Korea, U.S. Mull Renaming Joint Drills
The U.S. and South Korea are considering renaming their annual joint military drills in an apparent bid to avoid provoking North Korea with the boastful Pentagon word salad. The large-scale "Key Resolve" joint drills could be renamed "19-1 Exercise" and the "Ulchi-Freedom Guardian" exercises to "19-2 Exercise," simply numbering the drills in the order they happen next year.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Busan Faces Depopulation Crisis
Statistics Korea's data from January to September this year show that Busan is the first big city in the country whose population has started to dwindle due to natural causes, which means that births are outnumbered by deaths.
NORTH KOREA
U.S. Says N.Korea's Humanitarian Crisis Is of Its Own Making
North Korea's humanitarian crisis is entirely the fault of the regime, a U.S. State Department spokesperson told Voice of America on Monday. The spokesperson said there will be no substantial humanitarian aid without denuclearization.
BUSINESS
Samsung Starts Paid Job Training for Youngsters
Samsung on Monday admitted its first batch of 500 trainees in Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju and Gumi. In a bid to mollify the government, Samsung will provide one year's software training to 10,000 young jobseekers over the next five years.