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 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Eradicate racial discrimination before opening borders...

In 2019, Korea's birthrate dropped to 0.92, the lowest it's ever been, while in November of the same year, deaths outnumbered births for the first time in the nation's history. These and many other stats show that the Korean population is decl...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Go player cheated using AI...

A 13-year-old professional Go player was suspended from competing for one year on Friday after she admitted to using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance her gameplay in an online Go competition....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Protesters burn Guatemalan Congress to demand president resign...

Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building Saturday in a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

English-speaking Korea can become Asia's economic hub...

In this epoch of globalization that has seen the English language rise in its significance as a cosmopolitan language, the debate of whether English should be made an official language in Korea has been raging on for many years now, especially after the 1...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

'Flying rats' ruffle feathers in modern and old Seoul...

They seem to be everywhere in Seoul - great flocks of pigeons swirling through the air in search of food or a place to roost. Some people seem to enjoy having them around. Occasionally, in Seoul's numerous small neighborhood parks, elderly people sit ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Audi moving aggressively into Korean market with new models...

Audi is speeding up its expansion in the Korean market, offering various new models ranging from its popular A6 luxury sedan to the e-tron electric vehicle (EV), the German carmaker said Monday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Police urged to offer better interpretation services for foreigners...

Korea's national human rights agency has urged law enforcement authorities to provide better interpretation services for non-Koreans in legal procedures even if they can speak some Korean, after a case in which a Moroccan went through a police investi...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Concerns over virus infection growing among CSAT takers...

Parents and students show growing anxiety over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases as the state-run college entrance exam is only two weeks away. 2 19 ....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Biden turns 78 - oldest US president...

President-elect Joe Biden turned 78, Friday, just two months before he'll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

No signs of imminent provocation from North Korea: CFC chief...

There are no signs of any imminent provocations from North Korea that it would test its weapons, Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC), said Friday. His remark came amid concerns that Pyongyang may conduct mil...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Korea in final stage of vaccine purchase negotiations with developers: PM...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Monday that the government was currently at the last stage in negotiations with COVID-19 vaccine developers to purchase coronavirus vaccines and will soon report the progress of the talks to the public....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Kakao to take part in public IT infrastructure biz...

Kakao Enterprise, the IT systems provider of Kakao Group, said Monday it will take part in the public sector IT infrastructure business....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Heed CDC on holidays. Not the radiologist...

In the three months since President Donald Trump made Dr. Scott Atlas - a radiologist, not an epidemiologist or specialist in infectious diseases - his favorite source of ideas on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States has been rack...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Thanksgiving in Joseon Korea: Baked beans gobbled up, but no turkey...

In 1884, the handful of Americans living in Korea celebrated American Thanksgiving in a rather humble manner. According to Horace Allen - an American missionary - it was "a cold, crisp day [minus 3 degrees Celsius] with the ground frozen for four inch...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Afghanistan-Korea cooperation against cancer...
 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

North Korean Human Rights?...

Do human rights matter? Or are they a form of western imperialism that have become politicized to further certain geopolitical gains? Do we care about all human rights? Or just the ones we read about in the newspaper?...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Conglomerates raise guard against fallout of COVID-19...

Major companies here are ramping up efforts to avoid any fallout from the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and minimize potential risks that could hinder their business operations. The move comes after the government announced Sunday it will raise soc...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

WHO welcomes COVID-19 immunity study, gives hopes for vaccines...

A British study that found people who have had COVID-19 are unlikely to contract the disease again for at least six months is good news and also provides hope for vaccines, a senior official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Third virus wave to shatter hopes of economic recovery...

The recent flare-up of COVID-19 cases topping 300 per day for the fifth consecutive day is a highly troublesome indication that Korea will be unable to benefit from a much-awaited economic recovery any time soon, experts said Sunday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

US judge calls Trump's claim challenging Biden win in Pennsylvania 'Frankenstein's monster'...

A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit critical to President Donald Trump's long-shot bid to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, calling his legal claim a "Frankenstein9;s Monster."...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

China reshaping regional order...

China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and more than 10 other Asia-Pacific countries signed on Nov. 15 the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal after eight years of talks. While the agreement is a win for all parties, Beijing is the...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Swift wins top prize at AMAs...

Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday&#...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020...

1642-Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 1859-Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Korea and China in Biden era...

If there was one overarching theme about President Donald Trump's policy toward Asia, it was growing power competition with China. This was reflected not only in an escalating trade war, but also in Washington strengthening relations with Japan, India...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Jake Scott, former Miami safety, Super Bowl MVP, dies at 75...

Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season before his relationship with coach Don Shula soured, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Rallies involving 10 or more people to be banned in Seoul amid virus spike...

The Seoul city government on Monday announced toughened antivirus measures until the end of the year, including reduced public transport by night and a ban on rallies involving 10 or more people. The measures will take effect Tuesday under a new campaign ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Alcohol traditions to be destroyed for new parking lot...

This month, one of Korea's oldest factories for producing nuruk the fermentation starter required to make traditional Korean alcoholic beverages such as makgeolli will be destroyed to make way for a small parking lot....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Black Yak chairman to host cultural and educational project...

Black Yak Chairman Kang Tae-sun has organized a long-term education and culture project named "GO BAC Some & Sum" to provide lectures and leisure programs to underprivileged children. Kang said the project aimed to create a channel to allow everyo...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Actress Yun In-ja, a flower of Korea...

