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  • SillaJen to issue W110b convertible bonds for R&D
    par 2016021 le 20/03/2019 à 3:15

    SillaJen said Wednesday it will utilize 110 billion won ($97.3 million) worth convertible bonds that it plans to issue for testing the efficacy of its breakthrough oncolytic virus Pexa-Vec for various types of cancer, as well as develop another pipeline. The South Korean firm also seeks to […]

  • Korea to shift all commercial vehicles to fuel cell energy by 2035
    par 2013021 le 20/03/2019 à 3:11

    South Korea is slated to set a goal of entirely shifting commercial vehicles -- including trucks and construction machinery -- to run on fuel cell energy by 2035 in its efforts to address serious fine dust problems, according to plans released by Transport Minister-nominee Choi Jeong-ho. […]

  • Zachary Levi ‘grateful’ to be off MCU and onto ‘Shazam!’
    par 2011025 le 20/03/2019 à 3:01

    Having your character killed off without uttering a single line may be an actor’s worst nightmare, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Zachari Levi, the lead man for the upcoming superhero film “Shazam!” “We didn’t really have that much to do (in […]

  • Kakao expands into tourism industry after acquiring Tidesquare
    par 2015008 le 20/03/2019 à 2:21

    South Korea’s leading mobile messenger operator, Kakao, is seeking to make inroads into the tourism industry after acquiring a local travel company. According to Kakao’s publicly filed 2018 financial audit report, it purchased a 28.9 percent stake in Tidesquare. The estimated value of […]

  • Number of marriages falls to lowest level in more than four decades
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 2:10

    The number of South Koreans getting married fell to the lowest level in more than 40 years in 2018, government data showed Wednesday, as young people delay marriage amid a prolonged economic slowdown.The number of couples tying the knot came to 257,622 in 2018, compared with 264,455 in 2017, […]

  • Posco promotes SsangYong’s new Korando
    par 2013021 le 20/03/2019 à 2:03

    South Korean steelmaker Posco has launched a joint promotion on Wednesday to promote SsangYong Motor’s new sport utility vehicle Korando, by exhibiting them in its headquarters in Seoul. This promotion is part of Posco’s campaign “Business with Posco” aimed for mutual growth […]

  • Military recruitment agency okays Seungri's request for draft delay
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 11:45

    South Korea's military recruitment agency said Wednesday that it has decided to accept a request by Seungri of boy band BIGBANG to delay his military draft amid a probe into sex-for-favors allegations against him.His conscription, originally scheduled for next Monday, will be postponed by three […]

  • [Newsmaker] 2017 Pohang earthquake probably caused by geothermal plant
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 11:18

    South Korea's second-most destructive earthquake, which struck the southeastern city of Pohang in 2017, was probably triggered by an experimental geothermal power plant, the government said Wednesday.The government-led team of experts, from both South Korea and abroad, concluded that a series of […]

  • Gov't to update rules on ownership of fierce dogs
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 11:15

    South Korea's agriculture ministry said Wednesday it will implement a tougher set of rules on raising fierce dogs to better protect people and animals.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs said the new rules will require owners of dog breeds known for aggressiveness to receive […]

  • Kenyan-born marathoner clears paperwork to represent S. Korea at Tokyo 2020
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 11:02

    Oh Joo-han, a Kenyan-born marathoner with South Korean citizenship, will be able to represent his adopted country at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics after clearing paperwork with the International Association of Athletics Federations, his agent said Wednesday.According to Oh Chang-seok, a former […]

  • US intelligence chief in Seoul to discuss N. Korea: source
    par yonhap2017 le 20/03/2019 à 9:36

    The US intelligence chief is in South Korea, a government source said Wednesday, on a visit seen as aimed at sharing information and assessment of North Korea following the breakdown of last month's summit between the two countries.Earlier, a local newspaper reported that US Director of National […]

  • S. Korea recognized by WFP for transforming from recipient to donor
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 9:46

    South Korea has been recognized by the World Food Programme for its active aid to poorer nations, years after being on the receiving end of international help.In an interview with Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday, South Korean Agriculture Minister Lee Gae-ho said he received the plaque of appreciation […]

  • Koreas formally express interest in co-hosting 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 8:57

