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 2023-01-11 10:24 

Korea Joongang Daily

DP chairman claims persecution after 12 hours of questioning...

Lee Jae-myung is accused of offering favors including construction permits and regulation changes on development projects to six companies including Doosan and Naver in exchange for a combined 16 billion won sponsorship of Seongnam's football club....

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Korean pediatrician shortages means long lines, frustration...

Korea is suffering from a lack of pediatricians. The pediatrician shortage has troubled the country for years and is a result of the declining birth rate and the freezing of medical rates over the past few years....

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Osstem Implant embezzler gets 35 years in prison...

An employee of Osstem Implant accused of embezzling 221.5 billion won ($178 million) has been sentenced to 35 years in prison and a fine of 30 million won Wednesday....

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Sexual harassment charge dropped against pianist Lim Dong-hyek...
 2023-01-11 09:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

IVE's Jang Won-young to step down as co-host of KBS's 'Music Bank'...

Jang Won-young of IVE will step down as a co-host of KBS's music program...

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Defense Minister says South should deal with North through 'power'...

Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup outlined a comprehensive strategy of maintaining peace on the Korean Peninsula "through power" to President Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday....

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Bank of Korea Deputy Governor advises country to cheer up...

Bank of Korea Deputy Governor Lee Jong-ryeol believes that excess worries about the economy are unwarranted and could increase risks and hamper recovery, according to a post on the central bank's blog....

 2023-01-11 09:28 

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Underwear tycoon, relative, nabbed on Thai golf course...

The former chairman and de-facto owner of a major underwear company facing corruption charges including one that involves Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Lee Jae-myung was arrested in Thailand Tuesday evening....

 2023-01-11 09:27 

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Shares extend winning streak to sixth day ahead of release of U.S. CPI...

Shares ended higher Wednesday, extending their winning streak to a sixth day, with investors awaiting the release of the new U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for clues on the future of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy. The won fell against the......

 2023-01-11 08:31 

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Junhyeok of boy band TNX to halt activities to focus on health...

Cheon Junhyeok of TNX will halt his activities due to anxiety and poor physical condition, according to the boy band's agency P Nation on Wednesday....

 2023-01-11 08:31 

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Foreign Ministry downplays trust in North Korea...

The foreign ministry said the Moon Jae-in administration's approach to North Korea was a failure and that a one-sided "appeasement policy" threatened Korea's national security, noting rising nuclear and missile threats from North Korea....

 2023-01-11 08:31 

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[VIDEO] Harry Maguire's uncertain future at Manchester United...

Harry Maguire's future at Manchester United is in doubt. Despite his high salary, the defender has not lived up to expectations in terms of performance. The situation remains uncertain and will be closely watched in the coming months....

 2023-01-11 07:36 

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Director Park Chan-wook's signature style earns him international attention...

Despite not taking home the accolade at the Golden Globes Tuesday, Korean and international critics alike called the competition close and commented that the nomination itself was a well-earned opportunity for global spotlight on ......

 2023-01-11 07:35 

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[VIDEO] Man City’s limited edition Lunar New Year jersey...

It is the year of the Rabbit and to celebrate, Manchester City have unveiled a special Lunar New Year jersey. Front and centre of the collection is a limited edition in dark blue and gold, featuring a nod to the blue moon in the texturing....

 2023-01-11 07:35 

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Lee Jae-sung scores for Mainz in extended two-hour friendly...

Lee Jae-sung proved the Bundesliga's long winterpause hasn't impacted his game, scoring goal No. 4 in Mainz's 5-1 win over Swiss side Luzern in an extended friendly on Tuesday at the Marbella Football Center in southern Spain....

 2023-01-11 07:35 

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SHINee's Minho to hold fan meet-and-greet tour across Asia...

Minho of boy band SHINee will meet with fans across Asia in a fan meet-and-greet tour starting next month, his agency SM Entertainment said Wednesday. The tour, titled...

 2023-01-11 07:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Five players still homeless as KBO free agent market starts to wind down...

After a week of furious signing followed by a month-long lull, there are now just five names left in the KBO's free agent market: Pitchers Han Hyun-hee, Jeong Chan-heon and Kang Ri-ho and outfielders Kwon Hui-dong and Lee Myung-ki....

