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 2022-05-18 15:41 

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Defense White Paper to include '3-Pillar System' Term...

[Politics] : South Korea's Defense White Paper 2022 will include the abolished term "three-pillar system," referring to a locally-developed system designed to counter North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.A military official told repor...

 2022-05-18 15:21 

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NIS: N. Korea Ready for Nuke Test, Waiting for Right Timing...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea's National Intelligence Service says North Korea is ready for a nuclear test, and is waiting for the right timing to conduct the test.Ha Tae-keung of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) briefed the National Assembly's In...

 2022-05-18 14:52 

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Part of 'Yongsan Park' to Open to Public for 13-Day Trial Period...

[Domestic] : Part of the former U.S. Army facility slated to become "Yongsan Park" near the new presidential office will be open to the public on a trial basis starting next week.The land ministry said on Thursday that a portion of the site, runni...

 2022-05-18 14:41 

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Data: Household Income Rises by Record 10.1% in 1Q...

[Economy] : Household income rose over ten percent during the first quarter, expanding at a record pace in the wake of lifted COVID-19 restrictions, state support funds for businesses and improvements in the job market.According to Statistics Korea on Thu...

 2022-05-18 13:30 

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Parties Appeal to Voters as Official Campaign Period Commences...

[Politics] : Party leaders made appeals to voters as candidates running in the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections began campaigning on Thursday upon the opening of the official period.Ruling People Power Party leader Lee Jun-seok on Thu...

 2022-05-18 13:00 

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Top Office Dismisses Claims IPEF Membership Jeopardizes Relations with China...

[Economy] : The presidential office dismissed suggestions that Seoul's membership in the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) would harm its national interests due to the framework's exclusion of China.At a press briefing on Wednesday, K...

 2022-05-18 12:33 

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Trade Ministry Says IPEF Will Serve Nat'l Interest...

[Economy] : The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy says South Korea joining the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) will serve the national interest as South Korea continues to establish itself as an open trading country.The ministry made the statem...

 2022-05-18 12:20 

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Issuance of Short-term Travel Visas, E-Visas to Resume from June 1...

[Domestic] : The government will resume issuing short-term travel visas and e-visas for foreign tourists from June first.The justice ministry revealed the plan regarding C-3 visas and e-visas after having temporarily suspended the issuance of such visas f...

 2022-05-18 11:37 

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Seoul to Actively Participate in IAEA's Monitoring of Japan's Fukushima Water Discharge...

[Politics] : The foreign ministry says South Korea will actively take part in the International Atomic Energy Agency's independent monitoring of the discharge of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.The ministry revealed t...

 2022-05-18 11:16 

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Data Finds Nearly 100,000 People Own More than 100 Mln Won in Cryptocurrency in S. Korea...

[Economy] : New data finds that nearly 100-thousand people each own more than 100 million won worth of virtual assets in the nation.According to data released by the Financial Services Commission on Thursday, the number of people who trade in domestic cry...

 2022-05-18 11:00 

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US Stocks Post Biggest Daily Drops in about 2 Years...

[Economy] : U.S. stocks posted their biggest daily drops in almost two years on Wednesday amid fears of soaring inflation and warnings of a recession.In the New York market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged three-point-57 percent to finish at 31-t...

 2022-05-18 10:49 

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S. Korea Reports 28,130 New COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported about 28-thousand new COVID-19 cases amid a clear downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Thursday that 28-thousand-130 infections were reported throughout the previous day, i...

 2022-05-18 10:26 

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National Assembly to Launch Review of Supplementary Budget...

[Politics] : The National Assembly will launch a review of the 59-point-four trillion won supplementary budget proposal from the Yoon Suk Yeol government.The assembly's Special Committee on Budget and Accounts will hold a plenary session on Thursday a...

 2022-05-18 10:03 

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First NSC Meeting under Yoon Gov't to Check Summit Preparations...

[Politics] : The presidential office will hold a meeting of the National Security Council(NSC) on Thursday to check the preparations for the summit between the leaders of South Korea and the U.S.Kim Sung-han, head of the presidential National Security Off...

 2022-05-18 09:57 

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S. Korea, US Defense Chiefs Condemn N. Korea's Missile Launches, Nuke Test Preparations...

[Inter-Korea] : The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States held talks on the phone to discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and its preparations for a possible nuclear test.According to Seoul's defense ministry, defense minist...

 2022-05-18 09:41 

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N. Korea Reports One New Death, 260,000 More Fever Cases...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reported one additional death and over 260-thousand new fever cases, one week after it first admitted to detecting COVID-19 in the country.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Thursday, ...

 2022-05-18 09:27 

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Official Campaigning for Local Elections Kicks Off...

[Politics] : Campaigning for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections officially kicked off on Thursday.According to the National Election Commission, the 13-day official campaign period for the local elections started on Thursday, allowi...

