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Headlines, August 5, 2019

기사승인 2019.08.05  10:46:49

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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, August 5, 2019

Round-up of important news from major Korean dailies and from international media today

The Korea Post media (www.koreapost.com) in English, (www.koreapost.co.kr) in Korean.

S. Korea to invest in 100 key strategic items for stable supply

South Korea said Monday it will heavily invest in 100 key strategic items to have a stable supply by 2024, in the latest move to cope with Japan's economic retaliation. "We will upgrade the competitiveness of the materials, parts and equipment industries," Hong Nam-ki, minister of economy and finance, said in a meeting with officials in Seoul.

N. Korea apparently not ready yet for nuke talks with U.S.: Seoul official

North Korea does not appear ready yet for the resumption of its working-level nuclear talks with the United States, a senior Seoul official has said, amid concerns that its recent saber-rattling could dampen the mood for dialogue. The foreign ministry official made the remarks on Friday when Pyongyang fired off two short-range projectiles in the third such launch in about a week. On Saturday, the regime claimed to have tested a "newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system."

Gov't vows to support local industries amid Japan's economic retaliation

South Korea's industry minister on Sunday vowed to provide any necessary support to local firms to help them cope with Japan's economic retaliation and export restrictions on key industrial materials. "The government will utilize all necessary assets and capabilities to ease local firms' burdens," Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo said during a meeting with representatives from different industries.

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KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

S. Korea, US to Begin Joint Military Drills Monday

South Korea and the United States will begin scheduled joint military drills on Monday despite recent provocations and threats from North Korea. The computer-simulated command post exercise(CPX) will reportedly be held for about two weeks, and is designed to train U.S. and South Korea military personnel on how to handle emergency national security situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Victim of Japan's Wartime Sexual Slavery Dies

A South Korean victim of Japan's sexual slavery during World War II has passed away. The civic group Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan said the elderly woman, who had lived in Seoul, died on Sunday morning. The council said it hoped the deceased will be free of all her painful memories and rest in peace.

ARF Ministers Welcome DMZ Meeting, Looks Forward to Resumption of Talks

The foreign ministers who participated in the ASEAN Regional Forum