tbs eFM 101.3 News http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsMain.do Trump, Xi To Hold First Summit At Mar-A-Lago Next Week http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240990&typ_800=M U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to hold a summit next week. The meeting is scheduled for April 6-7 at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Their first face-to-face will likely cover a range of pressing issues from trade to the North Korea crisis. It is unclear whether Trump will follow through with his demands that China should put more pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize. Analysts say the event will be a key test of whether the U.S. will stand by its allies, particularly South Korea, which is dealing with retaliation from Beijing over the THAAD deployment.■ Rosyn Park 201703310923+0900 Transport Barge Carries Sewol To Mokpo Port http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240994&typ_800=P The salvaged Sewol ferry is on its way to Mokpo. The oceans ministry said the semisubmersible ship carrying the wreck departed at 7 AM with a Coast Guard escort, and is expected to arrive around 2:30 this afternoon. Families of the nine people still missing from the Sewol disaster are also following the barge on a separate ship. Once it reaches Mokpo, the operation will focus on putting the ferry in dry dock, which should be completed sometime next week. Authorities, including the Sewol investigation committee, then plan to carry out a search for the remains of the missing people.■ Rosyn Park 201703310908+0900 Opposition Bloc Welcomes Park's Arrest http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240993&typ_800=Z The opposition bloc has welcomed the arrest of former President Park. Democratic Party spokesman Yoon Kwan-suk called the ruling an inevitable conclusion, saying all people are equal before the law. The People's Party echoed the DP's view - they said the decision was made according to constitutional law. Meanwhile, the Liberty Korea Party called the arrest truly regrettable and said such an incident should never happen again. The splinter Barun Party said it respected the decision and trusts that it was made according to law and principle.■ Ron Chang 201703310904+0900 Multiple Traffic Restrictions To Be In Place For Yeouido Flower Festival http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240992&typ_800=P Multiple traffic restrictions will be in place in Yeouido this weekend for the Spring Flower Festival. From noon today to April 10, a 1.7-kilometer stretch of Yeoui-seo-ro (여의서로) as well as the road between the Yeouido Full Gospel Church to the lower Yeoui area will be completely blocked off in both directions. Rolling road closures will also take affect near the National Assembly's north gate and the north end of the Yeoui 2nd bridge on weekdays.■ Ron Chang 201703310904+0900 Industrial Input Rises At Fastest Clip In 4 Years In February http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240991&typ_800=J Korea's industrial output rose in February, at the fastest pace in nearly four years. Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries moved up 6.6 percent last month from a year earlier, according to government data. But the figure fell 3.4 percent on-month, due to a sharp drop in chips and cars. For all industries, output rose 4.2 percent on-year and edged up 0.4 percent from a month earlier.■ Rosyn Park 201703310904+0900 N. Korean Nuke Test Site Suddenly Quiet: 38 North http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240989&typ_800=M Following days of rare activity, North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site has suddenly become quiet. According to monitoring website 38 North, satellite imagery on Wednesday showed considerably less activity compared to a day earlier, when up to 100 people were seen gathered at the site along communication cables and water being pumped out of a portal. Now, it says no vehicles or trailers are visible, suggesting that whatever was underway has either changed or was completed, possibly meaning a test could occur at any time, but also reiterated that it could be staging a manipulation. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reaffirmed yesterday that the regime appears ready to conduct its sixth nuclear test at any time, adding they are closely monitoring the situation with the U.S.■ Rosyn Park 201703310904+0900 Prosecutors Put Ex-President Park Geun-Hye In Lockup http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240988&typ_800=Z [Anchor] Former President Park Geun-hye has been arrested for her alleged involvement in the a high-profile corruption scandal that led to her impeachment. The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to detain her early this morning. She is now being held at the Seoul Detention Center. Ron Chang has more. [Reporter] Just after 3 this morning, Judge Kang Boo-young issued the warrant for Park based on probable cause to charge her and concern of evidence being destroyed. Park is the third former Korean president to be arrested on criminal charges following Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo-hwan. She is facing a multitude of charges, including bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets. Immediately following the ruling, she was transported to the Seoul Detention Center, where many of her supporters had gathered to protest the arrest and her impeachment. Prosecutors can detain Park for up to 20 days before formally charging her but it's likely they will act before then. In the meantime, prosecutors plan to step-up their investigation into other conglomerates, including SK and Lotte, for their alleged role in the corruption scandal as well as former presidential aide Woo Byung-woo, who is accused of abuse of power and dereliction of duty. Ron Chang, eFM News.