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 2023-01-16 18:54 

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Cignature paints a colorful palette with 'My Little Aurora'...

Ending a hiatus that had stretched over a year, Cignature marked a long-awaited return Tuesday. The K-pop girl group on Tuesday dropped its third EP, "My Little Aurora." Ahead of the album's release at 6 p.m. that day, the act conducte...

 2023-01-16 18:46 

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[Herald Interview] Daom Holdings takes people-oriented approach for sustainable growth...

Supporting vulnerable people, especially children and women, to get back on their feet has been a powerful catalyst for the chairperson of Korean real estate developer Daom Holdings to keep her business going. Kim Ju-young, who has over 20 years&rsqu...

 2023-01-16 18:23 

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[Herald Interview] BOK likely to turn attention to growth: SC Bank strategist...

Arup Ghosh, Standard Chartered Bank's co-head of Asia (excluding China) rates research and global research, sees that the Bank of Korea now has room to pause its rate hike and focus more on reviving the Korean economy. "Now, the domestic...

 2023-01-16 18:13 

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[The Korea Dilemma] Is time up for feasts for ghosts of Korea's patriarchal past?...

The Korean tradition of ancestral rites has been passed down through generations for thousands of years. But it may be only a matter of time before the ritual disappears for good. The lighting of incense, circling of rice wine and bowing before a tab...

 2023-01-16 17:39 

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Samsung Biologics to go full throttle during Seollal holiday...

Samsung Biologics, the country's largest contract manufacturing company, will run its production lines at full throttle during the upcoming Lunar New Year's holiday to ensure timely delivery of pouring orders, industry sources said Tuesday....

 2023-01-16 17:33 

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IK-CEPA to unlock trade potential of Indonesia, Korea: top envoy...

A new trade agreement between Indonesia and South Korea would unlock the trade potential of the two countries, eliminating more than 90 percent of Indonesia-Korea export-import tariff posts, said Gandi Sulistiyanto, Indonesian ambassador to Korea, in...

 2023-01-16 17:25 

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[Feature] Steep day care costs put squeeze on foreigners in Korea...

Harry, who has called South Korea home for 16 years, is considering moving someplace else with more affordable child care. A senior semiconductor engineer working for a conglomerate here, he and his wife pay some 1 million won ($810) a month for thei...

 2023-01-16 17:17 

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SK Innovation donates W3.6b for shared growth...

South Korea's largest energy company SK Innovation said Tuesday it has delivered a total of 3.6 billion won ($2.9 million) to seek shared growth with smaller partner companies, as part of a corporatewide campaign now in its sixth year. Of the f...

 2023-01-16 17:11 

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Buddhist monks brawl over temple chief selection...

A brawl broke out at Haeinsa Temple, a Buddhist temple in Hapcheon, South Gyeongsang Province, resulting in at least one injury requiring hospital treatment, the police said. According to the police, around 50 monks on Monday became involved in a phy...

 2023-01-16 17:09 

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Seoul shares snap nine-day rise on profit-taking; won declines...

South Korean stocks snapped their nine-day winning streak Tuesday, as investors took a breather from recent rallies and went on a profit-taking dive, analysts said. The local currency fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Pr...

 2023-01-16 17:03 

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Foundation to start fleshing out compromise on forced labor...

A state-run foundation established to help Koreans forced into labor by Japanese firms during World War II is preparing to reach out to Korean companies to help compensate the victims, as part of a deal Seoul believes will help settle the historical...

 2023-01-16 16:48 

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Chase bunnies in Year of the Rabbit...

2023 is the Year of the Black Rabbit. The furry, nimble animal, long associated with fertility and prosperity, has already been appearing at various places across Seoul, embodying Koreans' wish for the year to be a fruitful one. Following are s...

 2023-01-16 16:38 

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[Photo News] Coming soon...

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will open Galaxy experience zones in 24 cities around the world, including San Francisco, London, Paris, Singapore and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, next month. It is the follow-up event to its annual unpackin...

 2023-01-16 16:36 

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Kia to build first new Korean factory in 26 years...

Kia, an affiliate under the leading carmaker Hyundai Motor Group, said Tuesday it has decided to build a new car plant in South Korea, an outcome of yearslong negotiations with its labor union. With the construction set to start in the first quarter...

 2023-01-16 16:27 

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Korea, UAE ink $6.1b in business deals...

South Korea and the United Arab Emirates are to strengthen ties for joint growth, agreeing to $6.1 billion worth of cooperation on energy, defense and new industry business. Companies and institutes from South Korea and the UAE signed 23 memorandums...

 2023-01-16 16:27 

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Apple Watch may offer ovulation tracking in Korea...

Apple is seeking ways to make the cycle tracking application featured in its latest Apple Watch series available for users in Korea. The US tech giant recently reached out to South Korean authorities to ask how to grant a regulatory sandbox, accordin...

 2023-01-16 16:21 

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Ex-Gucci CFO named head of Shinsegae International...

