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 2022-09-12 09:39 

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost Domestic Biomanufacturing...

[Politics] : U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to boost U.S. biotechnology and biomanufacturing.According to the White House, Biden signed the "National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative" on Monday.The White House ...

 2022-09-12 09:19 

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IAEA Chief: Continued Operation of Uranium Enrichment Facility at Yongbyon...

[Inter-Korea] : The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) said that there are indications of continued operation of the uranium enrichment facility at the Yongbyon nuclear site in North Korea.IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi presented t...

 2022-09-12 09:12 

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Opposition Party Set to Launch Committee on Economic Crisis for People's Livelihoods...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) is set to launch a committee to produce measures to mitigate the impact of the economic crisis on people's livelihoods.The party will hold a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the National Assembly t...

 2022-09-11 16:43 

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Top Office Official: Yoon to Visit UK, N. America from Sept. 18...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will make a week-long overseas trip to the UK, U.S. and Canada starting next Sunday.National security adviser Kim Sung-han announced the plans on Monday, confirming that the president would make the seven-day journey. ...

 2022-09-11 16:28 

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Elderly Victim of Japan's Forced Labor Dies ahead of Supreme Court Ruling...

[Domestic] : An elderly victim of Japan's wartime forced labor has died at the age of 91.A council seeking compensation for victims of the Pacific War said on Monday that Choi Hee-soon, who had been forced to work for a Japanese munitions company duri...

 2022-09-11 15:58 

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Pianist Kim Jun-hyung Wins 2nd Prize at ARD Int'l Music Competition...

[Culture] : Pianist Kim Jun-hyung has won second prize at the 71st ARD International Music Competition's Piano Category in Munich, Germany. Kumho Cultural Foundation announced on Monday that Kim had won the award following four rounds of competitions ...

 2022-09-11 15:53 

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609 People Indicted for Alleged Irregularities in Presidential Election...

[Politics] : More than 600 people, including main opposition Democratic Party Chairperson Lee Jae-myung, will stand trial for alleged irregularities in the March 9 presidential election.The Supreme Prosecutors' Office on Monday said it booked about tw...

 2022-09-11 15:47 

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S. Korea's Economic Growth Ranks 20th among 35 Nations in Q2...

[Economy] : South Korea's economic growth ranked low among 35 economies, including members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD), in the second quarter of the year.According to the Bank of Korea on Monday, the country'...

 2022-09-11 15:38 

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Power Demand in August Second Highest for the Month Despite Cooler Conditions...

[Economy] : The nation's electricity demand in August was the second highest for the month despite a slight letup in the sultry heat cooled by record downpours. According to the Korea Power Exchange on Monday, the country's maximum electricity dem...

 2022-09-11 15:33 

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POSCO to Restart All Three Furnaces as Early as Tuesday...

[Economy] : The country's largest steelmaker POSCO said on Monday that it will normalize operations of all three blast furnaces as early as Tuesday, one week after Typhoon Hinnamnor had forced a shutdown. POSCO resumed operations of blast furnace No. ...

 2022-09-11 15:29 

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KMA: Typhoons Muifa, Merbok to Steer Clear of Korean Peninsula...

[Science] : Two newly formed typhoons set to travel north this week are forecast to steer clear of the Korean Peninsula.The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) in a Monday briefing said that Typhoon Muifa, the season's 12th typhoon, is expected t...

 2022-09-11 14:09 

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Traffic Congestion to Peak at 3 p.m. on Last Day of Chuseok Holiday...

[Domestic] : Highways across the nation are expected to see heavy congestion on Monday, with travelers headed back home on the last day of the four-day Chuseok holiday. The Korea Expressway Corporation expects the traffic congestion on the northbound expr...

 2022-09-11 13:17 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Turn Upward to 36,938...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases turned upward on the last day of the four-day Chuseok holiday after a steady fall during the holiday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, 36-thousand-938 cases were confirmed throughout Sunday, i...

 2022-09-10 15:11 

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Highways Jammed with Chuseok Travelers...

[Domestic] : Traffic congestion is aggravating on expressways in many parts of the nation on Sunday as people start to return home on the third day of the four-day Chuseok holiday and others hit the road to enjoy the extended holiday.The Korea Expressway ...

 2022-09-10 14:56 

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S. Korea's Arms Exports Likely to Top $10 Bln to Hit Record High This Year...

[Economy] : South Korea's arms exports are expected to hit a record high this year.According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Sunday, the country's arms exports are likely to surpass ten billion U.S. dollars this year, e...

 2022-09-10 14:51 

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Foreigners Dump 12 Tln Won Worth Korean Stocks This Year...

[Economy] : Foreigners net sold nearly 12 trillion won worth of Korean stocks this year.According to the Korea Exchange on Sunday, foreign investors offloaded a net 11-point-96 trillion won worth of stocks traded on the main KOSPI market as of September 8...

 2022-09-10 14:26 

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Hyundai Motor to Launch S. Korea's First Level 3 Self-Driving Vehicle in Q4...

