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 2022-11-14 12:46 

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Some 273,000 Dependents Will Have to Subscribe to Health Insurance Themselves...

[Domestic] : Over a quarter of a million dependents of employer-sponsored health insurance subscribers will be required to sign up for insurance themselves starting next month.According to the health ministry and the National Health Insurance Service on T...

 2022-11-14 12:30 

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Prosecutors Grilling Key Aide to DP Chief on Bribery Allegations...

[Domestic] : Prosecutors are questioning Jeong Jin-sang, a close aide of main opposition Democratic Party Chairman Lee Jae-myung, on bribery allegations.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office summoned Jeong, who heads the party chair's pol...

 2022-11-14 12:07 

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Xi Conveys to Biden Need to Address N. Korea's Concerns...

[Politics] : Chinese President Xi Jinping conveyed to U.S. President Joe Biden the need to address Pyongyang's concerns with regard to the North Korean nuclear issue, according to Beijing.China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that State Council...

 2022-11-14 11:40 

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S. Korea-China Summit to be Held in Bali on Tues....

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping will sit down for their first one-on-one meeting on Tuesday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali.The presidential office said the summit will be held at 5 p.m., local time, with t...

 2022-11-14 10:45 

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New COVID-19 Cases Jump above 70,000 for First Time in 2 Months...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases soared above 70-thousand for the first time in two months amid a winter resurgence of the pandemic.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Tuesday, 72-thousand-883 infections were reported the ...

 2022-11-14 10:42 

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Prime Minister to Attend APEC Summit in Thailand...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo will visit Thailand this week to attend an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) summit set for Friday and Saturday.According to the prime minister's office on Tuesday, Han will leave for Bangkok on Thursday ...

 2022-11-14 10:41 

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Yoon, Xi to Hold Their First One-on-One Summit in Bali on Tues....

[Politics] : The presidential office said on Tuesday that President Yoon Suk Yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping will sit down for a bilateral summit in Indonesia later in the day.The summit will be held in Bali at 6 p.m.,Korea Time, on the sidelines of...

 2022-11-14 10:19 

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UK Antitrust Regulator Expresses Concern over Korean Air-Asiana Merger...

[Politics] : Britain's antitrust authorities have raised concerns over the planned merger of South Korea's Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, citing a possible market monopoly.Britain';s Competition and Markets Authority(CMA) said in a statement o...

 2022-11-14 10:00 

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Import Prices Rise for Second Month in October...

[Economy] : The country's import prices rose for the second consecutive month in October due to rising oil prices and the won's sharp depreciation against the dollar last month.According to data from the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, the country's...

 2022-11-14 09:57 

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Pres. Yoon to Attend G20 Summit Tuesday...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend the summit of Group of 20(G20) nations on Tuesday and address sessions on food, energy, security and health.The G20 summit will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday under the theme "Recover Together, Recove...

 2022-11-14 09:52 

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Yoon Meets Indonesian President to Discuss Economic Cooperation...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Indonesia on Monday.The presidential office said that in the, Yoon said that the two nations are seeing active follow-up cooperation in various high-tech industries like ele...

 2022-11-14 09:31 

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Biden Says China Has Obligation to Urge N. Korea to Act Responsibly...

[International] : U.S. President Joe Biden made clear to Chinese President Xi Jinping that China has an obligation to urge North Korea to act responsibly during their first.In a press briefing after the summit in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Biden said he c...

 2022-11-13 20:23 

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Justice Minister Orders Extradition of Suitcase Murder Suspect to New Zealand...

[Politics] : The prime suspect of a murder case in New Zealand involving two deceased children found in suitcases in August will be extradited from South Korea.Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon on Monday ordered the Seoul High Prosecutors' Office to extr...

 2022-11-13 20:20 

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Yoon Meets Korean Business Leaders in Indonesia...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol has met with a small group of South Korean business people in Indonesia on Monday.The president held a lunch meeting with eleven Korean business leaders in Bali on the second day of his three-day trip to Indonesia.Duri...

 2022-11-13 20:07 

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Former Independent Counsel Indicted on Graft Charges...

[Politics] : Former special prosecutor Park Young-soo, who led an investigation into a corruption scandal involving former President Park Geun-hye, was indicted over suspicions that he had accepted a Porsche rental car from a man who claimed to be a busin...

 2022-11-13 19:20 

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Yoon: Digital Transition is Key to Overcoming Global Economic Crisis...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Monday that supply innovation through digital transition is key to overcoming the global economic crisis.The president made the remarks in his keynote speech at the B20 summit involving representatives of busin...

 2022-11-13 17:54 

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Electricity Rates Likely to Increase as KEPCO Faces Record Deficit...

[Economy] : Electricity rates may go up as the Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO) looks likely to run up an unprecedented deficit of 30 trillion won.The energy ministry on Sunday said that the government is considering raising the standard fuel cost,...

 2022-11-13 17:48 

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Cargo Truckers to Go on Strike Again over Minimum Pay System...

