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 2022-08-01 16:14 

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Posco, Brazil's Vale seek to produce hot briquette iron...

Posco said Tuesday that it will conduct a feasibility study with Brazil's largest raw material supplier, Vale, for the possible production of hot briquette iron as part of the steel giant's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. H...

 2022-08-01 15:55 

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Peru reaffirms commitment to Korea at 201st Independence Day...

The Peruvian Embassy in Seoul reaffirmed the country's commitment to Korea to continuously search for bilateral projects and consolidate on Peru-Korea friendship at Peru's 201st Independence Day celebrations in South Korea. Peru's...

 2022-08-01 15:26 

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B20 Business Dialogue discusses ways to boost Indonesia, Korea partnership...

The B20 Business Dialogue discussed ways to vitalize Indonesia-South Korea economic cooperation and strengthen private partnerships on the sidelines of President Joko Widodo's visit to Korea Thursday. B20 is the official Group of 20 dialogue f...

 2022-08-01 15:00 

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Burger joints raise prices again to fight inflation...

Despite enjoying increased sales from the ongoing "lunchflation," fast food joints in South Korea have been raising their burger prices, citing surging production costs amid lingering inflation fears. Mom's Touch, a homegrown chic...

 2022-08-01 14:55 

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South Korea condemns North for 'abusing' NPT regime, urges to cease provocations...

South Korea strongly condemned the North for "abusing" the Non-Proliferation Treaty to openly develop nuclear weapons and urged the regime to dialogue for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization during international nuclear...

 2022-08-01 14:10 

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Asan Medical Center nurse dies after collapsing while on duty...

A nursing staff member at Asan Medical Center, Seoul's largest general hospital, died late last month after collapsing while on duty, local reports said Tuesday. The reports, which were based on an anonymous post on Blind, a social app for wo...

 2022-08-01 12:25 

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Ruling party to hold nat'l committee to decide on transition to emergency leadership...

The Supreme Council of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) decided Tuesday to convene a meeting of the party's national committee to discuss switching to an emergency leadership system after breaking up the current leadership. Four out of seven...

 2022-08-01 12:04 

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Presidential office to look into allegation of Buddhist figure if necessary...

A presidential official said Tuesday it will look into an allegation of influence peddling by a Buddhist figure, who has reportedly claimed close ties with President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee. The official made the remark after a Chos...

 2022-08-01 11:50 

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Presidential office to look into allegation of Buddhist figure if necessary...

A presidential official said Tuesday it will look into an allegation of influence peddling by a Buddhist figure, who has reportedly claimed close ties with President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee. The official made the remark after a Chos...

 2022-08-01 11:38 

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Electricity use hits all-time high in July amid heat wave...

South Korea's electricity consumption reached a record monthly high last month, as the country was gripped by a sweltering heat wave, the power operator said Tuesday. The country's average maximum power consumption came to 82,007 megawatts...

 2022-08-01 11:27 

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Police bureau officially comes into being...

A police bureau came officially into being at the interior ministry Tuesday, marking the first time in 31 years for the ministry to have an organization overseeing the law enforcement agency. The bureau's establishment came after some front-line...

 2022-08-01 11:24 

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Amid K League success, ex-Barca player Lee Seung-woo linked with Scottish club Hearts...

In the midst of his strong first season in South Korea, former FC Barcelona player Lee Seung-woo is apparently drawing interest from Europe. Edinburgh Evening News reported Sunday (local time) that Heart of Midlothian FC, commonly known as Hearts, ha...

 2022-08-01 11:19 

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S. Korean defense chief to visit Australia for talks on arms industry cooperation...

South Korea's Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup is set to depart for Australia on Tuesday for talks with his Australian counterpart on arms industry cooperation and regional security, his ministry said. Lee plans to meet Australian Defense Minister...

 2022-08-01 11:01 

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[Graphic News] N. Korean economy shrinks for 2nd year in 2021 on sanctions, pandemic: BOK...

North Korea's economy is estimated to have contracted for the second straight year in 2021 on global sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, according to South Korea's central bank. The North's economy, which has been hit by tigh...

 2022-08-01 10:48 

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BTS to resume 'Run BTS' variety show after 10-month break...

K-pop boy group BTS has announced the return of its own variety show, titled "Run BTS," after 10 months. "'Run BTS' will finally make a return after a 10-month break," the band said in a teaser video it shared on social...

 2022-08-01 10:46 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases rise to over 3-month high amid virus resurgence...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases sharply rose to over 110,000 on Tuesday as a highly infectious omicron variant has fueled a surge of new infections. The country added 111,789 new COVID-19 infections, including 568 from overseas, bringing the to...

 2022-08-01 10:41 

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Seoul shares open lower amid US-China tension, recession woes...

Seoul shares opened lower Tuesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street, with investors keeping a watchful eye on escalating US-China tension over Taiwan amid global recession woes. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 5.1...

