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 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

KOGAS to implement customized LNG rate plan...

The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is scheduled to apply a customized LNG rate plan for power generation companies starting in 2022. To better implement the changes, KOGAS has gone through structural reform earlier this year to better satisfy clients' ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

LG Chem strengthens CSR efforts...

LG Chem has been increasing efforts to clean up the environment through its corporate social contribution (CSR) activities, dubbed the "Green Connector." The company says the Green Connector project aims to tackle worsening climate change and othe...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Frenchman gets 25-year jail term for killing wife, burning body...

A French court Saturday sentenced Jonathann Daval to 25 years in prison for killing his wife and then burning her body, in a case that shocked the country. The 36-year-old Frenchman was impassive as the verdict was read out. He turned to look at members o...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump suffers major defeat in legal battle to overturn the election, but presses on...

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and his allies have suffered a string of judicial defeats in their bid to prevent states from certifying President-Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Moon names former lawmaker Kang Chang-il as new ambassador to Japan...

President Moon Jae-in has picked Kang Chang-il, a former four-term ruling Democratic Party lawmaker, as South Korea's new ambassador to Japan, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday. Kang, who used to lead the South Korea-Japan Parliamentarians'; Union, is...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump goes golfing in middle of G20 summit...

U.S. President Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged virtually because of Covid-19. Trump, who has still not accepted defeat following President-elect Joe Bi...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

G20 virtual summit tackles COVID-19 vaccine, funding...

World leaders met virtually Saturday for the annual G20 summit with a focus this year on the distribution of funds for COVID-19 vaccines. "We must work to create the conditions for affordable and equitable access to these tools for all peoples," K...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Descendant fights for forgotten heroes...

Honoring patriotic martyrs with a moment of silence following the singing of the national anthem has been customary for all government-hosted ceremonies in Korea. In reality, however, most Koreans do not reflect on the sacrificed lives they pay tribute to...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump's son Don Jr tests positive for COVID-19...

US President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been quarantining without symptoms, a spokesman said Friday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Man dies in shark attack in Western Australia...

A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality in the country this year....

 2020-11-23 12:13 

Korea Herald

Panmunjom tours to remain in operation despite toughened social distancing scheme...

A recently resumed tour program to the truce village of Panmunjom will remain in operation despite this week's toughened social distancing measures against the coronavirus, as necessary preventive steps have already been enforced, a unification minis...

 2020-11-23 12:09 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to release rice reserve amid output decline...

South Korea said Tuesday it will release its reserved grains into the market to cope with the reduced rice output after the long rainy season this year coupled with major typhoons. The country will release up to 370,000 tons of reserved rice, accord...

 2020-11-23 12:06 

Korea Herald

Over 7 in 10 S. Korean exporters eye more shipments in 2021: poll...

More than seven in 10 South Korean exporting companies expect their overseas shipments to increase in 2021 from this year, a poll showed Tuesday. The survey of 801 exporters, taken by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), showed 71.3 per...

 2020-11-23 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Eco-friendly cars make up 3% of all vehicles...

A total of 766,464 eco-friendly vehicles were registered as of October this year in South Korea, according to data released by the Transport Ministry on Sunday. They make up 3.16 percent of all vehicles registered here. This is the first time green...

 2020-11-23 11:58 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to develop indigenous robot for explosives detection, removal...

South Korea's arms procurement agency signed a contract commissioning a local defense firm to develop a robot capable of detecting and removing land mines and other explosives with indigenous technology, officials said Tuesday. Under the 18 billion-...

 2020-11-23 11:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

70 percent of workers in Korea are burned out, survey says...

Seven out of 10 Korean office workers suffered burnout over a one-year period, according to a recent report....

 2020-11-23 11:56 

KBS World

S. Korea to Manufacture Robots to Detect Mines, Explosives...

[Domestic] : South Korea will manufacture robots that can detect and clear landmines and explosives.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) said on Tuesday that it signed an 18-billion-won deal with Hanwha Defense to develop a robotic system ...

