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 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Typhoon Jangmi barreling toward S. Korea [PHOTOS]...

Typhoon Jangmi, the season's fifth typhoon, moved closer to the country's southern resort island of Jeju on Monday while the country's first monsoon season to extend into mid-August in decades showed no signs of letting up. Rain was forecast f...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Ryu Ho-jeong: the future of Korean politics?...

In 1973, South Korean president Park Chung-hee introduced the Minor Offences Act which mandated limits on the length of men's hair and women's skirts. Women suspected of wearing a skirt or dress that finished 17 centimeters or more above their kne...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

KB, Shinhan speeding up 'data partnership'...

KB and Shinhan are speeding up their drive to clinch more partnerships with non-banking players to obtain massive datasets, in their bid to take the lead in the data-driven financial paradigm shift. The moves come ahead of the introduction of the governme...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Korean football leading the way in the new normal...

South Korea has been leading the way in showing the world how to deal with the coronavirus when it comes to football. The K-League was the first major domestic football competition of any standing (apologies to Taiwan and Turkmenistan) to restart after th...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Should peace treaty be signed?...

The United States has not yet proposed a "new method of calculation," as required by North Korea for the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Chairman Kim Jong-un seems to be assessing that the United States is not able to meet two...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Africa to hold online press meeting on monthly COVID-19 updates...

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) will hold an online press conference every month to share updates on COVID-19 with people across the continent, the African Union (AU) said last week....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Unemployment benefit payments hit record...

Unemployment benefits paid out in July hit a new record high, as the local job market continues to suffer from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, data from the labor ministry showed Monday. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the amount p...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast...

Lebanon's information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new levels....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Insurers sell real estate ahead of new accounting rules...

Insurers are rushing to sell their buildings ahead of the introduction of new accounting standards....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Beijing hackers target Vatican...

The story comes right out of a Dan Brown mystery thriller in which Vatican secrets are targeted by State sponsored computer hackers. Yet according to cyber security sources, the intrusion into sensitive Vatican diplomatic traffic is not fiction, but a col...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

North Korea brings aid supplies to border town under lockdown: state media...

North Korea's ruling party has delivered special aid packages of food and medical equipment to residents of Kaesong, near the border with the South, after imposing a lockdown there due to COVID-19 concerns, state media said on Sunday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Namdaemun Market hit by COVID-19...

COVID-19 infections traced to a church have spread to Namdaemun Market, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul, according to health authorities, Monday. This is renewing concerns over mass infections while the nation's number of new case...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[EXCLUSIVE] Uzbek president to visit Korea to strengthen partnership...

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Korea before the end of this year, sources said Monday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Actor Yeo Jin-goo to join JTBC's upcoming series...

Actor Yeo Jin-goo is set to make a small-screen comeback with JTBC's new series "Monster" (direct translation) since the fantasy drama "Hotel del Luna" last year. The actor's agency JANUS Entertainment said he had confirmed the lea...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

It is what it is...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Minimize flood damages...

Heavy rainfall is wreaking havoc on the country in this persisting monsoon season, causing severe loss of life and property damage. The season which began June 24 will likely continue through the week, setting a new record over 2013's monsoon which la...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Coupang COVID-19 case recognized as industrial accident...

The Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service (COMWEL) has recognized the case of a 40-something Coupang employee surnamed Jeon - who was infected with COVID-19 at the online retailer's logistics center in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province - as an in...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[#HashtagKorea] No more TikTok in Korea? [VIDEO]...

TikTok is one of the most trending social media platforms among young generations in Korea as KPOP stars have also been taking part in TikTok challenges such as rapper Zico's #AnySongChallenge and EXO Baekhyun's #CandyChallenge, and more. The app ...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations...

China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Korea's personnel management gets worldwide attention...

Korea's public human resources management led by the Ministry of Personnel Management has been garnering worldwide attention as the nation's response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been praised by a number of international health experts and media f...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Jin Goo, Gong Seung-yeon to host Jecheon film fest opening...

Actors Jin Goo and Gong Seung-yeon will host the opening ceremony of the upcoming Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF), which will kick off Aug. 13 in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] YG's TREASURE begins journey to find own color...

YG Entertainment - one of the "Big 3" music powerhouses in Korea along with SM and JYP - has at last opened its treasure chest. It debuted boy band TREASURE on Aug. 7, about four years after the launch of K-pop heavyweight BLACKPINK in 2016....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

3 new mutated COVID-19 strains detected in S. Korea...

South Korea's public health authorities said Monday they have found three new mutated genome sequences of the novel coronavirus among imported cases. Genetic mutations were detected to "spike protein," the major surface protein of the virus, f...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Lillard scores 51 in Portland win as Sixers lose Embiid...

MIAMI (AFP) - Portland's Damian Lillard poured in 51 points against a Philadelphia team missing injured stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, powering the Trail Blazers to a 124-121 NBA victory Sunday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[Editorial] Find compromise...

"Japan should change stance on compensation issue"...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Stronger hurricanes, worsened wildfires, record heat : the climate warnings march on...

After a stifling hot July that saw 25 days of 90-degree-plus weather _ breaking a record that stood for nearly a century and a half _ August swept into Maryland with tornadoes and torrential rain from Tropical Storm Isaias. While severe weather is not a n...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Tourism underrated as job creator, growth driver...

