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 2022-01-28 13:49 

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Russian Deputy FM: 6-way Talks Best Format to Resolve Korean Peninsula Issues...

[Politics] : Russia has called for resuming diplomatic negotiations to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of North Korea's barrage of missile launches.In an interview with TASS news agency on Friday, the country's Deputy Foreign Min...

 2022-01-28 13:45 

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BTS' 'My Universe' on UK Official Singles Chart for 16 Weeks...

[Culture] : BTS' collaboration single with British rock band Coldplay has recorded a 16th week on the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100. According to the latest rankings on Friday, "My Universe" slipped six notches to rank 36th.Since its relea...

 2022-01-28 13:43 

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Hong Accepts Advisory Role in Yoon's Election Camp...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party lawmaker Hong Joon-pyo, who competed in the presidential primary, has accepted an advisory role in presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol's election camp.Hong announced the decision in a social media post ...

 2022-01-28 13:42 

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FM Chung Stresses Safety of Korean Citizens in Ukraine...

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on Friday chaired a virtual meeting with South Korea's diplomatic missions in Ukraine and seven neighboring countries to discuss escalating tensions between the former Soviet state and Russia. The foreign m...

 2022-01-28 13:40 

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Iran Submits LOI for ISDS to S. Korea for Frozen Assets...

[Politics] : Iran's central bank has submitted a letter of intent(LOI) for Investor-State Dispute Settlement(ISDS), requesting South Korea to return its frozen assets locked in Korean banks. According to a foreign ministry official in Seoul on Friday,...

 2022-01-28 13:39 

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Gov't Calls in Japanese Envoy to Protest Sado Mine Decision...

[Politics] : The South Korean government has summoned the Japanese ambassador to Korea to protest Tokyo's decision to push for UNESCO World Heritage listing of a former gold mine linked to wartime forced labor.According to the foreign ministry, Vice F...

 2022-01-28 13:35 

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COVID-19 Test Sites Providing Rapid Antigen Tests from Saturday...

[Science] : Rapid antigen tests using self-test kits became available at COVID-19 test sites on Saturday.Authorities said the kits have been transported for antigen tests to be offered at 256 test sites. Only high-risk groups can receive a PCR test. This ...

 2022-01-28 11:34 

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Isolation Time for All Arrivals Shortened to 7 Days from Feb. 4...

[Science] : Starting February 4, the isolation period for all arrivals from overseas will be reduced from the current ten to seven days. Entry restrictions on short-term foreign travelers from eleven African nations will also be lifted.The Central Disease...

 2022-01-28 11:25 

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New COVID-19 Cases Hit New High of 17,542...

[Science] : Daily COVID-19 cases continue to hit record levels surpassing 17-thousand on Saturday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said 17-thousand-542 infections were reported throughout Friday including 193 from overseas. It marks ...

 2022-01-27 19:36 

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Lee-Yoon TV Debate to Be Held on Jan. 31, 4-Way Session to Follow on Feb. 3...

[Politics] : Both bilateral and multilateral television debates involving two main presidential candidates are expected to be held next week. Ruling Democratic Party(DP) Representative Park Ju-min said on Friday his party reached an agreement with the min...

 2022-01-27 19:06 

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N. Korea Defends Recent Missile Launches at UN Disarmament Conference...

[Politics] : North Korea has defended its recent missile launches during a United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament. The North's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Han Tae-song, the North's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, argued during...

 2022-01-27 18:38 

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Lee Pledges 50 Trln Won COVID-19 Budget, Yoon Promises Million Digital Experts...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung says he will secure at least 50 trillion won additionally in this year's national budget to respond to COVID-19, including assisting small businesses hit hard by the pandemic. L...

 2022-01-27 18:35 

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Gov't to Build Underground Expressways to Ease Congestion in Metro Area...

[Domestic] : The government plans to build underground expressways in the greater Seoul area to help ease chronic traffic jams in the region's most densely crowded highway sections. The Land Ministry on Friday said an intergovernmental committee invol...

 2022-01-27 17:41 

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Authorities Discuss Response to Increased Market Variables...

[Economy] : Financial authorities convened an emergency meeting on Friday, to monitor local markets amid increased fluctuation following the outcome of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee's(FOMC) January meeting.Financial Service Commission(FSC) Ch...

 2022-01-27 17:31 

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Traffic Slows on Expressways as Holiday Exodus Begins...

[Domestic] : Expressways nationwide are starting to see congestion amid the Lunar New Year holiday exodus as streams of people hit the road to visit their hometowns.The Korea Expressway Corporation expects some four-point-97 million vehicles to travel on ...

 2022-01-27 17:01 

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Rival Parties Wrangle over Presidential Candidate Debates...

[Politics] : The ruling and main opposition parties on Friday continued to wrangle over presidential candidate debates.The main opposition People Power Party(PPP) said it will participate in a four-way televised debate involving two minor party candidates...

