tbs eFM 101.3 News http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsMain.do Royal Palaces In Seoul Offer Spring Programs http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293054&typ_800=O Spring is just around the corner and two ancient palaces in Seoul are set to offer special programs to go with the season. The Cultural Heritage Administration says the Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is back this year with tours scheduled from April to May and from late August to October. This evening tour runs for two hours from 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, offering a leisurely walk around the palace grounds, along with traditional music, dance performances and traditional Korean tea and snacks. Gyeongbokgung Palace is also opening Gyeonghoeru Pavillion to visitors from April to October. Public access to the pavilion will be allowed three times a day during the week and four times a day on weekends. For more information, visit each palace's official website.■ Meeyeon Ahn 201803191329+0900 Govt To Submit Constitutional Revision Bill Next Week http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293055&typ_800=N The presidential office has announced the government will submit its own bill on constitutional change to the National Assembly next week. Presidential aide Jin Sung-joon said during a press briefing today that President Moon Jae-in gave instructions to prepare the bill for submission on March 26th. The president has vowed to push a referendum on a constitutional revision in tandem with the June local elections. However, he has also repeatedly expressed his willingness to withdraw the government's proposal if the ruling and opposition parties reach an agreement on their own in time. Jin reiterated Moon's call for the National Assembly to quickly discuss and reach consensus on the issue.■ Rosyn Park 201803191313+0900 Weather Update 1100 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293057&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, the central region is under cloudy skies at this hour. Elsewhere, especially down south, showers continue but conditions are forecast to clear later this evening. Daytime highs will hover between 6 and 16 degrees. But beware, there will be a big gap in temperatures from day to night. The local mercury will peak at around 11 degrees. As for the current reading in central Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees Fahrenheit.■ 영어보도2 201803191218+0900 Govt To Submit Proposal For Constitutional Revision on March 26 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293056&typ_800=N [Anchor] President Moon Jae-in's administration is set to submit a bill on a constitutional amendment to the National Assembly next Monday. Today's announcement is widely seen as a tactic to crank up the pressure and push parliament to come up with its own proposal so the public can weigh in on the matter at the same time as the June local elections. Julie Sohn has more. [Reporter] Political affairs aide Jin Sung-joon said President Moon instructed his officials to prepare the government bill for submission on March 26th. The top office had earlier considered proposing the bill after Moon returns from his overseas trip to Vietnam and the UAE next Wednesday. The date was apparently pushed up to ensure the National Assembly has at least 60 days for deliberation ahead of the June 13th local elections. Jin said the president also ordered the government to reveal to the public the preamble of the bill in parts over the next three days, to help citizens understand the revision. It's also Moon's way to give parties a final chance to reach an agreement on its own bill. Moon has repeatedly expressed his willingness to withdraw the government's proposal anytime should the ruling and opposition parties come up with their own joint proposal before time runs out. The government's bill is built on a draft prepared by a presidential advisory committee, which recommended the removal of the current single five-year presidential term to allow two consecutive four-year terms. The envisioned constitutional amendment, if realized, will be the first of its kind since 1987. Julie Sohn, eFM news.■ Julie Sohn 201803191218+0900 (BBC) Russia's Putin Secures Another 6-Year Term In Landslide Election http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293053&typ_800=Z Vladimir Putin has secured another six-year term in office with a landslide election win. He told a victory rally in Moscow late Sunday that he saw the result as a vote of confidence in his achievements. While the official count is not yet complete, Putin is on course to win three-fourths of the vote. The BBC's Olga Ivshina says it isn't yet clear whether Putin will change his approach to foreign policy after the election.■ [Report: 00:33] Luke Cleary 201803191213+0900 Weather Update 1200 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293052&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, it's gray skies for the capital region on this Monday afternoon. Down south, showers continue, but conditions are forecast to clear later this evening. Daytime highs will reach in the low to mid teens in most parts, with the local mercury peaking at 11 degrees. Beware of a big gap in temperatures from day to night. As for the current temperature in central Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or ____ degrees in Fahrenheit.■ Meeyeon Ahn 201803191213+0900 Park In-Bee Captures 19th LPGA Title At Founders Cup http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293050&typ_800=Q Park In-bee has captured her first LPGA Tour victory in a year at the Founders Cup in Phoenix, Arizona. She shot a five-under 67 in the final round on Sunday, local time, for a four-round total of 19-under 269. This marks her 19th LPGA title, and her first since last March. England's Laura Davies came up short in her bid to grab victory and tied for second at 14-under with Marina Alex and Ariya Jutanugarn. Park is the second South Korean to win on the tour this year after rookie Ko Jin-young, who won the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in February.