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N. Korean envoy on US in Hanoi for pre-summit talks

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HANOI/BEIJING (Yonhap) -- North Korea's point man on the United States landed in the Vietnamese capital on Wednesday for talks on the agenda of a summit between the two sides next week.Kim Hyok-chol, special representative for US affairs of the State Affairs Commission, arrived in Hanoi at around 6:20 p.m. on a plane from Beijing. North Korean working-level delegates arrive at a Vietnamese government guesthouse in Hanoi on Wednesday. YonhapHe walked out of the Hanoi international airport along w
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Gov't mulls temporary holiday for historic centennial

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South Korea's presidential office said Wednesday it's considering designating April 11 as a temporary national holiday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of a provisional government during Japan's colonial rule of Korea.A group of independence fighters established a de facto government-in-exile in Shanghai, China, on that date in 1919. (Yonhap)A presidential panel to push for a related memorial made the proposal in a bid to publicize the historic significance of the provis
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From fine dust app to unmanned barista, KT envisions everyday 5G use

The Korea Herald - 1 ora 33 min fa
 As companies worldwide engage in a fierce battle to lead in the future generation of wirelss network, South Korean telecom giant KT on Wednesday suggested platforms that can leverage it for everyday life.  During the event attended by Cabinet members and business leaders, the telecom giant showcased how the 5G network can be used for tracking and measuring fine dust, dealing with wide fires, and also serving the best coffee.  Held at KT’s office in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, the event offered
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Under sanctions, N. Korea’s cyber activities shifting toward financial gain: report

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North Korea’s cyber operations against South Korea are increasingly carried out for financial gain, whereas its espionage attacks have become more subtle and sophisticated, a report said Wednesday.“The Evolution of North Korean Cyber Threats” by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies said the North’s illegal cyber activities had shifted toward theft in the past decade. (Yonhap)Describing the trends from 2009 to 2018, the report said Pyongyang had focused on Distributed Denial of Services attacks
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‘No rush’ on NK denuclearization, Trump says

The Korea Herald - 2 ore 24 min fa
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had no strict timeline for North Korea’s ultimate denuclearization as negotiators from the two countries head to Vietnam for last-minute talks ahead of a second summit next week. “I’m in no rush. There’s no testing. As long as there is no testing, I’m in no rush,” Trump told reporters at the White House after a phone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In this June 12, 2018, file photo, US President Donald Trump, right, meets wi
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Government rolls back ‘K-pop beauty guidelines’ following backlash

The Korea Herald - 2 ore 25 min fa
The government said Wednesday it is scrapping some of the more controversial guidelines it intended to bring diversity to the screen, following criticism from politicians and K-pop fans on suggestions of an appearance-based quota. The decision comes just days after the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family published its new guidebook on gender equality on Feb. 12, in which it urged broadcasters not to present a “monolithic beauty standard” to help tackle lookism altogether.“Most idol groups hav
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[Graphic News] Samsung ranked among top 2 in French consumers’ brand rating

The Korea Herald - 2 ore 25 min fa
 Samsung Electronics was placed among the top two in a brand rating by French consumers, company officials said. The 2019 edition of Best Brands France showed the tech firm at No. 1 in the best product brand category and at No. 2 in best corporate brand after Amazon. For the golden age brand, chosen by consumers aged 50 and up, Samsung Electronics finished at No. 2 after Bose. China's Huawei was ranked top for the best growth brand.
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Nearly everything spills out before Galaxy S10 Unpacked event

The Korea Herald - 2 ore 32 min fa
A day before the official unveiling of the 10th-anniversary Galaxy smartphone series in San Francisco, nearly every detail about the newest Samsung products was leaked in an alleged mishap that even involved airing a TV commercial, various reports said on Wednesday. The 30-second ad for the Galaxy S10 series aired on TV2, the largest commercial broadcaster in Norway. (Samsung Electronics)Creating hype before a product launch by releasing teasers can often be part of a marketing strategy, but thi
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[News Focus] US’ decision on Bitcoin ETF to set mood for Korea‘s cryptocurrency market

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The bearish global cryptocurrency market has prompted investors to turn their attention to “safer” bitcoin exchange-traded funds. But South Korean institutions have kept a tight leash on the whole cryptocurrency industry, instead observing the US’ steps for the time being.“The US has been the front-runner on the cryptocurrency market and related derivatives, and there are strong voices supporting the launch of bitcoin ETFs within the market -- which is why we are observing the progress and respo
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[Kim Hoo-ran] Gwangju deniers damage democracy

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 8 min fa
In Gwangju for the first time a few years ago, I walked down Geumnanro, the site of violent clashes between Gwangju citizens and martial law troops on May 18, 1980. Events were being held on the broad avenue closed off to traffic for the day -- a play, a concert and a samulnori performance to name but a few, all commemorating the May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising. There were few people in attendance, but that didn’t seem to matter. These were people remembering the massacre in which 165 people
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[Leonid Bershidsky] Even Trump can’t drive Europe into Russia’s arms

