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 2022-05-05 15:59 

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CIO Clears Yoon of Dereliction of Duty Charges Linked to Fraud Case...

[Politics] : The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials(CIO) has cleared President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol of charges that he conducted an insufficient investigation into a financial fraud scandal involving Optimus Asset Management.The age...

 2022-05-05 15:26 

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Foreign Guests for Yoon's Inauguration Revealed...

[Politics] : President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol's inauguration ceremony committee revealed the list of foreign guests attending the event.At a press conference on Friday, the committee confirmed that the U.S. will be sending Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff...

 2022-05-05 14:57 

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Foreign Ministry Asks Brazil Police for Thorough Investigation into S. Korean Children Deaths...

[International] : The foreign ministry has asked the Brazilian police for a thorough investigation into the deaths of five South Korean children at a construction site in the country.The ministry on Friday confirmed that five children of South Korean nati...

 2022-05-05 14:47 

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President-Elect Yoon Suk Yeol Reaffirms His Confidence in PM Nominee...

[Politics] : While the new government is experiencing difficulties forming a Cabinet, President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol has once again expressed confidence in his nominee for prime minister, Han Duck-soo.A key official from the Yoon administration told KBS in...

 2022-05-05 14:26 

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38 North: N. Korea's Nuclear Site Shows Renewed Activity...

[Inter-Korea] : Recent satellite imagery has shown renewed activity at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site following recent reports that the regime appears to be restoring the site, with recent efforts concentrated on the tunnels.A U.S. website...

 2022-05-05 13:25 

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Consultative Body on Dog Meat Consumption To Extend Operations...

[Domestic] : South Korea's consultative body on dog meat consumption will extend operations for another two months as it works to resolve the sensitive issue.The joint government-civilian committee said on Friday that the members agree in principle th...

 2022-05-05 13:13 

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Ruling DP Picks Ex-Presidential Nominee Lee As By-Elections Candidate...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) has picked former presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung as a candidate for the parliamentary by-elections slated to be held during the June 1 local elections.According to DP spokesperson Koh Yong-jin on Friday, th...

 2022-05-05 12:35 

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Finance Ministry Vows Preemptive Measures to Tackle Market Volatility...

[Economy] : South Korea's finance ministry has vowed to seek preemptive measures, if needed, to tackle market volatility following the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike of half a percentage point.During a macroeconomic review meeting on Friday, fir...

 2022-05-05 12:19 

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Police Hand over Woori Bank Embezzlement Case to the Prosecution...

[Domestic] : Police have handed over to the prosecution an employee of Woori Bank and his younger brother who are accused of embezzling more than 61 billion won in bank funds.The police at Seoul's Namdaemun Station forwarded the case to the Seoul Cent...

 2022-05-05 12:11 

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Top S. Korean Actress Being Treated at Hospital After Suffering Cardiac Arrest...

[Domestic] : Top South Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon is being treated at the hospital after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon.First responders said they were dispatched to Kang's residence in Gangnam District at around 5:48 p.m. on Th...

 2022-05-05 11:37 

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Data: S. Korea, Japan Have Lowest Percentage of Under-15 Population in the World...

[Domestic] : New data finds that South Korea and Japan have the lowest percentage of children under 15 years old in their total populations compared to other countries.According to statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Thursday...

 2022-05-05 11:21 

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Pres. Moon to Visit Seoul Nat'l Cemetery, Hyochang Park on Last Day as President...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will visit the Seoul National Cemetery on the last day of his term next Monday.The presidential office said on Friday that the president, together with First Lady Kim Jung-sook and Cabinet members, will honor the fallen ...

 2022-05-05 10:47 

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Moon Accepts Prosecutor General's Resigination...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has accepted the resignation of Prosecutor General Kim O-su, who offered to step down last month in protest of prosecution reform bills.Presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said in a press briefing on Friday that Moo...

 2022-05-05 10:43 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 26,714...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases fell to the 20-thousand range amid a clear downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Friday that 26-thousand-714 cases were compiled throughout the previous day, including 28 overseas in...

 2022-05-05 10:32 

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N. Korea Ordered Citizens to Stay Home Wednesday...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea reportedly ordered its citizens to stay in their homes on Wednesday for unidentified reasons, lifting the orders the next day.The South Korean government reportedly confirmed on Thursday that the North Korean authorities issued...

 2022-05-05 10:13 

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US State Dept. Urges Int'l Community to Send Strong Signal to N. Korea over Provocations...

[International] : The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that North Korea's recent series of ballistic missile launches are insults to United Nations Security Council(UNSC) resolutions, calling on the international community to send a strong signa...

 2022-05-05 09:37 

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US Senate Votes to Confirm Goldberg as US Ambassador to S. Korea...

