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 2022-06-27 15:04 

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[Newsmaker] US abortion ruling ignites legal battles over state bans...

Battles over abortion shifted to state courts on Monday after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide, as judges blocked statewide bans in Louisiana and Utah and clinics in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and...

 2022-06-27 12:57 

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ViBac 2022 organizers, ASOK sign deal for cooperation...

Organizers of an international expo on the virus and bacteria industry said Tuesday that they signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of American State Offices in Korea (ASOK) for a successful hosting of the exhibition, titled the 2...

 2022-06-27 12:57 

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Nighttime tours of Cheong Wa Dae to begin next month...

Nighttime tours of the former presidential complex Cheong Wa Dae will kick off next month, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Tuesday. The 90-minute tour will run from July 20 to Aug. 1 twice per day at 7:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m., the agenc...

 2022-06-27 12:51 

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Chungho Nice's iced coffee maker sales triple...

Water purifier company Chungho Nice said that sales of its iced coffee machine in the first five months of the year more than tripled from a year prior. The Espre Caffe, which comes in four models, including a countertop version and a large, standin...

 2022-06-27 12:44 

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Loewe Craft Prize to hold 2022 exhibition in Seoul in July...

Craft artworks nominated for one of the world's most prestigious craft awards will be exhibited at the Seoul Museum of Craft Art next month, officials said Tuesday. The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, launched in 2016 by Spanish luxury label Loewe...

 2022-06-27 12:40 

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Retail sales up 10.1 pct in May amid eased virus curbs...

Retail sales in South Korea rose 10.1 percent on-year in May on the back of growing demand for fashion-related items and other services amid the government's relaxation of COVID-19 curbs and the growth in people's outdoor activities, the in...

 2022-06-27 12:39 

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Yoon arrives in Madrid, gears up for NATO summit...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol arrived in Madrid, Spain, late Monday night to attend the NATO summit. Despite being his first overseas trip, Yoon remained casual and calm when meeting reporters on the presidential plane. Before touching down in...

 2022-06-27 12:39 

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[Herald Interview] Musical composer Frank Wildhorn on South Korea's musical industry, his favorite actors...

By Park Ga-young There was one common element at four different theaters across South Korea on Thursday night. They all staged the music of American composer Frank Wildhorn, the great mind behind musicals "The Man Who Laughs," "De...

 2022-06-27 12:34 

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PM calls for measures to stabilize inflation...

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Tuesday called for ministers to come up with measures to help stabilize inflation, as soaring prices hurt consumers' pocketbooks. "The government must make utmost efforts to manage prices in order to stabilize...

 2022-06-27 12:34 

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CTBTO chief urges N. Korea to renew moratorium on nuclear testing...

The chief of an international group campaigning for an end to all nuclear testing has called on North Korea to reinstate its related moratorium, as speculation is rampant that the secretive regime may soon carry out an underground nuclear experiment....

 2022-06-27 12:28 

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

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's national flag carrier, said Tuesday it will restore its international flights to half of the pre-pandemic levels by September as pent-up travel demand is unleashed amid eased virus curbs. Korean Air currently opera...

 2022-06-27 12:10 

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[What should I call you?] No one wants to be called 'ajumma'...

Honorific titles are tricky in many cultures but can be particularly baffling in South Korea, where things like social status, age, work experience, and even social prejudice can be factored in. This is part two of a series on the many ways to addres...

 2022-06-27 11:28 

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Boy group SF9 to drop new album next month...

K-pop boy group SF9 will release a new EP next month, its management agency said Tuesday. The band's 11th EP titled "The Wave OF9" will hit music stores on July 13, FNC Entertainment said. It will be the first release from the group si...

 2022-06-27 11:28 

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Girl group aespa to perform in 'Good Morning America' 2022 Summer Concert Series...

South Korean girl group aespa will headline this year's "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series, an annual summer concert hosted by the famous U.S. morning talk show, the group's agency said Tuesday. Aespa will perform its hi...

 2022-06-27 11:04 

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Newest LPGA major champion Chun In-gee climbs to No. 12 in world rankings...

Fresh off her third career LPGA major title, South Korean golfer Chun In-gee has soared to No. 12 in the latest world rankings. Chun, crowned the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Maryland on Sunday, jumped 21 spots in the rankings announced Tues...

 2022-06-27 11:00 

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[Graphic News] 50% of soccer players suffer online abuse: study...

More than half of soccer players playing at the European Championship and African Cup of Nations suffered online abuse, a study published by FIFA revealed. Much of the abuse came from fans of the players' home nations. "Homophobic (4...

 2022-06-27 10:57 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases tick up amid pandemic slowdown...

South Korea reported an uptick in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, with the COVID-19 pandemic loosening its grip. The country added 9,896 new COVID-19 infections, including 119 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,339,319, the Korea Diseas...

