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 2021-10-22 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 992.22 DN 1.48 points (open)...
 2021-10-22 00:01 

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KOSPI 3,005.36 DN 1.97 points (open)...
 2021-10-22 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,179.0 won UP from 1,177.2 won...
 2021-10-21 23:41 

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'Squid Game' gets two nominations at Gotham Awards...

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's sensational survival drama...

 2021-10-21 23:18 

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2.4 magnitude quake hits S. Korea's central region: KMA...

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- A 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck South Korea's central re......

 2021-10-21 22:52 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Oct. 22)...

A historic liftoff The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-2), also known as the Nuri-ho......

 2021-10-21 22:51 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Oct. 22)...

More than verbal slipYoon hit for having anachronistic views Yoon Seok-youl, a leading p......

 2021-10-21 22:51 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Oct. 22)...

Take precautionsN. Korea's SLBMs a serious threat; don't rush to declare end of ......

 2021-10-21 22:38 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2021-10-21 22:04 

Korea Herald

DP presidential candidate to resign as Gyeonggi governor next week: official...

Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung, the presidential nominee of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), is likely to announce his resignation from the governorship next week, officials here said Friday. "Lee has decided to step down from the govern...

 2021-10-21 21:58 

Korea Herald

Justice ministry orders military to drop its plan to appeal against transgender soldier ruling...

The justice ministry on Friday ordered the military to drop its plan to challenge a court ruling that said it was unjust for the military to discharge a transgender soldier over her gender reassignment surgery. Justice Minister Park Beom-kye accepte...

 2021-10-21 21:48 

Korea Herald

PM meets Turkish FM, vows to bolster bilateral ties...

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Friday met Turkey's top diplomat and vowed to bolster ties between the two countries, his office said. Kim welcomed Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Seoul and discussed ways to beef up their coop...

 2021-10-21 21:39 

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N. Korea's nuclear activity spawning, a big challenge for safeguard efforts: IAEA chief...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's nuclear activities ha......

 2021-10-21 20:41 

Korea Herald

Park Seo-bo awarded Geumgwan Order for contribution to Korean art...

Korean abstract artist Park Seo-bo was awarded South Korea's highest cultural honor, the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit, in a ceremony held at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul on Friday. "Park has played a pivotal role in introd...

 2021-10-21 20:09 

KBS World

'Nanta' to Resume Showing after 21 Months of Hiatus...

[Culture] : The non-verbal comedy show 'Nanta' is set to return to the stage in December after 21 months of pandemic-induced closure.The show's agency PMC Production said Friday that 'Nanta' will welcome spectators once again at its ex...

 2021-10-21 20:07 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Seventeen makes 1st English-language song...

Seventeen put out ninth EP "Attacca" on Friday and the seven-track album included its first English-language song "2 Minus 1." "It is a song that Joshua and I sang together," explained Vernon. It is a digita...

 2021-10-21 20:01 

KBS World

Japan Posts YouTube Video in Korean Refuting East Sea Name...

[International] : The Japanese Foreign Ministry on Friday posted a video claiming the Sea of Japan is the one and only name recognized by the international community for the body of water located between Korea and Japan.The four-minute video provided in n...

 2021-10-21 19:59 

Korea Herald

Lee O-young awarded highest order of cultural merit...

Literary critic Lee O-young, an important figure in the Korean cultural scene, was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit Geumgwan on Friday, alongside artist Park Seo-bo. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected 17 recipients of the cultu...

 2021-10-21 19:58 

KBS World

Moon to Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican Next Friday...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next week ahead of his participation in the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome, Italy.Presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said Friday that Moon will embark on the nine-day, th...

 2021-10-21 19:56 

Korea Herald

'Hellbound' posters offer sneak preview of upcoming fantasy thriller...

Netflix released two poster images for its original series, "Hellbound," on Friday, drumming up excitement for the upcoming project. "Hellbound," a fantasy thriller directed by Yeon Sang-ho, is an adaptation of an animation a...

 2021-10-21 19:54 

Korea Herald

Don Lee says 'Eternals' will warm people's hearts...

Korean American actor Don Lee, better known as Ma Dong-seok in Korea, says that he will return to the cinema with a heartwarming Marvel film in "Eternals." "The film centers around the people of different races from around the worl...

