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 2022-09-27 11:11 

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New COVID-19 Cases in 30,000s for Second Day...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remained in the 30-thousands for a second day amid a general downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Wednesday that 36-thousand-159 infections were reported throughout the prev...

 2022-09-27 11:07 

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S. Korea's Top Nuclear Envoy Outlines Yoon's Bold Initiative to NATO...

[Politics] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy outlined President Yoon Suk Yeol's "bold initiative" for North Korea during an extended meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO).According to Seoul's foreign ministry on Wedne...

 2022-09-27 10:31 

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S. Korea Defeats Cameron 1-0 in World Cup Tune-up...

[Sports] : South Korea defeated Cameron 1-0 on Tuesday in the team's last proper tune-up before the World Cup.Captain Son Heung-min of the South Korean men's national football team scored the sole goal of the match at Seoul World Cup Stadium in fr...

 2022-09-27 10:11 

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Pentagon: USFK's Mission is to Defend S. Korea, Protect US National Interests...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Defense said that the mission of U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) is to defend South Korea and protect the national interests of the United States.Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder made the remarks on Tuesday d...

 2022-09-27 09:38 

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Prime Minister Attends Abe's Funeral in Tokyo...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo led the South Korean delegation that attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday.The official delegation, which includes interim leader of the ruling People Power Par...

 2022-09-27 09:28 

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'US Taking S. Korea's Concerns about IRA Seriously'...

[International] : A senior U.S. official said on Tuesday that the United States is taking South Korea's concerns about the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA) seriously and related dialogue is underway.The official, accompanying U.S. Vice President Kama...

 2022-09-27 09:20 

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Former Vice Gyeonggi Governor Arrested on Bribery Charges...

[Politics] : The former vice governor of Gyeonggi Province, Lee Hwa-young, has been arrested on charges of receiving bribes from a local clothing company.The Suwon District Prosecutors Office issued an arrest warrant for Lee Wednesday morning, saying that...

 2022-09-26 20:26 

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Yoon Visits Deadly Fire Site at Daejeon Outlet, Consoles Bereaved Family...

[Domestic] : President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday visited the site of a deadly fire at a large-size retail store in Daejeon that claimed the lives of seven workers and injured another and called for a thorough investigation into the cause of the flame. Yoon...

 2022-09-26 20:26 

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Pope Francis Calls for Prayer for 2 Koreas, Ukraine...

[International] : Pope Francis has called for prayer for the Korean Peninsula and Ukraine. According to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea on Tuesday, the pope met the head of the Korean bishops' conference, Bishop Mathias Lee Yong-hoon, on...

 2022-09-26 20:26 

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Korean Airliners to Sharply Increase Flights to Japan amid Eased Entry Rules...

[Economy] : South Korean airliners are moving to sharply expand the number of flights to Japan after the Tokyo government decided to ease its entry restrictions on foreign tourists. Korean Air said Monday that the frequency of flights between Incheon and ...

 2022-09-26 20:20 

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'Chinese Military Vessel Enters East Sea amid Ongoing S. Korea-US Naval Exercise'...

[Politics] : A Chinese military vessel has reportedly entered the East Sea as South Korea and the U.S. are engaged in a joint naval exercise in the sea. Japan's defense authorities on Monday disclosed the current whereabouts of an intelligence-gatheri...

 2022-09-26 18:03 

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Parliament Ratifies FTAs with Israel, Cambodia...

[Politics] : The National Assembly has ratified free trade agreements with Israel and Cambodia, the trade ministry has announced.Free trade talks with Israel were launched in 2016 and concluded in 2019, with an FTA formally signed in May of last year. Neg...

 2022-09-26 17:58 

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Justice Minister, Parliament Clash during Review of Law Limiting Prosecution's Investigative Powers...

[Politics] : Justice minister Han Dong-hoon clashed with the National Assembly during a Constitutional Court hearing to deliberate the legitimacy of legislation aimed at restricting the prosecution's investigative powers on Tuesday.The minister argued...

 2022-09-26 17:42 

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Main Opposition DP to Propose Motion for Dismissal of FM Park...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has decided to pursue the dismissal of foreign minister Park Jin as it seeks to hold the administration accountable for what it called diplomatic controversies during President Yoon Suk Yeol's over...

 2022-09-26 16:58 

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Suicide the Top Cause of Death among People under 40 in 2021...

[Domestic] : Suicide was the leading cause of death last year among South Koreans under 40, while cancer claimed the most lives among those 40 and older.According to data from Statistics Korea released on Tuesday, an average of nearly 37 people ended thei...

 2022-09-26 16:51 

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KOSPI Ends Tuesday Up 0.13%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose two-point-92 points, or zero-point-13 percent, on Tuesday, closing the day at two-thousand-223-point-86. Earlier in the day, the main bourse dipped below the two-thousand-200 level, h...

 2022-09-26 16:48 

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Ruling PPP Hits Back at Main Opposition DP, Broadcaster MBC...

[Politics] : The ruling People Power Party(PPP) hit back at the main opposition Democratic Party(DP) and local broadcaster MBC with claims that the two colluded to generate the controversy surrounding President Yoon Suk Yeol's crude hot mic comment.Du...

