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  • The Korea Times - 2019-09-18
    "A typhoon, formed in waters 630 kilometers southeast of Japan, is moving northwest and could strike the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Wednesday Typhoon Peipah is moving at 36 kilometers per hour with wind gusts of 14 meters a second. Its central pressure is 1,002 hectopascals (hPa)."
  • The Korea Times - 2019-09-18
    "Meet Woo Hee-jun, 25, the 2019 Miss Korea first runner-up. She is extremely talented and has great skills onstage, but she also has a serious history with sports. She is a member of the South Korean national kabaddi team and has continued her medal march since she joined the sport in 2015."
  • Associated Press via Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
    "South Korea’s football association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn’t yet received any information from its counterpart in Pyongyang regarding logistics for the Group H match, which would be a first competitive meeting between the national men’s teams in the North Korean capital. North Korea hosted South Kore..
  • Agence France-Presse via ABS-CBN News - 2019-09-18
    "South Korea Wednesday officially dropped Japan from its 'white list' of trusted trade partners, the latest move in a bitter row stemming from Tokyo's use of forced labor during World War II. Seoul had already warned Tokyo it would reciprocate following a similar move by Japan in late August to downgrade South Korea's trade status. Local companies shipping strategic goods to Japan would now have to submit more documents..
  • BBC News - 2019-09-18
    "South Korea's opposition leader has become the latest politician to publicly shave his head in a protest against the government. Hwang Kyo-ahn had his hair entirely shaved off in front of supporters and journalists outside the presidential palace on Monday evening. The protest is over a new justice minister, Cho Kuk, whose family is embroiled in corruption allegations."
  • The Korea Times - 2019-09-17
    The CEOs of LG Chem and SK Innovation met Monday to discuss the two companies' legal battle over rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), but failed to narrow their differences, according to officials.

    LG Chem CEO Shin Hak-cheol and SK Innovation CEO Kim Jun met in Seoul to find a way out of their companies' legal dispute, but failed to reach an agreement, they said.

    "The two companies' CEOs had ..
  • The Korea Herald - 2019-09-17
    "South Korea will consider releasing its strategic oil reserves in case supply is disrupted following drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's crude processing facilities, a senior official said Tuesday. The combined oil reserves held by the South Korean government and local refiners came to 200 million barrels as of 2018. 'The government will swiftly push for measures to stabilize supply and demand ... in case oil supply is disrupted,�..
  • - 2019-09-17
    "South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide. Five pigs found dead at a farm in Paju, a city near the inter-Korean border, were confirmed to have been infected with the virus, an official with Seoul's agriculture ministry told AFP. Seoul's agriculture minister Kim Hyun-soo sai..
  • - 2019-09-17
    “Authorities say the owner of a restaurant under construction in Seoul 'voluntarily' removed signs with images of North Korean leaders and the North Korean flag from the restaurant’s exterior on Monday, after they were criticized on social media over the weekend. Police quoted the owner as saying the North Korea-themed decorations were intended to attract attention and make the restaurant more profitable. Police said they are look..
  • - 2019-09-17
    "An 11-day health workers’ strike at the National Cancer Center ended Monday morning after the labor union and the hospital management reached an agreement on pay and working conditions. The management and the union agreed to a 1.8 percent pay hike, overtime pay in 10-minute increments, transportation allowances for night-shift workers and other welfare support for hospital workers. The hospital’s operations will return to normal Tuesd..
  • - 2019-09-16
    "Mina will return to popular K-pop girl band TWICE later this month, ending her medical leave for two months, according to JYP Entertainment. The Japanese singer, whose real name is Mina Myoui, has been away from the nine-member band since July suffering from anxiety disorder. Her comeback will coincide with the release of the group's album 'Feel Special' on Sept. 23."
  • - 2019-09-16
    "Korea will remove Japan from its 'whitelist' of preferred trading partners this week, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Sunday. The move comes after Tokyo removed Seoul from its whitelist Aug. 28 following its imposition of export restrictions on high-tech materials used in the manufacture of semiconductors and display panels. The trade ministry said it has completed nearly all the procedures for Japan's remov..
  • - 2019-09-16
    "Justice Minister Cho Kuk continues to be relatively popular as a prospective presidential candidate, seemingly unhurt by the prosecution’s ongoing probe into corruption allegations surrounding him and his family. In an opinion poll of 1,026 adults conducted by marketing agency Kantar from Sept. 9-11, Cho ranked third with 7 percent of support, falling behind Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon with 15.9 percent and main opposition Liberty Korea ..
  • - 2019-09-16
    "South Korea's unemployment rate plummeted to the lowest level in nearly six years in August, a rare positive sign for an economy facing headwinds from weak global demand. The jobless rate fell to 3.1%, the lowest since November 2013, while the number of employed rose by 452,000 from a year earlier, the biggest increase since March 2017, data from the statistics office showed Wednesday. The surprise increase in jobs could signal a �..
  • - 2019-09-16
    "Typhoon Lingling has arrived in North Korea where it threatens to damage crops already devastated by a severe drought. The storm earlier made landfall in South Korea with high winds and heavy rain that left three people dead and caused widespread power cuts." Watch this video for more details.
  • The Korea Times - 2019-08-23
    "The United States expressed 'strong concern' and 'disappointment' Thursday after South Korea withdrew from a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. Earlier, Seoul announced its decision to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement amid a bilateral dispute over trade and history. In a rare public rebuke of its South Korean ally, the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon expressed their displeas..
  • The Korea Herald - 2019-08-23
    "South Korea decided to withdraw from the bilateral military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Thursday, amid escalating friction over trade and historical issues. In a televised announcement, Cheong Wa Dae said it has made the decision to abolish General Security of Military Information Agreement and will notify Japan via diplomatic channels by midnight on Saturday, the deadline for a decision on whether to renew the agreement."
  • BBC News - 2019-08-23
    "The UK has signed a 'continuity' trade agreement with South Korea, allowing businesses to keep trading freely after Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss signed the agreement with her South Korean counterpart Yoo Myung-hee in London."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2019-08-23
    "Hollywood star Angelina Jolie looked around Yonsei University's Incheon campus before her eldest son's admission next week, school sources said Wednesday. Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 18, has been accepted to Underwood International College at Yonsei, one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea, according to the school."
  • Variety - 2019-08-23
    “South Korea has selected Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner 'Parasite' as its entry for the newly rebranded International Feature Film award at the 92nd Academy Awards, it was announced Wednesday by the Korean Film Council.

    U.S. distributor Neon had already positioned the film as a prime awards season contender following the film’s triumph at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it saw its world premiere. Neon has se..
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