South Korea

» Auto updated continuously

 2021-01-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's consumer sentiment improves in January...

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer sentiment improved in January as a ......

 2021-01-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

Corporate direct financing gains 10.8 pct in 2020 amid pandemic...

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's corporate direct financing gained 10.8 perce......

 2021-01-26 19:07 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Blinken wins Senate confirmation as secretary of state...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details, additional information throughout ; ADDS photo) WASHIN......

 2021-01-26 17:50 

Yonhap News

Blinken wins Senate confirmation as secretary of state...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- Antony Blinken was expected to take office as the new secr......

 2021-01-26 17:30 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Blinken wins Senate confirmation as secretary of state...
 2021-01-26 16:06 

Yonhap News

Trump's push for KORUS FTA revision added uncertainty to alliance: CRS...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump'......

 2021-01-26 14:19 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Xi expresses hope for early visit to S. Korea in phone talks with Moon: Cheong Wa Dae...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline; UPDATES with additional briefing)By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, Jan. 26......

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

[Reporter's Notebook] Justice Party sets example for proper handling of sexual violence cases...

Monday's news of minor opposition Justice Party head Kim Jong-cheol's sexual harassment of fellow lawmaker Jang Hye-young shocked the public. But what was even more surprising and impressive was how the party dealt with the incident, differentiati...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Korea's economy contracts 1% in 2020 amid pandemic - the worst on-year growth in over 20 years...

The South Korean economy's performance was the worst in over two decades last year, bearing the brunt of the pandemic, but it appears to have gotten back on a growth track on the back of a mild recovery in exports, according to the central bank Tuesda...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Seoul city apologizes over ex-mayor's sexual harassment...

The Seoul city government apologized Tuesday after the state human rights watchdog deemed the sexual harassment allegations against former Mayor Park Won-soon to be true....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Finally, president with COVID-19 plan...

If there is a single day that marks the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, it would be Jan. 21, 2020, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that it had confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus on Ameri...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Partially clothed girl found dead in rice paddy...

The South Chungcheong Province Police Agency and the city's emergency rescue services said Tuesday they had found the body of a teenage girl in a rice paddy in the province's Gongju, Jan. 25. They said the body was discovered following a report of...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Hyundai Heavy seeks W1 tril. IPO...

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a holding firm of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), plans to move forward with HHI's initial public offering (IPO) as a fundraising campaign to invest in the group's future business amid a gradual re...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021...

1736-Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland 1823-President Monroe appoints first U.S. ambassadors to South America...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Larry King...
 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

SK Nexilis to build copper foil plant in Kota Kinabalu...

SK Nexilis will build its first overseas plant in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, with the aim of tripling its production capacity of copper foil for electric vehicle (EV) battery cells, the company said Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Kremlin says vigorous efforts needed to extend Russia-U.S. New START arms treaty...

Vigorous efforts are needed for Russia and the United States to reach a deal on extending the New START nuclear arms control pact before it expires next month, the Kremlin said on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Gov't to expand in-person classes...

Younger students and disabled children will get more in-person instruction this year, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday, to fill their academic and social needs exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing its work plan and goal for this year,...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Samsung Biologics sales surpass W1 tril....

Samsung Biologics' sales for last year surpassed 1 trillion won ($903.6 million) for the first time in the company's 10-year history, the 2011-founded biotech firm said Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Broader family concepts...

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family is moving to recognize unmarried or cohabiting couples as a legally defined family. Korea's Civil Act limits the definition of a family to spouses, lineal blood relatives, brothers and sisters. The Framework ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Jeon In-kwon investigated over damaging neighbor's home amid property dispute...

Jeon In-kwon, the lead vocalist of rock band Deulgukwha, has been questioned over allegations of damaging the home of his neighbor by throwing stones at the structure amid an ongoing property dispute....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

TXT's first Japanese album 'STILL DREAMING' dominates Oricon Chart...

K-pop boy group TXT, short for Tomorrow by Together, has been dominating Japan's Oricon Daily Album Chart for six consecutive days with its album "STILL DREAMING."...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

New virus cases fall back to below 400 again...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back to below 400 on Tuesday on the back of tighter virus curbs, but authorities remain on alert over a rise in cluster infections tied to religious facilities. The country added 354 more COVID-19 cases, ...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Italian prime minister poised to resign, deepening political crisis...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was set to hand in his resignation to the head of state on Tuesday, hoping to be given the opportunity to try and put together a new coalition and rebuild his parliamentary majority....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Life without Trump's tweets...

He's the most dangerous president in modern memory and he wielded his Twitter account like a weapon of mass destruction. Thank God they finally took it away from him - after his irresponsible behavior incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Foreigners' property transactions hit new high in 2020...

Foreigners' building transactions in South Korea reached an all-time high in 2020, with deals soaring in the Seoul metropolitan area, data showed Tuesday. Foreigners' transactions of housing and commercial buildings in Asia's fourth-largest ec...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Trump impeachment goes to Senate...

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the d...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

IMF, JPM revise up Korea's growth outlook...

The local economy saw its worst performance in over two decades in 2020, but grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter, also raising hopes that it will bounce back in 2021 in line with a recovery in global trade. In a report released Tuesd...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

E-Mart Wyverns? Retail giant acquires baseball team from SK Telecom...

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Group said Tuesday it will acquire a professional baseball club owned by SK Group as it seeks to boost marketing with the sports team. E-Mart Inc., the country's biggest discount store chain run by Shinsegae, has ag...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

'Apres-Girl' revisits Korea's first female film director Park Nam-ok...

From past to present, many of the world's greatest film directors started as cinephiles and Park Nam-ok (1923-2017), Korea's first female film director, is no exception. Having maintained a strong interest in film from a young age, she quit Ewha W...

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

More K-pop singers contribute to animation soundtracks...

Animation soundtracks have usually been sung by voice actors here, but things have started to change as more K-pop singers have started to croon songs for famous animated works, which has turned out to be beneficial for both sides....

 2021-01-26 13:29 

Korea Times

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops...

US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so. Biden's new policy was set in an executive order he signed at ...

 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...

  • Need an account?  
    or