[Korea Now Today's Headline] 04/27/TUE
1. On Tuesday, South Korea reported 512 new COVID-19 cases, with the number of new daily cases staying in the 500s for a second consecutive day.
2. President 문재인 met with the CEO of U.S. vaccine producer Novavax to exchange opinions on ways to expand ties in vaccine production between the two countries as well as the use of the vaccine in South Korea.
3. On Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry called in the deputy chief at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, to protest Tokyo's renewed territorial claims over South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo in its annual foreign policy paper.
4. Marking the third anniversary of the 판문점 Declaration signing with North Korea, President 문재인 said today that the time is approaching again to restart dialogue between the two Koreas, which have been stalled for more than 2 years.
5. During a weekly meeting today, the Cabinet approved a plan to establish and launch a presidential committee on South Korea's campaign to go carbon neutral by 2050 by May.
6. According to the tentative data released by the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, South Korea's real GDP showed 1.6% growth, on year, in the first quarter, showing signs of the economy rebounding to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.
7. During a phone talk on Monday, local time, U.S. President Biden told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the United States will provide oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials and therapeutics.
8. On Tuesday, local time, the foreign ministers of Iran and the P4+1 nations (Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) will resume nuclear talks in Vienna to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action\, also known as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.