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 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean companies set to surf semiconductor wave...

On Oct. 25, SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip producer, reported record-high quarterly revenue and operating profit. That very day, Lee Seok-hee, the company's president....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Dulwich School leaders talk flexible learning...

Education isn't just about learning inside the classroom - a lot of a students' learning should occur in the outside world, according the master of Dulwich College, Joseph Spence....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

China aims to weaken U.S.-Korea ties: Report...

China isn't as committed to North Korea's denuclearization as Washington or Seoul and aims to weaken the South Korea-U.S. alliance, according to an annual report on the U.S.-China economic and security relationship submitted to the U.S. Congress o...

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shipbuilding's difficult decade...

On Thursday, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) announced that it won't have to let go of as many employees as expected as its earnings have improved. While the company....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gas prices fall quickly thanks to fuel tax cuts...

The government fuel tax cut, which was implemented to ease the burden on rising crude oil prices, has turned out to be more effective than initially expected. According to the Ministry of Trade....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Group's total market cap falls 11.95%...

Samsung Group has lost more than 56 trillion won ($49.9 billion) in market value this year as its flagship Samsung Electronics and its biopharmaceutical shares have struggled. According to a Nov....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean cosmetics firms suffer losses in Q3...

Korea's mid-sized cosmetics companies suffered losses in the third quarter of this year as they struggled to reorganize their business structures in the face of tough competition at home....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Average income grew by 750,000 Won in 2017...

Annual incomes rose last year, with the top 10 percent of Koreans earning more than 67 million won ($59,740) a year and 440,000 people making over 100 million won, a recent study found....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Local stocks expected to see limited ups, downs...

Korean stocks are expected to rise and decline in a tight range next week amid easing concerns over global trade disputes between the United States and China, analysts said Saturday. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) closed at 2,092....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon dances around sanctions talk during trip...

President Moon Jae-in avoided discussing sanctions relief for North Korea during his recent meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping of China and U.S. Vice....

 2018-11-18 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim defamed over Twitter: Cops...

Gyeonggi police will ask the prosecution today to indict Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung's wife Kim Hye-kyung for allegedly violating election laws and committing defamation over Twitter. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency said Saturday that it w...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Late actor's professionalism shines...

The late actor Shin Seong-il was unstoppable when it came to professionalism. In early October, a month before he died of lung cancer on Nov. 4, he couldn't walk without painkillers because cancer cells had spread to his entire body....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Russian model accused of fraud...

Angelina Danilova, 22, a Russian model and TV personality, has been accused of fraud by her former agency Palette Media....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

For gender-neutral national defense...

"Hacksaw Ridge," a 2016 Hollywood movie, depicted the heroic story of Desmond Doss, an American combat medic who singlehandedly rescued 75 men in one of the deadliest battles in World War II - all without carrying a weapon....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

South Korean minister, Pompeo coordinate North Korean strategy...

South Korea's top official handling North Korea affairs met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, Friday, to coordinate efforts on getting Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to the State Department....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Controversy over governor's wife heating up...

The conclusion drawn by police that a disputed social network account belongs to the wife of Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung is growing into yet another political controversy for him....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Friedrich A. Kalitzky: "An old offender" (Part 2)...

Judging from circumstantial evidence (scant reports here and there), Friedrich Kalitzky was fond of three things: bicycles, alcohol and trouble. In the 1890s, when the bicycle craze was sweeping through Korea, his shop was one of the first to sell bicycle...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

CA wildfires: Number of missing persons skyrockets...
 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Film opens Pandora's Box of dirty secrets...

Are you sure you know your spouse well? Director Lee Jae-kyoo asks this provocative question to married couples in his latest box-office hit "Intimate Strangers" which has attracted over 4 million as of Sunday since it hit local theaters Oct. 31....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Walkathon in Hwaseong Fortress...

Walkathon in Hwaseong Fortress: Participants in the 480th Turtle Marathon, hosted by Hankook Ilbo newspaper, gesture at the starting point at Hwaseong Fortress' Haeng Palace on Saturday. Suwon City Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Hankook Ilbo President Lee Joon...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Rapper San E denies sexism allegation...

Rapper San E uploaded the lyrics of his song "Feminist" on Youtube, Saturday and said he's not a misogynist....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Rice for senior citizens...
 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

North Korea says it has a new 'tactical' weapon...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited the test site of a new tactical weapon in his first public "field inspection" since last year, hailing it as a "display of our rapidly-growing defense capabilities," according to state media....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Star-studded PEPSI concert thrills fans [PHOTOS]...

K-pop superstars put on a special show for thousands of fans who packed Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on Friday evening. Musicians, including Ailee, GOT7, Monsta X, ASTRO, Cosmic Girls (WJSN,) MAMAMOO, Chungha, Bol4, YDPP, WJMK and Soyou, enthralled m...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Banks frustrated at regulator's pressure to lower lending rates...

Commercial banks are frustrated by financial regulators' move to force them to lower their lending rates, bank officials said Sunday....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

US voices appreciation for North Korea's release of American citizen...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed appreciation Friday for North Korea's release of an American citizen held there for alleged illegal entry....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Danger of technology (part 2)...

