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 2022-05-12 11:07 

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Presidential National Security Office Condemns N. Korea's Missile Launches...

[Inter-Korea] : The presidential National Security Office(NSO) has strongly condemned North Korea's latest launch of ballistic missiles, calling them a serious provocation.The NSO held a meeting at the crisis management center at the presidential offi...

 2022-05-12 10:39 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 32,451...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases fell more than three-thousand to stay below 40-thousand amid a downward trend in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Friday that 32-thousand-451 infections were confirmed throughout the previous ...

 2022-05-12 10:39 

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Son Heung-min Scores 21st Goal of Season, Closer to EPL Top Scorer...

[Sports] : South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League has scored his 21st goal of the season to move closer to the top scorer in the league.In a match against archrival Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Lon...

 2022-05-12 10:15 

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National Security Advisors of S. Korea, US Hold First Talks on Biden's Trip, N. Korea...

[Politics] : The national security advisers of South Korea and the United States held phone talks on Thursday to discuss President Joe Biden's upcoming trip to Seoul.The White House said in a press release on Thursday that U.S. National Security Advis...

 2022-05-12 09:55 

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Yoon Pledges Additional $3 Bln for Global Fight against COVID-19...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Thursday that South Korea will contribute an additional 300 million U.S. dollars to a global initiative against COVID-19.The president made the pledge in his pre-recorded speech for the second Global COVID-19 S...

 2022-05-12 09:34 

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Import Prices Post First Drop in Four Months...

[Economy] : South Korea's import prices fell for the first time in four months in April with a slight fall in crude oil prices last month.According to data from the Bank of Korea on Friday, the country's import price index marked 147-point-95 in A...

 2022-05-12 09:21 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles toward East Sea Thursday...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area in Pyongyang toward the East Sea on Thursday.The JCS said on Thursday that it detected missiles launched at around...

 2022-05-12 09:16 

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N. Korea Reports Six Deaths, 18,000 Fever Cases...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly confirmed 18-thousand new cases of fever and six deaths, including one from COVID-19.According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday, leader Kim Jong-un visited the national emerg...

 2022-05-11 20:44 

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Unification Ministry Expresses Hope for Quick End to COVID-19 in N. Korea...

[Inter-Korea] : Seoul's unification ministry has expressed hope that North Korea will be able to manage the spread of COVID-19, and for the outbreak to quickly subside. The ministry issued its official position on Thursday after North Korea confirmed ...

 2022-05-11 20:39 

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S. Korea's ICT Exports Top $19.9 Bln in April, up 17% On-Year...

[Economy] : South Korea's exports of information and communication technology(ICT) products hit a record high for the month of April. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT on Thursday, outbound shipments of ICT products last month jumped 16-poi...

 2022-05-11 20:20 

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Health Authorities Consider COVID-19 Vaccine Donation to N. Korea...

[Politics] : Health authorities are mulling the donation of remaining COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea, if necessary. The Central Disease Control Headquarters unveiled the stance on Thursday, when asked if there is possibility of including North Korea in ...

 2022-05-11 20:08 

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N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Yoon Calls Security Meeting...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea, the first sine the start of President Yoon Suk Yeol's administration, prompting the top office to convene a security meeting.The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) confirmed the laun...

 2022-05-11 19:59 

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Yoon to Debut on Global Stage in Virtual COVID-19 Summit...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will take part in a second global summit on the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual conference to be held on Thursday night, local time, will mark Yoon's first appearance on the international stage since he took office ...

 2022-05-11 17:30 

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Extra Budget Worth 59 Tln Won Approved by Cabinet...

[Economy] : The government has prepared a 59 trillion-won supplementary budget, 36 trillion won of which will be used to stabilize prices and support small business owners hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.The largest ever extra budget was approved during a Ca...

 2022-05-11 17:30 

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Extra Budget Set to Pay Up to 10 Mln Won in Small Biz Indemnities...

[Politics] : The government will pay up to ten million won in indemnities to small businesses that have suffered revenue losses due to COVID-19 restrictions.The year's second extra budget plan, which includes 23 trillion won in indemnity funds, was ap...

 2022-05-11 17:11 

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Booster Shot Recommended after 3 Mo. for Recovered COVID-19 Patients...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have recommended recovered COVID-19 patients get boosted three months after testing positive.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Thursday set a new standard for vaccination intervals for confirmed COVID-19 pa...

 2022-05-11 16:59 

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Public Tours of Cheong Wa Dae Extended to June 11...

[Domestic] : Public tours of the former presidential compound, Cheong Wa Dae, have been extended to June 11. People wanting to visit Cheong Wa Dae between May 22 and June 11 were able make reservations starting at noon on Thursday, according to the presid...

