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 2022-05-20 22:09 

Korea Herald

Former president Moon, Biden forge friendship in phone call...

Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke with US President Joe Biden, who is in Seoul for a summit, Moon's close aide said on Saturday. According to Rep. Youn Kun-young of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, Moon and Biden h...

 2022-05-20 21:33 

Korea Herald

Yoon, Biden agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic alliance...

The leaders of South Korea and the US have agreed to develop the Korea-US relationship into a global comprehensive strategic alliance, reaffirmed the shared goal of complete denuclearization of North Korea, and formalized Korea's participation...

 2022-05-20 19:40 

Korea Herald

Biden, Yoon pledge to step up military drills, strengthen US extended deterrence against N.Korean threats...

The leaders of South Korea and the United States on Saturday agreed to step up combined military exercises against North Korea's mounting threats and reinforce the US' extended deterrence. During their first summit, South Korean Preside...

 2022-05-20 19:34 

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Seoul-Tokyo relationship will change amid 'competition between democracies and autocracies': Biden...

US President Joe Biden said there is room for improvement for Seoul and Tokyo's strained relationship, and stressed on the importance of building strong ties in the wake of growing competition between democracies and autocracies, Saturday. Sp...

 2022-05-20 19:21 

Korea Herald

Yoon, Biden agree to newly launch 'economic security dialogue' to boost cooperation...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his US counterpart Joe Biden agreed Saturday to launch a new communication channel between their offices for "frequent" communication of the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation on eco...

 2022-05-20 18:28 

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Korea, US to expand mutual investment in battery, chip: Yoon...

South Korea and the US will expand mutual investment and cooperate to stabilize the supply chain in strategic industries such as semiconductor and batteries, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said during a summit with US President Joe Biden on Sat...

 2022-05-20 17:01 

Korea Herald

[Visual History of Korea] Silla nachimban, a true north-pointing compass for navigating the seas...

In Korea's long history of seafaring, ancient seafarers mastered navigating the open seas when they finally deciphered the secrets of the direction of the magnetic north. Conquering the seas has defined great empires in history as seen in the...

 2022-05-20 17:00 

Korea Herald

When flowers bloom on your plate...

In the month of May, flowers are given on several different occasions in Korea, often to celebrate and express gratitude. From Parents' Day to Teacher's Day, flower shops are busy preparing lavish bouquets and baskets throughout what is...

 2022-05-20 17:00 

Korea Herald

[Weekender] Matisse is having a moment in S. Korea...

When "Henri Matisse: Life and Joy" -- a retrospective exhibition of Matisse held in Seoul -- was drawing to an end in April, thousands of visitors came to see original works by the pioneering French painter and sculptor. "People co...

 2022-05-20 17:00 

Korea Herald

[Scholars and their Spaces] 'My heart smote me'...

The monument built in 1672 to honor Park Paeng-nyeon (1417-1456) was all but destroyed during the Korean War. Reconstructed by his descendants in 1989, this historic site and the monument had received bad press for poor maintenance just a year befo...

 2022-05-20 17:00 

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[Holly's Korean Kitchen] Dububuchim, crispy Korean pan-fried tofu...

This Korean pan-fried tofu recipe is a great way to enjoy plant-based protein in a healthy and inexpensive way. No pressing is required to get the crispy texture. This is one of the best low-effort, pan-seared tofu dishes you can easily make at hom...

 2022-05-20 17:00 

Korea Herald

Train package trips to star gazing, cultural heritage spots in Gangwon Province...

For travelers seeking weekend getaways, Korail and Gangwon Tourism Organization are jointly offering a set of tour packages. The Gangwon Province Byeolcheonji package consists of four main themes -- visits to areas hit by forest fires, stargazing sp...

 2022-05-20 16:37 

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Mongolian deputy foreign minister meets North Korean ambassador...

Mongolia's Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin Batsumber received North Korean ambassador to Mongolia O Sung-ho in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Friday and expressed the importance Mongolia attaches to promoting relations with North Korea. Mongolia sa...

 2022-05-20 15:15 

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Yoon, Biden begin first summit at Yongsan presidential office...

A 90-minute summit between the US and South Korea began as US President Joe Biden arrived at the presidential office in Yongsan-gu, Seoul around 1:30 pm on Saturday. When the vehicle arrived in front of the main gate of the presidential office buil...

 2022-05-20 14:21 

Korea Herald

Biden to meet Hyundai Motor chief on new investment plan...

US President Joe Biden will meet Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun on Sunday in Seoul to thank him for investment in the state of Georgia, Washington's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday. The US president is schedul...

 2022-05-20 14:17 

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Yoon appoints Han as prime minister after parliamentary confirmation...

President Yoon Suk-yeol officially appointed Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Saturday after an opposition-controlled National Assembly confirmed him the previous day following nearly 50 days of partisan wrangling over his suitability. Yoon conferred...

 2022-05-20 14:10 

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Hyundai to build $5.54 bln EV, battery plant in Georgia...

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group said Saturday it will invest US$5.54 billion to build a dedicated electric vehicle and car battery manufacturing plant in the United States to further solidify its electrification push in the world's most importan...

