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 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Long-term perspective needed in Korea's response to US-China competition...

One of the gravest challenges for Korea in the years ahead may be the escalating U.S.-China rivalry which will continue to have a profound impact on Korea's policies in various sectors, including diplomacy, national security and trade....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

[K-POP INTERVIEW] What are MOMOLAND's comfort foods? [VIDEO]...

For K-pop girl group MOMOLAND, food is much more than just fuel or nutrition. Eating is "healing" for the six members - Ahin, Jane, JooE, Hyebin, Nancy and Nayun - who love dining together and visiting must-eat restaurants even amid their hectic s...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Anti-corruption CIO kicks off...

Kim Jin-wook started work Friday as the inaugural head of the new Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) after receiving a certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae-in a day earlier. Kim's appointment comes in the wa...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Woman gets suspended jail term for assaulting mother-in-law...

A 56-year-old woman has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for assaulting her 89-year-old mother-in-law after discovering her husband had recently had sex with a prostitute while overseas....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Sung Kim named to 3rd key US post on North Korea...

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim has been named the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. This, according to diplomatic sources, will make Kim the only official in the Joe Biden administration to have serve ...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

New Korean ambassador to Japan Kang Chang-il arrives in Tokyo...

New South Korean Ambassador to Japan Kang Chang-il said Friday that Seoul has a "firm" will to normalize relations with Tokyo, as he departed for the country amid a protracted row over wartime history and trade....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on COVID-19...

President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power. Signing 10 executive orders in the White H...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Seoul stocks snap 3-day winning streak on valuation pressure...

Korea's stock exchange ended its three-day winning streak Friday on valuation pressure after hitting another new high the previous session. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Korea gears up to start COVID-19 vaccinations next month...

Korea is gearing up to start COVID-19 vaccinations next month, with the first batch of vaccines expected to arrive in the country in the coming weeks. The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines for 50,000 people is likely to arrive in early February, health au...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Korea urged to brace for side effects of 'Bidenomics'...

A noted economist here has warned against adopting a blind optimism about the possible influence of the Joe Biden administration's policies on the Korean economy, amid a rosy outlook for recovery from the global economic downturn resulting from the CO...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Financial group leaders and ruling party meet to discuss Korea New Deal...

While expressing support for the government's five-year Korea New Deal initiative, major financial groups in Korea have urged the ruling party to deregulate the country's financial market....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Climate change revolutionaries: Why students in Korea hit the streets...

In March 2013, a flash mob of thousands of students from elementary to high schools across South Korea performed PSY's "Gangnam Style" at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul. Led by the World Wide Fund for Nature Korea (WWF), it was held to enc...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

COVID-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe...

A Spanish tennis player has apologised after slamming quarantine rules at the Australian Open, days before testing positive for Covid-19. World number 67 Paula Badosa said she understood "the sad situation", adding: "Sorry guys."...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

'No likelihood of North Korea collapse with Kim in complete control'...

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said North Korea is not likely to collapse in the next several years, noting Kim Jong-un is in "complete control" over the repressive state....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Celebrating KOSPI topping 3,000 mark...

Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA) Chairman Na Jai-chel talks during an online press conference held at the KOFIA headquarters on Yeouido, Thursday. Attributing retail investors' increased participation to the KOSPI breaking the 3,000 mark...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

North Korea ranks worst in undernourishment in Asia-Pacific region...

North Korea was ranked the worst in terms of prevalence of undernourishment among its population in the Asia-Pacific region, a report showed Friday. According to the report jointly compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programm...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Man gets jail sentence for attacking subway passengers over face mask dispute...

A local court has sentenced a man to 20 months in prison for attacking other passengers on the subway after he was asked to wear a face mask....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Britain invites Korea to in-person G-7 summit in June...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to an in-person G-7 summit, scheduled to be held in June, via a personal letter, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Japan dismisses Olympics cancellation report as teams back Games...

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as heavyweights the United States, Canada and Australia said they were still preparing for the Games. Deputy government spokesman Manabu Sakai said ther...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Ex-US envoy calls China 'malign influence,' urges Seoul to join new alliance...

Harry Harris, in his farewell to South Korea as the U.S. ambassador, expressed the hope that the Asian country will join the U.S. and its other allies to stop China's "malign influence" although not necessarily in the form of an expanded Quad....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Korean National Ballet, KBS criticized for dangerous filming location...

The Korean National Ballet (KNB) and public broadcasting network KBS, have come under fire for filming dancers in dangerous locations for a ballet program....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Online platform operators to face stern measures over unfair practices...

Antitrust regulator said Friday it will seek to take punitive actions against unfair business activity by online platform operators in a bid to protect contractors and consumers....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

SKT's One Store on track for IPO...

Preparations for SK Telecom's market app One Store to go public are set to accelerate after the affiliate posted its first annual profit in 2020....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Cannonball Joe...
 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

When will Moon, Biden have first talks?...

The timing of President Moon Jae-in's first talks with U.S. President Joe Biden is drawing attention, after the White House announced that the U.S. leader had begun making phone calls to global leaders following his taking office, Wednesday, starting ...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Goodwill Cooperation Service International holds board of directors meeting for 2021...

Global philanthropic campaigner Goodwill Cooperation Service International's board of directors meeting for this year was held at the organization's headquarters in Seoul's Jongno District, Jan 21....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Agricultural, food ETFs enjoy rally...