 2022-05-11 16:43 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 1.63%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 42-point-19 points, or one-point-63 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-550-point-08.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing 32-point-68 points, or three-point-77 pe...

 2022-05-11 16:43 

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Military to Revive Term 'Provocation' for N. Korea Ballistic Missile Launches...

[Inter-Korea] : The military and government are expected to revive the term "provocation"; when announcing ballistic missile launches by North Korea.According to multiple military sources on Thursday, the defense ministry and the Joint Chiefs of St...

 2022-05-11 16:27 

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US Congress Calls for Regulation after 'Stablecoin' Tumble...

[Economy] : U.S. Congress has called for the regulation of "stablecoins,4; a type of cryptocurrency, following the sharp drop in price of Korean stablecoin TerraUSD.According to Bloomberg, Senate Banking Committee chairman Sherrod Brown issued a st...

 2022-05-11 15:58 

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Job Satisfaction among Teachers Suffers Decline...

[Domestic] : Job satisfaction among teachers has considerably dropped.The Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations revealed the results of a survey on Wednesday that was conducted on over 84-hundred teachers at kindergartens, elementary, middle and...

 2022-05-11 15:49 

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Diesel Price Hike Continues, Hit New All-time High...

[Economy] : South Korea's diesel prices have hit an all-time high with a nationwide average of one-thousand-950-point-eight won per liter on Thursday.According to the Korea National Oil Corporation, diesel prices rose by another three-point-two won fr...

 2022-05-11 15:26 

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Lawmaker Lee Sang-jik Loses Seat for Election Law Violations...

[Domestic] : Independent lawmaker Lee Sang-jik was stripped of his parliamentary seat for violating election laws during the 2020 parliamentary election.The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it upheld a lower court's suspended prison sentence o...

 2022-05-11 14:46 

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Unification Minister Nominee Open to Supporting N. Korea after 1st COVID-19 Case...

[Inter-Korea] : Unification minister nominee Kwon Young-se said he is open to actively supporting North Korea after the regime admitted for the first time to a confirmed case of COVID-19.At his parliamentary confirmation hearing on Thursday, Kwon said the...

 2022-05-11 14:34 

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Court Suspends Police Rally Ban nearby New Pres. Office...

[Domestic] : A Seoul court suspended a police ban on assemblies and demonstrations near the new presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan District, prompting the police to appeal the ruling.According to the ruling by the Seoul Administrative Court on Wed...

 2022-05-11 13:00 

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Yoon Pushes Ahead with Foreign, Interior Minister Appointments...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday pushed ahead with the appointment of Park Jin as foreign minister and Lee Sang-min as interior minister amid delays in their parliamentary confirmations.While the president earlier requested the National As...

 2022-05-11 12:36 

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'Japanese PM's Request on Girl Statue Unprecedented, Undesirable'...

[Politics] : The foreign ministry has said it is not desirable for the South Korean or Japanese government to intervene in civilian-level activities after the Japanese prime minister requested Germany to take down a statue in Berlin symbolizing victims of...

 2022-05-11 11:57 

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DP Expels 3-Term Lawmaker amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has expelled three-term lawmaker Park Wan-joo amid allegations he engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior.DP Spokesperson Shin Hyun-young told reporters on Thursday that the party reached the decisi...

 2022-05-11 11:31 

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Foreign Ministry Positively Considering Joining IPEF...

[Economy] : The government says it is positively considering joining the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF), a new U.S.-proposed economic framework for the region.The foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the government has maintained the stance that...

 2022-05-11 11:24 

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Pres. Yoon Vows to Set up Gov't Office for Overseas Koreans...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has unveiled plans to establish a government office for overseas Koreans as well as a system through which such Koreans can easily access administrative services abroad.Yoon disclosed the plans on Wednesday during a ce...

 2022-05-11 11:13 

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7 Companies to Recall 12,000 Vehicles for Software Errors...

[Politics] : The government has announced that seven companies will recall nearly 12-thousand vehicles for software errors.The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement on Thursday that Mercedes-Benz Korea and six other companies ...

 2022-05-11 10:41 

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New COVID-19 Cases Fall to 35,906...

[Domestic] : New COVID-19 cases fell below 40-thousand amid a general downward trend in infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Thursday that 35-thousand-906 infections were confirmed throughout the previous day.The number of criti...

 2022-05-11 10:40 

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N. Korea Reports First Case of COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea, which has claimed to have no COVID-19 cases, has reportedly detected its first confirmed case of the virus.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Thursday that the country's quarantine authoritie...

 2022-05-11 10:26 

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UNSC Meeting on N. Korea Ends with No Significant Outcome...

[Inter-Korea] : The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's missile provocations, but the session produced no significant outcome due to differences among the members.The UNSC convened an o...

