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 2022-09-18 15:08 

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KMA: Typhoon Nanmadol Passed Nearest Point from Korean Peninsula Mon. Morning...

[Domestic] : Typhoon Nanmadol passed its nearest point of proximity to the Korean Peninsula on Monday morning.According to the Korean Meteorological Administration(KMA), as of 10:00 a.m., the year's 14th typhoon was over waters 300 kilometers north-no...

 2022-09-18 14:42 

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Military to Sternly Respond to N. Korea's Violation of 2018 Military Agreement...

[Politics] : The military said it will respond robustly to any violation by North Korea of the two sides' military agreement signed on September 19, 2018.Marking the fourth anniversary of the agreement on Monday, defense ministry deputy spokesperson C...

 2022-09-18 14:30 

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JCS Chief: N. Korea's Nuclear Force Law Show of Intent Not to Denuclearize...

[Politics] : Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) Chairman Gen. Kim Seung-kyum said that North Korea's intent not to denuclearize is demonstrated by its new law authorizing automatic nuclear launches when under attack.Asked about his assessment at a meeting of ...

 2022-09-18 13:16 

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Minister Pledges Measures to Stabilize Prices ahead of Kimchi Season...

[Economy] : Finance minister Choo Kyung-ho announced that state reserves of napa cabbage will be released early and other measures are in the works to secure the supply of vegetables used to make kimchi ahead of the winter season.Presiding over a meeting ...

 2022-09-18 12:40 

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Five-Term PPP Rep. Joo Ho-young Elected New Floor Leader...

[Politics] : Three weeks after a court order removed ruling People Power Party Rep. Joo Ho-young from the position of interim party leader, the five-term lawmaker has been elected as the party's new floor leader.Joo won 61 of the votes cast by 106 Ass...

 2022-09-18 12:07 

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66 Flights Grounded due to Nanmadol...

[Domestic] : A number of flights and ferry services have seen disruptions as Typhoon Nanmadol approaches the Korean Peninsula.The Korea Airports Corporation said a total of 66 flights were canceled at nine airports as of 10 a.m. Monday, including 23 at Gi...

 2022-09-18 11:58 

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Pres. Yoon: Late Queen Elizabeth II Was Guardian of Peace and Freedom...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during a reception for foreign dignitaries at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III on the eve of the Her Majesty's state funeral.After arriving in London on Sunday, Yoon a...

 2022-09-18 11:32 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 20,000 Range...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell below the 20-thousand range as the outbreak continues to subside. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Monday that 19-thousand-407 infections were reported throughout Sunday, raising the country...

 2022-09-18 11:27 

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ASF Case Confirmed in Pig Farm in Gangwon Province...

[Domestic] : Quarantine authorities are on alert after confirming a case of African swine fever(ASF) at a pig farm in Gangwon Province.The ASF Central Disaster Management Headquarters under the agriculture ministry made the confirmation following an analy...

 2022-09-18 11:17 

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Pres. Yoon Slams Predecessor's N. Korea Policy...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has criticized his predecessor's "obsession" with Pyongyang for influencing the previous administration's North Korea policy.In an interview with The New York Times conducted last Wednesday and publishe...

 2022-09-18 10:34 

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PPP Launches Procedure to Further Punish Ex-Chief Lee...

[Politics] : The ethics committee of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) has begun the process to dole out possible additional punishment for former PPP chair Lee Jun-seok.Following a three-hour meeting of the party's ethics committee on Sunday, commit...

 2022-09-18 10:06 

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Gov't Completes Land Provision for US for THAAD Operation...

[Politics] : The government has reportedly completed the procedures to grant land to the U.S. for the operation of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) unit in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.Yonhap News quoted diplomatic and military sour...

 2022-09-18 09:52 

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Top Office Issues 'No Comment' on Reports of Yoon-Kishida Summit...

[Politics] : The presidential office has declined to comment on Japanese media reports that a South Korea-Japan summit this week is unlikely.A senior presidential office official accompanying President Yoon Suk Yeol during his three-nation tour said that ...

 2022-09-18 09:42 

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Rival Parties to Clash as Parliament Opens Interpellation Session...

[Politics] : The National Assembly will begin a four-day interpellation session on Monday.With Prime Minister Han Duck-soo and some of the closest Cabinet members to President Yoon Suk Yeol expected to attend the opening-day questioning sessions on politi...

 2022-09-18 09:26 

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Typhoon Nanmadol to Bring up to 80 MM of Rain to Southern Coastal Areas...

[Science] : Up to 80 millimeters of rain will drench southern and eastern regions on Monday as Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to pass close to the Korean Peninsula on Monday morning.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Monday, 20 to ...

 2022-09-18 09:17 

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Typhoon Warning Issued for Southern Regions with Nanmadol Approaching...

[Science] : A typhoon warning has been issued for the nation's southeastern regions as the 14th typhoon of the season, Nanmadol, approaches the Korean Peninsula.According to the Central Disaster Safety and Countermeasures Headquarters on Sunday, the w...