 2023-01-11 06:39 

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Girl group Dreamcatcher to release special anniversary single on Friday...

Girl group Dreamcatcher will release a special single written for fans to celebrate its sixth anniversary which falls on Friday, the group's agency Dreamcatcher Company said Wednesday. Titled...

 2023-01-11 06:39 

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Musical actor Jeong Sun-ah consoles the audience no matter their choice in 'If/Then'...

What if? What then? Musical diva Jeong Sun-ah, 38, is at the pinnacle of her career as possibly the most loved female musical actor in the country right now. A question that she is often asked, she said, is "What if you hadn't become a performer?...

 2023-01-11 06:39 

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Seoul, Beijing keep quarreling over travel restrictions...

Health authorities stressed Wednesday that the decision to require greater quarantine measures for travelers from China was to prioritize the...

 2023-01-11 06:39 

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First-time brides in their 30s outnumber those in their 20s...

For the first time since Korea starting compiling the data, more first-time brides are in their 30s than in their 20s. In 2021, 157,000 women were married for the first time, according to Statistics Korea. Of those, 49.1 percent were in their 30s ......

 2023-01-11 06:39 

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Boy band TFN celebrates second anniversary of debut with fan meet...

Boy band TFN will celebrate its second anniversary with a fan meet-and-greet this afternoon, its agency MLD Entertainment said Wednesday. "Time flies, it's already our second anniversary,...

 2023-01-11 06:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shin wins...

Korean table tennis prodigy Shin Yu-bin, right, and Jeon Ji-hee compete in the women's doubles qualifiers at the WTT Contender Doha 2023 in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday....

 2023-01-11 05:43 

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[New Release] Julia Wolf...

Julia Wolf used to write her goals in invisible ink on her bedroom walls. The self-described shy girl wasn't ready to reveal her ambition, even to her family. In her debut for BMG "Good Thing We Stayed," the alt-pop performer is ready to come ...

 2023-01-11 05:43 

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Enhypen's Jay apologizes for dismissive comment about Korean history...

Jay of boy band Enhypen apologized for calling Korean history...

 2023-01-11 05:43 

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[New Release] Ab-Soul...

Ab-Soul's "Herbert" is peppered with messages — a voicemail from his praying grandma, snippets of encouragement from his inner circle and so on. But it's the rapper's reflections on himself and his life that define his latest pro...

 2023-01-11 05:43 

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Hanwha Solutions investing $2.3 billion in U.S. solar plants...

It is the biggest solar investment in the United States ever, according to the solar cell manufacturer....

 2023-01-11 05:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

[New Release] Sam Fender...

It's an interesting play to release a live album just as you're emerging as an artist of arena rock stature. But that's exactly what Sam Fender has done with "Live From Finsbury Park." Turns out it's not a bad idea. That's beca...

 2023-01-11 04:47 

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[INTERVIEW] Yuhan USA is searching for its next promising investment...

Yuhan, a Seoul-based biopharmaceutical company best known for its licensing of a novel lung cancer treatment called lazertinib, sold under brand Leclaza, has clinched a deal with Yansen to export the drug and is now looking for its next target....

 2023-01-11 04:47 

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Bullying scene from 'The Glory' similar to real case in Cheongju...

A violent bullying scene from a recent episode of Netflix's "The Glory" is gathering attention for being reminiscent of a real bullying case that occurred in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, back in 2006....

 2023-01-11 04:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Si-woo keen to return to winning ways at Sony Open in Hawaii...

Kim Si-woo is bent on returning to the winner's circle on the PGA Tour this year and believes his recent marriage to Oh Ji-hyun, a KLPGA golfer, will set him back on the right track....

 2023-01-11 04:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Boy band Treasure to collab with Pucca Puzzle Adventure game...

Members of boy band Treasure will collaborate with Pucca Puzzle Adventure, a mobile game developed by Takeone Company, according to a press release from YG Entertainment on Wednesday. Pucca Puzzle Adventure is a mobile puzzle game based on ......

 2023-01-11 04:47 

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Lotte Biologics to invest $3 billion in three new plants in Korea...

Lotte Biologics will invest $3 billion to build three new plants in Korea by 2030, a major expansion plan in the contract manufacturing and development of bio products following the purchase of a plant in the United States....

