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 2022-06-12 19:27 

Korea Herald

Yoon skips hearing session, appoints new tax chief...

President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday appointed Kim Chang-ki, former head of the tax agency in Busan, as the new commissioner of the National Tax Service, by skipping a confirmation hearing that had been delayed for days. After nominating Kim for the to...

 2022-06-12 19:16 

Korea Herald

Kospi hits 19-month low as US inflation skyrockets...

South Korea's benchmark Kospi closed at 2,504.51 points Monday, its lowest level since Nov. 13, 2020 when it fell to 2,493.87 points, as investors priced in a big-step US rate hike amid a record annual increase in US consumer prices in May. A...

 2022-06-12 18:55 

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'Spicy' school meals are not human rights violation: NHRC...

The National Human Rights Commission on Monday dismissed a petition that claimed spicy foods in school lunches is a human rights violation. "Political Mamas", a nonprofit civic group which deals with comprehensive social issue...

 2022-06-12 18:53 

Korea Herald

Catalog to introduce Cheong Wa Dae art collection...

The government is going through the works of art stored and displayed at Cheong Wa Dae, aiming to publish an art catalog and introduce works that have been collected since the Republic of Korea was established in 1948. "We are sorting through...

 2022-06-12 18:53 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Shin Si-a competed against more than 1,400 actors for role in 'The Witch: Part 2'...

Ordinary Hanyang University student Shin Si-a's world was turned upside down when she was selected out of 1,408 actors to play protagonist So-nyeo in "The Witch: Part 2. The Other One." The film is the sequel to Park Hoon-jung&rsqu...

 2022-06-12 18:52 

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LG Energy Solution unveils W730b plan to mass-produce EV batteries...

South Korean lithium-ion battery cell maker LG Energy Solution on Monday unveiled a 730 billion won ($567 million) plan to mass-produce batteries for electric vehicles here, including the next-generation 4680-type cylindrical batteries, which are big...

 2022-06-12 18:44 

Korea Herald

Ex-spy chief faces charges for tipping reporters about false allegations vs Yoon...

The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials on Monday asked the prosecution for the indictment of former director of the National Intelligence Service, Park Jie-won, for telling reporters false allegations against then-presidential...

 2022-06-12 18:42 

Korea Herald

Police to expand use of AI voice recognition in sex crimes investigations...

The police will expand its use of artificial intelligence voice recognition systems when investigating sexual crimes, the Korean National Police Agency said on Monday. The AI voice recognition system will help investigators focus on interviewing vic...

 2022-06-12 18:40 

Korea Herald

'Most sexual harassment in workplace goes unacknowledged even after reporting'...

Even if an employee reports acts of sexual harassment in the workplace, it rarely leads to appropriate action, according to an analysis by a civic group. Gapjil 119, which campaigns against workplace abuses, indicated that between January 2021 and...

 2022-06-12 18:35 

Korea Herald

Kim tightens discipline, calls for officials to root out 'unrevolutionary acts'...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for officials to root out "unrevolutionary acts" such as bureaucratic behavior in a party meeting, Pyongyang's state media said Monday, a day after North Korea fired artillery into the West Sea...

 2022-06-12 18:34 

Korea Herald

Apps for single-person households...

In a country where nearly one-third of all households consist of just one person, products and services tailored to the need of those living alone keep growing their presence in the market. Mobile applications are no exception. Apps are springing u...

 2022-06-12 18:33 

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Foreign minister vows 'stern' action against potential NK nuclear test...

Amid growing speculation that Pyongyang may carry out a nuclear test soon, Seoul's foreign minister reiterated during a four-day trip to Washington that the government would take "stern measures" in the event of a detonation. Afte...

 2022-06-12 18:26 

Korea Herald

Choi Min-sik, Son Suk-ku to star in Disney+ series 'Casino'...

Disney+ on Monday announced that "Oldboy" actor Choi Min-sik and rising star Son Suk-ku will star in the upcoming drama "Casino." According to Disney+, this is Choi's first performance in a drama series in 24 years, whe...

 2022-06-12 17:59 

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Manufacturing industry suffer W1.6tr loss from truckers' strike: ministry...

The ongoing strike by unionized cargo truckers which began last week appears to have caused at least 1.6 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in losses, the Industry Ministry said on Monday. Carmakers may have seen some 257 billion won in losses as the sit-i...

 2022-06-12 17:57 

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[Photo News] Meet Torres...

A promotional image unveils the entire exterior of SsangYong Motor's new mid-sized SUV Torres. Under the brand slogan, "Adventurous,4; the SUV maker mixed retro and future-oriented design elements while securing a large cargo space of up t...

 2022-06-12 17:53 

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Lee Jae-yong regaining appetite for batteries?...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong reportedly met with BMW Group Chairman Olive Zipse last week in Germany in an apparent move to renew his commitment to Samsung's electric vehicle battery business, as well as its long-held partners...

 2022-06-12 17:48 

Korea Herald

[Land of Squid Game] Calling significant other 'brother'...

