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 2022-08-07 10:41 

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S. Korea expresses intent to join preliminary 'Chip 4' meeting...

South Korea has decided to join a preliminary meeting of a US-led semiconductor alliance known as the "Chip 4," a senior presidential official has said. The official told Yonhap News Agency on Sunday that the foreign ministry delivered the...

 2022-08-07 10:35 

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KIPO signs deal with France for patent cooperation...

Starting Sept. 1, the patent evaluation process for South Korean companies in France will become more streamlined, according to the Korea Intellectual Property Office. KIPO chief Lee In-sil on July 14 signed a memorandum of understanding with her Fr...

 2022-08-07 10:34 

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Navy sailor on trial on charges of National Security Act breach...

A South Korean Navy sailor has been standing trial on charges of praising the North Korean political system and possessing materials "benefiting the enemy," Navy officials said Monday. Last month, the Navy's prosecution indicted the se...

 2022-08-07 10:34 

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Yoon's approval rating sinks below 30%...

President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating fell below 30 percent just three months after he took office amid strong backlash against a proposed education policy and leadership turmoil in the ruling party. In the poll of 2,528 people conducted by...

 2022-08-07 10:34 

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Education minister expected to resign amid criticism of proposal to lower school entry age...

Education Minister Park Soon-ae is expected to tender her resignation Monday, a ruling party official said, amid criticism she mishandled key policy proposals, such as lowering the elementary school starting age. Park has come under pressure to quit...

 2022-08-07 10:34 

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Hyundai Motor Group's green car sales top 1m...

Hyundai Motor Group's cumulative sales of eco-friendly vehicles surpassed the 1 million mark in July, 13 years after its entry into the green-car market, data showed Monday. The automaking giant said its two carmaking affiliates -- Hyundai Motor...

 2022-08-07 10:34 

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HMM's record earnings forecast to take a breather in Q2...

HMM Co., South Korea's leading container shipper, is forecast to see its record-breaking earnings streak take a breather for the second quarter of the year due to a downturn in freight rates, analysts said Monday. The shipper's bottom line...

 2022-08-07 10:17 

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N. Korea to hold meeting to review antivirus measures this month amid no new reported cases...

North Korea will hold a national meeting this month to review anti-epidemic measures, state media said Monday, as its health authorities have reported no additional suspected COVID-19 cases for over a week. The North's Central Committee of the r...

 2022-08-07 10:01 

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IFC names veteran insider as Asia chief...

The International Finance Corporation said Friday that it named insider Ruth Horowitz as vice president for Asia and the Pacific, bringing in a veteran who most recently headed the group's Asset Management Company, which invests in develop...

 2022-08-07 06:31 

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######Commentary-Lee In-hyun...

Why Koreans perform well in international music competitions By Lee In-hyun I heard great news this year in June: Lim Yun-chan got the first prize in the Van Cliburn Piano International Competition. He was the youngest winner since the competition...

 2022-08-07 06:31 

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[Editorial] Establish rule of law...

The police on Thursday forcibly disbanded about 200 unionized lorry owner-drivers who were blocking the only road to the Gangwon factory of HiteJinro, the country's largest maker of soju and beer, in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province. The police ar...

 2022-08-06 19:14 

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[Herald Interview] 'Quality over quantity': Upgrading Korea's IP evaluation system...

In light of uncertainties involving global competition for hegemony, pandemic and digitization, South Korea's intellectual property agency chief has emphasized that upgrading the evaluation system for IP assets is essential for local companies...

 2022-08-06 19:08 

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South Korea is shrugging off omicron's summer return...

South Koreans are not letting rising cases of COVID-19 get in the way of their summer plans, with travel and businesses already freed up by current policies. So far in August, an average of 101,290 cases and 31 deaths were reported per day, climbin...

 2022-08-06 18:18 

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LACMA Art+Film Gala to honor filmmaker Park Chan-wook...

Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook and American artist Helen Pashgian have been chosen as honorees at this year's Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala. "We are excited to recognize Park Chan-wook, whose unforgettable films...

 2022-08-06 18:08 

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[Herald Interview] Future of head-up display tech is in augmented reality...

Head-up Display, or HUD, has been largely adopted by global carmakers in recent years as a way of keeping drivers' eyes on the road. But by using bulky, conventional optics, HUDs could only project limited information on the windshield above th...

 2022-08-06 16:57 

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[Market Eye] SK hynix's W122tr chip cluster project hits snag over water dispute...

SK hynix's 121.7 trillion won ($93.8 billion) plan to set up a semiconductor manufacturing cluster is facing an unexpected hurdle as the South Korean chipmaking giant is being denied a request for water usage from a city adjacent to the cluster...

 2022-08-06 16:40 

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[Newsmaker] Foreign language high schools await their fate...

