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The Korea Herald

  • Ministry announces plan to offset 2013 exam error
    Ministry announces plan to offset 2013 exam error - The Education Ministry on Thursday said it would apply the existing cutoff score in deciding who would be qualified forThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:43 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Assembly budget war intensifies
    Assembly budget war intensifies - Rival parties on Thursday refused to budge over next year’s proposed budget as they continued to wrangle over contentiouThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:42 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • 4 years after island shelling, tensions still high on West Sea
    4 years after island shelling, tensions still high on West Sea - Four years after North Korea shelled Yeonpyeongdo Island, tensions remain high on the frontline island. Pyongyang has coThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:41 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Obama to act unilaterally on immigration
    Obama to act unilaterally on immigration - WASHINGTON (AP) ― In a move that could provoke one the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency, PresidentThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:41 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • [Newsmaker] Will price controls save publishing?
    [Newsmaker] Will price controls save publishing? - Korea will introduce a new book price control system on Friday in an effort to salvage its moribund publishing industry.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:39 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Merger fever back on Wall Street
    Merger fever back on Wall Street - NEW YORK (AFP) ― Mega-merger fever is back on Wall Street, six years after the financial crisis, and 2014 is shaping upThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:39 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • [Graphic News] Record number of bills languishing
    [Graphic News] Record number of bills languishing - The current 19th National Assembly has written 11,942 draft bills since its induction in May 2012, according to parliameThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:37 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • (Photo News) Korea-Finland talks
    (Photo News) Korea-Finland talks - President Park Geun-hye offers a seat for Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb at a meeting held at Cheong Wa Dae on TThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:36 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • ‘Russia’s top envoy to Pyongyang transferred to Seoul’
    ‘Russia’s top envoy to Pyongyang transferred to Seoul’ - Russia’s ambassador to North Korea has been named as the country‘s top envoy to South Korea, diplomatic sources said ThuThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:35 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Lee to release memoir next year
    Lee to release memoir next year - Former President Lee Myung-bak plans to release a memoir on his presidency early next year, his aides said Thursday.TheThu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:35 AM // koreaherald.com
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • Will Kim Jong-un Ever Be Held Accountable for Abuses?
    Will Kim Jong-un Ever Be Held Accountable for Abuses? - A UN committee on Wednesday passed a resolution calling for the referral of North Korea's human rights violators to the International Criminal Court. The committee also recommended targeted sanctions…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:03 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Simple Ways to Prevent Illness as Seasons Change
    Simple Ways to Prevent Illness as Seasons Change - As winter fast approaches, temperatures increasingly fluctuate between day and night, causing the immune system to weaken. Seasonal change requires people to take extra care of their health.The easies…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:02 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korean Youngsters Have Unhappy Relationship with Parents
    Korean Youngsters Have Unhappy Relationship with Parents - Korean adolescents are often unhappy in the relationship with their parents, dampening their general happiness, a survey suggests. The annual youth happiness index released by the Institute for Social…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:50 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • IKEA Offers Sneak Preview for the Press
    IKEA Offers Sneak Preview for the Press - The press got a preview of Korea's long-awaited first IKEA store in the Seoul suburb of Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday, one month ahead of the Dec. 18 opening. The furniture store is 10 m…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:17 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Dwindling Marriages Lead to Fewer Divorces
    Dwindling Marriages Lead to Fewer Divorces - An average of 189 couples got married and 55 got divorced every day in Seoul last year. Divorces are on the wane only because fewer people are getting married in the first place. In 1971, there were o…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:05 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Hyundai Glovis Takes over Polish Logistics Company
    Hyundai Glovis Takes over Polish Logistics Company - Hyundai Glovis, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor, took over Polish logistics company Adampol SA, the company said on Wendesday. Adampol, which transports about 400,000 cars a year of major global automak…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:07 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Hyundai to Release More Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Next Month
    Hyundai to Release More Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Next Month - Hyundai Motor will release a hybrid version of its mid-sized sedan LF Sonata next month. The sedan boasts fuel efficiency of up to 18.2 km per liter, the automaker claimed on Tuesday. Fuel efficiencie…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:07 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Seoul to Host ISU Speed Skating Would Cup This Weekend
    Seoul to Host ISU Speed Skating Would Cup This Weekend - The ISU Speed Skating World Cup will be held in Korea for the first time in more than a decade. Two-time Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa and Park Seung-hi, who won two gold medals in short track speed s…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:04 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Major Banks to Lay Off Staff Amid Recession
    Major Banks to Lay Off Staff Amid Recession - Major banks are planning to lay off staff early next year. Industry insiders say KB Kookmin Bank will soon offer voluntary retirement packages to its employees. Woori Bank also mulls similar measures.…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:04 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korea Maintains High Rate of Temporary Employment
    Korea Maintains High Rate of Temporary Employment - Korea has the highest number of temporary workers among the OECD nations. According to an analysis of OECD data from 2000 to 2012 by the Bank of Korea, almost 40 percent of the nation's workforce has…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:03 PM // english.chosun.com
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The Hankyoreh

  • Regular cable workers’ join irregular colleagues’ outdoor struggle
    Regular cable workers’ join irregular colleagues’ outdoor struggle - Hwang Gi-hoon, 34, is a regular worker for Cable and More. Since he joined the company in July 2007, he has been taking care of the network of cables in Seoul’s Seodaemun District. Hwang’s job is to .…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:42 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • ‘If you’re worried about the Chinese threat, get closer to China’
    ‘If you’re worried about the Chinese threat, get closer to China’ - “If you’re worried about the Chinese threat, that means you ought to get closer to China.” This was the message from former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at a round-table discussion followin.…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:34 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Kim Jong-un’s special envoy meets Putin
    [Photo] Kim Jong-un’s special envoy meets Putin - Workers’ Party of Korea secretary Choe Ryong-hae shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, before their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, in this image released on Nov. 19 by Korean Central…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:26 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Buddhists from South Korea, China and Japan at the DMZ
    [Photo] Buddhists from South Korea, China and Japan at the DMZ - Around 350 Buddhist monks from South Korea, China and Japan look out at North Korea from Dora Observatory near the DMZ in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, before participating in a prayer ceremony for peace,…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:23 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Korean pro-wrestlers out in the cold
    [Photo] Korean pro-wrestlers out in the cold - Pro wrestler Dr. Monz (Kim Nam-seok) puts his opponent in a ‘piledriver’ move, during a performance near Yonsei University in Seoul’s Shinchon area, Nov. 15. Kim is the leader of Pro Wrestling Fit, So…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:22 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • Cyber Command repeatedly interfered on behalf of ruling party
    Cyber Command repeatedly interfered on behalf of ruling party - At every major election - the by-election on Oct. 26, 2011, the general election on Apr. 11, 2012, and the presidential election on Dec. 19, 2012 - the South Korean military’s Cyber Warfare Command ha…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:56 PM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Editorial] It’s in North Korea’s own interest to improve human rights
    [Editorial] It’s in North Korea’s own interest to improve human rights - The international community’s human rights pressures on North Korea reached a new level on Nov. 18 when the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a stringent resolution on the issue…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:53 PM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Shoe shine Pucca
    [Photo] Shoe shine Pucca - Pedestrians pass by a shoe shine booth made to appear as a train conducted by popular character Pucca in front of Lotte Department Store in Seoul’s Myeongdong neighborhood, Nov. 18. Seoul Metropolitan…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 02:35 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Two laid-off workers fighting in the cold
    [Photo] Two laid-off workers fighting in the cold - Kang Sung-deok (left) and Lim Jung-gyun, installation and repair workers from Cable and More, the biggest general broadcasting provider in the Seoul area, stand atop the Press Center Building in centr…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 02:33 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Sewol families to stay in place until ship is raised
    [Photo] Sewol families to stay in place until ship is raised - Families of those lost in the Sewol tragedy hold a press conference at Paengmok Port in Jindo, South Jeolla Province calling for the withdrawal of the decision to disband the Disaster Response Headqua…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 02:31 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

