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 2022-05-25 06:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Nice surprise...

Singer and actor Lee Ji-eun, also known as IU, is swarmed by media and fans who have gathered at the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport in France on Wednesday. Lee is visiting Nice for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Lee is featured in Palme d'Or winner ......

 2022-05-25 06:00 

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Sitala of rookie K-pop girl group H1-KEY steps down...

Sitala, a member of rookie girl group H1-KEY (pronounced high-key) is leaving the girl group, its label Grand Line Group (GLG) announced Wednesday, saying the decision was made due to Sitala's "personal reasons." "We have come to this ......

 2022-05-25 06:00 

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NCT Dream's repackaged album 'Beatbox' will be eco-friendly...

Boy band NCT Dream's soon-to-be-released repackaged album "Beatbox" will be environmentally friendly. According to SM Entertainment on Wednesday, the boy band's second repackaged album, which will drop on May 30, uses packaging certified b...

 2022-05-25 05:59 

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Kwon Soon-woo falls in the first round at French Open...

Kwon Soon-woo was knocked out in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday, losing 3-1 to world No. 7 Andrey Rublev of Russia at Roland-Garros in Paris....

 2022-05-25 05:59 

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Content creators say forget trends and focus on originality if you want a hit...

What makes storytelling interesting? In an age when consumers can access and enjoy all kinds of content, whether it be in the form of webtoons, books, films, television series or original series created by streaming services......

 2022-05-25 05:03 

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K-pop boy band TO1 to halt activities until further notice...

Boy band TO1 will halt its activities for a while, its label Wake One Entertainment announced Tuesday. The label released an official statement saying that TO1 will "take some time off and reorganize the band," adding the band will halt its ......

 2022-05-25 04:08 

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Fans divided over rumors BTS's V is dating Jennie of Blackpink...

With many divided over rumors that BTS's V and Blackpink's Jennie are in a romantic relationship, a group of BTS's fans, known as ARMY, posted a statement on an online community called "BTS Gallery" on Tuesday, showing support for the ...

 2022-05-25 03:09 

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Ken Rhee appears to have returned to Korea from Ukraine...

It looks like Ken Rhee, a Korean YouTuber and former Korean Navy special forces officer who went to Ukraine in March to fight Russia, is back in Korea. On Wednesday, Rhee updated his Instagram with multiple photographs and videos. "How was ......

 2022-05-25 03:09 

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Final two members of new girl group Lapillus unveiled...

The final two members of soon-to-debut Lapillus have been unveiled. MLD Entertainment introduced Bessie and Chanty on Wednesday to complete the line-up of the six-member girl group. Bessie is 17 years old and has "unbelievable singing skills," ......

 2022-05-25 03:09 

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Samsung SDI, Stellantis to invest $2.5 billion to build EV battery plant in Indiana...

Samsung SDI and Stellantis are jointly investing over $2.5 billion to build an EV battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, the two companies confirmed Wednesday....

 2022-05-25 03:09 

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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles following Biden’s departure from the region...

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to South Korea and Japan....

 2022-05-25 02:14 

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Singer, songwriter Paul Kim to drop new album on June 14...

Singer and songwriter Paul Kim will be dropping a new album on June 14. The artist released a short video clip on his official YouTube channel on Tuesday, teasing the upcoming release. The video is titled "What's your star? (new album is coming......

 2022-05-25 01:13 

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[THINK ENGLISH] ‘천문학적 피해’에 테라·루나 권도형 대표 검찰 고소...

LKB & Partners filed a complaint on behalf of five clients against Terraform Labs and its co-founders on Thursday. Kim Hyeon-kwon, an attorney at the law firm, submitted the complaint against the company, Do Kwon and Daniel Shin to the Seoul......

 2022-05-24 11:53 

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RCEP diplomats emphasize benefits of trade pact...

Diplomats from six RCEP member countries emphasized that their trade pact will be beneficial for all 15 members at the Korea-Asean RCEP Forum, with Korea positive about joining more trade agreements with Asean countries....

 2022-05-24 11:53 

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RCEP is more than just a multilateral trade deal: diplomats...

On Tuesday, the Korea JoongAng Daily held its first Korea-Asean RCEP Forum at the Westin Josun in Seoul. There, the nature of the RCEP and its role were discussed by Asean diplomats and Korean businesspeople and officials....

