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 2022-05-15 14:31 

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Pyongyang North Korea's COVID-19 Epicenter with 42 Linked Deaths Confirmed...

[Politics] : The North Korean capital of Pyongyang remains the reclusive state's COVID-19 epicenter, reporting the highest number of confirmed cases and related symptoms throughout the country. The North's national emergency quarantine headquarter...

 2022-05-15 14:14 

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Ministry to Swiftly Propose Inter-Korean Cooperation in Curbing COVID-19...

[Politics] : The ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs reaffirmed the government's resolve to swiftly propose cross-border cooperation on curbing COVID-19 in the wake of the virus' outbreak in North Korea.The unification ministry said on Mond...

 2022-05-15 12:15 

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Pres. Yoon Calls for Nat'l Assembly's Cooperation in Passing Extra Budget...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has called for the National Assembly's cooperation in passing the government's 59 trillion-won supplementary budget plan, stressing that stabilizing people's livelihood is most urgent.Yoon made the call on ...

 2022-05-15 11:56 

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BOK Chief Not Ruling Out Possible Interest Rate Hike of Half a Percentage Point...

[Economy] : Bank of Korea Governor Rhee Chang-yong says the bank cannot, at the present time, fully rule out the possibility of taking a big step, apparently referring to a single increase in the benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point.Rhee mad...

 2022-05-15 11:34 

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Gap Widens in Assets of Households Headed by Those in 20s, 30s...

[Economy] : New data finds that the gap in assets of households headed by those in their 20s and 30s further widened compared to a year ago.According to an analysis by main opposition Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Hoi-jae using data from Statistics Korea ...

 2022-05-15 10:58 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 10,000s for First Time in 104 Days...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to the ten-thousand range for the first time in more than three months amid a clear downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday that 13-thousand-296 infections were reported thr...

 2022-05-15 10:26 

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S. Korean Condolence Delegation Arrives in UAE...

[Politics] : Rep. Chang Je-won of the ruling People Power Party has arrived in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) as a special envoy of President Yoon Suk Yeol to offer condolences over the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Upon arrival at ...

 2022-05-15 10:12 

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Golfer Lee Kyoung-hoon Defends PGA Tour Title...

[Sports] : South Korean golfer Lee Kyoung-hoon has won a PGA Tour title in Texas for the second consecutive year.Lee shot nine-under 63 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas on Sunday.The 31-year-old golfer fini...

 2022-05-15 09:56 

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N. Korea Asks for China's Assistance in Fight Against COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly asked for China's assistance in its fight against COVID-19 after the outbreak of the virus last week.According to a source familiar with the bilateral relations on Sunday, North Korea recently asked China to ...

 2022-05-15 09:51 

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Age of Eligibility for COVID-19 Treatment Pills Lowered...

[Domestic] : Starting Monday, Pfizer's COVID-19 oral treatment Paxlovid will be available to people aged 12 and older with underlying medical conditions.The government also said that the antiviral pill Lagevrio, developed by U.S. firm Merck Sharp & Do...

 2022-05-15 09:25 

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BTS Scoops up Three Billboard Awards...

[Culture] : K-pop sensation BTS has won three prizes at this year's Billboard Music Awards, winning honors at the event for the sixth straight year.According to Billboard on Sunday, BTS won Top Duo or Group, Top Song Sales Artist and Top Selling Song....

 2022-05-15 09:11 

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N. Korean Leader Orders Military to Stabilize Drug Supply...

[Politics] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly reprimanded officials for failing to supply medicine in a timely manner amid an explosive spread of the COVID-19 across the country.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agenc...

 2022-05-15 09:05 

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Yoon to Deliver His First Address to National Assembly Monday...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend a plenary session of the National Assembly on Monday morning and deliver his first address to the Assembly since he took office last Tuesday.The presidential spokesperson's office said on Sunday that th...

 2022-05-14 15:26 

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Candidates Campaign for June 1 Local Elections...

[Politics] : Candidates of rival parties are campaigning in earnest in the first weekend after the candidate registration for the June 1 local elections.Former chair of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) Song Young-gil, who is running for Seoul may...

 2022-05-14 14:50 

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'S. Korea-US Summit to Discuss Response to N. Korea's Provocation, Economic Security, Contribution to Int'l Community'...

[Politics] : A presidential official says that responses to North Korea's provocation, economic security, and South Korea and the United States' contribution to deal with global challenges will be three main agenda items for the upcoming summit be...

 2022-05-14 14:42 

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S. Korea to Propose Working-level Talks to Help N. Korea's Fight against COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : The government reportedly plans to make an official offer early this week to provide assistance in North Korea's fight against COVID-19.A senior government official said on Sunday that the Seoul government is considering officially mak...

 2022-05-14 14:16 

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Ryu Hyun-jin Makes Solid Comeback...

