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 2018-01-19 16:07 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) N.K. abruptly cancels visit by advance team to S. Korea for concerts...

North Korea has canceled its plan to send an advance team led by the chief of an all-female band over the weekend to South Korea to prepare for performances during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-19 15:19 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) N.K. abruptly cancels plan to send advance team to S. Korea for concerts...

North Korea on Friday canceled its plan to send an advance team over the weekend to prepare for a trip by an art troupe to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-19 15:04 

Yonhap News

U.S. defense chief says N. Korea threatens global stability...

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that North Korea threatens global stability with its nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it oppresses its own people....

 2018-01-19 14:43 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) N.K. abruptly cancels trip by advance team to S. Korea for performances...

North Korea on Friday canceled its plan to send an advance team over the weekend to prepare for a trip by an art troupe to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said....

 2018-01-19 14:24 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) N.K. cancels its plan to send advance team for performances in S. Korea...
 2018-01-19 14:17 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. starts move to slap tariffs on Korean steel...

The United States has begun the process to determine whether to impose anti-dumping tariffs on steel for the production of oil pipes imported from Korea and five other countries....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't tackles debt with 3% interest rate spread...

Household debt, including credit card spending, amounts to 1,400 trillion won (1.32 trillion dollars) in Korea, a major burden on the country's economy....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea gets to taste ruby chocolate...

The confectionery world was shaken last September when Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut announced the discovery of a fourth form of chocolate after dark, milk and white....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

900 bags left behind on Terminal 2's first day...

Korean Air flights left roughly 900 pieces of luggage on the ground Thursday, overshadowing the grand opening of Incheon International Airport's new terminal....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Vocalist lands Yamaha book deal in Japan...

A Korean vocal coach who has trained top musicians, including K-pop girl group GFriend, will be the first Korean author to have a book on applied music published....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Opera star Jonas Kaufmann returns to center stage...

Jonas Kaufmann, the world's most sought-after tenor, hopes his cancellations are in the past....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

MB's wife files suit over claims she used NIS cash...

The wife of former President Lee Myung-bak filed a defamation suit against two ruling party lawmakers on Friday after their accusations....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

FTC chair tells KFA to share cost of wage hike...

Fair Trade Commission Chair Kim Sang-jo told local franchise CEOs on Friday that he believes the burden of the minimum wage hike should be shared....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Military to cut troops to 500,000 by year 2022...

South Korea's military will reduce the number of troops to half a million by 2022 as part of a new round of defense reforms, the Ministry of National Defense said Friday....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Short-track team cuts coach who hit player...

The women's short-track speed skating team cut a coach Thursday after he hit Shim Suk-hee, the team leader and Olympic gold medalist, on Tuesday....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Smog initially caused by pollutants from China...

The Seoul city government said the unprecedented London-like smog that descended on Seoul from Sunday to Thursday was initially caused by the inflow of pollutants from China....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon's support among youth shows decline...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen as his traditional supporters, liberals in their 20s and 30s, oppose government attempts to regulate cryptocurrencies....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Russian Instagram star gives Hallyu a hand...

Angelina Danilova, a 21-year-old Instagram star from Russia, has become an unlikely ambassador of South Korean culture....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cadillac sales jump 82% in 2017...

Cadillac Korea pledged to beef up its service network in 2018 after having a record-breaking year in 2017....

 2018-01-19 14:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Embargo gave inside info on bitcoin, says rep...

An opposition lawmaker Friday blasted the government for putting an embargo on an announcement about bitcoin regulations Monday....

 2018-01-19 13:37 

Yonhap News

Composers of new Sunmi song 'Heroine' rebut plagiarism claims...

The composers of South Korean singer Sunmi's new single,...

 2018-01-19 12:59 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to send 12-member advance team to inspect N. Korea's ski resort, cultural facilities...

The South Korean government said Friday it will send a 12-member advance team to inspect facilities in North Korea next week for joint training and cultural events ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-19 12:24 

Yonhap News

University set to revoke idol singer's graduate school admission over unfair treatment...

South Korea's Kyung Hee University said Friday it will revoke a popular idol singer's admission to its graduate school once he is confirmed of receiving undue favors in his admission process....

 2018-01-19 11:40 

Yonhap News

S. Korea working on N. Korea's Olympic participation not running afoul of int'l sanctions: FM...

South Korea's top diplomat said Friday Seoul is working closely with the international community to make sure North Korea's PyeongChang Olympic participation does not run afoul of international sanctions imposed on the North....

 2018-01-19 11:09 

Yonhap News

Court rejects arrest warrant for ex-bank chief over hiring scandal...

A Seoul court on Friday turned down the prosecution's warrant request to arrest a former chief of a local bank over the unfair hiring of employees....

 2018-01-19 10:39 

Yonhap News

(2n LD) Seoul vows support for N.K. Olympic participation within sanctions regime...