 2022-05-24 10:56 

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Korea raises its guard a bit for monkeypox...

Korea raised its guard at its borders to catch monkeypox cases amid a rise in cases in other countries....

 2022-05-24 10:56 

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Hyundai companies promise $50 billion of investment through 2025...

Hyundai Motor, Kia and Hyundai Mobis will jointly invest 63 trillion won ($50 billion) through 2025 in Korea in an effort make the country the hub for future mobility....

 2022-05-24 10:56 

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Korea's leading companies, start-ups pledge to improve corporate culture, environment...

Korea's big corporations and leading start-ups signed an agreement to work toward steady job creation, sustainable development, improved corporate culture and trust-based relationships with partner companies....

 2022-05-24 10:56 

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Forum focusing on Asean was a first...

Ambassadors and executives that attended the Korea JoongAng Daily's Tuesday forum described the event as "stimulating"; and "timely."...

 2022-05-24 10:56 

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Lotte companies vow to invest 37 trillion won over next 5 years...

Lotte companies vowed to invest a total of 37 trillion won ($29 billion) over the next five years into making their businesses more sustainable, with a major focus on biopharmaceuticals and mobility....

 2022-05-24 10:00 

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Justice Minister tries setting up new probe teams...

The Justice Ministry appears to be trying to create a joint investigative division involving regional prosecutors' offices under the direction of new Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon, according to officials Monday....

 2022-05-24 10:00 

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Girl group Lightsum wants to lead fans...

Rookie girl group Lightsum held a showcase for its first EP "Into The Light" at Blue Square in Yongsan District, central Seoul, on Tuesday. Sporting a funky high-teen style, the eight members of Lightsum said that they wanted to bring their......

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Hanwha to invest 37.6 trillion won into energy, carbon neutrality, defense...

Hanwha Group will invest 37.6 trillion won ($29.7 billion) into energy, carbon neutrality and defense and aerospace over the next five years, the Korean conglomerate said Tuesday. Over 20,000 new jobs will be created in the process. Of the ......

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Samsung SDI and Stellantis to build U.S. battery factory...

Samsung SDI is building an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Indiana with Stellantis, according to a Reuters report....

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Curious tourists invade galleries but none are willing to spend...

The areas around Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, including Samcheong-dong, have been home to many important art galleries for decades. However, in the last fortnight they have seen an unprecedented number of visitors as tourists flock to the......

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Korea's KT Studio Genie buys 30 percent of drama production company Jumbo Film...

KT Studio Genie bought a 30 percent stake in local drama production company Jumbo Film for an unspecified amount, the KT subsidiary said Tuesday. Founded in April 2020, Jumbo Film has produced popular drama series including ......

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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GS Inima desalination plant wins award at Global Water Awards 2022...

GS Inima's desalination plant in the Atacama Desert, in the northern region of Chile, was chosen as the Desalination Plant of the Year by Global Water Intelligence during the annual Global Water Awards held in Madrid on May 18....

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Samsung commits to $356 billion of investment over 5 years...

Samsung Electronics and related companies will invest 450 trillion won ($356 billion) over the course of the next five years on chips, biopharmaceuticals, advanced networks and artificial intelligence....

 2022-05-24 09:59 

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Korea bets tomorrow belongs to AI chip leaders...

AI chips are the key to future semiconductor market dominance for Korea companies, academics and others argue....

 2022-05-24 09:02 

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For Korean celebrities, drunk driving can also kill their career...

On May 18, actor Kim Sae-ron made headlines after she crashed into an electric transformer box while driving under the influence. She fled the scene, but was soon arrested and is currently under investigation. Kim issued a handwritten apology two ......

 2022-05-24 09:02 

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Nine-member boy band BLANK2Y debuts with some familiar faces...

BLANK2Y is the latest boy band to enter the cutthroat fourth-generation K-pop idol scene. The group of nine — DK, Louis, Donghyuk, U, Siwoo, Mikey, Youngbin, Sungjun and Sodam — held its debut showcase on Tuesday at the Yes24 Live Hall in east...

 2022-05-24 09:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former finance minister Kim Jin-pyo nominated to be speaker...

The liberal Democratic Party (DP) nominated five-term lawmaker Kim Jin-pyo, a former finance minister, as National Assembly speaker at a meeting of its lawmakers on Tuesday....

