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 2020-08-11 15:34 

KBS World

Wedding Hall Buffets to Join List of High-Risk Facilities for COVID-19...

[Domestic] : Starting next Wednesday, wedding hall buffet restaurants will be considered as a high-risk facility for COVID-19 and quarantines measures will be stepped up.Therefore, just like clubs and karaokes, stepped-up guidelines must be observed inclu...

 2020-08-11 15:31 

KBS World

[Exclusive] OECD Chief Cites S. Korea's 'Effective Quarantine' Key to Growth Momentum...

[Economy] : Anchor: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) recently revised up its 2020 growth forecast for South Korea to point-eight percent, the most optimistic forecast among the OECD's 37 member nations. The organization&...

 2020-08-11 15:29 

KBS World

Heat Advisories Issued Nationwide, Strong Showers Forecast...

[Science] : Heat wave alerts have been issued for most parts of the country including Seoul.Advisories have been upgraded to warnings in the eastern coast of Gangwon Province as well as Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province and Jeju Island. Afternoon highs on ...

 2020-08-11 15:19 

KBS World

Seasonal Monsoon Rains Leave 42 Dead or Missing...

[Domestic] : Anchor: Seasonal monsoon rains have battered the nation, leaving more than 40 people dead or missing and displacing some 78-hundred people. The government is stepping up restoration efforts as the nation reels from the torrential rains. Howev...

 2020-08-11 15:16 

KBS World

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sparks Int'l Skepticism...

[International] : Anchor: Russia on Tuesday claimed it has developed a COVID-19 vaccine and became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine. President Vladimir Putin announced the approval in a televised event, but the move sparked international...

 2020-08-11 14:58 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Hanwha Eagles rally past Kiwoom Heroes to snap 2-game skid in KBO...

(ATTN: CHANGES top photo; ADDS photos)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- A teenage......

 2020-08-11 14:51 

Yonhap News

Hanwha Eagles rally past Kiwoom Heroes to snap 2-game skid in KBO...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- A teenage rookie Lim Jong-chan drove in the go-......

 2020-08-11 14:49 

KBS World

S. Korea Takes Cautious Stance on Russian-Developed COVID-19 Vaccine...

[Science] : The South Korean government has taken a cautious stance regarding Russia's announcement that it has become the first country to develop and approve a COVID-19 vaccine.Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said on Wednesday that Seoul will be a...

 2020-08-11 14:23 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon Must Wake up to His Failings...

President Moon Jae-in pointed out in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that Korea's economy is expected to rank first in the OECD due to the government's "swift" pump-priming and his vague "Korean New Deal" initiatives. Just recently, M...

 2020-08-11 13:57 

The Chosun Ilbo

Japanese Carmakers Lose Korean Market...

Japanese car sales have plunged here due to a continued boycott by consumers here and the coronavirus epidemic. According to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association, Japanese automakers' sales from January to July plummeted 55.4 pe...

 2020-08-11 13:55 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Falls Behind Rivals in New Industries...

Korea faces a serious labor shortage in new industries despite record high youth unemployment, a survey suggests.The Korea Economic Research Institute on Tuesday said it surveyed policymakers at nine high-tech institutions who focus on future technologies...

 2020-08-11 13:34 

KBS World

Gov't Reiterates Offer to KMA for Talks on Health Care Reforms...

[Domestic] : Just two days ahead of a planned strike by the Korea Medical Association(KMA), the South Korean government reiterated its proposal to the medical community to discuss health care reforms through a consultative body.Vice Health Minister Kim Ga...

 2020-08-11 13:20 

The Chosun Ilbo

Dire Prospects for Korean Economic Growth...

Korea's exports declined sharply again this month, raising doubts that any recovery can be achieved in the third quarter. According to the Korea Customs Service on Tuesday, exports plunged 23.6 percent on-year in the first 10 days of August to US$8.7 ...

 2020-08-11 12:50 

KBS World

Briton Transferred to Prosecutors on Charges of Illegally Filming Women in Korea...

[Domestic] : A British man charged with illegally filming Korean women and distributing them online has been arrested and transferred to prosecutors.According to the National Police Agency, the man illegally filmed over ten women after approaching them at...

