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 2022-07-20 15:25 

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SK Inc. to provide interim dividend for 5th consecutive year...

SK Inc., the investment arm of SK Group, on Thursday said it has decided to give interim dividends for the fifth year in a row, showing its continuous commitment to shareholders. According to SK Inc., the board of directors agreed to pay interim di...

 2022-07-20 15:23 

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LG Chem exports 1st plant-based phenol, acetone to German firm...

LG Chem is exporting its first bio-balanced phenol and acetone products to Germany, the company said Thursday. According to LG Chem, the exports that were made from biomaterials such as waste vegetable oil are eco-friendly products certified by the...

 2022-07-20 15:03 

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Ruling party faults Moon administration for ongoing troubles...

South Korea's ruling People Power Party got to work on the second half of the 21st National Assembly on Thursday, dedicating much of its first publicly delivered speech on blaming the Moon Jae-in administration for ongoing socioeconomic trouble...

 2022-07-20 14:44 

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JB Financial renames venture investing biz as JB Investment...

JB Financial Group, a Jeonju-based financial holding company, said Thursday it has renamed its subsidiary Mega Investment as JB Investment. The finance company inked a deal to take over Mega Investment from South Korean online educational service p...

 2022-07-20 14:35 

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Quad, Seoul's public theater opens...

The Quad, a public theater operated by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, opened in Daehagno on Wednesday, with a goal to revive the local arts scene hit by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and gentrification of the theater district. The Quad...

 2022-07-20 12:44 

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OECD Working Group on Bribery voices 'serious concerns' over prosecution reform laws...

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Working Group on Bribery has voiced "serious concerns" that the recently enacted prosecution reform laws could hamper the country's capacity to investigate and prosecute...

 2022-07-20 12:42 

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FDI in free economic zones soars 164% in H1: data...

SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) pledged to South Korea's free economic zones (FEZs) more than doubled in the first half of this year to hit a three-year high amid post-pandemic economic recovery, data showed Thursday....

 2022-07-20 12:34 

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Yoon postpones policy briefing from unification ministry...

President Yoon Suk-yeol postponed receiving a policy briefing from the unification ministry Thursday due to a scheduling conflict, officials said. The briefing had been scheduled for 4 p.m. at the presidential office but is currently being reschedule...

 2022-07-20 12:30 

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Theaters expand premium IMAX, Dolby screens to lure more moviegoers...

South Korean cinema chains are expanding premium large format auditoriums in a bid to meet rising customers' demand for better picture and sound in theaters. CJ CGV, the country's largest multiplex operator, opened a new IMAX screen at its...

 2022-07-20 12:28 

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Hungarian, Colombian ambassadors become honorary Seoul citizens...

The Hungarian and Colombian ambassadors to South Korea were awarded honorary citizenship of Seoul on Thursday in recognition of their contributions to developing bilateral ties. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon presented a certificate of honorary citizenship t...

 2022-07-20 12:23 

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DP lawmaker says PPP's claim against Moon's handling of NK fishermen 'ridiculous'...

A lawmaker of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Thursday refuted the ruling People Power Party's claim that the preceding Moon Jae-in administration falsely accused two North Korean fishermen of killing 16 fellow crew members before r...

 2022-07-20 12:19 

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S. Korea's seaport cargo down 5.1% in Q2 amid Ukraine crisis...

Cargo processed at South Korean seaports fell 5.1 percent on-year in the second quarter of this year amid global supply disruptions due to the prolonged crisis in Ukraine and China's lockdown of major cities over the COVID-19 pandemic, the ocean...

 2022-07-20 12:08 

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[Herald Interview] The masks of perfection, humility in Korean psyche...

Everyone puts on a mask. Sometimes it is a persona of a good son, a model parent, a dependable co-worker, a trusted friend, or a combination of these. Or perhaps even all of them. But what if the mask gets stuck and you feel your life is a masquerade...

 2022-07-20 11:49 

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Illegal scanlation is ruining the webtoon industry...
 2022-07-20 11:39 

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Two-day int'l ocean forum opens in Incheon...

An international ocean forum kicked off in the western port city of Incheon on Thursday to seek ways to further promote the maritime industry. The two-day Incheon International Ocean Forum (IIOF) 2022 opened at Songdo Convensia in Incheon, about 30 k...

 2022-07-20 11:32 

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Yoon says quickly ending DSME strike is in everyone's interest...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday the people wish to see a quick end to a strike at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) and enabling that will be helpful to everyone. Subcontract workers at DSME have been striking since June 2, oc...

 2022-07-20 11:08 

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Incheon to host ex-MLB stars in home run derby in Sept....

