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 2021-05-03 17:51 

Korea Herald

S. Korean labor groups condemn Japan for denying wartime forced labor...

South Korean labor and civic organizations on Tuesday denounced Japan for formally denying mobilizing Korean people for wartime forced labor. The Japanese Cabinet last week sent a lawmaker its decision that Japan's recruitment, placement and conscri...

 2021-05-03 17:49 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, US, Japan to hold FM talks at G-7 meeting in London...

The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold trilateral talks on the margins of a Group of Seven (G-7) gathering in London later this week, a source said Tuesday, as Washington eyes a thaw in strained ties between its Asian...

 2021-05-03 17:34 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Blinek urges N. Korea to engage, saying U.S. seeks practical progress...

(ATTN: MODIFIES 2nd para; UPDATES with more remarks, additional information, background fr......

 2021-05-03 17:34 

Korea Herald

Korea halts first doses of COVID-19 jabs amid supply shortage...

Shortages of COVID-19 vaccines have forced around 2,000 vaccination centers to halt operations in South Korea, as authorities said it would hold off on administering first doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for the next three weeks. The Minist...

 2021-05-03 17:33 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Shinee to mark 13th anniversary with livestream...

Shinee is hosting an online event to celebrate the 13th anniversary of debut. To spend the anniversary with its fans, the quartet will take to Naver's V Live for a live fan meet event on May 25. It has been holding the meet called &ldquo...

 2021-05-03 17:30 

Korea Herald

Kakao Games sees net profit jump 68% in Q1...

Kakao Games, the gaming unit of the country's leading messenger app operator, reported a 68 percent jump in net profit to 18.3 billion won ($16.3 million) in the first quarter on-year, the company announced Tuesday. Sales rose 35 percent to 1...

 2021-05-03 17:23 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks rebound on 2nd day of resumed short selling...

South Korean stocks rebounded on Tuesday, the second day of resumed short selling, after a five-session losing streak as institutions scooped up local stocks. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index...

 2021-05-03 17:17 

Korea Herald

MMCA's Gwacheon venue celebrates Children's Day with exhibition for kids...

Ahead of Children's Day on May 5, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, kicked off an exhibition for children titled "You & Me" at its Gwacheon venue on Tuesday. The venue, which includes a children's...

 2021-05-03 17:16 

Yonhap News

Blinek urges N. Korea to engage, saying U.S. seeks practical progress...

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged North Korea on ......

 2021-05-03 17:15 

Korea Herald

Namyang Dairy chairman resigns after yogurt COVID-19 prevention claims...

Namyang Dairy Products Chairman Hong Won-sik offered his resignation Tuesday, after the company came under fire for the claim that its yogurt drink Bulgaris can help protect from COVID-19. Hong, who took over the company from his father, the late fo...

 2021-05-03 17:05 

KBS World

278 People Test Positive after Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose...

[Domestic] : New figures show about 280 people tested positive for COVID-19 after their first vaccination and before they received their second and final dose.Lawmaker Paik Jong-heon of the People Power Party, citing statistics from the Korea Disease Cont...

 2021-05-03 17:05 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Blinken says it is up to N. Korea to decide whether it will engage or not...
 2021-05-03 17:05 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Blinken says he wishes N. Korea will engage diplomatically toward denuclearization...
 2021-05-03 16:58 

Korea Herald

[Market Close-up] War over digital financing looms as traditional banks jump into online-only services...

Faster than anyone could have imagined, South Korea's IT platforms, which have had no banking experience at all, have quickly become a dominant force in the nation's retail banking scene. The COVID-19 pandemic has been defining mom...

 2021-05-03 16:58 

Korea Herald

Retailers accused of being 'man-haters' over pinching hand sign...

Several South Korean retailers, including convenience store GS25 and online fashion outlet Musinsa, were forced to remove advertisements after critics claimed that pinching hand signs featured in them were a symbol of misandry. In a statement on Sun...

 2021-05-03 16:44 

Korea Herald

Chief prosecutor nominee stresses 'organizational stability'...

New Prosecutor General nominee Kim Oh-soo stressed the organizational stability of the prosecution as his top priority on Tuesday as he prepares for a parliamentary confirmation hearing to succeed Yoon Seok-youl, who rose to political stardom by defy...

 2021-05-03 16:44 

KBS World

Land Minister Nominee Vows to Address Young Adults' Housing Shortage...

[Politics] : Land Minister nominee Noh Hyeong-ouk has vowed to make young adults' dreams to own their own home a reality. Noh made the remarks during his confirmation hearing at the National Assembly on Tuesday when asked about his plans to address th...

