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 2022-08-12 13:52 

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Developer of Virtual Currency Mixer Arrested in Netherlands...

[Politics] : Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested a man involved in the development of Tornado Cash, an online mixing service for cryptocurrencies.According to Radio Free Asia, citing a press release by the Fiscal Information and Investigation Ser...

 2022-08-12 13:50 

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Korean Culture Festival Opens in Cuba...

[Culture] : A Korean culture festival was held in Cuba, a country Seoul does not have formal diplomatic relations with.The Korean Cultural Center in Mexico said Friday that it hosted the festival in the Cuban capital Havana.The three-day event is aimed at...

 2022-08-12 13:09 

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CIA: 19% of N. Korean Population Use Mobile Phones...

[Politics] : About 19 percent of North Korea's population use mobile phones, and most of them are senior government officials and diplomats, according to U.S. intelligence.The CIA's recently updated World Factbook unveiled Saturday estimates that ...

 2022-08-12 12:43 

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CHA to Swiftly Restore Fortress Damaged by Rainfall...

[Culture] : The Cultural Heritage Administration has promised to conduct a field survey and swiftly restore a collapsed wall at the Namhan Mountain Fortress in Gyeonggi Province, following recent heavy downpours.A section of a rampart at the UNESCO world ...

 2022-08-12 12:41 

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Ruling Party Slams China over THAAD Issue...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party has slammed China over its so-called Three No's and One Limit policy on the THAAD issue, calling it a violation of South Korea's sovereignty and interference in domestic affairs.In a social media post Fri...

 2022-08-12 12:10 

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US Urges N. Korea to Accept Vaccine Support...

[Inter-Korea] : The U.S. government and experts are urging North Korea to accept vaccine support from the international community, citing the risk of variants and a resurgence. This comes as the regime has declared victory in its fight against COVID-19.Ac...

 2022-08-12 11:32 

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N. Korea Lifts Mask Mandate Except for Frontline, Border Areas...

[Politics] : North Korea is easing quarantine measures such as mask wearing after declaring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday that the state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters was seeking measures to nor...

 2022-08-12 11:31 

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New COVID-19 Cases at 124,592...

[Domestic] : The number of new COVID-19 cases registered in the 120-thousands on Saturday, dropping by about four-thousand from the previous day.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that 124-thousand-592 infections were rep...

 2022-08-11 20:42 

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KEPCO Posts Record Operating Loss in First Half...

[Economy] : The state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO) logged a record operating loss in the first half of the year.KEPCO said on Friday that it posted an operating loss of six-point-51 trillion won in the second quarter.Its cumulative loss for...

 2022-08-11 20:34 

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Prosecution Raids Naver over Alleged Violation of Fair Trade Law...

[Economy] : The prosecution has raided the office of the country's largest internet platform Naver over its allegations that it exerted pressure on partner companies, capitalizing on its dominance in the market.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors&#...

 2022-08-11 20:25 

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Yoon Meets Senator Markey to Discuss S. Korea-US Alliance...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol met with U.S. Senator Ed Markey on Friday at the presidential office.Markey is the chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.In the meetin...

 2022-08-11 20:13 

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'China Cannot Afford to Be Dismissive of THAAD Issue'...

[International] : China said on Friday that it cannot be offhanded about the issue of a U.S. anti-missile defense system deployed in South Korea as it undermines China's strategic security. The spokesperson's office of the Chinese foreign ministry...

 2022-08-11 17:38 

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More Than 300 Independence Activists to be Honored on Liberation Day...

[Domestic] : The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs will be awarding 303 independence activists posthumously to mark the 77th anniversary of the National Liberation Day of Korea.The ministry announced on Friday, special honors will go to a total of...

 2022-08-11 17:26 

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Pres. Yoon to Hold First Press Conference on 100th Day of Inauguration...

[Politics] : President Yoon Seok Yeol will hold his first official news conference on August 17 to mark the 100th day since his inauguration.According to the presidential office on Friday, the conference will be held at the presidential office in Yongsan ...

 2022-08-11 16:51 

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S. Korea Asks US House to Extend EV Tax Incentives to Korean-made Vehicles...

[Economy] : The government has conveyed its concerns over a bill pending approval in the U.S. House that seeks to limit tax breaks to U.S.-manufactured electric vehicles(EV), contending that it is a violation of the two sides' trade agreement.Trade mi...

 2022-08-11 16:41 

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Availability of COVID-19 Pills to be Expanded...

[Domestic] : Health authorities put forth measures expanding the prescription and preparation of COVID-19 treatment pills that can prevent severe cases of infection.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Friday, fewer...

 2022-08-11 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 0.16%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose four-point-16 points, or zero-point-16 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-527-point-94.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ fell, however, losing zero-point-52 points, or zero-poin...

