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Ex-Gangseo Ward office chief to run again for his previous seat as PPP candidate

Former Gangseo Ward office chief Kim Tae-woo was named Sunday as the candidate of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) to run again for his previous seat in next month’s by-election, after he was removed from the post due to a prison sentence on charge…

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Korean beauty app Zamface offers easy-to-search footage, customized cosmetics care

Korean actors and K-pop stars have gained unprecedented popularity across the world in recent years for their outstanding talent and performances on screen and stage.At the same time, Korean pop culture fans have also been inspired by such celebrities…

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DP lawmakers meet with IMO chief, deliver concerns over Fukushima release

Two lawmakers from South Korea’s main opposition Democratic Party (DP) have paid a visit to the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and delivered concerns about Japan’s release of radioactive water into the ocean.Reps. Woo Wo…

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Trains operate at 80 pct capacity on 4th day of rail strike

An ongoing strike by unionized rail workers entered its fourth day with local trains operating at around 80 percent of the capacity nationwide, the land ministry said Sunday.The Korean Railway Workers’ Union began its first strike in four years Thursd…

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Presidential office slams Moon administration as ‘deceptive government’ for data manipulation

The office of President Yoon Suk Yeol on Sunday slammed the preceding Moon Jae-in administration as a “deceptive government” after a state audit agency said the previous administration manipulated various economic data to support its key economic and …

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Today in Korean history Date: 17-Sep-23

1894 — The Joseon Dynasty opens its first modern primary school, Gyodong Elementary School, in Insadong, Jongno Ward, central Seoul.1996 — A North Korean submarine is found stranded on the seashore at Gangneung, a South Korean port city 240 kilomete…

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Passenger travel on S. Korea-China routes at half of pre-THAAD row

Passenger travel on air routes connecting to China in August recovered to around half of the 2016 level before Beijing restricted travel to South Korea in 2017 over a row over Seoul’s hosting of a U.S. missile defense system, data showed Sunday.The nu…

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S. Korean high jumper Woo Sang-hyeok wins Diamond League Final

South Korean high jumper Woo Sang-hyeok has captured the Diamond League Final title, becoming the first athlete from the country to win the prestigious athletics event.Woo matched his own national record height of 2.35 meters to capture the men’s high…

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S. Korean economic growth estimated at 1.4 pct for 2023: S&P economist

South Korea’s economy is expected to grow 1.4 percent this year, with the country’s central bank anticipated to lower its key rate twice in 2024, an economist at S&P Global Ratings said Sunday.The growth forecast by Rajiv Biswas, the chief economist o…

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Genesis’ global sales exceed 1 mln units through Aug.

Hyundai Motor Co. said Sunday the accumulated sales of its Genesis brand models exceeded 1 million units as of August, reaching the milestone in around eight years since the brand’s inception.The South Korean carmaker sold 690,177 units of the models …

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