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Cho Kuk, a former presidential aide, has been indicted on 12 charges, including bribery. The allegations have weakened attempts at improving transparency since the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye in 2017.
With national debt rising, investment falling and many employment statistics in negative territory, there are concerns that Asia's fourth-biggest economy is in for a bumpy ride in 2020.
Nayeon, a member of the K-pop girl group "Twice," was given increased security after a stalker tried to approach her on a plane. The reportedly German suspect has been posting for months about trying to meet the star.
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has told the "wealthy country" it can afford to pay more for the stationing of US troops. Washington's 28,500-strong military presence costs Seoul under $1 billion a year.
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