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 2020-07-01 23:55 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea's annual inflation unchanged in June amid pandemic...

(ATTN: ADDS details in last 6 paras; RECASTS first 2 paras, headline) SEJONG, July 2 (Yon......

 2020-07-01 23:00 

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S. Korea's annual inflation unchanged in June...

SEJONG, July 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's annual inflation remained flat in June compa......

 2020-07-01 23:00 

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(URGENT) S. Korea's inflation remains flat in June...
 2020-07-01 22:51 

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Seoul urges Tokyo to show 'sincere attitude' to resolve trade row...

SEJONG, July 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's finance minister on Thursday called for Japa......

 2020-07-01 22:09 

Korea Herald

Foreign arrivals to South Korea stand at little over 30,000 in May...

The number of foreign arrivals in South Korea reached just 30,861 in May, as the coronavirus pandemic has restricted the movement of people around the globe, official data showed Thursday. The total represents a 97.9 percent plunge compared to the s...

 2020-07-01 22:01 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 2)...

Why does he represent a company? A member of the Democratic Party (DP) has interfered in......

 2020-07-01 22:01 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 2)...

Failed real estate policyGovernment must change course toward market-friendly measures D......

 2020-07-01 22:01 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 2)...

Reckless deliberationCoronavirus impact cannot justify rash passage of overblown supplemen......

 2020-07-01 22:01 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspa......

 2020-07-01 21:34 

Korea Herald

Pro football league pushes back July 10 target for return of fans...

With a spike in local infections of the novel coronavirus, the South Korean football league will not be able to reopen its stadiums on July 10 as it had hoped, a league official said Thursday. The 2020 K League season kicked off on May 8 without spe...

 2020-07-01 21:30 

Korea Herald

USFK chopper makes emergency landing, no injuries reported...

A helicopter operated by the US Forces Korea made a precautionary landing shortly after take-off from central Seoul on Thursday due to suspected engine problems, officials said. The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with five people aboard lifted off from...

 2020-07-01 21:19 

Korea Herald

Two USFK coronavirus patients briefly released from quarantine due to administrative error...

Two American service members had been briefly released from quarantine even though they tested positive for the new coronavirus because their test results were recorded as negative due to an administrative error, the US Forces Korea said Thursday....

 2020-07-01 21:09 

Korea Herald

Moon calls for heavier tax burden on owners of multiple homes to curb housing price surge...

President Moon Jae-in instructed his land minister Thursday to push for ways to raise tax burdens on owners of two or more houses, as he received an emergency report on South Korea's real estate market viewed by many as being overheated. He called i...

 2020-07-01 21:00 

Yonhap News

Hyundai, 5 others to recall nearly 110,000 vehicles...

SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., Mercedes-Benz Korea and four other companies ......

 2020-07-01 20:05 

KBS World

Prosecution Suspends Panel Review after Justice Minister's Order...

[Politics] : The Supreme Prosecutors' Office(SPO) has canceled a planned meeting of an expert advisory panel aimed to determine the appropriateness of an ongoing prosecution investigation into alleged collusion between prosecutors and the media.In a s...

 2020-07-01 19:56 

KBS World

S. Korea Assesses N. Korea Issues after Moon Calls for Trump-Kim Summit...

[Politics] : The South Korean presidential office on Thursday held a National Security Council(NSC) meeting to discuss North Korea. During the meeting presided over by National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong, the members of the NSC standing commi...

 2020-07-01 19:51 

KBS World

Culture Ministry to Investigate Triathlon Athlete's Bullying-Related Suicide...

[Sports] : The government plans to set up a special task force to probe an allegation of systematic violence against a triathlon athlete by her managers and teammates following her recent suicide. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Thursday an...

 2020-07-01 19:13 

Korea Herald

Summit takes place on submarine in 'Steel Rain 2'...

The lead actors of 2017 film "Steel Rain," Jung Woo-sung and Kwak Do-won, flip their roles in the upcoming "complementary sequel" to the first movie, as put by the director of both films Yang Woo-seok. Jung, who previously p...

 2020-07-01 19:01 

Korea Herald

GS Caltex expands eco-friendly compounded resin...

GS Caltex is expanding an upcycling method that goes further than simply recycling plastic waste and creates new value by mixing materials. The firm said it plans to increase the production of compounded resin made from recycled plastic waste to st...

 2020-07-01 18:42 

KBS World

Main Opposition Demands Moon Dismiss Justice Minister Choo...

[Politics] : The main opposition United Future Party(UFP) has demanded President Moon Jae-in immediately dismiss Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae amid escalating tension between her and the nation's top prosecutor.UFP Floor Leader Joo Ho-young voiced the d...

