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 2020-04-02 01:09 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 89 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 9,976...
 2020-04-02 01:01 

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Doosan Bobcat to shutter plants in U.S. over coronavirus...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Doosan Bobcat Inc., a construction equipment unit of Doosan Gro......

 2020-04-02 00:50 

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Campaigning for April 15 parliamentary elections begins amid virus outbreak...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Official campaigning for the April 15 parliamentary elections k......

 2020-04-02 00:50 

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N.K. hospital construction project moving ahead fast: state media...

By Koh Byung-joon SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- A hospital construction project in Pyongyan......

 2020-04-02 00:30 

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Hyundai's U.S. sales drop 31 pct in March on virus impact...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group said Thursday its vehicle sales plunged 31 ......

 2020-04-02 00:24 

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Seoul stocks open lower on deepening virus woes...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday, tracking......

 2020-04-02 00:19 

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Number of stock accounts hits highest in 11 years...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- The number of stock trading accounts in South Korea has hit an ......

 2020-04-02 00:10 

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(2nd LD) S. Korea's consumer prices rise 1 pct on-year in March...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details, additional information in paras 8-11) SEOUL, April 2 (......

 2020-04-02 00:07 

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Top 100 firms' executive pay averages 760 mln won in 2019...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Registered executives of South Korea's top 100 listed firm......

 2020-04-02 00:01 

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KOSPI 1,693.53 UP 8.07 points (open)...
 2020-04-02 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 555.40 UP 3.56 points (open)...
 2020-04-02 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,236.0 won UP from 1,230.5 won...
 2020-04-02 00:00 

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(Yonhap Feature) Online concerts connect people in time of coronavirus quarantine...

By Park Boram SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin appeared onl......

 2020-04-01 23:57 

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Loans to firms, households accelerates in March...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Loans extended by five major banks in South Korea to businesses......

 2020-04-01 23:47 

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KOSPI tumbles 20 pct in Q1 on coronavirus...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's main stock price index plunged nearly 20 per......

 2020-04-01 23:32 

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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo helping cash-strapped minor leaguers out of own pocket...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Texas Rangers' South Korean veteran Choo Shin-soo understa......

 2020-04-01 23:28 

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(LEAD) S. Korea's consumer prices rise 1 pct on-year in March...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details, additional information) SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- Sout......

 2020-04-01 23:27 

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Top U.S. lawmaker urges Trump to quickly reach defense deal with S. Korea...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, April 1 (Yonhap) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Af......

 2020-04-01 23:08 

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S. Korea's consumer prices rise 1 pct on-year in March...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer prices gained 1 percent from a year......

 2020-04-01 23:00 

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(URGENT) Korea's consumer prices rise 1 pct on-year in March...
 2020-04-01 22:39 

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Pakistan overturns Briton's death sentence in Daniel Pearl murder...

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted 18 years ago in the kidnapping and beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Pearl's brutal murder sparked revulsio...

 2020-04-01 22:38 

Korea Herald

S. Korea halts overseas voting in 5 more countries...

South Korea's election watchdog said Thursday it has decided to stop absentee voting for the April 15 parliamentary elections in five more overseas missions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The process will be suspended at Seoul's embassies in Ind...

 2020-04-01 22:28 

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Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures...

President Donald Trump cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up. "How do we know" if they are accurate, Trump asked...

 2020-04-01 22:27 

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S&P puts Hyundai on negative watchlist amid virus pandemic...

S&P Global Ratings on Thursday placed Hyundai Motor Group on its watchlist of firms with a negative outlook, citing the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic on the global automobile industry. "The COVID-19 pandemic is causing production s...

 2020-04-01 22:25 

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S. Korean, Danish leaders vow cooperation on coronavirus: Cheong Wa Dae...

The leaders of South Korea and Denmark had phone talks Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic and a postponed international summit on climate change, Cheong Wa Dae said. In the conversation with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, President Moon...

 2020-04-01 22:22 

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S. Korea, US have not reached defense cost-sharing deal yet: foreign ministry...

South Korea and the United States have yet to reach a defense cost-sharing agreement despite continued "high-level" consultations, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The ministry issued the statement amid a flurry of reports that Seoul a...

 2020-04-01 22:20 

Korea Herald

Air Force officers caught drinking on emergency standby...

More than a dozen Air Force officers were caught drinking on emergency standby, the military said Thursday, sparking criticism about lax discipline. A total of 16 officers affiliated with the 10th Fighter Wing in Suwon, south of Seoul, drank beer o...

 2020-04-01 22:18 

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N. Korea eases coronavirus restriction on foreigners...

North Korea has eased coronavirus restrictions on foreigners, allowing them to go to shops and restaurants, according to the Russian mission in Pyongyang on Thursday. The North Korean foreign ministry's protocol department issued the notice to all e...

 2020-04-01 22:14 

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Doosan Group execs to forgo 30% of their wages...

Doosan Group said Thursday that its chairman Park Jeong-won and other executives will forgo their salaries by 30 percent as part of efforts to help normalize troubled affiliate Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. Doosan Group said the pay cu...

 2020-04-01 22:12 

Korea Herald

Air pollutant emission-cap system to be expanded nationwide...

