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 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun to play the Phantom in 'Musical Phantom'...

Super Junior's Kyuhyun, who is also active on the musical scene, has been cast as the Phantom in the upcoming Korean production of the "Musical Phantom," EMK Musical announced Wednesday. Kyuhyun will be alternating the role with three other .....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

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Pardons will depend on the people, says Moon's aide...

A top presidential aide claimed Wednesday that granting pardons to President Moon Jae-in's two predecessors will depend on public opinion....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

U-23 team coach hopes to make history in Tokyo...

Korea's best performance in Olympic men's football remains the bronze medal from the 2012 competition in London. When, or if, the next Summer Games take place in Tokyo this July, the team's goal is to reach greater heights....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

2021.1.14 Now Playing...

#Iamhere (12) Romance, Comedy / 97 mins. / French / Jan. 14 Stephan, an esteemed French chef, finds new meaning in his life when he meets a mysterious Korean lady named "Soo" on Instagram. One day he and Soo talk about how beautiful cherry blossom...

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hanwha Aerospace to acquire 30 percent stake in Satrec Initiative...

Hanwha Aerospace, a defense industry unit of Hanwha Group, will acquire a 30 percent stake in Satrec Initiative, a space satellite company that was founded by scientists who participated in the development of Korea's first satellite....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

Covid-19 pushes employment numbers down by 218,000 in 2020...

Last year 218,000 fewer people were employed in Korea compared to 2019, the biggest decline in more than two decades since the IMF crisis of the late 1990s....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

New Wyverns manager looks to rebuild after nightmare season...

After leaving the SK Wyverns in 2017, Kim Won-hyung returns as the club's new manager for the upcoming season. Kim has the responsibility of leading the struggling team back to the top of the leaderboard....

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

MCND are crazy hopeful for a chance to finally meet its precious fans...

When boy band MCND made its debut in February last year, expectations were high for the newcomers to the K-pop scene. While things didn't go as the five members had hoped due to the coronavirus pandemic, when Castle J, BIC, Minjae, Huijun and Win ......

 2021-01-13 08:48 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mercedes model first to be replaced under lemon law...

Korea's transport ministry said Wednesday that a Mercedes-Benz S Series model became the first model in which the manufacturer will offer an exchange for malfunctions under a local "lemon law."...

 2021-01-13 08:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

Short selling rules issued as the practice is again allowed...

Investors will face fines of up to 500 million won ($455,00) if they participate in the capital increase of a company they have shorted, while they will have to maintain records on short sales for five years....

 2021-01-13 07:52 

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Diplomatic mission to free tanker seized in Iran fails...

Korean diplomats negotiating the release of a Korean oil tanker left Iran empty-handed Tuesday after disagreeing over frozen Iranian funds and claims of pollution....

 2021-01-13 06:56 

Korea Joongang Daily

Girl group (G)I-DLE’s 4th EP 'I burn' tops iTunes album charts in 51 countries...

K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE's 4th EP "I burn" is topping iTunes album charts in 51 countries including the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Brazil and Italy, the group's agency Cube Entertainment announced Wednesday......

 2021-01-13 06:55 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Motor Group stops developing diesel engines...

Hyundai Motor Group has suspended development of diesel engines in the latest step of its shift toward zero emission vehicles....

 2021-01-13 06:55 

Korea Joongang Daily

The Boyz set to drop first full-length Japanese album 'Breaking Dawn' in March...

K-pop boy band The Boyz, composed of 11 members, says the group has been working very hard recently for its Japanese fans and is finally ready to drop its first full-length Japanese album "Breaking Dawn" in March. Sony Music, who oversees ......

 2021-01-13 05:59 

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Samsung Electronics unveils Exynos 2100 mobile processing chip...

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest mobile processing chip Exynos 2100 built on an advanced process node during the CES 2021 on Tuesday, posing a major challenge to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888....

 2021-01-13 03:11 

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Yubin to release...

Yubin, a former member of Wonder Girls and now CEO of rrr, is releasing "Perfume" Wednesday evening. The digital single is her first in eight months, following "Me Time" last May. According to rrr Entertainment, "Perfume" used the ...