[Sports] : South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays has shown a solid performance after a comeback from a ten-day injury.Ryu took the mound for the first time since mid-April in a match against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St...

 2022-05-14 14:12 

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Domestic Sales of Diesel-powered Vehicles Plunge over 40% in Q1...

[Economy] : Domestic sales of diesel-powered vehicles plunged by more than 40 percent on-year in the first quarter.According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association on Sunday, the number of diesel-fueled cars sold at home from January to March c...

 2022-05-14 13:55 

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Report: N. Korea Likely Resumed Construction of Second Nuclear Reactor at Yongbyon...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea appears to have resumed construction of a second reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear site after a long period of inactivity.According to CNN and other foreign media outlets, new satellite imagery by Maxar showed the North has resta...

 2022-05-14 13:02 

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N. Korea Reports 15 New Deaths, 296,000 Fever Cases...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea, which confirmed its first COVID-19 case last week, has reported 15 additional deaths and more than 290-thousand new fever cases.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday, the state emerg...

 2022-05-14 11:29 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 25,434...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell to 25-thousand range amid a continued downturn in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Sunday that 25-thousand-434 infections were reported throughout the previous day, including 26 ...

 2022-05-13 14:20 

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UN Expresses Concern over N. Korea Outbreak...

[International] : The United Nations has expressed concern over news of COVID-19 spreading in North Korea and reaffirmed its will to provide support.In a Friday briefing, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the secretary-general, said the UN was monitoring r...

 2022-05-13 14:19 

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Park, Blinken Discuss N. Korea, Upcoming Summit in First Phone Talks...

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and the U.S. held talks via video link and discussed Korean Peninsula issues and preparations for a presidential summit.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, in their first talks since Foreign Minister Pa...

 2022-05-13 14:14 

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Global Crypto Exchanges Delisting Terra Tokens...

[Politics] : Major crypto exchanges around the world are suspending trading or delisting the Korean stablecoin TerraUST and its sister token Luna, whose prices have collapsed in recent days.According to Bloomberg, OKX, one of the largest crypto exchanges,...

 2022-05-13 14:13 

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New COVID-19 Cases Dip Below 30,000...

[Politics] : Daily COVID-19 cases have dipped below 30-thousand.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that 29-thousand-581 infections were reported throughout Friday, including 55 from overseas.Compared to the same day last ...

 2022-05-13 14:12 

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CNN: COVID-19 Outbreak Can be Disastrous for N. Korea with No Vaccines...

[Politics] : CNN says a COVID-19 outbreak could prove disastrous for North Korea.In a report Friday, it said the country's dilapidated healthcare infrastructure is unlikely to be up to the task of treating a large number of patients with a highly infe...

 2022-05-13 14:06 

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High Jumper Woo Grabs Diamond League Title in Doha...

[Politics] : South Korean high jumper Woo Sang-hyeok has captured another international title at the World Athletics' Diamond League competition held in Doha, Qatar.Clearing two-point-33 meters, Woo finished first in the men's high jump finals on ...

 2022-05-13 14:05 

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US Supports Vaccine Provision to N. Korea through COVAX...

[Politics] : The U.S. says that if the global vaccine program COVAX decides to provide U.S.-made Pfizer vaccines to North Korea, it will support that effort.In a spokesperson's statement, the U.S. State Department has said that it is aware of media re...

 2022-05-13 12:11 

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N. Korea Reports 21 More COVID-19 Deaths...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean media says the country confirmed 21 deaths on Friday with over 174-thousand people reporting fever.According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), leader Kim Jong-un was briefed on the spread of the infectious disease by t...

 2022-05-12 20:17 

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Report: Samsung in Talks to Raise Chipmaking Costs by Up to 20%...

[Economy] : Samsung Electronics is reportedly in talks with foundry clients about raising chipmaking prices by up to 20 percent this year. Bloomberg issued the report on Friday, citing an unidentified source familiar with the matter.The report said Samsun...

 2022-05-12 20:15 

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S. Korea, Japan in Talks to Resume Gimpo-Haneda Flights...

[Politics] : The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Friday said that it is holding discussions with the foreign ministry and health authorities to swiftly resume flights between South Korea's Gimpo and Haneda in Japan. The transpor...

 2022-05-12 20:09 

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Presidential Official: N. Korea Appears to be Ready for 7th Nuclear Test...

[Inter-Korea] : A presidential official says that North Korea appears to be ready for a nuclear test and may test various types of missiles before the main nuclear test. An official at the top office presented the assessment on Friday to reporters.The off...

 2022-05-12 20:03 

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China Hopes to Enhance Cooperation with N. Korea on COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : China has expressed hope to provide support and enhance cooperation with North Korea in the fight against COVID-19. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday in a press briefing that anti-virus measures are a common ...

 2022-05-12 17:02 

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Yoon Asks Parliament to Approve Justice Minister Nominee...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk-yeol has asked the National Assembly to approve his nominee for justice minister, Han Dong-hoon.A presidential office official said Yoon made the request on Friday, asking lawmakers to send a report on his confirmation hear...

