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 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Small act of kindness saves Korean American owner of looted business...

Dae-oh Yang's phone was ringing hot on the morning of May 31. The Korean American owner of the women's apparel store Venus Fashion in Chicago, Illinois, found he had missed several calls and urgent text messages from his customers. They said loote...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Next year's minimum wage set at 8,720 won...

A national commission on Tuesday set next year's minimum hourly wage at 8,720 won ($7.25), a level representing the smallest-ever annual increase of 1.5 percent. The decision came in the early hours of the day during the ninth plenary meeting of the M...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 33 new cases of coronavirus infection...

South Korea's new virus cases fell back to below 40 on Tuesday, but a continued rise in cluster infections and imported cases put a strain on the country's efforts to contain the virus. The country added 33 cases, including 14 local infections, ra...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Kanye West for president?...
 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Ruling on Gyeonggi governor to be livestreamed...

The Supreme Court's ruling on incumbent Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung's appeal against the guilty verdicts found against him for abuse of power and violating the Election Law will be livestreamed on YouTube and aired on television Wednesday, cou...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

545 people face indictment for violating coronavirus-related rules...

South Korean police have referred 545 people to the prosecution seeking indictment on charges of violating rules related to the new coronavirus since late February, the National Police Agency said Tuesday. Of them, 10 suspects were arrested. A total of 1,...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Table tennis worlds in South Korea moved to 2021...

The world's top table tennis tournament set to take place in South Korea this year has been postponed to February 2021, due to lingering concerns over the novel coronavirus. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced Monday that the Wo...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Seoul City pressed to get to the bottom of scandal...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is under growing pressure to investigate the sexual harassment allegations made against the late Mayor Park Won-soon....

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Hero or traitor?...

When I was in fifth grade, one of my classmates was poor but seemed to have some pride at heart. Some friends said his grandfather had fought against Japanese imperialism. When I told my father, he replied by quoting a famous saying, "Independence fig...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Kielbasa's sudden takeover of domestic sausage market...

In recent months, kielbasa has overrun shelves across the country. But the long, horseshoe-shaped sausages didn't come from nowhere. Hailing from Poland, these sausages have filled a niche in the local market to be enjoyed by all, not only Europeans. ...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - JULY 15, 2020...
 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Gender ministry hit for being 'unconcerned' about sexual abuse cases...

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been drawing criticism from civic activists for its silence over a series of recent sexual abuse allegations aimed at high-profile figures, including the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon....

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

[Cityscapes] Exploring central Seoul's disappearing Pimatgol area...

Another large section of Insa-dong has been razed for urban renewal. The demolition zone is about the size of a soccer field, with signs at either end marking the historic alley known as Pimatgol. This part of Insa-dong, hidden from view on Jongno by a ro...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Samsung, SK, Micron; competitors or allies?...

Over the last few years, a positive or negative earnings report by one memory chip leader - either Samsung Electronics, SK hynix or Micron Tech - has resulted in positive or negative stock activity among all companies. While the industry's "top th...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

SKT, KT, LG in favor of current mobile subsidies law...

The scheduled revision of the law restricting mobile phone subsidies has garnered contrasting views among consumers and telecom companies. Most consumers have been calling to abolish or make drastic revisions to the law as it prevents telecom companies fr...

 2020-07-14 11:08 

Korea Times

Henry Lau's Chinese movie 'Double World' to premiere on July 24...

The Chinese film "Double World" - starring Chinese-Canadian K-pop star Henry Lau - will be released on local video platform iQIYI on July 24, Lau's agency Monster Entertainment said Tuesday....

 2020-07-14 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Amazon becomes world's most valuable brand...

Amazon has overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable brand, according to global market research conducted by Kantar. The report, titled 2019 Top BrandZ, claims the value of the e-commerce giant's brand grew to $415 billion. Apple...

 2020-07-14 10:57 

Korea Herald

KBO's emerging slugger surprised with own power surge...

