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 2019-10-14 11:16 

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DP Lawmaker: S. Korean Remittances to Tax Havens Reach 848 Tln Won...

[Economy] : A lawmaker says about 848 trillion won, or 760 billion U.S. dollars, was remitted from South Korea to overseas tax havens over the past five years.Democratic Party Rep. Shim Ki-joon made the revelation Tuesday citing Bank of Korea data on indi...

 2019-10-14 10:53 

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Chinese Premier Visits Samsung Chip Plant in Xian...

[Economy] : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Samsung Electronics' semiconductor facility in northwest China, signaling possible closer cooperation between South Korea and China. According to the Chinese government website on Tuesday, Li visited Sams...

 2019-10-14 10:47 

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'Russia, China Should Join Talks after US-N. Korea Negotiations'...

[Inter-Korea] : Russia's ambassador to Pyongyang said on Monday that Russia and China should participate in talks on denuclearizing North Korea after the U.S. and North Korea produce agreement in bilateral nuclear talks. According to Radio Free Asia o...

 2019-10-14 10:00 

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Top Military Officials of N. Korea, China Hold Talks in Pyongyang...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea's state media said that top North Korean and Chinese military officials held talks on Monday in Pyongyang and reaffirmed the importance of bilateral relations.According to the Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday, Kim Su-g...

 2019-10-14 09:54 

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S. Korea's Men's Soccer Team Gets Hour-long Practice in Pyongyang...

[Sports] : South Korea's national soccer team on Monday got in an hour of practice a day before their World Cup qualifying match in Pyongyang.The Korea Football Association said that the South Korean team spent an hour on the pitch at Kim Il-sung Stad...

 2019-10-14 09:41 

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Former Justice Minister May Return to SNU...

[Politics] : Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk may return to Seoul National University(SNU) as a law professor. According to the Public Educational Personnel Act, SNU professors can retire temporarily if appointed to public posts and may return to the unive...

 2019-10-14 09:21 

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US Congressperson: Trade Disputes Stem from Japan's Distortion of History...

[Politics] : A U.S. congressperson said on Saturday that trade disputes between South Korea and Japan stem from Tokyo's distortion of its past war of aggression, criticizing Tokyo's export controls against Seoul.Brad Sherman, the chair of the Hous...

 2019-10-13 19:51 

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S. Korea to Hunt Wild Boars Near Inter-Korean Border to Counter Swine Fever...

[Science] : The Paju city government plans to mobilize licensed hunters this week to capture wild boars within the civilian control line(CCL) near the inter-Korean border in an effort to contain the spread of African swine fever(ASF). The municipal govern...

 2019-10-13 19:47 

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Rival Parties Agree to Discuss Fast-Track Reform Bills from Wed....

[Politics] : South Korea's rival parties have agreed to launch long-delayed parliamentary discussions on disputed reform bills, including those related to the judiciary and prosecution. The agreement was reached Monday among the floor leaders of the r...

 2019-10-13 19:40 

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Singer-Turned-Actress Sulli Found Dead...

[Politics] : Singer and actress Sulli has passed away in an apparent suicide.According to Seongnam police, the 25-year-old was found dead at her residence in the Gyeonggi provincial city on Monday afternoon by her manager. Sulli's manager reportedly w...

 2019-10-13 19:30 

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Justice Minister's Wife Returns Home Without Concluding Questioning...

[Politics] : The wife of Cho Kuk who was being questioned by prosecutors for the fifth time on Monday asked for the questioning to end and returned home.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office had summoned Professor Chung Kyung-shim at 9:30 a.m...

 2019-10-13 19:24 

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Local Exec. Stresses General Motors' Commitment to S. Korea...

[Economy] : A senior executive at GM Korea said that the American automaker has no plans to withdraw from the South Korean market.GM Korea Vice President Choi Jong relayed General Motors' stance on Monday during a National Assembly inspection session ...

 2019-10-13 18:35 

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S. Korea Raises Concern on Fukushima Water Discharge at WHO Meeting...

[International] : South Korea's Health and Welfare Ministry has expressed concern at a global meeting over Japan's possible plan to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site into the ocean.The ministry attended the 70th s...

 2019-10-13 17:56 

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Inter-Korean Soccer Match in Pyongyang Also Off Limits to Foreign Tourists...

[Inter-Korea] : A 2022 World Cup qualifying match taking place Tuesday in the North Korean capital between the two Koreas will not be broadcast live in the South, while foreign tourists in Pyongyang will also not be allowed to watch the game in the stadiu...

 2019-10-13 17:47 

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Yomiuri: US Proposed Partial Sanctions Relief to N. Korea...

[Politics] : The United States reportedly offered North Korea partial sanctions relief for denuclearization measures during their working-level talks held in Sweden early this month.Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun said on Monday that the U.S. proposed a tempo...

 2019-10-13 17:22 

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Moon Apologizes for Causing Discord Over Justice Minister's Appointment...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has apologized for causing national discord over the appointment of Justice Minister Cho Kuk while reaffirming his commitment to reform the prosecution.During a meeting with his aides on Monday, Moon issued the apology, ...

