Morning Special (2019. Sep. 20. Fri.)
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▶Touch! Global Headlines
The 17th typhoon of the season, Tapah, has formed in waters southeast of Okinawa.
The OECD has released its lowest growth forecast for the world economy since the Asian financial crisis.
At least 5,000 pigs have been culled to stop the spread of African swine fever.
Houthi rebels in Yemen have reiterated that they were behind the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Two short peptides that could potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered.
▶News Focus 1
U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser to replace John Bolton. Currently heading hostage negotiations at the State Department, Robert O'Brien has had a lenghty career in foreign policy working for both main US parties. Serving as Mr. Trump’s fourth National Security Advisor, Mr O'Brien will be tasked with tackling everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran.
-appointed / lenghty career / heightened
▶News Focus 2
The results of the Japanese government’s decision in July to tighten export controls to Korea as well as its decision to remove South Korea from a list of nations receiving preferential trade treatment are now starting to roll in. Figures released by the Japan Tourism Agency on Sept. 18 showed that the number of South Korean tourists to Japan in August plunged by 48 percent over the same month last year to 308,700. The sharp dip in tourism is also shaking broader areas of the domestic economy as well, as food exports to South Korea fell by 40 percent.
-to roll in / plunged / dip
▶News Focus 3
Indonesia is set to pass a new criminal code that could outlaw living together outside marriage, extramarital sex and insulting the president, If passed, adultery could be punishable by up to one year in prison, while couples living together outside marriage could be sentenced to six months, an offense that can be reported by a village head. Activists have called on president Joko Widodo to delay the bill, saying significant revisions were required.
-is set to / punishable / called on