 2022-06-27 10:54 

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Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis to attend Seoul forum on S. Korea-US ties, economic security...

Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis will attend a Seoul forum on the prospects of relations between South Korea and the United States under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, organizers said Tuesday. Mattis, who led the Pentagon from January 2017...

 2022-06-27 10:42 

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BTS' J-Hope to prerelease 'More' on Friday...

J-Hope, a rapper and dancer of K-pop supergroup BTS, will prerelease "More," a track on his upcoming debut solo album, this week, his agency said Tuesday. The song will hit music services at 1 p.m. Friday in Korea, when it will be midnight...

 2022-06-27 10:33 

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Seoul shares open higher despite US losses...

Seoul shares opened higher Tuesday, bucking overnight losses on Wall Street, with investors remaining concerned about higher interest rates and a slowdown in the global economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 6.04 points, or 0.25...

 2022-06-27 10:30 

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Prosecution set to decide whether to release imprisoned ex-President Lee...

SUWON -- A district prosecutors office was set to make a decision Tuesday on whether to grant imprisoned former President Lee Myung-bak's request to suspend his 17-year sentence handed down for corruption, officials said. The Suwon District Pros...

 2022-06-27 10:30 

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Yoon arrives in Spain for NATO summit...

MADRID -- President Yoon Suk-yeol arrived in Spain on Monday to attend a NATO summit and meet with world leaders to discuss security and economic ties on his first overseas trip as president. South Korea is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty O...

 2022-06-27 10:27 

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Finance chief calls for corporate restraints on 'excessive' wage increase amid inflation woes...

Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho asked companies Tuesday to refrain from excessively raising wages for employees as the move could further accelerate inflation. Choo made the request during a meeting with members of the Korea Enterprises Federation, in...

 2022-06-27 10:22 

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Thai soldiers in the Korean war remembered in Kakao Entertainment webtoon...

Thai soldiers in the Korean war remembered in Kakao Entertainment webtoon By Lee Jung-Youn Kakao Entertainment and the Korean Cultural Center Thailand will present a webtoon about Thai veterans who participated in the Korean War. The webtoon has...

 2022-06-27 10:18 

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N. Korean leader discusses reorganization of departments in party meeting: state media...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) meeting to discuss issues related to the reorganization and restructuring of its departments, state media said Tuesday. Kim presided over a meeting of the Secretariat of...

 2022-06-27 10:15 

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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 10,000 for 4th day: state media...

North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases have remained below 10,000 for the fourth consecutive day, its state media said Tuesday. More than 6,710 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official...

 2022-06-27 10:13 

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Korean Cultural Center in Washington offers K-pop dancing, vocal training...

WASHINGTON -- The Korean Cultural Center in Washington is offering a special program to those in the U.S. to learn how to sing and dance to K-pop music. The K-Pop Academy DC will offer dance and vocal training to those who wish to learn and experienc...

 2022-06-27 10:08 

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S. Korean Kwon Soon-woo bows out to Djokovic in 1st round at Wimble...

South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo lost to defending champion Novak Djokovic in the opening round of Wimbledon in London on Monday, battling the 20-time Grand Slam winner for nearly two and a half hours before running out of gas. Djokovic, world No. 3...

 2022-06-27 06:31 

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[Zev Chafets] Biden's risky trip to the Mideast is also pointless...

President Joe Biden has a politically risky itinerary for his scheduled trip to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia in mid-July. The question is, why he is doing this? The tour is scheduled to begin in Jerusalem, where the president plans "...

 2022-06-27 06:31 

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[Editorial] NATO summit...

President Yoon Suk-yeol departed Seoul on Monday to participate in the upcoming NATO summit scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday in Madrid, amid a mix of hopes for and concerns about Korea's diplomatic relations. It is hoped that Yoon will not...

 2022-06-27 01:43 

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Uzbekistan to process constitutional reform...

Uzbekistan is preparing to process constitutional reform seeing important political realities and needs of Uzbek citizens, the Uzbek Embassy in Seoul said in a press statement Friday. According to the statement, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoy...

 2022-06-26 20:21 

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[Today's K-pop] Seventeen to put out repackaged album in July...

Seventeen will come out with a repackage of their fourth studio album on July 18, said agency Pledis Entertainment on Monday. The news of the repackaged album, "Sector 17," was first announced during the band's Seoul concert. The...

 2022-06-26 19:51 

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Moon-era laws restricting prosecution powers taken to Constitutional Court...

The Ministry of Justice is seeking a constitutionality review of a series of prosecution reform laws passed during the final two weeks of the previous Moon Jae-in administration. In a press release, the ministry said it has asked the Constitutional...

 2022-06-26 19:31 

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Hyundai Heavy Industries to build six new offshore patrol vessels for Philippine navy...

Hyundai Heavy Industries obtained an order worth $573 million on Monday to make six 2,400-metric-ton Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Philippine Department of National Defense. The Philippine Navy OPVs will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries'...

