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 2022-06-11 19:00 

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Cargo truckers' strike deepens inflation, supply chain woes...

South Korea's unionized cargo truckers continued their sixth day of a general strike on Sunday, posing a fresh threat to the local economy amid lingering woes over higher inflation and supply chain disruptions. Cargo truckers here began...

 2022-06-11 18:50 

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'Enough is enough': Thousands demand new gun safety laws...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of people rallied on the National Mall and across the United States on Saturday in a renewed push for gun control measures after recent deadly mass shootings from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, that activists say sh...

 2022-06-11 18:34 

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Police say suspect in fatal arson likely targeted attorneys after losing lawsuit...

Police believe a man suspected of a fatal arson attack on Thursday in Daegu targeted attorneys on the defense team of the company he was suing in a civil case over a loss of several hundred million won in a real estate investment. According to the...

 2022-06-11 17:11 

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[Newsmaker] McDonald's Korea back on sale after six years...

McDonald's South Korean arm, the country's largest burger chain by revenue, is seeking a new owner, joining the latest burger chain sales rush. The company announced on Friday that it will sell 100 percent of its shares and business lice...

 2022-06-11 17:11 

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Kakao Pay employees each lose W20m over stock dip...

Kakao Pay employees who own shares in their own company each lost an average 20 million won ($15,600) due to the mobile payment firm's stock price plunge since January, reports said Sunday. The company's employee stock ownership associa...

 2022-06-11 16:59 

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[Shangri-La Dialogue] S.Korea intends to 'normalize' security cooperation with Japan against N.Korean threats...

SINGAPORE -- South Korea is willing to have an earnest discussion to "normalize bilateral security cooperation" with Japan despite unresolved pending issues to better address North Korea's escalating missile and nuclear threats, Def...

 2022-06-11 16:20 

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[Seoul Subway Stories] Melting pot of culture, shopping and tourism in Dongdaemun...

The following is part of Seoul Subway Stories -- a Korea Herald series exploring subway stations and their surrounding areas across the city. Ed Step out of Exit No. 12 at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station on the Seoul subway a...

 2022-06-11 16:19 

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Media artist Alex Verhaest's new works question utopian ideas...

Artists are inspired in many ways. Media artist Alex Verhaest, whose first solo exhibition in South Korea is running at Barakat Seoul, was struck by her best friend Sofie Verraest's doctoral dissertation on utopian ideas. The dissertation, &ld...

 2022-06-11 16:12 

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South Korea mulling whether to stop isolating COVID-19 patients...

South Korea is set to decide whether to scrap mandatory isolation measures for COVID-19 patients amid an improving situation since omicron's peak in March. According to official statistics, over the last two weeks ending on Saturday midnight,...

 2022-06-11 16:07 

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Kakao, Shinhan dive into online, mobile insurance market to lure millennials, Gen Z...

South Korea's tech giant Kakao and financial giant Shinhan are set to launch online- and mobile-only insurers by next month to attract millennial and Generation Z customers with affordable and simple products. Kakao's mobile payment arm,...

 2022-06-11 15:39 

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KBS to air new webtoon-based drama 'Jinxed at First'...

Public broadcaster KBS is scheduled to air a new webtoon-based romance series titled "Jinxed at First" on June 15. The broadcaster's new Wednesday-Thursday drama is an adaptation of a popular Kakao Page webtoon of the same title cr...

 2022-06-11 15:27 

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Music, videos, academic papers accepted for Miryang Arirang Competition...

As part of efforts to introduce a well-known Korean folk song to global audiences, a competition on "Miryang Arirang" is being organized by Miryang City and the Miryang Cultural Foundation. "Miryang Arirang" is one of the th...

 2022-06-11 14:49 

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Asia: Renewable Energy webinar invitation...

HANOI, Vietnam -- The challenges of climate change and energy security have propelled Asian nations to increasingly embrace investment in renewable energy. Advanced technology, investment incentives and readied capital have also helped renewable ener...

 2022-06-11 12:44 

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Asia: Renewable Energy webinar invitation...

HANOI, Vietnam -- The challenges of climate change and energy security have propelled Asian nations to increasingly embrace investment in renewable energy. Advanced technology, investment incentives and readied capital have also helped renewable ene...

 2022-06-11 11:32 

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CGV to focus more on high-tech screens, premium theaters to brace for post-pandemic...

CJ CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex cinema chain, said Sunday that it will expand investment in high-technology, multi-projection screens and premium theaters to meet changing customer demand in the post-pandemic era. "We will focus mor...

 2022-06-11 11:32 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 10,000 for 3rd day...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 10,000 for the third consecutive day Sunday on fewer tests on the weekend and the waning omicron-driven virus wave. The country added 7,382 new infections, bringing the total caseload to 18,225,460,...

 2022-06-11 11:32 

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S. Korea looking to right defensive ship vs. Salah-less Egypt...

