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 2022-01-16 15:07 

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Kim Yeon-koung Named Top Female Player of 2021...

[Sports] : Star volleyball player Kim Yeon-koung was named the top woman player of 2021.Volleyballworld-dot-com, a website dedicated to delivering news on volleyball, on Sunday named Kim the best player in its 2021 women's rankings.In partnership with...

 2022-01-16 14:30 

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Moon Calls for Stable Security Management after N. Korea's 4th Missile Launch...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in called for a stable management of security on the Korean Peninsula, following North Korea's firing of projectiles suspected of being ballistic missiles.Presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee said on Monday that Moo...

 2022-01-16 14:14 

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Seoul Education Office to Cover Kindergarten Expenses for Foreign Children...

[Domestic] : The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education will cover the same amount of kindergarten expenses for children with a foreign nationality as it does for South Korean children starting in March.The education office said on Monday that eligibility...

 2022-01-16 13:42 

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Moon Names Former Aide New Senior Civil Affairs Secretary...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in on Monday named a former aide the last senior secretary for civil affairs during his five-year term in office, after the previous secretary resigned over ethical issues related to his son.According to Park Soo-hyun, the ...

 2022-01-16 12:59 

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Entry Pass Requirement to Be Lifted at 6 Types of Low-Risk Locations...

[Domestic] : The government will lift the COVID-19 pass system starting Tuesday for department and large discount stores, movie theaters, museums, study rooms, libraries, and cram schools.According to Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol on Monday, the passes ...

 2022-01-16 12:40 

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Sources: N. Korean Train Suspected of Carrying Supplies Returns from China...

[Politics] : A North Korean freight train suspected of carrying basic necessities and medical products reportedly returned from China.According to North Korean sources on Monday, the train left China's border city of Dandong at around 7:00 a.m., bound...

 2022-01-16 12:15 

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Cold Snap Again Grips Nation Monday...

[Science] : A severe cold snap has again gripped the nation on Monday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the mercury dipped below minus 15 degrees Celsius in the northern parts of Gyeonggi Province and the inland and mountainous r...

 2022-01-16 12:13 

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HDC Group Chief Raises Possibility of Demolishing, Rebuilding Apt. Building in Gwangju...

[Domestic] : Hyundai Development Company(HDC) Group Chairman Chung Mong-gyu has raised the possibility of demolishing or rebuilding an apartment building under construction that collapsed in Gwangju last week. Chung mentioned the possibility at a news con...

 2022-01-16 12:09 

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Omicron Transmissions Accelerate with over 2,600 New Cases Reported in Past Week...

[Domestic] : Over two-thousand-600 new cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant were reported in the past week, with authorities forecasting it will become the dominant strain in the country by this weekend.Health authorities said on Monday that two-thousand...

 2022-01-16 11:46 

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JCS: N. Korea Fired 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles from Airport in Pyongyang...

[Politics] : The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said it believes that North Korea test-launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday morning. The JCS made the assessment on two projectiles that the North launched from Sunan airport in Pyongyang toward...

 2022-01-16 11:42 

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N. Korea Condemns S. Korea's Military Trainings as Reckless...

[Politics] : North Korea, which pushed forward with a series of missile tests at the start of the new year, has denounced South Korea's military drills, calling them reckless and rash acts that trigger instability. The North's propaganda website U...

 2022-01-16 11:16 

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Moon Calls for S. Korea-UAE Cooperation in Hydrogen Industry...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that South Korea and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) have to strengthen their cooperation in the hydrogen industry.The president made the call during the Korea-UAE Business Roundtable on Hydrogen Partnership...

 2022-01-16 10:59 

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COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 4,000, Critical Cases at 579...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases fell below four-thousand on Monday, while the number of critical cases fell to the 500s for the first time in about 54 days. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Monday that three-thousand-859...

 2022-01-16 10:42 

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Talks between Moon, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Canceled...

[Politics] : Planned talks between President Moon Jae-in and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan were canceled.Moon was scheduled to hold summit talks with the Abu Dhabi crown prince on Monday on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of th...

 2022-01-16 10:32 

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COVID-19 Pass System Lifted for Large Stores, Educational Facilities...

[Domestic] : The government has decided to remove the requirement of showing vaccination certificates to enter cram schools, study rooms, museums, movie theaters and large-scale retailers nationwide. Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol announced the plan on M...

 2022-01-16 10:10 

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

[Inter-Korea] : The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said Monday that North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea.The JCS announced it in a text message to reporters at around 8:56 a.m. but details have yet to be disclosed. Military authori...

 2022-01-16 09:59 

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Moon Promotes Busan's Bid for EXPO 2030 Host...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in attended a Korea National Day event at the Dubai Expo on Sunday to promote the nation's bid to host the World Expo 2030. In a ceremony at the event at the Korea Pavilion in Dubai, Moon said that the Dubai Expo gives ...

