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 2022-01-11 15:22 

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Moon Reiterates Call for Public to Get Booster Shots amid Omicron Threat...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has reiterated his call for the public to get booster shots against COVID-19, saying a big hurdle remains with the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.At a luncheon with religious leaders at his office on Wednesday, Moon sai...

 2022-01-11 15:16 

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Green Light...

[Domestic] : The government has authorized the use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Novavax.The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Wednesday that authorization was granted on the condition that a report on the final o...

 2022-01-11 14:47 

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Local Battery Makers to Build 11 Production Facilities in US by 2025...

[Economy] : Domestic battery makers plan to construct eleven large production lines in the United States by 2025.According to data from the industry ministry on Wednesday, eleven of 13 battery production facilities expected to be built in the U.S. are lin...

 2022-01-11 14:41 

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Lee Pledges to Raise Annual Exports to $1 Tln, Yoon Promises Fairness in Game Industry...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate pledged to see the nation's annual exports surpass one trillion dollars while in office, while his main opposition People Power Party(PPP) rival promised to root out unfair practices ...

 2022-01-11 14:35 

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Court Orders 6-Year Prison Term for Eastar Jet Founder...

[Domestic] : A Jeonju court handed down a six-year prison term to independent lawmaker Lee Sang-jik, who founded budget carrier Eastar Jet, on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust.The Jeonju District Court on Wednesday ordered Lee's immediate i...

 2022-01-11 14:23 

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Informant on DP Candidate's Alleged Legal Payment by Proxy Found Dead...

[Domestic] : A man who provided a civic group with information on ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung's alleged payment of legal fees by proxy in 2018 was found dead.According to the Seoul Yangcheon Police Station on Wedne...

 2022-01-11 13:00 

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Panmunjom Tours to be Suspended Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases in USFK...

[Domestic] : Tours to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom will be suspended due to the spike in COVID-19 infections among U.S. forces serving in the nation. The unification ministry said Wednesday that the tours will be tentatively suspended from ...

 2022-01-11 12:54 

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Gov't to Begin Administering Pfizer's COVID-19 Pill on Fri....

[Domestic] : The government will begin administering Pfizer's COVID-19 pill nationwide this Friday, after granting emergency use authorization late last month.According to health authorities on Wednesday, the oral drug will be distributed to state tre...

 2022-01-11 12:35 

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S. Korea, India to Resume Talks on Improving CEPA...

[Economy] : South Korea and India have agreed to resume negotiations on improving their comprehensive economic partnership agreement(CEPA) next month. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday, Minister for Trade Yeo Han-koo and...

 2022-01-11 11:59 

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WFP Last Provided Food Aid to N. Korea in March 2021...

[Politics] : The World Food Program(WFP) says it has not been able to provide food aid to North Korea since last March. In a report released Wednesday, the UN agency said it has suspended food assistance to the North since providing four-thousand-970 tons...

 2022-01-11 11:54 

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Gwangju City Suspends All Projects by HDC after 2nd Building Collapse...

[Domestic] : The Gwangju Metropolitan Government has suspended all construction projects by HDC Hyundai Development Company after a second building under construction by the developer collapsed in less than a year. The anti-disaster authorities in the sou...

 2022-01-11 11:48 

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EU Plans to Veto Merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding...

[Economy] : European Union(EU) regulators are said to be planning to veto a merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.Sources familiar with the issue said Tuesday that the EU's antitrust authority is ...

 2022-01-11 11:39 

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4,388 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Wed., Overseas Cases Hit Record High...

[Domestic] : Health authorities reported the largest amount of daily overseas COVID-19 cases to date on Wednesday as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads around the world.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said four-thousand-38...

 2022-01-11 11:07 

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Survey: US Most Trusted Nation to S. Koreans...

[Domestic] : A new survey shows that South Koreans trust the United States more than any other major country while expressing significant distrust toward neighboring China and Japan. The survey published as part of the latest edition of Asia Brief release...

 2022-01-11 10:43 

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Cold Snap Hits Nation...

[Science] : A severe cold snap has gripped the nation on Wednesday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, temperatures as low as around minus 20 degrees Celsius were observed in Hongcheon County in Gangwon and Paju, Gyeonggi Province at 6 ...

 2022-01-11 10:31 

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369,000 Jobs Added in 2021, Largest Growth in 7 Years...

[Economy] : South Korea saw the biggest job growth in seven years last year thanks in part to strong exports. According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of employed people reached 27-point-27 million in 2021, up 369-thousand from a year earlie...

 2022-01-11 10:14 

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6 Workers Still Missing after Apartment Building Walls Collapse in Gwangju...

[Domestic] : Six construction workers remain missing after the exterior walls of a high-rise apartment building under construction in Gwangju collapsed on Tuesday. According to the police and anti-disaster authorities in the southwestern city on Tuesday, ...