After three decidedly mixed results, South Korea's international match window for June will close on Tuesday against Egypt missing their biggest star. The kickoff between 29th-ranked South Korea and No. 32 Egypt will be 8 p.m. at Seoul World Cup...

 2022-06-11 11:31 

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

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases dropped to near 40,000, while another death was reported, according to its state media Sunday. More than 40,060 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the o...

 2022-06-10 20:23 

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S.Korea, US, Japan to regularize trilateral exercises against NK missile threats...

SINGAPORE -- South Korea, Japan and the US on Saturday agreed to regularize and publicize trilateral missile defense exercises and come up with further trilateral actions to deter North Korea's ballistic missile threats. South Korean Defense...

 2022-06-10 20:20 

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S.Korea, US commit to flesh out plans to step up military exercises...

SINGAPORE -- The South Korean and the US defense chiefs on Saturday agreed to flesh out their plans to step up combined military exercises and enhance the viability of the US extended deterrence against North Korea's mounting threats. South Ko...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

Korea Herald

Summer is for buckwheat noodles...

One of the summertime dining staples in Korea is buckwheat noodles. Even when the scorching weather makes one easily lose their appetite, it is hard to resist the slurpable noodles that can be served either hot or cold. Known for their unique grai...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

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[Visual History of Korea] Jeju island's volcanic lava caves reveal Earth's history...

Some of the most powerful forces in nature are volcanoes and the hot molten lava which flows from the Earth's mantle, often hundreds of kilometers deep underground. The Earth's inner core is almost as hot as the surface of the sun at an...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

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[Temple to Table] Out of grass and flowers that bud in spring: Hwajeon with spring flowers...

The Ven. Yeogeo entered monastic life 21 years ago at age 31, relatively late to become a nun in Korea. Thanks to her Buddhist parents, she had become familiar with temples at a young age. When she turned 19, she visited the temple Yongjusa in Hwas...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

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[Weekender] Metaverse technologies bring health care to doorsteps...

South Korea's health care sector is breaking physical barriers with the rise of the metaverse and its core technologies -- virtual reality and artificial intelligence. As the COVID-19 pandemic has limited most offline interactions for the pas...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

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[Scholars and their Spaces] 'Ye' makes others comfortable...

"Most government officials today seem to have the intention of stepping down, rather than to fulfill the responsibility of their posts. I am concerned that certain selected group of people monopolize political authority in this political situat...

 2022-06-10 17:01 

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[Book side] Young adult novel remembers writer Li Mirok's life...

A Korean Australian writer's novel for young adults takes inspiration from an educator and independence activist who spent much of his life in exile in the early 1900s. The book, titled "The Young Resistance and Korean Language School,&rd...

 2022-06-10 15:25 

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'The Roundup' tops 10 mln admissions in S. Korea...

The Korean action comedy "The Roundup" topped 10 million admissions in local theaters on Saturday. The sequel to the 2017 hit movie "The Outlaws" had set the record by 1:50 p.m., according to its local distributor, ABO Entertainm...

 2022-06-10 15:20 

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BTS' new album 'Proof' sold over 2 mln on 1st day of release...

K-pop supergroup BTS' new album "Proof" sold over 2 million copies on the first day of its release, its entertainment agency said Saturday. The anthology album had sold a total of 2.15 million copies as of 11 p.m. Friday, just 10...

 2022-06-10 15:17 

Korea Herald

S. Korean, US defense chiefs discuss stronger deterrence against NK threats...

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States held talks on the margins of a security forum in Singapore on Saturday to discuss joint deterrence against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, Seoul's defense ministry said. Defense Mi...

 2022-06-10 11:34 

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S. Korea to actively consider economic support for Ukraine...

South Korea will actively consider joining a global move to support the war-torn Ukraine by participating in multilateral development banks, a Seoul senior official has said. During the annual meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial...

 2022-06-10 11:28 

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N. Korean leader urges stronger national defense; no new direct message toward U.S., S. Korea...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for stronger "self-defense4; measures to tackle "very serious" security challenges as he presided over a key ruling party session earlier this week, Pyongyang's state media reported...

 2022-06-10 11:15 

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New virus cases under 10,000 for 2nd day...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases remained below 10,000 for the second consecutive day on Saturday while the country is mulling eased antivirus restrictions to restore pre-pandemic normalcy. The country added 8,422 new infections, including 64 cases...

 2022-06-10 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Interactive] Number of new child adoptees in S. Korea drops in 2021...

The number of newly adopted South Korean children fell for the third consecutive year in 2021 amid the pandemic, government data showed. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the number of new child adoptees reached 415 last year, down...

 2022-06-09 22:16 

Korea Herald

Yoon gives credentials to new ambassador to US...

