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 2019-10-15 12:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul shares SLBM launch information with Tokyo...

South Korea offered to share military intelligence with Japan on North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test earlier this month due to Tokyo's misinformed understanding....

 2019-10-15 12:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Marines plan to establish unit to protect Dokdo...

The Korean Marines relayed plans to establish a unit solely responsible for protecting the country's easternmost Ulleung Island and Dokdo islets on Tuesday in a report to the parliamentary....

 2019-10-15 12:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Viva Republica bids to open bank...

Viva Republica, the fintech firm behind popular money transfer app Toss, applied for a license to open an internet-only bank on Tuesday, vowing to disrupt the banking sector.The company....

 2019-10-15 12:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Government to put cap on savings bank loans...

The government is tightening limits on loans from savings banks next year. According to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Tuesday, the loan to deposit rate at savings banks....

 2019-10-15 12:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korean hackers target Apple computers...

North Korean hackers used fake cryptocurrency software to breach Apple computers, according to U.S. tech security researchers. The entity behind the alleged attacks on Apple....

 2019-10-15 12:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

North slams UN Security Council sanctions...

North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song criticized the UN Security Council sanctions as being "unjustifiable and inhumane" in New York on Monday, after denuclearization....

 2019-10-15 12:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Beanpole sees future in fashion from past...

Beanpole celebrated its 30th anniversary Tuesday by announcing a very different future. It's going retro Korean. Samsung C&T's Beanpole, launched in 1989, said it will jettison the western, preppy styles....

 2019-10-15 12:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Anti-invasion troops deployed for boar hunt...

Hundreds of professional hunters and soldiers armed with military sniper rifles, assault rifles and thermal imaging devices started hunting wild boars on Tuesday near the border with North Korea....

 2019-10-15 12:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul stocks inch up slightly on tech gains...

Stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as Samsung Electronics and other tech stocks gained, but sentiment remained fragile over renewed uncertainties regarding the U.S.-China trade talks.....

 2019-10-15 12:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

Consumer agency intervenes in LG dryer feud...

The Korea Consumer Agency decided to step in to settle the dispute between LG Electronics and customers requesting a refund for the company's problematic dryers.The state-run....

 2019-10-15 12:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

Giants call up two players to join new coaching staff...

The Lotte Giants announced on Tuesday that Moon Kyu-hyun and Na Kyung-min will start their coaching careers. In 2017, Moon signed a 2-year contract, with an option for another year, at 1 billion won....

 2019-10-15 12:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

Aides say Cho resigned due to strain of probe on his family...

Close aides of Cho Kuk said the former justice minister appeared to have resigned mainly due to the unrelenting pain that his family was undergoing during investigations by the prosecution.....

 2019-10-15 12:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

2014 NL Manager of the Year Matt Williams joins Tigers...

The Kia Tigers appointed Matt Williams as the team's new manager on Tuesday.The Tigers announced that the club signed a three-year contract with Williams. With the signing....

 2019-10-15 12:19 

The Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Invites S.Korea to Int'l Weightlifting Championships in Pyongyang...

North Korea has invited South Korea to this year's Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, which kick off in Pyongyang on Saturday. The Unification Ministry here said on Tuesday that some 70 athletes and support staff will make a trip to t...

 2019-10-15 12:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ryu Hyun-jin Among Finalists for MLB Comeback Player Award...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been named a finalist for the Comeback Player honor in this year's Players Choice Awards.The Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday announced three finalists each from the American League and th...

 2019-10-15 11:58 

Korea Herald

Second to top Billboard, SuperM proves K-pop's growing potential in US...

Propelled by the decadeslong expertise of K-pop powerhouse S.M. Entertainment, coupled with the distribution network of...

 2019-10-15 11:56 

Korea Herald

Moon calls for 'better democracy,' alluding to prosecution reform...

President Moon Jae-in stressed Wednesday that South Korean people are still eager for "better democracy" and u...

 2019-10-15 11:44 

Korea Herald

US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'...

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong...

 2019-10-15 11:43 

Yonhap News

S. Korean parliamentary leader, Serbian president discuss investment issues...

BELGRADE, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean parliamentary chief Moon Hee-sang had a meeting......

 2019-10-15 11:17 

KBS World

Six Wild Boars Loose in Seoul amid ASF Concerns...

[Domestic] : Six wild boars were spotted in eastern Seoul on Tuesday amid rising concerns that the animals are a vector for African swine fever(ASF).A city squad in charge of preventing the presence of wild boars said they tried and failed to catch the an...

 2019-10-15 11:17 

Yonhap News

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to 'Korean Derby' in World Cup qualification...

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- The bizarre show has finally ended, albeit with an unexpected t......

 2019-10-15 11:14 

Korea Herald

Swedish diplomat offers glimpse into crowdless 'Korean Derby' in World Cup qualifying...

If you were dying to find out more about the World Cup qualifying match between the two Koreas Tuesday evening that didn...

 2019-10-15 11:10 

The Chosun Ilbo

2 Koreas Draw World Cup Qualifier at Empty Stadium in Pyongyang...

South Korea on Tuesday drew 0-0 with North Korea in Pyongyang in their second-round Asian qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The rare match -- the first inter-Korean face-off on North Korean soil in almost three decades -- took place in an em...

 2019-10-15 11:00 

Yonhap News

Finance minister leaves for U.S. for G-20, IMF meetings...

SEJONG, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's finance minister left for the United States......

 2019-10-15 10:59 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul targets 10 pct of global EV, hydrogen car market by 2030...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline and lead; ADDS 1st photo; REWRITES throughout) By Kang Yoon-seung ......

 2019-10-15 10:54 

Korea Herald

BOK slashes base rate to record low 1.25%...

