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 2020-01-20 00:01 

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 2020-01-20 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 690.85 UP 2.44 points (open)...
 2020-01-20 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,161.5 won UP from 1,159.4 won...
 2020-01-19 23:37 

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N. Korea holds agricultural conference to discuss increasing food production...

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea held an agricultural conference to discuss ways to ......

 2020-01-19 22:14 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 20)...

Stop bashing Harry Controversy has erupted after the Moon Jae-in administration consider......

 2020-01-19 22:13 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Jan. 20)...

Row over US ambassador : It is not strange for Seoul to request replacement U.S. Ambassa......

 2020-01-19 22:13 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Jan. 20)...

Hasty courtship: Review needed to prevent individual tours to North from violating sanctio......

 2020-01-19 22:13 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-01-19 19:50 

KBS World

Seoul High Court Judge Chosen as Likely New Supreme Court Justice...

[Politics] : The Supreme Court has chosen a Seoul High Court judge to succeed outgoing Supreme Court Justice Jo Hee-de. The top court on Monday said its committee deliberating on personnel issues chose Noh Tae-ak, a senior judge at the Seoul High Court, o...

 2020-01-19 19:40 

KBS World

Court Declares Victim of 1948 Military Crackdown Innocent...

[Domestic] : A young man who was executed by military authorities for aiding rebels amid deepening ideological division on the Korean Peninsula has been exonerated posthumously, more than seven decades after his death. The Suncheon branch of the Gwangju D...

 2020-01-19 19:19 

Korea Herald

North Korean defector in his 60s found dead...

Police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old North Korean defector who was found dead last week at a cemetery in Daegu.The Daegu Suseong Police Station said Monday that the defector, from the North's Ryanggang Province, was found by a re...

 2020-01-19 19:17 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Samsung ranks No. 3 in global wireless headset shipments in 2019...

Samsung Electronics ranked third in global wireless headset shipments last year, industry data showed, though it trailed far behind its rival Apple. Samsung shipped 7.4 million totally wireless headsets for a 6.9 percent market share in 2019, accor...

 2020-01-19 19:03 

Korea Herald

South Korea should take active role in denuclearizing North: ex-minister...

South Korea should take an active stance in dealing with North Korea amid stalled inter-Korean ties, such as by showing its resolve to halt joint military exercises with the US, a former unification minister said Monday. "For the past 1 1/...

 2020-01-19 18:58 

KBS World

Abe Notes Seoul-Tokyo Partnership but Reiterates Stances on Forced Labor Issue...

[International] : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has referred to South Korea as a value-sharing country for the first time in years, but repeated Tokyo's claim that Seoul needs to fix the bilateral tension over Japan's wartime forced labor iss...

 2020-01-19 18:48 

KBS World

'S. Koreans May Take Part in N. Korean Tours by Chinese Agencies'...

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korean government's pursuit of allowing individual tours to North Korea may possibly take the form of South Koreans purchasing tour products operated by Chinese travel agencies.According to reference materials on the tourism ...

 2020-01-19 18:37 

Korea Herald

KT develops 5G-powered medical service...

KT Corp., South Korea's major telecommunications firm, said Monday it has developed a 5G-powered medical service with a Seoul hospital to provide better patient care. KT said it built a 5G network at the Samsung Medical Center and successfully applie...

 2020-01-19 18:29 

KBS World

S. Korea Protests Japan's Latest Claim to Dokdo...

[International] : Seoul has strongly protested Tokyo's fresh territorial claim to Dokdo. In a statement issued on Monday afternoon under the South Korean foreign ministry spokesperson's name, the South Korean government said Dokdo is South Korean ...

 2020-01-19 18:24 

Korea Herald

KCC conditionally approves SK Broadband, T-broad merger...

The Korea Communications Commission on Monday conditionally approved a merger between SK Telecom's pay TV unit, SK Broadband, and T-broad, the country's No. 2 cable TV operator. After its meeting on Monday, the KCC announced that it had a...

 2020-01-19 18:19 

KBS World

LKP, NCP Agree to Form Consultation Body on Merger Talk...

[Politics] : The main opposition Liberty Korea Party has accepted a proposal by the minor opposition New Conservative Party to form a consultation body for discussions on a merger.The LKP will also seek to arrange a meeting between its chairman Hwang Kyo-...

 2020-01-19 18:19 

Korea Herald

S. Korea protests Japanese FM's claim to Dokdo...

The foreign ministry issued a strong protest on Monday over Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi's parliamentary speech that renewed Japan's claim to South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo.During his speech on foreign policy, Motegi ...