 2020-07-01 18:41 

Korea Herald

K-pop labels call for fair profit-sharing rules for TV show clips...

Entertainment labels are no longer willing to tolerate broadcasters that release and sell unaired behind-the-scene clips or "fancams" of their artists without permission. The Korea Music Content Association, Korea Management Federation...

 2020-07-01 18:40 

Korea Herald

In snub to prosecution chief, justice minister exercises authority in suspected collusion case...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Thursday ordered Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl to suspend the convening of an expert advisory panel to review a suspected collusion case that involves a prosecutor deemed close to Yoon, invoking her authority to com...

 2020-07-01 18:32 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to expand IP financial investment market to W1.3tr by 2024...

South Korea aims to foster its intellectual property financial investment market to 1.3 trillion won ($1.08 billion) by 2024 to help firms deal with liquidity issues triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's IP office said Thursday....

 2020-07-01 18:30 

Korea Herald

KT CEO stresses importance of advancing 5G network in different industries...

KT CEO Koo Hyun-mo stressed that the fifth-generation network would allow telecommunication firms to create new business opportunities across various industries, the company said Thursday. "If the telecommunications firms used to center on bu...

 2020-07-01 18:28 

Korea Herald

Nana throws hat 'Into the Ring'...

Singer-turned-actor takes on her first lead role in a romantic comedy with new KBS drama "Into the Ring." Im Jin-ah, who goes by the stage name Nana, plays the role of Sera, who decides to give up on looking for a job and finds herself a...

 2020-07-01 18:27 

Korea Herald

[Behind the Wheel] Porsche offers fun and comfort with Cayenne Coupe...

It's been 18 years since Porsche released the Cayenne, its first sport utility vehicle, but skeptics still questioning the vehicle's "Porsche DNA." Undeterred, the carmaker has continued to bolster its SUV lineup, and sales...

 2020-07-01 18:24 

Korea Herald

One-month high of 522 schools closed nationwide for coronavirus...

The number of schools closed temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak rose to 522 nationwide Thursday, the biggest number over the past month, authorities said, as virus infections have been spreading among students and school personnel in Daejeon...

 2020-07-01 18:21 

Korea Herald

Young, moderate adults ebb away from Moon's support base...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped to the lowest in three months, while the gap between the ruling and main opposition parties narrowed, a poll showed Thursday. According to a poll conducted by Realmeter, Moon's approval ra...

 2020-07-01 18:01 

Korea Herald

Korean, European businesses seek greater cooperation at virtual conference...

South Korean and European business experts held an online forum Thursday to discuss ways to jointly respond to challenges in the wake of the pandemic and strengthen cooperation in areas such as future mobilities, secondary batteries and bio-health....

 2020-07-01 17:58 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Australian English as prestigious as American English'...

In South Korea, known for its education fervor, the English widely taught at schools and private institutes is American English. Challenging the US dominance in the Korean English education market is one of the tasks facing the Embassy of Australia...

 2020-07-01 17:57 

Korea Herald

[From the Scene] Italian artisans design Samsung's luxury fridge 'New Chef Collection'...

It's not everyday that one feels attracted to a refrigerator, but Samsung's new fridge is too beautiful to call it just a machine. Samsung Electronics on Thursday invited reporters to a studio in Seongsu-dong, eastern Seoul, to showcase...

 2020-07-01 17:44 

KBS World

Korean COVID-19 Patient 9th Worldwide to Receive Lung Transplant...

[Domestic] : A South Korean COVID-19 patient has successfully received a lung transplant after the disease damaged her respiratory system. It's the first such case in Korea and ninth worldwide. Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital said Thursday the...

 2020-07-01 17:40 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks close higher on recovery hopes...

South Korean shares closed sharply higher Thursday on hopes of an economic recovery fueled by improved US economic indicators. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) jumped 28.67 points, or...

 2020-07-01 17:09 

Korea Herald

Hyundai, Kia's US sales drop 19% in June amid pandemic...

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said Thursday their sales in the United States fell 19 percent in June from a year earlier as the new coronavirus continued to affect vehicle sales. Hyundai, Hyundai's independent Genesis brand a...

 2020-07-01 17:06 

Korea Herald

Jeju Air's Eastar takeover on brink of collapse amid pandemic...

Jeju Air Co.'s planned takeover of smaller budget carrier Eastar Jet Co. appears to be on the brink of falling through as Jeju Air asked Eastar Jet to settle all of its debts by mid-July to proceed with the deal. In a letter sent to Eastar on Wednes...