Grain produce and agricultural-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) rally as global investors shift focus to commodities....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Former US ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim appointed acting assistant secretary of state...

Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim has been appointed acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. The Korea American diplomat was appointed to the post as of Wednesday, according to information available on the webs...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

National Theater Company pursues barrier-free, reduction of carbon footprint...

The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) will strengthen its online screening repertoire, pursue a barrier-free theater experience and reduce its carbon footprint this year. Kim Kwang-bo, the new artistic director inaugurated about two months ago, sai...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

S. Korean, Costa Rican leaders discuss partnerships on coronavirus, green projects...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Costa Rican counterpart, Carlos Alvarado, had phone discussions Friday on the COVID-19 pandemic and other major issues including efforts to promote a green and emissions-free economy, Cheong Wa Dae said....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

New virus cases under 400 again; alert in place against potential upticks...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 400 Friday on the back of tougher virus curbs, but health authorities warned against complacency as they try to further slow down new infections. The country added 346 more COVID-19 cases, incl...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Samsung Electronic seeks Intel chip outsourcing deal...

Samsung Electronics is apparently set to clinch a deal to produce semiconductors for U.S. chip giant Intel at its manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, according to a report by U.S.-based technology news site SemiAccurate, Wednesday (local time). If th...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

[Transcript] Interview with ex-US Amb. Harry Harris...
 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

LG Electronics hints at withdrawing from phone biz...

LG Electronics CEO Kwon Bong-seok hinted Wednesday that the tech giant may pull out of mobile phone manufacturing saying the company was open to all options over whether to continue running its money-losing smartphone business or not. LG LG ....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

In memory of Choi Jeong-rye (1955-2021)...

On Jan. 16, the world lost an incredible poet, thinker and, above all, human being. No amount of writing will suffice to sing her praises, but, as one of her translators, I will offer a few words here, in hopes of showing just how incredible she really wa...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Ex-US envoy optimistic about Biden gov't, hopes Singapore summit will be basis of N. Korea dialogue...

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said the groundbreaking 2018 summit between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore is "a good starting point" for the Joe Biden administration in denuclearization dialogue with North...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Korean Air to up stock sale to 3.3 trillion won for Asiana acquisition...

Korean Air, Korea's biggest carrier, said Friday it will raise a higher than previously planned amount by selling stocks for its planned acquisition of smaller rival Asiana Airlines....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

LG Electronics rolls out robot barista...

LG Electronics employees are now able to enjoy a cup of brewed coffee prepared by a robot barista at the conglomerate's headquarters on Yeouido, Seoul....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

'Bidencare' triggers optimism among Korean healthcare firms in US...

The presidency of Joe Biden is anticipated to provide wider opportunities for Korean healthcare firms to improve their presence in the U.S. market, as the new leader pledged to reform the country's Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

World Trade Organization rules in favor of South Korea in lawsuit against US...

South Korea's trade ministry said Friday that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of Seoul in its lawsuit against the United States centering on high tariffs imposed on local steel and power transformer products....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Growing number of Koreans refuse life-sustaining treatment...

Three years have passed since the so-called "Death with Dignity Act" came into effect here in February 2018, which enabled people to make a choice about ceasing life-prolonging medical treatment. During this period, nearly 800,000 individuals have...

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Domestic investment needed before new trade deals - US Treasury pick Yellen...

The Biden administration will prioritize domestic investments in workers and infrastructure before embarking on any new free trade agreements, Janet Yellen, U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury Secretary, told lawmakers....

 2021-01-22 09:58 

Korea Times

Former triathlon team therapist sentenced to 8 years in prison in abuse case...

A former physical therapist of a municipal triathlon team was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday for sexually and physically abusing an athlete who took her own life last year. The Daegu District Court handed down an eight-year prison term and a...

 2021-01-22 09:56 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon to accept Britain's invitation to G-7 summit, official says...

(ATTN: ADDS more info about foreign ministry's launching of related task force in las......

 2021-01-22 09:37 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) New virus cases under 400 again; alert in place against potential upticks...

(ATTN: ADDS latest figure in paras 6-8) SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's dai......

 2021-01-22 09:27 

The Chosun Ilbo

Luxury Labels Help Malls Weather Coronavirus Pandemic...

Department stores have managed to weather some of the devastation of lockdown with sales of luxury labels, for which Koreans' appetite is undiminished. Only nine out of 67 department stores managed to increase their profits amid the coronavirus pandem...

 2021-01-22 09:25 

The Chosun Ilbo

Jang Yoon-ju Gains Confidence in Acting with New Film...

Model and actress Jang Yoon-ju's new film is set to hit theaters next week, after her debut film about six years ago. The former top model made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2015 hit film "Veteran.""I was offered many roles aft...

 2021-01-22 09:21 

Yonhap News

USFK issues movement restriction order for Kunsan base over virus case...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) on Friday imposed movement restriction......

 2021-01-22 09:20 

The Chosun Ilbo

Australia Demands Foreign Travelers Take COVID-19 Test...

Beginning Friday, foreign nationals granted special permission to fly to Australia take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure. Masks will also be compulsory on all international flights.Australia has had a fortress-like approach to COVID-19. ...

 2021-01-22 09:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Vaccination Uncertainty in Japan Casts Doubt Over Olympics...

Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and comp...

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