 2022-09-26 16:29 

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Ruling, Opposition Collide over Yoon's Hot Mic Controversy...

[Politics] : Anchor: South Korean politicians are wrangling over President Yoon Suk Yeol's remarks caught on a hot mic last week during his trip to New York. While the opposition claims that Yoon used profanity and improper language in reference to U....

 2022-09-26 16:15 

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Harris Vows to Explore Ways to Ease Concern on IRA during Transition Period...

[Politics] : U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said that close consultation with Seoul will continue as the two sides seek to address concerns over the application of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA) during the transition of South Korean electric veh...

 2022-09-26 15:41 

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U.S. VP Harris to Visit DMZ During Her Trip to S. Korea...

[Politics] : U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone(DMZ) separating South Korea from its northern neighbor during her trip to the country this week.In his meeting with Harris in Tokyo on Tuesday, South Korean Prime ...

 2022-09-26 15:22 

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Loan Maturity Date for COVID-Hit SMEs, Self-Employed to be Again Extended...

[Economy] : The maturity date on loans extended to COVID-19-hit SMEs and the self-employed will be extended once again as high interest rates, soaring inflation and the weakening local currency take their toll on businesses.The Financial Services Commissi...

 2022-09-26 15:00 

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Military Stresses USFK's Top Priority is Deterring N. Korean Threats...

[Politics] : The military has issued assurances that the top priority of United States Forces Korea(USFK) is deterrence against evolving North Korean threats.Defense ministry deputy spokesperson Col. Moon Hong-sik on Tuesday quoted current USFK Commander ...

 2022-09-26 14:50 

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KOSPI Breaks 2,200 Level Hitting Lowest in Over Two Years...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) plunged below the 2,200 level, the lowest in two years and two months on continuing foreign investor sell-offs.KOSPI dipped to 2,199.78 at 12:24 on Tuesday, down by over 21 points from the...

 2022-09-26 13:41 

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DP Floor Leader: Yoon's Ambivalent Attitude towards US Detrimental to Alliance...

[Politics] : The floor leader of the main opposition Democratic Party(DP) said there is growing concern that President Yoon Suk Yeol's ambivalent attitude toward the U.S. could be gravely detrimental to the South Korea-U.S. alliance.At a party meeting...

 2022-09-26 13:27 

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Joint Team Begins Investigation into Daejeon Outlet Mall Fire...

[Domestic] : A joint investigation team has launched a probe into the cause of a fire at an outlet mall in the central city of Daejeon that killed seven people and left one other seriously injured.On Tuesday morning, the team of 40 investigators from the ...

 2022-09-26 12:51 

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VANK: Only 3 Reference Books Mention Ancient Korean Kingdoms...

[Domestic] : A cyber diplomacy organization has found that many top English dictionaries and encyclopedias contain no mention of the ancient Korean kingdoms of Goguryeo or Balhae.The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea, or VANK, said on Tuesday that it sear...

 2022-09-26 12:40 

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Top Office: Core of Hot Mic Controversy is Attempt to Portray President as Disparaging Alliance...

[Politics] : The presidential office says the essence of the controversy over President Yoon Suk Yeol's crude hot mic comments is an attempt to portray the president as disparaging South Korea's closest ally.In an interview with MBC Radio on Tuesd...

 2022-09-26 12:13 

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Ex-USFK Chief Suggests Possibility of Deploying US Forces in Korea if China Attacks Taiwan...

[Politics] : Former U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) Commander General Robert Abrams has suggested that the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea could be mobilized in the event that China attacks Taiwan.The retired four-star general made the suggestion when asked ...

 2022-09-26 11:48 

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N. Korea Making Exhaustive Efforts to Tackle Food Problem...

[Politics] : North Korea is pulling out all the stops to tackle its food problem, including the mobilization of its munitions factories to produce farming machinery for rural communities upon harvest season.The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the...

 2022-09-26 11:17 

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New COVID-19 Cases Rise to 39,425...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases nearly tripled from a day ago to reach nearly 40-thousand on Tuesday amid a general downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Tuesday that 39-thousand-425 infections were reporte...

 2022-09-26 11:10 

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US Indirectly Expresses Hope for S. Korea's Support in Defense of Taiwan...

[Politics] : The U.S. has indirectly expressed hope that South Korea will play a role in defending Taiwan in the event that China launches an attack on the island.U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a press briefing on Monday that the U.S...

 2022-09-26 10:26 

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Ambassador: Leaders of S. Korea, US Reaffirm Commitment to Resolve IRA Issue...

[Politics] : South Korea's Ambassador to the U.S. said that the leaders of the two nations have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation in resolving Seoul's concerns over the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA).Ambassador Cho Tae-yong made the re...

 2022-09-26 10:12 

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N. Korea's UN Envoy Blasts 'US Joint Drills' with S. Korea...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song has issued a strong rebuke of the combined military drills between South Korea and the United States.In a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Kim blasted the allie...

