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 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Unilateral passage...

The National Assembly, unilaterally led by the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, moved with considerable urgency to pass the 35.1 trillion-won ($29.3 billion) third extra budget. The continuing COVID-19 epidemic and the economic fallout compelled the thir...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

North Korea says it feels no need to 'sit face to face with US'...

North Korea feels no need to meet with the United States for talks, a top diplomat of the reclusive nation said Saturday, accusing Washington of taking advantage of dialogue between the two countries as "a tool for grappling (with) its (own) political...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Ex-teammates of late triathlete to reveal more abuse allegations...

Former teammates of a late triathlete who claimed to have endured years of abuse from team officials said Saturday they're ready to come forward with more allegations....

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Can virus-hit North Korea economy survive sanctions?...

North Korea's economy has been a years-long issue. Many believe it has been pushed to the edge due to a series of United Nations sanctions imposed on the reclusive state for its nuclear and missile programs, coupled with the recent worldwide outbreak ...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Congress must extend unemployment insurance benefits...

As painful as the COVID-19 recession has been for many Americans, the abrupt downturn could have been far worse. And perhaps the smartest action taken by the federal government so far has been those expanded unemployment payments made possible by the Coro...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

SK' s blood donation campaign...
 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Fireworks and good bye to 2020...
 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Pyongyang ups pressure on Washington ahead of Biegun's Seoul visit this week...

North Korea reiterated that it will not talk with the United States as long as the latter sticks to hostile policies and attempts use dialogue as a "tool for grappling with its political crisis." The statement by the North's First Vice Foreign...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Big Hit's 'risky' collaboration with Mnet may affect IPO valuation...

Big Hit Entertainment is the next big deal in the initial public offering (IPO) scene here, expected to make its debut in either September or October. It is currently undergoing screening in preparation for going public on the KOSPI and it is always bette...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Reopening strategist Castex named new prime minister in France...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France's virus reopening strategy, as the country's new prime minister as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by the pandemic and months of strict lockdo...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Athletes' human rights under spotlight after tragic death...

The death of 22-year-old female triathlete Choi Sook-hyun has brought human rights of Korean athletes to the fore, sparking public uproar over allegations that she was abused and assaulted for years by her coach and physiotherapist....

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

New virus cases above 60 for 2nd day as infections outside capital show no signs of slowdown...

The Korea Center for Disease Control and prevention (KCDC) reported over 60 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Saturday as those outside the Seoul metropolitan area showed no signs of slowing, raising concerns the country may be returning to a...

 2020-07-05 12:13 

Korea Times

Japan needs to lift retaliatory export curbs: FM...

Korea and Japan are still at loggerheads over reparations for wartime forced labor and Japan's restrictions on certain materials exported to Korean companies, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday. ....

 2020-07-05 12:09 

Yonhap News

More than 1,000 under police probe for breaking anti-virus rules...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- More than 1,000 people have been under police investigation for ......

 2020-07-05 11:36 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Kiwoom Heroes' Park Byung-ho hits 300th career KBO home run...

(ATTN: UPDATES with final result in para 3) SUWON, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Kiwoo......

 2020-07-05 11:28 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: UPDATES with details from press briefing in paras 9-12, 23-25; ADDS photo)By Kang Y......

 2020-07-05 10:49 

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(LEAD) S. Korea to offer telemedicine services for overseas builders...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 3-4) SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to start p......

 2020-07-05 10:15 

Yonhap News

Kiwoom Heroes' Park Byung-ho hits 300th career KBO home run...

SUWON, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted h......

 2020-07-05 08:38 

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S. Korea to offer telemedicine services for overseas builders...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for o......

 2020-07-05 08:05 

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PM vows stern legal action on violators of coronavirus quarantine rules...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday the government will le......

 2020-07-05 06:33 

Yonhap News

Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen U.S. soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor......

 2020-07-05 05:55 

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(3rd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap)......

 2020-07-05 05:07 

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Main opposition party to return to National Assembly...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will return to the......

 2020-07-05 05:00 

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Today in Korean history...

July 6 1905 -- Rhee Syng-man, who later became the first president of South Korea, plead......

 2020-07-05 04:35 

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(LEAD) N.K. paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

(ATTN: UPDATES with other state media reports) SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea&apo......

 2020-07-05 04:34 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's gold bourse turnover hits new record high amid virus pandemic...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's gold turnover reached an all-time high in the......

