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 2020-08-07 15:35 

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More Rain Expected on Weekend, Possible Typhoon Next Week...

[Domestic] : As strong rains continue nationwide, South Korea could also be bracing for a typhoon next week.Rain will continue in the Chungcheong provinces and the country's southern region on Saturday while heavy downpours will begin later in the day...

 2020-08-07 14:38 

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Gov't Urges Thorough Preparation Against Landslides...

[Politics] : The government has called for thorough preparation against rain-triggered landslides even in areas that are not designated as at-risk, saying recent events are occurring at unexpected locations.The Ministry of the Interior and Safety issued t...

 2020-08-07 14:09 

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National Assembly to Begin Sign Language Service in Press Briefings...

[Politics] : The National Assembly said it will provide sign language interpretation for its press conferences starting Monday.It will also broadcast and post press conference footage including the sign language service on its website.The new rule means t...

 2020-08-07 14:06 

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Highest Landslide Warning Issued for 16 Cities, Provinces...

[Domestic] : The Korea Forest Service issued its highest landslide warning for all of mainland South Korea on Saturday. The warning comes as heavy rain that has been hammering the southern part of the country is expected to move north to central areas, ra...

 2020-08-07 13:59 

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Trump Says He Will Make Deal with N. Korea 'Very Quickly' if Reelected...

[International] : U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he will make a deal with North Korea "very quickly" if he is reelected in November. In a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said that "if and when we win," referring ...

 2020-08-07 13:58 

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US Treasury Sanctions Carrie Lam, Other Hong Kong Officials...

[International] : The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Friday it has imposed sanctions on eleven individuals for undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and restricting the freedom of expression of Hong Kong citizens. On the list is the region's...

 2020-08-07 12:40 

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S. Korea Reports 43 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 43 new COVID-19 cases throughout Friday, raising the accumulated total to 14-thousand-562.The central disease control headquarters said Saturday that of the new cases, 30 are domestic infections which all come from the wi...

 2020-08-07 12:40 

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2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Kilchu, N. Korea...

[Inter-Korea] : A two-point-four magnitude earthquake was reported in North Korea's North Hamgyong Province late Friday.The epicenter, northwest of Kilchu County, is just one kilometer from the site where North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test i...

 2020-08-06 20:08 

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Political Parties Welcome Disaster Zone Designation of Rain-Wrecked Regions...

[Politics] : Rival political parties have welcomed the government's swift decision to designate as special disaster zones seven areas hit hardest by torrential rainfall in the nation's central region. In a statement issued on Friday, ruling Democr...

 2020-08-06 20:04 

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Asiana Airlines Swings to Operating Profit in 2Q...

[Economy] : Asiana Airlines posted its first operating profit in six quarters during the second quarter, thanks to its efforts to offset a plunge in travel demand amid the COVID-19 crisis by boosting its cargo-handling volume. The nation's second-larg...

 2020-08-06 20:00 

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Vice Health Minister Concerned about Impact of Physicians' Strike on Public Health...

[Domestic] : Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip has expressed concern over the impact of a physicians' strike on public health and safety. Kim expressed his views on Friday during a trip to Chonbuk National University Hospital in Jeonju, North Jeolla P...

 2020-08-06 18:47 

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Gov't Declares Seven Rain-Ravaged Regions as Special Disaster Zones...

[Domestic] : The government has designated seven of the central regions hit hardest by the latest downpours as special disaster zones. According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Friday, the seven cities and counties, including Anseong in Gyeo...

 2020-08-06 17:42 

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Naver, Daum Suspend Viewer Comment Sections on Sports Articles...

[Domestic] : South Korean online portals Naver and Daum have removed the viewer comment section on sports news stories.In a notice posted on its blog Friday, Naver said it is temporarily suspending the service that allows readers to post their opinions.Th...

 2020-08-06 17:37 

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Revisions in Prosecution Investigation Power to Take Effect Next Year...

[Domestic] : An adjustment of investigative authority held by the prosecution and the police, a move aimed at reducing the prosecution's power as part of the government's judicial reforms, is set to take effect next year.On Friday, the Justice Min...

 2020-08-06 16:59 

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Cloudy Skies, More Rain Forecast for Saturday...

[Domestic] : Heavy rain is expected to continue into the weekend in the central region of the country, with cloudy skies forecast nationwide.About 100 to 200 millimeters of rain is expected in Gyeonggi, southwestern Gangwon, both Chungcheongs, North Jeoll...

 2020-08-06 16:40 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 0.39%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose nine-point-06 points, or point-39 percent, on Friday, ending the week at two-thousand-351-point-67.This is the fourth day in a row that the KOSPI has ended on a new high for the year...

 2020-08-06 16:14 

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S. Korea to Send $1 Mln Emergency Relief to Lebanon after Deadly Explosion...

[Politics] : South Korea has decided to send emergency relief aid worth one million dollars to Lebanon, following a massive explosion in the capital Beirut that killed more than 150 people and wounded thousands of others.The Foreign Ministry said Friday t...