 2022-09-26 09:54 

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Prime Minister Departs for Japan to Attend Abe's Funeral...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo has departed for Japan to attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set for Tuesday in Tokyo.The prime minister set off on a two-day trip to Japan on Tuesday morning from the Seoul Air Base in...

 2022-09-26 09:43 

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Inflation Expectations Fall for Second Month in September...

[Economy] : Inflation expectations dropped for the second consecutive month in September.According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Tuesday, expected inflation, measuring consumers' estimates on price increases in the next 12 months, stood at four-point-t...

 2022-09-26 09:34 

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S. Korea Explains Yoon's Remarks to US...

[Politics] : South Korea has offered an explanation to the United States on President Yoon Suk Yeol's crude hot mic comment in New York that has generated controversy at home.A senior government official told reporters on Monday that diplomatic author...

 2022-09-25 20:32 

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Industry Minister: US Commerce Secretary Showed Intent to Resolve IRA Issue...

[Politics] : Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang said that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo expressed her intent to address Seoul's concerns over the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA).The minister made the remarks on Monday w...

 2022-09-25 20:18 

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Death Toll Rises to 7 in Daejeon Outlet Mall Fire, 110 Evacuated...

[Domestic] : At least seven people have been confirmed killed from a morning fire that broke out at an outlet mall in the central city of Daejeon on Monday.According to local fire authorities, sparks were spotted around 7:45 a.m. near the basement-level c...

 2022-09-25 19:57 

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OECD Cuts S. Korea's Growth Outlook for 2023 to 2.2%...

[Economy] : The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) has cut its growth forecast for South Korea for next year. According to its interim economic outlook, the OECD lowered its growth forecast for Asia's fourth largest economy fo...

 2022-09-25 19:49 

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Hanwha Group Signs Tentative Deal to Buy Daewoo Shipbuilding...

[Economy] : Hanwha Group said on Monday that it has signed a tentative agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering(DSME) to invest two trillion won in return for a 49 percent stake in the shipbuilder.The country's seventh largest conglom...

 2022-09-25 17:59 

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'Yut Nori' to be Designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage...

[Culture] : "Yut nori," a traditional Korean board game enjoyed especially during the Lunar New Year, will soon become a national intangible cultural heritage item.The Cultural Heritage Administration announced on Monday that it plans to designate...

 2022-09-25 17:52 

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Leadership Campaigns for Minor Justice Party Kick Off...

[Politics] : The campaign for a new leader of the minor Justice Party has kicked off.At the National Assembly on Monday, former policy committee chairman Cho Seong-joo and former chief spokespeople Lee Dong-young and Jeong Ho-jin announced their candidaci...

 2022-09-25 17:03 

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Gov't, PPP Agree to Purchase 450,000 Tons of Rice to Stabilize Falling Prices...

[Politics] : The government and the ruling People Power Party(PPP) have agreed to purchase a record 450-thousand tons of rice this year in a bid to stabilize plunging prices.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that the prescribed...

 2022-09-25 16:51 

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KOSPI Plunges 3.02% Monday...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 69-point-06 points, or three-point-02 percent, on Monday, closing the day at two-thousand-220-94.The main bourse marked the lowest figure in two years and two months, since ending at ...

 2022-09-25 16:36 

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Military Vigilant against Additional N. Korean Provocation...

[Inter-Korea] : Military authorities said they are maintaining vigilance against any additional provocations by North Korea following the launch of a short-range ballistic missile a day earlier.Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) spokesperson Col. Kim Jun-rak said...

 2022-09-25 16:18 

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Interpol Issues Red Notice for Terraform Founder Do Kwon...

[Economy] : Interpol has issued a "Red Notice" for Terraforms Labs founder Do Kwon, who accused of fraud following the catastrophic collapse of his firm's cryptocurrencies in May.The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors Office announced on Mond...

 2022-09-25 16:03 

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'Indoor Mask Mandate Should Remain Until It Can be Lifted for Everyone'...

[Domestic] : The head of the nation's advisory committee on infectious diseases has suggested that the indoor mask mandate should remain in place until it can be lifted for everyone, possibly after the next COVID-19 wave.In a briefing on Monday, Dr. J...

 2022-09-25 15:32 

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Autonomous Electric Buses Begin Trial Run near Cheonggye Stream...

[Economy] : Autonomous electric shuttle buses began a verification program with trial runs around Seoul's Cheonggye Stream on Monday.The Seoul Metropolitan Government said the buses, equipped with a glass panoramic roof, will be able to accommodate ei...

 2022-09-25 15:19 

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DP Calls for Foreign Minister's Dismissal, PPP Pushes Back on Hot Mic Remarks...

[Politics] : Rival political parties continue to lock horns after President Yoon Suk Yeol made his first comments to the controversy surrounding his crude, off-the-record remarks captured at a fundraising event in New York last week.Main opposition Democr...

 2022-09-25 14:32 

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BOK Chief Forecasts Inflation to Stay in 5-6% Range for 'Considerable Time'...

[Economy] : Bank of Korea(BOK) Governor Rhee Chang-yong forecasts that inflation will remain in the five- to six-percent range for a "considerable4; period of time.Reporting to the parliamentary finance committee on Monday, Rhee said a prolonged we...

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