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 2021-06-21 11:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Koreans Warned of COVID Variants...

Korea has so far seen only 155 cases of the Delta or Indian variant of COVID-19, which is spreading in the U.K. and other parts of Europe. But health experts say even Korea should remain alert because so far only 30 percent of the population have been vac...

 2021-06-21 11:19 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Chile hold meeting to improve trade pact...

South Korea said Tuesday it has launched the fifth round of talks with Chile to reflect the latest industry trends into their 17-year-old free trade agreement (FTA). During the three-day virtual meeting, the two countries plan to discuss a wide arra...

 2021-06-21 11:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ryu Hyun-jin Racks up 6th Win of Season for Toronto Blue Jays...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays picked up his sixth win of the season on Sunday.In an away match against the Baltimore Orioles, he allowed three hits including one home run, one walk and one run with four strikeouts in seven innings, leading his tea...

 2021-06-21 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Bioscience signs ₩150 billion deal to boost vaccine production...

SK Bioscience, a contract manufacturer of Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Novavax, will spend 150 billion won ($132 million) by 2024 to ramp up the production capacity of its facility in Andong, North Gyeongsang....

 2021-06-21 11:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chung, Hyundai affiliates complete Boston Dynamics acquisition...

Hyundai Motor Group said Monday its three affiliates and its chief have acquired a controlling stake in U.S.-based robotics firm Boston Dynamics for $880 million....

 2021-06-21 11:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

Even more convenience...

A model promotes GS25's delivery app Woodel on Monday....

 2021-06-21 11:06 

Korea Herald

New infections in 300s for 2nd day, variants remain worry...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 300s for the second consecutive day Tuesday on fewer tests over the weekend amid a vaccination drive, but the potential spread of COVID-19 variants remains worrisome ahead of eased distancing ru...

 2021-06-21 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] One-person households make up 30.4% of homes in 2020...

The portion of single-member households in South Korea surpassed 30 percent last year, a government survey showed, amid an increase in diverse forms of families. One-person households accounted for 30.4 percent of the total in 2020, according to...

 2021-06-21 10:57 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, US agree to consider ending 'working group' forum on N. Korea policy...

South Korea and the United States have agreed to consider terminating their "working group" forum on North Korea policy, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, in what appears to be a conciliatory gesture to Pyongyang that has decried the forum...

 2021-06-21 10:53 

Korea Herald

Producer prices up for 7th month in May...

South Korea's producer prices gained 0.4 percent on-month in May due to a modest rise in food and energy prices, extending their monthly gains for the seventh straight month, central bank data showed Tuesday. The producer price index, a barometer of...

 2021-06-21 10:41 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on US gains...

South Korean stocks opened higher Tuesday, tracking an overnight US stock rebound that stemmed from investors' speculation that the Fed's tapering timeline may be more gradual than expected. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ...

 2021-06-21 10:35 

KBS World

Biden Extends Sanctions against N. Korea...

[Politics] : U.S. President Joe Biden has extended existing U.S. sanctions on North Korea for another year, citing the continued threat to U.S. security posed by the North.In a letter addressed to Congress on Monday, Biden wrote that he was extending an e...

 2021-06-21 10:35 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 395 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 395 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staying in the 300s for the second day. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that the new infections raised the country's accumulated caseload to 151-th...

 2021-06-21 10:30 

Korea Herald

Joint military exercise must be properly scaled to meet threats: Pentagon spokesman...

WASHINGTON -- The United States constantly reviews its joint military exercises with South Korea to make sure their forces are properly trained and prepared to meet threats, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. "We always say that we know we have...

 2021-06-21 10:27 

Korea Herald

US hopes N. Korea will respond to US outreach for dialogue: State Dept....

WASHINGTON -- The United States is willing to hold dialogue with North Korea at any time and any place, a State Department spokesman said Monday, also reiterating the latest US overture to meet without any preconditions, State Department spokesman Ne...

 2021-06-21 10:23 

Korea Herald

Unification minister to meet US nuclear envoy to discuss N. Korea...

Unification Minister Lee In-young is set to meet a US nuclear envoy on Tuesday to discuss a coordinated approach in jump-starting stalled denuclearization talks and chilled inter-Korean relations, his office said. Sung Kim, the new US special repres...

