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The Korea Herald

  • Gov't to launch policy coordination body
    Gov't to launch policy coordination body - The Cabinet and the presidential office will launch a joint consultative body to better coordinate government policies aSun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:13 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work
    Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work - The senior cabin crew member of Korean Air Lines Co. who stood at the center of the nut rage incident returned to workSun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:12 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • 10 promising mobile game start-ups
    10 promising mobile game start-ups - An increased use of smartphones and tablets is leading to a paradigm shift in South Korea’s game industry. The nation’sSun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:10 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Gov't to kick off 30 tln won investment promotion program
    Gov't to kick off 30 tln won investment promotion program - The government said Sunday it will kick off a 30 trillion won ($27.4 billion) investment promotion program this month thSun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:46 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Foreign cigarettes outsell Korean brands for the first time in 29 years
    Foreign cigarettes outsell Korean brands for the first time in 29 years - Foreign cigarettes outsold South Korean brands for the first time in 29 years last month, as a spike in prices affectedSun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:45 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Greece offers olive branch as search for allies begins
    Greece offers olive branch as search for allies begins - Greece's anti-austerity government was to begin a European charm offensive Sunday aimed at building consensus on renegotSat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:49 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • China manufacturing unexpectedly shrinks in January
    China manufacturing unexpectedly shrinks in January - China's manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in more than two years in January, an official survey showeSat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:43 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • After Paris attacks, calls to tighten U.S. visa rules
    After Paris attacks, calls to tighten U.S. visa rules - U.S. politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country withouSat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:40 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • U.S. top court weighs use of lethal injection drug
    U.S. top court weighs use of lethal injection drug - The U.S. Supreme Court is due to review the use of lethal injection drugs following several bungled executions that sawSat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:36 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • S. Korea's antitrust watchdog takes aim at global tech companies
    S. Korea's antitrust watchdog takes aim at global tech companies - South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Sunday it will be looking at global tech companies that may be abusing their monopSat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:02 PM // koreaherald.com
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The Korea Times

KBS News

  • Ministers, Presidential Secretaries Hold Meeting to Enhance Policy Coordination
    Ministers, Presidential Secretaries Hold Meeting to Enhance Policy Coordination - [Politics] : The presidential office and the government held a policy coordination meeting on Sunday with Cabinet ministers and presidential secretaries in attendance.[more...]Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:15 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Abe Vows Not to Forgive Terrorists
    Abe Vows Not to Forgive Terrorists - [International] : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed he would never forgive the terrorists who killed Japanese journalist Kenji Gogo following the release of a video showing his murder by th…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:09 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • IS Claims It Beheads Japanese Hostage Goto
    IS Claims It Beheads Japanese Hostage Goto - [International] : Foreign media reported that the Islamic State (IS) has posted a video claiming that it executed Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.[more...]Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:04 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Choi Na-yeon Wins LPGA Season Opener
    Choi Na-yeon Wins LPGA Season Opener - [Sports] : South Korean golfer Choi Na-yeon has won the 2015 LPGA Tour season opener.[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:59 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • 'DDoS Attacks Originating from S. Korea Decrease'
    'DDoS Attacks Originating from S. Korea Decrease' - [International] : Akamai, a United States provider of cloud services for online content, says that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks originating in South Korea deceased last year.[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:42 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Abe's Demand to Change Textbooks Sparks Criticism
    Abe's Demand to Change Textbooks Sparks Criticism - [International] : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s demand to change historical facts regarding Japan’s wartime sex slavery in a U.S. textbook sparked criticism in the United States.[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:17 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • US Rep. Honda Criticizes Abe's Demand to Change US Textbooks
    US Rep. Honda Criticizes Abe's Demand to Change US Textbooks - [International] : United States Congressman Michael Honda has criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s demand to change historical facts regarding Japan’s wartime sex slavery in a U.S. school t…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:07 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Former German President Von Weizsaecker Dies
    Former German President Von Weizsaecker Dies - [International] : Foreign media reported that former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who urged his country to confront the Nazi past, died in Berlin Saturday. He was 94.[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:01 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea Loses to Australia 2-1 in Extra Time at Asian Cup Final
    S. Korea Loses to Australia 2-1 in Extra Time at Asian Cup Final - [Sports] : South Korea lost to Australia 2-1 in extra time at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup final at Stadium Australia in Sydney Saturday.[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:32 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea Loses Heartbreaker to Australia at Asian Cup Final
    S. Korea Loses Heartbreaker to Australia at Asian Cup Final - [Politics] : South Korea lost to Australia 2-1 in an extra-time showdown at the Asian Football Confederation ...[more...]Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:32 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow
    Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week. After a blizzar…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:44 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace
    Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace - Britain summoned Russia's ambassador Thursday to explain why two Russian Bear long-range bombers flew close to British airspace, forcing British authorities to divert civil aircraft. The Foreign Offic…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:40 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career
    Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career - Actress Han Ji-hye has the golden touch when it comes to MBC weekend TV dramas, most recently establishing herself as a favorite in the drama Legendary Witches, which started airing in late October. D…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:14 PM // english.chosun.com
  • When is the Best Time to Lose Weight?
    When is the Best Time to Lose Weight? - There is an optimum time of day to burn off those unwanted pounds. Exercising on an empty stomach in the morning enables the body to burn off more fat than at other times of the day. It is better to e…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:11 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Today's Photo: January 31, 2015
    Today's Photo: January 31, 2015 -  Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:10 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Today's Photo: January 31, 2015
    Today's Photo: January 31, 2015 -  Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:10 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Today's Photo: January 31, 2015
    Today's Photo: January 31, 2015 -  Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:09 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Army to Tighten Code of Sexual Conduct
    Army to Tighten Code of Sexual Conduct - The Army is scrambling to come up with a new code of behavior in response to a recent series of sex crimes in barracks. A top brass meeting held on Tuesday decided to work out a code of conduct to cop…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:54 PM // english.chosun.com
  • Youth Unemployment in Seoul Exceeds 10%
    Youth Unemployment in Seoul Exceeds 10% - Unemployment among young people aged 15-29 in Seoul soared to over 10 percent last year, for the first time since the financial crisis of the late 1990s. Some 241,000 people were unemployed in Seoul l…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:24 PM // english.chosun.com
  • New Twist in Park Tae-hwan Doping Scandal
    New Twist in Park Tae-hwan Doping Scandal - The doping scandal involving swimmer Park Tae-hwan took a new twist on Thursday after an acquaintance of the athlete's said Park actively sought the services of the dubious clinic he is suing. Prosecu…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:07 PM // english.chosun.com

