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 2022-05-22 10:43 

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Sullivan Still Sees Possibility of Nuclear Test from N. Korea...

[Politics] : U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that while it is hard to predict, North Korea could still conduct a nuclear test.Sullivan made the remarks to reporters on Sunday aboard Air Force One en route to Japan for the second leg of U...

 2022-05-22 10:14 

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Memorial to Mark 13th Anniversary of President Roh Moo-hyun's Death...

[Politics] : A memorial service will be held on Monday to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun.The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. in Roh's hometown of Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province.This year's e...

 2022-05-22 10:00 

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Yoon to Attend Virtual Summit Launching IPEF...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend a virtual summit in Tokyo on Monday where the new U.S.-led economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region will be launched.President Yoon is expected to formally announce South Korea's participation in ...

 2022-05-22 09:36 

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N. Korea Reports 167,000 New Fever Cases...

[Inter-Korea] : New fever cases in North Korea stayed below 200-thousand for a second day amid an explosive spread of an illness suspected to be COVID-19.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Monday said that the state emergency epi...

 2022-05-22 09:22 

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Son Heung-min Becomes First Asian to Win Scoring Title in Premier League...

[Sports] : South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League has become the first Asian to win the title of top scorer in the league.Son netted two goals in the second half of the club's final match of the season ag...

 2022-05-22 09:13 

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Biden Departs S. Korea after Visiting Air Force Operations Center...

[Politics] : U.S. President Joe Biden departed South Korea after visiting an Air Force operations center on Sunday afternoon.President Yoon Suk Yeol and Biden toured the Korean Air and Space Operations Center(KAOC) at Osan Air Base in Gyeonggi Province an...

 2022-05-21 15:32 

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Health Authorities: Diagnostic System in Place for Monkeypox...

[Domestic] : With a growing number of countries reporting cases of monkeypox, a rare viral illness usually found in parts of Africa, health authorities said on Sunday that they have already established a diagnostic testing system for the disease.The Korea...

 2022-05-21 15:01 

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Hyundai Motor to Invest Additional $5 Bln in US...

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor Group Chairperson Chung Eui-sun announced on Sunday that his group will invest an additional five billion dollars in the United States by 2025 for robotics and autonomous driving software development.Chung made the announcement a...

 2022-05-21 14:14 

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'US Not Considering Adding S. Korea to Quad'...

[International] : A senior U.S. official said on Sunday that the United States is at the moment, not considering adding South Korea to the Washington-led regional security forum known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad.The official made the re...

 2022-05-21 14:06 

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Foreign Selloff of S. Korean Stocks Reaches 15 Tln Won This Year...

[Economy] : Foreign investors net sold about 15 trillion won worth of Korean stocks so far this year as the local market remains bearish.According to the Korea Exchange on Sunday, foreigners sold a net 14-point-eight trillion won worth of Korean stocks fr...

 2022-05-21 13:40 

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N. Korea Reports 186,000 More Fever Cases...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea reported about 186-thousand more fever cases amid an explosive spread of an illness suspected to be COVID-19.The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday said that the state emergency epidemic prevention...

 2022-05-21 13:31 

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Moon, Biden Hold Phone Conversation...

[Politics] : Former President Moon Jae-in and United States President Joe Biden spoke on the phone for about ten minutes on Saturday.According to Rep. Yun Kun-young of the main opposition Democratic Party, Moon held the phone talks from 6:52 p.m. on Satur...

 2022-05-21 13:18 

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Biden to Wrap up S. Korea Trip with Visit to Air Force Operations Center...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk-yeol and United States President Joe Biden will visit an Air Force operations center Sunday on the last day of Biden's three-day trip to South Korea.The two leaders are set to visit the Korean Air and Space Operations C...

 2022-05-21 12:20 

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S. Korea's New COVID-19 Cases Fall below 20,000...

[Domestic] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases fell below 20-thousand amid a continued downturn in infections. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Sunday that 19-thousand-298 infections were reported throughout Saturday, includ...

 2022-05-20 18:33 

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Yoon, Biden Agree to Develop Comprehensive, Strategic Alliance...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden held a joint press conference after their first summit talks in Seoul on Saturday.With North Korea and economic security dominating the agenda, the two leaders said they discussed ways to i...

 2022-05-20 16:13 

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Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin Gets First Win of 2022 MLB Season...

[Sports] : Toronto Blue Jays starter Ryu Hyun-jin tossed six scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the 2022 major league season on Friday.Facing the Cincinnati Reds at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ryu struck out three while allowing six hits but no r...

 2022-05-20 15:57 

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N. Korea Reports 220,000 New Fever Cases, US Reiterates Support...

[International] : A senior U.S. official has reiterated the country's intent to provide support to North Korea, saying its COVID-19 outbreak appears to be serious.The official conveyed the stance in a press briefing as U.S. President Joe Biden is set ...

