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 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...

 2022-09-07 15:55 

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Mass Exodus Begins for Chuseok Holiday, Expressways Already Seeing Congestion...

[Domestic] : The mass exodus signifying the start of the Chuseok holiday has begun with major expressways are already experiencing the kind of congestion only brought about by a major national holiday.The Korea Expressway Corporation said that as of noon ...

 2022-09-07 15:34 

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Pres. Yoon: Korea Overcame Crises Through Collective Hope, Effort...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol credited the nation's ability to overcome crises to the collective hope and efforts of the people of South Korea.In his first Chuseok holiday address as president on Thursday, the president said he will do his best...

 2022-09-07 15:17 

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BOK Reiterates Need to Carry On with Aggressive Rate Hikes...

[Economy] : The central bank reiterated the need to maintain aggressive interest rate hikes, with inflation forecast to last longer than previously expected.In a report submitted to the National Assembly on Thursday, the Bank of Korea(BOK) explained that ...

 2022-09-07 15:03 

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Typhoon Muifa Moves Northward from Waters Off Japan's Okinawa...

[Domestic] : Just days after Super Typhoon Hinnamnor struck the Korean Peninsula, Typhoon Muifa developed over waters off Japan's Okinawa and is now moving northward.The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that as of 9 a.m. Friday, the year&...

 2022-09-07 14:55 

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POSCO to Restart 3 Blast Furnaces at Pohang Steelworks from Sat....

[Economy] : The nation's leading steelmaker will resume operating three blast furnaces in phases starting from Saturday after Typhoon Hinnamnor forced a shutdown on Wednesday.POSCO said on Thursday that the operation of substations and liquefied natur...

 2022-09-07 13:31 

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Gov't to Spend 74 Tln Won in 2023 to Support Socially Vulnerable...

[Economy] : The government will spend 74 trillion won next year to support the socially vulnerable, including low-income households, people with disabilities, job-seeking young people, seniors and children.At an emergency economic meeting presided over by...

 2022-09-07 12:21 

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Los Angeles Designates 'Squid Game Day' to Mark Megahit Netflix Show...

[Culture] : The U.S. city of Los Angeles has designated September 17 of every year as "Squid Game Day" to commemorate the Netflix megahit's influence on U.S. pop culture.John Lee, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, said on Wednesday tha...

 2022-09-07 12:02 

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Russia Warns S. Korea About Joining Efforts to Cap Russian Oil Prices...

[Economy] : A Russian government official has warned that South Korea will face serious economic consequences if it joins a U.S.-led proposal to impose a price cap on Russian oil.In an interview with Russia's state-owned Sputnik news agency on Wednesd...

 2022-09-07 11:45 

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S. Korea Extends Proposal to N. Korea for Talks on Separated Families...

[Inter-Korea] : The government has proposed to North Korea that they hold formal talks to address the issue of separated families.In a statement on Thursday, unification minister Kwon Young-se officially proposed that the two Koreas hold such talks to dis...

 2022-09-07 11:26 

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Pres. Yoon Not Thinking about DP's Moves Targeting Him and First Lady...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol says he has no particular opinion on the main opposition party's introduction of a bill that aims to launch a special counsel investigation into allegations surrounding First Lady Kim Keon-hee.Yoon made the remark ...

 2022-09-07 11:13 

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National Assembly Speaker to Visit Spain, Portugal...

[Politics] : National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo will embark on a weeklong trip to Spain and Poland on Friday.On the official visit to the European countries, Kim will meet with parliamentary leaders to seek support for Busan's bid to host the 2030 ...

 2022-09-07 10:42 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 70,000s...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to the 70-thousands on Thursday amid a slowdown in the latest pandemic wave.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA), 72-thousand-646 infections were confirmed throughout Wednesday, includin...

 2022-09-07 10:39 

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Trade Minister to Attend Ministerial IPEF Meeting...

[Politics] : Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun will attend a ministerial meeting of the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) in Los Angeles this week.According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Thursday, minister Ahn will attend the IPE...

 2022-09-07 10:15 

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N. Korea Convenes Key Parliamentary Meeting without Kim...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly convened a key parliamentary meeting on Wednesday to adopt laws on rural development and landscaping.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Thursday, the Supreme People's As...

 2022-09-07 10:07 

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US Offers Cybersecurity Training for Allies against N. Korea's Malicious Cyber Activities...

