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 2021-05-04 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 961.32 DN 0.49 points (open)...
 2021-05-04 00:01 

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KOSPI 3,131.39 UP 4.19 points (open)...
 2021-05-04 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,120.6 won DN from 1,124.0 won...
 2021-05-03 23:57 

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King Sejong Institute offers new Korean learning program using K-pop, K-dramas...

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- A state-run Korean language education center said Tuesday it has ......

 2021-05-03 23:37 

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Hyundai, Kia sales in U.S. more than double on SUV demand in April...

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Corp., South Korea's two......

 2021-05-03 23:31 

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(LEAD) Consumer price growth at near 4-year high in April...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details from para 5; ADDS photo)By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, May 4 (Yo......

 2021-05-03 23:13 

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Most cash grant recipients spend them on consumption expenditures: poll...

SEJONG, May 4 (Yonhap) -- Nearly 94 percent of South Koreans who received state virus reli......

 2021-05-03 23:05 

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Consumer price growth at near 4-year high in April...

By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer prices grew at the ......

 2021-05-03 23:00 

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(URGENT) Consumer price growth at 2.3 pct in April, fastest in almost 4 years...
 2021-05-03 22:19 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to expand loan program for developing nations with ADB...

South Korea said Tuesday it plans to allocate up to US$700 million for the lower-interest loan program with the Asian Development Bank, in line with efforts to support developing nations. Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki held a virtual meeting with ADB...

 2021-05-03 21:59 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on May 4)...

Shame on nominees Confirmation hearings for nominees for ministerial positions in the Mo......

 2021-05-03 21:59 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on May 4)...

Rebuild ruling partyNew DPK chairman should reflect diverse opinions The ruling Democrat......

 2021-05-03 21:58 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on May 4)...

Excessive burdenSamsung heirs' predicament rekindles questions about Korea's inh......

 2021-05-03 21:58 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspap......

 2021-05-03 21:07 

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Biden raises ceiling for refugees to U.S. amid COVID-19 pandemic, Myanmar unrest...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed ......

 2021-05-03 20:24 

KBS World

KDCA: Adolescents Likely to Get Vaccinated after All Adults Receive 1st Shots...

[Domestic] : Health authorities say adolescents in South Korea will likely begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine once first-dose inoculation for all adults is over. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) relayed the stance in a regular media bri...

 2021-05-03 20:20 

KBS World

Over 100 Flights Grounded in Jeju due to Strong Winds...

[Domestic] : Over 100 flights were grounded in Jeju on Tuesday due to strong winds. According to the Korea Airports Corporation, 120 flights were stranded and 20 others delayed due to wind shears and strong wind warnings issued for areas near the Jeju Int...

 2021-05-03 20:18 

Korea Herald

Hyundai to launch Genesis brand in Europe this summer...

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor said Tuesday it will launch the Genesis brand in Europe this summer to gain a share in the high-end and electric vehicle markets. Hyundai Motor will initially launch the G80 sedan and the GV80 SUV in Europea...

 2021-05-03 20:16 

KBS World

Ministers of S. Korea, US, Japan to Discuss Policy on N. Korea...

[Politics] : Foreign ministers of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sit down together in London on Wednesday to discuss measures to resume the stalled denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang. According to the South Korean Foreign Minist...

 2021-05-03 20:13 

KBS World

Pres. Moon Orders Withdrawal of Complaint against Man Who Insulted Him...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has instructed officials to withdraw a criminal complaint filed against a man who was accused of distributing leaflets containing derogatory remarks against the president. Presidential Spokesperson Park Kyung-mee announc...

 2021-05-03 20:13 

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New N. Korea policy does not affect U.S. defense posture in S. Korea: Pentagon...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- The new U.S. policy toward North Korea doe......

 2021-05-03 19:31 

Korea Herald

[Art on Jeju Island] Architectural charms of Jeju Island...

