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 2022-07-26 15:49 

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No. of Domestic Trade Firms, Volume Hit Record in 2021...

[Economy] : The number of domestic firms in trade and their trade volume both hit records last year, in the wake of post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery.According to data from the Korea Customs Service on Wednesday, total trade volume in 2021 stood at one-poin...

 2022-07-26 15:33 

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New Wall of Names at Korean War Memorial Unveiled in Washington...

[Politics] : A new focal point of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. bearing the names of 43-thousand-808 U.S. troops and embedded Korean troops who died during the war was unveiled on Tuesday.While a formal ceremony marking the completio...

 2022-07-26 15:16 

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Poland to Purchase S. Korean-Made Battle Tanks, Self-Propelled Artillery, Jets...

[Politics] : Poland has announced that it will sign an agreement to purchase South Korean-made K-2 battle tanks, K-9 self-propelled artillery and FA-50 fighter jets.Polish defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak made the announcement on Wednesday through a gov...

 2022-07-26 14:42 

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Yoon Pledges to Support Bio-health Sector as Nat'l Strategic Industry...

[Economy] : President Yoon Suk Yeol expressed intent to provide financial support and streamline red tape as a part of a plan to foster the bio-health industry as a key national strategic sector.Presiding over an emergency economic and livelihood meeting ...

 2022-07-26 14:29 

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Pres. Office Expresses Regret over Leak of Texts between Yoon and PPP Acting Chief...

[Politics] : The presidential office has expressed regret over the leak of a text message conversation between President Yoon Suk Yeol and ruling People Power Party(PPP) acting chief and floor leader Kweon Seong-dong.At a press briefing on Wednesday, Choi...

 2022-07-26 13:34 

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Detailed Guideline for Voluntary Social Distancing Announced...

[Domestic] : The government announced a detailed guideline that emphasizes voluntary adherence to social distancing by the general public.Under the quarantine plan put forth by six government ministries on Wednesday, the labor ministry advised employers t...

 2022-07-26 13:24 

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S. Korea's ODI Posts Steep Rise, FDI Increases by Small Margin...

[Economy] : South Korea's overseas direct investment(ODI) has posted a steep rise since 2000, while foreign direct investment(FDI) also managed to increase, albeit by a smaller margin.According to the Korea Enterprises Federation on Tuesday, ODI jumpe...

 2022-07-26 13:00 

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BOK: N. Korea's GDP Slides to Level Posted in 2020, 2003...

[Economy] : New data finds that North Korea's economy posted minus growth for the second consecutive year in 2021.In a report released on Wednesday, the Bank of Korea estimated that the reclusive state posted minus zero-point-one percent growth last y...

 2022-07-26 12:20 

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Kim Jong-un Absent from Korean War Veterans Event in Pyongyang...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was absent from a nationwide event for Korean War veterans on Tuesday, ahead of the 69th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement.According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on W...

 2022-07-26 11:47 

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No. of Heat-Related Illnesses Surged Over 22% Compared to 2021...

[Domestic] : The government has estimated that reports of heat-related illnesses jumped more than 20 percent this year compared to last year with heat wave advisories in place for most parts of the country.According to the Korea Disease Control and Preven...

 2022-07-26 11:37 

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Prime Minister Thanks UN Forces' Sacrifice Made in Korean War...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo has expressed gratitude to the UN forces that fought in the Korean War, saying South Korea would not be here today without their sacrifice and devotion.Han made the remark during a ceremony in Seoul marking UN Forc...

 2022-07-26 11:27 

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New COVID-19 Cases Top 100,000...

[Domestic] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases topped 100-thousand amid a new wave of infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Wednesday that 100-thousand-285 cases were compiled throughout the previous day, including 532 ca...

 2022-07-26 11:23 

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BTS Earns 4 Nominations for 2022 MTV Music Awards...

[Culture] : K-pop sensation BTS has earned four nominations for the 2022 MTV Music Video Awards, one of the most popular music award shows in the United States.According to the list of nominees unveiled on Tuesday, BTS secured nominations in the categorie...

 2022-07-26 11:13 

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Yoon Takes Swipe at Suspended PPP Chair in Message to Acting Party Chief...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol was found to have sent ruling People Power Party(PPP) floor leader and acting chief Kweon Seong-dong a Telegram message critical of the suspended party chair, Lee Jun-seok.In the message captured by photojournalists as...

 2022-07-26 10:33 

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Biden Welcomes SK Group's $22 Bln Investment Plan in US...

[Economy] : U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday welcomed SK Group's plan to invest an additional 22 billion dollars in his country.According to the White House, SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, who is on a visit to the U.S., announced the plan during a...

 2022-07-26 10:08 

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Biden Issues Proclamation on Korean War Veterans Armistice Day...

[Politics] : U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the South Korea-U.S. alliance is stronger than ever, calling it the foundation for South Korea's democratic and economic growth.Biden made the assessment in the proclamation on National Korean...

 2022-07-26 09:31 

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General Meeting of Entire Police Force Canceled...

