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 2021-06-10 10:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

10-year payment plans for inheritance tax, KCCI suggests...

Korean executives from some of Korea's largest companies and the chair of the most powerful lobbying group in the country are asking the tax authorities to offer longer payment plans for settling inheritance tax bills....

 2021-06-10 10:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

Spotify to release 'enhanced album' of girl group Twice...

Global music streaming platform Spotify said it will reveal a variety of content related to girl group Twice's upcoming EP "Taste of Love," which it has dubbed an "enhanced album....

 2021-06-10 10:57 

Korea Herald

Curfews on restaurants, entertainment facilities in greater Seoul to be eased from July...

Restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities in the greater Seoul area will be able to open until midnight starting next month as the country is moving to gradually ease virus curbs in line with an accelerating vaccination rate, the health ministr...

 2021-06-10 10:57 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hana offers $600M in ESG bonds...

Hana Bank said Thursday it floated $600 million worth of environment, social and governance (ESG) bonds to help support eco-friendly projects....

 2021-06-10 10:56 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jeanne D'Arc mission projects French power in Indian Ocean, Pacific...

France took part in an allied naval exercise, dubbed the Jeanne D'Arc mission, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between May 11 and 16. The JoongAng Ilbo conducted an interview with Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey about the mission....

 2021-06-10 10:56 

Korea Joongang Daily

Select gyms and driving ranges can soon stay open till midnight...

Gyms and indoor golf driving ranges in some parts of Seoul will be allowed to stay open until midnight starting from Saturday in an effort to help revive small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-06-10 10:56 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Vanilla'...

Cube Entertainment's new girl group Lightsum held an online showcase on Thursday with their debut song "Vanilla," which was released on various local music streaming charts at 6 p.m. Thursday....

 2021-06-10 10:47 

Korea Herald

BOK will prepare for 'orderly' exit from monetary easing if recovery remains solid: chief...

South Korea will prepare for an "orderly" exit from the pandemic-era monetary easing policy if an economic recovery remains solid, the head of the Bank of Korea (BOK) said Friday. It was the second time in a month that BOK Gov. Lee Ju-yeo...

 2021-06-10 10:47 

Korea Herald

[Eye] Baek Ye-rin forays into 90s rock with The Volunteers...

It might have come as a surprise to most that soft-voiced R&B singer Baek Ye-rin deviated to rock, but her three bandmates in The Volunteers found the transition quite natural. "Nothing about this band was planned. We didn't set a g...

 2021-06-10 10:47 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports 556 COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 556 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, falling below 600 after two days. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Friday that the new infections raised the country's accumulated caseload to 146-thousan...

 2021-06-10 10:42 

Korea Herald

Export prices up for 6th month in May...

South Korea's export prices rose in May, marking the sixth straight monthly gain amid a robust recovery in exports, central bank data showed Friday. The country's export price index, in terms of the local currency, rose 1.5 percent in May from the...

 2021-06-10 10:41 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open steeply higher despite US price hike...

South Korean stocks opened higher Friday despite the steep hike in the US price gauge, as investors expect the price pressure is still short of starting Federal Reserve discussions to pull back its accommodative policies. The benchmark Korea Composi...

 2021-06-10 10:38 

The Chosun Ilbo

Kim Jong-un's Weight Loss Prompts Health Speculation...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have lost weight in the first public photos published by state media after about a month's absence. The NK News website on Tuesday said Kim is visibly thinner in the new photos compared to late April, when he...

 2021-06-10 10:34 

KBS World

BOK Chief Hints at Rate Hike, 'Orderly Exit' from Monetary Easing...

[Economy] : Bank of Korea(BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol has again hinted at a potential rate hike this year and an "orderly exit" from the monetary easing policy. Lee suggested a possible increase in rate on Friday in a speech for an event marking the...

 2021-06-10 10:32 

Korea Herald

Moon to visit Britain for G-7 summit, travel to Austria, Spain for bilateral meetings...

President Moon Jae-in will leave for Britain on Friday to attend an annual Group of Seven (G-7) summit, the outset of his weeklong trip to Europe that will take him to Austria and Spain as well. He is joining the G-7 session as a guest invited by Br...

 2021-06-10 10:26 

Korea Herald

Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary with special events...