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    (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.…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Russian FM: Putin ready for summit with N.K. leader
    Russian FM: Putin ready for summit with N.K. leader - MOSCOW, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Moscow's top diplomat said Thursday after holding talks with Kim's special…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea, 20 other countries to contribute US$9.4 bln to climate fund
    S. Korea, 20 other countries to contribute US$9.4 bln to climate fund - SEJONG, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and 20 other countries promised Thursday to contribute a combined US$9.4 billion to a U.N. climate fund over the next four years, the finance ministry said. The…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:26 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Part of Korean Ebola team to return home on Friday
    Part of Korean Ebola team to return home on Friday - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Part of a South Korean advance team of government officials will return home on Friday after wrapping up their on-site surveys in Britain and Sierra Leone to prepare for Sou…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:56 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korean, Finnish premiers discuss economic cooperation
    S. Korean, Finnish premiers discuss economic cooperation - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won and his Finnish counterpart, Alexander Stubb, discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and economic cooperation dur…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:25 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Appeals court upholds ruling on 151 teachers, public servants over political donations
    Appeals court upholds ruling on 151 teachers, public servants over political donations - CHUNCHEON, South Korea, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Upholding a lower court ruling, an appellate court on Thursday fined 151 teachers and public officials for making donations to a minor opposition party in v…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:36 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Park urges parliament to pass FTA, pension reform bills
    (LEAD) Park urges parliament to pass FTA, pension reform bills - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye asked the parliament Thursday to endorse South Korea's free trade agreements with Australia and Canada as well as a bill meant to reduce the governme…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:03 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Yonhap News Summary
    Yonhap News Summary - The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Thursday. ------------------ (LEAD) Park urges parliament to pass FTA, pension reform bills SEOUL -- President Park…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:03 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Farmers protest rice market opening, China FTA
    Farmers protest rice market opening, China FTA - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Thousands of South Korean farmers held a rally in Seoul on Thursday to protest the planned opening of the local rice market to imports and the recent conclusion of a free tr…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:32 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • PM set to visit Egypt, Morocco, Azerbaijan
    PM set to visit Egypt, Morocco, Azerbaijan - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Chung Hong-won will start a tour of Egypt, Morocco and Azerbaijan this weekend to discuss ways of boosting economic cooperation with the countries, his office…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:17 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • 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
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  • The State of Startups
    The State of Startups - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. The State of Startups Words by Stephen Revere in collab […] To read original article please visit The State of Startups to read the full art…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:24 PM // 10mag.com
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  • Penghu 澎湖: The Secluded Islands Next to Taiwan
    Penghu 澎湖: The Secluded Islands Next to Taiwan - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Penghu 澎湖: The Secluded Islands Next to Taiwan Words an […] To read original article please visit Penghu 澎湖: The Secluded Islands Next to Ta…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 08:25 PM // 10mag.com
  • Creative Modern Korean Cuisine at Mingles Restaurant in Seoul
    Creative Modern Korean Cuisine at Mingles Restaurant in Seoul - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. You’ve Never Had Korean Like Mingles Restaurant Before […] To read original article please visit Creative Modern Korean Cuisine at Mingles R…Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 10:35 PM // 10mag.com
  • BIK Hannam Open Evening
    BIK Hannam Open Evening - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. BIK Hannam Open Evening Thursday 20th of November, 19:0 […] To read original article please visit BIK Hannam Open Evening to read the full a…Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 02:11 AM // 10mag.com
  • A Happy Ending: Dokdon’t Mention the War
    A Happy Ending: Dokdon’t Mention the War - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Dokdon’t Mention the War Words and illustration b […] To read original article please visit A Happy Ending: Dokdon’t Mention the War to read…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 08:40 PM // 10mag.com
  • Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse
    Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse No […] To read original article please visit Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human…Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 10:24 PM // 10mag.com
  • BCCK Christmas Lunch 2014
    BCCK Christmas Lunch 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. The British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCK) is host […] To read original article please visit BCCK Christmas Lunch 2014 to read the full…Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 01:03 AM // 10mag.com
  • In The Kitchen with Chef Wayne Golding
    In The Kitchen with Chef Wayne Golding - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. In The Kitchen with Chef Wayne Golding Words and shots […] To read original article please visit In The Kitchen with Chef Wayne Golding to r…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 08:45 PM // 10mag.com
  • Dulwich College Seoul Senior Open House November 2014
    Dulwich College Seoul Senior Open House November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. What:  Dulwich College Seoul invites all current and pr […] To read original article please visit Dulwich College Seoul Senior Open House No…Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 10:30 PM // 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

  • Cameras begin rolling on SBS’s Punch
    Cameras begin rolling on SBS’s Punch - Ah, finally: The first stills have started to trickle out from the production of Punch, SBS’s upcoming thriller from the writer of The Chaser and Empire of Gold, which began filming on November 11. An…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:09 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Liar Game: Episode 10
    Liar Game: Episode 10 - This is a really dense episode, packed with character revelations and plot twists that are actually revelatory and truthfully twisty, and even though it calls for every ounce of attention you can dedi…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 06:03 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Pinocchio: Episode 3
    Pinocchio: Episode 3 - It’s another zippy episode that sets the stage for our characters to find their calling in life, and takes us from the teen years into young adulthood, and off the island into the big city. For our he…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:30 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Misaeng: Episode 10
    Misaeng: Episode 10 - Things just don’t get any easier for our little Sales Team 3, do they? Chief Park seems like the monkey wrench that’s trying to tear everyone apart, but the mystery lies in exactly how he’s doing it (…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 05:08 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
    Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia - And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of H…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Valid Love’s cozy threesome posters
    Valid Love’s cozy threesome posters - It looks like three won’t be a crowd for this drama, at least based on the story the posters are telling me. Here’s a whole batch of posters, stills, and teasers for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Val…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:02 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Liar Game: Episode 9
    Liar Game: Episode 9 - A hero without confidence is a scary, scary thing, especially when he’s the only one even remotely capable of stopping a villain that’s as deviously bent on spreading anarchy and chaos as Kang Do-youn…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:06 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12
    Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12 - With old problems finding resolution, we open the door for new goals and new directions, though what remains is still one of the things I like best about the show, is that the characters stick around…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 11:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • Jewelry's Ha announces departure (2014/11/20)
    Jewelry's Ha announces departure (2014/11/20) - Ha Ju-yeon, a member of Jewelry, announced her departure from the girl group - probably the longest-running in Korea - on Wednesday. Since my contract with Star Empire [Ha's agency] has expired, I be…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama 'Secret Door' (2014/11/20)
    [Spoiler] Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama 'Secret Door' (2014/11/20) - Added episode 18 captures for the Korean drama Secret Door (2014)Directed by Kim Hyeong-sikWritten by Yoon Seon-jooNetwork : SBSWith Han Seok-Kyu, Lee Je-hoon, Yoo So-hee, Kim Yoo-jeong, Park Eun-bin…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New Korean movies released today (2014/11/20)
    New Korean movies released today (2014/11/20) - Late Spring (Korean Movie, 2014) He Who Loves the World (Korean Movie, 2014) Mot (Korean Movie, 2013) Dad for Rent (Korean Movie, 2013) More movies Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Kim Yu-na, boyfriend allegedly split up (2014/11/20)
    Kim Yu-na, boyfriend allegedly split up (2014/11/20) - Former figure skater Kim Yu-na has reportedly broken up with her ice hockey boyfriend Kim Won-jung. Local news outlets reported on Wednesday that the date of the breakup has not been identified, but…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama 'Liar Game' (2014/11/20)
    [Spoiler] Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama 'Liar Game' (2014/11/20) - Added episode 10 captures for the Korean drama Liar Game (2014)Directed by Kim Hong-seon-IWritten by Ryoo Yong-jaeNetwork : tvNWith Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, Sin Seong-rok, Cha Soo-yeon, Choi Jin-ho…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Video] AOA's New Music Video a Hit (2014/11/20)
    [Video] AOA's New Music Video a Hit (2014/11/20) - K-pop girl group AOA's new music video has been enjoying increasing popularity since it was released last week.The music video of Like a Cat, the title song of the group's second mini album, has earn…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] Added episode 12 captures for the Korean drama 'Tomorrow's Cantabile' (2014/11/20)
    [Spoiler] Added episode 12 captures for the Korean drama 'Tomorrow's Cantabile' (2014/11/20) - Added episode 12 captures for the Korean drama Tomorrow's Cantabile (2014)Directed by Han Sang-wooWritten by Shin Jae-wonNetwork : KBSWith Joo Won, Sim Eun-kyeong, Lee Ah-hyeon, Kim Yoo-mi-II, Park B…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Toy tops charts with album's tracks (2014/11/20)
    Toy tops charts with album's tracks (2014/11/20) - The track Three People from singer-songwriter You Hee-yeol's one-man band Toy topped 10 major music charts on Tuesday upon the release of his seventh album that same day. Balladeer Sung Si-kyung is f…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Movies and dramas updated today 2014/11/20
    Movies and dramas updated today 2014/11/20 - Gukje Market (Korean Movie, 2013) New videosParty 51 (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosThe Hospice (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosA Matter of Interpretation (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosBig Match (Kore…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New pictures (7) added today - 2014/11/20
    New pictures (7) added today - 2014/11/20 - Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • 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
  • Open Thread – The Stupid Politician Edition
    Open Thread – The Stupid Politician Edition - Our stupid politician for this edition is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who claimed that Muslims were in America long before Columbus or Amerigo Vespucci.  Erdogan made his outrageous claim…Sat, 15 Nov 2014, 03:56 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • “Topless” and “bottomless” pictures
    “Topless” and “bottomless” pictures - The latest controversial photo in Korea has 18 modern dance students at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, take a “topless” photograph to commemorate their graduation. (Imag…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 06:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • New WSJ series: “Office Outsider”
    New WSJ series: “Office Outsider” - Are you non-Korean but working in a Korean white collar office environment?  Then you might be an “office outsider.” (Image from the WSJ) A non-Korean gal who worked as an English teacher for two year…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 05:35 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Girl group flashes swastika-like symbol?
    Girl group flashes swastika-like symbol? - You be the judge: (Image from iamkoream.com) This is relatively unknown girl band “Pritz” (프리츠).  It’s spelled “Pritz” because there is no “F” in Korean otherwise it would have been “Fritz.”  Uh, oh.…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 05:10 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Breaking: Former Sewol captain gets 36 years
    Breaking: Former Sewol captain gets 36 years - The verdict is in.  It’s not death but 36 years. (Image from Korea Times) I wonder if he’s eligible for parole? Also, sentences were handed to the other 14 crew members: In the same ruling, the Gwangj…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 11:07 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: Nov. 9, 2014
    Open Thread: Nov. 9, 2014 - Have a good weekend, folks!Sat, 8 Nov 2014, 05:57 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Languages spoken in North and South Korea diverging?
    Languages spoken in North and South Korea diverging? - Perhaps, so.  Well, when a language has been separated for 66 some odd years, there is a danger of that happening. Apparently, North Korean defectors are complaining that the language spoken in the So…Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 12:43 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Besmirched Reputation – Too Drunk For Korea?
    A Besmirched Reputation – Too Drunk For Korea? - Imagine receiving a letter from prospective employer, in Korea, that declines hiring you because of the reputation of Irish people loving their whisky too much. Read the unbelievable article here. If…Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 07:46 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • "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
  • Being wary of foreign men - since 1876!
    Being wary of foreign men - since 1876! - (Photos from here and here.)As covered over at the Marmot's Hole, the Donga Ilbo published an article warning women to be wary of foreigners offering them drinks. As the headline and subheadline put i…Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 02:39 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • The Seoul City Kimchi Festival, literature, and my Friday
    The Seoul City Kimchi Festival, literature, and my Friday - What does a public kimchi-making event sponsored by Seoul City Hall have in common with Korean fiction? History, tradition, and literature. Reading modern Korean literature, as industrial and post-ind…Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 06:18 AM // ktlit.com
  • Meet 5 of Korea’s rising literary stars! – 젊고 우수한 5명의 한국 작가들을 만나보세요 -무료 / FREE /
    Meet 5 of Korea’s rising literary stars! – 젊고 우수한 5명의 한국 작가들을 만나보세요 -무료 / FREE / - The authors are: Park Min-Gyu – ‘Dinner with Buffet’ / ‘Is That So? I’m a Giraffe’ 박민규 – ‘버핏과의 저녁 식사’ Park Hyoung-su – ‘Arpan’ 박형서-‘아르판’ Son Bo-mi – ‘Hot Air Balloon’ 손보미-‘애드벌룬’ Oh Han-ki – ‘My Clint…Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 12:56 AM // ktlit.com
  • Kim Mi-wol (김미월), author of “What Has Yet to Happen” (아직 일어나지 않은 일) goes up on the Wiki
    Kim Mi-wol (김미월), author of “What Has Yet to Happen” (아직 일어나지 않은 일) goes up on the Wiki - It tragically looks like what you see below (the link is here)?  You a genius with Hanja or McCune-R(Ican’t even spell it)? Send me the names that should be there. Know of a good article in English ab…Sat, 8 Nov 2014, 04:46 AM // ktlit.com
  • Found on the web #39
    Found on the web #39 - (NOTE: You can also follow KTLIT on Twitter @ktlit) 1) Pavane for a Dead Princess – I am currently working on a review for Pavane for a Dead Princess, by Park Min-gyu) for Acta Koreana, so I can’t say…Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 08:55 PM // ktlit.com
  • ASIA Publishers present Choi Min-Woo’s (최민우) spy story “Dishonored” (이베리아의 전갈)
    ASIA Publishers present Choi Min-Woo’s (최민우) spy story “Dishonored” (이베리아의 전갈) - Dishonored by Choi Min-Woo, is the 5th work in the ASIA Publishers K-Literature series of bilingual fiction (Korean and English) and it is the closest to a genre work of the pieces printed so far. Yet…Wed, 5 Nov 2014, 07:00 PM // ktlit.com
  • Son Bo-mi’s (손보미) “Hot Air Balloon” (매드벌룬) from ASIA Publishers soars
    Son Bo-mi’s (손보미) “Hot Air Balloon” (매드벌룬) from ASIA Publishers soars - A Hot Air Balloon, more or less, is at the mercy of the winds in which it finds itself. And Son Bo-mi’s story of the same name demonstrates the many different directions in which Hot Air Balloons, and…Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 07:04 PM // ktlit.com
  • “My Clint Eastwood” by Oh Han-Ki continues ASIA Publisher’s hot streak
    “My Clint Eastwood” by Oh Han-Ki continues ASIA Publisher’s hot streak - My Clint Eastwood, by Oh Han-Ki was perhaps the most difficult of the ASIA Publishers K-Fiction series for me to read, partly because for my entire life Clint Eastwood has been an icon to me and one o…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 11:18 PM // ktlit.com
  • Park hyoung su’s awesome “Arpan” proves the bravery and literacy of the ASIA Publisher K-fiction series
    Park hyoung su’s awesome “Arpan” proves the bravery and literacy of the ASIA Publisher K-fiction series - Two line drives directly out of the park to kick this ASIA Publisher series off (that would be two “for-sixes”, “goals”, or “cabers tossed a very long distance” to some of you strange foreign people)…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:02 AM // ktlit.com
  • All the Korean Literature that is Free Online: NEW ADDITIONS by Jennifer Lopez
    All the Korean Literature that is Free Online: NEW ADDITIONS by Jennifer Lopez - More exciting additions from our write Jennifer has also explored some poetry^^. KTLIT seems to have temporarily lost links to some of Kim Young-ha’s work, but Jennifer gives us a new one! All of thes…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:27 PM // ktlit.com
  • Park Min-gyu’s amazing “Dinner with Buffett” kicks off ASIA Publisher series
    Park Min-gyu’s amazing “Dinner with Buffett” kicks off ASIA Publisher series - The ASIA Publishers K-fiction series kicks of with a powerful bang with Park Min-gyu’s novella, Dinner with Buffet (available on Amazon). It’s a powerful novella, compellingly written, and just about…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:00 AM // ktlit.com

