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Relief cash handouts eyed in late Aug. but may be delayed
Relief cash handouts eyed in late Aug. but may be delayed
Economy
South Korea said Monday it seeks to provide pandemic emergency funds to most of its citizens next month, but the timing could be flexible depending on the virus situation. The government plans to provide stimulus checks of 11 trillion won ($9.5 billion) to people in the bottom 80 percent income bracket and double-income and one-person households, as the National Assembly approved an extra budget of 34.9 trillion won last week. Parliament endorsed the extra budget larger than the government's p
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 MBC apologizes for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony broadcast fiasco
MBC apologizes for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony broadcast fiasco
Television
Terrestrial network MBC admitted its carelessness and apologized for offensive images and captions that aired during its coverage of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. While broadcasting the parade of national teams in the virtually empty stadium, MBC showed images and captions introducing each delegation of athletes. Several of the images were inappropriate and insensitive. As the Ukraine delegation marched in, MBC showed an image of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. El Salvador was int
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