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 2021-09-19 22:20 

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Shipbuilders have fat order books for 2021...

Korea's three major shipbuilders have surpassed their targets for ship orders this year....

 2021-09-18 22:22 

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Samsung has hits in new foldables, especially Flip 3...

Samsung Electronics' new foldables are raking in so many orders the company can't keep up with demand....

 2021-09-18 03:01 

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Ji So-yun takes Tscha Bum’s crown as Korea rout Mongolia...

The Korean women's football team smashed through Mongolia for an emphatic 12-0 win on Friday that saw Chelsea star Ji So-yun overtake Cha Bum-kun to become the highest-scoring national team player of all time....

 2021-09-17 22:24 

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Aftereffects of China's crackdown on kid's gaming trickle into Korean market...

Korean game companies face a major hurdle as China, the world's biggest game market, has recently released tougher measures for juvenile online gaming. The Chinese government announced on Aug. 30 that minors under the age of 18 will only ......

 2021-09-17 09:30 

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Ministry of drug safety approves use of Celltrion’s Covid-19 treatment...

Celltrion's Covid-19 treatment Regkirona was approved for use by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Korean bio company said Friday....

 2021-09-17 09:29 

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HHI shares are up 86% on first day of trading...

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) finished its first day of trading up 86 percent, making it Korea's most valuable shipbuilder....

 2021-09-17 09:29 

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Just 4 crypto exchanges meet government's new requirements...

A massive shutdown of cryptocurrency exchanges became a reality this week, with unqualified exchanges issuing warnings to their users that they will be closing after Sept. 24....

 2021-09-17 08:35 

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AleXa to hold signing event at Amoeba Music in L.A. on Oct. 2...

AleXa is set to have a signing event at record store Amoeba Music in L.A. on Oct. 2, her agency ZB Label said Friday. AleXa is the first K-pop artist to hold an offline event in America since the onset of the pandemic. "We received so many......

 2021-09-17 08:35 

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Enhypen to drop first full-length album 'Dimension: Dilemma' on Oct. 12...

Enhypen is set to drop its first full-length album, titled "Dimension: Dilemma" on Oct. 12, the boy band's agency Belift Lab announced Friday. A teaser video for one of the tracks on the album, called "Intro: Whiteout," was uploaded to...

 2021-09-17 08:34 

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Girl group WJSN’s Eunseo to star in KakaoTV’s upcoming series 'Jinx'...

Girl group WJSN's Eunseo will star in KakaoTV's upcoming fantasy romance series, "Jinx" (translated), her agency King Kong by Starship announced Friday. "Jinx" follows Kyu-han, played by boy band SF9's Chani, who gets bad luck ...

 2021-09-17 08:34 

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IU celebrates debut anniversary with charitable donations...

Singer IU made donations to the underprivileged and neighborhood Covid-19 screening clinics to celebrate the 13th anniversary of her debut, her agency EDAM Entertainment said Friday. She mostly donated necessities such as clothes and food that......

 2021-09-17 08:34 

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Play M Entertainment and Cre.Ker Entertainment to merge...

Local entertainment companies Play M Entertainment and Cre.Ker Entertainment are set to merge, Kakao Entertainment announced Friday. Play M Entertainment is home to K-pop groups Apink, Victon and Weeekly, while Cre.Ker Entertainment manages boy......

 2021-09-17 08:34 

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JTBC's 'Sing Again' finalists to embark on nationwide tour from November...

The final three contestants of the first season of hit JTBC show "Sing Again" — Lee Seung-yoon, Jeong Hong-il and Lee Mu-jin — will embark on a nationwide tour starting in November, their agency Showplay Entertainment said Friday. The ...

 2021-09-17 08:34 

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Uranium enrichment in Yongbyon is growing: report...

North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant within the Yongbyon nuclear complex, reported the Middlebury Institute of International Studies on Thursday. "Satellite images show that North Korea is expanding the size of its uranium......

 2021-09-17 06:44 

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Chuseok travel remains risky, warns gov't...

The average of Covid-19 infections in the greater Seoul area hit a record number this past week, the health authorities announced Friday, warning people against traveling in large numbers to their hometowns during the Chuseok holidays. "The daily......

 2021-09-17 05:48 

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FSS will appeal ruling absolving Woori's Son...

