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 2022-05-28 15:16 

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Parties Agree on Extra Budget Ahead of Local Elections...

[Politics] : Rival parties have reached an agreement on this year's second extra budget aimed at compensating small merchants and self-employed people hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.The agreement was reached on Sunday morning in a meeting of the floor l...

 2022-05-28 15:10 

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Rival Parties Canvass in Gyeonggi Ahead of Local Elections...

[Politics] : With three days left until the June 1 local elections, the leaderships of rival parties will campaign in Gyeonggi Province on Sunday, the biggest battlefield for the elections.Rep. Yun Ho-jung, co-chair of the emergency steering committee of ...

 2022-05-28 14:33 

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Main Fire of Uljin Wildfire Extinguished...

[Domestic] : The main flames of a massive wildfire in the eastern coastal area of Uljin has been put out about 24 hours after the blaze started.The Korea Forest Service (KFS) announced on Sunday morning that the main fire of the wildfire in Uljin County h...

 2022-05-28 14:25 

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Kyodo: S. Korea, US, Japan Arranging Defense Chiefs' Talks in Singapore in June...

[International] : South Korea, the United States and Japan are reportedly arranging trilateral talks of their defense chiefs next month in Singapore on the sidelines of an annual security forum.Quoting a Japanese government official, Japan's Kyodo New...

 2022-05-28 13:11 

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N. Korea Reports 89,500 More Fever Cases, No New Deaths...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea's daily new fever cases, suspected to be COVID-19, stayed below 100-thousand for a second day.The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday said that the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarte...

 2022-05-28 11:18 

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S. Korea's New COVID-19 Cases Remain in 10,000 Range for 4th Day...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases in South Korea stayed in the ten-thousand range for four days in a row amid a continued downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Sunday that 12-thousand-653 infections were confirmed th...

 2022-05-28 11:15 

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NEC: Voter Turnout of Early Voting for Local Elections Estimated at 20.62%...

[Politics] : Final voter turnout for early voting for the June 1 local elections is estimated at 20-point-62 percent.It marks the largest turnout for early voting for local elections and the fourth highest for any national election.According to the Nation...

 2022-05-28 10:22 

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Park Chan-wook Wins Best Director, Song Kang-ho Named Best Actor at Cannes...

[Culture] : South Korean filmmakers won honors of best director and best actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival.Park Chan-wook was named Best Director for "Decision to Leave" on Saturday at the awarding ceremony held at Palais Lumiere in Ca...

 2022-05-27 13:48 

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Golden Boot Winner Son Makes it on EPL Team of the Season...

[Sports] : Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has been included on the English Premier League Team of the Season selected by English football pundit and record goalscorer Alan Shearer.The Premier League Hall of Fame inductee has revealed who he consi...

 2022-05-27 13:47 

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'Resuming Gimpo-Haneda Route from June 15 Under Review'...

[Politics] : South Korea and Japan are reportedly reviewing resuming flights between Seoul's Gimpo and Tokyo's Haneda airports from June 15.Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper said Saturday the two governments have been in talks to reopen the air...

 2022-05-27 13:02 

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Potential Nominee for Policy Coordination Chief Turns Down Offer...

[Politics] : Chairman of the Industrial Bank of Korea, a potential nominee to head the Office for Government Policy Coordination office, has turned down the offer.Speaking to KBS on Saturday, Yoon Jong-won said he was burdened by the controversy that came...

 2022-05-27 13:02 

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N. Korea's New Fever Cases Dip Below 100,000...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea reports that new fever cases have dropped below 100-thousand.According to state media on Saturday, citing data from the emergency quarantine headquarters, some 88-thousand-520 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour peri...

 2022-05-27 12:29 

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US: Responses Taken to N. Korea's Latest Provocation Indicate Strong Alliance...

[Politics] : The U.S. Department of Defense said that response measures taken by the U.S. together with South Korea and Japan following North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches underscore a strong alliance.In a Friday briefing, Pentagon spokesp...

 2022-05-27 12:29 

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US Slaps Further Sanctions over N. Korea Weapons Programs...

[Inter-Korea] : The United States has imposed further sanctions related to North Korea's ballistic missile launches.The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday announced new sanctions on a North Korean national and three N...

 2022-05-27 12:28 

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Daily Infections Below 15,000, Critical Cases at 196...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases have dipped below 15-thousand with the number of critically ill patients also falling below 200 for the first time in ten months.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that 14-thousand-398 in...

 2022-05-27 12:27 

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Top Diplomats of S. Korea, US, Japan Condemn Missile Tests, Urge N. Korea to Return to Talks...

[Inter-Korea] : The top diplomats of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan have strongly condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches and urged the regime to return to the negotiation table.Foreign Minister Park Jin, U.S. Secretary of State Ant...

