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 2022-08-15 16:08 

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Committee Begins Review of Candidates for Prosecutor General...

[Domestic] : A review has begun to narrow down candidates for the first prosecutor general to serve under the Yoon Suk Yeol administration.A candidate recommendation committee convened a meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the justice ministry building to beg...

 2022-08-15 15:48 

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Gov't Awaits N. Korea's Response to 'Audacious' Initiative...

[Politics] : The unification ministry has said it looks forward to North Korea's positive response to President Yoon Suk Yeol's "audacious" initiative laid out during his Liberation Day speech.When asked about possible working-level contac...

 2022-08-15 15:10 

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Health Authorities: COVID-19 Wave to Peak within 200,000, Decline to be Slow...

[Domestic] : The government projects the current COVID-19 wave in South Korea will peak at the end of this month with new daily infections coming in at around 200-thousand or fewer, while the drop-off is predicted to be slower than that of previous waves....

 2022-08-15 14:50 

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Survey: 7 of 10 S. Koreans Consider Smartphones 'Essential'...

[Domestic] : Seven out of ten South Koreans surveyed last year said they considered smartphones "essential" to their day-to-day lives. The finding was revealed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute(KISDI) on Tuesday, based on its ...

 2022-08-15 14:41 

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Yoon to Carry Out Minor Reshuffle Marking 100th Day since Inauguration...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol is expected to announce a reshuffle of his office on Wednesday, coinciding with the first 100 days since his May 10 inauguration.The president will, however, likely focus on reinforcing the organizational capacity of t...

 2022-08-15 14:01 

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Gov't to Supply 2.7 Mln Housing Units over Next 5 Yrs....

[Economy] : The government plans to build two-point-seven million units of housing nationwide over the next five years to secure people's residential stability.Annoucing the Yoon Suk Yeol administration's first housing supply plan on Tuesday, land...

 2022-08-15 13:23 

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Gates Urges S. Korea to Expand Role in Global Coordination against Infectious Diseases...

[Politics] : Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called on South Korea to expand its role in global coordination against infectious diseases through its advanced science and technology.Speaking at the National Assembly on Tuesday, Gates, who is on a three-day...

 2022-08-15 13:10 

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Cayman Islands Make 2nd Highest FDI to S. Korea in H1...

[Economy] : The Cayman Islands, a popular tax haven, was responsible for the second-largest amount of foreign direct investment(FDI) in South Korea after the United States during the first half of this year.According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and...

 2022-08-15 12:33 

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DP Floor Leader Criticizes Yoon's Liberation Day Speech...

[Politics] : The floor leader of the main opposition Democratic Party criticized President Yoon Suk Yeol's Liberation Day speech, saying it failed to meet public expectations.At a party meeting on Tuesday, Park Hong-keun claimed that Yoon's messag...

 2022-08-15 12:10 

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Blackpink to Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs in 1st for K-Pop Girl Group...

[Culture] : K-pop girl group Blackpink is set to perform at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards in the United States.According to the group's management agency YG Entertainment on Tuesday, the quartet is preparing a special performance at the annual award...

 2022-08-15 11:53 

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Yoon: Japan's Wartime Sexual Slavery Concern Human Rights, Universal Values...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said issues surrounding Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery concern human rights and universal values.Yoon made the remarks on Tuesday when asked about his Liberation Day message lacking a proposal on ...

 2022-08-15 10:48 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Climb Over 80,000...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases in South Korea climbed to over 80-thousand on Monday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Tuesday that 84-thousand-128 infections were reported throughout the previous day, including 463 from abroad.The...

 2022-08-15 10:45 

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Prosecutors Raid Ex-NIS Chief's and Ex-Defense Minister's Residences...

[Politics] : Prosecutors on Tuesday raided the residences of former spy agency chief Park Jie-won and former defense minister Suh Wook as part of the investigation into the 2020 death of a South Korean public official.Investigators from the Seoul Central ...

 2022-08-15 10:31 

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S. Korean and Japanese Lawmakers to Visit US at State Dept.'s Invitation...

[Politics] : South Korean and Japanese lawmakers will visit Washington on Saturday at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State.Some five South Korean lawmakers, including Deputy Speaker Chung Jin-suk, and three to five legislators from Japan are exp...

 2022-08-15 09:53 

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Train Ticket Reservations for Chuseok Holiday Begins...

[Domestic] : Korea Railroad(Korail) on Thursday opened ticket reservations for the Chuseok holiday.The tickets are available for the KTX, ITX-Saemaeul and Mugunghwa trains that will operate from September 8 to 12.The railway operator has made all train se...

 2022-08-15 09:44 

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Pres. Yoon Chairs Meeting of Crisis Mgt Center to Discuss Preparations for Heavy Rain...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday chaired a meeting of the presidential office's national crisis management center to discuss preparations for torrential rains expected in the nation through Wednesday.Presidential spokesperson Kang In-sun...

 2022-08-15 09:24 

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KMA: Southern Regions Set to See Heavy Rain Tues....

[Science] : The latest bout of torrential rain will mainly pound southern regions on Tuesday as the stationary front that delivered the heaviest rainfall in 80 years is moving southward.The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that the southern pa...

 2022-08-15 09:20 

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S. Korea, US to Launch Crisis Mgt. Drills on Tues. in Runup to UFS Exercise...

[Domestic] : Military authorities of South Korea and the United States will kick off crisis management drills on Tuesday in the runup to the Ulchi Freedom Shield(UFS) exercise which will begin next week.The four-day drills will focus on the Joint Chiefs o...

