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 2021-07-30 09:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Singer Lim Kim to release new song 'Falling' at 6 p.m....

Singer Lim Kim will release her new song "Falling" at 6 p.m. today. The song, written and composed by Kim, was inspired by sirens from Greek mythology, which were dangerous half-bird, half-women creatures who caused sailors to shipwreck by luring....

 2021-07-30 09:01 

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First season of Netflix original series 'D.P.' to be released on Aug. 27...

Netflix announced on Friday that the first season of its new original series "D.P." is set to be released on Aug. 27. The teaser video and three posters were revealed on Netflix and its social media accounts on Friday. The series was created by......

 2021-07-30 09:01 

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Yoon Seok-youl signs on with opposition PPP...

Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, a frontrunning conservative presidential candidate, unexpectedly joined the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) Friday afternoon....

 2021-07-30 09:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

German television personality Daniel Lindemann tests positive for Covid...

German television personality Daniel Lindemann tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, according to his agency Drama House Studio on Friday. The agency said Lindemann will undergo treatment and comply with the government's quarantining measures......

 2021-07-30 09:01 

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Korean archer An San makes history with third gold medal...

Korea's An San won the women's individual archery competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday afternoon, becoming the first archer in Olympic history to win three gold medals at a single Games....

 2021-07-30 09:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

One HMM union files for arbitration...

One of HMM's main unions is filing for mediation by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) after it failed to agree with management over wages for this year....

 2021-07-30 08:05 

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Woowa Bothers gets labor ministry award...

Woowa Brothers, operator of the food delivery app Baedal Minjok, was given an award for creating jobs....

 2021-07-30 08:05 

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Loona’s fourth EP '&' lands at No. 1 on Hanteo daily album chart...

Korea's album sales tracker Hanteo Chart announced Friday that K-pop girl group Loona's fourth EP "&" landed at No. 1 on the Hanteo daily album sales chart on Thursday. On Thursday alone, a total of 9,276 copies of "&" were sold, a...

 2021-07-30 07:10 

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AKMU releases music video for 'Tictoc Tictoc Tictoc'...

Brother-and-sister duo AKMU released the music video for its song "Tictoc Tictoc Tictoc" on its official social media accounts on Friday. The track is a collaboration with rapper Beenzino from the duo's recent album "Next Episode," whi...

 2021-07-30 07:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House gets two new secretaries...

President Moon Jae-in nominated new Blue House secretaries Friday. The Blue House announced that Lee Ki-heon, 53, presidential secretary for civil participation, was named the new secretary for civil affairs and justice, replacing Lee Gwang-cheol....

 2021-07-30 07:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Woori Bank's long-term credit rating raised to A by Fitch...

Fitch Ratings upped Woori Bank's long-term credit rating to A from A-, the bank said Friday, the first upgrade in 16 years....

 2021-07-30 07:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Min-jung takes silver medal in women's 25-meter pistol...

Kim Min-jung won silver in the 25-meter pistol women's final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday, played at the Asaka Shooting Range, after a tense match that went all the way to a medal-deciding shoot-off....

 2021-07-30 07:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea's sole rower Jeong Hye-jeong ends Games in middle of pack...

Jeong Hye-jeong's journey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ended on Friday morning as she finished sixth in the D final of the women's single sculls tournament....

 2021-07-30 06:15 

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DAY6 subunit Even of Day to hold online concert Aug. 8...

Even of Day, a subunit of rock band DAY6, will hold an online concert "Beyond LIVE DAY6 (Even of Day): Right Through Me" on Aug. 8, the band's agency JYP Entertainment recently announced. The concert will be streamed via the "Beyond LIVE&#...

 2021-07-30 06:15 

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North Korea's economy shrunk 4.5% in 2020: BOK...

North Korea's economy contracted 4.5 percent in 2020, the steepest fall since 1997, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK) Friday....

 2021-07-30 05:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Badminton women's doubles medal guaranteed as two pairs reach semis...

Korea is guaranteed at least one medal in women's doubles badminton, with two teams having made it to the semifinals on the opposite side of the bracket....