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The Hankyoreh

  • [Photo] A father’s apology for daughter’s misbehavior
    [Photo] A father’s apology for daughter’s misbehavior - Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho bows in apology in front of Seoul Western District Court after appearing as a witness in the second hearing of the trial over his daughter Cho Hyun-ah’s “nut rage”, Jan…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:42 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Analysis] President Park facing a crisis of leadership, and low approval
    [Analysis] President Park facing a crisis of leadership, and low approval - President Park Geun-hye is facing a crisis. Before even reaching the second anniversary of her inauguration as president, her approval rating has plummeted to the 20% range. It looks like Park will fi…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:35 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Abe again tackling US history textbook’s handling of comfort women issue
    Abe again tackling US history textbook’s handling of comfort women issue - The historical understanding of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is once again under scrutiny. As debate rages among Japanese politicians and newspapers over Abe’s remarks about the expressions h..…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:31 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Transfer numbers could signal a slide for Incheon International Airport
    Transfer numbers could signal a slide for Incheon International Airport - Declining transfer passenger numbers and rates could be signalling a slide in Incheon International Airport’s standing as East Asia’s top transportation hub. Statistics released by the airport on Jan.…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:24 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Right-wing Japanese politician suggests man being held by IS could be ethnic Korean
    Right-wing Japanese politician suggests man being held by IS could be ethnic Korean - Toshio Tamogami, 66, a far-right Japanese politician, has raised the possibility that Kenji Koto, 47, a Japanese citizen held hostage by the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group, is a Zainichi,…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:19 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Mountaineering by foot is better than cable car
    [Photo] Mountaineering by foot is better than cable car - Hikers return to their shelter after a night comb at Seorak Mountain’s Daecheong Peak. They climbed to the peak, and descended over night. The beam in the photo is their flashlights and helmet lantern…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:17 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Lots of people enjoying ice fishing
    [Photo] Lots of people enjoying ice fishing - People ice fish during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, Jan. 30. (by Kim Bong-kyu, staff photographer) One participant catches a trout at a fest..Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:13 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Man’s stress over studying English led him to commit suicide
    Man’s stress over studying English led him to commit suicide - The Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling against family members demanding bereavement pay from the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service after the suicide of construction company ge…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:10 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Blue House openly expresses “dismay” about former president’s new memoir
    Blue House openly expresses “dismay” about former president’s new memoir - The Blue House expressed open messages of “dismay” and “concern” on Jan. 30 over content in former President Lee Myung-bak’s memoir, prompting Lee’s camp to urge them to “make their judgment after rea…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:06 AM // hani.co.kr
  • UN recognizes conscientious objection as “arbitrary arrest or detention”
    UN recognizes conscientious objection as “arbitrary arrest or detention” - South Korean men who refuse mandatory military service for reasons of religious faith are sentenced to an automatic eighteen-month prison term. Recently the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHR…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:03 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • Hyundai Motor proposes 115-story building on KEPCO land
    Hyundai Motor proposes 115-story building on KEPCO land - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate, proposed building a 115-story structure on the land it bought from Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO)…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:49 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work
    (LEAD) Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- The senior cabin crew member of Korean Air Lines Co. who stood at the center of the nut rage incident returned to work Sunday, a move that will likely put the country's leadi…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:02 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • E-Land Group to build logistics complex, training institute in Shanghai
    E-Land Group to build logistics complex, training institute in Shanghai - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korean retail giant E-Land Group said Sunday it has started construction of an integrated logistics center and training institute in Shanghai to expand its regional pre…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:31 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • KOSDAQ ranks as world's top for profitability in Jan.: data
    KOSDAQ ranks as world's top for profitability in Jan.: data - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's secondary bourse was the world's most lucrative stock market in January, data showed Sunday, as investors flocked to the tech-rich index to minimize losses from…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:31 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • U.S. rejected invitation for official's visit: N. Korea
    U.S. rejected invitation for official's visit: N. Korea - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korea had invited a senior U.S. diplomat to visit the country for talks with his counterpart, but Washington rejected the offer, North Korean media reported Sunday. An…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:31 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) S. Korean Choi Na-yeon wins 2015 LPGA Tour season opener
    (LEAD) S. Korean Choi Na-yeon wins 2015 LPGA Tour season opener - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Choi Na-yeon captured the 2015 LPGA Tour season opener in Florida on Saturday. Choi won the inaugural Coates Golf Championship by one stroke over three golfers,…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:31 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Gov't to kick off 30 tln won investment promotion program
    Gov't to kick off 30 tln won investment promotion program - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- The government said Sunday it will kick off a 30 trillion won (US$27.4 billion) investment promotion program this month that aims to get companies to pour more money into new…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:14 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work
    Chief steward from 'nut rage' incident returns to work - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- The senior cabin crew member of Korean Air Lines Co. who stood at the center of the nut rage incident returned to work Sunday, a move that will likely put the country's leadi…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:14 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Gov't to launch policy coordination body
    Gov't to launch policy coordination body - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- The Cabinet and the presidential office will launch a joint consultative body to better coordinate government policies as the Park Geun-hye administration enters its third ye…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:14 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Foreign cigarettes outsell Korean brands for the first time in 29 years: data
    Foreign cigarettes outsell Korean brands for the first time in 29 years: data - SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- Foreign cigarettes outsold South Korean brands for the first time in 29 years last month, as a spike in prices affected local market demands, data showed Sunday. Market data…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:58 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • Seoul Agenda: February 2015
    Seoul Agenda: February 2015 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Agenda: February 2015 Things to do in Seoul in Fe […] To read original article please visit Seoul Agenda: February 2015 to read the fu…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:00 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Foreign School Open House February 2015
    Seoul Foreign School Open House February 2015 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Foreign School Open House On February 26  from 10 […] To read original article please visit Seoul Foreign School Open House February 2…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 08:00 PM // 10mag.com
  • Top 5 Most Interesting Korean Kings
    Top 5 Most Interesting Korean Kings - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Top 5 Most Interesting Korean Kings from History Words […] To read original article please visit Top 5 Most Interesting Korean Kings to read…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:31 AM // 10mag.com
  • 10 Ridiculous USB Gadgets for the Ridiculously Cold Korean Winter
    10 Ridiculous USB Gadgets for the Ridiculously Cold Korean Winter - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. 10 Ridiculous USB Gadgets for the Ridiculously Cold Kor […] To read original article please visit 10 Ridiculous USB Gadgets for the Ridiculo…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 09:34 PM // 10mag.com
  • SIWA Annual Charity Gala: Caribbean Paradise
    SIWA Annual Charity Gala: Caribbean Paradise - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul International Women’s Association (SIWA) will hos […] To read original article please visit SIWA Annual Charity Gala: Caribbean Paradi…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 03:12 AM // 10mag.com
  • OB’s Free Use of Han River Water Stirs Controversy
    OB’s Free Use of Han River Water Stirs Controversy - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. OB’s Free Use of Han River Water Stirs Controvers […] To read original article please visit OB’s Free Use of Han River Water Stirs Controver…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // 10mag.com
  • 14-Year-Old Chloe Kim, Youngest Winner at the Winter X Games
    14-Year-Old Chloe Kim, Youngest Winner at the Winter X Games - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Chloe Kim Becomes the Youngest Winner at the Winter X G […] To read original article please visit 14-Year-Old Chloe Kim, Youngest Winner at…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 08:28 PM // 10mag.com
  • Urban Exploration Korea
    Urban Exploration Korea - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Urb-Ex: Far from Abandoned Urban Explorers Discover Wha […] To read original article please visit Urban Exploration Korea to read the full a…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 12:05 AM // 10mag.com
  • Report Shows Korea Startups Falling Behind
    Report Shows Korea Startups Falling Behind - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korea Behind on Startups Despite Having a High GDP A ne […] To read original article please visit Report Shows Korea Startups Falling Behind…Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 08:38 PM // 10mag.com
  • “Ode To My Father” Surpasses 10 Million Admissions
    “Ode To My Father” Surpasses 10 Million Admissions - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. “Ode To My Father” Surpasses 10 Million Adm […] To read original article please visit “Ode To My Father” Surpasses 10 Million Admissions to…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 01:17 AM // 10mag.com

