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 2021-09-25 11:04 

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S. Korea Adds 2,771 COVID-19 Cases...

[Domestic] : South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases marked two-thousand-771 on Sunday after exceeding three thousand for the first time the previous day. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Sunday that the new infections d...

 2021-09-24 15:31 

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42 Crypto Platforms Apply for Registration by Deadline...

[Economy] : A total of 42 cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms have filed applications to register with the Financial Services Commission. The deadline to do so was Friday.The commission's Financial Intelligence Unit announced this tally on Saturday...

 2021-09-24 15:17 

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US Begins Administering Booster Shots for High Risk Adults...

[International] : The U.S. began giving out booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, following the endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC).White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients said during a pre...

 2021-09-24 15:13 

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US Hopes N. Korea will Respond to Dialogue Offer...

[International] : The U.S. has reiterated its willingness to meet with North Korea without preconditions and hoped for a positive response from Pyongyang.In a virtual press briefing on Friday, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. goal is the...

 2021-09-24 15:03 

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93.8% of Those Eligible Receive Relief Payouts in 19 Days...

[Economy] : Nearly 94 percent of eligible recipients for the latest round of COVID-19 relief payouts have received the funds in the 19 days since the rollout began.According to the Interior Ministry, over 40 million people have applied and ten-point-one t...

 2021-09-24 15:02 

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Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, Mexico Hold Talks in New York...

[International] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, who is visiting New York for the UN General Assembly, met with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard and discussed bilateral cooperation.According to Seoul's foreign ministry, in talks over breakfast...

 2021-09-24 15:00 

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Quad Leaders Urge N. Korea to Engage in Substantive Dialogue...

[International] : Leaders of the so-called Quad alliance consisting of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India held their first face-to-face meeting and emphasized a free and open Indo-Pacific, agreeing to step up cooperation in various areas.U.S. President ...

 2021-09-24 14:58 

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S. Korean Archers Win All Team Events at World Championships...

[Sports] : Following a brilliant Tokyo Olympics performance, South Korean recurve archers have swept gold in all team events at the World Archery Championships.An San and Kim Woo-jin beat Russia in the mixed team final on Friday, the fifth day of the cham...

 2021-09-24 14:57 

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S. Korea Secures 2 Beijing Olympic Tickets in Men's Single Figure Skating...

[Sports] : South Korea will send two athletes to compete in men's figure skating at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the first time two Koreans have qualified for the men's event.Twenty-one-year-old Lee Si-hyeong secured the second ticket to Beij...

 2021-09-24 12:53 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 3,000 for the First Time...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases in South Korea have topped three thousand for the first time since the start of the pandemic.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that three-thousand-273 infections were added throughout Fr...

 2021-09-23 20:28 

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KMA: Global Warming Has Shrunk Day's High-Low Gap in Autumn Months...

[Science] : A new report has shown that the temperature difference between the day's highs and lows in South Korea's autumn season has fallen by nearly a degree Celsius from two decades previous due to global warming. In an analysis released on Fr...

 2021-09-23 20:16 

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Critical Cases, Fatality Rate, Caseload to Figure into Distancing Rule Update...

[Domestic] : The number of critically ill patients and the fatality rate will be taken into account in addition to new daily cases as the government drafts new distancing rules to be announced next week. Senior Health Ministry official Son Young-rae said ...

 2021-09-23 20:03 

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Another Victim of Japan's Wartime Sexual Slavery Dies, 13 Survivors Left...

[Domestic] : Another South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery has died. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said on Friday that the bereaved family of the victim - who had passed earlier in the day - asked that her identity and cau...

 2021-09-23 19:56 

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Appeals Court Upholds Ex-Environment Minister's Conviction on Personnel Interference...

[Domestic] : An appellate court has upheld a lower court's conviction of former Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung indicted for blacklisting officials appointed during the previous Park Geun-hye administration. The Seoul High Court on Friday sentenced...

 2021-09-23 16:58 

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Media Art Show Opens at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress...

[Culture] : A media art show kicks off at the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon on Friday for a month-long run, the first of four autumn festivals held in the Gyeonggi capital.The 2021 Suwon Hwaseong Media Art Show will incorporate projection mapping techniques ...

 2021-09-23 16:37 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 0.07%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell two-point-34 points, or zero-point-07 percent on Friday, closing the week at three-thousand-125-point-24.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose, however, gaining zero-point-77 points, or zero-poi...

 2021-09-23 16:26 

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Prosecution Begins Investigation into Former Judge Linked to Hwacheon Daeyu...

[Domestic] : The Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office has begun investigating former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il over allegations he served as an advisor to an asset management company at the center of a favoritism scandal without registering ...

