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 2020-08-10 12:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai Launches Ioniq Electric Car Brand...

Hyundai launched its own electric car brand Ioniq on Monday named for the automaker's first eco-friendly vehicle rolled out in 2016. "Our Ioniq brand of EVs can be recharged in less than 20 minutes, which is the shortest period in the world, and t...

 2020-08-10 12:11 

KBS World

Japan Ramping Up Pressure on Busan District Office over 'Comfort Women' Statue...

[Politics] : Japan is ramping up pressure on a district office in Busan to revoke its approval for the installment of a statue commemorating Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery near the Japanese consulate in the city.According to Busan...

 2020-08-10 12:10 

The Chosun Ilbo

Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin Aims for 2nd Win of Season in Buffalo...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays aims for another win this week after scoring his first win of the long-delayed season last week.Ryu is set to start for the team in a game against the Miami Marlins to be played at Buffalo's newly transformed Sahl...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - AUGUST 11, 2020...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] US entrepreneur helps foreigners get plastic surgery here...

Seoul has become famous as a mecca for cosmetic surgery, but many medical tourists coming from abroad are still facing difficulties when searching online for information about hospitals, due to a lack of curated reliable information written in English....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Powerful organization learns little on people...

From day one the Trump HR operation has been the Chernobyl of Human Resources. Instead of hiring some of the 63 million people who voted for Trump, the administration made a point of hiring people for whom the Trump administration was a bit beneath their ...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Typhoon Jangmi to hit Korea with more heavy rain...

Korea, which has already suffered continued torrential downpours since Aug. 1 resulting in the deaths of dozens of people, will receive more rain at least until Tuesday, as another typhoon is approaching the country, the state-run weather agency said Sund...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

UFP closes in on DPK...

It had seemed unlikely that the main opposition United Future Party would ever get close to the ruling Democratic Party of Korea in terms of approval ratings, but this is what is happening. The pollster Realmeter announced last Thursday that the DPK poste...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Trump Tick Tock...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

FTC unlikely to punish Starbucks for reward item shortage...

Starbucks Korea is unlikely to be sanctioned by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) for allegedly committing a "fraudulent act" against its customers. At a meeting of the National Assembly State Affairs Committee two weeks ago, ruling Democrati...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash...

The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive polices....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020...

1866-World's first roller rink opens (Newport, R.I.) 1918-Battle of Amiens ends in WWI, Allied forces beat Germans...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Plastic pollution plagues Southeast Asia amid Covid-19 lockdowns...

Adam Reza is among those for whom environmental awareness took a back seat to health concerns during Malaysia's national lockdown earlier this year to curb the spread of Covid-19. Despite making a conscious effort to be mindful, he estimates his use o...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Justice minister faces criticism over prosecution reshuffle...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae is facing mounting criticism from opposition party lawmakers and others critical of the Moon Jae-in administration over a recent personnel reshuffle of senior prosecutors....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

KBO's stumbling leader to run into hottest club...

The NC Dinos ended July with a six-game lead over the Kiwoom Heroes for first place in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). But after the first full week of action in August, that advantage over the Heroes has been halved....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Hyundai to launch 3 EVs under IONIQ brand...

Hyundai Motor will launch the IONIQ 5 electric crossover next year, based on the 45 concept EV unveiled at the International Motor Show Germany last year, the Korean automaker said Monday....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Typhoon Jangmi passes over Korea...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

BK cosmetic clinic gains attention for disclosing surveillance videos...

A decision by BK Plastic Surgery Hospital in Seoul to voluntarily disclose its surveillance camera footage in operating rooms is drawing keen attention from industry watchers as to whether other medical institutions will follow suit....

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Antisocial Distancing...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

President replaces three senior secretaries amid real estate policy failures...

President Moon Jae-in has accepted the resignations of three out of six senior presidential secretaries who offered to step down last week over policy missteps in multiple areas including failed real estate regulations, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday. How...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Sign language at National Assembly...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

US election and two Koreas...

With less than three months left before the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, there is a growing interest to see who is going to win - Donald Trump or Joe Biden, and what the winner might do for denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Poll...

 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Anti-maskers...
 2020-08-10 12:02 

Korea Times

Is Samsung SDS safe from corporate governance revision?...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has made it official that he will not pass on management of the Samsung Group to his children. The promise drew raised eyebrows from experts amid the possibility of Samsung seeking "drastic changes" i...

 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...

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