 2022-05-18 09:14 

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Sullivan: US Prepared to Respond to Any N. Korean Provocation during Biden's Trip...

[International] : The White House says that the U.S. is prepared to respond to any North Korean provocation, noting the North is expected to stage a test around President Joe Biden's trip to South Korea and Japan.U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Su...

 2022-05-17 20:02 

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Public Officials' Conflict of Interest Prevention Law to Take Effect Thursday...

[Domestic] : A law aimed at preventing acts of "conflict of interest" by public officials is set to take effect on Thursday. The core intention of the law, known as the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants Act, i...

 2022-05-17 19:51 

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S. Korea-U.S. Summit to Focus on N. Korea Nukes, Economic Security, Regional Cooperation...

[Politics] : The North Korea nuclear issue, economic security and regional cooperation will likely top the agenda when South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol sits down with U.S. President Joe Biden over the weekend. Kim Tae-hyo, first deputy chief of the pr...

 2022-05-17 19:38 

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N. Korea Continues to Criticize U.S., Europe, Justifies Nuclear Development...

[Politics] : North Korea has been denouncing the United States and its European allies day after day, while providing justification for its nuclear weapons development. North Korea's foreign ministry on Wednesday said it is none other than the U.S. th...

 2022-05-17 19:21 

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S. Korea, Japan Biz Groups to Resume Regular Meetings on Hiatus for 3 Yrs...

[Economy] : Major business groups of South Korea and Japan will resume their regular meetings that had been on hold for three years. According to the business community on Wednesday, the Federation of Korean Industries and the Japan Business Federation, o...

 2022-05-17 17:43 

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Japan's Nuclear Watchdog Approves Plan to Discharge Treated Fukushima Water...

[International] : Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority(NRA) has approved a plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea.According to Japanese local media including Kyodo News on Wedne...

 2022-05-17 17:02 

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Early Ticket Sales for 'The Roundup' at 310,000, Highest since 'Parasite'...

[Culture] : Early ticket sales for South Korean action film "The Roundup," starring Ma Dong-seok, were the highest for a local film since director Bong Joon-ho's 2019 Oscar-winning black comedy "Parasite."According to the Korean Film C...

 2022-05-17 16:55 

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S. Korea, US to Hold 90-Minute Summit on Saturday...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden are scheduled to hold a 90-minute summit on Saturday.The first deputy director of the National Security Office, Kim Tae-hyo, announced the specific schedule for the summit on Wednesday, the...

 2022-05-17 16:43 

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Hyundai, Kia Announces 21 Tln Won Investment into Local EV Industry...

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia have announced an investment of 21 trillion won by 2030 in the domestic electric vehicle industry.Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday that the investments are expected to help advance the local EV ecosyst...

 2022-05-17 16:41 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 0.21%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose five-point-54 points, or zero-point-21 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-625-point-98.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining five-point-59 points, or zero-point...

 2022-05-17 16:37 

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Food Ministry Checks Cooking Oil Supply Chain Amid Global Uncertainties...

[Economy] : The government began looking into the cooking oil supply chain situation amid increasing concerns over disruptions following Indonesia's recent restrictions on palm oil exports.The food ministry held a meeting on Wednesday with top cooking...

 2022-05-17 16:25 

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Prosecution Reinstates Financial, Securities Crimes Investigation Team...

[Domestic] : The prosecution has announced that it had reinstated a specialized organization tasked with investigating financial and securities crimes, in line with a pledge made by justice minister Han Dong-hoon in his swearing-in address on Tuesday.The ...

 2022-05-17 16:13 

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Health Authorities Agree on Continuing Financial Support for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have agreed that aid for hospitalized COVID-19 patients will still be necessary even in the post-pandemic stage.Park Hyang, the director of antivirus measures at the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters,...

 2022-05-17 15:48 

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Biden to Visit Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Plant on Fri....

[Economy] : U.S. President Joe Biden, who is set to visit the country this week, is expected to tour a Samsung Electronics' semiconductor plant during the trip.According to industry sources on Wednesday, Biden is scheduled to visit Samsung's Pyeon...

 2022-05-17 15:19 

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VOA: N. Korea Imported Masks, Medicine, Supplies from China Early This Year...

[International] : North Korea has reportedly imported large amounts of masks, medicine and other medical supplies from China early this year.Citing trade data from China's General Administration of Customs, the Voice of America(VOA) said on Wednesday ...

 2022-05-17 14:40 

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KDI Lowers 2022 Growth Forecast to 2.8%, Raises Inflation Forecast...

[Economy] : A state-run research institute has lowered its growth forecast for the domestic economy, while significantly raising its inflation forecast.The Korea Development Institute(KDI) on Wednesday projected the domestic economy to expand two-point-ei...

