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 2021-09-19 19:01 

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[Herald Interview] Yang Yo-seob hopes to shape his musical experiences with wider taste...

A year since Yang Yo-seob of boy band Highlight announced his discharge from the military, he has fans brimming with excitement that new music was on its way. The singer is finally returning to the stage with his first-ever solo LP, "Chocolate...

 2021-09-19 17:31 

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[Photo News] Blooming buckwheat flowers in Bongpyeong...

Unlike other flowers that bloom in spring, the buckwheat flower blooms in September. Bongpyeong-myeon in Gangwon Province is well-known for the buckwheat flower. Inspired by breathtaking views of fields covered by a carpet of buckwheat flowers, Kore...

 2021-09-19 17:31 

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[Photo News] Apple unveils new lineup for 2021...

On Sept. 14, Apple held a virtual "California Streaming" event unveiling the new iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. The Apple Watch will come in new sizes at 41 mm and 45 mm, departing from its standard 40 mm and 44 mm sizing. No...

 2021-09-19 17:10 

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Ruling party leader says Biden vague on NK...

Rep. Song Young-gil, leader of the ruling Democratic Party, blamed a flare-up in inter-Korean tensions on the uncertainty of US policy on North Korea, in comments delivered Sunday US time. Song, who is visiting the US to discuss North Korea's...

 2021-09-19 17:01 

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Moon to meet Pfizer CEO in New York...

President Moon Jae-in will hold a meeting with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourlar in New York on Tuesday, during his five-day trip to the US for the UN General Assembly, Cheong Wa Dae said. During the meeting, the president is expected to express his gratit...

 2021-09-19 17:01 

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From vaccination reminders to relief aid info: Virtual assistant helps over 12m residents...

Over 12 million residents have subscribed to the Korean government's virtual assistant service for the public, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Thursday. The virtual assistant service named "GoodPy" provides various in...

 2021-09-19 16:53 

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N. Korea downplays S. Korea's SLBM test...

North Korea said Monday that the submarine-launched ballistic missile South Korea test-fired last week was primitive and not a threat. Pyongyang is seen as trying to discredit Seoul's missile capabilities because South Korea is the first non-nu...

 2021-09-19 14:04 

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2.2 magnitude quake hits southwestern South Korea, no damage reported...

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern South Korea early Monday, but no damage was reported, the weather agency said. The quake hit some 20 kilometers northeast of Boseong County in South Jeolla Province, some 395 kilometers from Seoul, at 6...

 2021-09-19 11:00 

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New cases slightly over 1,600; concerns grow over further spread after Chuseok holiday...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell to around 1,600 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns have grown further over a surge in infections after the Chuseok holiday amid the fast spread of the virus in the greater Seoul area...

 2021-09-18 17:48 

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Two webtoons to catch up on before watching drama series during Chuseok holiday...

A growing number of popular Korean webtoons are being turned into drama series, moving their creative storylines and strong fanbases to a new medium. For those who have not seen the original webtoons, the Chuseok holiday can be the time to catch up...

 2021-09-18 17:31 

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[Photo News] 'Fashion's biggest night out'...

Met Gala, also known as the "fashion's biggest night out", is an iconic event in the fashion industry. After the cancelation last year due to the coronavirus crisis, the annual gala was postponed from May to September as virus infec...

 2021-09-18 17:31 

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[Photo News] Children make 'songpyeon' for Chuseok...

"Songpyeon" are traditional Korean rice cakes that are usually made at home and eaten with family before Chuseok. The Namdo Local Food Museum in Gwangju hosted a songpyeon-making experience Sept. 14 for the upcoming Chuseok holiday. Chil...

 2021-09-18 17:01 

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Moon, first lady give regional specialties as Chuseok gifts...

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook sent out regional specialties as Chuseok gifts for about 15,000 people, including front-line health care workers fighting COVID-19, according to Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday. The presidential couple fav...

 2021-09-18 17:01 

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Spring flowers bloom earlier, ice freezes later than before: report...

Spring flowers in Korea are blooming earlier while ice is forming increasingly later in the last three decades, a recent report from the Korea Meteorological Administration showed. The KMA on Tuesday released the latest climatological averages from...

 2021-09-18 16:52 

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Lawmaker's son booked for refusing field sobriety test after car crash...

The son of lawmaker Rep. Chang Je-won was booked by police for refusing a field sobriety test after a car accident occurred in southern Seoul on Saturday. Chang Yong-jun, 21, was involved in a car crash at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. According to po...

 2021-09-18 14:51 

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Lisa's 'Lalisa' tops global YouTube music chart...

The debut solo release "Lalisa" from K-pop girl group Blackpink member Lisa was ranked No. 1 on global YouTube music charts in its first week, the singer's agency YG Entertainment said Sunday. "Lalisa" was the highest-...

