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 2021-09-22 20:07 

KBS World

NSC Discusses Ways to Advance Process of Declaring End to Korean War...

[Politics] : The presidential office on Thursday convened a standing committee meeting of the National Security Council and discussed ways to push ahead with a process to declare a formal end to the Korean War, as proposed by President Moon Jae-in.In the ...

 2021-09-22 19:56 

KBS World

Domestically-developed COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Phase 3 Trial...

[Domestic] : A domestically developed synthetic antigen-based COVID-19 vaccine has entered its third-phase clinical trial, according to the National Institute of Health.Another synthetic antigen-based vaccine, two DNA vaccines and one viral vector vaccine...

 2021-09-22 19:55 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] aespa ups the ante with teaser photos...

Winter and Ningning of aespa signaled an even more dramatic return with teaser photographs that were released at midnight Thursday. Exuding charisma against scaly creature, the two struck poses under the theme, Hallucination Quest. The images carry...

 2021-09-22 19:48 

KBS World

S. Korean Virologist Among Clarivate's Citation Laureates...

[Science] : A leading South Korean virologist who discovered the deadly Hantaan virus has been included in predictions for this year's Nobel prize winners issued by London-based analytics company Clarivate.The list includes 16 Citation Laureates from ...

 2021-09-22 19:42 

KBS World

KDCA to Announce Q4 Vaccination Plans Monday...

[Domestic] : South Korean health authorities will announce next week COVID-19 vaccination plans for the fourth quarter including for teens, pregnant women and those who have yet to receive shots.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said ...

 2021-09-22 19:27 

Korea Herald

[ESG Talk] Overseeing critical ESG risks: Environmental issues...

As regulatory and stakeholder issues heighten around environmental, social and governance factors, companies must now oversee the associated risks more strategically. Unfortunately, ESG issues are sensitive to public choices, rely on future scenario-...

 2021-09-22 19:22 

Korea Herald

Korean firms neglect science in setting climate targets: study...

South Korean companies' climate targets are not grounded in scientific evidence, a study showed Thursday, indicating that ambitious goals to achieve carbon neutrality for a sustainable future lack substance. This heightens calls for the count...

 2021-09-22 18:24 

Korea Herald

[Well-Curated Weekend] Show of S. Korea's coasts as seen by US artist, musical set in DMZ and Busan-centric indie film offer a tour of Korea...

American artist Mark Dion -- who doubles as an amateur ecologist, archaeologist and naturalist -- showcased his first solo exhibition in South Korea at Barakat Contemporary in central Seoul after going through thorough on-site research in South Korea...

 2021-09-22 18:24 

Korea Herald

Police officers to go undercover to chase online sexual predators...

A revision bill will take effect this week to allow a police officer to go undercover when investigating online sex crimes against minors, police said Thursday. The Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) said investigators can hide or disguise their ide...

 2021-09-22 18:10 

Korea Herald

DataStreams marks 20th anniversary, vows to grow further...

DataStreams, a data management and cloud solutions provider, marked its 20th anniversary with a pledge to accelerate the company's growth in the next two decades. The company hosted a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of its foundation last F...

 2021-09-22 17:45 

Korea Herald

Celltrion to supply rapid COVID-19 tests to US govt....

Celltrion announced Thursday that it had won a contract to supply its rapid COVID-19 test DiaTrust to the US government. Starting Oct. 1, Celltrion USA, Celltrion's US-based unit, will begin supplying COVID-19 tests to 25,000 sites, including...

 2021-09-22 17:43 

Korea Herald

S. Koreans spend all-time high on Netflix in Aug.: data...

Netflix recorded record sales for South Korea in August, a local report said Thursday. According to the report released by industry tracker WiseApp, South Koreans' payments to Netflix last month reached an estimated 75.3 billion won, up 78 pe...

 2021-09-22 17:30 

Yonhap News

Moon joins Biden-hosted virtual summit on pandemic, stresses S. Korea's role...

By Lee Chi-dong HONOLULU, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wed......

 2021-09-22 17:29 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Designing user experience key to business success'...

Technology is advancing at a dizzying speed, bringing future mobility closer to us. Scenes of driverless vehicles cruising down smart roads and up in the skies no longer sound like science fiction. Against such a backdrop, the idea of design should...

 2021-09-22 17:07 

Korea Herald

Finance chief to meet heads of BOK, financial regulators next week...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki will hold a four-party meeting next week with the governor of the central bank and two chiefs of financial regulatory authorities to discuss household debt and other economic issues, officials said Thursday. Hong will pr...

 2021-09-22 17:05 

Korea Herald

Culture Minister hints at expansion of Korean gallery at the Met...

The Korean government will push for the expansion of the exhibition hall for Korean art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Culture Minister Hwang Hee on Thursday said the government will look into expanding the Arts of Korea Gallery at t...

 2021-09-22 17:03 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to monitor volatilities from China's Evergrande crisis...

South Korea's financial authorities said Thursday it would closely monitor the market volatilities stemming from the debt crisis being faced by Evergrande Group, one of China's biggest property developers. "During the Chuseok holi...

 2021-09-22 17:02 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks down on Powell's tapering comments, Evergrande scare...

South Korean stocks retreated Thursday after the three-day Chuseok holiday in the face of comments by the US Federal Reserve's chief that it could start tapering its stimulus as early as November, as well as growing woes over a default of a giant Chi...

 2021-09-22 17:01 

Yonhap News

Biden pledges additional 500 mln doses of COVID vaccine to low income countries...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednes......

 2021-09-22 17:00 

KBS World

Pres. Moon Holds Talks with Head of US Indo-Pacific Command...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in sat down for talks with the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, in Hawaii on Wednesday. Moon met the admiral after attending a repatriation ceremony for the remains of South Korean and U.S. sold...

 2021-09-22 16:57 

KBS World

Fully Vaccinated Exempt from Self-Quarantine after Contact with COVID-19 Patients...

[Domestic] : From Friday, fully vaccinated people will not have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 patient if they have no symptoms, even if the patient has a variant strain.The Korea Disease Prevention and...

 2021-09-22 16:48 

KBS World

FSC to Allow 90-Day Stock Borrowing for Individuals Investors in Short Selling...

[Economy] : South Korean regulators will allow individual investors to borrow local stocks for short selling for 90 days starting from November. The Financial Services Commission(FSC) announced Thursday that it will expand the current stock loan period of...

 2021-09-22 16:46 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Korea raises electricity price for first time in 8 years...

A family of four in South Korea will see electricity bills rise as much as 1,050 won ($0.89) per month starting October as the Korea Electric Power Corp. decided to raise utility prices for the first time in eight years to mitigate skyrocketing fuel...

 2021-09-22 16:38 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 0.41%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 12-point-93 points, or zero-point-41 percent on Thursday, closing the day at three-thousand-127-point-58.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing nine-point-86 points, or zero-point-94...

 2021-09-22 16:33 

KBS World

Supreme Court Mulls over Conditional Release System...

[Domestic] : The Supreme Court is aiming to introduce a conditional release system during the arrest warrant process, resulting in rising speculations whether the nation's arrest system will be revamped for the first time in 67 years.According to lega...

 2021-09-22 16:29 

KBS World

President Moon Wraps up 5-Day Trip to U.S....

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in left for South Korea on Wednesday, local time, after wrapping up a five-day trip to the U.S. to attend the United Nations General Assembly.Upon his departure, President Moon posted on social media that he felt both the &...

 2021-09-22 16:27 

Korea Herald

4 out of 10 Seoul apartments bought by 20s, 30s...

On the back of soaring housing prices, a growing number of South Koreans in their 20s and 30s have rushed to buying apartments, with nearly 4 out of 10 Seoul apartments being purchased by those young buyers, data showed Thursday. According to data f...

 2021-09-22 16:24 

Korea Herald

Top Seoul, Washington, Tokyo envoys affirm cooperation on NK's denuclearization...

South Korea, the US and Japan will further bolster cooperation to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenals, the three countries' foreign ministers concluded at a meeting on Wednesday. South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-y...

 2021-09-22 16:24 

Korea Herald

Opposition proposes bill for special probe into corruption allegations against Gyeonggi Gov. Lee...

Two allied opposition parties on Thursday proposed a bill for a special counsel probe into growing corruption allegations against Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung, the front-running presidential contender for the ruling party. The main opposition...

 2021-09-22 16:19 

Korea Herald

More travelers to fly to Saipan as travel demand grows...

A growing number of people in South Korea are planning to travel to Saipan via a travel bubble amid rising vaccination rates and extended benefits offered for travelers. According to Asiana Airlines on Thursday, over 1,000 bookings have been made f...

 2021-09-22 16:07 

Korea Herald

Cheong Wa Dae still pins hopes on Beijing Olympics for inter-Korean summit...

An inter-Korean summit on the sidelines of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February is still a possibility, President Moon Jae-in's senior secretary for communications, Park Soo-hyun, said Thursday. "We are making efforts for peace and d...

 2021-09-22 15:56 

KBS World

US Senate: N. Korea Is Rogue State, Threatens US, Allies...

[Politics] : The U.S. Senate has called North Korea a rogue state, saying the reclusive country is developing weapons that threaten the U.S. and its allies.In a report on the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 submitted on Wedne...

 2021-09-22 15:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

A message from the Saudi ambassador to Korea...

Sept. 23 of every year brings the memory of a glorious day in our national history where the founding His Majesty King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud had unified the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With such precious national occasion......

 2021-09-22 15:47 

Korea Herald

S. Korea vows to join global efforts to improve situation in war-torn Afghanistan...

South Korea will join international efforts to help Afghanistan overcome the humanitarian crisis and other hardships in the wake of the Taliban takeover, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Ham Sang-wook, deputy foreign minister for multilateral affa...