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

  • Rich Merchants Exempt from Ebola Quarantine
    Rich Merchants Exempt from Ebola Quarantine - Contrary to its October 24th Ebolaprevention edict mandating 21-day quarantines for all foreigners entering thecountry, North Korea has been opening its doors to wealthy Chinese traders tosecure more…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:24 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Ebola Detection Devices Installed at Kaesong
    Ebola Detection Devices Installed at Kaesong - The installation of Ebola detection devicesat Kaesong Industrial Complex per North Korea’s request is underway, according to a statement by the South’s Ministry of Unification today.An official with t…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:36 AM // dailynk.com
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  • NK Condemns U.N. Resolution, Threatens Nuclear Test
    NK Condemns U.N. Resolution, Threatens Nuclear Test - North Korea’sForeign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday rejecting the draft resolutionon its human rights track record, passed on Tuesday by the U.N. ThirdCommittee, and threatening to conduct a…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:32 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Son of Purged Aide Escapes Forced Repatriation to NK
    Son of Purged Aide Escapes Forced Repatriation to NK - A North Korean student attending universityin Paris has reportedly been in hiding for over two weeks after escaping a forced repatriation byPyongyang’s security officials en route to the airport.The s…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:46 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Late Hyundai Founder Noted on Mt. Geumgang Anniversary
    Late Hyundai Founder Noted on Mt. Geumgang Anniversary - In an article published on Tuesday, in timefor the 16th anniversary of launching inter-Korean tours to Mt. Geumgang inNorth Korea, the North’s Party-run newspaper RodongSinmun praised former leader Ki…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:56 AM // dailynk.com
  • Surgery Sees N. Korean Worker Repatriated
    Surgery Sees N. Korean Worker Repatriated - A North Korean female worker dispatched toChina has been forcibly repatriated after receiving an emergency operation forappendicitis, according to a source close to the matter in China.“A woman in her…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:33 AM // dailynk.com
  • Putin and Choe Meet in Russia
    Putin and Choe Meet in Russia - Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the ChosunWorkers’ Party, met with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow as a specialenvoy for Kim Jong Eun on the 18th. The delegation arrived a day later than ex…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:19 AM // dailynk.com
  • U.N. Committee Calls for NK ICC Referral
    U.N. Committee Calls for NK ICC Referral - The Third Committee of the U.N. GeneralAssembly has passed a resolution on human rights in North Korea and called on theU.N. Security Council to hold those responsible accountable for the abuses.On No…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:07 AM // dailynk.com
  • Kim Jong Eun and Sister Visit Fishery Station
    Kim Jong Eun and Sister Visit Fishery Station - Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:49 AM // dailynk.com
  • “Libros subversivos”, disponibles en el mercado negro, son leídos por los estudiantes norcore
    “Libros subversivos”, disponibles en el mercado negro, son leídos por los estudiantes norcore - Image: YonhapUna fuente al interior del país hainformado de que “literatura subversiva” está disponible en el mercado negronorcoreano, la cual puede ser prestada por un precio fijo. Según la fuente, l…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:10 AM // dailynk.com

