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 2020-07-14 23:34 

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S. Korea's export prices increase for 2nd month in June...

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's export prices rose for the second consecutiv......

 2020-07-14 23:02 

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Job losses extend into June, unemployment rate up at 4.3 pct....

SEJONG, July 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea lost about 352,000 jobs in June, marking the fourt......

 2020-07-14 23:00 

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(URGENT) Some 352,000 jobs lost in June, Korea's jobless rate rises to 4.3 pct....
 2020-07-14 22:23 

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Missing American airman safely returns to base...

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- An American airman stationed in South Korea who was reported mi......

 2020-07-14 22:15 

Korea Herald

Unification ministry dismisses reports on overseas education of nominee's son...

The unification ministry on Wednesday dismissed media reports questioning how minister nominee Lee In-young was able to finance his son's overseas education, saying that the reports are inaccurate and maliciously distorted. Media reports claimed tha...

 2020-07-14 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 15)...

Pie in the sky On Tuesday, the Moon Jae-in administration staged yet another gaudy event......

 2020-07-14 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 15)...

Truth behind mayor's death: Probe needed over alleged sexual harassment People bade......

 2020-07-14 22:04 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 15)...

Proper recognition: Move Paik's grave to Seoul National Cemetery; his merits outweigh......

 2020-07-14 22:03 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-07-14 21:54 

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U.S. reverses plan to ban foreign students from staying if all classes go online...

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government on Tuesday reversed a plan to ban inte......

 2020-07-14 21:25 

Korea Herald

Busan Biennale to showcase mixture of literature, visual and audio art...

Works of literature will merge with visual and recorded audio forms of art at this year's Busan Biennale, one of South Korea's largest art festivals, the organizers said Wednesday, with the biyearly event moving forward despite concerns of the spr...

 2020-07-14 20:58 

Korea Herald

Suncheon Bay Nat'l Garden most popular regional travel destination in 2019...

The Suncheon Bay National Garden, a massive ecological park in the country's southwestern region, was the most popular regional tourist destination last year outside of hot spots in and around Seoul, according to government data Wednesday. The numbe...

 2020-07-14 20:49 

Korea Herald

S. Korea approves first group of people to serve alternative military duty...

South Korea on Wednesday approved the first group of people to substitute mandatory military service for other public services due to their religious or personal beliefs, the military manpower agency said. Last month, the country began accepting app...

 2020-07-14 20:10 

KBS World

Gov't to Raise Quality of Online Classes to Reduce Education Divide...

[Domestic] : Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae says the government is drafting measures to ease the so-called "education-divide" including expanding real-time, interactive classes and strengthening the ability of teachers to manage online classes. Yo...

 2020-07-14 19:59 

KBS World

Gov't Considers Possible Lifting of Greenbelt Zones in Seoul Metro Area...

[Domestic] : The government has decided to review the possibility of downsizing the area of greenbelt zones in Seoul to resolve a housing supply shortage. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Wednesday that it has formed a working-le...

 2020-07-14 19:52 

KBS World

Prosecution Requests Arrest Warrant for Journalist at Center of Collusion Case...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors are seeking a court warrant to arrest a journalist at the center of an alleged media-prosecution collusion case. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on Wednesday requested an arrest warrant for Lee Dong-jae, a forme...

 2020-07-14 19:45 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) U.S. trade panel votes to continue probe into tire imports from S. Korea, others...

(ATTN: UPDATES with USITC's press release in paras 2, 7)By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, ......

 2020-07-14 19:43 

KBS World

Moon Set to Stress Parliamentary Cooperation on Pending Issues...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in is expected to call for bipartisan cooperation on the massive New Deal stimulus packages during his parliamentary speech slated for Thursday. According to Presidential Spokesman Kang Min-seok on Wednesday, Moon was initi...

 2020-07-14 19:43 

Korea Herald

Samsung CEO expresses concerns about protectionism in post-COVID-19 era...

Samsung Electronics' consumer electronics CEO Kim Hyun-suk on Wednesday expressed concerns over trade protectionism in major countries following a downturn in the home appliance market after the COVID-19 pandemic. During a brief meeting with...

 2020-07-14 19:38 

Korea Herald

Sales of electric cars dwindle amid coronavirus pandemic...

