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 2022-07-24 06:30 

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[Mariana Mazzucato, Jayati Ghosh] An effective pandemic response must be truly global...

At their recent meeting in Bali on July 15-16, G20 finance ministers reaffirmed their commitment to coordinated action to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control and better prepare for the next global health emergency. A central topic was the creat...

 2022-07-24 06:30 

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[Editorial] Shameless compensation...

The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea is pushing again a bill that will give college admission and employment benefits to children of former democracy activists. Last week, 164 of 169 Democratic Party members of the National Assembly signed...

 2022-07-23 18:57 

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South Korea's testing policy aids omicron's 'stealth spread'...

South Korea is sticking to its monthslong "omicron response strategy" of barring most people from access to PCR testing, which experts warn could risk highly evasive subvariants such as BA.5 spreading untracked. Since late January, PCR...

 2022-07-23 17:58 

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Streaming platforms fight for market share in Korea...

Streaming platform operators, homegrown and from abroad, are seeking to expand their market share in an increasingly crowded Korean market, adopting different strategies. Netflix, which has been defending its position as the market leader since ente...

 2022-07-23 17:16 

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Citibank Korea shares currency solutions for corporate clients...

Citigroup's Korean unit Citibank Korea shared its foreign exchange solutions and outlook on the global economy at the Economic Outlook and Market Solutions Seminar held in Seoul on Wednesday. The seminar aimed to have specialists give their l...

 2022-07-23 17:06 

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Fall of Korean 'drug king' expected to expedite probe into local drug networks...

A South Korean man believed to be one of the biggest drug traffickers in the country was expatriated from Vietnam last week, after a three-year international joint operation that zeroed in on a major drug smuggling ring based in Southeast Asia. The...

 2022-07-23 17:01 

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Uzbek officials discuss constitutional reforms in Seoul...

Uzbek senior officials held a roundtable with South Korean policy experts to create awareness of Uzbekistan's constitutional reforms and exchange views in Seoul on Wednesday. The Uzbek delegation, led by First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Sod...

 2022-07-23 16:52 

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WHO triggers highest alert on monkeypox...

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 17,000 people in 74 countries, to be a global health emergency -- the highest alarm it can sound. "I have decided that the global monk...

 2022-07-23 16:40 

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Rice consumption cut in half over 30 years...

The phrase "Have you eaten rice today?" has long been considered equivalent to "How are you?" in South Korea. But it might not be the case much longer, with rice consumption shrinking amid changing eating habits, especially am...

 2022-07-23 16:27 

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Police struggle with launch of new bureau...

Though the launch of a new "police bureau" under the Interior Ministry is just a week away, the National Police Agency has been struggling with internal opposition. Hours after a nationwide meeting of police chiefs against the launch of...

 2022-07-23 16:04 

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Hyundai Motor Group to get hefty incentives for Georgia EV plant...

Hyundai Motor Group will receive benefits worth 2.4 trillion won ($1.8 billion) in tax exemptions and incentives from the US state of Georgia in exchange for building its first dedicated electric vehicles manufacturing plant there. The subsidy packag...

 2022-07-23 15:59 

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[Newsmaker] Monkeypox: how a global health emergency is decided...

GENEVA -- A Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is the rarely used top alert available to the World Health Organization to tackle a global disease outbreak. The WHO on Saturday declared the surge in monkeypox to be a PHEIC after...

 2022-07-23 15:51 

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#S. Korea, US set to hold high-level talks this week as NK marks Korean war 'victory'...

S. Korea, US set to hold high-level talks this week as NK marks Korean war 'victory' Kicker -- S. Korean, US defense chiefs plan to meet in US while US senior diplomat is set to travel to Seoul this week By Ji Da-gyum North Korea will hold a na...

 2022-07-23 15:46 

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China's BYD eyes foray into Korean EV market...

BYD, the world's largest electric vehicle maker, is getting ready for EV sales in the South Korean market, going head to head against the country's top automaker Hyundai Motor Group with lower price tags and better performing cars. Indus...

 2022-07-23 15:22 

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Hana, SK Telecom sign W400b share swap deal for ESG, ICT partnership...

South Korea's Hana Financial Group and SK Telecom signed a share-swap deal worth some 400 billion won ($305.3 million) to set up a new environmental, social and governance model, officials said Sunday. "We have signed a strategic partner...

 2022-07-23 15:09 

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Siemens Korea fined for unfair biz practices...

Siemens Korea was fined 480 million won ($365,600) for exaggerating expenses of repairing medical appliances and arbitrarily passing them onto its contractors, the antitrust regulator said Sunday. The Korean unit of the German conglomerate had sold m...

 2022-07-23 15:08 

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Posco shifts to emergency mode over potential global recession...