 2021-07-30 05:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ryu gets 10th win of the season in blowout win against Red Sox...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays picked up his 10th win of the season Thursday, throwing six scoreless innings in a blowout 13-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston....

 2021-07-30 03:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

North’s economy contracts 4.5 percent in 2020: BOK...

North Korea's economy contracted by 4.5 percent in 2020, the steepest fall since 1997 when there was a famine in the country, according to Bank of Korea (BOK) estimates Friday....

 2021-07-30 01:39 

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Twice's 'Perfect World' tops Japan's Oricon Daily Albums chart...

Girl group Twice's third Japanese studio album "Perfect World" topped the Oricon Daily Albums chart, the group's agency JYP Entertainment said on Friday. The album, released Wednesday, contains 10 Japanese tracks, including the title track...

 2021-07-30 00:44 

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[THINK ENGLISH] 송중기가 내년 방영 예정인 JTBC 드라마에 출연한다...

Actor Song Joong-ki will star in JTBC's series "The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate" (translated) set to air next year, according to the channel on Tuesday....

 2021-07-29 22:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea scrape past Israel for bizarre 6-5 win to begin baseball title defense...

The Korean national baseball team scraped together a 6-5 victory in extra innings in its opening game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, beginning its gold medal title defense with a win, even if it was a strange one....

 2021-07-29 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seongbuk District offers visitors some respite from the heat...

Some athleticism is required to explore Northern Seoul's Seongbuk District due to its steep uphill roads, but this also means that fewer people tend to visit the area, a bonus during the pandemic when many search for less crowded places to visit....

 2021-07-29 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung SDI will build battery plant in U.S....

Samsung SDI confirmed plans to build its first electric vehicle battery plant in the United States during a conference call with analysts Tuesday....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Chem reports record profit and sales in the second quarter...

LG Chem's net profit jumped 289.5 percent on year to 1.63 trillion won ($1.42 billion) in the second quarter, beating the market consensus of 1.05 trillion won as compiled by FnGuide....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Daishin Securities ordered to pay up to 80% of Lime losses...

Korea's financial regulator on Thursday ordered Daishin Securities to compensate an investor up to 80 percent of losses due to the brokerage's misselling of funds run by now-defunct Lime Asset Management....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Electronics reports strong second quarter led by chips...

Samsung Electronics reported a 73.44 percent surge in net profit during the second quarter as a solid performance in the semiconductor business balanced relative weakness in smartphones....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Until recently so uncool, window air conditioners are in again...

Window-type air conditioners were shunned for years in Korea. For a number of reasons — regulation, technology, pandemic and weather-related — the ungainly once boxes, now upgraded for style and efficiency, are back in fashion....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Empty airport...

Incheon International Airport's duty-free shops are empty on Thursday as international travel has yet to recover, affected by the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

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Fourth wave creates nursing shortage...

A nursing shortage is growing in Korea as daily coronavirus cases continue to set new records....

 2021-07-29 10:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Leggo my Legos!...

Models hold the Bowser's Airship Expansion Set by Lego at Space Raon, Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, on Thursday. The new expansion pack is a recent addition to the Lego Super Mario series....

 2021-07-29 10:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Judoka Cho Gu-ham wins silver in men's 100 kilograms...

Korea judoka Cho Gu-ham took silver in the men's 100 kilogram, losing a grueling fight to Aaron Wolf of Japan at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Thursday....

 2021-07-29 10:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

More wine, please...

Wine bottles are stacked on a shelf at a retail market in Seoul on Thursday. According to the Korea Customs Service's trading report released on Thursday, Korea imported $236.88 million worth of wine during the first half of 2021, a ......

 2021-07-29 10:53 

Korea Joongang Daily

Krafton prices at 498,000 a share, the top of the range...

Krafton's initial public offering (IPO) price was set on Thursday at 498,000 won ($434.7) per share, the upper end of the price range despite concerns about valuation....

 2021-07-29 09:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rental cars in high-demand on Jeju Island...

