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 2020-07-05 10:15 

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Kiwoom Heroes' Park Byung-ho hits 300th career KBO home run...

SUWON, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted h......

 2020-07-05 08:38 

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S. Korea to offer telemedicine services for overseas builders...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for o......

 2020-07-05 08:05 

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PM vows stern legal action on violators of coronavirus quarantine rules...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday the government will le......

 2020-07-05 06:33 

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Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen U.S. soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor......

 2020-07-05 05:55 

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(3rd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap)......

 2020-07-05 05:07 

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Main opposition party to return to National Assembly...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will return to the......

 2020-07-05 05:00 

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Today in Korean history...

July 6 1905 -- Rhee Syng-man, who later became the first president of South Korea, plead......

 2020-07-05 04:35 

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(LEAD) N.K. paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

(ATTN: UPDATES with other state media reports) SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea&apo......

 2020-07-05 04:34 

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S. Korea's gold bourse turnover hits new record high amid virus pandemic...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's gold turnover reached an all-time high in the......

 2020-07-05 03:39 

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First-stage engine test for KSLV-2 rocket set for later this year: KARI...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is set to carry out a critical ignition test for the......

 2020-07-05 03:00 

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No. of fake banknotes in S. Korea further dips in H1...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The number of fake South Korean banknotes found here continued t......

 2020-07-05 02:53 

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(2nd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 13-15; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yon......

 2020-07-05 02:20 

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N. Korean state media refrain from criticizing S. Korea for nearly 2 weeks...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state media outlets have refrained from criti......

 2020-07-05 02:00 

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S. Korean economy tipped to contract this year, but positive growth still possible: report...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's economy is widely expected to suffer its firs......

 2020-07-05 01:55 

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(LEAD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout, photo)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South......

 2020-07-05 01:22 

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Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new virus cases stayed above 60 for the......

 2020-07-05 01:15 

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Japanese consumer businesses hit hard in S. Korea amid trade row...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Japanese consumer goods producers in South Korea saw their opera......

 2020-07-05 01:12 

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(URGENT) 21 more people released after full recoveries from coronavirus, total cured patients at 11,832: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 01:11 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports no additional coronavirus death, total death toll at 283: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 01:11 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 61 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 13,091: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 00:56 

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S. Korea's int'l air passenger traffic dips 98 pct in Q2 amid virus pandemic...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The number of South Korean international air travelers dipped ne......

 2020-07-05 00:55 

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Gov't fully activates task force on Sino-U.S. row...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The foreign ministry has fully activated a public-private task f......

 2020-07-05 00:26 

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N.K. paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's main newspaper called Sunday for carrying out......

 2020-07-04 18:34 

Korea Herald

Prospect grows for opposition coalition...

Prospects are growing for a conservative coalition, as two opposition parties seek ways to challenge the mammoth ruling Democratic Party of Korea, which holds the biggest majority ever claimed by a single party in the history of the National Assembly...

 2020-07-04 18:33 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor, SK chiefs to discuss EV battery biz next week...

Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won are expected to meet next week to discuss further cooperation in the electric vehicle battery business, according to industry sources Sunday. The two leader...

 2020-07-04 18:26 

Korea Herald

With new team, Moon set to push for inter-Korean breakthrough...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, having reshuffled his top security team with figures known to be for engagement with North Korea, is widely expected to push to make a breakthrough in stalled relations with North Korea. On Friday, Moon tapp...

 2020-07-04 18:16 

Korea Herald

Duty-free shops mull retreat from Incheon airport as int'l passengers dip 98% in Q2...

South Korea's leading duty-free operators are considering an exit from Incheon International Airport as the number of international passengers plunged 97.8 percent on-year in the second quarter. According to Korea Civil Aviation Association S...

 2020-07-04 18:14 

Korea Herald

Colorful face masks gain popularity in Korea...

Face masks featuring diverse colors and designs are gaining ground in Korea, as protective equipment is increasingly perceived as a fashion item. A growing number of social media users here are posting photos with fashionable face masks. More than...

 2020-07-04 18:10 

Korea Herald

PM vows stern legal action on violators of coronavirus quarantine rules...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday the government will legislate fines and take other legal action for individuals and business entities found to have flouted coronavirus quarantine rules. "If there was a violation of rules, such as not...

 2020-07-04 17:07 

Korea Herald

5G smartphone competition to intensify in H2: report...

Samsung Electronics may face tougher competition in the global 5G smartphone market starting in the second half this year when Apple launches its new smartphone that supports the fifth generation network, latest report showed Sunday. According to S...

 2020-07-04 17:07 

Korea Herald

Pandemic raises concerns about food supply disruptions...

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, concerns are growing that the nation's food supply chain may become disrupted if the pandemic is prolonged, adding weight to the calls for establishing a national food procurement system. Last month, United Natio...

 2020-07-04 17:06 

Korea Herald

Japanese firms in Korea see sales plunge since export curbs...

Major Japanese firms doing business here have seen sales plunge as Japan's export restrictions on Korea led to a boycott of products, the latest data showed Sunday. Local corporate tracker CEOScore compared the business performance of 31 Japa...

