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 2020-09-28 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 820.72 UP 12.44 points (open)...
 2020-09-28 00:01 

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KOSPI 2,301.16 UP 22.37 points (open)...
 2020-09-28 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,173.3 won UP from 1,172.3 won...
 2020-09-27 23:43 

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S. Korea, U.S. to discuss N. Korea's killing of S. Korean official: nuclear envoy...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon said Sun......

 2020-09-27 23:38 

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S. Korea enforces enhanced virus curbs for upcoming holidays...

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Monday started to implement an enhanced social ......

 2020-09-27 23:23 

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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo bunts for single in final at-bat of 2020...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- If indeed this was his final at-bat for the Te......

 2020-09-27 23:19 

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Tottenham's Son Heung-min sidelined with hamstring injury...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean Son Heun......

 2020-09-27 23:10 

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S. Korea's transport service competitiveness dips over last decade...

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's global competitiveness in the transport ser......

 2020-09-27 22:58 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Mekong nations vow closer ties amid COVID-19 pandemic...

The top diplomats of South Korea and the five Mekong River nations on Monday vowed to forge deeper economic ties while rolling out joint efforts to fight the new coronavirus pandemic, the foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Kang Kyu...

 2020-09-27 22:33 

Korea Herald

Two flights redirected from Incheon airport due to reported drone activity...

Two flights were diverted from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Monday due to a report of suspected drone activity, airport officials said. The airport suspended operations of all flights between 6:59 p.m. to 7:44 p.m. a...

 2020-09-27 22:00 

Korea Herald

In phone talks with Moon, Putin says Russia set to cooperate on Korea peace: Cheong Wa Dae...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in phone talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Moscow is ready to continue cooperation on efforts to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Putin also...

 2020-09-27 21:54 

Korea Herald

Air Busan aims to raise W89b in rights offering...

Air Busan, the budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines, said Monday it seeks to raise 89 billion won ($76 million) in a rights offering in December to secure operating capital. Air Busan will issue 30 million shares at 2,970 won per shar...

 2020-09-27 21:53 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Sept. 28)...

No time for silence A head of the state has a duty to protect the people's lives an......

 2020-09-27 21:53 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Sept. 28)...

North's apology falls shortPyongyang should put action before words North Korean le......

 2020-09-27 21:53 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Sept. 28)...

Improper responseCalls for inter-Korean peace ring hollow after brutal killing at the sea ......

 2020-09-27 21:53 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean news......

 2020-09-27 21:46 

Korea Herald

Vice FM holds talks with Australian ambassador about economic, vaccine cooperation...

First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun held talks with Australian Ambassador to Seoul James Choi on Monday and discussed bilateral cooperation related to the economy and vaccine development, the foreign ministry said. In the meeting...

 2020-09-27 21:41 

Korea Herald

Police to ban drive-in rallies of 9 cars or fewer on weekend...

Police on Monday reaffirmed their plan to prohibit all drive-in rallies planned for Saturday by conservative groups, if they pose a danger to public health. "We've learned that some groups were planning to hold a drive-in rally of...

 2020-09-27 21:34 

Korea Herald

Discussions on US intermediate missile deployment in S. Korea premature: US envoy...

The United States is not ready yet to talk with allies about deployment of its specific military capabilities, a senior U.S. official said Monday, as Washington is considering deploying intermediate-range missiles in East Asia to counterbalance China...

 2020-09-27 21:00 

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Corporate direct financing down 23.5 pct in August...

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean companies' stock and bond sales fell 23.5 pe......

 2020-09-27 20:21 

KBS World

DP Committee: 'Slain Official Indeed Sought Defection to N. Korea'...

[Politics] : A special committee of the ruling Democratic Party claims that a fisheries official who was killed by North Korea last week indeed attempted to defect to the North. Representative Hwang Hee, the head of the DP special committee, said in a med...

 2020-09-27 20:08 

KBS World

Justice Minister Responds to Prosecution's Decision to Drop Graft Charges...

[Domestic] : Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Monday reiterated her stance against the main opposition People Power Party after the prosecution dropped graft charges brought against her and her son by the conservative party. In a statement announced by the ...

