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 2022-08-04 21:44 

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Top S. Korean, U.S. diplomats discuss Indo-Pacific strategy...

The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States had discussions on regional and global issues, including relations with China, in Phnom Penh on Friday. The talks between Foreign Minister Park Jin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were hel...

 2022-08-04 21:28 

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15-year longevity possible because 'Girls' Generation is Girls' Generation's fan'...

On Aug. 5, 2007, K-pop group Girls Generation debuted with its first single album "Into the New World." Just like the title of the band's first single, "Into the New World," Girls' Generation opened up a new era i...

 2022-08-04 18:29 

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Foreign Minister relays concerns on NK's possible nuclear test to Russian counterpart...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin relayed concerns on North Korea's nuclear ambitions to his Russian counterpart Surgey Lavrov at a multilateral summit on Friday. Attending the East Asian Summit held as part of the series of Association o...

 2022-08-04 18:28 

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Yoon's approval rating drops to all-time low...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating fell to the 20 percent range for the first time in the first week of August, continuing to slide rapidly. According to a Gallup Korea poll, Yoon's approval rating came in at 24 perc...

 2022-08-04 18:23 

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Mercedes-Benz Korea apologizes for allegedly selling a submerged car...

Mercedes-Benz Korea issued an apology on Friday to a local customer who had accused the automaker of selling submerged cars. The company promised to exchange the vehicle in question. The luxury car brand came under fire on July 24 when the customer...

 2022-08-04 17:33 

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S. Korea to allow PCR test reservations nationwide, increase hospital beds amid COVID-19 resurgence...

The South Korean government will introduce a reservation system for polymerase chain reaction tests amid a resurgence fueled by a highly contagious omicron subvariant, the government said Friday. The government also noted it would continue to secur...

 2022-08-04 17:32 

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SKIET signs partnership with Vietnam's Vingroup to supply EV battery separator...

SK IE Technology (SKIET), a material solution provider SK Group, said Friday that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam's largest conglomerate Vingroup to supply electric vehicle battery separators to its EV battery manufacturing affiliate Vi...

 2022-08-04 17:08 

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Seoul shares up for 3rd day on foreign buying...

Seoul shares closed higher for the third consecutive day Friday on continued foreign buying. The South Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) advanced 17.69 points, or 0.72 percent, to close at...

 2022-08-04 16:59 

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Japan gave $1 compensation to war crime victims: civic group...

A civic group on Thursday denounced the Japanese government over a pension payment of less than $1 to victims of forced labor during Japan's occupation of the Korean Peninsula. According to the Japanese Forced Mobilization Civic Group, a numbe...

 2022-08-04 16:57 

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Hollywood star Brad Pitt to visit Korea for 'Bullet Train' promotion...

Hollywood star Brad Pitt will visit Korea for the first time in eight years to promote his new film "Bullet Train" on Aug. 19. Along with Pitt, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson will also be in Korea before the release of the film here on Aug....

 2022-08-04 16:56 

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Philip Morris Korea faces business suspension for failed notification of ingredients...

SEJONG -- The Ministry of Economy and Finance is considering taking punitive action against Philip Morris Korea for not complying with the government's request for notification regarding the testing results of a cigarette product. Market insid...

 2022-08-04 16:12 

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South Korea reelected to International Seabed Authority Council...

South Korea has been reelected to Group B (major investors) of the Council of the International Seabed Authority for the fifth consecutive year, according to South Korea's Foreign Ministry on Friday. In the election during the 27th session of...

 2022-08-04 16:11 

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Travelers to S. Korea get higher duty-free allowances...

Travelers going to South Korea will be able to bring in duty-free goods worth up to $800, up from $600, as the Korean government seeks to reflect a surge in per capita income and help ramp up sluggish international tourism amid the pandemic. The Fin...

 2022-08-04 15:31 

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S. Korea confirms 5 percent minimum wage increase for 2023...

The minimum hourly wage for next year has been finalized at 9,620 won ($7.38), up 5 percent, or 460 won, from this year, unchanged from the Minimum Wage Commission's earlier decision, the Labor Ministry said Friday. The ministry officially pub...

 2022-08-04 15:19 

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1 in 3 parents who killed their children given suspended jail terms: report...

One in 3 parents who murdered or attempted to kill their own children since 2020 were given suspended prison sentences, while all parent killers sentenced during the same period were handed jail terms, local media reported Friday. The local Segye Il...

 2022-08-04 15:01 

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Foreign minister to make first official visit to China next week...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin will make his first official visit to China and meet with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, next week, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday. Park will be traveling to Qingdao, Shandong province, from Mon...

 2022-08-04 13:38 

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S. Korea launches first-ever moon mission...

South Korea's first lunar orbiter Danuri launched into space on Friday morning and has successfully communicated with its ground control station, the Ministry of Science and ICT said. The journey to the moon is expected to take 4 1/2 months. I...

