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The Chosun Ilbo

  • Preview for Next 'Star Wars' Film Released
    Preview for Next 'Star Wars' Film Released - A trailer for the upcoming installment of the Star Wars'' film franchise was released on Friday. The film, which is called Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is scheduled to be released in December 2015…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:01 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Japanese Newspaper Apologizes for Using the Term 'Sex Slaves'
    Japanese Newspaper Apologizes for Using the Term 'Sex Slaves' - Japan's largest newspaper issued an apology Friday for having used the term sex slave and other inappropriate expressions in place of the euphemistic term comfort women, to describe up to 200,000 wome…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:57 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Ferguson Protests Move to Retailers
    Ferguson Protests Move to Retailers - Protesters on Friday went to major retailers to demonstrate against a Missouri grand jury's failure to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. The protesters briefly shut…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:52 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • More Working Moms, Divorces Create Problems for Kids
    More Working Moms, Divorces Create Problems for Kids - Women are the primary caregivers of 92.4 percent of children in Korea, but as more and more of them join the workforce, the children are often cared for by their grandparents or sent to daycare center…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:19 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Moon Jung-hee Expands Fan Base with Motherly Roles
    Moon Jung-hee Expands Fan Base with Motherly Roles - Moon Jung-hee's acting career seems to be looking up. Although she had parts in hit films Deranged in 2012 and Hide and Seek in 2013, she had to endure long-term obscurity. But her recent films Cart a…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:14 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Today's Photo: November 29, 2014
    Today's Photo: November 29, 2014 -  Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:09 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Today's Photo: November 29, 2014
    Today's Photo: November 29, 2014 -  Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:08 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • N.Korea's Nasty Young Rulers
    N.Korea's Nasty Young Rulers - Kim Yeo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, had been appointed a vice director in the Workers Party Central Committee. Until now, she was referred to only as a senior official…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:46 PM // english.chosun.com
  • 3 Women Behind the N.Korean Throne
    3 Women Behind the N.Korean Throne - Three women form a core part of the repressive North Korean regime, loyally lining up behind their tubby brother and husband to fend off challenges to his authority. They are leader Kim Jong-un's wife…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:24 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Korea 'Caught in Tug-of-War Between U.S., China'
    Korea 'Caught in Tug-of-War Between U.S., China' - U.S. officials are worried that Korea and China are getting too close, but the high-wire diplomacy required of Seoul also offers opportunities, the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday. An article on th…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:22 PM // english.chosun.com

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The Hankyoreh

  • Foreign workers live behind daunting language barrier
    Foreign workers live behind daunting language barrier - A few years ago, “S,” a 33-year-old migrant farm worker from Cambodia, found herself being shuttled around South Korea, without any way to communicate. When she first met her boss in May 2012, he drov…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:53 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Cine feature] Current trends in Korean-Chinese joint projects
    [Cine feature] Current trends in Korean-Chinese joint projects - Korean-Chinese joint projects are being made actively. Such joined efforts started quite a while ago, but the numbers have recently increased exponentially. The way they are made has changed and the c…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:17 PM // hani.co.kr
  • Unjust migrant worker contracts make a mockery of logic
    Unjust migrant worker contracts make a mockery of logic - The food on our tables is the product of contracts. Even if rain falls from the sky and the earth teems with nutrients, lettuce and cabbage do not just hop onto the table on their own. In order for t.…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:36 PM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Save the Children campaign for students
    [Photo] Save the Children campaign for students - In front Ehwa Womans University in Seoul’s Seodaemun district, students join Save the Children’s ‘School Me’ Campaign to help needy female students in Africa, Nov. 26. The students made videos showing…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:31 AM // hani.co.kr
  • In legal scandal, Symantec accused of poaching South Korean talent
    In legal scandal, Symantec accused of poaching South Korean talent - Park Hea-sun was literally struck dumb. The 48-year-old CEO and founder of O2CNI, a small company performing remote inspections and repairs on computers over the internet, briefly lost his ability to…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:23 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Stray bullet from US forces
    [Photo] Stray bullet from US forces - It was belatedly revealed on Nov. 26 that a stray bullet hit the offices of an air conditioning installation company in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, in through the roof and out through a window, then f…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:19 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Fishermen angry at illegal Chinese fishing
    [Photo] Fishermen angry at illegal Chinese fishing - Around 200 fishing boats from Baengnyeong Island, Daecheong Island and others in the West (Yellow) Sea staged a demonstration at sea near Daecheong on Nov. 26 calling for the government to provide com…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:16 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Mentions of “guillotine” and “cancers” - Pres. Park’s harsh word choices
    Mentions of “guillotine” and “cancers” - Pres. Park’s harsh word choices - The latest murmurs are coming after a Nov. 25 cabinet meeting where Park discussed “taking all the regulations that are getting in the way of job creation and investment and putting them up on the gui…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:14 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Deal with Hanwha shows Samsung doing what it does best
    Deal with Hanwha shows Samsung doing what it does best - Samsung sold affiliates in the defense and chemical industries to Hanwha for 1.9 trillion won (US$1.72 billion). During recent meetings, the Samsung board of directors and management committee approv.…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:10 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] A special handless mouse
    [Photo] A special handless mouse - Shin Hyung-jin uses the EYECAN+ at the Tomorrow Solutions Lab at Samsung Electronics Headquarters in Seoul’s Seocho district, Nov. 25. The EYECAN+ allows users with disabilities to operate the compute…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 01:39 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • Parties call for probe into alleged meddling in state affairs
    Parties call for probe into alleged meddling in state affairs - SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- The ruling and major opposition parties called Saturday for a thorough investigation into allegations that a former aide to President Park Geun-hye has interfered with state…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:34 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • China to end anti-dumping duties on chloroform from S. Korea, U.S., EU
    China to end anti-dumping duties on chloroform from S. Korea, U.S., EU - BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- China's commerce ministry has said it will stop imposing anti-dumping duties on chloroform imported from South Korea, the United States, the European Union and India when…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:34 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (Copyright)
    (Copyright) - All information carried by the Yonhap News Agency, including articles, photographs, graphics, audio and video images, and illustrations (collectively, the content) is owned by the Yonhap News Agency.…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 10:00 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Saturday's weather forecast
    Saturday's weather forecast - SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- The following is the weather forecast for South Korea's 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Temperature (C) Condition Possibility High/Low of RainFri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (EDITORIAL from the Korea Herald on Nov. 29)
    (EDITORIAL from the Korea Herald on Nov. 29) - Grand compromise Increasing labor market flexibility key to reform One of the biggest problems in the Korean economy is that its labor market is not flexible by global standards. This problem stems fr…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers
    Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers - SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Nov. 29. Korean-language dailies -- For 2 years in power, Park's secret confident has controlled stat…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (EDITORIAL from the Korea Times on Nov. 29)
    (EDITORIAL from the Korea Times on Nov. 29) - Free press takes a beating Top court indulges media control schemes A recent egregious ruling by the Supreme Court has dealt a major setback to Korean journalists' struggle to give fair, unbiased repo…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (EDITORIAL from the Korea Joongang Daily on Nov. 29)
    (EDITORIAL from the Korea Joongang Daily on Nov. 29) - Time to end the sanctions A Chinese vessel carrying bituminous coal from Siberia via the North Korean port city of Rajin arrived this morning in Pohang, South Korea. It is the first shipment under the…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Seoul shares likely to see modest gains ahead of ECB meeting
    Seoul shares likely to see modest gains ahead of ECB meeting - SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks are likely to trade slightly higher next week on the back of the upcoming meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), during which policy makers are like…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:12 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • U.N. resolution could complicate Japan's efforts to resolve abduction issue: expert
    U.N. resolution could complicate Japan's efforts to resolve abduction issue: expert - WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- A U.N. human rights resolution on North Korea could complicate Japan's efforts to resolve the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese citizens, a U.S. expert s…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:06 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • Seoul Agenda: December 2014
    Seoul Agenda: December 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Agenda for December 2014 Click a category below t […] To read original article please visit Seoul Agenda: December 2014 to read the fu…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:45 PM // 10mag.com
  • The 10 Coolest Things at the Seoul Design Festival
    The 10 Coolest Things at the Seoul Design Festival - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. The Seoul Design Festival 2014 So yesterday was the fir […] To read original article please visit The 10 Coolest Things at the Seoul Design…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 01:54 AM // 10mag.com
  • A Look Back at Tech in 2014
    A Look Back at Tech in 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. A Look Back at Tech in 2014 As 2014 draws to a close we […] To read original article please visit A Look Back at Tech in 2014 to read the fu…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 07:54 PM // 10mag.com
  • Future Shorts Film Festival Autumn 2014
    Future Shorts Film Festival Autumn 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Future Shorts Seoul Film Festival: Autumn 2014 Join as […] To read original article please visit Future Shorts Film Festival Autumn 2014 to…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 09:03 PM // 10mag.com
  • Winter Package at Renaissance Seoul Hotel
    Winter Package at Renaissance Seoul Hotel - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Renaissance Seoul Hotel is offering their Winter Packag […] To read original article please visit Winter Package at Renaissance Seoul Hotel…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 03:37 AM // 10mag.com
  • Novotel Ambassador Suwon Wedding Fair
    Novotel Ambassador Suwon Wedding Fair - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information.   5-star Hotel Opens New Location for Wedding Venu […] To read original article please visit Novotel Ambassador Suwon Wedding Fair to read t…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 02:58 AM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Foodie Find: Plant
    Seoul Foodie Find: Plant - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Plant Words and shots by Madhu Narayan Fans of “Alien’s […] To read original article please visit Seoul Foodie Find: Plant to read the full…Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 08:35 PM // 10mag.com
  • Winter at the Park Package at Park Hyatt Seoul
    Winter at the Park Package at Park Hyatt Seoul - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information.   Park Hyatt Seoul presents a luxurious winter getaway […] To read original article please visit Winter at the Park Package at Park Hyatt Se…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 03:57 AM // 10mag.com
  • Terarosa Cafe and Coffee Factory
    Terarosa Cafe and Coffee Factory - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Gangwon Discovery: Terarosa Cafe and Coffee Factory Wor […] To read original article please visit Terarosa Cafe and Coffee Factory to read t…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:51 PM // 10mag.com
  • Korea Toastmasters National Fall Conference
    Korea Toastmasters National Fall Conference - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korea Toastmasters “Empower Yourself” Korea […] To read original article please visit Korea Toastmasters National Fall Conference to read th…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:01 AM // 10mag.com

