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 2021-01-22 01:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

HyunA gushes about 'I'm Not Cool'...

The title track of HyunA's soon-to-be-released EP...

 2021-01-22 00:56 

Yonhap News

S. Korea sets official tariff on rice at 513 pct...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Friday it has officially set its tariff on imp......

 2021-01-22 00:34 

Yonhap News

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

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below ......

 2021-01-22 00:31 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 569 more patients released from coronavirus treatment, total now at 61,415: KDCA...
 2021-01-22 00:30 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 12 additional coronavirus deaths, total now at 1,328: KDCA...
 2021-01-22 00:30 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports 346 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 74,262: KDCA...
 2021-01-22 00:26 

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

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea was ranked the worst in terms of prevalence of unde......

 2021-01-22 00:24 

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Seoul stocks open nearly flat on valuation pressure...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened nearly flat Friday on valuation pres......

 2021-01-22 00:11 

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Navy's sea salvage unit conducts annual wintertime training...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- The Navy's Sea Salvage and Rescue Unit has kicked off its ......

 2021-01-22 00:01 

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KOSPI 3,163.83 UP 2.99 points (open)...
 2021-01-22 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 982.20 UP 0.80 points (open)...
 2021-01-22 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,100.5 won UP from 1,098.2 won...
 2021-01-22 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) Popera singer Lim Hyung-joo: Music is my destiny...

By Kim Boram SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- Back in February 2003 at the inaugural ceremony ......

 2021-01-22 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Feature) Rice in the spotlight amid pandemic as demand grows for premium, diverse grains...

By Oh Seok-min SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- Park Hye-seong, a 39-year-old mother of two, r......

 2021-01-21 22:50 

Korea Herald

S. Korea confirms another case of highly pathogenic bird flu...

South Korea confirmed another case of highly pathogenic bird flu in poultry Firday, raising the total caseload to 69. The latest case of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) came from an egg farm in Icheon, just south of Seoul, according to the M...

 2021-01-21 22:05 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 22)...

Moon's main task Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States ......

 2021-01-21 22:05 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Jan. 22)...

Female ministers' exitsPresident should keep campaign pledge to keep 30 percent share......

 2021-01-21 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Jan. 22)...

Aligned with realitySeoul's unchanged tack could risk discord with Biden administrati......

 2021-01-21 22:04 

Korea Herald

Japanese FM says Tokyo won't appeal Seoul court ruling over wartime sexual slavery...

The Japanese government will not appeal a Seoul court order to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in military brothels during World War II, its foreign minister said Friday. Toshimitsu Motegi made the remarks hours before a midnig...

 2021-01-21 22:03 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2021-01-21 22:00 

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S. Korean observation satellite heads to Kazakhstan for launch...

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's science ministry said Friday its new midsize......

 2021-01-21 21:54 

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Consistency key to denuclearizing N. Korea: U.S. experts...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Yonhap) -- Having a consistent policy on North Kore......

 2021-01-21 21:07 

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(LEAD) Biden urges Americans to 'mask up,' says visitors will need to quarantine...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; UPDATES with additional remarks, more background in last 4 paras)......

 2021-01-21 21:06 

Korea Herald

US govement isses movement restriction order for Kunsan base over virus cases...

U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) on Friday imposed movement restrictions on all individuals affiliated with its air base in the western city of Gunsan due to the recent coronavirus outbreak there. Under the order, travel to and from Kunsan Air Base is proh...

 2021-01-21 20:30 

Yonhap News

Biden urges Americans to 'mask up' before vaccination...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday rea......

 2021-01-21 20:16 

Korea Herald

KT to sell its radio system affiliate KT Powertel...

KT has chosen IDIS, a local security solutions provider, as a preferred bidder for a controlling stake in its radio systems subsidiary KT Powertel, the company announced Friday. KT's board of directors approved the disposal of its 44.85 perce...

 2021-01-21 20:09 

KBS World

Report: N. Korea's Budget Revenue, Expenditure Growth Plunge This Year...

[Politics] : A government think tank in Seoul has reported that the growth of North Korea's budget revenue and expenditures is estimated to be the lowest in nearly two decades. Choi Ji-young, a researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unificatio...

 2021-01-21 19:48 

KBS World

S. Korea to Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Plans This Month...

[Domestic] : The South Korean government is expected to announce detailed COVID-19 vaccination plans by the end of the month.Yoon Tae-ho, director general for public health policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said on Friday that the announcement...

 2021-01-21 19:18 

Korea Herald

Two artists expanding boundary of art...

The artworks of lacquer artist Jeong Kwang-bok and sculptor Hong Seung-tae may seem like they have nothing in common. But the two artists' work styles share a common feature -- expanding the boundary of art without confining themselves to a cer...

 2021-01-21 19:16 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] GreenPureTech seeks to provide the world with hospital beds...

A lack of hospital beds has been one of the painstaking points of COVID-19 pandemic as more and more medical institutions around the globe become overwhelmed with patients amid the relentless spread of the coronavirus. GreenPureTech., a Seoul-based...

 2021-01-21 19:08 

KBS World

Ruling on Sex Slave Victims Likely to Take Effect without Challenge...

[Politics] : A South Korean court ruling that called on Tokyo to compensate Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery is expected to take effect on Saturday. On January eight, the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of 12 Korean victims...

