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 2021-11-27 13:38 

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Assembly Speaker Asks Oman, Bahrain to Export Urea Solution...

[Politics] : National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug met with his counterparts from Oman and Bahrain on Saturday and asked the nations to export urea solution to South Korea.Park held a meeting with Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali, chairperson of Oman's...

 2021-11-27 13:28 

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US Defense Chief to Visit S. Korea for Security Meeting...

[Politics] : United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit South Korea this week to attend an annual security consultative meeting.The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday in a statement that Austin will depart on an overseas trip on Tue...

 2021-11-27 13:02 

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S. Korea to Ban Foreign Arrivals from 8 African Countries over COVID-19 Variant...

[Domestic] : South Korea has restricted visa issuance and arrivals from eight African countries to block the inflow of the new coronavirus variant Omicron.The government made the decision on Saturday in an emergency meeting with 13 ministries to assess th...

 2021-11-27 11:26 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases at 3,928, Critical Patients, Deaths Hit New Highs...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported nearly four-thousand new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the number of critical cases and deaths both climbing to new highs. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Sunday that three-thousand-928 ...

 2021-11-26 16:07 

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PPP Pres. Candidate Visits Young Artists' Exhibition at Seoul Arts Center...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party(PPP)'s presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl will visit an exhibition consisting of work by young artists in southern Seoul on Saturday to listen to their stories.An official from Yoon's camp said th...

 2021-11-26 16:01 

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DP Pres. Candidate on 2nd Day of Jeolla Region Tour...

[Politics] : The ruling party's presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is touring the Jeolla provincial area this weekend, canvassing five areas of the Democratic Party(DP)-friendly region on Saturday alone.In line with his pledge to prioritize the fiel...

 2021-11-26 15:50 

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83% of COVID-19 ICU Beds in Use in Capital Area...

[Domestic] : Only 56 intensive-care beds for COVID-19 patients remained empty in Seoul as of 5 p.m. Friday, reaching an occupancy rate of 83-point-seven percent, according to the health ministry.The situation is similar in the greater metro area. Gyeonggi...

 2021-11-26 15:46 

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New COVID-19 Variant Prompts Global Travel Restrictions...

[International] : As the new strain of COVID-19 Omicron is being studied, nations are imposing travel curbs on South Africa, where the variant was first reported.President Joe Biden announced on Friday that the U.S. would restrict arrivals from South Afri...

 2021-11-26 15:28 

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WHO: 'Variant of Concern' out of S. Africa Named Omicron...

[International] : The World Health Organization(WHO) has recognized a new COVID-19 strain out of southern Africa as a "variant of concern" and named it "Omicron."The decision was reached during a virtual meeting of the global body's te...

 2021-11-26 15:21 

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Ex-Lawmaker Grilled over Son's 5 Bln Won Severance Pay...

[Politics] : Prosecutors investigating the Seongnam land development scandal on Saturday called in for questioning former opposition lawmaker Kwak Sang-do over allegations that he had indirectly received bribes via a massive severance pay given to his son...

 2021-11-26 15:13 

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Late Pres. Chun Doo-hwan's Wife Apologizes for Inflicting Pain...

[Politics] : The wife of the late former dictator Chun Doo-hwan, infamous for his bloody crackdown of the Gwangju pro-democracy movement, has offered an apology on behalf of her husband to those who suffered pain during his reign.Lee Soon-ja extended her ...

 2021-11-26 14:03 

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Daily Infections Top 4,000, Critical Cases and Deaths at New High...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases have bounced back above four thousand while the number of critically ill patients and new deaths have reached record highs.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that four-thousand-68 new inf...

 2021-11-25 20:31 

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S. Korea, EU Officials Discuss Negotiations on Iran Nuke Deal...

[Politics] : Senior diplomats from South Korea and the European Union have discussed an imminent revival of multilateral talks slated for next week aimed at salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal. According to the Foreign Ministry on Friday, First Vice Foreig...

 2021-11-25 20:26 

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Seoul: No US Request Made on Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics...

[Politics] : A senior official of the Foreign Ministry said on Friday that there has been no U.S. request regarding Washington's possible move to diplomatically boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The official made the remark while answering a q...

 2021-11-25 20:15 

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PM Stresses S. Korea's Role in Face of Pandemic at ASEM Summit...

[International] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Friday that nations need to collectively shore up the global supply network of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure a swift and complete recovery from the pandemic. Kim made the remark in a speech during the vi...

 2021-11-25 20:07 

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PM Kim Stresses Vaccination, Civic Duty to Deal with COVID-19 Surge...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum says it will be difficult to do a U-turn and impose stringent distancing rules again after four weeks of easing them, despite a recent resurgence in daily COVID-19 cases. He made the remark in a meeting with report...

 2021-11-25 17:09 

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Moon to Chair Special Quarantine Meeting Monday...

[Domestic] : President Moon Jae-in will chair a special COVID-19 quarantine meeting on Monday amid a huge spike in infections as the country transitions to living with the virus.In a written briefing Friday, Moon's spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said the...