 2022-01-27 16:57 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 1.87%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 48-point-85 points, or one-point-87 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-663-point-34.The main bourse slipped below two-thousand-600 points for the first time in 14 m...

 2022-01-27 16:56 

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine to Roll out from Mid-February...

[Domestic] : The COVID-19 vaccine by Novavax will start rolling out from mid-February.The state vaccine task force said Friday that preparations were going smoothly to begin the administration of the protein-based vaccine produced by local firm SK bioscie...

 2022-01-27 16:35 

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S. Korea, US Nuke Envoys Hold Phone Talks over N. Korea Missile Launches...

[Politics] : The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States shared deep concerns over North Korea's recent series of missile launches in phone talks held Thursday, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.Noh Kyu-duk, special representat...

 2022-01-27 16:11 

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Air Force Completes Deployment of 40 F-35As...

[Domestic] : The Air Force has completed the deployment of 40 F-35A stealth fighter jets after three years and ten months.A military official said Thursday that the last four arrived from the U.S. on Tuesday at an airfield in Cheongju. The delivery was sc...

 2022-01-27 15:44 

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Prosecutors Indict Defector-Turned-Activist for Violating Leaflet Ban...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors indicted a defector-turned-activist for violating Seoul's ban on sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said on Friday that two days earlier it indicted Park Sang-ha...

 2022-01-27 15:44 

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Moon Exchanges Letters Marking 30th Anniv. of Diplomatic Ties with 3 Central Asian Countries...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in exchanged congratulatory letters with the heads of three Central Asian nations - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan - marking the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations with South Korea.In the letters on Frida...

 2022-01-27 14:56 

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Report: Japan to Recommend Sado Mine for UNESCO Designation...

[International] : Japan is reportedly finalizing plans to recommend mining facilities, where Koreans were forced into harsh labor during Japan's colonial rule, as a candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage designation.Citing a government official ...

 2022-01-27 14:37 

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US Rejects S. Korea's Call to Revise Steel Tariffs from Trump Administration...

[Economy] : The United States rejected South Korea's call for the two sides to launch talks on revising steel tariffs imposed by the previous Donald Trump administration.According to the trade ministry on Friday, Minister for Trade Yeo Han-koo who is ...

 2022-01-27 14:12 

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Int'l Community Expresses Concern over N. Korea's Missile Launches...

[Politics] : The international community expressed concern over North Korea's repeated missile launches.United Nations Secretary-General spokesperson Stphane Dujarric said on Thursday that the North's repeated ballistic missile launches have becom...

 2022-01-27 13:48 

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PCR, Rapid Antigen Tests Available at Testing Sites from Sat....

[Domestic] : With daily COVID-19 cases still over ten-thousand amid a new wave sparked by the omicron variant, the government will begin providing both PCR and rapid antigen tests on Saturday, before priority-based testing takes effect.According to health...

 2022-01-27 12:51 

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SK hynix Posted Record Sales in 2021...

[Economy] : SK hynix saw its sales top 40 trillion won last year thanks to a boom in the semiconductor market, recording its best ever performance since its foundation in 1983. According to the top memory chipmaker on Friday, its sales last year amounted ...

 2022-01-27 12:45 

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'Squid Game' Becomes 1st Non-English TV Show to Earn Producers Guild Nomination...

[Culture] : Megahit Netflix series "Squid Game" has become the first non-English language TV show to be nominated for a Producers Guild of America award.The guild on Thursday announced the nominees for the 33rd Producers Guild Award. "Squid Ga...

 2022-01-27 11:44 

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Parties to Discuss Details of Televised Presidential Debate without PPP...

[Politics] : The ruling and opposition parties will hold working-level discussions on Friday to work out details for a TV debate for their presidential candidates. The talks come as the country's three main terrestrial broadcasters have proposed a deb...

 2022-01-27 11:27 

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KOSPI Dips Below 2,600 during Day Trading For 1st Time in 14 Months...

[Economy] : The benchmark stock index slipped below two-thousand-600 points during day trading amid a selling spree by foreign investors. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) shed 14-point-77 points, or zero-point-56 percent, from Thursday to stan...

 2022-01-27 11:06 

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US Condemns N. Korea's Provocation, Urges China to Play Role for Denuclearization...

[Politics] : The U.S. State Department has condemned a series of recent ballistic missile tests by North Korea, urging China to use its influence on the North for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.Department spokesperson Ned Price issued the po...

 2022-01-27 10:56 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Rise to New High of 16,096...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases climbed over 16-thousand to hit a new high on Friday amid the rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said 16-thousand-96 cases were registered throu...

 2022-01-27 10:34 

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S. Korea Beats Lebanon 1-0, Moves Closer to 2022 World Cup...

[Sports] : South Korea defeated Lebanon 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday, moving closer to securing its berth for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Cho Gue-sung scored the sole goal in the first half in the Group A match of the final Asian qualifying ro...

 2022-01-27 10:24 

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Industrial Output, Consumption, Investment Rise in 2021...