Three Wise Monkeys

  • On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election
    On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election - Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 09:50 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy
    Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy - By Donald Kirk The anguish over the April 16 sinking of the Sewol ferry will never go away. That’s because almost all of the 304 victims were high school students who died slow deaths, drowning in the…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:45 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications
    Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications - By Jenny Choi Reminiscing on the past 60 years of global economic and political history, South Korea seems remarkably successful. In this time span, it has pulled itself up by its bootstraps to become…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:13 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award
    Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award - By Finn Editors’ Note: 3WM has been covering Korean LGBT issues since we first ran a piece about the poet Gi Hyeong-do in May of 2010.  Since that time there has been some progress toward recognizing…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:40 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang
    When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang - By Yook Woo-dang Hesitation                                                                                     망설임 Sorrow at loving you when I’m forbidden.                                  사랑하나 다가서지…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:10 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Laos’ Plain of Jars: A Forgotten and Neglected Wonder
    Laos’ Plain of Jars: A Forgotten and Neglected Wonder - By Rich Luhrs While not nearly as famous or touristed as England's Stonehenge, the Plain of Jars in northern Laos poses a comparable historical puzzle. No one can say for certain what the literally th…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:05 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Like Father, Like Daughter–the Importance of Investigative Journalism
    Like Father, Like Daughter–the Importance of Investigative Journalism - By Kim Soo Rin Over the past few years, the situation in Korean media has worsened. The government control of the media has only gotten stronger. Big corporations that own newspapers were allowed to o…Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 09:53 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Back in the USSA
    Back in the USSA - By Lee Scott It had been six years since I returned to my friends and family back in Oklahoma. When I first left my home state in 2002, it was necessary to fly from Oklahoma City to Chicago or Minneap…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 12:58 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Spreading Savoir-Faire: the Rise of French Restaurants in Korea Since 2000
    Spreading Savoir-Faire: the Rise of French Restaurants in Korea Since 2000 - By Hal Swindall Before 2000, the number of French restaurants in Korea could be counted on one hand; Koreans had little interest in foreign fare other than American fast food, and something like duck…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 11:56 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Revisiting the Blind Fortune Tellers of Mia-ri
    Revisiting the Blind Fortune Tellers of Mia-ri - By Iwazaru With the Chinese New Year commencing on January 31, and the Year of the diligent, disciplined and cooperative Wood Horse rising with the new moon, for many in the East it's a felicitous tim…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 11:50 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com

Dramabeans

  • Running Man: Episode 222
    Running Man: Episode 222 - A little while ago in a galaxy far, far away, seven aliens climb aboard a spaceship to travel the universe. An emergency crash landing leaves them stranded on the third rock from the Sun and it’s up t…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:04 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me
    Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me - Oh, interesting: Next year’s multiple-personality rom-com drama Kill Me Heal Me, which is heading into final negotiations with Lee Seung-gi for the lead role, is now in talks to cast rookie actress Im…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:37 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast
    KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast - Jaejoong, Go Sung-hee You know, I really wish this drama had picked a different title — for a drama about spies, it’s a little lacking in covert slickness. KBS’s new Friday night drama Spy has secured…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Open Thread #371
    Open Thread #371 -   Crucial Star – “Pretty Girl” [ Download ] Open Thread #370 Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 © javabeans for Dramabeans, 2014. | Permalink | 210 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post t…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:11 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Pinocchio: Episode 6
    Pinocchio: Episode 6 - It’s an episode about rivalries every which way imaginable, between romantic rivals, TV networks, rookie teams, and the shouty sunbaes who train them. The newbies get sent into the field for the first…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:01 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Dr. Frost: Episode 1
    Dr. Frost: Episode 1 - Why yes, the doctor will see you now. OCN’s newest Sunday psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost is one slick and shrewd show, working through its first case at near breakneck speed, thanks to one s…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 11:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama
    Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama - If any drama could go on for multiple seasons, it’d be Misaeng, the slice-of-life workplace series that’s become cable network tvN’s newest sensation. Expectations were high from the start for the ada…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 04:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Cha Seung-won courted to join Lee Yeon-hee in MBC sageuk
    Cha Seung-won courted to join Lee Yeon-hee in MBC sageuk - Thank goodness for title changes. The drama formerly operating under the name Splendid Politics has switched to the more straightforward Princess Jeongmyeong, and is courting Cha Seung-won (You’re All…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 11:01 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • Movie finally debuts at SIFF after six years in the making (2014/11/28)
    Movie finally debuts at SIFF after six years in the making (2014/11/28) - Woo-gi, left, and Su-jin continue their affectionate tug-of-war. Among the lineup for this year's Seoul Independent Film Festival, Oh Chang-min's romance feature Seasons Romance stands out - mostly b…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Video] Added Korean drama 'Mister Baek' episode 8 (2014/11/28)
    [Video] Added Korean drama 'Mister Baek' episode 8 (2014/11/28) - Added episode 8 for the Korean drama 'Mister Baek' Watch on DramaFever http://www.hancinema.net/watch-on-dramafever-4499-8-episode.html Mister Baek (2014) Directed by Lee Sang-yeob-I Written by Choi…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "High School - Love On" Episode 17 (2014/11/28)
    [HanCinema's Drama Review] "High School - Love On" Episode 17 (2014/11/28) - The drama almost manages to approach an interesting conflict here, in a brief conversation where Seul-bi questions Woo-hyeon's apparently unshakable resolve when it comes to just resenting his mother…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Park Tae-hwan photographed on date (2014/11/28)
    Park Tae-hwan photographed on date (2014/11/28) - A local online news outlet published a series of photos showing Park Tae-hwan, the country's swimming hero, allegedly on a date with anchorwoman Jang Ye-won on Thursday. The 25-year-old swimmer was p…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "My Sister" (2014/11/28)
    [HanCinema's Film Review] "My Sister" (2014/11/28) - Yeon-seo (played by Yang Ha-eun) is a music student and orphan. She has to rely on money sent by Jin-seo (played by Hwang Geum-hee) in order to get by. Note that Yeon-seo doesn't really question wher…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Big Match (2014) (2014/11/28)
    Big Match (2014) (2014/11/28) - Big Match Genres: Action Running Time: 112 min. Directed by: Choi Ho Starring: Lee Jeong-jae, Sin Ha-gyoon, Lee Sung-min, BoA Synopsis: Ik-ho is a UFC fighter who has a promising future in his career…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Ingtoogi" (2014/11/28)
    [HanCinema's Film Review] "Ingtoogi" (2014/11/28) - In the first place, Ingtoogi is literally about fights between Internet trolls. Like actual fisticuffs. In the second place, there is surprisingly little actual fighting in the movie. There's one at…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • MBC defends use of Noh, Gil photos (2014/11/28)
    MBC defends use of Noh, Gil photos (2014/11/28) - Broadcasting station MBC shared its side of the story on Thursday over the controversy surrounding this year's Infinite Challenge calendar. Infinite Challenge is one of the broadcaster's longest-runn…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Highway Stars" (2014/11/28)
    [HanCinema's Film Review] "Highway Stars" (2014/11/28) - Most musical biopics have a tendency to try to emphasize the inherent conflict in running a band, highlighting all the various drama and what-not to keep proceedings more exciting. That doesn't reall…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Comedian Yang Sang-guk and entertainer Cheon I-seul broke up (2014/11/28)
    Comedian Yang Sang-guk and entertainer Cheon I-seul broke up (2014/11/28) - On the 28th, a media source reported the break-up between Yang Sang-guk and Cheon I-seul. The agency for Yang Sang-guk has confirmed the news is true. The estimated time for the separation of the two…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • Open Thread – The Civil Forfeiture Edition
    Open Thread – The Civil Forfeiture Edition - Say what you will about Korean police but they don’t do anything like this or this  because of the worst has been deemed proper. Have a good weekend.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:29 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • The Taxman Cometh – What Would Jesus Do?
    The Taxman Cometh – What Would Jesus Do? - The National Assembly’s Strategy and Finance Committee held a  meeting with representatives of various religious faiths (Catholic, Evangelical Protestant and Buddhist) for the purpose of discussing ho…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:54 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • WSJ: What’s the average off the street Seoulite think of Japan?
    WSJ: What’s the average off the street Seoulite think of Japan? - Often not discussed in many Korean blogs is what the average person off the street in Seoul thinks of such and such.  The WSJ’s Korea Realtime looks to remedy that.  The upshot?  Dokdo is ours, Japan…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 12:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Apple cannot cure itself of its Samsung addiction
    Apple cannot cure itself of its Samsung addiction - If one is to believe “a source familiar with the deal” from Korea Times, then yes.  It was announced recently that Apple and Samsung had signed a huge chip manufacturing deal for Samsung to fabricate…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 07:27 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: Nov. 24
    Open Thread: Nov. 24 - Sorry for getting this up late. Busy weekend. Did come away with this shot from Sunday morning, though.Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 07:11 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Korean government’s $500 billion tax-free reunification plan
    The Korean government’s $500 billion tax-free reunification plan - No, weed is not yet legal in Korea and yes, you heard correctly.  Tax-free. (Image from Abihollow via iamkoream.com) According to Korea’s top financial regulator, Shin Je-yoon, Chairman of the Financi…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 08:41 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Kim Yuna breaks-up with that hockey player dude
    Kim Yuna breaks-up with that hockey player dude - Yeah, what’s his name?  Ah, that’s right, Kim Won-jung. (Photo from Korea Times U.S. edition) Kim Yuna finally took the advice of all her TMH oppas and dumped Won-jung recently. According to Korea Tim…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 02:09 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Korean defense industry’s armored albatross
    The Korean defense industry’s armored albatross - To much fanfare in 2007 the South Korean Agency for Defense Development (“ADD“) introduced four working prototypes of the Korean army’s next generation main battle tank- the XK-2 Black Panther.  Demon…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 01:29 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The DPRK vs. The World
    The DPRK vs. The World - Yesterday, the UN voted for a resolution that condemns North Korea for human rights abuses and for the first time recommends the prosecution of its leaders for crimes against humanity at theInternatio…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 09:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The USKF to deactivate an entire armored brigade
    The USKF to deactivate an entire armored brigade - This is potentially big USFK news.  The “Iron Brigade” (2nd Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team) has been in Korea since 1965 and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved its deactivatio…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 08:08 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug
    Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug - Perhaps the 'crime prevention education' I recently posted about is needed after all. KNN (via SBS) reported on November 18 that a 43 year old American who is a 'visiting professor' who teaches Englis…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:55 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday
    RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday - This Sunday, November 23, I'll be leading a walking tour for the Royal Asiatic Society of Jeong-dong, which became the neighbourhood for Westerners after Korea opened to the west in the 1880s through…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:06 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Native speaking instructor crime prevention education
    Native speaking instructor crime prevention education - [Update]It turns out the Gyeongsangnamdo Police Agency already carried out the same crime prevention education for about 370 native speaking public school teachers on October 23.[Original Post]This wa…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:19 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors"
    "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors" - On November 1, the Segye Ilbo published the following article at its website:[Kim Hyun-ju's everyday talk talk] Do you know 'Quincy Black'?The truth and falsity of native speaking instructorsThe forei…Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 03:15 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind"
    BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind" - Currently the second most shared and seventh most read story at BBC News is 'Irish alcoholism nature' reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea:The teacher had emailed the application…Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 11:42 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea"
    "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea" - This is a disturbing story - a Canadian teacher who was sexually assaulted was successful in taking the case to court, but the perpetrator - known to police for being accused in a number of other atta…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 12:59 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea
    Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea - Tonight Edward J. Shultz, former dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii will be giving a lecture for the Royal Asiatic Society titled Koryǒ and Korea Today:For man…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 11:45 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday
    Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday - This Saturday, October 25, at 4pm, I will be giving a presentation titled ‘From Explorers and Missionaries to Vagabonds and Potential Criminals: Two Hundred Years of Teaching English in Korea’ for the…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 04:05 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Walking tour of Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan October 26
    Walking tour of Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan October 26 - Next Sunday, October 26, I'll be leading a walk around the area of Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station and Gaehwasan Station for the Royal Asiatic Society. The former location was the seat of Yangcheon Hyeon,…Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 05:46 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lecture on the history of Korea's shipbuilding industry tonight
    Lecture on the history of Korea's shipbuilding industry tonight - Tonight, Tuesday September 30, Peter Bartholomew will be giving a lecture titled How Korea became the world's most important shipbuilding .nation for the Royal Asiatic Society:This lecture will descri…Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 02:47 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

