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 2022-11-30 22:58 

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Top environment officials of S. Korea, China, Japan discuss fine dust, carbon neutrality...

Top environmental officials of South Korea, China and Japan held a virtual trilateral meeting Thursday over joint efforts to reduce fine dust air pollution and work toward carbon neutrality, Seoul officials said. South Korea's Environment Minist...

 2022-11-30 22:51 

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KORAIL, railway union in last-minute talks ahead of planned strike...

The state-run Korea Railroad (KORAIL) and its labor union engaged in last-minute talks Thursday to avoid what would be the first railway workers' walkout in three years. The Korean Railway Workers' Union has threatened to go on strike Frida...

 2022-11-30 22:50 

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Ex-President Moon voices deep concern over probe into slain fisheries official...

Former President Moon Jae-in on Thursday expressed deep concern over the prosecution's ongoing investigation into the 2020 death of a South Korean fisheries official at the hands of North Korea, saying that a "matter of national security&qu...

 2022-11-30 22:36 

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S. Korean military rejects call for recognizing transgender soldier's case as 'on-duty death'...

The Army has decided not to recognize Byun Hee-soo, a transgender soldier in her 20s who was found dead last year after being forcibly discharged from service, as having died in the line of duty, military authorities said Thursday. In a committee mee...

 2022-11-30 22:25 

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[World Cup] Defender determined to stop Portugal with collective effort...

South Korean defender Kim Young-gwon said Thursday he is not daunted by the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo and other highly-skilled Portuguese players at the FIFA World Cup this week, believing a collective effort should get the job done agains...

 2022-11-30 21:50 

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[Today's K-pop] HyunA, Dawn split after 6 years...

HyunA and Dawn have decided to go their separate ways after dating for six years. HyunA broke the news to her fans via Instagram. "We decided to remain as good friends and colleagues from now on," she said, thanking fans for supporting th...

 2022-11-30 21:24 

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S. Korean military rejects call for recognizing transgender soldier's case as 'on-duty death'...

The Army has decided not to recognize Byun Hee-soo, a transgender soldier in her 20s who was found dead last year after being forcibly discharged from service, as having died in the line of duty, military authorities said Thursday. In a committee mee...

 2022-11-30 20:46 

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Ex-President Moon voices deep concern over probe into slain fisheries official...

Former President Moon Jae-in on Thursday expressed deep concern over the prosecution's ongoing investigation into the 2020 death of a South Korean fisheries official at the hands of North Korea, saying that a "matter of national security&qu...

 2022-11-30 20:30 

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KORAIL, railway union in last-minute talks ahead of planned strike...

The state-run Korea Railroad (KORAIL) and its labor union engaged in last-minute talks Thursday to avoid what would be the first railway workers' walkout in three years. The Korean Railway Workers' Union has threatened to go on strike Frida...

 2022-11-30 20:15 

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Bereaved families explain why they want safety minister gone...

The bereaved families of the victims of the deadly crowd crush in Seoul's Itaewon last month called the firing of Lee Sang-min, the minister of interior and safety, who has yet refused to resign. In a press conference held outside the Seoul Met...

 2022-11-30 20:13 

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Maroon 5 makes grand return to S. Korea after 4 years...

American pop-rock band Maroon 5 made a grand return to South Korea on Wednesday night, almost four years after their last concert in the country. As soon as the lights went off at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, signaling the beginning of the long-awaited...

 2022-11-30 19:14 

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Delayed supplies caused by truckers' strike amounts to 1.6 tln won: gov't...

Over one trillion won worth of financial damage has been caused by the ongoing unionized truckers' strike in the past week, affecting the cement, steel, oil and other industries, the South Korean government on Thursday. The Ministry of Trade, In...

 2022-11-30 19:12 

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Posco shares surge after union's departure from hard-line labor group...

Shares of Posco companies fluctuated Thursday after one of its two unions decided to leave the Korean Metal Workers' Union, considered one of the most hard-line labor groups here, via ballot a day earlier. In a ballot held for three days, almos...

 2022-11-30 19:08 

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S. Korea expands space operations unit amid escalating NK threats...

South Korea's Air Force said Thursday it had expanded its space operations unit to enhance interoperability between the South Korean and US space forces against air and missile threats from North Korea. The launch of the "Space Operations...

 2022-11-30 19:07 

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SK carries out modest reshuffle amid lingering uncertainties...

SK Group, the nation's second-largest conglomerate, appears to be seeking stability rather than drastic changes in the face of economic uncertainty, as it carried out a modest year-end leadership reshuffle across affiliates. SK Supex Council, t...

 2022-11-30 18:54 

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Hit filmmaker Kang Yun-sung satisfied with 'Big Bet' on first drama series...

Korea Herald correspondent SINGAPORE -- From the shooting locations to the cast and presentation of stories, director Kang Yun-sung shared nothing but satisfaction with upcoming Disney+ noir series "Big Bet." "Our story takes place...

