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 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Keep singing...

People often comment on how well, in general, Koreans sing. It's not an accident, but the fruit of the Korean educational system's emphasis on music from the early years. I remember singing with my classmates in the classroom all through my primar...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

S. Korea reports 20 new coronavirus cases...

South Korea's new virus cases fell sharply on Friday as local infections grew again in a single-digit figure. But new cluster infections at restaurants and churches are still straining the country's anti-virus fight. The country added 20 cases, in...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

KT Q2 net up on reduced costs, robust non-mobile biz...

KT said Friday its second-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent from the previous year on the back of reduced costs amid the pandemic and growing demand for its non-mobile services....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

President declares 7 flood-battered parts of Korea as special disaster zones...

President Moon Jae-in on Friday declared seven cities and counties in central South Korea devastated by recent torrential rains as special disaster zones, the presidential office said, making them eligible for state support in their disaster recovery effo...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

No major service disruptions reported during doctors' strike...

No major service disruptions were reported at Korea's hospitals Friday after doctors and interns went on a 24-hour strike to protest a government plan to raise admission quotas at medical schools....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

South Korea still a 'reconsider travel' destination in US travel advisory...

The U.S. State Department on Thursday lowered its travel advisory for Daegu, placing all of South Korea under the second-highest tier of "reconsider travel" due to COVID-19. Daegu was placed under the highest tier, "do not travel," in late...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

US lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory...

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursdaylifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warni...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

UB40 singer Duncan Campbell recovering after suffering stroke...

Duncan Campbell, the current lead singer for UB40, was hospitalized after suffering from a stroke, the band said on Twitter....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

NCAA Division II and III cancel fall sports due to pandemic...

Fall sports championships in NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Memorial Award of Nepali migrant worker to be established...

The Foreign Workers' Welfare Center in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, is launching a memorial award commemorating Minod Moktan, a late migrant worker and activist from Nepal....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Trump issues orders for U.S. ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days...

U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Massive Beirut explosions kill at least 100, hurt thousands...

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. , ....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Trump targets Samsung, LG for political boost ahead of election...

U.S. President Donald Trump has boasted that his administration's imposition of a 50 percent tariff on Samsung and LG products helped domestic companies such as Whirlpool increase their market share....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Schools and social distancing...
 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

China's July exports rise despite coronavirus, US tariff war...

China's exports rose by an unexpectedly strong 7.2 percent in July as the world's second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Korea to provide $1 million worth of emergency aid to explosion-hit Lebanon...

Korea will provide $1 million worth of emergency relief aid to help Lebanon recover from a massive explosion that killed more than 140 people and wounded thousands, the foreign ministry said Friday....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Seoul stocks bask in week-long gain to hit nearly 2-year high on stimulus hope...

Korean shares extended gains to a fifth session on Friday, as expectations for a U.S. stimulus package underpinned investor sentiment. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei from Monday...

South Korea will lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province, believed to be the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, starting Monday, as virus cases have eased there and China has relaxed entry bans for South Koreans, health authorities sai...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Lotte Chemical, Kumho Petrochemical net profit down on COVID-19...

Lotte Chemical said Friday its second-quarter net profit fell 88.7 percent from a year earlier due to low demand amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

LG Uplus snubs Huawei-related security risks, Q2 net sharply up...

LG Uplus said Friday its 5G equipment from China's Huawei Technologies does not pose security risks, downplaying U.S. concerns that they can be used for espionage by China....

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

Keeping secrets: 'I am hiding that I am a K-pop fan'...

Kim, 23, is an ardent fan of K-pop boy band EXO. When EXO played a three-day concert in Seoul last year, she stayed at a hotel near the concert hall for three days to watch all the gigs. Once, she waited for more than 15 hours, only to see the K-pop act o...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

New BTS documentary film to hit theaters next month...

A new feature-length documentary film on K-pop group BTS will hit theaters next month in South Korea and around the world, the country's leading theater chain CGV announced Friday. "Break The Silence: the Movie" will be released on Sept. 10 ex...

 2020-08-07 11:53 

Korea Times

US urges Korea to keep security pact with Japan...

The United States has urged Korea to retain its bilateral intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, after Seoul hinted at not extending it amid worsening diplomatic ties with Tokyo. The Korean-language service of Voice of America (VOA) reported Friday that a ...

 2020-08-07 11:45 

Korea Herald

Four dead, one missing in landslide triggered by heavy rain...

Four people are dead and another missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit a southern town, local officials said Saturday. The landslide buried five homes at a village in Gokseong, about 400 kilometers south of Seoul, at 8:29 p.m. Frida...

 2020-08-07 11:40 

Korea Herald

Trump says he will make deals with N.K. very quickly if reelected...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he will make deals with North Korea "very quickly" if reelected in November. Trump was referring to his administration's stalled efforts to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program in...

