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 2021-12-06 15:57 

KBS World

Seoul Expresses Regret over Japanese Lawmakers' Visit to Yasukuni Shrine...

[Politics] : The government has expressed deep regret and concerns over a group of Japanese lawmakers visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. In a statement issued Tuesday, the foreign ministry said Seoul regrets that senior lawmakers, just a...

 2021-12-06 15:54 

KBS World

U.S. Says it Respects S. Korea-China relations...

[Politics] : The U.S. Department of Defense said the U.S. is not making countries choose between Washington and Beijing.During a regular briefing on Monday, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby pointed out that the U.S. respects the relations between South...

 2021-12-06 15:48 

Korea Herald

Samsung Electronics CFO tapped to lead Samsung's battery arm...

Choi Yoon-ho, the chief financial officer of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics widely known to be close to its de facto leader, was named Tuesday as the new chief executive officer of Samsung SDI, a Samsung affiliate dedicated to manufactur...

 2021-12-06 15:37 

Korea Herald

Six embassies urge Seoul to recognize foreigners vaccinated abroad...

A total of six embassies, led by the US, on Tuesday called on South Korea to recognize foreign residents' overseas vaccination records, as the local government enforces strict distancing measures targeting the unvaccinated. In a joint stateme...

 2021-12-06 15:37 

Korea Herald

LG CNS launches service for corporate migration to metaverse...

South Korean information technology service firm LG CNS said Tuesday that it had launched a virtual office service by teaming up with Japanese firm oVice, a move to capitalize on metaverse technology to address demand for pandemic-friendly remote wor...

 2021-12-06 15:29 

Korea Herald

Moody's to closely monitor S. Korean non-banking sector's asset soundness: analyst...

Moody's Investors Service will closely monitor the asset soundness of non-banking financial institutions in South Korea amid worries that they could face risks from snowballing corporate and household debt and rising interest rates, an analyst of the...

 2021-12-06 15:29 

KBS World

Chinese Amb. to S. Korea Pledges to Resolve Problems Through Cooperation...

[Politics] : Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming said Seoul and Beijing must resolve difficult problems through cooperation as they mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year.His remarks came during a meeting hosted by the Korea Ent...

 2021-12-06 15:28 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Owner-chef of Michelin Green Star restaurant values mindful ingredients...

It took becoming a chef for Yoon Tae-hyeon to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a playwright. "My tofu plays Romeo, and rice wine Juliet. The side dishes play the role of supporting actors creating the overall mood, while the main dish c...

 2021-12-06 15:24 

Korea Herald

30 years of restoration, history of Gyeongbokgung Palace in full view...

To mark the 30th anniversary of the excavation and restoration carried out at Gyeongbokgung, the National Palace Museum of Korea located within the palace grounds is presenting a special exhibition, "Glory of the Royal Palace." The exhi...

 2021-12-06 15:02 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Bioscience COVID-19 treatment candidate shows efficacy with dexamethasone...

South Korean biotechnology firm Hyundai Bioscience Co. said Tuesday that the combination of its oral antiviral candidate and dexamethasone showed high efficacy in treating COVID-19 during animal testings. The company is currently re-purposing niclos...

 2021-12-06 14:52 

KBS World

Samsung Electronics Announces New Leadership...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics has announced new leadership, replacing all three heads of its key divisions.The company also merged the IT, Mobile(IM) and Consumer Electronics(CE) divisions in its biggest reshuffle since 2017 in a bid to enhance synergy ...

 2021-12-06 14:47 

KBS World

Gov't to Ease Capital Gains Tax for Single-Home Owners from Wed....

[Economy] : The government will ease the capital gains tax on property sales for those who own one home starting Wednesday, amid public outrage over the increased real estate tax burden ahead of the March 9 presidential election.On Tuesday, the Cabinet de...

 2021-12-06 14:40 

KBS World

Heads of N. Korean Navy, Air Force Confirmed to Have Been Demoted...

[Politics] : The heads of the North Korean Navy and Air Force were each confirmed to have been demoted by one rank.The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday reported on a meeting of military educators led by regime leader Kim Jong-un...

 2021-12-06 14:31 

KBS World

Gov't to Allocate Record 73% of 2022 Budget Spending in H1...

[Economy] : The government decided to frontload over 70 percent of next year's fiscal spending in the first six months to focus on anti-virus measures and assisting small businesses suffering because of the pandemic.The 2022 budget allocation plan, wh...

 2021-12-06 14:22 

KBS World

Moon Seeks Public Support for Tightened Quarantine amid Omicron Concerns...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in sought public understanding and cooperation for the government's decision to reintroduce special quarantine measures just over one month into the living with COVID-19 transition.Presiding over a Cabinet meeting on Tu...

