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 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

'Alone in the dark': Small businesses reel from new virus clampdown...

A new round of social distancing rules took effect on Tuesday in the South Korean capital of Seoul, dealing a blow to small business owners despite brighter hopes for economic recovery after earlier success in battling the coronavirus. The measures range ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

New US security team unlikely to adopt hardline stance against North Korea...

Given his past hardline stance against North Korea, many predict that nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, may favor putting more pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang to drive the country toward denuclearization under the upcoming Joe Biden...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks...

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration's ''America First'' policies that disparaged international alliances and favored...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Ceaseless goal of Korea fire service...

There is a slogan for firefighting in Korea that says: "Fire alarms are the sound of life." This shows the importance of notifying as many people as possible when a fire breaks out so they can evacuate quickly. They are called the sound of life be...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Life in bubble...
 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective, cheaper and easier to store...

Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are ba...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Maryland Gov. Hogan defends Korean COVID-19 test kits as effective...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday dismissed news reports that South Korean-made new coronavirus test kits were defective, saying the kits have been and continue to be "the cornerstone" of the state's long-term testing strategy. "While th...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Talks on third relief fund begin...

Talks have begun on introducing the third round of emergency disaster relief handouts, after the health authorities said the third wave of coronavirus outbreaks is already in progress with a resurgence in the number of daily new COVID-19 cases nationwide....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become the world's second-richest person...

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates and is now the second-richest person on the planet, with a fortune totalling 127.9 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index published on Monday. Thanks to shares in...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

HUFS signs MOU for upgrading campus...

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) will strengthen business cooperation at its Songdo campus based on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with three companies - Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea Investment & Securities, and Zinol D...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Top prosecutor's mother-in-law indicted over medical law violation, fraud...

The prosecution on Tuesday indicted the mother-in-law of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on charges of violating the medical law and fraud. Prosecutors believe the 74-year-old woman, surnamed Choi, established a medical foundation to run a long-term car...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Those in 20s may be COVID-19 'carriers': KDCA commissioner says...

Concerns are rising that the health authorities may have difficulty in curbing the increasing spread of COVID-19 here due to a growing number of people who are asymptomatic carriers of the disease. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Age...

 2020-11-24 10:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tapped out and hunkered down, Korea stares recession in the face...

After exiting recession in the third quarter, the economy could start to weaken again as spending flags in the face of a third wave of the pandemic and stimulus money run out....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Barflies, dancing queens face dull nights with Level 2...

People flocked to bars and nightclubs in Seoul Monday night, knowing many would be shut as the government ratcheted up the social distancing recommendation to Level 2. Health authorities deemed bars and nightclubs that allow dancing in Seoul......

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

It's a wrap...

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, right, participates in the opening ceremony of Porsche Dream Circle, one of the German luxury carmaker's social responsibility projects in Korea,...

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korean defector was pro gymnast, cleared 3-meter fences to cross DMZ...

The North Korean man who defected to the South early this month was a professional gymnast who slipped through two heavily guarded barbed wire fences in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to a military source in Seoul Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul welcomes Blinken as a knowledgeable top envoy...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday nominated several Obama-era figures to lead his national security team, fueling speculation — and anxiety — in Seoul about the new administration's openness to diplomacy with Pyongyang....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Heavy confirms bid to buy stake in Doosan Infracore...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group confirmed it has bid to acquire Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction's shares in construction heavy equipment maker Doosan Infracore....

 2020-11-24 10:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

No new airport...

A group of Daegu citizens protest the government and ruling party's plans to build a new airport on Gadeok Island in Busan, instead of expanding the Gimhae International Airport that's also in Busan, on Tuesday afternoon....

 2020-11-24 10:10 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) 3 killed in POSCO plant explosion...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout with additional casualty; CHANGES photo)......

 2020-11-24 09:40 

Yonhap News

Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reforms, investigations...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Tuesday suspended Prosecutor Gen......

 2020-11-24 09:34 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Top prosecutor pledges to take legal action against justice minister's suspension order...
 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Trot singer Kim Ho-joong to release EP 'The Classic Album' on Dec. 11...

Trot singer Kim Ho-joong, who is currently working as a public service employee as an alternative to mandatory military service, will be releasing a new EP,...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Joining hands for MOU...

Representatives from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in northern Seoul sign a memorandum of understanding for academia-industry cooperation with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea Investment & Securities and Zinol D&C on Friday...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Learning about LPs...

A press event for the exhibition...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Saemangeum support...

