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Seo Hyun-jin’s New Film Dealing With Alzheimer’s to Hit Screens Next Month

Actress Seo Hyun-jin's new film "Cassiopeia", which tells the story of a family impacted by Alzheimer's disease, is set for release next month.In the film, Seo plays a woman whose efforts to live a perfect life as a lawyer, mother and daughter are derailed when she loses her memory to Alzheimer's."I...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 1:42 pm(NZT)

Korea to Join U.S.-Led Pacific Trade Bloc

The government has decided to join the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a strategic initiative aimed at countering China's growing influence in the region. President Yoon Suk-yeol will officially announce the decision when he meets U.S. President Joe Biden in Seoul on Saturday. After...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 12:22 pm(NZT)

Depression on the Rise Among Young Men

Cases of depression among men in their 20s have more than doubled over the last five years as social pressures increase and their coping mechanisms wane. According to data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, 58,649 men in their 20s were diagnosed with depression last year, up 11...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:53 am(NZT)

Former Vice FM Cho Tae-yong Named as Korea's New Ambassador to U.S.

President Yoon Suk-yeol Tuesday appointed former vice foreign minister Cho Tae-yong as Korea's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment comes as President Yoon places priority on the alliance with Seoul. Cho previously served as Seoul's top nuclear envoy.As for the new chief of the Korea Disease C...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:50 am(NZT)

Yoon Heads to Gwangju to Mark Anniversary of Democratic Uprising

President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday will attend a ceremony commemorating the May 18 democratic uprising in 1980 in the southwestern city of Gwangju.All eyes are on what message he will deliver in terms of unity and integration. Some 100 lawmakers from the People Power Party, members of the Cabinet ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:50 am(NZT)

1st Task for France's New Head of Government: Win the Legislatives

France's newly appointed prime minister Elisabeth Borne begins work this week with major challenges on her plate, tasked to rebrand President Emmanuel Macron's second term with greener, more socially friendly policies -- and to ensure his party wins next month's legislative vote.Borne is expected to...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:28 am(NZT)

China's Xi Bets It All on Zero-COVID Policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is staking his political future on the success of an unusually strict zero-COVID policy, experts say, as he comes up for an unprecedented third-term reappointment this year to the Communist Party's top job. China is pursuing a zero-COVID policy while the United States an...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:25 am(NZT)

Japan to Welcome Limited Tour Groups

Japan says it will begin welcoming tour groups as a means of returning to full-fledged tourism.The government's tourism agency announced Tuesday that small groups from Australia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States will be allowed to enter Japan later this month. The agency says the tours will...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:18 am(NZT)

Biden Declares Buffalo Mass Shooting 'Domestic Terrorism'

U.S. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that last weekend's mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, in which a white teenage gunman allegedly killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in a racist rampage was "domestic terrorism" fueled by "white supremacy... running through our body politic."Biden and...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:11 am(NZT)

Fall of Ukraine's Port of Mariupol to Russians Appears Imminent

The fall of the Ukrainian port of Mariupol to Russia appeared imminent Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the city's sprawling steel plant, and hundreds of Kyiv fighters who had been holed up there turned themselves over to Russian forces in a deal reached by the warring parties.The capture of Mari...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:08 am(NZT)

To avoid getting drunk quickly

To avoid getting drunk quickly, talk a lot while drinking.

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:05 am(NZT)

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Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:05 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: May 18, 2022

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:03 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: May 18, 2022

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:03 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: May 18, 2022

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 18 May 2022 | 11:01 am(NZT)

Small Investors Still Snapping up Samsung Stocks

Samsung Electronics' shares continue to perform poorly, but small shareholders have increased by more than 400,000 to 5.5 million as retail investors keep flocking to the bearish bourse. The number of Samsung minority shareholders peaked at 5.16 million last September and dropped to 5.04 million at ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 17 May 2022 | 4:12 pm(NZT)

Evening Business Revives After Lockdown Ends

Sales in major commercial districts in Seoul surged 60 percent in the evenings after the curfew was lifted last month.Private consumption recovered quickly in major shopping areas like Itaewon and trendy university neighborhoods.KB Kookmin Card on Monday published card spending data from 17 areas of...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 17 May 2022 | 4:06 pm(NZT)

U.S. Korea Expert Wins American Hero Award

The America Korea Friendship Society on Monday named Victor Cha, a Korea expert at Georgetown University and former U.S. government official, as recipient of this year's New American Hero award.Cha has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a master's degree from the University of Oxford.He was direct...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 17 May 2022 | 4:00 pm(NZT)

Wages in State-Run Companies Outstrip Conglomerates'

The average wage at state-run companies outstripped most top conglomerates' last year at almost W70 million, which was also more than double the pay in small and mid-sized businesses (US$1=W1,285). According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance's website Alio on Monday, the average salary in 350 s...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 17 May 2022 | 3:41 pm(NZT)

N.Korea Asks China for Urgent COVID Assistance

North Korea has asked China for urgent help to fight the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Monday. "Chinese authorities have recruited 400 truck drivers in Liaoning Province to give medical assistance to North Korea," a source said.The North asked China for help late last month, when signs of a sur...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 17 May 2022 | 3:27 pm(NZT)


















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