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‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Reteams With Hong Sang-soo for Another Wispy, Wistful Drama

hollywoodreporter.com Like makgeolli — Korea’s unique fizzy, fermented, cloudy-white rice wine — the films of director Hong Sang-soo are an acquired taste. Fortunately for him, many film…

Stock market today: Blast higher by Nvidia launches stock rally on Wall Street

abcnews.go.com A blast higher by Nvidia after the AI chipmaker reported another blowout quarter sent Wall Street sharply higher in early trading NEW YORK -- A blast higher by Nvidia after…

Hang Seng Rides Nvidia Wave as Nikkei Scales New Heights

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes rode a wave of tech-fuelled optimism on Thursday with Japan’s Nikkei leading the way as it soared to a new record high. That came after…

Korean doctors are some of the best-paid in the world. Now many are refusing to work to protest plans to make it easier to attend medical school

fortune.com More than 60% of South Korean trainee doctors have not reported for work in a protest that has strained the medical system as they attempt to reverse a government plan to…

The Last Picture: Frieze Art Fair With Artist Sharif Farrag

thewrap.com The Last Picture Frieze takes a drive through Los Angeles with artist Sharif Farrag by Stefano TonchiPhotography by Jeff Vespa The renowned international art fair Frieze has…

Stock market today: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surges to all time high, near 39,000

aol.com Japan’s Nikkei 225 share benchmark surged Thursday to an all-time high, bypassing its previous record set in December 1989 on heavy buying by global investors. By early…

Stock market today: Japan's benchmark briefly reaches all-time high after rally on Wall Street

abcnews.go.com Japan's Nikkei 225 share benchmark has touched an all-time high, bypassing its previous record set in December 1989 BANGKOK -- Japan’s Nikkei 225 share index surged briefly…

South Korea holds growth projection while flagging inflation risk

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- The Bank of Korea on Thursday maintained its growth projection at 2.1% for this year, pointing to stubbornly high inflation and household debt as ongoing challenges…

Explains: NewJeans’ Fast Rise on the Charts

billboard.com With honorees from the across the globe, the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards are a true international affair. Repping Seoul, South Korea, is NewJeans, a chart-topping…

Match Group inks deal with OpenAI, says press release written by ChatGPT

techcrunch.com In a press release written with help from ChatGPT, Match Group announced an enterprise agreement with the AI chatbot’s maker, OpenAI. The new agreement includes over 1,000…

Zendaya body-shaming photo sparks fury

newsweek.com Sea (@destroynectar) posted a recent photo praising the Euphoria star. The 27-year-old donned a barely-there metallic bra for her Harper's Bazaar shoot in September,…

Nikkei Dips on Tech Worries, Hang Seng Enjoys Stimulus Boost

asiafinancial.com Asia’s share indexes were largely subdued on Wednesday ahead of key financial results from US chip leader Nvidia which could either lift or deter tech investors. Traders are…

Disney’s Top Asia Exec on Bob Iger’s Streaming Pivot and the “Gold Rush” for Korean Content (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com During the short period that Disney+ has been active across the major markets of the Asia-Pacific region — just a little over two years in most countries — the Walt Disney…

South Korean business worries rise over Biden’s IRA law

ft.com Clarity sought on climate legislation as Seoul and Washington are brought closer by need to reduce dependence on China

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training guide: Schedule, how to watch and more

newsweek.com The Los Angeles Dodgers open their 2024 Spring Training schedule this week after a high-spending offseason that has the club positioned as early World Series favorites.…

South Korea's New Reform Party suffers split as ex-PM exits

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- Former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has decided to leave a newly created political party less than two weeks after joining its ranks. The breakup comes…

K-defense: South Korea's weapons industry goes global

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- First came glitzy, boppy K-pop. Then came soapy, soppy K-drama. Now, according to South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, it is time for another K-moniker for a new,…

Stock market today: Wall Street limps toward losses to begin a holiday-shortened trading week

aol.com Wall Street drifted lower early Tuesday in a holiday-shortened week with some high-profile retailers reporting quarterly results. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial…

Gaudio Lab Unveils Key AI Audio Tech for Spatial Computing Era at MWC 2024

benzinga.com SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaudio Lab, a leading AI audio technology company, is set to participate in MWC 2024 to showcase innovative AI audio…

South Korean trainee doctors walk off job over medical student increase

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- South Korea was bracing for possible disruptions to health care on Tuesday as hundreds of trainee doctors walked off the job to protest a government plan to…

