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 2022-01-06 16:12 

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'UNSC to Hold Closed-Door Meeting on N. Korea Missile Test Monday'...

[Politics] : The UN Security Council(UNSC) is expected to hold a closed-door meeting on Monday to discuss the recent missile launch by North Korea. A foreign ministry official in Seoul said Friday that they are aware that some UNSC members requested the m...

 2022-01-06 16:12 

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Police Investigate Deadly Warehouse Fire in Pyeongtaek...

[Domestic] : Police have launched an investigation into a fire at a warehouse under construction in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, which claimed the lives of three firefighters.To determine the cause, the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency sent 45 of...

 2022-01-06 16:03 

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PPP Candidate Pledges to Expand Inter-City Transportation Network in Capital Area...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol announced his pledge to expand the inter-city transportation network in the capital region.At a press conference on Friday, Yoon pledged to reduce commute time to Se...

 2022-01-06 15:40 

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DP Candidate to Meet with Seoul Residents on Weekend...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung embarked on a public transportation tour of Seoul on Friday, seeking support for his campaign.According to Lee's camp, the candidate will travel by bus, subway and on foot t...

 2022-01-06 15:22 

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DP Members Begin 4-Day Vote on Merger with Minor Party...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) began a vote by party members on merging with the minor Open Democratic Party.From 9:00 a.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. Monday, party members can cast ballots online on whether they approve or disapprove of the mer...

 2022-01-06 15:08 

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Antivirus Measures to Be Revamped for Better Effectiveness amid Omicron...

[Domestic] : The government is seeking to revamp COVID-19 antivirus measures for increased effectiveness, taking into account the possibility of the omicron variant becoming the dominant strain.At a COVID-19 meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum ...

 2022-01-06 14:30 

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US, Japan Express Concern over N. Korea's Nuclear, Missile Development...

[Politics] : The United States and Japan expressed grave concern over North Korea's nuclear and missile development activities, while reaffirming commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.In a joint statement following an ann...

 2022-01-06 14:18 

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S. Korea, Iran Agree to Launch Working-Level Dialogue on Frozen Assets...

[Politics] : South Korea and Iran agreed to launch working-level dialogue to resolve issues regarding Iran's frozen assets in South Korean banks under U.S. sanctions.The agreement came on Thursday during talks between First Vice Foreign Minister Choi ...

 2022-01-06 14:13 

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Gov't Seeks Cooperation with Partner Countries against Supply Chain Disruptions...

[Economy] : The government sought solidarity and cooperation with trade partners to overcome the current global supply chain disruptions.Inviting ambassadors and charge d'affaires from ten countries on Friday, Minister for Trade Yeo Han-koo referred t...

 2022-01-06 13:21 

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KBO to Kick Off 2022 Season on April 2, All-Star Game Returns on July 16...

[Sports] : The professional baseball league will kick off the 2022 season on April 2. The Korea Baseball Organization(KBO) on Thursday announced the league's 720-game regular season schedule for this year, with each of the ten teams playing 144 games ...

 2022-01-06 12:57 

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Gov't to Directly Hire at least 600,000 People This Month...

[Economy] : The government will directly hire at least 600-thousand people within this month, to assist seniors, those in the low-income bracket, the disabled and youth struggling to find jobs amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.First Vice Finance Minist...

 2022-01-06 12:44 

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Blinken Calls N. Korea Nuke, Missile Programs Ongoing Threats...

[Politics] : U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that North Korea poses a continuous threat to the region and beyond with its nuclear and missile programs. Blinken made the remark during a virtual joint meeting of foreign and defense m...

 2022-01-06 12:25 

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DP Candidate Criticizes His Own Party, Promises Market-Friendly Reforms...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has criticized his own party, arguing that it has ignored public opinion and the market. At a forum co-hosted by the Korean Association for Public Administration on Thursday, Le...

 2022-01-06 12:12 

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PM Kim Calls for Swift Court Deliberations on COVID-19 Pass System...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has called for swift court deliberations on an injunction that would suspend the COVID-19 pass system.Kim made the remark during a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Friday, ...

 2022-01-06 11:21 

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Samsung Electronics Reports Record Sales for 2021...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics reported a rise of more than 43 percent in its operating profit last year from a year earlier on the back of strong sales in its semiconductor business. The South Korean tech giant said in a regulatory filing that its opera...

 2022-01-06 11:02 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 3,717, Critical Cases at 839...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases fell below four-thousand on Thursday as the pandemic situation continues to show signs of improvement, with critical cases once again below one-thousand.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said that ...

 2022-01-06 10:55 

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Ahn Leaving Decision to Unite Candidacy with Yoon to the People...

[Politics] : Minor opposition People's Party's presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo said that the decision to form a coalition with main opposition candidate Yoon Suk Yeol is up to the people. Ahn, who is seeing a significant rise in approval rati...