 2021-06-21 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

On the big screen...

A visitor interfaces with an interactive media art installation at Incheon International Airport's Terminal 1 on Monday. The airport said the installation uses cutting-edge information and communications technology....

 2021-06-21 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung unveils upgraded Odyssey gaming monitors...

Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the global launch of its upgraded gaming monitors as the Korean tech giant tries to boost sales amid the stay-at-home trend....

 2021-06-21 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Military police allegedly ordered false report for female officer's suicide...

A civic group has raised suspicions that the head of the military police division at the Air Force Headquarters ordered that the suicide of the female officer following unresolved sexual harassment be falsely reported as a simple death case....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Display hit by its first strike...

This is also the first strike at a Samsung Group affiliate since Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong announced in May 2020 that the group would no longer discourage union activities....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Discounts for vaccinated extended to those not vaccinated...

Discount programs for the vaccinated continue to be rolled out across the land, with some doing away with all that jazz about actually getting a shot....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jeon So-yeon of (G)-IDLE to release first solo EP 'Windy'...

Jeon So-yeon of (G)I-DLE is releasing her first solo EP, according to her agency Cube Entertainment. Jeon's first EP, titled "Windy," will come out on July 5, about four years after she made her debut as a member of the group in May 2018....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Coin toss...

Upbit announced on Friday that 24 cryptocurrencies including Lambda, Pixel and Pica will be delisted. The 24 virtual assets will be removed on June 28, 12 p.m....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gone Fishin'...

Employees show off fishing gear at a Hyundai Department Store branch in Apgujeong, southern Seoul, on Monday. The store will hold a Premium Fishing Fair through Sunday in partnership with fishing brand Daiwa....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Extra holidays aren't a walk in the park for some businesses...

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) is pushing legislation to designate weekday holidays for all public holidays that fall on weekends, and some like the idea while others don't....

 2021-06-21 10:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyosung Heavy to build large liquid hydrogen plant...

Hyosung Heavy Industries will invest 1 trillion won ($883 billion) in a liquefied hydrogen plant in Ulsan, and wants to make it the largest factory of its kind....

 2021-06-21 10:17 

Korea Herald

BTS' 'Butter' extends No. 1 streak on Billboard Hot 100 to 4 straight weeks...

BTS' latest megahit dance-pop song "Butter" retained the No. 1 position on the Billboard's main albums chart for a record fourth consecutive week. "Butter" is officially No. 1 on this week's #Hot100 chart for a fourth consecuti...

 2021-06-21 10:17 

KBS World

BTS' "Butter" Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 4th Week...

[Politics] : K-pop boy band BTS' second English track "Butter" has stayed at the top of Billboard's main singles chart for the fourth straight week since its May 21 debut.Billboard said on its social networking account on Monday that BTS&#...

 2021-06-21 10:08 

The Chosun Ilbo

TWICE's New Album Debuts at No. 6 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart...

Girl group TWICE's new album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart on Sunday, their highest-ever ranking on the U.S. chart."Taste of Love" is the band's 10th mini album....

 2021-06-21 09:56 

KBS World

S. Korea, US Agree to Consider Ending 'Working Group' on N. Korea Policy...

[International] : South Korea and the United States have agreed to consider ending their "working group" on North Korea policy in what appears to be a conciliatory gesture to Pyongyang. Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that top nuclear...

 2021-06-21 09:29 

KBS World

S. Korea's Producer Prices Rise for 7th Month in May...

[Economy] : South Korea's producer prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in May due to rising prices of raw materials and growing demand in the auto, shipbuilding and construction industries. According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) Tuesday, the pr...

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Opposition backs Yoon as DP politicians gather mud...

Opposition leaders on Monday defended former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl from the ruling party politicians' claim that they are in possession of secret information that could destroy any shot he has at becoming president....

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi slumps as tapering fears return...

Stocks retreated Monday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's hawkish tone last week increased worries about an early tapering of its accommodative monetary policies....

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Craft museum blurs the line between furniture and fine art...

