Korea 24 - 2022.08.15
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Korea24 – 2022.08.15. (Monday)

News Briefing: In a speech to mark Liberation Day, President Yoon Suk Yeol offered a "bold initiative" to improve the North Korean economy in return for the regime’s denuclearization. (Eunice Kim)

In-Depth News Analysis: The historic downpours and flooding in Seoul and the central regions last week left at least 20 dead or missing. Among those who lost their lives were three members of a family, who drowned after their semi-underground “banjiha” apartment unit became submerged. In light of this incident, Seoul city has said it will look to phase out such units. However, this plan has sparked concern over what will happen to those living in such housing. To learn more about this plan and its feasibility, journalist Raphael Rashid joins us in the studio.

Liberation Day special segment with Walter Lee: With the South Korean national “Taegeukgi” flags on display outside buildings and homes across the country to commemorate National Liberation Day, we take a look at the history of the flag, how it has changed over the years and the guidelines on when and how to properly display it.

Monday Sports Round-up: After his Premier League Golden Boot winning campaign, South Korean football star Son Heung-min has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for the second time in his career. Sports reporter Yoo Jee-ho from the Yonhap News Agency joins us on the line to tell us about the nomination, as well as the latest the K League, KBO and the PGA Tour.
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