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 2022-01-15 12:27 

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N. Korean cargo train arrives in Chinese city of Dandong: sources...

BEIJING/SHENYANG -- A North Korean freight train crossed the the Yalu River railroad bridge into China on Sunday, multiple sources said. It was not immediately confirmed whether the train from Sinuiju arrived in Dandong with cargo or was empty, they...

 2022-01-15 12:22 

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40% of self-employed consider biz closure amid pandemic: survey...

Four out of 10 self-employed people in South Korea are considering closing their businesses due to sluggish sales amid the long-enforced strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey...

 2022-01-15 11:44 

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S. Korean teenager Cho Won-bin signs with St. Louis Cardinals...

South Korean high school baseball prospect Cho Won-bin has inked a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, months after pulling out of the domestic league draft in pursuit of an American dream. Cho was one of 12 international free agent signings announce...

 2022-01-15 11:41 

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S. Korea confirms another highly pathogenic bird flu case...

South Korea on Sunday reported another highly pathogenic avian influenza case at a duck farm in a southwestern region. The farm is raising about 33,000 ducks in Yeongam, 384 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the agriculture and livestock minis...

 2022-01-15 11:27 

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Ruling party's presidential candidate vows to resume tourism to Mount Kumgang...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung said Sunday he will resume tourism to North Korea's Mount Kumgang as soon as possible if elected in March. Lee announced the pledge during a visit to the border county of Goseong, 466 kilometers nort...

 2022-01-15 11:24 

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S. Korean govt. bolsters supply crunch early warning system abroad...

The South Korean government has further beefed up its early warning monitoring system on thousands of core industrial items in a bid to prevent the recurrence of a problem like the abrupt supply crunch of urea solution late last year, according to th...

 2022-01-15 11:16 

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Daily cases over 4,000 for 5th day amid strict curbs ahead of holiday...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed above 4,000 for the fifth straight day Sunday as health authorities remain vigilant over a possible upsurge in infections and the spread of the omicron variant ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday....

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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Destination bakeries beckon...

Over the past two decades, large-scale franchise bakeries have swept across the country, growing in numbers to a point where it seems there is at least one franchise around the corner offering the standard cakes and baked goods. In recent years, how...

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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[Eye Plus] Excitement fills air as prehistoric world comes to life...

A mask-clad life-size tyrannosaurus rex in front of Seodaemun Museum of Natural History marks a boundary between the contemporary world in a battle against the pandemic and a venue that shows a glimpse of the prehistoric world. A few steps pas...

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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[Weekender] Kids still under threat of abuse as improvements remain weak...

A 20-month-old baby girl in Daejeon was murdered in June after months of physical and sexual abuse, apparently from her stepfather, and neglect by her biological mother. The toddler's body was found in a cooler at the stepfather's house...

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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Can 'The Pirates: Goblin Flag' be better than the original?...

"The Pirates," which attracted an audience of more than 8.6 million eight years ago, has returned as "The Pirates: Goblin Flag" directed by Kim Jung-hoon. Although it is the sequel of the hit Korean pirate film, those who hav...

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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[Herald Interview] 'We should have launched an association like this much earlier'...

As digital art expands at a furious pace with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and metaverse gaining huge popularity, Korean artists and artist groups have started to make efforts to secure visual artists' rights. In November, some 20 artist associa...

 2022-01-14 17:00 

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[Holly's Korean Kitchen] Easy kimchi recipe for beginners...

It is a wonderful phenomenon that more and more people around the world are developing a taste for kimchi. That pleasantly pungent, sour, spicy, and perfectly salty taste — with the crisp texture of cabbage — indicates that you have yours...

 2022-01-14 15:00 

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Cheong Wa Dae says it will keep leasing presidential jet...

Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday it will continue to lease a presidential jet, called Air Force One, an official said Tuesday in response to a news report that it is considering buying a new one. The presidential office has leased a modified Boeing 747-40...

 2022-01-14 11:48 

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N. Korea announces firing of 2 train-borne guided missiles into East Sea...

North Korea said Saturday its railway-based missile regiment conducted a firing drill a day earlier, with two tactical guided missiles hitting a set target in the East Sea. The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the dri...

 2022-01-14 11:37 

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Daily cases over 4,000 for 4th day amid extended virus curbs...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed above 4,000 for the fourth consecutive day Saturday, as health authorities keep a tight vigilance with the extension of strict social distancing measures for three more weeks. The country added 4,423 new...

 2022-01-13 21:09 

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[Today's K-pop] SHINee's Taemin transfers to social service...

Taemin of SHINee will serve the rest of his military duty as a social service agent beginning Friday, announced label SM Entertainment. He enlisted as a member of Army band in May, but his depression and anxiety disorders, for which he has long be...