 2020-09-27 20:04 

KBS World

Parties Respond after Prosecutors Drop Charges against Justice Minister Choo...

[Politics] : Rival political parties showed mixed reactions to the prosecution's decision to drop graft charges against Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and her son. Ruling Democratic Party(DP) Spokesman Choi In-ho issued a statement on Monday welcoming th...

 2020-09-27 19:57 

KBS World

Prosecutors Drop Charges against Justice Minister and Son...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have decided not to indict Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae over allegations of power abuse involving her son, putting an end to an eight-month-long investigation into the case and possibly a partisan impasse over the issue. The Seoul ...

 2020-09-27 19:41 

Korea Herald

KDB chief stresses SsangYong Motor's sustainability as terms of financial aid...

Policy lender Korea Development Bank Chairman Lee Dong-gull said Monday that he is closely reviewing SsangYong Motor's fate as a sustainable automaker while refraining from mentioning its plan to provide financial assistance to the cash-strappe...

 2020-09-27 19:16 

Korea Herald

[Photo News] FTC chief visits Samsung...

Fair Trade Commission Chairperson Joh Sung-wook (center) tries out Relumino -- Samsung Electronics' visual aid application for people with low vision -- during a visit to the gallery of C-Lab, the tech giant's in-house incubator program,...

 2020-09-27 18:58 

Korea Herald

Ssangyong E&C wins redevelopment contract in Goyang...

Ssangyong Engineering and Construction said Monday it had won an urban redevelopment contract worth about 65 billion won, in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The construction firm said it was chosen as the constructor for the urban redevelopment project...

 2020-09-27 18:32 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] 20-somethings lead rise in unemployment benefit claims...

SEJONG -- The number of recipients of unemployment benefits in South Korea saw the sharpest increase among people in their 20s this year. According to the Korea Employment Information Service, the number of recipients came to 711,471 in August, up 5...

 2020-09-27 18:27 

Korea Herald

Ruling party chief faces battle to shore up support...

Rep. Lee Nak-yon, chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, has faced myriad challenges to solidify his foothold in the liberal party and secure the presidential ticket. His return to the National Assembly had been smooth sailing after serv...

 2020-09-27 18:16 

Korea Herald

Prosecutors drop charges against justice minister in special favors probe...

Prosecutors on Monday dropped charges against Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and her son, who have been suspected of gaining special favors during the latter's military service in 2017. The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors Office said it withdrew the...

 2020-09-27 17:38 

Korea Herald

S-Oil launches first overseas lubricants production in India...

S-Oil will begin its first overseas manufacturing and distribution of lubricants in India, the company said Monday. According to the South Korean refiner, it has partnered with a local company Gulf Oil Lubricants India to directly manufacture and d...

 2020-09-27 17:37 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor exports hydrogen vehicles to Middle East for first time...

Hyundai Motor said Monday it had exported four fuel cell electric vehicles to Saudi Arabia, its first-ever FCEV exports to the Middle East. According to South Korea's largest automaker, it shipped two Nexo FCEVs and two Elec City fuel cell ele...

 2020-09-27 17:36 

Korea Herald

[Photo News] Covid-free ticket home...

Passengers buy tickets from automated motion-detecting ticket machines that do not require physical contact with touchscreens on the eve of the Chuseok holiday at SRT Suseo Station in Gangnam, southern Seoul, Monday. (khnews@heraldcorp.com)...

 2020-09-27 17:32 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks gain over 1% on Wall Street rally, bargain hunting...

The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 29.29 points, or 1.29 percent, to close at 2,308.08. Trading volume was moderate at about 598 million shares worth some 8.8 trillion won ($7.5 b...

 2020-09-27 17:30 

KBS World

CSAT to Go Ahead on Dec. 3 Even amid Level 3 Distancing...

[Domestic] : The nationwide college entrance exam scheduled for December 3 will be held under special circumstances this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Students showing suspected symptoms, confirmed patients and those in self-isolation will take the exam...

 2020-09-27 17:18 

Korea Herald

Seoul offers near zero-interest loans to small businesses...

Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday it will provide 300 billion won ($255.6 million) in soft loans to small business owners hit hard by COVID-19 containment measures. Facilities that have been suffering financial losses due to shut down or op...

