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 2021-10-21 20:09 

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'Nanta' to Resume Showing after 21 Months of Hiatus...

[Culture] : The non-verbal comedy show 'Nanta' is set to return to the stage in December after 21 months of pandemic-induced closure.The show's agency PMC Production said Friday that 'Nanta' will welcome spectators once again at its ex...

 2021-10-21 20:01 

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Japan Posts YouTube Video in Korean Refuting East Sea Name...

[International] : The Japanese Foreign Ministry on Friday posted a video claiming the Sea of Japan is the one and only name recognized by the international community for the body of water located between Korea and Japan.The four-minute video provided in n...

 2021-10-21 19:58 

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Moon to Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican Next Friday...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next week ahead of his participation in the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome, Italy.Presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said Friday that Moon will embark on the nine-day, th...

 2021-10-21 19:50 

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Coast Guard Ends Underwater Search for Crew of Capsized Fishing Boat...

[Domestic] : The Korea Coast Guard has ended its underwater search for crew members of a capsized fishing boat which completely sank early Friday.Speaking to reporters in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, Coast Guard Commissioner General Kim Hong-hee said...

 2021-10-21 16:52 

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S. Korea's Decision on Joining CPTPP Postponed to Early November...

[Economy] : South Korea's decision on whether to join an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement known as the CPTPP will be postponed by a week.The delay comes as a ministerial meeting slated for Monday that was to discuss the issue has been pushed back to ...

 2021-10-21 16:40 

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COVID-19 Patient Treated at Home Dies During Hospital Transfer...

[Domestic] : A COVID-19 patient in his 60s who was being treated at home has died, marking the first fatality since at-home treatment was rolled out in the country in January.According to officials of Seoul's Seodaemun district, the 68-year-old's ...

 2021-10-21 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 0.04%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell one-point-17 points, or zero-point-04 percent, on Friday, closing the week at three-thousand-six-point-16.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose, however, gaining one-point-37 points, or zero-po...

 2021-10-21 16:29 

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Annual Korea Sales Festa to Take Place On, Offline on Nov. 1-15...

[Economy] : South Korea's largest annual shopping festival, the Korea Sales Festa, will run both on and offline from November 1 to 15.According to the Industry Ministry on Friday, all 17 major cities and provinces and one-thousand-276 companies have p...

 2021-10-21 16:16 

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Foreign Minister Chung to Visit Russia Next Week...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong will visit Russia from Tuesday to Thursday next week for talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov.Seoul's Foreign Ministry said the two sides will discuss bilateral ties and cooperation, Korean Peninsula is...

 2021-10-21 16:14 

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Korean Musical Performance Held at UN to Mark UN Day...

[Culture] : From classical to K-pop, Korean music was featured in a cultural performance held at the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday evening to mark United Nations Day on Sunday.The event was sponsored by the South Korean government to celebrate t...

 2021-10-21 16:12 

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Support for Gyeonggi Gov. Surpasses That of PPP Candidates within Margin of Error...

[Politics] : Support for Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung, the ruling Democratic Party's(DP) presidential contender, has surpassed that of his main opposition rivals, within the margin of error.In Gallup Korea's survey of one-thousand adults from Tuesd...

 2021-10-21 16:10 

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Authorities to Conduct Special Quarantine Inspection ahead of Halloween...

[Domestic] : Health authorities will conduct a special inspection of adult entertainment establishments and areas densely populated by foreigners ahead of Halloween on October 31.The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Friday tha...

 2021-10-21 15:53 

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NSC Standing Committee Discusses Aftermath of N. Korea's Ballistic Missile Test...

[Inter-Korea] : The National Security Council's(NSC) standing committee convened Friday to discuss the aftermath of North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch.According to the presidential office, attendees of the meeting, presided over by Nati...

 2021-10-21 15:40 

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Gov't-Civilian Panel Opts to Ease Curbs in Phases for 'Living with COVID-19'...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have decided to ease social distancing rules in phases in line with the vaccination rate and quarantine situation as the nation prepares to transition to a "With COVID-19" system in November.The decision was made du...

 2021-10-21 14:41 

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Gyeonggi Gov. Blasts Yoon Seok-youl over Chun Doo-hwan Comment...

[Politics] : Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung blasted former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl for a recent comment that seemed to defend former President Chun Doo-hwan.Lee made the criticism on Friday, while paying his respects at the Gwangju May 18th Nationa...

 2021-10-21 14:38 

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PPP's Yoon Seok-youl Under Fire for Social Media Posts after Chun Doo-hwan Apology...

[Politics] : Former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl is caught in the cross fire within the main opposition People Power Party(PPP) over social media posts that seem to make light of his earlier apology for a comment that appeared to defend former Presid...

 2021-10-21 12:39 

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Loans by Young People for Jeonse Rent Jumps 60 Tln Won in 5 Yrs....

[Economy] : Loans taken out by people in their 20s and 30s for lump-sum housing rental deposits, known as jeonse in South Korea, rose by close to 60 trillion won to 88 trillion won over the past five years amid soaring housing prices.According to data fro...