 2022-01-13 20:26 

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'Captain Rock Day' to take place online for three days in February...

Korean rock musician Han Kyung-rock, a bassist in the legendary punk rock band Crying Nut, will celebrate his birthday with a three-day online concert next month. The musician will be hosting "2022 Captain Rock Day," featuring 100 artis...

 2022-01-13 19:20 

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Seoul court pauses vaccine pass mandates for kids, teens...

Seoul court on Friday afternoon has suspended the Ministry of Health and Welfare's forthcoming policy requiring kids as young as 12 to be fully vaccinated or tested to access public spaces until a further decision is made. The requiremen...

 2022-01-13 18:57 

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Kansong Art Museum to auction national treasures...

Two state-designated national treasures owned by the Kansong Art Museum will be auctioned Jan. 27, South Korea's second-largest auction house K Auction announced Friday. It is the first time national treasures will be put up for auction. The s...

 2022-01-13 18:42 

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LG Energy Solution to raise W12.75tr in nation's largest-ever IPO...

LG Energy Solution said Friday that heated institutional demand has set its initial public offering price at the top end of its target range at 300,000 won ($252.80). In a regulatory filing, the firm said as many as 1,988 institutions have subscrib...

 2022-01-13 18:27 

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KOCCA unveils immersive media art, AI experience at 'Age of Light' project...

The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have unveiled the second part of their immersive cultural project "Age of Light," known as "Gwanghwa Sidae" on Friday. Under the theme &ld...

 2022-01-13 18:24 

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NK fires two suspected ballistic missiles after US sanctions...

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two ballistic missiles from an inland area toward the East on Friday in its third weapons launch this month, just hours after it warned of "stronger and certain reaction" toward Washington for im...

 2022-01-13 18:17 

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tvN to air variety show with dancers from 'Street Woman Fighter'...

The cable channel tvN is scheduled to release a special version of its variety show "Not Hurt You" (unofficial translation) with eight dancers from Mnet's "Street Woman Fighter" on Jan. 27. The leaders of the eig...

 2022-01-13 18:15 

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The days of 3T are over...

When the inevitable omicron explosion descends on South Korea, the kind of restrictive approach to dealing with the virus will have run its course, top officials say. In a news briefing Friday, the Health and Economy ministries said Korea will focus...

 2022-01-13 17:59 

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Samsung's removable-battery smartphone returns...

Samsung Electronics on Friday debuted its new Galaxy XCover Pro, a rugged smartphone that features a removable battery, a feature long gone in today's smartphone market. The compact phone, priced at 275,000 won ($231.80), comes in black and w...

 2022-01-13 17:27 

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Unfriendly thank-you letter sparks criticism, question about letter-writing campaign to soldiers...

An unfriendly letter that a high school girl wrote to a soldier in the mandatory military service surprised many this week, not only because of the letter's sarcastic tone but also due to the fact that the practice of having students send thank-you l...

 2022-01-13 17:18 

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Lee leads Yoon 37% to 31%: poll...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is leading his main opposition rival Yoon Suk-yeol by 37 percent public support to 31 percent, a survey showed Friday. Lee's support rose 1 percentage point from last week, while Yoon's rose 5 poin...

 2022-01-13 17:16 

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Seoul stocks dip for 2nd day on rate hike concerns...

South Korean stocks extended their losing streak to a second session Friday amid concerns about fast rate hikes at home and in the United States. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) decl...

 2022-01-13 17:05 

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N. Korea fires unidentified projectile eastward: S. Korea's military...

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward Friday, South Korea's military said, hours after it warned of a "stronger and certain" response following the United States' imposition of new sanctions. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)...

 2022-01-13 16:58 

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DSME in search for new owner as tie-up with Hyundai Heavy fails...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is in search of a new owner again after a merger plan with its larger rival Hyundai Heavy Industries failed due to an EU veto on monopoly concerns. The European Commission announced Thursday its prohibit...

 2022-01-13 16:13 

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Extra budget of W14 trillion planned for microbusiness owners...

SEJONG -- The Ministry of Economy and Finance has unveiled its policy to draw up a supplementary budget worth 14 trillion won ($11.7 billion), most of which will be used to support small business owners including the self-employed. Under constitutio...

 2022-01-13 16:09 

Korea Herald

BOK raises rate to pre-pandemic level, hints more rate hikes to come...

South Korea's central bank on Friday raised its base rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent, returning it to the level before the pandemic started, with its chief hinting at additional hikes. As a result of its first rate-setting meeting of...

 2022-01-13 16:00 

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Korean movie industry adopts NFTs...

Non-fungible tokens have been adopted as a marketing tool to attract more audiences by the Korean movie industry since December. Based on blockchain technology, NFTs are digital tokens of physical or digital assets that are unique and not interchang...

