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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

Korean Newspaper Headlines 09:24 December 29, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Dec. 29.

Korean-language dailies
-- Marker Group chief suspected of withholding employee' paychecks (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- Two contradictory features of perfectionism (Kookmin Daily)
-- Personal info of 997 N. Korean defectors leaked (Donga llbo)
-- 71 pct of people say social hatred 'gets worse' (Segye Times)
-- Gov't, small merchants clash over paid holidays (Chosun Ilbo)
-- 'Increased costs for U.S. troops stationed in S. Korea very much linked to N.K. nuclear issues' (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Gov't to push for world's longest alternative service of 36 months for conscientious objectors (Hankyoreh)
-- Economic data indicate worsening sentiment (Hankook Ilbo)
-- Concerns over 'semiconductors shock' become reality (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- Prospects are dim for listed firms' profit next year (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- U.S. increases pressure on cost-sharing (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- S. Korea urged to renew defense cost sharing each year (Korea Times)

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