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 2022-05-19 12:05 

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Biden to meet Hyundai Motor chief on new investment plan...

US President Joe Biden will meet Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun on Sunday in Seoul to thank him for investment in the state of Georgia, Washington's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday. The US president is schedul...

 2022-05-19 11:49 

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K League 1 champions Jeonbuk looking to extend undefeated run vs. pesky underdogs...

A quick glance at the K League 1 tables will show Ulsan Hyundai FC leading the pack by eight points after 13 matches. That lead seems comfortable enough, but Ulsan players are probably hearing the footsteps of five-time defending champions Jeonbuk Hy...

 2022-05-19 11:45 

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Netflix subsidiary to invest $100m in S. Korea...

A subsidiary of Netflix will invest $100 million in South Korea over the next six years to build special visual effects facilities in a move that will help turn the country into an Asian hub for high-tech content creation, Seoul's industry minis...

 2022-05-19 11:21 

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N. Korea apparently on 'cusp of potentially another ICBM test': US general...

North Korea appears to be on the "cusp of potentially another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test," a top US military officer in South Korea has said, stressing the allied troops are "standing ready" to deal with it. Du...

 2022-05-19 11:21 

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N. Korea to hold state funeral for military official known for ties with Kim Jong-un...

A top North Korean military official, who was a close aide to the late leader Kim Jong-il and known to have helped groom the current leader Kim Jong-un, has died, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday. Hyon Chol-hae, marshal of the Korean Peop...

 2022-05-19 11:16 

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GCF board approves $330m for green energy projects...

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), an international organization on fighting climate change, has approved $330 million in funding for five green energy projects, South Korea's finance ministry said Friday. The board of the GCF endorsed the funding pl...

 2022-05-19 11:09 

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N. Korea's total suspected COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million...

North Korea reported over 260,000 new suspected COVID-19 cases Friday, with the total number of such cases surpassing 2 million, eight days after it first confirmed the virus outbreak. More than 263,370 people showed symptoms of fever and two deaths...

 2022-05-19 11:06 

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New COVID-19 cases drop for 3rd day; govt. puts off plan to ease virus curbs...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell for a third consecutive day to stay below 30,000 on Friday, as the government pushed back the plan to relax more virus restrictions, citing the continuing omicron wave and possible spread of other variants....

 2022-05-19 11:04 

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Prosecutors looking into whether to bring Ponzi fraud charges against Terraform CEO Kwon...

Prosecutors are looking into whether to bring Ponzi fraud charges against CEO Do Kwon of Terraform Labs, sources said Friday, a day after investors sued him over the shocking crash of the firm's two cryptocurrencies. In a crash starting last wee...

 2022-05-19 11:01 

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S. Korea to face 'grave' inflation risk for time being: official...

South Korea is expected to face a "grave" risk from rising inflation for the time being, as the recovery of consumption will further add price pressure amid high energy costs, a senior government official said Friday. The government plans t...

 2022-05-19 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Imports of home furnishings hit record high last year amid pandemic...

South Korea's imports of home furnishing products hit an all-time high last year on the back of demand by consumers staying home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, data showed. The imports of eight kinds of home furnishing goods, including sofas an...

 2022-05-19 10:59 

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Son Heung-min chasing Premier League Golden Boot in season finale...

Throughout his Premier League career with Tottenham Hotspur that began in 2015, South Korean star Son Heung-min has been breaking records and setting milestones. Son will have a chance to make more history when the Premier League draws to a conclusio...

 2022-05-19 10:59 

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Biden set to arrive in S. Korea for first summit with Yoon...

US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in South Korea on Friday for his first summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol on a range of issues, including North Korea's nuclear program and supply chain risks. Biden's visit, his first since taking o...

 2022-05-19 10:58 

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[Interactive] US leadership's approval jumps to 59% in S. Korea...

The United States' approval rating in South Korea jumped at one of the steepest rates among Asian countries in 2021, a poll showed. The approval rating of US leadership in South Korea climbed to 59 percent last year from 30 percent a...

 2022-05-19 10:53 

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1 killed, 9 injured in S-Oil refinery explosion...

One person has been killed and nine others injured in an explosion at a refinery run by South Korean oil refiner S-Oil Corp. in the country's southwest, firefighters said Friday. The deceased was a subcontractor who was among the 10 others doing...

 2022-05-19 10:51 

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Producer prices up for 4th month in April on energy, raw material price hikes...

South Korea's producer prices grew for the fourth straight month in April as hikes in energy and raw material prices drove up costs of manufacturing products, central bank data showed Friday. The producer price index, a major barometer of consum...

 2022-05-19 10:48 

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US willing to take action-for-action toward denuclearization of Korean Peninsula: Sullivan...

The United States is committed to engaging with North Korea in serious dialogue and is willing to take "action for action" with North Korea toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, National Security Advisor Jake Sulliva...

 2022-05-19 10:46 

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Seoul stocks open higher on tech, auto gains...

