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 2021-11-17 16:52 

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Moon Calls for Airtight Operations of Antivirus Measures, Medical Systems...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in called for airtight operations of antivirus measures and medical systems and all-out government efforts to stabilize the COVID-19 situation in the country.According to presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee in a briefi...

 2021-11-17 16:34 

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Lawmakers of S. Korea, Japan Discuss Ways to Mend Ties...

[Politics] : Lawmakers of South Korea and Japan met together on Thursday in Tokyo to find ways to improve soured Seoul-Tokyo relations.Taking part in a joint meeting hosted by sub committees of the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians'; Union were Chung Jin-su...

 2021-11-17 16:03 

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UNC Tours to Panmunjeom to Resume from November 30...

[Domestic] : The United Nations Command(UNC) intends to restart tours this month to the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjeom in line with the country's transition into living with COVID-19.The UN Command and unification ministry announced in a pr...

 2021-11-17 15:31 

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Household Income Grows at Fastest Pace in Q3...

[Economy] : Household income grew at its fastest pace since 2006 in the third quarter of this year because of the economic recovery and the government's emergency relief funds.This marks the fastest growth since the government began compiling related ...

 2021-11-17 15:11 

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Gap Narrows between Presidential Candidates from Main Parties...

[Politics] : The gap between People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl and ruling Democratic Party(DP) candidate Lee Jae-myung narrowed to one percentage point, which is within the margin of error.In a poll conducted from Monday to Wed...

 2021-11-17 14:51 

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Main Opposition PPP Names New Secretary General...

[Politics] : The main opposition People Power Party(PPP) has appointed Kweon Seong-dong, a four-term lawmaker and chief of staff for presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl, as the party's new secretary general.The Supreme Council unanimously voted in f...

 2021-11-17 14:39 

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French Minister Pledges to Consider Lending Ancient Metal-Printed Book 'Jikji'...

[Culture] : French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin pledged to actively consider lending "Jikji," the world's oldest existing metal-printed book made in ancient Korea, for exhibitions in South Korea.According to Culture Minister Hwan...

 2021-11-17 14:17 

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Ruling DP, Minor Open Dem. Party Launch Negotiation on Merger...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) and minor Open Democratic Party have launched talks on a merger.According to the ruling party on Thursday, chief Song Young-gil and minor party leader Choe Kang-wook exchanged views on merging their parties and...

 2021-11-17 14:12 

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Vice Ministers from S. Korea, Japan Hold Talks after Japan's Press Conference Boycott...

[Politics] : The vice foreign ministers from South Korea and Japan held bilateral talks in Washington, despite the Japanese official boycotting a joint press conference in protest of the South Korean police chief's visit to Dokdo.According to the fore...

 2021-11-17 12:52 

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Nearly 80% of Beds in Capital Area for Critical COVID-19 Patients Occupied...

[Domestic] : Nearly 80 percent of beds in the Seoul metropolitan area for critical COVID-19 patients are occupied, more than two weeks after the nation began a transition into living with the virus.According to the health ministry, as of 5:00 p.m. Wednesd...

 2021-11-17 12:45 

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SK hynix's Plan to Revamp Plant in China Could Fall through Due to US Objection...

[Economy] : SK hynix's efforts to install extreme ultraviolet lithography(EUV) chipmaking equipment in a plant in China could possibly collapse due to the U.S. government's objection. Quoting several sources on Thursday, Reuters reported that SK h...

 2021-11-17 12:25 

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Gov't to Expand Support for Fees Related to Pregnancy, Birth...

[Domestic] : Starting from January, the government will drastically expand the amount of financial support for medical service fees related to pregnancy and birth.According to the health ministry and National Health Insurance Service on Thursday, revision...

 2021-11-17 11:51 

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KT Wiz Beat Doosan Bears 3-1 in Game 3 of Korean Series...

[Sports] : Regular season champs the KT Wiz beat the Doosan Bears on Wednesday night, coming one step closer to winning the Korea Baseball Organization's(KBO) Korean Series for the first time. The Wiz beat the Bears 3-1 in Game 3 at Gocheok Sky Dome i...

 2021-11-17 11:42 

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Japan Refuses to Attend Joint News Conference Due to Korean Police Chief's Dokdo Visit...

[Politics] : First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Jong-kun said a joint news conference scheduled for Wednesday did not take place after Japan conveyed its intent to back out due to a visit to the South Korean islets of Dokdo by the head of the Kor...

 2021-11-17 10:59 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record High of 3,292...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases hit a record high of three-thousand-292 on Thursday as the nation is holding the annual college entrance exam. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) reported Thursday that the new cases raised the coun...

 2021-11-17 10:55 

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Employment Rate of S. Korean University Grads Ranks Low in OECD...

[Economy] : The employment rate for South Korean university graduates ranks low among advanced nations.According to the Korea Economic Research Institute(KERI) on Thursday, the employment rate of people aged 25 to 34 with university diplomas came to 75-po...

