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Hyundai Heavy to build six patrol vessels for Philippine Navy

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a contract with the Philippine Department of National Defense, Monday, to construct six 2,400-ton offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) worth $573 million.See the Story
Sports

Chun In-gee wins 3rd career LPGA major

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Chun In-gee has captured her third career LPGA major in Maryland, ending the country's drought in big tournaments at seven in the process.See the Story
Entertainment

Boy group SF9 to drop new album next month

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K-pop boy group SF9 will release a new EP next month, its management agency said Tuesday. The band's 11th EP titled "The Wave OF9" will hit music stores on July 13, FNC Entertainment said. It will be the first release from the group since its 10th EP "Rumination" out in November. Leading the album will be "Scream," a song full of summer vibes. The group debuted in October 2016 with ...See the Story
Wall Street

Seoul shares open higher despite US losses

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Seoul shares opened higher Tuesday, bucking overnight losses on Wall Street, with investors remaining concerned about higher interest rates and a slowdown in the global economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 6.04 points, or 0.25 percent, to 2,407.96 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2 percent to 31,438.26 points and the tech-heavy Nasdaq shed 0...See the Story

[Graphic News] 50% of soccer players suffer online abuse: study

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More than half of soccer players playing at the European Championship and African Cup of Nations suffered online abuse, a study published by FIFA revealed.  Much of the abuse came from fans of the players’ home nations.  “Homophobic (40 percent) and racist (38 percent) comments provided the majority of the abuse,” said the independent report published to coincide with the United Nations Intern...See the Story
Entertainment

[Today’s K-pop] Seventeen to put out repackaged album in July

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Seventeen will come out with a repackage of their fourth studio album on July 18, said agency Pledis Entertainment on Monday.   The news of the repackaged album, “Sector 17,” was first announced during the band’s Seoul concert. The 13-member act held two concerts, on Saturday and Sunday, and shared the news at the end of the second day’s show.   Its fourth LP, “Face The Sun,” w...See the Story
Entertainment

Min-hyuk returns as ‘Huta’ with self-produced second LP, ‘Boom’

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Just like his famous catchphrase “Boom Shaka Laka,” Min-hyuk of boy band BTOB has returned, making his way back to the music charts with his second self-produced LP, “Boom,” released Monday evening. This marks the group member-turned-soloist‘s return in less than a year, having dropped a digital single titled “Good Night” in November. “It’s an album that best ...See the Story
Lifestyle

Thai soldiers in the Korean war remembered in Kakao Entertainment webtoon

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Thai soldiers in the Korean war remembered in Kakao Entertainment webtoon By Lee Jung-Youn Kakao Entertainment and the Korean Cultural Center Thailand will present a webtoon about Thai veterans who participated in the Korean War. The webtoon has been created to inform the younger generation about the history of the Korean War. Titled “One Day, My Beloved Idol Group‘s Leader Disappeared!” it will be launched i...See the Story
Federal Reserve

Seoul shares up for 2nd day amid recession woes

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Seoul shares ended higher for the second straight session Monday, as investors speculate the pace of the Federal Reserve's rate hikes could be slower than expected amid global recession woes. The local currency sharply rose against the US dollar. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 35.32 points, or 1.49 percent, to close at 2,401.92. On Friday, the KOSPI rebounded 2.3 percent to 2,366.60 after mar...See the Story

[Herald Review] Even after 7 years, Seventeen strives to be a beacon of light

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Seventeen was among the rush of K-pop acts to hold concerts recently, but the 13-piece band’s two-day entertainment “Seventeen World Tour ‘Be the Sun’ -- Seoul” that took place over the weekend stood out in many ways. On Sunday, Seventeen -- comprising members S. Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, The8, Mingyu, DK, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino -- conducted the second and ...See the Story
Entertainment

From BTS to iKON, K-pop idols break down musical barriers

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There used to be distinct elements distinguishing the “K-pop idol sound” – namely of polished music and images -- ever since its rise. K-pop music is often viewed as an outcome of the entertainment industry. Rap and hip-hop, for example, was originally created by Black musicians in the US, and has been widely considered a Western phenomenon. Due to its originality, many have raised the question of...See the Story
BTS

From BTS to iKON, K-pop idols break down musical barriers

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There have long been distinct elements that make up the “K-pop idol sound” – namely highly-produced songs with catchy choruses sung by camera-ready group members performing their distinct roles. To the unfamiliar, K-pop music can appear to not much more than a product of the entertainment industry. But K-pop idols are, in fact, versatile: They can sing, dance, rap, compose and produce. A handful...See the Story

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