tbs eFM 101.3 News http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsMain.do 5:55 Evening Summary http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324163&typ_800=Z President Moon Jae-in has called for comprehensive efforts to deal with climate change and global poverty. Addressing the inaugural summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, Moon stressed that such problems required the efforts of not only governments but also private organizations and individuals.■ Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has vowed strict measures following the results of the investigation into suspected job irregularities of its subway operator. Mayor Park posted on his social media yesterday that he requested a thorough audit on the allegations that Seoul Metro upgraded over 100 relatives of the operator's employees to permanent employment status in March.■ Prosecutors are questioning former deputy head of the National Court Administration Lim Jong-hun on his suspected role in a power abuse scandal under the former Park Geun-hye administration. Investigators are trying to verify allegations that Lim used politically sensitive trials as bargaining chips in exchange for government favors.■ The U.S. has charged a Russian woman for allegedly interfering in next month's U.S. mid-term congressional elections. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said Elena Khusyaynova took part in a political interference operation of Russia's Internet Research Agency.■ Retail oil prices in the country have increased for the 16th straight week. According to Opinet, the average price of domestic gasoline was 1,686.3 won per liter this week, up 11.3 won from the week before. The average diesel price also rose 12.5 won to 1,490.4 won.■ Liyah Kim 201810201752+0900 Trump, Xi Tentatively Agree To Hold Summit: Report http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324142&typ_800=M U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have tentatively agreed to hold a bilateral summit late next month. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post yesterday cited an anonymous source as saying the meeting will likely be held on November 29, a day before the G-20 leaders' summit kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit will be the first face-to-face meeting between both leaders in almost a year. Their meeting will also be the first since a trade row erupted between both countries over U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. Pundits suggest that presidents Trump and Xi will discuss how to de-escalate bilateral tension.■ Soa Kwon 201810201745+0900 Former Top Judiciary Official Grilled Over Power Abuse Scandal http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324158&typ_800=Z Prosecutors are questioning former deputy head of the National Court Administration Lim Jong-hun on his suspected role in a power abuse scandal under the former Park Geun-hye administration. This is the fourth time he has been summoned for interrogation. Lim has reportedly denied all the accusations against him. Investigators are trying to verify allegations that Lim used politically sensitive trials as bargaining chips to secure government favors. He is also believed to have visited Cheong Wa Dae in 2013 to discuss a potential lawsuit against Japanese companies filed by Korean victims of wartime forced labor.■ Jeongeun Lee 201810201721+0900 US Charges Russian With Election Meddling http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324157&typ_800=M The U.S. has charged a Russian national for allegedly interfering in next month's U.S. mid-term congressional elections. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova used some of the same meddling methods as those used ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors say Khusyaynova is the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, a political interference operation of Russia's Internet Research Agency. Authorities say she used social media platforms to create thousands of social media and email accounts that claim to be owned by Americans.■ Soa Kwon 201810201721+0900 Demonstrators Swarm Downtown Seoul, Snarl Traffic (Update2) http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324156&typ_800=O A number of protests have held in downtown Seoul, causing traffic congestion in certain districts. The civic group Political Mamas gathered near City Hall subway station this morning to demand measures to root out corruption in private kindergartens. The Korean Construction Workers' Union demonstrated against unfair business practices around the Gwanggyo Intersection from 1:30 p.m. Over at Seoul Station, a rally staged by the Korean Railway Workers' Union has prompted temporary traffic restrictions this afternoon. More than 100 civic groups are also expected to gather at Cheonggye Plaza at 5:30 p.m. to demand prosecution of those involved in alleged power abuse in the judiciary under the former Park Geun-hye administration.■ Liyah Kim 201810201721+0900 Weather Update 1700 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324155&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, the entire nation is enjoying clear blue skies on this Saturday afternoon. Temperatures have warmed up significantly from the morning, with daytime highs reaching the low twenties in most parts. Air quality is also good across the nation today but "bad" levels of fine dust are expected in Seoul and surrounding regions tomorrow. Clear conditions will continue through Monday before rain is in store for the central region Tuesday. As for the current reading in downtown Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees Fahrenheit.■ Liyah Kim 201810201721+0900 Saudi Arabia Confirms Death Of Saudi Journalist http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324148&typ_800=M Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi state TV said in an announcement that the journalist died in a fight with more than a dozen Saudi officials at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey, where Khashoggi went for paperwork. This is the first time that Saudi has confirmed the reporter's death more than two weeks after his disappearance. Eighteen people allegedly involved in the incident have been arrested, and five officials have been removed from their posts.