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 2022-06-08 18:32 

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##Seoul mayor to shake up city-run media TBS...

Seoul mayor to shake up city-run media TBS By Shim Woo-hyun Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said he would bring changes to the Seoul City-run media company Traffic Broadcasting System, which has often been accused of political bias in favor of the Democrat...

 2022-06-08 17:57 

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Job seekers' interest in civil service continues to wane...

Civil servant has long been the most sought-after job among South Korean job seekers. Look at Noryangjin, where people all across the country cram for their civil service exams, giving birth to their own unique culture. For millennials and Generati...

 2022-06-08 17:47 

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[Video] Meet the son of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, Korea's upcoming filmmaker Hyomin...

"I don't know why I was a little mean to my dad when I was young," says Bong Hyo-min, recalling his childhood. Growing up under two filmmakers, film has always been part of his life. But it wasn't until he became a director hi...

 2022-06-08 17:18 

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Seoul shares down for 3rd day ahead of US inflation data...

Seoul shares fell for a third straight session Thursday, largely as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the release of US inflation data later this week and amid woes over an economic slowdown. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benc...

 2022-06-08 16:40 

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Suspected arson leaves 7 dead, 46 injured in Daegu...

A suspected arson attack has left seven dead and dozens injured in Daegu on Thursday. A fire erupted on the second floor of a building in Soosung-gu, eastern Daegu, at around 10:55 a.m., fire authorities said. Seven people were found dead at the sc...

 2022-06-08 16:36 

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Hyundai Steel develops high-quality alloy steel for EVs...

Hyundai Steel said Thursday it has developed high-quality alloy steel that reduces noise emitted by electric vehicles. The steelmaking technology was jointly developed with Hyundai Motor Group and its affiliate, Kia, and was certified as a New Excel...

 2022-06-08 16:33 

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KDCA's new chief says COVID-19 Yoon admin's top agenda...

OSONG, North Chungcheong Province -- The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency will roll out policies that safeguard the public against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid economic recovery under the new administration, KCDA's new chief says....

 2022-06-08 16:27 

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Businesses' concerns deepen as supply disruption intensifies over truckers' strike...

Manufacturers in the fields of auto, steel and construction that rely heavily on supply deliveries via freight trucks expressed concerns over intensifying logistics disruptions caused by a unionized cargo drivers' strike on Thursday. Acc...

 2022-06-08 16:25 

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[Photo News] Minister in self-driving car...

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong gives a thumbs-up during a test operation of Hyundai Motor's level 4 autonomous car-hailing service RoboRide, delivered by Ioniq 5 in Gangnam, Seoul, Thursday. The carmaker said it w...

 2022-06-08 16:25 

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Behind the success story of Barenbliss in Southeast Asia...

Budding cosmetics brand Barenbliss is garnering success in the Southeast Asian market, seeing rapid growth in online sales and receiving rave reviews from local media less than a year into its debut. In an interview with The Korea Herald, Barenbliss...

 2022-06-08 16:17 

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North Korea holds key party meeting amid high expectations on nuclear test...

North Korea opened a key Workers' Party meeting with its leader Kim Jong-un in attendance to discuss a "series of important issues," its state-run media said Thursday, amid rampant speculation the country may conduct a nuclear test...

 2022-06-08 16:13 

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Two Koreas clash over North's nuclear development at UN...

The two Koreas once again clashed at the UN over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, with Seoul calling for an end to provocation and Pyongyang repeating its right to self-defense. In the same General Assembly meeting held in New York on We...

 2022-06-08 16:02 

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LG Uplus to launch AI voicebot, recommendation tools...

South Korean telecommunications carrier LG Uplus is poised to discover more commercial use cases of artificial intelligence, as it looks to launch a voicebot for mom-and-pop stores and a personalized recommendation system for its TV viewers and onlin...

 2022-06-08 16:01 

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Feud brewing in People Power Party over nomination overhaul moves...

A feud is deepening within the ruling People Power Party over plans to overhaul the candidate nomination process ahead of the legislative elections in 2024. Rep. Chung Jin-suk has been publicly resisting party chairman Lee Jun-seok's move to i...

 2022-06-08 16:00 

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High school students invited to Korea Economics Olympiad...

High school students are invited to compete in the 2022 Korea Economics Olympiad, which is held to select entrants for the International Economics Olympiad (IEO). The IEO is an annual competition for high school students in economics. Held since 201...

 2022-06-08 15:59 

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KT vows to spend W27tr on network, AI, cloud over 5 years...

South Korean telecommunications giant KT said Thursday it plans to spend a combined 27 trillion won ($21.5 billion) in the field of network infrastructure, artificial intelligence and cloud computing over the next five years until 2026. KT, Korea&l...

 2022-06-08 15:54 

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[Herald Interview] I will not perform overseas: Cannes-winning actor Song Kang-ho...