 2021-12-06 14:20 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Samsung's Lee embarks on trip to UAE, Saudi Arabia to cement networks, seek biz opportunities...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS photo; ADDS Lee's remark in 3rd para) SEOUL, De......

 2021-12-06 13:53 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea's 'D.P.' Among NYT's Best TV Shows of the Year...

Korean Netflix series "D.P." has been named among the New York Times' best international TV shows of this year. In the lead last Saturday, the daily also mentioned "Squid Game," the dystopian Korean drama that was Netflix's biggest...

 2021-12-06 13:35 

Yonhap News

S. Korea reports additional case of highly pathogenic bird flu...

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported an additional case of highly pathogenic avi......

 2021-12-06 13:33 

The Chosun Ilbo

Wages Rises by Highest Margin Since Before Pandemic...

The average wage of regular workers increased five percent on-year in the third quarter, the highest in three years and six months, partly thanks to generous bonuses.According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Monday, workers who are employed for...

 2021-12-06 13:21 

Korea Herald

Korea, Australia celebrate 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations...

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea hosted a reception Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of Australia-Korea diplomatic relations. The reception was attended by Australian Ambassador Catherine Raper, Posco Vice-President Lee Jae-wan, and...

 2021-12-06 13:19 

Korea Herald

Finnish Embassy celebrates Independence Day...

INDEPENDENCE DAY Finnish Ambassador Pekka Metso delivers welcome remarks at his residence in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, to mark his country's 104th Independence Day. Finland gained independence from the Soviet Union on Dec. 6, 1917. (Sanjay Ku...

 2021-12-06 13:11 

The Chosun Ilbo

Chip Shortage Pushes up Car and Phone Prices...

Surging prices of steel, computer chips and other parts are taking their toll on the price tags of cars and phones, and the inflationary pressure is expected to spread to other consumer goods.As Hyundai started selling the new Santa Fe SUV on Monday, it u...

 2021-12-06 13:00 

Korea Herald

Kazakhstan reaffirms drive for carbon neutrality by 2060...

Kazakhstan will push forward in developing renewable energy sources as part of the country's transition to a low-carbon economy, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin has reaffirmed. Chairing a meeting of the Council for the Improvement of the In...

 2021-12-06 12:57 

Korea Herald

S. Korean shipbuilders rank first in global new orders for 2nd month...

South Korean shipbuilders ranked first in global new orders for a second month in November, far outpacing their Chinese rivals, industry data showed Tuesday. Local shipbuilders, led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., gained 58 percent, or a combined 7...

 2021-12-06 12:57 

The Chosun Ilbo

More Young People Move to Satellite Cities...

More young people are moving to the hi-tech satellite cities surrounding the capital like Hwaesong in Gyeonggi Province as older industrial towns are emptying out. Hwaesong saw the greatest influx of people aged 20 to 39 in the country over the last four ...

 2021-12-06 12:54 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to implement eased capital gain taxes on home sales on Wednesday...

South Korea said Tuesday it will implement eased capital gain taxes on property sales for single-home owners this week amid growing public discontent over real estate-related tax burdens ahead of the presidential election. Last week, the National As...

 2021-12-06 12:49 

KBS World

Rate of Gov't Support for Health Insurance Financing Set at 14.4% for 2022...

[Domestic] : The rate of support from state coffers for health insurance financing has again been set below the standard stipulated by law.According to the National Assembly and health ministry on Tuesday, the rate for 2022 was set at 14-point-four percen...

 2021-12-06 12:45 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gong Seung-yeon Wins Award at Torino Film Festival...

Actress Gong Seung-yeon won the best actress award at the Torino Film Festival last week for her role in the movie "Aloners."The movie drew praise for its portrayal of loneliness, with Gong playing a telemarketer who withdraws from the world to li...

 2021-12-06 12:37 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New cases fall below 5,000; 4-week toughened virus rules go into effect...

(ATTN: UPDATES with 9 p.m. case count in 18th para) SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Kore......

 2021-12-06 12:29 

Korea Herald

Moon calls for more efforts to prevent spread of omicron, people to get booster jabs...

President Moon Jae-in instructed aides Tuesday to make greater efforts to prevent the spread of the omicron variant, urging more people to get booster shots as the nation is struggling with a spike in COVID-19 deaths and infections. "We are fac...

 2021-12-06 12:17 

Korea Herald

Gangwon vs. Daejeon in battle for place in top football league...

One club will try to stay in the top flight in South Korean football, while another will look to join the big boys after six years away. It will be Gangwon FC of the K League 1 versus Daejeon Hana Citizen of the K League 2 in this year's two-legged...

 2021-12-06 12:17 

KBS World

Authorities Confirm 12 More Omicron Cases, First Cases Found in Seoul...