 2021-11-17 10:44 

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N. Korea Slams US Nuclear Readiness Exercise...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has slammed the United States for conducting a nuclear command training exercise, calling it a "nuclear war exercise" targeting the entire world. The U.S. Strategic Command kicked off its annual nuclear command, control...

 2021-11-17 10:16 

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USTR to Visit S. Korea Thursday...

[Economy] : United States Trade Representative(USTR) Katherine Tai will visit South Korea on Thursday to discuss pending trade issues between the two nations. The trip will mark the first visit to South Korea by the top U.S. trade official since 2011. Tai...

 2021-11-17 09:36 

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N. Korea Included in US Religious Freedom Blacklist for 20th Year...

[Inter-Korea] : The U.S. State Department has designated ten countries including North Korea as "countries of particular concern" for violations of religious freedom. North Korea has been on the U.S. religious freedom blacklist every year since 20...

 2021-11-17 09:30 

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Sherman: US Satisfied with Consultations with S. Korea, Japan...

[International] : U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said the United States is "very satisfied" with its consultations with South Korea and Japan on the best way to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.Sherman made the remarks on Wednesday ...

 2021-11-17 09:23 

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UN Third Committee Adopts N. Korea Human Rights Resolution for 17th Straight Yea...

[Inter-Korea] : The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning human rights violations by North Korea and calling for cooperation in response to COVID-19. The resolution marks the 17th of its kind since 2005. T...

 2021-11-17 09:14 

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Over 509,000 People to Take CSAT amid Pandemic...

[Domestic] : The annual College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) is set to be held at about 13-hundred test sites across the nation on Thursday, amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. The state-administered college entrance exam will begin with a Korean langua...

 2021-11-16 20:29 

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Moon Wishes Good Luck to Students Taking CSAT Tomorrow...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has offered his well wishes for students who are set to take the annual college entrance exam Thursday, saying Korea is rooting for their dreams.In a social media post Wednesday, Moon said they have studied hard for the ...

 2021-11-16 20:13 

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Fines Sought for App Store Operators Found Strong-arming In-App Billing...

[Economy] : App store operators such as Google and Apple are likely to face a fine of up to two percent of their revenue if they are caught forcing the use of in-app payment schemes. The Korea Communications Commission(KCC) said Wednesday it has approved ...

 2021-11-16 19:58 

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S. Korea Voices Concern over Russia's Anti-Satellite Test...

[International] : Seoul's foreign ministry on Wednesday expressed concern and regret over Russia's test of an anti-satellite missile on Monday which produced a large amount of orbital debris.It called on all countries to act responsibly, use space...

 2021-11-16 19:46 

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App-Based System to Provide Updates on Urea Solution Supply...

[Economy] : The government will set up a system that enables people seeking urea water solution to check inventory levels in real time.The decision was made in a response meeting chaired by Vice Finance Minister Lee Eog-weon on Wednesday to deal with the ...

 2021-11-16 17:08 

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Video Hearings to Be Allowed in More Courtrooms Nationwide...

[Domestic] : Starting Thursday, video conferencing will be allowed in more courtrooms across the nation in accordance with revised civil and criminal procedure codes.Hearings through video links will be allowed on more occasions for both civil and crimina...

 2021-11-16 16:49 

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Korea Foundation to Fund Korean Studies Professorship at Princeton...

[Culture] : The Korea Foundation will establish a professorship in Korean studies at Princeton University.The foundation on Wednesday said a five-million-dollar fund for the professorship will be created with an annual contribution of 500-thousand dollars...

 2021-11-16 16:40 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Down 1.16%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 34-point-79 points, or one-point-16 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-962-point-42.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing four-point-20 points, or zero-point-41 ...

 2021-11-16 16:31 

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People Younger than 30 Advised to Get Pfizer Vaccine over Moderna...

[Domestic] : The government has advised the use of the Pfizer vaccine instead of Moderna in vaccinating people younger than 30 from now on.In a Wednesday briefing, the state vaccine task force said the country has not seen a big difference in the two vacc...

 2021-11-16 16:08 

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S. Korea's COVID-19 Situation to be Evaluated Weekly...

[Domestic] : The government will monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and evaluate the country's risk level every week to decide whether to continue or suspend the gradual transition to a more normalized life.Health authorities said Wednesday that the assess...

 2021-11-16 16:01 

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Survey: Many S. Koreans Say Social Relationships Waned during Pandemic...

[Domestic] : Many South Koreans believe that their social relationships, with the exception of those with family, have waned during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to Statistics Korea's annual social survey on Wednesday, 12-point-nine percent of respo...

 2021-11-16 15:18 

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Candidates Continue Campaigns as Election Committees Yet Unfinalized...

[Politics] : Presidential candidates of the two major political parties carried on with their respective campaigns on Wednesday, as both sides have yet to iron out differences with party leadership to finalize their election committees.The ruling Democrat...

 2021-11-16 15:03 

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At-Home COVID-19 Treatment Teams, 24-Hour Hotlines Set Up in Major Cities, Prov....