With the Education Ministry flip-flopping on its plan to scrap "elite high schools," foreign language high schools have been once again pushed to the brink of abolition. Confusion has ensued over the fate of elite schools every time the...

 2022-08-06 16:28 

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SoCar pre-IPO falls short on market jitters...

Amid dampened appetite for initial public offerings, South Korean car-sharing company SoCar's pre-IPO fell short of the company's expectations, with a growing possibility that it may join this year's long list of market debut flops....

 2022-08-06 16:08 

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Foreigners return, retail investors leave Kospi...

Retail investors turned net sellers of South Korean stocks in recent weeks despite foreigners' buying spree, data showed Sunday, putting the nation's key stock index in a bear market rally. Overseas investors scooped up a net 4 trillion...

 2022-08-06 16:08 

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Walking tour of Gwanghwamun Square, Cheong Wa Dae...

The city of Seoul and the Seoul Tourism Organization are adding new routes on the "Seoul City Walking Tour" program starting Tuesday. The three new courses are the "Gyeongbokgung Stonewall Road and Cheong Wa Dae Course," the...

 2022-08-06 16:07 

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One of world's largest dolmen sites in Gimhae damaged...

A 350 metric ton Bronze Age dolmen in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, one of the largest dolmens in the world, was discovered to have been damaged during a recent restoration process. The damage was reported to the Cultural Heritage Administrati...

 2022-08-06 15:56 

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Whereabouts of 55 Thai tourists on Jeju unknown...

The whereabouts of 55 out of 280 Thai tourists who entered South Korea earlier this week through the airport on the southern island of Jeju are unknown, immigration officials said Sunday. Out of 697 Thai nationals who arrived at the Jeju Internationa...

 2022-08-06 15:47 

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North Korea says Yoon's 'audacious plan' is old 'waste'...

North Korea bashed the Yoon Suk-yeol administration's North Korea policy, referring to an "audacious plan" that offers economic benefits in exchange for denuclearization as old waste, on Sunday. The Tongil Shinbo, a weekly North K...

 2022-08-06 15:06 

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1,000 evacuated after bomb threat targeting Jamsil Sports Complex...

About 1,000 people were evacuated Sunday after a man in his 20s threatened to blow up the Jamsil Sports Complex in southern Seoul. The man, who claimed to be an Islamic State (IS) warrior, uploaded a posting on an internet bulletin board Sunday morni...

 2022-08-06 14:55 

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Exports of Korean instant noodles hit fresh all-time high in H1...

South Korea's exports of instant noodles hit a fresh all-time high in the first half on the increasing popularity of Korean pop culture and a rise in demand for home-cooked food amid the pandemic, data showed Sunday. Exports of instant noodles,...

 2022-08-06 14:45 

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KT, Turk Telekom sign deal on K-content, 5G...

South Korean telecommunications firm KT and its Turkish counterpart Turk Telekom have signed a strategic partnership to foster collaboration in the field of media content to private fifth-generation network setup and joint investment in startups, KT...

 2022-08-06 14:25 

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Court recognizes death after drinking with boss as workplace accident...

A Seoul court has ruled that an employee who slipped and died after heavy drinking with a boss should be recognized as a victim of a workplace accident, officials said Sunday. The Seoul Administrative Court sided with the family of the deceased worke...

 2022-08-06 14:05 

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S. Korean economy faces heightened downside risks: KDI...

The South Korean economy faces increased downside risks due to high inflation and worsening external economic conditions, a state-run think tank said Sunday. Asia's fourth-largest economy is on a mild recovery track, but downside risks are expan...

 2022-08-06 12:29 

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Hyundai, Kia's green car exports top 200,000 for 1st time in H1: data...

Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister automaker Kia Corp. saw their combined exports of eco-friendly vehicles exceed 200,000 for the first time in the first half of this year, industry data showed Sunday. During the January-June period, the two giant carm...

 2022-08-06 12:08 

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Police looking into internet posting about assassinating Yoon...

Police on Sunday launched an investigation into an internet posting about assassinating President Yoon Suk-yeol, officials said. The posting, titled "How to assassinate Yoon Suk-yeol," was uploaded on an internet community website at 8:21 a...

 2022-08-06 12:03 

Korea Herald

1 out of 8 mid-aged people borrowed money to tide over pandemic: survey...

About one out of eight mid-aged people in South Korea has borrowed money due to economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey of 3,923 people by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affai...

 2022-08-06 11:21 

Korea Herald

[Seoul Subway Stories] Sinchon, a playground for K-pop lovers...

The following is part of Seoul Subway Stories, a Korea Herald series exploring subway stations and their surrounding areas across the city. Ed. On a recent Wednesday, a square near exit No. 2 of Sinchon Station was...

 2022-08-06 11:14 

Korea Herald

150 front-line Army commandoes to conduct joint training at US Army's National Training Center...