[Economy] : Unionized cargo truck drivers have again threatened to go on a general strike from November 24 as they continue to demand minimum pay guarantees.The Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union made the declaration on Monday, demanding an extension to the ...

 2022-11-13 17:41 

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Military Says Trilateral Missile Data Sharing Irrelevant to US MD Incorporation...

[Politics] : The agreement between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan to share details on North Korea's missile activity in real time is not related to the U.S.' incorporation of a missile defense(MD) system.Defense ministry deputy spokesperson Moon ...

 2022-11-13 16:56 

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Chief Infectious Disease Adviser Urges Public to Get COVID-19 Boosters...

[Domestic] : The head of the nation's advisory committee on infectious diseases again called on the public to get their booster shots specifically adapted to the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of the omicron strain of COVID-19.At a press briefing, Jung Ki-suc...

 2022-11-13 16:49 

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KOSPI Ends Monday Down 0.34%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell eight-point-51 points, or zero-point-34 percent, on Monday, ending the day at two-thousand-474-point-65. The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing one-point-68 points, or zero-point-23 ...

 2022-11-13 16:48 

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Report: POSCO's Flood Damage Caused by Insufficient Disaster Preparation...

[Domestic] : A public-private joint investigation team has found that flood damage suffered by POSCO during the September typhoon was due to insufficient preparation for large-scale disasters.The industry ministry released the results of a damage assessme...

 2022-11-13 16:33 

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YG Entertainment Founder Faces 3 Years in Prison in Blackmail Case...

[Domestic] : The founder of K-pop titan YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun-suk, is staring down a three-year prison sentence for interfering in an investigation into drug use by a singer under the agency.During a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court on Mo...

 2022-11-13 16:11 

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Ruling, Opposition Floor Leaders Fall Short of Agreement on Itaewon Probe...

[Politics] : The ruling and main opposition party floor leaders failed to reach consensus on launching a parliamentary probe into the Itaewon tragedy during a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on Monday.Following the meeting, ruling Peopl...

 2022-11-13 15:46 

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National Team Arrives in Doha for 2022 FIFA World Cup...

[Sports] : The men's national football team arrived in the Qatari capital of Doha early on Monday for the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off this month.Eighteen of the 26 players selected by head coach Paulo Bento landed at Doha's Hamad International...

 2022-11-13 15:19 

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Unionized Firefighters File Police Complaint against Interior Minister...

[Domestic] : Unionized firefighters have filed a complaint against interior minister Lee Sang-min as the ongoing investigation into the Itaewon crowd crush faces criticism that it is only focusing on frontline responders.The firefighters' chapter unde...

 2022-11-13 14:39 

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Leaders of S. Korea, US, Japan Adopt Statement on Cooperation Encompassing Security, Economy...

[Politics] : Anchor: President Yoon Suk Yeol spent the final day of his visit to Cambodia holding a series of bilateral and trilateral meetings with the leaders of the U.S. and Japan. For the first time, the leaders of the three countries adopted a compre...

 2022-11-13 13:14 

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Yoon to Speak on Overcoming Multifaceted Crisis at B20 Summit...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol will give a keynote speech on the role of corporations in overcoming the multifaceted global crisis at a summit of companies from Group of 20 nations in Bali, Indonesia on Monday.Choi Sang-mok, the senior presidential ...

 2022-11-13 12:05 

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PM Han: Gov't Task Forces will Devise Measures to Prevent Another Crush Incident...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo says the government will devise special measures to prevent a tragic incident like the Itaewon crowd crush from ever happening again.Chairing a government meeting on the crowd crush on Monday, Han said a government...

 2022-11-13 11:39 

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Half of Experts Think S. Korean Economic State Similar to, Worse than 2008 Financial Crisis...

[Economy] : A new survey finds that half of economic experts believe that South Korea's economy is in a similar or worse state compared to the 2008 global financial crisis.The Korea Enterprises Federation on Sunday reported that a survey of 204 profes...

 2022-11-13 11:29 

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BTS's Jungkook to Perform at 2022 World Cup Qatar Opening Ceremony...

[Culture] : Jungkook of K-pop group BTS will perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Qatar on Sunday.The singer's management agency, Big Hit Music, announced on Sunday that Jungkook will take part in the opening cerem...

 2022-11-13 11:17 

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S. Korea Reports 23,765 COVID-19 Cases on Mon. amid Resurgence...

[Domestic] : The nation reported about 23-thousand COVID-19 cases on Monday amid a winter resurgence of the outbreak.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, 23-thousand-765 infections were reported the previous day, including 54 impo...

 2022-11-13 10:57 

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OECD: S. Koreans' Average Working Hours Decreased 10.3% in 10 Yrs....

[Domestic] : New data shows the average working hours of South Koreans has declined sharply over the past ten years.According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) on Monday, South Koreans worked an average of one-thousand-915...

 2022-11-13 10:47 

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CSAT Exam Papers to be Distributed from Mon....