    FIFA announced Tuesday that South Korea and North Korea have formally expressed their interest in co-hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup.In a press release, FIFA said it has received a record nine expressions of interest for the top global event in women's football.Joining the Koreas in the ring are […]

  • Democratic Party spokesperson says criticism of reporter aimed at opposition
    par 2016025 le 19/03/2019 à 7:14

    Spokesperson Lee Hae-sik of the ruling party Democratic Party of Korea defended Tuesday his criticism of a Bloomberg reporter, saying his comments were directed at conservative media and political leaders, and rejecting accusations of racism. “The commentary I wrote was aimed at (Liberty […]

  • [Herald Interview] Yulchon M&A lawyer predicts ‘new wave’ in Indonesia
    par 2017011 le 19/03/2019 à 6:46

    For decades, lawyer Yoon Hee-woong has built his career providing legal advice for corporations. Since joining the South Korean law firm Yulchon in 2000, he has been paving the way for large business groups to take over financial companies, especially in the wake of the global financial crisis in […]

  • [Graphic News] 1 in 4 Korean students overweight
    par 2000014 le 19/03/2019 à 6:24

     A quarter of young South Korean students were obese or overweght, the Ministry of Education said. According to data compiled from a survey of 108,000 elementary, middle and high school students conducted nationwide last year, 10.6 percent of them were overweight and the remaining […]

  • Market gloomy over chipmakers’ plummeting earnings forecasts
    par 2005016 le 19/03/2019 à 5:46

    A series of estimate reports by local brokerage houses on South Korea’s two major chipmakers reignited market fears Tuesday, as they became more skeptical over their first-quarter earnings, citing falling memory chip prices due to market saturation. According to local market researcher […]

  • Drug wholesalers to pressure global pharma firms: reports
    par 2016021 le 19/03/2019 à 5:35

    The Seoul branch of the Korea Pharmaceutical Distribution Association intends to exert pressure on global pharma firms operating here to cooperate regarding refunds and logistics costs for returning unsold drugs that are still usable elsewhere, news reports said Tuesday.In an informal gathering […]

  • Analysts call on Korean panel makers to make faster shift to OLED
    par 2016026 le 19/03/2019 à 5:31

    In response to Chinese panel makers’ latest moves to start producing large liquid crystal display panels, market analysts called on Korean display companies to speed up execution of their plans to switch existing LCD panel production lines to organic light-emitting diode panel lines at a […]

  • [Editorial] Lifesaving aid
    par koreaherald le 19/03/2019 à 5:03

    A UN report released earlier this month said around 11 million people, or 43 percent of the population of North Korea, are believed to be in need of humanitarian assistance.Malnutrition continues to be a serious concern, affecting more than one-quarter of all children in the impoverished state, […]

  • [Kim Seong-kon] “You can’t go home again”
    par khc001 le 19/03/2019 à 5:02

    In Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” the protagonist, George Weber, is a fledgling writer who has published a novel about his hometown in the US. The book turns out to be a huge success. When Weber returns to his hometown, however, he is greeted by hatred and […]

  • [Lee Jae-min] Debates, sufficient deliberations key to legislative process
    par khc004 le 19/03/2019 à 5:02

    Usually, society changes first. Laws then follow. Which means a gap between the two. The norm-reality gap has become more evident these days: the speed of social changes is unprecedented, and laws are lagging behind, panting. The narrower the gap, the more likely society benefits from harmony and […]

  • Hankook Tire strives to be global top-tier OE tire maker
    par chohyeesu le 19/03/2019 à 4:34

    South Korea’s leading tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire, is currently ramping up its research and development efforts in hopes of becoming a world-leading maker of original equipment tires. Hankook Tire is known for supplying original equipment tires to many domestic and foreign automakers. […]

  • Samsung passing test to hasten Korea’s 5G launch
    par 2015008 le 19/03/2019 à 4:21

     With Samsung Electronics’ 5G-powered smartphone having acquired approval for commercial use from the state-run radio verification agency, expectation is high that South Korea is inching closer to soon offering commercial service for the next-generation wireless network. […]

  • US, NK differ on ‘sequencing,’ but US committed to engagement: Pompeo
    par 2006030 le 19/03/2019 à 4:16

    The US is committed to engaging North Korea, and “sequencing” of denuclearization-related actions led to the summit in Hanoi ending without an agreement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media in Washington on Friday. […]