 2022-01-16 09:53 

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Yoon's Wife Suggests MeToo Scandals Occur Because Victims Are Not Paid...

[Politics] : The wife of main opposition People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol suggested that MeToo scandals occurred because victims were not paid. Kim Keon-hee was heard making the remark during phone talks with a reporter for a Y...

 2022-01-16 09:45 

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S. Korea Signs Deal with UAE on Export of M-SAM Missiles...

[Politics] : South Korea has signed a four-trillion-won deal with the United Arab Emirates(UAE) on the export of its mid-range surface-to-air missiles.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) said the relevant parties of the two nations signed...

 2022-01-15 15:16 

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Presidential Candidates Continue Canvassing on Weekend...

[Politics] : Presidential candidates of the ruling and opposition parties continued their canvassing over the weekend to woo voters ahead of the March 9 presidential election.Ruling Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Sunday visited t...

 2022-01-15 14:58 

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Car Recalls in S. Korea Near 3 Million in 2021...

[Economy] : Automakers recalled a record high of nearly three million vehicles in South Korea last year.According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Sunday, carmakers recalled over two-point-93 million vehicles of two-thousand-443 di...

 2022-01-15 14:52 

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Private Gatherings of Up to 6 People Allowed from Monday...

[Domestic] : Private gatherings of up to six people will be allowed nationwide from Monday, but restrictions on business hours for multiuse facilities will remain in place for the next three weeks.According to the government on Sunday, the cap on private ...

 2022-01-15 14:29 

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Sources: N. Korean Cargo Train Arrives in Chinese Border City Dandong...

[Inter-Korea] : A North Korean cargo train reportedly crossed the border into China on Sunday.According to multiple sources familiar with North Korean affairs, the freight train crossed the Friendship Bridge over the Yalu River and arrived in the Chinese ...

 2022-01-15 13:34 

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Another Highly Pathogenic AI Confirmed in Yeongam...

[Domestic] : Another case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been confirmed in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province.The government said on Sunday that the latest case was confirmed at a farm raising about 33-thousand ducks.This is the 21st confi...

 2022-01-15 13:29 

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S. Korea Beats Iceland 5-1 in Friendly Football Match...

[Sports] : South Korea defeated Iceland 5-1 in a men's friendly football match on Saturday.The national football team overwhelmed Iceland in the year's first match at Mardan Sports Complex in Antalya, Turkey, despite the absence of team captain So...

 2022-01-15 13:18 

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Moon Arrives in Dubai to Begin 3-Nation Middle East Tour...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday and launched a weeklong tour of three Middle Eastern nations.Moon is set to begin his visit to the UAE on Sunday with a roundtable business meeting in Dubai. In the m...

 2022-01-15 11:32 

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New COVID-19 Cases over 4,000 for 5th Day, Critical Cases at 612...

[Domestic] : Daily new COVID-19 cases remained over four-thousand for a fifth straight day amid the fast spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said on Sunday that four-thousand-194 new cas...

 2022-01-14 15:13 

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DP Candidate Campaigns in Gangwon Province...

[Politics] : Ruling Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung will campaign in Gangwon Province this weekend as part of his nationwide tour.On Saturday, he will visit a life and health science museum in Hongcheon to speak with officials about ...

 2022-01-14 15:12 

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PPP Candidate Tours Busan, Ulsan for 2nd Day...

[Politics] : Main opposition People Power Party's presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol is touring the Gyeongsang region including Busan and Ulsan for a second day. In the morning, he paid respects at a memorial tower in Busan commemorating fallen sail...

 2022-01-14 15:10 

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Major Rally Takes Place in Yeouido...

[Domestic] : A mass rally by progressive groups took place in Yeouido, Seoul, on Saturday.After receiving notice of the venue by organizers around 12:30 p.m., members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU) and other liberal-leaning groups are g...

 2022-01-14 15:04 

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N. Korea Fired 2 Short-range Ballistic Missiles from Train...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea says its latest launch on Friday was of two short-range ballistic missiles fired from a train.The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday a railway-based missile regiment in North Pyongan Province c...

 2022-01-14 15:03 

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New Code One Aircraft Makes Debut...

[Politics] : A new Code One aircraft, which will serve as the presidential plane, has made its debut.The presidential office said that President Moon Jae-in embarked on his Middle Eastern tour on board the new plane.The previous aircraft, a Boeing 747-400...

 2022-01-14 15:02 

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Moon Leaves for 3-Nation Middle Eastern Tour...

[International] : President Moon Jae-in on Saturday departed for a weeklong Middle Eastern tour that will bring him to three countries. In a working visit to the United Arab Emirates, Moon will attend a round table business meeting on cooperation in the h...

 2022-01-14 15:01 

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US Condemns N. Korea Missile Launches, Stresses Diplomatic Approach...

