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 2022-06-06 15:43 

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Korea, Ukraine discuss post-war reconstruction in closed-door meeting...

Senior foreign affairs officials of South Korea and Ukraine met privately to discuss the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, officials said Tuesday. Second Vice Foreign Minister Lee Do-hoon and Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Se...

 2022-06-06 15:18 

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Netflix's 'All of Us Are Dead' to return with season 2...

Global streaming service Netflix confirmed the return of its Korean zombie series "All of Us Are Dead" with a second season on Tuesday. The zombie thriller, an adaptation of a legendary Korean webtoon of the same title by author Joo Dong...

 2022-06-06 15:09 

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Hole-in-one insurance product sales on the rise...

Short-term golf insurance products that cover hole-in-ones during golf rounds have become increasingly popular in South Korea as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, according to industry insiders on Tuesday. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, the in...

 2022-06-06 14:41 

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Democratic Party contemplates emergency leadership picks...

The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea is contemplating possible choices for an interim leader until the new chair is elected, while the internal feud over who to blame for election defeat deepens. The party was scheduled to hold a meeting o...

 2022-06-06 12:32 

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LG Uplus to release limited 'Diablo Immortal' Galaxy S22...

LG Uplus Corp., South Korea's third-largest mobile carrier, said Tuesday it plans to release a limited Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone model themed on the newly released "Diablo Immortal" mobile game by Blizzard Entertainment Inc. LG Upl...

 2022-06-06 12:27 

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SPC Group acquires French restaurant chain Lina's...

South Korean food and beverage giant SPC Group said Tuesday it has acquired French restaurant chain Lina's to ramp up its global business. SPC Group, operator of bakery chain Paris Baguette, said its European holding company SPC Euro bought a 10...

 2022-06-06 12:17 

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[Video] Jongno or Jongro?: Why there are multiple ways to pronounce some Korean names...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's name can be pronounced in more than one way. Some pronounce his name in Korea as "Yoon Seo-kyol" while others call him "Yoon Sung-nyeol." Neither is technically incorrect, accordi...

 2022-06-06 12:10 

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Justice ministry's personnel vetting team sets sail...

A personnel vetting unit under the justice ministry officially went into operation Tuesday, taking over the role of looking into the qualifications of senior position candidates from the presidential office, officials said. Following up on his campai...

 2022-06-06 11:22 

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aespa to hold showcase for fans in Los Angeles this month...

South Korean girl group aespa will hold a showcase in Los Angeles this month for its American fans, its agency said Tuesday. The group will perform its hit singles and new songs during the "aespa Showcase SYNK in LA" at YouTube Theater on J...

 2022-06-06 11:19 

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US Korean War veteran hoping to reunite with S. Korean fellow soldier...

A US veteran of the Korean War is hoping to find his long-lost South Korean fellow who fought together during the 1950-53 conflict and gave him an unforgettable gift: a Korean national flag, Seoul's veterans affairs ministry said Tuesday. Upon t...

 2022-06-06 11:12 

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Imported car sales down 2.4% in May amid chip shortage...

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea fell 2.4 percent last month from a year earlier as a chip shortage continued to affect vehicle production, an industry association said Tuesday. The number of newly registered foreign vehicles stood at 23,512...

 2022-06-06 11:02 

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BTS to drop anthology album 'Proof' on Friday...

K-pop supergroup BTS will make a highly anticipated return to the music scene Friday with an anthology album titled "Proof." The group will drop the album compiling the group's nine-year-long activities since its debut at 1 p.m. on Fri...

 2022-06-06 11:01 

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[Graphic News] 8 out of 10 workplace sexual harassment victims face retaliation...

More than 8 out of 10 people who reported sexual harassment at the workplace said they suffered from some form of retaliation, a civic group reported. Gapjil 119, which campaigns against workplace abuses, announced its analysis of the 205 re...

 2022-06-06 10:52 

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

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell to below 10,000 for the third consecutive day Tuesday amid a slowing virus trend. The country added 6,172 COVID-19 infections, including 35 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,174,880, the...

 2022-06-06 10:50 

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S. Korea, US hold high-level diplomatic talks on N. Korea, alliance...

Senior government officials of South Korea and the United States had talks here Tuesday on North Korea and pending alliance issues, two weeks after their presidents agreed during a Seoul summit to upgrade Seoul-Washington ties to a "Global Compr...

 2022-06-06 10:48 

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Yoon names ambassadors to Japan, China, Russia, UN...

President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday named foreign policy expert Yun Duk-min as ambassador to Japan, while also naming the top envoys to China, Russia and the United Nations. Chung Jae-ho, professor of Seoul National University, was named ambassador to...

 2022-06-06 10:47 

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Seoul shares open steeply lower on inflation concerns...

Seoul shares opened steeply lower Tuesday on concerns about fast-growing inflation pressure that may strengthen central banks' policy tightening. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 21.14 points, or 0.79 percent, to 2,649.51 point...