 2022-08-11 16:39 

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S. Korean Old Fighter Jet Crashes During Security Mission...

[Domestic] : A South Korean F-4E fighter jet has crashed during a security mission over the Yellow Sea.However, according to the Air Force on Friday, the two pilots on board are believed to have ejected safely and there have been no reports as yet of civi...

 2022-08-11 16:29 

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N. Korean Media Broadcast Speech by Kim Jong-un's Sister for First Time...

[Inter-Korea] : The state-run North Korean media have, for the first time ever, broadcast footage of a speech by Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of the North Korean leader.The Korean Central News Agency aired a recording on Thursday of a speech that w...

 2022-08-11 16:13 

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UN Chief Expresses Full Support for N. Korea's CVID...

[Politics] : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his full support for efforts to achieve North Korea's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization(CVID).At a luncheon with President Yoon Suk Yeol at his Yongsan offic...

 2022-08-11 15:23 

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Heavy Rains Forecast for Central Region This Weekend...

[Domestic] : As much as 120 millimeters or more o9f heavy rains are forecast for the central region this weekend.The Korean Meteorological Administration said on Friday that precipitation will begin from the western area of South Chungcheong Province and ...

 2022-08-11 15:19 

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Business Groups Welcome Pardons Granted to Samsung Vice Chairman and Others...

[Economy] : Business lobby groups welcomed the presidential pardons granted to Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin ahead of the Liberation Day holiday.The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Fri...

 2022-08-11 14:17 

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Yoon Expresses Hope that Pardons will Help Nation Overcome Economic Crisis...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol expressed hope that Friday's special pardons will allow the nation to unite to overcome the economic crisis.Presiding over a Cabinet meeting to approve the pardons, Yoon said the final list was drawn up after exten...

 2022-08-11 14:09 

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Gov't to Inspect for Rain Damage to Make Payouts by Chuseok...

[Domestic] : The government will conduct a preliminary inspection on damage inflicted by the unprecedented downpours in the capital region through Monday to finalize disaster zone designations and make support payouts before next month's Chuseok Thank...

 2022-08-11 13:06 

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S. Korea, US to Hold Regular Defense Policy Talks Next Week...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States will hold their regular defense consultations on jointly countering North Korea's mounting security threats and other alliance issues in Seoul next week.According to the defense ministry on Friday, the 21...

 2022-08-11 12:53 

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Samsung Vice Chairman to be Pardoned, Ex-Pres. Lee Excluded ahead of Liberation Day...

[Domestic] : The Yoon Suk Yeol administration announced its first special presidential pardons ahead of next week's Liberation Day holiday, which were mostly granted to business leaders and offenders convicted of petty crimes.One-thousand-693 offender...

 2022-08-11 12:29 

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Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong Pardoned, Politicians Excluded...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will grant a special pardon to Samsung Electronics' Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on Monday, allowing him to engage in normal business activities. Key politicians, including former President Lee Myung-bak and former S...

 2022-08-11 12:11 

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Tax-Payment Deadlines to be Extended for Flood Victims...

[Economy] : First vice finance minister Bang Ki-sun says the government will provide various support measures for people who have been devastated by the recent record-setting downpours.In an emergency vice-ministerial meeting on Friday, Bang said the gove...

 2022-08-11 11:40 

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'Decision to Leave' to Represent S. Korea in 2023 Oscars...

[Culture] : Director Park Chan-wook's latest film, "Decision to Leave," will represent South Korea at the 2023 Academy Awards in the best international feature category.The Korean Film Council said on Thursday that it selected the film for the...

 2022-08-11 11:27 

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FIFA Moves up World Cup Date to Nov. 20...

[Politics] : FIFA has moved up the opening match and ceremony of the 2022 World Cup by a day to November 20.The international football governing body said on its website on Thursday that its council unanimously decided to change the date.FIFA said this ye...

 2022-08-11 11:08 

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Pres. Yoon: Special Pardons Focused on People's Livelihoods and Economic Recovery...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol says he focused primarily on people's livelihoods and economic recovery when considering who to grant special pardons to on the occasion of Liberation Day next Monday.The president made the remark to reporters on F...

 2022-08-11 10:41 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 128,714...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to below 130-thousand amid a new wave of infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Friday that 128-thousand-714 infections were confirmed throughout the previous day, including 464 from...

 2022-08-11 10:39 

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Foreigners Turn Net Buyers of Korean Stocks For First Time in 7 Months...

[Economy] : Foreign investors returned to the South Korean stock market in July, with their buying of local stocks exceeding their selling for the first time in seven months.According to data by the Financial Supervisory Service on Friday, foreigners net ...