 2021-09-22 15:45 

Korea Herald

2.6 magnitude quake hits S. Korea's southeastern region: KMA...

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck South Korea's southeastern region Thursday afternoon, the state weather agency said. The quake occurred about 14 kilometers south of Changnyeong, about 350 kilometers southeast of Seoul, at 12:02 p.m., according to t...

 2021-09-22 15:42 

Korea Herald

Moon desires stronger combined defense capabilities with US...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday expressed his wish for his country and the United States to further enhance their combined defense capabilities to ensure permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. Moon made the remarks during his meetin...

 2021-09-22 15:40 

Korea Herald

Pregnant women, teens to be inoculated in Q4...

Pregnant women and children aged 12 to 17 will get COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of this year, officials said Thursday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would announce new immunization plans on Monday afternoon...

 2021-09-22 15:28 

KBS World

Market Uneasiness from Evergrande Default Could Arise amid Deleveraging...

[Economy] : A senior government official said market uneasiness from factors like a possible default by China Evergrande Group could arise while major economies move forward in adjusting policies and deleveraging.At a meeting on macroeconomics and financi...

 2021-09-22 15:13 

KBS World

Employment among 30s Drops for 18th Straight Month...

[Economy] : The number of employed in their 30s dropped for 18 consecutive months in August, while those who stayed idle without seeking jobs increased, hitting the highest level on record for the month of August.According to Statistics Korea on Thursday,...

 2021-09-22 15:02 

Korea Herald

LG buys Israeli automotive security firm, delves further into auto biz...

LG Electronics is taking over an Israeli firm with expertise in cybersecurity for automobiles as part of its plan to strengthen its auto parts business portfolio. According to the South Korean electronics maker on Thursday, the company recently sign...

 2021-09-22 14:53 

Korea Herald

Tighter regulations on digital sex crime take effect...

Police will be able to conduct undercover investigations in digital sex crime cases, and online grooming of minors will be punishable by law from Friday, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Thursday. Online grooming, which was difficult...

 2021-09-22 14:49 

KBS World

Parties Seek Special Counsel, Parliamentary Probe in Rumors on Gyeonggi Gov....

[Politics] : Opposition parties jointly sought an independent counsel and a parliamentary inspection into favoritism allegations surrounding the ruling Democratic Party's(DP) leading presidential contender, Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung.On Thursday, the...

 2021-09-22 14:30 

KBS World

Top Diplomats from S. Korea, US, Japan Meet following N. Korea's Missile Tests...

[Politics] : The top diplomats from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan on Wednesday met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where North Korea was a major topic of discussion.The talks were held between Foreign Minister Chung ...

 2021-09-22 14:30 

Korea Herald

Gov't devises measures to boost COVID-19 vaccination among migrant workers...

The government has come up with a set of special measures to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate among migrant workers here as fears of a possible crackdown on unregistered immigrants are holding back their vaccination turnout, officials said Thursda...

 2021-09-22 14:26 

KBS World

Moon: War-End Declaration to Offer New Hope, Courage...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday said declaring a formal end to the Korean War will offer new hope and courage to everyone wishing for peace around the world.During Seoul and Washington's joint repatriation ceremony for war remains at H...

 2021-09-22 14:07 

The Chosun Ilbo

Pet Imports Double in Pandemic...

Imports of cats and dogs and other pets have doubled in the last two years as locked-down Koreans sought new companions. According to the Korea Customs Service on Wednesday, 10,241 cats and dogs were imported by air from January to August this year, nearl...

 2021-09-22 14:03 

The Chosun Ilbo

Los Angeles Lakers to Promote Bibigo on Their Jerseys...

CJ Cheiljedang and professional U.S. basketball team Los Angeles Lakers have signed a global marketing partnership. The Lakers' uniforms will now carry the logo of Bibigo, CJ Cheiljedang's top brand, the company said Wednesday. The Lakers are one ...

 2021-09-22 13:58 

The Chosun Ilbo

Over 100,000 Chinese to Vote in Local Elections Here...

More than 100,000 Chinese residents with voting rights are expected to cast their ballots in Korea's local elections next June. According to the National Assembly Budget Office, 95,767 Chinese residents in Korea had voting rights as of the end of June...

 2021-09-22 13:41 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ko Jin-yung Clinches Season's 2nd LPGA Title...

Ko Jin-young has clinched her second title of the season and her ninth career LPGA Tour victory.Ko won the 2021 Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon on Sunday with 11-under 205, four strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Jeong-eun of Korea and Korean-Australian Su...

 2021-09-22 13:25 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Comes Last in Investment Appeal Among Major Asian Countries...

Korea ranks in eighth place in the world in terms of investment appeal but last among five major Asian economies, according to the 2021 Global Attractiveness Index compiled by consulting group European House Ambrosetti. Korea scored 81.26 points to rank e...

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