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 2021-09-23 11:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

South hopes to bring North to talks with sanctions relief...

Korea's foreign minister during a visit to the United States mentioned North Korea may be offered its desired sanctions relief in return for talks. Following President Moon Jae-in's call for a formal ending of the Korean War (1950-53) at the Unite...

 2021-09-23 11:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Opposition calls for indie counsel probe into Lee...

Conservative opposition parties submitted a bill to the National Assembly Thursday that would launch a counsel probe into allegations that Lee Jae-myung gave preferential treatment to a small company involved in a Gyeonggi development project....

 2021-09-23 11:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Smart shopping...

Customers can enter the store after receiving a QR code when they register a credit or debit card. They can pick up products and leave the store without scanning their purchases, with payments processed automatically....

 2021-09-23 11:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

1 in 3 Koreans Now Uses Kakao Bank...

Kakao Bank has attracted 17.17 million customers in a little over four years since it was founded. That is almost one-third of Korea's population. Mature customers spearheaded the recent growth. Almost 50 percent of new accounts in the first eight mon...

 2021-09-23 11:06 

Korea Herald

BTS returns home after visit to UN, New York...

K-pop superstars BTS returned home Friday after a weeklong trip to New York as special presidential envoys for future generations and culture, their label said. During the week, the septet gave a speech at the opening of the Sustainable Development...

 2021-09-23 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Overseas card spending jumps 80% in Q2 as lockdown eases...

South Koreans' overseas card spending jumped 80 percent on-year in the second quarter as many nations eased lockdown rules following the COVID-19 pandemic, central bank data showed. The amount of money spent overseas by South Koreans with c...

 2021-09-23 10:59 

Korea Herald

Daily new cases touch new high of 2,434 on surge after holiday...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases reached an all-time high of 2,434 on Friday, breaking the previous record of 2,221 on Aug. 10. as mass migrations during the Chuseok holiday caused the rapid spread of the virus across the country. Health author...

 2021-09-23 10:52 

KBS World

Moon Says He Believes N. Korea is Keeping Door Open for Dialogue...

[Inter-Korea] : President Moon Jae-in assessed North Korea's recent missile launch as low-intensity acts raising tensions, but not serious enough to make the United States give up dialogue. The president made the remarks to reporters on Thursday durin...

 2021-09-23 10:44 

KBS World

Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record High 2,434 after Chuseok...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high of two-thousand-434 on Friday, showing a surge after the Chuseok holiday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Friday that the new infections detected throughout Thursday rai...

 2021-09-23 10:41 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to provide up to W10b for civilian aid projects for N. Korea...

South Korea decided Friday to provide up to 10 billion won ($8.5 million) to help civilian organizations carry out aid projects for North Korean people facing urgent humanitarian needs amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the unification ministry sa...

 2021-09-23 10:32 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher as China Evergrande fears ease...

South Korean stocks opened higher Friday on overnight US rebound that stemmed from easing fears over China Evergrande Group's debt crisis. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 11.37 points, or 0.36 percent, to 3,138.95 point...

 2021-09-23 10:28 

Korea Herald

USFK makes public Teak Knife surgical strike drill amid NK military moves...

The US military in South Korea conducted a surgical strike drill simulating targeted attacks on major North Korean facilities, officials said Friday, amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula over the North's missiles launches. The Exercise Teak Knife w...

 2021-09-23 10:23 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, UAE hold atomic energy cooperation talks...

South Korea and the United Arab Emirates have held bilateral working-level talks in Abu Dhabi on ways to promote atomic energy cooperation, the foreign ministry said Friday. Park Il, the ministry's director general for nonproliferation and nu...

 2021-09-23 10:20 

Korea Herald

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Japan reconfirm differences on history...

The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan have reconfirmed differences on wartime history, but agreed to closely communicate for "future-oriented" relations during their talks on the margins of the UN General Assembly, Seoul officials said...

 2021-09-23 10:17 

Korea Herald

Corporate direct financing slips 7.9% in August...

South Korea's corporate direct financing fell 7.9 percent on month in August due to a decline in sales of bonds, data showed Friday. Local companies raised a combined 19.35 trillion won ($16.4 billion) by selling stocks and bonds in August, down 1....