 2022-01-11 09:46 

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White House Denounces Latest N. Korean Missile Launch...

[Politics] : The United States has condemned North Korea's second missile launch in less than a week. In a media briefing on Tuesday, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said the U.S. denounces the ballistic missile launch by the North, calling it a vi...

 2022-01-11 09:26 

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N. Korea Claims Another Hypersonic Missile Launch, Kim Jong-un Oversees It...

[Politics] : North Korea has claimed that it launched another hypersonic missile on Tuesday. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the test-launch conducted by the Academy ...

 2022-01-10 20:33 

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Ahn Cheol-soo Dismisses Alliance Possibility with PPP in Presidential Race...

[Politics] : Minor opposition People's Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo has dismissed the idea of fielding a single opposition candidate with the People Power Party(PPP). Asked what would be the principles and conditions for unifying candida...

 2022-01-10 20:20 

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Assembly Passes Bill to Lower Age Limit for Political Party Membership...

[Politics] : High school freshmen will now be able to join political parties. The National Assembly approved a related bill during a plenary session held on Tuesday aimed at lowering the age threshold for joining political parties from 18 to 16. The legis...

 2022-01-10 20:10 

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US Command: N. Korea's Latest Launch Not Immediate Threat...

[Politics] : The U.S. military says it is in close talks with its allies and partners over North Korea's ballistic missile launch earlier in the day.The U.S Indo-Pacific Command in a brief statement on Tuesday shared its assessment that the latest lau...

 2022-01-10 19:52 

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Moon Expresses Concerns over N. Korean Missile Launches...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in says he is concerned over a series of North Korean missile tests at a time South Korea is preparing for a presidential election. According to his spokesperson Park Kyung-mee on Tuesday, Moon expressed his concerns after ...

 2022-01-10 17:25 

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Lone Pilot Dies in Fighter Jet Crash in Hwaseong...

[Domestic] : An Air Force fighter jet crashed into a mountainous region in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, killing the pilot on board. According to the Air Force, the F-5E belonging to the Tenth Fighter Wing crashed just minutes after taking off at around 1:...

 2022-01-10 17:09 

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Bill Mandating Labor Representation on Boards of Public Firms Passed...

[Politics] : Starting later this year, public institutions must include a labor official on their board of directors.The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill on the mandate that will apply to public firms and semi-government agencies.The official sh...

 2022-01-10 17:03 

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JCS: N. Korean Missile Traveled at Speed of Mach 10...

[Politics] : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) believes a suspected ballistic missile North Korea launched Tuesday morning traveled at a speed of Mach 10, which falls in the category of a hypersonic missile. In a text message to the press corps...

 2022-01-10 16:52 

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KOSPI Ends Tuesday up 0.02%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose zero-point-66 points, or zero-point-02 percent, on Tuesday, closing the day at two-thousand-927-point-38.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ fell, however, losing ten-point-46 points, or one-point-...

 2022-01-10 16:47 

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COVID Depression Continues, People in 30s at Highest Risk...

[Domestic] : According to health ministry data, nearly 19 percent of Koreans were at risk of depression in the fourth quarter of last year.The figure is down by around four percent from the first quarter, but up by zero-point-four percent from the third q...

 2022-01-10 16:23 

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Authorities on Alert over Rising COVID-19 Cases from Overseas...

[Domestic] : Health authorities are on alert as COVID-19 cases from overseas are on the rise even as the overall caseload declines.On Tuesday, 284 imported infections were reported. The tally has continued to rise since exceeding 200 on Saturday. Some 90 ...

 2022-01-10 16:01 

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Jeju Air Ranks 1st in Number of Passengers Last Year...

[Economy] : Jeju Air ranked first among national carriers in the number of passengers it serviced last year, clinching the top spot for the first time since it began operations in 2006.According to the transport ministry, Jeju Air logged over six-point-fi...

 2022-01-10 15:35 

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Ruling DP Seeks to Pass Supplementary Budget by Mid-Feb....

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) is seeking to pass a supplementary budget by mid-February, which will include state compensation for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The party's chief policy maker Park Wan-joo asked for govern...

 2022-01-10 15:06 

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Railway Connecting Major Southern Cities to be Built by 2027...

[Domestic] : Construction will start on a railway connecting the cities of Gimcheon and Geoje in Gyeongsang Province this year, as part of a national project aimed at balanced regional development.If completed by 2027 as planned, travel time via KTX from ...

 2022-01-10 15:01 

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Data: S. Korean Shipbuilders Rank 2nd in Global Orders Last Year...

[Economy] : South Korea's shipbuilders ranked second in winning global new orders last year after their Chinese rivals, while sweeping 87 percent of orders for liquefied natural gas(LNG) carriers.According to global market researcher Clarkson Research...

 2022-01-10 14:25 

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Ministry: N. Korea's Projectile Launch Runs Counter to Peace Efforts...