 2022-05-11 10:17 

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Campbell: US Notes Yoon's Partnership in Engagement with N. Korea...

[International] : A senior White House official has expressed expectations for the Yoon Suk Yeol government in light of the president's emphasis on strengthening South Korea's alliance with the United States as it seeks engagement with North Korea...

 2022-05-11 09:38 

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US Reaffirms Close Coordination with S. Korea to Address N. Korea Threats...

[International] : The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to close coordination with the Yoon Suk Yeol government to deal with threats from North Korea, while stressing cooperation with allies and partners.State Department spokesperson Ned Price i...

 2022-05-11 09:12 

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Candidate Registration Begins for June 1 Local Elections...

[Politics] : The National Election Commission(NEC) will open registration on Thursday for candidates running in the June 1 local elections.The two-day candidate registration will also begin on Thursday for contenders running for parliamentary seats in by-...

 2022-05-11 09:07 

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Yoon Gov't to Hold First Cabinet Meeting to Approve Extra Budget Plan...

[Politics] : The Yoon Suk Yeol government will hold its first Cabinet meeting on Thursday.The meeting, set for Thursday afternoon at the new presidential office in the Yongsan District of Seoul, is expected to bring together seven ministers appointed by Y...

 2022-05-10 19:48 

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Yoon Pushes for Resumption of Gimpo-Haneda Flight Route in May...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has expressed his desire to see flights resumed between major airports in Seoul and Tokyo within this month. In a meeting with a group of visiting Japanese lawmakers at the presidential office in Yongsan on Wednesday, ...

 2022-05-10 19:39 

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Expressway Traffic, Service Station Sales Rise amid Lifted Distancing Rules...

[Domestic] : The volume of traffic on expressways and the sales at motorway service stations both increased in the first week of May, compared to the same period of last year, as the government lifted social distancing rules that had been in place to figh...

 2022-05-10 19:32 

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New Finance Minister Expresses Commitment to Stabilizing Inflation...

[Economy] : The Yoon Suk Yeol government's first finance minister has vowed to place priority on stabilizing inflation and to better manage macroeconomic risks. In a swearing-in ceremony in Sejong on Wednesday, finance minister Choo Kyung-ho said the ...

 2022-05-10 19:09 

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JCS Chair Joins Indo-Pacific Security Forum to Discuss Climate Change...

[Politics] : Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) Chairman Gen. Won In-choul has attended the third Indo-Pacific Security Forum, this time with a focus on the impact of climate change on security. According to the JCS, Won joined the video conference on Wednesday, ...

 2022-05-10 17:36 

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Poet and Democracy Activist Kim Ji-ha Laid to Rest...

[Domestic] : Kim Ji-ha, a poet and democracy activist who was imprisoned for his fight against the authoritarian government in the 1970s, was laid to rest on Wednesday.A funeral service was held in Wonju, Gangwon Province, attended by his family members a...

 2022-05-10 17:29 

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Price of Diesel Overtakes Gasoline for the First Time in 14 Yrs...

[Economy] : The price of diesel has overtaken that of gasoline as global supply suffers.According to oil price portal Opinet run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the average price of diesel sold at pumps nationwide stood at one-thousand-946-point-65...

 2022-05-10 16:50 

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Hearing for Gender Minister Nominee Makes Little Headway...

[Politics] : The fate of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family was a key topic during the parliamentary confirmation hearing for gender minister nominee Kim Hyun-sook held on Wednesday.Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) lawmakers pointed out the ir...

 2022-05-10 16:42 

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Cheong Wa Dae Included in Map Service after Public Opening...

[Domestic] : The grounds of the former presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae, previously omitted from maps for security reasons, were disclosed after the compound was opened to the general public by the Yoon Suk Yeol administration on Tuesday.The land mini...

 2022-05-10 16:41 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Down 0.17%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell four-point-29 points, or zero-point-17 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-592-point-27.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose however, gaining ten-point-20 points, or one-poin...

 2022-05-10 16:32 

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Sankei: Kishida Asked German Chancellor to Remove Peace Statue in Berlin...

[International] : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reportedly made a request to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to take down a statue in Berlin symbolizing victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.According to Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper ...

 2022-05-10 16:14 

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Yoon Nominates Fmr. Pres. Aide as NIS Chief...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has nominated a former presidential aide from the Park Geun-hye administration to head the National Intelligence Service(NIS).The top office on Wednesday announced the nomination of Kim Kyou-hyun, a career diplomat who...

 2022-05-10 16:02 

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Bank Loans to Households Post Growth in April...

[Economy] : Household loans issued by banks grew in April after four months of decline.According to Bank of Korea(BOK) data on Wednesday, outstanding household loans held by banks expanded by one-point-two trillion won last month from March.Mortgage loans...

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