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 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

3 officials from McDonald's supplier get suspended prison sentences for selling tainted patties...

Three officials from a burger patty supplier for McDonald's Korea were given suspended prison sentences by a local court Tuesday for providing patties potentially contaminated with E. coli to the local unit of the global fast-food giant. A managing di...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Zero tolerance...

The progressive Justice Party has faced its worst crisis since its establishment in 2012 with its leader resigning over sexual misconduct Monday. Chairman Kim Jong-cheol stepped down for sexually harassing a female lawmaker of the minority party....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Sibling duo AKMU renews contract with YG...

The sibling duo AKMU will be staying with YG Entertainment for another five years, having extended their management contract with the giant K-pop agency. The act - consisting of brother Lee Chan-hyuk and sister Su-hyun - signed a new five-year contract wi...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Staying safe at live music events...

It's inevitable that the drop in new COVID-19 cases will lead the government to lower the social distancing measures, in an attempt to reward or placate voters, and most likely cases will soon shoot up again. But it's possible Korea's struggli...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Hyundai Motor bets big on electric cars in 2021...

Hyundai Motor has vowed to focus more on electric vehicles (EVs) in 2021 in a bid to make its way into the rapidly growing eco-friendly car market, the carmaker said Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Moderna says its vaccine will work against new variants...

Moderna Inc said on Monday it believes its COVID-19 vaccine protects against new variants found in Britain and South Africa, although it will test a new booster shot aimed at the South African variant after concluding the antibody response could be dimini...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Biden and Korean relations...

I'm happy Joseph Biden has begun as the new President of the United States. I think Koreans are too, at least those South of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Among the many challenges of foreign policy facing the United States, relations with North Korea...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Kobe's presence remains strong, legacy growing...

Kobe Bryant wasn't in the bubble with the Los Angeles Lakers last fall when they won the NBA championship. He wasn't at the All-Star weekend in Chicago where half the players wore his number on their uniforms, the other half wearing his daughter&#...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Health minister under self-quarantine after contact with virus-infected employee...

Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol has been placed under self-quarantine after coming in contact with a ministry employee who tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients...

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

AFI Awards: 'Minari' among the Best Films of 2020...

"Minari," a drama film about an immigrant family in the United States, is among the winners of the American Film Institute's (AFI) awards for the top 10 movies of 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to educating filmmakers and honoring ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] 'Samsung-Ericsson lawsuit could take longer'...

The escalating legal tussle between Samsung Electronics and Ericsson over patent infringements regarding network equipment technology is expected to be a long-running battle, as the Swedish telecom giant feels threatened by the Korean tech firm's fast...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Actress and model Song Yu-jung dies at 26...

South Korean actress and model Song Yu-jung, represented by one of Korea's top agencies, died on Jan. 23. She was 26. Sublime Artist Agency released a statement announcing her passing on Monday, stating that her funeral at Seoul Medical Center's G...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

COVID war...
 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Dansaekhwa artist Park Seo-bo's daughter releases English-language memoir on father...

Park Seung-sook, an art therapist and daughter of the Dansaekhwa (Korean monochrome) artist Park Seo-bo, has released an English version of a biography of her father online for free. Titled "Park Seo-bo's Art & Life," the book chronicles Park&...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Unexpected, unprecedented sale of club sends shockwaves through KBO...

The SK Wyverns are far from being the first South Korean baseball club to be sold, but their impending ownership change, from the mobile carrier SK Telecom to the retail giant E-Mart under Shinsegae Group, comes as a surprise for different reasons....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

E-book companies join original content war...

More e-book companies are diversifying their business portfolios to come up with original content amid the intensifying battle between online content providers....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

'I gained 20 kilograms after losing to Ortega': 'Korean Zombie'...

"Korean zombie" UFC fighter Jung Chan-sung recollected his defeat to Brian Ortega and how he lost his grip on himself by gaining 20 kilograms. In a TV talk show aired Monday on SBS Plus, Jung said the fight on Oct. 17, 2020, psychologically pressu...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Big stocks in Korea sensitive to market cycles: AllianceBernstein...

AllianceBernstein has shown somewhat a skeptical outlook on the growth momentum of the Korean equities market, despite its rapid rise last year, one of the most bullish in the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - JANUARY 27, 2021...
 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Koreans spend over $10.9 billion on food delivery services in 2020...

South Koreans likely spent more than 12 trillion won (US$10.9 billion) on the country's top two food delivery services, Baedal Minjok and Yogiyo, last year amid the stay-at-home trend driven by the pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Total credit card and ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

South Korea completes deployment of K-14 sniper rifle...

South Korea has completed the deployment of K-14 sniper rifles and its observation device at infantry units to boost combat capabilities in missions involving precision attacks, the arms procurement agency said Tuesday. The K-14 rifle developed with domes...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Yulchon's reputation rests on 1.6 trillion won Indonesian lawsuit facing client KB...

Yulchon, one of the largest law firms in Korea, has come under the spotlight after KB Kookmin Bank was embroiled in a 1.6 trillion won ($1.4 billion) lawsuit in Indonesia over its acquisition of Bukopin Bank, which had been completed last August in accord...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Despite 'bubble' worries, stock market to continue rally...

Is January's bull run on stock markets around the world "irrational exuberance" - a term popularized by former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan referring to market optimism-lacking any real foundation? And how long will it continue?...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Contribution to motherland...