The Bank of Korea on Wednesday slashed its policy rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 percent amid a series of ec...

 2019-10-15 10:51 

KBS World

Bank of Korea Cuts Benchmark Rate to 1.25%...

[Politics] : The Bank of Korea cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to one-point-25 percent on Wednesday.The central bank had been widely expected to lower the rate to bolster a slowdown in the economy due to external uncertainties such as t...

 2019-10-15 10:47 

Korea Herald

N. Korean leader rides horse to Mount Paekdu, slams US sanctions...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rode a white horse to visit Mount Paekdu, the highest peak on the Korean Peninsula consi...

 2019-10-15 10:45 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea held scoreless by N. Korea in chippy World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout) SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea were held to a sc......

 2019-10-15 10:43 

Korea Herald

Seoul subway union, company reach deal...

Unionized workers at Seoul Metro reached an agreement with the management Wednesday, effectively canceling a strike that...

 2019-10-15 10:43 

Korea Herald

Jobless rate hits 6-year low in September, job additions largest in 5 yrs...

South Korea's jobless rate hit a six-year low in September and there were more new jobs added than at any time in the pa...

 2019-10-15 10:33 

KBS World

S. Korea's Export, Import Prices Drop in September...

[Economy] : South Korea's export and import prices both dropped from a month earlier in September largely due to the strength of the local currency against the U.S. dollar.According to data by the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Wednesday, the export price inde...

 2019-10-15 10:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korea held scoreless by N. Korea in chippy World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang...

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea were held to a scoreless draw by North Korea in the......

 2019-10-15 10:26 

KBS World

S. Korea Adds 348,000 Jobs in September...

[Economy] : South Korea added over 300-thousand jobs for the second straight month in September.According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of employed people reached 27-point-four million last month, up 348-thousand from a year earlier.Monthly...

 2019-10-15 10:21 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Three consortia apply for internet-only bank: regulator...

(ATTN: ADDS details in para 4, paras 9-12) SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea'......

 2019-10-15 10:19 

Korea Herald

Former consul general to Vietnam named new ambassador...

Former South Korean Consul General to Vietnam Park Noh-wan was appointed its next ambassador, Seoul's Foreign Mini...

 2019-10-15 10:19 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Wife of ex-justice minister diagnosed with brain tumor...

(ATTN: UPDATES with controversy over Cho's return to professor job, background info f......

 2019-10-15 10:10 

KBS World

Seoul Metro Labor, Management Reach Agreement Hours into Union Strike...

[Domestic] : The labor union and the management of Seoul Metro that operate subway lines one through eight reached an agreement on Wednesday morning just hours after the union began a three-day strike.Seoul city said the two sides were able to reach an ag...

 2019-10-15 10:06 

KBS World

US Calls for China's Thorough Enforcement of N. Korea Sanctions...

[International] : A senior U.S. defense official has called for China's thorough enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, reaffirming the U.S. will continue its pressure campaign while seeking diplomatic solutions to North Korea issues.Assistant ...

 2019-10-15 10:05 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Three consortia apply for internet-only bank: regulator...

(ATTN: UPDATES with regulator's announcement) SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Kor......

 2019-10-15 10:00 

Korea Herald

Erdogan says Turkey 'can never declare ceasefire' in north Syria...

ISTANBUL (AFP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed a US proposal to broker a ceasefire in northern Syria...

 2019-10-15 09:49 

Korea Herald

US sanctions aim to make N. Korea productive at talks: Pentagon...

WASHINGTON -- The United States' sanctions campaign against North Korea is intended to bring the regime to the negotiati...

 2019-10-15 09:46 

KBS World

Seoul Metro Labor, Management Resume Negotiations amidst Union Strike...

[Domestic] : The labor union and the management of Seoul Metro that operate subway lines one through eight have resumed negotiations on Wednesday hours after the union began a three-day strike.The labor union said on Wednesday that the negotiations are se...

 2019-10-15 09:38 

KBS World

IMF Cuts S. Korea's Growth Forecast to 2% for 2019...

[Economy] : The International Monetary Fund(IMF) on Tuesday slashed its growth forecast for South Korea's economy this year to two percent from its previous outlook of two-point-six percent, saying that the global economy is in a "synchronized slo...

 2019-10-15 09:35 

The Chosun Ilbo

Duty-Free Shops in Arrivals Flop...

The new duty-free shops in the arrivals areas of Incheon International Airport have proved a dismal flop four months after opening amid high hopes that they would attract Koreans returning home from overseas trips. The shops in arrivals had the support of...

 2019-10-15 09:32 

Yonhap News

Koreas scoreless at halftime of World Cup qualifier...

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and North Korea were scoreless at halftime of their......

 2019-10-15 09:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

1st Case of E-Cigarette Related Lung Disease Reported in Korea...

A first outbreak of lung illness associated with use of e-cigarette or vaping has been reported here in Korea.Korea's Centers for Disease Control said on Monday a patient had been suffering from coughs and respiratory difficulties after using vaping p...

 2019-10-15 09:30 

Yonhap News

Hungary police refer cruise ship captain in deadly boat sinking to prosecution...

BUDAPEST, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- Hungarian police have referred to the prosecution the captai......

 2019-10-15 09:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Annual Rice Production at Its Lowest in 39 Years...

Korea's rice production for this year is estimated to be around 3.8 million tons. This is the fourth consecutive year that rice production has seen a decrease and is the lowest amount produced in almost four decades.According to Statistics Korea, this...

 2019-10-15 09:26 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Global tech firms with servers overseas 'taxable': official...

(ATTN: UPDATES with Google's response in last para) SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- Glob......

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