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 2022-07-05 10:35 

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[Land of Squid Game] Avoiding eye contact during conversations...

In Korea, it is considered rude to look directly into someone's eyes during a conversation, especially if you are being scolded or rebuked by your seniors or elders. In some cultures, making eye contact is a non-verbal part of communication; ho...

 2022-07-05 10:17 

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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases below 3,000 for 2nd day: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained below 3,000 for the second consecutive day, according to its state media Wednesday. More than 2,140 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the offi...

 2022-07-05 10:14 

Korea Herald

LG Energy Solution to supply EV batteries to Isuzu: report...

LG Energy Solution Ltd. (LGES) will supply its electric vehicle batteries to Japanese commercial vehicle maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. in a deal likely amounting to at least 1 trillion won ($762.4 million), a news report said Wednesday. LGES will produce c...

 2022-07-05 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Kim Seong-kon] Journey to the past through historical fiction...

History is a mirror to the present. When something goes wrong in the present, we look back upon the past to see what went wrong earlier. Reading historical fiction, therefore, is a way of making a journey to the past to find out the origin of our pre...

 2022-07-05 06:30 

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[Martin Schram] Republicans, what do you see when you look in the mirror?...

It is yet another morning after. But as you stare at your bathroom mirror, on this Wednesday morning after Tuesday's hearing, it somehow feels as if you are staring at just another news screen. And this one just keeps looping more bad news you...

 2022-07-05 06:30 

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[Editorial] Time for self-reflection...

It is rare for a top leader to downplay public approval ratings, whose key function is to send out a warning when things go awry. President Yoon Suk-yeol took a step further, saying he "pays no attention" to approval ratings and calling t...

 2022-07-04 20:11 

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'Queendom 2' winner WJSN ready to start off fresh with single 'Sequence'...

K-pop girl group WJSN has returned to the stage, hoping to embark on a new start of its journey with the special single album "Sequence," after winning a crown on the second season of Mnet's hit TV competition "Queendom"...

 2022-07-04 19:30 

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Winner kicks off its second chapter with best team chemistry so far...

Nine years into its K-pop career, Winner declared it is embarking on a second chapter as a four-piece group with the fourth EP "Holiday." "This is the starting point as Winner begins the second part of our journey. The members are...

 2022-07-04 19:25 

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[Photo News] President tries baby sling...

President Yoon Suk-yeol holds a baby doll in a sling from a woman-owned baby product maker on display at the Korean Federation of Small and Medium Business headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul, on Tuesday before attending a ceremony to encourage female ent...

 2022-07-04 19:12 

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1st person of Korean descent wins Fields Medal...

Korean American mathematician June Huh has won this year's prestigious Fields Medal to become the first person of Korean descent to receive the prestigious international award. The Fields Medal, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathemati...

 2022-07-04 19:08 

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Ministry to probe Eastar Jet for false data allegation...

The government will investigate Eastar Jet Co. for false accounting data which the local budget carrier submitted to obtain approval to be an international air operator on Dec. 15, said the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Tuesday....

 2022-07-04 19:05 

Korea Herald

[Today's K-pop] Zico to return later this month: report...

Zico will make a comeback on July 27 with a new album, according to a local media report Tuesday. He is gearing up for return and more details will be announced later, agency KOZ Entertainment said following the report. It will be his f...

 2022-07-04 19:01 

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Air-conditioned hotel rooms and bottled waters: Seoul gears up for heat waves...

From Japan to India, the US and countries in Europe, summer has arrived early this year with stifling heat domes and deadly temperatures. With Seoul unlikely to be an exception to the global heat crisis, city and district officials are introducing...

 2022-07-04 18:59 

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Education Minister takes office, apologizes for drunk driving...

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Park Soon-ae on Tuesday apologized for driving under the influence of alcohol and vowed to reform the country's education system, as she took office about a month after her nomination. Park, a forme...

 2022-07-04 18:53 

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Gangneung welcomes tourists with portal site, 'Visit Gangneung'...

You might know Gangneung as one of the host cities for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and among the host cities of another Olympics event, the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics. But Gangneung is so much more. Gangneung, a city in Gangwon P...

 2022-07-04 18:51 

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'Squid Game' lead Lee Jung-jae's 'Hunt' stars best friend Jung Woo-sung...

Not many people were surprised when it was announced that top Korean actor Jung Woo-sung would star in "Squid Game" lead actor Lee Jung-jae's directorial debut feature. The two top movie stars, who became close while filming &ldquo...

 2022-07-04 18:43 

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Oh Eun-young, Kang Hyeong-uk, Paik Jong-won: Three most sought-after TV mentors...

The three most sought-after experts for many Koreans nowadays may be child psychiatrist Oh Eun-young, dog trainer Kang Hyeong-uk and star chef, food researcher and businessman Paik Jong-won. The three, at the pinnacle of their respective fields, hav...

 2022-07-04 18:18 

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US dispatches F-35 stealth fighters to Korean Peninsula after 5-year hiatus...