[Domestic] : With the annual university entrance exam set to take place this week, exam papers will be delivered to schools across the nation from Monday.According to the education ministry, police officers and officials overseeing testing preparations wi...

 2022-11-13 10:18 

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S. Korean Pianist Lee Hyuk Shares Top Honor at Long-Thibaud Competition...

[Culture] : South Korean Lee Hyuk won the first prize at a renowned international piano competition in France on Sunday.The 22-year-old was declared the co-winner of the Long-Thibaud Competition at the finals held at Thtre du Chtelet in Paris on Sunday, a...

 2022-11-13 09:17 

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Death Tally of Itaewon Crowd Crush Rises to 158...

[Domestic] : The number of the victims of the fatal crowd crush in Itaewon late last month has risen to 158 with one of those injured during the crowd surge passing on Sunday. According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, a So...

 2022-11-13 09:00 

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Pfizer's BA.4/BA.5-focused Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine to be Administered...

[Domestic] : The inoculation of Pfizer's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 is set to begin on Monday. The measure increases the number of available bivalent vaccine for booster shots to three with the administra...

 2022-11-13 08:40 

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Pres. Yoon Arrives in Bali to Attend G20 Summit...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol arrived in Bali on Monday to launch his schedules on the second leg of his Southeast Asia tour, including the G20 summit slated to be held in the Indonesian resort city on Tuesday. Air Force One carrying the South Kore...

 2022-11-13 08:22 

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Yoon, Biden Agree to Use Every Available Means to Respond to N. Korean Nuke...

[Politics] : The top leaders of Seoul and Washington have reaffirmed U.S. commitment to strengthen extended deterrence to growing North Korean threats and agreed to continue closely discussing related measures. Seoul's presidential office said Preside...

 2022-11-12 22:12 

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Yoon, Kishida Agree to Continue Consulation for Swift Resolution of Pending Issues...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol held a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday to discuss ways to normalize bilateral ties.The two leaders held the bilateral discussions for 45 minutes at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the sid...

 2022-11-12 21:41 

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Yoon Says N. Korea's Denuclearization is Precondition for Peace in Indo-Pacific...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol stressed on Sunday that North Korea's denuclearization is a precondition for peace in the Indo-Pacific region.The president made the remarks during an East Asia summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday morning.Acco...

 2022-11-12 21:18 

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Leaders of S. Korea, US, Japan Discuss N. Korea in Summit, Adopt Joint Statement...

[Politics] : The leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan held a trilateral summit on Sunday in Cambodia and agreed to cooperate in strengthening extended deterrence against North Korea.President Yoon Suk Yeol held the summit with U.S. Presiden...

 2022-11-12 20:12 

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Yoon, Biden Hold Summit, Discuss Extended Deterrence, IRA...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol and United States President Joe Biden held a summit in Cambodia on Sunday to coordinate pending issues between their nations.The two leaders held one-on-one discussions for about 50 minutes on Sunday afternoon at a hot...

 2022-11-12 15:38 

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US Midterms: Democrats Certain to Control Senate...

[International] : As the final ballots are being counted in the United States midterm elections, the Democrats are reportedly certain to control the Senate.According to Reuters, AFP and other foreign media on Saturday, incumbent Democrat Senator Catherine...

 2022-11-12 15:27 

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2.1 Magnitude Earthquake Occurs Near Heuksan Island...

[Science] : An earthquake with a magnitude of two-point-four occurred near Heuksan Island in the country's southwestern waters on Sunday.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the earthquake was reported at 12:17 p.m. in waters ab...

 2022-11-12 14:43 

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Gov't to Combine Medical, Psychological Treatment for Those Affected by Itaewon Tragedy...

[Politics] : Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said that the government will create a system that enables people affected by the Itaewon crown crush to receive medical support as well as psychological treatment at medical institutions.The prime minister unveile...

 2022-11-12 14:28 

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Presidential Office Launches Legal Review of State Reparations for Itaewon Victims...

[Politics] : The presidential office has reportedly launched a legal review of state reparations for the victims of the Itaewon crowd crush.A presidential official told reporters on Sunday that a swift and thorough investigation into the case is needed to...

 2022-11-12 14:11 

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Yoon, Philippine President Hold Summit in Cambodia...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol held a summit with Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. on Saturday in Cambodia to discuss cooperation between the two nations.According to the presidential office on Saturday, the two leaders sat down f...

 2022-11-12 13:48 

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Yoon Set to Hold Bilateral, Trilateral Summit with Biden, Kishida...

[Politics] : President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to hold bilateral and trilateral summits with the leaders of the United States and Japan on the sidelines of regional gatherings in Cambodia on Sunday.The summit talks will be held in Phnom Penh on the margins o...

 2022-11-12 13:34 

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Administration of Pfizer's BA.4/BA.5-Adapted Booster to Begin Monday...

[Domestic] : The administration of Pfizer's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 will begin on Monday amid a resurgence of infections this winter.Health authorities said that starting Monday, the nation will begin ...

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