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 2022-06-07 19:35 

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OECD cuts Korea's growth forecast to 2.7%...

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday forecasted that the growth of the South Korean economy would stay in the 2 percent range this year in the wake of the inflationary pressure and the prolonged war between Ukraine a...

 2022-06-07 19:29 

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Korea's Q1 GDP falls short on weak investment, consumption...

South Korea's economy grew 0.6 percent in the first quarter this year from three months earlier, lower than 0.7 percent growth estimated in April, the Bank of Korea said Wednesday, citing weak investment and consumption as factors behind the re...

 2022-06-07 19:29 

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[Market Eye] Kakao share prices stall as company struggles to regain public trust...

Kakao Pay shares tumbled Wednesday morning after it was reported that its second-largest shareholder Alipay was looking to sell 5 million shares -- about 10 percent of the total stake it holds in Kakao Pay -- in a block deal. The stock price of Kakao...

 2022-06-07 19:20 

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Campaign banners to be upcycled to bags and wallets...

Campaign banners used for the June 1 local elections will be reborn as products such as bags and wallets according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday that it will promote a recycling project in...

 2022-06-07 19:11 

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Korean shipbuilders start building Qatar's LNG carriers...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has obtained a 1.07 trillion won ($850 million) order to build four LNG carriers for a Qatari state oil firm, it said in a regulatory filing Tuesday. The order is the first batch of a $20 billion deal th...

 2022-06-07 19:08 

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[Herald Interview] Illusionist Lee Eun-gyeol explores new possibilities of magic...

With his eye-catching gestures, comical facial expressions and mischievous voices, illusionist Lee Eun-gyeol turned even a small studio into a grand stage for his stage performances. "Which version of Lee Eun-gyeol do you want to see today? I...

 2022-06-07 18:57 

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[Herald Interview] Bae Doo-na regrets not taking part in Cannes...

Korean actor Bae Doo-na, 42, expressed regret over not being able to take part in promotional events for "Broker," as she is currently filming Zack Snyder's new sci-fi saga for Netflix, "Rebel Moon," during an interview...

 2022-06-07 18:54 

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Anti-Moon protests give impetus to hate speech ban in Korea...

Unlike Europe, South Korea does not ban expressions of hatred against individuals or groups, unless it is tantamount to defamation. This may change soon, as some lawmakers move to protect former President Moon Jae-in from loud, vulgar rallies outside...

 2022-06-07 18:53 

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[Herald Interview] Actor Gang Dong-won wants to see more 'touching' films succeed...

Actor Gang Dong-won was skeptical at first as to whether the sentiment that flows in the heartwarming film "Broker" would come across well to Western audiences, although the film touches on the universal subject of abandoned children. &l...

 2022-06-07 18:50 

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[Herald Interview] Why Lee Ji-eun agonized over single mother role in 'Broker'...

When singer-actress Lee Ji-eun played single mother So-young in "Broker," she constantly thought about a special viewer she has known since filming at an orphanage when she was a teenager. "I met many children there, but there is...

 2022-06-07 18:36 

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Who is Son Suk-ku?...

Son Suk-ku, the South Korean actor who rose to instant fame with his performance in "My Liberation Notes," has interesting stories to tell, not just in fiction, but also in real life. While many fans may be drawn to the wild, rebellious...

 2022-06-07 18:20 

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#Korean, Vietnamese leaders agree to upgrade bilateral relations...

Korean, Vietnamese leaders agree to upgrade bilateral relations By Shin Ji-hye Korea and Vietnam will seek to elevate bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, the two sides' leaders agreed in a videoconference, Seoul officials...

 2022-06-07 18:19 

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[Photo News] At a stop...

Mixer trucks are seen parked at a garage in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, on Wednesday, the second day of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity strike. South Korean truckers, under the hard-line umbrella group Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, went on an in...

 2022-06-07 18:17 

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Korean EVs, batteries' global market share dips...

The global market share of Korean-made battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and lithium-ion batteries shrank last year with greater competition from Chinese and German makers, according to a report released on Wednesday by a major business lobby group....

 2022-06-07 17:59 

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Director Park Hoon-jung's 'The Witch' universe expands with sequel...

Director Park Hoon-jung's "The Witch" universe is expanding further with new characters, upgraded special powers and storyline in "The Witch: Part 2. The Other One." Park's "The Witch", released in 201...

 2022-06-07 17:45 

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'Yumi's Cells' makes confident return...

Armed with smile-inducing characters and their heart-pounding romance, the second season of Tving's "Yumi's Cells" is set to mesmerize drama fans once again with a combination of live action and animated scenes. "Thoug...

 2022-06-07 17:17 

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Seoul stocks close nearly flat on recession woes...

South Korean stocks finished nearly unchanged Wednesday, weighed by concerns about inflation and an economic recession. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) slipped 0.19 points, or 0.01 pe...