 2021-10-21 12:37 

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Hwang Sun-woo Grabs Bronze in FINA Swimming World Cup...

[Sports] : Teenage swimming prodigy Hwang Sun-woo grabbed a medal in the third leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2021 on Thursday. Hwang took bronze after finishing the finals of the men's 100-meter medley at 52-point-30 seconds in the Hamad Aquatic ...

 2021-10-21 12:25 

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Gov't to Temporarily Slash Fuel Taxes...

[Economy] : The government has unveiled plans to temporarily slash fuel taxes. First Vice Finance Minister Lee Eog-weon revealed the plan on Friday when he chaired a policy review meeting in Seoul. He said the government will swiftly finalize details, inc...

 2021-10-21 11:53 

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Prime Minister: Gov't to Ease Quarantine Rules for Hard-hit Businesses, Low-risk Facilities First...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum says he believes the nation is slowly getting to the starting line for returning to normalcy in daily lives. Chairing a meeting in Seoul of a committee tasked with efforts for the nation's return to normalcy on...

 2021-10-21 11:51 

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S. Korea to Launch Nuri 5 More Times...

[Science] : South Korea plans to conduct another launch of its first locally-developed space launch vehicle Nuri next May. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute unveiled the date on Thursday, saying the main objective ...

 2021-10-21 11:19 

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Report: N. Korea to Send First Diplomats to EU Meeting Since Pandemic Began...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea will reportedly send its diplomats to Belgium for discussions with the European Union(EU) for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19 early last year.Radio Free Asia(RFA) on Friday quoted a spokesperson for the EU as sayi...

 2021-10-21 11:01 

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US Navy Secretary to Visit S. Korea, Indo-Pacific Region...

[International] : U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro will visit South Korea and the Indo-Pacific region as his first overseas trip.The U.S. Navy said in a statement that Secretary Del Toro will embark on his first overseas trip on Thursday to visi...

 2021-10-21 10:59 

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Top Diplomat: S. Korea, Japan Have Discussed Ways to Resolve Wartime Sexual Slavery Issue...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday that Seoul and Tokyo have discussed various realistic ways to resolve the issue of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.The minister made the remarks during a parliamentary audit of the foreign m...

 2021-10-21 10:51 

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KDCA Reports 1,440 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remained in the 14-hundreds for a second straight day on Friday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said that one-thousand-440 infections were reported throughout Thursday, raising the cumulative total t...

 2021-10-21 10:03 

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2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Occurs in Jecheon...

[Science] : An earthquake with a magnitude of two-point-four occurred in North Chungcheong Province on Friday.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the quake was reported about 26 kilometers south of Jecheon City at 6:51 a.m. The depth of ...

 2021-10-21 10:02 

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IAEA Chief: N. Korea Nuclear Activities Expanded over the Years...

[Inter-Korea] : The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) has assessed that North Korea's nuclear program has expanded over the years since IAEA inspectors were kicked out of the North in 2009. IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi prese...

 2021-10-21 09:55 

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Prosecution Indicts Key Figure in Land Development Scandal...

[Politics] : Prosecutors on Thursday indicted a key figure in a high-profile land development corruption scandal.A probe team at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office incited Yoo Dong-gyu, former acting president of Seongnam Development Corpo...

 2021-10-21 09:54 

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US Special Envoy Due in S. Korea to Discuss N. Korean Issues...

[Inter-Korea] : U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim will visit South Korea on Friday for talks on North Korean issues. Kim will arrive in Seoul on Friday and meet with his South Korean counterpart Noh Kyu-duk on Saturday to discuss major ...

 2021-10-20 20:43 

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CL's 1st Full Studio Solo Album 'ALPHA' Tops iTunes Charts in 13 Countries...

[Culture] : CL, K-pop star and former member of girl group 2NE1, has topped iTunes charts in 13 countries with her first full-length solo album 'ALPHA'.According to her label Very Cherry on Thursday, CL's debut studio album smashed iTunes char...

 2021-10-20 20:26 

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S. Korea Mulls Fuel Tax Cut to Stabilize Prices...

[Economy] : The government is considering a slash in fuel taxes that will last throughout this winter season or longer to offset soaring crude oil prices.Deputy prime minister and finance minister Hong Nam-ki, during a parliamentary audit session on Thurs...

 2021-10-20 20:11 

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Pres. Moon: Launch of Nuri Marks Great Achievement...

[Science] : President Moon Jae-in has dubbed the launch of Korea's first locally-developed space launch vehicle Nuri a significant achievement for the nation's budding space program, despite failing to attain its ultimate goal. Addressing the nati...

 2021-10-20 18:48 

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S. Korea's First Locally-Developed Nuri Space Rocket Blasts Off...

[Science] : South Korea's first domestically developed space launch vehicle, Nuri, has blasted off.The rocket took off from the Naro Space Center located in Goheung, South Jeolla Province at 5 p.m. Thursday.The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI...

 2021-10-20 17:44 

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Those Who Miss 2nd Vaccine Appt. Can Make New Appt. through Clinics...

