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 2022-11-17 10:11 

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'US Committed to Continuing Dialogue with S. Korea on IRA'...

[International] : A senior U.S. state department official said on Thursday that the United States is committed to continuing dialogue with South Korea to address its concerns over the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act(IRA).Jose Fernandez, the under secretary f...

 2022-11-17 09:49 

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US NSC Official: N. Korea Funding 30% of Weapons Programs through Illicit Cyber Activities...

[International] : A White House official said on Thursday that North Korea is funding some 30 percent of its nuclear and missile programs with proceeds from illegal cyber activities.In a press briefing in Washington, Anne Neuberger, the deputy national se...

 2022-11-17 09:38 

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Pentagon: N. Korea's Missile Launches Destabilize Region, Not New Normal...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Defense has reaffirmed the U.S.' commitment to the defense of South Korea and other allies amid continued missile launches by North Korea that the department says is destabilizing to the region.Pentagon spokesp...

 2022-11-17 09:20 

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No-standnig Policy in Intercity Buses Creates Commuter Chaos...

[Domestic] : Starting from Friday, about half of the intercity buses in Gyeonggi Province will not accept passengers when there are no seats left.Fourteen affiliates of KD Transportation Group, a local transportation company, will implement the no-standin...

 2022-11-16 20:24 

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S. Korea, Netherlands Agree to Upgrade Bilateral Ties to 'Strategic Partnership'...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol held a summit with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday and agreed to elevate ties to a "strategic partnership." The two leaders sat down for talks on Thursday afternoon at the Yongsan presidential offic...

 2022-11-16 20:20 

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Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan Slam N. Korea's Missile Launch...

[International] : South Korea's top nuclear envoy Kim Gunn held telephone discussions with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts on Thursday after North Korea resumed its missile launch in a little over a week. Seoul's foreign ministry said Special R...

 2022-11-16 20:17 

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Pres. Yoon's Approval Rating Falls to 29%...

[Politics] : A latest poll shows that President Yoon Suk Yeok's approval rating fell below 30 percent for the first time in more than a month. According to a National Barometer Survey(NBS) poll released on Thursday that surveyed some one-thousand adul...

 2022-11-16 19:46 

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S. Korea Wraps up Annual College Entrance Exam...

[Domestic] : More than 500-thousand people have taken the annual College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) on Thursday.The state-administered college entrance exam held at nearly 13-hundred test sites across the nation wrapped up at 5:45 p.m. with the fifth a...

 2022-11-16 18:26 

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Yoon, bin Salman Agree to Expand S. Korean Firms' Role in NEOM Project...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed to expand South Korean firms' participation in the construction of the infrastructure for mega smart city project NEOM, located in northwestern Saudi Arabia. T...

 2022-11-16 17:39 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 1.39%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 34-point-55 points, or one-point-39 percent, on Thursday, closing the day at two-thousand-442-point-90.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing five-point-56 points, or zero-point-75 p...

 2022-11-16 17:33 

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S. Korea, Saudi Arabia to Join Hands for Neom City Construction...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed to expand South Korean firms' participation in the construction of the infrastructure for mega smart city Neom, located in northwestern Saudi Arabia. They also...

 2022-11-16 17:29 

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Seoul Criticizes N. Korean Foreign Minister's Statement...

[Inter-Korea] : Seoul has responded to North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui's scathing criticism of the three-way security collaboration between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan. At a regular briefing on Thursday, Seoul's foreign ministry spo...

 2022-11-16 16:45 

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Interior Ministry, Seoul City Gov't Raided over Deadly Itaewon Crowd Crush...

[Domestic] : A special police team investigating the Itaewon crowd crush has raided 22 more locations on Thursday, including the interior ministry and the Seoul metropolitan government.The police team sent 65 investigators to 12 emergency response-related...

 2022-11-16 16:21 

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Korean Flight Attendant in Serious Condition after Being Stabbed in LA...

[International] : A South Korean female flight attendant is in serious condition after being stabbed by a man at a supermarket in Los Angeles. According to local police, the man in his 40s who is believed to have been homeless walked into a Target store i...

 2022-11-16 16:13 

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S. Korea's Largest Video Game Fair G-STAR Kicks Off...

[Economy] : South Korea's largest trade fair for video games, G-STAR, has kicked off at the BEXCO exhibition center in Busan.Opening for the first time in three years since the COVID-19 pandemic, 987 companies from 43 countries are participating in th...

 2022-11-16 16:04 

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Real Income of Households Turns Downward in Q3 amid High Inflation...

[Economy] : The real income of households has posted a drop for the first time in five quarters on the back of high inflation and scaled-back pandemic relief.According to Statistics Korea, the average household earned four-point-86 million won, or around ...

 2022-11-16 15:36 

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S. Korea Urges Measures Against N. Korea's Illegal Cyber Activities...