[International] : The U.S. State Department is offering cybersecurity training to its allies and partners worldwide to help them enhance their capabilities to respond to malicious cyber activities by North Korea.The department's Bureau of Cyberspace a...

 2022-09-07 09:51 

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Yoon to Meet US Vice President on Sept. 29 in Seoul...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will meet with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on September 29 in Seoul.The presidential office said on Thursday that Yoon and Harris will discuss ways to enhance the bilateral alliance and other issues of mutual int...

 2022-09-07 09:38 

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S. Korea, US Agree to Form Consultative Body on Inflation Reduction Act...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States have agreed to form a council to address Seoul's concerns that the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA) would hurt South Korean automakers.Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun told reporters on Wednesday that the agr...

 2022-09-07 09:16 

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Yoon Designates Pohang, Gyeongju Special Disaster Zone...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has designated the southeastern cities of Pohang and Gyeongju as a special disaster zone after they were hit hard by Typhoon Hinnamnor.The presidential office said Yoon made the decision on Wednesday after visiting the...

 2022-09-06 21:13 

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INSS: N. Korea Likely Tested Engine for Hwasong-17 ICBM...

[Politics] : A South Korean think tank says North Korea appeared to have conducted an engine test late last month as part of efforts to advance its latest intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17 or develop a space launch vehicle. Byun Sang-jung, a c...

 2022-09-06 21:01 

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Seoul Monitoring Reported Weapons Deal Between N. Korea, Russia...

[Politics] : The South Korean government said on Wednesday that it is closely tracking North Korea's moves following a media report that Moscow is purchasing millions of artillery shells and rockets from Pyongyang to beef up its fire power in its ongo...

 2022-09-06 20:52 

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Sung Kim: US Preparing Response to Possible N. Korean Nuke Test...

[Politics] : Washington's point man on the North Korean nuclear issue says the U.S. is preparing for a response in case Pyongyang moves ahead with its seventh nuclear test. U.S. top nuclear envoy Sung Kim made the remark at the beginning of a trilater...

 2022-09-06 18:30 

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Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Chung Jin-suk Picked as New PPP Emergency Chief...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party(PPP) has chosen National Assembly Deputy Speaker Chung Jin-suk as its new emergency chief. PPP floor leader and acting chair Kweon Seong-dong told reporters on Wednesday that the fifth-term lawmaker was confirmed...

 2022-09-06 17:54 

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Cost of Dining Out Continues to Soar with Inflation...

[Economy] : The cost of dining out continues to soar nationwide in line with the upward trend of global inflationary pressure.According to the Korea Consumer Agency, the average cost of gimbap, a key barometer of consumer inflation due to its status as a ...

 2022-09-06 16:56 

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Pres. Yoon Elevates 1st Vice Health Minister to Ministry's Top Spot...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has nominated first vice health minister Cho Kyoo-hong as the new health minister.During a press briefing on Wednesday, presidential Chief of Staff Kim Dae-ki said the decision was made in light of Cho's experience...

 2022-09-06 16:42 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Down 1.39%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 33-point-56 points, or one-point-39 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-376-point-46.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing eleven-point-27 points, or one-point-4...

 2022-09-06 16:41 

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S. Korea, US Agree to Jointly Seek Resolution to Seoul's IRA Concerns...

[Economy] : South Korea and the United States have agreed to work together to swiftly resolve grievances against a new U.S. law that excludes South Korean-made electric vehicles(EVs) from a U.S. tax credit.Trade minister Ahn Duk-geun informed corresponden...

 2022-09-06 16:41 

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National Assembly Passes Bill Easing Real Estate Taxes...

[Politics] : Parliament has approved a comprehensive real estate tax relief bill for temporary owners of two homes.At a plenary session on Wednesday, the National Assembly passed the amendment to the Comprehensive Real Estate Holding Tax Act with 178 vote...

 2022-09-06 16:31 

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S. Korea, Japan Agree to Continue Further Efforts for Military Cooperation...

[Politics] : South Korea and Japan have agreed to continue further efforts to cooperate on the military front.Speaking to reporters after a closed-door meeting with his counterpart Masami Oka, Defense Vice Minister Shin Beom-chul said the two agreed to th...

 2022-09-06 16:18 

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Prosecutors Questioning Opposition Leader's Wife for Credit Card Misuse...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors are questioning the wife of main opposition Democratic Party(DP) leader Lee Jae-myung this Wednesday on suspicions of misusing a government credit card.The Suwon District Prosecutors' Office summoned Kim Hye-kyung on charges r...

