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 2022-06-09 14:27 

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Special screening to be held with Cannes-winning Park Chan-wook, Song Kang-ho movies...

South Korea's biggest cinema chain CJ CGV announced on Thursday it will hold special screenings for seven movies of Cannes-winning director Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho, beginning Thursday and running to June 29. "To celebrate d...

 2022-06-09 12:46 

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Right-wing YouTube channel ordered to compensate ex-justice minister Cho for defamation...

A court ordered right-wing YouTube channel Hover Lab on Friday to pay compensation to ex-Justice Minister Cho Kuk and his children for airing false rumors and defamatory expressions about them. In YouTube episodes in 2020, Hover Lab, a popular YouTub...

 2022-06-09 12:34 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 10,000 amid waning omicron wave...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 10,000 Friday, continuing a gradual decline, as the country is working to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. The country added 9,315 COVID-19 infections, including 34 cases from overseas, bringing the to...

 2022-06-09 11:57 

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Kyobo Life Insurance to issue $500m in hybrids...

Kyobo Life Insurance Co., a major life insurer in South Korea, said Friday it will issue $500 million worth of hybrid bonds next week in a bid to further bolster its financial health. The 30-year bonds will all be sold to offshore investors Wednesday...

 2022-06-09 11:22 

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Jin Air to bring back B777 to Jeju route amid surging travel demand...

Jin Air Co., the budget carrier unit of Korean Air Lines Co., said Friday it is resuming the operation of its mid-to-large B777-200ER airplane starting this weekend to meet growing travel demand amid eased COVID-19 restrictions. The aircraft will be...

 2022-06-09 11:06 

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BOK chief emphasizes timely action to tame inflation, hints at more rate hikes...

South Korea's top central banker on Friday emphasized the importance of timely action to fight rising inflation in the latest hint at further rate hikes amid worries that prices could fast rise amid high energy and commodity prices. Gov. Rhee Ch...

 2022-06-09 11:01 

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S. Korea to conduct large-scale survey on 'long COVID': PM...

The government will conduct a large-scale survey on long-term effects of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Friday, as it aims to better analyze symptoms and causes of post-COVID-19 conditions. "Many people have been suffering fro...

 2022-06-09 11:01 

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S. Korean, Chinese defense chiefs to hold talks in Singapore on N. Korea, regional security...

The defense chiefs of South Korea and China are set to meet bilaterally on the margins of a security forum in Singapore on Friday, Seoul officials said, with North Korea's continued saber-rattling likely to top their agenda. The talks between De...

 2022-06-09 11:00 

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[Graphic News] Movie theater attendance nears pre-pandemic level in May: data...

South Korean film attendance numbers nearly shot back up to the pre-pandemic level in May, data showed, with a couple of big hits leading the charge. According to the Korean Film Council, movies screened in the country amassed a combined 14.55 mil...

 2022-06-09 10:56 

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Yoon says labor, management should resolve disputes themselves...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Friday that disputes between labor and management should be resolved among themselves without government intervention. Yoon made the remark as thousands of unionized cargo truckers continued a nationwide strike for the fo...

 2022-06-09 10:54 

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Seoul shares open steeply lower on inflation woes...

Seoul shares opened steeply lower Friday, taking a cue from an overnight US stock plunge amid concerns about inflation and a slowdown in the global economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 27.48 points, or 1.05 percent, to 2,597.96...

 2022-06-09 10:40 

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30 unionized truckers nabbed for alleged business interference...

A total of 30 striking truckers have been taken into police custody since the start of the walkout for allegedly obstructing the business of non-striking trucks and other charges, officers said Friday. The members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity, un...

 2022-06-09 10:31 

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Rays' Choi Ji-man smacks 5th homer, takes team RBI lead...

With his fifth home run of the season powering a nine-game hitting streak, Choi Ji-man of the Tampa Bay Rays has also taken the club lead in RBIs. Choi belted a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fl...

 2022-06-09 10:00 

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[Well-curated weekend] Sample liquors, mediate on national treasures or take time out at eco park...

If you are a fan of traditional liquors, pack your bags this weekend for a trip to Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. Traditional liquors of Korea, China and Japan are being showcased at the 2022 East Asia Traditional Liquor Festival, held at the...

 2022-06-09 10:00 

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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea...

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival The Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival will be held from Friday to Sunday at Hansan Mosi Museum and Hansan Traditional Market in Seocheon, South Chungcheong Province. The event seeks to continue the traditio...

 2022-06-09 10:00 

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[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages...

Westin Josun Busan promotes chefs' special edition Westin Josun Busan is presenting a special edition of chef-cooked meals, available only through June 30. At the hotel's Korean dining restaurant Sheobul, grilled chicken legs with abalo...

 2022-06-09 10:00 

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[Eye interview] Food as the great connector...

