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 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Mask and sports...
 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Maine needs to learn from avoidable failures in state's largest outbreak...

The more than 170 cases in Maine's largest COVID-19 outbreak, spread out across several counties and multiple locations, have been connected by more than the virus. They've also been connected by avoidable failures....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Koreans drink 8.5 days per month on average: poll...

South Koreans on average consumed alcoholic beverages 8.5 days per month in 2019, a poll showed Sunday, with a growing number of people drinking at home this year due to the virus pandemic. 2019 8.5 , ....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Korea's wine imports gain 9.5% this year on virus impact...

South Korea's wine imports rose more than 9 percent in the first eight months of the year as more people enjoyed drinking at home and alone due to the coronavirus outbreak, data showed Thursday. 8 9% ....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

American teammates see future major leaguers in current KBO stars...

As former major leaguers now plying their trade in South Korea, Aaron Brooks and Drew Rucinski know a future big leaguer when they see one. And they believe they're both playing with eventual major leaguers on their respective Korea Baseball Organizat...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Decontaminate mail...
 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Korea, Indonesia set renegotiations for joint fighter jet development project...

Korea is working on a new agreement with Indonesia for their joint fighter jet project, which has hit a snag following Indonesia's delay in paying hundreds of millions of dollars. ....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

HHI in talks with EU over Daewoo acquisition...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. has been in talks with the European Union's (EU) antitrust watchdog over its acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. amid the suspended probe into the deal, a company official said Friday....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Son shines again to lift Tottenham against Shkendija 3-1 in Europa...

Thursday saw Son Heung-min again coming to the rescue of troubled Tottenham Hotspur....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

For barrier-free society...

My friends and I didn't go into the restaurant. Because it had only stairs, one of my friends who uses a wheelchair couldn't enter the building. We went to another restaurant instead; it had a ramp at the entrance....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Cancer still leading cause of death in Korea...

Cancer remained the top cause of death in South Korea, a government report showed Tuesday. 1 ....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Police vow stern measures against Oct. 3 rallies amid COVID-19 woes...

The police on Friday vowed to fully exercise their authority permitted by law to completely block illegal mass rallies planned by some conservative groups on an upcoming national holiday amid fears that the rallies may trigger another resurgence of the ne...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

What Seoul has to offer as financial hub...

Seoul may not share all of the elements of competitiveness financial centers such as Hong Kong or Singapore possess. Downsides inevitably exist, such as strong labor regulations and militant unions....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Korea advised to slow down pace for OPCON return...

Despite the government's push to regain wartime operational control (OPCON) of South Korean troops from the United States by a self-imposed deadline of 2022, defense analysts believe that the time is not yet ripe for Seoul to achieve its "ambitiou...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

75% of Seoul residents have no plans to travel during Chuseok: poll...

Three in four of Seoul residents don't have any plan to visit their hometowns or travel long distances during the Chuseok holiday, mainly due to fears of coronavirus transmission, a poll showed Saturday. In the survey of 849 residents aged 18 or older...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Europe's digital emergency...

STOCKHOLM - EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen offered an upbeat assessment in her first annual policy report ("state of the union" address) to the European Parliament this month. Clearly, the agreement this summer on an unprecedented 75...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus...

Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

KB Financial to lead anti-coal campaign...

KB Financial Group has officially renounced its carbon-heavy investment plans, in a group-wide directive toward taking the initiative to tackle climate change, it said Sunday....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

South Korea to demand North make additional probe into killing...

South Korea will demand North Korea carry out another investigation into its recent killing of a Seoul fisheries official near the tense sea border, as the North's explanation had some key discrepancies from Seoul's account, Cheong Wa Dae said Sat...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

'Sharing magic is our duty': SSF artistic director...

Amid cancellations and delays of classical music concerts due to the spread of COVID-19, the 15th Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music (SSF) has also been hit hard. The festival had to be delayed from May to October and replace many of its acts due to t...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Trade minister Yoo Myung-hee kicks off Europe campaign for WTO race...

Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who is trying to become the first Korean and first female chief at the World Trade Organization (WTO), has embarked on a trip to Europe for her next round of campaigning, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energ...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Madrid at 'serious risk' without tougher COVID-19 rules...

Spain's health minister urged authorities in Madrid on Saturday to tighten restrictions in the coronavirus hotspot, warning that the capital's residents and surrounding regions were at "serious risk" without tougher curbs....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Celltrion plans to merge with affiliates...

Major South Korean biotech company Celltrion Inc. on Friday announced its plan to merge with its two affiliates....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Calls growing for reducing number of students per class amid pandemic...

Some politicians and teachers are raising calls for reducing the number of students per class to below 20 in a bid to create a better education environment and brace for the further prolonged COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Xi hopeful China-Japan relation is 'getting back on track'...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that the two countries can offer each other support as relations "get back on track"....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Repatriation of Chinese war dead...
 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Paris knife attack suspect 'targeted Charlie Hebdo'...

A man arrested in Paris after two people were wounded with a meat cleaver says he was targeting weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the attack, a police source said on Saturday....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

The Narcissus...

In the late 19th century, life aboard a British warship (especially along the Korean peninsula) was often monotonous with gunnery and deck drills and never-ending ship's maintenance. The only excitement came when the ships anchored at Jemulpo (modern ...