People often use pet names for their significant others, but "brother" or "sister" is usually off the table. In Korea, many young women will call the person they are in a relationship with "oppa" -- the same word t...

 2022-06-12 17:24 

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Rate hike fears send Seoul stocks to 19-month low; Korean won sharply dips...

South Korean stocks crashed to a 19-month low Monday as high inflation sparked fears of a potential aggressive monetary tightening in the US and a slowdown in global economic growth. The local currency fell sharply against the US dollar. The Korea Co...

 2022-06-12 17:20 

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CJ ENM reveals drama lineup for second half of 2022...

South Korea's entertainment powerhouse CJ ENM seeks to strengthen its position as the country's leading contents provider with star-studded TV series in the latter half of the year. With the success of its previous projects, ranging from...

 2022-06-12 17:10 

Korea Herald

Trade deficit hits $5.6b on decline in exports...

SEJONG -- South Korea's trade deficit, posted over the past five months on a cumulative basis, expanded during the first 10 days of June due to a decline in exports as well as a spike in import prices of raw materials including crude. The nati...

 2022-06-12 16:58 

Korea Herald

Seoul Mayor and Gyeonggi Governor meet for the first time, pledge to cooperate beyond politics...

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon of the ruling People Power Party met with Gyeonggi Governor Kim Dong-yeon of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea on Monday to discuss cooperation between the two regions. The two leaders of the Greater Seoul area ple...

 2022-06-12 16:48 

Korea Herald

Is the first lady gearing up for official activities?...

President Yoon Suk-yeol's spouse Kim Keon-hee could be starting her public activities in earnest, recently visiting the late President Roh Moo-hyun's grave and speaking on animal rights in an interview. In a scheduled event announced by...

 2022-06-12 16:39 

Korea Herald

Food packages get smaller for customers weary of inflation...

Amid price hikes and rising food bills, retailers in South Korea have come up with a new marketing strategy to keep customers satisfied. Convenience store chain CU has launched packages of vegetables, meat and fruit that are smaller and less expensiv...

 2022-06-12 16:29 

Korea Herald

K-pop industry seeks ways to go eco-friendly...

K-pop's relatively strong sales of physical albums is a key income stream for artists and labels, but they come with a catch: mounds of non-recyclable packaging. Now an increasing number of K-pop agencies working to clean up their act....

 2022-06-12 16:07 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] [Herald Interview] 'Even in bearish market, ETF on K-pop will shine'...

Unlike stocks, it is rare for an investment like an exchange-traded fund to draw global attention. But KPOP ETF went viral in April when plans for the fund hit the news, reflecting the popularity of one of South Korea's most high-profile export...

 2022-06-12 16:03 

Korea Herald

[Herald Review] Third revival of musical 'Mata Hari' sheds lights on woman's struggle, survival...

Mata Hari, a notorious spy during World War I, has long been portrayed as an irresistible femme fatale, double-crossing both Germany and the Allies at the height of World War I. The idea of an exotic dancer with powerful men wrapped aro...

 2022-06-12 16:00 

Korea Herald

AMD's next-gen server CPU standard signals ties with Samsung...

The latest announcement of US logic chip designer AMD's next-generational processor standard for data center servers indicates that a collaboration with South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is imminent. This comes as AMD's chip ar...

 2022-06-12 15:54 

Korea Herald

Rise Education Korea opens new chapter online...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rise Education Korea took a step into the online world to continue offering quality English education for children. Rise Education Korea is an English language teaching institution offering education to children. Though...

 2022-06-12 15:44 

Korea Herald

Yoon says opposition's push for greater parliamentary power 'highly unconstitutional'...

President Yoon Suk-yeol and the ruling People Power Party are set on a collision course with the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea over the Democratic Party's push to revise the National Assembly Act, which would give it the right to am...

 2022-06-12 15:26 

Korea Herald

[What should I call you?] Why 'Mr. Strange' is a no-go in Korean language...

Honorific titles can be tricky in many cultures, but can be particularly baffling in South Korea -- where various factors like social status, age, work experience and even social prejudice can be factored in. This is part one of a series on the myria...

 2022-06-12 12:44 

Korea Herald

N. Korea's suspected COVID-19 cases below 40,000: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases dropped to below 40,000, its state media said Monday. More than 36,710 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)...

 2022-06-12 12:39 

Korea Herald

Yoon defends watching movie on day NK fired artillery shots...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday that there was nothing wrong with him and first lady Kim Keon-hee watching a movie the previous day shortly after North Korea fired artillery shots because the government took necessary steps in response. Yoon and...

 2022-06-12 12:38 

Korea Herald

Yoon advises against reading too much into first lady's visit with ex-President Roh's widow...

President Yoon Suk-yeol told reporters Monday to not read too much into first lady Kim Keon-hee's planned visit with the widow of former President Roh Moo-hyun, saying it was something she had wanted to do since last year. Kim is scheduled to pa...