South Korean steel giant Posco Group has put itself on an emergency management footing, its holding company said Sunday, as business units across the group brace for weaker profits amid an expected slowdown of the global economy. The decision came in...

 2022-07-23 12:00 

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Hyundai, Kia record robust sales growth in Vietnam, Indonesia in H1: associations...

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp. recorded robust on-year sales growth in Vietnam and Indonesia in the first half of 2022, delivering strong performances in the markets traditionally dominated by Japanese automakers, local industry associ...

 2022-07-23 11:26 

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Prosecutors raid Terraform's parent firm in probe into Luna-Terra crash...

Prosecutors have raided the parent company of Terraform Labs as part of a broadening investigation into the massive collapse of the firm's Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies, sources said Sunday. Last week, an investigation team of the Seoul Sou...

 2022-07-23 11:05 

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S. Korea's new virus cases under 70,000 for 3rd day, remain high as subvariant spreads...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases remained under 70,000 for the third straight day on Sunday amid the spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant. The country reported 65,433 new COVID-19 infections, including 333 from overseas, bringing the t...

 2022-07-23 10:52 

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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 200 for 4th day: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained below 200 for the fourth consecutive day, according to its state media Sunday. More than 120 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Ko...

 2022-07-22 17:39 

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Military reports 1,793 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military reported 1,793 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 197,227, the defense ministry said. The new cases included 1,339 from the Army, 193 from the Air Force, 90 from...

 2022-07-22 17:36 

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Asiana resumes Incheon-Beijing route after 2 years...

Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's second-biggest carrier, resumed its Incheon-Beijing route Saturday after suspending it for more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Asiana plane carrying 141 passengers left Incheon Internation...

 2022-07-22 17:01 

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Gimbap, soul food that keeps rolling with the changes...

Gimbap, the seaweed-wrapped rice roll stuffed with vegetables and other ingredients, has long been the meal-on-the-go staple in Korea. A humble roll of gimbap can vary in size and taste, depending on the filling. While all you need to do is pop a...

 2022-07-22 17:01 

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[Visual History of Korea] Hanbok represents spirit of Korean people throughout history...

Clothing is an extension of our self-image. It helps define who we are. Five colors of nature -- blue, white, red, black, and yellow -- are found in traditional Korean hanbok, including wedding garments. The colors in children's clothes bring...

 2022-07-22 17:01 

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[Temple to Table] Way to live healthier: Bibimbap with eggplant...

The Ven. Hongseung has worked diligently for close to 30 years to popularize temple food. Along the way she often heard criticism from people who said "temple food has lost its tradition and become fusion food because of too much emphasis on po...

 2022-07-22 16:30 

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Senior US diplomat to visit Seoul next week...

A senior US State Department official will visit Seoul next week to discuss issues including Russia's war in Ukraine and North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, the department said. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria N...

 2022-07-22 16:22 

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Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea, US meet in Indonesia...

The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States met in Indonesia and coordinated their responses to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, the foreign ministry said Saturday. The meeting between Kim Gunn, special representative for K...

 2022-07-22 16:03 

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[Photo News] Summer beach season...

Some people take a rest in the shade of pine trees to escape from the blistering heat wave. As the scorching weather continued over the weekend, holidaymakers have been flocking to beaches to frolic in the cool, clear waters.Children enjoy swimming a...

 2022-07-22 11:20 

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S. Korea reports 68,551 new COVID-19 cases...

South Korea reported 68,551 new coronavirus cases Saturday as the highly contagious omicron subvariant BA.5 continued to spread. The tally is 1.66 times the number of cases a week ago but similar to the 68,632 new infections reported the previous da...

 2022-07-21 19:09 

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S. Korea maps out 'audacious plan' to provide security guarantees for N. Korea...

South Korea's Unification Ministry said its focus is on mapping out an "audacious plan" to provide economic compensation and security guarantees in return for North Korea's "substantial measures for denuclearization.&rdq...

 2022-07-21 18:52 

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[Today's K-pop] The Boyz to return with 7th EP next month...

The Boyz will make a comeback with its seventh EP on Aug. 16, agency IST Entertainment announced Friday. The EP comes about nine months after it released its third single "Maverick" that swept a series of television music chart shows an...

 2022-07-21 18:48 

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Perrotin Gallery to open second space in Seoul ahead of Frieze Seoul...

Perrotin Gallery will open its second exhibition hall in Seoul, Perrotin Dosan Park, in late August, an addition to its venue in Samcheong-dong, northern Seoul, that opened in 2016. The French gallery is the first international gallery in Seoul to...

 2022-07-21 18:41 

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S. Korea to create new anti-terror unit...

The government will create a new military unit dedicated to defenses against terrorist activities, the Prime Minister's office said Friday. The government said it expects an increase in terrorist activities down the road, largely due to incre...

 2022-07-21 18:39 

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S. Korea to bolster special forces, step up large-scale military exercises...

