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 2022-09-27 22:03 

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Defense chief says indigenous KF-21 fighter will play key role for N. Korea deterrence...

South Korea's Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup expressed expectations Wednesday that the country's homegrown KF-21 fighter under development will play a "great" role in deterring evolving North Korean threats. Lee made the remarks at a ceremo...

 2022-09-27 21:40 

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N. Korea fires ballistic missiles as allies engage in naval drill...

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles eastward from the capital city of Pyongyang on Wednesday evening, according to the South Korean military. Pyongyang's consecutive missile launches came just one day before US Vice President K...

 2022-09-27 20:49 

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S. Korea, US, Japan to conduct trilateral military exercise off peninsula: lawmaker...

South Korea, the United States and Japan will conduct a trilateral military exercise in waters off the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean lawmaker revealed Wednesday. The South Korean, US navies and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are set to stag...

 2022-09-27 20:34 

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K-Music Festival in London to offer rich Korean flavor beyond K-pop...

The 9th edition of K-Music Festival, hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre UK, is set to bring an experience beyond K-pop with a lineup of artists that use traditional Korean music to find new sounds during the eight-week event. K-Music 2022 will kick...

 2022-09-27 20:07 

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North Korea may conduct nuclear test between Oct.16 to Nov.7: NIS...

North Korea may conduct a seventh nuclear test after China's party congress in October but before the US midterm elections in November, the South Korean spy agency said on Wednesday. South Korea's National Intelligence Service said North...

 2022-09-27 19:29 

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[Today's K-pop] Blackpink's 'Shut Down' lands on Billboard's Hot 100 at No. 25...

Blackpink has placed two songs on Billboard's Hot 100 dated Oct. 1. "Shut Down," the main track from its second studio album "Born Pink," hit the chart at No. 25 while the pre-release from the album "Pink Venom&rdq...

 2022-09-27 19:09 

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[Hwang's China and the World] Seeking new Korea-China relations: Evaluating defense and military...

Now is the time for Korea and China to look back on the past, face the present and talk about the future. Over the past 30 years, Korea-China relations have developed explosively. The establishment of Korea-China diplomatic relations was an important...

 2022-09-27 18:05 

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[From the Scene] Memorial for comfort women turns into ground zero of conflict and chaos...

A half-naked elderly man stood precariously on a balcony of a high-rise building in Jongno-gu, central Seoul, hoisting a banner with an anti-Japan message. A few meters away, a group of elderly women shouted insults at two dozen people taking part in...

 2022-09-27 18:01 

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NATO approves of South Korea's establishment of diplomatic mission to NATO...

South Korea established its first diplomatic mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, after it received an official acceptance from the North Atlantic Council. The North Atlantic Council said Tuesday that the allies agreed to accept Seoul's reques...

 2022-09-27 17:52 

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Samsung's SmartThings devices exceed 10 million units...

Samsung Electronics' smart home platform SmartThings has hit the 10 million mark in connecting devices and home appliances around the world as of Sept. 12, the South Korean tech giant said Wednesday. Launched in 2018, the app aims to connect sm...

 2022-09-27 17:22 

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Amid inflation bill concerns, Korea aims to take 12% in global EV market...

SEJONG -- South Korea's policymakers on Wednesday unveiled their goal of taking up 12 percent of the global auto market and expanding the country's capacity in manufacturing electric vehicles with 3.3 million units a year, expressing its confid...

 2022-09-27 17:20 

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Korea eyes world No. 3 spot in digital competitiveness by 2027...

The South Korean government on Wednesday unveiled a blueprint to become a global leader in digital innovation with the goal of becoming the world's third most digitally competitive by 2027. "We will bring up our global (artificial intelligence)...

 2022-09-27 17:18 

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From Treasure to Stray Kids, boy bands gear up for October return...

With the rush of cool air, boy bands are welcoming the year's colder seasons with new music, and some big names, from Treasure to Stray Kids, are in for a clash in the coming weeks. Among the most anticipated returns will be Treasure, the rookie...

 2022-09-27 17:16 

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Comedy film 'Daemuga' blends Korean shamanism, rap battles...

After a beat drops, three participants in colorful clothing begin delivering a rhythmic speech about their lives while breaking out in dance. The crowd surrounding them erupts into cheers when they spit out punchlines. What looks like an ordinary hip...

 2022-09-27 17:09 

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Lee Ju-ho considered as new education minister...

President Yoon Suk-yeol has been considering appointing Lee Ju-ho, the former science and education minister under the Lee Myung-bak administration, as the second education minister in his administration. The post of education minister has been vacan...

 2022-09-27 17:04 

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Seoul stocks sink to over 2-year low on recession woes; Korean won at over 13-yr trough...

Seoul stocks dropped to the lowest level in more than two years and the Korean won tumbled to a 13-year low Wednesday on deepening concerns over a global recession in the wake of aggressive monetary tightening in major economies. The benchmark Korea...

 2022-09-27 17:04 

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Foreign students overstaying after dropping out of school: report...

