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 2022-06-26 10:46 

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Daily New COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Fall to 3,429...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported about 34-hundred new COVID-19 cases amid a general downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Monday that three-thousand-429 infections were reported throughout the previous day, includ...

 2022-06-26 10:35 

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Seoul Had Tropical Night for First Time in June with Record High Morning Low...

[Politics] : Seoul had a tropical night for the first time in June on Monday, recording the highest-ever morning lows for the second straight day.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the capital city's morning low marked a record high...

 2022-06-26 10:16 

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Police Chief Offers to Resign...

[Politics] : The head of the Korean National Police Agency has offered to resign on Monday, with less than a month left until the end of his term.Commissioner General Kim Chang-yong plans to offer an explanation for his resignation after a press conferenc...

 2022-06-26 09:53 

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Ruling Party to Launch Innovation Committee...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party(PPP) will launch a special committee to reform the party's nomination guidelines on Monday.The innovation committee is set to hold its inaugural session at 3 p.m. on Monday at the National Assembly to begin i...

 2022-06-26 09:32 

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S. Korean Golfer Chun In-gee Secures her 4th LPGA Title...

[Sports] : South Korean golfer Chun In-gee has clinched her third major LPGA title.Chun shot three-under-75 in the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland in the United States on Sunday.The 27-yea...

 2022-06-26 09:27 

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N. Korea Claims New Fever Cases below 10,000 for Third Day...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 remained below ten-thousand for a third day.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Monday that around seven-thousand-300 new fev...

 2022-06-26 09:22 

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Monsoon Rains Forecast Nationwide Monday, Tuesday...

[Science] : Heavy rains are forecast for most parts of the nation on Monday and Tuesday as a seasonal rain front heads north.More than 150 millimeters of heavy rains are forecast for northern Gyeonggi and the northern inland areas of Gangwon Province unti...

 2022-06-26 09:17 

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Yoon to Depart for NATO Summit in Spain...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will depart for Spain on Monday to attend a NATO summit set for this week.President Yoon will arrive in Madrid on Monday night and have 14 bilateral and multilateral meetings from Tuesday to Thursday on the sidelines o...

 2022-06-25 14:57 

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S. Korea's Wage Growth 2.6 Times Larger than 5 Major Economies...

[Economy] : South Korea's average wage growth rate over the past two decades was over two times larger than that of five major economies.The Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI), the research arm of the country's conglomerate lobby the Federat...

 2022-06-25 14:50 

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DP to Form Task Force on Death of Fisheries Official...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) has decided to form a task force to respond to what it calls "political distortions" by the ruling party concerning the case of a fisheries ministry official that was shot dead by the North Ko...

 2022-06-25 14:17 

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Industry Minister to Visit Czech, Poland to Discuss Nuclear Cooperation...

[Politics] : Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Lee Chang-yang will visit the Czech Republic and Poland to discuss cooperation in their nuclear projects.The ministry said on Sunday that Minister Lee will depart for a trip to the two nations on Sunday nig...

 2022-06-25 13:55 

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Finance Minister: Inflation May Rise above 6% This Summer...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho has warned that the country's inflation rate may rise above six percent between June and August.Appearing on a KBS TV program on Sunday, the minister presented the grim outlook on prices, saying that the nati...

 2022-06-25 13:46 

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KOSDAQ, KOSPI Suffer Biggest Falls among World's Major Markets in June...

[Economy] : South Korea's financial markets suffered the largest falls among the world's major markets in June.According to the Korea Exchange on Sunday, South Korea's secondary KOSDAQ market closed at 750-point-30 on June 24, down 16-point-01...

 2022-06-25 13:40 

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Kishida: No Plan to Meet S. Korean President during NATO Summit...

[International] : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday that he has no plan to hold summit talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit this week.Kishida made the remarks to repo...

 2022-06-25 13:36 

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N. Korea Claims New Fever Cases Below 10,000 for Second Day...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 remained below ten-thousand for a second day.The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday that around eight-thousand-920 new f...

 2022-06-25 13:29 

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S. Korea Reports 6,246 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported about 62-hundred new COVID-19 cases amid a general downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Sunday that six-thousand-246 infections were reported throughout the previous day, includin...

 2022-06-24 14:40 

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Korean War Veterans from Overseas Invited to Tour Cheong Wa Dae...

[Politics] : Around 60 Korean War veterans and their families from overseas have been invited to tour the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday.The guests are from nine countries including the U.S., Australia and the Philippines.The visi...

 2022-06-24 14:18 

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Jungkook, Charlie Puth New Collab Tops iTunes Charts in 93 Countries...