South Korea's Defense Ministry said it would strengthen special operations forces' infiltration and strike capabilities and step up large-scale South Korea-US field training exercises to deal with North Korea's escalating threats....

 2022-07-21 18:39 

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[Herald Interview] 'Hansan' director wants to shed more light on already famous Adm. Yi Sun-sin...

"Hansan: Rising Dragon" director Kim Han-min decided to create a trilogy about Adm. Yi Sun-sin, thinking the beloved historic figure deserves even more attention. He believes that the Joseon-era war hero holds an undying quality that is...

 2022-07-21 18:38 

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[Herald Interview] Korean actor Park Hae-il impressed by sentimental side of Adm. Yi Sun-sin...

Before sitting down on his chair, Korean actor Park Hae-il took out his smartphone and started reading a poem written by Adm. Yi Sun-sin during an interview with a group of local reporters at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, central Seoul on Thursday. The...

 2022-07-21 18:38 

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Will South Korea join US-led chip alliance 'Chip 4'?...

As the United States is seeking to include South Korea in a chip alliance it is planning to form, eyes are on whether Seoul would again join US' apparent effort to strategically isolate its rival China in the semiconductor supply chain. The U...

 2022-07-21 18:17 

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S. Korea is slow on consuming COVID-19 pills...

South Korea is slow on consuming COVID-19 pills, yet the government earlier announced that it would secure additional pills in the future, government data showed Friday. The government expects that its increased number of one-stop COVID-19 treatment...

 2022-07-21 18:06 

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Exporters should brace for advancement of Chinese industries: vice minister...

SEJONG -- South Korea needs to brace for a change in trade relations with China, as industries in the global economic powerhouse are undergoing rapid development, First Vice Finance Minister Bang Ki-sun said Friday. At an economy-related vice minist...

 2022-07-21 16:38 

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South Korea calls out on Japan's Dokdo claims in defense white paper...

The South Korean government on Friday strongly condemned Japan's renewed claims over South Korea's Dokdo islets in its latest defense white paper, and summoned Japanese diplomats in protest. "We strongly protest that Japan has rene...

 2022-07-21 16:33 

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AmCham welcomes Yoon's policy to expand corporate tax breaks...

The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea on Friday welcomed the Yoon Suk-yeol administration's policy to expand corporate tax breaks, which are aimed at promoting active investments and job creation. "AmCham greatly appreciates the will...

 2022-07-21 16:14 

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Foreign Ministry, Busan City launches 'UNs' student ambassador campaign...

The Foreign Ministry and Busan Metropolitan City launched a team of university student ambassadors, dubbed "UNs," and held a kick-off ceremony on Friday. According to the ministry, it chose 50 Korean and 50 foreign university students a...

 2022-07-21 16:09 

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S. Korea's daily cases reach 68,000, up 9.5 times from four weeks ago...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases on Thursday reached 68,000, up nearly 10 times than four weeks ago, fueled by the spread of a highly contagious new omicron strain, BA.5. The number of critically ill patients also surpassed 100 for the second s...

 2022-07-21 15:45 

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DSME creditor warns of bankruptcy over shipyard strike...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering may face a court-ordered rehabilitation process unless action is taken on a monthlong strike there, the company's main creditor Korea Development Bank said Friday. "It would be more difficult...

 2022-07-21 15:18 

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SK On, Ford, ECOPRO to jointly invest in US cathode facility...

South Korean battery maker SK On Co. said Friday it has partnered with Ford Motor Co. and a domestic cathode firm to jointly invest in a cathode materials production facility in the United States. SK On said it has recently signed a letter of intent...

 2022-07-21 15:18 

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LG Energy Solution to supply more batteries to Ford...

South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution is poised to bolster business cooperation with US carmaker Ford. LG Energy Solution said Friday that it would provide more batteries for Ford, which has recently seen growing demand for its electric vehi...

 2022-07-21 15:13 

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Ministry seeks early counter-rocket system rollout with plan to resume major allied field training...

South Korea's defense ministry vowed Friday to push for an early deployment of a counter-rocket system to fend off threats from a possible North Korean salvo mixing missiles and long-range artillery that put the greater Seoul area within range....

 2022-07-21 15:06 

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Talks to end 51-day shipyard strike enter crucial phase...

GEOJE -- The 51-day sit-in protest by subcontract workers at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) shipyard on the southeastern coast entered a crucial phase Friday, as labor and management were struggling to strike a last-minute de...

 2022-07-21 14:59 

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Musical "Mrs. Doubtfire" to hit local theater...

Musical "Mrs. Doubtfire," based on the 1993 hit movie with the same title, will hit local theaters as the first licensed production of the Broadway show, according to its production companies, Sem Company and Studio Sunday. The Korea pr...

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