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 2022-01-18 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Seoulites pick infectious diseases as most dangerous health hazard: survey...

People in Seoul picked infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, as the most dangerous health hazard they face, followed by fine dust and climate change, a survey showed. Infectious diseases topped the list of dangerous health and environmental facto...

 2022-01-18 10:56 

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Greater Seoul area braces for heavy snow, central region also expecting heavy snowfall: KMA...

Authorities in Seoul and nearby areas remained on alert Wednesday as the greater capital region was expecting heavy snow throughout the day. The Seoul metropolitan government mobilized about 9,000 workers and 1,200 snow-removing cars and other equip...

 2022-01-18 10:54 

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Daily cases jump to over 5,000 for 1st time in 20 days amid omicron woes...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20 days Wednesday amid growing concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The country added 5,805 new COVID-19 infection...

 2022-01-18 10:45 

Korea Herald

New LPGA season opens this week with S. Koreans looking for bounceback...

The 2022 LPGA Tour season will tee off this week in the Sunshine State, with South Korean players looking to bounce back from a relatively down year in 2021. The winners-only Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions will open the new season Th...

 2022-01-18 10:30 

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S. Korea, US discuss new economic framework, supply chains...

The top trade officials of South Korea and the United States on Wednesday agreed to strengthen their strategic partnership to actively respond to supply chain issues, new technologies and other major trade issues, Seoul's industry ministry said. Sou...

 2022-01-18 10:27 

Korea Herald

Netflix to release record 25 Korean-language originals this year...

Global streaming service Netflix said Wednesday that more than 25 Korean-language works, including five original films, will be released in 2022, expected to fuel the stellar drive led by the global sensation "Squid Game" last year. "...

 2022-01-18 10:26 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open lower on US tech plunge...

South Korean stocks opened lower Wednesday, tracking an overnight plunge on Wall Street amid heightened expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) declined 19.22 points, or 0.67 percen...

 2022-01-18 10:23 

Korea Herald

US takes N. Korea's 'improving' missile programs seriously: Pentagon...

The United States takes very seriously the threat posed by North Korea's "improving" missile programs, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Tuesday. He, however, said the US is still assessing the nature North Korea's recent missile la...

 2022-01-18 10:16 

Korea Herald

State pension fund cuts exposure to domestic shares in 2021...

South Korea's state pension fund lowered its exposure to large cap and other domestic shares in 2021 in an apparent bid to boost returns and diversify its portfolio, a corporate tracker said Wednesday. The National Pension Service (NPS) held stakes...

 2022-01-18 10:13 

Korea Herald

Housing prices to further stabilize on monetary tightening: finance minister...

Housing prices are expected to further stabilize due largely to the central bank's rate hikes and the Federal Reserve's push for faster monetary tightening, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Wednesday. Hong also voiced concerns that home prices in...

 2022-01-18 08:51 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Moonbyul says 'love is a movie' with new EP '6equence'...

The process of falling in love and coming out of it is not all pink, but every moment of it remains in the memory like scenes from the movies, and Moonbyul takes her listeners through the emotional ride with her third EP "6equence." Ahea...

 2022-01-18 06:31 

Korea Herald

[Kim Seong-kon] Just look up: Need for action is all too pressing...

Recently, the American satirical film, "Don't Look Up," has been attracting widespread attention. It is a small wonder why. The film features a stellar cast: Meryl Streep is president of the US, and Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo Di...

 2022-01-18 06:31 

Korea Herald

[Nicholas Goldberg] HK a reminder of fragile democracy...

Can democracy be snuffed out? You bet it can. Just look at what's happening in Hong Kong. My last visit there was at the end of 2019, right before the pandemic, during what seems in retrospect to have been the final stand of the pro-democracy...

 2022-01-18 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Family matters...

Political leaders often confront accusations about their family members meddling in state affairs or peddling influence due to the inherently intimate relationships they have with each other. A striking example is the raging dispute over Kim Kun-he...

 2022-01-17 22:30 

Korea Herald

Africa Finance Corp. secures new funders from South Korea, Dubai...

Africa Finance Corp., which focuses on infrastructure across the continent, raised $400 million in a syndicated loan to bolster its balance sheet as the region seeks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The three-year facility, the first by the...

 2022-01-17 22:20 

Korea Herald

Moon arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks with crown prince...

President Moon Jae-in arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for talks with the oil-rich kingdom's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East with economic diplomacy high on the agenda. Moon and the...

 2022-01-17 21:29 

Korea Herald

DP candidate Lee argues for shift to 4-yr presidential term, renewable once...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Tuesday argued for a shift to a four-year presidential term, renewable once, from the current single five-year term, saying he is willing to opt for a shorter term if elected. "For responsibl...

 2022-01-17 19:27 

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[Today's K-pop] GFriend's Yuju debuts as solo musician...

Yuju of GFriend held an online media conference Tuesday to introduce herself as a solo musician. She is the first to strike out on her own from the group, which disbanded in May last year. "I've gone through a lo...