 2021-01-21 19:01 

KBS World

Survey: Ahn Would Beat Park in 2-Way Race for Seoul Mayor...

[Politics] : A new poll suggests Ahn Cheol-soo would win a one-on-one race for the Seoul mayor's office against the anticipated candidate of the ruling Democratic Party. Southern Post R&C said it surveyed a thousand adults over three days. Forty-one-p...

 2021-01-21 17:44 

Korea Herald

Seoul office transactions hit record in 2020 despite pandemic...

The total volume of office investments in major districts of the Greater Seoul area hit yet another record in 2020 despite the pandemic, as high demand for offices in prime locations led the bullish market, data showed Friday. The full-year transac...

 2021-01-21 17:21 

Korea Herald

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

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. Moon plans to reply it, expressing his commitmen...

 2021-01-21 17:19 

Korea Herald

Seoul education office's push for LGBT students protection faces opposition...

Seoul education office's push to protect LGBT students and eradicate discrimination at schools is facing opposition after the office released its 2021-23 draft plan to protect the human rights of students. In the draft plan, the Seoul Metropo...

 2021-01-21 17:18 

Korea Herald

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

South 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 US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) retr...

 2021-01-21 17:05 

Korea Herald

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. Al...

 2021-01-21 17:04 

KBS World

British PM Sends G7 Letter of Invitation to S. Korea, Moon to Officially Accept...

[Politics] : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a letter of formal invitation to South Korea for the upcoming Group of Seven(G7) summit, which President Moon Jae-in intends to officially accept.Last week, Britain announced its plan to hold an i...

 2021-01-21 16:52 

KBS World

Finance Chief to Review Steps to Compensate Businesses Hit by Shutdowns...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki has promised to review calls for legislative steps to compensate business owners who suffered losses due to COVID-19 restrictions.In a Facebook post on Friday that is seen as a response to Prime Minister Chung Sye-...

 2021-01-21 16:52 

Korea Herald

Appellate court approves 7-year sentence for late Hanbo founder's son...

An appellate court on Friday upheld a lower court's seven-year prison sentence for a son of Chung Tae-soo, the late founder of the now-defunct Hanbo Group, who was convicted of embezzlement and other crimes last year after 21 years on the run abroad....

 2021-01-21 16:49 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Friday Down 0.64%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 20-point-21 points, or zero-point-64 percent on Friday, to close the week at three-thousand-140-point-63.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing one-point-42 points, or zero-point-14 ...

 2021-01-21 16:43 

Korea Herald

Nearly half of N. Koreans undernourished, worst in Asia-Pacific: UN report...

Nearly five out of ten North Koreans were undernourished from 2017 to 2019, the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, the UN said in an inter-agency report. East Timor and Afghanistan followed. In the same period, seven out of ten North Korean children...

 2021-01-21 16:41 

Korea Herald

Singapore deal Moon wants Biden to inherit was flawed: US experts...

North Korean experts said Thursday it would be a mistake for US President Joe Biden to build on the 2018 Singapore agreement to address North Korea's denuclearization. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has suggested Washington start re-engag...

 2021-01-21 16:34 

Korea Herald

Court refuses to cancel seizure of annex to ex-President Chun's house...

A Seoul court on Friday rejected a request to cancel the seizure of a building owned by former President Chun Doo-hwan's family in western Seoul. The Seoul Administrative Court issued the ruling in response to an October 2018 lawsuit filed by one of...

 2021-01-21 16:31 

Korea Herald

Future of LG's rollable smartphone up in the air...

The future of LG Electronics' next generation smartphone model with a rollable OLED display hangs in the air as the tech giant seeks to sell its money-losing mobile business unit. The company said Friday that it was still developing the Rollab...

 2021-01-21 16:29 

Korea Herald

Hyundai E&C shifts to Q4 loss on FX losses...

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., a major South Korean builder, said Friday it shifted to a net loss in the fourth quarter from a year earlier due to currency-related losses. For the three months that ended in December, Hyundai E&C swu...

 2021-01-21 16:22 

Korea Herald

Actor Lee Min-ho's additional Hangeul promotional videos being released...

Two additional videos promoting the beauty of Hangeul -- the writing system for the Korean language -- were released on Friday, starring actor Lee Min-ho. The new videos from the King Sejong Institute Foundation show Lee introducing the foundation t...

 2021-01-21 16:15 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Rocker Jeon In-kwon faces police investigation over neighbor dispute...

Korean rock icon Jeon In-kwon is facing a police investigation over a dispute with his neighbor, multiple media reported Friday. Seoul's Jongno Police Station called in the legendary rocker on Wednesday over property damage allegations, accor...

 2021-01-21 16:10 

Korea Herald

Korean Air to up stock sale to W3.3tr for Asiana acquisition...

Korean Air Lines Co., South 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 Inc. The national flag carrier said it plans to sel...

 2021-01-21 16:05 

KBS World

Ex-Pres. Chun's Family Loses Lawsuit on Seized Property...

[Domestic] : Former President Chun Doo-hwan's family has lost an administrative lawsuit filed in protest of a seized building from the family's residence located in Seoul's Yeonhee-dong area.The Seoul Administrative Court on Friday did not rul...

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