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Korea 24 - 2021.11.26

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Korea24 – 2021.11.26. (Friday)

News Briefing: The list of patients waiting for hospital beds topped one thousand in the metro area, as the country added a record high of critical COVID-19 cases. New quarantine measures will be announced next week. (Koo Heejin)

In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): Professor Yang Jun-suk from the Catholic University of Korea gives his thoughts on the Bank of Korea(BOK) raising its key interest rate to one percent, the U.S. possibly accelerating its tapering of bond purchases, and new data released by Statistics Korea on national transfer accounts.

Korea Trending with Walter Lee: The Seoul High Court orders a 35-year sentence for the adoptive mother who fatally abused her 16-month-old daughter (정인이 양모, 2심서 무기→유기징역 감형…징역 35년), the Constitutional Court rules that a law that calls for aggravated punishment for repeated DUI offenders, dubbed the “Yoon Chang-ho Act,” is unconstitutional(헌재, '2회 이상 음주운전 가중처벌' 윤창호법 위헌 결정), and the World Health Organization(WHO) calls an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the risks of a new coronavirus variant(남아공서 '돌연변이 32개' 새 변이 발견..WHO, 긴급회의 소집).

Movie Spotlight: Film critic Jason Bechervaise shares “Spiritwalker(유체이탈자),” a sci-fi action-thriller starring Yoon Gye-sang(윤계상). He also reviews the romantic-comedy “Nothing Serious(연애 빠진 로맨스)” starring Jeon Jong-seo(전종서) and Son Suk-ku(손석구).

Next Week from Seoul with Mark Wilson-Choi: Mark brings us stories and events to look out for the following week including the live taser gun firing drills with some 70-thousand front-line police officers as part of a massive overhaul of the nation’s police force.

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