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OneFreeKorea

  • 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
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  • 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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  • Must see: An opinion about N. Korea sanctions from an actual sanctions expert (really!)
    Must see: An opinion about N. Korea sanctions from an actual sanctions expert (really!) - William Newcomb, formerly of the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.N. Panel of experts (UNPOE), was at The Korea Society last Friday to talk with Stephen Noerper about North KoreaWed, 19 Nov 2014, 07:52 PM // freekorea.us
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  • NIS: China oil-cutoff story was bogus
    NIS: China oil-cutoff story was bogus - China is secretly providing North Korea with oil, with shipments over the border either intentionally omitted from its export statistics or broadly identified as aid, according to South Korean intelli…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 07:49 PM // freekorea.us
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  • N. Korea perestroika watch: regime installs German-made cell phone trackers
    N. Korea perestroika watch: regime installs German-made cell phone trackers - If and when the Security Council takes up North Korea human rights sanctions, I hope they’ll start by ordering the public flogging of whomever sold these to Pyongyang: The North Korean authorities hav…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:45 AM // freekorea.us
  • Kang Chol-Hwan does a Reddit AMA
    Kang Chol-Hwan does a Reddit AMA - “One of the biggest misconceptions I think people have of North Korea is that they are simple and naive,” he said. “But I feel that North Koreans as a groupWed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:22 AM // freekorea.us
  • I heard Obama told Putin that Kim Jong Un was too big a wuss to test a nuke to punish the U.N.
    I heard Obama told Putin that Kim Jong Un was too big a wuss to test a nuke to punish the U.N. - Before the committee voted Tuesday, North Korea warned that it might retaliate with further nuclear tests. Trying to punish it over human rights “is compelling us not to refrain anyTue, 18 Nov 2014, 09:29 PM // freekorea.us
  • Is S. Korea finally getting serious about reunification planning?
    Is S. Korea finally getting serious about reunification planning? - Marcus Noland sees hopeful signs, including financial planning, a land-to-the-tiller program, and internal immigration controls—the latter being essential to prevent a destabilizing internal mass migr…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 08:44 PM // freekorea.us
  • Bruce Bechtol and Gordon Chang on the John Batchelor Show
    Bruce Bechtol and Gordon Chang on the John Batchelor Show - The North Korea part begins around the one-minute mark. Chang and Bechtol think North Korea is unstable, but they may know something I don’t. I agree that the turnover seemsTue, 18 Nov 2014, 08:38 PM // freekorea.us
  • Is Choe Ryong-Hae still number two?
    Is Choe Ryong-Hae still number two? - According to New Focus International, he never was.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 08:35 PM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • 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
  • Don’t Know Where Waldo Went, But Kim Jong Un Was in Wonsan: Geolocating North Korea’s June 26 and August 14 Missile Launches
    Don’t Know Where Waldo Went, But Kim Jong Un Was in Wonsan: Geolocating North Korea’s June 26 and August 14 Missile Launches - On at least two occasions this year, North Korea has tested what it describes as an “ultra precision” tactical missile. On June 26, 2014, North Korea launched two “newly developed cutting-edge ultra-p…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 06:27 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted
    North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted - Summary Recent press reports have raised the possibility that North Korea is developing the capability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines.[1] A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:41 AM // 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

  • Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang
    Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang - Satellite imagery and tourist photos taken in August and September have revealed the rapid manner in which North Korean authorities have rebuilt an apartment block that collapsed in Pyongyang earlier…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:00 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • North Korean special envoy meets Putin
    North Korean special envoy meets Putin - North Korea state media reported today that Kim Jong Un’s special envoy Choe Ryong Have met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Tuesday. The visit comes duri…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:06 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • What was Panetta thinking?
    What was Panetta thinking? - I have long considered North Korea’s frequent charge that the U.S. is contemplating a nuclear strike clunky and unconvincing. The assertion seemed very much over the top, and as we know from the fairy…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:28 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion
    The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion - In December 1976, the sleepy city of Korsakov, on the southern-most tip of Sakhalin island, witnessed a picture that few if any Soviet cities outside Moscow or Leningrad would see in the days of Brezh…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:06 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced
    Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced - Think over the possibility of the Kim Jong Un government remaining in power for more than, let’s say, the next five years. What are the key issues? First, establish whether you are prepared to cast of…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 02:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote
    North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote - North Korea has reacted angrily to the adoption of a draft resolution on its human rights situation, which passed a UN General Assembly committee vote on Tuesday. State media outlet the Korean Central…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 07:24 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Why North Korea attracts so much sensational media coverage
    Why North Korea attracts so much sensational media coverage - With the growth of the Internet and social media, the way news is both produced and consumed has changed rapidly in recent years. Demand for traditional print and broadcast media is continually decrea…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 01:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • UN passes measure condemning N. Korean abuses
    UN passes measure condemning N. Korean abuses - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft resolution recommending that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court. The non-bindin…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 05:13 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pyongyang watcher: Kim Sul Song is Kim Jong Un’s head secretary
    Pyongyang watcher: Kim Sul Song is Kim Jong Un’s head secretary - Kim Sul Song, Kim Jong Un’s older half-sister, has recently begun playing an important role in North Korea’s policy-making, a North Korea watcher has recently argued. Kim Sul Song has an enormous amou…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:38 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere
    Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere - North Korea appears to have abandoned efforts to connect the Chinese funded $350m new Yalu River suspension bridge to domestic infrastructure, satellite imagery published at the end of September revea…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 02:44 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

ZenKimchi

  • 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
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  • 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
  • Myongwolgwan 명월관
    Myongwolgwan 명월관 - Location: Sheraton Walkerhill Cuisine: Korean, Fine Din […]Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 04:24 AM // 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

  • Start Your Career as a Korean Traditional Market Tour Guide
    Start Your Career as a Korean Traditional Market Tour Guide - Hi friends, if you ever wanted to be a food tour guide and work at a traditional market, here is your chance. Seoul City, the Seoul Creative Lab, and the Korea Culinary Tourism Association is offering…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 10:37 PM // seouleats.com
  • WTF: Worst Food Ever at Kofoo Plate
    WTF: Worst Food Ever at Kofoo Plate - Oh, Korea, you know that I love you. I love the down-home, authentic Korean food you serve. I love how you will share the whole gamut of flavors and cooking techniques in a single meal. When you make…Wed, 5 Nov 2014, 05:46 AM // seouleats.com
  • 11/11 Happy Pepero Day!
    11/11 Happy Pepero Day! - 11/11 Pepero Day is coming on November 11th. It is a day when friends give each other chocolate biscuit sticks called pepero. This year they have come out with some fancy ones like tiramisu and white…Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 06:46 PM // seouleats.com
  • Halloween links and great costumes
    Halloween links and great costumes - Happy Halloween everyone. Here is some of the fun Halloween links I have spotted on the web. This is from KoreAm and they have some great scary stories : http://iamkoream.com/top-5-creepy-korean-urban…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:08 PM // seouleats.com
  • 50: An Unfortunate Restaurant that Doesn’t Fully Get Their Own Concept
    50: An Unfortunate Restaurant that Doesn’t Fully Get Their Own Concept - As a food writer and restauranteur, the rise and fall of restaurants fascinate me. I can usually tell within a few visits if a restaurant will be successful or not. Most restaurants I see these days m…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 02:25 AM // seouleats.com

Koreanfornian Cooking

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Korea IT Times

  • MRI검사, 직장암 항문보존절제 수술 선택에 유용
    MRI검사, 직장암 항문보존절제 수술 선택에 유용 - 진행성 직장암 , 방사선 치료 후 MRI 검사로 종양 크기 감소 정확히 예측 Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - MRI촬영이 진행성 직장암 환자에서 방사선 치료 후 종양크기 감소 여부를 정확히 예측한다는 연구결과가 나왔다. 좌로부터, 서울성모…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:50 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 서울아산병원, 임상연구 프로세스 개선으로 경쟁력 강화
    서울아산병원, 임상연구 프로세스 개선으로 경쟁력 강화 - 서울아산병원 임상시험센터, 연구계약 프로세스 아시아 최초로 분석해 논문 게재 Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - 서울아산병원 임상시험센터는 한층 신속한 임상연구 개시가 가능하도록 관련된 프로세스를 전면 개선해, 우수연구 유치를 위한 경쟁력을…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:42 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • JHM 이만호 ‘병원 홍보의 효율적 경영과 마케팅 제시
    JHM 이만호 ‘병원 홍보의 효율적 경영과 마케팅 제시 - Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com)  JHM은 병원들의 효율적 경영을 위해 홍보, 마케팅, 노무, 분쟁해결, 회계 등 각 분야 전문가들이 모여있는 회사이다. 지난 10년간 국내 의료환경은 많은 변화가 있었던 것이 사실이다. 의료기관의 폭발적인 성장(20년 사이 1·2차…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:28 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 분당차병원 ‘로봇수술 바로알기 무료공개강좌’ 개최
    분당차병원 ‘로봇수술 바로알기 무료공개강좌’ 개최 - 오는 12월 2일 화요일 오전 10시부터 12시까지 진행하며 각 질환별 로봇수술의 치료성과 공유가 목적 Friday, November 21st, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - CHA의과학대학교 분당차병원(원장 지훈상)은 오는 12월 2일(화요일) 오전 10시부터 12시까지 분당차병…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:14 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 청담산부인과외과, 러시아서 초청 ‘하이푸 치료’ 강연
    청담산부인과외과, 러시아서 초청 ‘하이푸 치료’ 강연 - 최신 치료법인 하이푸 시술의 효과적인 방법에 대해 강연 Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com)   SEOUL, KOREA - 청담산부인과외과 김민우 원장은 지난 15일부터 18일까지 러시아 블라디보스토크에 위치한 여성전문병원인 ‘타피병원’에 초청 돼, ‘자궁근종 비수술 하…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:24 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 우리들병원, 몽골 국가대표 선수 치료를 위한 협력 논의
    우리들병원, 몽골 국가대표 선수 치료를 위한 협력 논의 - 몽골올림픽 위원회 초청으로 국가대표 선수 원격진료 및 환자 송출을 위한 협력방안 논의 Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) 정형외과 진료부장 설은진(좌), 몽골올림픽 위원회 부사장(우)  SEOUL, KOREA - 척추 전문 서울 강남 우리들병원(병원장 김호진)은 지난…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:10 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • GPO EZmedicom attracting attention as an alternative for efficient hospital management.
    GPO EZmedicom attracting attention as an alternative for efficient hospital management. - Realizing cost reduction in hospital management such as purchasing, logistics, and inventory management through operational knowhow of medical e-commerce and integrated logistics systems Thursday, No…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:44 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • No. of Daily Hires at Historic Low
    No. of Daily Hires at Historic Low - Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - The number of daily hires has fallen to a record-low level in 26 years. That's largely because more and more worker…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:09 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Home Plus Likely to Acquire C-Space Convenience Store Chain
    Home Plus Likely to Acquire C-Space Convenience Store Chain - Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - Home Plus, Korea's major discount outlet operator, is currently negotiating to acquire C-Space, the convenience sto…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:56 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • NCSoft Declares Shift from Online to Mobile Games
    NCSoft Declares Shift from Online to Mobile Games - Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - Kim Taek-Jin, CEO of NCSoft, criticized the ecosystem of the mobile game industry, saying “In today’s mobile era, t…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:55 AM // koreaittimes.com
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PhysOrg