 2021-10-21 19:51 

Korea Herald

All Korean teams to play in LoL World Championships quarterfinals...

The chances of Korean teams facing each other in the semifinals -- or even in the finals -- of the League of Legends World Championships have increased, as the Korean teams qualified in their respective group stages. The eight teams that made the qu...

 2021-10-21 19:50 

KBS World

Coast Guard Ends Underwater Search for Crew of Capsized Fishing Boat...

[Domestic] : The Korea Coast Guard has ended its underwater search for crew members of a capsized fishing boat which completely sank early Friday.Speaking to reporters in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, Coast Guard Commissioner General Kim Hong-hee said...

 2021-10-21 19:34 

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U.S. Secretary of Navy to visit S. Korea on first overseas trip...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del To......

 2021-10-21 19:34 

Korea Herald

Kakao Pay's IPO price set at top end of 90,000 won...

South Korean mobile payment app operator Kakao Pay has priced its initial public offering at 90,000 won ($76.60) per share, at the top end of its indicative price range of 60,000-90,000 won, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday. Kakao Pay,...

 2021-10-21 19:32 

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Humanitarian aid will not weaken U.S. sanctions but win hearts of people: U.S. officials...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- Allowing humanitarian assistance to a co......

 2021-10-21 19:08 

Korea Herald

Samilro Changgo Theater to host project for drama creators...

The Samilro Changgo Theater, which is managed by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, is to run a three-week program in November for drama creators under the theme "Meetings and Hospitality." Founded in 1975, the Samilro Changgo Th...

 2021-10-21 19:00 

Korea Herald

Relics found in Insa-dong confirmed to be oldest extant metal types...

Some of the metal type blocks found in Insa-dong, central Seoul in June have been confirmed to be Gapinja, the oldest extant metal types from the Joseon era, according to the Cultural Heritage Administration on Friday. The National Palace Museum of...

 2021-10-21 18:58 

Korea Herald

Moon to meet with Pope Francis on European tour...

President Moon Jae-in will embark on a nine-day trip to Europe next week that will include a Vatican meeting with Pope Francis, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. The president will hold a bilateral meeting with the pope in Vatican City on Oct. 29 bef...

 2021-10-21 18:57 

Korea Herald

Dear U aims to launch K-pop metaverse platform via IPO...

Dear U, a company under S.M. Entertainment that provides a platform service connecting K-pop stars and their fans, is looking to launch a metaverse platform with funds to be raised through its initial public offering. "We are looking forward t...

 2021-10-21 18:28 

Korea Herald

Edison Motors seeks to borrow W700b from KDB for SsangYong acquisition...

Edison Motors will ask for a loan of some 700 billion to 800 billion won ($596 million-$681 million) from Korea Development Bank to acquire the troubled SsangYong Motor, its chief executive officer said Friday. The electric bus maker-led consortium...

 2021-10-21 18:13 

Korea Herald

Seventeen ready to rock the stage with 'Rock with You'...

K-pop sensation Seventeen welcomed the fall foliage, autumn breeze and the romance of October by dropping their ninth EP, "Attacca," on Friday afternoon, returning in nearly four months after their previous work. "Attacca" i...

 2021-10-21 17:04 

Korea Herald

Gender Ministry argues for its existence as opposition pushes to abolish it...

Whether the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family should remain in existence again surfaced as a hot button issue Friday, as opposition lawmakers criticized its work over the past year in caring for women in need. During the annual audit of the m...

 2021-10-21 16:57 

Korea Herald

Korean Air partners with Boeing subsidiary for UAV...

Korean Air said on Friday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, for technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized tactical vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, also known as a VTOL. The coop...

 2021-10-21 16:55 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks close with little change amid China's Evergrande risk...

South Korean stocks closed nearly flat Friday as investors took a wait-and-see mode over the debt crisis of Evergrande Group, a leading Chinese property developer. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price I...

 2021-10-21 16:52 

KBS World

S. Korea's Decision on Joining CPTPP Postponed to Early November...

[Economy] : South Korea's decision on whether to join an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement known as the CPTPP will be postponed by a week.The delay comes as a ministerial meeting slated for Monday that was to discuss the issue has been pushed back to ...