  • Police accelerate probe into Burning Sun scandal
    par 2014009 le 19/03/2019 à 4:15

    Police on Tuesday accelerated a probe into nightclub Burning Sun, which has been marred by allegations of sexual assault, the illicit filming of sex videos, drug use and corrupt ties with police, as ministers vowed a thorough investigation and due punishment.Seungri (left) Jung Joon-young […]

  • Seoul distributes guidelines on spycam crimes
    par 2014009 le 19/03/2019 à 4:07

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Monday distributed guidelines on how to respond to spycam crimes for victims and law enforcement officers, amid a growing epidemic of spycam porn in the country. (Yonhap)Divided into two parts -- for civilians and police officers -- the handbook was […]

  • Talks for alternative trading system rekindle in Korea
    par 2017014 le 19/03/2019 à 4:01

    Companies have recently restarted discussions on creating an alternative trading system in South Korea, encouraged by the government and financial sector’s moves to encourage more active trading.Neoframe, a local IT firm and home trading system developer, said Monday it had developed an ATS […]

  • S. Korea’s banks see 22.2% rise in overseas profits in 2018
    par Bae Hyunjung le 19/03/2019 à 3:58

    The overseas branches of South Korean banks last year saw their profit climb 22.2 percent on-year, reflecting the rise in interest income, data showed Tuesday.According to market watchdog Financial Supervisory Service, the banks’ overseas net profit stood at $983 million as of end-2018, which […]

  • Fashion is in the air: 2019 F/W Seoul Fashion Week kicks off
    par 2017009 le 19/03/2019 à 3:55

    The catwalk shows of 2019 F/W Seoul Fashion Week kick off Wednesday at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul, introducing local designers’ creations for the fall-winter fashion.Thirty-seven fashion shows will be held in the main Seoul Collection, including 33 for designer brands such […]

  • 52 temples recognized for excellent templestay programs
    par 2017009 le 19/03/2019 à 3:55

    With the aim of encouraging and promoting templestay programs, the Korean Buddhist Cultural Foundation honored 52 temples across South Korea on Tuesday for their effective programs.The Korean Buddhist Cultural Foundation held an award ceremony at Jogyesa in central Seoul to recognize temples that […]

  • Prosecutors to review 2009 suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 3:33

    The suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon in 2009 is drawing fresh media attention after President Moon Jae-in ordered prosecutors to conduct a thorough fact-finding into the case.Jang, then a 30-year-old rookie actress, committed suicide in March 2009 after leaving a suicide note that accused her agent […]

  • Toss app operator, Kiwoom Securities vie to become Korea’s 3rd internet-only bank
    par 2015007 le 19/03/2019 à 3:19

    As South Korea prepares to welcome new players into the internet-only banking business, two consortiums have emerged as the main contenders for the upcoming bid -- led by Viva Republica and Kiwoom Securities. Viva Republica, the company behind popular mobile money transfer app Toss, has […]

  • Germany holds exhibitions, events to commemorate Bauhaus centenary
    par 2011025 le 19/03/2019 à 3:18

    Bauhaus, the early 20th century German crafts and fine art school, will be commemorated this year through a number of special exhibitions and events around the country.According to the German National Tourist Board, the marketing theme for 2019 is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the […]

  • [Herald Review] ‘Romang’ a beautiful story, but clumsy in telling
    par 2011025 le 19/03/2019 à 3:12

    First impressions can be deceiving, but so can second and third impressions. Sometimes a film that looks promising from its opening scene will falter, only to rally with heartfelt moments of joy and grace.Lee Chang-geun -- who took the helm of “Romang,” a romance featuring an elderly […]

  • [Feature] Is Kim Jong-un considering ‘new way’?
    par 2016012 le 19/03/2019 à 2:49

    Following the failure to reach an agreement at last month’s summit between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, tension has been building between the two sides, threatening the negotiations that they have built over the past year.While the breakdown of […]

  • British rock band Queen to come to South Korea
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 2:46

    British rock band Queen will soon hold concerts in South Korea, after "Bohemian Rhapsody," a biographical film about the iconic group, reignited the group's popularity worldwide and especially here, organizers said Tuesday."Queen is going to perform in South Korea sooner or later. We'll soon […]