Jeju Island has become an increasingly popular vacation destination leading to a surge in demand for rental cars, which in turn has led to a hike in prices and as well as a shortage of vehicles....

 2021-07-29 09:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Motor, LG Energy to build factory in Indonesia...

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest 1.17 trillion won ($1.1 billion) in a factory for electric vehicle (EV) battery cells in Indonesia, a promising EV market....

 2021-07-29 09:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul seeks video conference setup with Pyongyang...

Seoul will seek to establish a video conference system with Pyongyang so that the two governments can keep an open line of communication for face-to-face talks through the Covid-19 pandemic, the Unification Ministry said Thursday....

 2021-07-29 09:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former AOA member Kwon Min-A in stable condition after attempted suicide...

Former AOA member Kwon Min-A is reported to have attempted to take her own life in her residence on Thursday morning. According to local media, Kwon was found unconscious in her home by an acquaintance who grew worried when she she was unable to......

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Despite two Olympic golds, anti-feminists focus on An San's hair...

Korean national team archer An San won two gold medals for Team Korea at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but rather than being lauded for her achievement, the 20-year-old female archer is being criticized for the length of her hair. An was initially ......

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

One-quarter of Yongsan Garrison being returned to Korea...

A fourth of the Yongsan Garrison will be returned to Korea by early next year, the governments of the United States and Korea announced Thursday. Although the American forces have been relocating from Yongsan for years, this was the first time a......

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

The Greatest Shaman...

The cast of Kakao original series "The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim" — from left, actors Bae Hae-seon, Nam Da-reum, Kim Sae-ron, Yoo Seon-ho and Moon Sung-geun — pose during an online press event on Thursday. The series revolves high schoo...

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

OCI launches committee to oversee its ESG goals...

OCI, a Seoul-based energy and chemical company, said Thursday it launched a committee dedicated to overseeing the company's strategy and investment decisions related to its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals....

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Save lives...

High school students stage a campaign on a street in Daegu on Thursday to encourage people to donate blood. Blood banks across the nation are facing a severe shortage of blood reserves due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-29 09:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

Sell-out success...

Everland will print a second batch of its photo-essay book "Baby Panda Fubao," which documents the life of one-year-old panda Fubao since her birth. The first batch, which went on sale on July 20 to mark Fubao's first birthday, has already sol...

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

CU gets into online retail and delivery games...

CU convenience stores are taking on e-commerce operators and giant retailers by allowing customers to buy more things from an app -- and delivering them to their doors for free....

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

New generation of Olympians let it all hang out online...

A new generation of Korean athletes at the Tokyo Olympics aren't taking the kind of online abuse their predecessors put up with, challenging the idea that Olympians, as national role models, should keep their feelings to themselves....

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Nexon founder Kim resigns as CEO of NXC, 47% owner of Nexon...

Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju is stepping down as CEO of NXC, which owns 47.3 percent of Nexon. He has served in that post for 16 years. Kim will be replaced by Lee Jae-kyo, who has been serving as a director of Nexon Foundation. Alex Iosilevich, an ......

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

SHINee’s first Japanese EP tops Oricon Daily Albums chart...

Boy band SHINee's first Japanese EP, "Superstar," hit No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Albums chart, according to the band's agency SM Entertainment on Thursday. The physical version of the album, released on Wednesday, is the band's first Ja...

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

North yet to send signal on denuclearization after restoring hotlines...

Despite the restoring of inter-Korean communication lines Tuesday and speculation of a possible summit, Pyongyang has not sent any signs of its intention to denuclearize so far....

 2021-07-29 09:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Management agency IOK Company acquires YNK Entertainment...

YNK Entertainment, home to actors Shin Hae-sun and Kim Hyun-joo, has been acquired by management agency IOK Company. YNK Entertainment announced the takeover Thursday after IOK Company acquired 100 percent of YNK on Wednesday. Local media outlets......

 2021-07-29 08:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Handball team edges out Japan for tight 27-24 win...

The Korean women's handball team secured their first win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics against Japan at Yoyogi National Stadium, western Tokyo, on Thursday afternoon....

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