The United States Air Force has dispatched its F-35 stealth fighters to the Korean Peninsula for the first time in around five years to conduct combined aerial exercises with its South Korean counterpart. A total of six F-35A stealth fighter jets f...

 2022-07-04 18:17 

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[Trudy Rubin] NATO is united on Ukraine but still not doing what is necessary to deter Putin...

When it comes to the NATO summit and President Joe Biden's performance as global leader, there's the good news and the bad news. Confronted with the dangerous ambitions of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, NATO appeared more unified than at...

 2022-07-04 18:02 

Korea Herald

Labor strike imminent at Hyundai Motor Group...

A union labor's first walkout in four years is imminent at Hyundai Motor Group, as unionized workers are setting the stage for a strike, while the Korean carmaker came under greenwashing accusations in Germany for manipulating exhaust emissions...

 2022-07-04 17:57 

Korea Herald

New S. Korean government hits roadblock with plans to normalize THAAD base...

The new South Korean government has hit a roadblock with its plans to expeditiously normalize the operation of the military base that hosts the US-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. The Yoon Suk-yeol government has not yet taken the f...

 2022-07-04 17:56 

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S. Korea's daily COVID-19 infections reach highest in 40 days, raise resurgence fears...

S. Korea's daily COVID-19 infections reached the highest in the recent 40 days, raising concerns about a possible resurgence during the summer season. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the country added 18,147 new...

 2022-07-04 17:47 

Korea Herald

Montreal Symphony Orchestra to present passionate repertoire...

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will present a "passionate repertoire" during its visit to South Korea this week, the orchestra's new conductor and musical director Rafael Payare said Tuesday. The orchestra's first overseas...

 2022-07-04 17:32 

Korea Herald

Seoul shares snap 4-day losing streak on dip buying ahead of earnings season...

South Korean stocks bounced back Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak, as investors scooped up oversold stocks ahead of the quarterly earnings season. The local currency fell against the US dollar. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)...

 2022-07-04 17:16 

Korea Herald

Police search for woman missing since June 27...

A police search is underway for a woman in her 20s who has been missing for a week, after last being seen in western Seoul. The woman named Kim Ga-eul has been missing since the evening of June 27 after last being seen near the Line No. 9 Gayang Sta...

 2022-07-04 17:14 

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In fresh restart, SsangYong Motor launches new SUV Torres...

South Korean sports utility vehicle maker SsangYong Motor officially unveiled its new Torres mid-size SUV at a media showcase on Tuesday, declaring a fresh start for the debt-ridden carmarker supported by a record-high number of preorders. Kwak Jea-...

 2022-07-04 16:51 

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South Korea seeks to reinvigorate economic ties with Latin America...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin proposed resuming talks on free trade with Mexico, the ministry said Tuesday, as the government seeks to reinvigorate ties with South America. Park met with his Mexican counterpart, Marcelo Ebrard, in Seoul on...

 2022-07-04 16:40 

Korea Herald

Yoon nullifies nuclear energy phaseout...

SEJONG -- The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the administration's energy policy direction, which is aimed at raising the share of nuclear energy out of the nation's total power generation from the current level of 27.4 percent. According to...

 2022-07-04 16:25 

Korea Herald

BOK poised to back biggest rate hike as inflation surges...

The Bank of Korea is emboldened to raise its benchmark rate by 50 basis points for the first time next week, as consumer prices in June increased 6 percent from a year earlier, the highest level since November 1988, when they jumped 6.8 percent on-ye...

 2022-07-04 16:25 

Korea Herald

Foreign reserves see sharpest fall since financial crisis...

South Korea's central bank said Tuesday that foreign reserves in June saw the sharpest decline since November 2008, when the country was dealing with the global financial crisis, feeding concerns of the weakening value of the Korean won against...

 2022-07-04 16:20 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Metaverse offices are future of work, say Zigbang execs...

Local property technology firm Zigbang made a bold decision last year to relocate its Seoul headquarters -- not to New York or Tokyo, but to a virtual world. For its 400 workers, instead of a hellish commute in the mornings and evenings, they log in...

 2022-07-04 16:06 

Korea Herald

Samsung chief meets Japanese business leaders...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong held meetings with Japanese business leaders who were staying in Seoul this week to attend the annual gathering of the Korea-Japan Business Council, according to the tech giant on Tuesday. Lee, the de...

 2022-07-04 15:49 

Korea Herald

[Reporter's Notebook] Birth of factions could be the beginning of a tragic end...

Witnessing members of the ruling People Power Party rejoicing on June 1 after their crushing victory in the local elections, it seemed the party was set for smooth sailing, at least until the end of this year. But the party already appears to be bre...

 2022-07-04 15:46 

Korea Herald

LG secures W8tr in automotive parts orders in H1...

LG Electronics said Tuesday its automotive parts business has secured new orders worth 8 trillion won ($6.16 billion) in the first half of this year, with the total cumulative orders set to exceed 65 trillion won by the end of this year. The compan...

