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 2021-05-06 00:15 

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New USFK chief expected to take office in around June: sources...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Gen. Paul LaCamera is expected to take office as the new commande......

 2021-05-06 00:15 

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USFK commander to receive Korean name at farewell event...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Outgoing U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) Commander Gen. Robert Abrams wi......

 2021-05-06 00:12 

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N.K. leader, his wife attend art performance by army families...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, attended......

 2021-05-06 00:03 

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Cardinals' Kim Kwang-hyun limits damage in abbreviated start...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- St. Louis Cardinals' starter Kim Kwang-hyun ......

 2021-05-06 00:01 

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KOSPI 3,147.72 UP 0.35 points (open)...
 2021-05-06 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 966.62 DN 0.58 points (open)...
 2021-05-06 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,125.3 won UP from 1,122.6 won...
 2021-05-05 23:59 

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Samsung to recapture top spot in Q2 chip sales: report...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to become the world's to......

 2021-05-05 23:52 

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Rising home prices amid hoped-for redevelopment in focus: finance minister...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Thursday the government is guar......

 2021-05-05 23:40 

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(LEAD) Kakao Q1 net nearly quadruples on mobility, fintech biz...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; ADDS photo, byline; UPDATES with more info throughout)By Ki......

 2021-05-05 23:22 

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FM Chung calls for G-7 efforts for equitable access to vaccines...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong has called for the Group of Seven......

 2021-05-05 23:10 

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Kakao Q1 net profit up 200.2 pct. to 239.9 bln won...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- Kakao Corp. on Thursday reported its first-quarter net profit of ......

 2021-05-05 21:56 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on May 6)...

Very unpresidential President Moon Jae-in has withdrawn the criminal complaint filed on ......

 2021-05-05 21:56 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on May 6)...

Withdraw nominationsMinister nominees hit for alleged ethical flaws Five ministerial nom......

 2021-05-05 21:56 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on May 6)...

Real changesReplacements of rival parties' leadership out of touch with underlying vo......

 2021-05-05 21:56 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspap......

 2021-05-05 21:16 

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U.S. supports waiver of property rights on COVID-19 vaccines: USTR...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 5 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine......

 2021-05-05 21:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Counseling center for migrant women abuse victims now open...

Seoul City announced Wednesday the opening of a counseling center for migrant women victims of violence that will provide medical and legal services in six different languages....

 2021-05-05 21:00 

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S. Korea's FX reserves hit fresh record high in April on weaker dollar...

SEOUL, May 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's foreign reserves rose to a fresh record high i......

 2021-05-05 20:51 

Korea Herald

Belgian ambassador's wife undergoes police probe over assault allegations...

The wife of Belgian Ambassador to South Korea Peter Lescouhier was questioned by police on Thursday over assault allegations, officials said, amid public criticism over "insincerity"; in the embassy's handling of the matter. Th...

 2021-05-05 20:45 

Korea Herald

S. Korea 'positively' views outcome of US policy review on N. Korea: NSC...

South Korea's top security officials "positively" evaluated the outcome of the United States' monthslong policy review on North Korea recently completed by the Joe Biden administration, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday. The assessm...

 2021-05-05 20:33 

KBS World

'Both S. Korea, Japan Positively Assess US Policy on N. Korea'...

[Politics] : The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday both Seoul and Tokyo have positively responded to Washington's new policy on North Korea. A senior official of the ministry made the assessment while briefing reporters on the outcome of ...

 2021-05-05 20:29 

KBS World

KDCA Chief: COVID-19 May Be Impossible to Eradicate with Vaccination...

[Domestic] : Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong has admitted the possibility COVID-19 could become an endemic. In an online media briefing on Thursday, Jeong said that the virus may not be an infectious disease...

 2021-05-05 20:24 

KBS World

Moon Welcomes Ulsan's Massive Wind Farm Project...

[Economy] : President Moon Jae-in has welcomed Ulsan City's plan to launch a massive offshore wind power project, saying it will help achieve the country's goal of becoming one of the world's top five nations in the field. Moon made the remark...

 2021-05-05 20:24 

KBS World

Moon Welcomes Ulsan's Massive Wind Farm Project...

[Economy] : President Moon Jae-in has welcomed Ulsan City's plan to launch a massive offshore wind power project, saying it will help achieve the country's goal of becoming one of the world's top five nations in the field. Moon made the remark...

 2021-05-05 19:57 

KBS World

'S. Korea Closely Watching Discussions on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waivers'...

[Domestic] : The South Korean government said on Thursday that it is closely watching global discussions over possible intellectual property waivers for COVID-19 vaccines. Asked on the matter during a regular media briefing on Thursday, Baek Yeong-ha, a s...

 2021-05-05 19:57 

KBS World

'S. Korea Closely Watching Discussions on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waivers'...

[Domestic] : The South Korean government said on Thursday that it is closely watching global discussions over possible intellectual property waivers for COVID-19 vaccines. Asked on the matter during a regular media briefing on Thursday, Baek Yeong-ha, a s...

 2021-05-05 19:41 

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U.S. encourages Seoul-Tokyo reconciliation over 'comfort women' issue: State Dept....

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 5 (Yonhap) -- The United States has long encouraged Sout......

 2021-05-05 19:06 

Korea Herald

Ex-PM suggests anti-takeover measures for VCs, startups...

Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday suggested implementing measures to protect management rights at local venture capital firms and startups, before expanding it to bigger companies. "Korea still lacks institutionalization of ant...

 2021-05-05 19:01 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] How banking giants can survive the disruption of digitalization...

Technology disruption is already playing out among the commercial banking sector in South Korea, triggering a massive transformation of their services to fend off fast-rising online-only banks launched by internet companies with no banking experience...

 2021-05-05 18:34 

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(2nd LD) G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to dialogue...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in last 5 paras)By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 5 (Yonh......

 2021-05-05 18:20 

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(LEAD) G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to dialogue...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details, additional information from 5th para; ADDS photo)By Byun......

 2021-05-05 18:09 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] EXO's Baekhyun starts military service...

Baekhyun of EXO shared photos of himself with close-shaven hair, bidding a temporary farewell to his fans, on Thursday. There also was a picture with bandmate Seho who was touching his hair with a smile. The veteran idol began his training the...

 2021-05-05 18:06 

Korea Herald

Gavi expects delay in vaccine shipments to North Korea...

North Korea will receive COVID-19 vaccines as early as July with a shipment delay over global supply shortages, the Gavi alliance, which co-leads the COVAX vaccine sharing program with the World Health Organization, said Wednesday. "Depending...

 2021-05-05 18:02 

Korea Herald

Roche Diagnostics receives approval for COVID-19 test...

Roche Diagnostics Korea announced Thursday that the company has received approval for the cobas test, an assay used to specifically detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in laboratories settings. According to Roche, the cobas test is...

 2021-05-05 17:52 

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G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to dialogue...

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of the Group of Seven (G7) countries on We......

 2021-05-05 17:44 

Korea Herald

Samsung's foundry biz enhances chip packaging tech...

Amid the heightening competition in the global chip foundry market, Samsung Electronics unveiled a new packaging technology Thursday that would help differentiate its foundry service. Samsung said it has completed the development of the next-genera...

 2021-05-05 17:40 

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(URGENT) G7 foreign ministers urge N. Korea to return to denuclearization negotiations...
 2021-05-05 17:37 

Korea Herald

Dunamu steps up efforts to protect crypto investors...

Dunamu, an operator of cryptocurrency exchange Upbit, said Thursday that it will spend 10 billion won ($8.9 million) to set up a unit to protect crypto coin investors. The planned launch of the in-house unit, tentatively named Upbit protection cente...

 2021-05-05 17:36 

Korea Herald

Argentinian doc wins grand prize in Jeonju film fest international section...

The 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival announced its award winners during a closing ceremony that took place at the Korea Traditional Culture Center in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on Wednesday. A total of 15 awards in four categories —...

 2021-05-05 17:31 

Korea Herald

Doosan Heavy to extract hydrogen from plastic waste...

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will transform plastic waste into gases by heating it up, and extract hydrogen from those gases, the company said Thursday. Seeking to jointly develop the hydrogen extraction system, Doosan Heavy has partn...

 2021-05-05 17:31 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] American Manganese on lookout for opportunities in Korea...

American Manganese, a Vancouver-based critical metals company, is seeking to tap into the South Korean battery market with its exclusive technology to extract key metals from defective batteries. In an interview with The Korea Herald, its chief exe...

 2021-05-05 17:18 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks advance on hopes for global economic recovery...

South Korean stocks advanced Thursday as hopes for a global economic rebound offset inflation worries. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 31.37 points, or 1 percent, to close at 3,...

 2021-05-05 17:12 

Korea Herald

Foreign minister calls for greater vaccine cooperation at G-7 summit...

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong has called on the international community to work together for the fair distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines at the meeting of Group of Seven countries, amid Seoul's rising concern over a looming vaccine shortag...

 2021-05-05 17:05 

KBS World

2 Elderly Asian Women Stabbed at Bus Stop in San Francisco...

[International] : Two elderly Asian women are in intensive care after being stabbed multiple times in San Francisco, California, in the midst of a spate of crimes targeting Asians in the U.S.U.S. media reported that the women were attacked randomly by a m...

 2021-05-05 16:55 

Yonhap News

U.S. again reaches out to N. Korea but to no avail: WP column...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 5 (Yonhap) -- The United States has again reached out to......

 2021-05-05 16:41 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Thursday Up 1%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 31-point-37 points, or one percent on Thursday, to close at three-thousand-178-point-74.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining two-point-79 points, or zero-point-29 percent, to clos...

 2021-05-05 16:31 

Korea Herald

Gender-based conflicts escalate in Korea...

Gender-based conflicts are escalating in South Korea with men becoming more gender sensitive and beginning to make their voices heard about feminists. Last week, police investigated female comedian Park Na-rae over allegations of sexual har...

 2021-05-05 16:24 

KBS World

Pandemic-Induced Depression on the Rise among 20s, 30s...

[Domestic] : A survey shows that pandemic-triggered depression is on the rise and a growing number of people are having suicidal thoughts, with the phenomenon most prevalent among those in their 20s and 30s.The survey was commissioned by the Health and We...

 2021-05-05 16:09 

Korea Herald

Kakao's Q1 net profit hits record high on mobility, fintech business growth...

Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea's top messaging app KakaoTalk, posted a record-breaking revenue of 1.25 trillion won ($1.1 billion) for the first quarter, up 45 percent from a year earlier, the company said Thursday. Its operating pro...

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