[Economy] : The country is likely to see its first Level 3 self-driving car in the fourth quarter of the year.Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday that its luxury brand Genesis G90 model, which will hit the market late this year, will be equipped with the L...

 2022-09-10 14:21 

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S. Korea Largest Importer of US Beef This Year...

[Politics] : South Korea reports that it is the largest importer of beef from the United States in the first seven months of this year.According to data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Korea imported nearly 168-thousand tons of U.S. beef wort...

 2022-09-10 14:10 

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Yoon to Attend Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will travel to Britain to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II set for next week.Senior presidential secretary for public affairs Kim Eun-hye said on Sunday that President Yoon will attend the state funeral set for...

 2022-09-10 14:03 

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Yoon Visits Military Unit, Encourages Soldiers on Chuseok...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol visited a military unit in Seoul during the Chuseok holiday to offer his encouragement to military personnel.According to the presidential office, President Yoon met with some 40 soldiers and officers of an air defense...

 2022-09-10 13:49 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 20,000s...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to the 20-thousands amid a slowdown in the latest pandemic wave.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Sunday, 28-thousand-214 cases were confirmed throughout Saturday, including 228 from ove...

 2022-09-09 14:31 

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WP: Biden's EV Policy May Alienate Allies...

[Politics] : The Washington Post has raised concern that President Biden's strategy to revive manufacturing may not have extensive economic effects in an advanced industrial society while causing side effects of alienating allies.In an opinion piece F...

 2022-09-09 14:31 

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Express Ways Clogged on Chuseok Holiday...

[Politics] : Many expressways nationwide remained clogged with traffic Saturday as South Koreans travel across the country to visit family during the Chuseok holiday.This year's Chuseok holiday, or the Korean harvest celebration, started Friday and wi...

 2022-09-09 14:23 

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Chuncheon SF Film Festival to Open Sept. 29...

[Politics] : The 2022 Chuncheon SF Film Festival will be held from September 29 to October 3.According to organizers, under the motto "safe & futuristic," the event will showcase 49 science fiction films selected for competition and 30 films that ...

 2022-09-09 14:23 

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UN Chief Concerned over N. Korean Law on Nuke Policy...

[Politics] : UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has expressed deep concern over North Korea's new legislation on nuclear policy and its pledge to keep nuclear weapons.In a Friday briefing, spokesperson for the UN chief Stphane Dujarric said that inc...

 2022-09-09 14:22 

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'Pink Venom' Lands on UK Official Chart for 3rd Week...

[Politics] : K-pop girl group Blackpink's new single "Pink Venom" has landed on the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 for three weeks in a row.According to the latest rankings unveiled Friday, the song slipped three slots to rank No. 40 this w...

 2022-09-09 14:22 

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US Says Policy Remains Unchanged after N. Korea's Latest Vow on Nukes...

[Politics] : The White House said the U.S. policy to achieve North Korea's denuclearization through diplomacy remains unchanged following the regime's latest vow not to give up nuclear weapons.Asked about the North Korean leader's latest remar...

 2022-09-09 14:22 

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Brother of Late Fisheries Official to Visit US...

[Politics] : The family of a fisheries official who was shot to death by North Korean troops on the West Sea two years ago will visit the United States to raise global awareness on the incident.According to U.S. civic group Committee for Human Rights in N...

 2022-09-09 14:22 

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'S. Korea Yet to Receive 600B Won it Lent to N. Korea'...

[Inter-Korea] : As of late August, South Korea had over 600 billion won in loans it lent to North Korea but has yet to receive.This is according to data by the Export-Import Bank of Korea which ruling People Power Party lawmaker Song Eon-seog has obtained...

 2022-09-09 14:22 

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New COVID-19 Cases Dip to 40,000s...

[Domestic] : The spread of COVID-19 continues on a downward trend with daily infections dropping to the 40-thousands. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, 42-thousand-724 cases were confirmed throughout Friday including 237 from o...

 2022-09-08 15:28 

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KOSDAQ Sees Sharpest Drop among Key Stock Market Indices of G20 Nations...

[Economy] : South Korea's tech-heavy KOSDAQ composite index saw the biggest fall among major market indices after posting a nearly 26-percent drop this year amid concerns over monetary tightening.The Korea Exchange said on Friday that it reviewed the ...

 2022-09-08 15:14 

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POSCO Working Around the Clock to Restart Blast Furnaces at Pohang Mill...

[Economy] : POSCO has reported smooth progress in its efforts to resume operating three blast furnaces at its steelworks plant in the southeastern city of Pohang from Saturday after Typhoon Hinnamnor forced a shutdown on Wednesday.The nation's leading...

 2022-09-08 15:04 

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Actor Lee Jung-jae Cast as Male Lead in Star Wars Series...

[Culture] : South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, who has risen to global stardom thanks to the megahit Netflix show "Squid Game," has been cast as the male lead in a "Star Wars" series.Deadline and Variety were among a number of U.S. entertain...