The Seoul Museum of Craft Art in Jongno District, central Seoul, Korea's first museum specialized in expert handicraft, originally planned to open its doors in September of 2018 but was hit by a series of delays. Its opening date has now been ......

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rescheduled K League 1 games both end in draws...

Ulsan Hyundai Motors stayed on top of the K league 1 table for another week after drawing with Seongnam FC on Sunday....

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver builds centers for next-day deliveries...

Naver is expanding its logistic network to stay ahead of competitors like Coupang, following the delivery model pioneered by Amazon in the U.S....

 2021-06-21 09:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

2PM members get together after 5 years for June 28 comeback...

Boy band 2PM's comeback show will be aired globally on June 28 at 7 p.m. through cable channel Mnet and digital channel M2....

 2021-06-21 09:25 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Miss Trot 2' contestants become a girl group...

Three contestants from "Miss Trot 2" on cable channel TV Chosun have joined forced to become the girl group Miss T. The three performers, Kim Da-na, Kim Myeong-jin and Sung Min-ji, will release a single "Left33 Right33" on July 3 at 6 p.m....

 2021-06-21 09:25 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean men's squad earn FIBA Asia Cup berth...

The Korean men's basketball team has qualified for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021, to take place in Indonesia from Aug. 16 to 28....

 2021-06-21 09:25 

Korea Joongang Daily

Documents on South's naval vessels hacked...

Hackers connected to North Korea stole information about Navy vessels designed and built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, possibly including research for a nuclear-powered submarine, according to multiple government sources on Sunday....

 2021-06-21 09:23 

KBS World

S. Korea, Japan Hold Working-Level Talks on Wartime History, Other Issues...

[International] : South Korea and Japan held working-level talks in Seoul on Monday to discuss issues of mutual concern including wartime sexual slavery and forced labor. Lee Sang-ryeol, director general for Asia and Pacific affairs at Seoul's Foreign...

 2021-06-21 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Not Enough Elderly Koreans Can Access Mobile Services...

Many elderly Koreans are cut off from mobile services even if they have a smartphone because they do not know how to use it. The Chosun Ilbo checked up on 50 senior citizens in Seoul earlier this month and found that most were not making the best use of t...

 2021-06-21 09:18 

KBS World

State Department: US Hopes N. Korea will Respond to Outreach for Dialogue...

[International] : The U.S. State Department said the United States certainly hopes North Korea will respond positively to its outreach and offer to meet anywhere, anytime without preconditions.Department spokesman Ned Price made the remarks on Monday in a...

 2021-06-21 09:16 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week...

The parent company of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will decide this week whether to shut down the publication.The newspaper's apparent imminent closure comes just days after authorities froze $2.3 million of its assets last week, shor...

 2021-06-21 09:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

Japan Begins Workplace Vaccination Program...

Thousands of Japanese companies began the rollout of their workplace vaccine programs Monday, inoculating company workers and their families. Some of the companies had been critical of what they said was the government's slow pace of Japan's COVID...

 2021-06-21 09:08 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Outlines Its Global COVID Vaccine Sharing Plan...

The White House has laid out its plans for sharing 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad, with most of the allocations going to countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.The Biden administration said Monday that most of the doses would...

 2021-06-21 09:07 

The Chosun Ilbo

Tokyo Organizers Predict Safe Olympics, But Many in Japan Skeptical...

Opinion polls have for months suggested most Japanese oppose holding the Olympics. Some medical experts warn the event could lead to coronavirus clusters or spread new variants.But with only a month to go until the Olympic cauldron is lit in Tokyo, organi...

 2021-06-21 09:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

Spain's Jon Rahm Wins U.S. Open to Claim 1st Major Title...

From a significant disappointment earlier in the month, Jon Rahm of Spain told himself that something good would come from that. It sure didn't take long for that to unfold for one of the world's emerging golf stars. Rahm shot 4-under-par 67 in th...

 2021-06-21 09:04 

The Chosun Ilbo

To remove paint smell from a house...

To remove paint smell from a house, place cut onions in the corner of the house....

 2021-06-21 09:03 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Motor buys U.S. robotics firm from Softbank for US$ 880 mln...

By Choi Kyong-ae SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group said Monday its three aff......

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