Three Wise Monkeys

  • Can Ye Not Serve God and Mammon? ‘Quo Vadis, Korean Megachurches?’
    Can Ye Not Serve God and Mammon? ‘Quo Vadis, Korean Megachurches?’ - By Donald Kirk The growth of megachurches worldwide is a global phenomenon, a mass movement in which thousands of individual churches or parishes each claim more than 2,000 members. The Full Gospel Ch…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:33 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • The ‘Former’ French Concession in Shanghai
    The ‘Former’ French Concession in Shanghai - By Jake Reed What comes to mind for the average person when they hear Shanghai? I asked a few of my coworkers and I received a series of answers ranging from “bustling” to “retard zombie apocalypse.”…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:31 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • The Wonhyo Trail Project–Rebuilding One Monk’s Path across Korea
    The Wonhyo Trail Project–Rebuilding One Monk’s Path across Korea - By Tony MacGregor Group works to establish Korea’s first sustainable pilgrimage trail to honor Wonhyo, historic, beloved monk A plan to establish a sustainable trans-peninsula pilgrimage trail to hono…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:29 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Looking at the Korean Uni Experience after 12 Years in the U.S.
    Looking at the Korean Uni Experience after 12 Years in the U.S. - By Jun Won Lee How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it–Rasheed Ogunlaru Many of my American friends ask me about daily life in Korea, a place that has gone from one of the poorest countrie…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:22 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Writing Against the Establishment’s Grain–A Conversation with Bae Su-ah
    Writing Against the Establishment’s Grain–A Conversation with Bae Su-ah - By Blackberry Finn Self-creation, experimentation, rejection of tradition and popular mass opinions and behaviors, even humanist philosophical positions—such make an individualist. Korean writer Bae S…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:09 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • 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 - By Scott Liam Soper The corner of St. 282 and the north-south running, St. 51 (also known as Pasteur Street) is provocative and has much in common with many other corners and addresses in Phnom Penh’s…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 How much more will we really know about the construction companies that build apartment blocks that look like giant matchboxes from one end of the country to the other? And who knows wh…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 Korea’s doors, fences, car windows, and social media profile pictures are a sea of yellow ribbons right now. In the aftermath of the sinking of the Sewol ferry, yellow ribbons have come…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 When the door to his office wouldn't budge, Yol sensed something was blocking it. After a call out to his office mates and several shoves, it finally opened a crack. Through it he saw a soju b…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 Sorrow at loving you when I'm forbidden. I watch from the offing, a smile on my lips. It was a cruel heaven that made me a queer. Queer get-together A glass of light booze…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:10 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com