[Politics] : Seoul's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs has called for measures to eradicate North Korea's illegal cyber activities, referring to cryptocurrency as the root of the North's threat.At the secon...

 2022-11-16 15:19 

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S. Korean Firms Sign 26 MOUs with Saudi Gov't, Businesses upon Crown Prince's Visit...

[Economy] : South Korean businesses signed 26 memorandums of understanding(MOU) tens of trillions of won with the Saudi government and companies in conjunction with a visit to Seoul by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.At a bilateral investment forum...

 2022-11-16 15:00 

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Foreign Ministry Welcomes Passing of UN Resolution on N. Korea's Human Rights...

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea has welcomed the passing of a resolution by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee condemning North Korea for systematic human rights violations.Seoul';s foreign ministry on Thursday said that Seoul actively contribut...

 2022-11-16 14:26 

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N. Korea Fires SRBM towards East Sea following 3-Way Extended Deterrence Pledge...

[Politics] : Anchor: North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile(SRBM) toward the East Sea on Thursday, just eight days after its previous missile provocation. The latest missile was launched following a stern military warning issued by the country&...

 2022-11-16 13:10 

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N. Korea Launches SRBM toward East Sea...

[Politics] : North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile(SRBM) toward the East Sea on Thursday.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said it detected the SRBM fired from Wonsan, Kangwon Province at around 10:48 a.m.While an analysis of the...

 2022-11-16 12:30 

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Yongsan Fire Chief to be Questioned by Itaewon Crush Investigation Team Next Week...

[Domestic] : A special police team investigating the Itaewon crowd crush will summon the chief of the Yongsan Fire Station for questioning next week.According to the police on Thursday, the special team decided to question Yongsan fire chief Choi Seong-be...

 2022-11-16 12:08 

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

[Politics] : North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Thursday morning, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch comes eight days after the most recent on November 9....

 2022-11-16 12:02 

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IAEA Chief: N. Korea's Key Nuke Test Site Remains Ready to Support Another Test...

[International] : The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) has assessed that North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site remains ready to support another nuclear test.During a meeting of the IAEA's Board of Governors in Vienna on We...

 2022-11-16 11:34 

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Trade Commission Asks Vietnam to Review Regulations on Korean Goods...

[Economy] : The government has asked Vietnam to carefully review its import regulations on South Korean products, including anti-dumping duties.The Korea Trade Commission under the trade ministry said on Thursday that the government made the call during t...

 2022-11-16 11:19 

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New COVID-19 Cases at 55,437...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases fell to the 50-thousand range on Thursday amid a winter resurgence of the pandemic.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Thursday, 55-thousand-437 infections were reported the previous day, i...

 2022-11-16 11:13 

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N. Korea Warns of Stronger Military Responses over US Extended Deterrence...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean foreign minister Choe Son-hui has warned the United States that it will face stronger military responses from the North if it further commits to providing extended deterrence to its allies.In a statement carried by the North&#...

 2022-11-16 10:29 

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Korean Flight Attendant in Critical Condition after Being Stabbed in LA...

[Politics] : A South Korean female flight attendant is reportedly in critical condition after being stabbed by a homeless man at a supermarket in Los Angeles.According to local police, the man in his 40s walked into a Target store in downtown Los Angeles ...

 2022-11-16 10:15 

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Yoon to Meet Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, Dutch PM Thursday...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to meet with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who arrived in South Korea early Thursday for an official visit.The presidential office said that Yoon will hold talks and have lunch with the crown p...

 2022-11-16 09:57 

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US Reiterates China's Obligation to Urge N. Korea to Act Responsibly...

[International] : The U.S. State Department has called on China to join efforts to dissuade North Korea from engaging in provocation.Vedant Patel, principal deputy spokesperson for the department, said in a press briefing on Wednesday that the U.S. is rea...

 2022-11-16 09:21 

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S. Korea, US Hold Working-level Talks on N. Korea Cyber Threats...

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States held working-level talks on Wednesday to discuss responses to cyber threats from North Korea.Seoul's foreign ministry said Lee Tae-woo, director-general of the ministry's North Korean nuclear affairs ...

 2022-11-16 09:15 

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UN Third Committee Adopts N. Korea Human Rights Resolution for 18th Straight Year...

[Inter-Korea] : The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning human rights violations by North Korea.The Third Committee, in charge of human rights issues, held a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York and...

 2022-11-16 09:07 

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National College Entrance Exam Kicks off amid Pandemic...

[Domestic] : The annual College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) is happening at some 13-hundred test sites across the nation on Thursday amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-administered college entrance exam, known as "suneung," be...

 2022-11-15 20:16 

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Pres. Official: Yoon's Hosting of Saudi Crown Prince in Last Stages of Planning...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol is likely to hold a meeting with Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Seoul on Thursday. In a media briefing on Wednesday, National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han said the scheduling of ...