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The Grand Narrative

  • Announcements: A Rare Film About LGBT Asian-Americans, Bras for a Cause, and a Survey on Street Harassment in Korea
    Announcements: A Rare Film About LGBT Asian-Americans, Bras for a Cause, and a Survey on Street Harassment in Korea - (Source: Kickstarter) Some worthy causes which would really benefit from just a little of your time or money this week: Spa Night – A Korean-American Film about Coming Out From the Kickstarter Page (m…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 05:30 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • From The Archives: October
    From The Archives: October - (Source; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Apropos of this quick look back at over 7 years of blogging, here’s a picture of an old ad close to my home that I must have passed hundreds of times in the last few years, w…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 06:39 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships
    Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships - An extended commercial for Yoplait ‘Yopa’ yogurt, featuring five quick, humorous stories of foreign men in relationships with Korean women. It’s unremarkable in itself, and frankly not all that funny,…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 07:27 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First
    Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First - (Sources: left, dongA; right, The Kyunghyang Shinmun) The more operations, the more possibilities for complications, mistakes, and patient deaths. So, with the highest per capita number of cosmetic su…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 04:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Announcements
    Announcements - (Source: Facebook Event Page) Hello everyone. Just to quickly let you know about an upcoming presentation not to be missed, some worthy causes, and some Youtubers that deserve more promoting. First up…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 06:25 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Sunday Fun: Bottoms!
    Sunday Fun: Bottoms! - My 8 year-old daughter Alice is really into comics these days, often hiding our home phone under her pillow to keep reading when she’s supposed to be asleep. To my chagrin, she couldn’t care less if t…Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 10:32 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household)
    Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household) - As of last year, one in four Korean households had just one person. That was the same as Australia, and just shy of the US. Yet just four years earlier, only Seoul was remotely close to that figure, w…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 10:05 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #85: Just One 10 Minutes…to Improve Your Spouse’s Specs
    Korean Sociological Image #85: Just One 10 Minutes…to Improve Your Spouse’s Specs - (Source: Jinvas, left, right; edited) Two notebook covers, found by reader Stephanie Rosier at her local Kyobo bookstore. As she explains on the blog’s Facebook page, the left reads, “If I study for t…Mon, 6 Oct 2014, 06:01 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up
    Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up - (Source: TVChosun) Watching a news report about the controversial new dress code for last week’s festival at Sookmyung Women’s University, I was surprised to hear that it was the student union that wa…Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 05:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Quick Hit: Harassment Framed as Affection
    Quick Hit: Harassment Framed as Affection - (Dummy Harassment by gaelx; CC BY-SA 2.0) Via The Korea Herald: Former National Assembly Speaker Park Hee-tae is to be questioned over allegations of molesting a golf caddie, police said Saturday… …Pa…Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 05:50 AM // thegrandnarrative.com

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DailyNK

  • The Interview Slated to Screen in 63 Countries
    The Interview Slated to Screen in 63 Countries - The Interview, an action-comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun, will be released in 63 countries around the world, according toa report by Washington, D.C.-based Voice of…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:22 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Moral Bankruptcy of North Korea and Its Consequences
    Moral Bankruptcy of North Korea and Its Consequences - I.On November 18th, a North Korean humanrights resolution, jointly proposed by the European Union and Japan, passedwith a resounding vote of 111 to 19, with 55 abstentions, in the U.N. GeneralAssembly…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:13 AM // dailynk.com
  • Kim Makes Onsite Visit to Airfield, Plays Photographer
    Kim Makes Onsite Visit to Airfield, Plays Photographer - Image: Rodong SInmunKim Jong Eun made an onsite visit to anairfield runway to meet with females pilots under the Chosun People’s Army Air and Anti-Air Force, according to a Rodong Sinmun reportpublish…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:44 AM // dailynk.com
  • Fish Prices Soar Despite State Supply Claims
    Fish Prices Soar Despite State Supply Claims - North Korea has been boasting its plentiful catch of fish this year widely across state media, but running contrary to this allegedabundance, fish prices in the markets have been on the rise, the Dail…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:40 AM // dailynk.com
  • Kim Jong Eun Visits Cartoon Studio, Kim Yo Jong's Post Confirmed
    Kim Jong Eun Visits Cartoon Studio, Kim Yo Jong's Post Confirmed - Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 04:06 AM // dailynk.com
  • Young NK Hosts One Minute Film Competition
    Young NK Hosts One Minute Film Competition - The nonprofit organization, StudentsAlliance for Human Rights in North Korea [Young NK], is currently hosting a usercontent created [UCC] film contest. Young adults and college students areencouraged…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:59 AM // dailynk.com
  • Kim Yo Jong's Party Post Confirmed
    Kim Yo Jong's Party Post Confirmed - North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, has been confirmed in state media as a vice department director in the Central Committee of the ruling Chosun Workers’ Party [WPK]. This…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:18 AM // dailynk.com
  • UMG: '1 Mill. Listeners Can Change North Korea'
    UMG: '1 Mill. Listeners Can Change North Korea' - Image: Unification Media GroupThe first ever unification broadcastingstation for South and North Koreans kicked off Wednesday under the name UMG[Unification Media Group]with a launching ceremony. UMG…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 01:39 AM // dailynk.com
  • Le fils d’un ancien conseiller éliminé parvient à échapper à un r
    Le fils d’un ancien conseiller éliminé parvient à échapper à un r - Un ressortissant nord-coréen poursuivantses études à Paris se cache, selon certaines informations, depuis deux semainesaprès avoir échappé à un rapatriement forcé opéré par des officiels de laSécurité…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 08:35 PM // dailynk.com
  • Une Nord-Coréenne rapatriée pour cause d’opération
    Une Nord-Coréenne rapatriée pour cause d’opération - Une Nord-Coréenne travaillant en Chine aété rapatriée de force en Corée du Nord après avoir été opérée de l’appendiciteselon une source proche de l’affaire en Chine.  Cette dernière a rapporté lundi à…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 08:30 PM // dailynk.com

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OneFreeKorea

  • I wish all borders could be like this
    I wish all borders could be like this - I have a tendency to get lost in Wikipedia, bouncing from page to page chasing curiosities. Last night, I learned this about Liechtenstein: During the 1980s the Swiss army fired off shells duringThu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:06 AM // freekorea.us
  • New building built on site of deadly Pyongyang collapse
    New building built on site of deadly Pyongyang collapse - I’m not sure the speed of that reconstruction should give the new residents much confidence. It’s another great piece of reporting by NK News.Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 11:38 AM // freekorea.us
  • S. Korea to partner with WFP on N. Korea aid
    S. Korea to partner with WFP on N. Korea aid - For all my skepticism about the WFP, if Park Geun-Hye can commit South Korea to giving its humanitarian aid through the WFP, or at least in coordination with its needWed, 26 Nov 2014, 07:36 AM // freekorea.us
  • Oh, so this is what pissed the North Koreans off.
    Oh, so this is what pissed the North Koreans off. - Speaking at the International Democrat Union last Friday, Park said this: In a luncheon meeting with the party leaders, President Park Geun-hye said North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons hadWed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:36 AM // freekorea.us
  • N. Korea threatens to shell Blue House over U.N. vote (It’s not just about balloons)
    N. Korea threatens to shell Blue House over U.N. vote (It’s not just about balloons) - At my comments section, also known as The Diplomat, two recent articles take opposing views on ideas I’ve written about at length here. The first piece, by Zach Przystup, entitledTue, 25 Nov 2014, 08:58 AM // freekorea.us
  • North Korea is back in the international kidnapping business
    North Korea is back in the international kidnapping business - It wouldn’t be completely accurate to say that North Korea was ever out of the international kidnapping business, but last week Yonhap and The Daily NK reported that North Korean agentsMon, 24 Nov 2014, 11:13 AM // freekorea.us
  • Robert Potter’s “third way” is a good way, but it’s really a second way
    Robert Potter’s “third way” is a good way, but it’s really a second way - Writing at The Diplomat, Potter takes on the futile task to navigating between pro-engagement extremists like Mike Bassett, Felix Abt, and someone named Joe Terwillager, on one hand, and anti-engageme…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 08:59 AM // freekorea.us
  • South Korea’s illiberal left: authoritarians in the service of totalitarians
    South Korea’s illiberal left: authoritarians in the service of totalitarians - Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through anyFri, 21 Nov 2014, 09:02 AM // freekorea.us
  • Kirby: “strategy of non-criticism” gained only “crumbs” for Japan, S. Korea
    Kirby: “strategy of non-criticism” gained only “crumbs” for Japan, S. Korea - In an op-ed for CNN.com, Michael Kirby talks about North Korea’s crimes against humanity, the history of the U.N.’s attempts to “engage” Pyongyang on human rights, and the broader failureThu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:49 AM // freekorea.us
  • China’s bridge to nowhere?
    China’s bridge to nowhere? - The AP’s Pyongyang Bureau Chief reports that as China completes a $350 million bridge across the Yalu River from Dandong to Sinuiju, and weeks after its announced opening date, the North KoreanThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:26 AM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan
    Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan - North Korea seems to be focused on a new era of humanitarian diplomacy. The recent release of US detainees Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller prompted many to argue that the potential sanction by the…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems
    Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems - While foreign observers and media have fixated on Kim Jong Un’s buildup of entertainment facilities such as water parks, fun fairs and a ski resort, the DPRK leadership has also devoted considerable r…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 09:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility
    North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen.  Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that the 5 MWe plutonium production reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Resea…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:45 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Smoke and Mirrors: DPRK Front Companies in China and Russia
    Smoke and Mirrors: DPRK Front Companies in China and Russia - By Jeffrey Lewis and Catherine Dill Despite extensive international sanctions, many North Korean designated entities continue to do business around the world using aliases. The effectiveness of the sa…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 02:11 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Legal Precipice? The DPRK-Uganda Security Relationship
    A Legal Precipice? The DPRK-Uganda Security Relationship - Uganda and North Korea are two countries which few would immediately identify as natural partners. Yet on October 29, 2014, Kim Yong Nam, Chairman of the Presidium of the DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assem…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 05:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Roadblocks Removed: Can the US Travel the Diplomatic Path with the DPRK?
    Roadblocks Removed: Can the US Travel the Diplomatic Path with the DPRK? - North Korea’s release of detained Americans Kenneth Bae, 46, and Mathew Todd Miller, 25, combined with the freeing last month of Jeffrey Fowle, 56, signals a desire on the part of Pyongyang to clear t…Sun, 9 Nov 2014, 06:23 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Clapper’s Mission to North Korea
    Clapper’s Mission to North Korea - Barely two weeks after freeing US citizen Jeffrey Fowle (on October 22), North Korea has sent the two remaining American prisoners home, releasing them into the arms of the US Government’s highest-ran…Sun, 9 Nov 2014, 06:23 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Inductive O
    Inductive O - I was out for a stroll in the cool of the morning when across the Avenida da Liberdade I spotted Inspector O shifting uncomfortably in a chair at a sidewalk café that was otherwise empty of patrons. O…Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 12:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Russia-North Korea Economic Ties Gain Traction
    Russia-North Korea Economic Ties Gain Traction - In a new global situation unfortunately characterized by increased big power rivalry—where Russia has suddenly become the chief opponent, if not enemy, of the United States—Russia’s involvement in Kor…Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 08:17 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Media Busters: Is North Korea Building a Ballistic Missile Submarine?
    Media Busters: Is North Korea Building a Ballistic Missile Submarine? - A recent article in Yonhap citing unnamed ROK Ministry of Defense sources as well as articles in 38 North came to the conclusion that North Korea has built a submarine capable of carrying and launchin…Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 03:43 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

  • Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site
    Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site - DPRK state media reported on 11 July (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of a terminal at Pyongyang Airport.  Attending the visit were VMar Hwang Pyong So (Director of…Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 10:28 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Held
    Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Held - The state funeral and burial ceremony for the former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary of Munitions Industry and DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Member Gen. Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014) was h…Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 10:23 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake
    Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake - Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) extended his condolences at the wake of former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Munitions Industry and National Defense Commission Member Jon Pyong Ho at Sojang…Wed, 9 Jul 2014, 07:14 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com

NK News

  • North Korean art comes to London
    North Korean art comes to London - I have been rather silent on these (and other) pages recently as I finished a book – apologies for the shameless publicity but more details will follow in due course. But we found time to visit the op…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:14 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • KCNA leans on Western critics of human rights reports
    KCNA leans on Western critics of human rights reports - North Korean state media on Friday issued a lengthy response criticizing the recent anti-Pyongyang UN General Assembly resolution, citing Western skeptics of human rights reports. The 4,000-word repor…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:33 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • South Korean chief nuclear envoy to visit Russia
    South Korean chief nuclear envoy to visit Russia - South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook is set to conduct a four-day visit to Russia next week, South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Thursday. Hwang is expected to meet with t…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:20 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korean workers abroad aren’t slaves
    North Korean workers abroad aren’t slaves - In the city of Dandong, on the Chinese side of the Yalu River, one can see a long row of restaurants decorated with North Korean flags. Songs about the leaders, Great, Dear and Supreme, are heard from…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 01:41 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Kim’s sister a vice department director in Workers’ Party
    Kim’s sister a vice department director in Workers’ Party - Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is a vice department director in the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), a Korean Central News Agency rep…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 08:34 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Being a minor party in the North
    Being a minor party in the North - North Korea would be one of the last countries in the world that one would think of when it comes to political pluralism. However, three political parties do exist legally in the DPRK. In addition to…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 02:12 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • S. Korea returns 10 N. Koreans who went adrift
    S. Korea returns 10 N. Koreans who went adrift - South Korea rescued 10 fishermen from North Korea who had gone adrift and returned each of them to the North, the Ministry of Unification said Wednesday. The fishermen’s vessel reportedly had a malfun…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 01:08 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korean official: Russian investment in railways model for future
    North Korean official: Russian investment in railways model for future - A joint North Korea and Russian project to upgrade the DPRK’s railways will become a model for future bilateral economic joint projects, a North Korean railways official said today in an interview wit…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 02:44 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • How the Sakhalin Koreans became Russian
    How the Sakhalin Koreans became Russian - This is the conclusion to a four-part series on Russia’s Sakhalin Korean community and its relations with North Korea. To see the previous installments click here, here and here.  The deportation of 4…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 10:22 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs
    The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs - “I ate what they gave me in the jail,” the defendant told Judge Charles Norgle, speaking through a Mandarin interpreter, to show that he was following proceedings. “What was it?” “Milk and cereal.” “A…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 10:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

ZenKimchi

  • Three kinds of bulgogi
    Three kinds of bulgogi - Over at Sorae Bulgogi in Soraemaul we tried three types […]Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 09:44 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Gangnam’s Food Cart Thugs are At It Again!
    Gangnam’s Food Cart Thugs are At It Again! - Chris Kwon Lewis took photos of what happened last nigh […]Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:58 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐
    Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐 - Location: Itaewon Cuisine: American BBQ Reservations: T […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 10:47 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Second Kitchen
    Second Kitchen - Location: Hannam-dong Cuisine: American Reservations: Y […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:48 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Gobchang’s Jogeon 곱창의 조건
    Gobchang’s Jogeon 곱창의 조건 - Location: Hongdae Cuisine: Korean Reservations: No Sugg […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:28 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • OK3
    OK3 - Location: Gwanghwamun Cuisine: Italian, American, Europ […]Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 04:00 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Baby Greek
    Baby Greek - Location: Seolleung Cuisine: Greek Reservations: No Sug […]Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 03:42 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Seoul Food Buzz: It’s Jeon-eo Season!
    Seoul Food Buzz: It’s Jeon-eo Season! - Here is the latest talk on ZenKimchi’s Facebook g […]Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:28 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Grilled Intestines in Gangnam–Yeontabal
    Grilled Intestines in Gangnam–Yeontabal - Location: Gangnam, Sinsa, Jongno Cuisine: Korean BBQ Re […]Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 10:45 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Anthony Bourdain in Korea?
    Anthony Bourdain in Korea? - Well, the secret’s out. From tweets and Instagram […]Tue, 4 Dec 2001, 07:00 PM // zenkimchi.com

Seoul Eats

  • Indian Lunch at Potala
    Indian Lunch at Potala - My friends and I went to Potala for lunch today. It was ok but much more expensive than it used to be for a lunch. Curries start at 13,000 won and up rice was 2,500 won. They have lunch specials that…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 10:58 PM // seouleats.com
  • Kebab at Pasha
    Kebab at Pasha - When I have the time and make it into Itaewon to handout, it usually involves drinking, eating, drinking and then kebabs. Sunday night had kebab at two places: Pasha and Anakara Picnic (I had not been…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 04:36 PM // seouleats.com
  • Full Metal Chopsticks: Ultimate Korea tour video
    Full Metal Chopsticks: Ultimate Korea tour video - I am hoing through my old videos and compiling them to make fun travel videos. Here is a mix of all the great places you can go, things you can do and foods you can eat in Korea. If you need help plan…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 06:31 PM // seouleats.com
  • KFC Upgrades the Doubledown with a Bacon Burger
    KFC Upgrades the Doubledown with a Bacon Burger - Korea has upgraded the doubledown sandwich by adding a burger, bacon and cheese. You can make it a set for only 6,900 won. Do you think Korea is on its way to obesityland? Solbing had added sweet pota…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 01:37 AM // seouleats.com
  • Peach Cobbler from Linus ‘Bama-style BBQ
    Peach Cobbler from Linus ‘Bama-style BBQ - Last night i went Linus’ awesome BBQ place in Itaewon. We just had drinks because we got there late and the kitchen was shutting down. Actually they were like out of everything. I had Old Fashion drin…Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 08:13 PM // seouleats.com

