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 2022-09-06 11:13 

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Top Diplomats of S. Korea, Laos Discuss Bilateral Ties...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Park Jin met with his Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties, including trade and investment.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, the top diplomats agreed to work together ...

 2022-09-06 11:02 

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Yoon Gov't Approves Civic Group's Aid Plan for N. Korea for First Time...

[Inter-Korea] : The government has approved a civic group's plan to provide aid to North Korea, the first such approval under the Yoon Suk Yeol administration.A unification ministry official said on Wednesday that the ministry last month approved a ci...

 2022-09-06 10:35 

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S. Korea's Current Account Surplus Dips, Goods Balance Posts First Deficit in Decade...

[Economy] : The country posted a current account surplus for the third consecutive month in July, but saw a sharp decline as the goods balance posted a deficit for the first time in a decade.According to tentative data by the Bank of Korea on Wednesday, t...

 2022-09-06 10:06 

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Top Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan to Hold Talks...

[International] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy arrived in Japan on Tuesday for talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts this week.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs...

 2022-09-06 10:00 

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Pentagon: Russia Turning to N. Korea to Buy Shells, Rockets...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that Russia is turning to North Korea for rockets and artillery shells for use in the war in Ukraine.In a press briefing on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder confirmed media ...

 2022-09-06 09:34 

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Trade Minister Launches Discussion with US Officials on Inflation Reduction Act...

[Politics] : Trade minister Ahn Duk-geun has launched discussions with U.S. officials to address Seoul's concerns over the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA), which excludes electric vehicles(EV) assembled outside North America from subsidies.The minis...

 2022-09-06 09:22 

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Two Found Alive in Flooded Basement Parking Lot in Pohang...

[Domestic] : Fire and rescue authorities found two survivors while searching for nine missing people in a flooded underground parking lot in the southeastern city Pohang on Tuesday.Gyeongbuk Fire Service Headquarters said on Wednesday that they found nine...

 2022-09-05 20:09 

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NYT: Russia Buying Millions of N. Korean Weaponry...

[International] : Russia is reportedly buying millions of artillery shells and rockets from North Korea to shore up its arsenal in its ongoing war with Ukraine. The New York Times reported on Monday, citing newly declassified U.S. intelligence, which lack...

 2022-09-05 20:00 

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International Tribunal Slams Lone Star's 'Cheat and Run' Scheme on KEB Sales...

[Domestic] : An international tribunal which recently issued a verdict on the longstanding conflict between the South Korean government and Lone Star has allegedly assessed the U.S. private equity firm's weighty responsibility on the issue. The Minist...

 2022-09-05 19:49 

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Seoul Denies Yomiuri Report on Proposal on Japan's Forced Labor Compensation Issue...

[Politics] : The foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it has set no timetable regarding a solution to compensating victims of Japan's wartime forced labor. Ministry spokesperson Lim Soo-suk told reporters at a news briefing in response to the Yomiuri...

 2022-09-05 19:41 

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Gov't-Civilian Panel Discusses Compensation via Third Party in Wartime Labor Issue...

[Politics] : A civilian-government panel to discuss compensation for the victims of Japan's wartime forced labor issue has reviewed a possibility of solving the matter through a third party other than the South Korean government nor the Japanese compa...

 2022-09-05 18:09 

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Typhoon Leaves 3 Dead, 9 Missing So Far...

[Domestic] : Casualties are rising in the wake of Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, with three people dead and nine others missing as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, Pohang has reported two dead and eig...

 2022-09-05 17:51 

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Defense Ministry Hosts First 'Space Security Working Group' Forum...

[Politics] : South Korea hosted the first forum of the Space Security Working Group on Tuesday, bringing together defense experts from 37 nations.The defense ministry said Tuesday that the space security forum was launched on the sidelines of the Seoul De...

 2022-09-05 17:44 

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KDI Suggests Raising Age Limit of Senior Citizens...

[Domestic] : A new report recommends raising the age of eligibility for senior benefits upon finding that South Korea will have the highest elderly support rate in the world by 2070.In the Korea Development Institute report published Tuesday, researcher L...

 2022-09-05 17:33 

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Ahn Sook-sun Named Master of Nat'l Intangible Cultural Heritage for 'Chunhyangga'...

[Culture] : Ahn Sook-sun, a 73-year-old virtuoso of Korean traditional music, or gugak, has been honored with a second designation as master of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage for her artistry of the pansori piece "Chunhyangga.4;The Cultu...

 2022-09-05 17:01 

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Eight More Missing in Typhoon-Hit Pohang...

[Domestic] : Eight people were reported missing in the southeastern city of Pohang after the region was battered by Super Typhoon Hinnamnor early Tuesday morning.According to local rescue authorities, seven people were reported missing at around 9:11 a.m....

 2022-09-05 16:52 

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Yomiuri: Seoul May Propose Solution to Forced Labor Issue Next Month...

[Politics] : A Japanese newspaper has reported that Seoul may present a solution to the wartime forced labor issue to Tokyo as early next month.The Yomiuri Shimbun daily on Tuesday quoted a senior South Korean government official as saying that the Yoon S...