■ Soa Kwon 201810201607+0900 Moon To Conclude European Tour In Denmark http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324138&typ_800=Z President Moon Jae-in has arrived in Denmark, the final destination of his five-nation European tour. In Copenhagen Saturday, President Moon is scheduled to attend the first summit of the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, or P4G. He will give a keynote speech in which he is expected to urge global cooperation in countering climate change. Moon will wrap up his visit by holding meetings with Denmark's queen and prime minister and arrive back in Korea Sunday.■ Soa Kwon 201810201606+0900 Japan To Take Intl Action If Korean Court OKs Forced Laborers' Compensation http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324146&typ_800=M The Japanese government is expected to file a lawsuit against Korea with the International Court of Justice if the Korean Supreme Court orders a Japanese steelmaker to compensate forced Korean laborers during Japan's colonial rule of Korea. The Japanese daily Yomirui Shimbun said today that if the verdict slated for October 30 goes against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Tokyo will seek legal action with the ICJ. Japan's position is that such a verdict would violate the 1965 bilateral treaty that normalized diplomatic ties with Korea. If Seoul agrees with the Supreme Court's decision, a diplomatic row with Tokyo is expected. Four Korean victims of forced labor under Japan's colonial rule are the planitiffs to the suit.■ 김동환 201810201446+0900 Demonstrators Swarm Downtown Seoul, Snarl Traffic (Update) http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324147&typ_800=P Protests being held in downtown Seoul today have caused traffic congestion in certain districts. The civic group Political Mamas gathered near City Hall subway station this morning to demand measures to root out corruption in private kindergartens. The Korean Construction Workers' Union was scheduled to demonstrate against unfair business practices around the Gwanggyo Intersection from 1:30 p.m. Over at Seoul Station, a rally staged by the Korean Railway Workers' Union has prompted temporary traffic restrictions. More than 100 civic groups are also expected to rally at Cheonggye Plaza at 5:30 p.m. They will demand prosecution of those involved in alleged power abuse in the judiciary under the former Park Geun-hye administration.■ Jeongeun Lee 201810201434+0900 Weather Update 1400 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324145&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, it's a clear and sunny afternoon across the nation. Temperatures have warmed up significantly from the morning, with daytime highs to reach the low twenties in most parts. The capital is expected to hit 20 degrees. Enjoy good air quality today, as fine dust is forecast to be at "bad" levels in Seoul and surrounding regions tomorrow. Also, take note of dry conditions. As for the current reading in downtown Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees Fahrenheit.■ Soa Kwon 201810201411+0900 Joint Inter-Korean Wrestling Team For 2020 Olympics Mulled http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324143&typ_800=Q The Korea Wrestling Federation of South Korea says the two Koreas are pushing to form a joint team to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. A federation source said today that high-ranking wrestling officials from both Koreas discussed this prospect at the Wrestling World Championships Thursday in Budapest, Hungary. The source says the president of United World Wrestling, Nenad Lalovic, pledged his support for the joint team. The two Koreas held joint training in wrestling in the Asian Games in Indonesia that ran from mid-August to early September. ■ 김동환 201810201335+0900 S. Korea, US Agree To Suspend Another Military Exercise http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324139&typ_800=U South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to scrap another major military exercise to facilitate talks over North Korea's denuclearization. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Friday that Seoul and Washington decided to suspend the air exercise Vigilant Ace "to give the diplomatic process every opportunity to continue." The announcement followed a meeting earlier in the day between South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore. White says Jeong and Mattis are "committed to modifying training exercises to ensure the readiness of our forces." She adds that "they pledged to maintain close coordination and evaluate future exercises." Vigilant Ace was slated for December and is the latest joint exercise to be canceled to encourage the North's nuclear disarmament.■ Jeongeun Lee 201810201301+0900 Two Koreas Wrap Up Border Demining Operations (Update) http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324134&typ_800=U South and North Korea have wrapped up their landmine-clearing operations in the Demilitarized Zone. A South Korean government official says both sides have completed the landmine removal work aimed at disarming the Joint Security Area. Today was the deadline set by the two sides for the mine clearance work, which was part of the comprehensive military agreement signed during the latest inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang. The United Nations Command also said yesterday that it verified demining operations done by both sides. Starting next week, the two Koreas and the UNC will collaborate to withdraw guard posts, personnel and arms from the JSA.■ Soa Kwon 201810201300+0900 BTS Dazzles European Fans In Paris Concert http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2324141&typ_800=I K-pop sensation BTS has electrified European fans in its Paris concert. Thousands of fans from countries including France, Italy, Germany and Portugal on Friday filled AccorHotels Arena, where the performance took place. The Bangtan Boys will hold another show in the French capital Saturday to wrap up their European tour.■ Jeongeun Lee 201810201259+0900