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 2022-10-04 12:02 

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Foreign Minister: Positive Momentum Building Between S. Korea, Japan...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin has strongly dismissed claims that Seoul's recent efforts to improve ties with Tokyo were humiliating, saying he believes positive momentum is building between the two countries.Park made the remark on Tuesday wh...

 2022-10-04 11:33 

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27th Busan Int'l Film Festival to Kick off Wed. Night...

[Culture] : The 27th Busan International Film Festival, or BIFF, will kick off on Wednesday night for a ten-day run in the southern port city of Busan.The festival will be held offline for the first time in three years and will see a 100-percent screening...

 2022-10-04 11:16 

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N. Korea Keeps Silent about Tuesday's Missile Launch...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea's state media remain silent about Tuesday's firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) over Japan.As of Wednesday morning, key media outlets including the Korean Central News Agency, the Korean Central Tele...

 2022-10-04 10:52 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Rise Above 30,000...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday nearly doubled from Monday's tally to jump above 30-thousand amid reduced testing over the long holiday weekend. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Wednesday that 34-thousand-739 inf...

 2022-10-04 10:37 

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UNSC Likely to Convene Open Meeting to Discuss N. Korea's Missile Launch...

[International] : The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) is likely to convene a meeting soon to discuss the latest missile launch by North Korea.Quoting a U.S. government official, Reuters said on Tuesday that the United States plans to request an open...

 2022-10-04 10:20 

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Vice Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, US, Japan Discuss N. Korea's Missile Launch...

[Inter-Korea] : The vice foreign ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea during a discussion on trilateral cooperation in response to the provocation.According to Seoul's forei...

 2022-10-04 10:06 

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Consumer Price Growth Slows for Second Month in September...

[Economy] : Consumer prices rose over five percent on-year last month while growth slowed for the second consecutive month.According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the country's consumer price index stood at 108-point-93 in September, up five-point...

 2022-10-04 09:53 

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S. Korea, US Fire 4 Missiles into East Sea in Response to N. Korea's Provocation...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea and the United States have responded to North Korea's missile provocation on Tuesday with their own launch of four ground-to-ground missiles into the East Sea on Wednesday.According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS), the So...

 2022-10-04 09:32 

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White House Strongly Condemns N. Korea's 'Dangerous, Reckless Decision'...

[International] : The United States has strongly condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea following the North's firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) on Tuesday morning.White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said in a ...

 2022-10-04 09:17 

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Biden, Kishida Condemn N. Korea's Missile Launch...

[International] : The leaders of the United States and Japan strongly condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea.The White House said that U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday and jointly condemned t...

 2022-10-03 20:41 

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Defense Minister Indicates Seoul May Reconsider Inter-Korean Military Agreement...

[Politics] : Defense minister Lee Jong-sup has hinted at the possibility of Seoul reconsidering its military accord with Pyongyang should North Korea further ramp up its provocations. Lee said on Tuesday that the military will review the efficiency of the...

 2022-10-03 20:38 

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China Stresses 'Dialogue and Negotiation' Following N. Korea's IRBM Launch...

[Politics] : China has reiterated its emphasis on dialogue and negotiations after North Korea ramped up its provocations with the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over Japan. Yonhap News on Tuesday quoted the office of the Chinese ...

 2022-10-03 20:00 

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Inter-Korean Contact Made in Afternoon Call after Failed One in Morning...

[Inter-Korea] : A regular telephone check-in via the joint liaison office in the border-area was conducted as usual on Tuesday afternoon after an earlier morning contact failed to go through earlier in the day. The Ministry of Unification said on Tuesday ...

 2022-10-03 19:53 

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S. Korea, US Conduct Combined Air Strike Package Drills in Response to IRBM Launch...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States on Tuesday engaged in combined formation flying and precision-bombing drills in response to North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan earlier in the day. According to the ...

 2022-10-03 17:42 

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Security Advisors of S. Korea, US, Japan Affirm Stern Response to IRBM Test in Phone Talks...

[Politics] : The national security advisors of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan reaffirmed the principle of a stern response to North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missile launch carried out Tuesday. Presidential deputy spokesperson Lee Jae-myou...

 2022-10-03 17:39 

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Parties Adopt Hearing Report for Health Minister Nominee...

[Politics] : The rival political parties were able to find common ground as they adopted a confirmation hearing report for health minister nominee Cho Kyoo-hong.The bipartisan move came during a plenary meeting of the National Assembly's Health and We...

 2022-10-03 17:00 

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FM Park Discusses N. Korea's IRBM Test with US, Japanese Counterparts...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin condemned North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) launch on Tuesday in separate talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts.According to the foreign ministry on Tuesday, Park and U.S. Secretary...

 2022-10-03 16:53 

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Lawmakers Rumble over BAI's Notice of Questioning for Fmr. Pres. Moon...