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Dramabeans

  • Odds and Ends: Play ball
    Odds and Ends: Play ball - javabeans: So, are you watching The Big Game this weekend? girlfriday: Is that a new drama? Why haven’t I heard about it? Who’s in it? javabeans: Lol, I meant the Superbowl. It’s apparently a thing he…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Kolorful Palette: Perfect pair [Healer]
    Kolorful Palette: Perfect pair [Healer] - I’ve been out of town for a few weeks, but I told myself very sternly that when I got back I would make sure to check out all the new dramas. Of course I did the sensible thing and caught up on Healer…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • News bites: January 31, 2015
    News bites: January 31, 2015 - Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) has politely declined Girl Who Sees Smells, citing scheduling conflicts and Miss A’s comeback as the reasons for turning down the role of the character who literally has the…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:03 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Running Man: Episode 231
    Running Man: Episode 231 - It’s been nearly three years since the last time we’ve seen Yoomes Bond, but the one and only secret agent is back on the field and now faces his most difficult mission yet: training his successor. It…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 11:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Three Days writer returns with Memories of Murder-inspired thriller
    Three Days writer returns with Memories of Murder-inspired thriller - Writer Kim Eun-hee of thrillers Three Days, Sign, and Ghost is heading back to SBS with a new drama titled Signal (a working title), which is in planning for a broadcast later this summer. This drama…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 04:30 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Song Joong-ki courted for sci-fi fantasy as post-army comeback
    Song Joong-ki courted for sci-fi fantasy as post-army comeback - Hm, so looks like the sci-fi action blockbuster Fist Fighting is still looking for a leading man, with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) emerging as the latest name in contention, and before he’s even been rel…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 11:43 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Kim Jae-won goes up against Cha Seung-won in MBC’s Hwajeong
    Kim Jae-won goes up against Cha Seung-won in MBC’s Hwajeong - This historical epic is assembling a pretty epic cast: MBC’s new sweeping sageuk Hwajeong (short for Splendid Politics) already has the likes of Cha Seung-won, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Yeon-hee onboard,…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:01 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • New and upcoming DVD releases - 2015/02/01
    New and upcoming DVD releases - 2015/02/01 - HealerDVD (12-Disc) (English Subtitled) (Director's Cut Limited Edition)2015/05/22My Spring DaysDVD (English Subtitled) (Director's Cut)2015/03/13It's Okay, That's LoveDVD (Director's Cut)2015/02/24F…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Samsung ushers art displays into digital realm (2015/02/01)
    Samsung ushers art displays into digital realm (2015/02/01) - Digital technology connects the people of today with art from the past. A visitor takes a closer look at gold earrings produced during the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. to 935 A.D.) in the sixth century at…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Thought-provoking animations make way to screens (2015/02/01)
    Thought-provoking animations make way to screens (2015/02/01) - A scene from 'Clearer Than You Think', the debut feature animation of Han Ji-won. The 26-year-old director put together four distinctive stories she crafted separately in the past with the penetratin…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Philanthropist finds inner peace in art (2015/01/31)
    Philanthropist finds inner peace in art (2015/01/31) - Ahn Byoung-kwang poses in front of a painting titled 'Apple Tree' by Lee Daiwon (1921-2005). By Kwon Hyuk-jae By peeping into the lives of others, we are able to empathize with people a little better…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] Added episode 21 captures for the Korean drama 'The King's Face' (2015/01/31)
    [Spoiler] Added episode 21 captures for the Korean drama 'The King's Face' (2015/01/31) - Added episode 21 captures for the Korean drama 'The King's Face'. Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Life wisdom from stubborn Buddhist monk (2015/01/31)
    Life wisdom from stubborn Buddhist monk (2015/01/31) - A Korean proverb says you may be able to take three fleas with you by force, but you cannot go with three Buddhist monks. When this reporter met with Rev. Jugyeong (chief monk at Buseok temple in Seo…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Park Shin-hye's perfectly proportionate body even with flat sneakers on (2015/01/31)
    Park Shin-hye's perfectly proportionate body even with flat sneakers on (2015/01/31) - Park Shin-hye is leaving for Bangkok, Thailand through Incheon International airport on February 1st to film commercials for 'Millet'. She is headed for the departure hall. Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • More Elderly People Care for Even Older Parents (2015/01/31)
    More Elderly People Care for Even Older Parents (2015/01/31) - A woman in her 70s takes care of her 101-year-old mother. A growing number of people in their 60s are taking care of parents who are in their 80s and 90s as Korean society ages. Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Family Outing" Episode 9 (2015/01/31)
    [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Family Outing" Episode 9 (2015/01/31) - Joon-hee has progressed to doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. I guess it's an improvement over what she was doing before, but the whole issue regarding her potentially being exposed by Dong…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Bong Joon-ho Joins Jury for Berlin Film Festival (2015/01/31)
    Bong Joon-ho Joins Jury for Berlin Film Festival (2015/01/31) - Director Bong Joon-ho has been named as a member of the jury for the Berlin International Film Festival that will open on Feb. 5. Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • Open Thread: Feb. 1, 2015
    Open Thread: Feb. 1, 2015 - Have a good Sunday, folks. I’m gonna go pray against the Pats now. Photo: Changsin-dong neighborhood.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 09:41 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Having the Intellegence to Know When to Slap the Right Hand
    Having the Intellegence to Know When to Slap the Right Hand - The Bible speaks of the “left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing” and when applicable to a government, this is usually bad news since it could imply a “deep government” that exerts undue co…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 12:10 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: Jan. 25, 2015
    Open Thread: Jan. 25, 2015 - Sorry for posting this late: busy week. Photo: P-road in Ihwa Mural VillageSat, 24 Jan 2015, 11:17 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Sohn Sukhee 손석희 interviews Alain de Botton
    Sohn Sukhee 손석희 interviews Alain de Botton - In a JTBC interview that filled my little heart to the brim, 손석희 manages to interview Alain de Botton in English about de Botton’s new book on the subject of news, and cover several interesting topics…Thu, 22 Jan 2015, 09:23 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Round-up of some Korean news
    A Round-up of some Korean news - 1. Mystery deepens over the Korean teenager gone missing in Turkey There is a possibility being raised that a 17 year old Korean boy who went missing from his hotel room in Turkey might have been inte…Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 06:34 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: Jan. 17, 2015
    Open Thread: Jan. 17, 2015 - Beautiful day today. Enjoy the weekend, folks.Sat, 17 Jan 2015, 05:51 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Cheating Ahjussi Destroys Pair of Blackmailing Agasshis
    Cheating Ahjussi Destroys Pair of Blackmailing Agasshis - Battle of Gaugamela, 331 B.C. Operation Desert Storm, 1992 San Francisco 49ers vs. the Denver Broncos, Superbowl 1990 What do all these events have in common? They were memorable lopsided victories. F…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 08:05 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Economist on Korea’s Changing Economic Nationalism, but Lee Hyori is Doing Her Part!
    The Economist on Korea’s Changing Economic Nationalism, but Lee Hyori is Doing Her Part! - Don’t often get long articles on South Korea in The Economist, but apparently tomorrow (the article is strangely dated into the future: January 17th) they will publish an article about Korean economic…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 04:19 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • General Cho Young-ja Wants A Picture with Meryl Streep
    General Cho Young-ja Wants A Picture with Meryl Streep - General Cho is not amused and wants a picture with Meryl Streep. Naturally, some Rollos were not pleased with the general and called this presentation “racist” Please click the photo for a sample of G…Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 08:41 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The bad Korean used in the movie The Interview
    The bad Korean used in the movie The Interview - I saw this movie recently on VOD, not long after Christmas, and I noticed the weird Korean too, but given that it is an American movie and all the Korean actors are Korean American or Korean Canadian,…Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 04:50 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • Stigma prevents hero's welcome for Ebola medics
    Stigma prevents hero's welcome for Ebola medics - A column in the Chosun Ilbo criticized the lack of hero's welcome given to the first group of nine Korean medical workers who returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the last month.…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:39 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Groove 100th issue fundraiser
    Groove 100th issue fundraiser - Partly since I'm interviewed in this, I'm passing this on (though today is the last day of the gofundme campaign):Groove Korea is celebrating its 100th issue in February! Thank you for 100 months of s…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 02:43 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • The history depicted in "Ode To My Father"
    The history depicted in "Ode To My Father" - In my previous post, I reviewed and offered an interpretation of the recent film Ode To My Father (국제시장). Along the way to writing the post I did quite a bit of reading about the events portrayed in t…Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 07:32 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • A review of "Ode To My Father"
    A review of "Ode To My Father" - Youn Je-Kyoun's film Ode to My Father [국제시장, or 'International Market'] has become the first film this year to top ten million admissions after its release on December 17. I saw the film new year's ev…Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 10:47 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Dissertation on police - gang cooperation in Korea
    Dissertation on police - gang cooperation in Korea - There's an interesting article at the Joongang Daily about Jonson Porteux, who as a doctoral student gained the trust of prosecutors and police as well as gang leaders while researching the symbiotic…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 03:20 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Screening of Kim Ki-deok's 1964 film 'The Barefooted Youth' this Saturday
    Screening of Kim Ki-deok's 1964 film 'The Barefooted Youth' this Saturday - This Saturday, December 6, at 3pm, the Royal Asiatic Society Cinema Club and Seoul Film Society will have a free screening of the 1964 Kim Ki-deok film 'The Barefooted Youth' (맨발의 청춘) with English sub…Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 03:45 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • News on cuts to public school native speaking teachers
    News on cuts to public school native speaking teachers - The Seoul Sinmun reported November 13 on budget cuts to native-speaking teachers in public schools in an article titled [Controversy over welfare] Because of daycare, native speaking teachers are sayi…Tue, 2 Dec 2014, 03:52 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug
    Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug - Perhaps the 'crime prevention education' I recently posted about is needed after all. KNN (via SBS) reported on November 18 that a 43 year old American who is a 'visiting professor' who teaches Englis…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:55 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday
    RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday - This Sunday, November 23, I'll be leading a walking tour for the Royal Asiatic Society of Jeong-dong, which became the neighbourhood for Westerners after Korea opened to the west in the 1880s through…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:06 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Native speaking instructor crime prevention education
    Native speaking instructor crime prevention education - [Update]It turns out the Gyeongsangnamdo Police Agency already carried out the same crime prevention education for about 370 native speaking public school teachers on October 23.[Original Post]This wa…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:19 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

