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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Aug. 18)

Listen to public opinion Seven out of 10 Koreans surveyed want power to come primarily from nuclear reactors. A group of scholars on nuclear reactors and energy policies unveiled a latest poll finding that showed 69.3 percent backing reactors oper Source: Money


(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Aug. 18)

New strategy needed Time to take radical steps to overcome job crisis The July employment data showed the Moon Jae-in administration has increasingly lost momentum in creating jobs. The liberal government has come under mounting criticism for fai Source: Money


Seoul shares likely to drift in cautious mode amid uncertainties

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks may move in a tight range as investors are likely take a cautious approach due to lingering risks over various global issues, analysts said Saturday. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KO Source: Money


S. Korean gov't committed to nuclear phase-out policy goal

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government is firmly committed to reducing the country’s dependence on nuclear power and will expand the use of renewable power sources despite growing public support for time-tested atomic energy, observers Source: Money


Less Is More as Mini Fruits, Veggies Find Favor with Shoppers

Miniature fruits and vegetables are surging in popularity amid a rise in the number of single or two-person households who don’t need a huge amount of food and seek dishes that are easy to prepare. Supermarket chain Lotte Mart started selling a selection of miniature fruits and vegetables in May.”Mi… Source: Culture


Park Bo-young Still Losing Sleep Over Performances After a Decade

Actress Park Bo-young stars in the upcoming romantic comedy “On Your Wedding Day” along with Kim Young-kwang. The film, which will hit theaters on Aug. 22, depicts the friendship and love that develop over the course of more than a decade between two high school buddies.Park plays a girl who believe… Source: Culture


Indonesia Pins Great Economic Hopes on Asian Games

Indonesia has spent more than $3 billion on preparations for the Asian Games, with the government projecting that it will produce immediate and long-term benefits for the country. While investments have been made in infrastructure development and in addressing the notorious traffic issues in the cap… Source: Culture


Judge in Manafort Trial Says He's Gotten Death Threats

The judge overseeing the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort says he has received death threats and is being guarded by deputy U.S. Marshals.U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis told reporters Friday the marshals “go where I go,” adding, “I don’t even go to … Source: Culture


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S. Korea says Elliott's claim over Samsung merger groundless

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korea has denied a claim by U.S. activist fund Elliott Associates that it gave discreet backing for a 2015 merger of two Samsung units and caused the firm to suffer losses from what it calls an unfair deal, a document f Source: Money