 2022-08-11 10:27 

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PM Orders Swift Steps to Designate Storm-affected Areas as Special Disaster Zone...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said on Friday that the government will move swiftly to designate areas hit hard by this week's heavy rains as a special disaster zone.The prime minister made the remarks while presiding over a government meeti...

 2022-08-11 10:20 

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ARF Reaffirms Commitment to CVID of Korean Peninsula in Chair's Statement...

[International] : The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) and other major countries reaffirmed their commitment to complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.Cambodia, this year's...

 2022-08-11 09:38 

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US Repeats Warning of Possibility of N. Korea's 7th Nuclear Test...

[International] : The United States has repeated its warning of the possibility of a seventh nuclear test by North Korea.U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel on Thursday said in a press briefing over the phone that Washington has assesse...

 2022-08-11 09:33 

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Import Prices Post First Drip in Three Months in July...

[Economy] : South Korea's import prices fell for the first time in three months in July with a drop in crude oil prices last month.According to data from the Bank of Korea on Friday, the country's import price index marked 153-point-49 in July, do...

 2022-08-11 09:24 

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Rain Forecast for Southern Region Friday Morning...

[Science] : Clouds will clear up in the central region on Friday afternoon, while rains are forecast for the southern regions on Friday morning.The Korean Meteorological Administration said on Friday that an additional 60 millimeters or more of rain is fo...

 2022-08-11 09:17 

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Death Toll from Heavy Downpours Rises to 13...

[Domestic] : The death toll from this week's heavy rains that battered the nation's central region has climbed to 13 while six others remain missing.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, as of 6 a.m. Friday, a ...

 2022-08-10 20:38 

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Yoon Calls for Nurturing Marine Biology Sector as Strategic Industry...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has called on fostering the marine biology sector as a national strategic industry. According to presidential spokesperson Kang In-sun, Yoon issued the directive to Oceans and Fisheries Minister Cho Seung-hwan on Thurs...

 2022-08-10 20:28 

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Defense Minister: Both Koreas Must Abide by Inter-Korean Military Accord...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup has warned of the possibility of a strong response in the event of North Korea conducting a seventh nuclear test, underlining that the September 19 military agreement should be observed by both So...

 2022-08-10 19:58 

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Yoon to Discuss N. Korean Nuclear Issue with U.N. Chief on Fri....

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will discuss North Korea's nuclear program during his meeting with visiting U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Seoul on Friday. In a press briefing on Thursday, Yoon's National Security Advisor Kim Sung...

 2022-08-10 19:52 

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Soyang Dam Opens Floodgates for First Time in 2 Yrs...

[Domestic] : Soyang Dam, a key infrastructure that controls water levels on the Han River, has opened its floodgates for the first time in two years. The Korea Water Resources Corporation made the decision, as the surface of reservoirs climbed to 189 mete...

 2022-08-10 17:30 

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Samsung Electronics Aims to Boost Sales of Foldable Phones...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics says it aims to boost sales of foldable phones to 50 percent of its total premium smartphone volume by 2025.Head of Samsung Electronics' smartphone business Roh Tae-moon unveiled the company's latest devices, the Ga...

 2022-08-10 17:01 

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Pres. Office: THAAD Issue Not Up for Negotiation...

[Politics] : The presidential office has underscored that the issue of THAAD is a matter of security sovereignty and therefore non negotiable, and the military base housing the anti-missile system in the country will be normalized by the end of this month...

 2022-08-10 16:49 

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Gov't to Increase Supply of Chuseok Produce to Stabilize Prices...

[Economy] : The government will provide a record amount of food supplies ahead of the Chuseok holiday in a bid to stabilize prices and ease citizens' financial burden.After an emergency meeting presided over by President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday, the...

 2022-08-10 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Up 1.73%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 42-point-90 points, or one-point-73 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-523-point-78.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining eleven-point-88 points, or one-point-45...

 2022-08-10 16:38 

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Justice Ministry Mulls Partial Regain of Prosecution Probe Rights...

[Domestic] : The government will seek to expand the prosecution's investigative powers through the revision of an enforcement decree as legislation reducing such rights are set to take effect in the next month.The justice ministry on Thursday issued a...

 2022-08-10 16:19 

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US: Pressure on S. Korea to Abandon Self-defense is Inappropriate...

[Politics] : The U.S. has said that any criticism of South Korea's self-defense methods or pressure to abandon them is inappropriate.According to Voice of America, the support from the State Department on Wednesday, U.S. time, came in response to Beij...

 2022-08-10 15:48 

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Pres. Office: THAAD is Self-Defensive Tool Concerning Security Sovereignty...

[Politics] : The presidential office asserted on Thursday that the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system deployed in the country is a tool for self-defense.A top office official issued the position during a briefing when asked about China's claim that Seoul ...

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