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Gov't Must Try to Stem Vicious Cycle of Inflation

Inflation stood at six percent in June, the highest since the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis. The main culprits were skyrocketing global oil prices and gran and other raw material prices. The cost-of-living index, which is composed of 144 staple consumer products, increased 7.4 percent, and the cost...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:42 pm(NZT)

Korea to Ramp up Nuclear Power Generation

The government on Tuesday officially reversed the Moon Jae-in administration's nuclear phaseout and decided to ramp up nuclear power generation to over 30 percent by 2030.In a meeting chaired by President Yoon Suk-yeol, the Cabinet approved the new government's revised energy plans focusing on the e...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:40 pm(NZT)

Han Hye-jin Cast in Divorce-Themed Series Slated for Next Year

Actress Han Hye-jin is set to return to the small screen after a long absence.Han will take on a starring role in cable channel JTBC's upcoming series "Sacred Divorce" along with actor Cho Seung-woo. The series is about a divorce lawyer who gets involved with a client while handling her case.Th...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:39 pm(NZT)

U.S. Fighter Jets Arrive for Joint Exercises

Six F-35A stealth fighters from the U.S. Air Force arrived in South Korea on Tuesday to take part in a 10-day joint drill with the South Korean Air Force. The U.S. is ramping up warnings to North Korea as the renegade country prepares for another nuclear test.The planes flew from Eielson Air Force B...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:20 pm(NZT)

Mitsubishi Built Memorial for Chinese Forced Labor Victims

Japan's Mitsubishi, which operated a mine on Hashima Island that exploited forced labor from Korea and China during World War II, built a monument for Chinese workers but none for Korean victims. The belated revelation comes on the eve of the selloff of Mitsubishi's Korean assets after it refused to...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:17 pm(NZT)

Korean American Wins Top Medal for Math

A Korean-American professor at Princeton University has won the prestigious Fields Medal awarded to brilliant mathematicians under 40. The International Mathematical Union on Tuesday said Huh June won this year's Fields Medal along with Maryna Viazovska of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology L...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 2:35 pm(NZT)

Daily COVID Infections Surge Sharply

Coronavirus infections are rising rapidly again as the daily number of new cases has nearly doubled overnight, raising fears of another resurgence. The daily tally had hovered mostly at below 10,000 throughout the recent couple of weeks but jumped to 18,147 on Tuesday morning and 19,371 on Wednesday...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 1:56 pm(NZT)

Struggling Ssangyong Pins Hopes on New Midsize SUV

Ssangyong released its new midsize Torres SUV on Tuesday.The vehicle is the successor to the Musso, the carmaker's popular midsize SUV produced from 1993 to 2005.It is the first new model that the cash-strapped automaker has released in three-and-a-half years, since an updated version of the Korando...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 1:35 pm(NZT)

Fertility Treatment on the Rise as Koreans Marry Later

More and more Korean couples are seeking fertility treatment as they marry later in their lives and procedures are covered by public heath insurance.According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of women who sought fertility treatment rose from 27,846 in 2018 to 35,311 ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:40 am(NZT)

S&P Says Korea's Inflation Rate to Hit 5% This Year

Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Monday projected Korea's inflation rate would stand at 5 percent this year.The forecast was released as part of the agency's inflation outlook for the Asia-Pacific region. Its projections for Australia and Singapore were also 5 percent. The outlook for ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:25 am(NZT)

New U.S. Study Helps Demystify Long COVID Brain Fog

A small new study published Tuesday by scientists at the U.S. National Institutes of Health suggests that the immune response triggered by coronavirus infections damages the brain's blood vessels and could be responsible for long COVID symptoms.The paper, published in the journal Brain, was based on...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:20 am(NZT)

8 Victims in Italian Glacial Avalanche Found Alive

Rescue teams in the Italian Alps said Tuesday they found eight survivors who had been missing since a glacial avalanche killed at least seven people on Sunday.The avalanche happened on the Marmolada ridge, the highest peak in the Dolomites, standing more than 3,300 meters."When we arrived, we saw a ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:20 am(NZT)

U.K. PM Boris Johnson Loses 2 Ministers in Grave Blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting for his political survival on Tuesday after Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and another senior minister abruptly resigned over the latest scandal to blight his administration.Within minutes of each other, Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid sent to J...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:19 am(NZT)

U.S., Allies Seek Removal of Russia, Belarus from Sports Governing Bodies

The U.S. and allies on Tuesday called for the governing bodies of sports in Russia and Belarus to be suspended from international sports federations over Russia's invasion of Ukraine."Russia's unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice against Ukraine, facilitated by the Belarusian government, is ab...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:13 am(NZT)

Chinese City of 13 Million Shuts down Again to Avoid COVID 'Explosion'

Businesses, schools and restaurants in Xi'an will close for one week, officials said Tuesday, after the Chinese city logged a handful of COVID-19 cases as outbreaks nationwide strain Beijing's zero-tolerance virus approach.China is the last major economy wedded to a zero-COVID strategy, deploying sn...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:09 am(NZT)

To save on the electricity bill

To save on the electricity bill, keep an air conditioner running rather than turning it repeatedly on and off.

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:06 am(NZT)

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Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:05 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: July 6, 2022

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Today's Photo: July 6, 2022

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:05 am(NZT)

Today's Photo: July 6, 2022

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:04 am(NZT)


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