 2021-05-03 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 0.64%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 20-point-17 points, or zero-point-64 percent on Wednesday, to close at three-thousand-147-point-37.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining five-point-39 points, or zero-point-56 perc...

 2021-05-03 16:38 

KBS World

Hyundai, Kia Post Combined Monthly Sales Record in US in April...

[Economy] : South Korea's two biggest carmakers, Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors, set a new monthly combined sales record in the U.S. last month.According to the companies on Tuesday, Hyundai and Kia sold a total 150-thousand-994 units in the U...

 2021-05-03 16:34 

Korea Herald

Angelina Jolie returns as smoke jumper in 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'...

Angelina Jolie is returning to the big screen as a smoke jumper traumatized by her past work in the upcoming action thriller "Those Who Wish Me Dead," directed by Taylor Sheridan. The movie hits theaters in South Korea on May 5, ahead of...

 2021-05-03 16:32 

Korea Herald

Incheon Airport signs deal with Israel Aerospace Industries to build aircraft conversion center...

Incheon International Airport Corporation on Tuesday signed a memorandum of agreement with Israel's state-owned aerospace and aviation manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, to build an aircraft conversion center at Incheon Airport. The de...

 2021-05-03 16:20 

KBS World

Rodong Sinmun: COVID-19 Vaccines Not a Cure-all Solution...

[Politics] : North Korea's official state newspaper on Tuesday urged people to brace themselves for a prolonged fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming that vaccines are not a cure-all solution.This comes amid the country's apparent failure ...

 2021-05-03 16:16 

KBS World

NYT: Growing Number of Experts in US Believe Herd Immunity Threshold Not Attainable...

[Science] : A growing number of scientists and health experts in the U.S. now believe that the herd immunity threshold for COVID-19 is likely not attainable, despite more than half of adults in the U.S. having received at least one vaccine dose.The New Yo...

 2021-05-03 16:15 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Father' director talks about the 'invisible' poor in Serbia...

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Director Srdan Golubovic, whose film "Father" opened the 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival, said he created the movie about poverty because many people in Serbia do not know it exists. "Many...

 2021-05-03 16:11 

KBS World

Motegi: G7 Nations Agree to Continuously Pursue End of N. Korean Nuke Program...

[Politics] : Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven(G7) nations have agreed to continuously seek the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons.According t...

 2021-05-03 16:09 

Korea Herald

Science minister nominee draws heat for alleged ethical lapses...

Science Minister nominee Lim Hye-sook drew heat from opposition lawmakers during a parliamentary confirmation hearing Tuesday for alleged ethical lapses. Lawmakers of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) bombarded Lim with a barrage of alleg...

 2021-05-03 16:08 

Yonhap News

Blinken promotes joint efforts to denuclearize N. Korea at G-7 meeting...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken cal......

 2021-05-03 16:06 

KBS World

Opposition Focuses on Nominees' Ethical Lapses at Confirmation Hearings...

[Politics] : Anchor: Parliamentary confirmation hearings for five Cabinet minister nominees are underway, with the opposition focusing on scrutinizing a range of ethical lapses and even customs duty violations by the nominees and their family members.Choi...

 2021-05-03 16:05 

Korea Herald

S. Korea grapples with rising variant cases, total now at 632...

South Korea has confirmed 97 more cases of contagious variants of the new coronavirus, adding to concerns that the country's virus battle may be exacerbated by the more transmissible viruses. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) sa...

 2021-05-03 15:58 

KBS World

Gov't Rejects Application to Serve Alternative Military Duty for 1st Time...

[Domestic] : The Military Manpower Administration reported that it rejected a conscientious objector's application to serve alternative military duty a few months ago due to the man currently being on trial for a sex crime.The administration's del...

 2021-05-03 15:55 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Seoul's population share in Korea falls sharply...

SEJONG -- About three decades ago, nearly 1 out of every 4 South Koreans were residing in Seoul. But it has been found that less than 1 in 5 today are Seoulites. The population of Seoul peaked at 10.969 million in 1992, accounting for 24.6 percent o...

 2021-05-03 15:48 

KBS World

Fmr. Vice Justice Minister Nominated as New Prosecutor General...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has nominated former Vice Justice Minister Kim Oh-soo as the new prosecutor general. The presidential office said on Monday that President Moon approved Justice Minister Park Beom-kye's recommendation earlier in the ...

 2021-05-03 15:39 

Korea Herald

Mirae Asset Securities seeks to enter short-term financing market...

South Korea's regulator Financial Services Commission has started to discuss Mirae Asset Securities' entry to short-term financing market, a decision that would grant the brokerage official status as a mega investment bank. Four trillion...

 2021-05-03 15:30 

KBS World

US Briefs S. Korea on N. Korea Policy, Urges Pyongyang to Engage...

