tbs eFM 101.3 News http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsMain.do Health & Wellness: S. Korea Toughens Punishment Against Drunk Driving http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359189&typ_800=P [Anchor] South Korea has significantly strengthened regulations against drunk driving this week. Over 150 people were caught nationwide on the first day the intensified law took effect, stirring up concerns on the lack of awareness of how dangerous driving under the influence of alcohol can be. Claudia Kim has more on drunk driving in today's Health and Wellness. [Reporter] The new regulation now will suspend licenses when a driver is caught with a blood alcohol concentration level above 0.03 percent and revoke them when above 0.08 percent. While how much and fast blood alcohol concentration levels will increase depend on many aspects such as body weight and how fast alcohol is consumed, it is safe to say that even a shot of alcohol will affect your body's cognitive functions. Alcohol can impair your driving skills by slowing your reaction time, hindering your motor skills such as eye, hand and foot coordination, influence your concentration on the road, impair your vision and inhibit judgment. A shot of soju will likely increase your BAC level by 0.03 percent. At a BAC level of 0.03 percent, the driver will feel relaxed, feel warmer, experience altered mood and make poor judgments. At 0.05 percent, body behavior will become exaggerated and you will feel a loss of control of small muscles such as your eyes, so vision will become blurry. It will take you more time to track objects visually on the road and reduce the ability to respond to emergencies. At 0.08 percent, cognitive functions will worsen with short-term memory loss to begin. Drunk driving not only puts you in danger but can ruin someone else's life, so make sure to make the right choice after even a sip of alcohol. Claudia Kim, eFM News.■ Claudia Kim 201906271343+0900 Meeting Kim Jong-Un Not Part Of Trump's Asia Visit http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359174&typ_800=U [Anchor] U.S. President Donald Trump says his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not happen during his trip to Asia this week. Trump's planned trip to Seoul after the G-20 in Osaka has prompted speculation of a possible meeting that could serve as an opportunity to break the impasse in nuclear talks with the North. Jeong-eun Lee has more. [Reporter] Speaking to reporters before departing for Osaka Wednesday, Trump was asked about the possibility of talks with the North Korean leader and left the door open for some kind of communication. [Clip: Trump: 00:06] "I will be meeting with a lot of other people but I may be speaking to him in a different form." Trump will also visit South Korea this weekend, and there's speculation he may head to the Demilitarized Zone. Some local media have even reported on the possibility of a surprise meeting between Trump and Kim at the truce village of Panmunjeom. This comes as Washington has been pushing to revive the momentum for nuclear talks and a third Trump-Kim summit. A senior White House official told Yonhap News on Wednesday that U.S. officials, including President Trump, have continued their dialogue with North Korean officials since the collapse of the Hanoi summit earlier this year. U.S. top nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun is set to arrive in Seoul this afternoon to prepare for Trump's summit with President Moon Jae-in, and possibly discuss ways to resume working-level talks with Pyongyang. Jeong-eun Lee, eFM News.■ Jeongeun Lee 201906271227+0900 Star Couple Song Hye-Kyo, Song Joong-Ki To Divorce http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359168&typ_800=I Top-profile Korean stars Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki are taking legal steps to part ways, two years after their much-celebrated marriage. Through a statement released this morning by his lawyer, actor Song Joong-ki revealed that he has filed for divorce. He apologized to his supporters for the bad news and asked for understanding and privacy during this difficult time. His agency Blossom Entertainment said the couple made the decision after reaching an amicable agreement. Song Hye-kyo's agency UAA also released a statement saying she is going through proceedings after careful consideration, adding the breakup was due to a difference in personality that could not be overcome. Famously known as the Song-Song couple, the two met through the hit TV series "Descendants of the Sun" in 2016 and tied the knot in October 2017.■ Claudia Kim 201906271216+0900 Former YG Boss Questioned By Police Over Prostitution Allegations http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359131&typ_800=P Former CEO of YG Entertainment Yang Hyun-suk was questioned by police for some nine hours over allegations he arranged prostitution services for foreign investors. Yang left the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency past midnight without responding to questions from reporters. He is suspected of arranging sexual services for businessmen from Southeast Asia in July 2014. Yang has denied the allegations. He resigned from all his posts at YG earlier this month after facing a series of accusations that he used his connections to cover up drug scandals involving some of his artists.■ Julie Sohn 201906271213+0900 (BBC) Experts Say Cervical Cancer Can Be Eliminated Within Decades http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359176&typ_800=M [Anchor] Reserchers in Britain and Canada say vaccination against the virus that causes almost all cervical cancer is having a major impact. They found a two-thirds reduction in instances of two strains of the human papilloma virus. The BBC's Lauren Moss reports. [Report] "In the most detailed study of its kind, researchers looked at data from 60 million people in 14 countries over eight years. They found that among women aged 20 to 24 who had been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, there was a 66 percent decline in two high risks strains which are liked to cancer. Cases of Genital warts were also down by 54 percent and there was a 31 percent drop in pre-cancerous lesions. Public Health England says this research indicates there should be a substantial decline in cervical cancer cases in the near future."■ Julie Sohn 201906271213+0900 Trump's Visit To Seoul Anticipated To Add Momentum To Nuclear Talks http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359175&typ_800=N [Anchor] This week is viewed as a crucial opportunity for President Moon Jae-in to revive diplomacy on achieving lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, with a string of key bilateral summits to be held during and after the G-20 summit. And, U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul this weekend could add momentum for a breakthrough in the nuclear deadlock with North Korea. Julie Sohn has more on what lies ahead for the Moon-Trump summit. [Reporter] President Trump will travel to Seoul this Saturday for his first visit to South Korea since November 2017. President Moon and Trump will hold a summit on Sunday and likely exchange views on a number of matters of mutual interest such as defense and economic issues. The two countries are slated to start negotiations soon on renewing their annual defense cost sharing agreement signed in March. Trump may also press South Korea to side with the U.S. over its escalating trade conflict with China, which has emerged as one of the toughest diplomatic challenges for Seoul. However, North Korea's nuclear issue will most likely top their agenda. The U.S. has reaffirmed the importance of maintaining its pressure campaign on North Korea with tough economic sanctions, which is seen as one of the reasons why Trump's second summit with the North Korean leader collapsed in February. There is growing pressure for President Moon to help revive momentum for the stalled nuclear talks. Julie Sohn, eFM News.