 2021-09-23 10:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Four financial authority heads to meet next week...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki will hold a four-party meeting next week with the governor of the central bank and two chiefs of financial regulatory authorities to discuss household debt and other economic issues, officials said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 10:15 

Korea Herald

Producer prices up for 10th month in August...

South Korea's producer prices gained 0.4 percent on-month in August due to a modest rise in prices of food and energy, extending their monthly gains for the 10th straight month, central bank data showed Friday. The producer price index, a barometer...

 2021-09-23 10:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exports up 23 percent in first 20 days of September...

Korea's exports rose 22.9 percent on-year in the first 20 days of September on the back of robust demand for chips, petroleum products and autos, customs data showed Thursday....

 2021-09-23 10:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't to spend ₩42.4 billion developing hydrogen trams...

Korea said Thursday it plans to invest 42.4 billion won ($35.8 million) through 2023 to develop core technologies for hydrogen-powered trams....

 2021-09-23 10:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Quarantine rules loosened for vaccinated...

Starting Friday, fully vaccinated people will be exempted from 14-day quarantine if they are asymptomatic after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 patient....

 2021-09-23 10:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Snazzy straps...

Samsung Electronics' unveiled its Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Thom Browne edition, made in collaboration with the American fashion brand. The special edition will be available in limited quantities via a lucky draw that takes place online on Sept. 29....

 2021-09-23 10:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Officially fall...

A scarecrow stands in the middle of a rice paddy in Jinan County, on Thursday, also known as Chubun. Chubun, or the Autumnal Equinox, is a day on the lunar calendar when the day and night are equal in length, marking the beginning of fall....

 2021-09-23 10:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Beauty and the Godfather...

The cast of the musical "The Beauty" perform the main scenes for local press on Thursday at the Yes24 Stage in central Seoul. The narrative of the jukebox-style musical is portrayed through numerous hit songs by singer-songwriter Shin Joong-hyun.....

 2021-09-23 10:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Polestar, Sweden's Tesla, opening 'showroom' in Hannam-dong...

Polestar, an electric vehicle (EV) company, is close to establishing physical locations in Korea....

 2021-09-23 10:14 

KBS World

Moon to Take a Day off Friday after US Trip...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will take a day off on Friday following a five-day trip to the United States. Friday will be Moon's first paid leave this year as he cancelled his summer vacation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The president can use 2...

 2021-09-23 10:13 

Korea Herald

Moon: N. Korea sticks to moratorium on nuclear, ICBM testing, leaving door open for dialogue...

President Moon Jae-in has said North Korea is maintaining its own moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, apparently leaving the door open for dialogue. Pyongyang seems to be making "various considerations," refraining from tak...

 2021-09-23 10:08 

Korea Herald

N. Korea rejects Moon's proposal of end-of-war declaration as 'premature'...

North Korea on Friday rejected President Moon Jae-in's proposal to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 war as "something premature," arguing that such a declaration would be meaningless as long as the US "hostile policy" remains u...

 2021-09-23 10:03 

KBS World

Moon Returns Home from US Trip...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in returned home on Thursday after a five-day trip to the U.S. to attend the United Nations General Assembly.During the trip, Moon attended the opening ceremony of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) Moment event and vow...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

KBS World

N. Korea Calls Declaring End of Korean War Premature...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea said it's premature to declare a formal end to the Korean War, rejecting President Moon Jae-in's proposal. Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae-song said in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency that the genera...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

The Chosun Ilbo

COVID Infections Rise After Chuseok...

Coronavirus infections have risen above 2,000 a day after the Chuseok family holiday as health authorities raced to vaccinate more people.As of Thursday, 71.2 percent of the country's 52 million population has been given at least their first jab but o...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

KBS World

S. Korea Tightens Caps on Private Gatherings in Level 4 Areas After Chuseok...

[Domestic] : Authorities have further tightened caps on private gatherings in the capital region and other areas under the toughest Level Four social distancing measures after the Choseok holiday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that p...

 2021-09-23 10:01 

Korea Herald

[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages...