 2022-05-20 14:58 

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Yoon-Biden Summit in Progress; N. Korea, Economic Security to Top Agenda...

[Politics] : The first summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden began at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Yoon's office in Seoul's Yongsan district.The 90-minute long dialogue will consist of a small group meeting, a one-on-one and...

 2022-05-20 14:27 

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Local Gasoline Prices Rise for 2nd Week...

[Economy] : Local gasoline prices rose for a second week despite the expanded fuel tax cuts implemented at the beginning of May. According to oil price portal Opinet run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the average price of gasoline sold at pumps na...

 2022-05-20 14:27 

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Yoon Emphasizes Importance of Liberal Democracy on Samsung Chip Plant Tour with Biden...

[Politics] : Touring a chip plant with visiting U.S. President Joe Biden, President Yoon Suk Yeol reportedly said that a free environment and creativity are essential in allowing high-tech industries to thrive and they cannot exist without a liberal democ...

 2022-05-20 13:40 

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Yoon Formally Appoints PM Han Duck-soo...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has formally appointed Prime Minister Han Duck-soo following his parliamentary confirmation.Yoon bestowed a certificate of appointment to Han at the presidential office Saturday morning. This comes 48 days after Han...

 2022-05-20 13:32 

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US: Biden's Asia Visit is to Send Clear Message to N. Korea...

[International] : The U.S. State Department said Friday that President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan is to make it very clear that the U.S. will respond decisively to any threats and aggression from North Korea.In a press briefing, spokes...

 2022-05-20 12:49 

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New Covid Cases Remain Under 30,000 for 3 Days Straight...

[Domestic] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases remained in the 20-thousands for three consecutive days. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Saturday that 23-thousand-451 infections were reported throughout Friday, including 11 ...

 2022-05-20 12:45 

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S. Korea, US to Upgrade Dialogue on Industrial Cooperation...

[Politics] : Industry ministers and businesspeople from South Korea and the U.S. held talks in Seoul on the sidelines of President Joe Biden's visit to Korea. According to the Trade, Industry and Energy Ministry, Minister Lee Chang-yang met with U.S. ...

 2022-05-20 12:15 

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Hyundai to Build EV, Battery Plants in Georgia, U.S....

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled plans to build an electric vehicle(EV) and battery cell manufacturing plants in America in its push to establish a U.S. production base for EVs.The investment plan was made official during a signing ceremony of...

 2022-05-19 21:28 

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Han Duck-soo Confirmed as Prime Minister...

[Politics] : The National Assembly confirmed Han Duck-soo as Prime Minister through a vote in its plenary session, with the opposition Democratic Party(DP) deciding to approve the appointment last minute. In a vote held on Friday evening with 250 lawmaker...

 2022-05-19 18:45 

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U.S. President Biden Arrives in S.Korea...

[Politics] : U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in South Korea for a three-day visit until Sunday. Air Force One with Biden on board landed at the Osan Air Base on Friday around 5:20 p.m., with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin out to greet him. It...

 2022-05-19 17:34 

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Parliamentary Plenary Session Postponed...

[Politics] : The National Assembly has postponed its parliamentary session to vote on the confirmation of prime minister nominee Han Duck-soo by two hours.The assembly was set to hold a plenary session at 4 p.m. to vote on Han's nomination, but postpo...

 2022-05-19 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 1.81%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 46-point-95 points, or one-point-81 percent, on Friday, ending the week at two-thousand-639-point-29.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 16-point-08 points, or one-point-86 perce...

 2022-05-19 15:43 

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Sullivan: US to Maintain Pressure if N. Korea Continues to Reject Dialogue...

[International] : The White House says that the United States cannot help but maintain its pressure on North Korea as long as the North continues to reject dialogue.U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan made the remarks to reporters on Thursday abo...

 2022-05-19 15:34 

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COVID-19 Patients to Vote After 6:30 p.m. for Local Elections...

[Domestic] : Voters infected with COVID-19 will be able to cast their ballots for the June 1 local elections after 6:30 p.m.According to the National Election Commission(NEC) on Friday, COVID-19 patients will be allowed to cast their ballots between 6:30 ...

 2022-05-19 15:29 

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Biden to Meet Hyundai Motor Chairman in Seoul...

[International] : The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun during his trip to South Korea.U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Thursday that President Biden will meet the chief...

 2022-05-19 15:21 

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KDCA System to Monitor Heat Patients during Summer...

[Domestic] : Starting Friday, health authorities will operate a system to monitor cases of heat-related diseases caused by scorching summer weather.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Friday that the system will be in place until...

 2022-05-19 15:12 

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National Assembly to Vote on Han's Nomination Friday...

[Politics] : The National Assembly will hold a vote on the confirmation of prime minister nominee Han Duck-soo on Friday.The assembly is set to hold a plenary session at 4 p.m. to vote on Han's nomination, 47 days after President Yoon Suk Yeol named H...

