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 2020-07-05 11:12 

KBS World

Extraordinary Parliamentary Session to Begin Monday...

[Politics] : The National Assembly is set to begin an extraordinary session on Monday as rival parties remain at odds over a range of issues. Floor Leader Joo Ho-young of the main opposition United Future Party(UFP) told reporters on Sunday that his party...

 2020-07-05 11:01 

KBS World

Foreign Travelers to S. Korea Plunge in May...

[Politics] : Tourist arrivals in South Korea plunged nearly 100 percent in May due to global travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to data by the state-run Korea Tourism Organization(KTO) on Monday, over 30-thousand people entered the c...

 2020-07-05 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Number of incoming N. Korean defectors hits all-time low in Q2...

The number of North Korean defectors coming into South Korea hit an all-time low in the second quarter this year due to the new coronavirus, the Unification Ministry. According to the ministry, 12 defectors were estimated to have entered th...

 2020-07-05 10:54 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to award appreciation plaques to Korean War comrades...

South Korea was to hold a ceremony Monday to express thanks to countries that fought during the 1950-53 Korean War in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, the veterans affairs ministry said. During the event, Prime...

 2020-07-05 10:53 

Korea Herald

Court to decide on extradition to US of child porn site operator...

A Seoul court will hold a third, and probably last, hearing on Monday to decide whether to extradite a criminal who ran one of the world's biggest child porn sites. US authorities have requested the extradition of Son Jong-woo, the operator of Welco...

 2020-07-05 10:49 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea to offer telemedicine services for overseas builders...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 3-4) SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to start p......

 2020-07-05 10:39 

Korea Herald

Jeonbuk's lead at top shrinks after rare loss in K League...

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors saw their lead at the top of the K League 1 table shrink to just one point over the weekend, following a combination of their rare loss and a victory by their biggest rival club. Jeonbuk fell to Sangju Sangmu 1-0 on Sunday, wi...

 2020-07-05 10:33 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open tad higher on parliamentary approval of 3rd extra budget...

South Korean shares opened slightly higher Monday, following parliamentary approval of the third extra budget meant to support the pandemic-hit economy. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 8.84 points, or 0.41 percent, to 2...

 2020-07-05 10:32 

KBS World

S. Korea to Conduct COVID-19 Tests on All Arrivals at Ports...

[Politics] : Starting on Monday, South Korea will conduct coronavirus tests on all the people who disembark vessels arriving at local ports under strengthened port regulations. Health authorities said they will carry out the tests along with the ministrie...

 2020-07-05 10:15 

Yonhap News

Kiwoom Heroes' Park Byung-ho hits 300th career KBO home run...

SUWON, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted h......

 2020-07-05 09:53 

KBS World

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Workers...

[Politics] : South Korea will provide telemedicine services for overseas construction workers to ensure swift treatment in case they are confirmed to have COVID-19.The government on Sunday said it will provide support to make sure the services take root b...

 2020-07-05 09:33 

KBS World

S. Korea to Keep Current Social Distancing Stage amid Sporadic Clusters...

[Domestic] : Amid sporadic COVID-19 clusters outside the Seoul metropolitan area, health authorities on Sunday decided to maintain the current social distancing level nationwide. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said on Sunday in a press briefing that the c...

 2020-07-05 09:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

More People Learn Technical Skills in Uncertain Times...

More and more Koreans are learning technical skills to fall back on amid increasing uncertainty amid the coronavirus crisis and growing automation. Choi Jung-hwan, who runs a training school for pipe welders, said, "We are seeing an increase in people...

 2020-07-05 09:29 

KBS World

Top Prosecutor to Receive Report on Discussions of Justice Minister's Order...

[Politics] : Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl will receive a report on Monday on the results of senior prosecutors' discussions on how to respond to Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's exercise of her authority to command an investigation.Senior prosec...

 2020-07-05 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Canada Suspends Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong...

Canada suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong Friday after local authorities moved swiftly to implement China's new security law in the territory.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country is a firm believer in the principle of o...

 2020-07-05 09:21 

The Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Says It Has No Immediate Plans to Resume Nuclear Negotiations with U.S....

North Korea said Saturday it has no plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States in near future if Washington does not abandon what the communist country terms "hostile" polices toward Pyongyang.North Korean First Vice Foreign Minis...

 2020-07-05 09:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

Kanye West Wants the Oval Office...

Kanye West announced on Twitter on Saturday that he intends to run for president of the United States this year."We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the...

 2020-07-05 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Trump 'Salute to America' Features Fireworks, Fiery Speech...

President Donald Trump kicked off a "Salute to America" Saturday night on the grounds of the White House with a speech that took on the "angry mob" as he revisited the language and themes of his address a night earlier at Mount Rushmore.&#...

 2020-07-05 09:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

At Least 34 Dead in Japan Floods; More Rain Expected...

Japanese meteorologists are warning residents in Kumamoto, in southwestern Japan, to be on alert for more heavy rain after floods and mudslides left at least 34 dead and dozens either missing or trapped in inundated areas.Forecasters say torrential downpo...

 2020-07-05 09:08 

The Chosun Ilbo

To clean clothes getting wet from sweat or rain...

To clean clothes getting wet from sweat or rain, dry them before washing to prevent them from smelling musty....

 2020-07-05 08:38 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to offer telemedicine services for overseas builders...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for o......

 2020-07-05 08:05 

Yonhap News

PM vows stern legal action on violators of coronavirus quarantine rules...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday the government will le......

 2020-07-05 06:33 

Yonhap News

Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen U.S. soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor......

 2020-07-05 06:31 

Korea Herald

[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Priorities for COVID-19 economy...

Although it seems like ancient history, it hasn't been that long since economies around the world began to close down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in the crisis, most people anticipated a quick V-shaped recovery, on the assumptio...

 2020-07-05 06:31 

Korea Herald

[Mac Margolis] Coronavirus' toll will rewrite Latin America's future...

As much as guns and gadgets, pathogens have written history in the Americas. Smallpox cut through the Aztecs long before Hernan Cortes's troops marched into Tenochtitlan. Yellow fever stopped Napoleon in Haiti, laying the way for the island&rsq...

 2020-07-05 06:31 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] New lineup...

President Moon Jae-in's reshuffle of his national security team last week shows his intention to make continuous efforts to enhance inter-Korean reconciliation while seeking to reassume a role as mediator between the US and North Korea. He fil...

 2020-07-05 05:55 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap)......

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