Koreanfornian Cooking

Maangchi

Korea IT Times

  • Korea Brand Hospital Association Emerges with a Focus on Global Market
    Korea Brand Hospital Association Emerges with a Focus on Global Market - Saturday, November 29th, 2014 by Lee Jae-seung(jasonlee@koreaittimes.com) The Korea Brand Hospital Association (KBHA) established “Assisting Korean medical institutions in taking on the global medica…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:49 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 분당차병원, 복막암에 복강내 고온열 항암화학요법 실시
    분당차병원, 복막암에 복강내 고온열 항암화학요법 실시 - Saturday, November 29th, 2014 이재승 분당차병원 부인암종합진료센터 이준모 교수 차병원그룹은 차의과학대학교 분당차병원(원장 지훈상) 첨단연구암센터가 복막암 및 난소암 환자에 항암제 온도를 높여 암세포를 전멸시키는 ‘복강내 고온열 항암화학요법(하이펙, HIPEC: Hyperthermic IntraPEeritoneal Chemothera…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:54 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Samyang Group to Take over Hyosung's PET Bottle Packaging Unit
    Samyang Group to Take over Hyosung's PET Bottle Packaging Unit - Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL KOREA - Samyang Group will become the largest shareholder with a 51-percent stake in a new beverage packaging company to be cr…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:07 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Trade Volume to Surpass $1 Tril. for 4 Consecutive Years
    Trade Volume to Surpass $1 Tril. for 4 Consecutive Years - Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL KOREA - Korea's volume of trade, the sum of export and import, has surpassed the US$1-trillion level on November 28. This is t…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:02 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Incheon Airport to Host Duty Free Shops Run by Small Operators
    Incheon Airport to Host Duty Free Shops Run by Small Operators - Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) INCHEON KOREA - The government will allow small-sized or middle-standing enterprises to set up shop in the duty-free area within Inc…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:56 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Samsung SDI Ranks No. 1 in Lithium-Ion ESS Market
    Samsung SDI Ranks No. 1 in Lithium-Ion ESS Market - Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL KOREA - Samsung SDI has ranked No. 1 in the world in the area of large-capacity lithium-ion energy storage systems. It was lar…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:53 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • LG Electronics Realigns Business Units to Enhance Competitiveness
    LG Electronics Realigns Business Units to Enhance Competitiveness - Company Streamlines Structure, Names New Presidents of Home Entertainment and Mobile Communications Companies Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - LG Elec…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:23 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Cheil Worldwide to Sell 220 Bil. Won Worth of Its Own Shares to Samsung Electronics
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    Kolmar Korea Reports Strong Growth in 3Q - Friday, November 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com)  SEOUL KOREA - Kolmar Korea and Kolmar Korea Holdings both saw their sales and profit remain strong in the third quarter of this yea…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:04 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • ESA image: Tropical thaw: Quelccaya ice cap, Peru
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  • Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea
    Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea - That selfie stick in your hand. A harmless memory-maker? Or a potentially chaos-inducing electromagnetic radiation emitter?Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 04:10 AM // physorg.com
  • Survey concludes Internet access should be a human right
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  • Denmark is world's most connected country
    Denmark is world's most connected country - Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said.Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 02:08 PM // physorg.com
  • End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile
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  • Forging a photo is easy, but how do you spot a fake?
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  • Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn
    Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn - Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:00 AM // physorg.com
  • Current pledges not enough to stop global warming: UN report
    Current pledges not enough to stop global warming: UN report - Pollution is still rising despite world pledges to cut carbon emissions, and more action is needed to rein in climate change in the coming years, a UN report said Wednesday.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:16 PM // physorg.com

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Korea.com

  • KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market
    KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market - Popular communication app company Kakao Corp. that develops KakaoTalk, KakaoStory and KakaoAlbum has chosen BIGBANG to be their ambassadors for the all-new CF alongside with Indonesian pop singer Sher…Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Optimus G arrives in Europe
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  • Samsung doubles its tablet market share
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  • Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II
    Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II - On January 17, Samsung Electronics announced that the Galaxy Note II will be available in two new colors, Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. The colors are used on both the front and back of the phone as well…Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won
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  • Picking the best portable personal heater
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  • 4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3
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  • LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland
    LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland - Front-loading washing machines by LG ranked first in a recent product evaluation conducted in Finland. This makes the LG washers two-time champs in northern Europe after being ranking first in October…Tue, 4 Dec 2012, 08:10 PM // en.korea.com

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MK Business News

  • Hanwha Group replaces heads of five affiliates
    Hanwha Group replaces heads of five affiliates - As a follow-up measure after its mega deal with Samsung Group, Hanwha Group announced top management replacement at its five affiliates. It is an unusually early measure for Hanwha as it had annou..Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 03:08 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • S. Koreas oil refiners suffer blow as OPEC decides not to cut production
    S. Koreas oil refiners suffer blow as OPEC decides not to cut production - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)s decision not to cut oil production would add to the woes of South Koreas oil refining industry. We anchored our hope on possible ..Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:50 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Personnel Management Minister mulls wage peak for govt workers
    Personnel Management Minister mulls wage peak for govt workers - Lee Geun-myun, the head of Ministry of Personnel Management, has suggested that a wage peak system could be introduced to public servants as well while a government employee pension reform project ..Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:57 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Chung Yoon-hui accompanies CJ executive during her visit to Dokdo
    Chung Yoon-hui accompanies CJ executive during her visit to Dokdo - With Chung Yoon-hui, known as one of President Park Geun-hyes closest allies, allegedly having visited Dokdo islets in August, it was found that CJ Group had supported a concert in Dokdo and a hi..Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:24 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Kim Jong-uns sister serves as vice department director
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  • Businesses kick off personnel shake-ups
    Businesses kick off personnel shake-ups - Beginning with LG Group, personnel shake-ups in business circles have got off to a start this year. According to the business community on Thursday, LG Electronics executed personnel reshuffle on ..Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 03:57 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Creative Korea 2014 showcases potential of creative economy
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  • Samsung Group sells shares in chemical, defense arms
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  • Half of S. Koreans feel social insecurity
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  • Govt to dispatch emergency medical team to Ebola-affected region
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WSJ - Korea Real Time

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  • ‘Interstellar’ Inspires Koreans To Study Space Science
    ‘Interstellar’ Inspires Koreans To Study Space Science - Hollywood blockbuster “Interstellar” may have used some artistic license with science, but it’s also inspired South Koreans to learn about the real thing.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:09 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Samsung Buyback Plan Ignites Shares, Excites Shareholders
    Samsung Buyback Plan Ignites Shares, Excites Shareholders - For much of the past year, investors in Samsung Electronics Co. have argued that boosting shareholder returns would help the company reverse a dramatic stock slide as its smartphone business comes und…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 12:37 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea’s Auto Importers Call for Easing of Rules on Small Cars
    South Korea’s Auto Importers Call for Easing of Rules on Small Cars - South Korea's auto sector is an area where foreign companies often complain about non-tariff barriers. In the latest grievance, importers of foreign brands say the government's rules on small cars are…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 12:26 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • University Mascot Mutates, Multiplies Online
    University Mascot Mutates, Multiplies Online - Giving a brand a refresh can sometimes backfire, but in the case of South Korea’s premier science and technology institute, a simple new logo has become a social media sensation.Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 04:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Defector: Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Killed Herself Last Year
    Defector: Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Killed Herself Last Year - A prominent North Korea defector claims that Kim Jong Un's aunt committed suicide by poisoning herself last year, five days after the execution of her husband, Jang Song Thaek.Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 01:41 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea Struggles To Balance China, U.S. Ties
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Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment
    Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment - China’s new charm offensive in Asia – using infrastructure development to garner soft power at the expense of rivals US and Japan – has reached new heights in recent weeks. Multi-billion US dollar dea…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:56 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil tumbles as Opec cut seen less likely | Brent crude drops to new four-year low of $75.48 * China overtakes Japan in stock market cap | In 2010 China’s economy overtook Japan’s as th…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:15 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras | The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras. * China fears opposition on climate talks | Warning…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:54 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • South Korea’s SMEs struggle to compete
    South Korea’s SMEs struggle to compete - South Korea’s small and medium sized enterprises have been losing competitiveness over the past several years, mirroring the declining power of its big export-based conglomerates called chaebol that h…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 05:57 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps
    Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps - As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some countries, such as China last Friday, have cut interest rates to invigorate…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 03:34 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Petrofac shares plunge 20% on warning | Oilfield services group says fall in crude prices to hit earnings * Samsung eyes management shake-up | Founding family looks to cement control o…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 07:18 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • London morning espresso
    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Shadow trading signals financial crisis in Ukraine | Calls for international bailout as Russian pressure and plunging currency create a toxic mix for Kiev * China rate cut puts pressur…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 01:04 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Fears of an Asian war trump Cold War concerns
    Fears of an Asian war trump Cold War concerns - In spite of Mikhail Gorbachev’s warning this month that the world is on the brink of a new Cold War, it is Asia that we should be worrying about, says former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 09:44 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: Kyrgyzstan’s dilemma over joining Russian-led customs union
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  • EM corporate hard-currency debt: a bank run in the making?
    EM corporate hard-currency debt: a bank run in the making? - Beyondbrics recently warned that spiralling interest payments on hard currency bonds might yet cause EM corporates a big headache. The pain may be drawing closer: the recent slide of Asian currencies…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:44 AM // blogs.ft.com

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    Jeju a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -      This article was first printed in a cruise special edition for Cruising Asia 2013 Jeju.The reason I took the cruise was because I wanted to see Japan and Korea as I hadnt visited before, so it wa…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:55 PM // jejuweekly.com
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    Iconic photographer turns lens to haenyeo -      For nearly half a century, National Geographic and Magnum Photos agency photographer David Alan Harvey has captured the attention of millions with his brightly colored, light-filled images of peo…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:40 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Lee Hyoris organic beans controversy
    Lee Hyoris organic beans controversy -      Lee Hyori looks to have escaped prison or a fine after labeling her beans organic without official authorization. She was reported to authorities after selling homegrown beans at a local flea mar…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:20 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Green growth at heart of Wons 2015 vision
    Green growth at heart of Wons 2015 vision -      Governor Won Hee-ryong took office in June this year with an impressive victory in the gubernatorial election. After five months in office he is now seeking to make his mark and released his visi…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:37 AM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Judo Grand Prix Jeju 2014
    Judo Grand Prix Jeju 2014 -      Judo Grand Prix Jeju 2014Organized by Korea Judo Association27-29 NovemberHalla Gymnasium24, Seogwang-ro 2-gil, Jeju City064-728-8501Click here for a full guide in English.Click here for live str…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:39 AM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Letter: A candlelight vigil for Michael Brown
    Letter: A candlelight vigil for Michael Brown -      To the editor,It is better to light a candle that to curse the darkness Eleanor Roosevelt.There is so much going on in and around many major cities in the United States as a result of our justice…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:42 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • New Golden Bus needs polish
    New Golden Bus needs polish -      Jeju Golden Bus City Tour made its first ever departure from Jeju Welcome Center on Tuesday Nov. 11 in an attempt to improve tourist bus services on the island. Twelve departures per day will lea…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 08:35 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • 2014 Jeju Seomun Market Global Festival
    2014 Jeju Seomun Market Global Festival -      2014 Jeju Seomun Market Global Festival60th Anniversary Feast, Come and Enjoy!Seomun Market, Seomun-ro, Jeju CityFriday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30Events include live music, Jeju language classes…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 08:00 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Taylor wins fifth title as AIBA worlds close
    Taylor wins fifth title as AIBA worlds close -      Katie Taylor is being hailed as the greatest sportsperson Ireland has ever produced after winning her fifth AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship gold medal at the Halla Gymnasium, Jeju City, on…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 11:14 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Latest from The Jeju Weekly #125
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Ulsan Online