[International] : The U.S. Senate has approved President Joe Biden's nominee for the U.S. new ambassador to South Korea.The Senate held a plenary session on Thursday and voted unanimously to confirm Philip Goldberg to serve as U.S. ambassador to South...

 2022-05-05 09:32 

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Defense Chiefs of S. Korea, US Agree to Cooperate on Enhancement of Combined Defense Posture...

[Politics] : The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States have reaffirmed the robust alliance and agreed on close cooperation between defense authorities of the two nations a day after the ballistic missile launch by North Korea.According to Se...

 2022-05-05 09:20 

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White House: Biden to Reaffirm US Commitment to Defense of S. Korea, Japan during Asia Tour...

[International] : The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden will reaffirm the U.S.' commitment to the defense of South Korea during his visit to Seoul later this month.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Thursday that...

 2022-05-05 09:16 

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WHO Estimates Nearly 15 Million People Have Died due to COVID-19...

[International] : The World Health Organization(WHO) has estimated that nearly 15 million people have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years.According to a WHO report released on Thursday, about 14-point-nine million people around the w...

 2022-05-04 16:05 

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Second Gentleman Emhoff to Head US Delegation to Yoon's Inauguration...

[International] : The U.S. will send a presidential delegation headed by the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol, slated for next Tuesday.The White House announced the eight members of the ...

 2022-05-04 15:52 

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Political Parties Stress Need to Tackle Child Abuse in Children's Day Statements...

[Politics] : In marking the nation's 100th anniversary of Children's Day, both the ruling and opposition parties emphasized the need to tackle child abuse.In a written briefing on Thursday, ruling Democratic Party(DP) spokesperson Shin Hyun-young ...

 2022-05-04 15:40 

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NIS: S. Korea Joins NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence...

[International] : The National Intelligence Service(NIS) said on Thursday that South Korea has become an official member of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.The admission makes South Korea the first Asian nation to become an officia...

 2022-05-04 15:26 

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N. Korean Media Unusually Silent on Wednesday's Ballistic Missile Launch...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has broken the custom of reporting on its missile launches via its state-run media the day after conducting them.As of Thursday morning, key media outlets controlled by the government, including the Rodong Sinmun and the Korean...

 2022-05-04 15:17 

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US Condemns N. Korea's Test-firing of Ballistic Missile...

[International] : The United States says it is holding close consultations with South Korea and Japan on North Korea's test-firing of a ballistic missile on Wednesday as it condemned the North's provocation.Defense Department Press Secretary John ...

 2022-05-04 15:08 

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BOK Says Fed's Move to Raise Interest Rate 0.5 Percentage Points was Expected...

[Economy] : The Bank of Korea(BOK) said the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to raise its benchmark short-term interest rate by half a percentage point was in line with market expectations.The central bank made the assessment on Thursday during a virtu...

 2022-05-04 14:57 

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Pres. Moon Underlines Need to Respect Children's Rights and Personalities...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in says respecting children's rights and personalities is just as important as loving them, adding that loving them is not enough.Moon made the remark in a social media post as Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of C...

 2022-05-04 14:42 

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WHO Chief: Access to Safe Abortion Saves Lives...

[International] : The head of the World Health Organization(WHO) stressed that access to safe abortion saves lives.In a Twitter post made on Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote that restricting access to abortion does not redu...

 2022-05-04 14:38 

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US Senate Committee Greenlights Nomination of US Ambassador to S.Korea...

[International] : The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has voted to approve the nomination of Philip Goldberg as the new U.S. Ambassador to South Korea.The vote was held on Wednesday, and members voted unanimously to send the nomination to a ple...

 2022-05-04 12:46 

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New COVID-19 Cases Remain in 40,000 Range for 2nd Day...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases remained in the 40-thousand range for a second day on Thursday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Thursday that 42-thousand-296 cases were compiled throughout the previous day, including 23 overseas in...

 2022-05-03 20:15 

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Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, Japan Slam North's Missile Launch...

[Politics] : Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch, calling it a clear violation of U.N. Security Council(UNSC) resolutions, and urged the regime to halt actions that escalate tension. According t...

 2022-05-03 20:09 

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High Jumper Woo Sang-hyeok Clears 2.32 Meters to Claim World Outdoor Title...

[Sports] : High jumper Woo Sang-hyeok has cleared two-point-32 meters to stand atop the world rankings for the season in both indoor and outdoor competitions. With this record, Woo won the men's final at a track and field event in Naju, South Jeolla P...

 2022-05-03 19:56 

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Culture Minister Proposes Military Exemption for BTS...

[Culture] : The culture minister has raised the need to exempt K-pop group BTS from compulsory military conscription. During a press conference in Seoul on Wednesday, Culture,Sports and Tourism Minister Hwang Hee called for allowing pop culture figures to...