  • Destination: the Institute for Southern Thai Studies / Folklore Museum
    Destination: the Institute for Southern Thai Studies / Folklore Museum - I wasn’t sure what to make of this place at first […] This post first appeared at Destination: the Institute for Southern Thai Studies / Folklore Museum.Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • On focus
    On focus - Image credit: LearningFundamentals.com.au For too long, […] This post first appeared at On focus.Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Random pictures: the shells edition
    Random pictures: the shells edition - As always, Random Pictures posts show some of the shots […] This post first appeared at Random pictures: the shells edition.Sun, 25 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • The Five-Step Guide To Pinning Your Awesome Images To Almost Any Group Board On Pinterest
    The Five-Step Guide To Pinning Your Awesome Images To Almost Any Group Board On Pinterest - So you wanna rock it on Pinterest… And you’ […] This post first appeared at The Five-Step Guide To Pinning Your Awesome Images To Almost Any Group Board On Pinterest.Thu, 22 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Coming to Asia: the 10 immutable laws of traveling in Asia
    Coming to Asia: the 10 immutable laws of traveling in Asia - Having lived in South Korea from 2008 to March 2013 and […] This post first appeared at Coming to Asia: the 10 immutable laws of traveling in Asia.Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Where the fish get freaky – Destination: Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre
    Where the fish get freaky – Destination: Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre - Call it a breeding place or development center if you l […] This post first appeared at Where the fish get freaky – Destination: Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre.Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • An open letter to the first-time international traveler
    An open letter to the first-time international traveler - Dear first-time international traveler, Sit down and gr […] This post first appeared at An open letter to the first-time international traveler.Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • January Book Reviews: Success on AirBnB, the worst motorcycle in Laos, traveling long term on a budget, and more
    January Book Reviews: Success on AirBnB, the worst motorcycle in Laos, traveling long term on a budget, and more - Once a month, I put together the books I’ve read  […] This post first appeared at January Book Reviews: Success on AirBnB, the worst motorcycle in Laos, traveling long term on a budget, and more.Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • The tale of Singapore’s two toy museums – one big, one small, both worthwhile
    The tale of Singapore’s two toy museums – one big, one small, both worthwhile - See the toys your parents and grandparents might have p […] This post first appeared at The tale of Singapore’s two toy museums – one big, one small, both worthwhile.Sun, 11 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Coming to Korea: saving money, being happy, and 8 other tips to getting started in Korea
    Coming to Korea: saving money, being happy, and 8 other tips to getting started in Korea - This post may come across as rather ironic, seeing as h […] This post first appeared at Coming to Korea: saving money, being happy, and 8 other tips to getting started in Korea.Thu, 8 Jan 2015, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • Found on the Web #40: Sophie Bowman, Webtoons, and Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong
    Found on the Web #40: Sophie Bowman, Webtoons, and Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong - It’s been a while, but we’re back with Found on the Web, where we take a quick hop, skip, and a jump over the Internet to see what it is saying about Korean literature. • First, an article on a friend…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 10:21 PM // ktlit.com
  • Review: “Losing a Sister” (언니를 놓치다) by Lee Kyung-ja (이경자) – Personalized separation literature
    Review: “Losing a Sister” (언니를 놓치다) by Lee Kyung-ja (이경자) – Personalized separation literature - Losing a Sister by Lee Kyung-ja focuses on one particular theme of Pundan Munhak (Separation Literature), that of the re-unions between families split by the war. This territory has been covered in ot…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 06:05 AM // ktlit.com
  • Ko Un (고은) speaks at Haechi Hall: Q+A Summary
    Ko Un (고은) speaks at Haechi Hall: Q+A Summary - Last Saturday Ko Un spoke at the Barry’s Seoul ABC Book Club (also here on Facebook) at Haechi Hall in Myeongdong, Seoul. Ko began by wishing everyone a happy New Year and looked forward to the Lunar…Sun, 25 Jan 2015, 03:21 AM // ktlit.com
  • REVIEW: My Son’s Girlfriend by Jung Mi Kyung (정미경)
    REVIEW: My Son’s Girlfriend by Jung Mi Kyung (정미경) - The short story has always been the highest form of modern literature in Korea, and Jung Mi-Kyung’s My Son’s Girlfriend (Part of the awesome LTI Korea / Dalkey Archive Press effort) is a powerful argu…Thu, 22 Jan 2015, 01:23 AM // ktlit.com
  • “Happy New Year to Everyone – To Raymond Carver” (모두에게 복된 새해) by Kim Yeon-su (김연수)
    “Happy New Year to Everyone – To Raymond Carver” (모두에게 복된 새해) by Kim Yeon-su (김연수) - Happy New Year to Everyone – To Raymond Carver, by Kim Yeon-su (Translated by Maya West), is a male version of a very Korean modern fiction approach – a woman’s life (in this case the wife of the narr…Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 11:47 PM // ktlit.com
  • Review, “Christmas Specials” (성탄특선) by Kim Ae-ran (김애란)
    Review, “Christmas Specials” (성탄특선) by Kim Ae-ran (김애란) -   NOTE: This is an X-mas “re-release” originally published on November 21, and go ahead and follow KTLIT on twitter here. Christmas Specials, by Kim Ae-ran (translated by Jamie Chang) covers some of t…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 05:51 PM // ktlit.com
  • KTLIT wins “Best Literature Blog” at K-Blog Awards
    KTLIT wins “Best Literature Blog” at K-Blog Awards - On Saturday night, the 20th of December, the first annual K-Blog Awards were held in Itaewon, and going head to head with the excellent Subject, Object, Verb, KTLIT won first place and the nice plaque…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 10:51 PM // ktlit.com
  • Go Vote For Me Right Now!^^
    Go Vote For Me Right Now!^^ - Many of you have seen me advocating for the LTI Korea / Goodreads book contest, and I see that some of my friends have posted reviews. However.. mine is the best.^^  So please go and give me a “like”…Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 04:19 AM // ktlit.com
  • Review: “Guide to Seoul Cave” by Kim Mi-wol (김미월)
    Review: “Guide to Seoul Cave” by Kim Mi-wol (김미월) - Pre-pro-tips: If you like Guide to Seoul Cave you can purchase Kim Mi-wol’s What is Yet to Happen, a cool (if that’s the word) pre-apocalyptic story here. Also, you can follow KTLIT on twitter @ktlit.…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 05:28 AM // ktlit.com
  • Interview with Kim Mi-wol, author of “What Has Yet to Happen”
    Interview with Kim Mi-wol, author of “What Has Yet to Happen” - As regular readers know, KTLIT reviewed Kim Mi-wol‘s What Has Yet to Happen (Yeah, you can buy it at that link!) a few days ago and loved it for it’s extremely unusual take on the end of the world, ha…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 07:12 AM // ktlit.com

The Grand Narrative

  • Friday Fun? Korean Women Putting Shoes on Their Heads
    Friday Fun? Korean Women Putting Shoes on Their Heads - (EXID’s Hani. Source: Asian Junkie) When I think of my shoes, nothing repulses me more than imagining sticking them on my head. When I think of ads and magazine photoshoots, nothing infuriates me more…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 04:23 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #88: Unhappy Korean children
    Korean Sociological Image #88: Unhappy Korean children - (Source: Kevin Thai; CC BY-ND 2.0) Via a friend of mine last year, came this OECD survey that found Korean children to be the least happy of all those in developed countries. Much more interesting tha…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 10:11 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Help a Korean Wave Researcher!
    Help a Korean Wave Researcher! - (“And you thought *you* had relationship issues”. Source: Sanctu; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) This request comes from a friend of mine. So, you already know she’s awesome, and very deserving of your help! Hi, my…Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 04:26 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korea and the World: My Podcast Interview
    Korea and the World: My Podcast Interview - (Source: Danny Choo; CC BY-SA 2.0) “Korea’s entertainment industry has become extremely popular abroad and conveys the image of a modern and attractive country. Watch any K-Pop video and you see plent…Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Something Everybody Needs to Know About Yellow Fever
    Something Everybody Needs to Know About Yellow Fever - (Source, left: Kevin Jaako, CC BY-NC 2.0. Source, right: Isabel Santos Pilot, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, edited) Now, I’d be the last person in the world to victim-blame anyone who’s ever been the target of Yel…Sat, 3 Jan 2015, 07:22 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Presentation, Yonsei University, Friday 12th: “Give it to Me? The Impact of K-Pop’s Sexualization on Korean Advertising”
    Presentation, Yonsei University, Friday 12th: “Give it to Me? The Impact of K-Pop’s Sexualization on Korean Advertising” - (Source: *cough* Ilbe) The reason I’ve been so busy in recent weeks, and unable to properly reply to all your comments and tweets sorry. But, I’m happy to finally announce I’ll be presenting in the 20…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 06:43 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Quick Hit: “Don’t Leave the Responsibility for Contraception to Men”
    Quick Hit: “Don’t Leave the Responsibility for Contraception to Men” - (Source: Wikitree) Let’s be clear: Korean women do, on the whole, leave contraception up to the men. So the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which issued this advertisement on Friday, does seem to have…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 03:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Book Giveaway: Labyrinth of the Past by Zhang Yiwei (2014)
    Book Giveaway: Labyrinth of the Past by Zhang Yiwei (2014) - (Source: Tuttle) Sorry that I haven’t posted for so long everyone. I was very busy with offline work for two weeks, then I caught a terrible cold which lasted another two weeks…which means now I’m bus…Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 05:30 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • 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