Martin Heidegger, a prominent German philosopher, claimed that technology forces people to prioritize efficiency and productivity over anything else in his work "The Question Concerning Technology." Technology, to him, was a way of revealing the t...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Korea denied win in Australia...

A last gasp goal denied South Korea a win in Australia with Massimo Luongo grabbing a 1-1 tie for the Socceroos in Brisbane on Saturday....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Mobile carriers vying to acquire cable TV operators...

SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus are engaged in a heated competition to acquire cable television operators to expand their presence in the rapidly-growing media market and make up for the declining profitability in their wireless services businesses, analysts ...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Friedrich A. Kalitzky: A Polish or German Mystery (Part 1)...

One of the more interesting and puzzling gravestones at Incheon's Foreigner Cemetery is that of Friedrich A. Kalitzky. We can see that he was born in Konigsberg on September 10, 1872, and died on March 19, 1934, in Seoul but the stone was not placed u...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

S. Korea, China to boost strategic communication...

The leaders of South Korea and China pledged to strengthen communication as a means to resolve pending issues, at a bilateral summit held on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea, Saturday. "South Korea and China hold the same strategi...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Energized debate on N. Korea...

A think tank report disclosing no new critical information about North Korea rarely creates a wave of repercussions, but that was the result of one on satellite imagery analysis of the Sakkanmol and a dozen other operating missile bases located throughout...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Kim Jong-un calls for modernized production in visit to glass victory...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stressed the importance of modernized production during his visit to a glass factory in the country's western region, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Samsung, SK hynix concerned about fallout from US-China trade war...

Samsung Electronics and SK hynix could become victims of the U.S.-China trade war, with the prolonged conflict between the nation's two major trade partners showing signs of spreading to the semiconductor industry....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

No. of manufacturing, retail workers drop for 1st time in 6 years...

Employers in the manufacturing, services (restaurant and lodging) and retail sectors are hiring less on sluggish consumption and rising wages, leading to decline in the number of workers in these areas for the first time since 2012....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

[Oman National Day] Sultanate of Oman marks 48th National Day...

It is with great pride, immense happiness, deep love and gratitude to the Builder of Modern Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, that Omani people celebrate the 48th National Day on the 18th of November 2018. The achievements brought about over the past 48 ye...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

'Brexit' was a bad idea. Here's how to limit the damage...

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday defended the "Brexit" agreement she reached with the European Union as "a decisive breakthrough."...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

BTS Jin buys $1.7 million apartment...

Jin, a vocalist with seven-member K-pop titan BTS, has bought a 1.9-billion won ($1.7 million) residence at Hannam THE HILL in Hannam-dong, Seoul, reports say. In March, Jin, whose real name is Kim Seok-jin, bought the 88-squre-meter suite for cash. Real ...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Multicultural families: a potential strength for Korean society...

One out of 14 Koreans is in an international marriage - more than 7 percent. This is numerical evidence that Korean society is becoming more accepting of international marriages compared with the past....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Samsung, LG square off over game devices at G-Star...

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have engaged in heated competition at the Global Game Exhibition G-Star 2018, promoting their gaming products such as monitors and mobile devices....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

US upbeat about North Korean denuclearization despite new weapon test...

The United States expressed confidence Friday that North Korea will honor its commitment to denuclearize despite its test of an unspecified "newly developed high-tech tactical weapon."...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Eat apples and be happy...
 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Twisting arms of firms...

A controversy has risen over a National Assembly committee request for businesses to donate funds to help farmers and fishermen suffering difficulties due to free trade agreements with other countries....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Debate heats up over dual-class share structure...

The debate on whether the capital market should allow companies here to adopt a dual-class share structure has been rekindled amid a growing number of short-term investors entering Korea. The country has maintained equal voting rights, or the "princip...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Moon, Xi hold summit over peninsula peace efforts...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday to discuss peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula and other issues. The meeting on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APE...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

CIA key official makes secret visit to Seoul...

A senior official of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Korean affairs secretly visited the South and met senior officials of the two Koreas, according to local media reports....

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

North Korean officials head home after 4-day cross-border trip...

A five-member North Korean delegation left South Korea on Saturday to return home after wrapping up their four-day visit to attend an international peace forum. The North's delegates, led by Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Rohingya shouldn't go back to Myanmar hurriedly...

The Rohingya Muslims have endured more than a year of savagery at the hands of the Myanmar military, which has burned their villages, killed and raped their people, and driven about 700,000 of them out of the country in what amounts to a campaign of ethni...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

Moon meets Australian PM, vows to maintain ties...

President Moon Jae-in met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Saturday, and agreed to strive to maintain solid bilateral relations as "a true friend."...

 2018-11-18 09:01 

Korea Times

The relationship between 'smart contracts' and vending machines...

Our lives are closely related to contracts. Let's take my way to work today as an example. I turned on a music streaming app and left home listening to music. I entered the subway station by checking in with my transport card. I was thirsty, so I boug...

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