 2021-11-25 16:49 

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Gov't to Provide 200,000 Won in Monthly Rent Assistance to Young Adults...

[Economy] : A government program to provide up to 200-thousand won a month in housing rental fees to young people will begin in the middle of next year and is expected to benefit around 150-thousand people.According to the finance ministry on Friday, the ...

 2021-11-25 16:40 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 1.47%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 43-point-83 points, or one-point-47 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-936-point-44.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing nine-point-77 points, or zero-point-96 pe...

 2021-11-25 16:39 

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Gov't Launches Early Warning System for 4,000 Import-Dependent Items...

[Economy] : The government will operate an early warning system(EWS) for some four-thousand items that are import-dependent, in the wake of the recent supply shortage of urea water solution.At an inaugural meeting of a pan-government task force on Friday,...

 2021-11-25 16:33 

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DP Presidential Candidate Lee Begins Tour of Jeolla Region...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Friday visited the Jeolla provinces region, the traditional stronghold of the ruling party.Following tours of the Gyeongsang and Chungcheong provinces, he will canvas the Jeolla ...

 2021-11-25 16:18 

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PPP Election Committee Launches without Kim Chong-in, Deputy Chief Pledges Best Efforts...

[Politics] : Kim Byong-joon, the co-standing chair of the main opposition People Power Party's(PPP) election campaign committee, has vowed to pour all his effort into the PPP candidate's campaign.He made the pledge while speaking to reporters Frid...

 2021-11-25 16:08 

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Over 1 Mln People Sign Declarations against Life-Sustaining Treatment...

[Domestic] : Over one million people in the country have signed declarations asking to withhold life sustaining treatment at the end of life.According to the health ministry on Friday, as of October 31, one-point-08 million people have officially declared...

 2021-11-25 15:55 

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Group of Ethnic Koreans in Sakhalin to be Repatriated under Gov't Program...

[Politics] : Descendants and family of a group of ethnic Koreans forcibly relocated to Russia's far eastern island of Sakhalin during Japan's colonial era will be invited to live in South Korea under a government support program.According to the f...

 2021-11-25 15:47 

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Interest Rate on Home Mortgage Loans at 3-Yr High...

[Economy] : Interest rates on home mortgage loans and credit loans soared to the mid-three percent and mid-four percent ranges, respectively, in October. According to Bank of Korea(BOK) data on Friday, the interest on home mortgage loans rose zero-point-2...

 2021-11-25 15:27 

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Appeals Court Commutes Sentence for Adoptive Mother of Jeongin to 35 Yrs....

[Domestic] : A Seoul appeals court reduced the prison sentence for the adoptive mother of a 16-month-old infant, better known as "Jeongin," who was convicted of abusing her adopted daughter to death.The Seoul High Court on Friday ordered a 35-year...

 2021-11-25 14:33 

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Gov't Considering 6-Month Validity for Fully Vaccinated COVID-19 Pass System...

[Domestic] : The government is considering a six-month validity period for fully vaccinated people using the COVID-19 pass system amid a resurgence of the virus.Senior health ministry official Lee Gi-il said on Friday that discussions are under way and a ...

 2021-11-25 14:27 

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Unionized Truck Drivers Enter 2nd Day of 3-Day General Strike...

[Domestic] : As unionized truck drivers entered the second day of their three-day nationwide strike on Friday, disruptions continued in the distribution of cement.Out of 22-thousand members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity(CTS) under the Korean Confederat...

 2021-11-25 14:16 

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Court Rules Disputed Clause in Revised DUI Law 'Unconstitutional'...

[Domestic] : The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a law calling for aggravated punishment against repeat drunk drivers is unconstitutional.The country's revised Road Traffic Act, also known as the Yoon Chang-ho Act after a victim in a high-...

 2021-11-25 12:05 

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Rallies Held in Front of Hospital Housing Memorial Altar for Ex-Pres. Chun...

[Domestic] : Two opposing rallies were held Thursday in front of the hospital in Seoul where a memorial altar has been set up for former President Chun Doo-hwan. The former president died on Tuesday at the age of 90. A group of some 20 protesters from ele...

 2021-11-25 11:55 

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Gov't Allowance for Children to Be Expanded to Include 8-year-olds...

[Domestic] : The scope of the government's monthly allowance of 100-thousand won for each child under the age of seven will be expanded to include children who are eight years old. The National Assembly's Health and Welfare Committee passed 124 bi...

 2021-11-25 11:43 

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Virtual 13th ASEM Summit Kicks Off...

[Politics] : The 13th Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEM) Summit opened on Thursday for a two-day run. The virtual gathering is being held under the theme "Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth."Participating countries will shar...

 2021-11-25 11:20 

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No. of COVID-19 Patients in Capital Region Waiting for Hospital Beds Tops 1,000...

[Domestic] : The number of COVID-19 patients in the Seoul metropolitan area who have been waiting a day or longer for a hospital bed has topped one-thousand, reaching a new high due to the spike in cases in the region.According to health authorities, the ...

