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 2021-11-22 15:58 

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Activists: Chun Doo-hwan's Death Won't Bury Truth...

[Domestic] : Activists expressed deep frustration over late former President Chun Doo-hwan's death, saying they will continue to seek the truth of the violent crackdown on the May 18 pro-democracy uprising.Related organizations including the May 18 Me...

 2021-11-22 15:46 

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Former President Chun Doo-hwan Wished to Be Buried Facing N. Korea...

[Domestic] : Former President Chun Doo-hwan, who was found dead Tuesday morning, wished for his remains to be buried facing North Korea.Former presidential secretary Min Jeong-ki explained to reporters later on the same day that Chun hoped to be buried in...

 2021-11-22 15:24 

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Avian Influenza Infection Confirmed at Poultry Farm in Eumseong...

[Domestic] : The government has confirmed another case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus at a chicken farm in the county of Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province, on Monday.This is the seventh confirmed case involving poultry farms this y...

 2021-11-22 15:05 

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Household Debt Hits Record High...

[Economy] : Household debt has hit an all-time high in the third quarter of this year.According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) Tuesday, the household credit balance reached one-thousand-844-point-nine trillion won for the quarter, marking the highest since it ...

 2021-11-22 14:56 

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Leaders of S. Korea, Costa Rica Agree to Bolster Cooperation in Digital, Green Sectors...

[Politics] : The leaders of South Korea and Costa Rica held a summit in Seoul on Tuesday, where they pledged to bolster cooperation in the digital and green sectors to spur pandemic economic recovery.During the meeting, President Moon Jae-in sought Costa ...

 2021-11-22 14:42 

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Gov't to Consider Suspending Transition If COVID-19 Situation Further Escalates...

[Domestic] : The government plans to consider tightening quarantine regulations, including an emergency suspension of the step-by-step transition into living with COVID-19, should case numbers further grow.Senior health ministry official Son Young-rae sai...

 2021-11-22 12:33 

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Gov't to Provide 12.3 Tln Won to Small Biz Owners Using Excess Tax Revenue...

[Economy] : The government plans to use five-point-three trillion won in excess tax revenue toward providing 12-point-seven trillion won in support to small business owners and the socially vulnerable significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The g...

 2021-11-22 11:42 

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Forbes: BTS' 'Butter' Could Be Nominated for Record of the Year Grammy...

[Culture] : Forbes magazine has predicted that K-pop sensation BTS' hit "Butter" could be nominated for Record of the Year at this year's Grammy Awards. The U.S. magazine made the projection on Monday, citing other possible nominees such a...

 2021-11-22 11:20 

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Ex-interim PPP Chief Says No Longer Wants to Talk about Politics...

[Politics] : Former interim leader of the main opposition People Power Party, Kim Chong-in, said Tuesday that he no longer wants to talk about politics. Kim made the remark at his office when asked about the situation surrounding the PPP, saying he wants ...

 2021-11-22 11:04 

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KDCA Reports 2,699 COVID-19 Cases, Severe Cases Hit Record High 549...

[Domestic] : The number of severe COVID-19 patients hit a record high of 549 amid a continued surge in infections. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that two-thousand-699 new infections were detected throughout Monday, rai...

 2021-11-22 11:01 

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Auto Consumption Tax Cut Extended for 6 Months...

[Economy] : The government has decided to extend the individual consumption tax cut for automobile buyers for another six months. Finance and Economy Minister Hong Nam-ki announced the decision on Tuesday in a government meeting in Seoul. He said the tax ...

 2021-11-22 10:57 

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Former Pres. Chun Dies at 90...

[Domestic] : Former President Chun Doo-hwan has died. The 90-year-old died at his home in Seoul's Seodaemun district at around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. Chun had served as the nation's 12th and 13th president from 1980 to 1988....

 2021-11-22 10:45 

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Growth of Inflation Expectations Hits Nearly 5-Year High...

[Economy] : Inflation expectations grew at the steepest pace in nearly five years in November due to rising prices of oil and raw materials. According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Tuesday, expected inflation came to two-point-seven percent in November, up...

 2021-11-22 10:17 

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Cold Wave, Snow, Strong Winds to Hit Nation Tuesday...

[Science] : A cold snap, heavy snow and strong winds are expected to grip the nation on Tuesday. Temperatures plunged by up to ten degrees Celsius overnight in some parts of the country, with the morning lows slipping to around minus 13 degrees Celsius in...

 2021-11-22 09:50 

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S. Korea, Japan Hold Director-Level Talks amid Renewed Tensions over Dokdo...

[Politics] : Senior diplomats of South Korea and Japan held working-level talks on Monday in Seoul amid renewed tensions over the Dokdo islets. According to Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General for Asian and Pacific Affairs Lee Sang-r...

 2021-11-22 09:30 

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Consumer Sentiment Improves for Third Month in November...

[Economy] : Consumer sentiment improved for the third consecutive month in November as the nation began to ease social distancing for a gradual transition to living with COVID-19. According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Tuesday, the Composite Consumer Sent...