 2022-11-30 18:54 

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'Call It Love' to warm viewers' hearts next year...

Korea Herald Correspondent SINGAPORE -- Director Lee Kwang-young is certain that Korean and international viewers will immerse themselves in the touching love story presented by South Korea's go-to romance masters -- Kim Young-kwang and Lee Sun...

 2022-11-30 18:00 

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BTS wins big at 2022 Mama Awards, big night unfolds in emotional experience...

Korea Herald correspondent OSAKA, Japan -- The long-awaited 2022 Mama Awards successfully came to an end in Osaka, Japan, and it was about more than handing out the haul of trophies. Living up to its reputation as one of the biggest year-end music...

 2022-11-30 17:46 

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NMK opens remodeled celadon gallery of Goryeo...

Along a darkened hallway, delicately aligned celadon pottery glowing in their unique jade hues lead to the National Museum of Korea's permanent celadon ware exhibition. In the newly renovated room, which opened on Nov. 23, NMK presents some 250...

 2022-11-30 17:43 

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Woman in Kashgar invokes memory of Tiananmen Square's 'Tank Man'...

Video footage of a woman standing against Chinese Public Security has been going viral on social media as "white paper protests" against China's "Zero-COVID" policy spread across the country. The video reportedly taken in...

 2022-11-30 17:17 

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Korean crypto exchange operators see Q3 earnings shrink...

Korean cryptocurrency exchange operators have suffered setbacks in earnings in the third quarter, as investors' appetite for virtual assets fizzled following a string of incidents revealing their risks. According to Dart, the Financial Superviso...

 2022-11-30 16:56 

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Yoon to host Vietnamese leader in push for better ties with Southeast Asia...

President Yoon Suk-yeol will meet Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday in Seoul to elevate their 30 years of diplomatic ties, as South Korea looks to expand its reach into Southeast Asia. During Phuc's three-day state visit -- the fi...

 2022-11-30 16:52 

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Posco union departs from hard-line labor group...

One of two unions at Posco cemented its decision to leave the Korean Metal Workers' Union after its ballot indicated as of Wednesday that nearly 70 percent of its members had voted in favor of its withdrawal from the nation's most hard-line...

 2022-11-30 16:47 

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[Photo News] Instant icon of the year...

Hyundai Motor's N Vision 74, a high-performance hydrogen fuel cell hybrid concept, has been awarded the Instant Icon Award by TopGear.com, the top UK motoring website, the South Korean carmaker said Thursday. Its sibling Kia also won the award...

 2022-11-30 16:40 

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[Weekender] A year without hagwon, away from concrete jungle...

Childhood is no longer filled with dreams. Instead it is beset by competition, pressure and anxiety, as more children are exposed to an overheated education environment from an early age. But some students and their families are taking a step away fr...

 2022-11-30 16:38 

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Korean won strengthens after Fed hints at smaller rate hike...

The South Korean won rose to a four-month high on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve hinted at a possible slowdown of its aggressive rate hikes. The Korean currency had been trading at 1,300.8 won against the greenback as of 2:30 p.m., up 18 won from...

 2022-11-30 16:35 

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Internal transactions increase at family-run conglomerates...

Transactions among affiliates of South Korea's large corporations edged up in 2021 from the previous year, a corporate watchdog said on Thursday, with the figures marking higher among family-controlled companies. South Korea's Fair Trade C...

 2022-11-30 16:22 

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Friends Ju Ji-hoon and Park Sung-woong team up in 'Gentleman'...

Ju Ji-hoon is returning to the screen for the first time in four years with the comedy film, "Gentleman," alongside his close friend and fellow actor Park Sung-woong who gets to become a different type of villain. "At first, I refus...

 2022-11-30 16:20 

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Public has more favorable view of Samsung chief: data...

One month after Lee Jae-yong was promoted to the top post at Samsung Electronics, South Koreans are found to have a more favorable view of him than before, data showed Thursday. According to research firm Data&Research, a total of 18,335 online p...

 2022-11-30 16:06 

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[Newsmaker] Kim Jong-un's daughter, 10, leads fashion wave in North Korea...

Since weeks ago when Kim Jong-un revealed his 10-year-old daughter Kim Ju-ae to the world openly for the first time, her fashion style has proven to be an instant hit in North Korea, and her styling seems to be sending young North Koreans abuzz. The...

 2022-11-30 16:00 

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MAMA caption...

: The 2022 Mama Awards take place at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, Wednesday. (CJ ENM) : J-Hope performs at the 2022 Mama Awards at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, Wednesday. (CJ ENM)...

 2022-11-30 15:58 

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Hyundai Heavy to showcase sustainable maritime future at CES...

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will showcase its vision for a sustainable maritime future at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023, the firm said Thursday. CES, the world's largest technology exhibition, is held in Las Vegas dur...

