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 2020-11-24 12:32 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Czech Republic sign amended air services agreement...

South Korea and the Czech Republic have signed a revised air services agreement allowing airlines run by European Union (EU) member states to fly between the two countries, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday. The agreement was signed in Prague...

 2020-11-24 12:22 

KBS World

Ruling Camp Mulls Reflecting Customized Support Funds in Next Year's Budget...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) is considering reflecting in next year's budget plan funds to help the socially vulnerable amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. DP Chair Lee Nak-yon said during a meeting of the party's Supreme Counci...

 2020-11-24 12:19 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reforms, investigations...

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 2020-11-24 12:18 

Korea Herald

Four more service members test positive for new coronavirus...

An airman, two soldiers, and one Army officer have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the latest in a series of infections reported at barracks, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The airman in the central city of Seosan showed symptoms whil...

 2020-11-24 12:16 

Korea Herald

NK paper calls for quality over quantity to achieve self-reliance...

North Korea's official newspaper called Wednesday for putting quality ahead of quantity in construction and manufacturing, saying an obsession with speed will end up with defects and a waste of money and efforts. "By focusing solely on the spee...

 2020-11-24 12:13 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korean Health Czar Included in BBC's '100 Women' List...

Jung Eun-kyeong, the chief of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, was included in the BBC's list of 100 influential women from around the world for this year.She is the only Korean who made the list of "100 Women," which highlight...

 2020-11-24 12:13 

Korea Herald

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7m copies in first week...

Former President Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate predecessors and among the highest...

 2020-11-24 12:11 

Korea Herald

6 companies to recall over 160,000 vehicles...

Hyundai Motor Co., Mercedes-Benz Korea and four other companies will voluntarily recall over 160,000 vehicles to fix faulty components, the transport ministry said Wednesday. This is the latest in a series of recalls by carmakers operating in South...

 2020-11-24 12:08 

Korea Herald

Shippers to operate 5 more vessels amid soaring demand...

South Korea said Wednesday it has joined forces with local shippers to operate five additional vessels by the end of this year to lend hands to exporters facing troubles from a hike in freight costs and supply shortages in shipping services. Under t...

 2020-11-24 12:06 

Korea Herald

Biz sentiment for Dec. weakens amid pandemic: survey...

Business sentiment in South Korea turned weak for December due to a recent resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local think tank said Wednesday. The business survey index (BSI) of the country's top 600 companies by sales came to 98.9...

 2020-11-24 12:05 

The Chosun Ilbo

Golfer Kim Sei-young Sets Sights on World No. 1 Ranking...

Golfer Kim Sei-young, known for her trademark red trousers, is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, less than a point behind No. 1 Ko Jin-young, and has her sights set on the top spot.According to the latest world rankings released on Monday, Kim's ra...

 2020-11-24 12:04 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to spend W1.44b to foster experts of eco-cars...

South Korea said Wednesday it plans to allocate 1.44 billion won ($1.29 million) through 2025 to foster experts of eco-friendly cars in sync with the country's green growth policy, which centers on breaking away from fossil fuels and utilizing more s...

 2020-11-24 12:04 

Korea Herald

Coupang picked as millennials' favorite shopping mall...

Coupang was chosen as the most popular online retail platform by millennials in a survey conducted by the UnivTomorrow Research Laboratory for the Twenties, the firm said Tuesday. The survey also showed that 47.1 percent of millennial Koreans have j...

 2020-11-24 12:01 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] US and Chinese startups dominate global top 10 list...

China-based artificial intelligence company ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has been selected as the most-valued startup in the world, valued at $140 billion, according to the data collected by CB Insights. Companies based in the US and Ch...

 2020-11-24 11:55 

Korea Herald

Some 84% of newspapers, magazines in crisis due to pandemic: survey...

Around 84 percent of local newspapers and magazines have experienced severe business difficulties due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a recent survey showed. According to the survey published Tuesday by the Korea Press Foundation, 33.4 percent of n...