 2020-01-19 18:14 

Korea Herald

CheongKwanJang collaborates with Spain's Vicens...

Red ginseng health supplement brand CheongKwanJang of Korea Ginseng Corp. said Monday it has collaborated with Spain's renowned chocolate and nougat brand Vicens.The products, released last month, are the result of a partnership between the 120...

 2020-01-19 18:09 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Chip exports down, car exports up...

Semiconductors, usually South Korea's main export item, accounted for less than 20 percent of all exports in 2019, data compiled by the Korea International Trade Association, the Trade Ministry and the Korea Customs Service showed.On the other...

 2020-01-19 18:09 

Korea Herald

Number of stock-trading accounts nears 30m...

The number of active security accounts in South Korea is nearing 30 million amid growing stock trading activities focused on overseas markets, according to data from the Korea Financial Investment Association on Monday.As of Thursday, the number of a...

 2020-01-19 18:05 

Korea Herald

[Anjani Trivedi] China spins a trade-deal trap in bad debt market...

China is opening the deepest, darkest corner of its strained financial system to American financial institutions. It's not clear why investors would want to go there, even with their eyes wide open.As part of President Donald Trump's &ldq...

 2020-01-19 18:05 

Korea Herald

[Noah Smith] The sitcom that gets America's working class...

Sitcoms are an underrated way of portraying the economic challenges faced by average people. "Atlanta" shows the travails of working-class black Americans navigating a world of hassle, insecurity and poverty. The Canadian program "K...

 2020-01-19 18:04 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Candidacy rush...

Many public servants have resigned to run in the April 15 general election. They include former Cheong Wa Dae officials, high-ranking officials of the government and public organizations. Even some judges have quit their jobs in pursuit of National A...

 2020-01-19 18:01 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Korea's youth population sees steepest fall among OECD members...

SEJONG -- Fifty years ago, South Koreans aged 14 and under made up 42.5 percent of the population in the wake of the country's 1955-1963 baby boom.Korea ranked second in a retrospective comparison of the 36 members of the Organization for Econo...

 2020-01-19 17:59 

Korea Herald

Moon picks Cho Kuk's ex-assistant as new presidential secretary...

President Moon Jae-in appointed a lawyer who worked as a policy assistant to former Justice Minister Cho Kuk as a new presidential secretary Monday, a choice expected to trigger public controversy.Moon named Kim Mi-kyoung as his secretary for balance...

 2020-01-19 17:45 

Korea Herald

Seoul steps up efforts to contain coronavirus from China...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Monday ordered health authorities to respond quickly to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus from China, after the first case was confirmed in South Korea. On Monday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-01-19 17:37 

Korea Herald

Hanwha Techwin unveils AI video security solutions for Middle East...

Hanwha Techwin, a security solution subsidiary of Hanwha Aerospace, said Monday the company unveiled a new artificial intelligence-based security solution package at a tradeshow in Dubai with the goal of further expanding into the Middle East. The Ha...

 2020-01-19 17:34 

KBS World

Japanese FM Lays Territorial Claim to Dokdo...

[Politics] : Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi claimed that Takeshima, referring to the Korean Dokdo islets, belongs to Japan both in the view of historical facts and under international law.Speaking at the Japanese Diet's regular session wh...

 2020-01-19 17:34 

KBS World

Moon Optimistic Over Signs of Rebounding Economy...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in on Monday voiced optimism over signs of a rebounding economy.Chairing a meeting of his top aides on Monday, Moon said South Korea's exports are picking up along with economic sentiment.He said it's fortunate the ...

 2020-01-19 17:34 

Korea Herald

National Museum of Korea shows unique development of Finnish design...

Finnish-style furniture is popular in Korea, but not many Koreans have a chance to deeply think about how the country's designs have evolved. The exhibition "10,000 Years of Design Man, Matter, Metamorphosis" shows how desig...

 2020-01-19 17:33 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] K-pop, soft power experts pin innovation as key to sustain momentum...

Seven-member Korean boy band BTS rang in the new year with a live performance at New York City's Times Square. Film director Bong Joon-ho rewrote the history of Korean film with his black comedy "Parasite," which has been nominated...

 2020-01-19 17:32 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] Hong Kong Tourism Board seeks to appease travelers' concerns...

As pro-democracy protests continue for over 8 months with no sign of abating, Hong Kong Tourism Board in Korea has introduced various tips for tourists hesitant to travel to Hong Kong. Hong Kong Tourism Board said Monday that it has carved out a sect...

