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 2021-01-18 11:37 

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Konstantin Ishkhanov: 'Phenomenal' Korean classical music stars shine brightly at InClassica...

From 17 April 11 May, Malta will host the InClassica International Music Festival, a three week programme of classical music featuring world-renowned soloists, leading international orchestras and celebrated conductors. InClassica will be h...

 2021-01-18 11:20 

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Hip-hop trio Epik High is here with message of hope...

Sending a message of hope has always been the backbone of Epik High's music career spanning over 17 years. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, but the trio has never been so eager to reach out to and comfort listeners in this distressing t...

 2021-01-18 11:06 

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[Newsmaker] Biden to be inaugurated amid pandemic, worst political turmoil...

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated as the next US president this week in probably a never-before-seen ceremony that will highlight the dangers from the worst pandemic and a political divide facing the United States. Biden will be sworn...

 2021-01-18 11:01 

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[Graphic News] Exports of fishery goods down 7.4% in 2020 amid pandemic fallout...

South Korea's exports of fishery products moved down 7.4 percent on-year in 2020, data showed, as people around the globe refrained from dining out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a weaker demand for tuna and other popular goods. Outb...

 2021-01-18 11:00 

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NK leader urges devotion from newly elected members of Cabinet, ruling party...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged the newly appointed members of the Cabinet and the ruling party to devote themselves to the country and serve the people like "God," as he held a photo session with them, state media said Tuesday. Last...

 2021-01-18 10:43 

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PM urges public to maintain vigilance amid drop in virus infections...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday called for the public to adhere to strict social distancing rules despite a downward trend in the number of new daily coronavirus cases nationwide. "We seem to have recovered a small level of normalcy of...

 2021-01-18 10:38 

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S. Korea to monitor market volatility amid widening bond yield spreads...

South Korea will closely monitor a potential increase in volatility of the financial markets as the yield spread between short and long-term state bonds is increasing, the vice finance minister said Tuesday. First Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom...

 2021-01-18 10:37 

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New infection cases under 400 for 2nd day; virus curve sliding downhill...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed under 400 for the second straight day Tuesday as infections sharply slowed down on tightened social distancing measures, but health authorities still remain vigilant over potential upticks amid partial...

 2021-01-18 10:32 

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Seoul stocks open higher on auto gains...

South Korean stocks opened higher Tuesday on strong advances by auto-related shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 10.02 points, or 0.33 percent, to 3,023.95 in the first 15 minutes of trading. The KOSPI rebounded on foreign...

 2021-01-18 10:25 

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S. Korea's data industry grows 14% in 2020...

South Korea's data industry expanded more than 14 percent in 2020 from a year earlier to exceed the 19 trillion won level, a survey showed Tuesday. The local market for data stood at 19.3 trillion won ($17.4 billion) last year, up 14.3 percent from...

 2021-01-18 10:21 

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S. Korea culls 18.8m poultry to prevent spread of bird flu...

South Korea's agricultural ministry said Monday it has completed destroying 18.8 million poultry to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic bird flu among local farms, with the number set to further rise down the road on the piling up of new cases....

 2021-01-18 10:15 

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S. Korean exports to Japan dip 11.7% in 2020 on pandemic...

South Korean exports to Japan shrank nearly 12 percent in 2020 from a year earlier due to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Overseas shipments to the neighboring country came to $25.09 billion last year, down 11.7 percent...

 2021-01-18 10:04 

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JTBC romance drama 'She Would Never Know' kicks off...

The first episode of JTBC romance drama "She Would Never Know," based on a popular web novel of the same name, aired Monday, capturing viewers' curiosity. A webtoon based on the same novel also launched on Naver this month. &ldquo...

 2021-01-18 06:31 

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[Leonid Bershidsky] US tech censorship is real gift to Putin...

Alexey Navalny, the opposition leader whom the Russian secret police nearly killed with military-grade poison last year, is worried about Twitter's decision to shut down Donald Trump's account. Navalny is no Trump fan. The reason he is wo...

 2021-01-18 06:31 

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[Ivo Daalder] Remedies for stronger American democracy...

"What's going on over there?" The question from a former NATO colleague in Europe was among the many texts and WhatsApp messages that lit up my phone Jan. 6 as I watched on live television the astonishing and frightening events unfo...

 2021-01-18 06:30 

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[Editorial] Legitimate inspection...

The Board of Audit and Inspection began an inspection recently to determine whether the government followed proper procedures when it established its nuclear phaseout policy. Three days later, on Jan. 14, Im Jong-seok, President Moon Jae-in's...

 2021-01-17 20:44 

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S. Korean IOC member wins re-election as head of S. Korean Olympic body...

Lee Kee-heung, a South Korean International Olympic Committee member, has been elected to his second consecutive term as head of the national Olympic body. In a vote held on Monday, Lee beat out three candidates for the new four-year term in an elect...