 2019-10-13 16:38 

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KOSPI Closes Monday Up 1.11%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose on Monday, gaining 22-point-79 points, or one-point-11 percent. It ended the day at two-thousand-67-point-40.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining eight-point-51 points, or one-poi...

 2019-10-13 16:36 

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S. Korea's Opposition Bloc Welcome Cho's Resignation...

[Politics] : South Korea's political opposition bloc welcomed the resignation of Justice Minister Cho Kuk.Main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) floor leader Na Kyung-won on Monday described Cho's resignation as a "victory" for the South...

 2019-10-13 16:12 

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S. Korea's Justice Minister Unveils Prosecutorial Reform Measures...

[Politics] : Anchor: South Korea's Justice Minister Cho Kuk has unveiled a set of measures to reform the prosecution. They include downscaling the investigative agency's powerful special units that have often been accused of being a hothouse for a...

 2019-10-13 15:51 

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In Rare Move, Presidential Office Postpones Meeting of Senior Secretaries...

[Politics] : The presidential office postponed a meeting of its senior secretaries after Justice Minister Cho Kuk's surprise resignation on Monday. The meeting at Cheong Wa Dae was delayed by an hour to 3 p.m. A postponement of the regular meeting is ...

 2019-10-13 15:12 

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Typhoon Hagibis Claims at Least 40 Lives, Injures 189...

[International] : Japan has begun recovery and cleanup efforts after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into the country over the weekend, killing dozens of people and destroying infrastructure.Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Monday that at least 40 were killed...

 2019-10-13 15:05 

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Justice Minister's Wife Questioned for 5th Time...

[Domestic] : The wife of Justice Minister Cho Kuk is again being questioned over corruption allegations surrounding the minister's family.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office began questioning Professor Chung Kyung-shim from 9:30 a.m. Mo...

 2019-10-13 15:01 

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Justice Minister Cho Kuk Expresses Willingness to Resign...

[Politics] : Justice Minister Cho Kuk has expressed a willingness to resign. In a statement on Monday, Cho said his role was only to kindle prosecutorial reform. He said that as he has completed his responsibility, his role has ended. Cho said prosecutori...

 2019-10-13 14:46 

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Gov't Plans to Transform Autonomous Private High Schools into Ordinary Ones by 2025...

[Domestic] : Anchor: South Korea is considering transforming elite autonomous high schools into general institutions in 2025. The proposal is designed to minimize disruptions at such schools and to be more effective than a previous phaseout plan.Celina Yo...

 2019-10-13 13:37 

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S. Korea's Soccer Team to Arrive in Pyongyang Mon. for World Cup Qualifier Match...

[Sports] : The South Korean men's national football team will arrive in Pyongyang on Monday to face North Korea's team in the second round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers.The South Korean team arrived in Beijing Sunday and will depart for P...

 2019-10-13 13:16 

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New K-Pop Group SuperM Ranks No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart...

[Culture] : A new K-pop group called SuperM has ranked atop Billboard's 200 albums chart following the U.S. release of the group's first mini-album.Billboard said in a preliminary announcement on Sunday that SuperM's "The 1st Mini Album,&#...

 2019-10-13 12:49 

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Prosecution to Eliminate All but 3 Special Investigative Units...

[Politics] : The prosecution will abolish all but three special investigative units nationwide and change the units' name to "anti-corruption investigation" departments as part of the prosecution's own reform plans.The Justice Ministry sai...

 2019-10-13 12:27 

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Ruling Bloc Mulls Turning Elite High Schools into Regular Schools in 2025...

[Domestic] : South Korea's ruling bloc is reportedly discussing a plan to turn elite high schools into regular schools in 2025. According to the ruling Democratic Party on Monday, the presidential office, the government and the party discussed the mat...

 2019-10-13 12:24 

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Kazakhstani National Suspected of Hit-and-run Returns to S. Korea...

[Domestic] : A Kazakhstani national suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province has returned to South Korea nearly a month after fleeing the country.The National Police Agency said on Monday that the 20-year-old man...

 2019-10-13 11:49 

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S. Korea to Establish Digital Platform to Support Exporters...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on Monday that the government will establish a digital platform to boost exports and support efforts to reform the country's export structure. The minister made the remarks during a meeting of heads of eco...

 2019-10-13 11:19 

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Fukushima Radioactive Bags Swept away During Typhoon...

[International] : Bags filled with contaminated waste from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster site were reportedly swept away by heavy rains as Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan over the weekend. According to Japan's public broadcaster NHK, of...

 2019-10-13 10:27 

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S. Korean Manufacturers' Biz Sentiment Worsens in Q4...

[Economy] : The business sentiment of South Korean manufacturers worsened for the second straight quarter amid Japanese export restrictions and the U.S.-China trade war.According to a recent survey of some 22-hundred manufacturers by the Korea Chamber of ...

 2019-10-13 10:20 

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Opposition Party Criticizes Ruling Bloc's Meeting on Prosecution Reform...