After appearing in Oscar-winning "Parasite" (2019), as well as becoming the first Korean to win best actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his role in "Broker" (2022) in May, Song Kang-ho is now at the center of glo...

 2022-06-08 15:40 

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Parties lock horns over key parliamentary posts...

National Assembly proceedings are in a gridlock, with the ruling and main opposition parties locking horns over control of key parliamentary posts. The ruling People Power Party wants to take the Legislation and Judiciary Committee chair post, as pa...

 2022-06-08 15:39 

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Merck completes expansion of OLED facilities in Pyeongtaek...

Merck Korea, the local subsidiary of the German science and technology giant, said Thursday that it has completed expansion work of its local production plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. In October 2020, the company announced plans to invest...

 2022-06-08 15:30 

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AmCham seminar discusses ESG risks...

Business leaders and experts from South Korea and the US discussed solutions to tackle sustainability risks facing businesses during a seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Korea on Thursday in Seoul. AmCham Korea Chairman a...

 2022-06-08 15:15 

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[Photo News] Taste of Southeast Asia...

Officials from South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the commencement of ASEAN Trade Fair 2022 on Tuesday at Kintex in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The event, held in conjunction wit...

 2022-06-08 14:52 

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Fire in Daegu office building kills at least 7; arson suspected...

A fire broke out at an office building in the southeastern city of Daegu on Thursday, leaving seven dead and injuring 46 others, officials said. The fire broke out at the seven-story building in the city, 302 kilometers south of Seoul, at around 10:...

 2022-06-08 14:25 

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[What's your say] Purpose of education?...

I n a Cabinet meeting on June 7, President Yoon Suk-yeol redefined the purpose of education in his attempt to call for drastic educational reforms. Stressing that the keyword is "human capital," he said the Education Ministry shou...

 2022-06-08 12:31 

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SK hynix to supply industry's first HBM3 chip to Nvidia...

SK hynix said Thursday it has started mass production of HBM3, the world's best-performing DRAM, or dynamic random access memory, product, with the first batch being supplied to US chip giant Nvidia. Referring to high-bandwidth memory, the la...

 2022-06-08 12:12 

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South Korea tops shipbuilding order volume in May...

South Korean shipbuilders took back the top spot from China in the world market in May, winning nearly half of total global orders. Korean companies won 1.2 million compensated gross tonnage (CGT) in shipbuilding orders during the month, which ac...

 2022-06-08 12:01 

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Defense ministry pushes for new post focusing on NK threats: sources...

South Korea's defense ministry is seeking to create a new policy post handling North Korea's military threats and abolish an existing one dedicated to promoting cross-border reconciliation, informed sources said Thursday. The move came in l...

 2022-06-08 11:46 

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Seoul's top trade official leaves for Paris for OECD council meeting...

South Korea's Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun departed for Paris on Thursday to attend a ministerial council meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, trade, sustainable gro...

 2022-06-08 11:39 

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Yoon says he expects S. Korea-Japan issues to be resolved smoothly...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday he expects historical issues between South Korea and Japan to be resolved smoothly from a standpoint of future-oriented cooperation. His comment came amid news reports he could meet with Japanese Prime Minister F...

 2022-06-08 11:39 

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Seoul Archdiocese apologizes for controversy over remains of Korea's first Catholic priest...

The Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul has made a public apology for the recent controversy over possible transactions of the remains of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, the first native Korean Catholic priest. "We apologize to all people who are concerned ab...

 2022-06-08 11:39 

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S. Korea's lone LPGA tournament to switch venues every year...

South Korea's only LPGA Tour event will be held at different courses each year starting this fall, the tournament organizers said Thursday, in a nod to major championships. BMW Korea said the third edition of the BMW Ladies Championship will be...

 2022-06-08 11:38 

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Hyundai Motor suffers output losses from cargo truckers' strike...

Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday the ongoing truckers' strike is affecting production at its main domestic plants, which are already suffering from a global chip shortage. About 6,500 out of 22,000 members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity began a...

 2022-06-08 11:38 

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Yoon says violence in cargo truckers' strike unacceptable...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday that under no circumstance will violence be allowed in an ongoing nationwide strike by cargo truckers. Thousands of unionized truckers have been on strike since Tuesday to demand solutions to their rising costs a...

 2022-06-08 11:32 

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S. Korea experiences hottest spring, lowest precipitation in May...

South Korea recorded the highest average temperature for March to May and saw the lowest precipitation levels in May, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration Tuesday. The national average temperature for the period this year was 13.2 de...

 2022-06-08 11:19 

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National Library to expand archives of web-based cartoons, novels...

Web cartoons and web novels, rising as mainstream forms of Korean content, will join the official collection list of the National Library of Korea. The National Library said Tuesday it has amended the related regulations for the first time in 11 yea...