 2020-08-11 12:33 

KBS World

Trump: China' Aggressiveness, S. Korea's Nuclear Armament Key Topics Over Coming Months...

[International] : U.S. President Donald Trump says the issue of whether South Korea and Japan should seek nuclear weapons in the face of China's aggressiveness will be a key topic of discussion over the next two months. Trump made the remarks on the &...

 2020-08-11 12:32 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Veteran KBO slugger hits milestone home run...

(ATTN: CHANGES top photo; ADDS 2nd, 3rd photos, stats at bottom)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug......

 2020-08-11 12:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Zombie Flick 'Peninsula' Dominates Box Office in Canada...

Director Yeon Sang-ho's latest film "Peninsula" swept the Canadian box office on the first weekend after its release, the film's distributor said on Tuesday. It racked up US$120,000 in its first week. The sequel to Yeon's 2016 zombie f...

 2020-08-11 12:27 

The Chosun Ilbo

Bae Doo-na Reunites with Cho Seung-woo in Their TV Sequel Series...

Actress Bae Doo-na reunites with actor Cho Seung-woo for the second season of cable channel tvN's hit crime thriller series "Stranger" slated for airing this weekend."I feel very comfortable working with him this time again as I did when w...

 2020-08-11 12:25 

KBS World

Seoul City Moving to Ban Rallies on Liberation Day over COVID-19 Concerns...

[Domestic] : The Seoul city government says it will not allow rallies to be held on upcoming Liberation Day to prevent further spread of COVID-19.The Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Wednesday that it requested 14 groups organizing large-scale rallie...

 2020-08-11 12:25 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) S. Korean central region under 49 days of rainy season, longest on record...

(ATTN: UPDATES figures in para 7) SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's annual r......

 2020-08-11 12:24 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hong Sang-soo's Latest Film to Hit Theaters Next Month...

Publicity stills for Hong Sang-soo's latest film, "The Woman Who Ran," were released on Tuesday ahead of its release next month.Hong received the Silver Bear award, given to the best director, for his 24th feature film at this year's Berli...

 2020-08-11 12:13 

KBS World

Gov't, DP, Top Office Double Natural Disaster Relief Funds...

[Politics] : The government, ruling Democratic Party(DP) and presidential office have decided to double government funds provided for natural disaster relief as the nation has been hit hard by prolonged monsoon rains. The decision was reached Wednesday du...

 2020-08-11 12:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Experiences Longest Monsoon on Record...

This year's monsoon has already tied the record of 49 days set in 2013 as seasonal rains continued in central parts of the country on Tuesday.The Korea Meteorological Administration predicts that heavy downpours will continue in the capital region unt...

 2020-08-11 12:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

Scaled-Down Korea-U.S. Drills Start Sunday...

Korea and the U.S. begin a two-week scaled-down summer drill on Sunday, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. A preliminary crisis management staff training exercise started Tuesday. It will be a computer-simulated command post exercise that does not in...

 2020-08-11 12:02 

The Chosun Ilbo

More Spectators Allowed to Watch Baseball Games at Stadiums...

More spectators are now permitted to enter baseball stadiums as fans have behaved themselves while keeping social distancing and following safety measures amid the coronavirus lockdown.The Korea Baseball Organization began its season on May 5 without audi...

 2020-08-11 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Vegetable prices surge due to monsoon...

Agricultural produce prices have surged as the monsoon season continued for nearly 50 days, according to data by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The ministry said it will implement measures to stabilize supplies of vegetables th...

 2020-08-11 11:38 

KBS World

S. Korea's COVID-19 Cases Jump by 54...

[Politics] : A resurgence in local infections has pushed South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases back to over 50. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said on Wednesday that 54 new cases were confirmed in the 24-hour period ending at ...

 2020-08-11 11:27 

KBS World

Prime Minister Urges Medical Association to Scrap Planned Strike...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has urged the Korean Medical Association(KMA) to scrap its plan to stage a strike this Friday.Chung made the call on Wednesday when he chaired a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquar...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Disaster relief outlays...

