Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Yonhap) — The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Aug. 23.

Korean-language dailies
— Public firms set up affiliates to change employment status of workers at their suppliers, but working conditions not improved (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
— U.S. considers American bases in S. Korea as housing site for Afghan evacuees: report (Kookmin Daily)
— Next year’s state budget set to top 600 tln won, national debt likely to exceed 1,000 tln won (Donga Ilbo)
— Moderna to provide S. Korea with 7 million vaccine doses by Sept. 5 (Seoul Shinmun)
— Hanwha chief received 5 bln won in pay as unregistered executive at unlisted group affiliate (Segye Times)
— Amid flare-up in virus cases, there is shortage of available ICU beds (Chosun Ilbo)
— No. of candidates for enlisted people to fall by one-third in 2025: state auditor (JoongAng Ilbo)
— Forest agency’s overseas project on emission cuts cause controversy over forest destruction (Hankyoreh)
— U.S. mulls American bases in S. Korea as housing site for Afghan evacuees: report (Hankook Ilbo)
— MZ generation seeks to overhaul union culture (Maeil Business Newspaper)
— Triple whammy of delta variant hits industrial sector (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
— 7 million Moderna doses coming in next two weeks (Korea JoongAng Daily)
— Moderna to supply 7 mln doses of vaccine to Korea by early Sept. (Korea Herald)
— Household debt posing major threat to Korean economy (Korea Times)
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