  • 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
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  • 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
  • Video games, e-commerce booming in Mideast: study
    Video games, e-commerce booming in Mideast: study - Video game and e-commerce markets are growing exponentially across the Middle East and North Africa, driven by the mobile revolution and new youth-produced content, according to a study.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:58 AM // physorg.com
  • Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
    Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly - People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's…Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 06:10 AM // physorg.com
  • Turmoil, conflicts cloud global energy future
    Turmoil, conflicts cloud global energy future - The International Energy Agency's (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2014, with all its numbers, technical details and geographic breakdowns on oil, gas, coal, and renewables, makes a fundamental point. Advan…Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 05:00 AM // physorg.com
  • Sashimi trend helps edge Pacific bluefin tuna towards extinction
    Sashimi trend helps edge Pacific bluefin tuna towards extinction - The Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places unsustainable pressure on the species and others, a conservation body warne…Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 03:30 AM // physorg.com
  • Nations want to be the ruler of the internet – at least within their own borders
    Nations want to be the ruler of the internet – at least within their own borders - While there is only one world power on the internet, that situation will not last forever. The internet's underpinning technologies were mostly created in the US, the initial networks were based there…Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 06:55 AM // physorg.com
  • Rutgers patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics
    Rutgers patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics - Rutgers University Chemistry Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 12:00 PM // physorg.com
  • Employees open about religion in the workplace more satisfied
    Employees open about religion in the workplace more satisfied - New research from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business indicates that organizations could benefit by encouraging employees to talk about their religion in the workplace.Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 10:10 AM // physorg.com
  • Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers
    Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers - Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 04:00 AM // 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
    LG Optimus G arrives in Europe - LG Electronics Inc. will release the Optimus G in Europe. The company announced on February 22 that they will initially release the Optimus G in Sweden. Every European version will ship with the newes…Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones
    Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones - On February 14 (local time), Samsung Electronics held an event to reveal a new series of feature phones called REX in India. Over one hundred and fifty people from local media and allied markets atten…Sat, 16 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung doubles its tablet market share
    Samsung doubles its tablet market share - i Samsung Electronics has expanded its market reach, doubling its share of sales of tablet computers in the fourth quarter of 2012 and narrowing the gap between itself and the front runner, Apple. Acc…Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560
    LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560 - On January 24, LG Electronics announced the release of the big-screen Ultrabook U560. The U560 has a 15.6-inch, but it is thin and lightweight compared to other notebook computers, with a thickness of…Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • 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
    Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won - Iriver has come out with a smartphone called the Iriver ULALA (model I-K1) on January 10. The phone can be used with any wireless carrier. The phone has an ARM Cortex A5 CPU and has the Android 2.3.5…Sat, 12 Jan 2013, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • Picking the best portable personal heater
    Picking the best portable personal heater - These cold winter days make people miss the classic hand heater. People in their 30s and 40s, even generations in their 50s and older have, in the past, carried a small hand heater in their pocket to…Sat, 29 Dec 2012, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • 4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3
    4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3 - Park Ji Sung, who plays midfield in the English Premier League, and 4minute’s Hyun Ah were recently selected to help promote the online soccer game EA Sports™ FIFA Online 3. As part of the promotional…Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • 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

  • Victims of question error get one grade more
    Victims of question error get one grade more - As all choices of the No. 8 question of world geography in the 2014 college entrance exam were determined to be correct, 9,073 students, almost half of 18,000, who had been considered to choose a w..Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:49 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Experts say cold snap would grip S. Korea
    Experts say cold snap would grip S. Korea - With the coldest wave hitting the US in 38 years, experts warn that severe cold wave would come over the Korean peninsula this winter. Global warming is said to push up the temperature of the earth..Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:44 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Overseas direct shoppers ready for Black Friday
    Overseas direct shoppers ready for Black Friday - With overseas direct purchase shopping growing in popularity in South Korea, the global biggest shopping season Black Friday is grabbing attention from the nations consumers. With a list of i..Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:43 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • SK and Orix emerge as potential buyers of KT Rental
    SK and Orix emerge as potential buyers of KT Rental - As a preliminary bid for KT Rental comes near, a handful of potential buyers are surfacing. The value of KT Rental which would be the largest deal in the M&A market in the second half of this year ..Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:10 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • N. Korean student runs away from N. Korean agents in Paris
    N. Korean student runs away from N. Korean agents in Paris - A North Korean student on an overseas education program in Paris, France, escaped from Pyongyang agents who attempted to forcibly take him back to home and is now on the run, said sources Wednesday..Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:41 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Companies and farmers to foster win-win relationship
    Companies and farmers to foster win-win relationship - Food companies who participated in Wednesdays grand discussions on the growth of the future agricultural industry pledged to strengthen competitive edge in agricultural exports in cooperation wit..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:16 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Producer prices touch 3 year and 9 month low
    Producer prices touch 3 year and 9 month low - South Koreas producer prices for October continued to decline for three consecutive months on falling international oil prices, hitting the lowest level in three years and nine months. The Bank..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:08 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Economic growth may fall short of govt forecast
    Economic growth may fall short of govt forecast - This year, South Koreans economic growth may miss the governments target again. There are calls for over more realistic prospects given that the governments forecast of economic growth rate..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:32 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • BOK chief says Korean economy to see more downward risks next year
    BOK chief says Korean economy to see more downward risks next year - Regarding the Korean economy outlook for next year, Bank of Korea chief Lee Ju-yeol has warned it has only downward risks. A more than 3 percent rise is expected but the growth and employment quali..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:53 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Home Plus, KOTRA open K-food event in UK
    Home Plus, KOTRA open K-food event in UK - Matt Clark, buying manager at Tesco, presented the aim of the Taste of Korea event at Tesco store in New Malden, UK and highly valued the growth potential of K-food. Taste of Korea celebrates..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:41 AM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • North Korea May Be Extracting Plutonium for Bombs, Institute Says
    North Korea May Be Extracting Plutonium for Bombs, Institute Says - New satellite images suggest that North Korea may have removed fuel rods from its five-megawatt nuclear reactor, and could be set to extract weapons-grade plutonium from them to create bombs, a U.S. t…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:39 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Honey-Flavored Potato Chips Have Koreans Buzzing
    Honey-Flavored Potato Chips Have Koreans Buzzing - How does the idea of honey-and-butter flavored salty potato chips grab you? If you’re Korean, there’s a good chance you’re interested. Sales of “Honey Butter Chip” from Haetae, South Korea’s second bi…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • North Korea Dealt U.N. Human Rights Vote
    North Korea Dealt U.N. Human Rights Vote - It likely won't go down well with Kim Jong Un, but while Pyongyang slept on Tuesday evening, a United Nations General Assembly committee voted to recommend referring North Korea to the International C…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 11:50 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • A Tax-Free Korean Reunification Budget?
    A Tax-Free Korean Reunification Budget? - Could Korean reunification happen without huge cost to the South Korean taxpayer? A new plan from Seoul’s financial authorities reckons it can, something that may reassure members of the South Korean…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 10:51 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Korea’s New Health Fad: Lentils
    Korea’s New Health Fad: Lentils - The concept of well-being has been used by South Korean marketers to sell everything from wine shampoo to car seats that memorize your shape. But in the land of salty ramen and sugary bread, the curre…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea-China Trade Deal: Less Than Meets the Eye
    South Korea-China Trade Deal: Less Than Meets the Eye - A close look at South Korea's free trade agreement with China shows the pact is far less comprehensive than Seoul’s plethora of other FTAs, both in the items it covers and the speed of tariff reductio…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 03:19 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Poäng! IKEA Hits Headwinds in Korea
    Poäng! IKEA Hits Headwinds in Korea - Sweden's most famous purveyor of furniture products bearing funky umlaut-accented names is about to make a splash in South Korea. But it's also facing a modest backlash over product pricing ahead of i…Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 08:05 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Most Powerful Living Korean? Forbes Says It’s Not Kim or Park
    Most Powerful Living Korean? Forbes Says It’s Not Kim or Park - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has overtaken North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Forbes' annual power list. But they are both behind a newcomer: the heir to the Samsung throne.Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 11:35 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Office Outsider: Surviving Induction Training
    Office Outsider: Surviving Induction Training - Living and working in South Korea has become increasingly popular among non-Koreans in recent years. In a new column for Korea Real Time that will appear twice each month, an American woman working at…Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 10:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Inside South Korea’s U.S. College Prep Industry
    Inside South Korea’s U.S. College Prep Industry - Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students last Thursday took the daylong national college entrance exams Thursday, an annual rite of passage that can determine admission to the country’s most pre…Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 07:49 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • 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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  • Guest post: the G20 must keep it focused
    Guest post: the G20 must keep it focused - By Arturo Porzecanski of American University The chances that this weekend’s G20 Summit in Brisbane will be viewed as successful hinge largely on its leaders’ ability to keep their discussions and dec…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 05:03 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: Myanmar should switch its development model
    Guest post: Myanmar should switch its development model - By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies President Barack Obama’s visit to Myanmar this week once again puts a spotlight on the progress of the country’s opening up and political t…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 12:18 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: Stock Connect brings Chinese equities onto global stage
    Guest post: Stock Connect brings Chinese equities onto global stage - By Christina Ma of Goldman Sachs China is about to set another milestone in its long journey of financial market liberalisation. The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, to be launched on November 17, wi…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 06:17 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: China – reverting to which mean?
    Guest post: China – reverting to which mean? - By Louis Kuijs of RBS China’s economic growth is coming down, trend-wise, but opinions differ widely over how much and how quickly. In a recent paper, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and hi…Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 01:32 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Safra gobbles up the Gherkin for £726m | London landmark sold to Brazilian billionaire * Putin seeks to reassure currency markets | Bank of Russia pushes back 4% inflation target to 20…Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 07:08 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Moscow recognises Ukraine separatist vote | EU’s foreign policy chief calls polls ‘a new obstacle on the path towards peace’ * Argentina’s debt battle arrives in London | Hedge funds s…Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 06:54 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • London morning espresso
    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Eurofighter turns to social media in Indonesia | Fighter jet maker aims to jump ahead by taking sales pitch to young, social media-savvy population * Moscow recognises Ukraine separati…Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 12:18 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Chinese farmers gain taste for coffee | Crop offers higher returns than tea grown on same acreage and many farmers in Yunnan now grow both * HSBC sets aside $1.6bn as it misses forecas…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 07:32 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Chinese farmers gain taste for coffee | Crop offers higher returns than tea grown on same acreage and many farmers in Yunnan now grow both * Pakistan bomb attack at India border | Wors…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 03:37 AM // blogs.ft.com

