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 2020-01-19 12:20 

Korea Herald

Korea's exports to Canada surge since launch of FTA...

South Korea's exports to Canada have shot up 14 percent since the implementation of their free trade deal, data showed Monday, despite increased protectionism and the slowing economy around the globe.Outbound shipments to Canada stood at $5.6 billion...

 2020-01-19 12:17 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Ulsan mayor questioned in election-meddling probe...

SEOUL/ULSAN -- Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho was questioned Monday over an ongoing probe into allegations that some presidential officials conspired to help him win the mayoral seat in a 2018 election.Song, 71, was being questioned at the Seoul Central D...

 2020-01-19 12:13 

Korea Herald

S. Korea aims to boost agricultural exports by 6.7% in 2020...

South Korea said Monday it seeks to expand its outbound shipments of agricultural goods by 6.7 percent to hit $7.5 billion in 2020 by diversifying its product portfolio and penetrating deeper into emerging markets including Southeast Asia.In 2019, ex...

 2020-01-19 12:10 

Yonhap News

'Parasite' wins top prize from American Cinema Editors...

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Bong Joon-ho's sensation...

 2020-01-19 12:09 

Korea Herald

ICT exports sink 20% in 2019 on trade row, chip slump...

South Korea's exports of information and communications technology products nosedived nearly 20 percent on-year in 2019, data showed Monday, due mainly to a lengthy trade row between the United States and China and a drop in chip prices.Outbound ICT...

 2020-01-19 11:50 

The Chosun Ilbo

CNN Homes in on Korean 'Racism'...

CNN accused South Koreans of "the most bizarre criticism of a U.S. ambassador in recent memory" over the peculiar accusation here that Harry Harris' mustache evokes memories of Japan's occupation of Korea. In a piece Friday titled "Rac...

 2020-01-19 11:49 

Korea Herald

Washington Post criticizes Pompeo-Esper column on defense cost-sharing with S. Korea...

The Washington Post has criticized last week's joint column by the US secretaries of state and defense about defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as "conversations that typically happen behind closed doors."In Sunday's article that ...

 2020-01-19 11:39 

KBS World

Former Samsung Exec. Appears for Questioning on 2015 Merger...

[Economy] : Former Samsung executive Jang Chung-gi has been summoned for questioning in a probe into allegations surrounding Samsung affiliates. Jang appeared for the questioning at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, w...

 2020-01-19 11:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

Lotte Founder Dies at 99...

Lotte founder Shin Kyuk-ho died on Sunday of a chronic illness. He was 99. Born in the southeastern port city of Ulsan in 1921, Shin stowed away on a ship to Japan in 1942, where he adopted the name Takeo Shigemitsu.In 1948 he founded Lotte as a chewing-g...

 2020-01-19 11:31 

Korea Herald

Moon to hold 1st weekly meeting with new prime minister...

President Moon Jae-in will have his first weekly consultation with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Monday, Cheong Wa Dae officials said, as the president is seeking to give him more authority over state affairs.Moon used to have a luncheon meeting w...

 2020-01-19 11:20 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai, LG to Team up to Produce Batteries for Electric Vehicles...

Hyundai and LG will join hands to produce batteries for electric vehicles."Hyundai Motor and LG Chem are collaborating to build a battery plant [for electric vehicles], but specific details, including the size of the investment and location of the pla...

 2020-01-19 11:20 

Korea Herald

S. Korea considering imposing 20% tax on cryptocurrencies...

South Korea's finance ministry has been considering imposing a 20 percent tax on income from cryptocurrency transactions, officials said Monday. The Ministry of Economy and Finance has recently ordered its office of income tax to review a taxation pl...

 2020-01-19 11:15 

Korea Herald

Heavy snow hampers search for missing S. Korean, Nepal trekkers...

KATHMANDU (AFP) -- Avalanches, heavy snow and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular Annapurna region of the Himalayas, officials saidRelatives of the missing Koreans...

 2020-01-19 11:09 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Heavy snowfall hinders search efforts for 4 missing S. Korean trekkers in Himalayas...

(ATTN: UPDATES with suspension of search operation in 6th para) SEOUL/KATHMANDU, Jan. 19......

