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 2020-08-09 22:23 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Aug. 10)...

Questioning the collusion It is shocking to learn that Korea Communications Commission (......

 2020-08-09 22:23 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Aug. 10)...

Fate of Asiana Airlines All parties should strive to finalize takeover deal The envisi......

 2020-08-09 22:22 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Aug. 10)...

Read public opinion Moon's senior aides offer to resign; keynote of policy needs to......

 2020-08-09 22:22 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-08-09 21:41 

Korea Herald

High court affirms guilty verdicts for Samsung execs, except one, in union sabotage case...

An appellate court on Monday acquitted Lee Sang-hoon, former chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, of disrupting union activities at a Samsung affiliate in violation of labor laws, overturning a jail sentence by a lower court. Le...

 2020-08-09 21:00 

Yonhap News

Foreigners turn net buyers of S. Korean stocks in July...

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- Foreign investors turned net buyers of South Korean stocks in J......

 2020-08-09 20:05 

KBS World

Justice Minister Urges Prosecutors to Prioritize Political Neutrality and Public Interest...

[Politics] : Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae has called on prosecutors to maintain political neutrality. In a meeting with senior prosecutors on Monday to mark the recent reshuffle she carried out, Choo urged them not to be lean in favor of the incumbent gove...

 2020-08-09 19:54 

KBS World

Finance Minister: Gov't Has Resources to Cope with Rain-Related Damage...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki says the government has already secured a "considerable4; amount of money for restoration projects following damage caused by heavy rains. Hong made the remark in a meeting with reporters on Monday when he w...

 2020-08-09 19:49 

KBS World

Typhoon Jangmi Weakens to Low-Pressure System...

[Politics] : The first typhoon to hit South Korea this summer has subsided quickly without causing significant damage. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Typhoon Jangmi weakened to a tropical low pressure system at around 5 p.m. as it was p...

 2020-08-09 19:21 

Korea Herald

[Eye on Business] How Cleanwrap became a household name...

Although indispensable in many peoples' everyday lives, it is uncommon for a plastic bag producer to receive a nationwide attention. But when the country geared up for a national general election in April, Cleanwrap, a leading food packaging co...

 2020-08-09 19:13 

Korea Herald

Moon's solar power initiative pays heavy price by cutting down 2.3m trees...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is facing severe criticism amid the longest and deadliest monsoon season in South Korea, as his push for solar power has left the whole nation susceptible to landslides. With 12 landslides reported from mountainsi...

 2020-08-09 19:07 

Korea Herald

Musical actor under fire after nightclub party...

A musical actor currently starring in musical "Ludwig" has become embroiled in controversy after photos of the actor at a club emerged. Kim Jun-young came under fire for partying at a Seoul club from Thursday night to Friday after photos...

 2020-08-09 19:05 

Korea Herald

Four teams qualify for LCK playoffs while AFS likely to take last spot...

T1 secured their playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over Team Dynamics on Sunday, leaving only one final ticket left for the taking. Four teams -- Damwon Gaming, DRX, Gen.G and T1 -- have secured playoff positions already and will battle in the playoff...

 2020-08-09 18:52 

Korea Herald

Medytox publishes full text of USITC's initial determination against Daewoong...

Medytox on Monday released a file containing the full text of the US International Trade Commission's initial determination against Daewoong in a trade dispute between the two South Korean pharmaceutical companies. The document is 274 pages lon...

 2020-08-09 18:49 

KBS World

Top Office Carries out Reshuffle of 3 Senior Secretaries...

[Politics] : A former lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party has been tapped as President Moon Jae-in's new senior secretary for political affairs. Presidential office spokesperson Kang Min-seok announced the reshuffle of three senior presidential po...

 2020-08-09 18:41 

Korea Herald

Moon replaces three senior aides, withholds decision on chief of staff...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday named three new senior secretaries, three days after six of his top aides including his chief of staff offered their resignations. The three posts replaced are that for political affairs, civil affairs and justice, a...

 2020-08-09 18:41 

Korea Herald

As Korean content goes global, cultural sensitivity becomes key issue...

When students from Uijeongbu High School parodied Ghana's famous dancing pallbearers, South Korea-based Ghanaian television personality Sam Okyere took to social media to criticize the students for painting their faces brown. A few days later,...

 2020-08-09 18:27 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Treasure aims high, sets sights on rookie of the year award...

The treasure chest is finally wide open and YG Entertainment's brand new rookie act, Treasure, is poised to make a splash both in and out of South Korea. Looking fairly nervous, the 12-piece boy band -- the label's first debut since Bla...

 2020-08-09 17:44 

Korea Herald

SK to commercialize world's 1st NCM battery with 90% nickel...

