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00:34:55 2022-08-12
1. As of Thursday, casualties from this week’s torrential rains have increased to 11 deaths, and 8 others missing, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters. The heavy rain will continue to hit Korea’s central and the s...
00:35:38 2022-08-11
1. South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Qingdao, China to hold high-level talks. During the meeting, Park stressed that South Korea’s decision to participate in the preliminary Chip 4 meeting is to serve the n...
00:35:13 2022-08-10
1. The metropolitan area was hit by torrential rain on Monday which was the heaviest rain in 115 years, taking the lives of 8 people. It saw a rainfall of up to 141mm, but the Gangwon Regional Meteorological Administration says 300mm more will fall today....
00:36:21 2022-08-09
1. South Korea has decided to join a preliminary meeting of the “Chip 4” which is a semiconductor alliance led by the US. A government official said that Yoon’s administration will serve the national interest as much as possible, and whether to form...
00:31:30 2022-08-08
1. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrapped up her 2 day visit to South Korea. PELOSI said the visit by her and other members of U.S. Congress reaffirms the "strong bond" between Seoul and Washington. 2. South Korea's Foreign Minister Park Jin will hold ta...
00:36:54 2022-08-05
1. National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to support efforts by Seoul and Washington for the denuclearization of North Korea. Both voiced concerns over the North's escalating threats. 2. As tensions between the Un...
00:35:06 2022-08-04
1. Amid Chinese opposition, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan. Pelosi, a well known China hawk, has a history of prodding China over human rights. 2. South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin will depart for Cambodia on Wednesday to attend a se...
00:35:10 2022-08-03
1. The police bureau officially kicked off under the umbrella of the interior ministry on Tuesday. It’s the first time in 31 years that the ministry has an organization overseeing the law enforcement agency. 2. South Korea on Monday strongly condemned N...
00:36:37 2022-08-02
1. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut South Korea’s economic growth projections by 0.2% from 2.5% to 2.3%. This is lower than the 2.7% forecast made by the Bank of Korea in May and the OECD in June. 2. Next year will mark the 70th anniversar...
00:35:14 2022-08-01
1. US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had a two-hour phone call on Thursday, marking the fifth call between the two leaders. Meanwhile, tensions rose as the US leaked plans for a possible visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to T...
00:34:49 2022-07-29
1. South Korean President, Yoon Suk yeol will meet with Indonesian President, Joko Widodo on Thursday. The two will hold summit talks at the presidential office in Seoul at around 7PM. 2. President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee attended the la...
00:34:02 2022-07-28
1. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut South Korea’s economic growth projections by 0.2% from 2.5% to 2.3%. This is lower than the 2.7% forecast made by the Bank of Korea in May and the OECD in June. 2. Next year will mark the 70th anniversar...
00:34:19 2022-07-27
1. The cabinet on Monday approved the revisions to the Enforcement Decree of the establishment of a new police oversight bureau, under the Ministry of Interior and Safety. The new Enforcement Decree will be implemented on August 2nd. 2. The US will host i...
00:36:26 2022-07-26
1. South Korea reported 35-thousand-883 new COVID-19 infections on Monday. Starting from today, everyone arriving in South Korea will have to take a PCR test on the day they arrive. Only contactless visits to at-risk facilities such as nursing hospitals a...
00:35:13 2022-07-25
1. The ruling and the main opposition party of Friday came to an agreement on the formation of the parliamentary committee after 53 days of hiatus, allowing the National Assembly to restart operations. 2. Poland decided to import 300 more K2 tanks than in...
00:35:46 2022-07-22
1. The Yoon administration announced its first planned tax code revision for 2022 on Thursday. One of the key changes is to lower the top rate of corporate tax to 22%. Other changes include real estate taxes and income tax among the people with low income...
00:34:38 2022-07-21
1. South Korea reported 76-thousand-402 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday. The government has also secured 4 thousand more hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and has prohibited in-person visits to at-risk facilities such as nursing hospitals. 2. South...
00:37:07 2022-07-20
1. On Tuesday, President Yoon Suk-yeol met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to discuss economic conditions, and he said that he is sure that the Korea-US alliance will be even more strengthened across various sectors, including the military and e...
00:37:41 2022-07-19
1. South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin traveled to Tokyo on Monday to hold talks with his Japanese counterpart.  During his 3-day visit Park is set to discuss pending bilateral issues, including drawn-out disputes over compensating the Korean vict...
00:37:04 2022-07-18
1. The Korean currency against the U.S dollar reached the 1,320-level on Friday, for the first time in about 13 years, which will highly increase the possibility of inflation at a faster pace than expected. 2. Japanese media outlet, NHK reported on Thursd...
00:34:16 2022-07-15
1. The U.S. Consumer Price Index for June was released on Wednesday and it shows that inflation rapidly rose by 9.1% on-year. 2. South Korean military officials said Thursday that South Korea and the U.S. have conducted its joint air drills since last Mon...
00:35:26 2022-07-14
1. The Bank of Korea raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.5% point on Wednesday. The monetary policy board of the central bank explained that the big step was needed to combat inflation. 2. With 40-thousand 2-hundred-66 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday,...
00:35:37 2022-07-13
1. President Yoon Suk-yeol resumed his brief press meeting on Tuesday, a day after the so-called doorstepping was suspended. 2. The South Korean military announced on Monday that it will hold large-scale joint drills with the U.S., starting from August 22...
00:29:47 2022-07-12
1. The presidential office announced on Monday that President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to visit a memorial altar prepared by the Japanese embassy to South Korea for the late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The administration is also set to sen...
00:36:02 2022-07-11
1. Former Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday during an election campaign in the western city of Nara, and has reportedly passed away. Police said that the suspected shooter had served in the Japanese military. 2. The Yoon government ten...
00:35:19 2022-07-08
1. The FOMC minutes for June released on Wednesday showed that the U.S FED will likely take restrictive policy to counter elevated inflation pressure, even though it would slow the pace of the economic recovery. 2. The G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting is ...
00:32:40 2022-07-07
1. South Korea’s daily COVID-19 infections tallied almost 20-thousands on Wednesday, which was the all-time high in about 42 days. Meanwhile, the number of critically ill patients and the deaths stood at 61, and 7 respectively, on the same day. 2. The F...
00:34:46 2022-07-06
1. Statistics Korea’s data showed on Tuesday that South Korea’s consumer prices soared 6% on year for the first time in nearly 24 years after the currency crisis back in 1997. 2. The South Korean government on Tuesday announced that it will expand the...
00:37:50 2022-07-05
1. The Finance Ministry on Friday, showed concerns that the South Korean economy is at the risk of losing steam caused by a slump in investment and exports amid external uncertainties. 2. President Yoon Suk Yeol talked to U.N Secretary-General António Gu...
00:31:38 2022-07-04
1. President Yoon Suk-yeol returned to South Korea on Friday after attending the NATO summit in Spain. Yoon held 10 bilateral meetings and 3 multilateral meetings at the summit. 2. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Friday that it will operat...
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