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DailyNK

  • Plane over Train for Kim's Russia Trip Likely
    Plane over Train for Kim's Russia Trip Likely - A recent statement from the Kremlin revealed that Kim Jong Eun's attendance at Russia's celebrations in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in WWII has been confirmed, prompting many to engage…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 03:41 AM // dailynk.com
  • A Constant Learning Curve
    A Constant Learning Curve - Kim Jin Ho [pictured left, Image: Daily NK] is busy at work taking ordersover the phone and via text message at a shop selling fertilized eggs inNamyangju, Gyeonggi Province. His work keeps him busy,…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:46 AM // dailynk.com
  • Report: NK-China Trade Down for First Time in 6 Years
    Report: NK-China Trade Down for First Time in 6 Years - North Korea’s tradevolume with China last year dropped by 2.79 percent, recording roughly 6.36billion USD, down from 6.54 billion USD the previous year, according to areport by Korea Trade-Investment…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 11:02 PM // dailynk.com
  • Signs of Reactor Restart at Yongbyon Nuclear Facility
    Signs of Reactor Restart at Yongbyon Nuclear Facility - Last year, operations in North Korea’sYongbyon nuclear facility came to a halt for approximately five months, fromthe end of August to mid-December. However, 38 North, the website run by theUS-Korea I…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 07:11 AM // dailynk.com
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for "All-Out Attack" to Improve People's Livehoods
    Rodong Sinmun Calls for "All-Out Attack" to Improve People's Livehoods - North Korea’sParty-run publication Rodong Sinmun released an article on January 29th entitled, “Let Party Members Stand at the Forefront of Today’s Battle,” emphasizing the role of the Partyand the or…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 04:11 AM // dailynk.com
  • NK Uses Student Informants to Quash Hallyu
    NK Uses Student Informants to Quash Hallyu - In a bid to clamp down on the spread ofcultural content from South Korea, Pyongyang is planting informants amongstudents, a number of whom have already received harsh punishment from teachers for watc…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 04:06 AM // dailynk.com
  • Mandatory Military Service Extends to Women
    Mandatory Military Service Extends to Women - Beginning this year, North Korea is to execute a new directive, set to make military service mandatory for eligible women between the ages of 17 and 20, as a bid to strengthen the nation's defense for…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 03:33 AM // dailynk.com
  • Every End Is a New Beginning
    Every End Is a New Beginning - “I have come to realize that the reason whySouth Korea is so affluent is because the people have worked very hard and madetremendous efforts. Now I have hope that I, too, will be well-off if I workhar…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 02:53 AM // dailynk.com
  • NK's Leader to Attend Russia’s V-Day Event, Kremlin Reports
    NK's Leader to Attend Russia’s V-Day Event, Kremlin Reports - Moscow announced on Wednesday that NorthKorea’s leader Kim Jong Eun has confirmed hisattendance at an event scheduled for May in Russia, marking the country’s 70th anniversary of defeating Germany in…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 02:27 AM // dailynk.com
  • UN Humanitarian Assistance to NK Approx. 100 Mil. USD in Past 9 Years
    UN Humanitarian Assistance to NK Approx. 100 Mil. USD in Past 9 Years - On January 27th, Radio Free Asia reported that over the past nine years, the UN has contributed 98.9 million USD in humanitarianassistance to North Korea.The UN’s Office for the Coordination ofHuman A…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 11:09 PM // dailynk.com

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OneFreeKorea

  • Meth prices inching up in North Korea
    Meth prices inching up in North Korea - Rimjin-gang updates us on the meth trade in North Hamgyeong, in the extreme northeast of North Korea: I would say that the buying and selling of these substances are farFri, 30 Jan 2015, 09:02 AM // freekorea.us
  • Does the State Department think there’s a six-month statute of limitations for terror sponsorship?
    Does the State Department think there’s a six-month statute of limitations for terror sponsorship? - If the Congressional Research Service had its own store at the mall, you’d often find me there at 3 a.m., sleeping in my lawn chair the night before the next release, possiblyThu, 29 Jan 2015, 07:51 AM // freekorea.us
  • How much do we still care about ag reform in North Korea?
    How much do we still care about ag reform in North Korea? - If one mark of a good reporter is that you can’t tell how he really feels about his subject matter, then I haven’t much to say for Yonhap reporter ChangThu, 29 Jan 2015, 07:08 AM // freekorea.us
  • Somehow, I don’t think this will encourage Kim Jong Un to engage with us.
    Somehow, I don’t think this will encourage Kim Jong Un to engage with us. - I think Marzuki Darusman is a good man who means well, but it’s difficult to derive a coherent policy from this: “This is a new thing, spotlighting the leadership and ridiculing the leadership. In…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 08:01 AM // freekorea.us
  • Teretulnud!
    Teretulnud! - The OFK management extends a warm welcome to what appears to be the entire population of Estonia. My, but there are a lot of you in Estonia!Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 10:27 AM // freekorea.us
  • Then they came for the Germans: N. Korea’s global censorship campaign
    Then they came for the Germans: N. Korea’s global censorship campaign - Having seen “The Interview,” I’d rate it as good an artistic fit for the Berlin Film Festival as Klaus Nomi might have been for the half-time entertainment at a tractor pull.Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 09:11 AM // freekorea.us
  • Three Cheers for Obama’s Sony attribution, a golf clap for his “proportional” response.
    Three Cheers for Obama’s Sony attribution, a golf clap for his “proportional” response. - In The Washington Post, Ellen Nakashima describes how Sony’s decision to cancel the premiere of The Interview catalyzed the Obama Administration’s decision to blame North Korea publicly: The next day,…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 09:26 AM // freekorea.us
  • Wanna read about North Korea sanctions law? You know you do.
    Wanna read about North Korea sanctions law? You know you do. - In the Fletcher Security Review, I attack the myth that our North Korea sanctions are strong, summarize the authorities, describe what has and hasn’t worked, and explain how to make sanctions workWed, 21 Jan 2015, 05:48 PM // freekorea.us
  • Reports: Musan mine to lay off 10,000 workers; coal exports halted
    Reports: Musan mine to lay off 10,000 workers; coal exports halted - At the end of last year, the Daily NK reported that North Korea’s iron ore exports to China had stopped, but offered two different explanations for that — a price disputeWed, 21 Jan 2015, 07:34 AM // freekorea.us
  • NHK Documentary: Money & Power in North Korea
    NHK Documentary: Money & Power in North Korea - I haven’t watched it all — was busy finishing another project — but it looks to be an interesting examination of the subject that interests me most about North Korea: itsTue, 20 Jan 2015, 07:29 AM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Restart of the 5 MWe Reactor?
    North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Restart of the 5 MWe Reactor? - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates new activity at the 5 MWe Plutonium Production Reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Rese…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 05:41 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Obama Comes Out as an NK Collapsist
    Obama Comes Out as an NK Collapsist - So now we know. The truth is out, from the horse’s mouth. On North Korea and its future, the President of the United States has revealed himself as a card-carrying collapsist. Retro rules.[1] Ever won…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 03:40 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • DPRK Agricultural Policy: Chinese-Style Reform or Muddling Towards Autonomy?
    DPRK Agricultural Policy: Chinese-Style Reform or Muddling Towards Autonomy? - For DPRK economy watchers, the last year has been relatively quiet regarding the agricultural sector. Aside from a landmark conference for sub work team leaders in February, and the annual weather cri…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Expansion of Molybdenum Production
    North Korea’s Expansion of Molybdenum Production - Summary North Korea’s expansion of the March 5 Youth Mine—a showcase facility intended to produce non-ferrous metals encompassing almost 2,500 acres near the Chinese border—began in 2008 and culminate…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 11:51 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Chillin’ With the Second Artillery
    Chillin’ With the Second Artillery - “China Deploys Nuclear Missiles at Mt. Baekdu,” screamed the headline in the The Chosun Ilbo, ending with a warning from a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, “If China has deployed DF…Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 05:36 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • More Bridge Building
    More Bridge Building - Neither this “appeal” (see below) nor the KCNA report on the “joint meeting of the DPRK Government, political parties, and organizations” mentions Kim Jong Un’s suggestion that a summit is possible if…Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 02:22 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Kim Jong Un’s Diplomatic Debut: A View from Russia
    Kim Jong Un’s Diplomatic Debut: A View from Russia - What could be expected from a first foreign voyage of Kim Jong Un, who during his likely maiden visit to Russia this coming May will meet a host of foreign leaders—some of them eager to “look him in h…Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 05:32 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Sign of Test Preparations
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Sign of Test Preparations - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Nick Hansen Summary Despite new speculation about the possibility of a fourth North Korean nuclear test, recent commercial satellite imagery of the P…Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 12:18 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Turtle Shells Redux
    Turtle Shells Redux - I recognize a fool’s errand when I see one, but in this case, I cannot resist. Looking through this website’s recent articles, it is hard to escape the conclusion that media analysis is not well under…Wed, 14 Jan 2015, 02:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s SINPO-class Sub: New Evidence of Possible Vertical Missile Launch Tubes; Sinpo Shipyard Prepares for Significant Naval Construction Program
    North Korea’s SINPO-class Sub: New Evidence of Possible Vertical Missile Launch Tubes; Sinpo Shipyard Prepares for Significant Naval Construction Program - Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that the conning tower of a new North Korean submarine first seen in July 2014 houses 1-2 possible vertical launch tubes for either ballistic or c…Thu, 8 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