[Culture] : "Left and Right," a collaboration single by BTS member Jungkook and U.S. singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, has topped iTunes charts in 93 countries.According to BTS' agency Big Hit Music, the song released at 1 p.m. Friday ranked num...

 2022-06-24 14:12 

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New US Ambassador to Arrive on July 10...

[Politics] : Philip Goldberg, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will arrive in Seoul on July 10.The U.S. embassy tweeted Saturday that the entire team at the U.S. Mission to the Republic of Korea looks forward to welcoming Ambassador-designate Phili...

 2022-06-24 14:03 

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N. Korea's New Fever Cases Dip Below 10,000...

[Politics] : The number of confirmed cases of what North Korea calls fever, but the international community assumes to be COVID-19, have dropped below ten-thousand for the first time in a 24 hour period.Citing data from the state emergency quarantine head...

 2022-06-24 14:03 

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PPP Vows Strong Defense, DP Stresses Peace on Korean War Anniv....

[Politics] : Marking the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, the ruling People Power Party on Saturday called for a steadfast defense posture against North Korean threats.The party's chief spokesperson Kim Hyung-dong said in a statemen...

 2022-06-24 14:03 

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PM: History Made Possible through Sacrifice of War Veterans...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said the entirety of South Korea's history was possible through the courage and sacrifice of war heroes who will never be forgotten.In a Saturday ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Kor...

 2022-06-24 14:03 

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N. Korea Holds Anti-US Rallies on War Anniversary...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has held anti-U.S. rallies marking the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.The North's Korean Central News Agency said Saturday that labor groups on Friday held rallies aimed at reaffirming revenge.The KCNA c...

 2022-06-24 13:35 

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New COVID-19 Cases at 6,790...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases in South Korea remain under ten-thousand for the 16th consecutive day.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that six-thousand-790 infections were confirmed on Friday including 85 from overseas...

 2022-06-23 20:10 

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S. Korea's Consumption of Gasoline, Diesel Jump 43% in May...

[Economy] : The country's consumption of gasoline and diesel soared by over 40 percent in May from the previous month. According to the Petronet, an online petroleum information provider run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, on Friday, the countr...

 2022-06-23 19:59 

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Bereaved Family of Fisheries Official to Meet UN Special Rapporteur Next Week...

[Politics] : The bereaved family of a fisheries official killed by the North Korean military at sea in 2020 will meet with a UN special rapporteur on North Korea's human rights conditions next week. Lee Rae-jin, the older brother of the late official,...

 2022-06-23 19:42 

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Yoon to Turn down Resignations by Top Coast Guard Officials...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol plans to turn down offers of resignation by the chief of the Coast Guard and eight other senior officials in the military branch.The presidential office said in a notice to reporters on Friday that it understands the o...

 2022-06-23 18:58 

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DP Agrees to Hand over Seat for Judiciary Committee Chief to Ruling Party...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) has agreed to cede the presiding chair for the Legislation and Judiciary Committee at the National Assembly to the ruling party. DP Floor Leader Park Hong-keun said on Friday in a press conference tha...

 2022-06-23 17:31 

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Pres. Yoon Requests Confirmation Hearing Reports for Cabinet Nominees...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has asked the National Assembly to send its confirmation hearing reports for his nominees for health and education ministers as well as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS).The president's request on Thursday...

 2022-06-23 16:56 

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Task Force Seeks to Tackle Population Challenges...

[Domestic] : The government has launched a task force to expand policy-driven efforts to tackle demographic challenges as South Korea suffers from a chronically low birth rate and a fast-aging population.During the inaugural meeting of the task force on F...

 2022-06-23 16:51 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 2.26%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 52-point-28 points, or two-point-26 percent, on Friday, closing the day at two-thousand-366-point-60.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 35-point-92 points, or five-point-03 perc...

 2022-06-23 16:32 

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Only COVID-19 Patients Earning Below Median Income Eligible for Special Allowance...

[Domestic] : An upcoming change in policy will mean that only households earning below the median income will be eligible for government aid given to COVID-19 patients.During a briefing on Friday, the government said the new measures will take effect from...

 2022-06-23 16:23 

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PPP TF Releases Interim Findings on 2020 Fisheries Official Death...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party's(PPP) task force investigating the case of a fisheries official who was killed by North Korea near the western sea border released its interim findings on Friday.According to the task force, its findings inc...

 2022-06-23 16:07 

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DP Holds 2-Day Workshop to Find Direction After Election Loss...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) held a two-day workshop to establish the direction of the party after a crushing defeat in the recent local elections.The spotlight during the conference that ended on Friday was on whether Lee Jae-myu...