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Samyang Foods launches new kimchi-flavored Buldak spicy noodles...

Samyang Foods is expanding its popular hot spicy chicken flavored stir-fried noodle to meet the tastes of more consumers who want to try different varieties of the so-called "fire noodle," the company said Sunday....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Hanwha's solar boat wins 4 SABRE awards...
 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drugs probe...

Indian police hauled in Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone for questioning on Saturday in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Parties clash over resolution to denounce North Korea...

Parties are clashing over the possibility of adopting a National Assembly resolution to denounce North Korea over its suspected killing of a South Korean national last week in the North's territorial waters....

 2020-09-27 10:09 

Korea Times

Congratulations on COVID-19 handling...

Korea has done a marvelous job in handling the coronavirus. There has been a recent spike, but like previous spikes, they have controlled it well, with just under 400 deaths at this point. My state of Utah, in the United States, has over 400. Korea's ...

 2020-09-27 10:08 

KBS World

Top Nuke Envoy to Discuss Cooperation with US on Death of Official...

[Politics] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy visited the United States on Sunday amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula over the recent death of a South Korean official in North Korean waters. Arriving at Dulles International Airport in Wash...

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

India is the battleground country for Samsung and Apple...

Samsung Electronics and Apple are doing everything they can to capture India, with 1.4 billion potential customers and the world's second-largest market....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kia plant hit with infections for second time this month...

Kia Motors said Sunday three assembly line workers at one of its domestic plants tested positive for the new coronavirus, and a decision on whether to suspend the plant's operations will be made soon....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Chem gets a boost in battery patent lawsuit against SK Innovation...

The legal battle between Korean battery makers has reignited after an investigative organization within the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday indicated it was supporting LG Chem over SK Innovation in an ongoing patent lawsuit....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hunt for corpse of fisheries official continues...

North Korea warned the South on Sunday to stop violating the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de facto inter-Korean maritime border in the Yellow Sea, as the search continues for the body of a South Korean fisheries official shot last Tuesday....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Greenland's melting glaciers could have far-reaching effects, including along Korea's coast...

Glaciers are melting in Greenland at an alarming rate, another warning signal of global warming that is contributing to rising global sea levels....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

[Post-Covid-19 New Normal] Will Korea's airline industry ever really take off again?...

Throughout his 28-year career, Park Yi-sam enjoyed the perks of living as a pilot. He received a higher salary than his friends and often took his family on overseas trips, not to mention the respect people showed toward him and his family....

 2020-09-27 09:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

[TEST DRIVE] There are few rides more comfortable than the Volvo S90...

Volvo is hoping to follow the success of brand ambassador Son Heung-min, who recently became the 28th player in English Premier League history to score four goals in a single match, with the release of its partially revamped S90 sedan....

 2020-09-27 09:39 

KBS World

Global COVID-19 Deaths Surpass One Million...

[International] : The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide surpassed one million on Monday as cases rose to more than 33 million.According to Worldometer, a website that provides real-time statistics for the pandemic, global fatalities topped one million o...

 2020-09-27 09:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

S&P Raises Korea's Growth Outlook...

Standard and Poor's has raised its previous economic outlook for Korea for 2020. It's now expected to contract 0.9 percent, up from the previously projected -1.5 percent.The recalculation is based on an increase in consumer spending and an upturn ...

 2020-09-27 09:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

Germany Installs Sex Slaves Statue in Public Street...

Berlin has installed a new statue memorializing the Korean women and girls who were sexually enslaved by Japan during World War II. This is the third statue in Germany of the so-called "comfort women," but it's the first one set up in a public...

 2020-09-27 09:32 

KBS World

China's Top Diplomat Likely to Visit S. Korea in October...

[Politics] : China's top diplomat Wang Yi is likely to visit South Korea next month. KBS has learned that talks are under way between Seoul and Beijing to coordinate Wang's trip for October. A diplomatic source, however, said the date and format o...

 2020-09-27 09:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Imposes Curbs on Exports by China's Top Chipmaker SMIC...

The U.S. government has placed new export restrictions on China's most advanced maker of computer chips, citing an "unacceptable risk" that equipment sold to the country's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) could be use...

 2020-09-27 09:27 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Cheong Wa Dae calls for joint probe with N. Korea on shooting incident, restoration of military communication line...

(ATTN: UPDATES with background info, other details from 5th para; ADDS photo, byline)By Le......

 2020-09-27 09:25 

KBS World

S. Korea to Enforce Quarantine Measures for Chuseok Holiday...

[Domestic] : Starting Monday, South Korea will enforce a series of measures during a special quarantine period for the Chuseok holiday to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The special quarantine period starts on Monday, two days before the five-day holiday,...

 2020-09-27 09:18 

KBS World

S. Korea's Top Office Calls for Inter-Korean Probe into Official's Death...

[Politics] : The presidential office on Sunday called on North Korea to conduct a joint investigation with South Korea into the recent killing of a South Korean official and to reopen the bilateral military communication line for related work. Suh Choo-su...

 2020-09-27 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Paris Attacker Says He Was Targeting 'Charlie Hebdo' Magazine...

French officials say a man who is suspected of stabbing two people Friday in Paris has said he was targeting what he thought were the offices of the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" because it had recently republished cartoons featuring the Prop...

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