[Domestic] : A general meeting of the nation's entire police force of some 140-thousand which was set to take place on Saturday to protest the planned launch of a police oversight bureau under the interior ministry has been canceled.Kim Seong-jong, a ...

 2022-07-26 09:12 

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Women's Nat'l Football Team Finishes Third at East Asian Championship...

[Sports] : The South Korean women's national football team finished third at a four-nation Asian competition after beating Chinese Taipei 4-0 on Tuesday. During the East Asian Football Federation(EAFF) E-1 Championship match held at Kashima Soccer Sta...

 2022-07-26 08:47 

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IMF Slashes S. Korea's Growth Outlook to 2.3%...

[Economy] : The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has cut its economic outlook for South Korea for this year to two-point-three percent.The organization issued a revised outlook of some 30 major countries on Tuesday, where it marked down its forecast for A...

 2022-07-26 08:22 

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S. Korea's Expected Inflation Hits Record High at 4.7%...

[Economy] : Consumers' expected inflation hit an all-time high in July as the nation faces growing stagflation risks. According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) on Wednesday, expected inflation, measuring consumers' estimates on price increases in the ne...

 2022-07-25 21:15 

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Pres. Yoon Hopes New Oversight Bureau Will Improve Police...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Tuesday that he hopes the new police oversight bureau established under the interior ministry will help improve police management systems, including personnel policies. Yoon made the remark during a policy brie...

 2022-07-25 20:51 

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Daily COVID-19 Tally to Continue Upward Trend for 2 to 3 Weeks...

[Domestic] : Health authorities said on Tuesday that the nation will likely see a continued rise in daily COVID-19 cases for the next two to three weeks. The Central Disease Control Headquarters said the latest weekly tally for coronavirus infections thro...

 2022-07-25 20:38 

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KDCA Chief Calls on Public, Companies to Practice Voluntary Social Distancing...

[Domestic] : Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) Commissioner Peck Kyong-ran has called on the public and companies to engage in voluntary social distancing, saying the nation is entering its first round of COVID-19 without uniformly-adminis...

 2022-07-25 20:22 

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Industry Minister Blames Moon's Nuke Phase-out Policy for Electricity Rate Hike...

[Economy] : Industry minister Lee Chang-yang says the nuclear phase-out policy of the Moon Jae-in administration is to blame for the Yoon Suk Yeol government's electricity rate hike.Lee shared his assessment during a parliamentary interpellation sessi...

 2022-07-25 17:30 

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Special Parliament Committee on Stabilizing Economy Holds 1st Meeting...

[Politics] : A special parliamentary committee dedicated to stabilizing people's livelihoods held its first meeting on Tuesday.In the meeting, ruling and opposition parties voted on the appointment of senior representative officials for the committee ...

 2022-07-25 16:58 

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KOSPI Ends Tuesday Up 0.39%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose nine-point-27 points, or zero-point-39 percent, on Tuesday, closing the day at two-thousand-412-point-96.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining zero-point-24 points, or zero-point-0...

 2022-07-25 16:57 

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DP Accuses Gov't of Suppressing Differing Views over Planned Police Oversight Bureau...

[Politics] : The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has blasted the Cabinet's passage of an enforcement decree establishing a police oversight bureau under the interior ministry, accusing the Yoon Suk Yeol administration of suppressing opposing view...

 2022-07-25 16:46 

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Average Life Expectancy in the Nation Rises to 83.5 years...

[Domestic] : The average life expectancy of a South Korean has reached 83-point-five years, three years more than the global average of the leading assessment.According to the results of an analysis on Tuesday by the health ministry of statistics assemble...

 2022-07-25 16:28 

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Army Conducts Largest Air Drill Featuring Apache Helicopters...

[Domestic] : The South Korean Army flexed its combat power during a large-scale air drill held at two Army facilities in Icheon and Yangpyeong in Gyeonggi Province on Monday.A total of 34 helicopters, including 16 Apache Guardians, 13 Black Hawks and five...

 2022-07-25 16:10 

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Biden to Hold Virtual Talks With SK Chairman Chey...

[Economy] : U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won on Tuesday, local time, with a focus on the group's investments and job creation in the U.S.According to the announcement by the White House on Monday...

 2022-07-25 15:58 

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Data: Half of Older Population Getting Pension, 68.5% Hope to Continue Working...

[Domestic] : South Korea's population aged 55 to 79 has surpassed 15 million for the first time as of May, rising two-point-two percent on-year.According to Statistics Korea data released on Tuesday as part of its survey on the economically active pop...

 2022-07-25 15:31 

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Pres. Yoon: Excessive Punishment Curtails Corporate Activities...

[Domestic] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has urged the Ministry of Justice to moderate excessive punishment that curtails corporate activities and to devise strict measures against corruption and crimes with multiple victims.Calling on the ministry to priorit...

 2022-07-25 15:02 

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Omicron Subvariant BA.5 Poised to Become Dominant in S. Korea...

[Domestic] : The omicron subvariant BA.5 is poised to officially become the dominant strain in South Korea.According to the Central Disease Control Headquarters on Tuesday, BA.5 cases accounted for 49-point-one percent of detected infections during the th...