[Domestic] : The central government set up a team specializing in at-home COVID-19 treatment and a 24-hour hotline in 17 major cities and provinces to promptly transfer patients to medical facilities under emergency situations.According to health authorit...

 2021-11-16 14:58 

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Data: 6 out of 10 Adults Believe It Difficult to Move Up Socioeconomic Ladder...

[Domestic] : Six out of ten adults consider it difficult to move up the socioeconomic ladder despite effort, while more than half said it would be unlikely even during their children's generation.According to data from Statistics Korea on Wednesday, 2...

 2021-11-16 14:09 

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Leaders of S. Korea, Costa Rica to Hold Summit in Seoul Next Week...

[Politics] : The leaders of South Korea and Costa Rica are set to meet in person for a summit in Seoul next week.According to the presidential office, President Moon Jae-in and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada will discuss ways to further dev...

 2021-11-16 14:06 

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Students Taking This Year's CSAT to Gather for Preliminary Call...

[Domestic] : Students taking this year's College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) on Thursday, are set to gather for a preliminary call on Wednesday to receive detailed information about the exam and admission tickets.While entry into test sites is restr...

 2021-11-16 13:55 

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Moon: Venture Businesses at Forefront of Global Digital Innovation...

[Economy] : President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday said venture businesses are at the forefront of global digital innovation in the post-pandemic era, pledging government support behind efforts to be a trendsetter.At an opening ceremony of the nation's la...

 2021-11-16 12:40 

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New COVID-19 Cases in Seoul Reach Record High of 1,436...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases in Seoul hit a record high just two weeks after the nation began a transition into living with the virus.Health authorities said Wednesday there were one-thousand-436 new cases confirmed on Tuesday, including both domestic ...

 2021-11-16 12:18 

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Japan Strongly Protests Police Chief's Visit to Dokdo...

[Politics] : The Japanese government has strongly protested a visit to the South Korean easternmost islets of Dokdo by Korean National Police Agency Commissioner General Kim Chang-yong. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters o...

 2021-11-16 12:00 

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Sullivan: N. Korea Cited as Area that Requires US-China Cooperation...

[Politics] : U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has cited North Korea as one of the key global issues that require the U.S. and China's bilateral cooperation.Sullivan made the remark on Tuesday when he appeared at a virtual seminar hosted by...

 2021-11-16 11:46 

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72.2% of Foreign Population Estimated to Be Fully Vaccinated...

[Domestic] : The government estimates that more than 72 percent of foreign nationals residing in the country have completed receiving COVID-19 vaccines. According to the justice ministry on Tuesday, 72-point-two percent of the foreign population was estim...

 2021-11-16 11:39 

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Prosecutors Raid Home of Ex-Lawmaker as Part of Probe on Land Dev. Scandal...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors investigating the Seongnam land development scandal raided the home of former lawmaker Kwak Sang-do on Wednesday. Investigators from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office began searching Kwak's residence and his o...

 2021-11-16 11:18 

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UAE to Purchase S. Korean M-SAM Missiles...

[International] : The United Arab Emirates(UAE) announced its plan to purchase South Korean-made mid-range surface-to-air missiles or M-SAM.The UAE's Ministry of Defense tweeted on Tuesday that it plans to acquire the missile in a three-point-five bil...

 2021-11-16 11:08 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Surpass 3,000, Critical Patients Top 500...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases climbed over three-thousand with the number of critically ill patients also rising above 500. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) reported Wednesday that three-thousand-187 new infections were confir...

 2021-11-16 10:44 

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Vice Ministers of S. Korea, US Discuss N. Korea, Commitment to Denuclearization...

[International] : First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun held talks with his American counterpart on Tuesday to discuss North Korea and other issues. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman and Vice Minister Ch...

 2021-11-16 10:21 

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Interval between Primary Vaccination, Booster Shots Shortened to 4 Months for Elderly...

[Domestic] : The government has decided to shorten the minimum interval between primary COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots for senior citizens aged 60 and older and nursing home patients from the current six months to four. The interval will be cut to...

 2021-11-16 10:10 

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S. Korea, Palau Agree to Seek COVID-19 Travel Bubble...

[Politics] : South Korea has agreed to open a travel bubble in phases with Palau, an island country in the western Pacific, to exempt fully vaccinated people from mandatory quarantine upon entry.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, Foreign Minister ...

 2021-11-16 09:46 

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Pfizer Agrees to Allow Other Companies to Make its COVID-19 Pill...

[International] : Global pharmaceutical company Pfizer has reportedly allowed other manufacturers to make its experimental COVID-19 pill, possibly making the drug available to more than half of the world's population. According to the Associated Press...

 2021-11-16 09:37 

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Head of Deutsch Motors Arrested over Alleged Stock Price Manipulation...

[Politics] : The chairman of Deutsch Motors, a BMW car dealer in South Korea, has been arrested on charges of stock manipulation. The Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for Kwon Oh-soo on Tuesday, citing that the suspect may destroy evi...

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