SK Innovation will commercialize the world's first nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) batteries that contain 90 percent nickel, according to industry sources Monday. The South Korean battery maker will supply lithium-ion batteries that contain 90...

 2020-08-09 17:27 

Korea Herald

K-Intangible Heritage Festival to kick off Thursday...

The National Intangible Heritage Center in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, is holding the K-Intangible Heritage Festival from Thursday to Saturday. Under the theme of "Re:Heritage Connect," the inaugural festival will offer one-day classe...

 2020-08-09 17:10 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Military police recommend airman be charged with AWOL in 'emperor-like military service' case...

Military police wrapped up an investigation into allegations that an enlisted airman enjoyed preferential treatment due to his father's influence, recommending that the military prosecution charge him with going absent without leave, officials said M...

 2020-08-09 17:06 

Korea Herald

USFK eases anti-virus restrictions peninsula-wide amid slowdown in new cases...

US Forces Korea (USFK) eased anti-coronavirus restrictions for its personnel across the peninsula Monday, allowing service members and their families to dine at restaurants and conduct other off-base activities except for visiting bars and clubs. Th...

 2020-08-09 17:01 

Korea Herald

Moon says govt. to mull agency to oversee housing market in response to soaring home prices...

President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the government will consider setting up a separate supervisory body, if needed, to make sure that existing policy steps to curb home price hikes work properly. He also proposed a review of ways to alleviate the...

 2020-08-09 16:56 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Monday Up 1.48%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) ended up 34-point-71 points, or one-point-48 percent, on Monday to close at two-thousand-386-point-38.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining five-point-13 points, or point-60 percent, to...

 2020-08-09 16:55 

KBS World

Moon Mulls Installing Real Estate Market Watchdog Agency...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in on Monday vowed to consider setting up a watchdog agency to monitor the real estate market in order to improve the effectiveness of government measures.Chairing his weekly meeting with top aides, Moon declared that the i...

 2020-08-09 16:50 

KBS World

Police Chief Opposes Expanding Investigation Scope for Prosecution...

[Politics] : The nation's police chief has protested the enactment of a presidential decree on the Criminal Procedure Act and the Prosecutors Office Act as completely going against efforts to adjust investigative rights between the police and prosecut...

 2020-08-09 16:42 

Korea Herald

Imports of Japanese tobacco, beer, automobiles plummet amid boycott...

South Korea's inbound shipments of Japanese consumer goods -- especially tobacco, beer and automobiles shrank considerably in July -- amid the continuing nationwide boycott, data showed Monday. The boycott spread like wildfire across the coun...

 2020-08-09 16:40 

Korea Herald

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

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 viru...

 2020-08-09 16:29 

Korea Herald

Defense Ministry plans to build enhanced ballistic missile submarines...

The Ministry of National Defense said Monday that it plans to roll out a set of enhanced submarines in the next five years that will be capable of carrying more ballistic missiles, as part of a long-term initiative to beef up its defense capabilities...

 2020-08-09 16:28 

KBS World

Busan High Court Judge Selected as Candidate for Supreme Court Justice...

[Domestic] : A senior judge at the Busan High Court has been selected as the final candidate to succeed outgoing Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il.According to the Supreme Court on Monday, Chief Justice Kim Myeong-su selected Busan High Court Judge Lee H...

 2020-08-09 16:07 

KBS World

Military to Enhance Reconnaissance, Interceptor Capabilities...

[Politics] : South Korea's military will step up its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities to better defend against North Korean ballistic missile threats and prepare for the transfer of wartime operational control from the U.S.It will also see...

 2020-08-09 16:01 

KBS World

Rain-Battered S. Korea Concerned about Damage from Typhoon Jangmi...

[Domestic] : Anchor: South Korea, which has been flooded by torrential rain since the beginning of the month, is now concerned about possible damage from Typhoon Jangmi, which landed near the southeastern coast Monday afternoon.Choi You Sun reports.Report...

 2020-08-09 15:59 

Korea Herald

Typhoon Jangmi extends deadly monsoon season; authorities on alert...

A typhoon brought more rain in South Korea on Monday, extending the monsoon season that has already become one of the country's longest and deadliest. Authorities were on full alert for the typhoon as it arrived while the country reeled from...

 2020-08-09 15:56 

Korea Herald

FM in Germany to discuss G7 invitation, COVID-19 responses...

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is in Berlin on her first overseas trip in six months since the coronavirus outbreak. The Korean official was set to hold a meeting with German counterpart Heiko Maas on Monday morning, loca...

 2020-08-09 15:53 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Korea's consumer index stays under OECD average for 2 years...