 2021-09-23 16:19 

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Icebreaker Araon Wraps 85-Day Arctic Expedition...

[Science] : The Korea Polar Research Institute said Friday that the country's only icebreaker Araon, which embarked on an arctic mission in July, has wrapped up its 85-day voyage and returned to Gwangyang Port on Thursday.During the mission, the vesse...

 2021-09-23 16:09 

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Korean American Poet-Writer Named One of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021...

[Culture] : A Korean American writer was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2021.According to Time's latest online edition, poet and writer Cathy Park Hong was among 12 people or groups selected for the "Ico...

 2021-09-23 15:57 

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Lambert: S. Korea, US Differ on Tactics but Share Strategic Goal on N. Korea...

[Politics] : A U.S. official says South Korea and the U.S. share a strategic goal regarding North Korea, and they are working on bridging tactical differences. At a webinar hosted by the Institute for Corean-American Studies on Thursday, Deputy Assistant ...

 2021-09-23 15:47 

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Parties Continue to Clash over Favoritism Allegations against Gyeonggi Gov....

[Politics] : Rival political parties continued to clash over preferential treatment allegations surrounding the ruling Democratic Party's(DP) leading presidential contender, Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung.The opposition is seeking an independent counsel ...

 2021-09-23 15:09 

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Gov't Sets 105 Bln Won for Recovery Efforts after Typhoon Omais...

[Domestic] : The government set 105 billion won as the cost for recovery efforts after the country suffered damage from Typhoon Omais late last month.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Friday, expenses for North G...

 2021-09-23 14:53 

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Kim Yo-jung Calls Moon's Proposal for End-of-War Declaration 'Interesting,' 'Good Idea'...

[Inter-Korea] : Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, called President Moon Jae-in's proposal to declare a formal end to the Korean War "interesting"; and "a good idea" on Friday.In a statement on the stat...

 2021-09-23 14:38 

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US Senate Defense Budget Bill Doesn't Include Clause on USFK Reduction Ban...

[Politics] : The U.S. Senate bill on next year's defense budget does not include a clause that bans the use of the budget to reduce the size of U.S. Forces Korea(USFK).The national defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2022, submitted for a plena...

 2021-09-23 13:51 

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Majority of S. Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expected to Close Business after Fri....

[Economy] : More than half of South Korea's cryptocurrency exchanges are expected to shut down when the deadline for obtaining business licenses put in place as part of strengthened regulations on the industry passes on Friday. According to the Financ...

 2021-09-23 13:49 

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Gov't to Seek War-End Declaration despite N. Korea Calling it 'Premature'...

[Inter-Korea] : The government reaffirmed its resolve to push for the two Koreas, the U.S., and possibly China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, even after the North said such a move was premature.An official from the Foreign Ministry said Friday...

 2021-09-23 13:47 

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White House Convenes Samsung and Others to Discuss Global Chip Shortage...

[Economy] : The White House on Thursday convened a virtual conference with major semiconductor manufacturers, including Samsung Electronics, to discuss the ongoing global chip shortage and its significant impact on other industries. According to the White...

 2021-09-23 13:43 

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Authorities Expect Daily COVID-19 Cases to Further Rise Next Week...

[Domestic] : Health authorities in South Korea expect daily new COVID-19 cases to further spike after the latest tally hit a fresh high of over two-thousand-400 following the Chuseok holiday.Senior Health Ministry official Lee Gi-il said on Friday that th...

 2021-09-23 12:37 

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Gov't to Provide Up to 10 Bln Won for Groups Sending Humanitarian Aid to N. Korea...

[Inter-Korea] : The government will provide a maximum ten billion won in support to civic groups involved in nutritional and health care cooperation projects with North Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision was approved Friday by a committee on in...

 2021-09-23 12:23 

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S. Korea to Stop New Public Financing for Overseas Coal Projects from Oct. 1...

[Economy] : South Korea will formally end the state-backed financing of coal-fired power plants overseas from next month as part of the country's bid to go carbon neutral by 2050. The Ministry of Economy and Finance on Friday announced pan-governmenta...

 2021-09-23 12:05 

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Korean War Remains Return Home from US...

[Domestic] : The remains of dozens of South Korean soldiers killed during the Korean War have been repatriated from the U.S. President Moon Jae-in presided over a repatriation ceremony at the Seoul Air Base, south of Seoul, on Thursday night arranged for ...

 2021-09-23 10:52 

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Moon Says He Believes N. Korea is Keeping Door Open for Dialogue...

[Inter-Korea] : President Moon Jae-in assessed North Korea's recent missile launch as low-intensity acts raising tensions, but not serious enough to make the United States give up dialogue. The president made the remarks to reporters on Thursday durin...