 2022-05-20 14:03 

Korea Herald

Yoon, Biden set to hold first summit on N. Korea, economy...

President Yoon Suk-yeol and US President Joe Biden are set to hold their first summit in Seoul on Saturday on a range of issues, including North Korea's nuclear program and supply chain risks. Biden arrived the previous day on his first visit to the...

 2022-05-20 11:00 

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[Interactive] Nearly half of LGBTQ youth in US considered suicide last year...

Nearly half of LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 24 in America seriously considered committing suicide last year, according to a survey released. The poll of nearly 34,000 people was conducted by The Trevor Project, a non-profit that works to prevent suicide...

 2022-05-19 22:38 

Korea Herald

Biden, Yoon commit to enhancing economic, technology cooperation against supply chain challenges...

The leaders of South Korea and the United States on Friday committed to enhancing economic and technology cooperation to build secure and resilient global supply chains and surmount challenges. US President Joe Biden kicked off his three-day trip...

 2022-05-19 22:05 

Korea Herald

Assembly approves Han Duck-soo as prime minister...

The National Assembly on Friday approved the appointment of Han Duck-soo as the new prime minister, with the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea deciding to vote for the appointment at a meeting held late in the afternoon. The president can a...

 2022-05-19 19:08 

Korea Herald

Omicron may infect entire North Korean population: expert...

If the pace of omicron spread keeps up in North Korea, nearly the entire population could end up becoming infected, experts in South Korea say. North Korea's cumulative number of "fever" cases stands at 2,251,610 as of 6 p.m. Thur...

 2022-05-19 18:50 

Korea Herald

Controversy grows over 'Music Bank' scoring system...

Public broadcaster KBS has come under fire over the scoring system of its music program "Music Bank" with some viewers raising the possibility of vote rigging despite explanations by the broadcaster. On May 13, hugely popular trot singer...

 2022-05-19 18:48 

Korea Herald

N.Korea scrambles to distribute reserve medical supplies as suspected COVID-19 cases top 2 million...

North Korea's total cases of fever have surpassed 2 million since late April, amid what is widely believed to be a COVID-19 outbreak. With the rising number of cases, the North Korean regime is scrambling to equally distribute and boost produc...

 2022-05-19 18:24 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Korea's first coloring shampoo seeks breakthrough in overseas markets...

Moda Moda, the South Korean producer of the world's first coloring shampoo using the browning reaction in stale bananas, is seeking a breakthrough in overseas markets to sidestep cumbersome regulations at home. The company is revamping oversea...

 2022-05-19 17:55 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Seventeen sells 2m copies of 4th LP in preorders...

Seventeen's upcoming fourth studio album sold more than 2 million copies in preorders, according to distributor YG Plus on Friday. The LP "Face the Sun" is likely to become the biggest-selling album for the ba...

 2022-05-19 17:20 

Korea Herald

Kakao Entertainment presents 'Thor' webtoon...

Kakao Entertainment unveiled a webtoon version of the upcoming American superhero film "Thor: Love and Thunder" Thursday. Celebrating the release of the film, the first four episodes are available free of charge. The webtoon, based on t...

 2022-05-19 17:05 

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Seoul stocks sharply rebound on dip-buying, ahead of Biden visit...

South Korean shares advanced Friday as investors scooped up oversold stocks and pinned hopes for expanded business ties between South Korea and the United States. The Korean won steeply rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock...

 2022-05-19 16:29 

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Le Sserafim's Kim Ga-ram halts activities as bullying allegations grow...

Kim Ga-ram of rookie girl group Le Sserafim is halting all of her activities amid growing controversy over bullying allegations against her. The six-member act's management agency Source Music announced a temporary suspension of Kim's ac...

 2022-05-19 16:28 

Korea Herald

S-Oil CEO apologizes for Ulsan refinery explosion...

S-Oil Chief Executive Officer Hussain A. Al-Qahtani on Friday apologized over the explosion of its refinery in Ulsan, about 415 kilometers southwest of Seoul, and promised to take all measures possible to prevent such incident from happening again....

 2022-05-19 16:07 

Korea Herald

Taiwan's Fubon Financial becomes third-largest shareholder in Hyundai Card...

Taiwanese banking giant Fubon Financial on Friday raised its stake in South Korea's Hyundai Card to nearly 20 percent, expanding its clout over management of the card issuer. Fubon Financial is now the card issuer's third-largest shareh...

 2022-05-19 15:51 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] BIG Naughty sails through 'love' to find true meaning of 'romance'...

When 15-year-old rapper BIG Naughty appeared on the hip-hop audition program "Show Me The Money 8" in 2019, little did people know that he would be re-shaping the East-meets-street style of beats. In the same year, he got picked up by H1g...

 2022-05-19 15:34 

Korea Herald

Quirks of Korean dating explained (5) Always connected...

They say love is universal, but when it comes to dating culture, Korea has a different love language, according to five international couples that The Korea Herald interviewed. From love 'confessions'; to matching outfits, here are some da...