The country's annual festival of short films is back, after an announcement earlier this year that it would be discontinued. Defying the odds, the 20th Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival will run June 24 to June 30. Some changes have been made...

 2021-06-10 10:22 

Korea Herald

N. Korean missiles pose increasing threat to US, allies: Secretary Austin...

WASHINGTON -- North Korea continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, posing an increasing threat to the United States and its allies, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Thursday. "Pyongyang continues to develop...

 2021-06-10 10:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

The electric Genesis G80, getting slightly ahead of itself...

Genesis, the Hyundai Motor luxury brand, showcased an electric version of its G80 midsize sedan in Korea. It was premiered at Auto Shanghai in April....

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Six Korean karatekas hope to kick their way into Tokyo...

Six Koreans hope to secure Olympic berths at the Karate 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Paris from Friday to Sunday....

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rice boom...

Rice prices in May increased 14.0 percent on year, according to Statistics Korea on Thursday. The increase drove up prices of other products that use rice. Instant rice prices increased by 3.2 percent on year....

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Herald

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

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival Taking place in Seocheon, South Chungcheong Province, the Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival continues the tradition of Hansan ramie fabric, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The three-day...

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Herald

[Around the Hotels] Promotions and Packages...

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel celebrates World Environment Day Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel in Songdo has partnered with social venture Tree Planet to raise awareness of environmental protection. "Green Project" will see the hotel plant...

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Herald

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

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (US) Opened June 3 Horror Directed by Michael Chaves In 1981, 8-year-old boy David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard), possessed by a demon, stabs his father's leg. Demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine W...

 2021-06-10 10:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor, musician, artist — Bek Hyun-jin straddles his three identities...

Actor Bek Hyun-jin is know for his vivid portrayal of a heinous CEO of a file-sharing service which profited by spreading illegal pornography in the recently-ended drama series "Taxi Driver" on SBS, and the hysterical executive, deeply involved in...

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lawmaker issues apology after posting picture of BTS's Jungkook...

Justice Party Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong apologized for an Instagram post she uploaded on Tuesday using photos of BTS member Jungkook to support a bill she is drafting to liberalize tattooing. Ryu appeared on an MBC radio program on Thursday and explained......

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tripitaka Koreana...

Monks look around printing woodblocks of Tripitaka Koreana (also called Palman Daejanggyeong) preserved in Haein Temple in Hapcheon, South Gyeongsang, on Thursday. The temple will allow the general public to appreciate the cultural asset......

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Supreme Court orders retrial of bribery-orgy case...

The Supreme Court on Thursday remanded the bribery case of former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui to a lower court for a retrial, calling into question the reliability of witness testimony used against him....

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor Son Ho-jun ends contract with YG, signs with Think Entertainment...

Actor Son Ho-jun will end his contract with his agency YG Entertainment at the end of this month and sign with Think Entertainment for representation. "Although our management duties have ended, we are sincerely thankful to Son for his activities......

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Song Kang-ho to take part in Cannes Film Festival as jury member...

Actor Song Kang-ho will be part of the jury for the official selection of films to be invited to the 74th Cannes International Film Festival next month. The complete list of judges will be officially announced next week....

 2021-06-10 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Telecom's plan to divide in two approved by board...

SK Telecom will be dividing into two companies, one focused on core businesses and the other on investments and new areas....

 2021-06-10 09:55 

KBS World

S. Korea to Extend Current Social Distancing for 3 More Weeks...

[Domestic] : The government announced on Friday that it will extend current social distancing measures, including the ban on gatherings of five or more people, for three more weeks.The greater Seoul area will remain under Level Two, the third highest in t...

 2021-06-10 09:53 

KBS World

Curfew on Restaurants, Entertainment Facilities in Greater Seoul to be Eased from July...

[Domestic] : Restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities in the greater Seoul area will be able to stay open until midnight starting next month.The Health and Welfare Ministry announced the move on Thursday, explaining a new social distancing scheme t...

 2021-06-10 09:50 

Korea Herald

ASEAN-Korean Center launches second season of interview series 'ASEAN Issue'...

The ASEAN-Korea Center is set to launch a second season of its own YouTube interview series, "ASEAN Issue," on Friday. The interview series, aimed at promoting Southeast Asian cultures as well as ASEAN-Korean partnerships, started last...