 2022-11-15 20:08 

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Prosecution Raids Office of DP Lawmaker over Bribery Allegation...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors on Wednesday raided the office of Representative Noh Woong-rae of the main opposition Democratic Party(DP) over bribery allegations involving the four-term lawmaker. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office dispatched pr...

 2022-11-15 20:05 

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Ex-Yongsan Police Chief Says Was Not Briefed on Itaewon Crowd Crush Until Late...

[Domestic] : The former head of Yongsan police, who was removed from duty over a deficient response to the fatal crowd surge in Itaewon late last month, argued that he was not briefed on the incident until more than 40 minutes after the accident. Lee Im-j...

 2022-11-15 19:12 

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Survey: 65% of Adults Unwilling to Get Bivalent COVID-19 Booster...

[Domestic] : A new survey shows six out of ten South Korean adults are reluctant to receive their bivalent COVID-19 booster shots despite authorities' warnings of a spike in new cases following the onset of a new wave of infections. Hankook Research o...

 2022-11-15 17:40 

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Presidential Office Sees No Lack of Room for Diplomacy with China...

[Politics] : The presidential office says there is enough room for diplomacy with China, countering criticism that Seoul's new Indo-Pacific strategy aligns too heavily with the U.S. and Japan.In a briefing on Wednesday, a top office official said it w...

 2022-11-15 17:02 

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Pres. Office: Yoon, Kishida Share Opinion on Quick Resolution to Forced Labor Issue...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reportedly shared the same opinion on quickly resolving the issue of compensation for Japan's wartime forced labor during their summit on Sunday.An official from the presid...

 2022-11-15 16:41 

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KOSPI Ends Wednesday Down 0.12%...

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) dropped two-point-88 points, or zero-point-12 percent, on Wednesday, closing the day at two-thousand-477-point-45.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also declined, losing one-point-86 points, or zero-...

 2022-11-15 16:37 

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AP: Missile that Hit Poland Likely Fired by Ukrainian Forces at Incoming Russian Missile...

[International] : Initial findings suggest the missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile, according to an Associated Press report citing U.S. officials on Wednesday.U.S. President Joe Biden had earlier suggested ...

 2022-11-15 16:01 

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US, China, Russia to Join S. Korea-led Cyber Training...

[Politics] : The U.S., China and Russia will join members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) in a global cyber security exercise hosted by South Korea and Malaysia.Seoul's defense ministry said the ninth cyber security working group ...

 2022-11-15 15:46 

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Prosecutors Indict Samsung Affiliates, Executives in In-House Catering Probe...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have indicted Samsung Electronics, food service subsidiary Samsung Welstory, former Samsung executive Choi Gee-sung and others for violating the nation's fair trade law.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on Wed...

 2022-11-15 15:22 

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Survey: 3 of 10 S. Koreans Say They Felt 'Pandemic Blues'...

[Domestic] : Nearly one-third of people surveyed in South Korea say they experienced the "pandemic blues" during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a survey by Statistics Korea on Wednesday, 30-point-three percent of people aged 13 or older said t...

 2022-11-15 15:04 

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N. Korea Experts Divided on Strategic Options for Defending S. Korea...

[Politics] : North Korea experts in the U.S. were divided on strategic options to better defend South Korea in the face of the North's escalating nuclear threats.Analysts met on Tuesday in a forum jointly hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations(CFR...

 2022-11-15 14:55 

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Yoon, Xi Share Views on N. Korea Issue in First Summit Together on G20 Sidelines...

[Politics] : Anchor: President Yoon Suk Yeol met face-to-face with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time at the end of his Southeast Asia tour on Tuesday. It was also the first in-person meeting between the two countries' heads of state in n...

 2022-11-15 14:48 

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Authorities to Tighten Vaccine Regulations for Facilities at High Risk of COVID-19...

[Domestic] : Health authorities will tighten regulations for nursing facility patients going on day or overnight excursions amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said on Wednesday that star...

 2022-11-15 14:38 

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Half of S. Korean Population Believe Marriage Not Necessary...

[Domestic] : Half of the South Korean population have said they do not think marriage is necessary.According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, 50 percent of respondents in its social survey said one must get married, down one-point-two percentage points f...

 2022-11-15 13:28 

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Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for DP Chief's Closest Aide for Bribery...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for one of the closest aides of main opposition Democratic Party(DP) leader Lee Jae-myung on bribery and corruption charges regarding a high-profile land development scandal.The Seoul Central Distr...

 2022-11-15 13:22 

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Court Acquits Ex-Chief of Staff in Sewol Report Manipulation Retrial...

[Domestic] : The former chief of staff for President Park Geun-hye has been acquitted of charges of manipulating reports about the president's briefings on the day of the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. The Seoul High Court on Wednesday found Kim Ki-choon ...

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