It wasn't supposed to come this early. No, when Kiwoom Heroes' outfielder Lee Jung-hoo got to work with his team trainers during the offseason, the idea was to put on muscle so he could start hitting with more power in about two to three years. Th...

 2020-07-14 10:51 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N.K. media hints at optimism about S. Korea's new security lineup...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 8, 10, 12-14)By Yi Wonju SEOUL, July 14 (Yonha......

 2020-07-14 10:43 

Korea Herald

NK's paper stresses antivirus efforts at major gateways for trade...

North Korea's official newspaper on Wednesday stressed the importance of antivirus efforts at the country's major seaports and land-based gateways for trade as the communist state is striving to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. North Korea&...

 2020-07-14 10:38 

KBS World

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Phase 1 Trial...

[International] : U.S. biotech firm Moderna's experimental vaccine for COVID-19 reportedly showed promising results in the early stage of human trials.Reuters said that in the test results published on Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, t...

 2020-07-14 10:30 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on positive vaccine data...

South Korean stocks opened higher Wednesday, buoyed by progress toward a new coronavirus vaccine. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) jumped 32.14 points, or 1.47 percent, to 2,215.75 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Invest...

 2020-07-14 10:20 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Coach, triathletes disciplined for alleged abuse appeal bans...

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with coach's appeal; ADDS photo) SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) ......

 2020-07-14 10:12 

KBS World

S. Korea Loses Jobs for 4 Straight Months amid COVID-19 Pandemic...

[Economy] : South Korea lost jobs for the fourth consecutive month in June amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of employed people reached 27-point-05 million last month, down 352-thousa...

 2020-07-14 10:11 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's export prices increase for 2nd month in June...

South Korea's export prices rose for the second consecutive month in June on rising international oil costs, central bank data showed Wednesday. The country's export price index, in terms of the local currency, rose 0.3 percent in June from the pr...

 2020-07-14 10:06 

KBS World

Rival Parties Agree on Extra Parliamentary Session Schedule...

[Politics] : Rival parties have finally agreed on the schedule for the July extraordinary parliamentary session.Floor Leader Kim Tae-nyeon of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) and his counterpart Joo Ho-young of the main opposition United Future Party(UFP) ...

 2020-07-14 10:04 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) Next year's minimum wage set at 8,720 won in smallest-ever increase...

(ATTN: ADDS reaction from another labor union in paras 20-21) SEJONG/SEOUL, July 14 (Yon......

 2020-07-14 10:02 

Korea Herald

Job losses extend into June, unemployment rate up at 4.3%...

SEJONG -- South Korea lost about 352,000 jobs in June, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline in the number of employed people as the coronavirus pandemic hammers job markets, data showed Wednesday. The country's jobless rate rose by 0.3 per...

 2020-07-14 09:56 

Korea Herald

Funeral held for Korean War hero Paik...

Family members, top military commanders and US Forces Korea leaders bade farewell to Paik Sun-yup, South Korea's best-known Korean War hero credited for saving the country from the brink of falling into the hands of North Korea, at his funeral Wednes...

 2020-07-14 09:51 

The Chosun Ilbo

Are All Fruit Good for You?...

Fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet, and developing a habit of eating fruit early on in life helps develop the sense of taste and aids in brain development.The fiber helps stimulate appetite for a wider range of food and aids digestion, and many ...

 2020-07-14 09:45 

The Chosun Ilbo

Card Spending Down Amid Coronavirus Epidemic...

With more people staying home because of the coronaviurs epidemic, Korea has seen a decline in card spending.According to the Bank of Korea, payments made with cards in the period from February to May fell 2.1 percent compared to the same period last year...

 2020-07-14 09:44 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon Unveils Grand Plan to Revive Economy...

Unveiling the blueprint Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in said Korea is going to invest over W160 trillion by 2025 to create 1.9 million jobs that better meet the country's future needs and that embrace two main pillars "digital" and "green&#...

 2020-07-14 09:44 

KBS World

'US to Resume Routine Visa Services Soon'...