  • Korea Game Society to introduce diabetes-managing game
    par 2016021 le 19/03/2019 à 2:45

    Korea Game Society on Friday will introduce a functional game that can help patients with diabetes better manage their dietary pattern.An Android diabetes self-management application “Roly Poly 160” is set to be presented at a seminar, to be held at Contents Korea Lab in Jung-gu, […]

  • US states launch investigation into Hyundai, Kia fires
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 2:39

    An undisclosed number of US states have launched an investigation into "spontaneous fires" involving cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday that the investigation is looking into "potential Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices" by […]

  • LS Cable & System launches eco-friendly cable for vessels
    par 2013021 le 19/03/2019 à 2:23

    LS Cable & System said Tuesday it has launched cables capable of supplying shore-side electricity to vessels with the hope of replacing the conventional ways of power supply that results in air pollution. The cable is used to supply vessels anchored at a port with power from shore-side […]

  • Hyundai, Kia invest $300m in India’s mobility service provider
    par 2013021 le 19/03/2019 à 2:23

    Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it will invest $300 million in India’s largest ride-hailing platform Ola, its biggest investment so far.Under the agreement, Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Ola will collaborate on developing fleet and mobility solutions, as well as building India-specific […]

  • Arrest warrant sought for Jung Joon-young
    par 2014009 le 19/03/2019 à 1:59

    The prosecution on Tuesday asked a Seoul court to issue an arrest warrant for Jung Joon-young, a singer-songwriter suspected of secretly filming sex videos and sharing them in online group chats, amid a widening probe into the scandal. (Yonhap)The Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office also […]

  • [Newsmaker] State authority blocks truth, says man who blew open Burning Sun scandal
    par 2014009 le 19/03/2019 à 1:17

    Kim Sang-kyo, who opened the floodgates of a gamut of allegations, including illegal drug use, sexual assault to police corruption at the Burning Sun club, appeared before the police Tuesday for questioning on defamation charges filed against him following his accusations against the […]

  • [Newsmaker] Burning Sun head attends arrest warrant hearing
    par 2014009 le 19/03/2019 à 12:04

    Lee Moon-ho, the head of nightclub Burning Sun marred by allegations of sexual assault, drug use and corrupt ties with the police, attended a hearing on an arrest warrant against him Tuesday. He is suspected of illegal drug distribution. (Yonhap)Lee, 29, who ran the club where Big Bang member […]

  • 8 men accused of faking hearing impairment to dodge draft
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 12:00

    South Korea's military recruitment agency has accused eight men of having dodged or attempted to evade military service by feigning hearing impairment, its investigators said Tuesday.The Military Manpower Administration said that six of the men falsely registered as hearing-impaired after […]

  • EXO's Chen to make solo debut
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 11:54

    Chen will begin a career as a solo artist seven years after he made his debut as a member of popular boy group EXO, his management agency said Tuesday.The singer, whose real name is Kim Jong-dae, will drop his debut solo EP, "April, and a flower," on April 1, SM Entertainment said. (SM […]

  • Moon says economy still needs a push despite some improvements
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 11:49

    President Moon Jae-in urged government efforts to revitalize the country's economy Tuesday, insisting the overall economy is showing signs of improvement but that some sectors still require an additional push.In a weekly Cabinet meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae, the president singled out […]

  • [News Focus] 1 in 10 South Koreans aged 70 or above
    par 2010027 le 19/03/2019 à 11:12

    SEJONG -- South Korea saw its elderly population grow rapidly over the past decade, while at the same time posting some of the world’s lowest fertility rates. Pundits continue to warn that countermeasures involving social infrastructure fall short considering the speed at which society is […]

  • S. Korean cinema records highest attendance ever for February
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 11:10

    Boosted by the huge success of the local cop comedy "Extreme Job," South Korean movie theaters attracted the highest number of admissions of all time for February, a report from a market tracker showed Tuesday.The number of admissions in local theaters was up 43.2 percent to 22.28 million last […]

  • SHINee's Minho to debut as solo singer before joining military
    par yonhap2017 le 19/03/2019 à 10:05

    Popular boy group SHINee's Minho will release his solo debut song before going into the military, his talent agency said Tuesday.According to SM Entertainment, the song titled "I'm Home" will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on March 28 as the ninth entry in Season 3 of the company's digital music release […]

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