[Domestic] : The nation reported 12 new cases of the omicron variant on Tuesday, raising the country's accumulated caseload to 36.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said of the new cases, three came from overseas and nine were local...

 2021-12-06 12:13 

Korea Herald

Activists, police clash over military radar installation in Busan...

The Air Force launched a surprise operation to install an anti-missile radar on a mountain in the southeastern city of Busan, sparking angry protests from residents concerned about potential health hazards from the radar's electromagnetic waves. Pol...

 2021-12-06 12:10 

Korea Herald

S. Koreans' spending on Disney+ hits over W17b in Nov.: data...

South Koreans are estimated to have spent more than 17 billion won ($14.5 million) in purchasing contents by Disney+ less than a month since its launch here, data showed Tuesday. Payments to Disney+ in the country were estimated at 17.2 billion won...

 2021-12-06 12:08 

Korea Herald

Seoul reports first Omicron cases in 3 foreign students...

Three foreign students attending universities in Seoul have been confirmed to be infected with omicron, officials said Tuesday, signaling the highly contagious COVID-19 variant's penetration into the capital. One foreign student each from Seoul Nati...

 2021-12-06 11:59 

The Chosun Ilbo

Business Primers Top Sales at Korea's Biggest Bookstore...

Books about business and personal finance topped sales at Korea's biggest bookstore Kyobo Book Centre for the first time since it opened in 1980. On Kyobo's annual bestseller list Monday, business books accounted for 8.5 percent of sales. Even las...

 2021-12-06 11:52 

The Chosun Ilbo

Unvaccinated Children at Risk of COVID Infection...

Fears are mounting over that children who have not yet been vaccinated could be infected en masses with coronavirus as the Omicron variant spreads through Korea.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday said 4.64 million children aged five...

 2021-12-06 11:47 

KBS World

Group of Japanese Lawmakers Visits Controversial Yasukuni Shrine...

[Politics] : A group of 99 Japanese lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday. According to Japan's Kyodo News and Sankei Shimbun, the legislators are members of a group in the ...

 2021-12-06 11:34 

Korea Herald

Samsung Heavy Industries wins W734b orders for 3 LNG carriers...

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Tuesday that it has bagged two orders worth a combined 734 billion won ($621 million) to construct three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. With the latest deals, Samsung Heavy Industries has won orders worth a...

 2021-12-06 11:30 

KBS World

India, Russia Agree to Boost Cooperation in Establishing Peace on Korean Peninsula...

[Politics] : India and Russia have agreed to boost cooperation toward establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the stance in a joint statement issued after their summit h...

 2021-12-06 11:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kyobo Life calls for punishment of Deloitte Anjin accountants...

Kyobo Life Insurance said it has requested a new investigation into and the punishment of some accountants of Deloitte Anjin accused of conspiring to inflate the prices of a put option that one of its strategic investors exercised years earlier....

 2021-12-06 11:28 

Korea Herald

Seoul reports jump in student COVID-19 cases...

A total of 1,450 students from kindergarten to high school tested positive for COVID-19 in Seoul last week, up 360 from 1,090 a week earlier, after the full resumption of in-person classes, the city's education office said Tuesday. The increase came...

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lonely lunch...

Tables and chairs are empty at an outdoor eating area in Sinchon Boxquare, a complex for restaurants. Visitors to restaurants have been decreasing due to rising Covid-19 cases and new rules limiting people to eat in groups of six or less....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Power at the port...

Solar panels are lined up at a power plant near the Port of Incheon in Jung District, Incheon, on Monday. Incheon Port Authority will apply a new online system that helps it manage various solar power plants all at once, starting next year....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Jae-yong heads for the Middle East, possibly Europe...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other regional economies....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hanbok harmony...

Hwang Yi-seul, CEO of hanbok company Leesle, holds a hanbok made by the company on Monday. The hanbok was made in partnership with Hyosung TNC, which supplied the regen, a type of recycled fiber....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Insurer lending growth slows as regulations are tightened...

Korean insurance companies saw their lending grow at a slower pace in the third quarter from three months earlier due to tougher rules on household loans, data showed Monday....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Crypto dip...

A digital screen shows cryptocurrency prices at Bithumb's office on Monday. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have been plummeting recently. Bitcoin fell below the 60-million-won mark on Monday at 6 p.m. for the first time since early October....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Persimmon prep...

Dried persimmons hang from racks at a farm in Haman County, South Gyeongsang, on Monday. Persimmons are harvested in fall, then dried and sold in December and January....

 2021-12-06 11:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

DSME developing a shipbuilder ESG index with KR...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) said Monday that it plans to develop indexes to assess the performance of Korean shipbuilders' ESG management activities....

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