A fourth extra budget for this year appears inevitable to help people recover from flood damage in severely-hit regions throughout the country. The Moon Jae-in administration and the governing party need to work together to quickly draw up emergency outla...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Foreign residents go domestic to satisfy summer travel needs...

Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines are just a few of the popular vacation destinations visited by Korea's foreign residents every year. But with the pandemic and related travel restrictions having grounded summer plans abroad, some p...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

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

Korea's public health authorities said Monday they have found three new mutated genome sequences of the novel coronavirus among imported cases....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Healthcare fraud by coverless foreigners hits $26.6 million over 5 years...

Foreign nationals who do not qualify for Korea's National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) have exploited the state-run healthcare system here over the past five years to the tune of 31.6 billion won ($26.6 million), mostly by using borrowed or stolen ...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Samsung Biologics to build 256,000-liter plant 4...

Samsung Biologics announced its plans to build a 256,000-liter plant in Incheon, which will be the world's largest single plant producing biologic drugs....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Autocratic moment extended...

This column follows up on my earlier piece about the autocratic moment. At that time, I commented on the rise of authoritarian and totalitarian leaders in global nations this century as a phase to be endured. Xi, Putin, Kim Jong-un, and sadly, Donald Trum...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Why do doctors stand against raising medical student quota?...

The Moon Jae-in administration has been at odds with doctors over its healthcare reform bills that will increase the number of medical students admitted to universities and establish a state-funded medical school. The government said July 23 that it wants...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

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, the health authorities said Monday. This is renewing concerns over mass infections while the number of new cases here has hovered...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020...

1915-"Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published 1936-Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Lebanese Government...
 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Nagasaki marks atomic bombing...

The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorates the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a U.S. atomic bomb, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies. 75 , ....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Heavy rainfall forcing insurers to raise car premiums...

The nation's non-life insurers are expected to raise their car insurance premiums in the latter half of this year, as long-lasting heavy rainfall will likely wreak havoc on their already-worsening car insurance profitability, industry officials said T...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Singer Lee Hyo-ri to feature in new reality show...

Singer Lee Hyo-ri is to feature in a new digital reality show, according to Kakao M, Monday. "We are in the first stage of our planning," a company official said. "The program's name and the filming date have not been decided yet."...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Atomic bombs in August...

"Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima?" President Barack Obama asked that question publicly on his visit on May 27, 2016. He was the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Forcibly discharged transgender soldier files lawsuit against Army decision...

A former South Korean solider, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, on Tuesday filed an administrative suit against the Army's decision, saying it was unconstitutional. Byun Hee-soo, 22, who had the rank of staff sergeant, und...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

More than 82,000 materials on North Korean music unveiled...

An inter-Korean concert in 1990 awakened musicians and researchers to look into the deep differences in musical traditions of the two Koreas since they were separated in 1953 as a result of the Korean War....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

S. Korea suffers record budget deficit in H1...

The country's financial soundness has been deteriorating fast, with its budget deficit reaching a record high of 111 trillion won ($93.6 billion) in the first six months of this year due to the government's fiscal splurge in fighting the COVID-19 ...

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Researcher publishes book on waste problems around globe...

Lee Dong-hak, 38, wrote a book on waste issues published earlier this year. Late last month, he founded a think tank on waste issues in Korea....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Concern grows over Chung Yong-jin's love for social media activity...

Unlike many scions of the country's leading conglomerates who are reluctant to make public appearances or to share their daily life with the outside world, Shinsegae Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin loves posting pictures of himself on social media....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

Cap on baseball crowds raised to 25 percent of capacity this week...

Beginning with games Tuesday evening, the cap on the size of crowds at South Korean baseball games during the coronavirus-hit season will be raised to 25 percent of capacity....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

No more Galaxy Note?...

With the Galaxy Note series, Samsung Electronics has attracted a slew of customers who want a more PC-like experience with the S Pen stylus on a big screen, ever since the jumbo phone's first edition was unveiled in 2011....

 2020-08-11 11:23 

Korea Times

'Republic of Seoul'...

What will Koreans pick as the most important issue of 2020 toward the year's end?...

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