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 2022-01-16 19:04 

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Is Korea a tsunami-free zone?...

An underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific which triggered massive waves reaching as far as Japan and the West Coast of the US has left Koreans wondering one thing: Is the Korean Peninsula safe? Experts say the possibility of the country&r...

 2022-01-16 18:57 

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Korean government to appeal court's call to halt vaccine-or-test policy for kids...

The South Korean government said Monday it would appeal a Seoul court's decision to suspend the vaccine pass mandate requiring children and adolescents to be fully vaccinated or negative in tests to access public places. The Ministry of Healt...

 2022-01-16 18:55 

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Air carriers expand mileage services before merger...

Korea's two leading carriers, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, plan to expand mileage services to encourage customers to spend their points that would otherwise be left unused over travel restrictions. The plan is to cut down liabilities on the...

 2022-01-16 18:50 

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Number of self-employed falls by 18,000 in 2021...

SEJONG -- The number of self-employed workers declined by 18,000 in South Korea last year, despite improvement in employment indices, state data showed Monday. Self-employed workers refers to non-salaried people who operate businesses without hiring...

 2022-01-16 18:38 

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[Newsmaker] Yoon apologizes for wife's remarks revealed in phone call with reporter...

Presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party apologized Monday for the remarks made by his wife Kim Kun-hee, after a portion of the recordings of her phone calls with a reporter was made public by a local broadcaster...

 2022-01-16 18:36 

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Sim resumes campaign, vows not to give up...

Presidential candidate Sim Sang-jung of the minor progressive Justice Party returned to the race Monday, five days after she suspended all campaign activities, declaring she will not give up. Sim had announced the suspension of all her campaign act...

 2022-01-16 18:26 

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Nuke envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan hold phone talks over N. Korea's latest projectile launches...

The top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan held a discussion Monday about North Korea's latest apparent missile test and agreed to maintain the close trilateral cooperation in the region, Seoul's foreign ministry said. Noh ...

 2022-01-16 18:22 

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Yoon vows to secure preemptive strike capability after NK launch...

Main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday vowed to secure a preemptive strike capability after North Korea conducted its fourth missile test this year. Yoon of the conservative People Power Party previously mentioned the need to...

 2022-01-16 18:19 

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Man sets himself on fire over feud with international marriage agency...

A 60-something man is in serious condition after setting himself on fire out of anger over a feud with an international marriage agency that refused to arrange a marriage for him, officials said Monday. The 64-year-old man, whose identity was withhe...

 2022-01-16 18:14 

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Seoul condemns Tokyo's sovereignty claim to Dokdo...

South Korea on Monday denounced Japan's repeated sovereignty claim to the easternmost islets of Dokdo and urged the neighbor to face up to history in order to improve bilateral relations. The foreign ministry lodged a strong protest after Japanese F...

 2022-01-16 17:55 

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Incheon International Airport Corp. to come up with details this year to set up global museum...

Incheon International Airport Corp. is getting one step closer to host a branch of a world renowned museum at the airport as it is set to launch a feasibility reseach about the project in February. The airport has pushed for the plan to accomodate...

 2022-01-16 17:25 

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23rd Jeonju International Film Festival to kick off in April...

Jeonju International Film Festival's organizing committee announced that the annual film fest will be held for 10 days from April 28 in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. The 23rd Jeonju IFF committee also added that it is hoping to return nearly...

 2022-01-16 17:15 

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Seoul stocks hit 7-week low on inflation risk...

South Korean stocks dropped to their lowest in almost seven weeks on Monday as investors dumped holdings on concerns about mounting inflationary pressure. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (K...

 2022-01-16 17:09 

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Complaints grow among eatery owners over partial suspension of vaccine pass system...

Complaints have been mounting among owners of cafes and restaurants after the government decided Monday to keep COVID-19 vaccine pass requirements on eateries while suspending its enforcement at other multiuse facilities. The government decided to h...

 2022-01-16 17:00 

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New form of music concert to go on stage at Seoul Arts Center...

A classical music concert that experiments to break out from conventional forms, "Beyond the Classic 2," is to set the stage on Feb. 18, at the Seoul Arts Center by the Sam Philharmonic Orchestra, the organizer said on Monday. The conce...

 2022-01-16 16:59 

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Online Kimchi exhibit opens in Canada...

An online website that explores kimchi making recipes and Korea's unique kimjang culture, will be open to global viewers until the end of March, the Korean Cultural Center Canada announced Sunday. Titled as "Kimjang: The Aesthetics of Sh...

 2022-01-16 16:44 

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KT, Shinhan ink cross-shareholding deal to forge digital alliance...

South Korea's No. 2 telecom carrier KT and the nation's second-largest banking group Shinhan Financial Group said Monday that they have forged a new alliance to spur collaborations on futuristic technologies in a cross-shareholding deal....