SEOGWIPO, Jeju Island -- Though better known for its beaches and forests, Jeju Island also boasts a wide range of art galleries, some of them offering more than just a display of art works. Big name architects such as Tadao Ando and Jun Itami have...

 2021-05-03 19:11 

Korea Herald

North Korea accuses South Korea of suppressing freedom of speech...

Fresh controversy is building in South Korea over the memoirs of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, published almost 30 years ago. A local publishing firm republished the eight-volume memoirs, titled "With the Century," last mont...

 2021-05-03 18:59 

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Cultural center to showcase 9 S. Korean films in U.S....

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- The Korean Cultural Center in Washington said on Monday that......

 2021-05-03 18:26 

Korea Herald

Altcoins back in rally mode after pull-back...

Cryptocurrencies have been rallying again with some digital coins, like Dogecoin and Ethereum, hitting record highs recently. The prices of coins tumbled last month as governments around the world hinted that they would strengthen regulations on cr...

 2021-05-03 18:25 

Korea Herald

Kospi may surpass 4,000 if included in MSCI World Index: report...

South Korea's main bourse Kospi could reach 4,035 points if the local market is bumped up into the MSCI World Index, which represents large and mid-cap equity performance across 24 developed nations, a local think tank said Tuesday. The Korea...

 2021-05-03 18:19 

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(2nd LD) Blinken urges N. Korea to engage, saying U.S. seeks practical progress...

(ATTN: CORRECTS typo in headline; UPDATES with additional background in 11-13)By Byun Duk-......

 2021-05-03 18:12 

Korea Herald

Police investigate cryptocurrency exchange, freeze its cash deposits...

SUWON -- Police on Tuesday raided dozens of places related to a virtual currency exchange and froze the exchange's cash deposits as part of an investigation into its alleged irregularities. The Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency said it conducted the raid...

 2021-05-03 18:02 

Korea Herald

Renault Samsung shuts down plant amid labor strike...

The labor-management feud escalated Tuesday within Renault Samsung, the South Korean unit of the French carmaker, as the company temporarily shut down its plant amid continued union strikes for a wage hike, officials said Tuesday. As the heightened...

 2021-05-03 17:54 

Korea Herald

Oceans minister nominee comes under fire for wife's alleged smuggling of porcelain ware...

Oceans Minister nominee Park Jun-young came under fire for his wife's alleged smuggling of porcelain ware during a parliamentary confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Rep. Kim Sun-gyo of the main opposition People Power Party took a swipe at the nominee...

 2021-05-03 17:53 

Korea Herald

US trade court lifts import ban on Daewoong's Nabota...

The US International Trade Commission has lifted a 21-month ban on the sale of Daewoong Pharmaceutical's botulinum toxin product Nabota, or Jeuveau, in the United States, according to an announcement from Medytox Tuesday. The ban lift allows...

 2021-05-03 17:51 

Korea Herald

S. Korean labor groups condemn Japan for denying wartime forced labor...

South Korean labor and civic organizations on Tuesday denounced Japan for formally denying mobilizing Korean people for wartime forced labor. The Japanese Cabinet last week sent a lawmaker its decision that Japan's recruitment, placement and conscri...

 2021-05-03 17:49 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, US, Japan to hold FM talks at G-7 meeting in London...

The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold trilateral talks on the margins of a Group of Seven (G-7) gathering in London later this week, a source said Tuesday, as Washington eyes a thaw in strained ties between its Asian...

 2021-05-03 17:34 

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(LEAD) Blinek urges N. Korea to engage, saying U.S. seeks practical progress...

(ATTN: MODIFIES 2nd para; UPDATES with more remarks, additional information, background fr......

 2021-05-03 17:34 

Korea Herald

Korea halts first doses of COVID-19 jabs amid supply shortage...

Shortages of COVID-19 vaccines have forced around 2,000 vaccination centers to halt operations in South Korea, as authorities said it would hold off on administering first doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for the next three weeks. The Minist...

 2021-05-03 17:33 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Shinee to mark 13th anniversary with livestream...