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Jeju Weekly

  • Happy Jeju memories competition
    Happy Jeju memories competition -      Through its official Happy Jejudo social media platforms, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is holding a winter event to increase communication with residents.From Nov. 17 to 28 SNS users are…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:10 PM // jejuweekly.com
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    M-pass links Jeju and Seoul -      Jeju province is set to release a special transport pass for international visitors in December to ease inconvenience when using public transport as visitor numbers continue to increase. The pass…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:45 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Jeju EVs boosted by expo and subsidized vehicles
    Jeju EVs boosted by expo and subsidized vehicles -      Jejus electric vehicles (EVs) are set for a boost next year after the International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE) organizating committee announced their second expo, IEVE 2015, will be held at the…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:29 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • An interview with Kim Han-wook
    An interview with Kim Han-wook -      * This article is written by a Korean middle school student.Kim Han-wook, chairman of Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC), spoke about the JDCs projects and Jeju development in…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:19 AM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Firing the kilns for another generation
    Firing the kilns for another generation -      They are twins, said the man dressed in galot as he pointed to two boys also clad in the persimmon-dyed clothing traditional to Jeju. They stood at the south end of the stone and earthen edifice,…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:45 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Picking Jejus tangerine crop
    Picking Jejus tangerine crop -      The gamgyul, or tangerine, is back!If you are feeling down because the summer sun has faded, then you can lift your spirits by going for a walk through some of Jejus tangerine fields. The bright…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:58 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Island refuge for Syrian in limbo
    Island refuge for Syrian in limbo -      The Syrian conflict was lit in Feb. 2011 after the arrest of children in the city of Daraa for anti-government graffiti. Allegations of torture were rife.The families got angry, says Ahmed Lababi…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:42 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • "Twin rainbow on Saebyeol Oreum" by Kim Jingi
    "Twin rainbow on Saebyeol Oreum" by Kim Jingi -      A tree stands before two oreum in a winning image from Kim Jingi in the 6th Jeju International Photo Competition. Photo courtesy Jeju World Natural Heritage TeamWed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:33 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Action from the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships
    Action from the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships -      The fight action continues at Halla Gymnasium, Jeju City, as the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships progress. To see more of Douglas MacDonald's work visit here and visit here for an introdu…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 09:01 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Jeju cruise and tourist facility expansion
    Jeju cruise and tourist facility expansion -      Plans are being executed to make cruise tourism a central pillar of Jejus economy for years to come. A dual civil and military base and tourism port will be built by 2015 at Jeju Outer Port and e…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 10:04 AM // jejuweekly.com

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Ulsan Online

  • 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
    Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party - On the night of October 4th Angle Magazine promises an audiovisual feast at Ulsan’s Sticky Fingers in honour of our first birthday celebration. Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcas…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 06:37 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • 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
  • What to do with a Stray Animal
    What to do with a Stray Animal - Regularly we get posts on the Ulsan Online Facebook group from kind-hearted people who have found a stray cat or dog (or sometimes even rabbit) on the streets, and want to help the creature out. Here…Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 04:38 AM // ulsanonline.com

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Waygook.org

  • Re: Dating Coach Julien Blanc Coming To Seoul Next Month
    Re: Dating Coach Julien Blanc Coming To Seoul Next Month - I wonder how much he was paid to appear on CNN. (Is it possible to know?) Maybe he did the interview not just for damage control (to maintain seminar enrollment, etc.) but to get a lump sum of cash fo…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:12 PM // waygook.org
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  • Re: What's worse than having a completely incompetent co-teacher?
    Re: What's worse than having a completely incompetent co-teacher? - Quote from: druzzrug on November 19, 2014, 04:59:56 PM   Stumped? I'll tell you. It's having said co-teacher move into your same apartment building...on the same floor...right next door.  Yup, now I g…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:47 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: What's worse than having a completely incompetent co-teacher?
    Re: What's worse than having a completely incompetent co-teacher? - The worst co-teacher to have is one that if he were on fire, you wouldn't even urinate on him to help put out the fire. (thanks for the fond memories Mr. Shin)  Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:43 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: Advanced Class Lesson on Korea's Image Abroad
    Re: Advanced Class Lesson on Korea's Image Abroad - Quote from: delanodesroches on August 18, 2014, 05:53:58 PMIf anything, this ppt doesn't demonstrate that he is partial to the US. It does the exact opposite! It demonstrates how ignorant many America…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:00 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: American rejected for job in Korea because of being black
    Re: American rejected for job in Korea because of being black - Quote from: Appolgurl on Yesterday at 09:46:48 AMQuote from: oceancloud on November 19, 2014, 10:00:14 AMI know some black people that have jobs in Korea, so I'm sure it's not all schools that are lik…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:50 AM // waygook.org
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    Name of old Korean movie. - I didn't know which subreddit this belonged to so I'll post it here. It's a old Korean movie(80's or 90's) that starts off about a Taekwondo Master fighting another guy in a match and his son witnesse…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:48 PM // reddit.com
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  • Affordable airlines flying out of Korea to SEA countries?
    Affordable airlines flying out of Korea to SEA countries? - Looking at taking a couple vacations in January & February, likely Cambodia & Thailand but not completely decided yet, however air ticket prices on Skyscanner are a bit offputting. Are there any alter…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:42 PM // reddit.com
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  • Contributors for journalism article?
    Contributors for journalism article? - Currently I am writing a journalism article (Staying anonymous) on current Korean/Japanese relations. I am trying to examine the issue from the Korean perspective and the Japanese perspective. I am lo…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:38 PM // reddit.com
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  • Funny video on 'Mokbang' aka watching people eat online
    Funny video on 'Mokbang' aka watching people eat online - submitted by ogvor [link] [comment] Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:14 AM // reddit.com
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  • Korean immigracy?
    Korean immigracy? - Why would a south korean (southern, not any other) want to immigrate to canada? I mean... They have nice nature, great food, gangman style... Let alone Immagrate to canada Since i'm a canadian i can e…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:08 AM // reddit.com
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  • South Korea's Immigrant Problem
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Aljazeera