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    A New Editor For Ulsan Online - Hello Ulsan! My name is Jason Teale and I am sure many of you have seen my name pop on this site or on our Facebook page. I have been involved in the Ulsan community for a long time and I am extremely…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 01:45 AM // ulsanonline.com
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  • A New Chapter at UlsanOnline
    A New Chapter at UlsanOnline - It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to e…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:24 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
    Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You. - This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people…Tue, 7 Oct 2014, 11:46 PM // ulsanonline.com
  • Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
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  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
    Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014 - Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 03:13 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police
    Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police - What if this happened to you? Police Officer: Hello, could you please stop? I need you ask you some questions. Subject: (startled) What? Okay, what? Police Officer: Please show me your ID. There’s a p…Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 01:30 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Counseling Resources
    Counseling Resources - As many people already know, counseling resources can be hard to come by in Korea. Mental health issues, which have a large stigma attached to them in Western cultures, are even less discussed here th…Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 03:41 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Ulsan Summer Festival
    Ulsan Summer Festival - If you’re a fan of Korean music, then check out the Ulsan Summer Festival sponsored by MBC. It is taking place in various parts of the city over most of the weekends in August. For those that can’t re…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 04:47 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • How to Beat the Heat and Humidity
    How to Beat the Heat and Humidity - Summer in Ulsan can be hard to handle, as the temperatures rise above 30*C (that’s 86*Fahrenheit for those that are metrically challenged) and humidity soars into the 70%-90% range. Hear are some meth…Mon, 21 Jul 2014, 05:33 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • What you should know about BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary)
    What you should know about BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary) - This article was written by Leo, one of the two people who run the Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary. It’s pretty much the only no-kill dog shelter in the Busan-Ulsan area. The article was written in resp…Thu, 17 Jul 2014, 05:53 AM // ulsanonline.com

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Waygook.org

  • Re: How long have you been at the same public school?
    Re: How long have you been at the same public school? - 3.5 years at the same MS. Going home in August. Four years at the same school looks good on my resume.YJSat, 29 Nov 2014, 01:05 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: How long have you been at the same public school? - winding down my second year at a middle school and planning to do a 3rd. Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:37 AM // waygook.org
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  • Pictures of some of my favourite meals from my year in Korea
    Pictures of some of my favourite meals from my year in Korea - I wrote a post about some of my favourite meals that I took pictures of while living in Korea. Some obvious elements missing from the Korean dining experience (not a bottle of soju to be seen!) but I…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:22 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: Is the chance of getting a public school job slim?
    Re: Is the chance of getting a public school job slim? - Quote from: aklimkewicz on Yesterday at 04:08:46 PMQuote from: CanineKimchi on Yesterday at 03:59:48 PMQuote from: RabiteAmbulance on Yesterday at 01:47:41 PMGoodness, I don't think I've ever seen any…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:15 AM // waygook.org
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  • For Sale: ip TIME wi-fi router 25 000 won
    For Sale: ip TIME wi-fi router 25 000 won - I have a brand new ip TIME N704 wi-fi router (300 mbps) for sale. 25, 000 wonIt was in error as initially my internet provider did not provide one, but then decided they would after all. Its been been…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:57 PM // waygook.org
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    N Korean leader's sister appointed in top job - Kim Yo Jong named as vice cabinet minister within party's Central Committee, increasing her influence in government.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:48 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Australian cricketer dies from head injury
    Australian cricketer dies from head injury - Tributes paid to Phillip Hughes, who never regained consciousness after being struck by ball during match in Sydney.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 06:50 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Deaths reported in China coal-mine explosion
    Deaths reported in China coal-mine explosion - Official news agency says 11 people killed in Guizhou province in nation's second mine accident in as many days.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 05:52 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Earthquakes strike China and Japan
    Earthquakes strike China and Japan - Strong quake kills at least four and injures scores in western China, while central Japan faces dozens of injuries.Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 01:56 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling
    N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling - UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.Sat, 22 Nov 2014, 11:54 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Japan PM dissolves lower house of parliament
    Japan PM dissolves lower house of parliament - Snap election expected in December as Shinzo Abe seeks fresh mandate for his struggling economic revival strategy.Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 10:15 AM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • Ground troops in Iraq, yet again?
    Ground troops in Iraq, yet again? - If put into Iraq again, US troops will face conventional forces against which they are well trained. Badly outnumbered, overstretched and vulnerable to airpower, Islamic State may quickly conclude tha…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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    SINOGRAPH World War II haunts Japan's future - There are obvious steps Japan could take to simultaneously recover its primacy in Asia and encircle China, but these would involve certain island sovereignty arrangements with Korea, Russia and Taiwan…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • China reaps harvest from Russia sanctions
    China reaps harvest from Russia sanctions - The latest energy accords announced in Beijing, including those for a second Siberian gas pipeline, suggest that China is taking full advantage of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, and increasing…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Indonesia takes a Melanesian turn
    Indonesia takes a Melanesian turn - Jakarta's diplomacy has vigorously extended itself east into Melanesia in an attempt to maintain control over West Papua, its territorial bridge to the Pacific. But Indonesia is not only using West Pa…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Obama keeps pivot credible, for now
    Obama keeps pivot credible, for now - The consistency of President Barack Obama's two Asian pivot speeches, delivered three years apart in Australia, makes the case that the rebalance is real and credible. Whether it is sustainable or suf…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Hong Kong police clear protest with teargas
    Hong Kong police clear protest with teargas - Riot police in Hong Kong used teargas and pepper spray to disperse hundreds of pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday as they stepped in to clear a section of highway in the Kowloon district of Mong Kok,…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • THE BEAR'S LAIR Abe on road to disaster
    THE BEAR'S LAIR Abe on road to disaster - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves to boost Japan's economy were similar to those taken elsewhere and were duly praised. Even so, the result will be highly unpleasant and Japan, for so long the gloriou…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com

BBC

  • Taiwan holds biggest local elections
    Taiwan holds biggest local elections - Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:25 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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  • In pictures: Dramatic week at Hong Kong protest ca
    In pictures: Dramatic week at Hong Kong protest camp - A dramatic week at Hong Kong's Mong Kok protest campFri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:19 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • The singing sailor of Oman
    The singing sailor of Oman - The young Omani who became a prewar fusion music hitFri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:12 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • In pictures: Hindu animal sacrifice
    In pictures: Hindu animal sacrifice - Hindu worshippers flock to Nepal for controversial sacrifice festivalFri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:51 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Chinese smokers face cigarette ban
    Chinese smokers face cigarette ban - Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:11 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Japan country profile
    Japan country profile - Provides an overview of Japan, including key events and facts about this earthquake-prone country on the western rim of the Pacific.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 10:12 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Indian economic growth slows to 5.3%
    Indian economic growth slows to 5.3% - India's economy grew by 5.3% in the July-to-September period from a year earlier, down from a rate of 5.7% in the previous quarter.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:40 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Gunman killed after firing at Texas courthouse, po
    Gunman killed after firing at Texas courthouse, police headquarters - A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate in Austin ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, authorities said.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:23 PM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • Nigeria mosque bombing kills 92
    Nigeria mosque bombing kills 92 - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city on Friday, killing at least 92 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bor…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:05 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Syrian migrants find refuge in Crete after week at
    Syrian migrants find refuge in Crete after week at sea - 600 migrants escaping the war in Syria were given refuge on the Greek island of Crete after the smuggling ship they were aboard lost power.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:10 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Ebola male survivors told to 'abstain from sex' fo
    Ebola male survivors told to 'abstain from sex' for 3 months - The Ebola virus has been found in semen up to 82 days after the onset of symptoms, the World Health Organization says in advising men who have recovered from the virus to abstain from sex for three m…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 10:07 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Pope Francis in Turkey condemns violence against m
    Pope Francis in Turkey condemns violence against minorities - Pope Francis has condemned the ISIS assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremi…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:55 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Japan's Mount Aso erupts for first time in 22 year
    Japan's Mount Aso erupts for first time in 22 years, disrupting flights - A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:00 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • U.S. Black Friday shopping stampedes spread to U.K
    U.S. Black Friday shopping stampedes spread to U.K. - The chaotic U.S., post-Thanksgiving scenes of Black Friday shoppers struggling through store entrances for deals on flat-screen TVs and other consumer electronics spread to the United Kingdom today.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:54 AM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Austin gunman dead after downtown shooting rampage
    Austin gunman dead after downtown shooting rampage - A gunman fired more than 100 shots in downtown Austin, Texas early Friday morning before being shot dead by a police officer, U.S. media reported.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 01:40 AM // china.org.cn
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  • France to recognize Palestinian state if talks fai
    France to recognize Palestinian state if talks fail - French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Friday said his country would officially recognize the Palestinian state if diplomatic efforts to bring about peace fail.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:58 PM // china.org.cn
  • At least 120 killed in Nigeria mosque attack
    At least 120 killed in Nigeria mosque attack - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday after two suicide bombers exploded and gunmen opened fire on a Muslim congregation at Friday prayers in the central mosque in northern…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:15 PM // china.org.cn
  • Plane carrying MH17 victims arrives in Netherlands
    Plane carrying MH17 victims arrives in Netherlands - A military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at Netherlands on Friday.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:04 PM // china.org.cn
  • Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy
    Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy - Thailand's parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy following outrage over the unregulated industry after a series scandals, including the case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning a…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:43 PM // china.org.cn
  • Duke of Cambridge to visit Shanghai
    Duke of Cambridge to visit Shanghai - The Duke of Cambridge will travel to Shanghai in March 2015 to open the GREAT Festival of Creativity, which is supporting British businesses looking to secure opportunities and growth in China.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:32 AM // china.org.cn
  • Calm comes to troubled Ferguson
    Calm comes to troubled Ferguson - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally sh…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:46 PM // china.org.cn