 2022-08-04 13:30 

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Colombia highlights joint declaration with Korea at 212th Independence Day celebrations...

The Colombian Embassy in Seoul highlighted the adoption of the Colombia-Korea joint declaration signed in 2021 at Colombia's 212th Independence Day celebrations on Monday in South Korea. Colombia's Independence Day, which falls on...

 2022-08-04 13:02 

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Posco Group sets up advisory committee for AI tech...

South Korean steelmaker Posco Group said Friday that it has established an advisory committee for artificial intelligence technology, to initiate an in-depth discussion on the latest technology and map out future business strategies. Comprising 20 a...

 2022-08-04 12:49 

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Yoon's approval rating hits new low amid controversies over personnel appointments...

President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating has sunk to the lowest since he took office in May, amid controversies over his personnel appointments and leadership turmoil in the ruling party, a poll showed Friday. Yoon's approval rating came t...

 2022-08-04 12:36 

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Police investigating Iraqi who strewed dollar, euro bills in northern Seoul...

Police are investigating an Iraqi man who strewed a large amount of U.S. dollar and euro bills on a street in northern Seoul and later reported to police he lost money, officials said Friday. The Iraqi in his 30s scattered dollar, euro and Korean won...

 2022-08-04 12:32 

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K League's top 2 teams set for 3rd clash of season...

So they meet again. Ulsan Hyundai FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, the two best teams in South Korean football so far this year, will square off for the third time this season on Sunday. The kickoff is 7 p.m. at Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonbuk's home...

 2022-08-04 12:01 

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S. Korean foreign minister to visit China next week for talks on regional, global issues...

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin will visit China next week for talks with his counterpart Wang Yi, Park's ministry announced Friday. Park plans to leave for the eastern port city of Qingdao on Monday in his first trip to China as Seoul�...

 2022-08-04 12:01 

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S. Korea's 1st lunar orbiter makes successful communication with ground station...

CAPE CANAVERAL, United States/SEOUL -- South Korea's first lunar orbiter has successfully communicated with its ground control station, the science ministry said Friday, opening a new chapter in the country's space program. The Korea Pathfinde...

 2022-08-04 11:55 

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Son Heung-min goes for 2nd straight Golden Boot as new Premier League season kicks off...

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean star Son Heung-min will begin his chase for another piece of history when the new Premier League season kicks off on the weekend. Spurs will open the 2022-2023 campaign by hosting Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur...

 2022-08-04 11:46 

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Govt. confirms 5% rise in minimum wage for next year...

The minimum hourly wage for next year has been finalized at 9,620 won (US$7.38), a 5 percent increase from this year, as previously agreed upon by representatives of the country's labor and management, the labor ministry said Friday. The ministr...

 2022-08-04 11:36 

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COVID-19 tests for new conscripts to be resumed amid virus resurgence...

The government will resume preemptive COVID-19 tests for new military conscripts to prevent mass infections at boot camps amid a new wave of virus resurgence, Interior Minister Lee Sang-min said Friday. "The government will have new conscripts g...

 2022-08-04 11:33 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases above 100,000 for 4th day...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases exceeded 100,000 for the fourth straight day Friday amid a wave of infections driven by a highly infectious omicron variant. The country added 112,901 new COVID-19 infections, including 497 from overseas, bringin...

 2022-08-04 11:23 

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DRAM prices fall for 2nd month amid market downturn...

DRAM prices went south for the second straight month in August amid flagging demand, data showed Friday, boding ill for the chip industry down the road. The average contract price of 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAMs came to US$2.91 on the spot market Thursday, d...

 2022-08-04 11:22 

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Assembly speaker heads for Poland, Romania with focus on arms sales, economic cooperation...

National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo departed for Poland and Romania with his agenda focusing on arms sales and economic cooperation, his office said Friday. Kim's seven-day trip, which runs through Thursday, will include meetings with his parl...

 2022-08-04 11:21 

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S. Korea logs current account surplus for 2nd month; surplus shrinks amid mounting import costs...

South Korea posted a current account surplus for the second straight month in June, but its amount sharply contracted from a year earlier amid mounting import costs emanating from high energy and commodity prices, central bank data showed Friday. The...

 2022-08-04 11:17 

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N. Korea reports no new suspected COVID-19 cases for 1 week: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases remained at zero for one week, with efforts under way for returning to normalcy amid ongoing antivirus measures, according to state media Friday. No new fever cases were reported over a 24-hour period u...

 2022-08-04 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Nearly 1.4m visited Cheong Wa Dae since public opening...

Nearly 1.4 million people have visited the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae since it opened to the public on May 10, data showed. A total of 1,396,859 people, including 5,055 foreigners, visited the complex in central Seoul thro...

 2022-08-04 10:54 

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Pelosi says her trip to S. Korea reaffirmed strong US-S. Korea relationship...