About two-thirds of foreign students who dropped out of school have been staying in Korea without a valid visa, according to a report. The report released by independent lawmaker Rep. Min Hyung-bae on Wednesday said that 67.2 percent of students who...

 2022-09-27 17:03 

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Korean businesses show greater appetite for vegan foods...

With fast-growing interest in eco-friendly lifestyles, South Korean food companies are expanding plant-based menu items and restaurants to cater to the growing global vegan population of some 180 million. Nongshim, the country's leading instan...

 2022-09-27 16:36 

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Yoon's office, ruling party step up offensive against MBC...

The presidential office and the ruling party are ratcheting up the pressure on local broadcaster MBC over its reporting on President Yoon Suk-yeol's controversial use of vulgar language, against rising accusations of attempts at censorship of t...

 2022-09-27 16:36 

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S. Korean PM meets with Japan's Kishida, urges to improve relations...

South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in Tokyo on Wednesday, agreeing to seek further dialogue on outstanding issues. At the meeting, Han called on Korea and Japan to work toward better relations, say...

 2022-09-27 16:35 

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Samsung insurers to invest $650m in Blackstone alternatives portfolio...

Samsung Group's insurance units signed a deal worth $650 million with US-based private equity firm Blackstone to expand its global alternative asset portfolio, the Korean insurers said Wednesday. Samsung Life Insurance and non-life insurer Sam...

 2022-09-27 16:29 

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Posco, Apporium team up to produce blue hydrogen...

Posco Group said Wednesday its two affiliates Posco Holdings and Posco E&C have signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation's largest hydrogen production and sales company Approtium in a fresh push for hydrogen business...

 2022-09-27 16:22 

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[Feature] Will SM go back for sale after terminating contract with Lee Soo-man's Like Planning?...

After leading K-pop agency SM Entertainment's announcement that it was considering early termination of its contract with Like Planning, the entertainment industry and market are keeping a close watch on SM's fate amid the undervaluing of...

 2022-09-27 15:48 

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LG publishes 1st groupwide ESG report...

South Korea's consumer electronics-to-battery conglomerate LG Group has published its first annual report that revolves around its groupwide efforts to tackle environmental, social and governance issues, a holding company LG Corp. announced Wedn...

 2022-09-27 15:33 

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Tim Berners-Lee wins Seoul Peace Price for promoting data sovereignty...

World Wide Web Consortium Director Tim Berners-Lee won this year's Seoul Peace Prize for his work promoting data sovereignty and leading the movement to "decentralize4; the web dominated by tech giants. The Seoul Peace Prize Cultural...

 2022-09-27 15:05 

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Samsung Biologics earns gold status in EcoVadis' CSR rating...

Samsung Biologics has scored a "Gold Sustainability Rating" from global business evaluator EcoVadis for its sustainability efforts, the South Korean contract development and manufacturing organization company said Wednesday. According to...

 2022-09-27 14:42 

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[Herald Interview] Why Korean chip engineers should watch next-gen standard...

More servers require faster semiconductor speeds in high performance computing technologies, to meet the growing demand for big data analytics and autonomous mobility. But a disparity in transfer speed between processors and memory chips have long be...

 2022-09-27 14:39 

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Namkoong Min to wed longtime girlfriend next month...

Namkoong Min is to wed his longtime girlfriend, model and actor Jin Ah-reum, next month, according to Namkoong's agency. "Actor Namkoong Min and his longtime partner Jin Ah-reum will be tying the knot," 935 Entertainment announced We...

 2022-09-27 14:32 

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Seoul Gourmet Week presents 100 restaurants for epicures...

The 2022 Seoul Gourmet Week is set to kick off Friday, aiming to introduce Seoul's unique and diverse culinary culture. During the seven-day period, 100 restaurants in the city selected by a team of 20 food experts, will be offering special menu...

 2022-09-27 14:18 

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Import foreign nannies to boost births, Seoul mayor suggests...

As South Korea struggles to reverse a falling fertility rate, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has come up with a new idea: Open up the border to foreign nannies to relieve the child care burden of working parents. "Parenting should be socially respected...

 2022-09-27 12:47 

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KT, AMC Networks ink content partnership deal...

South Korean telecommunications giant KT is looking to expand the content provided on its streaming service Olleh TV through a partnership with leading US cable channel operator AMC Networks. KT said Wednesday it has signed a partnership with AMC Net...

 2022-09-27 12:08 

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Ruling party to hold ethics committee meeting, may decide extra penalty for ex-Chairman Lee...

The ruling People Power Party (PPP) will hold an ethics committee meeting Wednesday amid speculation it may impose an additional penalty on former Chairman Lee Jun-seok over his sharply worded criticism of President Yoon Suk-yeol and the party. The m...

 2022-09-27 11:56 

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Samsung insurers to expand global alternative investment via Blackstone...

Samsung Group's insurance affiliates said Wednesday they have signed a deal with US asset management behemoth Blackstone Inc. to invest some $650 million in alternative assets, such as real estate and infrastructure facilities. The two -- Samsun...