 2022-08-01 10:33 

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BTS could be allowed to perform overseas during military service: defense minister...

Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup has said there could be a way to allow members of K-pop supergroup BTS to perform overseas while carrying out their mandatory military service. Lee made the remark during a parliamentary defense committee meeting Monday,...

 2022-08-01 10:32 

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S. Korean Premier Leaguer Hwang Hee-chan condemns racism after abuse in friendly...

Wolverhamton Wanderers' South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan spoke up against racism Tuesday, some 24 hours after being subjected to discriminatory abuse during a preseason friendly in Portugal. "We are all the same human beings. We all need...

 2022-08-01 10:31 

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S. Korea's inflation at near 24-year high in July on high energy, food prices...

South Korea's consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in almost 24 years in July due to high energy and food prices, data showed Tuesday, raising expectations that the central bank will continue to raise the policy rate to tame inflation. Consumer p...

 2022-08-01 10:10 

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N. Korea reports no new suspected COVID-19 cases for 4th day: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained at zero for the fourth consecutive day, according to its state media Tuesday. No new fever cases were reported over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central N...

 2022-08-01 10:05 

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Blinken reaffirms US commitment to NPT, citing threats posed by N. Korea, Iran...

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on Monday, citing threats posed by North Korea and Iran. The top US diplomat reiterated the world faced a "critical momen...

 2022-08-01 06:31 

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[Andrew Sheng] Is the falling yen a cause for concern?...

It never rains but it pours. Every day this summer we are bombarded by bad news -- raging forest fires, the continuing Ukraine war, random shootings in different cities, a mutating omicron, monkeypox and rising debt distress all over. The good news...

 2022-08-01 06:30 

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[Editorial] Shrinking population...

Last year South Korea's total population decreased for the first time since it began taking census data in 1949. The total population is the total number of people who live on the South Korean land, including foreigners. According to the 2021...

 2022-07-31 21:48 

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[Hwang's China and the World] India is not the weakest link in the Quad...

India is expected to grow to have the world's greatest population, overtaking China. Its economy also has a huge role in the United States' Silicon Valley, as India produces numerous advanced IT human resources. And its low-key but powerf...

 2022-07-31 21:14 

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[Herald Interview] Lee Byung-hun channels fear of flying for new role...

Lee Byung-hun recalled the first time he read the script for "Emergency Declaration," during an interview with a group of local reporters on Thursday. "It was a whirlwind of tensions, like riding a roller coaster throughout. I thou...

 2022-07-31 21:09 

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[Herald Interview] Song Kang-ho wishes audience to find hope through 'Emergency Declaration'...

Cannes-winning actor Song Kang-ho is set to return with the latest airplane disaster film, "Emergency Declaration," this week. "There are many disaster movies, in Korea and Hollywood. But when I first read the script, I was drawn t...

 2022-07-31 21:04 

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Trendy rapper Zico returns with 4th EP 'Grown Ass Kid'...

The season of upbeat music has arrived, and rappers are known to save their strongest material for summer, Zico made his grand return with his 4th EP, "Grown Ass Kid," released Wednesday evening. This marks the solo artist's retur...

 2022-07-31 19:16 

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Photography evolves, diversifies by taking different formats...

If you think photography is just a form of still image, photographs by two masters -- Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andreas Gursky -- may change your preconceptions, showing how it has evolved over time and can vary depending on the photographer and the...

 2022-07-31 19:16 

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Ruling party leadership posed to get overhaul, making Lee Jun-seok's return unlikely...

A growing wave of resignations at the top of the ruling People Power Party is setting the mood for a shake-up of leadership. The looming shift would leave out the party's embattled chair Lee Jun-seok, who remains in exile over ongoing allegatio...

 2022-07-31 18:57 

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##Backlash against lowering elementary school entry age intensifies...

Backlash against lowering elementary school entry age intensifies By Lee Jung-youn Opposition from the education community and parents against the Ministry of Education's elementary school entry age reorganization plan is intensifying. On Friday,...

 2022-07-31 18:36 

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BOK signals rate hike slowdown while slashing growth forecast...

Bank of Korea Gov. Rhee Chang-yong told lawmakers Monday that the central bank will deliver the usual 0.25 percentage point interest rate hikes this year, while acknowledging that the economy would fall short of the 2.7 percent annual growth for 2022...

 2022-07-31 18:29 

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[Today's K-pop] Seventeen's repackage album enters Billboard 200 at No. 4...

Seventeen's repackaged fourth LP hit Billboard 200 at No. 4, according to Billboard's preview of the forthcoming chart that came out Sunday in the US. The reissue of "Sector 17" is the 13-member act's highest-charting...

 2022-07-31 18:19 

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Seoul shares up for 6th day on speculation over less-aggressive US rate hikes...

Seoul shares closed higher Monday amid speculation a second straight quarterly US contraction may cause the Fed to become less aggressive in raising rates. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KO...