 2021-11-22 09:25 

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Moon to Hold Summit Talks with Costa Rica President...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with Costa Rican President Carlos Albarado Quesada on Tuesday to discuss ways to boost cooperation and develop ties between the two nations. In the summit at the presidential office, the two leaders wi...

 2021-11-21 19:54 

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'Artificial Sun' Sets New World Record at 100 Mln. Degrees for 30 Seconds...

[Science] : A superconducting fusion device known as South Korea's artificial sun has set a new world record for 30 seconds of continued ultra high temperature plasma operation at 100 million degrees.The research headquarters of Korea Superconducting ...

 2021-11-21 19:42 

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Costa Rican President Becomes Honorary Seoul Citizen during State Visit...

[Domestic] : President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado has become an honorary citizen of Seoul, the 36th foreign head of state and the third from his country to receive the honor.President Alvarado was handed a certificate by Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon at City ...

 2021-11-21 19:05 

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KDCA: Booster Shots Necessary for 18-49 Age Group...

[Domestic] : Health authorities say that COVID-19 booster shots for adults aged 18 to 49 could begin in the first half of next year.Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong said Monday that expanding boosters to the...

 2021-11-21 17:50 

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N. Korean State Media Calls to Glorify 'Great Era of Kim Jong-un'...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea's state media called to praise the era of leader Kim Jong-un, marking the closure of a large-scale conference on carrying out a mass movement for the country's development.The state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) ...

 2021-11-21 17:45 

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Ex-Pres. Park Admitted to Hospital to Treat Illness...

[Politics] : Former President Park Geun-hye, who is serving time at the Seoul Detention Center, has been admitted to a hospital for an unspecified illness.The justice ministry said Monday that Park has checked into Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul...

 2021-11-21 17:42 

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Moon Rebukes Police over Inadequate Response to Violent Crime...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has reprimanded the police over an inadequate response to a stabbing incident in Incheon.In a Monday briefing, spokesperson Park Kyung-mee quoted the president as saying that the number one duty of the police is to prote...

 2021-11-21 16:52 

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Unif. Ministry: Preparations to Reopen N. Korea-China Border in Final Stages...

[Inter-Korea] : Seoul's unification ministry says North Korea has yet to reopen its land border with China despite signals indicating eased measures.In a Monday briefing, ministry spokesperson Lee Jong-joo said that signs of preparations to resume tra...

 2021-11-21 16:43 

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DP Candidate Promises Reforms, PPP Candidate Seeking Fresh Faces...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung promised change and innovation within the party election committee, while main opposition People Power Party's(PPP) Yoon Seok-youl fine-tuned details of his party's elec...

 2021-11-21 16:42 

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KOSPI Ends Monday Up 1.42%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) recovered ground and surpassed the three-thousand mark for the first time in 14 sessions led by large-cap stocks including Samsung Electronics. The main bourse rose 42-point-23 points, or ...

 2021-11-21 16:25 

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'Real Estate Most Preferred Means of Investment for MZ Generation'...

[Domestic] : A survey shows the MZ generation, referring to millennials and generation Z, prefer real estate as a financial tool to boost future assets.According to a survey of 700 men and women in their 20s and 30s conducted earlier this month commission...

 2021-11-21 16:08 

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Eugene PE to Buy 4% Gov't Stake in Woori Financial Holdings...

[Economy] : Eugene Private Equity will take over the government's four-percent stake in Woori Financial Holdings.The Financial Services Commission said Monday that Eugene PE and four others, including KTB Asset Management and Align Partners consortium...

 2021-11-21 15:57 

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Gov't Assesses Nation's COVID-19 Risk Level 'High' Last Week...

[Domestic] : The government assessed the country's risk level for COVID-19 last week as "high."According to health authorities on Monday, the latest risk level moved up two notches from "low" a week earlier.The Seoul metropolitan area ...

 2021-11-21 15:42 

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US Asked to Reconsider Steel Tariffs Imposed under Trump Gov't...

[Economy] : South Korea's trade minister says Seoul has issued a request for the U.S. to launch talks on revising U.S. steel tariffs implemented during the previous Donald Trump administration.Speaking on his meeting with U.S. Trade Representative(UST...

 2021-11-21 15:07 

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Prosecutors Indict 3 Key Figures in Seongnam Land Development Scandal...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have indicted three key figures in their investigation into alleged lobbying and favoritism tied to the Seongnam land development project.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on Monday indicted Kim Man-bae, the bigge...

 2021-11-21 14:46 

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Over 900 COVID-19 Patients in Capital Region Awaiting Beds...

[Domestic] : More than 900 COVID-19 patients in the Seoul metropolitan area have been forced to wait a day or longer for a bed assignment due to the recent uptick in new cases in the region.According to health authorities, the waiting list, which had no n...

 2021-11-21 14:43 

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BTS Becomes First Asian Act Named Artist of the Year at AMAs...

[Culture] : K-pop boy band BTS has written K-pop history once again, becoming the first Asian act to be named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards(AMAs).The seven-member group clenched the category at the 2021 AMAs broadcast live from Los Angel...