 2022-05-19 15:06 

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7-Day Quarantine for COVID-19 Patients to Remain for 4 More Weeks...

[Domestic] : The government has decided to maintain the seven-day quarantine requirement for COVID-19 patients for four more weeks until June 20.Interior minister Lee Sang-min announced the decision on Friday in a government meeting on COVID-19 responses,...

 2022-05-19 14:58 

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Explosion at Oil Refinery Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Injured...

[Domestic] : One person has been killed and nine more were injured in an explosion that occurred at an oil refinery in Ulsan, North Gyeongsang Province.Firefighters were called to the scene following the explosion at around 8:51 p.m. on Thursday.One worke...

 2022-05-19 14:49 

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Cumulative Total of Fever Cases in N. Korea Tops 2 Million...

[Inter-Korea] : Amid an explosive spread of an illness in North Korea suspected to be COVID-19, the cumulative number of fever cases in the country reportedly surpassed two million.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday said t...

 2022-05-19 12:29 

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Biden Set to Arrive in S. Korea for Summit with Yoon...

[International] : U.S. President Joe Biden departed for his first trip to South Korea and Japan since his inauguration in January of last year.Air Force One carrying Biden is set to arrive at the U.S. military's Osan Air Base on Friday afternoon.Presi...

 2022-05-19 12:05 

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S. Korea Reports 25,125 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Friday in 16 Weeks...

[Domestic] : South Korea posted new COVID-19 cases in the 20-thousand range for the second consecutive day, and the lowest figure for a Friday in 16 weeks.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Friday that 25-thousand-125 infections were ...

 2022-05-18 20:33 

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Foreign Ministry: Seoul's IPEF Membership Unlikely to Clash with RCEP...

[Politics] : Seoul's foreign ministry believes South Korea's participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) does not conflict with its membership in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP). An official at the Ministry of ...

 2022-05-18 20:24 

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Gov't to Build COVID-19 Big Data Platform by Year's End...

[Domestic] : The government will build a big data platform related to COVID-19 by December this year and incorporate all infectious diseases into the system by 2024. Under the plan announced by the Central Disease Control Headquarters on Thursday, the gov...

 2022-05-18 20:17 

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S. Korean Aid Groups Urge Inter-Korean Dialog on COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korean aid groups for North Korea have urged authorities in both Koreas to promptly discuss the spread of COVID-19 in the North. The Korean NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea, which represents dozens of South Korean private...

 2022-05-18 19:50 

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Security Officials of S. Korea, Japan Virtually Discuss N. Korea Issues...

[Politics] : Top security advisers of South Korea and Japan have discussed ways to promote cooperation among their countries and the United States. The video meeting between South Korean National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han and his Japanese counterpart ...

 2022-05-18 17:38 

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Terra, Luna Investors File Complaint Against Terraform Labs CEO...

[Economy] : Investors of the cryptocurrency TerraUSD and its sister asset Luna filed a complaint against the CEO of the company in the wake of their massive crash.LKB and Partners, the law firm representing investors who suffered steep losses, said on Thu...

 2022-05-18 17:01 

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Defense Chiefs of S. Korea, U.S., Japan to Hold Talks in June...

[Politics] : Defense chiefs of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are considering holding trilateral talks next month, the first of its kind in two and a half years.South Korea's defense ministry announced on Thursday that discussions are underway to set...

 2022-05-18 16:56 

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Finance Chief Underscores Need to Join CPTPP...

[Economy] : Finance minister Choo Kyung-ho has stressed the need for South Korea to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, commonly referred to as the CPTPP.Attending a parliamentary budget committee on Thursday, t...

 2022-05-18 16:47 

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Prosecutors Raid Fmr. Energy Minister's Office, 6 Trade Ministry Affiliates...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors raided six organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, as well as the office of former energy minister Baek Woon-kyu at Hanyang University on Thursday in relation to the ministry's "blacklist&...

 2022-05-18 16:37 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 1.28%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 33-point-64 points, or one-point-28 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-592-point-34.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing seven-point-77 points, or zero-point-89 ...

 2022-05-18 16:29 

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Large S. Korean Buddhist Delegation Makes Pilgrimage to Indian Temple...

[Culture] : A large delegation of Buddhists from South Korea visited the site of a new Korean-style temple in India on Wednesday.According to the Jogye Order, the largest Buddhist sect in the country, participants are making a pilgrimage to the holy site ...

 2022-05-18 16:03 

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Sufficient Preparations Promised for COVID-19 Patients Voting in June 1 Elections...

[Domestic] : Health authorities, acknowledging that voting in the June 1 elections by people infected with COVID-19 may pose an increased risk of transmission, vowed to implement countermeasures in advance.In a Thursday briefing, a senior official of the ...

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