 2022-09-27 11:55 

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 named one of Wards 10 best engine systems...

The EV-only powertrain on Hyundai Motor Co.'s all-electric IONIQ 5 was named one of the Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion systems, the company said Wednesday. The IONIQ 5 was selected for its performance, charging capability, range and price, H...

 2022-09-27 11:52 

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European biz advocacy group calls for clarity, flexibility in S. Korea's EV regulations...

The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) on Wednesday called for South Korea to consider revising regulations on electric vehicles and several other key sectors to provide more procedural clarity and flexibility in line with international sta...

 2022-09-27 11:27 

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[Korea Quiz] (22) National Foundation Day...

Test your knowledge of Korea with our weekly quiz on the language, culture, history or anything K-related. -- Ed. Find the answer at the bottom of the page. Oct. 3 is the National Foundation Day, which is a public holiday in South Korea. Called Gae...

 2022-09-27 11:24 

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Buddhist Jogye Order's new executive chief takes office...

The new executive chief of the Jogye Order, South Korea's biggest Buddhist sect, took office Wednesday and started his four-year term. Ven. Jinwoo arrived at the compound of Jogye Temple in downtown Seoul and paid tribute at the main Daeungjeon...

 2022-09-27 10:58 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall to 12-week low for Wednesday count...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell to around 36,000 on Wednesday, hitting the lowest for a Wednesday count in 12 weeks, as the virus wave has been gradually slowing down. The country reported 36,159 new COVID-19 infections, including 379 from...

 2022-09-27 10:52 

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S. Korea's global digital competitiveness ranking climbs to 8th spot: IMD...

South Korea's global ranking in terms of digital technology competitiveness climbed to No. 8 this year, the science ministry said Wednesday, citing the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). According to the ministry, South Ko...

 2022-09-27 10:39 

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Seoul shares open lower on recession woes...

South Korean stocks opened lower Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street, amid lingering concerns over the impact of aggressive monetary tightening in major economies on growth momentum. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KO...

 2022-09-27 10:39 

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Ex-Vice Gyeonggi governor arrested over bribery charges involving underwear maker...

SUWON -- Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested former Vice Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Hwa-young on charges of taking bribes from an underwear company in return for business favors, officials said. Lee, currently the head of the convention and exhibition...

 2022-09-27 10:20 

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Harris' trip to DMZ will highlight US commitment to security of S. Korea: US official...

WASHINGTON -- US Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) will underscore the US' commitment to the defense of South Korea, a senior US official said Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, als...

 2022-09-27 10:20 

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USS Ronald Reagan in S. Korean waters for routine exercise: Pentagon...

WASHINGTON -- South Korea and the United States are undertaking a joint naval exercise that is aimed at improving their interoperability and joint defense capabilities, a Pentagon spokesperson said Tuesday. The remarks come after North Korea lashed o...

 2022-09-27 10:19 

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Sales of top 500 firms jump 39% over 10 years...

Sales of South Korea's top 500 firms have soared nearly 40 percent over the past 10 years with the information technology and electronics sector taking up the biggest share, a corporate tracker said Wednesday. The combined top line of the leadin...

 2022-09-27 06:31 

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[Kim Seong-kon] The country that our children will inherit...

What kind of country do we want to hand over to our children? We should ponder that question constantly and seriously because we have a solemn responsibility to bequeath a healthy, prosperous country to our descendants. If we end up bestowing a sick,...

 2022-09-27 06:31 

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[Robert D. Kaplan] Russia, Iran, and the perils of post-autocracy...

Sometimes a news cycle constitutes more than just noise. It provides a loud, uncanny signal about what may lie beyond the horizon. That happened this month, when a more hopeful, dangerous, and radically different geopolitics came into view. Within li...

 2022-09-27 06:31 

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[Editorial] Meaning of family...

A fresh round of disputes is erupting over the legal definition of family in South Korea, as the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has suddenly ditched its plan to allow for more diverse forms of families. The ministry recently decided to withdr...

 2022-09-27 00:04 

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National Gugak Center to unveils cantatas of 'Jongmyo Jeryeak,' 'Arirang'...

The National Gugak Center, a state-supported organization that aims to foster Korean traditional music, is set to perform a set of cantatas featuring Korea's "Jongmyo Jeryeak" and "Arirang." The concert, conducted by Lee Yon...

 2022-09-26 22:00 

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[Land of Squid Game] Playing rock scissors paper before deciding anything...

Koreans choose the order of something or the 'It' person when playing games with the 'rock-scissors-paper' game. This culture continues into adulthood and so when making minor decisions as a group, they will often play rock-scisso...

 2022-09-26 20:28 

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Producer Don Spike arrested for drug use in Gangnam...

South Korean music producer Don Spike was arrested on Monday for illegal drug use and is currently under investigation on charges of violating the Narcos Control Act, according to Nowon police. Don Spike was arrested at a hotel in Gangnam, southern S...

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