■ Julie Sohn 201906271212+0900 Trump: China Needs Trade Deal More Than US http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359167&typ_800=M U.S. President Donald Trump says he is under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China. In an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Trump said the Chinese economy is "going down the tubes" and it needs a deal more than the U.S. does. He and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to hold talks on the sidelines of the G-20 Osaka Summit that opens on Friday. The American leader also revealed he is prepared to impose tariffs on an additional 300 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, on top of the 250 billion dollars in goods he's already taxed. Trade negotiation betweeen the two sides broke off in May as Washington accused Beijing of failing to protect intellectual property, forcing U.S. companies to transfer technology to Chinese partners.■ Claudia Kim 201906271208+0900 Moon To Depart For G-20 Osaka Summit http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359142&typ_800=N President Moon Jae-in is leaving for Japan today to attend the Group of 20 Osaka Summit. During his three-day trip, Moon is slated to hold meetings with leaders of seven countries on the sidelines of the forum, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is expected to discuss efforts to support the resumption of denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang while emphasizing the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula.■ Claudia Kim 201906271149+0900 Head Of S. Korea's Olympic Body Becomes New IOC Member http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359162&typ_800=Q The head of South Korea's Olympic body has become one of the newest members of the International Olympic Committee. Korean Sport & Olympic Committee President Lee Kee-heung and nine others were voted as new members during the IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday. He joins fellow Korean Ryu Seung-min, the 2004 Olympic table tennis gold medalist, who has been a member of the IOC's Athletes' Commission since 2016. Lee's term is for eight years and he will have to remain as KSOC president during that time to retain his IOC membership. He is a veteran sports administrator who has served in executive roles for multiple organizations since the turn of the century, including vice president for the organizing committees for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.■ Rosyn Park 201906271114+0900 S. Korea To Maintain Criteria For Setting Minimum Wage http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359158&typ_800=J The Minimum Wage Council has decided not to consider employers' abilities to pay salaries in setting the minimum wage for next year. Small firms and mom-and-pop stores have been demanding the minimum wage be set depending on industry and business size as rapid increases in the minimum wage have put pressure on labor costs. The wage council finalized deliberations yesterday and decided to apply the same criteria across all industries. Under the Moon Jae-in administration, the minimum wage has been increased by 30 percent and currently stands at 8,350 won. President Moon had vowed during his campaign to increase the minimum hourly pay to 10,000 won by 2020.■ Claudia Kim 201906271106+0900 White House Confirms Ongoing Dialogue With N. Korea: Yonhap http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359157&typ_800=U The United States says it has been in an ongoing conversation with North Korea. A senior White House official told Yonhap News on Wednesday that U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, have continued their dialogue with North Korean officials, but said there was nothing more to announce at this time. The remark comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in revealed in a written interview with various news outlets that Washington and Pyongyang are in talks over a third summit following the collapse of their second summit in February. Trump has expressed a willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again, and said on Tuesday that it will happen "at some point." A recent exchange of personal letters between Trump and Kim has also raised hopes they will soon resume nuclear talks.■ Rosyn Park 201906271104+0900 Weather Update 900 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359141&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, most of the nation is under overcast skies with rain falling in regions in the south and along the east coast. Elsewhere, light sporadic showers will taper throughout the day. Conditions will be humid with temperatures peaking in the low 30s in areas like the capital and Daejeon. As for the current reading in central Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees Fahrenheit. ■ Rosyn Park 201906271011+0900 Seoul Stocks In Midday Trade http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359139&typ_800=Z Turning to the local bourse, stocks in Seoul are trading _______ at this hour. As of noon, the benchmark KOPSI was up/down/flat _____ percent at _______ while the tech-heavy KOSDAQ was up/down/flat _____ percent at _______. The Korean currency was trading at _______ won against the U.S. greenback, up/down/unchanged _____ won from yesterday's close.■1,157 Rosyn Park 201906270920+0900 US Stocks Edge Slightly Lower Ahead Of G-20 Summit http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359126&typ_800=M Stocks on Wall Street finished slightly lower on Wednesday as optimism over the next round of U.S.-China trade talks faded. Petroleum-linked shares rallied while pharma companies were under pressure. At closing bell, the Dow Jones fell less than 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 shed 0.1 percent while the tech-rich Nasdaq climbed 0.3 percent. Over in Europe, London's FTSE slipped less than 0.1 percent, Frankfurt's DAX added 0.1 percent while shares in Paris fell 0.3 percent.■ Claudia Kim 201906270749+0900 Weather Update 700 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2359130&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, most of the nation is under overcast skies with rain falling in the southern region. Heavy rain advisories are in effect in the area, including Ulsan, Busan and parts of South and North Gyeongsang Province. The system is expected to linger until late this afternoon. Temperatures will climb to as high as 31 degrees in Seoul, while Daegu will hit 30. As for the current reading in central Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees in Fahrenheit.■ Julie Sohn 201906270718+0900