A young woman, born to a Korean mother and white father, stands in a Korean supermarket chain crying as she looks at the side dishes on display that her late mother used to make for her. It's the scene that opens Michelle Zauner's bestsel...

 2022-06-09 10:00 

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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week...

Broker (Korea) Opened June 8 Drama Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda So-young (IU) leaves her child in a baby box in front of a church. Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) and Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) secretly steal the baby to sell him to a family who cannot...

 2022-06-09 06:31 

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[Jordan Gans-Morse] Conditions for negotiating with Putin...

Three months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, and calls for negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin are growing. The leaders of the European Union's three largest member states -- Germany, France and Italy -- have all recen...

 2022-06-09 06:31 

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[Editorial] Silencing dissent...

President Yoon Suk-yeol officially reversed the nuclear phase-out policy of his predecessor, former President Moon Jae-in, in a bid to resolve the controversy that is closely linked to electricity rates. Unfortunately, the dispute is flaring up again...

 2022-06-08 22:20 

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[Today's K-pop] Chungha to come out with 2nd LP next month: report...

Chungha will make a comeback with second studio album next month, according to a local media report on Thursday. It has been eight months since single "Killing Me" and about 1 1/2 years since her first LP "Querencia." The L...

 2022-06-08 19:28 

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Seoul Arts Center revives forgotten Korean music genre...

Yoo In-taek, head of the Seoul Arts Center, sees the potential of "gagok" -- a genre of Korean vocal music with poetry -- as many feel nostalgic for the nearly forgotten genre of music in South Korea. "We have a 100-year history o...

 2022-06-08 19:27 

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[From the Scene] BCM 2022 poised to raise Busan's reputation as S. Korea's cultural city...

BUSAN -- The home of Busan International Film Festival, Korea's first international film festival, is hoping to cement its position as the country's top cultural city with the opening of Busan Content Market 2022. Returning as an offline...

 2022-06-08 19:11 

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Yoon's economic policy direction to be unveiled next week...

SEJONG -- The nation's fiscal chief said Thursday that the Ministry of Economy and Finance will unveil the economic policy direction of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration next week, which highlights a full-fledged deregulation scheme for business...

 2022-06-08 19:04 

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Yoon faces diplomatic test at NATO summit...

President Yoon Suk-yeol faces his first test in multilateral diplomacy if his visit to an upcoming NATO summit is confirmed. It would also provide an opportunity for him to deepen South Korea's relationship with the US and its allies amid diplo...

 2022-06-08 18:32 

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##Seoul mayor to shake up city-run media TBS...

Seoul mayor to shake up city-run media TBS By Shim Woo-hyun Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said he would bring changes to the Seoul City-run media company Traffic Broadcasting System, which has often been accused of political bias in favor of the Democrat...

 2022-06-08 17:57 

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Job seekers' interest in civil service continues to wane...

Civil servant has long been the most sought-after job among South Korean job seekers. Look at Noryangjin, where people all across the country cram for their civil service exams, giving birth to their own unique culture. For millennials and Generati...

 2022-06-08 17:47 

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[Video] Meet the son of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, Korea's upcoming filmmaker Hyomin...

"I don't know why I was a little mean to my dad when I was young," says Bong Hyo-min, recalling his childhood. Growing up under two filmmakers, film has always been part of his life. But it wasn't until he became a director hi...

 2022-06-08 17:18 

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Seoul shares down for 3rd day ahead of US inflation data...

Seoul shares fell for a third straight session Thursday, largely as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the release of US inflation data later this week and amid woes over an economic slowdown. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benc...

 2022-06-08 16:40 

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Suspected arson leaves 7 dead, 46 injured in Daegu...

A suspected arson attack has left seven dead and dozens injured in Daegu on Thursday. A fire erupted on the second floor of a building in Soosung-gu, eastern Daegu, at around 10:55 a.m., fire authorities said. Seven people were found dead at the sc...

 2022-06-08 16:36 

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Hyundai Steel develops high-quality alloy steel for EVs...

Hyundai Steel said Thursday it has developed high-quality alloy steel that reduces noise emitted by electric vehicles. The steelmaking technology was jointly developed with Hyundai Motor Group and its affiliate, Kia, and was certified as a New Excel...

 2022-06-08 16:33 

Korea Herald

KDCA's new chief says COVID-19 Yoon admin's top agenda...

OSONG, North Chungcheong Province -- The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency will roll out policies that safeguard the public against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid economic recovery under the new administration, KCDA's new chief says....

 2022-06-08 16:27 

Korea Herald

Businesses' concerns deepen as supply disruption intensifies over truckers' strike...

Manufacturers in the fields of auto, steel and construction that rely heavily on supply deliveries via freight trucks expressed concerns over intensifying logistics disruptions caused by a unionized cargo drivers' strike on Thursday. Acc...

 2022-06-08 16:25 

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[Photo News] Minister in self-driving car...