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, highlighted the strength of the US-South Korea alliance on Thursday, wrapping her two-day visit to Seoul. She said the visit by her and other members of US Congress reaffirmed th...

 2022-08-04 10:48 

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Russian man nabbed for allegedly killing Uzbek over unpaid debt...

A Russian man who was on the run after allegedly killing a Uzbek man in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, has been apprehended three days after the crime, police said Wednesday. The Russian national in his 50s was put under emergency arrest on murder char...

 2022-08-04 10:01 

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[Well-curated Weekend] Time travel to '70s alley, Joseon-period valley...

For those looking for a unique experience this weekend, how about a quick travel in time to the '70s? The National Folk Museum of Korea, located inside Gyeongbokgung, is hosting special events outdoors where bustling streets from the 1970s and...

 2022-08-04 10:01 

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[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages...

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel launches 'Suite Party' package Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel is launching a party package with an overnight stay at the hotel's Suite and a room party dining set that includes two bottles of wine and a...

 2022-08-04 10:01 

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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea...

Tongyeong Hansan Battle Festival The Tongyeong Hansan Battle Festival is set to be held at the Donam Tourist Complex in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, Aug. 5-14. The festival commemorates the Great Battle of Hansan of 1592, the best-known na...

 2022-08-04 10:01 

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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week...

Emergency Declaration (Korea) Opened Aug. 3 Disaster-action Directed by Han Jae-rim Veteran detective In-ho (Song Kang-ho) is investigating a suspected terrorist and finds out that the suspect has already boarded a flight bound for Hawaii. To m...

 2022-08-04 06:30 

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[Editorial] Cutthroat competition...

The ruling People Power Party has proposed a package of two bills to strengthen the country's semiconductor industry with key countries intensifying competition to stay ahead in this important tech sector. One of the proposed bills is aimed a...

 2022-08-03 19:48 

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'ASEAN is new centerpiece of Korea's Indo-Pacific initiative'...

South Korea will strengthen its economic partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations while also expanding its strategic ties with the countries, Seoul's foreign minister said in a foreign ministerial meeting on Thursday. Atten...

 2022-08-03 19:32 

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[Today's K-pop] Kep1er adds date to Japan showcase...

Girl group Kep1er has decided to perform one more time in Japan, agency WakeOne Entertainment said Thursday. The nine-member act is making an official debut in the country with a showcase that was originally planned for Sept. 10-11. When the ticke...

 2022-08-03 19:23 

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S. Korea, Australia agree to enhance defense cooperation, reinforce military exercises...

The South Korean and Australian defense chiefs agreed to enhance defense cooperation in a wide range of areas, including the arms industry and military exercises. The two leaders also noted the significance of defense partnerships between like-minded...

 2022-08-03 19:22 

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[Herald Interview] Singer-songwriter Lydia Lee sings about fluidity of life in 'Ways We Change'...

In 2015, Lydia Lee, then a teenager studying music in high school, took the internet by storm with her cover video of Adele's "Hello." The viral video led to Lee appearing on popular US TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spe...

 2022-08-03 18:56 

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Coupang Play vs. 'Anna' director: Platform operator and creator duel over right to edit...

Newcomer Coupang Play immediately became a notable player in the local OTT market after releasing the K-drama series "Anna" starring Korean heartthrob Bae Suzy on June 24. The platform had the fourth biggest monthly active users in Kore...

 2022-08-03 18:51 

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[EYE] Born to steal K-pop fans' hearts, bridge cultures...

Tall, handsome and sweet -- Theo is everything a girl wants. He is the boy next door with curly hair, smiley eyes and an adorable and vibrant personality. He is effortlessly stylish and loves food and cooking. He also knows a thing or...

 2022-08-03 17:40 

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Special counsel requests extension on Air Force sexual harassment probe...

The Independent counsel probe, led by prosecutor Ahn Mi-young, has requested an extension of the investigation period for the death of the late Sgt. Lee Ye-ram, a victim of sexual violence in the Air Force. The team said it had asked the president&l...

 2022-08-03 17:34 

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[Herald Interview] Jung Woo-sung says working with best friend Lee Jung-jae was not easy...

Top star Jung Woo-sung said he felt more pressure working with Lee Jung-jae since he really wanted his best friend's directorial debut feature "Hunt" to be a success. The top actors became close friends while working together in th...

 2022-08-03 17:33 

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[Herald Interview] 'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae ready to 'hunt' global audience...

Korean moviegoers seeking out Lee Jung-jae's "Hunt" will see a different version of the film to the one shown at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The actor said he reworked his directorial debut feature after it premiere...

 2022-08-03 17:29 

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[Photo News] Red Dot Winner...

The GV60, a compact SUV under the Genesis brand, is on display at a special exhibition titled "Light & Wonder" held at Genesis Studio Hanam, Genesis Suji and Genesis House New York. The exhibition presented by Hyundai Motor Group was...

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