 2021-01-17 20:37 

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Outgoing US envoy meets PM, expresses hope to play role in advancing alliance...

Outgoing US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris on Monday paid a farewell courtesy call on Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun and expressed his wish to play a role in advancing the bilateral alliance between Seoul and Washington. Harris, a former Navy...

 2021-01-17 19:41 

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National theater troupe aims to establish online screening model like NT Live...

The National Theater Company of Korea plans to interact with audiences at home through online screenings of high-quality productions in these COVID-19 pandemic times. Kim Kwang-bo, the new artistic director of the state-run company, said in an onlin...

 2021-01-17 19:37 

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Chaebol and prison: a quick look at chiefs who served jail terms...

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bribing former President Park Geun-hye on Monday, joining a long list of conglomerate owners who have been charged with a similar offense in the past. While Lee is the first Samsun...

 2021-01-17 19:24 

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Consumer watchdog finds 'not safe' heated vests...

Four types of heated vest products were found to fail safety standards due to high surface temperatures, the Korea Consumer Agency said Monday. Based on a consumer survey, the watchdog selected 10 heated vests, one each from among the top 10 most p...

 2021-01-17 19:13 

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Samsung Electronics launches smart tracking tag...

Samsung Electronics will introduce a smart tracking tag this week to help users find lost items, the company announced Monday. Dubbed the Galaxy SmartTag, the product will go on sale here Tuesday for a retail price of 29,700 won, the company said....

 2021-01-17 19:03 

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[Herald Interview] Hard lessons from COVID-19 will equip Korea better for next pandemic...

This interview is the second installment in a three-part series in conversations with the former directors of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- now the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency -- as the country looks back on...

 2021-01-17 18:55 

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Celltrion's COVID drug given green light in 1st of 3-step review...

Celltrion's proposed COVID-19 treatment has won an OK in the first of the three-leg review by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the agency said Monday. The Korean drugmaker last week sought conditional use approval for its anti-COVID-19 m...

 2021-01-17 18:55 

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Victim of ex-Seoul mayor's sexual harassment urges lawmaker to resign...

A victim of sexual harassment by former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Monday urged a ruling party lawmaker to resign and apologize over the suspected leakage of information about her complaint against the mayor. "I am horrified by the fact tha...

 2021-01-17 18:52 

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Foreign residents to get COVID-19 vaccine for free...

The South Korean government on Monday said that foreign residents in the country will also be given the COVID-19 vaccine for free, as will Korean nationals, once the vaccines are rolled out. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency's c...

 2021-01-17 18:47 

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Court ruling on Samsung heir adds to stock woes...

South Korea's stock market was dealt a further blow following a conviction of Samsung group heir apparent Lee Jae-yong on Monday, with large-cap stocks posting bigger losses. This comes as a recent rally, largely driven by massive retail inve...

 2021-01-17 18:44 

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Hyundai Motor chairman sees March stock buy triple in value...

Stocks in carmaker Hyundai Motor and its auto parts-making affiliate Hyundai Mobis that Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun bought during the peak of the coronavirus crisis last year have tripled in value, according to data on Monday. When Hyu...

 2021-01-17 18:29 

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A look back at the 1988 Seoul Olympics...

The Gwacheon branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, is holding an exhibition titled "Olympic Effect: Korean Architecture and Design From 1980s to 1990s." The show reexamines the foundations of South Korea&rsq...

 2021-01-17 18:05 

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SK hynix to launch consumer SSDs...

SK hynix will launch consumer solid state drives here for the first time, the company said Monday, as the remote working trend boosted demand for personal storage devices. The chipmaker will introduce two models -- Gold P31 and Gold S31 whi...

 2021-01-17 18:01 

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Uncontrolled carbon emissions could warm Korea by 7 degrees in 60 years, weather agency warns...

If carbon emissions are kept at the current level, the temperature on the Korean Peninsula could rise by 7 degrees Celsius within the next 60 years, the Korea Meteorological Agency said Monday. Based on a recent report from the Intergovernmental Pa...

 2021-01-17 18:00 

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Korea's ICT exports grow 3.8% in 2020...

South Korea's exports of information and communication technology products in 2020 increased 3.8 percent on-year, data showed. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT on Monday, exports of ICT products reached $183.6 billion for the whol...

 2021-01-17 18:00 

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S. Korea withdraws destroyer to negotiate tanker release...

South Korea pulled its anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit from the Strait of Hormuz near Iran in a show of good faith in the negotiation to release a South Korea-flagged tanker seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps for polluting the sea, Seoul of...

 2021-01-17 17:39 

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Webtoon artist creates stir for defaming independence fighters...

