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9 killed in electronics factory fire
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:05:36 +0200
INCHEON -- Nine South Korean workers were killed Tuesday in a factory fire in Incheon, just west of Seoul, authorities s
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[Feature] Putting boycotts to good use
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:04:13 +0200
Ask any South Korean and they will be able to tell you about the corporate scandal that left the nation aghast in the su
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Defending champion Korea wins 2nd straight women’s volleyball match
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:54:13 +0200
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- South Korea won its second straight women’s volleyball match in its Asian Games title defense Tues
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Suspect nabbed in mutilation murder
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:40:16 +0200
GWACHEON, Gyeonggi Province -- Police on Tuesday arrested a suspect in the killing of a 51-year-old man, whose dismember
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Trade deficit in IP hits record low on PC, mobile game boom
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:26:28 +0200
South Korea’s trade deficit for intellectual property rights reached an all-time low during the first half of this year,
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TV shows target teens to boost viewership
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:24:31 +0200
Mainstream TV shows are seeking to attract more teenage viewers to survive in the network TV market here, after veering
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[Noah Feldman] Democracy needs the press as the ‘opposition party’
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15:21 +0200
What’s the main value in a free press? To hear the press tell it -- as in many of the 350-plus editorials published in c
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[Kim Seong-kon] Do not judge a book by its cover
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15:19 +0200
In Korean society, appearances are important. There is even a joke among Koreans that we tend to value one’s physical be
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[Christopher Balding] Channeling Tom Selleck, China tries reverse mortgages
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15:15 +0200
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission wants to help the elderly enjoy their golden years in comfort. Wit
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[Lee Jae-min] Just one word, but a sea of difference
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15:12 +0200
It was about 10 years ago when I visited Baku, Azerbaijan, several times, right by the Caspian Sea. A seaward view from
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[Jeffrey D. Sachs] We are all climate refugees now
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15:04 +0200
Modern humans, born into one climate era, called the Holocene, have crossed the border into another, the Anthropocene. B
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[Editorial] Increase reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:14:43 +0200
A group of 89 South Koreans met with their North Korean relatives at the Kumgangsan Resort in North Korea as part of a t
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[Newsmaker] Some 220 children held in immigrant detention centers in South Korea
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:06:38 +0200
The National Human Rights Commission Korea said Tuesday that holding young children in prison-like immigration detention
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FCA Korea releases all-new Wrangler SUV
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:58:33 +0200
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Korea has released the all-new Jeep Wrangler, revamped 11 years after its previous model, in h
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Kaesong office plan sparks sanctions worries
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:54:11 +0200
 With the two Koreas seeking to establish an inter-Korean liaison office at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Kore
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Kaesong office plan sparks worries over sanction violation
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:54:11 +0200
With the two Koreas seeking to establish an inter-Korean liaison office at the Kaesong industrial park in North Korea, t
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‘The Great Battle’ to reenact legendary fight of Goguryeo
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:53:53 +0200
The ancient kingdom of Goguryeo is a source of an immense national pride for Koreans, as it once single-handedly fought
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[Herald Review] ‘Mr. Sunshine’ offers ray of hope with mesmerizing fantasy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:42:20 +0200
People say there is no point asking the “what if” question in history. But maybe, there is, if the intention is to help
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Ghent University’s Songdo campus hosts Belgian culture festival
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:23:00 +0200
The upcoming Belgian culture festival at Ghent University Global Campus in Incheon will lay the groundwork for increased
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[Photo News] Families eat together for first time in history of family reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:17:48 +0200
As the second day of family reunions began, five buses filled with North Koreans arrived in front of Oekumgang Hotel, wh
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Man arrested for stealing W50m from restaurants: police
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:54:37 +0200
Gwangjin police said Tuesday they have arrested a man in his 50s for allegedly stealing about 51 million won ($45,000) f
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Lee Dong-wook becomes brand campaign model for Chanel
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:51:03 +0200
Actor Lee Dong-wook has been selected as a brand campaign model for Chanel’s makeup products, becoming the first Korean
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Prosecutors to investigate hardcore cartels without FTC accusation
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:43:22 +0200
South Korean prosecutors will have the authority to charge companies over hardcore cartels without accusations by the Fa
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[Herald Interview] Screening matters in crowdfunding: Crowdy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:41:16 +0200
The Korea Herald is publishing a series of interviews on promising startups in the financial technology industry. This i
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Samsung says Air Dresser epitomizes latest home appliance technologies
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:55:52 +0200