South Korea's western city of Incheon will host former major league sluggers and celebrities in a global home run derby tour in September, the event's organizers said Thursday. "FTX MLB Home Run Derby X" will stop in Incheon, some...

 2022-07-20 11:02 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases above 70,000 for 3rd day as subvariant spreads...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 70,000 for the third straight day Thursday due to the spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant. The country reported 71,170 new COVID-19 infections, including 320 from overseas, bringing the to...

 2022-07-20 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Negative image of China still prevails...

Advanced nations continued to assess China's national image negatively, according to Pew Research Center. Northern powers of US, Canada and Germany saw China unfavorably as 82 percent of Americans and 74 percent of both Canadians and Germans...

 2022-07-20 11:00 

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KBO season resumes as Landers look to run away with pennant...

The SSG Landers have been at the top of South Korean baseball all season, and as the second half of the 2022 campaign resumes Friday, they will try to do the unthinkable: going wire to wire to win the pennant. The Landers (57-26-3) have already set a...

 2022-07-20 11:00 

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BTS members to release collaborative single with U.S. artists...

Four BTS members -- Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook -- will drop a collaboration project with US producer-singer-songwriter Benny Blanco and rapper Snoop Dogg next month, the K-pop group's agency said Thursday. The song "Bad Decisions" will...

 2022-07-20 10:45 

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Exports up 14.5% during first 20 days of July...

South Korea's exports rose 14.5 percent in the first 20 days of July from a year earlier, but the country suffered a trade deficit on higher global energy costs, customs data showed Thursday. The country's outbound shipments stood at $37.25...

 2022-07-20 10:41 

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Seoul shares open higher on US gains...

South Korean opened higher Thursday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index added 6.24 points, or 0.26 percent, to trade at 2,393.09 points in the first 15 minutes of trading. Overnight, US. stocks ro...

 2022-07-20 10:39 

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ADB cuts 2022 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 2.6%...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday slashed its 2022 growth outlook for the South Korean economy to 2.6 percent amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis and aggressive monetary tightening by major countries. The latest estimate by the Manila-based ba...

 2022-07-20 10:35 

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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases fall below 200: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases dropped below 200, according to its state media Thursday. More than 170 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency said,...

 2022-07-20 10:20 

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[Photo News] HiKR Grround...

A media art tower displays content favored by younger people at an experience hall called HiKR Ground, set up at the Korea Tourism Organization in Seoul, Wednesday....

 2022-07-20 10:05 

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S. Korea vows to actively promote global supply chain resilience...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin and Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun virtually participated in the Supply Chain Ministerial, a US-led ministerial-level meeting to discuss ways to build long-term supply chain reliance for the future, Seoul's f...

 2022-07-20 06:31 

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[Lee Kyong-hee] Under foggy skies of northern border island...

The island of Baengnyeongdo sits at the entrance to the Korea Bay, the northern extension of the Yellow Sea. "We are 203 kilometers from Seoul City Hall, 180 kilometers from Pyongyang and 177 kilometers from Shandong Peninsula," my tour g...

 2022-07-20 06:31 

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[Editorial] Responsibilty for damage...

Referring to a strike by unionized workers of subcontractors of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday said that the illegal situation on the industrial site must come to an end. The government said in a stat...

 2022-07-19 23:00 

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S. Korea beat China to kickoff East Asian men's football tournament...

South Korea defeated China 3-0 on Wednesday to begin their quest for the fourth consecutive East Asian men's football title. Forward Cho Gue-sung and midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon had a goal apiece at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Japan, while South...

 2022-07-19 22:16 

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HyunA spreads her wings with powerful album 'Nabillera'...

K-pop soloist HyunA's new album is titled "Nabillera," a Korean phrase that means "to fly like a butterfly," according to the artist's explanation. Speaking about the album through an online press conference condu...

 2022-07-19 22:03 

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Nat'l security adviser meets with new US ambassador...

National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han met with the new US ambassador to Seoul on Wednesday and expressed hope for further development of bilateral ties, the presidential office said. Kim told Ambassador Philip Goldberg he hopes the envoy's ar...

 2022-07-19 21:51 

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Back on stage, actor Kim Seon-ho apologizes for rumors involving ex-girlfriend...

Actor Kim Seon-ho on Wednesday publicly apologized over controversies involving his former girlfriend while making his first public appearance in about nine months. "I'm deeply sorry for bad news that has caused concerns to many people....

 2022-07-19 21:37 

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Prosecutors raid cryptocurrency exchanges in probe into Terraform crash...

Prosecutors raided local cryptocurrency exchanges on Wednesday as part of an investigation into a fraud case in connection with the collapse of Terraform Labs' digital coins, TerraUSD and Luna, officials said. A team of investigators from the...