 2020-09-27 17:16 

Korea Herald

New rice cakes break away from traditions...

One of the traditional foods associated with Chuseok is tteok, or rice cakes. When people think of tteok, many think of traditional forms like baekseolgi and garaetteok that have a rich rice flavor, but in recent years more and more tteok treats have...

 2020-09-27 17:14 

Korea Herald

North Korean defector given suspended sentence for collecting information for North...

A North Korean defector who collected information for North Korean authorities after being blackmailed has been given a suspended sentence. The defector, identified by the surname Han, was sentenced to an eight-month prison term suspended for two y...

 2020-09-27 17:09 

Korea Herald

Apple to launch iPhone 12 in S. Korea earlier than usual: sources...

Apple Inc. is expected to launch its new iPhone 12 series in South Korea earlier than its usual schedule, sources said Monday, as the U.S. tech titan targets to attract more 5G users here. According to officials at local telecom operators, they are...

 2020-09-27 17:04 

Korea Herald

5 more USFK service members test positive for new coronavirus...

Five American service members have tested positive for the new coronavirus upon arrival in South Korea from the United States, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday. Four service members arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers so...

 2020-09-27 16:59 

KBS World

S. Korean Military Confirms N. Korea Initially Tried to Rescue Official...

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korea military confirmed that North Korea initially tried to rescue a South Korean official before fatally shooting him in waters near a western border island last week.According to a Defense Ministry official on Monday, the mili...

 2020-09-27 16:48 

Korea Herald

Moon apologizes over death of Seoul official by NK...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday offered an apology to the people of South Korea in response to the shock and fury caused by the killing of a South Korean government official last week by North Korea, his office said Monday. He also expressed his cond...

 2020-09-27 16:46 

Korea Herald

Fans create 2nd forest in Seoul in celebration of BTS leader RM's birthday...

A second fan-made forest named after RM, the leader of the popular K-pop boy band BTS, in celebration of his birthday opened in Seoul on Monday, an environmental group said. At "RM Forest No. 2," located on the Ichon side of Han River Park...

 2020-09-27 16:39 

KBS World

Moon Extends Condolences over Death of Fisheries Official...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has expressed his condolences over the death of a South Korean civil servant shot dead by North Korean troops last week in the west sea. [Sound bite: President Moon Jae-in (Korean/English translation)]"There was a ve...

 2020-09-27 16:39 

KBS World

N. Korea Remains Mum on S. Korea's Offer for Joint Investigation into Shooting Death...

[Politics] : Anchor: North Korea has yet to respond to an offer South Korea made on Sunday to jointly investigate the shooting death of a South Korean fisheries ministry official who was adrift in the West Sea last week. Instead, North Korea has warned So...

 2020-09-27 16:39 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Monday Up 1.29%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 29-point-29 points, or one-point-29 percent, on Monday to close at two-thousand-308-point-08.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 27-point-63 points, or three-point-42 percent, to...

 2020-09-27 16:34 

KBS World

N. Korea Not Responding to S. Korea's Call to Restore Military Hotline...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has yet to resume operation of an inter-Korean military communication line as of Monday morning after South Korea requested to reopen the hotline to discuss a joint probe into North Korea's killing of a South Korean fisheri...

 2020-09-27 16:30 

KBS World

Police to Slap Traffic Fines on Drive-Through Anti-Gov't Rally Participants...

[Domestic] : Police in South Korea plan to impose traffic penalties on people who violate the government's COVID-19 quarantine regulations by participating in anti-government rallies this weekend in their vehicles.Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Comm...

 2020-09-27 16:22 

KBS World

S. Korea's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline in 2019...

[Domestic] : South Korea's greenhouse gas emissions are believed to have declined slightly last year, contrary to perceptions that they were rising.According to a tentative tally by the Environment Ministry's Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research ...

 2020-09-27 16:19 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] To fight spycams, women's bathrooms may adopt digital entry...

A state-owned property developer in Korea is introducing QR code-based entry systems at public women's bathrooms in a bid to ward off spy camera crimes. Korea Land and Housing Corp. said in a press release Sunday that smartphone-generated QR c...

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