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 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

A COVID genocide in Americas?...

NEW YORK - Many commentators seeking to understand Donald Trump and Trumpism have found clarity in historically resonant concepts such as fascism. And yet, the most damning element of that historical parallel, the phenomenon of genocide, has yet to featur...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

[EXCLUSIVE] Vingroup seeks to acquire LG smartphone manufacturing plants...

Vingroup is set to acquire all of LG Electronics smartphone manufacturing plants in Vietnam, China and Brazil as part of the Korean tech giant conducting a split sale of its mobile communications division due to mounting deficits in recent years, accordin...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Global migration drops dramatically due to COVID-19...

Global migration which has surged in recent years has dropped dramatically since the COVID-19 virus closed national borders and restricted air travel. A recently released U.N. study estimates that the pandemic may have slowed the growth of international m...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Collaborations between media, IT firms growing popular...

Several domestic content providers and platform operators are working together to create synergy and strengthen their competitive power in the local market amid the prolonging COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak has forced many people to stay home...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Fire hits building at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccines...

A fire broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, possibly affecting its future expansion of COVID-19 vaccine production.Firefighters were extinguishing the flames, the fi...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

What America needs is hearty laugh...

America could use a hearty laugh right now, but laughter doesn't come easily because too many Americans have lost their sense of humor. Humor, says Merriam-Webster, is "the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny."...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

KDCA head's study supports resuming offline classes at school...

A study by the head of the nation's disease control authority has shown that school closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 here were ineffective and had a negative impact in other areas....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Soowoon by Haevichi Hotels & Resorts unveils premium lunchbox...

Korean cuisine restaurant Soowoon located in central Seoul has launched the "Premium Woon Lunchbox," a unique takeaway-only meal featuring ingredients such as pine mushrooms, eel and abalone. The upscale restaurant is run by Haevichi Hotels & Reso...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Biden presidency to benefit IT, green energy industries...

Businesses are keeping a keen eye on changes in industrial policy following the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, given the Korean economy's high dependency on trade....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Biden takes office as 46th president [PHOTOS]...
 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

How should higher education change?...

The ongoing pandemic has proven to be an eye-opener regarding the lens through which we view our higher education (university-level) system. In addition to the obvious advantage of avoiding adverse health issues, students can attend online classes from wh...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Biden's focus on rebuilding allies to impact Korea-US relations...

U.S. President Joe Biden's inaugural speech Thursday carried a brief but noteworthy message for allies who were weary of his predecessor Donald Trump's precipitous "America first" policy and questioned the health of the country's globa...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Korea's gender equality index rises for 5th year in 2019: report...

South Korea's national gender equality level improved for the fifth straight year in 2019, as more women were appointed to senior government posts and committees, a government report showed Thursday. The country's gender equality index stood at 73...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Health minister expects herd immunity to be achieved by November...

Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said Thursday that herd immunity against COVID-19 in Korea is expected to be achieved by November with a public vaccination program set to begin next month....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Uniqlo to make breakthrough with Jil Sander...

Japanese casual wear brand Uniqlo is hoping to make its breakthrough here with a collaboration with Jil Sander....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Dollar expected to lose ground under Biden presidency...

The inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden will induce changes in Korea's currency market and the central bank's low interest rate stance, but the level of changes will depend on how fast the coronavirus spread subsides here and abroad throughou...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

2 accomplices in Telegram sex abuse ring jailed...

Two accomplices in a high-profile online sex trafficking case were sentenced to 15 and 11 years in prison on Thursday. The men, 20-year-old Kang Hun and a 28-year-old surnamed Han, were found guilty of colluding with notorious ringleader Cho Ju-bin to ope...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

[INTERIVEW] Harvey Award-winning graphic novelist highlights history in cartoons...

GANGHWA ISLAND - In 2020, cartoonist Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's graphic novel "Grass" won the prestigious Harvey Award for best international comic book. She was the first Korean cartoonist to win the prize, becoming a trailblazer in showing how su...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

'Biden's presidency to offer Korean economy greater chance'...

With Joe Biden sworn in as president Wednesday, the U.S.'s economic policies seem poised to make an about-face from the Trump administration. Pledging to restore global cooperation, Biden re-signed the Paris Climate Accord as one of his actions on day...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

International students to be included in mandatory health insurance program...

Foreign students who stay in Korea for over six months will be included in the mandatory state health insurance program starting from March, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Earlier this week, the ministry announced the planned implementat...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Model-turned-actress Jang Yoon-ju talks about becoming fearless on screen...

After accumulating nearly two decades of experience in the modeling world, Jang Yoon-ju finally made her acting debut at the age of 35. Acting has always been her passion, so Jang decided to pursue her dream while working as a model....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

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 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

PM orders authorities to take steps in compensating losses over forced business closures...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday ordered state finance authorities to take legislative steps to legally enable compensations for small businesses that have suffered losses due to forced closures from the government's antivirus measures....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

New virus cases in 400s for 2nd day amid downward trend...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in 400s for the second consecutive day Thursday as health authorities try to further slow down infections with an enhanced social distancing scheme....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Dealing with Biden...

Together, North and South Korea confront Joe Biden with what may be the most unnerving foreign policy problems of his presidency....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Imprisoned Samsung heir vows continuous support for compliance committee...

Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung Group, has vowed his continuous support for the group's compliance committee in his first message in prison as he seeks to keep up his pledge of improving law-abiding culture at South Korea's top conglome...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Foreign ministry hails Biden's pledge to strengthen alliances...

The foreign ministry, Thursday, welcomed new U.S. President Joe Biden's pledge to strengthen alliances, saying it will work with Washington to that end and seek an early summit between the two countries. "Our government welcomes that President Bid...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Why have K-pop dance practice videos become so popular?...

Low-quality videos, casual looks and outfits, tacky practice rooms and the high-pitched squeaks of sneakers scraping on floors. These elements have been typically associated with K-pop idols' dance practice videos, which were often released as a bonus...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

HYK condemns promotion of Hanjin's 'water rage' heiress...

HYK Partners, the activist fund that is Hanjin Transportation's second-largest shareholder with a 9.79 percent stake, has publicly condemned the logistics company's recent decision to appoint Hanjin Group heiress Emily Lee Cho as the subsidiary...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Man gets life sentence for killing girlfriend and her sister...

A 33-year-old man was given a life sentence, Wednesday, for murdering his girlfriend and her sister in their apartments. The Daejeon District Court said it was only proper for the man, surnamed Kim, accused of robbery and murder, to be isolated from socie...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Female ministers' exits...

President Moon Jae-in's reshuffle of three Cabinet members Wednesday sharply lowered the share of female ministers in his administration. The chief executive replaced Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha and SMEs and Startups Minister Park Young-su...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Moon sends congrats message to Biden, says alliance to grow stronger...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as U.S. president Thursday, saying the Seoul-Washington alliance will grow even stronger via cooperation on various pending issues....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Navalny in prison...
 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Pfizer expected to submit application for COVID-19 vaccine approval next week...

A local office of global pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. is expected to submit an application for the approval of its COVID-19 vaccine to South Korea's drug safety agency, industry sources said Thursday. The company is planning to submit the applic...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises...

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that ''democracy has prevailed'' and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises. Denou...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Can Chung's personal social media marketing succeed?...

Vice Chairman of Shinsegae Group Chung Yong-jin has recently been enjoying popularity on Instagram where he shares posts on his personal life and company products. On Saturday, Chung uploaded a video hinting at his debut as a YouTuber. The caption below r...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Military to support logistics of COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

The military will help the government with the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to the public set to begin next month, the defense ministry said Thursday.According to the ministry's policy plan for the New Year, the government will set up a 41-member ...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Seolhyun's first social media posts since AOA bullying scandal get mixed reactions...

Singer and actress Kim Seol-hyun, better known as Seolhyun of K-pop girl group AOA, is receiving mixed reactions with her first social media posts since the group's bullying scandal last year....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Lotte's dwindling revenues attributed to failure to embrace innovation...

The country's top four conglomerates Samsung, Hyundai, SKand LG have succeeded in finding new sources of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but No. 5 Lotte Group has suffered a continued decline in profitability in key businesses....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

'We'll see each other again': Trump leaves White House...

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years. ''So just a goodbye. We love you,'' Trump told support...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Seoul stocks hit record high on optimism for Biden presidency...

South Korea's benchmark stock index hit an all-time high Thursday on strong foreign buying, buoyed by stimulus hopes related to the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. The Korean won rose against the U.S. dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite St...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Korean red ginseng sales boom amid pandemic...

Korean red ginseng, which is known for boosting immunity, has become a popular product in the era of COVID-19 where people are vulnerable to the fast-spreading virus....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Longest-serving chair of KCCI dies at 95...

Samyang Group Honorary Chairman Kim Sang-ha, who is also known as the longest-serving chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), died Wednesday at 95, according to the group, Thursday....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Lotte hit for transferring workers to fill vacancy at logistics...

Lotte Group is embroiled in a controversy for requesting a temporary transfer of employees from its subsidiaries to its logistics firm, where it is falling short of workers ahead of the Lunar New Year next month....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

SK Innovation acquires stake in EV battery business in China...

SK Innovation purchased a stake in a Chinese company in Beijing that sells recharged batteries that can be swapped between electric vehicles (EVs), the energy and chemical arm of SK Group said Thursday....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Gov't hit for ambiguous countermeasures on retailers...

The government's recent anti-COVID-19 countermeasures imposed on local retailers are being criticized for their ambiguity. According to the quarantine authorities, all restaurants in the capital area must close for walk-in customers at 9 p.m. from Aug...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Chile greenlights China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use...

Chile's health regulator approved the emergency roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd on Wednesday but stipulated that it should not be used for the higher-risk over-60s group. The decision clears the way for...

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

Questions growing over Moon's pick for foreign minister...

President Moon Jae-in's pick for new foreign minister is raising questions over whether the nominee is the perfect fit for the position against the backdrop of the leadership change in the United States....

 2021-01-21 13:35 

Korea Times

'I will continue to support compliance committee activities': Samsung chief...

Lee Jae-yong, the imprisoned chief of Samsung Group, has vowed to continue his support for the activities of the conglomerate's compliance committee in his first message from behind bars, a move to fulfill his pledge to enhance transparent management ...

 2021-01-21 13:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Noise Complaints in Apartments Soar in Lockdown...

Complaints about noisy neighbors became rampant in lockdown as millions of Koreans spent all day cooped up at home and getting more irritable by the minute. According to the Korea Environment Corporation on Thursday, 42,250 complaints about noise in apart...

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