Fashion and cosmetics retailer Shinsegae International said Tuesday it appointed a luxury fashion expert William Kim as its new CEO, in a bid to strengthen the company's luxury fashion business and sharpen the company's digital edge. Kim�...

 2023-01-16 16:20 

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Korea tops Bentley's Asia-Pacific sales...

South Korea topped Bentley's Asia-Pacific market in 2022 as Korean customers purchased almost 40 percent of all Bentley vehicles sold in the region last year, Bentley Motors Korea said Tuesday. Citing the data from the Korea Automobile Importer...

 2023-01-16 16:06 

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US defense chief to visit Seoul ahead of bilateral exercise against NK nuclear attacks...

The South Korean and US defense chiefs will meet in Seoul before the end of February to discuss ways to reinforce the alliance's deterrence and readiness against escalating North Korean threats and enhance trilateral security cooperation with t...

 2023-01-16 15:36 

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KSOE wins W971b order for 3 LNG carriers...

South Korea's top shipbuilder Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering said Tuesday it has landed its first contract of the year worth 971 billion won ($784 million). The company said it sealed the deal with a shipping company in Oceania t...

 2023-01-16 15:27 

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Samsung unveils new high-end image sensor for smartphones...

Samsung Electronics unveiled Tuesday its latest 200-megapixel image sensor, the Isocell HP2, with significantly improved resolution and upgraded picture quality for premium smartphones. The new image sensor packs 200 million 0.6-micrometer pixels in...

 2023-01-16 15:18 

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Exhibition of traditional, contemporary hanbok opens at Ara Art Center...

Traditional hanbok and everyday hanbok that can be worn at work are on show at Ara Art Center in Insa-dong, Seoul, until Jan. 29. Titled "New Year, Hanbok," the exhibition not only introduces the beauty of hanbok, but also gives visitors th...

 2023-01-16 15:01 

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'We fight because we love': Choi Yena taps into her raw, honest emotions in love...

Love is not always pink, and oftentimes it brings out a raw side of us that even we had not been aware ourselves. With her first single "Love War," solo musician Choi Yena looks into such an unrefined side of herself that comes out during a...

 2023-01-16 12:37 

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[Land of Squid Game] Pouring drinks for others...

In Korea, liquor and beer are served in a bottle and people will pour drinks for others at the table as a way to show friendliness for their friends and coworkers (and as a sign of respect for their seniors). Additionally, it's mostly the younge...

 2023-01-16 12:33 

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US beef takes up over half of S. Korea's total imports in 2022...

US beef accounted for more than 50 percent of South Korea's total imports of the meat in 2022, taking up the top spot for six years, industry data showed Tuesday. Asia's fourth-largest economy imported 256,910 tons of American beef last yea...

 2023-01-16 11:45 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall to 13-week low; govt. to discuss lifting indoor mask mandate...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell to the lowest Tuesday tally in 13 weeks in a sign of a downward trend in new infections, as the country prepares to lift the indoor mask mandate. The country reported 40,199 new COVID-19 infections, includin...

 2023-01-16 11:23 

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"Garden healing," nature's greatest gift...

The Korea National Arboretum is a national research institute under the Korea Forest Service, managing the Gwangneung forest which has been preserved since 1468, when it was designated as the tomb of King Sejo, the seventh king of the Joseon Dynasty....

 2023-01-16 11:21 

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Key reliever more excited than nervous ahead of WBC debut...

The top closer in South Korean baseball last year will make his World Baseball Classic debut in March. But if Go Woo-suk is feeling nervous, he isn't telling anyone. "There is still a lot of time left. Rather than feeling any sort of pressu...

 2023-01-16 11:12 

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[K-Wellness] Making agriculture smart and rural communities attractive...

The term "RICE" expresses the Rural Development Administration's roles and responsibilities: research and development, information, change and extension. Administrator Cho Chae-ho launched the trustworthy RICE branding when he took...

 2023-01-16 11:09 

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[K-Wellness] Society must respect people with disabilities...

Korea Disabled People's Development Institute, or KDDI, originated from the Korea Disabled People Welfare and Sports Foundation that was created in 1989, a year after the Summer Paralympics took place in Seoul. Upon amendments to the Act on Wel...

 2023-01-16 11:07 

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[K-Wellness] Busan, a city to play, work and live in...

Busan, Asia's top maritime cultural city, is busy getting ready to stand tall as a world-class tourist city in the post-COVID-19 era. The Busan Tourism Organization lies at the heart of this aspiration. The corporation has recently developed a n...

 2023-01-16 11:03 

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[K-Wellness] Toward a new view of spa retreats and treatments...

The Healthcare & Spa Industry Promotion Agency (HSIPA) located in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, is reaching new heights for the rehabilitation health care industry using spas. In particular, it is the only spa-related institution in Korea pav...

 2023-01-16 11:02 

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[K-Wellness] Feel the breath of nature on a magnificent forest trail...

The Korea Mountaineering Support Center (KOMOUNT), a specialized institution under the Korea Forest Service, manages the national forest trails. The center, which operates the National Mountain Museum and the National Mountaineering School, contribut...