 2021-09-23 10:44 

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Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record High 2,434 after Chuseok...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high of two-thousand-434 on Friday, showing a surge after the Chuseok holiday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Friday that the new infections detected throughout Thursday rai...

 2021-09-23 10:14 

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Moon to Take a Day off Friday after US Trip...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will take a day off on Friday following a five-day trip to the United States. Friday will be Moon's first paid leave this year as he cancelled his summer vacation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The president can use 2...

 2021-09-23 10:03 

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Moon Returns Home from US Trip...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in returned home on Thursday after a five-day trip to the U.S. to attend the United Nations General Assembly.During the trip, Moon attended the opening ceremony of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) Moment event and vow...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

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N. Korea Calls Declaring End of Korean War Premature...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea said it's premature to declare a formal end to the Korean War, rejecting President Moon Jae-in's proposal. Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae-song said in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency that the genera...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

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S. Korea Tightens Caps on Private Gatherings in Level 4 Areas After Chuseok...

[Domestic] : Authorities have further tightened caps on private gatherings in the capital region and other areas under the toughest Level Four social distancing measures after the Choseok holiday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that p...

 2021-09-23 10:00 

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S. Korea's Producer Prices Rise for 10th Month in August...

[Economy] : Producer prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in August due to the rising prices of farm products and industrial goods.According to the Bank of Korea(BOK) Friday, the producer price index for all commodities and services stood at 110-poin...

 2021-09-23 09:58 

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Top Diplomats of S. Korea, Japan Hold Talks in New York...

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan held talks on Thursday to discuss ways to resolve pending issues between the two nations. South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong and his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, sat down for ta...

 2021-09-22 20:07 

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NSC Discusses Ways to Advance Process of Declaring End to Korean War...

[Politics] : The presidential office on Thursday convened a standing committee meeting of the National Security Council and discussed ways to push ahead with a process to declare a formal end to the Korean War, as proposed by President Moon Jae-in.In the ...

 2021-09-22 19:56 

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Domestically-developed COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Phase 3 Trial...

[Domestic] : A domestically developed synthetic antigen-based COVID-19 vaccine has entered its third-phase clinical trial, according to the National Institute of Health.Another synthetic antigen-based vaccine, two DNA vaccines and one viral vector vaccine...

 2021-09-22 19:48 

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S. Korean Virologist Among Clarivate's Citation Laureates...

[Science] : A leading South Korean virologist who discovered the deadly Hantaan virus has been included in predictions for this year's Nobel prize winners issued by London-based analytics company Clarivate.The list includes 16 Citation Laureates from ...

 2021-09-22 19:42 

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KDCA to Announce Q4 Vaccination Plans Monday...

[Domestic] : South Korean health authorities will announce next week COVID-19 vaccination plans for the fourth quarter including for teens, pregnant women and those who have yet to receive shots.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said ...

 2021-09-22 17:00 

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Pres. Moon Holds Talks with Head of US Indo-Pacific Command...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in sat down for talks with the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, in Hawaii on Wednesday. Moon met the admiral after attending a repatriation ceremony for the remains of South Korean and U.S. sold...

 2021-09-22 16:57 

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Fully Vaccinated Exempt from Self-Quarantine after Contact with COVID-19 Patients...

[Domestic] : From Friday, fully vaccinated people will not have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 patient if they have no symptoms, even if the patient has a variant strain.The Korea Disease Prevention and...

 2021-09-22 16:48 

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FSC to Allow 90-Day Stock Borrowing for Individuals Investors in Short Selling...

[Economy] : South Korean regulators will allow individual investors to borrow local stocks for short selling for 90 days starting from November. The Financial Services Commission(FSC) announced Thursday that it will expand the current stock loan period of...

 2021-09-22 16:38 

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KOSPI Ends Thursday Down 0.41%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 12-point-93 points, or zero-point-41 percent on Thursday, closing the day at three-thousand-127-point-58.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing nine-point-86 points, or zero-point-94...

 2021-09-22 16:33 

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Supreme Court Mulls over Conditional Release System...

[Domestic] : The Supreme Court is aiming to introduce a conditional release system during the arrest warrant process, resulting in rising speculations whether the nation's arrest system will be revamped for the first time in 67 years.According to lega...

 2021-09-22 16:29 

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President Moon Wraps up 5-Day Trip to U.S....

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in left for South Korea on Wednesday, local time, after wrapping up a five-day trip to the U.S. to attend the United Nations General Assembly.Upon his departure, President Moon posted on social media that he felt both the &...

 2021-09-22 15:56 

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US Senate: N. Korea Is Rogue State, Threatens US, Allies...

[Politics] : The U.S. Senate has called North Korea a rogue state, saying the reclusive country is developing weapons that threaten the U.S. and its allies.In a report on the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 submitted on Wedne...

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