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 2020-06-01 23:10 

Korea Herald

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism takes international applications for next year...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has started taking international applications for the next year's Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU), aiming to select around 100 projects around the world. The biennale, which will be held fr...

 2020-06-01 22:36 

Korea Herald

Doosan Heavy provides W200b in emergency funds to India affiliate...

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industry & Construction said Tuesday that has provided 200 billion won ($164 million) in emergency funds to its Indian affiliate that has suffered from a liquidity shortage brought on the novel coronavirus pandemic. Th...

 2020-06-01 22:33 

Korea Herald

Newly assigned American soldier tests positive for coronavirus; total infections at 32...

An American soldier newly assigned to South Korea has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the US Forces Korea said Tuesday. The latest COVID-19 patient brought the total number of infections among the USFK population to 32. The service membe...

 2020-06-01 21:41 

Korea Herald

Court denies arrest warrant for former mayor over alleged sexual assault...

A Busan district court on Tuesday denied an arrest warrant for a former mayor of South Korea's second-largest city over sexual assault allegations. The Busan District Court dismissed the prosecution's request for the warrant to detain former Mayor...

 2020-06-01 21:34 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Steel halts production at Dangjin works...

Hyundai Steel, South Korea's No. 2 steelmaker, said Tuesday that its has halted production of its electric arc furnace plant on South Korea's western coast due to weak demand. The company, part of Hyundai Motor Group, said some operations were hal...

 2020-06-01 19:29 

KBS World

Seoul's Nuke Envoy, Chinese Ambassador Discuss N. Korea...

[Politics] : Seoul's chief nuclear envoy has discussed with Beijing's top diplomatic envoy on North Korean nuclear weapons and other issues regarding the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Special Representati...

 2020-06-01 19:15 

KBS World

Beijing: 'Expansion of G7 Will Help Global Peace, Multilateralism'...

[Politics] : Beijing has positively responded to Washington's plan to extend the membership of the Group of Seven to several more countries including South Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian relayed his country's position on the...

 2020-06-01 19:07 

KBS World

Cheong Wa Dae Assesses after Trump Invited Moon to G7 Summit...

[Politics] : Seoul's presidential office has positively assessed Washington's invitation to a Group of Seven summit, saying South Korea is now joining a group of leaders in global order. Presidential Spokesman Kang Min-seok relayed the stance in a...

 2020-06-01 19:07 

KBS World

Over 500 Schools Suspend or Postpone Physical Reopenings...

[Domestic] : Hundreds of schools in the Seoul metropolitan area have postponed or suspended in-phase students' return to classrooms after a series of clusters of COVID-19 infections cropped up there. The Education Ministry said on Tuesday that as of 1...

 2020-06-01 19:01 

Korea Herald

Binex picked as CDMO for COVID-19 mucosal vaccine...

Binex, a contract development and manufacturing organization for biologics drugs, said Tuesday that it has joined a consortium of companies pursuing mucosal vaccine for COVID-19. A mucosal vaccine is designed to boost the immune response of human m...

 2020-06-01 18:53 

Korea Herald

Shinhan BNP Paribas manages alternative portfolio for NHIS...

Seoul-based Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management said Tuesday it has started to work as a fund manager for the National Health Insurance Service's 1.4 trillion won ($1.14 billion) alternative investment for four years. Shinhan BNP Pariba...

 2020-06-01 18:51 

Korea Herald

WeWork names real estate expert as Asia-Pacific director...

Space-as-a-service platform WeWork named Samit Chopra as managing director for its Asia-Pacific operation, it announced Tuesday. Chopra is tasked with overseeing markets including Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapor...

 2020-06-01 18:41 

China Post

Taiwan reports another imported case, brings COVID-19 tally to 443...
 2020-06-01 18:41 

Korea Herald

LG Household & Health Care gains license to sell Physiogel in Asia, North America...

LG Household & Health Care said Tuesday it has gained a business license to sell GlaxoSmithKline's skin care brand Physiogel in Asia and North America, for 190 billion won ($155 million). Physiogel is a derma cosmetics brand that was laun...

 2020-06-01 18:40 

Korea Herald

Lotte Shopping introduces once-a-week remote working system...