 2022-07-25 14:36 

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US State of Arizona Becomes 2nd US State to Recognize 'Hanbok Day'...

[International] : The U.S. state of Arizona has designated October 21 as a day to celebrate the traditional Korean attire of hanbok.According to the Asian American Youth Council on Monday, Arizona became the second U.S. state after New Jersey to declare a...

 2022-07-25 13:28 

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Minister: UNC Strongly Protested 2019 Deportation of N. Korean Sailors...

[Politics] : Unification minister Kwon Young-se said the United Nations Command(UNC) had strongly protested the deportation of two North Korean sailors in November 2019 under the former Moon Jae-in administration.On a local radio program on Tuesday, Kwon ...

 2022-07-25 13:15 

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Authorities Maintain Infectious Disease Alert 'Caution' for Monkeypox...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have maintained the infectious disease crisis alert level for the monkeypox virus at the second-tier "caution" level.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) made the decision on Monday based on a compr...

 2022-07-25 12:52 

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Pyongyang Welcomes Korean War Veterans ahead of Armistice Agreement Signing Anniv....

[Politics] : North Korea rolled out the red carpet for participants at an event for war veterans from across the nation ahead of the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Tue...

 2022-07-25 12:23 

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Int'l Airports in 7 Provincial Areas All Resume Operation of Int'l Flights...

[Domestic] : Overseas flight services at all of the nation's international airports have now resumed for the first time in nearly two and a half years. The Korea Airports Corporation, which manages region-based airports, said on Tuesday that the inter...

 2022-07-25 11:57 

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Gov't Passes Enforcement Decree Creating Police Oversight Bureau...

[Politics] : The government has passed an enforcement decree seeking to set up a police oversight bureau under the interior ministry despite strong protest from the police force.The government passed the decree during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Mi...

 2022-07-25 11:44 

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General Meeting of Entire Police Force to be Held on Sat....

[Domestic] : A general meeting of the nation's entire police force of some 140-thousand is set to take place on Saturday to protest the planned launch of a police oversight bureau under the interior ministry.Kim Seong-jong, a senior inspector at the S...

 2022-07-25 11:05 

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Pres. Yoon: Deeply Concerned over Police Station Chiefs' Collective Action...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol says collective action against a government policy or reform plan pursued in accordance with the Constitution and law can be a serious breach of national law and order.The president made the remark on Tuesday on his wa...

 2022-07-25 11:03 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Soar to about 100,000...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases soared to nearly 100-thousand amid a new wave of infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Tuesday that 99-thousand-327 cases were compiled throughout the previous day, including 353 cases fro...

 2022-07-25 10:59 

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Campbell: S. Korea-US Military Exercises to Contribute to Combined Defense Posture...

[International] : A senior White House official reportedly says that the combined military drills and field training between South Korea and the U.S. set for this summer will contribute to strengthening their joint defense posture on the Korean Peninsula....

 2022-07-25 10:24 

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S. Korea Joins Int'l Condemnation of Execution of Democracy Activists in Myanmar...

[Politics] : South Korea has joined the international community in condemning Myanmar's ruling military for executing four democracy activists.According to Seoul's foreign ministry on Tuesday, the top diplomats of South Korea, seven other countrie...

 2022-07-25 09:46 

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S. Korea's Economy Grows 0.7% in Q2...

[Economy] : The economy grew zero-point-seven percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter thanks to a recovery in private consumption with eased social distancing measures.The Bank of Korea on Tuesday issued the quarterly estimate on the count...

 2022-07-25 09:21 

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Yoon to Receive Policy Briefings from Justice, Interior Ministers Tuesday...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will receive a policy briefing from the justice and interior ministers on Tuesday.Justice minister Han Dong-hoon and interior and safety minister Lee Sang-min will brief the president on plans to implement the Yoon gov...

 2022-07-25 09:16 

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N. Korea Claims New Fever Cases Fall to 30...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 fell to 30.The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Tuesday that around 30 new fever-related patients were confirmed in the 24-hou...

 2022-07-25 09:14 

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Ambassador: S. Korea, US Likely to Resume Extended Deterrence Dialogue Within Two Months...

[Politics] : South Korea's Ambassador to the United States, Cho Tae-yong, said on Monday that the two nations will likely resume their strategic dialogue on extended deterrence in the near future.The ambassador told reporters at the South Korean embas...

 2022-07-24 21:18 

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Yoon Calls for Fast Draft of Roadmap to Abolish Gender Equality Ministry...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has ordered the swift drafting of a roadmap on fulfilling his pledge to abolish the gender equality ministry. Yoon issued the instruction on Monday during a policy briefing by Minister of Gender Equality and Family Kim...

 2022-07-24 21:07 

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Justice Minister Grilled over New Personnel Vetting Division...

[Politics] : The former and current justice minister clashed over the latter's allegedly outsized role in recruiting talent for the Yoon Suk Yeol administration. During a parliamentary interpellation session on Monday, main opposition Democratic Party...

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