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 2022-01-13 09:48 

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Defense Officials of S. Korea, US, Japan Discuss N. Korea Missile Launches...

[Politics] : Senior officials of South Korea, the United States and Japan held talks on the phone Thursday to discuss responses to the recent missile launches by North Korea. According to Seoul's defense ministry, Deputy Defense Minister for National ...

 2022-01-13 09:38 

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Blinken: N. Korea May be Seeking Attention with Missile Launches...

[International] : U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that North Korea may be seeking attention with its missile launches, repeating calls for dialogue. Blinken said in an interview with MSNBC that he thinks North Korea is trying to ge...

 2022-01-13 09:30 

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Asiana Flight Returns from Kazakhstan...

[Domestic] : A South Korean flight returned home on Thursday after being grounded for eight days at Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan.According to Incheon International Airport, the Asiana Airlines flight arrived at the airport at around 9:50 p.m...

 2022-01-13 09:23 

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N. Korea Calls US Sanctions 'Provocation', Warns of Stronger Reaction...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has warned that it will have a "stronger and certain reaction" after the United States slapped sanctions over the North's recent missile tests. In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency on Friday, a s...

 2022-01-12 20:13 

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'Booster Shots Mitigate Chances of Developing Critical Symptoms by 100%...

[Domestic] : Health authorities say the risk of COVID-19 patients developing into critical cases is 100 percent lower for those who received a booster shot than for those not getting vaccinated. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said o...

 2022-01-12 20:02 

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No. of School-age Children to Hover Below 5 Mln by 2026...

[Domestic] : Amid a continuing decline in the nation's birthrate, the number of school-age children is expected to dip below five million for the first time in 2026. The Ministry of Education on Thursday estimated that the number of elementary, middle...

 2022-01-12 20:00 

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Lee, Yoon Agree to Hold First TV Debate This Month...

[Politics] : Presidential candidates of the ruling and main opposition parties have agreed to hold an one-on-one bilateral television debate before the Lunar New Year holiday later this month. Representatives Park Ju-min of the ruling Democratic Party and...

 2022-01-12 19:50 

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Korean American Day Declared to Mark Immigration Anniversary...

[International] : Several state and local governments in the U.S. as well as Korean-American groups are celebrating an anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the nation. On Saturday, the government of California declared January 13 a...

 2022-01-12 17:42 

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First Batch of Antiviral COVID-19 Pills Arrive in S. Korea...

[Domestic] : The first batch of oral COVID-19 treatment landed in South Korea Thursday afternoon.Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum hailed the arrival, saying that Korea now has another weapon in its fight against the virus other than vaccines.He said medical pr...

 2022-01-12 17:33 

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Moon: Constitutional Amendment Needed for Decentralization...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in has reiterated that a constitutional amendment is needed to provide more autonomy to local governments, saying an excessive concentration of power in the capital region must be prevented.Speaking at a meeting with mayors...

 2022-01-12 17:06 

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Inbound Travelers Banned from Using Public Transportation from Next Thursday...

[Domestic] : Travelers arriving in South Korea will no longer be allowed to use public transportation in an attempt to boost quarantine amid a spike in imported COVID-19 cases.According to the Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters, from next Thu...

 2022-01-12 16:42 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 0.35%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell ten-point-39 points, or zero-point-35 percent, on Thursday, ending the day at two-thousand-962-point-09.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing eight-point-08 points, or zero-point-82...

 2022-01-12 16:40 

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Revisions to Local Autonomy Act Go into Force Thursday...

[Domestic] : Revisions to the Local Autonomy Act aimed at self-governance and decentralization went into force from Thursday.The amendment was passed at the National Assembly in 2020, laying the groundwork for an expansion of local government authorities ...

 2022-01-12 16:36 

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Air Force Pilot Reportedly Stayed in Jet to Avoid Crashing into Nearby Village...

[Domestic] : An Air Force pilot, who died when his F-5E fighter jet crashed into a mountain in Hwaseong on Tuesday, is believed to have gone down with the plane to avoid crashing into a nearby village.According to the Air Force's disaster headquarters...

 2022-01-12 16:10 

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Foreign Buying of S. Korean Securities Hit 12-Year High...

[Economy] : The foreign purchase of South Korean securities stood at more than 38 billion U.S. dollars last year, marking the largest investment scale in 12 years.The stock market showed a strong selling trend, but foreigners' buying trend expanded sh...

 2022-01-12 16:02 

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Excess Tax Revenue for 2021 Forecast to Rise Additional 8 Tln Won...

[Economy] : Excess tax revenue for 2021 is forecast to further rise around eight trillion won, on top of the previously forecast 19 trillion won.According to the finance ministry on Thursday, tax revenue during the first eleven months of last year rose 55...

 2022-01-12 15:55 

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Health Authorities Project Omicron to Become Dominant Strain within 2 Weeks...