 2020-11-24 11:53 

KBS World

Two Meetings Scheduled for Wed. on New Anticorruption Agency...

[Politics] : A committee tasked with recommending candidates to head the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials(CIO) and a subcommittee of the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee will hold meetings on Wednesday....

 2020-11-24 11:45 

KBS World

Supreme Prosecutors' Office Launches Interim Leadership...

[Domestic] : The Supreme Prosecutors' Office has launched its interim leadership after Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae suspended Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl from his duties on Tuesday. According to legal sources on Wednesday, the deputy chief of the...

 2020-11-24 11:42 

Yonhap News

Dinos' Rucinski throws 5 shutout innings in gutsy performance...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- With his club on the verge of a championship, N......

 2020-11-24 11:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

As profits boom, big Korean companies reduce head counts...

Head counts at almost 60 percent of Korea's largest companies have declined this year so far despite corporate Korea reporting strong earnings in the recent quarter....

 2020-11-24 11:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Justice minister suspends top prosecutor, accuses him of illegal surveillance, ethical violations...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Tuesday suspended and moved to discipline Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl after accusing him of conducting illegal surveillance and breaching his political neutrality, an unprecedented move against the country's......

 2020-11-24 11:17 

Korea Herald

Biden introduces security team 'ready to lead the world'...

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- US President-elect Joe Biden introduced Tuesday a seasoned national security team he said was prepared to resume US leadership of the world after the departure of President Donald Trump. "It's a team that will keep our count...

 2020-11-24 11:15 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reforms, investigations...

(ATTN: ADDS more details throughout, photo) SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Justice Minister ......

 2020-11-24 11:04 

Korea Herald

Labor group set to stage nationwide rallies despite virus surge...

An umbrella labor group was set to stage nationwide rallies Wednesday despite calls for restraint following the recent resurgence of the coronavirus. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the more militant of the country's two largest umbrella l...

 2020-11-24 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] No. of S. Korean students in US shrinks amid pandemic...

The number of South Korean students in the United States dropped this year, a US report showed, amid the coronavirus pandemic that has led to a plunge in the number of travelers between the two countries. However, the number of US students in Kore...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

'City Couple's Way of Love' to be unveiled on Netflix...

Streaming service Kakao TV's upcoming web drama series "City Couple's Way of Love" will be unveiled on Netflix from Dec. 8, the company said Tuesday. Each episode of its first season is set to hit Netflix two hours after being aired on Kak...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

One-off allowances cost Shinhan...

Shinhan Bank reported steep earnings declines for the third quarter in its major overseas markets - such as China and Vietnam - as a result of allocating higher allowances for potential bad debts amid the unceasing economic uncertainty surrounding the COV...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Blondie & Garfield - NOVEMBER 25, 2020...
 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Korea's iconic actor Lee Byung-hun untangled...

"Actor Lee Byung-hun," which delves into the life, filmography and craft of one of Korea's greatest screen performers of his time, will be published Thursday as the actor celebrates the 30th anniversary of his screen debut....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

'After Every Winter Comes Spring' exhibition sheds light on ancestors' pursuit of hope...

"After Every Winter Comes Spring," a new exhibition at the National Museum of Korea (NMK), centers around the work of two renowned Joseon era painters - Kim Jeong-hui (1786-1856) and Kim Hong-do (1745-1806)....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Will Kim Jong-un attend Tokyo Olympics?...

President Moon Jae-in and his ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are determined not to miss out on the chance for engaging North Korea and promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

1 killed, 23 injured in Busan apartment fire...

A fire broke out at an apartment building in the southeastern city of Busan on Tuesday, leaving one dead and three injured, fire authorities said. The fire started at around 6:50 a.m. on the 12th floor of an apartment building in the northern ward of Geum...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

CEOs who are inspired by music...

Many local CEOs are taking time out of their hectic schedules to get some peace of mind and relaxation through music. Some show their affection through holding exclusive concerts or constructing large-scale concert halls to offer music opportunities to th...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Will Moon replace controversial housing minister?...