The Financial Supervisory Services (FSS) announced Friday that it will appeal a Seoul Administrative Court ruling absolving Woori Financial Group Chairman Son Tae-seung of selling high-risk funds without properly explaining their risks....

 2021-09-17 02:07 

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Girl group ITZY unveils title of another track from upcoming album...

Girl group ITZY, who is set to drop its first full-length album on Sept. 24, revealed the name of another track on Friday. The group's agency JYP Entertainment uploaded teaser photos of the members to its social media channels and revealed the......

 2021-09-17 01:12 

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[THINK ENGLISH] 배우 김선호, 박훈정 감독 신작 '슬픈열대' 긍정 논의 중...

Actor Kim Seon-ho may soon be making his silver screen debut in director Park Hoon-jung's new film "Sad Tropics" (translated).lver screen debut in director Park Hoon-jung's new film "Sad Tropics" (translated)....

 2021-09-16 13:13 

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Hyundai Card’s branding gets face-lift with updated typeface...

Hyundai Card, Korea's top credit card company that also leads in the fields of branding and design, unveiled an updated version of its own trademark corporate font, YouandiNew....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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Have a very sporty Chuseok...

Whether visiting family or staying at home, this year will definitely be an action-filled holiday. The Korea JoongAng Daily guide to Chuseok sport has the low-down on all the biggest games and where you can watch them....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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Murder-suicide attributed to Alzheimer's fatigue...

An 80-year-old man committed suicide after apparently killing his 78-year-old wife, who was suffering from Alzheimer's, according to the police on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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It's getting easier to get your second vaccine dose...

In a bid to boost the fully-vaccinated rate and guard against the highly contagious Delta variant, Korea is allowing people to book their second shots with leftover Covid-19 vaccines starting Friday....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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Seoul prosecution launches investigation into allegations surrounding Yoon...

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office launched an investigation into the allegations that presidential contender Yoon Seok-youl meddled in last year's general elections....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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Tourism office takes inspiration from 'Mad Max' for new promo video...

A video of a group of tractors speeding in the mud fields in South Chungcheong's Seosan, reminiscent of the scenes in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, is trending online....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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Son to sit out Rennais match as injury concerns continue...

Son Heung-min will miss out on Tottenham Hotspurs' UEFA Europa Conference League match against French club Rennais FC in Rennes, France on Thursday as Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo told reporters that Son did not travel....

 2021-09-16 10:27 

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North blasts South for calling tests 'provocations' ― but look at that train...

The North's official news agency on Thursday revealed that its latest ballistic missiles were fired from a train-borne launcher, following Pyongyang's criticism of Seoul late Wednesday for labeling the missile tests as provocations....

 2021-09-16 09:32 

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Details of cash-back stimulus program still up in the air...

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Thursday the government will include spending at as many businesses as possible when calculating its planned card cash-back program, which is due to kick off in October....

 2021-09-16 09:32 

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Chuseok, conveniently...

A customer shopping for packaged Chuseok foods at a major shopping mart in Seoul on Thursday. More recently, Chuseok meal kits have gained popularity....

 2021-09-16 09:32 

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Xiaomi to release Pad 5 in Korea next week...

Xiaomi said Thursday its new tablet PC will go on sale in Korea next week as the Chinese tech giant eyes to expand its presence here....

 2021-09-16 09:32 

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Indonesian Embassy adopts an Ioniq 5...

The Embassy of Indonesia in Korea purchased a Hyundai Motor all-electric Ioniq 5 as part of its "green transformation" initiative....

 2021-09-16 09:32 

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Blackpink's Lisa helps build cultural complex in her home province...

Singer Lisa of girl group Blackpink will support a program to help improve education for young people in her hometown in Thailand. Led by her agency YG Entertainment and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, the program plans......

 2021-09-16 09:31 

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Armed and dangerous...

From left, actors Kim Ji-eun, Nam Koong-min and Park Ha-seon pose for a photo at an online press event for MBC drama series "The Veil" on Thursday. The series centers around an elite intelligence agent Han Ji-hyeok (played by Nam) who lost......

 2021-09-16 09:31 

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Robo-construction...

Robots assemble parts at LG Electronics' new plant in Changwon, South Gyeongsang. LG Electronics started operating part of the plant on Thursday after it invested 800 billion won ($682 million) to revamp it....