 2022-05-12 16:47 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Up 2.12%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose 54-point-16 points, or two-point-12 percent, on Friday, ending the week at two-thousand-604-point-24.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining 19-point-42 points, or two-point-33 perce...

 2022-05-12 16:46 

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KEPCO Posts Q1 Operating Loss Exceeding 7.7 Tln Won...

[Economy] : The Korea Electric Power Corporation, or KEPCO, has shifted into the red in the first quarter, reporting an operating loss of seven-point-78 trillion won for the January-to-March period based on a tentative estimate.According to a regulatory f...

 2022-05-12 16:28 

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FM Park Holds 1st Video Conference with US Secretary of State...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin on Friday held his first video conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken since taking office on Thursday.Park and Blinken strongly condemned North Korea's provocations, including its ballistic missil...

 2022-05-12 16:19 

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Yoon Seeks Meeting with Ruling, Rival Party Leaders Next Week...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol is reportedly pushing for a meeting with leaders of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) and opposition parties some time next week.According to Yonhap News Agency on Friday, the meeting, if it does happen, will likely b...

 2022-05-12 16:05 

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Court Approves KG Consortium as Candidate Buyer of SsangYong Motor...

[Economy] : The Seoul Bankruptcy Court has chosen a consortium led by the conglomerate KG Group as the designated buyer of the debt-ridden carmaker SsangYong Motor.Announcing the decision on Friday, the court approved the consortium between KG and private...

 2022-05-12 15:48 

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Gov't to Provide N. Korea with COVID-19 Vaccines, Supplies...

[Inter-Korea] : President Yoon Suk Yeol plans to provide North Korea with COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies after the regime reported its first confirmed cases of infections and a death since the start of the global pandemic.Presidential spokesperson...

 2022-05-12 15:31 

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Yoon Calls for Mitigation of Impact on Economy from COVID-19, Other Concerns...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol called for measures to mitigate the economic impact of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chain disruptions, inflation and increasing global financial market volatility.Yoon made the call during a meeting w...

 2022-05-12 14:59 

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Candidate Registration for June 1 Local, By-elections Ends Friday...

[Politics] : The two-day candidate registration period for the June 1 local and parliamentary by-elections are set to end later on Friday.In Seoul, incumbent Mayor Oh Se-hoon of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) will seek another term, squaring off again...

 2022-05-12 14:41 

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Yoon Announces 21 Ministerial, Vice Minister-Level Appointments...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol on Friday announced 21 additional ministerial and vice minister-level appointments.Yoon appointed former ruling People Power Party(PPP) Rep. Park Min-shik as veteran affairs minister, and Lee Wan-kyu, Yoon's classm...

 2022-05-12 14:23 

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FM Park Pledges to Strongly Urge N. Korea to Suspend Missile Provocations...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin pledged to strongly urge North Korea to suspend its repeated missile provocations in cooperation with the international community.After paying his respects at the Seoul National Cemetery as his first public duty on F...

 2022-05-12 13:11 

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3 S. Koreans Injured during Hair Salon Shooting in Dallas Koreatown...

[International] : Three Koreans were injured in a shooting incident inside a Koreatown hair salon in the U.S. city of Dallas.According to The Associated Press and local media reports on Thursday, three women were taken to the hospital with non-life-threat...

 2022-05-12 12:41 

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Yoon Appoints 4 Cabinet Ministers Thurs....

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol appointed four Cabinet ministers on Thursday, two of which were made without the National Assembly's adoption of a confirmation hearing report.Yoon appointed Lee Chang-yang as Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy...

 2022-05-12 12:08 

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AP: Hyundai Motor to Unveil Plans for EV Plant in Georgia during Biden's S. Korea Visit...

[Economy] : Hyundai Motor Group is set to unveil its plan to build a massive electric vehicle plant in the U.S. state of Georgia during U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea.Quoting sources familiar with the plan, the Associated Press said o...

 2022-05-12 11:50 

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S. Korea and US' Nat'l Security Advisers Discuss N. Korea's Missile Launches...

[Politics] : National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han and his U.S. counterpart Jake Sullivan have discussed North Korea's missile launches among other key security issues.The presidential office said on Friday that the two advisers held discussions over...

 2022-05-12 11:42 

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S. Korea Mentions CVID at UNSC Meeting on N. Korean Missile Launches...

[Politics] : The government has mentioned the term "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization,4; or CVID, during an open meeting of the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) on North Korea's ballistic missile launches.According to the...

 2022-05-12 11:29 

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No. of Int'l Flights to Further Increase amid Rising Demand...

[Domestic] : The government will further increase the number of international flights amid improving quarantine indices and rising demand for overseas travel.Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min said in a meeting of the Central Disaster and Sa...

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