[Politics] : The U.S. State Department reportedly said that U.S. embassies and consulates around the world will soon resume routine visa services.The department suspended such services around the world on March 20 in efforts to block the spread of COVID-1...

 2020-07-14 09:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Britain Bans China's Huawei from New 5G Network...

The British government has banned China's Huawei telecommunications equipment company from playing a limited role in Britain's new high-speed mobile phone network.Britain's Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said the country's telecommunica...

 2020-07-14 09:26 

The Chosun Ilbo

Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on Foreign Students...

Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online...

 2020-07-14 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Executes 1st Federal Prisoner in 17 Years...

The U.S. government has carried out its first execution in 17 years after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in an early Tuesday decision to dismiss a lower court's injunction on three executions scheduled for this week and another set for next month.Daniel ...

 2020-07-14 09:21 

KBS World

US State Dept. Offers Condolences over Death of Korean War Hero Paik...

[Politics] : The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expressed its condolences over the death of Korean War hero Paik Sun-yup.Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that the United States extends its sincerest condolences to the people of...

 2020-07-14 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Delta Lost $5.7 Billion in 3 Months After COVID-19 Shut Down Air Travel...

Delta Air Lines reported a US$5.7 billion net loss in just three months, as the COVID-19 affects consumer demand and confidence in air travel. Delta's $1.47 billion in revenue was down 88 percent from April to June 2020, compared to the same quarter l...

 2020-07-14 09:17 

KBS World

US Withdraw Order Denying Visas for Int'l Students...

[International] : The United States has reportedly withdrawn a plan to expel international students who are enrolled in online-only courses for the fall semester. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) filed a legal challeng...

 2020-07-14 09:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

France to Make Wearing Masks Compulsory in Enclosed Public Spaces, Macron Says...

France will soon require people to wear masks in enclosed public places to prevent a rebound in COVID-19 cases, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday.After a two-month lockdown starting in March, France began easing restrictions in May, and reopen...

 2020-07-14 09:13 

KBS World

Korean War Hero Paik to be Buried at Daejeon National Cemetery...

[Politics] : The funeral service of late Korean War hero Paik Sun-yup is underway on Wednesday morning at Asan Medical Center in eastern Seoul. The Army said that after the service, Paik's remains will be transported and buried at Daejeon National Cem...

 2020-07-14 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

To get rid of bad smell from a towel...

To get rid of bad smell from a towel, soak it in cold water mixed with chlorine bleach in a ratio of 200:1 for 10 minutes before washing....

 2020-07-14 09:04 

Yonhap News

KBO club disciplines minor league players for hitting teammates...

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club SK Wyverns said Tuesday they've......

 2020-07-14 08:55 

Yonhap News

NC Dinos' manager hopes American slugger will find footing in heart of lineup...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- NC Dinos' outfielder Aaron Altherr entered......

 2020-07-14 08:54 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Complaint against late Seoul mayor possibly leaked, with no one claiming responsibility...

(ATTN: INSERTS word 'central' to clarify meaning in 4th para) SEOUL, July 14 (......

 2020-07-14 08:29 

Yonhap News

Ministry to turn temporary strategy team into permanent division amid deepening Sino-U.S rivalry...

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- The foreign ministry plans to turn its temporary diplomatic str......

 2020-07-14 08:27 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Complaint against late Seoul mayor possibly leaked, with no one claiming responsibility...

(ATTN: UPDATES with latest info in paras 4-5; ADDS photo) SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- Que......

 2020-07-14 08:16 

Yonhap News

Hyundai targets over 10 pct of global EV market in 2025...

By Choi Kyong-ae SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it aims to ......

 2020-07-14 08:02 

Yonhap News

Two members of K-pop band iKON injured in DUI car accident...

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- Two members of K-pop group iKON sustained minor injuries after ......

 2020-07-14 08:01 

Yonhap News

Triathletes disciplined for alleged abuse appeal bans...

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- Two triathletes penalized for allegedly abusing their former la......

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