 2020-07-04 17:04 

Korea Herald

Minimum investment amount for private equity funds forecast to rise...

South Korea will likely increase the minimum amount of investment for private equity funds from the current 100 million won ($83,373) to 300 million won as early as next month in its efforts to protect individual investors on the heels of a series of...

 2020-07-04 17:04 

Korea Herald

[Management in Korea] Relying on TRUST to battle health crisis and reform economy...

Management in Korea is a regular column written by the members of Egon Zehnder Seoul, touching on various aspects of Korean enterprises and business leaders and offering management tips. -- Ed. While nations around the world implemented strict lock...

 2020-07-04 17:03 

Korea Herald

SK Telecom launches big data-based restaurant finding app...

SK Telecom has launched an application that provides recommendations for restaurants by using big data analysis, the company said Sunday. The newly launched app uses big data compiled by the telecommunications firm's mobile navigation service...

 2020-07-04 16:42 

Korea Herald

Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen US soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor the American soldiers killed in the UN forces' first ground battle during the 1950-53 Korean War, followed by the opening of a new peace park in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the...

 2020-07-04 16:30 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Investment guru sees opportunities in post-COVID era...

In his first public letter in 10 years, South Korea's value investment guru Chen Kang in March urged fund investors to remain unperturbed by the coronavirus uncertainties and search for where purchasing power would flock to in the post-coronavi...

 2020-07-04 16:29 

Korea Herald

HK-based hedge fund's liquidity crisis spooks Korean investors...

Gen2 Partners, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund, has notified South Korean financial institutions of a fund freeze regardless of the deadlines for fund redemption, according to news reports Sunday. This comes as its flagship fund using a leveraged sche...

 2020-07-04 16:16 

Korea Herald

K-pop stars expose personal conflict in social media...

More and more previous and current members of K-pop groups are revealing conflict with other members on social media. FNC Entertainment announced late Saturday night that Jimin, leader of AOA, will be leaving the group and will quit all activity fol...

 2020-07-04 15:48 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to execute largest-ever extra budget to battle pandemic...

South Korea will execute its third supplementary budget of 35.1 trillion won ($29.3 billion) on Monday as part of a move to minimize the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said Sunday. The latest...

 2020-07-04 15:36 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Will Kospi be alright when short sellers return in September?...

SEJONG -- An eye-catching issue in the nation's economy is whether the growth of gross domestic product will bounce back in the second half of the year after touching a bottom in the first half. While GDP growth was minus 1.3 percent in the fi...

 2020-07-04 15:33 

KBS World

South Jeolla Province Upgrades Social Distancing to Level 2...

[Politics] : The South Jeolla provincial government has decided to upgrade its social distancing to level two amid continued outbreaks of coronavirus cases in the region.South Jeolla Governor Kim Yung-rok announced the decision on Sunday in a virtual pres...

 2020-07-04 15:27 

KBS World

S. Korea's M2 Money Supply Tops 3,000 Tln Won for First Time...

[Economy] : South Korea's M2 money supply grew to a record high in April due to ample liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Bank of Korea, the M2 reached three-thousand-18-point-six trillion won at the end of April, surpassing the thre...

 2020-07-04 15:22 

Korea Herald

Ruling party chief to retire next month, write memoir...

Ruling Democratic Party of Korea leader Lee Hae-chan will retire from politics next month. A memoir recapping his 50-year-long involvement in local politics, spanning from his days participating in pro-democracy student activism in the 70s, to turbul...

 2020-07-04 15:13 

Korea Herald

[Feature] Pandemic brings study-abroad students back to already struggling home front...

As coronavirus continues to rage across the US, affecting education and the job market, young Koreans who have spent years in the country studying are pivoting back to their homeland for a safer future. But many find that the grass on this side is...

 2020-07-04 15:13 

KBS World

Main Opposition Party to Return to Parliament Monday...

[Politics] : With the extraordinary parliamentary session set to open Monday, the main opposition United Future Party (UFP) plans to return to parliament and participate in assembly and standing committee sessions.UFP Floor Leader Joo Ho-young announced t...

 2020-07-04 15:12 

Korea Herald

Main opposition party to return to National Assembly...

The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will return to the National Assembly this week, its floor leader said Sunday, after boycotting all proceedings for weeks in protest of the ruling Democratic Party's unilateral formation of standing commit...

 2020-07-04 15:05 

KBS World

Gov't to Seek Legislation to Enhance Management of Students with High Risks of COVID-19...

[Politics] : The government will seek legislation that permits authorities to halt school attendance of students entering from countries hit by infectious diseases.The Education Ministry said on Sunday that it will push for the revision to related laws al...

 2020-07-04 14:39 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's gold bourse turnover hits new record high amid virus pandemic...

South Korea's gold turnover reached an all-time high in the first half of 2020 as investors flocked to safer assets amid the coronavirus pandemic around the globe, data showed Sunday. The combined turnover on the gold bourse stood at 710 billion won...

 2020-07-04 14:19 

KBS World

S. Korea's Int'l Air Passengers Plunge 98% in Q2 amid COVID-19...

[Politics] : The number of South Korean international air travelers plunged nearly 98 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to data by the Korea Civil Aviation Association on Sunday, the number of air pas...

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