 2022-11-30 15:58 

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MAMA CAPTION...

: The 2022 Mama Awards take place at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, Wednesday. (CJ ENM) : J-Hope performs at the 2022 Mama Awards at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, Wednesday. (CJ ENM)...

 2022-11-30 15:47 

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[From the Scene] Xi Jinping out: Chinese chant in Seoul...

At minus five degrees Celsius on Wednesday evening, when the first cold wave warning of this year was issued, more than 200 Chinese and Koreans gathered for the first time to denounce Beijing's zero-COVID policy and to demand President Xi Jinpi...

 2022-11-30 15:07 

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Hyundai E&C starts sales of new apartment complex in Incheon...

South Korean builder Hyundai E&C said Thursday it has begun selling flats at its newly constructed apartment complex in Namdong-gu, Incheon. Named "Hillstate Incheon City Hall Station," the apartment complex can house a total of 746 h...

 2022-11-30 14:16 

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Best Italian Restaurants of 2022...

This information is provided by CATCH TABLE. -- Ed. 1. Jae() Restaurant Jae() is famous for its Tajarin menu served by an Italian bistro specialist chef Lee Jae-hoon. Bolongnese lasagne and tenderloin steak are must-order menus. Please note that...

 2022-11-30 12:36 

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 2022-11-30 12:03 

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S. Korea's exports log steeper on-year fall in November...

South Korea's exports fell for the second consecutive month on-year in November and the decline accelerated from the previous month due to the global economic slowdown and logistics disruptions over a truckers' strike, the trade ministry sa...

 2022-11-30 11:39 

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S. Korea not to send condolence delegation to Jiang's funeral: official...

South Korea has decided not to send an official condolence delegation to the funeral of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, a ranking official at the presidential office said Thursday. "It has been known that the Chinese government won't acc...

 2022-11-30 11:22 

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NK leader meets Air Force commanders, pilots over last month's massive warplane protest against S. Korea...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the promotion of hundreds of officers involved in last month's warplane activities apparently targeting South Korea, according to Pyongyang's state media Thursday. Kim congratulated the commanding off...

 2022-11-30 11:18 

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PM discusses resource cooperation with Mozambique president...

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo met with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and discussed ways to expand energy and resource cooperation during his visit to the African country, Han's office said Thursday. During their meeting at the presidential off...

 2022-11-30 11:14 

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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall below 60,000 amid concerns of winter surge...

South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 60,000 on Thursday amid lingering concerns over a virus resurgence during the cold winter months. The country reported 57,079 new COVID-19 infections, including 43 cases from overseas, bringing the tot...

 2022-11-30 11:13 

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Hyundai Elevator announces winners of elevator design contest...

Hyundai Elevator, South Korea's largest elevator manufacturer, on Wednesday unveiled the six winners of its design contest for the future of elevators. A total of 347 individuals and teams from six different countries joined the contest, the man...

 2022-11-30 10:40 

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Finance minister renews call for truckers to return to work...

Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho on Thursday reiterated his call for local truckers to return to work, stressing that their strike is causing severe damage to the country's economy, already hurt by uncertainties. The remark came after South Korea...

 2022-11-30 10:36 

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N. Korea to hold key party meeting this month amid concerns over nuclear test possibility...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a politburo session of the ruling party and decided to convene a key party meeting later this month, North Korean state media reported Thursday. During the meeting held the previous day, Kim said the &quo...

 2022-11-30 10:30 

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Seoul shares open sharply higher on Powell remarks...

South Korean stocks opened sharply higher Thursday, boosted by US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks signaling smaller rate hikes. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 24.23 points, or 0.98 percent, to 2,496.76 shortly...

 2022-11-30 09:00 

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[Graphic News] Record number of people repatriated from IS camps in Syria...

Repatriations of foreign women and children affiliated with Islamic State from detention camps in northeast Syria hit a record high in 2022, Kurdish authorities said. Thousands of foreigners including women and children had gone to Syria to live in I...

 2022-11-30 08:50 

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Seoul subway returns to normal as strike ends...

Seoul subway operations returned at full capacity early Thursday morning after a late-night agreement by management to withdraw a staff downsizing plan ended the strike. Some parts of Lines 1, 3 and 4, however, might not run at full capacity due to s...

 2022-11-30 06:30 

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[Editorial] Guidelines for metaverse...

The South Korean government this week unveiled a set of ethical guidelines for the fast-growing metaverse ecosystem, in a bid to deal with a growing number of problematic issues in virtual space. The Ministry of Science and ICT on Monday announced th...

 2022-11-30 06:24 

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[Hal Brands] Ukraine's victories may distress US...

Ukraine has notched another big victory in its war against Russian aggression: the liberation of the Kherson without a grueling urban battle. Yet that triumph was met with mixed messages from US President Joe Biden's administration on a very se...

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