 2021-10-21 16:43 

Korea Herald

Celltrion begins phase 1 clinical trial of inhalable COVID treatment in Australia...

South Korean pharmaceutical giant Celltrion has started a phase 1 clinical trial of an inhalable form of COVID-19 treatment Regkirona in Australia, according to industry sources Friday. The sources said Celltrion's US-based partner, Inhalon B...

 2021-10-21 16:40 

KBS World

COVID-19 Patient Treated at Home Dies During Hospital Transfer...

[Domestic] : A COVID-19 patient in his 60s who was being treated at home has died, marking the first fatality since at-home treatment was rolled out in the country in January.According to officials of Seoul's Seodaemun district, the 68-year-old's ...

 2021-10-21 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Friday Down 0.04%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell one-point-17 points, or zero-point-04 percent, on Friday, closing the week at three-thousand-six-point-16.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose, however, gaining one-point-37 points, or zero-po...

 2021-10-21 16:29 

KBS World

Annual Korea Sales Festa to Take Place On, Offline on Nov. 1-15...

[Economy] : South Korea's largest annual shopping festival, the Korea Sales Festa, will run both on and offline from November 1 to 15.According to the Industry Ministry on Friday, all 17 major cities and provinces and one-thousand-276 companies have p...

 2021-10-21 16:22 

Korea Herald

BTS set to host online concert this weekend...

K-pop superband BTS will hold an online concert, "BTS Permission To Dance On Stage," this weekend, featuring fresh up-to-date viewing technologies, its management agency said Friday. The seven-piece act's performance on a scale equivalent...

 2021-10-21 16:19 

Korea Herald

Chinese fishing boat seized for alleged illegal fishing in S. Korean waters...

A Chinese fishing boat was seized Friday for fishing illegally in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea, Korea Coast Guard officials said. The 60-ton boat was caught operating in waters about 25 kilometers west of the island of Baengnyeong at around...

 2021-10-21 16:17 

Korea Herald

BOK likely to raise rate twice next year amid sound recovery, spiking household debt: analyst...

South Korea's central bank will likely raise its policy rate at least twice next year as it will continue to normalize its eased monetary policy intended to prop up the pandemic-stricken economy, an analyst said Friday. Last week, the Bank of Korea...

 2021-10-21 16:16 

KBS World

Foreign Minister Chung to Visit Russia Next Week...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong will visit Russia from Tuesday to Thursday next week for talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov.Seoul's Foreign Ministry said the two sides will discuss bilateral ties and cooperation, Korean Peninsula is...

 2021-10-21 16:14 

KBS World

Korean Musical Performance Held at UN to Mark UN Day...

[Culture] : From classical to K-pop, Korean music was featured in a cultural performance held at the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday evening to mark United Nations Day on Sunday.The event was sponsored by the South Korean government to celebrate t...

 2021-10-21 16:12 

KBS World

Support for Gyeonggi Gov. Surpasses That of PPP Candidates within Margin of Error...

[Politics] : Support for Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung, the ruling Democratic Party's(DP) presidential contender, has surpassed that of his main opposition rivals, within the margin of error.In Gallup Korea's survey of one-thousand adults from Tuesd...

 2021-10-21 16:10 

KBS World

Authorities to Conduct Special Quarantine Inspection ahead of Halloween...

[Domestic] : Health authorities will conduct a special inspection of adult entertainment establishments and areas densely populated by foreigners ahead of Halloween on October 31.The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Friday tha...

 2021-10-21 16:02 

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U.S. report suggests climate change may increase N. Korean risk...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- Climate change may lead to increased ris......

 2021-10-21 15:53 

KBS World

NSC Standing Committee Discusses Aftermath of N. Korea's Ballistic Missile Test...

[Inter-Korea] : The National Security Council's(NSC) standing committee convened Friday to discuss the aftermath of North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch.According to the presidential office, attendees of the meeting, presided over by Nati...

 2021-10-21 15:40 

KBS World

Gov't-Civilian Panel Opts to Ease Curbs in Phases for 'Living with COVID-19'...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have decided to ease social distancing rules in phases in line with the vaccination rate and quarantine situation as the nation prepares to transition to a "With COVID-19" system in November.The decision was made du...

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