 2022-01-06 10:30 

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AFP: UNSC to Hold Closed-Door Meeting on N. Korea Missile Test Monday...

[International] : The UN Security Council(UNSC) will hold a closed-door meeting on Monday to discuss the recent missile launch by North Korea, according to diplomatic sources. AFP reported Friday that the meeting was requested by Britain, the U.S., Irelan...

 2022-01-06 10:03 

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Travelers to China from S. Korea to Undergo 2 PRC Tests before Departure...

[Politics] : Arrivals from South Korea to China will have to undergo two PCR tests for COVID-19 before departure as Beijing enhanced travel restrictions in light of rising cases in South Korea. The South Korean Embassy in China said on Thursday that the g...

 2022-01-06 09:27 

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'US in Close Consultation with Allies on Responses to N. Korea's Missile Launch'...

[International] : The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that it is closely consulting with its allies on responses to the recent missile test by North Korea.Department spokesperson Ned Price made the remarks in a press briefing when asked if the U.S....

 2022-01-06 09:23 

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N. Korea Expresses Support for Beijing Olympics...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly notified China that it fully supports the Beijing Olympics though it cannot participate in the event.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Friday that the North's Olympic Committee...

 2022-01-06 09:19 

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Lee, Yoon Reconcile, Agree to Join Forces for Election Victory...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and the PPP chief managed to reconcile on Thursday and put an end to a month-long dispute over election strategies.The surprise reconciliation came 16 days after PPP...

 2022-01-05 19:47 

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Speed Skater Seeks to Suspend Disciplinary Measure to Compete at Beijing Olympics...

[Sports] : Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shim Suk-hee has filed an injunction seeking the suspension of an effective ban on her competing in the upcoming Beijing Olympics, which was handed for disparaging her coaches and teammates. An aide to the 24-year...

 2022-01-05 19:43 

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UK Group: N. Korea Secures Nuke Development Funds via Nonfinancial Means...

[Politics] : A U.K. think tank says North Korea has been securing funds, including for developing nuclear weapons, via nonfinancial businesses to evade international sanctions. London-based Royal United Services Institute(RUSI) on Wednesday announced the ...

 2022-01-05 19:38 

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DP Candidate Dismisses Possibility of Forming Coalition Gov't...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has denied that his pledge to create an "united government" is aimed at forming a coalition government. In a forum on Thursday, Lee said a coalition government involves ...

 2022-01-05 19:36 

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Pres. Moon Offers Condolences over Deaths of 3 Firefighters...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has offered his condolences over the deaths of three firefighters, who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said on Thursday that Moon said it was heart-wrenching to hear ...

 2022-01-05 17:30 

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Five in Ten Cash-Strapped N. Korean Defectors Experience Mental Stress...

[Domestic] : The majority of financially-stricken North Korean defectors in South Korea are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties.According to the unification ministry's survey on some 16-hundred vulnerable North Korean defectors, 47 percent ...

 2022-01-05 17:27 

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S. Korea's Top Diplomat Holds Talks With Iran Nuke Deal Negotiators...

[Politics] : South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun held a series of talks with top negotiators involved in restoring a 2015 Iranian nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA).He first met with the U.S. Specia...

 2022-01-05 17:06 

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PPP Chief Willing to Attend Open, Public General Meeting...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party(PPP) chair Lee Jun-seok has said that his condition for attending a general party meeting is that it is public.The statement is seen as a response to party members who wished for Lee to attend a closed-door ...

 2022-01-05 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 1.13%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 33-point-44 points, or one-point-13 percent, on Thursday, ending the day at two-thousand-920-point-53.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing 29-point-32 points, or two-point-90 perce...

 2022-01-05 16:27 

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UN Security Council Expected to Weigh In on N. Korea Missile Launch...

[Politics] : The UN Security Council(UNSC) is widely expected to convene a meeting to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch, much as it had after the North launched its first so-called hypersonic missile last year.The launch has already been con...

 2022-01-05 16:13 

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Majority of Pet Owners Have More Than 1 Pet, Spend Avg. 150,000 Won/mt...

[Domestic] : The majority of pet owners in the nation have more than one animal and spend over 120-thousand won per month to accommodate them.According to a survey by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on some five-thousand adults nationw...

 2022-01-05 15:39 

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COVID-19 Pass System to Gradually Lift if Situation Stabilizes...

[Domestic] : The government plans to gradually lift the COVID-19 pass system beginning with low-risk facilities, once the situation stabilizes.Senior health ministry official Son Young-rae on Thursday said if the virus spread begins to wind down and the m...

 2022-01-05 15:27 

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Plans Announced to Stabilize Prices during Lunar New Year Holiday...

[Economy] : The government has announced a set of measures to stabilize prices around Lunar New Year to lessen the financial burden on the public. During an emergency economy meeting presided over by Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki Thursday, the government a...