CNN

  • Revelations over N. Korea execution
    Revelations over N. Korea execution - The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suffered a fatal stroke while she was on the phone with him, arguing about her husband's execution, a defector says.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:10 AM // rss.cnn.com
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  • Sport: Too many risks now?
    Sport: Too many risks now? - Impossible to explain, harder to believe.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:05 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Worldwide bat tributes to cricketer Phil Hughes
    Worldwide bat tributes to cricketer Phil Hughes - Thousands of social media users are using the hashtag #PutOutYourBats to pay tribute to cricketer Phil Hughes, who passed away at age 25 after being struck by a ball during a match.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:02 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • 5 killed as explosion targets foreign convoy in Ka
    5 killed as explosion targets foreign convoy in Kabul - A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday. Many casualties were reported.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:57 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Report into India hanging finds no evidence of rap
    Report into India hanging finds no evidence of rape, murder - An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in northern India has concluded that they committed suicide and that there's no evidence of rape, sexual assault,…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 09:56 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Japanese hunters capture rare albino dolphin
    Japanese hunters capture rare albino dolphin - Japanese fishermen have captured a rare albino dolphin and killed 11 other dolphins in a shallow cove, according to conservation activists protesting the hunt.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 03:00 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • How to make sushi
    How to make sushi - Nigiri zushi, the most famous representation of sushi, appears to be just a bundle of rice topped with a piece of raw fish.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 12:51 AM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions
    The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  The falling yen Rubric:  Fears of a currency war in Asia are overblown Location:  SHANGHAI Main image:  2…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com
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  • Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me
    Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  Computerised espionage Rubric:  Malicious computer code is making the spook’s job easier than ever IT IS…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com
  • Business this week
    Business this week - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Bridge over troubled water Main image:  20141115_wwc226.png Regulators in Britain, America and Switzerland fined six banks—HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS,…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 10:47 AM // economist.com
  • Hotel spying: Spy-fi
    Hotel spying: Spy-fi - DIPLOMATS and businessmen visiting the old East Germany used to operate on the (frequently justified) assumption that the Stasi, that country's notoriously nosy secret police, was bugging their hotel…Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 10:36 AM // economist.com
  • The world in numbers: Countries: South Korea
    The world in numbers: Countries: South Korea - UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries GDP growth:3.7%GDP per head: $30,110 (PPP: $36,520)Inflation:2.3% Budget balance (% GDP):0.8Population:50.8m The country’…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 11:02 AM // economist.com
  • Domestic politics in South Korea: Staying power
    Domestic politics in South Korea: Staying power - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Welcome back to Washington Fly Title:  Domestic politics in South Korea Rubric:  Park Geun-hye’s administration is fragile but the opposition is in shambles…Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 10:40 AM // economist.com
  • Daily chart: Relatively successful
    Daily chart: Relatively successful - The world's biggest family-controlled firmsTHE “Lucky Sperm Club”, as Warren Buffett likes to call it, is still going strong at the commanding heights of global business. Family-controlled firms now m…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 12:08 PM // economist.com

ESPN

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Financial Times

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  • Cheap oil brings mixed blessings to Asia
    Cheap oil brings mixed blessings to Asia - Opec’s decision to maintain output has bred winners and losersFri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:37 AM // ft.com
  • China deposit insurance set for launch
    China deposit insurance set for launch - Rollout will pave way for authorities to deregulate bank-deposit interest ratesFri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:53 AM // ft.com
  • Japan’s CPI falls to 0.9%
    Japan’s CPI falls to 0.9% - Further fall highlights challenges facing PM Abe as he heads to the polls next monthThu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:29 PM // ft.com
  • China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’
    China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’ - Stimulus moves and lack of oversight blamed as abandoned projects and ‘ghost cities’ mar landscapeThu, 27 Nov 2014, 10:16 AM // ft.com
  • British embassy vehicle bombed in Kabul
    British embassy vehicle bombed in Kabul - Five killed as Taliban claims responsibility for suicide attack targeting ‘foreign invading forces’Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:21 AM // ft.com
  • Indonesian bond yields at year-low
    Indonesian bond yields at year-low - Reforms could shield country from capital outflowsThu, 27 Nov 2014, 03:23 AM // ft.com

Guardian.co.uk

  • The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal
    The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China - Pyongyang actively produced and trafficked drugs for years, say experts, but there has been a shift towards tolerating smaller scale, privatised operationsJust call him North Korea’s Walter White: a s…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:15 AM // guardian.co.uk
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  • North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after
    North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after Ferguson protests - A week after UN resolution against Pyongyang, foreign ministry says ‘extreme racial discrimination acts’ openly practised in USMoscow has already stuck the boot in, now it’s the turn of Pyongyang. Cit…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:51 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Korea reveals rank of Kim Jong-un's little s
    North Korea reveals rank of Kim Jong-un's little sister - Kim Yo-jong, who is believed to be 26, is named a vice department director in the ruling party’s central committeeNorth Korea revealed on Thursday the official title of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, w…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 10:35 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Korea organises mass protest against UN - in
    North Korea organises mass protest against UN - in pictures - Photographs released of Tuesday’s state-organised rally objecting to resolution that could see charges brought against Kim Jong-un North Koreans protests against UN resolution Continue reading...Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 09:58 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Koreans protest against UN resolution on hum
    North Koreans protest against UN resolution on human rights - Soldiers and citizens join a mass rally in the capital to denounce United Nations report, accusing the US of trying to overthrow the regimeNorth Korea held a mass rally in Pyongyang today to protest a…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:58 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Koreans are needed to do the dangerous jobs,
    North Koreans are needed to do the dangerous jobs, says Malaysia - Minister says no locals would dare work underground after death of North Korean in mining accident raises questions about the use of foreign labourMalaysia has defended the use of North Korean laboure…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 11:23 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • 'I wanted to stay in North Korea,' says freed US d
    'I wanted to stay in North Korea,' says freed US detainee Matthew Miller - In a series of exclusive interviews after he was released earlier this month, the 25-year old Californian sentenced to six years hard labour tells NK News his storyFor most people visiting North Korea…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:36 PM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • A Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Edition of MuckR
    A Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Edition of MuckReads Weekly - by Terry Parris Jr This week's MuckReads takes a different approach. Instead of the best investigative reporting from the last week, we decided to pull together reporting from the last year that focus…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:34 PM // heralddeparis.com
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  • A Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Edition of MuckR
    A Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Edition of MuckReads Weekly - by Terry Parris Jr This week's MuckReads takes a different approach. Instead of the best investigative reporting from the last week, we decided to pull together reporting from the last year that focus…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:34 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Joy as N Korea US prisoners return
    Joy as N Korea US prisoners return - Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae receive a joyful welcome in the US after their release from detention in North Korea. Read MoreMon, 10 Nov 2014, 01:19 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Joy as N Korea US prisoners return
    Joy as N Korea US prisoners return - Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae receive a joyful welcome in the US after their release from detention in North Korea. Go to SourceMon, 10 Nov 2014, 01:19 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Freed N Korea detainee back in US
    Freed N Korea detainee back in US - A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. Go to SourceThu, 23 Oct 2014, 03:00 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • Freed N Korea detainee back in US
    Freed N Korea detainee back in US - A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. Read MoreWed, 22 Oct 2014, 01:53 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea frees detained US man
    North Korea frees detained US man - Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say. Go to SourceTue, 21 Oct 2014, 02:38 PM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • South Korea Activists Launch Anti-Kim Balloons Des
    South Korea Activists Launch Anti-Kim Balloons Despite Pyongyang's Threat Of War - By Ju-min Park PAJU, South Korea, Oct 25 (Reuters) - South Korean activists launched balloons on Saturday to send leaflet... Read more: Reuters, South Korea, South Korea News, South Korea Balloons, So…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 04:01 AM // huffingtonpost.com
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  • John Kerry: U.S. Won't Apologize To North Korea To
    John Kerry: U.S. Won't Apologize To North Korea To Free Americans - WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United Stat... Read more: John Kerry, North Korea, John Kerry N…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 10:40 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Pentagon: North Korea Can Likely Build Nuke That C
    Pentagon: North Korea Can Likely Build Nuke That Could Hit U.S. - WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a we... Read more: Ap, Pentagon North Korea, North Korea…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 09:53 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • 40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Kor
    40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Korea - LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permiss... Read more: North Korea, North Korea Photos, Nort…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 06:13 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Seok-Hyun Hong: How Would the Buddha Handle North
    Seok-Hyun Hong: How Would the Buddha Handle North Korea? Mindfulness in Diplomacy - Many assume that diplomacy is a ruthless game of hegemony in which one just gives lip service to harmony as a strategy for justifying one's actions. But what if harmony was actually the goal of diplom…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 03:42 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and
    Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller - As we celebrate the release of Jeffrey Fowle, we remain deeply concerned for Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae, the two other Americans still in prison in North Korea. Read more: Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fow…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 11:25 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • North Korea Steps Up Ebola Measures, Possibly Bans
    North Korea Steps Up Ebola Measures, Possibly Bans Foreign Tourists - PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media r... Read more: Ebola, Ebola Outbreak, Ebola North Ko…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 04:50 AM // huffingtonpost.com

Indian Express

  • World offers aid for typhoon-ravaged Philippines
    World offers aid for typhoon-ravaged Philippines - Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest on record, tore a path through islands in Philippines.Tue, 12 Nov 2013, 05:15 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
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  • 'Miracle' baby born in Philippine Typhoon Haiyan r
    'Miracle' baby born in Philippine Typhoon Haiyan rubble - Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a miracle girl in a Typhoon Haiyan-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.Mon, 11 Nov 2013, 02:20 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000, destruct
    Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000, destruction hampers rescue efforts - Roads, airports, bridges damaged; death toll could rise once isolated coastal villages are reached.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 11:11 PM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Survivors 'walk like zombies for food' after Phili
    Survivors 'walk like zombies for food' after Philippine typhoon - Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 pc of the area in its path.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 04:55 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Pentagon provides naval, aviation resources to typ
    Pentagon provides naval, aviation resources to typhoon-ravaged Philipinnes - With the death toll rising, UN is also sending emergency supplies to the stricken nation.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 12:47 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • China issues orange alert as Typhoon Haiyan hits c
    China issues orange alert as Typhoon Haiyan hits coast - Haiyan, the 30th and strongest typhoon to hit China this year, arrived at 6 pm on Saturday.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 12:24 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Super typhoon destroys Philippine towns, more than
    Super typhoon destroys Philippine towns, more than 10,000 feared dead - Countless survivors across a huge swathe of the country remained without aid for a third day.Sat, 9 Nov 2013, 11:07 PM // syndication.indianexpress.com

Japan Today

  • World › Six charged over $1.28 bil drug bust in
    World › Six charged over $1.28 bil drug bust in Australia - Six men have been charged over what Australian police said on Saturday was one of the largest drug busts in the country's history, worth up to Aus$1.5 billion (U.S.$1.28 billion). Australian Federal P…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:21 AM // japantoday.com
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  • World › At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suic
    World › At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:25 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Ferguson protests move to retail stores
    World › Ferguson protests move to retail stores - Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:00 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Pope Francis, in Turkey, pleads for dial
    World › Pope Francis, in Turkey, pleads for dialogue to end extremism - Pope Francis on Friday called for dialogue between faiths to end the Islamist extremism plaguing the Middle East as he visited Turkey on his first trip to the overwhelmingly Muslim but officially secu…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:46 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › North Korea slams U.S. as racist, human
    World › North Korea slams U.S. as racist, human rights 'tundra' - Condemned at the U.N. for rights abuses, North Korea hit back Friday, describing the United States as a human rights tundra where racial discrimination flourishes. Citing the protests that erupted whe…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:39 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › French parliament debates recognizing Pa
    World › French parliament debates recognizing Palestine - France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate. France's lower…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 04:09 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Titan of Latin American comedy, Mexico's
    World › Titan of Latin American comedy, Mexico's beloved 'Chespirito' dead at 85 - Mexican actor and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolanos, one of Latin America's most beloved comedians, whose slapstick acts charmed fans from Spain to Argentina for over four decades, died on Friday at…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:36 PM // japantoday.com