 2020-07-05 03:39 

Yonhap News

First-stage engine test for KSLV-2 rocket set for later this year: KARI...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is set to carry out a critical ignition test for the......

 2020-07-05 03:00 

Yonhap News

No. of fake banknotes in S. Korea further dips in H1...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The number of fake South Korean banknotes found here continued t......

 2020-07-05 02:53 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 13-15; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yon......

 2020-07-05 02:20 

Yonhap News

N. Korean state media refrain from criticizing S. Korea for nearly 2 weeks...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state media outlets have refrained from criti......

 2020-07-05 02:00 

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S. Korean economy tipped to contract this year, but positive growth still possible: report...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's economy is widely expected to suffer its firs......

 2020-07-05 01:55 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout, photo)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South......

 2020-07-05 01:22 

Yonhap News

Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new virus cases stayed above 60 for the......

 2020-07-05 01:15 

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Japanese consumer businesses hit hard in S. Korea amid trade row...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- Japanese consumer goods producers in South Korea saw their opera......

 2020-07-05 01:12 

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(URGENT) 21 more people released after full recoveries from coronavirus, total cured patients at 11,832: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 01:11 

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(URGENT) S. Korea reports no additional coronavirus death, total death toll at 283: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 01:11 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 61 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 13,091: KCDC...
 2020-07-05 00:56 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's int'l air passenger traffic dips 98 pct in Q2 amid virus pandemic...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The number of South Korean international air travelers dipped ne......

 2020-07-05 00:55 

Yonhap News

Gov't fully activates task force on Sino-U.S. row...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The foreign ministry has fully activated a public-private task f......

 2020-07-05 00:26 

Yonhap News

N.K. paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's main newspaper called Sunday for carrying out......

 2020-07-04 23:00 

Korea Herald

Tokyo governor wins 2nd term, buoyed by handling of virus...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, buoyed to Sunday's election victory by public support for her coronavirus handling despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease...

 2020-07-04 22:53 

Korea Herald

Kiwoom Heroes' Park Byung-ho hits 300th career KBO home run...

Kiwoom Heroes' slugger Park Byung-ho blasted his 300th career home run in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) on Sunday. Park became the 14th player, and fifth active hitter, to reach that milestone with a two-run home run off KT Wiz starter Kim M...

 2020-07-04 22:46 

Korea Herald

More than 1,000 under police probe for breaking anti-virus rules...

More than 1,000 people have been under police investigation for breaking South Korea's infectious disease control and prevention laws amid the new coronavirus pandemic, the government said Sunday. Police have probed cases involving 1,071 alleged rul...

 2020-07-04 18:34 

Korea Herald

Prospect grows for opposition coalition...

Prospects are growing for a conservative coalition, as two opposition parties seek ways to challenge the mammoth ruling Democratic Party of Korea, which holds the biggest majority ever claimed by a single party in the history of the National Assembly...

 2020-07-04 18:33 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor, SK chiefs to discuss EV battery biz next week...

Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won are expected to meet next week to discuss further cooperation in the electric vehicle battery business, according to industry sources Sunday. The two leader...

 2020-07-04 18:26 

Korea Herald

With new team, Moon set to push for inter-Korean breakthrough...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, having reshuffled his top security team with figures known to be for engagement with North Korea, is widely expected to push to make a breakthrough in stalled relations with North Korea. On Friday, Moon tapp...

 2020-07-04 18:16 

Korea Herald

Duty-free shops mull retreat from Incheon airport as int'l passengers dip 98% in Q2...

South Korea's leading duty-free operators are considering an exit from Incheon International Airport as the number of international passengers plunged 97.8 percent on-year in the second quarter. According to Korea Civil Aviation Association S...

 2020-07-04 18:14 

Korea Herald

Colorful face masks gain popularity in Korea...

Face masks featuring diverse colors and designs are gaining ground in Korea, as protective equipment is increasingly perceived as a fashion item. A growing number of social media users here are posting photos with fashionable face masks. More than...

 2020-07-04 18:10 

Korea Herald

PM vows stern legal action on violators of coronavirus quarantine rules...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday the government will legislate fines and take other legal action for individuals and business entities found to have flouted coronavirus quarantine rules. "If there was a violation of rules, such as not...

 2020-07-04 17:07 

Korea Herald

5G smartphone competition to intensify in H2: report...

Samsung Electronics may face tougher competition in the global 5G smartphone market starting in the second half this year when Apple launches its new smartphone that supports the fifth generation network, latest report showed Sunday. According to S...

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