 2021-11-21 14:37 

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Avg. Propensity to Consume Falls to New Low in Q3 Despite Improved Income...

[Economy] : Despite household income expanding at the fastest pace on the back of government relief payouts and overall economic recovery, the average propensity to consume(APC) in the third quarter fell to a record low.According to Statistics Korea on Su...

 2021-11-21 12:26 

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"Hellbound" Ranks 2nd Most Popular TV Show on Netflix...

[Culture] : Netflix original series "Hellbound" created by South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho continues to enjoy strong popularity on the streaming platform.According to streaming data company FlixPatrol on Monday, "Hellbound" was the seco...

 2021-11-21 12:11 

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Britain to Host G7 Foreign, Development Ministers' Meeting in Liverpool in Dec....

[Politics] : Britain will host a meeting of foreign and development ministers from the Group of Seven(G7) nations next month in the city of Liverpool.Britain9;s Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced on Monday that the meeting will take place from D...

 2021-11-21 11:53 

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Hyundai Motor Group Vows to Create 46,000 Jobs...

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor Group has vowed to create 46-thousand jobs. Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun made the pledge on Monday when he signed an agreement to provide employment to young adults with Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum in Goyang, Gyeong...

 2021-11-21 11:47 

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Gov't: 947,000 People to be Subject to Comprehensive Real Estate Holding Tax This Yr....

[Economy] : New data estimates that 947-thousand people will be subject to the comprehensive real estate holding tax this year, which is expected to reach five-point-seven trillion won. According to the data released by the finance ministry on Monday, the...

 2021-11-21 11:12 

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KDCA Reports 2,827 New COVID-19 Cases, Severe Cases at 515...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported more than two-thousand-800 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with severe cases staying above 500 for the third straight day.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday that two-thousand-827 new infectio...

 2021-11-21 10:56 

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Rival Parties Tinker with Presiential Election Campaign Committees...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) has decided to give its presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung full authority to reform the party and election campaign committee. DP Chairperson Song Young-gil announced the decision on Sunday after an emergency...

 2021-11-21 10:31 

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Exports Rise 27.6% in First 20 Days of Nov....

[Economy] : Exports rose by nearly 30 percent on-year in the first 20 days of November. According to tentative data from the Korea Customs Service on Monday, the country's outbound shipments stood at 39-point-nine billion U.S. dollars in the cited per...

 2021-11-21 10:23 

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Samsung Electronics Likely to Announce Site of 2nd Chip Factory in US This Week...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics is likely to announce the site of its second chip factory in the United States early this week. According to the company on Sunday, Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong met with senior officials from the White House on Friday to disc...

 2021-11-21 10:03 

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Ko Jin-young Wins LPGA Player of the Year, Money Title for 3rd Year...

[Sports] : South Korean golfer Ko Jin-young has won the final event of the LPGA season and claimed the money title and the honor of LPGA player of the year.Ko finished at 23-under 265 to win the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida ...

 2021-11-21 09:58 

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S. Korea, Uzbekistan to Hold 2nd Round of FTA Talks...

[Economy] : South Korea will hold the second round of free trade talks with Uzbekistan on Monday and Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, a delegation of 35 officials from the ministries of trade, finance, agriculture, oceans ...

 2021-11-21 09:52 

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Moon Says Real Estate Issue 'Most Regrettable'...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in held a town hall meeting on Sunday to answer questions about his major policies.The event, broadcasted live by KBS from 7:10 p.m., was attended by some 300 citizens that KBS selected through polling agencies.During the 1...

 2021-11-21 09:43 

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Schools Resume In-Person Classes amid Spike in Infections...

[Domestic] : Kindergartens and schools across the nation will return to full time in-person classes on Monday for the first time in some two years, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.While the government has eased social distancing rules from November 1 under...

 2021-11-20 15:10 

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USTR, S. Korean Business Leaders Discuss Economic Cooperation...

[Politics] : United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai met with South Korean business leaders to discuss ways to strengthen economic cooperation and bilateral ties between the two nations.The top U.S. trade official met with the heads of maj...

 2021-11-20 15:04 

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BTS Wins Variety's 2021 'Record of the Year' for 'Butter'...

[Culture] : K-pop band BTS has received the 2021 award for "Record of the Year" from U.S. magazine Variety with its global hit song "Butter."According to the band's management agency Big Hit Music on Sunday, BTS won the award as Variet...

 2021-11-20 14:45 

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Ultrafine Dust Blankets Capital, Chungcheong Province...

[Science] : Fine dust levels remain significantly high in most parts of the nation on Sunday.The National Institute of Environmental Research said that the density of ultrafine dust will hit the "very bad" level for the greater Seoul area and "...

 2021-11-20 14:38 

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S. Korean Diplomat: S. Korea, Japan to Continue Dialogue...

[Politics] : First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun said on Saturday that there is no severance in dialogue or consultations between the diplomatic authorities of South Korea and Japan, and that bilateral dialogue will continue.The vice minister made t...

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