 2022-09-18 08:00 

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Pres.Office: Yoon, Biden May Touch Upon FX Market Concerns...

[Politics] : The presidential office says leaders of South Korea and the U.S. will likely discuss measures to stabilize the foreign exchange market during their upcoming summit as it is an issue of mutual concern.President Yoon Suk Yeol is scheduled to ho...

 2022-09-18 07:39 

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Yoon Consoles King Charles III over Death of Queen Elizabeth II...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol began his two-day visit to the U.K. by attending a reception hosted by King Charles III on Sunday. During the event at Buckingham Palace Sunday evening, Yoon conveyed his condolences to Charles III on the death of Quee...

 2022-09-17 15:03 

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Gov't Emergency Response Posture Lifted to Level 2 to Brace for Typhoon Nanmadol...

[Domestic] : The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters' emergency response posture was upgraded to Level Two on Sunday as Typhoon Nanmadol is heading north.The headquarters, under the Ministry of Interior and Safety, said that its e...

 2022-09-17 14:55 

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PPP's Ethics Committee to Discuss Additional Punishment for Suspended Chair...

[Politics] : The ethics committee of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) will hold a plenary session on Sunday to discuss a possible additional punishment for the former PPP chair Lee Jun-seok.If the committee decides to initiate the process for additiona...

 2022-09-17 14:16 

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Typhoon Nanmadol to Bring Strong Winds, Rains to Southern Areas from Sunday Night...

[Science] : Typhoon Nanmadol is likely to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the southern and eastern coastal areas from Sunday night.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Sunday, the season's 14th typhoon passed the waters about ...

 2022-09-17 14:04 

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Sankei: S. Korea-Japan Summit in New York Unlikely...

[Politics] : A Japanese newspaper said that the Tokyo government is moving toward skipping a summit between South Korea on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.Japan's Sankei Shimbun daily issued the report on Sunday quoting multiple g...

 2022-09-17 13:57 

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Brother of Slain S. Korean Official Meets Parents of Warmbier...

[Inter-Korea] : The brother of a South Korean fisheries official who was shot to death by North Korean troops two years ago has met with the parents of the late American student Otto Warmbier, who died soon after his release from imprisonment in the North...

 2022-09-17 13:50 

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Son Heung-min Ends Goal Drought with Hat-Trick...

[Sports] : South Korean forward Son Heung-min of the Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored three goals in one match, ending his goal drought this season.In a match against Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday,...

 2022-09-17 13:07 

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Yoon Embarks on Trip to Britain, US, Canada...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has embarked on a seven-day overseas trip to Britain, the United States and Canada.President Yoon and his entourage left for Britain at around 9:10 a.m. on Sunday aboard Air Force One from the Seoul Air Base in Seongna...

 2022-09-17 12:55 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 34,764...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases dropped by about eight-thousand from the previous day to the 30-thousand range as the outbreak continues to subside.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that 34-thousand-764 infections were reported...

 2022-09-16 14:49 

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IAEA Begins Analysis of Fukushima Water to Verify Japan's Claim...

[International] : The International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) has begun conducting an independent analysis and data corroboration related to the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan in a bid to validate data report...

 2022-09-16 14:40 

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Vice FM: US Affirms Updated Extended Deterrence Pledge...

[Politics] : Vice foreign minister Cho Hyun-dong said that Seoul has confirmed the U.S. pledge for a stronger and updated extended deterrence during high-level dialogue held in Washington on Friday for the first time in nearly five years. Speaking to repo...

 2022-09-16 14:35 

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Zelenskiy: Too Early to Say Tide of War is Turning...

[International] : In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said it was too early to say the tide of the war was turning despite rapid territorial gains made by his forces in the country's northeast this month and...

 2022-09-16 14:32 

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Vice Defense Chief Visits US Cyber Command...

[Politics] : Vice defense minister Shin Beom-chul visited the U.S. Cyber Command on Friday and discussed cooperation in cyber operations. According to Seoul's defense ministry on Saturday, Shin was briefed by the command's deputy chief Timothy Hau...

 2022-09-16 14:29 

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Yoon Invites Chinese President Xi to Visit S. Korea...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit South Korea during his meeting with top Chinese legislator Li Zhanshu. In a press release, the top office said that Yoon and Li held talks for 70 minutes from 4 p.m. Friday...

 2022-09-16 14:20 

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Yoon Orders Guest House Plan be Scrapped after One Day...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has ordered the government to completely scrap the plan to build a state guest house for the new presidential complex just a day after it was unveiled. Senior presidential secretary for public affairs Kim Eun-hye conve...

 2022-09-16 14:18 

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New COVID-19 Cases Drop to 40,000s...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases dropped to the 40-thousand range as the outbreak continues to subside. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that 43-thousand-457 infections were reported throughout Friday raising the count...

 2022-09-16 12:23 

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Joint Statement on the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group Meeting...

