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 2022-09-25 12:57 

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Gov't Seeking to Sell DSME to Hanwha Group...

[Economy] : Talks are underway between the government and Hanwha Group over the sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company(DSME).According to sources within the government and the financial sector, officials from the ministries of finance ...

 2022-09-25 12:44 

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OECD: S. Korean First-time Mothers Aged 32 on Average...

[Domestic] : The average age of first-time mothers in South Korea rose from 26 to 32 in less than a generation as women contend with the choice between maintaining their careers or having a family.According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

 2022-09-25 12:18 

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Journal Unveils 27 Letters Exchanged Between N. Korean Leader and Trump...

[Inter-Korea] : A magazine on foreign affairs and defense issues has released 27 personal letters between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former U.S. President Donald Trump surrounding their two bilateral summits.The Korus Journal, a publication from ...

 2022-09-25 12:03 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to Below 15,000...

[Domestic] : The nation reported fewer than 15-thousand new COVID-19 cases on Monday amid the continued dissipation of infections nationwide.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Monday that 14-thousand-168 infections were reported...

 2022-09-25 11:59 

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Korean Lawmakers to Visit Japan for Abe's Funeral, Talks on Cooperation...

[Politics] : A group of South Korean lawmakers will embark on a visit to Japan on Monday amid the Yoon Suk Yeol administration's effort to restore the strained ties between the two countries.A delegation from the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians'; Unio...

 2022-09-25 11:51 

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Pres. Yoon Says Untrue Reports Can Harm Alliance With Regard to Controversial Remarks...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has responded to the controversy over his crude remarks in New York by saying that untrue claims that harm the South Korea-U.S. alliance put the Korean people in jeopardy.Yoon made the assertion on Monday when asked to...

 2022-09-25 11:28 

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N. Korea Convenes Politburo Meeting to Discuss Grain Distribution...

[Politics] : North Korea has convened a ruling Workers' Party politburo meeting to discuss grain distribution issues amid speculation of worsening food conditions in the country.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Mon...

 2022-09-25 11:13 

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S. Korea, US Launch Joint Maritime Drill...

[Politics] : South Korea and the U.S. kicked off joint maritime exercises on Monday that will see the participation of a U.S. carrier strike group.According to the Navy, the joint drill will include various exercises, including the Maritime Counter Specia...

 2022-09-25 10:51 

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Cargo Trains Running Across N. Korea-China Border Resumed...

[Politics] : The operation of freight trains across the North Korea-China border has resumed nearly five months after it was put on hold amid COVID-19 infections in China's border regions.Yonhap News said on Monday that a train loaded with freight was...

 2022-09-25 10:27 

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Won-Dollar Exchange Rate Tops 1,420 for First Time in over 13 Years...

[Economy] : The won-dollar exchange rate exceeded the one-thousand-420 mark for the first time in 13 and a half years on Monday.On the Seoul foreign exchange, the rate surged to one-thousand-421 won per dollar immediately after the market opened for tradi...

 2022-09-25 10:12 

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Blackpink Tops Billbard Main Albums Chart with 'Born Pink'...

[Culture] : Blackpink's new studio album "Born Pink" has claimed No. 1 position in U.S. Billboard's main albums chart, making the group the first female K-pop act to achieve the feat. According to the U.S. music chart services provider on ...

 2022-09-25 09:48 

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Yoon: N. Korea Likely to Provoke If China Attacks Taiwan...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol says should China attack Taiwan, it will also raise the likelihood North Korea will take a provocative action. Yoon made the remark in an interview with CNN aired on Sunday. The South Korean leader's one-on-one int...

 2022-09-25 09:08 

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Outdoor Mask Mandate Fully lifted on Mon....

[Domestic] : The outdoor mask mandate has been completely lifted nearly one and a half years after the nation introduced the stringent rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency announced on Monday that the remaining ...

 2022-09-24 15:17 

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Prime Minister: Gov't, Ruling Party to Discuss Anti-Stalking Measures...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Sunday that the government and the ruling party will discuss pan-governmental measures to prevent heinous obsessive crimes such as stalking.The prime minister made the statement during his opening remarks for ...

 2022-09-24 14:59 

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S. Korea's Top Nuclear Envoy to Visit Europe to Discuss N. Korean Nuclear Issue...

[Politics] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy will visit Europe this week for high-level discussions on the North Korean nuclear issue with European officials.According to Seoul's foreign ministry on Saturday, Special Representative for Korean Peni...

 2022-09-24 14:54 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires One Short-Range Ballistic Missile Sunday...

[Politics] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea on Sunday morning.The JCS said that it detected the launch from an area around Taechon, North Pyongan Province, at 6:5...

 2022-09-24 13:57 

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NSC Holds Standing Committee Meeting to Discuss N. Korea's Missile Launch...

