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 2020-07-03 08:34 

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Telcos offer smart factory solutions amid pandemic...

By Chae Yun-hwan SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's major telecom companies ar......

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

What's wrong with Mr. Kim's English...

Park Si-soo's "Winning English" is a witty, informative guidebook for Koreans who are eager to improve their English skills to a level at which they can freely use it for work. With his practical, realistic advice drawn from his 13 years of ex...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Senior prosecutors discuss follow-up to justice minister's snub...

The Supreme Prosecutors' Office began internal discussions, presided over by Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, with senior prosecutors nationwide on how to respond to Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's decision to invoke her authority to command the p...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Atalanta beats Napoli 2-0 in Serie A to stay in hunt for 3rd...

MILAN (AP) _ Atalanta beat Napoli 2-0 in Serie A on Thursday to keep up the pressure on Inter Milan in the fight for third place....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

US Congress targets banks, ramping up fight for Hong Kong rights...

The US Congress on Thursday passed tough new sanctions that target banks over violations of Hong Kong's autonomy, dialing up the pressure on China over the harsh security law it imposed on the financial hub. Beijing has threatened "strong counterm...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Human rights body investigating abuse claims by late triathlete athlete...

The national human rights body said Friday it is investigating abuse claims from a late triathlete who filed a petition a day before taking her own life. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it received the petition on June 25 from the legal r...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Samsung SDS wins mega KDB deal...

Samsung SDS was chosen as the preferred negotiator for Korea Development Bank's (KDB) IT system management project, a deal valued at an estimated 287 billion won ($239 million)....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

K-pop star Goo Ha-ra's ex-boyfriend jailed for sex video blackmail...

Late K-pop star Goo Ha-ra's ex-boyfriend has been jailed for blackmailing her over sex videos that eventually led her to her apparent suicide. A panel of three judges sentenced Choi Jong-bum, 29, to one year in prison, Thursday, overturning a lower co...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Fears mounting over virus spreading across nation again...

The southern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea, has been hit by another infection cluster, while the greater Seoul area, Daejeon and Gwangju have continued to report consistent increases in the number of virus patients, accord...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Moon calls for heavier tax burden on owners of multiple homes to curb housing price surge...

President Moon Jae-in instructed his land minister Thursday to push for ways to raise tax burdens on owners of two or more houses, as he received an emergency report on South Korea's real estate market viewed by many as being overheated. He called in ...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

'Steel Rain 2' intended to dramatize geopolitics on Korean Peninsula, says director...

The upcoming action drama "Steel Rain 2: Summit" is intended to give a clear window into geopolitics on the Korean Peninsula through the fictional setting of tripartite summit talks in a closed space, the film's director said Thursday. "Si...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Film 'Peninsula' unveils special interactive trailer [VIDEO]...

Zombie blockbuster "Peninsula," the sequel to 2016 hit "Train to Busan," has unveiled a special interactive trailer. The film's distributor NEW uploaded the trailer on its YouTube channel, Friday, giving a peek into the big-budget prod...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

'Gwangju Video' retraces 1980 democratic uprising...

"Gwangju Video: The Missing" is an archival film that retraces the Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980, and the brutal government response, through national and international video footage and interviews of foreign correspondents and domestic...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Rising new cases spell peril for virus fight; areas outside capital under threat of more infections...

South Korea's daily new virus cases hit the highest level in two weeks on Friday as infections outside the Seoul metropolitan area showed a sustained increase, raising concerns that the country's infections may get back on an upward trajectory. Th...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Ensure political neutrality...

No one can overemphasize the importance of the prosecution's neutrality and independence from political power. This explains why the government and the ruling party should refrain from interfering with investigations conducted by the law enforcement a...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Refrain from excessive demands...

Negotiations on next year's minimum wage have already missed the legal deadline, and the chances of a breakdown are increasing. At the second meeting of the Minimum Wage Commission last week, Chairman Park Jun-shik asked representatives of employers a...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Army rejects transgender soldier's appeal for reinstatement...

The Army decided not to allow a former noncommissioned officer, who was forcibly discharged after sex reassignment surgery, to return to the military, officials said Friday. Byun Hee-soo, 22, filed the petition with the Army in February after a military c...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Anti-discrimination law back on table at National Assembly...

The minor liberal Justice Party has proposed a bill to ban all kinds of discrimination based on gender, disability, age, language, country of origin, sexual orientation, physical condition, academic background and any other reason....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Great Battle of Korea Strait...

There were two very sad stories involving Korea in the last century: one was of the country's colonization; and the other, the tragic fratricidal Korean War (1950-1953), just less than five years after independence had been gained....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

International luxury brands flourish while local labels perish...

The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the clear contrast between international luxury firms and domestic fashion companies. Despite price hikes of luxury brands, people formed queues in front of their boutiques while local labels are offering deep ...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

New unification minister, spy agency chief and national security adviser nominated...

President Moon Jae-in nominated Lee In-young, a four-term ruling party lawmaker, as South Korea's new unification minister and tapped Suh Hoon, head of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), as director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae on Frida...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

PM voices alarm at growing virus infections in Gwangju...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun voiced alarm over the recent "unusual" spike in virus infections in the southwestern city of Gwangju Friday, presiding over the central government's regular COVID-19 response meeting there. "The pace of COVID-...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

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Not your dad's North Koreans...
 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Imported car sales jump 41% in June despite pandemic...