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National Post

  • FP Tech Desk: Woman sues Google after map directio
    FP Tech Desk: Woman sues Google after map directions led onto busy highway - Walking directions on Google Maps led the Los Angeles woman onto a busy highway where she was struck by a carMon, 31 May 2010, 06:06 PM // nationalpost.com
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  • Violence flares as Ukraine extends base lease for
    Violence flares as Ukraine extends base lease for Russian fleet - Opposition lawmakers hurled eggs and smoke bombs inside Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday as the chamber approved an agreement allowing the Russian Navy to extend its stay in a Ukrainian port until 2042…Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 02:12 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Was Obama hug Republican’s political kiss of dea
    Was Obama hug Republican’s political kiss of death? - Charlie Crist, once was the highly-popular Republican governor of Florida, is on the verge of being drummed out of the GOP by tea partiersTue, 20 Apr 2010, 08:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Goldman Sachs: A true battle of the titans
    Goldman Sachs: A true battle of the titans - Newly invigorated SEC discards old rule book in accusing Goldman Sachs, Wall Street’s most dominant investment bank, of securities fraudFri, 16 Apr 2010, 08:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Clinton urges Israel to make 'difficult' choices f
    Clinton urges Israel to make 'difficult' choices for peace deal - Amid strained relations between the United States and Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Monday that the Israeli state’s survival depends on whether it can make the “difficult but…Mon, 22 Mar 2010, 06:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Intrigue and uncertainty follow arrest of 'Lady Ge
    Intrigue and uncertainty follow arrest of 'Lady Genocide' - The current Rwandan government had sought Agathe Habyarimana’s arrest over its allegations she helped plan Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, which left 800,000 deadWed, 3 Mar 2010, 12:02 AM // nationalpost.com
  • From Russia, maybe with love: mail-order brides a
    From Russia, maybe with love: mail-order brides a booming business - Mark Scrivener, a Martensville, Sask., man on Jan. 1 this year opened a Canadian branch of the Volga Girls mail-order bride service.Tue, 2 Mar 2010, 11:02 PM // nationalpost.com

New York Times

  • Wheelies: The G.M. Shuffle Edition
    Wheelies: The G.M. Shuffle Edition - General Motors announces a series of senior executive reassignments; G.M. Korea hires more women for leadership roles.Sat, 22 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
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  • Chief of Ferry Company in South Korea Is Given 10-
    Chief of Ferry Company in South Korea Is Given 10-Year Jail Sentence - Kim Han-sik, 71, the head of the Chonghaejin Marine Company, was convicted of accidental homicide and embezzlement over the sinking of the ferry Sewol in April.Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Foreign Imports Erode Sales of South Korean Automa
    Foreign Imports Erode Sales of South Korean Automakers - South Koreans are buying more foreign-made cars, with German brands leading in sales, after a 2011 trade deal eliminated duties on vehicles from Europe.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea Suspends Asiana Flights Between Incheo
    South Korea Suspends Asiana Flights Between Incheon and San Francisco - The penalty is for the 2013 crash that killed three passengers, the first fatal airliner disaster in the United States in more than four years.Sat, 15 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Captain Gets 36 Years for Deserting Korean Ferry
    Captain Gets 36 Years for Deserting Korean Ferry - Lee Jun-seok was convicted of deserting the Sewol as it sank in April, killing 304 people, but the judge rejected the death penalty sought by prosecutors.Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • A North Korean Con Job
    A North Korean Con Job - Seoul should not give in to pressure from Pyongyang to muzzle human rights activists.Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea and China Reach Trade Accord
    South Korea and China Reach Trade Accord - The pact, signed on Monday between Seoul and its largest trading partner, will have to be ratified by the two nations.Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • North Korea: Journey into the unknown
    North Korea: Journey into the unknown - When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian Government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of Amer…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
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  • Purge in North Korea
    Purge in North Korea - As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting in Pyongyang. South Korean media reported that six officials - including the co…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 06:05 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Kim Jong Un's back - but why the cane?
    Kim Jong Un's back - but why the cane? - After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse. Now, a new, albeit smaller, mystery has emer…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 01:50 AM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • North Korean leader resurfaces after 40 day absenc
    North Korean leader resurfaces after 40 day absence - North Korean news agency says Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in 40 days. KCNA says Kim gave field guidance on Tuesday at the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District. The a…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 07:30 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Where's Kim? World obsesses about North Korean lea
    Where's Kim? World obsesses about North Korean leader's whereabouts - Where is Kim Jong Un? He's nowhere to be seen, and yet ... he's everywhere. From Saturday Night Live spoofs to the wild theories of journalists across the globe trying to parse his five-week absence f…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 05:32 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Big party but still no sign of leader
    Big party but still no sign of leader - North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary yesterday with no sign that leader Kim Jong Un might resurface after more than a month out of the public eye. Kim's unexplained absence has f…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • ‘We have begun the sacifices’
    ‘We have begun the sacifices’ - HALF a million animals - from rats to buffaloes - will be killed in a remote corner of the world, where the stench of death clogs the air.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 07:46 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • Mickey Rourke, 62, knocks out opponent
    Mickey Rourke, 62, knocks out opponent - HOLLYWOOD actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 05:13 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Australian tourists die in tanker crash
    Australian tourists die in tanker crash - TWO Australian tourists have died and seven others are injured, after a van collided with a milk tanker in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 02:23 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘Gay conversion therapy killed my son’
    ‘Gay conversion therapy killed my son’ - LINDA Robertson’s son came out at 12 but she forced him to choose between God and his sexuality. Now she wants to ensure gay kids don’t die like he did.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:51 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Abbott told ‘push Vatican on child sex’
    Abbott told ‘push Vatican on child sex’ - THE UN wants the Abbott government to take on the Vatican over documents relating to child abuse by Catholic clergy.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 12:59 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Queen sends message to Hughes family
    Queen sends message to Hughes family - THE Queen has sent a private message of condolence to the family of Phillip Hughes following the cricketer’s death in Sydney.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 10:03 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Ferguson cop ‘will leave force’
    Ferguson cop ‘will leave force’ - THE police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in the US city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his lawyer has confirmed.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 09:38 AM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Yomiuri, Japan's biggest newspaper, apologizes for
    Yomiuri, Japan's biggest newspaper, apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' - Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, has apologized to its readers for using the term sex slaves and other inappropriate expressions to describe the women forced to work in Japanese militar…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 02:33 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Prices up at record 83% of localities in Japan
    Prices up at record 83% of localities in Japan - Even though Japan's economy has been slow to recover, the country's real estate market is picking up broadly thanks to low interest rates and expectations that land prices will rise. (Nikkei)Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:40 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building now accepti
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building now accepting applications to watch first sunrise of 2015 - With 2014 winding down, it's time to make plans for the new year holidays. For many people in Japan this means finding a place to watch the first sunrise of the year, or hatsu hinode; a common custom…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:35 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Seven-Eleven to let foreign travelers off the hook
    Seven-Eleven to let foreign travelers off the hook - Convenience store giant Seven-Eleven Japan will soon exempt foreign visitors from paying the consumption tax at certain locations. (Nikkei)Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:24 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Asahi reporters slapped with pay cut over Fukushim
    Asahi reporters slapped with pay cut over Fukushima story retraction - Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun said Friday it will cut the pay of two reporters over the retraction of their articles on the Fukushima nuclear disaster, saying they erred in describing the tumul…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:21 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • After Japanese dad found with 15 babies, Thailand
    After Japanese dad found with 15 babies, Thailand votes to ban commercial surrogacy - Thailand's parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series scandals including the case of an Australian couple accused of abando…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:17 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • 200 more IT products to shed tariffs
    200 more IT products to shed tariffs - Tariffs on an additional 200 information technology goods, including new semiconductors and MRI devices, which are exported from Japan, will likely be abolished as member states of the Information Tec…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 10:59 PM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing
    In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing - Great political speech-making is dying out, thanks to the sound bite and the Tweet. But oratory's essential for anyone vying for votes in Pakistan.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:29 AM // npr.org
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  • Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Re
    Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report - U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 04:43 PM // npr.org
  • China Has To Kick Smoking Habit Or Health Care Cos
    China Has To Kick Smoking Habit Or Health Care Costs Could Be Huge - China, home to the world's largest population of smokers, is looking at a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking and tobacco advertising. One anti-smoking NGO says the government is weighing t…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 04:18 PM // npr.org
  • Indian Investigators Deny Village Girls Were Raped
    Indian Investigators Deny Village Girls Were Raped, Murdered - Villagers said the two untouchable caste girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in May, but the country's equivalent of the FBI now says there was no rape and that they hanged themselves.Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:47 PM // npr.org
  • Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than
    Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others - Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating have disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 10:34 PM // npr.org
  • In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For
    In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed - In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 04:28 PM // npr.org
  • New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi
    New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi - Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 05:20 AM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Lufthansa Pilots Warn of Strikes
    Lufthansa Pilots Warn of Strikes - Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG late Friday said fresh strikes were impending after the most recent round of talks between the airline and its pilots over retirement benefits broke down.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 01:28 AM // online.wsj.com
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  • Fresh Signs of Global Slump Challenge U.S.
    Fresh Signs of Global Slump Challenge U.S. - Economic prospects are flagging across Europe, Japan and big emerging markets such as India, a turn that presents fresh challenges to the relatively robust U.S. economy.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:35 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Energy Reels as OPEC Stands Pat
    Energy Reels as OPEC Stands Pat - Energy company stocks and the currencies of major oil-producing nations stumbled Friday as OPEC’s decision to keep pumping crude at high levels despite a glut rippled across the globe.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:25 AM // online.wsj.com
  • U.S. Officials Chase Fake Goods Online
    U.S. Officials Chase Fake Goods Online - ICE and U.S. Customs agents are trying to crack down on counterfeit goods, but that trade has moved online where goods are shipped directly to consumers.Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:14 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Dipping Into India, Dunkin' Donuts Changes Menu
    Dipping Into India, Dunkin' Donuts Changes Menu - America’s doughnut chain has had to embrace a hard truth in India: Many consumers there just don’t like doughnuts, and even the ones that like them are unlikely to buy them by the dozen. So Dunkin’ no…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 12:13 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Dow Edges Up to Another Record
    Dow Edges Up to Another Record - The blue-chip index closed out its second consecutive month of gains despite a selloff in oil prices and energy stocks.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 11:22 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Privatization Pace Worries Vietnam Investors
    Privatization Pace Worries Vietnam Investors - Vietnam’s reputation as a fast-growing frontier market with a stable regime is being threatened by the government’s squeamishness about selling off state-owned companies.Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:39 PM // online.wsj.com