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Yonhap News Summary

All News 13:30 July 25, 2016

The following is the first summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Monday.

S. Korea wins 1 tln won deal to operate UAE nuclear reactors

SEOUL -- South Korea's state-run energy firm said Monday it has clinched a deal with its United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart to operate four nuclear reactors under construction there through 2030.

Under the plan signed in Abu Dhabi on July 20, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. will be in charge of the operation of the four Advanced Power Reactor (APR)-1400 nuclear reactors under construction in the UAE, marking the first time for a South Korean firm to sign an agreement of that kind with overseas partners.

(3rd LD) Wang Yi says South Korea's recent behavior hurt bilateral trust

VIENTIANE -- China blamed South Korea on Sunday for hurting their trust by pushing to deploy an advanced missile system on the Korean Peninsula despite its strong opposition.

The remarks were made by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before starting talks with his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, on the sidelines of a regional security forum.

U.N. Security Council unlikely to issue statement condemning N.K. missile launches

NEW YORK -- The U.N. Security Council appears unlikely to issue a statement condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches, spurring speculation that China may be uncooperative in anger over a decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.

Right after the North launched three ballistic missiles last Tuesday, the U.S. government said it will "raise our concerns at the U.N. to bolster international resolve in holding the DPRK accountable for these provocative actions." The DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.

Two players injured as S. Korea fall to Iraq in Olympic football prep

SAO PAULO -- Two players suffered injuries as South Korea fell to Iraq 1-0 on Sunday in a tune-up match before the men's Olympic football tournament.

Midfielder Lee Chan-dong and forward Suk Hyun-jun both left the unofficial contest at Bourbon Atibaia Convention & Spa Resort after taking hard tackles, and they will undergo X-rays at a nearby hospital Monday.

Cyberbullying soars through mobile messengers: data

SEOUL -- The number of cyberbullying cases observed by local schools jumped in 2015 from three years earlier, data showed Monday, in line with the sharp increase in mobile messenger users.

According to the data compiled by the parliament's education committee, the number of cyberbullying cases monitored by schools came to 1,462 cases in 2015, soaring from 900 cases posted in 2012.

Ruling party lawmaker advocates S. Korea's nuke armament

SEOUL -- A former floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party said Monday that South Korea should also develop nuclear weapons if Pyongyang's provocation continues, adding the country's security is being threatened as U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump openly spoke about the withdrawal of troops from the Korean Peninsula.

"As Trump is openly calling for the pull out of U.S. troops from South Korea, the country's security is like a candlelight facing a storm," Rep. Won Yoo-chul claimed, adding the country should also develop its own nuclear weapons capability to deal with Pyongyang's ever-growing threat.

Moon So-ri becomes first Korean actress to serve on Venice Film Festival jury

SEOUL -- South Korean actress Moon So-ri has been tapped as a jury member for the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival, the actress's management agency said Sunday.

According to CJES Entertainment, the actress is to serve as a jury member for cutting edge and avant-garde films.

Baseball pitcher summoned for involvement in match-fixing scheme

UIJEONGBU, South Korea -- A South Korean baseball pitcher who voluntarily reported that he had engaged in a match-fixing scheme in 2014 was summoned by police Monday.

The Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency said Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for the Kia Tigers, appeared before investigators with an official from the club to be questioned over the irregularities.

Seoul to set up N. Korean human rights foundation

SEOUL -- South Korea will establish a foundation in September to better study human rights situations in North Korea and develop related policies, the unification ministry said Monday.

The government plans to inject about 25 billion won (US$22 million) annually into the 50-member foundation under the North Korean Human Rights Act, which is set to take effect Sept. 4 and designed to improve human rights abuses in the reclusive country, according to the ministry in charge of Seoul's Pyongyang policy.

N. Korea completes construction of nature museum, remodeled zoo in Pyongyang

SEOUL -- North Korea has completed the construction of a nature museum and remodeled a zoo in Pyongyang, the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Monday.

The KCNA said that an inaugural ceremony took place on Sunday and was attended by Premier Pak Pong-ju, along with Choe Thae-bok and O Su-yong, both vice chairmen of the Workers' Party Central Committee.

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