 2022-07-31 17:26 

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What we need is consistency: Unmasking the criminal suspects...

On July 17, a freshman at Inha University in Incheon, was formally arrested on charges of raping and causing the death of his schoolmate. Shocked that such a terrible crime took place inside the campus, people demanded that the suspect's identi...

 2022-07-31 17:14 

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S. Korea's Transport Minister mentions Uber as last resort to solve late-night taxi shortage...

South Korea's Transport Minister Won Hee-ryong said on Sunday evening that the country could consider implementing ride-sharing services like Uber to fight off the country's dire nighttime taxi shortage. However, during his speech on his...

 2022-07-31 17:03 

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Power demand hits record high amid heat wave...

Sizzling temperatures that hit the country last month led to record-breaking electricity demand, data showed Monday. According to Korea Power Exchange, the country's average maximum power demand stood at 82,007 megawatts last month, up 1.0 per...

 2022-07-31 16:40 

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Revision seeks to allow battery subscription for EVs...

The South Korean government said Monday that it would revise the law to allow battery subscription services for electric vehicles, a move that is expected to pull down EV prices almost one-third from their current price tag and lower entry barriers f...

 2022-07-31 16:34 

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S. Korea's accumulative trade deficit hits 66-year high...

SEJONG -- South Korea posted a trade deficit for the fourth consecutive month in the wake of a noteworthy decline in exports to China as well as the spiraling import prices of raw materials, with the cumulative deficit for the first seven months of t...

 2022-07-31 16:27 

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Samsung publishes paper on artificial muscle actuators for VR devices...

Samsung Electronics said Monday its joint research team with Ajou University published a paper last month on the wider adoption of artificial muscle actuators for wearables in Nature Communications, an online publisher affiliated with Nature, the sci...

 2022-07-31 16:21 

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BTS can prepare for overseas concerts while serving in military, says Defense Minister...

K-pop sensation BTS may be able to practice and hold overseas concerts while serving in the military, as South Korea's Defense Ministry appears to be considering "alternative service" for the boy group. South Korean Defense Minist...

 2022-07-31 16:17 

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Hyundai Motor unveils smart city vision in Singapore...

Hyundai Motor Group on Monday unveiled its vision for smart city at the World Cities Summit in Singapore, with an aim to offer a blueprint for smart mobility solutions that revitalize urban communities. During a panel discussion at the biannua...

 2022-07-31 16:11 

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LG Chem looks to begin final stage of clinical trials for gout drug with FDA...

LG Chem has applied for phase 3 clinical trials of its gout treatment candidate Tigulixostat with the US Food and Drug Administration, the South Korean company said Monday. If the application gets the go-ahead sign from the FDA, it will mark the fi...

 2022-07-31 16:10 

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SK Bioscience eyes Europe as market for COVID-19 vaccine...

SK Bioscience has submitted the application for conditional approval of the COVID-19 vaccine SKY Covione with the European Medicines Agency in efforts to expand its presence in the global market, the South Korean vaccine developer said Monday. Begi...

 2022-07-31 15:33 

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SK hynix to mass-produce CXL memory chips from 2023...

South Korean memory chip maker SK hynix said Monday it has sampled the first memory product under the computer express link memory interface, a concept considered a game-changer in the electronics industry that is facing memory storage bottleneck. T...

 2022-07-31 15:33 

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[Land of Squid Game] Eating seaweed soup on birthdays...

If you are a K-drama maniac, you might be wondering why Koreans eat seaweed soup on their birthdays. Most cultures have cakes or some other special dish (usually a pastry). But in Korea, it's seaweed soup. Seaweed is traditionally served to wo...

 2022-07-31 15:30 

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SK Geo Centric, Tokuyama to build plant for wafer washing agent...

South Korean petrochemical firm SK Geo Centric has started construction on a facility to produce semiconductor wafer surface washing material with Tokyo-based chemical firm Tokuyama in Ulsan, a city some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, the company...

 2022-07-31 15:11 

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Negligence outstrips alcohol as leading cause of road deaths...

Around a fortnight ago, emergency operators in North Chungcheong Province received a call from a driver who suffered second-degree burns while driving. The cause of the accident? Trying to enjoy a bowl of hot noodles while driving on the freeway, for...

 2022-07-31 14:58 

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Starbucks tops most preferred coffee chain in S. Korea: survey...

Starbucks topped the list of the most preferred specialty coffee chains in South Korea, according to a recent survey published by the Korea Consumer Agency on Monday. In the survey, conducted between April 7 and 15, a total of 1,400 adults were req...

 2022-07-31 14:19 

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Hybe independent label ADOR launches first group NewJeans...

NewJeans, the first girl group from ADOR, an independent label under K-pop powerhouse Hybe, threw its glitzy hats into the ring with its namesake debut album on Monday. Hybe is the multi-label entertainment company home to several big-name K-pop lab...

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