 2021-11-25 11:08 

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KDCA Reports 3,901 COVID-19 Cases, Critical Cases at 617...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported nearly four-thousand new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with the number of severe patients rising to a new high. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) reported Friday that three-thousand-901 cases were c...

 2021-11-25 11:08 

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Gov't to Announce New Quarantine Measures Monday...

[Domestic] : The government plans to announce new quarantine measures on Monday to tackle the resurgence in COVID-19 infections.Health and Welfare Minister Kwon Deok-cheol announced the plan on Friday in his opening remarks for a coronavirus meeting in Se...

 2021-11-25 10:46 

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Assembly Speaker Asks ILO Chief to Support S. Korea's Bid for ILO Leadership...

[Politics] : National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug met with the chief of the International Labor Organization(ILO) and asked for his support in South Korea's bid for the ILO leadership.Assembly Speaker Park made the call during a meeting with Dir...

 2021-11-25 10:12 

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EU Restricts N. Korea's Air Koryo from Entering its Air Space for 11 Years...

[Inter-Korea] : The European Union(EU) has restricted North Korea's state carrier, Air Koryo, from operating in European countries for the eleventh consecutive year. According to the EU Air Safety List on Friday, the European Commission decided to ban...

 2021-11-25 10:05 

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Unification Minister: S. Korea, US Making Meaningful Progress on War-Ending Declaration...

[Inter-Korea] : Unification Minister Lee In-young said that South Korea and the United States are making some meaningful progress on declaring a formal end to the Korean War.The minister made the remarks on Thursday at a hotel in Seoul at an event of the ...

 2021-11-25 09:53 

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S. Korean Amb. to China, Senior Chinese Diplomat Discuss Korean Peninsula Issues...

[Politics] : South Korea's Ambassador to China Jang Ha-sung reportedly met with China's senior diplomat Yang Jiechi and discussed Korean Peninsula issues. According to the South Korean Embassy in China, Ambassador Jang met with the director of the...

 2021-11-25 09:49 

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Foreign Ownership of S. Korean Land Rises 1.3% in First Half...

[Economy] : Foreign ownership of South Korean land increased one-point-three percent in the first half of this year from six months earlier.According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Friday, foreigners owned 256-point-seven square ...

 2021-11-25 09:43 

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Gov't Fails to Reach Conclusion on New Quarantine Measures...

[Domestic] : The government has failed to come to a conclusion on whether to halt a gradual transition to normalcy and return to restrictions amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.A government committee supporting the transition held its fourth meeting on T...

 2021-11-24 20:35 

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Gov't Sees No Major Disruptions from Cargo Truckers' Strike...

[Domestic] : With unionized cargo truckers launching a three-day general strike on Thursday, the government concluded later in the day that no major disruptions stemming from the walkout have yet to occur. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transpor...

 2021-11-24 20:28 

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S. Korea, Uzbekistan to Boost Cooperation on Energy, Resources...

[Politics] : South Korea and Uzbekistan have agreed to enhance collaboration in various fields, including energy and resources. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Thursday that the agreement was made during the 11th meeting of the Joint Co...

 2021-11-24 20:19 

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KDCA Chief Stresses Need to Restrict Personal Contact in Dec....

[Domestic] : Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong has stressed the need to re-tighten restrictions on people-to-people contact next month when booster COVID-19 vaccine shots are scheduled for senior citizens. Jeo...

 2021-11-24 20:04 

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Poll: Race Between 2 Main Presidential Hopefuls within Margin of Error...

[Politics] : A new poll showed on Thursday that support for the leading presidential contenders of South Korea's two main rival parties' - former Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung and former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl- stood within the margin...

 2021-11-24 17:48 

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Unification Ministry Urges N. Korea to Abide by Denuclearization Agreements...

[Politics] : The unification ministry has reiterated that North Korea must abide by inter-Korean agreements made on denuclearization.A ministry official told reporters Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear activities not only violate the UN Security Counc...

 2021-11-24 17:43 

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PPP Presidential Candidate Announces Campaign Leadership, Head Spot Still Open...

[Politics] : People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl has announced the leadership of his election committee, though left the head position empty after failing to narrow differences with former interim leader Kim Chong-in.Yoon receive...

 2021-11-24 17:06 

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Chief of Labor Group Given Suspended Sentence for Illegal Rallies...

[Domestic] : The chief of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions has been convicted of holding illegal rallies in Seoul, but released on probation.The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday sentenced Yang Kyung-soo to one year in prison, suspended for...

 2021-11-24 16:45 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 0.47%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 14-point-02 points, or zero-point-47 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-980-point-27.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing four-point-47 points, or zero-point-44 ...

 2021-11-24 16:44 

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DP Candidate's Close Aides Named to Party Leadership Roles...

[Politics] : Two aides of Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung have joined as governing members of the ruling party.At a DP news briefing on Thursday it was announced that Kim Young-jin was appointed the party's secretary-general ...

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