 2022-05-26 20:04 

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South Korea to Set Up Tailored Network with Central, South American Nations...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Park Jin said South Korea will seek to establish a tailored regional cooperation network with Central and South America. The minister delivered his remarks in Spanish as part of his opening address at a special forum held in ...

 2022-05-26 19:32 

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S. Korea Maintains Status as BSE-Free Country...

[Domestic] : South Korea has managed to retain its status as a country free of a mad cow disease and numerous other animal diseases. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Friday that the nation was recognized again as a country free ...

 2022-05-26 19:11 

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Rival Parties Fail to Reach Deal on Extra Budget, Agree to Hold Plenary Session...

[Politics] : Rival parties have failed to narrow differences in negotiations on this year's second extra budget bill aimed at supporting small merchants hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Floor Leader Kweon Seong-dong of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) t...

 2022-05-26 18:18 

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NEC Poll: 71% of Voters Plan to Vote in Local Elections...

[Politics] : A recent polls finds that seven out of ten voters definitely plan to cast their ballots in the June local elections and parliamentary by-elections. According to the poll by the National Election Commission (NEC) on Sunday and Monday, 71-point...

 2022-05-26 17:45 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Beats Ohtani, Angels in First Showdown...

[Sports] : Toronto Blue Jays' starter Ryu Hyun-jin has earned his second straight victory of the season, defeating the Los Angeles Angels in his first showdown with its star player Shohei Ohtani of Japan.Ryu held the Angels to two runs on six hits in ...

 2022-05-26 17:03 

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Presidential Office: Privatizing Public Firms Not Under Consideration...

[Politics] : The presidential office stated on Friday that the privatization of state-owned firms is not under consideration and that the office has no plans to do so.Speaking to reporters, an official from the top office who declined to be identified sai...

 2022-05-26 16:57 

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FM Park Pledges to Enhance Cooperation with Central, South American Countries...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin said South Korea will seek to enhance cooperation with Central and South American countries through a customized network for coexistence and prosperity.The minister made the pledge at an event on Friday in Seoul mark...

 2022-05-26 16:50 

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KBS: Indicted Army Captain also Leaked Level 2 Classified File on Operational Plans...

[Domestic] : An Army captain recently indicted for leaking classified military intelligence to a North Korean spy had also handed over operational plans to eliminate enemy leadership.Citing the indictment on Thursday, KBS reported that the captain, a memb...

 2022-05-26 16:38 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 0.98%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 25-point-60 points, or zero-point-98 percent, on Friday, ending the week at two-thousand-638-point-05.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining two-point-54 points, or zero-point-29 pe...

 2022-05-26 16:30 

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'Chinese Cargo Trains Carrying Medical Aid Entered N. Korea Twice Thursday'...

[International] : Cargo trains carrying medical supplies reportedly entered North Korea from the Chinese border town of Dandong twice on Thursday night. According to multiple sources familiar with North Korean affairs, the trains traveled from Dandong to ...

 2022-05-26 16:14 

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Yoon: Presidential Office Should Not Engage in Digging up Irregularities, Information...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Friday that presidential secretary offices should focus on policy matters instead engaging in digging up irregularities or information on people.Speaking to reporters as he arrived at work, Yoon defended the es...

 2022-05-26 16:03 

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Top Nuclear Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan to Meet Next Week...

[Politics] : The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will meet in Seoul next week amid growing speculation that North Korea may soon conduct its seventh nuclear test.The foreign ministry in Seoul said on Friday that Special Representat...

 2022-05-26 15:31 

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Hospital Specializing in Infectious Diseases to be Built on Fmr. US Military Site...

[Domestic] : A state central hospital specializing in infectious diseases will be constructed on the former site of the U.S. Army's corps of engineers.Health authorities confirmed the location in Seoul's Jung District on Friday after receiving a r...

 2022-05-26 15:15 

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Women's Volleyball Team Leaves for Annual Tournament, First without Retired Star...

[Sports] : The women's national volleyball team left for the U.S. to compete in the preliminaries of the annual FIVB Volleyball Nations League(VNL).The national team, led by head coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, departed for Shreveport in the U.S. stat...

 2022-05-26 14:47 

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Xing Urges S. Korea to be Open, Transparent, Inclusive amid IPEF Participation...

[International] : China's top diplomat in South Korea urged Seoul to fulfill its promise of openness, transparency and inclusion while participating in a U.S.-led economic and trade cooperative body.According to the Chinese Communist Party's mouth...

 2022-05-26 14:12 

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Seoul City to Partially Resume Nighttime Subway Operation...

[Domestic] : The Seoul city government will partially resume the nighttime operations of subway lines that were reduced by an hour in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. City officials said on Friday that Subway Line Nine and the Ui-Sinseol l...