 2021-01-13 02:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 외환보유액 또 다시 사상 최대 기록...

Korea's foreign exchange reserves hit a record in December, the seventh consecutive monthly all-time high. The record is attributed to the weak dollar against the won in recent months. At the end of December, Korea held $443.1 billion in foreign......

 2021-01-12 11:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

[SPONSORED REPORTS ]OB plans to use solar energy to power its breweries...

Oriental Brewery (OB) is doing its part to help the environment by brewing beer using solar energy.OB signed a memorandum of understanding with Kepco Energy Solution and Aeonus as the first step toward realizing the project, part......

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Plant contamination called a gamma ray in a teacup...

The ruling and opposition parties are facing off over a media report about groundwater contamination by a radioactive material at the Wolsong nuclear plant, the country's second oldest....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rice price spike...

Packets of rice are stacked at a large discount market in Seoul on Tuesday. Rice prices soared by 15.3 percent on year based on Monday's price of 59,733 won ($54.42) per 20 kilograms (44 pounds) according to data from Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food...

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Dinner after 9 p.m.!...

Members of an emergency committee representing restaurant owners stage a protest in front of the ruling Democratic Party's headquarters in Yeouido on Tuesday, urging them to lift the regulation that forces restaurants to close at 9 p.m....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea tries getting to warp speed on Covid-19...

Democratic Party Chairman Lee Nak-yon said Tuesday Korea may have vaccination and treatment programs for Covid-19 running as early as next month. "With any luck, Korea may be able to have a well-running and complete system of testing......

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

CJ CheilJedang to build new Bibigo mandu plant in South Dakota...

Food company CJ CheilJedang is building another mandu, or dumpling, production facility in the United States, aiming to have 70 percent of its overseas sales come from the U.S. market....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB head refuses to prop up SsangYong Motor unless it finds a buyer...

Korea Development Bank (KDB) Chairman Lee Dong-gull said the bank will not spend a penny on troubled automaker SsangYong Motor unless it is able to find a new owner and come up with a viable plan to normalize business operations....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

IPO mania continues into 2021, small investors leading way...

IPO mania is set to continue into 2021 as interesting new issues hit the market, punters borrow to invest and memories of strong offerings in 2020 linger in the minds of the hopeful....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Closed for business...

A banner on a closed restaurant near the shopping district in Dongdaemun in central Seoul advertising the space for rent on Tuesday....

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Coupang sales shoot up in 2020 as Covid-19 sends shoppers online...

Transactions made on e-commerce website Coupang last year reached an estimated 21.75 trillion won ($19.8 billion), up 41 percent from an estimated 15.41 trillion won the previous year...

 2021-01-12 10:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Back to Jerusalem cluster keeps growing...

Police officers in Sangju, North Gyeongsang, said Tuesday they filed pretrial detention warrants for two people connected with a Protestant missionary school on charges that they didn't cooperate with government orders for a list of recent visitors....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

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Seoul stocks dip for a second day as investors remain wary...

Korean stocks closed lower for a second straight session Tuesday as institutional and foreign investors cashed in amid concerns of an overheated market. The won fell against the dollar....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon administration tells Biden to consider Singapore model...

South Korea proposed to the incoming Joe Biden administration a reopening of dialogue with North Korea in the spirit of the 2018 Singapore summit, according to a senior official in Seoul on Monday....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Musical medalists...

Award winners at this year's 5th Korea Musical Awards, organized by the Korea Musical Theater Association, pose for a photo after the event on Monday evening at the Blue Square in Hannam-dong, central Seoul. The event was streamed live via ......

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

As bubble threatens, short selling to be allowed again...

Short selling will again be permitted from March 15, and now all eyes are on the index to see whether the oft feared practice will do a number on stocks and kill the bull market....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Legendary Charlie Chaplin film 'The Kid' to be re-released to mark its centenary...