 2020-11-23 11:53 

Korea Herald

Korean shipbuilders' order backlogs dip 22% through Q3...

Combined order backlogs of South Korea's top five shipbuilders, led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., fell 22 percent in the first nine months of the year from the end of last year due to decreased new orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry so...

 2020-11-23 11:43 

The Chosun Ilbo

Bangtan Boys Win 2 Gongs at American Music Awards...

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, collected two gongs at this year's American Music Awards, one of the three major music awards shows in the U.S.BTS won Favorite Duo or Group in the pop/rock category and Favorite Social Artist at the awards ce...

 2020-11-23 11:43 

Korea Herald

PM warns of tough disciplinary measures against public servants ignoring distancing rules...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday urged public servants to maintain the utmost level of readiness against COVID-19, warning those who contract the virus by not complying with distancing rules will face grave disciplinary measures. "In ca...

 2020-11-23 11:40 

KBS World

PM Chung Calls for All-Out Quarantine Efforts ahead of CSAT Exam...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun ordered the Cabinet to mobilize all-out efforts in COVID-19 quarantine ahead of the College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) on December 3.At a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Chung said proceeding with the annual exam ...

 2020-11-23 11:34 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to ban free-range poultry through Feb. amid bird flu outbreak...

South Korea said Tuesday it has decided to ban free-range chickens and ducks until early next year as the nation is struggling to prevent the outbreak of avian influenza. Local farms will be advised to keep poultry indoors to prevent them from comin...

 2020-11-23 11:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gov't to Decide on COVID Vaccine Imports Soon...

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday promised to announce next month what types and how many coronavirus vaccines the government can get its hands on. Jung Eun-kyeong, the agency's director, told reporters, "By the end of the ...

 2020-11-23 11:31 

Korea Herald

Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving...

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country. St...

 2020-11-23 11:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Feminist Novel by Korean Author Earns Another Honor in U.S....

Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel " Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been named one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of this year.The honor follows the inclusion of the novel on TIME magazine's list of the 100 Must-Read Books of 2020...

 2020-11-23 11:21 

KBS World

N. Korea-China Trade Volume Plunges in October amid Pandemic...

[Politics] : Data showed that North Korea's trade with China has decreased to a record low in October amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to China's General Administration of Customs on Monday, trade volume between the two nations came to one-poi...

 2020-11-23 11:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai to Make Hydrogen SUV with U.K. Firm...

Hyundai said Monday that it signed a memorandum of understanding with chemicals multinational Ineos Group to develop a hydrogen SUV. Headquartered in the U.K., Ineos focuses on the production of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and other petroleum-base...

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

CSAT survival tools...

Models promote health and winter products for students who are taking the upcoming College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), which is scheduled for Dec. 3, at Lotte Department Store's Daegu branch on Monday....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi hits record 2,602.59 as optimism continues after U.S. election result...

The main Kospi index broke the all-time high set in 2018, largely thanks to improved investor sentiment especially from foreign investors....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Kwang-soo named as sole candidate to head banking federation...

Kim Kwang-soo, chairman of NH Nonghyup Financial Group, has been nominated as the sole candidate to become the Korea Federation of Bank's 14th chairman....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Heavy wins record $2.5 billion contract...

Samsung Heavy Industries has won a $2.5 billion deal with an undisclosed European shipper to supply vessel blocks and equipment....

 2020-11-23 11:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exports up 11 percent for first 20 days of November...

Korea's exports rose 11.1 percent on year in the first 20 days of November, customs data showed Monday, raising cautious hopes of an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Food and electronics popular as retail sales jump 8.4 percent in Oct....

Retail sales in Korea increased 8.4 percent in October from a year earlier on the back of the pandemic and consumption-boosting events, data showed Monday....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Boryung's cancer drug line gets GMP certification...

Boryung Pharmaceutical's production line for cancer drugs that are administered by injection in Yesan, South Chungcheong, was approved for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Guffaws as officials offer out-of-touch apartment advice...

