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 2017-01-17 12:16 

Korea Joongang Daily

Indie counsel plans to grill president in early February... +

The independent counsel announced Tuesday a plan to question President Park Geun-hye by early next month as part of its investigation into the abuse of power scandal....

 2017-01-17 12:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chevy's new Cruze to take on Avante, K3 and bigger cars... +

GM Korea is trying to make significant inroads into the compact sedan market - long been dominated by Hyundai Motor's Avante and Kia Motors' K3 - with a fully overhauled....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Wyverns acquire rival club's manager... +

Korean baseball club SK Wyverns said Tuesday they've acquired the ex-manager of a rival club as their new general manager....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cops killed Korean in the Philippines, ministry says... +

A Korean man who was kidnapped for ransom in the Philippines last year was recently found to have been killed by three local police officers and a former policeman....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Thaad issue needs more discussion, says Moon... +

Presidential frontrunner Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party, formerly the Minjoo Party of Korea, reiterated his position on Tuesday on the deployment of the U.S.-operated....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Thae: More diplomats have defected to South than reported... +

A former North Korean diplomat in London who defected to Seoul last year said Tuesday a large number of his fellow diplomats have recently fled to South Korea....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul's TocToc named a restaurant to watch... +

After the globally renowned Michelin Guide published its book on restaurants in Seoul, more global experts have shown their interest in the local food scene....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea looks to extend China currency swap... +

Extending the $56 billion currency swap with China has become a priority of the Korean government this year....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ban to choose party after Lunar New Year... +

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he would decide which political party to align himself with sometime after the Lunar New Year holiday, known in Korea as Seollal....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

BOK sees bigger role in fintech... +

The Bank of Korea released a report on Tuesday that projected nonfinancial companies will play a bigger role in the country's finance industry....

 2017-01-17 12:14 

Korea Joongang Daily

Institutions sign deal to develop ultrafast train... +

The days of traveling from Seoul to Busan, some 300 kilometers 186 miles away, in less than 30 minutes are imminent should the government's new plan to build....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Trade association urges Korea to ready for Trump impact... +

The Korea International Trade Association proposed that Korea come up with contingency plans amid a protectionist movement by Donald J. Trump's administration....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT unveils set-top box that users can boss around... +

Telecommunications provider KT has unveiled a set-top box that works like a voice-controlled virtual assistant. The artificially intelligent device, called Giga Genie....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Ki-choon summoned as part of probe into blacklist... +

The independent counsel investigating the corruption and power abuse scandal of President Park Geun-hye and her longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, summoned....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Yongpyong alpine slope gives skiers a hard time... +

"Number 8, DNF, did not finish," sounded an announcement. Announcements like this were continually made at the Yongpyong Alpine Ski arena as skiers tumbled....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't boosts loan support for tech firms... +

The country's financial regulator will provide 85 trillion won $72 billion in low-interest corporate loans this year to support industries designated as "new growth engines"....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Despite scandals, PyeongChang is all clean'... +

The head of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Tuesday that preparation for the games has been "clean," even with the sports community mired in a nation-rocking....

 2017-01-17 12:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Temple cuisine chef featured on Netflix series... +

Korea's temple cuisine will be introduced to the gastronomic world in the new season of a documentary series set to be released on global video streaming service Netflix....

 2017-01-17 12:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

North's state media give Jong-un even more titles... +

North Korea's latest propaganda maneuver: adding more job titles to Kim Jong-un's name in state media, a small but conspicuous change that has been witnessed....

 2017-01-17 12:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai pledges to invest $3.1B in the U.S.... +

Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday vowed to invest $3.1 billion in the United States over the next five years amid rising pressure from U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump....

 2017-01-17 12:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former economic czar claims Park told him to collect money... +

President Park Geun-hye's former economic policy czar testified Monday that Park had notified him of the specific amounts of donations to be collected....

 2017-01-17 12:12 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't admits need to alter antigraft law... +

The government responded positively to a request by the ruling party to water down an antigraft law that has hurt a range of businesses in the four months....

 2017-01-17 11:43 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) S. Korean Chung Hyeon beats Argentine to reach Australian Open 2nd round... +

South Korean tennis hopeful Chung Hyeon reached the second round of the Australian Open Tuesday after defeating Renzo Olivo of Argentina for his second career win at a Grand Slam tournament....

 2017-01-17 11:05 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) 'TempUp' clothes used in clinical trial for diabetes... +

A South Korean fabric manufacturer has launched a clinical trial of its heat-generating clothes to help diabetic patients keep their blood sugar levels under control, company officials and doctors said Tuesday....

