2019.08.29 NEWSCENTER HEADLINES

2019.08.29 NEWSCENTER HEADLINES


Korea’s Supreme Court dismisses a lower court
rulings on the bribery cases of ousted president Park Geun-hye, her confidant Choi Soon-sil
and Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong. We tell you what this means. The Moon Jae-in adminstration drafts a budget
for next year worth more than 500 trillion won or some 400 billion dollars. It’s a 9-percent increase… with a big boost
in defense, diplomacy and support for the economy. Officials from the foreign ministries of Korea
and Japan hold talks in Seoul but fail to iron out their differences. But the culture ministers of both nations
agree on the need to boost cultural exchanges. And President Moon urges Japan to be honest
about its past, something he says Tokyo has never done. On Japan’s trade restrictions, he says they’re
actually making Korea grow stronger.

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