Lotte Shopping said Tuesday it has introduced a new remote working system for its 3,200 employees working at its headquarters, whereby they can work at home once a week. The retail arm of Lotte Group is the second affiliate to introduce the remote w...

 2020-06-01 18:39 

Korea Herald

Amorepacific shares 'ABC Spirit' pledge with employees worldwide...

Amorepacific Group, a leading cosmetics firm here, said Tuesday it has set a new action principle "ABC Spirit" for employees in South Korea and around the world to share. Holding a proclamation ceremony at the Seoul headquarter in Seoul...

 2020-06-01 18:36 

Korea Herald

Another wave of mass infections feared in capital area: authorities...

Another wave of COVID-19 infections might be on the horizon, health authorities warned Tuesday, as South Korea continues to see small-scale outbreaks tied to churches, private cram schools and workplaces. Korea added 38 more cases of the novel coro...

 2020-06-01 18:31 

China Post

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need...
 2020-06-01 18:25 

China Post

India's cautious states open up even as virus cases rise...
 2020-06-01 18:19 

Korea Herald

Lee Nak-yon slips in polls, but maintains big lead over rivals for presidency...

Former Prime Minister Rep. Lee Nak-yon slipped in favorability ratings as a potential presidential candidate, but retained the top spot for the 12th consecutive month, a poll showed Tuesday. The lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea sa...

 2020-06-01 18:18 

Korea Herald

Government stays committed to reopening: PM...

Despite sporadic, small-scale outbreaks jolting the metropolitan area, the South Korean government is committed to reopening, allowing its people to resume normal life, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Tuesday. "We cannot stop taking steps...

 2020-06-01 18:17 

Ecns.cn

Pupils in Nanjing make creative 'face masks' to celebrate Int'l Children's Day...

The school held a variety of themed activities to celebrate the International Children's Day on Monday....

 2020-06-01 18:14 

Ecns.cn

Curfews imposed in about 40 U.S. cities as protests against police brutality spread...

About 40 U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington D.C. have imposed curfews as protests against police brutality kept spreading for the sixth day....

 2020-06-01 18:14 

Ecns.cn

Ties with China never been more important: Australian state premier...

Premier of Australian State of Victoria Daniel Andrews maintained his strong commitment to a healthy ongoing relationship with China, stating that it has never been more important than the moment....

 2020-06-01 18:12 

China Post

The Latest: India climbs to 7th biggest outbreak in world...
 2020-06-01 18:10 

China Post

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spars with Twitter on voting, protests...
 2020-06-01 18:00 

Korea Herald

SPO experiments with 'new normal' for COVID-19 times...

The prolonged COVID-19 crisis has been pushing the performing arts scene to search for new ways to share their art, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has found a way to perform together onstage while complying with the social distancing measures....

 2020-06-01 18:00 

Korea Herald

[News Analysis] How far along is Korea in solid EV batteries?...

Despite daunting competition against market giant China and tech-savvy Japan, South Korean battery makers -- LG Chem, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation -- have been making headway in the global electric vehicle battery industry. In the first quarter th...

 2020-06-01 17:52 

Ecns.cn

U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine despite risks...

The United States has delivered 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil, the two governments announced on Sunday, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) halted the anti-malaria drug's clinical trials over safety concerns....

 2020-06-01 17:51 

KBS World

Korean Americans in Atlanta Show Support for George Floyd Protests...

[Politics] : Korean Americans in the U.S. city of Atlanta have provided food and water to local protesters who took to the streets following the death of a black man in police custody.News And Post, an Atlanta-based Korean newspaper, reported on Tuesday t...

 2020-06-01 17:48 

Korea Herald

Hwang Sok-yong hopes to revive discontinued Lotus Prize rather than win Nobel liberature prize...

Hwang Sok-yong, one of South Korea's best known writers, said he would rather bring back the Lotus Prize for Literature than win a Nobel prize, during a press conference held Tuesday for the release of his latest novel "Three Generations...

 2020-06-01 17:47 

Korea Herald

Airlines cautious about resuming US flights over growing protests...