 2020-08-07 11:35 

Korea Herald

S. Korea reports 43 new coronavirus cases, community infections around Seoul continue...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases linked with community infections have jumped to the highest level in more than two weeks, with many in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Province, according to health authorities Saturday. The Korea Centers for Disease Contr...

 2020-08-07 11:07 

Yonhap News

S. Korea approves clinical trials for local COVID-19 drug candidate material...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has approved first phase clinical trials for a poten......

 2020-08-07 10:49 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon declares 7 flood-battered parts of S. Korea as special disaster zones...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline; ADDS more details in 6th para, photos) SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) ......

 2020-08-07 10:35 

Yonhap News

Web portals suspend sports news comment services to stop hateful remarks...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's three top web portal operators have all halte......

 2020-08-07 10:11 

Yonhap News

Hanjin KAL to buy new shares of Jin Air in Nov....

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- Hanjin KAL Corp. said Friday it will spend 53.6 billion won (US$......

 2020-08-07 10:02 

Yonhap News

USFK to ease anti-virus restrictions peninsula-wide next week...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Friday it will ease anti-virus res......

 2020-08-07 09:43 

Yonhap News

GS Caltex shifts to loss in Q2 on low demand over coronavirus...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- GS Caltex Corp., South Korea's second-largest refiner by sa......

 2020-08-07 09:24 

The Chosun Ilbo

Can Proper Eating Prevent Coronavirus?...

The world is awash with theories about why some countries seem to have far fewer coronavirus infections or deaths than others even though their lockdown procedures are similar or looser.A team of researchers in France led by Jean Bousquet, a professor of ...

 2020-08-07 09:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Young Koreans Take Keener Interest in Investments...

Young Koreans are taking a keener interest than ever before in any investments from real estate to stocks and gold to increase their assets amid record-low interest rates.Among those who bought an apartment in Seoul last month, the largest group was those...

 2020-08-07 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

Canada to Impose Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods, Hopes for Resolution...

Canada will slap retaliatory tariffs on C$3.6 billion ($2.7 billion) worth of U.S. aluminum products after the United States said it would impose punitive measures on Canadian aluminum imports, a senior official said on Friday.Deputy Prime Minister Chryst...

 2020-08-07 09:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

Citing Security Concerns, Trump Orders Bans on TikTok, WeChat...

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday ordered sweeping bans on two Chinese consumer apps.He ordered the bans prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance, the owner of the video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, the owner of the messenger a...

 2020-08-07 09:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Sanctions Hong Kong Leaders...

The United States has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong's pro-China government leader and other Hong Kong officials for allegedly suppressing freedom in the former British colony. The Treasury Department announced the sanctions against Hong Kong Chief Ex...

 2020-08-07 08:57 

Yonhap News

Reports on coronavirus rule breaches at PC cafes sharply increase...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- The government received more than 1,000 reports on violations of......

 2020-08-07 08:48 

Yonhap News

Moon declares 7 flood-battered cities, counties as special disaster zones...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Friday declared seven cities and counti......

 2020-08-07 08:28 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) N.K. leader visits flood-damaged village, orders release of reserve grain for victims...

(ATTN: ADDS paras 6-7; CHANGES photos)By Yi Wonju SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korean......

 2020-08-07 08:08 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Celltrion Q2 net profit up 77 pct on robust Truxima sales...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; ADDS photo and more info throughout) SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonha......

 2020-08-07 08:00 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) KT Q2 net up on reduced costs, robust non-mobile biz...

(ATTN: ADDS info from 9th para) SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean telecom giant KT ......

 2020-08-07 07:59 

Yonhap News

(News Focus) Advertising controversy grips S. Korean mukbang YouTubers...

By Lee Minji SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- Legions of South Korea's most popular YouTub......

 2020-08-07 07:54 

Yonhap News

New BTS documentary film to hit theaters next month...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- A new feature-length documentary film on K-pop group BTS will hi......

 2020-08-07 07:54 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Moon's chief of staff, five senior aides offer to resign...

(ATTN: ADDS more details in paras 7-8, last para and photo; RESTRUCTURES lead and 2nd para......

 2020-08-07 07:50 

Yonhap News

SK Chemicals Q2 net profit up 1832.7 pct. to 239.3 bln won...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- SK Chemicals Co. on Friday reported its second-quarter net incom......

 2020-08-07 07:49 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul stocks bask in week-long gain to hit nearly 2-year high on stimulus hope...

(ATTN: ADDS bond yields at bottom, photo) SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares e......

 2020-08-07 07:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Bond Yields on Aug. 7, 2020...

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 0.655 ......

 2020-08-07 07:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea unveils prototype of advanced AESA radar for indigenous fighter jet...

(ATTN: ADDS more details in paras 4-8, photo)By Oh Seok-min SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- So......

 2020-08-07 07:07 

Yonhap News

GS Holdings Q2 net profit down 95.3 pct. to 9.5 bln won...

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- GS Holdings on Friday reported its second-quarter net profit of ......

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