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 2022-06-28 10:58 

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S. Korea marks 2002 inter-Korean naval skirmish with 'victory' ceremony...

PYEONGTAEK -- South Korea's Navy on Wednesday held a ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices of sailors killed in an inter-Korean naval skirmish near the western sea border two decades ago. The memorial event took place at the Navy's Second...

 2022-06-28 10:51 

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N. Korea maps out emergency measures to prevent flood damage amid pandemic: state media...

North Korea is taking emergency measures to prevent damage from flooding as it braces for the summer rainy season amid the coronavirus fight, according to its state media Wednesday. The country's "central emergency anti-epidemic sector"...

 2022-06-28 10:50 

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LG Energy Solution to reconsider plan for Arizona plant amid rising costs...

LG Energy Solution Ltd. (LGES) has decided to reconsider its 1.7 trillion-won ($1.31 billion) plan to build a new battery plant in the US state of Arizona, as global inflation and a sharp fall of the Korean currency are expected to incur greater cost...

 2022-06-28 10:50 

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Korean Air, Asiana resume Gimpo-Haneda route after 2-year suspension...

Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's two biggest carriers, on Wednesday resumed the Gimpo-Haneda route after a two-year suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. South Korea and Japan agreed to reopen the route last week....

 2022-06-28 10:50 

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BOK likely to weigh more on 'big-step' rate hike should June inflation hit 6 pct: official...

Demand for an unprecedented "big-step" rate hike among policymakers of the Bank of Korea (BOK) will likely intensify ahead of an upcoming rate-setting meeting should the country's consumer prices in June rise 6 percent or higher, a hig...

 2022-06-28 10:50 

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Inflation expectations in S. Korea hit 10-yr high in June...

Inflation expectations in South Korea hit the highest level in about 10 years in June amid worries that prices are fast increasing due to high energy and commodity costs, a central bank report showed Wednesday. Ordinary people expected consumer price...

 2022-06-28 10:47 

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IEEE investigating Seoul Nat'l University AI paper accused of plagiarism: spokesperson...

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization, said Wednesday it has launched an investigation into a South Korean research paper accused of plagiarizing multiple papers pub...

 2022-06-28 10:41 

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Seoul shares open steeply lower on US stock plunge...

South Korean stocks opened sharply lower Wednesday, tracking an overnight Wall Street plunge amid growing fears of economic recession. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 32.67 points, or 1.35 percent, to trade at 2,389.42 in...

 2022-06-28 10:37 

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Yoon, first lady attend gala dinner hosted by King of Spain...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee attended a gala dinner hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on Tuesday. Dressed in a black suit and golden tie, Yoon arrived at the Royal Palace of Madrid with Kim, who wore...

 2022-06-28 10:35 

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Yoon to promote export of S. Korean nuclear power plants, weapons...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol will seek to promote the export of South Korean nuclear power plants and arms during his bilateral meetings with world leaders in Spain this week, a senior presidential official said Tuesday. Yoon is in Madrid to att...

 2022-06-28 10:31 

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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 10,000 for 5th day: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases have remained below 10,000 for the fifth consecutive day, its state media said Wednesday. More than 5,980 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the officia...

 2022-06-28 10:27 

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First lady Kim visits Korean cultural center in Madrid...

MADRID -- First lady Kim Keon-hee visited the Korean Cultural Center in Madrid on Tuesday and praised its staff for helping promote Korean culture. The Korean Cultural Center opened in the Spanish capital in 2011. Around 60 cultural programs are held...

 2022-06-28 10:23 

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Yoon's meeting with NATO chief postponed due to scheduling issue...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol's scheduled meeting with the secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Tuesday has been postponed due to the NATO chief's previous meeting running longer than expected, Yoon'...

 2022-06-28 10:12 

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Yoon, Australian PM discuss cooperation on energy, N. Korea...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met in Madrid on Tuesday and shared their commitment to defending democratic values and expanding cooperation on energy, North Korea and other issues, Yoon's office...

 2022-06-28 06:30 

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[Kim Seong-kon] 'You never know what you have until it's gone'...

There are things that we take for granted and thus do not appreciate until they are no longer there. In the restroom of Ground, a coffee shop in New London, New Hampshire, there is a sign that says, "You never know what you have until it'...

 2022-06-28 06:30 

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[Editorial] Indispensable control...

Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min said on Monday that he will create a "police bureau" within the ministry as early as possible. If the bureau is established, it would mark the first time in 31 years for the Interior Mini...

 2022-06-27 21:44 

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Car of missing three-person family found on South Jeolla island...

The South Korean police on Tuesday found the car of the three-person family who mysteriously went missing almost a month ago on a remote island. Ten-year-old Cho Yu-na and her parents, both in their 30s, went missing on the southwestern island of W...

 2022-06-27 21:20 

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'Super Band' season 2 winner CraXilver debuts with 'Make A Dash'...