Recent statements from politicians of the ruling party responsible for the real estate measures have stirred controversy in several online communities for lacking compassion and being out of touch with reality....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Helping hole...

A Korea Post employee lifts up a packaged box with two holes to help delivery workers lift boxes on Monday at the institution's headquarters in Jung District, central Seoul....

 2020-11-23 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chaebol revert to remote working as Covid-19 cases rise...

Korean firms are again beefing up their virus prevention measures after the country decided to enforce enhanced social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area over a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, industry insiders said Monday....

 2020-11-23 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Paris, Zurich and HK world's most expensive cities...

Paris and Switzerland's Zurich tied Hong Kong as the world's most expensive cities this year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the prices of everyday items, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore fell to...

 2020-11-23 11:00 

KBS World

ASEAN Summit Statements Reaffirm Support for S. Korea's Peace Efforts...

[Politics] : The participants of this month's virtual summits involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) have reaffirmed their support for South Korea's efforts for peace on the Korean Peninsula.According to Seoul's Foreign Mi...

 2020-11-23 10:55 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Exports rise 11.1 pct in first 20 days of November...

(ATTN: UPDATES with comments by finance minister and background in paras 11-13) SEOUL, N......

 2020-11-23 10:54 

Korea Herald

Troops in greater Seoul area under tighter anti-coronavirus scheme...

The defense ministry on Tuesday began enforcing tougher social distancing rules for service members in the Seoul metropolitan area in line with the government's elevation of the antivirus scheme. Under the social distancing scheme of Level 2, vacati...

 2020-11-23 10:49 

Korea Herald

LS Cable wins submarine cable supply deal in Denmark...

LS Cable & System, the world's third-largest wire and cable maker by sales, said Tuesday it has received a submarine cable supply deal in Denmark. Under the deal, LS Cable will supply extra-high voltage submarine cable systems for offshore wind...

 2020-11-23 10:46 

Korea Herald

Imported commercial car sales jump 21% in October...

Sales of imported commercial vehicles in South Korea jumped 21 percent last month from a year earlier on robust sales of Scania and Mercedes-Benz trucks, an industry association said Tuesday. The number of newly registered imported commercial vehic...

 2020-11-23 10:35 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on recovery hopes...

South Korean stocks opened higher Tuesday after hitting an all-time high the previous session on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 7.01 points, or 0.27...

 2020-11-23 10:35 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 349 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 349 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as the nation started enforcing Level Two social distancing regulations for the greater Seoul area. The Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Tuesday that the new case...

 2020-11-23 10:34 

Korea Herald

New virus cases spike to over 300 again as greater Seoul comes under tougher virus curbs...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea bounced back to over 300 on Tuesday due to a pileup of sporadic infections across the nation, with tougher antivirus rules in place in the greater Seoul area amid a virus resurgence. The country add...

 2020-11-23 10:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Are Korean Stocks Overheating?...

The Korean stock market is rising to fresh records every few days even though the real economy is deep in the doldrums.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index surpassed 2,600 points for the first time ever on Monday, closing up 49.09 points or 1.92 percent ...

 2020-11-23 10:28 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Deputy FM Kim to visit Myanmar this week to discuss bilateral cooperation...

(ATTN: UPDATES with first vice foreign minister's meeting with top envoys of ASEAN in......

 2020-11-23 10:25 

Korea Herald

Drug ministry approves clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine, treatment...

South Korea's drug safety agency has approved clinical trials of vaccine and treatment candidates currently under development by two local drug manufacturers, industry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday gave the...

 2020-11-23 10:22 

Korea Herald

No recovery in sight for pandemic-hit S. Korean oil refiners...

A recent surge in coronavirus infections at home and abroad is likely to come as a big draw on South Korean oil refiners already battered by the fallout from the pandemic, industry sources said Tuesday. Whipsawed by weak oil prices and sluggish refi...

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