 2021-06-10 09:37 

The Chosun Ilbo

Wrath of Man (2021)...

Genres: Action and Crime Running Time: 119 min. Directed by: Guy Ritchie Starring: Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett Synopsis: The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of do...

 2021-06-10 09:36 

The Chosun Ilbo

Silk Road (2021)...

Genres: Crime and Thriller Running Time: 112 min. Directed by: Tiller Russell Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Yun Synopsis: Philosophical twenty-something Ross Ulbricht creates Silk Road, a dark net website that sells drugs, while DEA agent Rick Bowden ...

 2021-06-10 09:34 

KBS World

S. Korea's Export Prices Rise for Sixth Month in May...

[Economy] : South Korea's export prices rose for the sixth straight month in May amid a recovery in exports. According to data from the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Friday, the country's export price index, in terms of the local currency, gained one-poin...

 2021-06-10 09:32 

The Chosun Ilbo

Wrath of Man (2021)...
 2021-06-10 09:30 

KBS World

Ruling Party Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19...

[Politics] : Rep. Ahn Gyu-back of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, prompting concerns about a possible virus outbreak at the National Assembly. Ahn is the second sitting legislator to be diagnosed with COVID-19 aft...

 2021-06-10 09:30 

The Chosun Ilbo

Silk Road (2021)...
 2021-06-10 09:27 

KBS World

Moon to Depart for Britain for G7 Summit, State Visits to Austria, Spain...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will embark on a European tour on Friday to attend the Group of Seven(G7) summit and make state visits. The president will depart for Britain to take part in the G7 summit set for Friday to Sunday in Cornwell. South Kore...

 2021-06-10 09:25 

The Chosun Ilbo

Price of Rice Up 14% in May...

The price of rice in Korea rose sharply last month, and that's also making products that are made from rice more expensive, like certain alcoholic beverages.According to Statistics Korea, rice last month was up 14 percent in price from a year earlier,...

 2021-06-10 09:24 

KBS World

Pentagon Chief: N. Korea Continues to Develop Nuke, Missiles with Ambitions to Strike US...

[International] : U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Thursday that North Korea continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities with ambitions to strike the U.S. homeland.Austin presented the assessment in his written testim...

 2021-06-10 09:23 

The Chosun Ilbo

India Breaks World Record After Posting 6,000 COVID Deaths in a Day...

India posted a single-day world record Thursday of more than 6,000 COVID-19 deaths after one state revised a set of numbers.The eastern state of Bihar, one of India's largest and poorest states, revised its death toll Wednesday from about 5,500 to 9,5...

 2021-06-10 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S., Europe to Collaborate on New Venus Mission...

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Thursday it will collaborate with the U.S. space agency NASA on an unmanned probe to study Venus, the third such mission to the planet announced this month.In a release, ESA said the probe will be called EnVision,...

 2021-06-10 09:17 

The Chosun Ilbo

Asia-Pacific Drug Trade Thriving as Gangs Make Billions in Profits...

Asia's drug lords have established new manufacturing hubs and maritime trafficking routes to ramp up the supply of methamphetamine across the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations crime agency said Thursday. The value of the drug trade in the region is est...

 2021-06-10 09:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

White House Launches Broader Scrutiny of Foreign Tech...

An executive order signed by President Joe Biden this week dropped a Trump-era measure that barred Americans from downloading TikTok and several other Chinese smartphone apps. But analysts say the order also broadens the scrutiny of foreign-controlled tec...

 2021-06-10 09:11 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Consumer Prices Jumped Sharply in May...

U.S. consumer prices surged in May, jumping 5 percent from a year ago, the highest annual inflation rate in nearly 13 years, the Labor Department reported Thursday.The increase, in a variety of ways, is linked to the country's recovery from the corona...

 2021-06-10 09:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean tycoons start their own hydrogen council...

The heads of four Korean business groups met Thursday to form a committee dedicated to investment and business opportunities in hydrogen....

 2021-06-10 09:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Education office to abolish white-underwear rule for girls...

The white-underwear-only rule still existing in some girls' middle and high schools in Seoul may soon be just a distant memory of the past....

 2021-06-10 09:04 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon orders probe of demolition accident that killed 9...

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday ordered a thorough investigation into the deadly collapse of a building in Gwangju that killed at least nine people trapped in a city bus....

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