 2021-09-18 14:39 

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NPS exposure to Japanese 'war crimes companies' reaches W1.57tr: lawmaker...

The National Pension Service, Korea's largest public pension scheme, has 1.57 trillion won ($1.33 billion) exposure to stocks of what was labeled as "war crimes companies" during the World War 2, data showed Sunday. NPS was direct...

 2021-09-18 14:37 

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Timeline Index lists Jikji as oldest printed book with metal types on civic group's campaign...

Not-for-profit civic organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea said Sunday its campaign to petition a website to recognize Jikji Simche Yojeol as the oldest book with movable metal type in the world has borne fruit. Timeline Index, a Netherland...

 2021-09-18 11:59 

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BTS heads to New York for UN event as special presidential envoy...

K-pop sensation BTS flew to New York on Saturday to attend a United Nations event as a special presidential envoy. The chart-topping group is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony for the Sustainable Development Goals Moment of the Decade of Acti...

 2021-09-18 11:47 

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New cases fall below 2,000 amid concerns about spike in outbreaks after Chuseok holiday...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell below 2,000 on Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns linger over a spike in transmissions after the Chuseok holiday, when millions of people usually travel across the country to meet relat...

 2021-09-18 01:00 

Korea Herald

Disney+ likely to be introduced via LG U+ first and possibly KT later...

Disney+, the US entertainment giant's streaming service, is expected to land in Korea via LG U+ first, the smallest of the country's three IPTV providers. Then, it may team up with KT, the largest of the three, to further expand its reach...

 2021-09-17 21:31 

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Moon to visit US for UN session, alliance event...

President Moon Jae-in plans to leave for the United States on Sunday to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, according to his office. He is joining the annual meeting for the fifth consecutive year since his inauguration in May 2017. L...

 2021-09-17 17:26 

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Moon to visit US for UN session, alliance event...

President Moon Jae-in plans to leave for the United States on Sunday to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, according to his office. He is joining the annual meeting for the fifth consecutive year since his inauguration in May 2017....

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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[Eye Plus] A warm breeze heralds the start of autumn...

The weather seems to be getting cooler a little late this year. Hot air still arrives at the peak of the day, and air conditioning is still running on high in most of Seoul's packed buildings. But rest assured, Chuseok, the traditional Korean...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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Be our guest: Favorite Chuseok dishes explained...

Chuseok, the traditional fall harvest holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, is an occasion when family members get together to give thanks for the past year while wishing good fortune for the remainder of the y...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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[Visual History of Korea] Cheomseongdae observatory: A witness to 1,400 years of celestial phenomena...

Reading the celestial skies and understanding mandates of heaven has always been the exclusive domain of kings and emperors. When Queen Seondeok of Silla became the first female ruler in Korean history, not everyone welcomed her. In fact, her 15-yea...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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[Well-Curated Weekend] Too much time, not much to do over the Chuseok holiday?...

For those who want to get into the Chuseok holiday spirit, the National Folk Museum of Korea is offering diverse events, which started Tuesday and will run until Sept. 26. In the lobby of the National Folk Museum of Korea, there is a special photo...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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[Weekender] Netflix series about abuse in military emboldens calls for change...

A hit Netflix series exploring the culture of abuse among South Korea's enlisted soldiers is fueling calls for the military to get tougher on rights violations, just as a military task force in charge of reform is set to wrap up its work. &ldq...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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BIFF plans to go back to normal...

The 26th Busan International Film Festival will return nearly to how it previously operated before the pandemic. The festival is set to be held from Oct. 6 to 15 in Korea's second city, Busan. Last year, the BIFF organizer had to scale down a...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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[Serendipity] Getting together, finally...

When I heard a friend who is a few years older say that she missed the chaos of the kitchen before "jesa," or ancestral rite, I was incredulous. She described how the women of her family would line the kitchen floor with layers of old n...

 2021-09-17 14:18 

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Major highways see congestion on 1st day of Chuseok holiday...

Many sections of major highways in South Korea remained congested with heavy traffic Saturday morning as millions of people headed to their hometowns to celebrate the Chuseok holiday with their families. According to the Korea Expressway Corp (KEC),...

 2021-09-17 12:09 

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New cases over 2,000 for 2 straight days amid upsurge worries after Chuseok holiday...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases exceeded 2,000 for two consecutive days Saturday amid worries about a possible upsurge after a major holiday when people are expected to travel across the country in droves. The country reported an addit...

 2021-09-16 23:17 

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Will cosmetic refills take off in Korea?...

Beauty products often come in extravagant packaging -- only to later end up in a landfill after a single use. Statistics show only 10 percent of cosmetics packaging is recyclable, due to the complex designs, colors and multilayer structures. Face...

 2021-09-16 22:38 

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Posco reaches 1 million ton in production capacity for high strength steel...