One highlight of an upcoming Cabinet reshuffle is whether President Moon Jae-in will replace his top housing policymaker Kim Hyun-mee, who has been at the center of rising public indignation over his administration's failure to contain soaring housing...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reforms, investigations...

Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Tuesday suspended Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl from his duty, in an unprecedented move amid a feud over prosecution reforms and various investigations involving Yoon's aide and family members....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

New virus cases spike to over 300 again...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea bounced back to over 300 on Tuesday due to a pileup of sporadic infections across the nation, with tougher antivirus rules in place in the greater Seoul area amid a virus resurgence. The country added 349...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

LS Cable inks supply deal with Danish wind power giant Orsted...

LS Cable & System (C&S) signed a five-year deal to supply high voltage cables to Danish wind power company Orsted, helping the cable maker strengthen its status as a leading player in the renewable energy business, according to LS C&S, Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Main opposition to push for third round of emergency relief funds...

The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) will push to include funds for an additional third round of coronavirus-related emergency handouts in next year's state budget, a senior party official said Tuesday. "To help out the damaged sectors of ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

KOSPI rewrites all-time record on foreign investors' strong net-buying...

The benchmark KOSPI continued its rally Tuesday, rewriting its all-time record high of the past 45 years, both in intra-day trading and at the close. The index began trading at 2,616.28 points, up 13.69 points from Monday's close of 2,602.59, which wa...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Using less, discarding less...

We see an enormous amount of waste piled up every day in front of each apartment building here in Korea. After looking at the waste one day, I wondered, "Where does it all go?"...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Korea to host 1st ASEAN-Korea Youth Summit...

Young people from Korea and ASEAN countries will share their ideas on the role of the young generations in fostering mutual growth and prosperity through an online conference, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Air Busan to resume flights to China's Ningbo...

Air Busan Co. said Tuesday it will resume flights to the Chinese city of Ningbo next month to meet travel demand from businessmen. The budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines Inc. will begin offering one flight per week on Dec. 6 on the Incheon-Ningbo rout...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

TWICE to release 'I Can't Stop Me' performance video...

South Korean girl group Twice will release a new performance video next week. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert announced Monday that Twice will premiere its performance video for "I Can't Stop Me" on the Late Show YouTube channel Nov. 30 at ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Polarizing home ownership...

The number of owners of multiple homes and those who do not own even a single ones have both sharply increased in the last year, reflecting the widening gap between the haves and have-nots. The polarizing housing market shows the Moon Jae-in administratio...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

CJ CheilJedang sues Daesang over patents...

The country's top food company CJ CheilJedang has filed a 10 billion won lawsuit against consumer foods company Daesang Corporation to protect its property rights in the bio sector. Daesang allegedly infringed CJ CheilJedang's patent for its lysin...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Samsung, LG claim lead in QLED, OLED TVs...

Samsung Electronics claimed a solid lead in the global TV market, while its chief cross-town rival LG Electronics was continuing its lead in the OLED TV segment, according to market research data, Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine...

The Philippines is close to concluding talks with Britain's AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a top coronavirus task force official said on Monday. Carlito Galvez, the former general in charge of strategy...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Allies need new approach to NK...

More Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election than in any previous election. In a speech, President-elect Joseph Biden pledged to unify the nation: "To make progress we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies we are ...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Essay awardees suggest fresh ideas for Korea's globalization...

In their award-winning English economic essays, university students suggested ways for Korea to overcome its demographic challenge that inhibits sustainable growth, and to tear down the language barrier that makes it difficult for foreign businesses opera...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition - but still not conceding...

President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden's transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance. Trump acknowledged...

 2020-11-24 10:59 

Korea Times

Korea to develop indigenous robot for explosives detection, removal...

South Korea's arms procurement agency signed a contract commissioning a local defense firm to develop a robot capable of detecting and removing land mines and other explosives with indigenous technology, officials said Tuesday. Under the 18 billion-wo...

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