There are various fruits, including imported ones, at every local convenience store. The tangerine is one of them and it is so cheap that everyone can easily buy and eat it. However, in the early 1970s, the fruit was so rare and expensive that I couldn...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

'Olympics would be extremely difficult' for unvaccinated athletes'...

Athletes who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 would face "extremely difficult" conditions at the Tokyo Games this summer, the president of the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) said on Monday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

National Chorus of Korea to sing popular Korean poems...

The National Chorus of Korea (NCK) will hold a concert called "Poetic Colors" online, in which the chorus will sing songs composed from a series of popular Korean poems. In the concert, which will be released on the NCK's channel on Naver TV, ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Diplomats' group in hot seat over unfair treatment of school at its building...

The Korea Council on Foreign Relations, an organization of former and incumbent diplomats, is facing criticism for abusing its power against an alternative school that leased the third and fourth floors of the council's building in southern Seoul....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Korean adoptees demand apology from President Moon...

A group of Korean-born overseas adoptees has launched an online campaign to demand an apology from President Moon Jae-in over his remarks during his New Year press conference that adoptive parents need to be allowed to cancel their adoptions or change the...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Hyundai to acquire LG's automotive components firm...

LG Hausys said in a filing to the Korea Exchange, Tuesday, that it had selected Hyundai BNG Steel as the preferred negotiator to acquire its automotive components and industrial film businesses....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Colombia defense minister dies from viral pneumonia linked to COVID-19...

Colombia's Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has died from viral pneumonia related to COVID-19, the government said on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Pfizer or Sinopharm? 'Vaccine diplomacy' in Middle East...

Pfizer or Sinopharm? The US or China? In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and logistical considerations, reflecting Beijing's growing regional influence. In recent days, the Israeli government...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Seoul city gov't to launch 3rd council of foreign residents...

The Seoul city government plans to launch a new council of foreign residents Tuesday as part of efforts to improve their quality of life here. The council, the third of its kind, will comprise 30 residents aged 18 or older from 20 countries, including the...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Moon, Xi vow to accelerate high-level exchanges...

President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jingping agreed during phone talks late Tuesday to accelerate high-level visits and promote people-to-people exchanges ahead of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between their ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Unauthorized alternative missionary school feared to become virus hotbed...

A massive COVID-19 outbreak linked to an unauthorized alternative missionary school located in Daejeon, 160 kilometers south of Seoul, put the health authorities on high alert, Tuesday. The International English Mission (IEM) is an alternative boarding sc...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Will they, won't they? Key questions for troubled Tokyo Olympics...

The world's ongoing coronavirus crisis and plunging public support in Japan have raised fears that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed last year and now due to start in July, may be cancelled. As Japanese and International Olympic Committee officials i...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

NCT 127 to drop new EP in Japan next month...

NCT 127, a sub-unit of the popular K-pop boy band NCT, is set to release a new EP in Japan next month, its agency said Tuesday. The band will be releasing the Japanese EP "Loveholic," its first new Japanese album in two years, on Feb. 17, accordin...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

KRX chief vows to enhance short selling system...

Sohn Byung-doo, head of the Korea Exchange (KRX), the country's bourse operator, stressed that the KRX will do its best to correct and improve the current short-selling system, which has been criticized by local individual investors for creating an un...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

EU chief calls on US to help rein in powerful social media giants...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called on the United States to help rein in the power of social media firms, creating a global rule book "based on our values."...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

[Korea Encounters] Looking down high noses at 'quack plastic surgeons' in 1971...

"At one section of Yonsei Medical Center, strange things are happening. A harelipped boy steps out with a normal mouth. A flat-nosed girl consults a doctor; next day, out comes gingerly a piquant face with that "forward-look4; nose. These mirac...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Chelsea manager Lampard sacked...

Chelsea sacked manager Frank Lampard on Monday after 18 months in charge, with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel set to take over at Stamford Bridge. Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth-placed Premier League finish and the FA Cup final in his firs...

 2021-01-26 13:26 

The Asahi Shimbun

Man who raped teens when he was a minor gets prison term : The Asahi Shimbun...

OTSU--The Otsu District Court handed a prison sentence to a convicted rapist who thought he would be...

 2021-01-26 13:24 

NHK

Machine gun likely from 'Zero' fighter unearthed...

NHK has learned that a machine gun believed to have been mounted on a World War Two-era...

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New virus cases fall back to below 400 again; clusters tied to religious facilities on rise...

(ATTN: UPDATES with latest figures in paras 4-6) SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea......

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

U.S. House delivers Trump impeachment to Senate...

U.S. House delivered the impeachment article against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, charging the former president with inciting insurrection leading to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

Over 5,000 National Guard troops to remain in Washington through mid-March over security concerns...

More than 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington, D.C. through mid-March amid security concerns, acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said on Monday....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

Cooperation main feature of China-U.S. ties: spokesperson...

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday cooperation has been the main feature of China-U.S. relations and should continue to be so in the future....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

WHO official warns of continued transmission of coronavirus even after wide vaccinations...

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official on Monday warned of the risk of continued transmission of the novel coronavirus even after large-scale vaccinations in the foreseeable future....

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

AstraZeneca's reduced vaccine supply to EU 'not acceptable': commissioner...

Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of COVID-19 vaccine would fall short of expectation was unacceptable to the European Union (EU)...

 2021-01-26 13:23 

Ecns.cn

U.S. Senate confirms Yellen as first female treasury secretary...

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next U.S. treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job....

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