  • Russia: N Korea ready to resume nuclear talks
    Russia: N Korea ready to resume nuclear talks - Announcement follows talks between Kim's envoy with Russian leaders, against backdrop of fresh underground-test threats.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 02:32 PM // english.aljazeera.net
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  • Myanmar army attacks Kachin rebel stronghold
    Myanmar army attacks Kachin rebel stronghold - New offensive launched against ethnic group near China border, killing more than 20 people in day of fighting.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:15 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • S Korea jails operator of Sewol ferry
    S Korea jails operator of Sewol ferry - Head of firm that operated ship which capsized in April and killed hundreds gets 10 years in prison for manslaughter.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 06:45 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Nurses stabbed to death at China hospital
    Nurses stabbed to death at China hospital - Attack in women's staff dormitory at 281 Hospital in Beidaihe carried out by man with a a history of mental illness.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:10 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Police arrest Hong Kong protesters
    Police arrest Hong Kong protesters - Tensions flare after a period of calm as small group of demonstrators break into legislature building.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:55 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Japan's PM calls snap election
    Japan's PM calls snap election - Shinzo Abe calls early poll for December after country falls into recession, as he seeks mandate for economic policies.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 10:09 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Toyota to launch hydrogen-powered car
    Toyota to launch hydrogen-powered car - World's largest car maker experiments with Mirai model, hoping to sell about 700 in the first year.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 12:40 AM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • Obama, Iraq, and the Gulf region
    Obama, Iraq, and the Gulf region - Surging US public support for air strikes in Iraq may silence opportunistic conservatives who argued that Barack Obama's withdrawal of troops allowed Islamic State to thrive there. The myth of a need…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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  • SINOGRAPH Xi proves strong, now comes 'soft' power
    SINOGRAPH Xi proves strong, now comes 'soft' power - The success of a climate deal with the United States now under his belt and the gesture that Asia is big enough for both powers bolster Chinese President Xi Jinping's reputation as a strong leader. Th…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • India opts out of admonishing Israel
    India opts out of admonishing Israel - India's pursuit of deeper trade, political and military relations with Israel contrasts with the distance other allies have sought following the brutal assault on Gaza this summer. The Indian approach…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • THE BEAR'S LAIR Deception counts
    THE BEAR'S LAIR Deception counts - The financial and economic system has become distorted beyond belief by artificially low interest rates, excessive leverage and countless fast-buck hedge fund operations sustained by the financial bub…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com

BBC

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  • Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead
    Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead - A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:42 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • A pat from the prime minister
    A pat from the prime minister - How Thai leader's hand came to caress a journalist's headThu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:03 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels
    Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels - The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:13 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: Tensions rise after Myanmar shelling
    VIDEO: Tensions rise after Myanmar shelling - Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:18 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Toddler rape case shocks Afghans
    Toddler rape case shocks Afghans - The three-year-old girl raped and left for deadThu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:37 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: A safe haven for street children
    VIDEO: A safe haven for street children - The number of sexually abused children in Pakistan has risen in the past year according to a report released this week, and local charities are calling from more efforts to protect vulnerable children…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:08 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Privacy advocates release free tool to detect spyw
    Privacy advocates release free tool to detect spyware on PCs - A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:56 PM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • Poo-powered bus starts taking passengers in U.K.
    Poo-powered bus starts taking passengers in U.K. - Human feces are being turned into fuel for buses in the U.K.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:07 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded
    Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded - Scientists have released a brief recording of the sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land on a comet last week.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:09 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Obesity's global costs hit $2 trillion a year, rep
    Obesity's global costs hit $2 trillion a year, report suggests - A new report says that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion US annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:37 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Gaza militants test-fire rockets into sea, Israel
    Gaza militants test-fire rockets into sea, Israel says - The Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip have test-fired rockets into the Mediterranean Sea, in an apparent attempt to show off their capabilities amid increased tensions in the wake of…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:36 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Mike Nichols, director known for The Graduate, dea
    Mike Nichols, director known for The Graduate, dead at 83 - Mike Nichols, famed as a Hollywood writer, producer and director, has died at 83, ABC News has announced.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:28 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Snow continues to pound Buffalo, western New York
    Snow continues to pound Buffalo, western New York - A new blast of lake-effect snow began pounding Buffalo on Thursday, piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with almost 2.5 metres of snow…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 06:41 AM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Cybersecurity debate heats up
    Cybersecurity debate heats up - Cybersecurity and international cooperation were the most heatedly discussed topics during the second day of the World Internet Conference, held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 07:56 AM // china.org.cn
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  • ICANN to listen, understand Chinese needs
    ICANN to listen, understand Chinese needs - The head of the non-profit organization that manages the infrastructure of the Internet is committed to listening to and understand the needs of China's government and people.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 06:48 AM // china.org.cn
  • Rocket attack on Afghan eastern city kills 1, woun
    Rocket attack on Afghan eastern city kills 1, wounds 6 - A rocket fired by militants slammed into Afghan eastern Assadabad city, leaving one person dead and injuring six others on Thursday, police said.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:33 AM // china.org.cn
  • China offers Guinea 5 mln USD to fight Ebola
    China offers Guinea 5 mln USD to fight Ebola - China has offered Guinea additional aid of 5 million U.S. dollars to help in the fight against Ebola outbreak, an official source has said.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:16 AM // china.org.cn
  • Ukraine unilaterally demarcates border with Russia
    Ukraine unilaterally demarcates border with Russia - The Ukrainian government on Wednesday approved a draft presidential decree on unilateral demarcation of its border with Russia.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:51 AM // china.org.cn
  • DPRK rejects UN human rights resolution
    DPRK rejects UN human rights resolution - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday strongly denounced the UN resolution on human rights in the country and indicated it might conduct a new nuclear test to counter U.S. hosti…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:11 AM // china.org.cn
  • Chinese envoy urges effective measures to tackle c
    Chinese envoy urges effective measures to tackle cyberterrorism - A Chinese envoy on Wednesday said the global fight against terrorism must be more targeted, calling for effective measures to tackle cyberterrorism.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:22 PM // china.org.cn

CNN

  • More held for 'Hunger Games' salute
    More held for 'Hunger Games' salute - The Hunger Games has become a rallying point for university students expressing opposition to Thailand's military government, with several detained.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:36 PM // rss.cnn.com
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  • Indian guru jailed, awaiting trial
    Indian guru jailed, awaiting trial - A guru in India's northern Haryana state is in jail awaiting trial after 10 days of clashes between his followers and police seeking his arrest.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:07 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Big cash for old bags
    Big cash for old bags - Just don't expect thrift store prices.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 02:27 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • HK protest founders advise retreat
    HK protest founders advise retreat - The originators of the Occupy Central movement suggest protesters should go home, as a new poll shows support for the movement flagging.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:50 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Hong Kong protests take violent turn
    Hong Kong protests take violent turn - A small group of masked pro-democracy protesters stormed Hong Kong's government headquarters, using metal barricades to smash through a glass door.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 07:54 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • N. Korea threatens more nuclear tests
    N. Korea threatens more nuclear tests - N. Korea responded harshly to a U.N. draft resolution referring the reclusive regime to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:49 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Human face appears in gemstone
    Human face appears in gemstone - Experimental Chinese jeweler stumbles on something mysterious.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:46 PM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury
    Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The war on Ebola Fly Title:  Illiberalism in South Korea Rubric:  Authoritarian tendencies resurface in a raucous democracy Location:  SEOUL Main image:  201…Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 10:59 AM // economist.com
  • Busan film festival: Mellow drama
    Busan film festival: Mellow drama - KOREAN films engaging with social ills and family dynamics rarely pass up an opportunity for high drama. So it was refreshing to see at this year’s Busan International Film Festival—its 19th edition—a…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 01:32 PM // economist.com
  • Global views on opportunity: The optimistic contin
    Global views on opportunity: The optimistic continent - A DREAM has motivated humanity for as long as parents have dreamed: that whatever life brings, it will be better for the next generation. In the West secular economic decline and the aftermath of the…Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 01:17 PM // economist.com

ESPN

  • Ching-Kuo Wu re-elected as president of Internatio
    Ching-Kuo Wu re-elected as president of International Boxing Association - C.K. Wu was re-elected unopposed as president of the International Boxing Association for a third consecutive four-year term on Friday.Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 12:59 AM // search.espn.go.com
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  • Instability continues to stunt growth of Bolivian
    Instability continues to stunt growth of Bolivian football - BoliviaMon, 10 Nov 2014, 10:14 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Mi Hyang Lee win playoff to claim Mizuno Classic
    Mi Hyang Lee win playoff to claim Mizuno Classic - Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea birdied the fifth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the Mizuno Classic for her first LPGA title.Sat, 8 Nov 2014, 11:21 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Time for Park Chu-young to start scoring goals for
    Time for Park Chu-young to start scoring goals for South Korea - South KoreaSat, 8 Nov 2014, 12:53 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Laura Davies part of 3-way tie for Mizuno Classic
    Laura Davies part of 3-way tie for Mizuno Classic lead - Laura Davies of Britain shot a 5-under 67 to share the Mizuno Classic lead with Ai Suzuki of Japan and Ilhee Lee of South Korea after Saturday's second round.Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 11:45 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Bayer Leverkusen star Heung-Min Son welcomes 'Sona
    Bayer Leverkusen star Heung-Min Son welcomes 'Sonaldo' nickname - Bayer Leverkusen attacker Heung-Min Son has said he is delighted to have earned the nickname Sonaldo among his teammates. South Korea international...Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 09:09 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Yuna Kim named official ambassador for 2018 Winter
    Yuna Kim named official ambassador for 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea - Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has been appointed as an official ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in her native South Korea.Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 03:23 AM // search.espn.go.com