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 9 min fa
As the US demands more from Europe and castigates it ever more stridently, it’s increasingly clear that Russia is missing a historic opportunity. If President Vladimir Putin hadn’t made Russia an unreliable partner for its neighbors, he’d be poised to realize his fondest dream: of displacing the US as Europe’s security guarantor. Despite European officials’ determination to preserve what’s left of the US-led liberal world order, the cracks in the transatlantic alliance are obvious. They were one
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[Tyler Cowen] Seven lessons about blackmail

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 10 min fa
Every now and then, a few apparently random news events come together and influence how you see the world. My most recent lesson is that blackmail and blackmail risk are a lot more common than I had thought. The first relevant news event is the allegation by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer has been blackmailing him with the threat to release photos of his private parts (there is much more detail to this story). Several other people have since alleged that the Enquirer has engaged in additi
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[Timothy L. O’Brien] In Trump’s world, he never loses

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 10 min fa
Hanging on a wall behind the omelet bar at President Donald Trump’s golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida -- where the commander in chief apparently stopped for a bite on Saturday after declaring a national emergency the day before -- is an old, framed poster. It’s from an ad campaign Walgreens once ran featuring the president back when he was the sorcerer of “The Apprentice.” In white block letters on the poster, next to a photo of Trump cocking his index finger at the camera and shouting in fu
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[Andy Mukherjee] Aging Singapore tries to avoid Japan trap

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Japan has aged; Singapore is aging. Japan’s workforce is shrinking; Singapore’s has plateaued. Japan’s homogeneous society has struggled with immigration; Singapore’s island culture has been welcoming of foreigners, though increasingly less so. So is the city-state scoring an own-goal by inviting a demographic decline and Japanese-style lost decades?  After Monday’s annual government budget, in which Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced stronger curbs on immigrants in service in
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[Editorial] Small deal

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 11 min fa
As the countdown ticks away toward the Feb. 27-28 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, concerns are rising over the possibility that the two end up in a compromise that lacks measures to completely denuclearize the North. The biggest factor in the talks to be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, of course, will be how sincere Kim will be on his commitment to give up nuclear weapons and long-range missiles -- commitments he made in his previous talks w
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Iranian firm likely to seize assets of Korean firms amid dispute

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An Iranian business group is seeking to seize the overseas assets of Korean firms after winning a suit against the South Korean government in an investor-state dispute case, according to the financial regulator Wednesday.Enterkhab, owned by Iran’s Mohammad Reza Dayyani, recently got international court approval at Rotterdam, the Netherland, to seize assets of Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, KEB Hana Bank and others, according to officials.The compensation dispute between the Iranian company
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NK leader to travel to Vietnam by train: report

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 16 min fa
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un is expected to travel to Vietnam by train for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, slated for next week, a news report said Wednesday.(Yonhap)Kim is expected to leave Pyongyang later this week for his planned arrival in the Southeast Asian nation on Monday, as it could take him at least two and a half days to travel through China, Reuters reported, citing sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning.Trump and Kim are set to hold t
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FDA denies Medytox’s petition against Daewoong’s botulinum strain

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 34 min fa
The US Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition filed by South Korea’s Medytox demanding disclosure of the source of Daewoong Pharmaceutical’s botulinum toxin (BTX) strain used in Nabota, Daewoong said Wednesday, adding it will enter the US market without a change in plans. Nabota, or Jeauveau outside Korea, is an affordable alternative to Allergan’s Botox, and the first Korea-made frown-line treatment to enter the US.  (Yonhap)In response, Medytox said it will continue to push forward
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Chong Kun Dang releases five new melting threads for facelift

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 36 min fa
Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical on Tuesday introduced five new melting threads for facelifts. The new “Silkroad” products are made with polydioxanone that dissolves in body six months after operation, the company explained. (Chong Kun Dang)Each of the five threads is intended for applications in different surgeries. Silkroad Mono is for various parts of the face; Silkroad Coil and Double-coil are for stimulation and regrowth of skin; Silkroad Nose is specially for nose surgeries; and Silkroade Con
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YouTubers go global with CJ ENM’s DIA TV

The Korea Herald - 3 ore 47 min fa
Korean YouTubers are making their way into the global market in partnership with DIA TV, a multichannel network for online content creators affiliated with local entertainment mogul CJ ENM.According to DIA TV’s announcement Wednesday, its partner creators are carving out successful careers overseas, promoting Korea’s entertainment culture.  Korean YouTuber Banzz with Chinese internet celebrity Mizijun (DIA TV)The firm partners with creator Banzz, a major “meokbang,” or eating broadcasts, creator
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