 2022-08-15 09:07 

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US Expresses Strong Support for S. Korea's Aim to Engage in Diplomacy with N. Korea...

[International] : The U.S. State Department has expressed strong support for Seoul's aim to seek a path for what it described as "serious and sustained diplomacy" with North Korea.The department's spokesperson, Ned Price, unveiled the stan...

 2022-08-14 16:23 

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Pres. Yoon's Fall in Approval Rating Inverts, Returning to 30% Range...

[Politics] : Approval for President Yoon Suk Yeol has stopped its weeks-long decline, climbing back above 30 percent in the latest weekly survey announced by Realmeter. Realmeter said in its poll of two-thousand-515 adults from August 8 to 12, 30-point-fo...

 2022-08-14 16:15 

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Toll Exemptions for Persons of Merit, with Disability to be Given Via Main Hi-Pass System...

[Domestic] : Persons of national merit and those with disabilities will be able to receive exemptions on highway tolls through the general Hi-Pass payment system.According to the transport ministry on Monday, a two-month trial for adopting such exemptions...

 2022-08-14 16:03 

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Marking Liberation Day, N. Korea Calls to Uphold Anti-Japanese Partisan Spirit...

[Politics] : North Korea has called for internal unity in upholding an unconditional loyalty for anti-Japanism and spirit of independence on the occasion of the 77th Liberation Day.The ruling Workers' Party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said in its editori...

 2022-08-14 15:58 

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Auto Exports in July Hits a Record of $5 Bln as 'Eco-friendly Car' Demand Grows...

[Politics] : The value of auto exports for the month of July exceeded five-billion dollars for the first time, boosted by sales of eco-friendly vehicles. According to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy on Friday, the country's monthly outbound...

 2022-08-14 15:46 

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Lee Jae-myung Keeps Party Leadership Vote Lead with 70%-Plus Support...

[Politics] : Former main opposition Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate and incumbent lawmaker Lee Jae-myung has maintained his wide margin lead over his two rivals in the latest results announced in regional voting to elect the next party leader....

 2022-08-14 15:28 

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US Congressional Delegation Makes Surprise Visit to Taiwan...

[International] : Another U.S. congressional delegation has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, less than two weeks since a high-profile visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plunged Washington-Beijing relations to the lowest level in decades. The Ame...

 2022-08-14 15:20 

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Japanese PM Makes Ritual Offering to Controversial Yasukuni War Shrine...

[International] : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has reportedly made a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, marking the 77th anniversary of the country's World War Two surrender.According to Kyodo News on Monday, Kishida pe...

 2022-08-14 15:15 

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Pres. Yoon Offers to Improve N. Korean Economy in Return for Denuclearization...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has offered a "bold initiative" to improve the North Korean economy and livelihood should the regime stop developing nuclear weapons and take practical steps toward denuclearization.In his first speech marking ...

 2022-08-14 11:30 

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COVID-19 Cases Climb above 60,000, 18-Week High for Monday...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases have climbed above 60-thousand.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, as of 12:00 a.m. Monday, 62-thousand-78 additional people tested positive for the virus in the past 24-hour period,...

 2022-08-13 15:39 

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Democratic Party Holds Regional Race in Chungcheong Region...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) continued its race to pick a new leader on Sunday, with a joint townhall meeting in the Chungcheong region.In a speech in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, Rep. Lee Jae-myung, a former presidential ...

 2022-08-13 15:04 

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Spy Thriller 'Hunt' Tops Box Office Liberation Day Weekend...

[Politics] : Spy thriller "Hunt" starring Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo-sung topped the box office on the first day of the three-day Liberation Day weekend.According to data from the Korean Film Council on Sunday, "Hunt" drew 394-thousand movi...

 2022-08-13 15:02 

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Heavy Rains Forecast from Monday Night...

[Domestic] : Cloudy skies and sudden showers are forecast for most of the nation on Sunday afternoon.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Sunday, expected precipitation is five to 40 millimeters for most areas, but the eastern part...

 2022-08-13 14:29 

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2 More Missing due to Heavy Downpour, Death Toll Remains at 14...

[Domestic] : Two more people are missing due to this week's heavy rains, raising the number of unaccounted for to six while the death toll remains at 14.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, two people were reporte...

 2022-08-13 14:01 

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President: Today's Freedom Built upon Sacrifice of Independence Fighters...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said today's freedom is built upon the sacrifice of independence fighters who gave their lives during the Japanese colonial period.In a speech at the Seoul National Cemetery on Sunday, a day prior to Liberation Day...

 2022-08-13 13:15 

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Suspended PPP Chief Blames President, Aides for Crisis in Party...

[Politics] : Ruling People Power Party (PPP) chair Lee Jun-seok held his first press conference on Saturday since having his party membership suspended for six months 36 days ago.In a one-hour press conference at the National Assembly, Lee pointed his fin...

 2022-08-13 13:08 

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KBS Survey: 78% of S. Koreans Express Aitipathy Toward N. Korea...

[Politics] : Nearly 80 percent of South Koreans expressed antipathy toward North Korea in an annual KBS survey on how they view reunification.The survey, released on Sunday ahead of Liberation Day, showed that 78-point-one percent of respondents had a neg...

 2022-08-13 10:58 

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New COVID-19 Cases at 119,603...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases came in at almost 120-thousand.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Sunday that 119-thousand-603 infections were confirmed throughout the previous day, including 460 from overseas, bringing the to...

 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 ...

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