South Korean air carriers that had planned to resume flights to the US this month amid the slow spread of COVID-19 are cautious and taking a "wait and see" approach due to growing protests in the US over the death of an African American m...

 2020-06-01 17:46 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's GDP shrinks by 1.3% amid falling per capita income...

South Korea's real gross domestic product shrank 1.3 percent on-quarter in the first quarter of this year, nearly missing its previous forecast of 1.4 percent, data from the Bank of Korea showed Tuesday. Through the contraction was 0.1 percent...

 2020-06-01 17:42 

Korea Herald

Trump's G-7 invite heralds new status for Korea: Cheong Wa Dae...

South Korea being invited to the G-7 meeting is a step toward a new international order that will raise the country to a new level in international society, Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. "In the words of President Trump, G-7 is outdated, and the...

 2020-06-01 17:39 

Korea Herald

Gyeonggi governor suggests 2nd coronavirus relief payouts...

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung officially asked the central government to draw an extra budget to pay all Koreans 200,000 won ($163) as a second disaster relief to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Lee's suggestion runs counter...

 2020-06-01 17:39 

Korea Herald

Korea faces first dip in annual inflation in 8 months...

South Korea's consumer prices shed 0.3 percent on-year in May, marking the first annual contraction in eight months, due to the fall in global oil prices and the persisting COVID-19 pandemic, data showed Tuesday. The consumer price index for M...

 2020-06-01 17:35 

China Post

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic...
 2020-06-01 17:32 

Ecns.cn

Thousands join global protests against death of George Floyd...

A man wearing a face mask holds a sign during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in front of the U.S Embassy at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, May 31, 2020....

 2020-06-01 17:28 

Korea Herald

S. Korea honors 1984 Sino-British declaration on Hong Kong autonomy: foreign ministry...

South Korea respects the 1984 declaration between China and Britain ensuring Hong Kong's autonomy, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, amid concerns Beijing's contentious security legislation could erode the semiautonomous territory's civil lib...

 2020-06-01 17:25 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks up for 3rd day on recovery hopes...

South Korean stocks rose by more than 1 percent Tuesday, extending a winning streak to a third consecutive session on hopes for economic reopening, despite uncertainties from the spreading protests against police violence in the United States. The Ko...

 2020-06-01 17:19 

China Post

World Bank: Palestinian economy could shrink by 11%...
 2020-06-01 17:18 

Ecns.cn

S. Korea reports 35 more COVID-19 cases, 11,503 in total...

South Korea reported 35 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Monday local time, raising the total number of infections to 11,503....

 2020-06-01 17:18 

Ecns.cn

Shenzhen to complete microchipping all dogs in 2020...

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen plans to complete installing microchips inside all dogs by the end of this year to better manage the pets, according to the city's urban administration and law enforcement bureau....

 2020-06-01 17:18 

Ecns.cn

Immigration rights activists call U.S. routine deportations amid pandemic 'outrageous'...

Immigration rights activists in Mexico have been outraged by the U.S. government's routine deportations of undocumented migrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic without taking any health precautions....

 2020-06-01 17:18 

Ecns.cn

India reports highest daily spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases as total reach 190,535...

India's federal health ministry Monday morning reported 230 new deaths due to COVID-19 and 8,392 more positive cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 5,394 and total cases to 190,535....

 2020-06-01 17:15 

China Post

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases...
 2020-06-01 17:14 

KBS World

Japan Regrets S. Korea's Decision to Resume WTO Complaint...

[Politics] : Japan has expressed regret over South Korea's move to reopen a complaint against its tightened export curbs with the World Trade Organization(WTO).Following Seoul's announcement Tuesday on resuming the WTO dispute settlement process, ...

 2020-06-01 17:10 

China Post

Deadly police raid fuels call to end 'no knock' warrants...
 2020-06-01 17:07 

China Post

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control...
 2020-06-01 17:05 

Korea Herald

Hanwha Asset bets on e-commerce, data, health care stocks amid coronavirus...

Seoul-based Hanwha Asset Management said Tuesday it is betting on new growth opportunities of companies dedicated to e-commerce, data infrastructure and health care by creating a fund investing in such stocks at home and abroad. The strategy comes a...

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