 2022-01-16 16:42 

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NK train enters China for the first time since pandemic...

A North Korean cargo train crossed into China on Monday, following another train's trip back to the North in the first such crossing since the border closure due to the pandemic in early 2020, raising speculations that the two countries may be...

 2022-01-16 16:38 

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Retail subscriptions open for LG Energy Solution IPO...

LG Energy Solution is offering retail investors the opportunity to submit bids for its shares as it goes public next week, amid speculation over what could potentially be South Korea's biggest-ever initial public offering, having already attrac...

 2022-01-16 16:38 

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Banks pick wealth management as key business for 2022...

With government restrictions on loans getting tighter and financial technology firms expanding their presence, South Korean banks have turned to wealth management as a measure to bolster their businesses this year. NongHyup Bank CEO Kwon Joon-hak p...

 2022-01-16 16:31 

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Finance chief calls for stern actions against property-related tax evasion...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki called Monday for stern actions against tax evasion related to real estate deals as he renewed the government's commitment to stabilizing the housing market this year. Hong made the remarks during his meeting with the ch...

 2022-01-16 16:21 

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Lee, Yoon offer diverging views on dealing with N. Korea...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has called for simultaneously pursuing North Korea's denuclearization and sanctions relief, while his main opposition rival Yoon Suk-yeol has vowed to strengthen the extended deterrence provided by th...

 2022-01-16 16:20 

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Korea's kimchi exports hit an all-time high...

South Korea's exports of kimchi recorded an all-time high last year, reaching a trade surplus for the first time in 12 years, data showed Monday. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of spicy sauce and fermented cabbage. According to...

 2022-01-16 16:09 

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President Moon, first lady attend K-pop concert at Dubai Expo...

President Moon Jae-in, who is visiting the United Arab Emirates, attended a concert of South Korean pop artists at Jubilee Park of the World Exposition in Dubai on Sunday with first lady Kim Jung-sook. Co-hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in the...

 2022-01-16 16:08 

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S. Korea, Canada vow to boost trade, supply chain ties during ministerial talks...

The top trade officials of South Korea and Canada agreed Monday to strengthen cooperation on supply chains of key materials and other trade issues, Seoul's industry ministry said. Seoul's Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo and his Canadian counterpart, Ma...

 2022-01-16 15:59 

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HDC chairman resigns over series of Gwangju accidents...

Hyundai Development Company Chairman Chung Mong-gyu stepped down Monday, apologizing for two fatal accidents at the builder's construction sites in Gwangju. "I apologize deeply to the family members of the victims in the accident i...

 2022-01-16 15:41 

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Yoon leads poll again after seemingly successful campaign reform...

The tide of the presidential race in South Korea has shifted again, poll results showed Monday, this time again in favor of presidential nominee Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party. Successful campaign efforts from Yoon's s...

 2022-01-16 15:18 

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Louis Vuitton to shut downtown duty-free shops in Korea...

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton is closing shops at all downtown duty-free stores in South Korea by March 2023. Having stopped running its store at Lotte Duty Free Jeju in December, Louis Vuitton will close three more -- at the Shilla Duty Free in...

 2022-01-16 15:16 

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Jailed ex-President Lee Myung-bak admitted to hospital for chronic illness...

Jailed former President Lee Myung-bak was admitted to a hospital on Monday for an unspecified chronic illness, the justice ministry said. The 81-year-old was transferred to the Seoul National University Hospital in central Seoul from the Anyang Corr...

 2022-01-16 15:13 

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Lotte Hotel to launch boutique hotel in Chicago next year...

Lotte Hotel, the hotel chain owned by Korea's retail giant Lotte Group, said Monday that it will open a new hotel in Chicago next year, the first overseas launch under its lifestyle boutique hotel brand L7. Lotte said it completed an acquisit...

 2022-01-16 15:11 

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UAE imports M-SAM2 on Moon's visit...

President Moon Jae-in, who is visiting the United Arab Emirates, met with Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Dubai Expo on Sunday and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in defense, nuclear power plants and Korea's plan t...

 2022-01-16 15:08 

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TSMC prepares $44b investments to leave Samsung out in foundry race...

The goal of Samsung Electronics becoming the No. 1 foundry player by 2030 is facing a major hurdle as its rival TSMC prepares a whopping $44 billion investment in 2022 to consolidate its lead, according to industry sources Monday. "Last year,...

 2022-01-16 14:37 

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LG Uplus names ex-AT&T data expert as new digital chief...

South Korean telecommunication company LG Uplus has named Gabe Hwang, former executive at AT&T and WarnerMedia, as its inaugural chief digital officer in its push for an innovation to enhance consumer experience and boost productivity, the compan...

 2022-01-16 14:35 

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Mask fraud alert: Dating apps crack down on heavily masked profiles amid complaints...