South Korea's air pollutant emission-cap management system, which has been enforced in Seoul since 2008 to manage the capital's air quality, will be expanded to cover almost all parts of the country this week, the Ministry of Environment said Thur...

 2020-04-01 22:09 

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Temples, Catholic churches further postpone public services due to coronavirus...

Roman Catholic churches in Seoul and temples of the country's biggest Buddhist sect will further suspend their public services, at least till mid-April, as part of national efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Catholic Church's Seoul arc...

 2020-04-01 22:05 

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North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus...

North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as confirmed global infections near one million. The already isolated, nuclear-armed North quickly shut dow...

 2020-04-01 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on April 2)...

Rational standards needed Three days have passed since the Moon Jae-in administration an......

 2020-04-01 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on April 2)...

Prelude to economic woesIt is urgent to push for structural reform Major economic data s......

 2020-04-01 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on April 2)...

Thorough complianceSelf-quarantine extended to entire world; Tighter monitoring can avert ......

 2020-04-01 22:04 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-04-01 22:01 

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Deal shows virus-hit airlines can sell debt but cost steep...

A bond deal by South Korea's biggest airline showed that while carriers pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic can still sell debt, they will need to pay a steep price. The fee Korean Air Lines paid underwriters to issue won notes jumped to a re...

 2020-04-01 19:26 

KBS World

Hospitals in S. Korea Continue to Be Hotspots for Mass Infections...

[Domestic] : South Korea is witnessing a concerning growth in the number of COVID-19 cases that lead to mass infections, including at hospitals.Kwon Jun-wook, deputy head of the central quarantine headquarters under the Korea Centers for Disease Control a...

 2020-04-01 19:09 

Korea Herald

Report on first physician COVID-19 death false alarm: KCDC...

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday afternoon that earlier reports of a doctor dying from COVID-19 were inaccurate. The Centers did confirm, however, that the doctor-turned-patient was in a critical state. The clarificatio...

 2020-04-01 19:04 

KBS World

BOK Mulls Additional Liquidity Provision Measure for Nonfinancial Firms...

[Economy] : Bank of Korea(BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol says the central bank will consider lending to non-banking financial institutions if the financial market situation worsen due to growing fallout from COVID-19. He made the remark in a meeting with BOK s...

 2020-04-01 19:01 

Korea Herald

Smaller K-pop labels hit hard by coronavirus...

Over the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the K-pop scene to an unprecedented standstill. Most concerts and meetup events, both at home and abroad, have been cancelled or postponed, while weekly TV shows are being held witho...

 2020-04-01 18:50 

Korea Herald

NSC to strive for defense cost-sharing deal with US...

South Korea's top security officials agreed Thursday to continue efforts for an agreement with the United States on defense cost-sharing, Cheong Wa Dae said. In a weekly standing committee session of the National Security Council (NSC), the official...

 2020-04-01 18:47 

KBS World

FM Kang, Ambassadors Discuss Cooperation with Latin America Amid Pandemic...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and South Korea's top diplomatic envoys in South and Central America held discussion on public safety and regional cooperation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the Foreign Ministry, during ...

 2020-04-01 18:39 

KBS World

Official Campaigning for General Elections Kicks Off...

[Politics] : Official campaigning for the April 15 general elections kicked off Thursday with rival parties canvassing in Seoul.The ruling Democratic Party(DP) and its satellite shoot-off, the Together Citizens Party, held a ceremony marking the start of ...

 2020-04-01 18:35 

Korea Herald

S. Korea starts 1st quantitative easing operation...

South Korea's central bank on Thursday funneled around 5.2 trillion won ($4.2 billion) of liquidity to the financial markets shaken by the novel coronavirus, through its first round of auctions held in conjunction with its "unlimited&rdqu...

 2020-04-01 18:22 

Korea Herald

2nd S. Korean chartered flight brings home 205 nationals from virus-hit Italy...

About 200 South Koreans returned home from Italy on Thursday aboard a second chartered flight that the government arranged to bring its nationals from the European nation hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The Korean Air plane took off from Rome...

 2020-04-01 18:20 

Korea Herald

Korea's proposed M&As shrink to half in Q1...

The volume of proposed mergers and acquisitions in South Korea has shrunk to about half in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting the impact of the novel coronavirus, data showed Thursday. The first quarter saw 5.23 trillion won ($4.22 billion) worth...

 2020-04-01 18:13 

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[Trudy Rubin] Data sans politics can curb virus...

Back in the 1950s, Sgt. Joe Friday of the TV show "Dragnet" famously advised witnesses: "Just the facts, ma'am." That phrase became a national slogan, long before the very concept of "facts" was clouded by so...

 2020-04-01 18:13 

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[Editorial] Unprecedented furlough...

It is regretful to see about half of 8,600 South Korean workers at US military bases being forced to go on unpaid leave due to stalled cost-sharing negotiations regarding the stationing of 28,500 American troops here. The US Forces Korea put thousan...

 2020-04-01 18:12 

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BlackRock offloads W130b stake in NCSoft...

US investment house BlackRock Fund Advisors has offloaded its 1.01 percent stake in South Korea's game software developer NCSoft to cash out 129.57 billion won ($105.1 million), a filing showed Thursday. As a result, BlackRock Fund Advisors an...

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