 2022-01-05 15:20 

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Samsung, LG Showcase Future Generation Technologies at CES...

[Economy] : Leading conglomerates Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics showcased their latest future generation technologies at an annual global exhibition this week.At this year's Consumer Electronics Show(CES) running from Wednesday to Saturday in...

 2022-01-05 14:41 

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Three Firefighters Found Dead at Pyeongtaek Warehouse Fire...

[Domestic] : Three firefighters who went missing at the scene of a warehouse fire in Pyeongtaek on Thursday have been found dead.According to Gyeonggi Province, two bodies were found on the second floor of the seven-story warehouse at around 12:20 p.m. wh...

 2022-01-05 14:22 

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Record 67 Tln Won Earmarked for Public Corproate Investment...

[Economy] : The government will inject a record-high investment into the public corporate sector this year to accelerate post-pandemic recovery.Following a meeting presided over by Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki on Thursday, the government announced it will...

 2022-01-05 14:16 

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'BTS, The Best' Compilation Becomes Million-Selling Album in Japan...

[Culture] : K-pop boy band BTS set a fresh record after their latest Japanese compilation album sold more than one million copies.According to Japanese music market tracker Oricon on Thursday, three-thousand copies of the album titled, "BTS, The Best,...

 2022-01-05 13:12 

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DP Candidate Pledges to Root Out Real Estate Crimes...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Thursday pledged to root out crimes related to real estate under his administration.Lee made the promise in posting his seventh "Definite Happiness" campaign pledge o...

 2022-01-05 12:52 

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PPP Floor Leadership Proposes Impeachment of Party Chair...

[Politics] : The floor leadership of the main opposition People Power Party(PPP) has officially proposed the impeachment of party leader Lee Jun-seok. A number of participants of a closed-door general meeting of PPP lawmakers on Thursday quoted Senior Dep...

 2022-01-05 12:20 

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Blinken Denounces N. Korea's Missile Launch in Talks with Japanese Counterpart...

[Politics] : U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced North Korea's latest missile launch during a telephone conversation with his Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa on Wednesday. In a statement issued Wednesday, the State Department said ...

 2022-01-05 12:16 

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N. Korea Holds Rally to Back Decisions Reached at Plenary Session...

[Politics] : North Korea held a rally in Pyongyang on Wednesday to support decisions reached during the Fourth Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party held last month. The North's state-run Korean Central News ...

 2022-01-05 12:08 

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40 Tln Won in Fresh Funds to Be Provided to Small, Mid-Sized Bizs...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki says the government will provide some 40 trillion won in new support for small and mid-sized businesses. Hong revealed the plan on Thursday during a government meeting on ways to stabilize people's livelihood a...

 2022-01-05 11:41 

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Police Arrest Employee of Dental Implant Maker in Large-Scale Embezzlement Scandal...

[Domestic] : Police arrested an employee of a dental implant maker who allegedly embezzled 188 billion won in corporate funds. The arrest comes five days after Osstem Implant, the nation's largest dental implant maker, filed a criminal complaint again...

 2022-01-05 11:05 

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Recovery Work Complete for KTX Derailment...

[Domestic] : Recovery work has been completed for a derailed KTX bullet train in North Chungcheong Province, returning operations at all sections of the Seoul-Busan route to normal. According to Korea Railroad Corporation(KORAIL), bullet train operations ...

 2022-01-05 10:55 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases at 4,126, Critical Cases at 882...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported over four-thousand new COVID-19 cases on Thursday amid signs of a let-up in infections, while critical cases stayed below one-thousand for the third consecutive day. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(...

 2022-01-05 10:44 

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Justice Party Presidential Candidate Pledges to Introduce Four-Day Workweek...

[Politics] : Minor opposition Justice Party's presidential candidate Sim Sang-jung has vowed efforts to introduce a four-day workweek system without wage cuts.Sim appeared on KBS Wednesday, unveiling her election pledges and thoughts on key issues. Th...

 2022-01-05 10:29 

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Gov't Signs Purchase Deal for Additional 400,000 Courses of Pfizer COVID-19 Pill...

[Domestic] : The government said on Wednesday that it signed an additional deal to purchase 400-thousand courses of Pfizer's COVID-19 pill.Health authorities said that including the latest deal, the nation has signed pre-purchase agreements for enough...

 2022-01-05 10:16 

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S. Korea, US, Japan Postpone Defense Ministers' Talks due to COVID-19...

[International] : The defense ministers' meeting with South Korea, the United States and Japan, which was being coordinated for Hawaii in mid-January, has reportedly been held off due to COVID-19.According to Japan's Kyodo News and NHK on Thursday...

 2022-01-05 10:10 

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US Condemns N. Korean Missile Launch, Maintains Diplomatic Approach...

[Inter-Korea] : The United States has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, calling the projectile a "ballistic missile." A spokesperson of the U.S. State Department told Yonhap News on Wednesday that the United States condemns the No...

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