InterContinental Seoul Coex introduces 'Mister Chu' package InterContinental Seoul Coex presents the "Mr. Chu Package," dedicated to male guests. It includes malt whiskey, a cosmetic product gift pack and access to the Club...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

Korea Herald

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea...

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival The Mungyeong Chasabal Festival will be run as an online-offline hybrid festival from Oct. 1 to 10. The festival will be held at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang Province, an area famous for...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

Korea Herald

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week...

Candyman (US) Opened Sept. 22 Mystery Directed by Nia DaCosta Visual Artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) goes back to his hometown in search of inspiration for his new artwork. In the city, Anthony is told a ghost story about the Candyman,...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

Korea Herald

[Eye interview] Artist open to different genres, novel attempts...

A colorful postcard bought in Amsterdam "just because it was so pretty," notes and letters from friends and a large card with black-and-white graphics -- a ticket to a show by a Korean electronic music group from two years ago he kept bec...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

KBS World

S. Korea's Producer Prices Rise for 10th Month in August...

[Economy] : Producer prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in August due to the rising prices of farm products and industrial goods.According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) Friday, the producer price index for all commodities and services stood at 110-poin...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

Korea Herald

[Feature] What it takes to be an idol: The academies that train K-pop wannabes...

Seoul's posh Gangnam district is known for its private educational institutes, called "hagwon." Seeing students rushing to hagwon after school is nothing new for Seoulites. But the number of private academies that offer dance and...

 2021-09-23 09:59 

Yonhap News

Population movement up 5 pct during this year's Chuseok holiday period: ministry...

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- The population movement during this year's Chuseok holida......

 2021-09-23 09:58 

KBS World

Top Diplomats of S. Korea, Japan Hold Talks in New York...

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan held talks on Thursday to discuss ways to resolve pending issues between the two nations. South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong and his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, sat down for ta...

 2021-09-23 09:47 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) New cases in 1,700s for 3rd day; post-holiday resurgence in store...

(ATTN: ADDS more info in 5th para) SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily ......

 2021-09-23 09:39 

The Chosun Ilbo

Candyman (2021)...

Genres: Horror and Thriller Running Time: 91 min. Directed by: Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Synopsis: A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began....

 2021-09-23 09:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

Robin's Wish (2020)...

Genres: Biography and Documentary Running Time: 77 min. Directed by: Tylor Norwood Starring: Susan Schneider, Shawn Levy Synopsis: An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit, Robin's Wish is the story of what really happened to...

 2021-09-23 09:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Candyman (2021)...
 2021-09-23 09:36 

The Chosun Ilbo

Robin's Wish (2020)...
 2021-09-23 09:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Electricity Rates in Korea to Be Raised from Q4, 1st Hike in 8 Years...

Households in Korea will see their electric bills go up a bit in the fourth quarter this year.Korea Electric Power Corporation, the state-run electricity provider, announced on Thursday that it is raising its rates starting in October. It has been almost ...

 2021-09-23 09:24 

The Chosun Ilbo

French Foreign Minister to U.S.: Repairing Ties Will Take 'Time'...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday that it would take "time" and "actions" to repair ties with the U.S. in the wake of a submarine deal that undercut a French agreement to sup...

 2021-09-23 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Mandates Give Rise to Booming Black Market for Fake Vaccine Cards...

As more businesses, universities, and federal and local governments demand proof of inoculation against COVID-19, the black market for fake vaccine cards appears to be booming.U.S. Customs officials in Cincinnati, Ohio, intercepted five shipments containi...

 2021-09-23 09:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stocks drop as investors contemplate Evergrande situation...

Stocks retreated Thursday after the three-day Chuseok holiday in the face of comments by the U.S. Federal Reserve's chief tapering could start as early as November, as well as growing woes over a possible default of a Chinese real estate developer....

 2021-09-23 09:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Evergrande concerns and Fed comments rattle investors...

The Korean government raised concerns about the impact the Chinese developer might have on the global markets and the possible effects on Korea....

 2021-09-23 09:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Travel bubble' to Saipan is picking up steam...

Asiana Airlines said Thursday it expects the number of passengers flying to Saipan on its planes under...

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