[Politics] : The rival parties faced off over the state audit agency's notice of questioning sent to former President Moon Jae-in over his administration's handling of the case of a South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korea in 2020.Tue...

 2022-10-03 16:50 

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KOSPI Recovers 2,200 Level on Tuesday...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 53-point-89 points, or two-point-five percent, on Tuesday, closing the day at two-thousand-209-point-38.It marked the first close above the two-thousand-200 mark since last Tuesday.Th...

 2022-10-03 16:40 

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Ministry: Regular Contact with N. Korea Did Not Occur Tuesday Morning...

[Domestic] : Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday that a regular, daily inter-Korean call via the joint liaison office did not take place in the morning.A ministry official told reporters the phone call did not go through at 9 a.m., and that the ...

 2022-10-03 16:25 

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N. Korean Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Flies 4,500km over Japan...

[Politics] : Anchor: North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile, or IRBM. As the projectile flew over Japan, residents in northern areas of Japan were instructed to stay indoors as an alert was transmitted through a nationwide sy...

 2022-10-03 16:11 

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Samsung Electronics Eyes 2027 for Launch of 1.4 Nanometer Chip Mass Production...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics will begin mass producing one-point-four nanometer semiconductors by 2027.Hosting the Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 in Silicon Valley, California on Monday, the global chip-making giant announced the plan as it outlined the fu...

 2022-10-03 15:45 

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Parties Clash at Audit over FM Park's Resignation Motion...

[Politics] : The first day of the parliamentary audit brought an immediate clash between the rival political parties as the main opposition Democratic Party(DP) demanded that foreign minister Park Jin leave the foreign affairs committee audit and resign f...

 2022-10-03 15:27 

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Late Night Cab-Hailing Premium to Rise as High as 5,000 Won in Capital Area...

[Domestic] : Starting as early as mid-October, a cab-hailing fee built into smartphone applications will increase to a maximum of five-thousand won on a trial basis between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the capital region.The Ministry of Land, ...

 2022-10-03 14:48 

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NSC Committee Denounces N. Korea's IRBM Test...

[Politics] : The standing committee of the National Security Council(NSC) has strongly denounced North Korea's firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) as a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.In a press release following...

 2022-10-03 14:38 

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S. Korean EV Contending with New Market Reality under IRA...

[Economy] : South Korean electric vehicle(EV) manufacturers are contending with a new reality under benefit eligibility restrictions imposed by the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA) on EVs made outside North America.On Monday, Hyundai Motor America report...

 2022-10-03 13:15 

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Military Accelerates Reinforcement of 3-Pronged Defense System amid N. Korea's Evolving Threats...

[Politics] : The military said it is accelerating the reinforcement of its three-pronged defense system in the wake of North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats.During a parliamentary audit on Tuesday, the defense ministry said it has begun t...

 2022-10-03 12:41 

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Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan Condemn N. Korea's IRBM Test...

[Politics] : The nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan strongly condemned North Korea's firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) early Tuesday that passed through Japanese airspace.The condemnation came during a phone conver...

 2022-10-03 12:07 

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Combined Forces Command to Complete Relocation to Pyeongtaek Within Oct....

[Politics] : The headquarters of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command(CFC) will leave the Yongsan District of Seoul this month after nearly four decades as it relocates to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province.The defense ministry said o...

 2022-10-03 12:05 

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Financial Authorities to Reactivate Stock Market Stabilization Fund Next Month...

[Economy] : Financial authorities are likely to reactivate a stock market stabilization fund in a couple of weeks to address growing market woes stemming from rising uncertainties abroad.According to the financial industry on Tuesday, the Financial Servic...

 2022-10-03 11:26 

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JCS: N. Korea's IRBM Fired on Tues. Traveled Some 45,000 Km...

[Politics] : South Korea's military says the intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) that North Korea fired on Tuesday morning flew over Japan and traveled some 45-hundred kilometers. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) revealed the assessment on Tuesda...

 2022-10-03 11:15 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Remain in 10,000 Range for 2nd Straight Day...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remained in the ten-thousand range for the second consecutive day as the outbreak continues to subside. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that 16-thousand-423 infections were reported thro...

 2022-10-03 10:53 

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Yoon: N. Korea's Reckless Nuclear Provocation to be Met with Stern Response...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has warned North Korea that a reckless nuclear provocation will be met with a stern response following the regime's launch of a ballistic missile on Tuesday morning.The president made the remarks to reporters as he...

 2022-10-03 10:35 

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Kishida Criticizes N. Korea's Missile That Flew over Japan...

[Inter-Korea] : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida strongly criticized the launch of a presumed ballistic missile fired by North Korea that flew over his country on Tuesday morning.Kishida issued a rebuke in a meeting with reporters on Tuesday, sharing...