 2023-01-11 04:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Virtual K-pop girl group MAVE: reveals its four members...

The four members of the new virtual girl group MAVE: — MARTY:, TYRA:, ZENA: and SIU: — were unveiled Wednesday. MAVE: is a four-member virtual act set to debut this year, produced by Metaverse Entertainment, a subsidiary of game publisher ......

 2023-01-11 03:51 

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Director Park Chan-wook leaves Golden Globes empty handed...

Director Park Chan-wook's...

 2023-01-11 02:55 

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Park Hang-seo's Vietnam to face reigning champions Thailand in AFF Championship final...

Vietnam's Park Hang-seo is the sole Korean manager to reach the final of the AFF Championship, beating Shin Tae-yong's Indonesia in the semifinal as Kim Pan-gon's Malaysia fell to defending champions Thailand on the other side of the bracket....

 2023-01-11 01:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

K-pop fan service Universe to shut down, transfer to Dear U Bubble...

Fan community platform Universe is shutting down its service, and all of its registered artists will be transferred to Dear U Bubble, a similar K-pop service operated by SM Entertainment. Universe is reported to have notified other K-pop agencies......

 2023-01-11 01:59 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blackpink to headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival...

Blackpink will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival, becoming the first-ever K-pop band to do so, this April. The quartet will give two performances, one each on April 15 and 22, during the music festivity as ......

 2023-01-11 01:03 

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Korea reports 54,343 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday...

Korea reported 54,343 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 24,000 from the same day the previous week, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency....

 2023-01-11 01:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul stocks open higher ahead of U.S. inflation data...

Seoul shares opened higher Wednesday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors expect the upcoming U.S. consumer price index may provide signs of a slowdown in inflation....

 2023-01-11 01:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea's job additions hit 22-year high in 2022 on pandemic recovery...

Korea reported the largest job additions in more than 20 years in 2022, data showed Wednesday, as the country gradually returned to pre-pandemic normalcy....

 2023-01-11 01:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. monitoring North Korea, others for potential chemical weapons proliferation: Pentagon...

The United States continues to keep a close watch on North Korea and others for possible use or proliferation of illegal chemical and biological weapons, a Pentagon spokesperson said Tuesday....

 2023-01-11 01:03 

Korea Joongang Daily

Exports down 0.9 percent during first 10 days of January...

Korea's exports slipped 0.9 percent on-year in the first 10 days of January, data showed Wednesday, as demand for chips and precision machinery slowed....

 2023-01-11 00:07 

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[THINK ENGLISH] 눈에 갇힌 한국인 관광객 도운 미국인 부부, 1년 공짜 치킨 쿠폰 받아...

A family in Upstate New York has been rewarded with a year of free fried chicken after hosting a Korean group stuck during a blizzard. On Dec. 23, a group of Korean tourists traveling in a van and their driver got stuck in the middle of a......

 2023-01-10 16:38 

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Fugitive nderwear boss arrested in Thailand...

The de facto chairman, who resigned in 2021, is also facing a slew of charges of corruption, including one that involves Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Lee Jae-myung....

 2023-01-10 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Death penalty sought for Korea's 'Sindang Station stalker killer'...

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for Jeon Joo-hwan, who was sentenced to nine years in prison last September for stalking and illegally filming the woman he is charged with murdering....

 2023-01-10 11:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pricey plant...

A piece of wild ginseng weighing 415 grams that a climber picked on a mountain range between the city of Suncheon and the county of Hwasun in South Jeolla in November last year. It is estimated to be worth more than 680 million won ($546,000)....

 2023-01-10 11:01 

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Rift widens between Yoon and Na Kyung-won...

There has been speculation that the conflict is tied to an upcoming election within the People Power Party to pick its leader....

 2023-01-10 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Unfortunately named toothfish near top of Korea's fish export list...

As always, dried seaweed and tuna were Korea's No. 1 and No. 2 exports in the agricultural and fishery food products category in 2022. No. 3 is the surprisingly creepy looking and unfortunately named toothfish....

 2023-01-10 10:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Processing parcels...

Workers process parcels for door-to-door delivery services at a logistics center in Seoul on Tuesday ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, which runs from Jan. 21 to 24....

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