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong gives a thumbs-up during a test operation of Hyundai Motor's level 4 autonomous car-hailing service RoboRide, delivered by Ioniq 5 in Gangnam, Seoul, Thursday. The carmaker said it w...

 2022-06-08 16:25 

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Behind the success story of Barenbliss in Southeast Asia...

Budding cosmetics brand Barenbliss is garnering success in the Southeast Asian market, seeing rapid growth in online sales and receiving rave reviews from local media less than a year into its debut. In an interview with The Korea Herald, Barenbliss...

 2022-06-08 16:17 

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North Korea holds key party meeting amid high expectations on nuclear test...

North Korea opened a key Workers' Party meeting with its leader Kim Jong-un in attendance to discuss a "series of important issues," its state-run media said Thursday, amid rampant speculation the country may conduct a nuclear test...

 2022-06-08 16:13 

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Two Koreas clash over North's nuclear development at UN...

The two Koreas once again clashed at the UN over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, with Seoul calling for an end to provocation and Pyongyang repeating its right to self-defense. In the same General Assembly meeting held in New York on We...

 2022-06-08 16:02 

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LG Uplus to launch AI voicebot, recommendation tools...

South Korean telecommunications carrier LG Uplus is poised to discover more commercial use cases of artificial intelligence, as it looks to launch a voicebot for mom-and-pop stores and a personalized recommendation system for its TV viewers and onlin...

 2022-06-08 16:01 

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Feud brewing in People Power Party over nomination overhaul moves...

A feud is deepening within the ruling People Power Party over plans to overhaul the candidate nomination process ahead of the legislative elections in 2024. Rep. Chung Jin-suk has been publicly resisting party chairman Lee Jun-seok's move to i...

 2022-06-08 16:00 

Korea Herald

High school students invited to Korea Economics Olympiad...

High school students are invited to compete in the 2022 Korea Economics Olympiad, which is held to select entrants for the International Economics Olympiad (IEO). The IEO is an annual competition for high school students in economics. Held since 201...

 2022-06-08 15:59 

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KT vows to spend W27tr on network, AI, cloud over 5 years...

South Korean telecommunications giant KT said Thursday it plans to spend a combined 27 trillion won ($21.5 billion) in the field of network infrastructure, artificial intelligence and cloud computing over the next five years until 2026. KT, Korea&l...

 2022-06-08 15:54 

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[Herald Interview] I will not perform overseas: Cannes-winning actor Song Kang-ho...

After appearing in Oscar-winning "Parasite" (2019), as well as becoming the first Korean to win best actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his role in "Broker" (2022) in May, Song Kang-ho is now at the center of glo...

 2022-06-08 15:40 

Korea Herald

Parties lock horns over key parliamentary posts...

National Assembly proceedings are in a gridlock, with the ruling and main opposition parties locking horns over control of key parliamentary posts. The ruling People Power Party wants to take the Legislation and Judiciary Committee chair post, as pa...

 2022-06-08 15:39 

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Merck completes expansion of OLED facilities in Pyeongtaek...

Merck Korea, the local subsidiary of the German science and technology giant, said Thursday that it has completed expansion work of its local production plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. In October 2020, the company announced plans to invest...

 2022-06-08 15:30 

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AmCham seminar discusses ESG risks...

Business leaders and experts from South Korea and the US discussed solutions to tackle sustainability risks facing businesses during a seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Korea on Thursday in Seoul. AmCham Korea Chairman a...

 2022-06-08 15:15 

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[Photo News] Taste of Southeast Asia...

Officials from South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the commencement of ASEAN Trade Fair 2022 on Tuesday at Kintex in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The event, held in conjunction wit...

 2022-06-08 14:52 

Korea Herald

Fire in Daegu office building kills at least 7; arson suspected...

A fire broke out at an office building in the southeastern city of Daegu on Thursday, leaving seven dead and injuring 46 others, officials said. The fire broke out at the seven-story building in the city, 302 kilometers south of Seoul, at around 10:...

 2022-06-08 14:25 

Korea Herald

[What's your say] Purpose of education?...

I n a Cabinet meeting on June 7, President Yoon Suk-yeol redefined the purpose of education in his attempt to call for drastic educational reforms. Stressing that the keyword is "human capital," he said the Education Ministry shou...

 2022-06-08 12:31 

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SK hynix to supply industry's first HBM3 chip to Nvidia...

SK hynix said Thursday it has started mass production of HBM3, the world's best-performing DRAM, or dynamic random access memory, product, with the first batch being supplied to US chip giant Nvidia. Referring to high-bandwidth memory, the la...

 2022-06-08 12:12 

Korea Herald

South Korea tops shipbuilding order volume in May...

South Korean shipbuilders took back the top spot from China in the world market in May, winning nearly half of total global orders. Korean companies won 1.2 million compensated gross tonnage (CGT) in shipbuilding orders during the month, which ac...

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