 2023-01-16 10:59 

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N. Korea to hold key parliamentary meeting this week...

North Korea is scheduled to convene a key parliamentary meeting this week amid keen attention over whether its leader Kim Jong-un will attend it to issue another message of the country's development of nuclear and other major weapons. The secret...

 2023-01-16 10:41 

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Seoul shares open slightly higher ahead of earnings season...

South Korean stocks opened marginally higher Tuesday, as investors took a breather from recent rallies ahead of the earnings reports. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index gained 3.22 points, or 0.13 percent, to trade at 2,403.08 in the fir...

 2023-01-16 10:26 

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Fugitive ex-Ssangbangwool chief returns home to face probe linked to opposition leader...

A fugitive underwear tycoon nabbed in Thailand last week in connection with the prosecution's ongoing investigation into opposition leader Lee Jae-myung's corruption allegations returned home Tuesday. Kim Seong-tae, former chair of underwea...

 2023-01-16 10:26 

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'Swallow thumb drives if you get caught': Suspected NK spies reportedly under probe...

South Korean authorities are investigating suspected operatives working for North Korea on Jeju Island and in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, who told each other to "swallow thumb drives" if they get caught, a vernacular newspaper re...

 2023-01-16 10:24 

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S. Korean coach ends successful Vietnam tenure with loss in regional tournament...

It was a bitter ending of an otherwise successful run for South Korean football coach Park Hang-seo, as his Vietnamese team bowed out to Thailand with a regional title on the line Monday night. Thailand successfully defended their ASEAN Football Fede...

 2023-01-16 10:20 

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Timing of S. Korea-Japan summit too early to say: presidential office...

ABU DHABI -- The office of President Yoon Suk Yeol said Monday it is too early to say when Yoon will hold another summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following a news report that it was being scheduled for as early as next month. The Do...

 2023-01-16 09:31 

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Yun Hyong-keun's rare hanji paintings shown for first time in Paris show...

David Zwirner, a leading international gallery, is showcasing Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) in Paris, unveiling the artist's never-before presented hanji works. Hanji is Korea's traditional mulberry paper. "The exhibition...

 2023-01-16 09:01 

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[Graphic News] Canada's polar bear population plummets...

Canada's Western Hudson Bay polar bear population has fallen 27 percent in just five years, according to a government report, suggesting climate change is impacting the animals. Every fall, bears living along the western edge of Hudson Bay pass...

 2023-01-16 06:31 

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[Andrew Sheng] Piloting Spaceship Earth in the New Year...

As we begin the New Year and approach Chinese New Year, we need to reflect on how to face a grimly uncertain future. Gold prices are back up, the Ukraine war grinds on horrendously, politics are messier than ever and most analysts signal a recession...

 2023-01-16 06:31 

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[Editorial] Suspected deals on trial...

Prosecutors are said to have secured a statement by Nam Wook, a suspect standing trial in the Daejang-dong land development scandal, to the effect that Kim Man-bae, another key suspect related to the scandal, has once said he made the Supreme Court o...

 2023-01-16 02:43 

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Korea seeks to export nuclear power plant to UK with UAE...

The presidential office said South Korea is seeking to export nuclear power plants to the UK in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates on the occasion of President Yoon Suk Yeol's visit to the UAE. A senior official of the presidential offic...

 2023-01-16 02:03 

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Leaders of S. Korea, UAE adopt joint declaration to deepen partnership...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- President Yoon Suk Yeol and Emirati leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan adopted a joint declaration to deepen the special strategic partnership between the two countries on Monday. It stated the Middle East c...

 2023-01-16 00:12 

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Yoon lauds Barakah nuclear plant as symbol of special partnership between S. Korea, UAE...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by Emirati leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday, reconfirming close energy ties with the UAE o...

 2023-01-15 23:57 

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[Dror Goldberg] The upside-down world of bitcoin...

The transition of Croatia into the euro currency zone these days can teach us a lot about bitcoin in the US. According to the ideology of bitcoinism, the citizens of Croatia are making a huge mistake in obeying this transition and abandoning their le...

 2023-01-15 22:40 

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2 Koreans in Nepal plane crash confirmed dead...

South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Monday evening a teenage Korean -- who remained missing from a plane that crashed into a gorge on Sunday while making a 27-minute flight to a Nepalese tourist town northwest of the capital Kathmandu -- also d...

 2023-01-15 22:16 

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#Chase bunnies in Year of the Rabbit...

2023 is the Year of the Black Rabbit. The furry, nimble animal, long associated with fertility and prosperity, has already been appearing at various places across Seoul, embodying Koreans' wish for the year to be a fruitful one. Following are s...

 2023-01-15 22:01 

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China eases visa rules for S. Korea, Japan amid spat...

Chinese authorities resumed issuing visas for some South Koreans and Japanese on official or nonofficial business that requires immediate attention, Kyodo News said Monday, citing Chinese sources. The latest relaxation of rules, which China toughened...

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