 2022-05-26 13:58 

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PM Han Pledges One-stop COVID-19 Care for High-risk People...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo pledged to enable people at high risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 to receive one-stop healthcare service and swift access to specialized hospitals.Presiding over the first COVID-19 response meeting since tak...

 2022-05-26 11:47 

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Seoul Expresses Regret over UNSC's Failure to Adopt Resolution Further Sanctioning N. Korea...

[International] : The government has expressed deep regret over the UN Security Council's(UNSC) failure to adopt a resolution seeking to slap additional sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile launches.The foreign ministry said on Friday t...

 2022-05-26 11:41 

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Japan to Allow Entry of Foreigners in Tour Groups from June 10...

[International] : Starting from June 10, South Koreans will be able to travel to Japan if they are part of a tour group.Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced in Tokyo on Thursday that Japan will resume the entry of foreign travelers from June 10...

 2022-05-26 11:24 

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Rhee Keun Returns Home After Fighting for Ukraine...

[Domestic] : Rhee Keun, a former Navy special warfare officer turned YouTuber, has returned home after fighting for Ukraine as a member of an "international legion" of volunteers fighting against Russia's invasion of the country.Rhee arrived a...

 2022-05-26 11:13 

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Rival Parties' Floor Leadership to Hold Final Negotiations on Extra Budget Proposal Fri....

[Politics] : The floor leadership of the ruling and opposition parties will meet at around noon on Friday to hold final discussions on the second extra budget bill of the year.Ruling People Power Party(PPP) floor leader Kweon Seong-dong told reporters tha...

 2022-05-26 10:54 

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NGOs Urge Countries to Boycott UN Disarmament Forum during N. Korean Presidency...

[Inter-Korea] : As North Korea is set to take over the presidency of the United Nations-linked Conference on Disarmament on Monday, non-governmental organizations are calling on the UN chief and member nations to boycott the conference during the four wee...

 2022-05-26 10:44 

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S. Korea Reports 16,584 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases in South Korea stayed in the ten-thousand range for a second day amid a continued downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Friday that 16-thousand-584 infections were confirmed througho...

 2022-05-26 10:24 

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BTS to Meet Biden at White House to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes...

[International] : K-pop sensation BTS will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House next week to discuss rising anti-Asian hate crimes.The White House said in a press release on Thursday that President Biden and BTS will meet on Tuesday to di...

 2022-05-26 09:56 

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Moody's Cuts 2022 Growth Outlook for S. Korea to 2.5%...

[Economy] : Global credit rating agency Moody's has cut its economic forecast for South Korea for this year by zero-point-two percentage points to two-point-five percent.Moody's announced its downgraded growth outlook for Asia's fourth-largest...

 2022-05-26 09:28 

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S. Korea Reports its First ASF Case This Year...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported its first case of African swine fever(ASF) in seven months.The ASF Central Disaster Management Headquarters, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, said on Thursday that pigs a...

 2022-05-26 09:19 

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N. Korea Reports 100,000 More Fever Cases, One New Death...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reported about 100-thousand more fever cases, suspected to be COVID-19, with one new death.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday said that the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters r...

 2022-05-26 09:14 

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Early Voting for June 1 Local Elections Begin...

[Politics] : Early voting for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections has begun at more than 35-hundred polling stations across the nation.According to the National Election Commission, eligible voters can cast their ballots at any of th...

 2022-05-26 09:09 

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China, Russia Veto UN Resolution for More Sanctions on N. Korea...

[International] : The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) has failed to adopt a resolution aimed at imposing more sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile launches as China and Russia vetoed it together.The Security Council put the resolution...

 2022-05-25 20:03 

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Yoon Calls for Swift Setup of Reliable Scientific Antivirus System...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has raised the need to quickly establish a scientific infectious disease response system imbued with the public's trust, in preparation for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 in the coming fall and winter. Yoon made...

 2022-05-25 19:47 

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Both Exceed 2,000 Won...

[Economy] : Fuel prices continue to rise due to tight global supply caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to Opinet, a website run by Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), the average gasoline price in the country stood at two-thousand-on...

 2022-05-25 19:43 

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Ministry to Issue Actual Passports, Along with Electronic Ones...

[Politics] : Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it will issue paper passports again from May 31, in tandem with next-generation electronic passports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued electronic passports with enhanced security si...

 2022-05-25 19:37 

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Court Rules against Ban on Lawyers Joining Online Counseling Platforms...

[Politics] : The Constitutional Court has ruled that a regulation that punishes lawyers who joined online legal service platforms is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the court ruled against the Korean Bar Association's regulation...

 2022-05-25 17:43 

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One in Five Adolescents Overusing Smartphone, Internet...

[Domestic] : One in five adolescents in South Korea are overly dependent on smartphones or the internet.According to the latest survey by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family conducted on some one-point-two million students in the elementary, middle...

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