[Politics] : The National Security Council (NSC) held a standing committee meeting on Sunday after North Korea fired a ballistic missile.The presidential office said in its press release that the military detected the North's launch of a short-range b...

 2022-09-24 13:46 

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Outdoor Mask Mandate to End Monday...

[Domestic] : The government will completely lift the outdoor mask mandate from Monday, 17 months after enforcing the rule.Authorities said the government will remove the mandatory rule Monday and just recommend people to wear masks outdoors.Under the move...

 2022-09-24 13:38 

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Yoon Returns from 3-Nation Trip...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has returned home from a seven-day trip that took him to Britain, the United States and Canada.The presidential jet Code One carrying Yoon and his entourage landed at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam at 8:50 p.m. Saturday af...

 2022-09-24 13:00 

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New COVID-19 Cases Below 30,000 for Third Day...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remained below 30-thousand for the third straight day as the tally continues to decline.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Sunday, 25-thousand-792 infections were reported throughout Saturday,...

 2022-09-24 09:04 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile toward East Sea...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that North Korea fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile toward the East Sea at around 7 a.m. Sunday.The military is analyzing the details of the launch, including the range, alt...

 2022-09-23 15:00 

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Blackpink Becomes First K-pop Girl Group to Top UK Official Albums Chart...

[Culture] : Blackpink has become the first K-pop girl group to hit No. 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart Top 100.According to the latest rankings unveiled Friday, the quartet's second studio album "Born Pink" has topped the chart, beatin...

 2022-09-23 14:59 

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N. Korea May be Preparing SLBM Test...

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korean military has detected signs in North Korea that suggest the regime may be preparing to fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Sinpo area on the east coast.This move comes a day after the nuclear-powere...

 2022-09-23 14:54 

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Seoul Metro CEO Issues Apology over Subway Station Murder...

[Politics] : Seoul Metro CEO Kim Sang-bum has issued an apology over the recent horrific murder of a subway station employee who was killed by her former colleague at Sindang Station on Line No. 2.In a statement Saturday, Kim said his belated knowledge of...

 2022-09-23 14:52 

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US: VP Harris to Meet President Yoon in Seoul Thursday...

[Politics] : U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will pay a courtesy call to President Yoon Suk Yeol next Thursday during her visit to Seoul and discuss the alliance and security issues including North Korea's nuclear and missile threat.In a Friday brie...

 2022-09-23 14:45 

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Team Korea Defense Flaws Revealed in 2-2 Draw vs. Costa Rica...

[Sports] : Son Heung-min scored a dramatic free kick to salvage a 2-2 draw for South Korea in a friendly against Costa Rica on Friday after a difficult 90 minutes.Son's equalizer helped mask South Korea's defensive flaws, with head coach Paulo Ben...

 2022-09-23 14:35 

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[Full Text] The Republic of Korea and Canada: Stronger Together - Joint Leaders' Statement...

[Politics] : We, President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada met today in Ottawa to celebrate and strengthen a vibrant friendship that is reflected in the depth and diversity of our ties.On the eve of...

 2022-09-23 14:31 

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S. Korea, Canada Agree to Deepen Strategic Partership on Cirtical Mineral Supply Chain...

[Politics] : Anchor: President Yoon Suk Yeol and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held talks in Ottawa on Friday, upgrading the two sides' bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides agreed to deepen their strategic pa...

 2022-09-23 12:59 

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New COVID-19 Cases Below 30,000 for 2nd Day...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remained below 30-thousand on Saturday as the tally continues to decline.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, 29-thousand-353 infections were reported throughout Friday raising the country's c...

 2022-09-23 12:14 

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S. Korea, Canada Uplift Ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership...

[Politics] : South Korea and Canada have upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership.President Yoon Suk Yeol and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held talks in Ottawa on Friday and announced a summit statement to this effect...

 2022-09-22 20:25 

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Prime Minister Han to Hold Talks with US Vice President in Japan...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo will hold talks with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris next week during their trip to Japan to pay their respects at the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Seoul's foreign ministry said on Fr...

 2022-09-22 20:20 

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State Pension, BOK to Sign Currency Swap Deal in October...

[Economy] : The country's central bank and the state pension fund have agreed to open a won-for-dollar swap deal for the first time in 14 years amid the local currency's sharp depreciation against the greenback.According to the Ministry of Health ...

 2022-09-22 20:10 

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White House: No Comment on Pres. Yoon's Hot Mic Remarks...

[Politics] : A White House official has declined to comment on the controversial remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol in New York, stressing that U.S. ties with South Korea remain strong. Yoon was caught on a hot mic on Wednesday using crude language in his...

 2022-09-22 19:58 

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Top Brass of S. Korea, Romania Discuss Defense Cooperation...

[Politics] : The defense chiefs of South Korea and Romania held talks and discussed bilateral defense cooperation.Minister Lee Jong-sup and his Romanian counterpart Vasile Dincu held talks at the defense ministry building in Seoul on Friday afternoon, it ...