 2022-06-07 17:11 

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Revised hydrogen law to be promulgated this week...

South Korea stepped closer to establishing an industrial ecology for hydrogen, as revisions to a regulation defining how companies should use hydrogen and what types of government support they would be given for exploring the latest technology will b...

 2022-06-07 17:07 

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[Newsmaker] 'Fandom Politics': When political supporters act like K-pop fans...

"Fandom politics" is the latest buzzword in South Korean politics. It made headlines after Park Ji-hyun, a former co-head of the Democratic Party of Korea's interim leadership committee, said last month that she would change her pa...

 2022-06-07 17:02 

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S. Korean retailers on real estate shopping spree...

South Korean retail companies have been on a shopping spree recently, purchasing real estate in Seoul's major commercial districts and preparing for new business development. According to data from Financial Supervisory Service, on May 31 fash...

 2022-06-07 17:01 

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The strange appeal of Son Suk-ku...

Son Suk-ku has never been hotter. After mesmerizing viewers as the mysterious Mr. Gu in JTBC's hit drama "My Liberation Notes," the 39-year-old actor plays a ruthless villain who kidnaps and kills tourists for ransom in Vietnam in...

 2022-06-07 16:52 

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South Korea removes post-travel quarantines for unvaccinated...

From Wednesday all arriving air travelers to South Korea do not need to quarantine regardless of their vaccination status. Also being lifted is the limit on the number of international flights using airports here. Until the previous day, people who...

 2022-06-07 16:45 

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Yoon's picks for top financial officials face backlash...

President Yoon Suk-yeol's nominations to lead the nation's top financial regulators have been met with skepticism, with critics saying that there are too many prosecutors already. Yoon who has appointed several former prosecutors as his...

 2022-06-07 16:37 

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Seoul's new NK and Indo-Pacific strategy: What's in store at Shangri-La Dialogue...

The Yoon Suk-yeol administration's North Korea policy and Indo-Pacific strategy will be revealed at the Shangri-La Dialogue, where Seoul's Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup will seek closer cooperation with the US and other aligned nations....

 2022-06-07 16:20 

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Band No Brain returns with first all-English EP 'Big Mistake' after 8-year suspension...

Legendary punk rock band No Brain returned with its long-awaited first all-English EP "Big Mistake" on Wednesday. The album was made in 2014 in the US, but it took about eight years to finally hit online music streaming platforms due to...

 2022-06-07 16:17 

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BTS to celebrate 9th anniversary with fans, album drop...

Celebrating its ninth anniversary, global K-pop phenomenon BTS will mark the milestone with fans around the world with a round of festivities both online and offline. On Tuesday, BTS' label Big Hit Music said the boy band is set to conduct the...

 2022-06-07 16:15 

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SKC to sell PET film biz to Hahn & Co. for W1.6tr...

South Korean chemicals-to-materials firm SKC has inked a deal to sell its polyester film business to Seoul-based private equity firm Hahn & Co. for 1.6 trillion won ($1.27 billion) following a split-off, according to the firm's regulatory f...

 2022-06-07 16:11 

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Ruling party chief meets Zelenskyy to discuss aid and reconstruction projects...

The chief of South Korea's ruling party met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss ways for South Korea to increase aid for Ukraine and cooperate on its post-war reconstruction projects. People Power Party Chairman Lee Jun-seok hel...

 2022-06-07 16:08 

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Democratic Party again backtracks from its promise to shun 586 Generation...

The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea is facing criticism over the appointment of Rep. Woo Sang-ho as the leader of the new emergency steering committee, as many denounce the party for essentially deciding to make no formidable changes, despi...

 2022-06-07 16:05 

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aespa to embark on global promotions ahead of July release...

Ahead of a highly anticipated new release this summer, girl group aespa is set to hold its ever-first US showcase in the Los Angeles area. S.M. Entertainment said Tuesday that the four-piece act would meet American fans through "aespa Showcas...

 2022-06-07 15:49 

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No wedding photos, watermelons: Guideline for Cheong Wa Dae viewing...

A month on from the opening of Cheong Wa Dae to the public, guidelines for visits and use of the Blue House compound was issued Tuesday by a special team under the Cultural Heritage Administration, spelling out activities that are banned on the forme...

 2022-06-07 15:36 

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Seoul, Tokyo, Washington announce joint commitment to curb threats from Pyongyang...

South Korea, Japan and the US will make joint efforts to advance trilateral cooperation for extended deterrence, and strongly condemn North Korea's ballistic missiles, the three sides said in a joint statement Wednesday. The statement, releas...

 2022-06-07 15:30 

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[Herald Interview] Korea-US-Japan military operation necessary for NK issues: Edwin Feulner...

Seoul should mend ties with Tokyo to resolve North Korean challenges and the first step is to have Korea-US-Japan military operations, the Heritage Foundation think tank founder Edwin Feulner says. North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missi...