■ Meeyeon Ahn 201803191156+0900 S. Korea, US To Announce Schedule For Annual Military Drills Tomorrow http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293049&typ_800=N South Korea and the United States plan to announce the schedule for their joint annual military exercises tomorrow. Defense sources told Yonhap news that the Foal Eagle drill is expected to be held for a month from April 1st while the Key Resolve drill will be held for two weeks from April 23rd. Military officials in Seoul said the upcoming military exercises will take place "on the level of previous years," but didn't provide further details. Pyongyang regularly protests that such drills are a dress rehearsal for an invasion. Meanwhile, Washington views them as an integral means to deter and put pressure on the reclusive regime.■ 영어보도2 201803191153+0900 Facebook's Zuckerberg Comes Under Fire For Compromised User Data http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293047&typ_800=M Lawmakers in the U.S and the U.K. criticized the social network giant Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company improperly harvested information from 50 million users. The officials were reacting to reports in the New York Times and The Guardian of London that Cambridge Analytica, best known for working on the Donald Trump campaign in 2016, improperly obtained Facebook user data and retained it after claiming it had deleted the information. Former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris Wylie blew the whistle on the operation, saying it used the information to build psychological profiles so voters could be targeted with ads and stories. ■ Luke Cleary 201803191143+0900 Southeast Asian Leaders Demand N. Korea End Nuclear Program http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293045&typ_800=M The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia have called on North Korea to end its nuclear program. ASEAN leaders and Australia's prime minister made the request in a joint statement on Sunday after the first ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney. They affirmed their commitment in responding strongly to North Korea's "reckless and illegal nuclear and missile programs." The leaders also urged Pyongyang to "immediately and fully comply with its obligations under all relevant U.N. Security Council Resolutions," and called on all U.N. members to implement related sanctions.■ Meeyeon Ahn 201803191138+0900 Ahn Hee-Jung Appears For Questioning Over Sexual Assault http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293040&typ_800=N Former South Chungcheong Governor Ahn Hee-jung is being questioned again by prosecutors over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women, including his secretary. Ahn showed up at the Seoul Western District Prosecutors' Office at 10 a.m. for questioning. Prosecutors are expected to center their investigation on what happened between him and the two alleged victims. Ahn told reporters before entering the office that the sexual relationships he had with the two women were consensual, repeating his earlier claims. Ahn underwent initial questioning earlier this month when he voluntarily appeared at the prosecutors' office, four days after he was publicly accused of rape.■ Julie Sohn 201803191129+0900 Sweden Helping To Negotiate Release Of 3 Americans From N. Korea: CNN http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293037&typ_800=M Sweden is helping to negotiate the release of three Americans being held captive in North Korea at meetings between their foreign ministries. Sources told CNN that Sweden is engaged heavily in the issue as protecting power for the U.S. in North Korea. American citizens Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-duk, who both worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, were imprisoned in the North in 2017 on suspicion of "hostile acts." Kim Dong Chul was arrested in 2015 and has been serving a 10-year sentence on espionage charges. The sources said the issue has been at the center of discussions for some time, both at previous low-level meetings between Sweden and the North and during a visit by North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol in January.■ Luke Cleary 201803191113+0900 S. Korea's Overseas Stock Investments Nearly Triple In First Quarter http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293034&typ_800=J South Koreans' overseas stock investments nearly tripled on-year in the first quarter of the year amid a weak domestic equity market. The Korea Securities Depository said the amount of overseas stock transactions settled by the agency came to 9.35 billion dollars in the year to Friday. The value of settled transactions rose about three times from the same period last year, with the number of cases nearly doubling. The United States was the top destination for South Korean overseas investors, followed by Hong Kong, Japan, and China.■ Luke Cleary 201803191111+0900 Seoul Stocks In Midday Trade http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293027&typ_800=Z Turning to the local bourse, stocks in Seoul are trading _________ at this hour. As of noon, the benchmark KOSPI was up/down _____ percent at _______, while the tech-heavy KOSDAQ was up/down _____ percent at _______. The local currency was trading at _______ won against the greenback, up/down/unchanged _____ won from last Friday's close.■1,066 Rosyn Park 201803191033+0900 Choi Min-Jeong Clinches Third World Overall Title In Short Track http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2293010&typ_800=Q Olympic double gold medalist Choi Min-jeong has claimed her third overall title at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Canada. She joins Chun Lee-kyung and Jin Sun-yu as the only South Korean female short trackers to win at least three overall titles. After winning gold in the 500-meter and 1,500-meters on Saturday, Choi earned her third victory in the 3,000-meter superfinal. She also finished fourth in the 1,000-meter for a total 110 points. Shim Suk-hee, the 2014 champion, placed second with a total of 63 points.■ 영어보도2 201803190931+0900