[Domestic] : Starting from Thursday, people who miss their second COVID-19 vaccine appointment will no longer need to make new appointments through the vaccination website.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Thursday that these peop...

 2021-10-20 16:46 

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Prosecutors Raid Offices of Seongnam Mayor, Mayor's Secretary...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors investigating political favor allegations surrounding a lucrative development project in Seongnam raided the mayor's office and that of the secretary on Thursday. The raid came after prosecutors faced criticism for excluding t...

 2021-10-20 16:43 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 0.19%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell five-point-eight points, or zero-point-19 percent on Thursday, closing the day at three-thousand-seven-point-33.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing seven-point-92 points, or zero-...

 2021-10-20 16:42 

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S. Korean Gov't Gives Large Amount of Personal Data to Private AI Firm...

[Domestic] : The government has given a huge amount of personal data of Koreans and foreigners to a private company that will develop an artificial intelligence(AI) system to be used in airports.According to a report unveiled during a parliamentary audit ...

 2021-10-20 16:35 

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S. Korea's First Domestically-Developed Space Rocket Nuri to Launch at 5 PM Thurs....

[Science] : South Korea will launch its first domestically developed satellite launch vehicle at five p.m. Thursday, or an hour later than initially expected.The committee tasked with the effort unveiled the final countdown for the Korean Satellite Launch...

 2021-10-20 16:15 

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Pohang Steelers Advance to ACL Finals for 1st Time in 12 Yrs....

[Sports] : The Pohang Steelers has advanced into the finals of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League(ACL) for the first time in 12 years. The 48-year-old pro club earned the berth on Wednesday after beating their arch-rivals and defending cham...

 2021-10-20 15:58 

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Seoul City to to File Charges against Labor Union for Mass Protests...

[Domestic] : The Seoul city government said it will file charges with the police against the organizers and participants of Wednesday's mass rallies staged downtown by a major umbrella labor union.City official Kim Hyuk said during a regular briefing ...

 2021-10-20 15:57 

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US Amb. to UN Urges N. Korea to Implement UN Resolutions...

[International] : U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has called on North Korea to fully implement UN Security Council(UNSC) resolutions.Speaking to the media before an emergency UNSC meeting requested by the U.S. and the U.K. on...

 2021-10-20 15:05 

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Defense Ministry Vows to Boost Missile Defense Capabilities...

[Politics] : The defense ministry has vowed to boost missile defense capabilities and strengthen cooperation with the U.S. against North Korean missile threats.In a report submitted for the parliamentary audit Thursday, the ministry said it will establish...

 2021-10-20 14:28 

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Yoon Seok-youl Expresses Regret over Chun Doo-hwan Comments...

[Politics] : Former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl, one of the leading presidential contenders for the main opposition People Power Party's(PPP), expressed regret over comments he made that seemed to defend former President Chun Doo-hwan.At a press...

 2021-10-20 12:57 

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Gov't to Hold Public Hearing Next Week on Transition to 'With COVID-19'...

[Domestic] : The government will hold a public hearing next week about quarantine and health care operations as the country transitions into the "With COVID-19" system in November.Senior Health Ministry official Son Young-rae said on Thursday that...

 2021-10-20 12:41 

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Minister: N. Korea's SLBM Likely in Primary Stage of Development...

[Inter-Korea] : Defense Minister Suh Wook said North Korea's recently tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile(SLBM) is believed to be in its primary stage of development, with further analysis under way.When asked about the timing of its deplo...

 2021-10-20 12:29 

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Edison Motors Essentially Selected Preferred Bidder for SsangYong Motor...

[Economy] : Electric bus maker Edison Motors has essentially been selected as the preferred bidder for the cash-strapped automaker SsangYong Motor.The Seoul Bankruptcy Court announced on Wednesday that a consortium led by Electrical Life Business and Tech...

 2021-10-20 12:22 

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Gov't to Establish Preventive Measures following Seongnam Development Scandal...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the government will soon put forth preventive measures following a corruption scandal surrounding a land development project in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province.Hong was responding to a call that the government ens...

 2021-10-20 12:04 

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Prosecutors Grill Key Figures in Land Development Scandal for 2nd Day...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors investigating political favor allegations surrounding a lucrative development project in Seongnam are grilling four key figures in the scandal for a second day on Thursday. Authorities are speaking with Kim Man-bae, Nam Wook and J...

 2021-10-20 11:41 

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Top Nuke Envoy Held 'Sincere' Discussions with US Counterpart...

[Inter-Korea] : The nation's top nuclear negotiator Noh Kyu-duk said he held sincere discussions with his U.S. counterpart Sung Kim at the working level on the issue of declaring a formal end to the Korean War. Noh made the remarks to reporters on Wed...

 2021-10-20 11:27 

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12 Standing Committees to Hold Sessions on Last Day of Audit...

[Politics] : Twelve standing committees of the National Assembly will hold sessions on the last day of a parliamentary audit of government offices on Thursday. The Legislation and Judiciary Committee is expected to see rival camps clash over political med...

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