 2022-09-05 16:38 

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KOSPI Ends Tuesday Up 0.26%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose six-point-34 points, or zero-point-26 percent, on Tuesday, closing the day at two-thousand-410-point-02.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining eight-point-03 points, or one-point-0...

 2022-09-05 16:37 

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Professor Group Claims Kim Keon-hee Plagiarized Thesis, Journal Articles...

[Domestic] : A group of university professors have asserted that the doctoral thesis and journal articles by First Lady Kim Keon-hee were in fact plagiarized.Holding a press conference on Tuesday, a group representing 14 organizations claimed that their a...

 2022-09-05 16:20 

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Some 13 Tln Won in Corporate Tax Exemptions Expected Next Year...

[Economy] : Corporate tax exemptions will amount to some 13 trillion won next year to account for one-fifth of all exemptions.The finance ministry's tax expenditure budget for 2023 submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday includes 69-point-three ...

 2022-09-05 16:08 

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Gov't: Korea Likely to See 'Twindemic' of COVID-19, Seasonal Flu...

[Domestic] : The government is drawing up countermeasures against a possible "twindemic" of the seasonal flu and the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.Senior official Lim Sook-young of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Tuesday explaine...

 2022-09-05 15:28 

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Prosecution Raids Office of Lee Jae-myung's Fmr. PR Official...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors raided a Gyeonggi provincial government office on Tuesday as they ramp up an investigation into allegations that main opposition leader Lee Jae-myung violated election laws while running for president.The Seoul Central District Pr...

 2022-09-05 14:41 

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N. Korea's Party Mouthpiece Presses Officials to Meet Economic Goals amid Typhoon Concerns...

[Politics] : The mouthpiece of North Korea's ruling party pressed senior officials to meet the economic goals previously set for this year regardless of the impact of Super Typhoon Hinnamnor.The Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday stressed that fulfilling the ye...

 2022-09-05 14:15 

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Annual SDD Forum Kicks Off in Seoul Marking 10th Anniv....

[Politics] : The defense ministry kicked off the tenth annual international security forum in Seoul this week.The three-day vice-ministerial Seoul Defense Dialogue(SDD) will be attended by senior defense officials and civilian experts from 54 countries, t...

 2022-09-05 12:24 

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Poll: School Violence Inches Up in Nation With Schools Returning to Normalcy...

[Domestic] : A new survey finds that more students experienced violence in school this year compared to the two previous years as schools return to normalcy following disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.The education ministry announced on Tuesday the r...

 2022-09-05 11:55 

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Joo Ho-young Refuses to Head PPP's New Emergency Leadership Committee...

[Politics] : Ruling People Power Party(PPP) lawmaker Joo Ho-young says he will not assume the chairmanship of a new emergency leadership committee the party will launch soon.Joo told reporters at the National Assembly on Tuesday that he conveyed such a st...

 2022-09-05 11:41 

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Fourth Consultative Meeting of Compensation for Japan's Forced Labor Victims to be Last...

[Domestic] : The fourth meeting of the government-civilian consultative panel on compensation for Japan's wartime forced labor victims is likely to be the last.A foreign ministry official told reporters on Tuesday that after the fourth meeting of gove...

 2022-09-05 11:24 

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Trade Minister to Hold Minister-level Talks with US on IRA...

[Economy] : Trade minister Ahn Duk-geun says Seoul plans to launch a minister-level negotiation channel with Washington to redress grievances with the Inflation Reduction Act(IRA).Ahn made the remark to reporters on Monday upon arriving in Washington for ...

 2022-09-05 10:50 

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New COVID-19 Cases below 100,000...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases registered just under 100-thousand on Tuesday amid a slowdown in the latest pandemic wave.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), 99-thousand-837 infections were confirmed throughout Monday, i...

 2022-09-05 10:44 

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Multiple Fires Break out at POSCO Steelworks in Pohang...

[Domestic] : Fires broke out in multiple places at the country's top steelmaker POSCO in the southeastern city of Pohang on Tuesday.According to the company, fires began simultaneously at two facilities within the plant at around 7:30 a.m.Local reside...

 2022-09-05 10:30 

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Hinnamnor Leaves One Missing, Flooded Roads, Power Outages...

[Domestic] : At least one person is missing and thousands of people were forced to evacuate as Super Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the country on Tuesday morning.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, as of 6 a.m. ...

 2022-09-05 10:09 

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DP Leader Decides to Reject Prosecution Summons...

[Politics] : Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) Chairman Lee Jae-myung has decided not to appear before the prosecution on Tuesday to answer questions about alleged false statements made while serving as mayor of Seongnam.DP spokesperson An Ho-young sai...

 2022-09-05 09:23 

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Hinnamnor Escapes into Waters Near Ulsan...

[Science] : Super Typhoon Hinnamnor escaped offshore the southeastern city of Ulsan at around 7 a.m.The Korea Meteorological Administration said the season's eleventh typhoon passed through the country after making landfall near Geoje City in South Gy...

 2022-09-05 09:16 

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Flights, Ferries Grounded due to Hinnamnor...