 2020-08-06 16:05 

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6 Chief Presidential Secretaries Offer to Resign in Flap Over High-Priced Homes...

[Politics] : Anchor: The nation's top presidential secretaries have offered to resign on the heels of criticism over the government's attempts to tame soaring real-estate prices, which have been largely ineffective so far. Making matters worse, a ...

 2020-08-06 16:03 

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S. Korea to Lift Entry, Visa Restrictions on China's Hubei Province...

[Politics] : Starting Monday, South Korea will lift entry and visa restrictions for China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.In a Friday briefing, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters made the announcement...

 2020-08-06 15:55 

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Spectators at Sports Games to Fill up 30% of Stadiums from Tuesday...

[Sports] : The Sports Ministry said it will expand the number of spectators allowed at professional sports games to 30 percent of stadium capacity starting next Tuesday when a number of baseball matches are scheduled.Professional sports in South Korea hav...

 2020-08-06 15:48 

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Trainee Doctors Stage 24-Hour Strike in Protest of Workforce Reforms...

[Domestic] : Anchor: Despite the government and the medical community's last-ditch efforts, a group representing the country's trainee doctors launched a one-day strike in protest of the government's expansion of medical school's admission...

 2020-08-06 15:41 

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Presidential Aides Offer to Resign to Take Responsibility for Administrative Management...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in's chief of staff and five other senior aides tendered their resignation on Friday.Those who offered to resign are Presidential Chief of Staff Noh Young-min and all five members of Noh's team that cover political ...

 2020-08-06 14:28 

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Justice Ministry Announces Reshuffle of High-Ranking Prosecutors...

[Domestic] : The Justice Ministry announced a reshuffle of dozens of high-ranking prosecutors on Friday, replacing five senior prosecutors assisting Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl after just seven months.Jo Nam-gwan, head of the Justice Ministry's ...

 2020-08-06 13:04 

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Nippon Steel Appeals Asset Seizure to Compensate Forced Labor Victims...

[Domestic] : Japan's Nippon Steel Corporation appealed a South Korean court's decision to seize its assets after it refused to follow a court order to compensate Korean victims of wartime forced labor.The Japanese firm submitted the appeal on Frid...

 2020-08-06 12:48 

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Man for Damaging Open KBS Studio with Pickaxe...

[Domestic] : A man who broke the external window of a KBS studio with a pickaxe during a live radio program this week has been arrested. The Seoul Southern District Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against the 47-year-old man, surnamed Lee, on c...

 2020-08-06 12:40 

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Prototype Released for Domestic Fighter Jet Radar...

[Politics] : A prototype of an advanced radar system to be placed in the country's indigenous KF-X fighter jet was presented in a ceremony on Friday. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) held the event for the prototype of the active e...

 2020-08-06 12:07 

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Pentagon: Joint Drill Will Test S. Korea's Ability to Exercise Wartime Command...

[Politics] : The U.S. Defense Department says that a joint military exercise with South Korea scheduled for August aims to verify allied preparations ahead of the transfer of wartime operational control(OPCON) from the United States to South Korea.Pentago...

 2020-08-06 12:04 

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S. Korea Reports 20 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea saw its daily COVID-19 cases slip on Friday amid a fall in both local and imported infections. The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters said as of 12:00 a.m. Friday, 20 additional people tested positive for COVID-19, ra...

 2020-08-06 11:59 

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Rain Expected for Most Parts of Nation Fri. and Sat....

[Domestic] : Most parts of the nation are expected to see rain on Friday and Saturday with some southern regions likely to see up to 300 millimeters.The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that the lower half of the country up to the southern par...

 2020-08-06 11:14 

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US Restores 'Reconsider Travel' Advisory for South Korea...

[International] : The U.S. State Department lowered its travel warning on South Korea to "Reconsider Travel" on Thursday."Reconsider Travel" is level three on the State Department's four-tiered travel advisory system.The United States ...

 2020-08-06 11:10 

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N. Korean Leader Visits Flood-Stricken Region...

[Politics] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited flood-stricken Hwanghae Province and instructed that his personal grain stock and supplies be given to residents.North Korean state media reported on Friday that about 730 homes and about 600 fields wer...

 2020-08-06 11:00 

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Flood Advisory Lifted for Han River after 22 Hours...

[Domestic] : A flood advisory for the Han River in the heart of Seoul was lifted as of 9:00 a.m. Friday, 22 hours after it was issued. According to the Han River Flood Control Office, the water level near the river's barometer of Hangang Bridge began ...

 2020-08-06 10:24 

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Interns, Residents to Launch 1-Day Strike in Protest of Gov't. Med School Policy...

[Domestic] : The Korean Intern Resident Association(KIRA) will carry a single-day strike on Friday in protest of a government plan to raise the admission quota at medical schools.The group's collective action will begin at 7:00 a.m. Friday and end at ...

 2020-08-06 10:02 

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Moon Expresses Regret over N. Korea's Failure to Follow Dam Accord...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in visited a flood control dam in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, on Thursday to inspect the country's response to recent heavy rain.During his visit, Moon expressed disappointment over North Korea's failure to inform...