About 150 South Korean Army commandoes will leave for the United States later this month for joint training with the US Army at the National Training Center (NTC) in California, officials said Sunday. The special forces troops from a front-line Army...

 2022-08-06 10:53 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases above 100,000 for 6th day...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases exceeded 100,000 for the sixth straight day on Sunday as infections stayed high amid the spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant and increased movement encouraged by eased social curbs and summer vacation. Th...

 2022-08-06 10:26 

Korea Herald

Son Heung-min collects assist in Tottenham's season-opening win...

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean star Son Heung-min is off to a fine start to the new Premier League season, picking up an assist in the club's season-opening victory at home. Son, the reigning co-Golden Boot winner, set up Eric Dier's...

 2022-08-06 10:07 

Korea Herald

N. Korea reports no new suspected COVID-19 cases...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained at zero for more than a week, according to its state media Sunday. No new fever cases were reported over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency...

 2022-08-05 18:47 

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PM to discuss pardon of Samsung heir Lee with President Yoon...

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Wednesday that he would discuss with President Yoon Suk-yeol about granting pardons to business executives, including Samsung's de-facto chief and heir Lee Jae-yong, on the occasion of Liberation Day on Aug. 15....

 2022-08-05 17:17 

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FM calls for inter-Korean dialogue during brief encounter with North's envoy at ASEAN meetings...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin has called for an unconditional dialogue between the two Koreas during his brief exchange with a North Korean envoy participating in the ASEAN Regional Forum in Phnom Penh, Seoul officials said. During a welco...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

Korea Herald

Boyangsik to invigorate you...

Koreans mark the three hottest days of the summer season, known as "boknal." Those days are called "chobok," "jungbok" and "malbok." During boknal, Koreans look for boyangsik, dishes with high nutritio...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

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Find peace of mind in mountainside temple...

GANGHWADO, Incheon -- If you are looking for an escape from the scorching weather that's under the cool shade, and with a fair view of the sea, sansa - a mountainside Buddhist temple - may be just the destination. Located deep in...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

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[Scholars and Their Space ] Never despair. But if you do, work on in despair...

It was devastating for Kim Jung-hui (1786-1856), a member of the royal family born into the prestigious Gyeongju Kim clan, to be imprisoned inside a shabby house with a thorn fence on a remote island as punishment. Exiled to Moseulpo in the southwest...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

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[Visual History of Korea] Ancient art of traditional calligraphy...

Civilizations are judged by the quality of historical knowledge they document and leave behind. For about 3,000 years, "seoye," the art of calligraphy, has been a visible documentation of East Asian civilizations and culture. The ink us...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

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[Weekender] 'Tis the season for 'gyegok' splash...

Millions of South Korean vacationers have flown overseas, driven to beaches and mountains around the country to escape the relentless heat this summer. Ever since the pandemic rules against gatherings were lifted, crowds with pent-up energy have pac...

 2022-08-05 17:00 

Korea Herald

[Temple to Table] Fried pancakes with less seasoning: Jangtteok with soybean sprouts...

In May, Ven. Hongseung made a two-week trip to Paris to participate in a "Taste of Paris" event where she introduced Korean temple food. The annual event features pop-up restaurants operated by renowned French chefs and a massive food e...

 2022-08-05 13:12 

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Opposition party kicks off regional voting to elect new leadership...

The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) kicked off regional voting Saturday ahead of the Aug. 28 national convention to elect its new leadership. Three candidates are running for the chairmanship, with former presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung...

 2022-08-05 12:51 

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Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul opens to public after renovation...

Gwanghwamun Square, a major landmark in central Seoul, opened to the public Saturday after nearly two years of renovation. The square, which has been expanded and partially refurbished into a park, opened to the public at 11 a.m., according to the S...

 2022-08-05 11:17 

Korea Herald

N. Korea slams Pelosi's Panmunjom visit...

North Korea on Saturday condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom. In a statement, Jo Yong-sam, director general of the foreign ministry's press and information department, also criticized Pelos...

 2022-08-05 11:13 

Korea Herald

N. Korea, supply chain issue to be discussed in S. Korea-China high-level talks next week...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin said Saturday his talks with China's top diplomat next week will focus on ways for cooperation on North Korea and stability in supply chains. He is scheduled to make a three-day trip to the eastern Chinese port...

 2022-08-05 11:02 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases above 100,000 for 5th day...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases remained over 100,000 for the fifth straight day Saturday as the country battles a new wave of infections fueled by a highly infectious omicron subvariant. The country added 110,666 new COVID-19 infections, including...

 2022-08-05 01:12 

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Amid tensions over Taiwan, S. Korea expresses objection to changing status quo by force...

South Korea's top diplomat on Friday expressed concerns over rising tensions surrounding Taiwan and made clear Seoul's objection to any attempts to change "the status quo by force" during regional security forums in Phnom Penh. Foreign Min...

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