 2022-01-13 15:44 

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Celltrion's COVID-19 antibody gets temporary Swiss approval...

Celltrion's COVID-19 antibody treatment Regkirona has received temporary approval in Switzerland, the Korean biopharmaceutical company said Friday. Celltrion submitted the results from its global third-phase clinical trial and all clinical da...

 2022-01-13 15:42 

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Former USFK chief says NK hypersonic launches, if true, can be reason to be 'very concerned'...

A former US Forces Korea (USFK) chief said Friday that North Korea's recent self-proclaimed hypersonic missile launches, if true, can be a reason for South Korea and the United States to be "very concerned," citing the absence of "sure...

 2022-01-13 15:38 

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Kakao Entertainment releases new webtoon 'Call Sign'...

Kakao Entertainment released well-known author Cho Seok-ho's new series "Call Sign" as both a web novel and a webtoon on Friday. "Call Sign," one of the most anticipated projects of the first half of the year, revolves...

 2022-01-13 15:09 

Korea Herald

Court to rule soon on injunction to stop airing of Yoon's wife's alleged phone calls...

A court is expected to make its ruling Friday on an injunction seeking to stop a TV station from broadcasting the recordings of phone calls between the wife of opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and a reporter. The injunction was filed...

 2022-01-13 15:06 

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'Baby Shark Dance' hits 10b YouTube views...

"Baby Shark Dance" a YouTube videofeaturing the titular song and playful choreography, surpassed 10 billion views Thursday. Beloved by both children and adults, the two-minute video tells the story of a shark family going on an underwat...

 2022-01-13 14:57 

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'PUBG: Battlegrounds' soars to No. 1 on Steam...

Krafton's battle royal shooter "PUBG: Battlegrounds" topped the most played games chart on Steam, a digital distribution platform for PC gaming, Thursday. According to Krafton, the number of concurrent users doubled after the game...

 2022-01-13 14:48 

Korea Herald

Search resumes for 4th day at Gwangju apartment building collapse site...

GWANGJU -- Search and rescue operations resumed at an apartment building collapse site in the southwestern city of Gwangju for a fourth day Friday. According to the Gwangju Fire and Safety Headquarters, the search for six missing persons resumed at...

 2022-01-13 14:42 

Korea Herald

Seoul vows to continue efforts for humanitarian aid to N. Korea amid fresh US sanctions...

South Korea's unification ministry on Friday vowed to continue efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea after the United States imposed new sanctions over the reclusive regime's recent missile launches. On Wednesday, the Biden adm...

 2022-01-13 14:35 

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Large-scale street rallies planned for Saturday in central Seoul...

Large-scale labor rallies are set to hit the streets in central Seoul on Saturday, with police planning traffic blockades and other controls to disperse them, officials said Friday. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and other progressive grou...

 2022-01-13 13:51 

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9 square km of military land released for civilian use...

The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea agreed Friday to lift the restricted military zone designation for some areas near the inter-Korean border to secure more land for civilian use and development. The Defense Ministry and t...

 2022-01-13 12:37 

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Solus Advanced Materials wins incentives for Hungary plant...

South Korean materials producer Solus Advanced Materials said Friday it has won incentives worth 24 million euros ($27.5 million) from the Hungarian government for facility expansion in the Central European country. The funds will be granted in cash...

 2022-01-13 12:30 

Korea Herald

LG Energy Solution, Honda in talks to set up US joint venture...

South Korean electric vehicle battery giant LG Energy Solution and Japanese automaker Honda are in talks to form a joint venture in the US in a rare partnership between Korean and Japanese companies, according to industry sources Friday. The two co...

 2022-01-13 12:09 

Korea Herald

Ex-club manager named KBO's new technical director...

Former manager Youm Kyoung-youb was named the new technical director for South Korean baseball Friday, with his main task being assembling the national team for this year's Asian Games. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Youm will soon fill...

 2022-01-13 12:06 

Korea Herald

Samsung's new portable projector ready for smooth launch with preorders sold out...

Samsung Electronics Co.'s all-new portable projector, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, has gotten off to a good start, as preorders were sold out at home and abroad, the company said Friday. The new product, The Freestyle,...

 2022-01-13 12:01 

Korea Herald

Military reports 16 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military on Friday reported 16 additional COVID-19 cases, including 15 breakthrough infections, raising the total caseload among its personnel to 3,553. Of the new cases, nine are from the Army, five from the Air Force and two from a u...

 2022-01-13 11:52 

Korea Herald

As omicron sweeps US, 'comfortable' KF94 masks gain popularity...

KF94 masks, the Korean version of an N95 mask, are gaining popularity in the United States, with experts calling for upgraded protective options over cloth masks as the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout the country....

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