[Economy] : The nation witnessed a rise in industrial output and consumption as well as investment last year, the first triple rise in four years. Statistics Korea said on Friday that the index of the nation's overall industrial production came to 112...

 2022-01-27 10:06 

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Report: S. Korea, US, Japan Arranging Foreign Ministers' Talks in Feb....

[International] : South Korea, the United States and Japan are reportedly arranging a meeting of their top diplomats for mid-February in Hawaii to discuss cooperation in dealing with North Korea. Japan's Kyodo News issued the report on Thursday, citin...

 2022-01-27 09:40 

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Fitch Maintains S. Korea's Rating at 'AA-' with Stable Outlook...

[Economy] : Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has maintained South Korea's credit rating at "AA-" with a stable outlook.The Ministry of Economy and Finance reported on Thursday that Fitch kept South Korea's rating at "AA-",...

 2022-01-27 09:37 

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27 Crew Members on Cheonghae Unit's Destroyer Infected with COVID-19...

[Domestic] : Another COVID-19 cluster has hit a naval destroyer on an anti-piracy mission in waters off Africa, with nearly 30 crew members confirmed with the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said on Thursday that 27 members of the 304-strong Cheongh...

 2022-01-27 09:29 

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N. Korea Confirms Latest Missile Launches...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea says that it successfully conducted test launches of long-range cruise missiles and surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles this week.The North's official Korean Central News(KCNA) said Friday that the Academy of Nation...

 2022-01-26 19:53 

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Another Presumed to Be Among Missing Gwangju Apartment Construction Workers Located...

[Domestic] : Another person presumed to be among the five construction workers still missing after the collapse of an apartment in Gwangju earlier this month has been located. Moon Hee-joon, the head of the Gwangju western fire station, said in a briefing...

 2022-01-26 19:46 

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US Diplomat Stresses S. Korea's Role in US-led Campaigns against China...

[Politics] : A senior U.S. diplomat has emphasized South Korea's role in Washington-led campaigns to check China's aggression. Speaking at a virtual forum hosted by Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) on Wednesday...

 2022-01-26 19:43 

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Closed-door Parliamentary Intelligence Committee Gatherings Ruled Unconstitutional...

[Domestic] : The Constitutional Court has taken issue with the parliamentary intelligence committee's practice of convening behind closed doors, saying it breaches the public's right to know and is thus unconstitutional. Seven of the nine justices...

 2022-01-26 19:41 

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Ex-Vice Justice Minister Acquitted in Bribery Case...

[Domestic] : A court has declared that former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui was not guilty of bribery. The Seoul High Court made the ruling on Thursday, seven months after the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court casting doubt over the rel...

 2022-01-26 17:40 

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Drivers in Seoul, Daejeon Eligible for Mobile Driver's License from Thursday...

[Domestic] : Drivers in two cities will be able to get a mobile driver's license from Thursday, marking the first introduction of online licenses for the general public.According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the National Police Agenc...

 2022-01-26 17:09 

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US Condemns N. Korea's Latest Missile Launch, Stresses Diplomacy...

[Politics] : The U.S. has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch while reaffirming its commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy.U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price told Seoul-based Yonhap News Agen...

 2022-01-26 16:52 

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PM Urges Speedy Approval of Extra Budget to Support Small Biz Owners...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has called for the speedy approval of a 14-trillion-won supplementary budget to support small business owners hit hard by COVID-19.In a speech during an extraordinary session held Thursday, Kim urged lawmakers to p...

 2022-01-26 16:38 

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KOSPI Plummets 3.50% on US Rate Hike Signals...

[Economy] : South Korea's benchmark stock price index plunged over three percent after the U.S. Federal Reserve hinted at an imminent benchmark interest rate hike. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 94-point-75 points, or thre...

 2022-01-26 16:31 

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Constitutional Court Rules 2016 Gaeseong Complex Shutdown Didn't Violate Rights...

[Domestic] : The Constitutional Court has ruled that shutting down the inter-Korean Gaeseong Industrial Complex did not violate property rights or legal process.The court on Thursday dismissed and rejected a request for trial on the constitutionality of t...

 2022-01-26 16:10 

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Talks Begin on S. Korea Joining Global Digital Pact...

[Economy] : Talks have officially begun over South Korea joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement(DEPA).The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Thursday that the government held virtual talks with member nations of the digital pact, in th...

 2022-01-26 15:47 

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Antivirus Measures Increased for Foreign Students...

[Domestic] : The government has expanded antivirus measures for foreign students who plan to enter the country to study.The education ministry on Thursday strongly recommended foreign students get vaccinated before entering South Korea, while mandating th...

 2022-01-26 15:24 

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Lee Visits Gwangju, Yoon Vows to Reform Presidential Office...

[Politics] : Presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) Lee Jae-myung halted his schedule in the capital region and headed down south to Gwangju, making pledges tailored to the city.Lee promised government support for relocating the Gwangju...

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