 2020-01-19 17:31 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] IVI, Sweden renew partnership for global public health...

The International Vaccine Institute, a Seoul-based international organization, has renewed its cooperation with the Swedish International Cooperation Agency for continued efforts to accelerate vaccine research and development for global health, the o...

 2020-01-19 17:29 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] [Photo news] Guatemalan ambassador's visit...

Guatemalan Ambassador to South Korea Marco Tulio Chicas Sosa (right) shakes hands with Herald Corp. CEO and Publisher Kwon Chung-won during a courtesy call at the Herald Corp. headquarters in central Seoul on Jan. 15. Chicas Sosa presented his creden...

 2020-01-19 17:27 

Korea Herald

Free 'dark nudge' gimmicks spook online subscribers...

Online "dark nudge" services -- free trial subscriptions -- are rattling South Koreans who end up paying fees they do not anticipate, according to the consumer agency Monday.A number of online services, such as music and media streaming s...

 2020-01-19 17:27 

Korea Herald

Seoul pushes for NK tourism despite rift with Washington...

South Korea is moving forward with the goal of allowing individual trips to North Korea by South Korean citizens, Seoul's Unification Ministry confirmed Monday, reiterating that the US-led international sanctions in place against the communist...

 2020-01-19 17:25 

Korea Herald

No. of military deserters falls 80% in 2013-2019: defense ministry...

The number of military deserters has decreased more than 80 percent since 2013, the defense ministry said Monday.A total of 105 conscripts attempted to abandon their units in 2019, down 83.7 percent from 643 desertions in 2013, according to the minis...

 2020-01-19 17:23 

Korea Herald

Public housing to be built over highway...

A compact community equipped with public housing, parks, child care and commercial facilities will be built above a highway in northern Seoul, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday.According to a blueprint revealed by the municipality and the...

 2020-01-19 17:21 

KBS World

Search Resumes for Missing S. Korean Trekkers in Nepal...

[Domestic] : Authorities in Nepal have resumed search operations to find four South Koreans who went missing in an avalanche last Friday while trekking near the popular Annapurna Base Camp in northwestern Nepal.The rescue team, which was forced to suspend...

 2020-01-19 17:19 

Korea Herald

Upset fans demand that Chen leave EXO...

After Chen of K-pop boy band EXO announced his upcoming marriage, some fans took to streets in protest, labeling him a "betrayer" and calling on him to leave the group. Chen, whose real name is Kim Jong-dae, announced his marriage on Jan....

 2020-01-19 17:13 

Korea Herald

Business, political leaders mourn Lotte founder...

South Korea's business figures and political leaders joined relatives on Monday to mourn the death of Lotte Group founder and Honorary Chairman Shin Kyuk-ho, a first-generation founder of one of the country's biggest conglomerates.Shin pa...

 2020-01-19 17:12 

Korea Herald

[Photo News] Sharing warmth...

S-Oil CEO Hussain A. Al-Qahtani (second from left) hands out meals to the homeless on Monday, as part of the company's annual Lunar New Year's volunteer activity. The company said some 100 employees have participated to offer meals a...

 2020-01-19 17:11 

Korea Herald

Cadillac to launch five new models targeting young drivers...

Cadillac said Monday that it planned to launch four new models and one face-lifted model in Korea this year -- mostly sports utility vehicles -- to position itself as a young, dynamic brand for young generation.The American automotive brand owned by...

 2020-01-19 17:04 

Korea Herald

Myeong-dong rent costs drop amid fast shift to e-commerce...

Myeong-dong, one of the largest retail districts in Korea, was the only area among the world's top 10 global shopping streets that saw an average rent drop on-year in 2019, according to global real estate consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield...

 2020-01-19 17:00 

KBS World

PM Chung Orders Thorough Prevention Measures against Wuhan Pneumonia...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has instructed officials to come up with thorough measures to prevent the spread of the mysterious pneumonia sweeping China and some other parts of Asia. On Monday, Chung was briefed on the first confirmed domest...

 2020-01-19 16:56 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports First Confirmed Case of China Coronavirus...

[Domestic] : Anchor: Fears are mounting over a mysterious new strain of coronavirus that has been plaguing central China. Amid this, South Korea on Monday reported its first confirmed case of the illness. The patient, a Chinese national, entered the count...

 2020-01-19 16:53 

Korea Herald

Love without borders, or nuclear threats?...

A chaebol heiress accidentally crashes in North Korea while paragliding. She is rescued by a North Korean military officer who ends up protecting her and risking his life to send her back home to Seoul. Despite the differences in accent, lifestyle, c...

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