South Korean shares opened higher Friday, buoyed by strong advances by tech and auto heavyweights, despite overnight falls on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) had added 25.64 points, or 0.99 percent, to trade at 2,...

 2022-05-19 10:01 

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[Well-curated weekend] Enjoy art-fueled weekend, quiet evening at a book bar...

The 2022 Paradise Art Lab Festival will kick off at Paradise City in Yeongjongdo, Incheon, on Friday, offering a wide range of cultural activities. Under the theme "Crossing: Awakening a new sense at the crossing of the present and the future,...

 2022-05-19 10:01 

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

Welcome to Joseon Festival The Welcome to Joseon Festival is set to run through June 26 at Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. Visitors can enjoy concerts, theatrical performances and hands-on experiences, including making natural sce...

 2022-05-19 10:01 

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[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages...

L'Escape launches 'You be You' package with Starbucks L'Escape Hotel, located in Seoul's Myeong-dong, is offering a collaboration package with Starbucks. The package includes a night stay at L'Escape's Del...

 2022-05-19 10:01 

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

The Roundup (Korea) Opened May 18 Crime Directed by Lee Sang-yong Cop Ma Seok-do heads to Vietnam to extradite a suspect. But soon after his arrival, he discovers murder cases and finds out that the vicious Korean killer (Son Sook-ku) has been...

 2022-05-19 06:31 

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[Robert J. Fouser] Yoon Suk-yeol's neoliberalism...

President Yoon Suk-yeol began his five-year term last Tuesday with an optimistic inauguration speech. In it, the new president focused on raising the nation's competitiveness in science and technology and maintaining a strong security posture,...

 2022-05-19 06:31 

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[Editorial] Spirit of integration...

President Yoon Suk-yeol, government ministers and nearly all lawmakers of the People Power Party attended the 42nd anniversary of the May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising. It is unprecedented that most lawmakers of the party attended the official cer...

 2022-05-18 23:56 

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S-Oil's Ulsan refinery explodes, eight transferred to hospital...

An explosion at S-Oil refinery in Ulsan, some 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, was reported on Thursday evening and at least eight workers were injured from the accident, firefighters said. A report of the explosion in the S-Oil refinery was recei...

 2022-05-18 23:52 

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International Arts Education Week to be held next week...

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts & Culture Education Service announced that they will hold the 11th International Arts Education Week next week. Under the theme of "Culture and Arts Education in the Post-Coronavi...

 2022-05-18 22:11 

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Kim Sae-ron to step down from TV drama...

Actor Kim Sae-ron will step down from the upcoming SBS drama "Trolley" (translated) following a drunk driving incident involving the star earlier in the week. Kim and her agency, Gold Medalist, issued official apologies Thursday regardin...

 2022-05-18 21:39 

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BTS' 'Proof': Nine years of evidence and more to come...

K-pop sensation BTS' upcoming anthology album "Proof" is set to offer an expansive look over the group's nine-year career and what's to come. BTS' agency, BigHit Music, revealed the band will be returning to the s...

 2022-05-18 20:43 

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[Today's K-pop] GOT7's Jay B to host solo fan concert next month...

Jay B of GOT7 will host his own fan concert in Seoul on June 18, his label H1gher Music announced on Thursday. The "Nostalgic" concert comes a year after his online fan meet event "Somo:Fume, Style of My Own: Fume" that dre...

 2022-05-18 20:19 

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GOT7 to make full-group comeback with new self-titled EP...

After rumors about GOT7's new album circulated about a year ago, the boy band finally put a stop to the questions with an announcement of the release of the self-titled EP "GOT7." On May 9, the band's new agency Warner Bros K...

 2022-05-18 19:23 

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'American Song Contest' winner AleXa eager to introduce K-pop globally...

Rising K-pop artist AleXa, who won NBC's "American Song Contest," said the K-pop genre itself seemed like a new genre in the US music scene and that she was eager to introduce this style of music to US audiences through her performa...

 2022-05-18 19:17 

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North Korea's omicron surge: Kim Jong-un's 'double-masking' and other peculiarities...

Lacking vaccines and treatments, North Korea is deploying unconventional methods to fight its growing COVID-19 crisis. In a mere week since the official admission of COVID-19 cases on May 12, suspected cases climbed to 1,978,230, which is about 7.6 p...

 2022-05-18 18:28 

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Hyundai Glovis enters Thai market...

Hyundai Glovis, a supply chain management arm under Hyundai Motor Group, said Thursday that it has launched an overseas corporation in Bangkok, as part of its business expansion strategy in the Southeast Asian market. Hyundai Glovis Logistics Thaila...

 2022-05-18 18:27 

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[Newsmaker] Hanwha builds Korea's first beehive monitored by using solar energy...

To honor the United Nation's World Bee Day, Hanwha Group said Thursday that it has created the country's first solar beehive which has been designed with a photovoltaic low-carbon structure that uses electricity generated through solar pa...

