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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

All News 06:56 April 19, 2017

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on April 19.

Korean-language dailies
-- Supreme Court suspected of conducting background check of judges (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- Underground water of U.S. base in Yongsan has benzene rate 162 times the permitted level (Kookmin Daily)
-- Pence vows to reform S. Korea-U.S. FTA (Donga llbo)
-- Moon narrowly beating Ahn 37.7 pct to 34.6 pct in poll prior to presidential election (Seoul Shinmun)
-- Supreme Court found to have blocked efforts to reform legal system (Segye Times)
-- Moon vying for young voters, while Ahn zeros in on older voters (Chosun Ilbo)
-- Voters in their 20s remain undecided about who should be president (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Presidential candidates competing with more sophisticated welfare policies (Hankyoreh)
-- Prior poll shows Moon dominant in Seoul, Ahn in surrounding areas (Hankook Ilbo)
-- Midsized companies jittery about Moon's pledge to shorten work hours (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- Suspension of collective housing loans sends shock waves to construction firms (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- Pence wags a finger at Korea-U.S. trade pact (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- After U.S. warning, N.K. responds with threats (Korea Herald)
-- Trump sending confusing signals about N. Korea (Korea Times)
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