 2022-09-08 14:51 

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Chuseok Mass Exodus in Full Swing...

[Domestic] : The nation's highways are packed with congested traffic on Friday as South Koreans flock to their hometowns for the Chuseok holidays.The Korea Expressway Corporation said that as of noon, the usual four-and-a-half-hour trip from Seoul to ...

 2022-09-08 14:46 

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Pres. Yoon Offers Condolences on Queen Elizabeth II's Passing...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol joined leaders around the world in offering condolences to the British people on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.In a Twitter message on Friday, Yoon commended the Queen's strong belief in human freedom, saying s...

 2022-09-08 14:41 

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US Secretary of State Wishes Koreans Joyous Chuseok...

[International] : United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the bilateral friendship in his greetings to the Korean people on the occasion of the Chuseok holiday in a press statement on Thursday.In the statement, Blinken wished the Korea...

 2022-09-08 14:26 

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N. Korean Leader Says Regime Cannot Give up Nukes...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed the necessity to maintain North Korea's nuclear arsenal to prevent the collapse of the regime as desired by the United States.The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported ...

 2022-09-08 12:40 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 60,000s...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to the 60-thousands on Friday amid a slowdown in the latest pandemic wave.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA), 69-thousand-410 infections were confirmed throughout Thursday, including 2...

 2022-09-08 12:36 

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Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96 After 70 Yrs. of Reign...

[International] : Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96 after a reign of 70 years. In a statement released on Thursday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen had died at her Balmoral estate in the Scottish Highlands.The statement said "The...

 2022-09-07 21:51 

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Vice Foreign Ministers to Engage in Diplomacy with US on Inflation Reduction Act...

[Economy] : Vice foreign ministers will engage in diplomatic discussions to coax the United States to address Seoul's concerns over Washington's Inflation Reduction Act(IRA), which withholds tax incentives for electric vehicles(EV) assembled outsi...

 2022-09-07 21:35 

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Foreign Ministry: Japan also Examining Forced Labor Issue Seriously...

[Politics] : Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it believes Tokyo is also seriously examining the compensation issue for South Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor.Seoul's foreign ministry spokesperson Lim Soo-suk issued ...

 2022-09-07 21:05 

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DP Chair Indicted on Charge of Election Law Violations...

[Politics] : Prosecutors have indicted main opposition Democratic Party(DP) chief Lee Jae-myung on charges of violating the election law by making false statements on land development scandals.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office indicted Le...

 2022-09-07 20:43 

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S. Korea, US to Resume High-level Deterrence Talks Next Week...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States will resume a high-level deterrence dialogue next week after a hiatus of four years and eight months. Seoul's defense and foreign ministries said on Thursday that the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Cons...

 2022-09-07 17:46 

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Ex-PPP Chair Files Injunction to Suspend Party's New Interim Chief...

[Politics] : Former ruling People Power Party(PPP) chair Lee Jun-seok has filed another injunction asking the court to suspend the PPP's new interim leader, Chung Jin-suk.In a press release on Thursday, Lee's camp said the injunction requested Chu...

 2022-09-07 17:41 

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Emergency Response Posture Lifted, 11 Killed by Typhoon...

[Domestic] : Super Typhoon Hinnamnor struck the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, leaving eleven dead in its wake.After approaching the Korean Peninsula from south-southwest of Jeju Island, the strongest tropical storm of the year made landfall near the city o...

 2022-09-07 16:56 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Up 0.33%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose seven-point-82 points, or zero-point-33 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-384-point-28.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining nine-point-62 points, or one-point...

 2022-09-07 16:35 

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'S. Korea, US, Japan Preparing Unprecedented Response to N. Korean Nuke Test'...

[Inter-Korea] : A key South Korean diplomat says Seoul, Washington and Tokyo will come up with an unprecedented response to a seventh nuclear test by North Korea.The official on Thursday briefed South Korean reporters in Tokyo on the result of the meeting...

 2022-09-07 16:26 

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N. Korea Unresponsive to Seoul's Offer for Talks on War-Torn Families...

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korean government is attempting to elicit a response from North Korea on its proposal for talks on families separated by the Korean War.The unification ministry said it attempted to contact North Korea through the inter-Korean jo...

 2022-09-07 16:18 

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PPP Floor Leader Announces Intention to Step Down...

[Politics] : Ruling People Power Party(PPP) floor leader Kweon Seong-dong has expressed his intent to step down.In a press conference on Thursday, Kweon said he plans to resign and asked the party to swiftly begin procedures to elect a new floor leader.Re...

 2022-09-07 16:08 

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Free PCR Tests Available at 9 Highway Rest Stops during Chuseok...

[Domestic] : PCR tests will be available at no cost at nine highway rest stops across the country from Friday to Monday during the Chuseok holiday.In addition to the roadside testing, anyone wishing to take a COVID-19 test can visit one of the 687 testing...

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