 2022-06-12 12:13 

Korea Herald

Injured Blue Jays' pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin 'a ways away' from returning: manager...

The Toronto Blue Jays lost their South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin to arm problems following his outing on June 1. Nearly two weeks later, they still have no idea when he will be back. Following the Blue Jays' 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at...

 2022-06-12 12:00 

Korea Herald

Truckers' strike continues for 7th day; negotiations with govt. fall through...

A truckers' walkout continued for the seventh day Monday, deepening logistic disruptions and delays nationwide, as their negotiations with the government for a resolution fell through, officials said. Members of the 22,000-strong Cargo Truckers...

 2022-06-12 11:58 

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Yoon says opposition push for greater parliamentary clout could be unconstitutional...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday that an opposition push to strengthen parliamentary oversight of the government could be "unconstitutional." Rep. Cho Eung-chon of the main opposition Democratic Party is reportedly planning to introduce...

 2022-06-12 11:58 

Korea Herald

Korean webtoon operators launch services in France...

South Korean online webtoon service providers have launched their European operations in France as a test bed to target the European content market, industry data showed Monday. Naver Webtoon, an online platform for digital comics run by Korea's...

 2022-06-12 11:31 

Korea Herald

Samsung Biologics boasts top-tier production capacity at BIO International...

SAN DIEGO -- Samsung Biologics is showcasing its top-tier production capacities at the world's largest biopharmaceutical exhibition, the South Korean company said Monday. Taking part in the BIO International Convention for the 10th consecutiv...

 2022-06-12 11:13 

Korea Herald

Backup infielder making most of rare opportunity in KBO...

After taking a circuitous route to the top South Korean professional baseball league, LG Twins' infielder Son Ho-young is trying to stake his claim as an everyday second baseman, not with his signature glove or speed, but with his bat. An opport...

 2022-06-12 11:10 

Korea Herald

'Squid Game' to return for 2nd season...

The global sensation "Squid Game" will return for a second season, Netflix confirmed Monday. "A whole new round is coming," director, writer and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk said in a letter to fans released by Netflix. &quo...

 2022-06-12 11:09 

Korea Herald

Presidential office holds security meeting amid NK artillery shots...

The presidential National Security Office has held a meeting to discuss North Korea's firing of artillery shots presumably from a multiple rocket launcher, the presidential office said. The shots were detected between 8:07 a.m. and 11:03 a.m. on...

 2022-06-12 11:08 

Korea Herald

Seoul shares open sharply lower on inflation, recession woes...

Seoul shares opened sharply lower Monday, as the higher-than-expected inflation in the United States renewed concerns over more aggressive monetary tightening and a global economic slowdown. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 57.04 po...

 2022-06-12 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Population mobility hits 48-year low...

The number of South Koreans who moved to different residences in the country sank to a 48-year low in April due to an aging population and fewer housing transactions, data showed. The number of people who changed their residences came to 483,000 l...

 2022-06-12 10:58 

Korea Herald

Exports down 12.7% during first 10 days of June...

South Korea's exports fell 12.7 percent on-year in the first 10 days of June due largely to fewer working days, and the country suffered a trade deficit due to high fuel costs, data showed Monday. The country's outbound shipments stood at $...

 2022-06-12 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Peter Singer] How Australia revived the political middle...

Like many other democracies, Australia has experienced growing political polarization in recent years, particularly during the last nine years of the conservative government, led by the Liberal Party, in coalition with the smaller, rural-based Nation...

 2022-06-12 06:30 

Korea Herald

###Editorial...

Uncomfortable cohabitation Unreasonable for Moon appointees to serve out terms as heads of public institutions More than two-thirds of the heads of government-funded institutions have over a year in office left until their terms expire, based on a...

 2022-06-12 00:44 

Korea Herald

N. Korea fires presumed artillery shots: S. Korean military...

North Korea fired artillery shots Sunday, presumably from multiple rocket launchers, South Korea's military said, in what would be yet another show of force by the reclusive regime. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a text message to reporters...

 2022-06-11 22:37 

Korea Herald

Chinese fishing boat seized for alleged illegal fishing in S. Korean waters...

The South Korean coast guard said Sunday that it has seized a Chinese speedboat for suspected illegal fishing in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea. The five-ton boat carrying two Chinese fishermen is suspected of trying to fish in waters about 3...

 2022-06-11 22:31 

Korea Herald

Yoon has dinner with Cannes-winning Park Chan-wook, Song Kang-ho...

President Yoon Suk-yeol had dinner on Sunday with director Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho to celebrate their honors at this year's Cannes International Film Festival. Park won the Best Director prize at the 75th edition of the film festival l...

 2022-06-11 21:19 

Korea Herald

Renault Korea Motors vows to stay committed to Korea...

With big is beautiful still the mantra for many Korean drivers, small-car specialist Renault Korea Motors faces a challenge in the local market. So as the carmaker commits to the Korean market, new CEO Stephane Deblaise's priority is designing...

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