Financial Times

  • India’s Modi joins great power game
    India’s Modi joins great power game - PM has disappointed at home but been energetic and assertive internationallyThu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:55 AM // ft.com
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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, 01:34 PM // guardian.co.uk
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  • North Koreans develop a taste for crime fiction on
    North Koreans develop a taste for crime fiction on the black market - Spy and detective stories are particularly popular among students, who can identify with the subterfuge required in a secret society. Daily NK reports Read this article in KoreanCrime fiction and spy…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 06:24 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Korea threatens nuclear test and military in
    North Korea threatens nuclear test and military increase after UN vote - Kim Jong-un’s regime reacts angrily to landmark UN resolution on human rights violationsNorth Korea threatened on Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 11:51 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • South Korea says economic cost of unification woul
    South Korea says economic cost of unification would be $500bn - Financial Services Commission chairman says figure would cover 20 years but stressed it was open to revisionSouth Korea’s top financial regulator has said developing North Korea’s economy in the case…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 02:26 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Korea accuse South of exacerbating tensions
    North Korea accuse South of exacerbating tensions over Christmas tree - South Korea demolished the illuminated tower last month citing safety reasons, now the Christian community is divided about whether it should be rebuilt. NK News reports North Korean state media has l…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 12:00 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • UN seeks to make North Korea answer for 'crimes ag
    UN seeks to make North Korea answer for 'crimes against humanity' - Resolution raises prospect of International Criminal Court caseGeneral assembly human rights committee vote is first stepThe world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-un,…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:52 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • What Putin’s Russia made of my documentary insid
    What Putin’s Russia made of my documentary inside North Korea - When the Australian film-maker Anna Broinowski took her North Korean documentary to a ‘politics-free’ festival in St Petersburg, she found it anything but – just don’t mention Pussy Riot• Propaganda m…Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 11:10 PM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • 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
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  • 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
  • North Korea’s big move on captured American
    North Korea’s big move on captured American - WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Departme…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 02:13 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. Read MoreTue, 21 Oct 2014, 01:59 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 › 6 nurses among 7 killed in latest attack
    World › 6 nurses among 7 killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers - A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium dormitory in northern China on Thursday in the latest of a string of attacks on medical work…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:04 AM // japantoday.com
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  • World › 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK
    World › 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK - The British government on Wednesday banned controversial U.S.-based pick-up artist Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging phys…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 06:01 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Obama to unveil plan to fix 'broken' U.S
    World › Obama to unveil plan to fix 'broken' U.S. immigration laws - U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the broken laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long. In confirming his in…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 05:15 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Putin receives new U.S. ambassador with
    World › Putin receives new U.S. ambassador with demand not to interfere - The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Kremlin that politely hinted at the challenges the career diplomat will face i…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 05:10 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › U.S. airstrike hits al-Qaida-held town i
    World › U.S. airstrike hits al-Qaida-held town in Syria - An overnight American-led airstrike struck al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria, the U.S. military and Syrian activists said Wednesday. The strike marked the fourth time the U.S. has targeted the…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 05:00 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Kerry in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nu
    World › Kerry in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nuclear deal - With a deadline for Iranian nuclear deal fast approaching, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embarked Wednesday on a frenzy of high-stakes diplomacy in a last-minute push to secure an agreement — or…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:55 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead
    World › Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead - Police found the bodies of Honduras's Miss World contestant and her sister buried beside a river Wednesday, and said they are holding the sister's boyfriend on suspicion of killing them. Maria Jose Al…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:45 PM // japantoday.com

Kyodo News

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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

  • 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
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  • 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
  • Judgment Awaits for Crew of South Korea Ferry
    Judgment Awaits for Crew of South Korea Ferry - On Tuesday the court is scheduled to announce verdicts and sentences, which could include the death penalty.Mon, 10 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

  • Uni shooter ‘was former student’
    Uni shooter ‘was former student’ - THE gunman who shot three people at Florida State University is said to have been a lawyer who graduated from the school.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:07 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • ‘Black widow’s’ sixth partner dies
    ‘Black widow’s’ sixth partner dies - POLICE have arrested a potential ‘black widow’ following the death of her husband — one of six men who have died while in a relationship with her.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:12 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘Black widow’ may have killed six
    ‘Black widow’ may have killed six - BREKKIE WRAP: POLICE have arrested a potential ‘black widow’ after the death of her husband — one of six men who have died while with her.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:52 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘I made $1m playing Call of Duty’
    ‘I made $1m playing Call of Duty’ - TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Matt Haag makes more than you do by playing video games. Here’s how he does it.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 11:05 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Famed director Mike Nichols dies
    Famed director Mike Nichols dies - MIKE Nichols, the director of The Graduate and husband of US journalist Diane Sawyer, has died aged 83.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:37 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Egypt considers pardoning Greste
    Egypt considers pardoning Greste - EGYPT’S president is “studying” the possibility of granting a pardon to jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:24 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Brittany hits back from ‘beyond grave’
    Brittany hits back from ‘beyond grave’ - A TERMINALLY ill woman who ended her life earlier this month has hit back at critics from beyond the grave on what would have been her 30th birthday.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 10:05 AM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Cyanide detected at site linked to murder suspect
    Cyanide detected at site linked to murder suspect - Sources say a 67-year-old woman suspected of killing her husband had links to a place where police found a chemical compound containing cyanide. (NHK)Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:17 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Japan's Oct. exports up to highest value in 6 year
    Japan's Oct. exports up to highest value in 6 years - Japan's exports jumped 9.6 percent in October from a year earlier to 6,688.5 billion yen, their highest value in six years, buoyed by the yen's sharp slide and robust car shipments abroad, government…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:09 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Nikkei 225 index at the TSE edged up 0.07pc
    Nikkei 225 index at the TSE edged up 0.07pc - Tokyo stocks closed flat on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and data showing weak Chinese manufacturing activity offset gains from the yen sinking to multi-year lows. (brecorder.com)Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 08:07 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Niseko -- best snow on earth
    Niseko -- best snow on earth - We've got some good news; steady snow has been falling in Niseko since last week, pretty intensely further up the mountain. (SkiJapan.com)Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 04:18 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • M5.3 quake hits off Fukushima, jolts Kanto; no tsu
    M5.3 quake hits off Fukushima, jolts Kanto; no tsunami alert issued - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck in the sea off Fukushima Prefecture at 10:51 a.m. Thursday, but no tsunami alert was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency. (Japan Today)Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:58 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Australia wants new Japan propulsion system for it
    Australia wants new Japan propulsion system for its submarines - Australia wants a new Japanese propulsion system for its next generation of submarines, government officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, bolstering Tokyo's position as the likely builder…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:58 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Chinese mourn death of actor Ken Takakura who brou
    Chinese mourn death of actor Ken Takakura who brought 'Asian cool' to the big screen - Chinese fans expressed an outpouring of sorrow for the death of veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura, who rocketed to stardom here and became an icon who could bridge the icy relations that exist betwe…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 10:55 PM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Rec
    Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Recovery - The ultimate aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:02 AM // npr.org
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  • What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan's Latest Rece
    What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan's Latest Recession - Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong with Japan's economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 05:02 AM // npr.org
  • Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help
    Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help (And Often Fail) - Do I squat or sit? What can I flush? Is there even a way to flush? Signs from around the world aim to answer your vital toilet questions. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they're just ... weird..Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 04:57 PM // npr.org
  • Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest
    Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet - My Toilet, a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 02:22 PM // npr.org
  • Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's
    Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's Mongkok Camp - Armed with a court injunction, city court bailiffs could move to clear part of the Mongkok camp this week. Protesters seem unfazed. They've seen it all, including having dead rodents dropped on them.Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 05:12 AM // npr.org
  • India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infect
    India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infectious Semen - Ebola can linger in semen for months after a person recovers from the disease. So survivors are typically given condoms and a stern warning. But India is being more cautious.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 07:52 PM // npr.org
  • Hong Kong Protesters Make Solemn Retreat As Author
    Hong Kong Protesters Make Solemn Retreat As Authorities Move In - There's sadness among demonstrators as they realize their protest villages are going to be cleared and they will have nothing to show for it because the government refuses to address their complaints.Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:58 PM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Woes
    Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Woes - The quality chief of the Japanese auto-parts supplier at the center of a massive auto recall said it first learned of problems with its air bags in May 2005 but didn’t start its investigation or warn…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:38 PM // online.wsj.com
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  • Goldman Faces Senate Grilling on Aluminum Deals
    Goldman Faces Senate Grilling on Aluminum Deals - Goldman Sachs executives faced a tough grilling Thursday before a U.S. Senate committee, as lawmakers accused the bank of engaging in a series of aluminum transactions to give itself an unfair advanta…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:36 PM // online.wsj.com
  • China Manufacturing Shows Weakness
    China Manufacturing Shows Weakness - Chinese factory activity fell to its lowest level in six months in November, according to one early gauge, increasing pressure on Beijing to do more to spur growth.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 01:15 PM // online.wsj.com
  • U.S. Stocks Trade Higher
    U.S. Stocks Trade Higher - U.S. stocks pushed higher Thursday, as a rebound in oil prices supported gains in energy stocks.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:56 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Japan Reflationist Does a Victory Dance
    Japan Reflationist Does a Victory Dance - The hand of Kozo Yamamoto, the main patron of Japan’s policies to leave deflation behind, showed through when Shinzo Abe this week said he would delay a planned sales-tax increase.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:46 PM // online.wsj.com
  • BMW Plays Catch-Up in China
    BMW Plays Catch-Up in China - In China, BMW is finding that catching up is hard to do. It has spent $2.51 billion to compete in what is expected to become the No. 1 luxury-car market in coming years.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:33 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Chinese Premier Plays Down Qualcomm's Woes
    Chinese Premier Plays Down Qualcomm's Woes - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang played down Qualcomm’s problems in the country by saying the U.S. chip maker will find opportunities, in the highest-level Chinese comments to date about the company.Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 09:59 AM // online.wsj.com