[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/13/WED
1. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister 김부겸 said that the government is considering introducing a vaccine pass system to benefit fully vaccinated people, as it plans to adopt a gradual scheme named "living with COVID-19" to get back to normal life on November 9.
2. South Korea reported 1-thousand-584 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the health authorities said over 40 million people, or 78-point-one percent of the population have received their first shots of COVID-19 vaccines.
3. According to the South Korean National Security Council, the top national security advisers of South Korea and the United States on Tuesday local time reaffirmed their commitment to engaging with North Korea, while also vowing to work together in bringing the North back to the dialogue table.
4. According to North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Wednesday, the North is focusing its efforts on raising the pride of its citizens with the National Defense Development Exhibition, where it staged an assortment of military hardware.
5. According to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Tuesday local time, after hosting an emergency summit, the Group of 20 major economies is determined to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban.