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 2022-09-29 18:41 

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Life sentence sought for woman and her accomplice accused of killing husband for insurance payout...

The prosecution on Friday asked for life sentences for a woman and her accomplice who are standing trial for murdering the woman's husband. In the trial for Lee Eun-hae, 31, and Cho Hyeon-soo, 30, who are accused of killing Lee's husband and attem...

 2022-09-29 18:29 

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Asian stars to take part in BIFF...

Star actors from Asian countries will take part in the 27th Busan International Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 5-14. Among the actors in attendance will be Thai film star Mario Maurer, as his new film, "Six Characters" direct...

 2022-09-29 18:27 

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Korea-China trade ties on key party agenda, Chinese ambassador says...

Expanding economic ties between South Korea and China is one of top priorities the Chinese Communist Party will discuss at its October congress, Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming said Thursday. "The economic ties bringing the two c...

 2022-09-29 18:26 

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[Newsmaker] 'Squid Game' Jung Ho-yeon makes '100 Next' list...

"Squid Game" star Jung Ho-yeon has been listed in the phenoms category of Time magazine's "100 Next." Launched in 2019, Time 100 Next is the youthful version of its more prominent "Time 100" list and was created to spo...

 2022-09-29 17:58 

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[Today's K-pop] Stray Kids adds dates to world tour...

Stray Kids will perform two more times in the US in March next year, announced label JYP Entertainment on Friday. The band added one concert each to those planned for Atlanta and Fort Worth, Texas according to the poster uploaded by the company. This...

 2022-09-29 17:24 

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No PCR tests for inbound travelers to S. Korea from Saturday...

South Korea will completely lift the requirement for a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test for travelers entering the country starting from Saturday, the country's health authorities said Friday. From Saturday, inbound travelers will no lo...

 2022-09-29 17:19 

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Ruling party sends resolution demanding assembly speaker's resignation...

The ruling People Power Party on Friday submitted a resolution asking National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo to step down, in an apparent retaliation against the main opposition party's passing of a motion calling for the dismissal of the foreig...

 2022-09-29 17:15 

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Life imprisonment sought for woman, boyfriend in drowning death of husband...

INCHEON -- Prosecutors demanded life imprisonment Friday for a woman and her boyfriend charged with murder in the high-profile drowning death of her husband in 2019 for a hefty life insurance payout, officials said. Lee Eun-hae, 31, and her extramari...

 2022-09-29 17:13 

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Hyundai Motor's hydrogen trailer drone concept wins top Red Dot Award...

Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel-cell trailer drone concept Trailer Drone won the 2022 Red Dot Design Concept Luminary award, according to the company on Friday. It is the first time the South Korean automaker won the Luminary award, the hig...

 2022-09-29 17:01 

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Seoul shares sink to over 2-yr low amid recession worries...

Seoul stocks retreated to an over two-year low Friday amid the spreading recession fears. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 15.44 points, or 0.71 percent, to close at 2,155.49. The...

 2022-09-29 16:45 

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[Interactive] Iconic university festivals return after COVID-19 hiatus...
 2022-09-29 16:36 

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President's overseas trip was not 'diplomatic disaster,' political strife should end: foreign minister...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin on Friday refuted the main opposition party's claim that the president's overseas trip this month was a "diplomatic disaster," and expressed disappointment after lawmakers passed a motion...

 2022-09-29 16:36 

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Fiscal chief pins hopes on Korea's entry to World Government Bond Index...

SEJONG -- The nation's top economic policymaker on Friday welcomed South Korea's potential entry to the World Government Bond Index, predicting that if attained, it would foster a better environment for attracting foreign investment. The...

 2022-09-29 16:22 

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KEPCO to hike Q4 electricity rate on high costs, losses...

SEJONG -- South Korea's state power utility said Friday it will raise fourth-quarter electricity rates for consumer and industrial use amid high energy costs and mounting losses. Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said it has decided to jack up...

 2022-09-29 16:19 

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DP claims relocation of presidential office will cost about W1tr...

The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) said Friday the relocation cost of the presidential office will be far greater than expected, surpassing 1 trillion won (US$698 million). The envisioned cost far exceeds the 49.6 billion won announced by Pres...

 2022-09-29 16:17 

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South Korea, US, Japan hold consecutive calls, strongly condemn NK missile launches...

Following North Korea's latest missile launch on Thursday, the top nuclear envoys of South Korea, Japan and the United States again held bilateral talks over the phone to reaffirm their united efforts to counter Pyongyang's military threa...

 2022-09-29 16:11 

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LG chairman urges execs to define future of customer experience...

LG Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Koo Kwang-mo called on some 30 executives across Korea's fourth-largest business group to define the future of customer experience, and the start of it could be identifying who their future custome...

 2022-09-29 16:00 

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Korean airports to expand operation of biometric check-in system...