 2022-07-19 20:05 

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Boy band Blitzers return with 3rd EP 'Win-Dow'...

Setting a foot out into the world through the window, K-pop rookie band Blitzers dropped the group's third EP, "Win-Dow," on Wednesday. Jinhwa, Go_U, Juhan, Sya, Chris, Lutan and Wooju said they are finally embarking on a journey t...

 2022-07-19 20:00 

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P1Harmony says great teamwork, diverse charms are keys to global success...

Having successfully wrapped up its first global tour in March, P1Harmony said the secret behind its growing popularity overseas is each member's unique charms and great synergy. At a press showcase event ahead of the fourth EP "Harmony:...

 2022-07-19 19:21 

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[Herald Interview] 'Remarriage & Desires' offers new look at society: Kim Hee-seon...

Marriage, infidelity, divorce, low morals, social climbers, political and business feuds were some of the major setting and themes that captivated Korean TV viewers up until a few years ago. With their seemingly identical characters and implausible...

 2022-07-19 19:20 

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[Herald Interview] We need more of 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo,' says Florida's first autistic attorney...

The hit drama series "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" presents the story of rookie lawyer Woo Young-woo (played by Park Eun-bin) who is on the autism spectrum. Showing Woo tackle difficult cases as she grows as a lawyer, while...

 2022-07-19 19:02 

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[Today's K-pop] BTS J-Hope's solo album tops Oricon chart...

J-Hope of BTS lept straight to the top of Oricon chart with his solo album "Jack In The Box." The album debuted at No. 1 on Oricon's weekly digital album ranking, according to the latest tally announced on Wednesday. The 10-tr...

 2022-07-19 18:31 

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S. Korea to introduce new hydrogen rating scheme in 2024...

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Wednesday it is implementing a new clean hydrogen certification system from 2024 that evaluates corporate carbon footprints based on the amount of carbon emissions, not the type of produ...

 2022-07-19 18:23 

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'Hansan' director claims film is more than just a nationalistic flick...

When creating a movie about a heroic figure central to Korean history, there is always the risk of making "gukppong" content, a usually derogatory Korean term for nationalistic works. Director Kim Han-min, who is returning with a movie a...

 2022-07-19 18:04 

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Incheon Airport targets 106m travelers a year...

Incheon Airport is pumping up its Level 4 construction plan, a project to expand its second passenger terminal, to maintain its leading position as an air transport hub in East Asia. The 4.84 trillion won ($3.69 million) Level 4 construction plan in...

 2022-07-19 17:31 

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[Herald Interview] Saay on making music that carries life...

A seasoned singer-songwriter with a career stretching over a decade, Saay says the past year and eight months was a time to reposition herself for her musical journey. Although she did not release new songs under her own name during that time, the...

 2022-07-19 17:26 

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FKI says wages rose too much...

The Federation of Korean Industries said on Wednesday that the average annual wage per employee of listed companies rose 43.4 percent in the 10 years preceding 2021. During that time, their average revenue only rose 12.5 percent. The average annual...

 2022-07-19 17:14 

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Seoul shares end higher on U.S. rallies...

South Korean stocks ended higher Wednesday, as investor sentiment was boosted by Wall Street gains and the expected resumption of Russian gas to Europe. The Korean won gained ground against the U.S. dollar. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose...

 2022-07-19 17:04 

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'Hanbok saenghwal' joins National Heritage list...

Hanbok saenghwal -- a series of cultural practices which encompass the whole experience of making, wearing and enjoying hanbok -- made it to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the Cultural Heritage Administration announced Wednesday. Th...

 2022-07-19 16:56 

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ICT minister says Korea should be cautious on joining Chip 4...

Amid pressure building on South Korea to join an US-led chip alliance that strategically isolates China from the global semiconductor supply chain, Science Minister Lee Jong-ho on Wednesday said in rare remarks that the government should be careful i...

 2022-07-19 16:45 

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Won gains after Yellen's visit, weakening preference in safe havens...

SEJONG -- The Korean currency gained against the US dollar on Wednesday, a day after finance ministers from South Korea and the US said they could take actions like supplying liquidity for stabilization of the foreign exchange market. The price of t...

 2022-07-19 16:44 

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Public human rights watchdog to probe 2019 North Korean repatriations...

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea has launched an investigation into the controversial repatriation of two North Korean fishermen in 2019. The Commission assigned the case to its human rights violation investigator on Tuesday, according...

 2022-07-19 16:39 

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East Sea tops list of Koreans' preferred vacation destination...

More Koreans plan to spend their summer vacation this year on the country's east coast instead of flying to the southern resort island of Jeju to save money amid rising inflation, a survey showed Wednesday. The year's busiest travel week...

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