■ Ron Chang 201703310904+0900 Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Ex-President Park Geun-Hye http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240975&typ_800=P [Anchor] Former President Park Geun-hye has been arrested. The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to detain her early this morning, on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets, making her the third former Korean president to be arrested on criminal charges following Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo-hwan. Our Ron Chang reports. [Reporter] Judge Kang Boo-young of the Seoul Central District Court said he made the decision to grant the arrest warrant as there was probable cause to charge her and a concern of evidence being destroyed. Following the ruling, Park was escorted by police to the Seoul Detention Center, where her confidante Choi Soon-sil and Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong are also being held. Investigators suspect Park colluded with Choi to force dozens of local conglomerates to donate a total of 77.4 billion won to two dubious foundations allegedly controlled by Choi. She is also accused of blacklisting cultural figures who were critical of her administration and prohibiting government agencies from providing financial support to them. If convicted of the charges, the impeached president could be sentenced to 10 or more years in prison. Prosecutors can hold her for up to 20 days before formally charging Park. Experts say it's likely she will be indicted before the warrant expires, and possibly before official presidential election campaigns get underway on April 17, to minimize any negative effects it might have on voters. Ron Chang, eFM News.■ Ron Chang 201703310813+0900 Malaysia Agrees To Send Kim Jong-Nam's Body To N. Korea http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240945&typ_800=M Malaysia has decided to allow the body of Kim Jong-nam to be returned to North Korea. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement that the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother will be sent to Pyongyang, at the request of his family following the completion of the autopsy. In addition, nine Malaysians who had been barred from leaving in Pyongyang have been allowed to return to Malaysia. North Korean citizens in Kuala Lumpur will also be allowed to return home. ■ Julie Sohn 201703310715+0900 Weather Update 0700 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240974&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, it's mostly cloudy skies nationwide on this Friday morning, with light rain falling in some parts. More showers are forecast later today, with temperatures hovering in the mid teens. The local daytime high will peak at around 15 degrees. Be aware, bad levels of fine dust will affect air quality this afternoon so take precaution when heading outdoors. As for the current reading in downtown Seoul, it is ______ degrees Celsius or _______ degrees in Fahrenheit.■ Ron Chang 201703310715+0900 Malaysia Releases Kim Jong-Nam's Body To N. Korea http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240973&typ_800=Z Malaysia has released the body of Kim Jong-nam to North Korea, ending a diplomatic row between the two countries. According to the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency, the move came as part of an agreement that also called for lifting a travel ban on citizens staying each other's countries. Kim's body and two North Korean diplomats suspected of being involved in the killing left Kuala Lumpur yesterday and arrived in Beijing early this morning. They are expected to depart for the North as early as tomorrow. The KCNA also said nine Malaysians in Pyongyang would return to Kuala Lumpur. Seoul has claimed Pyongyang was behind the killing, saying regime leader Kim Jong-un issued a standing order to kill his half-brother since he assumed power in 2011.■ Ron Chang 201703310715+0900 Salvaged Sewol Departs For Mokpo Port http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240972&typ_800=P The Sewol ferry is scheduled to depart for Mokpo at this hour. The oceans ministry said work to securely fasten the salvaged ship onto the transport barge finished late last night. It will likely take eight hours to make the 105-kilometer trip -- with a Coast Guard escort, the barge is expected to reach Mokpo at around 3 this afternoon. The families of the nine people still missing will also accompany the barge to its final destination where the Sewol will be transported onto a dry dock and the search for the nine missing will begin.■ Ron Chang 201703310714+0900 Wall Street Rallies On Upgraded Q4 Growth http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240969&typ_800=L Wall Street stocks rallied Thursday, shrugging off uncertainty over President Trump's agenda and advancing as U.S. fourth-quarter growth was upgraded and oil prices rose above $50 a barrel. The Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all rose 0.3 percent, respectively. Over in Europe, equities ended mixed with London falling 0.1 percent, while Frankfurt and Paris both gained 0.4 percent.■ Rosyn Park 201703310712+0900 Court Reviews Arrest Warrant For Park Geun-hye http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240943&typ_800=N A hearing held to decide on an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye ended at around 7:30PM this evening, after nearly nine-hours in court. Park is now in the prosecution's office next to the courthouse waiting its decision. Judge Gang Bu-yeong (강부영) is deliberating the warrant request, with the result expected to come late at night or early tomorrow morning. If the court approves Park's arrest, she will immediately be sent to a detention center. In the case the court dismisses the request, she will be allowed to return home. ■ Julie Sohn 201703302214+0900 Ahn Cheol-Soo Takes Sweeping Victory In Fourth People's Party Primary http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2240947&typ_800=N Ahn Cheol-soo has claimed yet another sweeping victory in the People's Party's fourth presidential primary for the Daegu, North Gyeongsang and Gangwon regions. Ahn garnered 72 percent of the vote, easily defeating rivals Sohn Hak-kyu with 20 percent and Park Joo-sun with 8 percent. It was Ahn's fourth consecutive primary victory with a cumulative rate of 66 percent. Ahn currently trails presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party.■ Julie Sohn 201703302207+0900