Sales of electric vehicles have taken a hit globally as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the economy, a new report has revealed. According to data from market analyst company SNE Research, global sales of electric cars between...

 2020-07-14 19:07 

Korea Herald

[Breaking] Painting album by Joseon master painter fails to find new owner...

A painting album by Jeong Seon (1676-1759), an artist hailed as a Joseon-period master of landscape paintings, failed to find a new owner Wednesday at an auction held by K-Auction in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul. The bidding started at 5 billion won....

 2020-07-14 18:47 

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U.S. State Department offers condolences over death of Korean War hero Paik...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, July 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expr......

 2020-07-14 18:23 

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U.S. trade panel votes to continue probe into tire imports from S. Korea, others...

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Tuesday to c......

 2020-07-14 18:15 

Korea Herald

Coupang launches phone-subscription service sales...

Expanding the line of products sold on its platform, Coupang said Wednesday it has launched Rocket Mobile, through which customers can browse and choose subscription plans offered by mobile carriers. The South Korean e-commerce giant said the new p...

 2020-07-14 18:10 

Korea Herald

Diageo Korea launches new whiskey with lower alcohol content...

Diageo Korea said Wednesday that it has launched two new products, W 19 and W Honey, the first spirits in the local industry with just 32.5 percent alcohol by volume. The liquor maker said it had decided to lower the alcohol content of the new prod...

 2020-07-14 18:07 

Korea Herald

SPC Group confronts pandemic woes with wider overseas ventures...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has depressed the performance of many businesses, the opposite is true for South Korean food company SPC Group, which has expanded its overseas business in recent months. In June, SPC Group -- owner of the country's...

 2020-07-14 18:00 

Korea Herald

Lotte Chemical nabs 3 prizes at Red Dot Design Award 2020...

South Korea's Lotte Chemical took home three awards at the Red Dot Design Award this year, the company said Wednesday. Arranged by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordheim Westfalen, the Red Dot Design Award is one of the three most recognized...

 2020-07-14 17:55 

Korea Herald

S-Oil supports injured firefighters for 12th year...

S-Oil said Wednesday it has provided 60 million won ($49,975) to 31 firefighters who have suffered injuries during their missions, continuing its support of firefighters for 12 consecutive years. According to the South Korean refiner, it recently h...

 2020-07-14 17:54 

Korea Herald

National Assembly proceedings to kick off Thursday, Moon to address parliament...

The 21st National Assembly is set to begin its official proceedings Thursday, 48 days after the newly elected lawmakers' terms began on May 30. President Moon Jae-in will address the parliament at the opening ceremony. "President Moon J...

 2020-07-14 17:49 

Korea Herald

Job market contraction persists, unemployment rate hits record-high in June...

Reeling under the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 fallout, South Korea shed over 350,000 jobs in June, marking the fourth consecutive monthly fall in employment for the first time since the global financial crisis, government data showed Wednesday....

 2020-07-14 17:47 

Korea Herald

EU suspends HHI-DSME merger screening again...

The European Commission has again suspended the screening of Hyundai Heavy Industries' acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, according to industry sources. Upon the suspension, the screening deadline, originally set for...

 2020-07-14 17:43 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Appellate court affirms life sentence for woman in murder of ex-husband...

JEJU -- An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's sentence of life imprisonment for a South Korean woman for brutally killing her former husband, mutilating his body and hiding the dismembered body parts. The Gwangju High Court's Jeju...

 2020-07-14 17:24 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Gang Dong-won falls for zombie genre while filming 'Peninsula'...

Actor Gang Dong-won was not a big fan of zombie flicks until he starred in "Peninsula," a zombie thriller that hit the theaters Wednesday. While filming the movie, he found himself physically challenged and his thoughts on zombie flicks h...

 2020-07-14 17:19 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks exceed 2,200-level for first time in five months on COVID-19 vaccine hopes...

The South Korean benchmark stock index finished above the 2,200-level for the first time in nearly five months on Wednesday, largely on hopes for a coronavirus vaccine and economic recovery. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The Korea Compo...

 2020-07-14 17:16 

Korea Herald

Eximbank signs $100m sublease contract with African bank to boost bilateral trade, investment...

Responding to growing trade and investment volume between South Korea and Africa, the state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea has signed a sublease contract worth $100 million with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank via a video...