 2022-05-03 18:22 

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NSC Strongly Condemns N. Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch...

[Inter-Korea] : The presidential office has strongly condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch, which it calls a clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and an act of running counter to international calls for peace and stability. ...

 2022-05-03 16:48 

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Defense Chief Nominee: Missile Fired from N. Korea not Yet Identified...

[Politics] : Defense minister nominee Lee Jong-sup said North Korea's ballistic missile launch carried out on Wednesday is a clear breach of UN Security Council resolutions.When asked about the type of missile during his parliamentary confirmation hea...

 2022-05-03 16:38 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Down 0.11%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell two-point-89 points, or zero-point-11 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-677-point-57.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing seven-point-51 points, or zero-point-...

 2022-05-03 16:32 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile toward East Sea from Sunan Area...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the Sunan area in Pyongyang toward the East Sea at 12:03 p.m. on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS).The JCS said the missile flew 470 kilometers with a maximum al...

 2022-05-03 16:10 

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Woman, Boyfriend Indicted over Husband's Death in Valley Murder Case...

[Domestic] : A woman and her boyfriend have been referred to trial over the death of the woman's husband.Prosecutors in Incheon said on Wednesday that they indicted Lee Eun-hae and her extramarital partner Cho Hyun-soo on charges of murder, attempted ...

 2022-05-03 16:00 

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JP Morgan Predicts BOK will Hike Interest Rate 4 Times by End of Year...

[Economy] : Global investment bank JP Morgan has said that South Korea's central bank is expected to hike its key interest rate four more times by year's end based on its recent hawkish stance.Park Seok-gil, an analyst at JP Morgan, said in a repo...

 2022-05-03 15:49 

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Pent-up Demand for Honeymoon Recovers to 70% of Pre-Pandemic Level...

[Economy] : Demand for overseas travel is seeing a clear recovery with the easing of quarantine and social distancing measures.According to HanaTour Service on Wednesday, one-thousand-272 people made honeymoon reservations last month, climbing to roughly ...

 2022-05-03 15:41 

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S. Korea, US to Hold Regular Air Force Drills from May 9...

[Politics] : South Korea and the U.S. will begin their regular combined air force drills from next week, providing the allies with an opportunity to demonstrate their combined defense posture against North Korea's evolving threats in the wake of recen...

 2022-05-03 15:32 

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Confirmation Hearing for Defense Minister Nominee Begins...

[Politics] : The confirmation hearing for defense minister nominee Lee Jong-sup of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's incoming government began at the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.At the hearing, the nominee faced questions about the incoming...

 2022-05-03 15:13 

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Incoming Yoon Administration to Release New Social Distancing Measures in August...

[Domestic] : The incoming Yoon Suk Yeol administration will be preparing a new social distancing system in August.The presidential transition team elaborated on its 100-day COVID-19 response roadmap on Wednesday, saying the new government will work to est...

 2022-05-03 14:58 

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CIO Hands Prosecutor Linked to Opposition's Political Meddling Over to Court...

[Domestic] : The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials(CIO) has handed over prosecutor Son Jun-sung to stand trial on charges of conspiring with the main opposition party to investigate key ruling camp officials.The CIO announced the ...

 2022-05-03 14:39 

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PPP Chair Asks for Public Understanding on Underwhelming Key Policy Tasks...

[Politics] : The main opposition People Power Party Chair Lee Jun-seok has called upon the party to ask for the public's understanding on some key policy tasks that fell short of President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol's previous pledges.During a Supreme Co...

 2022-05-03 14:25 

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JCS: North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile from Sunan Area...

[Politics] : North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Wednesday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said it detected a ballistic missile that was fired from the Sunan area in Pyongyang at around 12:03 p.m.The JCS said it is monitoring rela...

 2022-05-03 14:03 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile toward East Sea...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has fired off an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) on Wednesday.The JCS shared the news in a text message to reporters sent shortly after noon.The military is...

 2022-05-03 13:20 

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Prime Minister: Prosecution's 'Undisputed Power' Should be Kept in Check...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has said the "undisputed power" of the prosecution needs to be kept in check as President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday promulgated two controversial bills designed to eventually strip the prosecution of its inves...

 2022-05-03 12:47 

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N. Korea Mobilizes Workers to Tackle Drought...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has mobilized office, factory and company workers to prevent damage to crops amid a spring drought.North Korea's state media reported on Wednesday that provincial and central government workers joined others who were called...

 2022-05-03 12:30 

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Exhibit Displaying Immersive Korean Content Opens in New York...

[Culture] : An exhibition has opened in Manhattan that has put on display 16 types of immersive content relating to Korea, including one that enables visitors to virtually experience concerts of K-pop sensation BTS.The culture ministry and the Korea Creat...

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