 2021-09-16 09:31 

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Naver's ambitions for cloud business are sky-high...

Naver announced plans Thursday to make significant investment in cloud computing through 2023 in a bid to up its overseas market share in an area dominated by Amazon and Microsoft....

 2021-09-16 09:31 

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Kyung Hee University holds Peace BAR Festival 2021...

Kyung Hee University is celebrating online the 40th annual United Nations International Day of Peace with the Peace BAR Festival 2021 (PBF) from Sept. 17 until Dec. 17....

 2021-09-16 09:31 

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First trip abroad...

SsangYong Motor's Korando e-Motions wait to be loaded onto a ship headed overseas at a port in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, on Thursday. The Korean automaker held a ceremony celebrating the first export of its first fully electric version....

 2021-09-16 08:37 

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Rolling Stone lists BTS’s 'Dynamite' among 500 greatest songs of all time...

BTS's "Dynamite" was listed as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time by American entertainment magazine Rolling Stone. "Dynamite," which was the band's first English single and its first to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, rank...

 2021-09-16 08:37 

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A sea of sunflowers surrounds Horogoru Fortress...

Enjoy the very last glimpse of summer with the flowers that represent the season in Yeoncheon. Around Horogoru Fortress ruins in the county, locals sow sunflowers seeds so that they can be in full bloom by September....

 2021-09-16 08:37 

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Emart24 opens third store in Malaysia in three months...

The Emart24 convenience store franchise opened its third store in Malaysia on Thursday....

 2021-09-16 08:36 

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Kospi's four-day winning streak goes snap...

Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Thursday, hit by losses in heavyweight technology stocks....

 2021-09-16 08:36 

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Human Rights Watch trashes media bill...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) asked President Moon Jae-in to revise the draconian media bill pending at the National Assembly. "The 4 undersigned organizations write to express serious concern about the proposed amendments to the Act on Press......

 2021-09-16 08:36 

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PPP launches task force to probe Gyeonggi Gov. Lee over development project...

The main opposition People Power Party launched Thursday a task force to probe allegations that Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung gave preferential treatment to an asset management company that pocketed dividends in a development project in Daejang-dong....

 2021-09-16 07:41 

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Budget airlines slash prices but demand is still anemic...

Budget airlines are competing fiercely to sell domestic flight tickets ahead of the Chuseok harvest holiday. But reservations are still sluggish....

 2021-09-16 07:41 

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Fancy hotel restaurants are having a good pandemic...

Hotels were hit hard when tourists disappeared during the pandemic, but their high-end restaurants have flourished due to local customers and reputations for being virus-safe spots....

 2021-09-16 07:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Covid-caused cancellations come as good news for stressed youths...

From Sept. 20 to 22, Koreans will celebrate their second Chuseok harvest holidays amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This Chuseok coincides with the highest Level 4 social distancing due to a prolonged wave in surges of cases, but even the measures ......

 2021-09-16 06:46 

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National Folk Museum encourages stay-at-home Chuseok with craft kits...

The National Folk Museum of Korea mailed out traditional craft kits for families who signed up to enjoy at-home activities this Chuseok harvest holidays. The craft items are themed after traditional Chuseok customs that celebrated a year of hard ......

 2021-09-16 06:45 

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Song Joong-ki, Park So-dam to co-host opening ceremony of BIFF...

Actors Song Joong-ki and Park So-dam will co-host the opening ceremony for the 26th Busan International Film Festival. The festival committee announced the news Thursday, revealing that the two actors will host the opening ceremony on Oct. 6 at the.....

 2021-09-16 06:45 

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This Chuseok that hangover may be from whiskey...

Nothing says holiday in Korea more than a bottle of soju — or more than one. But as the Chuseok harvest holiday approaches, retailers like Homeplus are pushing the soju bottles to the back row in favor of Western whiskeys....

 2021-09-16 06:45 

Korea Joongang Daily

Coupang Play to air first original series 'One Ordinary Day' from November...

"One Ordinary Day," a drama series starring actors Cha Seung-won and Kim Soo-hyun, will be exclusively available on local streaming platform Coupang Play sometime in November.The eight-part series revolves around two men entangled in a murder case...

 2021-09-16 05:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Audi Volkswagen Korea names new managing director...

Audi Volkswagen Korea appointed Till Scheer as managing director, the Korean unit of the German carmaker said Thursday....

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