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its first steam closet Air Dresser, joining the growing market for clothing care
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Fitness model’s ‘morale boost’ for military stokes fury
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:44:18 +0200
A YouTube video showing a scantily clad woman posing on stage as a part of a “morale boosting performance” for South Kor
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Seoul education board recommends delaying new semester amid hot weather
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:04:30 +0200
Amid the prolonged heat wave, Seoul’s education board has recommended all of the city’s elementary, middle and high scho
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[News Focus] Moon’s nuclear-free Korea faces backlash
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:42:47 +0200
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s anti-nuclear campaign is facing backlash from critics with the recent scorching hea
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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:54:04 +0200
NEW YORK -- Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "
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From TV to online, offline, Korean retailers go beyond boundaries
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:52:44 +0200
South Korean retailers are increasingly crossing boundaries between their commerce platforms from television to offline
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Buddhist order to oust scandal-ridden executive chief
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:35:16 +0200
The steering committee of South Korea’s biggest Buddhist sect, the Jogye Order, voted Thursday to oust the order’s execu
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[Weather] Heat recedes Sunday, but summer’s not done with us yet
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:17:51 +0200
The weather forecast for Sunday spells a break in the chain of hot days that has plagued Korea for over a month. With cl
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Parties agree to pass bills to ease business regulations
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:36:27 +0200
Rival parties agreed Friday to work on legislation to ease business regulations and boost high-tech industries in rare b
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LG Innotek launches visible LEDs for disinfection lighting
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:04:05 +0200
LG Innotek said Wednesday it has launched visible light-emitting diodes for disinfection lighting, which is a light sour
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Inter-Korean military communication line fully restored: defense ministry
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:41:50 +0200
South and North Korea fully restored their military communication line on the eastern part of the peninsula Wednesday, S
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S. Korea seeks to repatriate war remains stored in Hawaii
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:04:33 +0200
South Korea is in discussion with the US about repatriating the remains of its soldiers killed during the Korean War, a
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Korea's jobless rate rises in July, job additions lowest in over 8 yrs
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:39:30 +0200
Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in July due to a fall in employment in the health care, educational service and manuf
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Court to review arrest warrant for governor in opinion rigging scandal
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:34:10 +0200
South Gyeongsang Province Gov. Kim Kyoung-soo is set to be arraigned by a court Friday over his arrest warrant in a prob
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Arrest warrant requested for Gov. Kim in Druking scandal
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:06:39 +0200
Special investigators on Wednesday requested an arrest warrant for Kim Kyoung-soo, the incumbent governor of South Gyeon
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Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:57:50 +0200
Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face
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Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:38:13 +0200
For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once
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Court refuses search warrants against judges
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:16:21 +0200
Search and seizure warrants for former and incumbent judges suspected of involvement in the top court’s power abuse scan
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(Asian Games) South Korea defeats North Korea in women‘s handball
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:38:29 +0200
South Korea defeated North Korea 39-22 in women‘s handball on Tuesday in the first inter-Korean showdown at the 18th Asi
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Moon says ‘comfort women’ issue cannot be resolved diplomatically
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:16:05 +0200
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sought to urge Japan to sincerely apologize to Korean women forced into se
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North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:52:06 +0200
North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a seri
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S. Koreans in 40s find N. Korea most trustworthy: survey
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:21:27 +0200
Of South Koreans who believe North Korea to be the most trustworthy country among five neighboring countries, those in t
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Young South Koreans indifferent, skeptical toward North Korea
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:11:44 +0200
Despite North Korea’s promise to denuclearize and public image makeover, Jo Sun-keun, 23, who has grown up under threat
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US seeks N. Korea's security assurance in joint recovery of war dead remains
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:25:51 +0200
WASHINGTON -- The United States will seek North Korea's commitment to the security of American personnel in future joint
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Pompeo says progress can be made on N. Korea
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:12:19 +0200
WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he believes progress is possible toward the dismantlement o
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Suspected terror attack injures pedestrians outside UK parliament
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:47:54 +0200
LONDON, (AFP) -- A car crashed into barriers outside Britain‘s Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tues
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