 2020-01-19 11:05 

Korea Herald

N. Korea holds state funeral for former anti-Japanese fighter...

North Korea has held a state funeral for a former female anti-Japanese fighter considered close to late founding leader Kim Il-sung, according to Pyongyang's state media on Monday. The memorial service for Hwang Sun-hui, deputy to the North's rubb...

 2020-01-19 11:00 

Korea Herald

Korean economy grows 1.89% in 2019, shy of estimate: poll...

The South Korean economy is expected to have fallen far short of its growth target last year, marking the slowest growth in a decade, a poll showed Monday.In a survey conducted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news arm of Yonhap News Agency, seven lo...

 2020-01-19 10:56 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Moves to Semifinals After Beating Jordan at U-23 Championship...

Korea beat Jordan 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship in Thailand on Sunday. The championship serves as the Asian qualifiers for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo.The match looked set for a 1-1 draw, but Lee Do...

 2020-01-19 10:54 

KBS World

S. Korea to Actively Pursue New Northern Policy...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Monday that the government will actively pursue its New Northern Policy this year to expand economic cooperation with Russia, Mongolia and other countries in the region.The minister made the vow during a meeti...

 2020-01-19 10:45 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Deploys 2 Aircraft Carriers Near Korean Peninsula...

The U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt left its home port of San Diego on Friday and headed to the West Pacific and South China Sea where the USS Ronald Reagan is already deployed.The Roosevelt is affiliated with the 3rd U.S. Fle...

 2020-01-19 10:37 

KBS World

S. Korea Beats Jordan 2-1 to Move Closer to Olympic Football Berth...

[Sports] : South Korea's men's national football team defeated Jordan two-to-one on Sunday, moving closer to a 2020 Olympic berth.South Korean midfielder Lee Dong-gyeong scored a free kick to break a one-one tie in extra time at Thammasat Stadium ...

 2020-01-19 10:36 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to focus on promoting economic cooperation with Russia, Mongolia...

South Korea will focus on promoting economic cooperation this year with Russia, Mongolia and other countries located north of the Korean Peninsula in line with the diplomatic initiative of its New Northern Policy, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Mo...

 2020-01-19 10:33 

Korea Herald

More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attack...

DUBAI (AFP) -- More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said Sunday.Saturday's strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthi...

 2020-01-19 10:14 

KBS World

'Parasite' Wins Top Prize from American Cinema Editors...

[Culture] : The South Korean film "Parasite" has won the top prize for best edited dramatic feature film from the American Cinema Editors(ACE).Yang Jin-mo was officially recognized for his editing work on Bong Joon-ho's film at the 70th annual...

 2020-01-19 10:13 

Korea Herald

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split...

LONDON (AFP) -- Britain's Prince Harry expressed "great sadness" on Sunday at the way he and his wife Meghan had to give up their royal titles as part of a separation settlement with the Queen."It brings me great sadness that it has co...

 2020-01-19 10:07 

Korea Herald

S. Korean Park In-bee loses LPGA season opener in playoff...

South Korea's Park In-bee has lost the LPGA season opener in a three-way playoff, falling just shy of ending her two-year winless drought.The LPGA Hall of Famer was eliminated in the third playoff hole at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions i...

 2020-01-19 10:01 

Korea Herald

China confirms 139 new cases of pneumonia over weekend, virus spreads to new cities...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China on Monday reported 139 new cases of pneumonia over the weekend, caused by the outbreak of a new coronavirus strain that medical experts are still struggling to understand.Beijing's Daxing health commission confirmed two ne...

 2020-01-19 09:57 

Korea Herald

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

North Korea held an agricultural conference to discuss ways to increase food production, state media said Monday, amid Pyongyang's intensifying "self-reliance" efforts in various areas in the face of crippling global sanctions. During the t...

 2020-01-19 09:56 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age 99...

(ATTN: UPDATES with statements of business community) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Shin K......

 2020-01-19 09:56 

KBS World

Former Pres. Candidate Ahn Cheol-soo Says He's Not Running in April Elections...

[Politics] : Former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo said on Sunday that he will not run in April's general elections and will instead create a new political party.Ahn revealed the plan in a news conference at Incheon International Airport as he r...

 2020-01-19 09:46 

KBS World

Lotte Group Founder Shin Kyuk-ho Dies at 98...

[Economy] : The founder and honorary chair of Lotte Group Shin Kyuk-ho died Sunday at the age of 98.Lotte Group said in a statement that Shin had been hospitalized in Seoul to get medical treatment for various age-related symptoms and passed away at about...