  • Kim Yo Jong Married?
    Kim Yo Jong Married? - On January 2, 2015, Yonhap reported that WPK Propaganda and Agitation Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo-cho’ng), younger sister of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), married a son of WPK Secretary and cl…Sat, 3 Jan 2015, 05:44 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Orphanage and Baby Home
    Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Orphanage and Baby Home - Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his delivery of the 2015 New Year’s Address Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the  Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage on January 1 (Thursday).  Among those…Fri, 2 Jan 2015, 08:19 AM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan
    Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan - Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of a multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drill in Kangwo’n Province. DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the…Fri, 2 Jan 2015, 08:09 AM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com

NK News

  • N. Korean video takes on Yeonmi Park claims
    N. Korean video takes on Yeonmi Park claims - North Korea has released a video directly contradicting famed defector-activist Yeonmi Park’s testimonies. The video, released by the North Korean propaganda channel Uriminzokkiri, features interviews…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 05:36 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • DPRK-Vietnam mark diplomatic anniversary, push further cooperation
    DPRK-Vietnam mark diplomatic anniversary, push further cooperation - North Korea and Vietnam marked their 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations with a reception in Pyongyang on Thursday and an exchange of greetings between the two country’s leaders. While the actual…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 03:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The disturbing case of Shin Eun-mi
    The disturbing case of Shin Eun-mi - “I’m sorry, but you said North Korea is a paradise on earth, right?” A young man, surnamed Oh, stood up and cut in as Shin Eun-mi spoke to an audience that had gathered to listen to her experiences wh…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 05:09 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Sony hack, two months on
    The Sony hack, two months on - The hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in late November inspired a number of reactions: Fear, anger, calls for retaliation and, from the White House, sanctions. Prior to Sony Pictures Entertainmen…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 03:23 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • South Korea to fund UN census on North Korea
    South Korea to fund UN census on North Korea - South Korea will help fund a UN census program on North Korea by donating $1.3 million to the project, Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl Jae announced at a meeting of the South and North Exchange and Coo…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:04 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea calls for Commission of Inquiry retraction, U.S. apology
    North Korea calls for Commission of Inquiry retraction, U.S. apology - North Korea called for the retraction of a UN Commission Of Inquiry (COI) report condemning Pyongyang’s human rights record and for an apology from the U.S. for “campaigning” against the country in an…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 12:51 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Foreign ministry delegation leaves for Southeast Asia
    Foreign ministry delegation leaves for Southeast Asia - A North Korean foreign ministry delegation led by Vice Minister Ri Kil Song departed Pyongyang on Thursday to begin a tour of Southeast Asia, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. The short stat…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Are there gay people in North Korea?
    Are there gay people in North Korea? - Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about. This week Michael from Phnom Penh asks: I’m just curious as to gay and l…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 05:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on?
    They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on? - Ever since Washington fingered Pyongyang for Sony Hackgate – a culpability that some still query – there have been calls to put North Korea back on the “terraced” list. Terraced? That’s how Dubya used…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 05:37 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014
    No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014 - North Korea received no crude oil from China in the whole of 2014, according to recently released official customs data, however experts are sceptical that the numbers tell the whole story. Historical…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 03:27 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

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Korea IT Times

  • Bill Gates warns We Should Fear a Robot Uprising
    Bill Gates warns We Should Fear a Robot Uprising - Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Edited by Lee Jae-seung Bill Gates has joined Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking in warning that AI poses a threat to humanity In an AMA on Reddit he said he is 'concerned abo…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:14 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Do Psychopaths Ever Pay for Their Crimes?
    Do Psychopaths Ever Pay for Their Crimes? - Most serial killers don't understand punishment, study reveals Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Edited by Lee Jae-seung - Researchers took MRI brains scans of 12 violent psychopathic criminals- These wer…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:19 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • CHINAPLAS brings in New Topics to Shade Light on New Manufacturing Era
    CHINAPLAS brings in New Topics to Shade Light on New Manufacturing Era - Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Shin Ji-hye The pace of change in global manufacturing is faster now than any time in history. With increasing customer expectation and stiffer competition, the past era…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:08 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • Nine Muses’ Kyungri Flaunts Her Sexiness Withouth Exposing Too Much Skin
    Nine Muses’ Kyungri Flaunts Her Sexiness Withouth Exposing Too Much Skin - Friday, January 30th, 2015 Kim Heea Nine Muses’ Kyungri revealed her B cut images without any photo shop done. Nine Muses’ agency Star Empire revealed Kyungri’s non photo-shopped image and B cut jack…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 05:41 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Samsung and Apple Are in a Tie in Global Smartphone Sales
    Samsung and Apple Are in a Tie in Global Smartphone Sales - Friday, January 30th, 2015 Korea IT Times Samsung Electronics and Apple are compiled to have sold the same amount of smartphones in the fourth quarter of last year. According to U.S. market research…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 04:52 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Import Beers Enjoy Rising Popularity at Discount Stores
    Import Beers Enjoy Rising Popularity at Discount Stores - Friday, January 30th, 2015 Korea IT Times Import beers are rising in popularity in Korea, with their share in discount stores’ overall beer sales surging to over 30 percent for the first time in hist…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 04:48 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • LG Reports 2014 Financial Results; Net Profit Soars 125 Percent
    LG Reports 2014 Financial Results; Net Profit Soars 125 Percent - 24 Percent Jump in LG Smartphone Shipments Contributes to Company’s Improved Profitability Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Lee Jae-seung(jasonlee@koreaittimes.com) Seoul Korea ― LG Electronics today an…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:56 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • ‘VERA PIZZA NAPOLI’ chosen as the world-class Italian restaurant
    ‘VERA PIZZA NAPOLI’ chosen as the world-class Italian restaurant - Vera pizza is recognized for its Italian taste by the home of pizza Friday, January 30th, 2015 Shin Ji-hye On January 27, Vera, Napoli pizzeria run by SPC Group(www.spc.co.kr) in Korea announced that…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:46 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • LG care launching‘Beyond True Eco Wrinkle Essence & Cream’, organic anti-aging cosmetics
    LG care launching‘Beyond True Eco Wrinkle Essence & Cream’, organic anti-aging cosmetics - Friday, January 30th, 2015 By Kim Yu-na (yuna@koreaittimes.com) LG care (LG Household & Health Care Ltd., www.lgcare.com ) has launched 'Beyond True Eco Wrinkle Essence & Cream,’ two sets of organic…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:05 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • SK Telecom Announces 2014 Earnings Results
    SK Telecom Announces 2014 Earnings Results - Revenue of KRW 17.164 trillion, operating income of KRW 1.825 trillion and consolidated net income of KRW 1.799 trillion Friday, January 30th, 2015 Shin Ji-hye Seoul, Korea – SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) an…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM // koreaittimes.com