 2022-09-06 16:18 

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DP Introduces Bill to Launch Special Counsel Investigation of First Lady...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has introduced a bill to launch a special counsel investigation into allegations surrounding First Lady Kim Keon-hee.At a Supreme Council meeting on Wednesday, DP floor leader Park Hong-keun said the s...

 2022-09-06 16:10 

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Minister: Authorities Keeping Eye on Weakening Won, to Take Stability Steps if Necessary...

[Economy] : Finance minister Choo Kyung-ho said authorities are keeping a close eye on the weakening Korean won, which slid past the one-thousand-380-won-to-the-dollar mark on Wednesday.At a roundtable hosted by the Korea Broadcasting Journalists Club, Ch...

 2022-09-06 15:39 

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POSCO Suspends Pohang Steelworks Operations after Hinnamnor-Inflicted Damage...

[Economy] : POSCO Holdings suspended operations at its subsidiary's steelworks facility in the southeast city of Pohang after it suffered flooding and blackouts from the passage of Super Typhoon Hinnamnor.According to the company on Wednesday, the gro...

 2022-09-06 15:21 

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One-Stop COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Centers to Run during Chuseok...

[Domestic] : As many as 25-hundred one-stop facilities offering COVID-19 testing and treatment will operate nationwide each day during the upcoming Chuseok holiday.Health authorities on Wednesday announced that one-thousand-734 of the one-stop centers wil...

 2022-09-06 14:45 

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Defense Chief Urges N. Korea to Denuclearize, Citing Endless Benefits...

[Politics] : Defense minister Lee Jong-sup urged North Korea to denuclearize, saying it will reap infinite benefits from choosing a new path.Speaking at the opening of the tenth annual Seoul Defense Dialogue(SDD) on Wednesday, Lee called for international...

 2022-09-06 14:29 

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Blackpink's 'Pink Venom' Stays Atop Billboard Charts for 2nd Week...

[Culture] : K-pop superstars Blackpink's latest single "Pink Venom" stayed atop the Billboard charts for the second consecutive week.According to Billboard on Tuesday, "Pink Venom" was Number One on the Billboard Global 200 chart in th...

 2022-09-06 13:14 

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Prosecutors Summon DP Chief's Wife for Alleged Card Misappropriation, Election Law Violation...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have summoned the wife of main opposition Democratic Party(DP) leader Lee Jae-myung regarding allegations that she misappropriated a corporate card while Lee was Gyeonggi Province governor.According to Yonhap News Agency on Wednes...

 2022-09-06 12:55 

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DP to Seek Special Counsel Probe into Allegations Surrounding First Lady...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) announced plans to put forth a bill to launch a special counsel investigation into allegations surrounding First Lady Kim Keon-hee.At a Supreme Council meeting on Wednesday, DP floor leader Park Hong-k...

 2022-09-06 12:22 

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Over 30 Mln to Hit the Road During Chuseok Holiday...

[Domestic] : Some 30 million people are set to hit the road during this year's Chuseok holiday as the nation celebrates the first major holiday since all social distancing measures were lifted.The transportation ministry revealed the estimate on Wedne...

 2022-09-06 12:01 

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Death Toll from Typhoon Hinnamnor Rises to 10...

[Domestic] : Casualties are rising in the wake of Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, with ten people dead, two others missing and three injured as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, the death toll rose fr...

 2022-09-06 11:44 

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Pres. Yoon Vows to Swiftly Take Steps to Declare Pohang a Special Disaster Zone...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has vowed to promptly take steps to declare the North Gyeongsang Province city of Pohang a special disaster zone after it was ravaged by Typhoon Hinnamnor.Responding to questions by reporters on his way to work on Wedn...

 2022-09-06 11:35 

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Won-Dollar Exchange Rate Tops 1,380 for First Time in over 13 Years...

[Economy] : The won-dollar exchange rate surpassed the one-thousand-380 won mark for the first time in nearly 13 and a half years on Wednesday.On the Seoul foreign exchange, the local currency traded at one-thousand-380-point-three won against the dollar ...

 2022-09-06 11:16 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 85,540...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to around 85-thousand on Wednesday amid a slowdown in the latest pandemic wave.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), 85-thousand-540 infections were confirmed throughout Tuesday, includ...

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