 2022-05-24 09:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chung Ho-young abandons health minister nomination...

Chung Ho-young abandoned his nomination as health minister Monday night as controversy over his two children failed to die, raising concerns over a leadership vacuum that could disrupt major decisions in health and welfare....

 2022-05-24 09:02 

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Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol named one of Time magazine's Most Influential 100...

Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022....

 2022-05-24 09:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House’s Main Office Building to be opened from May 26...

The Cultural Heritage Administration said Tuesday that it will partially open the Blue House's Main Office Building from May 26. Visitors will be allowed to see the Mugunghwa and Inwang rooms on the first floor, the President's Office and ......

 2022-05-24 08:05 

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Kang Daniel's post-Covid era is looking bright...

Kang Daniel is back with a special story. The singer will drop his new album "The Story" on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This is the former boy band Wanna One member's first full-length album in two years and 10 months, as well as his first music in 13 ....

 2022-05-24 08:05 

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Appeasing North Korea has failed, Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol tells CNN...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said that the age of appeasing North Korea is over in an interview with CNN, and that he expects any new inter-Korean talks to be initiated by leader Kim Jong-un....

 2022-05-24 08:05 

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[VIDEO] Kang Daniel explains how his first full-length album encompasses his three-year solo career...

Singer Kang Daniel's new full length album "The Story" was released on May 24, 6 p.m. A press event was held for the album's promotion before its release......

 2022-05-24 07:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Festival season feels sweet after a bitter two years...

College festivals are back as the pandemic recedes and companies that run or supply them hope the worst is behind them. For the past couple of years, university campuses have been gloomy in May, the festival season....

 2022-05-24 07:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Going golden: How Son Heung-min made it to 23 goals...

Scoring 23 goals in a single season made Son Heung-min the first Asian footballer to win the Golden Boot. Dig a little deeper and Son's effort is even more impressive, defying the odds to score far more goals than was statistically expected of him...

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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Splitter...

San Diego Padres shortstop Kim Ha-seong breaks his bat during the tenth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park in San Diego on Monday....

 2022-05-24 07:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Colombia to participate in Seoul book fair as guest of honor...

Colombia will participate in the 2022 Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) next month as the guest of honor to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and the South American country, the event's organizers said Monday......

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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Kim Hyo-joo leads Korean contingent at LPGA's only match play...

After a week long hiatus on the LPGA Tour, 10 Koreans will be teeing off Wednesday for the first round of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards as the Tour takes a different turn this week....

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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Tottenham Hotspur to face Sevilla in Suwon exhibition match...

Tottenham Hotspur will take on La Liga club Sevilla at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi on July 16 in the second exhibition game of the Coupang Play Series....

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'They knew what they were getting into'...

Cryptocurrencies Luna and TerraUSD's prices have plunged, causing a ripple in the global crypto market....

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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There's a new supernatural girl in town in 'The Witch: Part 2. The Other One'...

There's a new witch on the block in upcoming director Park Hoon-jung's latest film "The Witch: Part 2. The Other One." As the title suggests, the flick is about a witch born as a result of a project to create superhumans, called "Ark1 ...

 2022-05-24 07:08 

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[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'Working at home is so much better'...

With Covid-19 dying down, office that shifted to working from home during the pandemic have to decide what the future holds....

 2022-05-24 07:08 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seowon, Yue are newest members in MLD Entertainment's upcoming girl group Lapillus...

MLD Entertainment introduced two more members of its upcoming girl group Lapillus on Tuesday: Seowon and Yue. According to the label, Seowon is 15 and has a "bouncing personality and is full of energy." Yue is 17 and is a Korean-American "flue...

 2022-05-24 06:11 

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Ex-Girls' Generation member Jessica debuts on 'Sisters Who Make Waves'...

Former Girls' Generation member Jessica appeared on the first episode of the Chinese television competition show "Sisters Who Make Waves" (2020-) on Friday. In the episode, Jessica performed Ed Sheeran's ballad...

 2022-05-24 06:11 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blackpink becomes first Asian girl group to make cover of Rolling Stone...

Girl group Blackpink became the first Asian girl group to make the cover of Rolling Stone on Tuesday. The group graced the cover of the June issue of the American magazine which also featured an article describing Blackpink as...

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