South Korean nationals traveling through South Korea's airports are expected to enjoy wider access to a new check-in system that works with biometric information obtained through palm vein recognition technology. The Korea Financial Telecommuni...

 2022-09-29 12:25 

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Yoon says govt. will take necessary steps against financial volatility...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Friday the government will take necessary and timely steps to protect the people against increasing financial volatility. Yoon made the remark while presiding over a macrofinancial meeting with government and business off...

 2022-09-29 12:21 

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Ruling party submits resolution calling for assembly speaker's resignation...

The ruling People Power Party (PPP) on Friday submitted a resolution urging National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo to step down for putting to a vote the main opposition party's motion calling for the dismissal of the foreign minister the previou...

 2022-09-29 12:18 

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S. Korea to hike natural gas prices in Oct....

South Korea will raise natural gas prices for civilian use next month amid high international gas prices, the industry ministry said Friday. Starting in October, natural gas prices for households and commercial use will be hiked by 2.7 won ($0.002) p...

 2022-09-29 11:59 

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g.o.d to reunite after 4 years for year-end concert in Seoul...

All five members of veteran K-pop idol group g.o.d will meet fans in person in a year-end concert in Seoul. According to IOK Co., organizer of the upcoming concert, on Friday, the quintet is scheduled to kick off a three-day concert on Dec. 9 at KSPO...

 2022-09-29 11:26 

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Korean Air to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from Shell...

Korean Air Lines Co. said Friday it has signed a five-year deal with Royal Dutch Shell plc. to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the British firm beginning in 2026 to help combat climate change. SAF is non-conventional aviation fuel deriv...

 2022-09-29 11:18 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall below 30,000 amid waning virus wave...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 30,000 on Friday, as the virus wave has been gradually slowing down in recent weeks. The country reported 28,497 new COVID-19 infections, including 276 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 24,...

 2022-09-29 10:35 

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Seoul shares open lower on Wall Street plunge...

Seoul stocks opened lower Friday, taking a cue from overnight losses on Wall Street that stemmed from growing recession fears. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) retreated 7.64 points, or 0.35 percent, to 2,163.29 points in the f...

 2022-09-29 10:17 

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US reaffirms commitment to defense of S. Korea after N. Korean missile launch...

WASHINGTON -- The United States reaffirmed its "ironclad" commitment to the defense of South Korea and Japan on Thursday, hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles in its latest provocation. North Korea launched what appeared to...

 2022-09-29 09:01 

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[Graphic News] 630 suicides reported among elementary to high schools students over past 4 years...

A total of 630 elementary to high school students took their own lives over the past four years, due mainly to family feuds, an Education Ministry report showed. According to the report submitted to Rep. Kim Byong-wook of the People Power Party, 3...

 2022-09-29 06:31 

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[Lyle Goldstein] Biden pokes at China again over Taiwan. At what cost to US national interests?...

President Joe Biden's foreign policy deserves higher marks than most have given it. Biden boldly pulled the plug on the Afghanistan quagmire, so that Americans could stop hemorrhaging blood and treasure in an endless war. He has performed a del...

 2022-09-29 06:30 

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[Editorial] Dispute on price controls...

The South Korean government is now running a pilot program of the delivery unit price indexation system -- an interlocking price adjustment system for the cost of goods delivered, chiefly designed to help protect small businesses when they handle ord...

 2022-09-28 23:35 

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N.Korea conducts third ballistic missile launch in less than a week...

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from a western inland town toward the East Sea on Thursday evening, marking the third missile launch in less than a week. North Korea's consecutive missile launches came hours after US Vice...

 2022-09-28 23:17 

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Seoul Fashion Week returns to DDP for spring-summer collection...

Seoul Fashion Week will fully return with in-person runway shows next month, presenting spring-summer 2023 collections by 30 Korean designers at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. The country's largest fashion event will take place from Oct. 11...

 2022-09-28 21:38 

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New SAC president vows to focus on 'pure art' like opera and ballet...

The new president of the Seoul Arts Center on Thursday unveiled plans to focus on "pure art," such as opera and ballet, as the organization seeks to return to its original goals. Chang Hyoung-joon, who was appointed in June as the 17th pre...

 2022-09-28 20:45 

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Yang Hae-gue's hanji collage 'Mesmerizing Mesh' series shown at Kukje Gallery's new space...

Yang Hae-gue has immersed herself in holding and cutting "hanji," or Korean traditional mulberry paper, for a new paper collage series. The artist began presenting her works last year, continuously evolving an artistic world of her own. K...

 2022-09-28 19:58 

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[Today's K-pop] Stray Kids' new EP sells over 2m copies in pre-orders...

