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Former president Moon, Biden forge friendship in phone call

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:09pm
Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke with US President Joe Biden, who is in Seoul for a summit, Moon’s close aide said on Saturday. According to Rep. Youn Kun-young of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, Moon and Biden held a phone conversation lasting about 10 minutes from 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, and exchanged friendly messages. Youn said that Biden referred to Moon as a “good friend,” and Moon welcomed the US leader and said “I appreciate this c
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Yoon, Biden agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic alliance

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:33pm
The leaders of South Korea and the US have agreed to develop the Korea-US relationship into a global comprehensive strategic alliance, reaffirmed the shared goal of complete denuclearization of North Korea, and formalized Korea’s participation in the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework during their first summit in Seoul on Saturday. At a joint press conference after the summit that lasted more than 100 minutes, President Yoon Suk-yeol said, “At the summit, the two of us shared
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Biden, Yoon pledge to step up military drills, strengthen US extended deterrence against N.Korean threats

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 6:40pm
The leaders of South Korea and the United States on Saturday agreed to step up combined military exercises against North Korea’s mounting threats and reinforce the US’ extended deterrence. During their first summit, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and US President Joe Biden discussed ways to strengthen their combined defense posture at a juncture when North Korea has continued pursuing the development of nuclear weapons and missiles.  "President Yoon and I committed
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Seoul-Tokyo relationship will change amid ‘competition between democracies and autocracies’

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 6:34pm
US President Joe Biden said there is room for improvement for Seoul and Tokyo’s strained relationship, and stressed on the importance of building strong ties in the wake of growing competition between democracies and autocracies, Saturday. Speaking at a press conference following the first summit talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul, Biden said he spoke about Korea’s relationship with Japan with Yoon in “generic terms,” and explained how he thinks
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Yoon, Biden agree to newly launch ‘economic security dialogue’ to boost cooperation

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 6:21pm
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his US counterpart Joe Biden agreed Saturday to launch a new communication channel between their offices for “frequent” communication of the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation on economic security. Recognizing how the future of the alliance between the two countries will be defined by their common efforts to address the challenges ahead, they also pledged to deepen and broaden cooperation on critical and emerging technologies
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Korea, US to expand mutual investment in battery, chip: Yoon

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:28pm
South Korea and the US will expand mutual investment and cooperate to stabilize the supply chain in strategic industries such as semiconductor and batteries, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said during a summit with US President Joe Biden on Saturday. “Currently, we are living in an era of economic security where the economy is security and security is the economy,” Yoon said. “Changes in the international trade order and disruptions in supply chains directly impact peo
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[Visual History of Korea] Silla nachimban, a true north-pointing compass for navigating the seas

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:01pm
In Korea’s long history of seafaring, ancient seafarers mastered navigating the open seas when they finally deciphered the secrets of the direction of the magnetic north. Conquering the seas has defined great empires in history as seen in the Baekje Empire (18 BC-AD 660)’s prominent presence surrounding the West Sea (officially known as the Yellow Sea) and its sailors’ reach into lands where elephants and monkeys roam. “One of the reasons why Baekje dominated the open s
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When flowers bloom on your plate

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:00pm
In the month of May, flowers are given on several different occasions in Korea, often to celebrate and express gratitude. From Parents’ Day to Teacher’s Day, flower shops are busy preparing lavish bouquets and baskets throughout what is known as Family Month. What if such beautiful flowers can also be enjoyed as part of your meal? An Italian restaurant and a dessert cafe in Seoul proves that flowers can indeed be a feast for the palate, not just a feast for the eyes. Flower piz
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[Weekender] Matisse is having a moment in S. Korea

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:00pm
When “Henri Matisse: Life and Joy” -- a retrospective exhibition of Matisse held in Seoul -- was drawing to an end in April, thousands of visitors came to see original works by the pioneering French painter and sculptor. “People continued to come to the exhibition despite the spread of the omicron variant, which began in February. Some 5,000 visitors were coming on a single day toward the end. It received a great deal of attention and love,” said director Seo Hyung-won a
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[Scholars and their Spaces] ‘My heart smote me’

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:00pm
The monument built in 1672 to honor Park Paeng-nyeon (1417-1456) was all but destroyed during the Korean War. Reconstructed by his descendants in 1989, this historic site and the monument had received bad press for poor maintenance just a year before. The entrance was locked with a padlock and the information boards could not be read because of the vehicles that were parked illegally in front of them. Visitors who had come with high expectations of the historic site turned their backs upon
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[Holly’s Korean Kitchen] Dububuchim, crispy Korean pan-fried tofu