South Korea said Friday it plans to financially support North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Games in a way that doesn't weaken tough international sanctions on the North....

 2018-01-19 10:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Terminal 2 opening overshadowed by forgotten baggage...

A Korean Air flight bound for Manilla departed leaving roughly 1,000 pieces of luggage on the ground Thursday, overshadowing the grand opening of Incheon International Airport's new terminal, which launched on the same day. But Korean Air and Incheon....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Korea must act on cryptocurrencies now: economists...

Cryptocurrencies will benefit only a few people, but all society will have to bear their enormous cost in the end. Therefore, the Korean government should act on them before it is too late, economists say. Speaking to The Korea Times, Andrew Sheng, distin...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Son appointed vice president of IBK...

Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) has promoted Son Hyun-sang as a vice president on Jan. 15 in the company's official reshuffle. He will be directing the company's Busan, Ulsan and South Gyeongsang Province group operations....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Will IOC save joint Korean ice hockey team?...

The fate of the unified hockey team will be decided on Saturday during a meeting at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. The meeting will begin at 5: 30 p.m. (Seoul time). Earlier South Korea put forth that the IOC allow team Kore...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Mask becomes daily necessity amid worsening air quality...

Wearing a mask has long been associated with chronic, serious infectious diseases. But no more will that be the dominant perception. An increasing number of people are wearing the once stigma-bearing masks to cover their mouths and noses as fine dust leve...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

2018 Imjin Classic...
 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

New K-pop releases dominate charts...

Sunmi, formerly of the Wonder Girls, went solo in 2013 with the album "24 Hours Not Enough" when she was with JYP Entertainment. While at JYP, she then went on to release a mini-album "Full Moon."...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Pope Francis in Chile...
 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Kyunghee University considers revoking idol singer's admission...

Jung Yong-hwa the front man of the band CNBLUE has been under fire following his revelation that he received preferential treatment in being admitted to graduate school....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

President urges unions to return to tripartite talks...

President Moon Jae-in has called on leaders of the nation's two umbrella labor unions to return to tripartite talks with management and the government to resolve various economic and labor issues. He said this after having meetings with leaders of the...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Lee's former aides turning backs on him...

The prosecution's investigation into corruption allegations made against former President Lee Myung-bak is speeding up, mostly because of unfavorable testimony against him from former close aides. Some spoke out of disappointment over their former bos...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Communist Party seeks to seize 'historic' moment to reshape world order...

The world is in chaos, giving the Communist Party a "historic opportunity" to make China great again and reshape the world order - at least that was the message the party sought to drive home in a high-profile opinion piece in its flagship newspap...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

107 yaks plunge into frozen river, die...

More than 100 yaks were killed after plunging into a frozen river in northwest China, according to Chinese media reports....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Government shutdown...
 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Gov't aims to make Olympics turning point for inter-Korean peace...

The government will seek to make North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics an opportunity to get the North and U.S. to talk on denuclearization of the former to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula, various ministries said Friday...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Fighting cybercrime with neuro-diversity...

Cybersecurity is one of the defining challenges of the digital age. Everyone, from households to businesses to governments, has a stake in protecting our era's most valuable commodity: data. The question is how that can be achieved....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

President Moon's approval rating falls along with cryptocurrency prices...

Young generations are turning their backs on the Moon Jae-in administration as the government stands firm with its cryptocurrency regulations....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Kim Jong-un in PyeongChang...

So far, there has been little to divert from our familiar North Korean playbook. Leader Kim Jong-un has switched to conciliatory tactics. South Korea has jumped at the chance to achieve anything close to a more stable form of lasting peace. The result is ...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Cryptocurrency as generational narrative...

It's not an exaggeration to say that South Korea has gone gaga over cryptocurrency. For something that can't really buy anything in real life, cryptocurrency has certainly taken on a virtual life of its own as the new gold rush where a lucky strik...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Hyosung Group chief quizzed over slush fund allegations...

Cho is accused of creating a slush fund worth about 10 billion won ($9.42 million) from 2010-2015 by having Hyosung purchase construction materials through a paper company established by one of his close aides....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

State control of banks...

A tense war of nerves is going on between financial regulators and the nation's third-largest commercial bank over the latter's management reshuffle....

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Chinese bitcoin exchange to open Korean office...

A Chinese cryptocurrency giant is set to launch a service in Korea this month. According to the Korean website of Beijing-based OKCoin, Friday, it will begin a digital asset trading service this month. To this end, it has picked NHN Entertainment as a pot...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

Gap between life expectancy and life span...

Life expectancy differs from life span. Life expectancy is an average for the population, including those who die shortly after birth, in early adulthood and late in life. In contrast, life span is a specifically individual concept, and thus, the maximum ...

 2018-01-19 09:49 

Korea Times

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018...

Today is Saturday, January 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year....

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