 2022-09-22 17:57 

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Man Accused of Crypto Hack Extradited from Philippines...

[Domestic] : Philippine authorities have extradited a man in his 40s to South Korea for allegedly hacking into virtual assets worth some 14 billion won.The National Police Agency said the individual was immediately taken into custody upon arrival at Inche...

 2022-09-22 17:39 

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Deposit-Refund Scheme for Disposable Cups Going into Effect from Oct. For Sejong, Jeju...

[Domestic] : The government further scaled back its planned deposit-refund scheme for disposable cups, implementing the policy only in the central administrative city of Sejong and the southernmost island of Jeju in early December.According to the environ...

 2022-09-22 17:33 

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British Drama 'Help' Wins Grand Prize at Seoul Drama Awards...

[Culture] : Directors, screenwriters and actors from around the world attended the 17th Seoul International Drama Awards held on Thursday at KBS Hall.Organizers announced that the British television film "Help," a story about the COVID-19 pandemic...

 2022-09-22 16:54 

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Travel Reservations to Japan Spike Following Further Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions...

[Economy] : Travel reservations to Japan are expected to spike after Tokyo announced plans to abolish the daily entry limit of 50-thousand overseas travelers and allow visa-free travel starting from October 11. The nation's flag carrier, Korean Air, r...

 2022-09-22 16:39 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 1.81%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 42-point-31 points, or one-point-81 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-290.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing 22-point-05 points, or two-point-93 percent, to cl...

 2022-09-22 16:39 

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USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in S. Korea for Combined Training...

[Politics] : The nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, arrived in South Korean waters on Friday to participate in the first exercises involving a U.S. carrier in five years.The carrier strike group docked at the Republic of Korea F...

 2022-09-22 16:25 

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S. Korea Posts Record Trade Surplus in IPR in H1...

[Economy] : South Korea has posted a record trade surplus in intellectual property rights(IPR) in the first six months of this year thanks to the popularity of Korean media content.According to preliminary Bank of Korea data, the surplus from IPR trade ca...

 2022-09-22 16:11 

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Study: Over 97% of S. Koreans Have COVID-19 Antibodies...

[Domestic] : Over 97 percent of South Korean people have COVID-19 antibodies from infections or vaccinations, but authorities do not believe such a high rate would provide a strong defense against the virus.According to a survey of nine-thousand-901 peopl...

 2022-09-22 16:02 

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Energy Vice Minister: Rate Hike Inevitable for Power-Guzzling Firms...

[Economy] : Energy vice minister Park Il-jun said that raising the electricity rate is inevitable for businesses that consume a large amount of power.The minister hosted a meeting on Friday to discuss the energy crisis with industry officials and associat...

 2022-09-22 15:39 

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Yoon Pledges to Actively Support AI Cooperation with Canada...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol pledged to actively support cooperation between South Korea and Canada in artificial intelligence(AI), saying AI technology is at the core of his administration's pursuit of a "digital platform government."...

 2022-09-22 15:05 

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Parliamentary Committee to Summon 11 People for Audit of Allegations surrounding First Lady...

[Politics] : The parliamentary education committee will summon the two university heads and nine others to appear as witnesses and testifiers during an audit regarding allegations of plagiarism against First Lady Kim Keon-hee.The committee approved the su...

 2022-09-22 14:21 

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Ministry Urges Defector Groups to Refrain from Anti-Pyongyang Leaflet Activity...

[Inter-Korea] : The ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs urged local defector groups to refrain from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border ahead of the annual North Korea Freedom Week running from Sunday through October 1.At a press brie...

 2022-09-22 14:11 

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Parties Clash over Top Office's Explanation for Yoon's Vulgar Remarks...

[Politics] : The rival political parties on Friday clashed over the top office's explanation for President Yoon Suk Yeol's vulgar remarks while in the United States that were caught on camera.Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) leader Lee Jae-myu...

 2022-09-22 12:19 

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Foreign Minister Park Holds Talks with His Czech, Polish Counterparts...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin held bilateral talks with his counterparts from the Czech Republic and Poland on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.According to the foreign ministry on Friday, Park met with Czech foreign minister ...

 2022-09-22 11:58 

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Pentagon Maintains Russia Approached N. Korea to Buy Weapons Despite Pyongyang's Denial...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Defense maintains that Russia approached North Korea to buy weapons despite Pyongyang's denial that it exported weapons or artillery to Moscow.Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder was asked to comment ...

 2022-09-22 11:38 

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Gov't Data on Pension, Healthcare to be Shared with Private Sector...

[Economy] : The government will release data held by public agencies on ten key areas, including pension, healthcare and real estate.The government finalized the plan during a meeting chaired by finance minister Choo Kyung-ho on Friday.A task force will b...

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