 2020-07-01 17:05 

Korea Herald

Cold case cracked? Police own up to past brutality, close probe on notorious serial killings...

SUWON, Gyeonggi Province -- Police said Thursday they wrapped up their probe into a series of slayings and rapes from over two decades ago and issued the first official apology over past episodes of brutality against then-suspects. Officials at a po...

 2020-07-01 17:05 

Korea Herald

Regulator to crack down on pooled funds to restore investor trust...

The Financial Services Commission, South Korea's top financial regulator, said Thursday it would carry out an all-out inspection of all privately-pooled investment schemes in a preemptive measure to protect financial consumers from exposure to...

 2020-07-01 16:59 

Korea Herald

E. coli infections tied to kindergarten south of Seoul rise to 60...

The number of people infected with a strain of E. coli bacteria in connection to a kindergarten south of Seoul reached 60, up two more from two days earlier, health authorities said Thursday. Health authorities have widened a probe into the E. coli...

 2020-07-01 16:57 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Police vow intensive crackdown on possessors of digital sexual abuse materials...

The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) said Thursday it will intensively crack down on possessors of digital sexual abuse materials toward the end of the year. The KNPA also said it will reinforce its investigative capabilities in the second half...

 2020-07-01 16:51 

KBS World

Kang: S. Korea, US Discuss Ways to Improve N. Korea Policy...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has vowed to continue diplomatic efforts on all fronts to facilitate North Korea's return to dialogue.In a press conference at the Foreign Ministry Thursday, Seoul's top diplomat said North Korea has st...

 2020-07-01 16:49 

Korea Herald

As largest IPO of year, SK Biopharmaceuticals makes strong market debut...

In the largest market debut of the year, SK Biopharmaceuticals was listed on the nation's main bourse Kospi on Thursday, with its share price soaring on the first day of trading. Buoyed by the growing market interest in the bio industry as we...

 2020-07-01 16:42 

Korea Herald

FM vows all-out efforts to resume dialogue with NK...

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Thursday said the government is making an all-out effort to resume stalled dialogues with North Korea, amid recent heightened tensions between the two Koreas. "For the time being, North Korea has stoppe...

 2020-07-01 16:41 

Korea Herald

Moon urges legislation on raising property ownership taxes against soaring housing prices...

President Moon Jae-in instructed his aides Thursday to push urgently for legislation on imposing more taxes on property ownership, especially on those with high-priced or multiple apartments, as his government has come under ferocious public criticis...

 2020-07-01 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Thursday Up 1.36%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) gained 28-point-67 points, or one-point-36 percent, on Thursday. It ended the day at two-thousand-135-point-37.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 14-point-97 points, or two-point-06 ...

 2020-07-01 16:38 

Korea Herald

Main opposition to end boycott, return to assembly next week...

Ending its monthlong boycott of the ruling party-controlled National Assembly, the main opposition party will return to the chamber early next week, party leaders said Thursday. Protesting against the ruling Democratic Party's (DP) unilateral forma...

 2020-07-01 16:35 

KBS World

Leaflet Campaigner to File UN Complaint against S. Korean President...

[Domestic] : An anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaigner says he is going to file a complaint against President Moon Jae-in at the UN Human Rights Council for violating his right to free speech.Park Sang-hak, head of the Fighters for Free North Korea, revealed h...

 2020-07-01 16:28 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor rolls out truck-based camping car...

Hyundai Motor announced Thursday the launch of a small-sized truck Porter 2-based camping car Porest, which can fit up to four adults. Porest -- a combination of "Porter" and "rest" -- was developed under the concept of movin...

 2020-07-01 16:27 

Korea Herald

Calls grow for probe of abuse allegations after triathlete's suicide...

Calls are growing for the truth behind the suicide of a promising triathlete late last month, amid allegations she had repeatedly been abused by team officials. Five public petitions regarding the death of Choi Sook-hyun last month, posted on the w...

 2020-07-01 16:26 

Korea Herald

Gwangju fears becoming next Daegu...

Concerns are mounting in Gwangju that it could emerge as a new hotbed for the spread of the new coronavirus, as sporadic infections continue to grow in the southern city with a population of 1.5 million. Of 54 new daily cases reported in South Kore...

 2020-07-01 16:26 

Korea Herald

McDonald's Korea rolls out Quarter Pounder with Cheese Deluxe...

McDonald's Korea said Thursday it is rolling out a deluxe version of its steady-seller Quarter Pounder with Cheese as a limited edition that will add more fresh vegetables to the standard burger. According to the burger chain, the Quarter Pou...

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