 2022-01-17 19:21 

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Korea Exchange decides to delist SillaJen...

The Korea Exchange on Tuesday announced its decision to delist biotech company SillaJen, 20 months after the biotech company's market transactions were stopped due to breach of trust and embezzlement charges. The stock market operator will hol...

 2022-01-17 18:18 

Korea Herald

Omicron's dominance imminent in Korea...

Omicron will dominate in South Korea in a matter of mere days, top health officials say. Minister of Health and Welfare Kwon Deok-cheol said during a government meeting Tuesday based on internal models omicron was "predicted to assume a domina...

 2022-01-17 18:07 

Korea Herald

Education Ministry to cover costs due to students' vaccine side effects...

The Ministry of Education will support medical costs for students who experience adverse events from being vaccinated or are experiencing mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "As many students and parents are worried about childr...

 2022-01-17 18:07 

Korea Herald

After failed merger, Hyundai Heavy secures cash to nurture new growth engines...

Hyundai Heavy Industries' failed acquisition of its smaller rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering may be a boon for the nation's largest shipbuilder as it has secured abundant cash to focus on new growth engine businesses suc...

 2022-01-17 18:05 

Korea Herald

Shuttered schools get makeover, find new purpose...

Nearly 400 empty school buildings, chiefly in rural areas, are sitting idle after closing their doors due to lack of students, government data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Education has a thorny task of giving new life to abandoned classrooms....

 2022-01-17 18:03 

Korea Herald

Korea to go in full force for 2050 carbon neutrality...

The Ministry of Environment will evaluate the environmental impact of major government policies and projects beginning in September as part of its road map to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the plans revealed Tuesday, the ministry wi...

 2022-01-17 17:59 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Actor Cho Yi-hyun says 'School 2021' holds special meanings in many ways...

For actor Cho Yi-hyun, 22, "School 2021" was like a gift. Speaking to the Korea Herald on Monday, she said she had a lot of new experiences through the drama as she took another step to becoming a better actor. "'School 2021...

 2022-01-17 17:33 

Korea Herald

'Kim Ji-young, Born 1982' is most-sold Korean novel overseas...

Although the pandemic has put overseas travels on hold to a great extent, Korean literature has constantly made daring adventures beyond borders. Over the past five years, 34 works of Korean literature have sold over 5,000 copies each in overseas b...

 2022-01-17 17:20 

Korea Herald

Kazahk national completes 9-day cycle trip to celebrate Korea-Kazakhstan ties...

Kazakhstani Damir Kusheyev, a former professional cyclist, has finished a 793.8-kilometer bicycle trip across Korea, which he embarked on to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Kazakhstan and to support Busan in...

 2022-01-17 17:19 

Korea Herald

Staying in business for 5 years difficult for startups, self-employed: data...

SEJONG -- A large portion of startups and the self-employed failed in less than five years while suffering from fears of possible financial insolvency due to heavy debt, data from Statistics Korea and credit rating firm NICE showed Tuesday. Their uns...

 2022-01-17 17:17 

Korea Herald

Masterpieces by pioneers of Russian avant-garde art shown in Seoul...

Russian avant-garde modern art started to flourish in the early 20th century with artists beginning to explore new abstract styles, rejecting conventional academic tradition in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in 1917 that overthrew the Russia...

 2022-01-17 17:14 

Korea Herald

Car exports grow 24.2% on strong sales of hybrids...

South Korea posted $46.47 billion in car exports last year, up 24.2 percent from the previous year which was hit hard by COVID-19, government data showed on Tuesday. Export volume surged 8.6 percent to 2.05 million units, marking the first time in n...

 2022-01-17 17:14 

Korea Herald

Century-old 'Korean age' triggers confusion over antivirus measures...

The "Korean age" system came into the limelight Tuesday following leading presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol's pledge to make the use of the international age system mandatory for all administrative matters. Alongside the international...

 2022-01-17 16:32 

Korea Herald

US envoy urges NK to cease 'unlawful' activities, engage in dialogue...

The US envoy for North Korea urged Pyongyang to cease its "unlawful and destabilizing" activities, and engage in dialogue, in his talks with South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Monday after the North's latest missile test.&nbs...

 2022-01-17 16:15 

Korea Herald

Seegene exports 5.1m COVID-19 test kits to Israel...

South Korea's molecular diagnostics company Seegene Inc. said Tuesday it has exported 5.1 million COVID-19 test kits to Israel. The company already delivered 1.7 million diagnostic tests last month and is scheduled to deliver an additional 3.4 milli...

 2022-01-17 16:14 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] High schooler's letter to soldier raises questions for letter writing campaign...

A high school student's letter to a conscripted soldier sent as part of an encouragement campaign, has recently come under fire for the sarcastic and degrading message. The unfriendly letter written anonymously to a conscripted soldier was fi...