President Yoon Suk-yeol gave credentials to new Ambassador to the United States Cho Tae-yong on Friday. Cho received the credentials during a ceremony at the presidential office before heading to Washington this weekend. A former vice foreign minist...

 2022-06-09 21:56 

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[Shangri-La Dialogue] S.Korea, China commit to revitalizing military exchanges, cooperating on N.Korean issues...

SINGAPORE -- South Korean and Chinese defense chiefs on Friday committed to rejuvenating military exchanges and cooperating in resolving North Korean issues during a bilateral meeting held in around three years. South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jo...

 2022-06-09 21:50 

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[Today's K-pop] S.M. Entertainment to find new NCT member through audition...

S.M. Entertainment announced on Friday that it will carry out a worldwide search for the next member to join NCT. A global audition called "2022 Welcome to the Neo CiTy" will be held from June 10. Males born between...

 2022-06-09 17:59 

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BOK chief signals July rate hike amid soaring inflation...

Bank of Korea Gov. Rhee Chang-yong on Friday backed a "timely" rate hike to avoid fallout from a belated decision, ahead of a policy board meeting in July, in an address to mark the 72nd anniversary of the bank's founding. The cent...

 2022-06-09 17:57 

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Samsung chief's brother-in-law elected first Asian ISU President...

Kim Jae-youl, a council member of the International Skating Union, was elected president of the organization at the ISU Congress held on Friday in Phuket, Thailand. Kim, the brother-in-law of tech giant Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong,...

 2022-06-09 17:54 

Korea Herald

McDonald's seeks to sell Korean branch again...

McDonald's, the world's largest burger chain by revenue, is seeking a buyer to take over the Korean business it wholly owns, six years after its first attempt, which fell apart after a local dairy company backed out. "We're l...

 2022-06-09 17:26 

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[Shangri-La Dialogue] S. Korea, Canada discuss defense cooperation, Indo-Pacific strategies amid Ukraine war...

SINGAPORE -- The South Korean and Canadian defense chiefs on Friday discussed North Korean threats, their envisioned Indo-Pacific strategies and bilateral defense cooperation at a critical juncture, as Canada has called for South Korea to lend suppor...

 2022-06-09 17:10 

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South Korean foreign minister to visit Washington next week...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin will depart for the United States on Sunday to make his first trip there since taking office, his office said Friday. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Park will meet with US Secretary of State Ant...

 2022-06-09 17:07 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to conduct large-scale survey on long-term effects of COVID-19...

The government will conduct a large-scale survey on long-term effects of COVID-19 to better understand post-COVID-19 symptoms and their causes, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Friday. "Many people are experiencing long-term effects of COVID-1...

 2022-06-09 16:53 

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Police decline to refer Samsung chief to prosecution for alleged employment violation...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has steered clear of a legal risk involving his alleged violation of a restriction on his employment that is effective until 2026. The Seoul Metropolitan Police decided not to refer the case involving t...

 2022-06-09 16:39 

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#North Korean media keep silent over key party meeting...

North Korean media keep silent over key party meeting By Jo He-rim North Korea's state-run media outlets on Friday kept silent to withhold reporting on the second day of a key Workers' Party meeting, which authorities here assessed as "very un...

 2022-06-09 16:30 

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Gas prices likely to hit record-high in weeks...

SEJONG -- Gasoline prices in South Korea are likely to hit an all-time high in the coming weeks in the wake of another spike in international crude prices, with prices climbing for more than 30 consecutive days. According to the Korea National Oil C...

 2022-06-09 16:19 

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Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival's in-person events return after two years...

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on Friday announced that it will hold in-person events at the festival year, slated to take place from July 7 to 17. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fest had been holding opening and closing ceremonies...

 2022-06-09 16:08 

Korea Herald

BTS releases career-spanning anthology album 'Proof'...

Global K-pop sensation BTS dropped its anthology album "Proof" on Friday afternoon, unveiling three new songs and one music video with the three-CD package. At 1 p.m. on Friday, Big Hit Music released the album, along with the music vide...

 2022-06-09 16:05 

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Lotte taps former Samsung Biologics exec to lead bio business...

Lotte Biologics has picked Lee Won-jik, a former Samsung Biologics executive, to lead its bio business as the company's CEO. Born in 1977, Lee has over two decades of experience in global biologics and the pharmaceuticals industry, including...

 2022-06-09 15:51 

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KB chief, Danish envoy discuss finance industry's role in carbon neutrality...

KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo and Tomas Anker Christensen, Denmark's ambassador for climate change, discussed the role of the financial sector in achieving carbon neutrality, officials said Friday. In the meeting held Thursday, Y...

 2022-06-09 15:37 

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DataStreams to join state-led big data project on infectious diseases...

South Korean data processing solution developer DataStreams said Wednesday that it has been chosen as a preferred bidder by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Information Society Agency, or NIA, to participate in a project to create a b...

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