[Politics] : The main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has strongly criticized a move from the ruling bloc to speed up prosecutorial reform, calling its plans "politically motivated."Top officials from the presidential office, the government an...

 2019-10-13 09:38 

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Seoul Subway Workers to Launch 3-Day General Strike Wednesday...

[Domestic] : Unionized Seoul Metro workers that operate subway lines one through eight said they will launch a three-day general strike from Wednesday.The labor union plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday in front of the government complex in ...

 2019-10-13 09:18 

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Railway Workers to End 3-Day Strike Monday...

[Domestic] : Unionized railway workers are set to end a three-day strike at 9 a.m. on Monday, but normalized rail services will be restored in stages.The Korea Railroad Corporation(KORAIL) said on Monday that approximately 91-point-two percent of regular ...

 2019-10-13 09:11 

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Justice Minister to Unveil Prosecution Reform Plans Monday...

[Politics] : The presidential office, the government and the ruling Democratic Party(DP) on Sunday pledged to cooperate to finalize reform of the prosecution, urging the National Assembly to pass relevant bills.Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Justice Minister...

 2019-10-12 15:30 

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N. Korea Criticizes S. Korea-US Military Exercises...

[Inter-Korea] : A North Korean propaganda outlet has criticized joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States, calling them the most intensive expression of hostile acts against Pyongyang regardless of the size and format.The propagan...

 2019-10-12 15:06 

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Gov't to Allow Wild Boar Hunting with Rifles...

[Domestic] : The government has decided to allow the hunting of wild boars with the use of rifles in parts of the North Korea border area as African swine fever was detected in dead boars for the second straight day in those areas.Minister of Agriculture,...

 2019-10-12 14:07 

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Gov't Finalizes Designation of 5 Sites for New Towns...

[Politics] : The government has finalized the designation of five sites for new developments around Seoul to help curb the rise of housing prices.The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Sunday that it will formally make the designations...

 2019-10-12 13:56 

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Constructor Denies Reports of Top Prosecutor's Connection to Sex Scandal...

[Politics] : A constructor who was arrested on bribery charges in a scandal involving former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui has reportedly denied the allegations that Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl was invited to his luxurious countryside villa.A leg...

 2019-10-12 13:08 

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S. Korea's Prime Minister to Attend Enthronement of Japanese Emperor...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will visit Tokyo next week to attend the Japanese emperor's enthronement ceremony.The prime minister's office said on Sunday that it will announce details of Lee's trip to Japan in the afternoon. Lee wil...

 2019-10-12 12:52 

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Justice Minister's Wife Questioned on Corruption Allegations...

[Politics] : The wife of Justice Minister Cho Kuk returned home after being questioned for about 17 hours about corruption allegations surrounding the minister's family.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said that the questioning of Pr...

 2019-10-12 12:45 

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ASF Detected from Dead Wild Boars for Second Day...

[Domestic] : Traces of African swine disease have been detected from dead wild boars in North Korean border areas for the second straight day on Saturday, raising concerns about the possible spread of the deadly animal disease.The National Institute of En...

 2019-10-12 12:38 

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Rallies for, Against Justice Minister Cho Kuk Held in Seoul...

[Politics] : Supporters and opponents of Justice Minister Cho Kuk held rallies on Saturday in Seoul.A citizen coalition calling for judicial and prosecutorial reform held their ninth candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. at the Seocho subway station intersection ...

 2019-10-11 15:38 

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Rail Operation at 76% the Normal Level on 2nd Day of Strike...

[Domestic] : Rail services at key train stations were scaled back Saturday amid the ongoing railway union workers strike.The Korea Railroad Corporation said around 76-point-five percent of regular weekend rail services were operating as of 11 a.m.KTX bull...

 2019-10-11 15:27 

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Former Japanese PM Visits Busan Museum...

[International] : Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has visited South Korea and again bowed his head to apologize for Japan's past aggression.The former PM visited the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupati...

 2019-10-11 15:19 

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Justice Minister's Wife Summoned for the 4th Time...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors summoned the wife of Justice Minister Cho Kuk for the fourth time on Saturday as part of a probe into corruption allegations surrounding the minister's family. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said that Profe...

 2019-10-11 15:07 

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Dead Wild Boars Tested Positive for ASF, Quarantine Stepped up Near Border...

[Domestic] : The government has stepped up quarantine immediately after wild boars found dead in North Korean border areas were confirmed to have had the African swine fever (ASF).The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs asked authorities in Ga...

 2019-10-11 14:46 

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Gas Prices Stop Gains, to Continue Steady Levels...

[Economy] : Gasoline prices nationwide slightly fell this week following five weeks of gain.According to Opinet, an oil price information website run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the national average price of regular gasoline fell zero-point-fiv...

 2019-10-11 14:32 

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Changwon K-pop World Festival Draws Record Competition...

[Culture] : The Changwon K-pop World Festival took place on Friday in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. In its ninth edition, the K-pop world fest staged some 60 finalists from 13 countries in the main round.The finalists went through a cutthroat preli...

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