 2022-01-17 16:12 

Korea Herald

KT teams up with Russia's Yandex to debut delivery robots...

South Korean telecom carrier KT looks to launch autonomous delivery vehicles in Korea before the end of 2022 by partnering with Russian autonomous rover maker Yandex Self-Driving Group, KT said Tuesday. The two companies have signed a memorandum of...

 2022-01-17 15:58 

Korea Herald

Lee pledges to create over 3m jobs through digital, energy transformation...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung unveiled his job growth vision Tuesday, pledging to create over 3 million jobs by raising an investment fund of 135 trillion won ($113.5 billion). "I will produce over 3 million jobs by achievin...

 2022-01-17 15:40 

Korea Herald

Song Ji-ah from Netflix's 'Single's Inferno' under fire for wearing fake luxury goods...

Song Ji-ah, a contestant of Netflix's latest hit reality dating show "Single's Inferno," who is also known as YouTuber FreeZia, has been embroiled in controversy over wearing counterfeit luxury fashion items. Criticism flew...

 2022-01-17 15:36 

Korea Herald

Govt. to finalize extra budget plan this week...

The government will convene an extra Cabinet meeting this week to finalize a supplementary budget plan aimed at helping small businesses hit by the pandemic, the prime minister's secretariat said Tuesday. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum will preside ove...

 2022-01-17 15:34 

Korea Herald

Monday's 'tactical guided missiles' are under production: KCNA...

North Korea on Monday test-fired a pair of "tactical guided missiles" for the first time in around two years, Pyongyang's state media reported the following day, saying it did so to confirm the accuracy and efficiency of the weapon...

 2022-01-17 15:20 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor's used car market entry blurry after ministry puts on hold...

Hyundai Motor Group's launch of B2C secondhand car business has met with headwind after the ministry put a halt on the business launch temporarily, according to the industry on Tuesday. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups last week advised...

 2022-01-17 15:19 

Korea Herald

Short tracker Shim Suk-hee to miss Beijing 2022 after losing injunction bid against ban...

South Korean short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee has lost her injunction bid against an Olympic ban, legal sources said Tuesday, as her attempt to regain eligibility for Beijing 2022 crashed and burned. The sources said the Seoul Eastern District...

 2022-01-17 15:14 

Korea Herald

Samsung unveils Exynos 2200 mobile processor with AMD's GPU...

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has teamed up with California-based chip maker Advanced Micro Devices to unveil its flagship Exynos 2200 processor chips for mobile phones, in a delayed announcement by a week. The partnership with AMD in Samsung&...

 2022-01-17 15:14 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's instant meals market skyrockets 145% over 4 years...

The South Korean market of instant meals jumped more than 145 pct in 2020 from four years earlier on the increased number of convenience stores and the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Shipments of ready-to-eat items, known as home meal re...

 2022-01-17 15:13 

Korea Herald

Samsung registers robot brand 'Samsung Bot' in US, Canada...

Samsung Electronics is expected to introduce household robots under the brand "Samsung Bot" in the North American market. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization on Tuesday, the South Korean tech giant recently complete...

 2022-01-17 15:06 

Korea Herald

LG Chem to reuse plastoil from 10 tons of plastic waste...

LG Chem will extract oil from plastic waste and reuse it for plastic production starting in 2024. According to South Korea's leading chemical company Tuesday, it will establish a facility in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, where the plast...

 2022-01-17 14:56 

Korea Herald

Shaman in the house? Yoon Suk-yeol says no...

The main opposition People Power Party disbanded a networking subcommittee under the election campaign committee for its presidential nominee Yoon Suk-yeol after controversy arose that a shaman was involved in an advisory role for the subcommittee an...

 2022-01-17 14:51 

Korea Herald

Swedish EV firm launches Polestar 2 in S. Korea...

Swedish premium electric carmaker Polestar on Tuesday launched the Polestar 2, its first fully electric, high-volume model, in South Korea to gain a share in the local EV market. The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is equipped with a 78kWh...

 2022-01-17 14:11 

Korea Herald

23 shippers fined W96.2b for collusion on freight rates...

South Korea's antitrust regulator said Tuesday it has decided to impose a combined fine of 96.2 billion won ($80.7 million) in fines on 23 Korean and foreign shippers for their collusion to fix freight rates. Since 2018, the Fair Trade Commission (F...

 2022-01-17 14:06 

Korea Herald

Cafes, fast-food chains to receive deposits for disposable cups from June: environment ministry...

Deposits will be needed to buy drinks using disposable cups at cafes and fast-food chains starting in June as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste spiking amid the pandemic, the environment ministry said Tuesday. Starting on June 10, people will...

 2022-01-17 12:30 

Korea Herald

Lee, Yoon to have first one-on-one TV debate next week...

The presidential candidates of the ruling and main opposition parties will have their first one-on-one TV debate next week, the ruling Democratic Party (DP) said Tuesday. DP candidate Lee Jae-myung will face off against People Power Party candidate...

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