National Assembly ratifies South Korea-U.S. defense cost-sharing deal

National Assembly ratifies South Korea-U.S. defense cost-sharing deal

The National Assembly has ratified a deal with the U.S. on sharing defense costs. Under the agreement, approved Friday, Seoul will contribute roughly 915 million U.S. dollars this year to help cover the expense of stationing American troops on the peninsula. The new deal only covers 2019, and Seoul’s share is up 8-point-2 percent from the year before. Rival lawmakers

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N. Korea says it tested a ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher’

N. Korea says it tested a ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher’

North Korean media are touting the short-range missiles fired on Tuesday, but they have stopped short this time of calling them a success. Kim Ji-yeon tells us why. North Korea’s state media reported Wednesday… that the regime’s test launch the day before was of a “super-large multiple rocket launcher,” and that it was supervised by its leader Kim Jong-un. Unlike

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Hong Kong pro-democracy movements mark 100th day

Hong Kong pro-democracy movements mark 100th day

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests mark their one-hundredth day on this Tuesday. The widely-detested extradition bill that sparked the chaos in the first place has now been formally withdrawn,… but the longest protest in Hong Kong’s history still has plenty of wind in its sails. For more on this and other news around the world, let’s turn to our Kim Da-mi.

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Korean highways jammed amid Chuseok holiday exodus

Korean highways jammed amid Chuseok holiday exodus

for most people it’s a four day break from Thursday to Sunday Chuseok traditionally is when Korea celebrates the harvest these days it means tens of millions of people hit the road to visit relatives across the country in an exodus from the capital area the Korea expressway corporation projects around five point one seven million vehicles to be on

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Talks on denuclearization of Korean Peninsula gaining speed PART 4

Talks on denuclearization of Korean Peninsula gaining speed PART 4

But what we’re missing from the announcement is, as we’ve seen from Park Ji-won’s report, the regime’s invitation to EXPERTS from overseas. That differs from Pyongyang’s initial plan announced three weeks ago. Why so? How will the U.S. move to get the negotiations rolling? You’re right, the U.S. has been long stressing that detailed inspection and verification involving international experts

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Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Our top story this lunchtime…. The Ukrainian government is making preparations to evacuate its troops from Crimea after more Ukrainian bases were taken over by Russian forces on Wednesday. Western leaders say they will slap even more sanctions on Moscow… if Russian forces encroach further into eastern Ukraine. Shin Se-min starts us off. The head of Ukraine’s national security and

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U.S. Air Force flies two B1-B bombers near Korean peninsula in routine exercise

U.S. Air Force flies two B1-B bombers near Korean peninsula in routine exercise

The U.S. Air Force has revealed it flew two B-1B bombers near the Korean Peninsula on Thursday. The U.S. Pacific Air Forces say the bombers conducted sequenced bilateral missions with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets. The B-1Bs took off from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam, and flew south of Korea and west of Japan to integrate with Japanese

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S. Korea, Japan may feel need to develop nukes in light of N. Korean threat: U.S.

S. Korea, Japan may feel need to develop nukes in light of N. Korean threat: U.S.

President Moon Jae-in is calling for a speedy reform of South Korea’s prosecution and a fairer system in the education sector. He made the call this Monday while appointing seven of his new minister-level officials, including Cho Kuk, now Justice Minister, whose nomination was controversial because of his family’s alleged ethical lapses and illegal activities. Shin Se-min has the details.

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Small businesses to enter online market, go global with Arirang TV

Small businesses to enter online market, go global with Arirang TV

The channel you’re watching, Arirang TV, will be helping Korea’s small businesses reach customers when they try to enter the online market and sell overseas. It’s part of a plan by the government to help these firms that often have a hard time taking the first stops in these markets. Yoon Jung-min has details. Small businesses will get more chances

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Monsoon rain is back to wet the peninsula _ 071719

Monsoon rain is back to wet the peninsula _ 071719

Seems like we will see more rain during the second half of this week, with monsoon rain already drenching Jeju Island. For more details, let’s turn to our Michelle Park at the weather center, Michelle? Yes, the monsoon has already begun to wet Jeju and some of the southern provinces,… which will expand up to the southern Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do

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