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 2020-11-24 10:17 

Korea Herald

Households' Q3 spending on liquor, tobacco hits new high amid pandemic...

SEJONG -- South Korea's household spending on alcohol and cigarettes reached a new record high in the third quarter as the coronavirus outbreak forced more people to stay home, government data showed Wednesday. Local households spent an average of 4...

 2020-11-24 10:15 

Korea Herald

Manufacturers' sentiment up for 2nd straight month in December...

South Korean manufacturers' business sentiment rose for the second consecutive month in December, thanks to hopes for economic recovery, central bank data showed Wednesday. The business sentiment index (BSI) for local manufacturers came to 76 for De...

 2020-11-24 10:10 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) 3 killed in POSCO plant explosion...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout with additional casualty; CHANGES photo)......

 2020-11-24 10:05 

KBS World

S. Korea's Biz Sentiment Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Levels...

[Economy] : South Korean firms' business sentiment improved for the second straight month in November, recovering to levels seen before the outbreak of COVID-19. According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Wednesday, the business survey index(BSI) for all ...

 2020-11-24 09:53 

Korea Herald

BTS nominated for Grammy Award...

WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- South Korea's K-pop megastar BTS was nominated for the Grammy Award in best pop duo/group performance, becoming the first South Korean pop artist to be nominated for the US music award. The South Korean boy group was nomi...

 2020-11-24 09:51 

KBS World

NC Dinos Capture First Korean Series Title...

[Sports] : The NC Dinos captured their first Korean Series professional baseball title.With four wins and two losses in the best-of-seven series, the Dinos took the title for the first time just nine years after the team's foundation. The team, which ...

 2020-11-24 09:42 

The Chosun Ilbo

Epidemic Puts Heavy Burden on Full-Time Housewives...

The coronavirus epidemic has increased the childcare burden on full-time housewives as schools and crammers closed. This trend is chronicled in a report by Eun Ki-soo from Seoul National University in the November issue of "Labor Review." It cites...

 2020-11-24 09:41 

KBS World

Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit S. Korea Wednesday...

[Politics] : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday for a three-day trip, over a year after his last in December 2019.Seoul's Foreign Ministry said that Beijing's top diplomat will make an official visit at t...

 2020-11-24 09:40 

Yonhap News

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

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Tuesday suspended Prosecutor Gen......

 2020-11-24 09:34 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Top prosecutor pledges to take legal action against justice minister's suspension order...
 2020-11-24 09:33 

KBS World

BTS Becomes First S. Korean Pop Group/Artist to Win Grammy Nomination...

[Culture] : South Korean K-pop band BTS was nominated for a Grammy Award, becoming the first South Korean pop artist to be nominated for the U.S.' most prestigious music award.The Recording Academy on Tuesday unveiled the 2021 nominees ahead of the 63...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Trot singer Kim Ho-joong to release EP 'The Classic Album' on Dec. 11...

Trot singer Kim Ho-joong, who is currently working as a public service employee as an alternative to mandatory military service, will be releasing a new EP,...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Joining hands for MOU...

Representatives from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in northern Seoul sign a memorandum of understanding for academia-industry cooperation with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea Investment & Securities and Zinol D&C on Friday...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Learning about LPs...

A press event for the exhibition...

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Saemangeum support...

SK Group will invest 2.1 trillion won ($1.89 billion) into the creation of data centers and entrepreneurship infrastructure in the Saemangeum Industrial Complex....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Third-generation family members take key roles at LS Group...

LS Group has promoted three third-generation relatives of Chairman Koo Ja-yeol to senior executive positions. LS Group announced its annual human resources reshuffle for the 2021 business year on Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 09:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Some property owners in shock as comprehensive tax doubles...

A 66-year-old man who lives in Mok-dong of Yangcheon District, western Seoul, was shocked recently after checking his comprehensive real estate tax bill. It was up sevenfold from the previous year....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi sets another all-time high as optimism continues...

Stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth day, finishing at an all-time high Tuesday on hopes of an economic recovery and new coronavirus vaccine development. The won fell against the dollar....

 2020-11-24 09:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior signs with ICM Partners in hopes of growing global fandom...

Fifteen years after its debut, boy band Super Junior is cranking into full gear with an aim to grow its global fandom. The group's agency, Label SJ, announced Tuesday that Super Junior has signed an agency contract with one of the world's leading...

 2020-11-24 09:29 

The Chosun Ilbo

NC Dinos Win Their 1st Korean Series Title...

In the battle between the NC Dinos and the Doosan Bears, the Dinos came out on top on Tuesday, winning this year's Korean Series after defeating the defending champions, the Bears in six games.The Dinos broke the scoreless tie in the fifth inning, bef...

 2020-11-24 09:27 

The Chosun Ilbo

Biden Transition to U.S. Power Formally Starts...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's transition to power in Washington has formally started after a government agency declared him the apparent winner of the 2020 presidential election, even as President Donald Trump continues his long-shot attempt to upe...

 2020-11-24 09:26 

Yonhap News

2 killed, 1 missing in POSCO plant fire...

GWANGYANG, South Korea, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- At least two people were killed and another we......

 2020-11-24 09:22 

The Chosun Ilbo

Visitors to Britain Could Shorten Quarantine with Negative Test...

Britain announced Tuesday that travelers from abroad could face a shorter isolation period with a negative COVID-19 test days after their arrival.Current rules require 14 days of quarantine. Starting Dec. 15, travelers will have the option to pay for a te...

 2020-11-24 09:20 

KBS World

Biden Vows to Strengthen Alliances in Asia-Pacific...

[Politics] : U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly vowed to strengthen the U.S.' alliances in the Asia-Pacific region, saying that "America is strongest when it works with its allies."According to Reuters and other foreign media, Biden...

 2020-11-24 09:20 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) USFK reports one COVID-19 patient at Pyeongtaek headquarters...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info, USFK commander's comment) SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- ......

 2020-11-24 09:20 

Yonhap News

FMs of S. Korea, New Zealand discuss bilateral cooperation in phone talks...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and New Zealand spoke over the......

 2020-11-24 09:18 

Yonhap News

N. Korea publishes picture album featuring weapons under leader Kim Jong-un...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap)-- North Korea on Tuesday published a picture album showing off an ......

 2020-11-24 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Beyonc Leads 2021 Grammy Nominations, The Weeknd Shut out...

Beyonc led nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday with nine nods, followed by Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and rapper Roddy Ricch, who got six apiece. Swift and British singer Dua Lipa will compete for the top prize - album of the year -- along with ...

 2020-11-24 09:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Chinese, Japanese Foreign Ministers Meet in Tokyo...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Tokyo Tuesday with his Japanese counterpart to discuss a variety of issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on their respective economies and regional concerns over China's growing influence.Wang'...

 2020-11-24 09:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Dow Jones Industrial Average Reaches 30,000 for 1st Time...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000 for the first time on Tuesday, buoyed by favorable investor sentiment over coronavirus vaccine developments and news that President-elect Joe Biden's transition process has begun. The Dow rose 1.4 percent...

 2020-11-24 09:10 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Justice minister orders suspension of top prosecutor from duty amid feud over reform...
 2020-11-24 09:09 

The Chosun Ilbo

To ease dry coughs...

To ease dry coughs, suck on a candy....

 2020-11-24 09:00 

KBS World

Biden, Blinken Signal Return to Global Partnership...

[International] : Anchor: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his national security team held a news conference, emphasizing their plan to work more closely with traditional allies. Speaking to KBS World Radio, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs committee'...

 2020-11-24 08:52 

Yonhap News

With back against wall in Korean Series, Bears' manager hoping bats will wake up...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Time is running out for the Doosan Bears' ......

 2020-11-24 08:44 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Award-winning pianist Sunwoo Yekwon returns with 'miraculous' album 'Mozart'...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 9-11; RECASTS para 4)By Lee Minji SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -......

 2020-11-24 08:38 

Yonhap News

Kia workers to stage strike this week over little progress in wage talks...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Unionized workers at Kia Motors Corp. will stage a partial stri......

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

BTS says winning a Grammy would complete its American dream...

BTS say winning a Grammy is the band's ultimate goal on its American journey in a recent interview with fashion magazine, Esquire....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Yoon's mother-in-law indicted on fraud charges...

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's mother-in-law on charges of fraud and medical law violations linked to a nursing hospital....

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Hyundai Heavy, Eugene submit final bids for Doosan Infracore...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with details in paras 2-5; ADDS photo)By Nam Kwang-......

 2020-11-24 08:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Posco CEO wants to stay at post for another three-year term...

Posco CEO Choi Jeong-woo expressed his desire to remain in his position for another term....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Suspended pastor has one regret from time at queer festival — not smiling more...

"A hundred years from now, the church will have changed. And when that time comes, I want you to be sure that you won't be embarrassed of your own decisions. Don't be a sinner in the face of history." When Pastor Lee Dong-hwan began to dou...

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household debt keeps climbing despite gov't efforts...

Household debt reached a record 1,682.1 trillion won ($1.51 trillion) in the third quarter despite the government's attempts to cool off the real estate market and borrowing to buy property....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Career interruptions due to marriage and childbirth down 11 percent...

According to the latest study by Statistics Korea, the number of women whose careers have been cut short as of April this year amounted to 1.5 million people. When compared to the same period a year ago, that figure was 193,000 less....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver to spend ₩180 billion supporting stores and artists...

Naver will invest 180 billion won into supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and content creators connected with the portal platform, in the latest push to create a favorable ecosystem for the growing pool of artists and stores....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Bioscience to start Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials...

SK Bioscience's Covid-19 vaccine candidate NBP2001 has received permission to begin Phase 1 clinical trials. The ministry also gave the green light to Phase 2 clinical trials for Dong Wha Pharm's Covid-19 treatment candidate, DW2008S....

 2020-11-24 08:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Song Joong-ki to host Mnet Asian Music Awards slated for Dec. 6...

Actor Song Joong-ki will host the popular music awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), slated to take place on Dec. 6, Mnet announced on Tuesday. Song is one of Korea's most popular celebrities globally thanks to his leading role in the hugely...

 2020-11-24 08:33 

Yonhap News

S. Korea may need to consider nuclear armament if North sticks to nukes: opposition head...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- The head of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) said T......

 2020-11-24 08:27 

Yonhap News

S. Korea voices hope to work closely with Biden team after Blinken named as top diplomat...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea anticipates working closely with U.S. President-ele......

 2020-11-24 08:26 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Global press photo exhibition capturing life during pandemic kicks off...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 7-8, photos)By Lee Minji SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- An exhi......

 2020-11-24 08:24 

Yonhap News

Labor group sticks to Wednesday's general strike despite rising virus fears...

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- A leading umbrella labor organization said Tuesday it will push......

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