Shinee is hosting an online event to celebrate the 13th anniversary of debut. To spend the anniversary with its fans, the quartet will take to Naver's V Live for a live fan meet event on May 25. It has been holding the meet called &ldquo...

 2021-05-03 17:30 

Korea Herald

Kakao Games sees net profit jump 68% in Q1...

Kakao Games, the gaming unit of the country's leading messenger app operator, reported a 68 percent jump in net profit to 18.3 billion won ($16.3 million) in the first quarter on-year, the company announced Tuesday. Sales rose 35 percent to 1...

 2021-05-03 17:23 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks rebound on 2nd day of resumed short selling...

South Korean stocks rebounded on Tuesday, the second day of resumed short selling, after a five-session losing streak as institutions scooped up local stocks. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index...

 2021-05-03 17:17 

Korea Herald

MMCA's Gwacheon venue celebrates Children's Day with exhibition for kids...

Ahead of Children's Day on May 5, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, kicked off an exhibition for children titled "You & Me" at its Gwacheon venue on Tuesday. The venue, which includes a children's...

 2021-05-03 17:16 

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Blinek urges N. Korea to engage, saying U.S. seeks practical progress...

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged North Korea on ......

 2021-05-03 17:15 

Korea Herald

Namyang Dairy chairman resigns after yogurt COVID-19 prevention claims...

Namyang Dairy Products Chairman Hong Won-sik offered his resignation Tuesday, after the company came under fire for the claim that its yogurt drink Bulgaris can help protect from COVID-19. Hong, who took over the company from his father, the late fo...

 2021-05-03 17:05 

KBS World

278 People Test Positive after Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose...

[Domestic] : New figures show about 280 people tested positive for COVID-19 after their first vaccination and before they received their second and final dose.Lawmaker Paik Jong-heon of the People Power Party, citing statistics from the Korea Disease Cont...

 2021-05-03 17:05 

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(URGENT) Blinken says it is up to N. Korea to decide whether it will engage or not...
 2021-05-03 17:05 

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(URGENT) Blinken says he wishes N. Korea will engage diplomatically toward denuclearization...
 2021-05-03 16:58 

Korea Herald

[Market Close-up] War over digital financing looms as traditional banks jump into online-only services...

Faster than anyone could have imagined, South Korea's IT platforms, which have had no banking experience at all, have quickly become a dominant force in the nation's retail banking scene. The COVID-19 pandemic has been defining mom...

 2021-05-03 16:58 

Korea Herald

Retailers accused of being 'man-haters' over pinching hand sign...

Several South Korean retailers, including convenience store GS25 and online fashion outlet Musinsa, were forced to remove advertisements after critics claimed that pinching hand signs featured in them were a symbol of misandry. In a statement on Sun...

 2021-05-03 16:44 

Korea Herald

Chief prosecutor nominee stresses 'organizational stability'...

New Prosecutor General nominee Kim Oh-soo stressed the organizational stability of the prosecution as his top priority on Tuesday as he prepares for a parliamentary confirmation hearing to succeed Yoon Seok-youl, who rose to political stardom by defy...

 2021-05-03 16:44 

KBS World

Land Minister Nominee Vows to Address Young Adults' Housing Shortage...

[Politics] : Land Minister nominee Noh Hyeong-ouk has vowed to make young adults' dreams to own their own home a reality. Noh made the remarks during his confirmation hearing at the National Assembly on Tuesday when asked about his plans to address th...

 2021-05-03 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 0.64%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 20-point-17 points, or zero-point-64 percent on Wednesday, to close at three-thousand-147-point-37.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining five-point-39 points, or zero-point-56 perc...

 2021-05-03 16:38 

KBS World

Hyundai, Kia Post Combined Monthly Sales Record in US in April...

[Economy] : South Korea's two biggest carmakers, Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors, set a new monthly combined sales record in the U.S. last month.According to the companies on Tuesday, Hyundai and Kia sold a total 150-thousand-994 units in the U...

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