Rock band CraXilver, the winner of the second season of JTBC's band audition program, "Super Band," has made its official debut on Tuesday evening with the release of its first EP "Make A Dash." The five-piece band com...

 2022-06-27 19:51 

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'More criticism and doubts' if Korea no-show at NATO summit...

MADRID -- A high-ranking official from the presidential office said that South Korea would have faced "much more criticism and doubts" if it had not attended the NATO summit, as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The remarks...

 2022-06-27 19:46 

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Ex-President Lee Myung-bak granted stay of sentence...

Former President Lee Myung-bak, 81, was granted a stay of sentence due to his health concerns, Suwon prosecutors said Tuesday. The Suwon prosecution service's deliberation committee said in a press release that Lee was deemed to be "phy...

 2022-06-27 19:35 

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Kim Han-min to return with another Adm. Yi Sun-sin film, 'Hansan'...

Kim Han-min, who directed the 2014 box office megahit about Adm. Yi Sun-sin "Roaring Currents," is returning with another movie about the historic figure titled "Hansan." The new film is the second in the Adm. Yi trilogy that...

 2022-06-27 19:33 

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Lee Dae-jun's family to reach out to UN expert on extrajudicial killings...

The family of Lee Dae-jun, a South Korean fisheries official who was killed by North Korean troops at sea in 2020, and their lawyer said Tuesday they plan on reaching out to a United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings for help. The official&rs...

 2022-06-27 19:31 

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Helixmith to announce results of Engensis' second phase 3 clinical trials next month...

Local gene therapy biotech firm Helixmith will announce the results of Engensis' second phase 3 clinical trials for diabetic peripheral neuropathy next month, officials said Tuesday. "We were hoping to announce the results of Engensis&r...

 2022-06-27 19:20 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Yoo Ji-tae studies hard for new 'Money Heist' role...

Top actor Yoo Ji-tae said that it's time to be remembered for something new, viewing the Korean remake of "Money Heist" as the "perfect opportunity." "I think many viewers, especially foreign audiences, will remem...

 2022-06-27 19:10 

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4 years in, Koo's leadership still in making...

LG Group Chairman Koo Kwang-mo on Wednesday marks his fourth anniversary at the helm of the nation's fourth-largest conglomerate, with his leadership taking shape, though not yet completed. Koo, then 40, took office as chairman and CEO of LG...

 2022-06-27 19:06 

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Court greenlights KG Group's acquisition of SsangYong Motor at W900b...

A Seoul bankruptcy court on Tuesday approved a local consortium led by chemical-to-steel firm KG Group to acquire a 58.85 percent stake in SsangYong Motor at a reported 900 billion won ($700 million), ending a two-way race to acquire the debt-ri...

 2022-06-27 19:02 

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N. Korean leader discusses tightening party control, reorganizing party departments...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened a key party meeting to discuss how to reorganize party departments and strengthen party control over intelligence, surveillance and judicial apparatus, the state media reported on Tuesday. Kim on Monday presi...

 2022-06-27 18:53 

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[Today's K-pop] Enhypen to host 1st world tour in September: report...

Enhypen will kick off its international tour with a Seoul concert in mid-September, according to a local media report on Tuesday. The band will also have dates in US and Japan. Agency Belift Lab confirmed the news. It will be the band's fi...

 2022-06-27 18:23 

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Posco opens sample house for Geochang project...

Posco Engineering & Construction, a construction unit under steel giant Posco, opened a second sample house of The Sharp Geochang Porsiel as it prepares to start its official sale, the company said Friday. The second Sharp Geochang Porsiel comp...

 2022-06-27 18:10 

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NK denounces Japan, US over 'false' charges of Japanese abductions...

North Korea on Tuesday slammed Japan for raising the issue of abducted Japanese nationals that it maintains has been resolved and accused Tokyo and Washington of making false charges to apply political pressure on the regime. Pyongyang's Fore...

 2022-06-27 18:04 

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[Feature] Korea's forgotten polychrome paintings rediscovered...

A three-meter-long folding screen shows a variety of books, fruits and other assorted items on bookshelves. The colors mainly blue, green and yellow are used to depict the items that symbolize prosperity. An old plum tree stretches ac...

 2022-06-27 17:20 

Korea Herald

Seoul shares rise for 3rd day on bargain hunting, US data eyed...

Seoul shares ended higher Tuesday to extend their winning streak to a third day as auto and technology stocks advanced on bargain hunting, with investors keeping an eye on upcoming U.S. economic data and Federal Reserve policy. The local currency ros...

 2022-06-27 16:59 

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Korean Air to bring back flights to half of pre-pandemic level by Sept....

The country's largest air carrier, Korean Air, is gearing up to restore international flight supplies that had plunged during the last three years due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We plan to restore international flight sea...

 2022-06-27 16:58 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] 'Money Heist' director contemplates series remake...

