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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

All News 06:47 February 02, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Feb. 2.

Korean-language dailies
-- Ban leaves only 20 days after joining politics (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- Some to benefit from Ban's exit (Kookmin Daily)
-- Ban quits less than half way through race (Donga llbo)
-- Politician Ban says no more after 20 days (Seoul Shinmun)
-- Ban Ki-moon renounces presidential bid (Segye Times)
-- Ban gives up presidential bid after 20 days (Chosun Ilbo)
-- U.S. Senate discusses pre-emptive strike against N. Korea for first time in 23 years (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Ban quickly gets off presidential election train (Hankyoreh)
-- Ban's bid comes to end, Moon stands to benefit (Hankook Ilbo)
-- Led by shipments of memory chips, S. Korea's exports surge 11.2 pct in Jan. (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- U.S. expert says concerns over KORUS FTA renegotiation exaggerated (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- Ban announces decision not to run for president (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- Ban backs out of Blue House bid (The Korea Herald)
-- Ban Ki-moon drops presidential bid (The Korea Times)

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