shincheonji Church of Jesus has expressed deep regret over the recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in South Korea. A spokesperson of the Christian sect issued a statement on Sunday that said the church...

 2020-02-22 18:54 

Korea Herald

Homeplus unionists, MBK lock horns over asset disposal, dividend payout...

The labor-management feud at South Korea's hypermarket chain operator Homeplus escalated Sunday, with union members accusing its majority shareholder MBK Partners of profiteering at the expense of the company. The controlling private equity f...

 2020-02-22 18:52 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Capital Bank Europe inks deal to control German lender...

Hyundai Capital said Sunday that its German subsidiary has become the largest shareholder in a local lender, in an extended move to enhance the group's mobility strategy. Hyundai Capital Bank Europe GmbH has signed an agreement with German car...

 2020-02-22 18:47 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Booming business at fabric maker amid soaring demand for masks...

POCHEON, Gyeonggi Province -- Amid coronavirus fears, local fabric maker Environment & Human's machines have been in full operation night and day. The non-woven fabric manufacturer churns out thin sheets of meltblown non-woven fabric, an...

 2020-02-22 18:23 

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Entertainment scene struggles with virus outbreak...

Cultural events and venues were dealt a blow over the weekend by the surge in coronavirus cases here, with performances being canceled. On Saturday, the 2020 Music in PyeongChang (MPyC) event, also known as the Great Mountains Music Festival, cance...

 2020-02-22 18:11 

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6 soldiers infected, 1,300 quarantined: Defense Ministry...

A total of six military personnel were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 as of Sunday, and 1,300 service members were quarantined, the Ministry of National Defense said. All six of the infected individuals, including two officers and one civili...

 2020-02-22 18:10 

Korea Herald

Coway boasts No. 1 eco-tech research institute in Asia...

South Korea's leading household electronics rental service company Coway attributes its competitiveness to the high-tech analyses at its Environmental Technology Research Institute, the biggest such facility in Asia. According to the co...

 2020-02-22 18:07 

Korea Herald

[Hal Brands] From Japan to Britain, world loves hosting US troops...

The US has a global military footprint that is second to none, and one of the most visible aspects of that footprint is a worldwide network of bases. From Japan to the UK, America's overseas installations allow it to shape events thousands of m...

 2020-02-22 18:07 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Brace for a protracted fight...

The spread of COVID-19 is increasing sharply, with the bulk of new cases concentrated in Daegu and nearby North Gyeongsang Province. The number of confirmed cases rose to 556 as of Sunday morning -- a whopping increase, more than a month after the...

 2020-02-22 18:07 

Korea Herald

Four COVID-19 cases in Seoul linked to community center...

A community center for the elderly in Seoul's central Jongno District has been identified as another COVID-19 cluster by health authorities, who have been tracing infection routes of several patients in Seoul with what first appeared to be uncl...

 2020-02-22 17:59 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Mika returns as Michael Holbrook, name he once hated...

After a decade of life as a glam-pop star, Lebanese-born British singer Mika faced a point in his life where he had to hit the ground again to push himself in the right direction. For 2 1/2 years, he stepped away from the spotlight and consciously...

 2020-02-22 17:55 

Korea Herald

Early-stage VC Bass Investment closes new W37.7b vehicle...

South Korea's early-stage venture capital house Bass Investment said it had closed its second fund worth 37.7 billion won ($31.1 million) last week, in the latest addition to its initial 28.6 billion won fund. The new vehicle's backers i...

 2020-02-22 17:42 

KBS World

S. Korea Raises COVID-19 Alert to Highest 'Serious' Level...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that the government has decided to raise its alert status on the novel coronavirus to the highest "serious" level in response to a surge in new infections in the country. The president announced th...

 2020-02-22 17:26 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Market caps of firms decline in February...

The market capitalization of listed South Korean companies declined across industries, according to data from market researcher FnGuide. Between Jan. 20 and Thursday, the combined market cap of 48 firms selling personal and daily goods, including co...

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