Stray Kids' upcoming EP "Maxident" sold more than 2.24 million copies in pre-orders, according to label JYP Entertainment on Thursday. The EP will roll out on Nov. 7 and the figure is strong indication that it will be another millio...

 2022-09-28 19:26 

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Chip wafer maker SK Siltron to invest W2.3tr by 2026...

South Korean semiconductor chip wafer supplier SK Siltron announced Thursday that it plans to invest a combined 2.3 trillion won ($1.6 billion) over the course of five years until 2026. The capital will be used to increase the production capacity fo...

 2022-09-28 19:14 

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When is peak fall foliage date across South Korea?...

As leaves start to change color, the Korea Forest Service released a map this week showing when fall foliage will peak across major mountains and arboretums in South Korea. If you are planning a trip to spot autumn leaves, late October will generally...

 2022-09-28 19:09 

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Lose your shoes on red dirt trails...

On Baebongsan, a low-lying hill in Seoul's eastern district of Dongdaemun, there's a section of a trail that draws a particular type of visitors -- the barefoot walkers. Around lunchtime on a recent Thursday, people were traversing on the...

 2022-09-28 18:52 

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Democratizing legal information through technology...

Legislative officials and experts from eight Asian countries gathered in Seoul on Thursday to discuss advances and challenges in legislation in times of digital technology. Speaking at the annual Asian Legislative Experts Symposium, South Korean Min...

 2022-09-28 18:14 

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[Herald Interview] 'Hansik is ready for a world invasion'...

Having starred in various food-related TV shows, Fabrizio Ferrari -- more widely known as either "Italy Fabri" or "Fabri Chef" -- continues to expand his range as a chef who promotes "hansik," or Korean cuisine. Th...

 2022-09-28 17:56 

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Rival parties wrangle over motion to dismiss foreign minister...

South Korea's main opposition party and ruling party on Thursday struggled over a motion that requests President Yoon Suk-yeol to replace Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin over the recent diplomatic gaffes during Yoon's overseas trip last we...

 2022-09-28 17:40 

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[Herald Interview] Volvo CE bets big on potential of electric excavators...

Volvo Construction Equipment is betting big on its first full-electric excavator ECR25 Electric to take the lead in the construction equipment industry's nascent but promising transition toward electromobility, according to its Asian chief on W...

 2022-09-28 17:39 

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Balanced approach urged for blockchain industry...

Business leaders and experts called for a more balanced approach to regulating the blockchain industry more effectively during a seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea in Seoul on Thursday. Dunamu CEO Lee Sir-goo criticized the K...

 2022-09-28 17:36 

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Seoul, Tokyo, Washington tighten bonds as Pyongyang ramps up military provocation...

South Korea, Japan and the US are tightening trilateral bonds as Pyongyang is ramping up military provocations. After North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Wednesday evening, Seoul's top nuclear envoy imme...

 2022-09-28 17:11 

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Seoul Street Arts Festival to fill streets with artistic imagination...

The Seoul Street Arts Festival is scheduled to return to the streets of Seoul this weekend. The three-day festival will kick off on Friday around the areas of Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall, the Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway and Mugyo Road in...

 2022-09-28 17:07 

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Ruling party calls for end to PCR tests for arrivals...

PCR tests for those arriving in Korea and the current indoor mask mandate could go under review following calls from the ruling People Power Party for disease control measures that "minimize inconvenience and restrictions." Speaking at a...

 2022-09-28 17:04 

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[Newsmaker] Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers...

GENEVA -- Switzerland's glaciers are melting like never before, an academic study released Wednesday found, with their ice volume declining by 6% this year amid rising concerns about global warming and a summer heat wave that swept across Europe. The...

 2022-09-28 16:56 

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Korea's top 100 property owners have 20,000 homes: data...

SEJONG -- South Korea's top 100 multiple home owners hold more than 20,000 housing units collectively, worth more than 2.5 trillion won ($1.7 billion) combined, an opposition party lawmaker said Thursday, citing state data. This indicates that an in...

 2022-09-28 16:52 

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Melon Music Awards to return offline after two years...

After three years of pandemic-related setbacks, the Melon Music Awards are returning offline, according to Kakao Entertainment, which runs Melon, the nation's largest music streaming platform. The South Korean entertainment giant said Thursday...

 2022-09-28 16:42 

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Korea-China forum seeks bilateral growth in technology...

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat held the 2022 Korea-China Smart Manufacturing Industry-Academia-Research Forum Thursday to discuss industrial growth in both countries. Figures from universities, research centers and government bodies in Korea...

 2022-09-28 16:36 

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SC Bank, Toss mull compensation for won-dollar rate error...

Standard Chartered Bank Korea and Toss Securities are discussing ways to compensate customers who suffered losses due to a faulty won-dollar exchange rate posted on their mobile trading apps, officials said Thursday. The won-dollar exchange rate on...

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