 2020-07-14 17:05 

Korea Herald

2020 IYF World Camp 'The World Connected' to start online on July 26...

The International Youth Fellowship will be holding its 2020 IYF World Camp online from July 26 to 29, with an aim to offer positive message and inspiration to college students who will lead the next generation. Along with the Good New Corps, which p...

 2020-07-14 16:58 

Korea Herald

Seoul city to set up joint probe team to look into mayor's alleged sex harassment...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will form a team comprising city officials, civic group representatives and legal experts to launch an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon....

 2020-07-14 16:56 

Korea Herald

Telecom firms to invest W25tr in 5G infrastructure...

The ICT Ministry of South Korea on Wednesday announced that the government and the nation's major telecommunications firms would invest around 25 trillion won ($22 billion)) by 2020 to expand the nation's 5G infrastructure. The agreement...

 2020-07-14 16:56 

Korea Herald

N. Korea lashes out at Pompeo over anti-China remarks...

North Korea on Wednesday lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his recent anti-China remarks, warning against interfering with affairs of other countries and "muddling up" public opinion. Earlier this week, Pompeo said that C...

 2020-07-14 16:54 

Korea Herald

Ministries in discord over lifting construction ban on Seoul's greenbelts...

Agencies handling the Moon Jae-in administration's ambitious measures to cool down the heated real estate market revealed Wednesday they are not on the same page over lifting the construction ban in greenbelt areas to provide more homes. In a...

 2020-07-14 16:53 

Korea Herald

Boryeong Mud Festival goes online...

The Boryeong Mud Festival will be held online this year starting from Friday, due to the continued spread of COVID-19. The annual celebration of mud along its sandy beach in South Chungcheong Province has become the most popular festival in Korea wi...

 2020-07-14 16:51 

Korea Herald

IBK to launch new online 'untact' mortgage product...

The state-run Industrial Bank of Korea said Wednesday it plans to launch a new mobile untact -- non face-to-face contact -- mortgage product for customers. The product, designed to support self-employed or small business owners, will be extend...

 2020-07-14 16:50 

Korea Herald

[News Analysis] Reason why Korea assigns more budget to COVID-19 vaccine than treatment...

South Korean government officials on Tuesday held an explanatory session with pharmaceutical company researchers to go over the details of how the extra budget assigned for COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development will be utilized. What drew speci...

 2020-07-14 16:48 

Korea Herald

Mastern to invite W110b for French office acquisition through REIT IPO...

Seoul-based property investment house Mastern Investment Management said Wednesday it plans to invite 110 billion won ($91.6 million) in South Korean retail money through its new real estate investment trust to take over part of equities in an office...

 2020-07-14 16:43 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Workplace culture slow to change a year after anti-bullying law came into effect...

A year has passed since the so-called "workplace anti-bullying law" came into effect, but experts say a meaningful change in the work culture has yet to arrive, though progress is being made in efforts to prevent abusive practices and pro...

 2020-07-14 16:38 

Korea Herald

Negative COVID-19 test results required for arrivals from two more countries...

Arrivals from two more countries with high infection rates of the novel coronavirus will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result to enter South Korea starting from Monday, health authorities said Wednesday. Two more countries were add...

 2020-07-14 16:38 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 0.84%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 18-point-27 points, or point-84 percent, on Wednesday to close at two-thousand-201-point-88.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose two-point-90 points, or point-37 percent, to close at 781-p...

 2020-07-14 16:36 

Korea Herald

S. Korea ranks 30th in global real estate transparency: JLL...

The South Korean real estate market ranked 30th in terms of transparency, a survey showed Wednesday. According to Jones Lang LaSalle Korea, the country climbed one notch in its Global Real Estate Transparency Index, a benchmark of real estate market...

 2020-07-14 16:26 

KBS World

Head of Defector Group Urges Seoul Not to Revoke Permit...

[Domestic] : The head of a defector group, whose operation permit is expected to be revoked by the South Korean government for its anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaigns, submitted a statement outlining its position.According to the legal counsel of Fighters fo...

 2020-07-14 16:21 

Korea Herald

Sumi Jo releases single, mourning COVID-19 victims...

Celebrated soprano Sumi Jo has released her new single "Life is a Miracle," singing for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new single "Life is a Miracle," released on YouTube on Friday, mourns the deaths of COVID-19 vi...

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