My humble career in the tourism industry has given me the opportunity to experience some of the world's most dynamic tourism markets including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia and New Zealand, and exotic places such as Bangladesh and Mongolia....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

LS owner family transfers stocks to relatives...

LS Group founding family members have transferred 33 billion won worth of stocks to their relatives, taking advantage of low stock prices amid the pandemic, a move seen by many as efforts to drastically reduce the government's imposition of a gift tax...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Gov't to seek 4th extra budget over flood damage...

The ruling bloc is reviewing the option of introducing a fourth extra budget, as many regions have been hit hard by weeks of heavy rain. It signals a change from its earlier stance which was not to seek any more supplementary budgets as the government has...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 28 new coronavirus infections...

South Korea's new coronavirus infections fell below 30 on Monday as imported cases slowed, but church-traced infections continued to strain the country's anti-virus fight. The country identified an additional 28 virus cases, including 17 local inf...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

China Taiping faces lawsuit from Shinhan, Arumdree...

China Taiping Insurance is facing a legal battle with Shinhan Bank and Arumdree Asset Management over its refusal to pay a 24 billion won ($20 million) insurance claim submitted by the latter, according to industry officials, Monday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

TvN series 'Stranger 2' to premiere on Netflix...

The second season of tvN's hit crime thriller series "Stranger," slated to air on Aug. 15, will premiere overseas through Netflix. The streaming platform announced that the series will be available right after the network broadcast each week i...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Korea to overhaul subsidy policies for EVs...

South Korea's environment ministry said Sunday that it will revamp a subsidy scheme for electric vehicles (EVs), with the current proposal centering on excluding high-priced EVs from the subsidy recipients....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Jeonbuk closes gap on Ulsan in two-horse race for K League title...

Don't look now, but here come the champions....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 10, 2020...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[Reporter's Notebook] SKT, KT, LG needs to resolve bumpy 5G network connectivity...

A year has passed since SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus became the world's first to "commercialize" their fifth-generation (5G) networks; and since then SKT has managed to exceed the 3 million subscriber mark. Despite the continuous increase in th...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[HACKERS] Toeic RC: August 2...

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 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Typhoon Jangmi slams into southern regions [PHOTOS]...

Typhoon Jangmi, the season's first typhoon to land here, arrived at the southern coastal area on Monday afternoon, keeping the country on alert over possible damage following the deadly downpours that recently battered the central region. The typhoon ...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Climate change...

The world is getting warmer every day. The Korea Times also mentioned the boom of stick insects and gypsy moths as an effect of the warming climate in Korea. Climate change has become one of the critical issues nowadays....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Politicians' visit to flood-affected regions faces criticism...

It has been almost customary for politicians to visit regions damaged by natural disasters to receive briefings from local government heads and engage in some recovery work. Such practices - and subsequent media coverage - have sparked controversy over th...

 2020-08-10 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Business sentiment of small firms improves...

The business sentiment of small and micro businesses in South Korea improved in the second quarter, although it remained lower than the pre-pandemic level. A survey conducted by the Korea Federation of Credit Guarantee Foundations showed Monday that...

 2020-08-10 11:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

Kim Kwang-hyun's Start for St. Louis Cardinals Delayed Due to Coronavirus Woes...

Kim Kwang-hyun seems to have no choice but to wait a while longer until he can start for the St. Louis Cardinals. Kim was scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in one of a three-game series scheduled early this week, but the series has been postponed d...

 2020-08-10 11:53 

KBS World

S. Korea Adds 34 COVID-19 Cases...

[Politics] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases have bounced back to over 30 amid growing clusters linked to Russian vessels and church meetings. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said on Tuesday that 34 people were newly diag...

 2020-08-10 11:46 

The Chosun Ilbo

More Well-Off Koreans Move Abroad...

Korea is seeing the biggest emigration wave since the 2008 global financial crisis. According to the Foreign Ministry on Monday, 1,590 Koreans moved overseas last year, up from a low of 273 in 2015. Their numbers started to surge in 2017 when some 1,294 K...

 2020-08-10 11:44 

Korea Herald

More virus cases reported at Russia-flagged ship in Busan...

BUSAN -- More seafarers on a Russia-flagged ship docked in the southern port city of Busan were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus, health authorities said Tuesday. Four additional Indonesian sailors on the fishing vessel have...

 2020-08-10 11:34 

Yonhap News

Mahindra to renounce controlling stake in SsangYong if investor comes up...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. will give up its s......

 2020-08-10 11:28 

The Chosun Ilbo

Mahindra to Sell off Ssangyong...

India's Mahindra Group has decided to reduce its majority stake in Korean SUV-maker Ssangyong. Mahindra managing director Pawan Goenka said in a virtual press conference in Mumbai on Aug. 7 that the Indian automaker "is in dialogue with investors ...

 2020-08-10 11:24 

Korea Herald

New daily virus cases bounce back to over 30 as church-linked infections rise...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 30 on Tuesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of letup. The country identified an additional 34 virus cases, including 23 domestic infections, raising the total casel...

 2020-08-10 11:09 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) As Typhoon Jangmi dissipates, more downpours expected overnight...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead, photos; UPDATES with new info in paras 1-6, 18-19) SEOUL,......

 2020-08-10 11:08 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open sharply higher on gains in techs, chemicals...

South Korean shares opened sharply higher Tuesday, led by an advance by major tech firms and chemicals makers. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 20.80 points, or 0.87 percent, to 2,355.11 in the first 15 minutes of trading...

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