 2022-06-08 11:03 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases above 12,000 for 2nd day amid eased virus curbs...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed above 12,000 for the second consecutive day Thursday amid eased antivirus restrictions as the country is seeking to restore pre-pandemic normalcy. The country added 12,161 COVID-19 infections, including 65...

 2022-06-08 11:02 

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SK hynix to supply high-end HMB3 DRAM to Nvidia...

SK hynix Inc. said Thursday it has begun mass production of a high-end product known as the world's fastest DRAM and will supply it to American graphics-chip maker Nvidia. It came seven months after the South Korean chipmaker said it successfull...

 2022-06-08 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Number of executives at major firms rises 4.5% in Q1...

The number of executives at South Korea's major firms expanded 4.5 percent on-year in the first quarter of the year despite the coronavirus pandemic, a corporate tracker said. A total of 353 leading companies in Asia's fourth-largest e...

 2022-06-08 10:47 

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Yoon says 'not right' to keep ex-President Lee in prison...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday he does not believe former President Lee Myung-bak should be kept in prison for decades, given similar instances in the past. Speculation has grown that Lee, who is serving a 17-year prison sentence for corruptio...

 2022-06-08 10:47 

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Preorders for aespa's upcoming EP surpass 1m copies...

Rising K-pop girl group aespa's second EP "Girls" has scored over 1 million units in preorders since they began a week ago, SM Entertainment, the group's agency, said Thursday. Debuting in November 2020 with a unique metaverse-bas...

 2022-06-08 10:41 

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Seoul shares open lower ahead of US inflation data...

Seoul shares opened lower Thursday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the release of US inflation data later this week and amid woes over an economic slowdown. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 12.57 points, or 0.48 percent,...

 2022-06-08 10:40 

Korea Herald

PPP delegation to return home after visit to Ukraine...

Ruling People Power Party Chairman Lee Jun-seok was to return home Thursday from a trip to Ukraine. Lee and a group of PPP lawmakers visited the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and other cities ravaged by Russia's invasion and met with Ukrainian Presi...

 2022-06-08 10:37 

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NK leader presides over plenary session of ruling party's central committee: state media...

North Korea held a key Worker's Party meeting earlier this week with leader Kim Jong-un in attendance to discuss state policies, state media said Thursday. On Wednesday, Kim presided over the 5th enlarged plenary meeting of the party's 8th...

 2022-06-08 10:32 

Korea Herald

N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases below 60,000 for 2nd day...

North Korea reported more than 50,000 new fever cases Thursday, with the daily count remaining under 60,000 for the second consecutive day. Over 50,860 more people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the offi...

 2022-06-08 10:29 

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S. Korea calls on Pyongyang to stop provocations in UN meeting...

WASHINGTON -- South Korea's top representative to the UN on Wednesday called on North Korea to stop its provocative activities and engage in dialogue. Amb. Cho Hyun made the remarks in a UN General Assembly meeting in New York to discuss the rec...

 2022-06-08 10:20 

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US will react with 'robust response' to N. Korean nuclear test: Sullivan...

WASHINGTON -- The United States is closely monitoring the possibility of North Korea conducting its seventh nuclear test, which if conducted, will prompt a robust response from the US, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Wednesday. He, howev...

 2022-06-08 06:31 

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[Lee Kyong-hee] Cultural leverage to better neighborly ties...

As President Yoon Suk-yeol's foreign policy advisers attempt to mend fractured relations with Japan, they will likely sense a palpable change in the dynamics; they will realize they have more leverage than their predecessors. They can thank, in...

 2022-06-08 06:30 

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[Editorial] Untenable strike...

The South Korean economy is beset by unfavorable factors including an unstable global supply of goods, surging prices of materials and "three highs" -- high interest rates, high inflation and high exchange rates -- plaguing the Korean cur...

 2022-06-07 23:15 

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Secret Number goes cool and chic for 4th EP 'Doomchita'...

Less than a year since Secret Number graced the stages, the rookie girl group dropped its fourth EP "Doomchita." This marks the sextet's return in eight months since its previous work "Fire Saturday." In a press confe...

 2022-06-07 20:37 

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[Today's K-pop] Seventeen's Seoul concerts sell out...

All tickets for Seventeen's upcoming Seoul concerts have sold out, according to agency Pledis Entertainment on Wednesday. The band will have two live shows in Seoul on June 25 and 26 to kick off its second world tour, "Be the Sun.&rd...

 2022-06-07 19:49 

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Rookie boy band Trendz drops 2nd EP 'Blue Set Chapter 2. Choice'...

K-pop boy band Trendz released its second EP "Blue Set Chapter 2. Choice," in which they continue their journey through the unknown space, Blue Set. The septet -- comprising of members Havit, Leon, Yoonwoo, Hankook, ra.L, Eunil and Yech...

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