Korea 24 - 2022.09.26
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Korea24 – 2022.09.26 (Monday)

News Briefing: South Korean stock markets nosedived on Monday amid the weakening Korean won against the US dollar. The KOSPI and KOSDAQ plunged more than 3 and 5 percent respectively. (Eunice Kim)

In-Depth News Analysis: North Korea fired one unidentified ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Sunday morning, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. It comes after the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group arrived in Busan on Friday to hold combined drills with the South Korean Navy. To assess the ramifications of the North's latest provocation, retired US Army Special Forces Colonel and Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, David Maxwell, joins us in the studio.

Korea Trending with Walter Lee:
1. A girl believed to be the daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on stage at an official event in Pyongyang recently, according to the Daily Mail. ("北김정은 딸 추정 소녀, 정권 수립 기념 행사서 무대 올라")
2. Two Liberian officials visiting Busan for an international forum have been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of two minors. (부산서 여중생 성폭행한 라이베리아 공무원 구속)
3. Blackpink has become the first K-pop girl group to top the Billboard 200 albums chart with their second album “Born Pink”. (블랙핑크, K팝 걸그룹 최초 빌보드 메인 앨범차트 1위)

Monday Sports Round-up: Sports journalist Yoo Jee-ho from the Yonhap News Agency joins us on the line to go over South Korea’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica last Friday, as well as preview Tuesday’s match against Cameroon, the last of Korea’s World Cup tuneup matches. We also discuss the fight for the playoff spots in the KBO and how Korean golfers fared in the Presidents Cup.

Morning Edition Preview with Chris Welsh:
- Tomorrow’s Korea Herald features a report by Yoon Min-sik on the continuing influence of YouTube in Korean politics.
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