SK Group will invest 2.1 trillion won ($1.89 billion) into the creation of data centers and entrepreneurship infrastructure in the Saemangeum Industrial Complex....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Third-generation family members take key roles at LS Group...

LS Group has promoted three third-generation relatives of Chairman Koo Ja-yeol to senior executive positions. LS Group announced its annual human resources reshuffle for the 2021 business year on Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Some property owners in shock as comprehensive tax doubles...

A 66-year-old man who lives in Mok-dong of Yangcheon District, western Seoul, was shocked recently after checking his comprehensive real estate tax bill. It was up sevenfold from the previous year....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi sets another all-time high as optimism continues...

Stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth day, finishing at an all-time high Tuesday on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The won fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior signs with ICM Partners in hopes of growing global fandom...

Fifteen years after its debut, boy band Super Junior is cranking into full gear with an aim to grow its global fandom. The group's agency, Label SJ, announced Tuesday that Super Junior has signed an agency contract with one of the world's leading...

 2020-11-24 09:26 

Yonhap News

2 killed, 1 missing in POSCO plant fire...

GWANGYANG, South Korea, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- At least two people were killed and another we......

 2020-11-24 09:20 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) USFK reports one COVID-19 patient at Pyeongtaek headquarters...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info, USFK commander's comment) SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- ......

 2020-11-24 09:20 

Yonhap News

FMs of S. Korea, New Zealand discuss bilateral cooperation in phone talks...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and New Zealand spoke over the......

 2020-11-24 09:18 

Yonhap News

N. Korea publishes picture album featuring weapons under leader Kim Jong-un...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap)-- North Korea on Tuesday published a picture album showing off an ......

 2020-11-24 09:10 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reform...
 2020-11-24 08:52 

Yonhap News

With back against wall in Korean Series, Bears' manager hoping bats will wake up...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Time is running out for the Doosan Bears' ......

 2020-11-24 08:44 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Award-winning pianist Sunwoo Yekwon returns with 'miraculous' album 'Mozart'...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 9-11; RECASTS para 4)By Lee Minji SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -......

 2020-11-24 08:38 

Yonhap News

Kia workers to stage strike this week over little progress in wage talks...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Unionized workers at Kia Motors Corp. will stage a partial stri......

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS says winning a Grammy would complete its American dream...

BTS say winning a Grammy is the band's ultimate goal on its American journey in a recent interview with fashion magazine, Esquire....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Yoon's mother-in-law indicted on fraud charges...

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's mother-in-law on charges of fraud and medical law violations linked to a nursing hospital....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Hyundai Heavy, Eugene submit final bids for Doosan Infracore...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with details in paras 2-5; ADDS photo)By Nam Kwang-......

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Posco CEO wants to stay at post for another three-year term...

Posco CEO Choi Jeong-woo expressed his desire to remain in his position for another term....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Suspended pastor has one regret from time at queer festival — not smiling more...

"A hundred years from now, the church will have changed. And when that time comes, I want you to be sure that you won't be embarrassed of your own decisions. Don't be a sinner in the face of history." When Pastor Lee Dong-hwan began to dou...

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household debt keeps climbing despite gov't efforts...

Household debt reached a record 1,682.1 trillion won ($1.51 trillion) in the third quarter despite the government's attempts to cool off the real estate market and borrowing to buy property....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Career interruptions due to marriage and childbirth down 11 percent...

According to the latest study by Statistics Korea, the number of women whose careers have been cut short as of April this year amounted to 1.5 million people. When compared to the same period a year ago, that figure was 193,000 less....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver to spend ₩180 billion supporting stores and artists...

Naver will invest 180 billion won into supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and content creators connected with the portal platform, in the latest push to create a favorable ecosystem for the growing pool of artists and stores....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Bioscience to start Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials...

SK Bioscience's Covid-19 vaccine candidate NBP2001 has received permission to begin Phase 1 clinical trials. The ministry also gave the green light to Phase 2 clinical trials for Dong Wha Pharm's Covid-19 treatment candidate, DW2008S....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Song Joong-ki to host Mnet Asian Music Awards slated for Dec. 6...

Actor Song Joong-ki will host the popular music awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), slated to take place on Dec. 6, Mnet announced on Tuesday. Song is one of Korea's most popular celebrities globally thanks to his leading role in the hugely...

 2020-11-24 08:33 

Yonhap News

S. Korea may need to consider nuclear armament if North sticks to nukes: opposition head...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- The head of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) said T......

 2020-11-24 08:27 

Yonhap News

S. Korea voices hope to work closely with Biden team after Blinken named as top diplomat...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea anticipates working closely with U.S. President-ele......

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