 2022-10-03 10:12 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Eastward...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said that North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM) eastward Tuesday morning.The JCS said that it detected the launch from the area of Mupyong-ri in Jagang Province at 7:23...

 2022-10-03 09:44 

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NHK: Japan Orders Residents to Shelter from N. Korean Missile...

[Inter-Korea] : Japan's public broadcaster NHK said a ballistic missile fired by North Korea on Tuesday morning appeared to have flown over Japan.According to the report, the Japanese government issued an alert urging residents in the northernmost isl...

 2022-10-03 09:40 

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Visits at Nursing Homes to Not Require Dividing Screens from Tuesday...

[Domestic] : Visits at nursing homes will no longer be obstructed by a dividing screen from TuesdayThe Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said that partitions will no longer be required during visits at high-risk facilities in light ...

 2022-10-03 09:18 

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First Parliamentary Audit under Yoon Administration Begins...

[Politics] : The first parliamentary audit under the Yoon Suk Yeol administration will begin on Tuesday against a heated partisan backdrop likely to spark clashes on various issues.More than 780 government agencies and institutions are subject to the audi...

 2022-10-03 08:46 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Eastward Tuesday...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile eastward on Tuesday morning.The military authorities are conducting a detailed analysis of the launch, including the range, altitude a...

 2022-10-02 16:40 

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Ruling PPP, Gov't, Presidential Office to Gather to Discuss Late-Night Taxi Crisis...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party(PPP), the government and the presidential office is scheduled to hold a high-level meeting a day ahead of the National Assembly audit set for Tuesday.The latest iteration of this meeting was scheduled for 2 p.m. ...

 2022-10-02 16:34 

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Long-term Care Facilities to Allow Visitors as COVID-19 Infections Dwindle...

[Domestic] : Starting Tuesday, health authorities will allow in-person visits without dividing screens at nursing homes and senior care hospitals after being required since July due to a wave of COVID-19 infections.According to the Central Disaster and Sa...

 2022-10-02 16:21 

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State Audit Agency Explains Notification of Questioning Sent to Ex-Pres. Moon...

[Politics] : The Board of Audit and Inspection(BAI) has offered an explanation on its notice of questioning sent to former President Moon Jae-in in its investigation into his administration's alleged mishandling of the case of a South Korean fisheries...

 2022-10-02 16:10 

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Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries to Hold Special Discount Event for Seafood...

[Economy] : The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries will hold a special event for the fall season to promote seafood consumption and stabilize prices.The ministry announced that the event marking the fall season will be held for 17 days from October 3 to 19 ...

 2022-10-02 16:00 

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DP Rebukes State Auditor's Notice to Ex-Pres. Moon on Investigation into Fisheries Official's Death...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) said former President Moon Jae-in has taken issue with the state auditor's notice of questioning related to his administration's alleged mishandling of a case involving the death of a South Kor...

 2022-10-02 15:32 

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Gov't to Purchase Total of 900,000 Tons of Rice to Stabilize Prices...

[Economy] : The government has decided to purchase an additional 450-thousand tons of rice during the harvest season this year as it seeks to prevent rice prices from plummeting.According to the agriculture ministry on Monday, 450-thousand tons of rice wi...

 2022-10-02 15:17 

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PM Han Calls on S. Korea to Usher in New Era on National Foundation Day...

[Politics] : Prime minister Han Duck-soo has called upon South Korea to usher in a new era that benefits the international community as the world faces great change.In a speech celebrating National Foundation Day on Monday, the prime minister said the nat...

 2022-10-02 14:36 

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Vice Health Minister: Indoor Masks Mandate Could be Lifted Next March...

[Domestic] : With the government dropping remaining quarantine measures in the wake of the subsiding COVID-19 wave, health authorities have mentioned, for the first time, that the indoor mask mandate may be lifted in or around March of next year.Lee Ki-il...

 2022-10-02 14:21 

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Foreign Ministry: No Koreans Harmed in Indonesian Stadium Tragedy...

[Domestic] : Seoul's foreign ministry said on Sunday that there were no reports of South Koreans being harmed or killed in the fatal disaster at a football match in the Indonesian city of Malang in East Java.The ministry stated that the confirmation c...

 2022-10-02 13:18 

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S. Korea's New COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 20,000 Amid Waning Spread...

[Domestic] : South Korea's new COVID-19 cases have fallen below 20-thousand amid waning virus infections and fewer tests conducted over the extended weekend holiday.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA), the country report...

 2022-10-01 16:19 

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1.77 Mln Liters of Pollutants Spilled into Waters Near Korean Peninsula in 5 Yrs....

[Domestic] : There have been around one-thousand-400 maritime pollution accidents resulting in a spill of one-point-77 million liters of pollutants into the waters close to the Korean Peninsula in the past five years.Citing data from the Coast Guard on Su...

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