 2017-01-17 10:11 

Yonhap News

N. Korea blasts int'l community for 'double standard' on ICBM... +

North Korean criticized the international community on Tuesday for its double standard toward the country's development of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)....

 2017-01-17 10:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

North Korea adds even more titles to Kim Jong-un's name... +

North Korea's latest propaganda maneuver: adding more job titles to Kim Jong-un's name in state media, a small but conspicuous change that has been witnessed...

 2017-01-17 09:36 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korean Chung Hyeon beats Argentine to reach Australian Open 2nd round... +

South Korean tennis hopeful Chung Hyeon reached the second round of the Australian Open Tuesday after defeating Renzo Olivo of Argentina for his second career win at a Grand Slam tournament....

 2017-01-17 09:19 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Culture minister, ex-presidential chief of staff grilled over artist blacklist... +

South Korea's culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff were questioned by a team of special investigators on Tuesday over allegations the Park Geun-hye administration blacklisted cultural figures deemed critical of the government....

 2017-01-17 09:14 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Former U.N. chief visits hometown of late liberal leader... +

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a prominent presidential aspirant, visited the grave of a former liberal leader in the southern city of Gimhae as part of his nationwide tour to build grassroots support ahead of a key election this year....

 2017-01-17 09:10 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Choi, niece clash over donations from Samsung... +

Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of a South Korean presidential impeachment scandal, clashed with a niece Tuesday over allegations they coerced Samsung Group into making donations to a sports foundation under their control....

 2017-01-17 09:02 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Chung Hyeon beats Argentine to reach Australian Open 2nd round... +

South Korean tennis hopeful Chung Hyeon reached the second round of the Australian Open Tuesday after defeating Renzo Olivo of Argentina for his second career win at a Grand Slam tournament....

 2017-01-17 08:49 

Yonhap News

Acting president vows regulatory improvement for broadcasting, communications industries... +

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday pledged to improve broadcasting and communications regulations to help local industries stay abreast of an increasingly fierce global competition....

 2017-01-17 08:47 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to remain firm against China's non-tariff barriers... +

South Korea said Tuesday that it will take a firm stance against China's recent hostile movements against its businesses in apparent retaliation for welcoming a U.S.-owned missile system....

 2017-01-17 08:42 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to add 12 maritime choppers by 2022... +

South Korea will deploy 12 additional maritime choppers by 2022 to better counter growing North Korean submarine threats, the state defense procurement agency said Tuesday....

 2017-01-17 08:16 

Yonhap News

Foreign textbooks increase coverage of Korea... +

Foreign publishers have increased coverage of South Korea in textbooks, with more of them marking maps with the Korean name for the sea between Korea and Japan, Seoul's education ministry said Tuesday....

 2017-01-17 08:11 

Yonhap News

Amid THAAD spat, 'Saimdang' director hopes to bring the show to China... +

Director of the highly-anticipated Lee Young-ae drama ...

 2017-01-17 07:51 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Motor says "may consider" expanding U.S. factory, but only if necessary... +

South Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Group may consider building additional production facilities in the United States, but only when or if a future rise in demand there requires it to do so, group officials said Tuesday....

 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

Audi Volkswagen Korea to introduce new model here after di.... +
 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

Trump and climate... +
 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

Ex-top presidential aide, culture minister grilled in corruption scandal... +
 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

There has been an attempt to hack into a laptop belonging to the special investigation team probin.... +
 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

Zhou Youguang, who died at the weekend at the extraordinary age of 111, is often called the father.... +
 2017-01-17 07:36 

Korea Times

Samung and the rest of the business circle are in shock after special pr.... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

Arrest warrant requested for Samsung chief in corruption scandal... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

PGA Tour star and former world golf champion Jordan Spieth will visit Seoul on Thursday to launch .... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

A South Korean fabric manufacturer has launched a clinical trial of its heat-generating clothes to.... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

"The relationship has finally borne fruit," Kim said in a statement on Tuesday. "So far we have bu.... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

South Korea's state-run pension fund chief was indicted on Monday, a special prosecutor's team said, in a widening probe into an influence-peddling scandal th.... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

Local food and entertainment giant CJ made a series of big-budget films in an effort to mend fences with President Park Geun-hye, according to the independent.... +
 2017-01-17 07:35 

Korea Times

A foreign worker fired for taking a leave without notice can return to work, after a court ruled i.... +

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