 2022-06-26 19:30 

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S. Korean chaebol attend Hyundai Motor chief daughter's wedding...

South Korea's top business leaders assembled for the wedding of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun's eldest daughter at a small church in Seoul on Monday. The VIP list included Samsung Electronics Lee Jae-yong and his daughter, Lee...

 2022-06-26 19:21 

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Min-hyuk returns as 'Huta' with self-produced second LP, 'Boom'...

Just like his famous catchphrase "Boom Shaka Laka," Min-hyuk of boy band BTOB has returned, making his way back to the music charts with his second self-produced LP, "Boom," released Monday evening. This marks the group memb...

 2022-06-26 19:02 

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Former ambassador to UK says Busan is best pick for 2030 World Expo...

Park Eun-ha, Busan's ambassador for international relations and former ambassador to the UK, is certain that Busan is capable of hosting the World Expo 2030. Park, who is helping Busan's bid, emphasizes that an all-out effort involving...

 2022-06-26 19:01 

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'Crash Landing on You' couple confirms pregnancy...

Star couple Son Ye-jin, 40, and Hyun Bin, 39, on Monday, confirmed that Son is pregnant three months after their March wedding. "New life has arrived," Son announced on her Instagram account with a picture of wildflowers on Monday. &ldqu...

 2022-06-26 18:59 

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Kepco raises electricity rate by 5 won per kWh for Q3...

State-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. said Monday that it would raise the electricity rate by 5 won (0.4 cent) per kWh, the maximum level it can raise, starting July in response to rising fuel costs and record losses. Following the rate...

 2022-06-26 18:46 

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Woori Bank faces probe again over wire transfers...

Woori Bank, one of the five largest lenders in South Korea, is under investigation over suspicious money transfers totaling 800 billion won ($623 million) as one of the bank employees is standing a separate trial on charges that he stole 61 billion w...

 2022-06-26 18:19 

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GS Inima gears up for seawater desalination project in Oman...

A 2.4 trillion won ($1.86 billion) seawater desalination project in Oman overseen by GS Engineering & Construction subsidiary GS Inima has kicked off, officials said Monday. GS Engineering & Construction has signed financing documents for GS...

 2022-06-26 17:54 

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Seoul's cooperation with NATO raises concerns on China ties...

As South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol heads to Madrid to attend the NATO summit, opponents here are raising concerns that his participation in the Western military alliance gathering may have negative impacts on the country's standing with Ch...

 2022-06-26 17:38 

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Lee Dae-jun's killing: Which Moon records does family want released?...

The family of Lee Dae-jun, a 47-year-old fisheries official who was fatally shot by North Korea in 2020, has asked for the Democratic Party of Korea's support in the disclosure of records from the Moon Jae-in administration. Among the informat...

 2022-06-26 17:27 

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Pulmuone sponsors Korean food documentary by US culinary school...

South Korean food giant Pulmuone said Monday it has sponsored a documentary production with the Culinary Institute of America, one of the world's most prestigious culinary schools, to promote Korean food to a global audience. In partnership wi...

 2022-06-26 17:16 

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Resilience learned from nature informs Kwon Chi-gyu's New York show...

Kwon Chi-gyu delves into the concept of resilience with the belief that as humans, we all have the power to overcome, which is deeply embedded in ourselves. After the yearslong pandemic, people are incrementally returning to normal life, slowly overc...

 2022-06-26 17:13 

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Seoul shares up for 2nd day amid recession woes...

Seoul shares ended higher for the second straight session Monday, as investors speculate the pace of the Federal Reserve's rate hikes could be slower than expected amid global recession woes. The local currency sharply rose against the US dollar...

 2022-06-26 17:08 

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[Herald Interview] Park Hye-il still attached to character in Cannes-winning 'Decision to Leave'...

When Korean actor Park Hye-il, 45, entered the cafe in Samcheong-dong, central Seoul, where an interview with a group of reporters was to take place Thursday, he immediately started wiping the table with a tissue, although it was perfectly clean. Whe...

 2022-06-26 17:07 

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[Photo News] World Cup Coins...

The official commemorative coins issued by the Qatar Central Bank to celebrate the 2022 Qatar World Cup were showcased in Seoul on the sidelines of a ceremony held to launch limited edition medals to commemorate the Korea-Japan World Cup held 20 year...

 2022-06-26 17:01 

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Less than half of multicultural children move onto higher education: survey...

A survey conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family showed less than half of children from multicultural families in Korea enroll into higher education institutions, marking a significantly low number for a nation with a high university...

 2022-06-26 16:45 

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[Best Brand] Branksome Hall Asia, a cradle for future leaders...

Named International School of the Year 2021 by ISC Research, Branksome Hall Asia is Jeju's only all International Baccalaureate (IB) school offering full IB education to students of 3-19 years old. With the mission of inspiring students to love...

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