Posco said Friday it has established a 1 million-ton production facility for giga steel, an ultrahigh-strength steel product used for cars. Amid the expanding global market for eco-friendly cars and rising demand for lightweight vehicles, Posco said...

 2021-09-16 22:07 

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MBC's 'The Wild Idol' aims to open up new horizons for survival audition shows...

MBC's long-awaited survival audition program, "The Wild Idol," will meet viewers for the first time on Friday at 8:10 p.m. "The Wild Idol" presents a series of harsh battles in which a total of 45 male idol applicants f...

 2021-09-16 21:01 

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SoftBank sells $1.69 billion of Coupang as Son unloads assets...

SoftBank Group Corp. sold about $1.69 billion worth of its stake in Coupang Inc., the South Korean e-commerce giant whose stock surged and then tumbled after its initial public offering in March. SoftBank sold 57 million shares at $29.685 on Sept. 1...

 2021-09-16 20:56 

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Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism kicks off across Seoul...

The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism began Thursday under the theme of "Crossroads, Building the Resilient City," exploring how the pandemic has transformed and impacted living spaces. The third edition of the biennale encom...

 2021-09-16 20:55 

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World Bank cancels business report after investigation...

The World Bank is canceling a prominent report on business conditions around the world after investigators found staff members were pressured by the bank's leaders to alter data about China and some other governments. The bank said Thursday...

 2021-09-16 20:02 

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Eastar Jet submits restructuring plans to court...

Eastar Jet Co., a debt-ridden South Korean budget carrier, said Friday it has submitted restructuring plans to a bankruptcy court to finalize an acquisition deal with a local property developer, aiming to resume flights next year. Eastar Jet submit...

 2021-09-16 19:24 

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NCT 127 gifts fans a boxful of joy with 'Sticker'...

Returning a year and half after their smash-hit second full-length album, K-pop boy band NCT 127 said the main concern in preparing new album "Sticker" was going beyond themselves. They achieved the goal -- and much more -- with preorder...

 2021-09-16 18:35 

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[Today's K-pop] NCT127 poised to show another side with 3rd LP...

NCT127 held a showcase on Friday to roll out its third full album "Sticker." "It has been almost 1 1/2 years and I am nervous and excited at the same time," said Doyoung asking fans to enjoy the moment as well. Since i...

 2021-09-16 18:01 

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FSS to appeal against court decision favoring Woori chairman...

The Financial Supervisory Service said Friday it plans to appeal a Seoul court decision last month that nullified the watchdog's penalty on the current Woori Financial Group chairman, which held him accountable for the misselling of high-risk f...

 2021-09-16 17:59 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] More than 30 crypto exchanges expected to announce shutdown on Friday...

Time ran out Friday for cryptocurrency exchanges to announce the closure of their services if they would not be operable after Sept. 24, marking a critical time that will decide the fate of many cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. More than 30...

 2021-09-16 17:59 

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Shinhan acquires stake in ICT solutions provider for online corporate banking platform...

Shinhan Bank said Friday that it has acquired a minority stake in a local information and communication technology solutions and services provider to bolster its partnership for development of a new corporate banking platform. Shinhan Bank acquired...

 2021-09-16 17:53 

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Seoul stocks rebound ahead of Chuseok holiday...

South Korean stocks closed higher Friday ahead of a three-day holiday as investors weighed the pace of the economic recovery from the pandemic. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) rose 10...

 2021-09-16 17:33 

Korea Herald

Hyundai, Boston Dynamics unveil factory safety robot...

Hyundai Motor Group has begun test operating a robot to inspect safety at its automotive plant, in collaboration with robotics startup Boston Dynamics, the group said Friday. Hyundai Motor Group, which operates two leading automotive companies Hyun...

 2021-09-16 17:24 

Korea Herald

'Don't come,' rest of Korea tells holiday travelers from Seoul...

Most Koreans remain just partly vaccinated as the nation heads into Chuseok, one of Korea's two major holidays for which many will have time off from Saturday to Wednesday. As Greater Seoul, which has been Korea's COVID-19 epicenter sinc...

 2021-09-16 16:56 

Korea Herald

SKC forges ties with Kuwait to expand eco-friendly plastic business...

SKC, the chemical affiliate of SK Group, will cooperate with Kuwait's state-operated petrochemical giant Petrochemical Industries Company to expand its environment-friendly plastic business in Kuwait, the company said on Friday. PIC is the wo...

 2021-09-16 15:50 

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Moon to attend Major Economies Forum on climate...

President Moon Jae-in will attend a virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate on Friday to discuss global warming ahead of the UN climate summit, known as COP26, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in October. The MEF is a US-l...

 2021-09-16 15:44 

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DMZ Docs wraps up with message of peace...

The 13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival wrapped up after an eight-day run on Thursday at Megabox Baekseok branch in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. "Though I am thankful and satisfied with the safe ending of the festival, I wish more p...

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