 2022-05-19 15:32 

Korea Herald

Engineering veteran Roberto Rempel named new CEO of GM Korea...

General Motors on Friday named Roberto Rampel, current president of GM Technical Center Korea, as president and CEO of GM Korea. Rempel, an engineering specialist, will start his term on June 1 when his predecessor Kaher Kazem leaves for his new ro...

 2022-05-19 15:32 

Korea Herald

Biden begins three-day visit to Korea, starting with Samsung tour...

US President Joe Biden will arrive in South Korea on Friday afternoon to begin his three-day visit focused on strengthening the Korea-US alliance. After President Biden arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, he will move to the...

 2022-05-19 14:23 

Korea Herald

Navy SEAL-turned-YouTuber Rhee Keun plans to return from Ukraine...

Former South Korean Navy special warfare officer Rhee Keun, who has reportedly been injured while leading a recent mission in Ukraine, may return home. According to a post by the International Legion of Defense of Ukraine on Thursday, Rhee, also kno...

 2022-05-19 14:19 

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South Korea pushes back planned lifting of COVID-19 isolation order...

South Korea said Friday the seven-day isolation requirement for people with COVID-19 will remain in place for the next four weeks, until June 20. Expiring on Sunday is the four-week "probation period" for downgrading COVID-19's thr...

 2022-05-19 12:05 

Korea Herald

Biden to meet Hyundai Motor chief on new investment plan...

US President Joe Biden will meet Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun on Sunday in Seoul to thank him for investment in the state of Georgia, Washington's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday. The US president is schedul...

 2022-05-19 11:49 

Korea Herald

K League 1 champions Jeonbuk looking to extend undefeated run vs. pesky underdogs...

A quick glance at the K League 1 tables will show Ulsan Hyundai FC leading the pack by eight points after 13 matches. That lead seems comfortable enough, but Ulsan players are probably hearing the footsteps of five-time defending champions Jeonbuk Hy...

 2022-05-19 11:45 

Korea Herald

Netflix subsidiary to invest $100m in S. Korea...

A subsidiary of Netflix will invest $100 million in South Korea over the next six years to build special visual effects facilities in a move that will help turn the country into an Asian hub for high-tech content creation, Seoul's industry minis...

 2022-05-19 11:21 

Korea Herald

N. Korea apparently on 'cusp of potentially another ICBM test': US general...

North Korea appears to be on the "cusp of potentially another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test," a top US military officer in South Korea has said, stressing the allied troops are "standing ready" to deal with it. Du...

 2022-05-19 11:21 

Korea Herald

N. Korea to hold state funeral for military official known for ties with Kim Jong-un...

A top North Korean military official, who was a close aide to the late leader Kim Jong-il and known to have helped groom the current leader Kim Jong-un, has died, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday. Hyon Chol-hae, marshal of the Korean Peop...

 2022-05-19 11:16 

Korea Herald

GCF board approves $330m for green energy projects...

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), an international organization on fighting climate change, has approved $330 million in funding for five green energy projects, South Korea's finance ministry said Friday. The board of the GCF endorsed the funding pl...

 2022-05-19 11:09 

Korea Herald

N. Korea's total suspected COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million...

North Korea reported over 260,000 new suspected COVID-19 cases Friday, with the total number of such cases surpassing 2 million, eight days after it first confirmed the virus outbreak. More than 263,370 people showed symptoms of fever and two deaths...

 2022-05-19 11:06 

Korea Herald

New COVID-19 cases drop for 3rd day; govt. puts off plan to ease virus curbs...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell for a third consecutive day to stay below 30,000 on Friday, as the government pushed back the plan to relax more virus restrictions, citing the continuing omicron wave and possible spread of other variants....

 2022-05-19 11:04 

Korea Herald

Prosecutors looking into whether to bring Ponzi fraud charges against Terraform CEO Kwon...

Prosecutors are looking into whether to bring Ponzi fraud charges against CEO Do Kwon of Terraform Labs, sources said Friday, a day after investors sued him over the shocking crash of the firm's two cryptocurrencies. In a crash starting last wee...

 2022-05-19 11:01 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to face 'grave' inflation risk for time being: official...

South Korea is expected to face a "grave" risk from rising inflation for the time being, as the recovery of consumption will further add price pressure amid high energy costs, a senior government official said Friday. The government plans t...

 2022-05-19 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Imports of home furnishings hit record high last year amid pandemic...

South Korea's imports of home furnishing products hit an all-time high last year on the back of demand by consumers staying home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, data showed. The imports of eight kinds of home furnishing goods, including sofas an...

 2022-05-19 10:59 

Korea Herald

Son Heung-min chasing Premier League Golden Boot in season finale...

Throughout his Premier League career with Tottenham Hotspur that began in 2015, South Korean star Son Heung-min has been breaking records and setting milestones. Son will have a chance to make more history when the Premier League draws to a conclusio...

 2022-05-19 10:59 

Korea Herald

Biden set to arrive in S. Korea for first summit with Yoon...

US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in South Korea on Friday for his first summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol on a range of issues, including North Korea's nuclear program and supply chain risks. Biden's visit, his first since taking o...

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