 2022-06-07 15:07 

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SK to hold strategic forum in San Jose...

SK Group said Wednesday its annual SK Global Forum will be held this week in San Jose, California, with some 30 company executives and local experts gathering to discuss the conglomerate's future growth drivers. During the three-day event tha...

 2022-06-07 14:50 

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#LG Chem rises to world's No. 3 chemical brand...

LG Chem rises to world's No. 3 chemical brand By Son Ji-hyoung Petrochemicals-to-battery materials company LG Chem has become the third most valuable chemical brand in the world, up a notch from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday. LG Chem's bra...

 2022-06-07 12:42 

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Allies in talks on new site for residual US military facilities: sources...

South Korea and the United States are in talks over the selection of a new site to house American military facilities that the countries have agreed to retain in central Seoul under their broader base relocation scheme, sources here said Wednesday. T...

 2022-06-07 12:40 

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15 unionized truckers nabbed for alleged business interference...

More than a dozen unionized truckers on a general strike were apprehended Wednesday for allegedly obstructing business operations of a plant in Icheon, officers said. A total of 15 members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity, under the wing of the Korea...

 2022-06-07 12:22 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin to get 2nd opinion on elbow...

The Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-jin, out with a left forearm injury, will get a second opinion on his ailing arm this week in California, the club announced. General manager Ross Atkins told reporters on Tuesday, with the Bl...

 2022-06-07 12:13 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases rise to over 13,000 amid eased virus curbs...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases bounced back to over 13,000 on Wednesday following an extended weekend, as the country is working to return to pre-pandemic normalcy by easing antivirus restrictions. The country added 13,358 COVID-19 infections,...

 2022-06-07 12:12 

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Yoon says pardoning ex-President Lee 'not an issue to talk about now'...

President Yoon Suk-yeol said Wednesday that a potential pardon for jailed former President Lee Myung-bak "is not an issue to talk about now." Yoon made the remark to reporters upon arrival at the presidential office following news reports t...

 2022-06-07 12:12 

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S. Korea's oldest TV host Song Hae dies at 95...

Song Hae, South Korea's oldest TV presenter, died Wednesday. He was 95. According to the police and hospital officials, he passed away in the morning at his home in southern Seoul. He had been admitted to a hospital for medical treatment and rel...

 2022-06-07 11:43 

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[Land of Squid Game] Being 1-year-old when born...

Did you know that a South Korean baby born on New Year's Eve is already 2 years old when the clock strikes 12? Yes, believe it or not, how Koreans calculate their age might leave you startled if you have never heard this before. In South Kore...

 2022-06-07 11:39 

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S. Korea seeking 2nd straight win, better defense vs. Paraguay in football friendly...

After a successful bounce back from a demoralizing defeat, South Korea will chase their second straight victory in men's football on Friday against Paraguay while also seeking much-needed improvements from their defense. The kickoff between 29th...

 2022-06-07 11:29 

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[Korea Quiz] (6) Noble bloodlines...of everyone, apparently...

Korea Quiz (6) Noble bloodlines...of everyone, apparently Test your knowledge of Korea with our weekly quiz on the language, culture, history or anything K-related. Read the dialogue and answer the question below. Answer: c Like in othe...

 2022-06-07 11:15 

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PPP chief discusses support, post-war reconstruction with Ukrainian president...

Ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and discussed various support measures and development cooperation between the two countries, party officials said Wednesday. The meeting took...

 2022-06-07 11:05 

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S. Korea to approve AstraZeneca's COVID-19 drug Evusheld this month...

South Korea is pushing to approve AstraZeneca's antibody treatment Evusheld this month to better protect people with weak immune systems, the health authorities said Wednesday. The government plans to wrap up due procedures for its approval for...

 2022-06-07 11:04 

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[Herald Interview] Meet two forces of Aida: producer Tracey Corea and actor Jeon Na-young...

Associate director and choreographer of the musical "Aida" Tracey Corea and actor Jeon Na-young may be separated by a few decades in age, but their love for the Disney production bridges that gap. One takes the stage as Aida, the l...

 2022-06-07 11:00 

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[Graphic News] US births rise for the first time in seven years in 2021...

The number of births in the United States grew 1 percent in 2021 from a pandemic-related low in 2020, marking the first increase since 2014, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report said that 3,659,289...

 2022-06-07 10:58 

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N. Korea holds politburo session without leader Kim's attendance...

North Korea held a ruling Workers' Party politburo meeting and decided on the agenda to be discussed at a key party meeting set for early this month, state media said Wednesday. Jo Yong-won, secretary for organizational affairs of the ruling Wor...

 2022-06-07 10:40 

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Ex-President Lee files for suspension of prison sentence...

Former President Lee Myung-bak, now serving a 17-year prison time for corruption, has filed for a suspension of his sentence, citing health issues, prosecution sources said Wednesday. The 81-year-old's petition was filed with the Anyang branch o...

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