[Domestic] : The omicron variant may become the dominant strain in the country within one or two weeks, which could lead to another huge wave of COVID-19 infections.That's according to senior health ministry official Son Young-rae Thursday, who projec...

 2022-01-12 15:49 

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Defense Ministry: Military Can Detect, Intercept N. Korea's Latest Missile...

[Politics] : The Ministry of Defense has reaffirmed that the military is capable of detecting and intercepting the latest North Korean missile launched on Tuesday.Ministry spokesperson Boo Seong-chan made the remark during Thursday's regular briefing,...

 2022-01-12 15:25 

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Moon Calls for Excess Tax Revenue to Be Used to Help Pandemic-Hit Businesses...

[Economy] : President Moon Jae-in called for ways to use excess tax revenue to ease the financial burdens on pandemic-hit small business owners.Moon made the call on Thursday during a meeting with his aides, according to presidential spokesperson Park Kyu...

 2022-01-12 14:49 

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S. Korea Urges N. Korea to Resume Dialogue Following U.S. Sanctions...

[Politics] : The foreign ministry said South Korea and the U.S. will continue efforts to resume dialogue with North Korea through close cooperation to find a fundamental solution to the current nuclear impasse.The remarks came after the U.S. slapped sanct...

 2022-01-12 14:39 

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US Seeking Additional N. Korea Sanctions at UNSC...

[Politics] : The United States is pushing for additional sanctions at the United Nations against North Korea over its recent ballistic missile tests.U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield tweeted on Wednesday that Washington is proposing UN Sec...

 2022-01-12 12:36 

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Top Office: Pres. Moon's Attendance at Winter Olympics Not Being Considered...

[Sports] : The presidential office said President Moon Jae-in's attendance at the Beijing Olympics set for next month is not being considered.A senior official told reporters the stance on Wednesday after saying Seoul hopes the upcoming Games will con...

 2022-01-12 12:25 

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S. Korea, US Mull Postponing Springtime Military Drill until April...

[Politics] : South Korea and the U.S. are currently discussing the possibility of holding their annual springtime military exercise in April instead of March. A military source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Yonhap News Agency on Thursday that t...

 2022-01-12 12:11 

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'Squid Game' Earns 4 SAG Nominations...

[Culture] : Megahit Netflix series "Squid Game" has become the first South Korean series and non-English language TV show to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild(SAG) award.Nominees for the 28th SAG Awards were announced on Wednesday by U.S. act...

 2022-01-12 11:54 

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S. Korea Ranks 1st in Asia on Index of Public Integrity...

[International] : An international index has assessed that South Korea most effectively controls corruption among Asian countries.The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission on Thursday disclosed that South Korea ranked 18th among 114 countries, and f...

 2022-01-12 11:24 

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Minor Party Presidential Candidate Sim Sang-jung Halts Campaign...

[Politics] : Minor opposition Justice Party presidential candidate Sim Sang-jung has suspended her campaign amid low ratings in polls. The spokesperson's office for her election committee issued a notice on Wednesday night, saying that Sim is taking t...

 2022-01-12 10:55 

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4,167 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Imported Cases Hit New High...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases remained over four-thousand for a second straight day and the number of imported cases hit a new high on Thursday amid the global spread of the omicron variant.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) sai...

 2022-01-12 10:44 

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Gov't to Invest 6.3 Tln Won by 2024 to Foster Vaccine Industry...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on Thursday that the government will spend six-point-three trillion won by 2024 to foster the domestic vaccine industry. The minister made the remarks during a government meeting on innovation and growth of th...

 2022-01-12 10:26 

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Almaty Airport to Resume Operation Thursday, Asiana Flight Set to Return...

[International] : Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan will reportedly resume operation on Thursday as the recent public unrest has faded. The Russian Interfax News Agency issued the report on Wednesday, citing the civil aviation committee of Kazakh...

 2022-01-12 10:09 

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Blinken: US to Use Every Tool to Address N. Korea's WDM, Ballistic Missile Programs...

[Inter-Korea] : U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States will use every appropriate tool to address North Korea's weapons of mass destruction(WMD) and ballistic missile programs. Blinken made the remarks in a sta...

 2022-01-12 10:01 

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Export, Import Prices Fall for Second Month in December...

[Economy] : Export and import prices both dropped for the second straight month in December amid falling prices of oil. According to data from the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Thursday, the country's export price index marked 114-point-64 last month, down on...

 2022-01-12 09:53 

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21,000 Courses of Pfizer COVID-19 Pill Set to Arrive Thursday...

[Domestic] : The first batch of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral pills will arrive in South Korea on Thursday. According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, 21-thousand courses of the pill, named Paxlovid, will arrive at Incheo...

 2022-01-12 09:49 

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US Slaps Sanctions on N. Korea after Missile Tests...

[Inter-Korea] : The United States has imposed sanctions on North Korean and Russian entities after the North's recent missile tests. The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday that the sanctions were imposed on six North Koreans, one Russian and a Russian fi...