[Domestic] : Super Typhoon Hinnamnor has caused the suspension of hundreds of flights and ferry services on Tuesday.According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a total of 248 domestic flights were canceled across the country.Ninety-ei...

 2022-09-05 09:09 

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Hinnamnor Makes Landfall in S. Korea's Geoje...

[Science] : Super Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall near South Korea's Geoje early on Tuesday.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the season's eleventh typhoon made landfall in the countryside near Geoje City in South Gyeongsang Pr...

 2022-09-04 20:58 

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Opposition Lawmakers Advise DP Chair Not to Appear for Prosecutors' Questioning...

[Politics] : Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) lawmakers have advised party chairman Lee Jae-myung to not appear before the prosecution on Tuesday to answer questions in person regarding probes on allegations involving land development scandals.DP lawm...

 2022-09-04 20:44 

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Ministry Strongly Protests Weather Maps Depicting Dokdo as Japanese Territory...

[International] : The foreign ministry lodged a strong protest against Japan's weather agency for labeling South Korea's easternmost Dokdo islets as Japanese territory in maps depicting the path of Super Typhoon Hinnamnor. The ministry said on Mon...

 2022-09-04 20:26 

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Some 508,000 People Apply for 2023 College Entrance Exam...

[Domestic] : More than 500-thousand people applied for this year's state-administered college entrance exam slated for November 17. According to the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation on Monday, 508-thousand-30 people applied for the 2023 C...

 2022-09-04 20:22 

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Yoon to Remain at Presidential Office until Tuesday to Oversee Typhoon Response...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has called on his aides on Monday to make every effort to protect public lives and ensure their safety as Super Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula. The president will reportedly be on standby at his offi...

 2022-09-04 20:01 

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Foreign Minister Asks for US Lawmakers' Cooperation over Inflation Law...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Park Jin has met with visiting U.S. legislators on Monday and asked for their cooperation ensuring South Korean automakers do not incur losses from the new Inflation Reduction Act, which does not award subsidies for electric ...

 2022-09-04 18:12 

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Defense Vice-Ministers of S. Korea, Japan to Hold Bilateral Talks...

[Politics] : The vice defense ministers of South Korea and Japan will hold bilateral talks in Seoul to discuss strengthening security cooperation.The defense ministry on Monday announced that defense vice-minister Shin Beom-chul will meet with his Japanes...

 2022-09-04 18:03 

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Schools in Southern Region to Close or Switch to Remote Classes as Typhoon Hinnamnor Nears...

[Domestic] : As Super Typhoon Hinnamnor nears South Korea, all schools in its southern regions including Jeju Island will suspend classes or switch to remote learning on Tuesday.According to the education ministry on Monday, most schools on Jeju Island an...

 2022-09-04 17:54 

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Nation's Largest Dam to Open Floodgates in as Typhoon Hinnamnor Closes in...

[Domestic] : South Korea will open the floodgates of its largest dam as the country seeks to mitigate any damage by Super Typhoon Hinnamnor.The operators of the Soyang Dam announced that they will release water between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday in a b...

 2022-09-04 16:47 

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KOSPI Ends Monday Down 0.24%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell five-point-73 points, or zero-point-24 percent, on Monday, to close the day at two-thousand-403-point-68.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing 14-point-45 points, or one-point-84 p...

 2022-09-04 16:43 

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Police Forward Case Related to Daejang-Dong Development Scandal to Prosecution...

[Domestic] : The police have forwarded a case to the prosecution involving a housing law violation by a former employee of an asset management firm at the center of the Daejang-dong development corruption scandal.The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agenc...

 2022-09-04 16:06 

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PPP Emergency Committee Members Resign to Launch New Leadership...

[Politics] : All members of the incumbent emergency leadership committee of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) have resigned to make way for yet another crisis group, in an effort to satisfy legal proceedings.PPP spokesperson Park Jeong-ha told reporters ...

 2022-09-04 15:53 

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Blackpink Becomes First-ever Artist To Surpass 80 Million Subscribers on YouTube...

[Culture] : South Korea's globally popular K-pop group, Blackpink, has become the first artist in the world to surpass 80 million subscribers on their official YouTube channel.The quartet's management company, YG Entertainment, announced the achie...

 2022-09-04 15:40 

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S.Korean Won Plunges to 13-year Low Against Dollar on Mon....

[Economy] : The Korean won continued its slide against the U.S. dollar on Monday morning as it surpassed the one-thousand-370 won-to-dollar mark for the first time in more than 13 years.The exchange rate spiked as high as one-thousand-371-point-nine won t...

 2022-09-04 15:12 

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S. Korea's Population to Plummet to 38 Million by 2070...

[Domestic] : South Korea's population is expected to plummet to 38 million by 2070.According to a report forecasting the population trend for the country and the world by Statistics Korea on Monday, the number of people in the nation will drop by 14 m...

 2022-09-04 14:50 

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DP to File Complaint against Pres. Yoon False Information...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has will file a complaint against President Yoon Suk Yeol on charges of making false statements during the presidential election.Speaking for the DP on Monday, spokesperson Park Sung-joon said that the...

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