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:00pm
This Korean pan-fried tofu recipe is a great way to enjoy plant-based protein in a healthy and inexpensive way. No pressing is required to get the crispy texture. This is one of the best low-effort, pan-seared tofu dishes you can easily make at home. Here I present one of my favorite Korean side dish recipes. This pan-fried tofu has just the right texture: Crispy outside and chewy inside. A slightly spicy Korean soy chili sauce drizzle gives a flavor boost to the bland tofu. This fast tofu r
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Train package trips to star gazing, cultural heritage spots in Gangwon Province

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:00pm
For travelers seeking weekend getaways, Korail and Gangwon Tourism Organization are jointly offering a set of tour packages. The Gangwon Province Byeolcheonji package consists of four main themes -- visits to areas hit by forest fires, stargazing spots, cultural heritage locations and nighttime walks. The nighttime walk package ends Oct. 31 while the others run through November. All packages depart Fridays and Saturdays, but schedule details are subject to change, according to Korail. The pa
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Mongolian deputy foreign minister meets North Korean ambassador

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 3:37pm
Mongolia‘s Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin Batsumber received North Korean ambassador to Mongolia O Sung-ho in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Friday and expressed the importance Mongolia attaches to promoting relations with North Korea. Mongolia said it was ready to assist North Korea in the North’s efforts to fight against COVID-19, either through bilateral or multilateral arrangements. North Korean ambassador to Mongolia O Sung-ho applauded the offer and expressed willingness to work
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Yoon, Biden begin first summit at Yongsan presidential office

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 2:15pm
A 90-minute summit between the US and South Korea began as US President Joe Biden arrived at the presidential office in Yongsan-gu, Seoul around 1:30 pm on Saturday. When the vehicle arrived in front of the main gate of the presidential office building, President Yoon Suk-yeol greeted Biden in person. The two leaders shook hands at the entrance and entered the building side by side. The Korea-US summit was held on the fifth floor of the presidential office, and included a talk with a small n
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Biden to meet Hyundai Motor chief on new investment plan

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:21pm
US President Joe Biden will meet Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun on Sunday in Seoul to thank him for investment in the state of Georgia, Washington’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday. The US president is scheduled to arrive in Seoul later in the day for his three-day state visit for summit talks with President Yoon Suk-yeol. His planned meeting with the Hyundai Motor chief comes amid reports that the South Korean auto giant will announce a $7 billion inv
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Yoon appoints Han as prime minister after parliamentary confirmation

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:17pm
President Yoon Suk-yeol officially appointed Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Saturday after an opposition-controlled National Assembly confirmed him the previous day following nearly 50 days of partisan wrangling over his suitability. Yoon conferred an appointment certificate on Han in the morning at the presidential office in Seoul. Han took the country's No. 2 government post for the second time. The 72-year-old previously served as prime minister during the liberal Roh Moo-hyun administrati
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Hyundai to build $5.54 bln EV, battery plant in Georgia

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:10pm
South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group said Saturday it will invest US$5.54 billion to build a dedicated electric vehicle and car battery manufacturing plant in the United States to further solidify its electrification push in the world's most important automobile market. The announcement comes as US President Joe Biden is visiting South Korea as part of his first trip to Asia amid ongoing tension with China and continued provocations from North Korea. Hyundai Motor Group plans to start constructi
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Yoon, Biden set to hold first summit on N. Korea, economy

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:03pm
President Yoon Suk-yeol and US President Joe Biden are set to hold their first summit in Seoul on Saturday on a range of issues, including North Korea's nuclear program and supply chain risks. Biden arrived the previous day on his first visit to the country as president and only 10 days after Yoon took office, as both countries claimed a North Korean nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test was imminent. On the first stop of his three-day visit, Biden visited a Samsung semiconductor
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[Interactive] Nearly half of LGBTQ youth in US considered suicide last year

The Korea Herald - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:00am
 Nearly half of LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 24 in America seriously considered committing suicide last year, according to a survey released.  The poll of nearly 34,000 people was conducted by The Trevor Project, a non-profit that works to prevent suicide among young people in the LGTBQ community.  This annual survey “demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ young people over the last three years,” said Amit Paley, the organization’s executive d
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Kim Se-jeong's Acting Career Gains Momentum After Hit TV Series

The Chosun Ilbo - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:42am
Singer-turned-actress Kim Se-jeong has established herself as a queen of romantic comedies after stealing the hearts of viewers in her latest hit TV series, "Business Proposal," which wrapped up last month.The rom-com could easily have become a cliché, dealing with the love between an office worker ...
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