South Korean webtoon artist Yoon Seo-in was mired in controversy after writing a post that appeared to hail pro-Japanese collaborators and insult Korean independence fighters on his Facebook. The controversial cartoonist faces a lawsuit from an asso...

 2021-01-17 17:33 

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[Feature] Fear of missing out: Psychology behind Kospi rally...

The nickname "ants" has been used to describe South Korean retail investors, as a diligent but minor group seeking profit from the market with little in the way of knowledge or funds. The recent stock craze that pushed up the nation&lsquo...

 2021-01-17 17:31 

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[Feature] When art meets technology...

In a dark room, animals bloom from digitally projected flowers on a wall. When touched, the flowers scatter and disappear -- just as it would in nature when humans seek to manipulate it. The artwork -- "Animals of Flower, Symbiotic Lives II&rd...

 2021-01-17 17:30 

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Korea's battery industry powers through pandemic...

South Korea is projected to set a new record in rechargeable battery exports this year. Overseas shipment of rechargeable batteries is expected to grow 5.7 percent from a year earlier to reach a record high of $7 billion, according to a projection...

 2021-01-17 17:30 

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Tesla's Model Y SUV to feature Hankook Tire's tires...

Hankook Tire, the world's seventh-largest tire maker by sales, will be one of the tire suppliers for Tesla's electric sport utility vehicle Model Y, industry officials said Monday. The Korean tire manufacturer's 19-inch tires are c...

 2021-01-17 17:28 

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[Newsmaker] Blow for Samsung as heir Lee sent back to prison for bribery...

South Korea's largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, is facing another watershed as chief Lee Jae-yong was once again taken into custody Monday after receiving a jail term for bribery and embezzlement. The departure of Lee from the helm of the g...

 2021-01-17 17:06 

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[Gadget Review] This time, Galaxy S21 over Galaxy S21 Ultra?...

Entry models are often a compromise for consumers, second-best to the fancy and expensive premium models. When it comes to Samsung Electronics' latest smartphone lineup, however, that may not be the case. With its sleeker design and slashed p...

 2021-01-17 17:00 

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Won Buddhism appoints leader for centers in the Americas...

Won Buddhism announced Monday that it had appointed Juksan Hwang Do-gook as its new leader in the Americas. Hwang's appointment ceremony took place virtually on Jan. 13 with followers from 23 countries watching. Hwang is the first leader in c...

 2021-01-17 16:55 

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Seoul stocks dip over 2% on Samsung, bio stocks...

South Korean stocks tumbled more than 2 percent Monday amid strong profit-taking sell-offs and a plunge in Samsung affiliates. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dipped 71.97 points, or...

 2021-01-17 16:41 

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Moon hopes Biden will turn tide of talks with NK...

President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed high expectations in working with the upcoming Joe Biden administration, saying the launch of the new US government will become a "turning point" in resuming the stalled North Korea-US and inter-K...

 2021-01-17 16:38 

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Discussions on corporate profit sharing heat up amid pandemic-driven economic polarization...

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) has set out to find ways to get lucrative companies to share some of their profits with small businesses vulnerable to losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it is facing vehement objection from the business commun...

 2021-01-17 16:35 

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Race for Seoul mayor heats up as political heavyweights announce bids...

The race for the upcoming Seoul mayoral by-election is all but set, with the ruling and opposition parties likely to finalize their candidates by the end of this week. The competition has heated up with the addition of each new runner, the latest be...

 2021-01-17 16:19 

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Hanmi touts production capacity for COVID-19 vaccines...

Hanmi Pharmaceutical on Monday said it has enough production capacity to contract manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. "Hanmi Pharmaceutical has various capabilities and facilities where we can produce nucleic acid vaccines as a contract manufacturi...

 2021-01-17 16:18 

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S. Korea reports 1st COVID-19 variant case from Brazil...

South Korea's health authorities on Monday confirmed the country's first case of the new coronavirus variant that was first identified in Brazil. The latest discovery brings the total caseload of new coronavirus variants to 18 here, including 15 w...

 2021-01-17 16:16 

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Yuhan's lung cancer treatment lazertinib wins approval...

The title for Korea's 31st homegrown novel drug goes to Yuhan's lung cancer treatment, Leclaza. On Monday, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced its approval for the third-generation non-small cell lung cancer treatment, bringin...

 2021-01-17 16:13 

Korea Herald

TV shows boost book sales...

Books that have been shown on TV entertainment shows are sweeping bestselling charts, reaching bestsellers lists in travel, poetry and cooking categories in the second week of January, according to the country's largest bookstore chain Kyobo Bo...

 2021-01-17 16:01 

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NK's parliament approves new development plans, cabinet reshuffle...

North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament gathered on Sunday to pass decisions made by a recent ruling party congress and carried out a major reshuffle of officials in charge of economic affairs, state media said Monday. The 14th Supreme Peo...

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