Stock market today: Asian shares trade mixed after Wall Street was closed for a holiday

apnews.com Asian shares were trading mixed Tuesday on the second day Chinese markets were open after the Lunar New Year break. Wall Street trading was closed Monday in the United…

Burned-out South Korean trainee doctors walked off their jobs over a plan to boost med school enrolment

businessinsider.com Doctors hold placards that read 'Opposition to the increase in medical schools' as they gather to protest against the government's plan to raise the annual enrolment quota…

South Korean doctors walk out to protest government policy, causing many surgery cancellations

apnews.com South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday to escalate their protest of a government medical policy, triggering cancellations of surgeries and…

‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Plays A Woman Of Mystery In Hong Sang-Soo’s Frustrating Character Study

deadline.com Korean director Hong Sang-soo is such a Berlinale favorite that his film in competition, featuring Isabelle Huppert as an apparently penniless tourist trying to scrape…

‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Hong Sangsoo and Isabelle Huppert Reunite for an Airy, Enigmatic Afternoon Ramble

variety.com Iris, the petite enigma at the center of “A Traveler’s Needs,” dresses at once to be noticed, and to disappear. Over a bright sundress, spattered all over with red and…

Spot Bitcoin ETFs Coming To South Korea? Ruling Party Eyes Crypto Investor’s Vote

bitcoinist.com In a year full of important elections around the globe, many candidates have approached their 2024 electoral campaigns with Bitcoin and crypto investors in mind. A local…

Disney+ Unveils Four Korean Series Additions for 2024

variety.com Streaming platform Disney+ will add four new Korean-language original series to its 2024 lineup. Its “Blood Free,” “Unmasked,” “The Tyrant” and “Gangnam B-Side” land in…

Worldcoin Price Prediction as Sam Altman’s New AI Model Goes Viral

cryptonews.com the crypto project helmed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, has shot up a blistering 34% in the last 24 hours to trade at $7.30 as of this writing. This means that Worldcoin is now…

Stock market today: World shares are mixed as Chinese markets reopen after the Lunar New Year

apnews.com European shares were lower after a mixed session in Asia as Chinese markets reopened Monday from a long Lunar New Year holiday. U.S. futures rose slightly while oil prices…

BTS’ J-Hope Doc ‘Hope On The Street’ Sets Launch Date On Prime Video

deadline.com BTS‘ J-Hope will be launching his docuseries, Hope on the Street, from March 28 on Prime Video, with episodes released weekly every Thursday and Friday. Produced by HYBE and…

Seoul Wants to Make MLB Games Regular Events in South Korea

youtube.com As Seoul prepares to host one of the most hotly-anticipated Major League Baseball season-openers ever next month, its mayor is seeking to make MLB games regular events in…

ChatGPT Used by North Korean Hackers to Scam LinkedIn Users

tech.co Microsoft has confirmed North Korean hacking groups are using AI tools like ChatGPT to scam folks out of sensitive information on platforms like LinkedIn as the country…

‘Kingdom’ & ‘Moving’ Stars Attached To Projects On Disney+ Korea Slate

deadline.com Disney+ has unveiled a slate of Korean originals, as the streaming platform opts for a more targeted strategy in Asia. Bolstered by successful Korean tentpoles last year…

Partners South Korea’s Football League for Fan Engagement

coinspeaker.com Partners South Korea’s Football League for Fan Engagement Chiliz (CHZ), a blockchain platform known for providing infrastructure solutions for sports and entertainment…

Nikkei’s Record Run Stalls, Tech Drags on Hang Seng

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes experienced a mixed start to the week with fading hopes of a cut in US interest rates anytime soon taking the edge off China’s post-Lunar Holiday…

Kim Jong-un's North Korea Is Leveraging AI For Tech Theft, Nuclear Funding: Report

benzinga.com In a recent development, North Korean hackers are reportedly leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate their cyber operations. This move is aimed at acquiring…

South Korea doctors offer to resign amid spat with government, raising worries about medical service

apnews.com Trainee doctors in South Korea began resigning en masse Monday in protest of a government medical policy, causing reported delays in surgeries and other treatments at…

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese markets reopen after Lunar New Year

abcnews.go.com Shares are mostly higher in Asia after Chinese markets reopened from a long Lunar New Year holiday Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese markets…