[International] : The United States has condemned North Korea's recent missile launches, but stressed its commitment to a diplomatic approach.A State Department spokesperson said Friday that the U.S. condemns the ballistic missile launch, saying it...

 2022-01-14 14:57 

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Chung, Blinken Discuss N. Korea Missile Tests in Phone Talks...

[International] : Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held phone talks and discussed North Korea's recent missile tests.In a press release Friday, the State Department said that in a phone call with his South Kor...

 2022-01-14 14:25 

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Major Rallies Scheduled in Seoul Despite Police Ban...

[Domestic] : Progressive groups are set to go ahead with mass rallies in downtown Seoul on Saturday despite a ban on such gatherings issued by the Seoul government and police.An association comprising liberal-leaning groups such as the Korean Confederatio...

 2022-01-14 12:02 

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New COVID-19 Cases in 4,000s for 4th Day...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases remain in the 4,000s for the fourth day.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that four-thousand-423 new infections were reported throughout Friday, including 346 from overseas.The number of...

 2022-01-13 19:55 

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Court Partially Bans Brodcasting of Phone Talks involving PPP Candidate's Wife...

[Domestic] : A court has partially banned a broadcaster from airing hours-long telephone conversations involving the wife of main opposition People Power Party(PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol.The Seoul Western District Court on Friday partially ...

 2022-01-13 18:53 

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Gov't to Announce Vaccination Plan for Children Aged 5-11...

[Domestic] : The government said it will draft COVID-19 vaccination plans for children aged five to eleven next month.The move was disclosed as part of the government's measures to curb the spread of the highly transmissible variant, omicron. The anno...

 2022-01-13 18:38 

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Seoul Court Partially Suspends COVID-19 Pass System...

[Domestic] : A Seoul court handed down a ruling on Friday afternoon, partially suspending the government's COVID-19 pass system.The ruling by the Seoul Administrative Court immediately suspended the validity of pass requirements at shops, marts, and d...

 2022-01-13 17:55 

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Small Business Owners Protest Extended Operation Restrictions...

[Domestic] : A group representing small business owners and the self-employed protested the government's extended business operation restrictions, calling for a clear roadmap for a step-by-step easing of social distancing.In a statement on Friday, the...

 2022-01-13 17:53 

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Two National Treasures at Kansong Museum Up for Auction...

[Culture] : Two Buddhist relics from Kansong Art Museum will be put up for auction, marking the first such appearance of a state-designated national treasure.Art auction house K Auction on Friday released the list of items for its January 27 event, which ...

 2022-01-13 17:48 

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Justice Party Chief: Sim Sang-jung Not Expected to Withdraw Candidacy...

[Politics] : Minor opposition Justice Party chairman Yeo Yeong-gug said he believes the party's presidential contender Sim Sang-jung is not considering withdrawing her candidacy given that she refuses to give up her political calling. Sim has been lyi...

 2022-01-13 17:27 

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Court Orders Partial Suspension of COVID-19 Pass System...

[Domestic] : A Seoul court handed down a ruling on Friday, partially suspending the government's COVID-19 pass system.The Seoul Administrative Court handed the ruling on Friday afternoon. It has yet to disclose the reasoning behind the ruling and the ...

 2022-01-13 16:58 

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Less than Half of Adults Read at least 1 Book in Past Year...

[Culture] : Less than half of adults in the country were found to have read at least one book in the past year.According to the culture ministry's survey of six-thousand adults on Friday, 47-point-five percent of respondents said they read at least on...

 2022-01-13 16:43 

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Lee Pledges Insurance for Hair Loss, Yoon Promises Tax Credit for Admissions Fees...

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party(DP) presidential candidate pledged national health insurance coverage for treating hair loss, while his main opposition People Power Party(PPP) rival promised tax credit for admissions fees.On social media Friday, ...

 2022-01-13 16:37 

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KOSPI Ends Friday Down 1.36%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell 40-point-17 points, or one-point-36 percent, on Friday, closing the week at two-thousand-921-point-92.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing eleven-point-86 points, or one-point-21 p...

 2022-01-13 16:23 

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Special Antivirus Measures to Apply for Lunar New Year Holiday...

[Domestic] : The health ministry on Friday announced special antivirus measures to be enforced from next week until the end of the Lunar New Year holiday on February 2.In-person visits to senior care facilities will be banned from January 24 to February 6...

 2022-01-13 16:08 

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Osstem Employee Admits to Embezzling Company Funds on His Own...

[Domestic] : An employee of a dental implant maker accused of embezzling over 220 billion won in company funds has admitted that he committed the crimes alone for financial gain, dropping the claim he was fulfilling orders.The Seoul Gangseo Police Station...

 2022-01-13 15:59 

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JCS: N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Eastward...

[Politics] : The Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday that North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward. Story to follow....

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