[Politics] : The ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs said North Korea's latest firing of a projectile suspected of being a ballistic missile runs counter to the South's efforts for stability and peace on the Korean Peninsula.Speaking to rep...

 2022-01-10 14:20 

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Shinsegye Group Vice Chairman Promises No More Anti-Communism Posts...

[Economy] : An heir to retail giant Shinsegye Group said he will no longer upload anti-communist social media posts, after sparking political controversy and leading some to declare a boycott of Shinsegye products.Shinsegae Group Vice Chairman Chung Yong-...

 2022-01-10 13:03 

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NSC Standing Committee Expresses Regret over N. Korea's Projectile Launch...

[Politics] : The National Security Council's(NSC) standing committee convened an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss response measures to North Korea's latest firing of a projectile suspected of being a ballistic missile.In a press release, th...

 2022-01-10 12:56 

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Yoon Suk Yeol Vows to Provide 1 Mln Monthly Payment for 1 Yr. to Families with Newborns...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol pledged to provide a monthly payment of one million won for a year to new parents. Yoon made the promise during a New Year's press conference in Seoul, saying he...

 2022-01-10 12:47 

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Lee Jae-myung Vows to Make S. Korea 5th Strongest Economy Via Major Transformations...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has vowed to make South Korea the world's fifth strongest economy through major transformation in industry, land, science and technology and education. Lee made the pledge o...

 2022-01-10 12:10 

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USFK Sees Surge in COVID-19 Cases in Gyeonggi Province...

[Domestic] : The Gyeonggi provincial government has sought to boost quarantine cooperation with Pyeongtaek and U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) following a sharp surge in COVID-19 infections among U.S. forces stationed in the province. According to the province on...

 2022-01-10 11:41 

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Train Seats for Lunar New Year Holiday Open for Sale...

[Domestic] : Window seats on trains for the Lunar New Year holiday opened for sale on Tuesday.The Korea Railroad Corporation(KORAIL) began taking ticket reservations from 9 a.m. by phone and website. Tickets are open for KTX, ITX, Saemaeul and Mugungwha t...

 2022-01-10 11:05 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Below 4,000 for 5th Day, Critical Cases at 780...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases remained below four-thousand for the fifth straight day on Tuesday, with the number of critical cases staying in the 700s for a second day.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that three-...

 2022-01-10 10:46 

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Exports Rise 24.4% in First 10 Days of Jan....

[Economy] : Exports rose over 20 percent on-year in the first ten days of January. According to tentative data from the Korea Customs Service on Tuesday, the country's outbound shipments stood at 13-point-nine billion U.S. dollars in the cited period,...

 2022-01-10 10:24 

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US, Japan, Europe Condemn N. Korea's Missile Launch, Call for Dialogue...

[International] : The United States and five other countries have condemned last week's missile launch by North Korea, calling on the North to engage in dialogue on its denuclearization. The countries said in a joint statement on Monday that they stan...

 2022-01-10 09:57 

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Current Account Registers Surplus for 19th Month Straight in Nov....

[Economy] : South Korea posted a current account surplus for the 19th consecutive month in November although the surplus narrowed due to a sharp rise in imports. According to tentative data from the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Tuesday, the country's current...

 2022-01-10 09:46 

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National Assembly Set to Hold Plenary Session to Handle 50 Bills...

[Politics] : The National Assembly is set to hold a plenary session to handle about 50 bills, including one aimed at lowering the age limit for those joining political parties. The plenary session, set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, will put to a vote a revision bil...

 2022-01-10 09:31 

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Pentagon: US Still Assessing Details of N. Korea's Jan. 5 Missile Test...

[International] : The U.S. Department of Defense said on Monday that it was still assessing the details of last week's missile launch by North Korea, which claimed it tested a hypersonic missile.Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby issued the position in ...

 2022-01-10 08:50 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile toward East Sea...

[Inter-Korea] : The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) says North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea on Tuesday morning.The JCS announced it in a text message to reporters at around 7:30 a.m. but details have yet to be disclosed. Military ...

 2022-01-09 19:54 

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Moon to Leave for 3-Nation Middle Eastern Tour on Saturday...

[International] : President Moon Jae-in will embark on an eight-day Middle Eastern tour later this week, during which he will visit three countries. His spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said Monday that Moon will visit the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia an...

 2022-01-09 19:47 

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Court Approves Edison Motors' Takeover of SsangYong...

[Economy] : It's official. Electric carmaker Edison Motors has acquired the embattled SsangYong Motor Company at a cost of over 304 billion won. SsangYong said Monday that it signed a formal contract for a merger with a consortium led by Edison Motors...

 2022-01-09 18:06 

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Snow Forecast in Seoul through Tuesday Morning...

[Science] : The Seoul Municipal Government has issued a level one alert for snow removal as the weather agency forecast up to 3 centimeters of the white stuff to fall in the nation's capital overnight. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said...

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