Isabelle Huppert on Her Unique Partnership With ‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Director, Korea’s Hong Sang-soo: ‘I Hope It Goes on Forever’

variety.com France’s Isabelle Huppert, one of the leading actors of her age, has crafted a unique relationship with Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo. Hong’s “A Traveler’s Needs,” which…

BTS’ J-Hope Documentary ‘Hope on the Street’ to Release on Amazon Prime Video

hollywoodreporter.com Hope on the Street, a docu-series featuring j-hope of K-pop supergroup BTS, has landed exclusively at Prime Video. Produced by BTS’ label HYBE, the six-part series will…

South Korean maker of 'Buldak' ramen builds new domestic plant

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- South Korean instant noodle maker Samyang Roundsquare is expanding its production capacity in a bid to boost sales overseas. Formerly known as Samyang Foods Group,…

BTS’ J-Hope Sets ‘Hope on the Street’ Album and Docuseries Release Date

billboard.com BTS member J-Hope is releasing a new album, Hope on the Street Vol. 1, BigHit Music announced to press and to ARMY on Sunday (Feb. 18). Hope on the Street Vol. 1 is…

Disney+ Unveils Expanded Korean Originals Slate for 2024

hollywoodreporter.com Disney+ is steadily boosting its output of high-end Korean drama. The streaming service on Monday revealed a growing slate of star-driven Korean originals for 2024, building…

I made over $225,000 in a year as a 27-year-old government contractor overseas

aol.com None Symoné Berry made over $225k working as an overseas US government tech contractor. • None While in Taiwan, she took a week off every month and received "rest and…

Ohtani-Fueled Baseball Fever to Bring More MLB Games to South Korea

youtube.com As Seoul prepares to host one of the most hotly-anticipated Major League Baseball season-openers ever next month, its mayor is seeking to make MLB games regular events in…

Markets in everything, Korean opening bid edition

marginalrevolution.com “We will continue to do what we can as a company to solve the low birth issue,” Lee Joong-keun, the chairman of Booyoung Group, a Seoul-based construction company, said last…

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now

nytimes.com A commando trying to retrieve someone from behind enemy lines is a common enough plotline. But Heo Myeong-haeng’s bananas postapocalyptic caper embraces B values — fast,…

South Korea has the world’s lowest fertility rate. Seoul’s mayor thinks he has a solution: a city-sponsored dating event

aol.com South Korea has the world's lowest fertility rate, at just 0.78 births per woman as of 2022. It's likely to get even worse, with Statistics Korea, the country's official…

Kim Jong Un's sister responds to US ally's North Korea overtures

newsweek.com The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has signaled the reclusive regime's openness to talks with a key U.S. ally, in what could be a rare opportunity to…

Stock market today: Asian shares track Wall Street rally as Japan's Nikkei nears a record high

aol.com Shares advanced in Asia on Friday, with Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index trading near a record high, 35 years after it peaked and then plunged with the collapse of Japan's…

South Korea has the world's lowest fertility rate. Seoul's mayor thinks he has a solution: a city-sponsored dating event

fortune.com South Korea has the world’s lowest fertility rate, at just 0.78 births per woman as of 2022. It’s likely to get even worse, with Statistics Korea, the country’s official…

K-pop Stars Choi Si-won, Cho Hyun-young Deny South Korean ‘Scam Coin’ Involvement

cryptonews.com K-pop stars Choi Si-won and Cho Hyun-young have denied allegations that they were involved in promoting so-called South Korean “scam coins.” Their denials come amid ongoing…

School of the Art Institute of Chicago selects Korean artist, educator as its next president

chicagotribune.com Completing a successful national search, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced Thursday that Jiseon Lee Isbara would be its next president, making her the…

Korean bookstores in L.A. are dying. Here's how one survives

latimes.com Joe Choi stood inside Aladdin Fullerton bookstore, flipping through “Introduction to Business Management” in Korean. Choi, 33, has lived in the U.S. since he was a teenager,…

TELUS partners with Samsung to build Canada's first 5G Virtualized RAN, Open RAN network

benzinga.com TELUS to supercharge its 5G network using Samsung's vRAN 3.0 and Open RAN solutions – improving performance, energy efficiency and flexibility for future enhancements…

Stock market today: Wall Street points higher ahead of earnings, US retail sales data

apnews.com Wall Street inched modestly higher early Thursday ahead of more corporate earnings reports and new data on January retail sales in the U.S. Futures for the S&P 500 and the…

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