 2022-06-06 10:43 

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Cargo truckers go on general strike, demanding extension of basic freight rate system...

Unionized cargo truckers nationwide went on a general strike Tuesday, demanding the government extend a freight rate system guaranteeing basic wages for truck drivers to cope with surging fuel costs, union leaders said. Most of the 25,000 members of...

 2022-06-06 10:40 

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Puig heating up as Heroes chase down 1st place in KBO...

With their prized offseason acquisition heating up heading into summer, the Kiwoom Heroes are closing in on first place in South Korean baseball. Yasiel Puig, the former National League All-Star and the biggest name to arrive in the Korea Baseball Or...

 2022-06-06 10:36 

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'All of Us Are Dead' to return for 2nd season...

Netflix's hit Korean zombie thriller "All of Us Are Dead" will return for the second season, the streamer said Tuesday. Netflix said the new season will tell the follow-up story of a group of students who survived the zombie-hit high s...

 2022-06-06 10:36 

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N. Korea reports 61,730 new suspected COVID-19 cases...

North Korea reported more than 61,000 new fever cases Tuesday, with the daily count remaining under 70,000 for the second consecutive day. Over 61,730 more people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the offic...

 2022-06-06 10:34 

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Card spending climbs 11% in April on eased COVID-19 rules...

Card use for settlement in South Korea swelled 11 percent in April on softer anti-coronavirus rules with spending on travel and transportation spiking, data showed Tuesday, in a sign of the country's consumption returning to pre-pandemic normalc...

 2022-06-06 10:33 

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Foreign reserves down in May for 3rd month amid forex market volatility...

South Korea's foreign reserves declined for the third straight month in May as the government unloaded the greenback to prevent the local currency from sharply weakening, central bank data showed Tuesday. The country's foreign reserves stoo...

 2022-06-06 10:30 

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US remains concerned about NK nuclear test, but also ready for contingency: State Dept....

WASHINGTON -- The United States continues to remain concerned that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test in the near future, a state department spokesperson said Monday. Ned Price, however, said the US also remains prepared for such a contingency. &...

 2022-06-06 10:27 

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US will not link COVID-19 assistance to denuclearization talks with N. Korea: Kritenbrink...

WASHINGTON -- The United States does not and will not link its humanitarian assistance for North Korea to progress in denuclearization talks with the impoverished country, a senior US diplomat said Monday, urging Pyongyang to engage in dialogue and a...

 2022-06-06 06:31 

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[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Getting deglobalization right...

The World Economic Forum's first meeting in more than two years was markedly different from the many previous Davos conferences that I have attended since 1995. It was not just that the bright snow and clear skies of January were replaced by ba...

 2022-06-06 06:30 

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[Editorial] Price shock...

Consumer prices jumped 5.4 percent in May from a year ago. It was the highest figure in 13 years and nine months after August 2008 when prices rose 5.6 percent. Surging international prices of crude oil and grains among others pushed consumer prices...

 2022-06-05 18:36 

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Seoul population continues fall to below 9.5m; down to 7.2m by 2050: report...

The number of South Koreans living in the capital Seoul is declining sharply, and will continue to drop in the coming decades, according to government data Monday. Seoul's total population of native South Koreans reached 9.49 million as of Ma...

 2022-06-05 18:26 

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'IPEF not about choosing between US, China'...

The United States' latest Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not pushing participants to choose between the United States and China, former US Trade Representative negotiator Wendy Cutler said on Friday at a symposium in Seoul. Cutler, howeve...

 2022-06-05 18:00 

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[Newsmaker] Queen marks 70 years, vows to keep serving...

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday brought the curtain down on her historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations, making another public appearance on the last of four days of festivities and vowing to maintain her record-breaking reign. The 96-year-old...

 2022-06-05 17:35 

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New GM Korea CEO faces labor disputes, falling sales...

GM Korea's new chief executive Roberto Rempel has made his first on-site inspection to the carmaker's No. 1 Bupyeong plant early this month, officials said Monday, making a leadership change official within the US company's operatio...

 2022-06-05 16:51 

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Investment banks cut Kospi targets amid high inflation...

Major foreign investment banks have revised down their targets and ratings on South Korea's benchmark Kospi, which has been coping with market volatilities stemming from growing inflationary pressure and the prolonged Russia-Ukraine War. Japa...

 2022-06-05 16:34 

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COVID-19 cases dip to 5,000 for the first time since January...

South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases fell to the 5,000s for the first time since Jan. 19, when the country reported 5,804. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the country added 5,022 COVID-19 infections during the 24 ho...

 2022-06-05 16:30 

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Samsung's Lee Jae-yong poised for 2-week trip to Europe...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong is poised to embark on a two-week trip to Europe on Tuesday, highlighting the South Korean chip-to-consumer electronics giant's need for a breakthrough. Also under the spotlight is whether the la...