[Politics] : The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.In line with the decision by President Joseph R. Biden and President Yoon Suk Yeol in May, the foreign affairs and d...

 2022-09-16 12:19 

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S. Korea, US Warn of 'Overwhelming, Decisive' Response to N. Korean Nuke Strike...

[Politics] : Anchor: South Korea and the U.S. warned that North Korea will face an overwhelming response if it carries out a nuclear attack. This came amid concerns of a 7th nuclear test by North Korea, which recently legistlated an "automatic preempt...

 2022-09-15 20:35 

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S. Korea Sees Auto Production, Exports, Domestic Sales Rise in August...

[Economy] : South Korea, the world's fifth-largest carmaker, saw an increase in auto production as well as inbound and outbound vehicle shipments in August, marking its first rise in 19 months. According to data by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and ...

 2022-09-15 20:24 

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Former Seongnam Mayor Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison on Bribery Charges...

[Politics] : Former Seongman Mayor Eun Su-mi was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of bribery and abuse of power.The Suwon District Court on Friday handed down the sentence, along with a ten million won fine and a separate forfeiture of 46-point...

 2022-09-15 20:18 

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Yoon Meets Maryland Governor, Asks Support for S. Koreans Firms...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol met with visiting U.S. Governor Larry Hogan and asked for his support to ensure equal treatment and benefits for South Korean businesses regarding the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act. The presidential office s...

 2022-09-15 20:05 

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Pres. Office: Yoon, Biden May Touch Upon FX Market Concerns...

[Politics] : The presidential office said on Friday leaders of South Korea and the U.S. will likely discuss measures to stabilize the foreign exchange market during their upcoming summit as it is an issue of mutual concern.Senior presidential secretary fo...

 2022-09-15 17:18 

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Assembly Speaker Meets with Visiting Top Chinese Legislator...

[Politics] : National Assembly speaker Kim Jin-pyo held talks with China's top legislator, Li Zhanshu, in Seoul on Friday and proposed a three-way meeting of the parliamentary speakers of South Korea, China and Japan.In a joint press conference after ...

 2022-09-15 17:02 

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Yoon to Embark on 7-Day Trip to Britain, US, Canada...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will embark on a seven-day overseas trip that will take him to London where he will pay his respects at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II before traveling to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly and h...

 2022-09-15 16:49 

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FM Park Urges Japan's Sincere Participation in Improving Ties...

[Politics] : Foreign minister Park Jin met with Japanese lawmakers during an annual forum on Jeju Island and called for Tokyo's sincere participation in the future-oriented advancement of bilateral relations.During the meeting with a bipartisan Japane...

 2022-09-15 16:41 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 0.79%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 19-point-05 points, or zero-point-79 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-382-point-78.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing eleven-point-34 points, or one-point-45 ...

 2022-09-15 16:35 

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Top Office: Guest House Necessary for New Presidential Complex...

[Politics] : The presidential office has expressed confidence that members of the public will sympathize with the need for a state guest house at the new presidential complex.In a Friday briefing, a top office official said a reception hall is an inevitab...

 2022-09-15 16:15 

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Chinese Museum Removes History-distorting Chronological Table from Exhibition...

[Culture] : Following controversy over the omission of Korean kingdoms in an exhibition, the National Museum of China has removed the offending chronological table.After sending two letters in protest to the museum in Beijing, the National Museum of Korea...

 2022-09-15 15:29 

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Advisory Panel Chief Suggests End to COVID-19 in 6 Months' Time...

[Domestic] : The head of the nation's advisory committee on infectious diseases suggested a possible end to the COVID-19 pandemic in six months' time, calling for a strategy to successfully restore normalcy in the country.At a regular press briefi...

 2022-09-15 15:04 

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Typhoon Nanmadol to Cause Heavy Rainfall, Winds on Korean Peninsula...

[Domestic] : Typhoon Nanmadol, the year's 14th, is gaining strength as it moves northward toward the Korean Peninsula.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), "strong" Typhoon Nanmadol was passing waters 860 kilometers east-s...

 2022-09-15 14:52 

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Parties React Differently to Yoon's Appointments without Parliamentary Approval...

[Politics] : The rival political parties had starkly different reactions to the appointments by President Yoon Suk Yeol of the prosecutor general and state antitrust agency chief without parliamentary approval on Friday.Following the appointment announcem...

 2022-09-15 14:39 

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S. Korea, US Agree to Hold Working-Level Talks on IRA on Friday...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States will hold working-level talks on Friday to address Seoul's concerns over the exclusion of South Korean-made electric vehicles from tax incentives under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA).A government o...

 2022-09-15 14:31 

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Ministry to Revise Anti-Stalking Law following Subway Station Murder...

[Domestic] : The justice ministry will seek revisions to the anti-stalking law as ordered by President Yoon Suk Yeol following the alleged murder of a young woman by her stalker.The ministry on Friday pledged to swiftly abolish a part of the law pohibitin...

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