 2020-08-06 09:54 

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Rain Leave 17 Dead, 10 Missing as of Friday Morning...

[Politics] : Heavy rains that have pounded South Korea since August 1 have left 17 people dead and ten missing as of 6:00 a.m. Friday.The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters's figure does not include the victims of Thursday's i...

 2020-08-06 09:50 

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Search Restarts for 5 Missing from Uiam Dam Boat Accident...

[Domestic] : The search for five people who went missing following a boat accident at Uiam Dam in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Thursday restarted Friday morning.Authorities have mobilized ten helicopters, 27 boats and one-thousand-386 firefighters, pol...

 2020-08-05 20:02 

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Korean Air Posts Surprise Earnings of 148.5 Bln Won in 2Q...

[Economy] : Korean Air posted nearly 150 billion won in operating profit in the second quarter despite a plunge in travel demand amid worldwide COVID-19-induced lockdowns. In regulatory filing on Thursday, the largest South Korean airliner estimated its o...

 2020-08-05 19:53 

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S. Korean Candidate for WTO Chief Seeks Support from Japan...

[Politics] : South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee says she will continue to seek support from Japan for her bid to become the new chief of the World Trade Organization(WTO).In a meeting with reporters at the government complex in Sejong City on Thurs...

 2020-08-05 19:48 

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PM Turns Down Doctors' Demand to Negotiate on Planned Strike...

[Domestic] : The prime minister's office has declined a call from a national association of doctors to negotiate over a planned physicians' strike. In a written media briefing on Thursday, the office revealed that it sent a letter to the Korean Me...

 2020-08-05 19:38 

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Seoul's NSC Discusses Emergency Assistance for Lebanon...

[Politics] : The South Korean presidential office on Thursday discussed providing assistance for Lebanon after deadly explosions at a Beirut port earlier in the week. Cheong Wa Dae's National Security Council held a meeting of its standing committee p...

 2020-08-05 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Up 1.33%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) gained 30-point-75 points, or one-point-33 percent, on Thursday. It ended the day at a new high for the year of two-thousand-342-point-61.This is the third straight day the KOSPI has ended...

 2020-08-05 16:38 

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Seoul Regulates Entry to All Parks along Han River...

[Domestic] : Seoul City is regulating entry to all eleven parks along the Han River after its water level surged sharply due to monsoon seasonal downpours. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the move on Thursday after some 18-thousand tons of wat...

 2020-08-05 16:19 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin Snatches 1st Win in 3rd Start...

[Sports] : Toronto Blue Jays' starter Ryu Hyun-jin snatched his first win of the 2020 Major League Baseball season on Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. In an away game, the South Korean pitcher struck out eight batters in five innings with his spec...

 2020-08-05 16:11 

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DP, UFP See Gap in Approval Ratings Narrow to a Decimal Point...

[Politics] : A survey on political parties' approval ratings has found that the gap between the ruling Democratic Party(DP) and main opposition United Future Party(UFP) is no bigger than a decimal point for the first time ever. Pollster Realmeter surv...

 2020-08-05 16:06 

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S. Korea to Provide $10 Mln Humanitarian Aid to N. Korea via WFP...

[Inter-Korea] : Anchor: South Korea decided on Thursday to provide food and nutrition aid worth ten million dollars to North Korea through the World Food Program(WFP). The aid will go specifically to assist women and children in the country and is the fir...

 2020-08-05 15:38 

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Military Urges Japan to Adhere to Exclusively Defense-Oriented Policy...

[Politics] : The South Korean military said Japan needs to adhere to the basic notion of its exclusively defense-oriented policy.The remarks from Deputy Defense Ministry Spokesperson Col. Moon Hong-sik came Thursday when he was asked whether Seoul took an...

 2020-08-05 15:31 

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7 Missing after 3 Boats Capsize at a Dam in Gangwon Province...

[Domestic] : Seven people are missing after three boats capsized during rescue efforts at Euiam Dam in Gangwon Province. According to Chuncheon City police, an inflatable boat, a city-run ship and a police boat overturned when the first two attempted to r...

 2020-08-05 15:15 

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Pentagon Official: N. Korea Has Very Deliberate Missile Testing Program...

[Politics] : A top Pentagon official says he believes that North Korea has a very calculated missile testing program where they push their technological limits, learn from failures and demonstrate continual improvement.U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense ...

 2020-08-05 15:09 

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Gov't Official Reportedly Informed Lawyer of Collusion Report in Advance...

[Domestic] : A lawyer formerly associated with the progressive Lawyers for a Democratic Society revealed that she was informed in advance about a news report alleging collusive ties between a senior prosecutor and then-journalist from a high-ranking offic...

 2020-08-05 14:18 

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S. Korea to Provide $10 Mln in Humanitarian Aid to N. Korea through WFP...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea has decided to provide food and nutrition aid worth ten million dollars through the World Food Program(WFP) to assist children and women in North Korea.The Unification Ministry said Thursday that the Inter-Korean Exchange and C...

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