SEJONG -- South Korea was found to have fallen short of the average of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member countries in consumer sentiment for the 25th consecutive month. OECD data showed that Korea's consumer confiden...

 2020-08-09 15:46 

Korea Herald

Patriotism-fueled equity fund 'beat stock market'...

NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund, a local stock-investing trust fund that handles private money for retail investors including South Korean President Moon Jae-in, has recorded a 56.1 percent return for a yearlong performance, fund manager NH-Am...

 2020-08-09 15:45 

Korea Herald

Amorepacific Museum of Art unveils its antique art collection for first time...

The Amorepacific Museum of Art -- a museum run by Korea's cosmetics giant Amorepacific Group -- has unveiled its collection of antique art for the first time since its opening in 2018. The exhibition, "APMA, Chapter Two," showcase...

 2020-08-09 15:41 

KBS World

Unemployment Allowance Payments Set New High for 6th Month...

[Economy] : Unemployment benefits paid out in the month of July have reached a new high on the rising number of unemployed people amid the pandemic.According to Employment and Labor Ministry data on Monday, unemployment allowances paid to those unemployed...

 2020-08-09 15:39 

Korea Herald

Foreign investors return to Korean equities despite pandemic...

Foreign investors were net buyers of stocks and bonds in July, as the local currency is stabilizing and retail investors are showing more interest, data showed Monday They returned to the South Korean stock market, net buying 582 billion won ($490.6...

 2020-08-09 15:30 

Korea Herald

'Groundbreaking for Samsung's 3rd memory plant imminent'...

Expectations are running high for the groundbreaking for Samsung Electronics' third memory plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, amid continuing uncertainties due to the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. According to news reports on Monda...

 2020-08-09 15:18 

Korea Herald

OECD forecasts S. Korea's GDP ranking to take 9th...

South Korea is forecast to climb up three notches to ninth in global gross domestic product rankings this year, despite its negative growth of 3.3 percent in the second quarter, data showed Monday. Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely...

 2020-08-09 15:07 

KBS World

N. Korea Mobilizes Military for Recovery Efforts after Rain Damage...

[Politics] : North Korea has mobilized its military for recovery efforts in regions damaged by the recent torrential rain.The North's ruling party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said Monday that upon orders from leader Kim Jong-un, the Korean People's A...

 2020-08-09 15:06 

Korea Herald

SPO to mark Liberation Day with concert at former prison for independence fighters...

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a special concert on Saturday at the outdoor stage of Seodaemun Prison History Hall, western Seoul, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. Every year, the SPO, funded by the Seoul Metropo...

 2020-08-09 14:46 

Korea Herald

NK believed to have received more rain in August than in 2007 major flooding: unification ministry...

North Korea appears to have received more rainfall this month than the corresponding period of 2007 when the communist nation was hit by some of the worst flooding, the unification ministry said Monday. "We expect North Korea to be affected by...

 2020-08-09 14:42 

The Chosun Ilbo

Danielle Kang Wins 2nd LPGA Event in a Row...

Korean-American golfer Danielle Kang won her second straight LPGA Tour event in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday. Kang finished at 15-under 269, coming from behind to beat Lydia Ko of New Zealand on the final hole of the Marathon LPGA Classic.Ko, who was poised to ...

 2020-08-09 14:39 

The Chosun Ilbo

Most Schools to Return to Daily Classes...

Most schools across the country are expected to teach daily classes when pupils return from their summer break.The Education Ministry has decided to let schools use their own discretion to manage their academic schedules amid the spread of coronavirus but...

 2020-08-09 14:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Black Pink Set Fresh YouTube Record...

Girl group Black Pink have set another record on YouTube with their latest single.The music video for "How You Like That" surpassed 400 million views on Sunday, about 43 days after its release and the fastest pace among all K-pop videos.The video ...

 2020-08-09 14:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Masks Mandatory While Ordering in Coffee Shops...

It is now mandatory for people to wear a mask while ordering and waiting for food or drink in a caf. "The government has now separated quarantine measures for coffee shops from those of restaurants and made them tougher," Vice Health Minister Kim ...

 2020-08-09 14:35 

The Chosun Ilbo

Half of Businesses Scrap Hiring Plans...

Half of Korea's businesses are either canceling or postponing recruitment due to the coronavirus epidemic, a poll of 301 companies by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry suggests. Some 19.3 percent of respondents have stopped hiring and 31.2 pe...

 2020-08-09 14:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Heavy Rains Drown Korea's Breadbasket...

Torrential rains have been pounding Korea's breadbasket region of South Jeolla Province since Saturday, inundating huge areas of farmland. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 24,387 hectares of farmland have been inundate...

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