Yun In-ja (1923-2012) is better known as an actress who appeared in many films than she is for her real-life role in supporting the defense of Korea during the Korean War. Her devotion to her country has only just come to light via a recent book titled &#...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Will Bank of Korea start discussing rate hike in 2021?...

The Bank of Korea (BOK) will start discussions next year as to whether it should raise the benchmark rate, amid growing hopes that the Fed might consider a rate hike following the inauguration of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

KOGAS to implement customized LNG rate plan...

The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is scheduled to apply a customized LNG rate plan for power generation companies starting in 2022. To better implement the changes, KOGAS has gone through structural reform earlier this year to better satisfy clients' ...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

LG Chem strengthens CSR efforts...

LG Chem has been increasing efforts to clean up the environment through its corporate social contribution (CSR) activities, dubbed the "Green Connector." The company says the Green Connector project aims to tackle worsening climate change and othe...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Frenchman gets 25-year jail term for killing wife, burning body...

A French court Saturday sentenced Jonathann Daval to 25 years in prison for killing his wife and then burning her body, in a case that shocked the country. The 36-year-old Frenchman was impassive as the verdict was read out. He turned to look at members o...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump suffers major defeat in legal battle to overturn the election, but presses on...

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and his allies have suffered a string of judicial defeats in their bid to prevent states from certifying President-Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Moon names former lawmaker Kang Chang-il as new ambassador to Japan...

President Moon Jae-in has picked Kang Chang-il, a former four-term ruling Democratic Party lawmaker, as South Korea's new ambassador to Japan, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday. Kang, who used to lead the South Korea-Japan Parliamentarians'; Union, is...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump goes golfing in middle of G20 summit...

U.S. President Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged virtually because of Covid-19. Trump, who has still not accepted defeat following President-elect Joe Bi...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

G20 virtual summit tackles COVID-19 vaccine, funding...

World leaders met virtually Saturday for the annual G20 summit with a focus this year on the distribution of funds for COVID-19 vaccines. "We must work to create the conditions for affordable and equitable access to these tools for all peoples," K...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Descendant fights for forgotten heroes...

Honoring patriotic martyrs with a moment of silence following the singing of the national anthem has been customary for all government-hosted ceremonies in Korea. In reality, however, most Koreans do not reflect on the sacrificed lives they pay tribute to...

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Trump's son Don Jr tests positive for COVID-19...

US President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been quarantining without symptoms, a spokesman said Friday....

 2020-11-23 12:15 

Korea Times

Man dies in shark attack in Western Australia...

A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality in the country this year....

 2020-11-23 12:13 

Korea Herald

Panmunjom tours to remain in operation despite toughened social distancing scheme...

A recently resumed tour program to the truce village of Panmunjom will remain in operation despite this week's toughened social distancing measures against the coronavirus, as necessary preventive steps have already been enforced, a unification minis...

 2020-11-23 12:09 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to release rice reserve amid output decline...

South Korea said Tuesday it will release its reserved grains into the market to cope with the reduced rice output after the long rainy season this year coupled with major typhoons. The country will release up to 370,000 tons of reserved rice, accord...

 2020-11-23 12:06 

Korea Herald

Over 7 in 10 S. Korean exporters eye more shipments in 2021: poll...

More than seven in 10 South Korean exporting companies expect their overseas shipments to increase in 2021 from this year, a poll showed Tuesday. The survey of 801 exporters, taken by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), showed 71.3 per...

 2020-11-23 12:00 

Korea Herald

[Monitor] Eco-friendly cars make up 3% of all vehicles...

A total of 766,464 eco-friendly vehicles were registered as of October this year in South Korea, according to data released by the Transport Ministry on Sunday. They make up 3.16 percent of all vehicles registered here. This is the first time green...

 2020-11-23 11:58 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to develop indigenous robot for explosives detection, removal...

South Korea's arms procurement agency signed a contract commissioning a local defense firm to develop a robot capable of detecting and removing land mines and other explosives with indigenous technology, officials said Tuesday. Under the 18 billion-...

 2020-11-23 11:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

70 percent of workers in Korea are burned out, survey says...

Seven out of 10 Korean office workers suffered burnout over a one-year period, according to a recent report....

 2020-11-23 11:56 

KBS World

S. Korea to Manufacture Robots to Detect Mines, Explosives...

[Domestic] : South Korea will manufacture robots that can detect and clear landmines and explosives.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) said on Tuesday that it signed an 18-billion-won deal with Hanwha Defense to develop a robotic system ...

 2020-11-23 11:53 

Korea Herald

Korean shipbuilders' order backlogs dip 22% through Q3...

Combined order backlogs of South Korea's top five shipbuilders, led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., fell 22 percent in the first nine months of the year from the end of last year due to decreased new orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry so...

 2020-11-23 11:43 

The Chosun Ilbo

Bangtan Boys Win 2 Gongs at American Music Awards...

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, collected two gongs at this year's American Music Awards, one of the three major music awards shows in the U.S.BTS won Favorite Duo or Group in the pop/rock category and Favorite Social Artist at the awards ce...

 2020-11-23 11:43 

Korea Herald

PM warns of tough disciplinary measures against public servants ignoring distancing rules...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday urged public servants to maintain the utmost level of readiness against COVID-19, warning those who contract the virus by not complying with distancing rules will face grave disciplinary measures. "In ca...

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