 2022-01-11 20:28 

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Cost of Preparing Dishes for Lunar New Year Rites to Slightly Rise...

[Economy] : The cost of preparing a memorial table for ancestral rites during the Lunar New Year holiday is set to rise to around 264-thousand won if ingredients are bought at traditional markets. It marks a zero-point-four percent increase from last year...

 2022-01-11 20:04 

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Train Bookings for Lunar New Year Holiday Higher This Year...

[Domestic] : First day train ticket sales for the general public for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday are higher this year compared to last year's New Year and Chuseok holidays.This means more people are expected to take the train to visit their ho...

 2022-01-11 20:00 

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US Okays Seoul's 70 Bln Won ISD Compensation to Iranian Shareholder...

[International] : Procedures to transfer some 70 billion won in compensation by the South Korean government to Iran's Dayyani family are expected to begin in the near future following U.S. authorization. The transaction involving an investor-state dis...

 2022-01-11 19:53 

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KDCA: Some 70 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed among CES Attendees...

[Domestic] : Some 70 people who attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week have tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA).On Wednesday, KDCA spokesperson Ko Jae-young a...

 2022-01-11 16:54 

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Heavy Snow Forecast for Chungcheong, Jeolla on Thursday...

[Domestic] : Heavy snow is forecast for the Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces from early Thursday morning to the afternoon, while lighter snowfall is expected in the central region including Seoul from Saturday night.According to the Korea Meteorological A...

 2022-01-11 16:47 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 1.54%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 45-point-10 points, or one-point-54 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-972-point-48.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 21-point-41 points, or two-point-21 pe...

 2022-01-11 16:46 

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Police Recover All 855 Gold Bars in Osstem Implant Embezzlement Case...

[Domestic] : Police investigating a massive embezzlement scandal at Osstem Implant, a dental implant maker, have secured gold bars worth 68 billion won that a company employee allegedly bought with the embezzled funds.In a Wednesday briefing, the police s...

 2022-01-11 16:23 

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Some West Coast Flights Briefly Grounded after N. Korea Missile Launch...

[International] : Flights on the West Coast of the U.S. were briefly halted for about 15 minutes following North Korea's missile test Tuesday.While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) did not explicitly tie the ground stop to the missile lau...

 2022-01-11 16:15 

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Search Resumes for Missing Workers at Gwangju Construction Site...

[Domestic] : A search for missing workers has resumed at a construction site in the southwestern city of Gwangju where the outer walls of a high-rise apartment building collapsed Tuesday.The resumption comes after a 13-hour stall, during which a safety in...

 2022-01-11 15:37 

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Official at Cabinet Meeting Tests Positive for COVID-19...

[Politics] : A senior official who attended Tuesday's Cabinet meeting was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, forcing all other attendees to cancel their official schedules and get tested.According to the Office for Government Policy Coordination o...

 2022-01-11 15:22 

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Moon Reiterates Call for Public to Get Booster Shots amid Omicron Threat...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has reiterated his call for the public to get booster shots against COVID-19, saying a big hurdle remains with the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.At a luncheon with religious leaders at his office on Wednesday, Moon sai...

 2022-01-11 15:16 

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Green Light...

[Domestic] : The government has authorized the use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Novavax.The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Wednesday that authorization was granted on the condition that a report on the final o...

 2022-01-11 14:47 

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Local Battery Makers to Build 11 Production Facilities in US by 2025...

[Economy] : Domestic battery makers plan to construct eleven large production lines in the United States by 2025.According to data from the industry ministry on Wednesday, eleven of 13 battery production facilities expected to be built in the U.S. are lin...

 2022-01-11 14:41 

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Lee Pledges to Raise Annual Exports to $1 Tln, Yoon Promises Fairness in Game Industry...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate pledged to see the nation's annual exports surpass one trillion dollars while in office, while his main opposition People Power Party(PPP) rival promised to root out unfair practices ...

 2022-01-11 14:35 

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Court Orders 6-Year Prison Term for Eastar Jet Founder...

[Domestic] : A Jeonju court handed down a six-year prison term to independent lawmaker Lee Sang-jik, who founded budget carrier Eastar Jet, on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust.The Jeonju District Court on Wednesday ordered Lee's immediate i...

 2022-01-11 14:23 

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Informant on DP Candidate's Alleged Legal Payment by Proxy Found Dead...

[Domestic] : A man who provided a civic group with information on ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung's alleged payment of legal fees by proxy in 2018 was found dead.According to the Seoul Yangcheon Police Station on Wedne...

 2022-01-11 13:00 

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Panmunjom Tours to be Suspended Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases in USFK...

[Domestic] : Tours to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom will be suspended due to the spike in COVID-19 infections among U.S. forces serving in the nation. The unification ministry said Wednesday that the tours will be tentatively suspended from ...

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