To mark the centenary of the 1921 legendary comedy-drama film "The Kid," written, produced, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin, it will be re-released in local theaters on Jan. 21, its distributor Artnine Film announced Tuesday......

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

First vaccinated Koreans are on U.S. Army base...

One of the first Koreans to be vaccinated against Covid-19, a Korean employee of a U.S. Army base in North Gyeongsang, spoke to the JoongAng Ilbo about having chills and muscle pains after a shot of Moderna's vaccine — side effects familiar from...

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tweaking of gym restrictions is looking likely...

Pilates and fitness center owners protested the government's shutdown orders Tuesday as health authorities floated the possibility of letting them reopen next week, citing falling coronavirus cases....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

KSOE signs ₩200 billion deal to build two oil tankers...

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering said Tuesday that it has signed a 200-billion-won ($182 million) deal to build two oil tankers for a European company....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDB issues $1.5 billion in bonds to foreign investors...

The state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) said Tuesday it has issued $1.5 billion worth of bonds to foreign investors....

 2021-01-12 09:27 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea to reclaim air control in 'Akara corridor' linking Japan, China...

Korea will implement a proposal by a United Nations aviation agency to reclaim the air control zone over seas to the south of Jeju Island, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Monday....

 2021-01-12 08:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Rollable makes a splash at CES, sales could start later this year...

After months of speculation, LG Electronics finally offered a first glimpse of its long-rumored rollable smartphone in an eight-second clip aired at the end of its CES 2021 presentation on Monday....

 2021-01-12 08:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean retirees have too much property, not enough cash...

Only three out of 10 Koreans preparing for retirement are fully prepared, according to a report published by Korea Insurance Development Institute....

 2021-01-12 08:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

IZ*ONE members in talks about whether to extend their contract with CJ ENM...

In the light of recent reports and controversy concerning project K-pop girl group IZ*ONE's fate, Swing Entertainment and Off The Record Entertainment — the agencies that some of the girls belong to — made an official statement ......

 2021-01-12 08:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Avante named 2021 North American Car of the Year...

Hyundai Motor's Avante compact sedan, also known as the Elantra, was named 2021 North American Car of the Year....

 2021-01-12 08:31 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai E&C wins $200 million Saudi power-line deal...

Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) signed a contract worth $199.4 million for the construction of power lines in Saudi Arabia's northern region, embarking on the first overseas order of the year, Hyundai said Tuesday....

 2021-01-12 07:35 

Korea Joongang Daily

Party congress splits up into work groups with masks...

Delegates attending the Eighth Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang split up for meetings on specific topics, state media reported Tuesday....

 2021-01-12 06:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Wiz reliever is first player to seek salary arbitration in nine years...

On Monday evening, Ju Kwon became the first KBO player in nine years to file for salary arbitration, with all of 30 million won ($27,000) separating him and the Wiz. The league's panel of arbitrators must determine Ju's salary for 2021 by Jan. 25....

 2021-01-12 06:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung's 'Moneyball' manager says data approach will work this time...

Samsung Lions manager Heo Sam-young is ready to make big changes for the 2021 season. While Heo may be all smiles on the outside, he is as cold-hearted as any manager needs to be when it comes to evaluating his team's performance last season....

 2021-01-12 03:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Boy band Seventeen to appear on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’...

K-pop boy band Seventeen will be making its first appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Jan. 13, the group's agency Pledis confirmed Tuesday......

 2021-01-12 01:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 이란, 호르무즈 해협서 한국 유조선 나포...

Iran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Monday amid ongoing tension with Washington and discussions with Seoul over what to do with Tehran's assets frozen in Korean banks....

 2021-01-11 14:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

Robots take center stage as Samsung and LG kick off CES 2021...

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics showcased their latest innovations on the first day of the virtual CES 2021 Monday where their prototypes — such as a rollable smartphone from LG and table-setting robot from Samsung — are set to make a s...

 2021-01-11 11:58 

Korea Joongang Daily

'I Burn'...

Members of (G)I-DLE pose during an online showcase on Monday to introduce the girl group's fourth new mini album "I Burn."...

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