[Politics] : Anchor: With about two weeks before the South Korea-U.S. summit, Washington has shared with Seoul the results of its months-long review of its North Korea policy. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed that the new policy is focused ...

 2021-05-03 15:23 

KBS World

Additional Batch of Pfizer Vaccines to Arrive Wednesday...

[Domestic] : Another batch of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer to inoculate around 218-thousand people is set to arrive on Wednesday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said the vaccines are part of a direct contract with the U.S. company thr...

 2021-05-03 15:23 

KBS World

Additional Batch of Pfizer Vaccines to Arrive Wednesday...

[Domestic] : Another batch of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer to inoculate around 218-thousand people is set to arrive on Wednesday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said the vaccines are part of a direct contract with the U.S. company thr...

 2021-05-03 15:17 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to wait for N. Korea's final decision on World Cup qualifiers: official...

South Korea will wait for North Korea's final decision on whether to play a World Cup qualifier set to take place in the South next month, an official said Tuesday, after Asia's soccer governing body asked Pyongyang to reconsider its decision not ...

 2021-05-03 15:13 

Korea Herald

Buyout firm VIG Partners eyes private credit investing...

South Korean private equity firm VIG Partners is eyeing private credit strategies with a new team it established Monday, the company said Tuesday. The company, overseeing 3.8 trillion won ($3.4 billion) worth of private funds mainly dedicated to mi...

 2021-05-03 14:56 

Korea Herald

Pfizer vaccines for 218,000 people to arrive in S. Korea on Wednesday...

Another batch of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccines for around 218,000 members of the general public aged 75 and over, and other virus-vulnerable groups will arrive in South Korea later this week, health authorities said Tuesday. The products are part...

 2021-05-03 14:52 

KBS World

Mayor Oh Vows to Swiftly Provide Free Lunches at Kindergartens, Daycare Centers...

[Domestic] : Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon vowed to push to swiftly provide free lunches to kindergartens through consultation with the city council.At a press briefing after attending Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, Oh said he revealed plans to calculate the exa...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moon Has Nothing to Brag About as Vaccinations Grind to Halt...

President Moon Jae-in said during a meeting with health officials on Monday, "The procurement and injections of COVID-19 vaccines are progressing better than initially planned." He must be hallucinating, because inoculations have been halted natio...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

KBS World

Group of S. Koreans Return Home from Virus-Stricken India...

[Domestic] : A group of South Korean residents in India returned home on a chartered flight Tuesday, amid a crippling spike in COVID-19 cases in the South Asian country.One-hundred-72 businesspeople, their families and students landed at Incheon Internati...

 2021-05-03 13:57 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Nearly 400 Koreans to return home from virus-hit India this week...

(ATTN: UPDATES last 2 paras) SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- Nearly 400 South Korean residents ......

 2021-05-03 13:55 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New cases back to 400s on fewer tests amid low vaccine supply...

(ATTN: UPDATES 6th para) SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new virus cas......

 2021-05-03 13:44 

The Chosun Ilbo

Coronavirus Self-Test Kits Fly off Shelves...

Coronavirus self-test kits have been flying off the shelves after they were approved for emergency use last month. Some online reviewers said they found them easy and convenient, while others said they bought them just in case, as the coronavirus epidemic...

 2021-05-03 13:16 

Korea Herald

Doosan Bobcat to invest W77b for US plant expansion...

Small-sized construction equipment maker Doosan Bobcat Inc. said Tuesday that it will spend 77 billion won ($68.6 million) to expand one of its US plants in a bid to meet growing demand. The plant located in Statesville, North Carolina, produces com...

 2021-05-03 13:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai's Sales Double On-Year...

Hyundai's global sales doubled in April compared to a year ago, though that was mainly because they plunged during the same month last year as the coronavirus pandemic struck. Hyundai said Monday that sales surged 106 percent on-year in April to 345,7...

 2021-05-03 13:11 

Korea Herald

Kia launches hybrid variant of K8 sedan...

Kia Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, on Tuesday launched the hybrid version of the K8 sedan in the domestic market, completing a four-model lineup for the vehicle. The K8 hybrid comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo hybrid engine, addin...

 2021-05-03 12:50 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Chung, Blinken agree on close cooperation for peninsula denuclearization, peace...

(ATTN: CHANGES dateline; UPDATES with reports of readout of meeting from U.S. Department o......

 2021-05-03 12:43 

Korea Herald

[Seoul Struggles 6] Seoul not so welcoming to newcomers when it comes to housing...

For 28-year-old Hong Seong-kyun, buying a home in Seoul has been near the top of his bucket list for years, even before he started worrying about getting a job in the city. Born and raised in Seoul, he thought owning an apartment, however small it m...

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