 2022-06-23 15:48 

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Ministry to Keep Tabs after N. Korea Adds Missions to Front-Line Military Units...

[Inter-Korea] : The ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs said it will continue to keep tabs on additional developments in North Korea after the regime reportedly updated the operational brief of front-line military units, which may include the possi...

 2022-06-23 15:26 

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Monsoonal Front Nears Jeju, Heat Wave Advisories Issued for Inland Areas...

[Politics] : The seasonal front that brought the year's first monsoon rains to inland regions nationwide on Thursday has traveled south near Jeju Island.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday, a heavy rainfall advisory has...

 2022-06-23 15:03 

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Yoon: Gov't Yet to Decide on Revising 52-Hour Workweek System...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said his administration has yet to officially decide on revisions to the 52-hour work week system.Yoon's remark on Friday comes after labor minister Lee Jeong-sik on Thursday pledged to modify the calculation of ho...

 2022-06-23 14:39 

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N. Korea Resumes Anti-US Events ahead of Korean War Outbreak Anniv....

[Inter-Korea] : Having recently proclaimed adherence to the principle of "power for power and head-on contest," North Korea has resumed anti-U.S. events ahead of the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.The ruling Workers' Party ...

 2022-06-23 14:28 

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72nd Anniv. of Outbreak of Korean War to Marked with Ceremony Fri....

[Domestic] : The government will hold a ceremony on Saturday morning marking the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.According to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs on Friday, the event will begin at 10 a.m. at Seoul's Jangch...

 2022-06-23 14:17 

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Space Institute Confirms Detachment of Nuri Satellites into Orbit...

[Science] : The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute said it has detected satellites installed on the Nuri space rocket, confirming the performance verification and dummy satellites have safely detached and entered orbit.Through its Morocco-based o...

 2022-06-23 14:06 

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Coast Guard Chief, Senior Officials Resign En Masse...

[Domestic] : The chief of the Coast Guard and eight other senior officials resigned on Friday after the agency retracted an earlier assertion that a fisheries official killed by the North Korean military near the western sea border in 2020 had attempted t...

 2022-06-23 12:30 

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Guideline Devised for Pet Owners to Contain Spread of Monkeypox...

[Domestic] : The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has devised a guideline for pet owners as part of efforts to prevent the spread of monkeypox.The ministry announced the creation of the guideline on Friday, which it said is not legally comp...

 2022-06-23 12:07 

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Seoul Bar Association Seeking Aggravated Punishment Against Crimes Targeting Lawyers...

[Domestic] : The Seoul Bar Association will seek revisions to the Attorney-at-Law Act that sternly punish crimes targeting lawyers and their staff.The association said on Friday that it is working with main opposition Democratic Party lawmaker Chung Il-yo...

 2022-06-23 11:31 

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BTS' New Album "Proof" Tops Japan's Weekly Oricon Chart...

[Culture] : Global K-pop group BTS has topped Japan's weekly Oricon chart with its new album "Proof."Oricon announced on Friday that "Proof" ranked number one on its weekly album chart for the third week of this month after securing a ...

 2022-06-23 11:18 

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Team Korea Posts New Nat'l Record at FINA World Championships...

[Sports] : Team Korea posted a new national swimming record after coming in sixth in the final of the men's four-by-200 meter freestyle relay at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.The four-member team, comprising Hwang Sun-woo, Kim Woo-min, Lee ...

 2022-06-23 10:53 

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S. Korea Reports 7,227 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported about 72-hundred new COVID-19 cases amid a general downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Friday that seven-thousand-227 infections were reported throughout the previous day, includ...

 2022-06-23 10:51 

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US Treasury Secretary Yellen Likely to Visit S. Korea in Mid-July...

[International] : U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will reportedly visit South Korea next month.According to a government source on Friday, coordination is underway to arrange the U.S. secretary's trip to Seoul in mid-July for meetings with South ...

 2022-06-23 10:27 

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Top Diplomats of S. Korea, UAE Discuss Exchange of High-level Officials...

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) held talks on the phone and discussed ways to promote exchanges of high-level officials between the two nations.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, minister Park Jin sp...

 2022-06-23 10:15 

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N. Korea Adds New Duties to Frontline Army Units...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly decided to assign important duties to its frontline military units in a party meeting.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday, the decision was made in the meeting of the ...

 2022-06-23 09:55 

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US, China Clash over S. Korea's Participation in NATO Summit...

[International] : The United States and China have clashed over the participation of South Korea and other Indo-Pacific countries in a NATO summit set for next week.The U.S.-led multinational organization plans to hold a summit in Madrid, Spain next Wedne...

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