 2022-06-05 16:15 

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Korea's household debt highest among major economies: report...

South Korea's household debt topped 104 percent of gross domestic product, marking the highest level among 36 major economies, the Institute of International Finance said in a report released Sunday. The report by the Washington-based pr...

 2022-06-05 16:08 

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[Photo News] Hybrid electric race...

Hyundai Motor's hybrid vehicle, i20 N Rally1, is seen racing at the fifth round of the 2022 World Rally Championship held on the Italian island of Sardinia between Thursday and Sunday. Two drivers in Hyundai's world rally team came in fir...

 2022-06-05 16:05 

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'Broker' director Kore-eda aims to break prejudice against mothers who give up kids...

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's new film "Broker" does not hide the key question that the director wants to ask the audience: Should mothers take all the blame for abandoning their children in baby boxes? "At the begin...

 2022-06-05 16:03 

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[Reporter's Notebook] 3 consecutive defeats not enough for Democratic Party to get it together...

In 2017, the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea had high hopes. Taking power after the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, some in the party had expressed hopes to remain the ruling party for at least 20 years. The party got off to...

 2022-06-05 16:03 

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[From the Scene] Month after stepping down, chaos reigns at ex-president's retirement home...

On early Sunday, the otherwise quiet village of Pyeongsan in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province was disrupted by sounds blaring from a minivan covered with insults about former President Moon Jae-in. "My protest is for Moon to receive legal pu...

 2022-06-05 15:54 

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[From the Scene] 'Danuri' all set for Korea's first moon exploration...

DAEJEON -- Just half a century after US astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, South Korea is gearing up to become the seventh nation in the world to carry out a lunar probe mission with its first lunar orbiter set for an Aug. 2 launch. The c...

 2022-06-05 15:48 

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Hana Financial stresses connectivity in vision for 2030...

Hana Financial Group has announced a set of mid- to long-term strategic goals for 2030 as it reorganized its corporate culture and strategy departments to better prepare for future industries such as the metaverse and blockchain. For the past 11 mon...

 2022-06-05 15:41 

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McDonald's McWings makes a comeback...

Fast-food chain McDonald's Korea said Monday that it has relaunched its limited edition side menu McWings. McWings is a fried chicken snack that comes with a complimentary dipping sauce. First released in 2014, McWings created a fad in 2019 w...

 2022-06-05 15:16 

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Cellist Choi Ha-young wins prestigious Queen Elisabeth competition...

Up-and-coming cellist Choi Ha-young has won the Queen Elisabeth Competition for the cello, becoming the first South Korean cellist to receive the top honor at one of the most demanding contests in the world. The 24-year-old cellist was announced as...

 2022-06-05 14:28 

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South Korea and US fire 8 missiles as response to North Korea's provocations...

South Korean and US forces fired eight missiles Monday in response to North Korea firing the same number of missiles a day earlier, the allies said Monday. For about 10 minutes from 4:45 a.m. Monday, the South Korean military and the US Forces Kore...

 2022-06-05 12:52 

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LG's AI uses digital waste for upcycled clothing design...

Tilda, a virtual artist powered by the artificial intelligence engine of South Korean conglomerate LG, has showcased 30 upcycled clothing designs on World Environment Day that fell on Sunday, according to the company Monday. The collection on the m...

 2022-06-05 12:05 

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'The Roundup' tops 9 million viewers...

The Korean action comedy "The Roundup," starring "Eternals" star Ma Dong-seok, topped 9 million accumulated viewers Monday, data showed. On its 20th day on the big screen Monday, the sequel to the 2017 hit movie "The Outlaws&...

 2022-06-05 11:37 

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Yoon vows firm and stern response to any NK provocation...

President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed Monday to respond firmly and sternly to any North Korean provocation as South Korea and the United States fired missiles in response to the North's missile launches the previous day. Yoon made the remark during a Me...

 2022-06-05 11:31 

Korea Herald

Genesis' global sales exceed 700,000 units...

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday the accumulated sales of its independent Genesis brand models exceeded 700,000 units last month despite the prolonged chip shortage. The South Korean carmaker sold 699,751 Genesis vehicles, including 188,547 overseas sal...

 2022-06-05 11:16 

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S. Korea's LPGA major winless skid reaches 7 at US Women's Open...

South Korean players' winless streak at LPGA major tournaments has reached seven. Tour rookie Choi Hye-jin was the top South Korean player at the US Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, on Sunday...

 2022-06-05 11:14 

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Ruling party chief visits Kyiv, discusses cooperation on restoring city...

Ruling People Power Party Chairman Lee Jun-seok, who is visiting Ukraine, has traveled to Kyiv and discussed ways to cooperate on rebuilding the city, a Facebook post by the Kyiv governor showed Monday. "Today, the parliamentary delegation of th...

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