Wearing a mask has become commonplace during this pandemic. Though the act is often encouraged to stop the spread of COVID-19, there is one place where it is definitely frowned upon dating apps. Users say profiles with only masked up photos...

 2022-01-16 14:30 

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3 firms fined W233m for price fixing over steel plate transportation...

South Korea's antitrust regulator said Monday it has decided to impose a combined 233 million won ($195,800) in fines on three companies for colluding to fix bidding prices over the transport of steel plates. Dongbang and two other firms colluded to...

 2022-01-16 14:27 

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Banks expected to pause in toughening household loan controls in Q1: survey...

Banks in South Korea are expected to take a wait-and-see attitude in their lending policy during the first quarter after significantly toughening loan controls for months in line with the government's push to rein in household debt. According to the...

 2022-01-16 14:15 

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NSC expresses strong regret over N. Korea's latest projectile launch...

The presidential National Security Council (NSC) expressed strong regret Monday after North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles eastward that marked the North's fourth show of force this month. The council held an emergency meet...

 2022-01-16 14:07 

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Foreign children in Seoul to receive education fee support from March: education office...

Foreign children aged 3-5 in Seoul will receive education fee support equivalent to that for South Korean children from March, the city's education office said Monday. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education will provide up to 150,000 won ($126)...

 2022-01-16 12:23 

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Police looking into report of suspected animal abuse attempt using sausage-skewered fishhooks...

INCHEON -- Police said Monday they were looking into a report of a suspected animal abuse attempt using sausage-skewered fishhooks at a park in Incheon popular among dog owners. Police said they received the report of the suspicious fishhooks in the...

 2022-01-16 12:21 

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Moon names new senior secretary for civil affairs...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday named a new senior secretary for civil affairs after the previous secretary resigned over ethical issues related to his son. Kim Young-sik, a former secretary for legal affairs under the Moon administration, was appoi...

 2022-01-16 12:19 

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Govt. allows convicted conscientious objector to do alternative service for 1st time...

The government has allowed a convicted conscientious objector to replace his military service duty with an alternative service for the first time, a decision suggesting a softening of the government's stance on the issue. Jeong Wook, who was sentenc...

 2022-01-16 11:31 

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Military reports 22 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military on Monday reported 22 additional COVID-19 cases, with all of them being breakthrough infections, raising the total caseload among its personnel to 3,633. Of the new cases, 19 are from the Army, two from the Marine Corps and on...

 2022-01-16 11:25 

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Four popular Korean dramas to be remade into musicals...

Popular Korean TV series will return to the stage as musicals to meet the rising demand from fans who long to enjoy their favorite shows in diversified formats. The smash-hit rom-com "Crash Landing On You" (2019) with Hyun Bin and Son Ye-j...

 2022-01-16 11:16 

Korea Herald

Daily cases fall below 4,000 amid growing omicron woes...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell below 4,000 for the first time in a week Monday, but health authorities remained vigilant over a possible resurgence due to the fast spread of the omicron variant amid partially eased antivirus curbs. The c...

 2022-01-16 11:12 

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S. Korean 4-man bobsleigh team ranks season-best 10th in World Cup finale...

The South Korean four-man bobsleigh team led by an Olympic medal-winning pilot had its best performance of the season in the final race before the Beijing Winter Games. Won Yun-jong led his quartet to a 10th place finish at the season-ending Interna...

 2022-01-16 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Shopping on social media seen hitting $1.2tr by 2025...

Shopping on social media such as Facebook, TikTok and WeChat is going to grow three times faster than sales from traditional channels over the next three years, according to a study released by Accenture. Social commerce, defined as transactions t...

 2022-01-16 10:39 

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Yoon leads Lee 40.6% to 36.7%: poll...

Main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol is leading his ruling party rival Lee Jae-myung with 40.6 percent public support against Lee's 36.7 percent, a survey showed Monday. Yoon of the People Power Party (PPP) gained 6.5 percentage poin...

 2022-01-16 10:33 

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Surprise silver medalist from PyeongChang wants to take next step in Beijing...

Of the seven medals that South Korea won in speed skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, none was more surprising than the out-of-the-blue silver by Cha Min-kyu in the men's 500m. Sure, he had won an odd medal here and there at other inter...

 2022-01-16 10:29 

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Seoul stocks open lower on auto, financial losses...

South Korean stocks opened lower Monday, weighed by losses of auto and financial heavyweights. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) declined 13.39 points, or 0.46 percent, to 2,908.53 points in the first 15 minutes of trading. T...

 2022-01-16 10:27 

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Air Force to resume flights suspended in the wake of F-5E crash...

South Korea's Air Force said Monday it will resume the operation of its combat aircraft suspended after a pilot died earlier this month following the sudden crash of an F-5E fighter. The armed service said the operation of its warplanes, except for...

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