 2020-01-19 09:33 

The Chosun Ilbo

Major Telecom Firms to Provide 5G on Subways by End of This Year...

5G services will be available on all subways in major cities within this year.Korea's top three telecoms firms -- SKT, KT and LG Uplus -- says 5G services have already been launched in all subway stations in Gwangju. They plan to extend that coverage ...

 2020-01-19 09:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Lowers Travel Alert for Hong Kong...

Korea has lowered its travel alert for Hong Kong as the city has shown signs of easing tensions over the pro-democracy protests.The Foreign Ministry here called for caution among all Korean nationals in, or planning to travel to, Hong Kong due to safety c...

 2020-01-19 09:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

4 Koreans Missing in Himalayas After Avalanche...

Four Koreanss have been missing in the Himalayas since Friday. The Korean Embassy in Nepal said Sunday that six to ten rescuers have been deployed to join the search for them.Two women in their 30s and 50s and two men in their 50s were on the famous Annap...

 2020-01-19 09:25 

The Chosun Ilbo

A Majority of Millennials Surveyed Expect World War III in Their Lifetime...

A survey of 16,000 millennials in 16 countries at peace and at war indicates a majority is nervous about the future, and a large plurality believes heightened global tensions are likely to lead to a catastrophic war. Launch of the report was commissioned ...

 2020-01-19 09:25 

KBS World

Fresh Avalanches in Nepal Halt Search for Missing S. Korean Trekkers...

[International] : A search operation to find four South Korean climbers was put on hold Sunday as fresh avalanches hit a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.An official at the South Korean Embassy in Nepal said that a rescue te...

 2020-01-19 09:24 

The Chosun Ilbo

Putin Denies He Wants to Remain in Power Indefinitely...

Russia's Vladimir Putin is denying that he's planning to retain his grip on power when he relinquishes his country's presidency in 2024.The 67-year-old Putin dismissed accusations that sweeping constitutional changes he laid out in a speech We...

 2020-01-19 09:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

China Reports 139 New Coronavirus Cases over the Weekend...

Chinese health officials in Wuhan report 136 new cases of a newly confirmed coronavirus over the past three days -- bringing the total number of cases of the potentially deadly virus to nearly 200.This is a huge and troubling spike in the number of cases ...

 2020-01-19 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Harry, Meghan to Quit Royal Jobs, Give up 'Highness' Titles...

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as -- almost -- ordinary civilians.Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as worki...

 2020-01-19 09:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ex-presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo says he will not run for April elections...

(ATTN: RECASTS throughout with Ahn's comments) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Ahn Cheol......

 2020-01-19 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

China Reports 4 More Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak...

Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures.The latest cases bring to 45 the numb...

 2020-01-19 09:08 

The Chosun Ilbo

To prevent hand eczema due to washing dishes...

To prevent hand eczema due to washing dishes, wear cotton gloves and then wear rubber ones over them....

 2020-01-19 08:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House vents ire at Harris...

The rift between Seoul and Washington over North Korea was laid bare Friday after South Korea's presidential office strongly objected to U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris's remarks suggesting Seoul get permission from the United States on reopening ind...

 2020-01-19 08:45 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo says he will not run for April elections...
 2020-01-19 07:43 

Yonhap News

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age 99...

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Shin Kyuk-ho, founder and honorary chairman of South Korean ret......

 2020-01-19 07:37 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at age of 99...
 2020-01-19 07:23 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Nearly half of N. Korean party vice chairmen replaced in recent convention...

(ATTN: UPDATES with new info in last 4 paras) SEOUL, Jan 19 (Yonhap) -- Ri Su-yong, form......

 2020-01-19 07:21 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) N. Korea picks new top diplomat, heralding policy shift...

(ATTN: REWRITES lead, para 4) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to have pic......

 2020-01-19 07:14 

Yonhap News

BTS' modern art project, 'CONNECT, BTS' hits Berlin...

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- BTS' global contemporary art initiative,...

 2020-01-19 07:07 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) N. Korea picks new top diplomat, heralding policy shift...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 10-13, 15-16, 18-19) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- N......

 2020-01-19 06:08 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N. Korea picks new top diplomat, heralding policy shift...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 4-12) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea seem......

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