 2022-07-04 15:45 

Korea Herald

Democratic Party's internal strife broils over chair election rules...

South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party of Korea's internal feud is intensifying as members clash over the rules to elect a new chair at the party's upcoming national convention in August. Ahn Gyu-baek, head of national conv...

 2022-07-04 15:09 

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LG Innotek joins RE100...

LG Innotek said on Tuesday its membership in RE100 has been approved. RE100 is an international campaign launched by nonprofit organization the Climate Group in partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project in 2014. The campaign aims for member busine...

 2022-07-04 14:49 

Korea Herald

Oriental Brewery launches campaign against drunk driving...

Oriental Brewery, South Korea's largest beer maker, said Tuesday that it has launched a campaign to stop drunk driving. As part of the campaign, the brewery said it has equipped 20 of its distribution trucks with sensor maker Sentech Korea&rs...

 2022-07-04 14:46 

Korea Herald

Samsung chief's W2tr personal fortune evaporates in H1 as stocks dip...

The personal fortune of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has decreased by over 2 trillion won ($1.54 billion) during the first half of 2022 as shares of key Samsung affiliates tumbled due to bearish stock market in K...

 2022-07-04 14:28 

Korea Herald

Local tourist visits to Jeju hit all-time high in H1...

Jeju tourism did not just bounce back to pre-pandemic levels -- it has reached a new high thanks to high travel demand from domestic tourists, suggests new data released Tuesday. According to tentative data compiled by the Jeju Special Self-Governi...

 2022-07-04 14:19 

Korea Herald

France-Korea critical value chains, road to resilience and prosperity: ambassador...

France and Korea should secure critical supply chains between the two nations to reduce overreliance on third countries, French Ambassador to Korea Philippe Lefort said at The Korea Herald's Global Business Forum on June 29 in Seoul. "In...

 2022-07-04 13:14 

Korea Herald

CIX unites fans in Saudi Arabia with 'Jeddah K-Pop Festival 2022'...

Boy band CIX met fans in Saudi Arabia through "Saranghae KSA - Jeddah K-Pop Festival 2022," held at Jeddah Superdome on Friday. The three-day Korean music and culture event was Saudi Arabia's first K-pop festival, introducing fans...

 2022-07-04 12:35 

Korea Herald

Forum opens in Busan on S. Korea's partnerships with Latin American, Caribbean nations...

A forum on efforts to strengthen South Korea's cooperation with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) kicked off Tuesday for a two-day run in the southern port city of Busan. The 2022 Korea-LAC Future Cooperation Forum, co-hosted by...

 2022-07-04 12:24 

Korea Herald

Exports of agro-fisheries products jump 14.6% in H1...

South Korea's exports of farm and fisheries products grew 14.6 percent in the first half of this year on solid demand for Korean food, data showed Tuesday. Outbound shipments of agricultural and fisheries goods came to $6.21 billion in the Janua...

 2022-07-04 12:21 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's new JCS chief to take office without parliamentary hearing...

Army Gen. Kim Seung-kyum was set to take office as the new head of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Tuesday as Seoul seeks to cement its alliance with Washington and beef up defense to counter North Korea's evolving military thr...

 2022-07-04 12:16 

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Yoon challenges reporters to compare his personnel picks with previous administration's...

President Yoon Suk-yeol challenged reporters Tuesday to compare his personnel choices with those of the previous administration, suggesting he was doing no worse a job than his predecessor. Yoon put up the defense a day after his pick for health mini...

 2022-07-04 12:13 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Malaysia hold virtual cybersecurity session of ASEAN-related defense forum...

South Korea and Malaysia jointly held a virtual subpanel session of a regional defense forum involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday to discuss cybersecurity cooperation, Seoul's defense ministry said. The experts...

 2022-07-04 11:59 

Korea Herald

Samsung's Q2 operating profit likely to rise 15.6% on chip biz: survey...

Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to report a more than 15 percent rise in operating profit for the second quarter, helped by strong semiconductor business despite slowing demand for smartphones and home appliances, a survey showed Tuesday. The wor...

 2022-07-04 11:40 

Korea Herald

S. Korea begins transporting country's 1st lunar orbiter to US for Aug. launch...

South Korea on Tuesday started transporting the country's first lunar orbiter to the United States ahead of next month's launch using a SpaceX rocket, officials said. South Korea plans to launch the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, also know...

 2022-07-04 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] 7 in 10 S. Koreans only support nonlethal aid for Ukraine: survey...

Seven out of 10 South Koreans believe the government should only provide nonmilitary aid to Ukraine, a survey showed. In the survey of 1,000 people aged 18 or above conducted by Gallup Korea from June 21-23, 72 percent said the government of...

 2022-07-04 11:00 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases spike amid resurgence woes...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases sharply increased Tuesday amid concerns about the virus' resurgence following eased social distancing restrictions. The country added 18,147 new COVID-19 infections, including 171 from overseas, bringing...

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