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea jumped 41 percent in June from a year earlier on tax cuts and new models, an industry association said Friday. The number of newly registered foreign vehicles rose to 27,350 units last month from 19,386 a year ear...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies...

Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television's most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona,...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people...

At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Abbott, who ...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Moon's approval rating falling amid rows on multiple fronts...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has been falling for more than a month, recent surveys showed. According to a survey of 1,000 adults released by Gallup Korea Friday, 50 percent of respondents said they believe Moon was doing a good job, down 2...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

North Korean leader calls for maximum alert against virus, warns of 'unimaginable' crisis...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for "maximum alert" against the coronavirus as he presided over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party, warning that premature easing of anti-virus measures will lead to "unimaginable and ir...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

CJ ENM in clash with local broadcasters over content fee...

CJ ENM, the country's largest entertainment company, is in a dispute with local broadcasters over a price increase of its products by 15 percent to 30 percent....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Take work out of your workout...

Recently, I visited my local gym for the first time after snacking-in-place for over two months. It was like going to see an annoying former friend out of guilt. I've always had a tolerate-hate relationship with working out....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Top Korean exporters unlikely to exit Hong Kong...

Top South Korean exporters are considering their options, including possibly quitting Hong Kong, amid growing concerns about the Chinese central government's newly-instituted national security laws....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Gachon Univ. President gets Lions Humanitarian Award...

Lee Gil-ya, president of Gachon University has been chosen as the recipient of The Lions Club Humanitarian Award, according to a school official....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as champions...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) _ As they stepped onto the pitch, Liverpool's players were given a guard of honor from Manchester City. It was the only time they looked like Premier League champions on Thursday....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Probe into death of Korean triathlete who claimed abuse...

Triathlon's governing body has joined an investigation into the death of a South Korean competitor who was reportedly subjected to years of physical and mental abuse. ''World Triathlon is deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the death of ... Choi Su...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

India should rethink policy in emerging Cold War...

In the wake of recent Chinese aggression in the disputed Himalayan border running along the Ladakh area of Kashmir, the debate about India aligning with the United States has resurfaced once again. One of the central questions to India's China threat ...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Abortion rights get court win...

In the time since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that sought to regulate abortion clinics out of business, it's become increasingly obvious that there was only one clear winner. That would be the legal concept of stare decisis or t...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Last month was hottest June on record: weather agency...

South Korea's average high temperature rose to 28 C last month, making it the hottest June on record since authorities began collecting relevant data in 1973, a government agency said Friday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said June'...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Gov't on alert over rising meat price...

Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom, center, presides over a meeting on the nation's strategic growth at the Seoul Government Complex, Friday. He said the ministry will keep a close eye on rising beef and pork prices. Meat prices have been on the rise...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps...

India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors. 2 , 59 ....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Defectors cornered by both South and North Korea over leaflets...

North Korean defectors are seemingly becoming an "enemy of the state" in both South and North Korea due to the harshly denounced distribution of anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border from the South. In the North, they are considered "human s...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Ex-lawmaker Park named new spy agency chief...

Park Jie-won, a former chief of staff of President Kim Dae-jung, has been nominated to lead the nation's spy agency, replacing Suh Hoon, who has been named as director of the National Security Office (NSO), Cheong Wa Dae announced, Friday....

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Bolton says Trump could meet Kim again to help reelection...

U.S. President Donald Trump could meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if he believes a summit would help his reelection chances, Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday. Bolton's comment comes after President...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Frayed inter-Korean relations dash hopes for return to Gaeseong...

When Shin Han-yong crossed the inter-Korean border into the North Korean city of Kaesong in 2018, he thought the opening of an inter-Korean liaison office could eventually lead to the resumption of a joint factory park. The liaison office in the western b...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Gov't to closely monitor beef, pork prices amid soaring demand...

South Korea will closely monitor prices of beef and pork amid soaring demand, Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom said Friday. Consumer prices of beef and pork jumped 16.4 percent and 10.5 percent on-year, respectively, in June, according to data released...

 2020-07-03 08:22 

Korea Times

Former Pristin member signs contract with new agency...

Xiyeon, formerly of now-disbanded K-pop girl group Pristin, has signed an exclusive contract with a new management company....

 2020-07-03 08:21 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) (profile) Spy agency chief nominee Park, champion of inter-Korean reconciliation, cooperation...

(ATTN: ADDS Park's remarks in paras 5-6)By Song Sang-ho SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- N......

 2020-07-03 08:09 

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Manager to pitchers: get ahead in the count...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- As a former catcher, Doosan Bears' manager ......

 2020-07-03 08:09 

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(2nd LD) Four-term ruling party lawmaker named unification minister, NIS chief as national security director...

(ATTN: UPDATES with remarks by officials from 6th para; ADDS photos, byline)By Lee Chi-don......

 2020-07-03 07:57 

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(LEAD) S. Korea's top nuke envoy holds talks with Chinese, Russian ambassadors...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS details on Lee's meeting with Russian ambassador ......

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