 2022-05-18 18:22 

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[Behind the Wheel] Toyota's manual sports car GR86 returns with enhanced engine...

INJE, Gangwon Province - Toyota's iconic motorsports car Gazoo Racing 86 is back, 10 years after its second-generation model was launched in South Korea. And while other models are sold on green credentials, the carmaker has made a play for pe...

 2022-05-18 18:00 

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Seoul-based Australian academic wins N.S.W. Premier's Literary Awards...

Dan Disney, a professor at Sogang University, has received the N.S.W. Premier's Award for Poetry for his latest poem collection "accelerations & inertias." Disney, who has lived in South Korea for 12 years, was given...

 2022-05-18 17:44 

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Real estate startup Zigbang to launch global metaverse office...

Zigbang, a South Korean real estate brokerage startup, said Thursday it will launch a global metaverse office platform that allows closer virtual interaction among staffers working for companies in the world. Soma is named after the 'South of M...

 2022-05-18 17:22 

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[Herald Interview] 'The Sound of Magic' creator believes in magic, power of dreams...

When asked about the famous line in the drama "The Sound of Magic" -- "Do you believe in magic?" -- the webtoon author and illustrator Ha Il-kwon replied with a brief answer: "I want to believe in magic." "I...

 2022-05-18 17:20 

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Jeju Biennale 2022 to show how humans live in symbiosis with other life forms...

Jeju Biennale 2022 will take place across Jeju Island in November, addressing the message of living in harmony with all creatures and respecting nature, discourses that rose to the surface in the aftermath of the pandemic. The third edition of the...

 2022-05-18 17:13 

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Seoul shares dip over 1% on inflation woes...

Seoul shares dropped by over 1 percent to snap their two-day winning streak, as investors' appetite for risky assets fell amid fears about high-flying inflation pressure that sparked a massive sell-off on Wall Street. The Korean won steeply fell...

 2022-05-18 17:03 

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Ministry to work on new deposit system for single-use cups...

The Ministry of Environment said Thursday it will announce more details on the new deposit refund scheme for single-use cups to lift the burden on small-business owners, following backlash from small merchants. From June 10, franchise cafes, bakeri...

 2022-05-18 16:41 

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From 'Eternals' to 'Roundup,' Don Lee dons a unique identity...

"Ma Dong-seok is his own genre." Korean moviegoers often say this in reference to the Korean-American movie star, also known as Don Lee, in recognition of his unique screen presence and charisma. A recent survey by online research fir...

 2022-05-18 16:22 

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US ready to adjust short, longer-term military posture to handle N. Korean provocations...

The White House said Wednesday that the US is ready to adjust its "short and longer-term military posture" regarding North Korea and handle "all contingencies," including major weapons tests during the US president's tri...

 2022-05-18 16:20 

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[H.Eco Forum] 'Rising sea levels can bring biggest displacement of mankind'...

In the past decades, global warming has gained much awareness, prompting the international society to look for solutions, but rising sea levels, one of the consequences, has often been overlooked, renowned photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen said. Pe...

 2022-05-18 16:20 

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[Herald Interview] 'Korea can be Silicon Valley for blockchain'...

As South Korea looks ahead into the next five years under the new Yoon Suk-yeol administration, the fourth-largest economy in Asia finds itself at a critical juncture with the inevitable advent of the second era of the digital age based on blockchain...

 2022-05-18 16:03 

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Mother under investigation for drowning newborn baby in toilet...

A mother who has been accused of drowning her newborn baby in a toilet has been referred to public prosecution. Pyeongtaek Police Station in Gyeonggi Province handed over the case to the prosecution, with the woman in her 20s as a suspect of murder...

 2022-05-18 15:53 

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7 in 10 job seekers willing to work at startup: survey...

Over 70 percent of job seekers in South Korea said they were willing to get a position at a startup company, a survey showed Thursday. According to online recruiting platform JobKorea's survey of 1,063 workers and job seekers, the most-selecte...

 2022-05-18 15:39 

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Korea has nearly 100,000 investors holding crypto worth over W100m...

Some 100,000 retail investors in South Korea each held over 100 million won ($78,000) in deposits at cryptocurrency exchanges here as of end-2021, government data showed Thursday, fueling concerns as the recent crash of Korean-made TerraUSD and Luna...

 2022-05-18 15:36 

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Campaigning starts for local elections with polls putting ruling party in lead...

The official campaigning period has kicked off for the upcoming local elections in South Korea, with the ruling People Power Party appearing to be at an advantage over the larger opposition Democratic Party of Korea. Many opinion surveys expect the...

 2022-05-18 15:17 

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[From the scene] KT SAT seeks multi-orbit strategy for 6G connectivity...

GEUMSAN, South Chungcheong Province -- As the world shifts toward the next-generation of connectivity for more immersive experiences and real-time communications, more sophisticated satellite connections will be needed, as simple single-orbit approac...

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