Director Kim Hong-sun of "Money Heist: Korea -- Joint Economic Area" was a little surprised to hear that some viewers were disappointed that the Korean version bared too much resemblance to the hit Spanish crime drama on Netflix. "...

 2022-06-27 16:55 

Korea Herald

How should we dispose of pharmaceutical waste?...

Only a handful of people living in Seoul have discarded unused or expired medicines at designated drug take-back sites, despite a majority of people saying that they are aware of the environmental issues surrounding pharmaceutical waste. According t...

 2022-06-27 16:47 

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KAI to build test version of UAM aircraft in 2 years...

Korea Aerospace Industries is venturing into the air taxi business with an aim to develop a small-sized Urban Air Mobility aircraft by 2024 so it can be used as a test model. KAI said it will later develop a full-scale UAM aircraft that can be used a...

 2022-06-27 16:45 

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Hyundai Steel applies AI, big data for advanced production management...

Hyundai Steel has built a so-called Smart Enterprise system, an advanced management program that oversees from production to sales and infrastructure management through AI technology, officials said Tuesday. The new system features AI technology and...

 2022-06-27 16:42 

Korea Herald

[Photo News] Lone Diner...

A diner is seen eating alone at a university cafeteria in Seoul on Tuesday. The cost of eating out at a restaurant for a four-person household in the first quarter of this year jumped 17 percent from the previous year, while the sharp rise in the cos...

 2022-06-27 16:41 

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LG Innotek's high-performance radar module detects life in cars...

LG Innotek said on Tuesday it has developed an in-cabin radar module for cars that detects living things and movements with electromagnetic waves. Used to avoid leaving small children in cars or to prevent theft, in-cabin radar modules are made by c...

 2022-06-27 16:39 

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Fiscal chief urges businesses to restrain drastic wage hikes...

SEJONG -- The nation's fiscal chief on Tuesday called for employers to refrain from excessively raising wages, stressing that a sharp pay raise could possibly fan consumer prices growth. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho...

 2022-06-27 16:36 

Korea Herald

Cheong Wa Dae to hold nighttime tours...

Cheong Wa Dae will stay open to the public during the evening hours from July 20 to Aug. 1, the Cultural Heritage Administration's Cheong Wa Dae operations team announced Tuesday. Nighttime tours will be held twice a day, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:1...

 2022-06-27 16:30 

Korea Herald

Pro golfer Lydia Ko to wed Hyundai Card chief's son...

Lydia Ko, a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer, is getting married with Chung Jun, Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young's youngest son. According to industry sources, Ko and Chung's wedding ceremony is set to be held at My...

 2022-06-27 16:26 

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Seoul to provide online language classes to foreigners...

The Seoul city government on Tuesday announced that it would offer online Korean classes during a six-month trial period, starting Friday this week. According to the city government, the online language classes will be available on the official webs...

 2022-06-27 16:15 

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Van Cliburn winner Lim Yun-chan to perform with maestro Chung Myung-whun...

Lim Yun-chan, an 18-year-old pianist who just became the youngest winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will join the KBS Orchestra led by renowned conductor Chung Myung-whun in a concert at the Namhansanseong Art Hal...

 2022-06-27 16:13 

Korea Herald

Korea to invest W24.7tr in science R&D next year...

The South Korean government will invest 24.7 trillion won ($19.2 billion) into the country's research and development efforts in 2023, a 1.7 percent increase on year, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Tuesday. According to the ministry, th...

 2022-06-27 16:08 

Korea Herald

[Land of Squid Game] Asking people's age before starting conversation...

In Korea, people often use honorifics and appellations such as eonni (older sister) and oppa (older brother) when speaking with someone else. This is because Koreans generally follow the Confucian tradition of speaking differently with someone...

 2022-06-27 16:05 

Korea Herald

Ruling bloc's divide grow as chairman's fate remains uncertain...

Tension is mounting over the fate of People Power Party Chairman Lee Jun-seok as a police investigation proceeds ahead of a critical moment for the ruling bloc and its leadership next week. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said Tuesday it is pla...

 2022-06-27 15:48 

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Democratic Party on track to put legislative branch back to work on its own...

South Korea's legislative branch could be on course to return to work soon, as the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea is mulling unilaterally electing a new National Assembly speaker with negotiations between the rival parties stalling w...

 2022-06-27 15:46 

Korea Herald

Greenhouse gas emission rebounds in Korea...

Korea's greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 were tentatively tracked to be at about 679 million tons, marking a 3.5 percent increase from the year before. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center under the Ministry of Environment release...

 2022-06-27 15:16 

Korea Herald

Climate Clock sends warning in Jeonju...

With the opening of the new Jeonju Energy Center, Climate Clock has settled in the city of Jeonju in North Jeolla Province, sending warnings on the Earth's carbon budget. Climate Clock was installed at the Jeonju Energy Center, which opened o...

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