 2022-05-17 12:55 

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N. Korea Yet to Respond to Proposal for Talks on COVID-19 Assistance...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has yet to respond to the government's proposal for cross-border working-level discussions to cooperate in COVID-19 quarantine.The unification ministry said on Wednesday that Pyongyang did not mention Seoul's previous a...

 2022-05-17 12:31 

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Yoon: May 18 Pro-Democracy Spirit Cornerstone of National Unity...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said the spirit of the May 18 pro-democracy movement is the cornerstone of national unity.Attending a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 42nd anniversary of the May 18 pro-democracy movement, also known as the "Gwan...

 2022-05-17 12:02 

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Permanent Air Cavalry Squadron Established in CFC...

[Politics] : A permanent air cavalry squadron has been established at the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command.The U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) Second Infantry Division said on Wednesday that the 5-17 Air Cavalry Squadron activation ceremony was held at Ca...

 2022-05-17 11:45 

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Pres. Yoon Attends Ceremony Marking 42nd Anniv. of Gwangju Uprising...

[Politics] : A ceremony marking the 42nd anniversary of the May 18 pro-democracy movement, also known as the "Gwangju Uprising," is being held in the southwestern city on Wednesday.Among those who have made their way down to the event are Presiden...

 2022-05-17 11:39 

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S. Korea Confirms Participation in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework...

[Economy] : South Korea has confirmed its participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF), viewed by many as part of Washington's efforts to counter China's growing influence in the area.The presidential office said on Wednesday that Pr...

 2022-05-17 11:32 

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Defense Ministry Officially Unveils Plans to Relocate JCS Office to Namtaeryeong...

[Politics] : The government has officially announced that the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) in Yongsan will move to the site of the Capital Defense Command in Namtaeryeong.Defense minister Lee Jong-sup unveiled the plan before the National Asse...

 2022-05-17 11:19 

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S. Korea Reports 31,352 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest in 15 Wednesdays...

[Domestic] : South Korea has announced slightly over 31-thousand new COVID-19 cases, the lowest figure for a Wednesday in 15 weeks, amid the continued decline of virus infections in the nation.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Wednes...

 2022-05-17 11:13 

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Authorities to Consider Variables before Further Lifting Quarantine Rules...

[Domestic] : The government said it will take into account the possibility of another wave of COVID-19 as well as new variants of COVID-19 overseas when making a decision on whether to further lift social distancing rules.Second vice health and welfare mi...

 2022-05-17 10:47 

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US Confirms Launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework...

[International] : The U.S. government has confirmed that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF), a new U.S.-proposed economic framework for the region, will be launched during President Joe Biden's upcoming trip to Asia.U.S. Secretary of Commerce G...

 2022-05-17 10:35 

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Dallas Police Chief: Korean Hair Salon Shooter Delusional about Asians...

[International] : Police in the U.S. state of Texas said a man suspected of opening fire and wounding three Korean women in a hair salon in Dallas last week was delusional about Asians as the FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime.According to ...

 2022-05-17 10:12 

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CSIS: Further Activity Observed at N. Korea's Nuclear Test Site...

[Politics] : A U.S. think tank said on Tuesday that North Korea appears to be continuing with restoration work at its nuclear test site despite the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the country.The Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) released a...

 2022-05-17 09:38 

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CNN: N. Korea Preparing for Possible ICBM Test as Biden to Travel to Asia...

[Politics] : North Korea is reportedly gearing up for a missile test, possibly of an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM), within the next 48 to 96 hours, ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan.CNN said on Tuesday that ...

 2022-05-17 09:26 

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Kim Reproves Officials over COVID-19 Spread in N. Korea, Six Die in 24-Hour Period...

[Politics] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reprimanded senior North Korean officials for failing to properly deal with COVID-19 early on amid rapid spread of the virus in the nation. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Wedne...

 2022-05-17 09:02 

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Rival Parties Agree to Vote on PM Nominee's Appointment on Fri....

[Politics] : The rival parties have agreed to hold a plenary parliamentary session this week and vote on President Yoon Suk Yeol's motion to appoint Prime Minister nominee Han Duck-soo. The ruling People Power Party and the main opposition Democratic ...

 2022-05-16 19:31 

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Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, Japan Hold First Phone Talks...

[International] : The nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan held their first phone talks on Tuesday and discussed issues pertaining to North Korea.Seoul's foreign ministry said Kim Gunn, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security...

 2022-05-16 19:28 

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PPP Introduces Legal Revisions to Unify Age Counting...

[Politics] : Ruling People Power Party lawmaker Yoo Sang-bum on Tuesday introduced bills on revising civil and administrative laws to unify how age is counted in South Korea.The bills call for a "universal age" as the official standard for countin...

 2022-05-16 19:24 

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N. Korea Still Mum on Seoul's Offer for Help despite Regular Liaison Office Contact...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has remained silent for the second day on South Korea's proposal to hold working-level talks on COVID-19 support.A unification ministry official said Tuesday the two Koreas held their regular afternoon contact via the liais...

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