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PhysOrg

  • Japan to launch new spy satellite
    Japan to launch new spy satellite - Japan's government said it will launch a back-up spy satellite on Sunday, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 05:51 AM // physorg.com
  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed
    Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed - The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leadin…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 04:12 PM // physorg.com
  • LG Chem ups bending radius in OLED lighting milestone
    LG Chem ups bending radius in OLED lighting milestone - South Korea-based LG Chem continues to work on the potential of OLED technology. Tom Dawson, editor in chief of AndroidHeadlines, said, LG has quickly become a name when it comes to flexible OLED disp…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 06:40 AM // physorg.com
  • Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon
    Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon - Unlike many American startups, Uber was not founded in someone's garage, but was conceived instead on a cold night in Paris, when two tech entrepreneurs could not find a taxi.Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 04:00 AM // physorg.com
  • Samsung posts first annual profit decline in three years
    Samsung posts first annual profit decline in three years - Samsung Electronics posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years on Thursday and saw resurgent arch-rival Apple barge in on its pole position as the world's top smartphone maker.Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 03:20 AM // physorg.com
  • Body motion energy harvester may power medical and consumer wearable devices
    Body motion energy harvester may power medical and consumer wearable devices - A body motion energy harvester, with the flexibility and elasticity to be applied to high-flexion joints and suitable for integration with fabrics, is being developed by researchers at Sogang Universi…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 08:17 AM // physorg.com
  • After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?
    After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next? - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been staggering and hard to comprehend. That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock cl…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 04:48 AM // physorg.com
  • Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
    Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 05:18 PM // physorg.com
  • YouTube stars quiz Obama
    YouTube stars quiz Obama - A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable internetainerpreneur and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouT…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 03:43 AM // physorg.com
  • LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week
    LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week - LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market.Thu, 22 Jan 2015, 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

  • Interview with chairman of conservatism innovation special committee at ruling party
    Interview with chairman of conservatism innovation special committee at ruling party - Kim Moon-soo, chairman of the conservatism innovation special committee at the ruling Saenuri Party, raised critical voices against the presidential office. During the interview with the Maeil Bu..Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:14 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Poll: half of foreign companies lose biz opportunities due to regulations
    Poll: half of foreign companies lose biz opportunities due to regulations - The erosion of trust in the South Korean governments policy, excessive regulations, expansion of ordinary wages and conflict between labor and management have dampened foreign investment sentime..Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:13 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • KB consortium chosen as preferred bidder for Incheon Airport Railroad
    KB consortium chosen as preferred bidder for Incheon Airport Railroad - In a deal to sell off the Incheon Airport Railroad, which was up for sale worth a whopping four trillion won ($3.6 billion), the KB consortium led by KB Kookmin Bank was picked up as a preferred bi..Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:42 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Hyundai Motor to build landmark auto building at former KEPCO site
    Hyundai Motor to build landmark auto building at former KEPCO site - The landmark auto building, which has been nonexistent in South Korea, will be established in Seoul. That is Hyundai Motor Groups global business center (GBC) to be built at the site that the com..Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 10:09 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Korean Air chief takes stand at nut rage trial
    Korean Air chief takes stand at nut rage trial - Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho, who is also the chairman of Korean Air Lines, Friday took the stand Friday for his eldest daughter who is on trial for alleged obstruction of aviation safety. I..Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:55 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Govt to launch dialogue process for denuclearization in N. Korea this year
    Govt to launch dialogue process for denuclearization in N. Korea this year - South Koreas Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se said Friday the government will exert intensive diplomatic efforts to launch a dialog process for denuclearization in North Korea this year. ..Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:21 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Presidential offices official refutes excerpt from ex-presidents memoir
    Presidential offices official refutes excerpt from ex-presidents memoir - The Park Geun-hye administration is coming to a head-on collision with the previous government, as the presidential office publicly refuted that Ms Park had stood against the revised plan on Sejong..Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:11 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Key of labor market reform lies in reducing overprotection of regular workers
    Key of labor market reform lies in reducing overprotection of regular workers - The South Korean government has been pushing ahead with structural reforms in the labor market, which centers on improving working conditions for non-regular workers, overhauling wage system and re..Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 01:55 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Samsung to buy back helicopter and jet operations from Hanwha
    Samsung to buy back helicopter and jet operations from Hanwha - Samsung Group would buy back helicopter and jet operations, acquired by Hanwha Group in the process of the sale of its arm Samsung Techwin, for 120 billion won ($193 million) within the first half...Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 10:28 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Big companies suffer from pressure from civic groups
    Big companies suffer from pressure from civic groups - While civic groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are emerging as the fourth authority, there are increasing cases that they try to block business investment and management activities. ..Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 04:01 AM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • South Korea’s Chaebol-sized Movie Problem
    South Korea’s Chaebol-sized Movie Problem - A rare movie screening at South Korea’s National Assembly this week has highlighted the problem of small film studios finding a place to show their productions.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 03:25 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Picture Korea: Anti-Terror Drill and Asian Cup
    Picture Korea: Anti-Terror Drill and Asian Cup - Here’s a selection of some of the best photos from the Korean Peninsula over the latest week. Click the headline to view the slides.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:04 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Samsung Vs. Apple: Who Was No. 1?
    Samsung Vs. Apple: Who Was No. 1? - So did Apple top Samsung Electronics in fourth-quarter smartphone shipments or didn’t it? Or is it a tie, as data from one research firm suggests? Based on official figures from the two archrivals, th…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:43 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Pyongyang’s Inter-Korean Summit Bill: $10 Billion, Plus Extras?
    Pyongyang’s Inter-Korean Summit Bill: $10 Billion, Plus Extras? - How much would North Korea expect to be paid for a summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and Park Geun-hye? Judging by the new memoirs of Ms. Park’s predecessor, it would be at least twice the latest qua…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 03:46 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • ‘Marine Boy’ Park Tae-hwan May Face Ban After Failed Doping Test
    ‘Marine Boy’ Park Tae-hwan May Face Ban After Failed Doping Test - South Korea’s best-known swimmer faces a possible career-ending ban after he failed a recent doping test.Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:35 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Key Takeaways From Samsung’s Earnings Call
    Key Takeaways From Samsung’s Earnings Call - Here are five takeaways from Samsung's fourth-quarter earnings conference call.Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 12:23 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Economic Freedom: A Tiny Technical Bump
    North Korea’s Economic Freedom: A Tiny Technical Bump - When you’re at rock bottom, the only way is up. The Index of Economic Freedom for 178 world economies, released by the Washington D.C.-based Heritage Foundation this week, shows North Korea got an ove…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 08:44 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Samsung Earnings: What to Watch
    Samsung Earnings: What to Watch - Samsung Electronics is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings Thursday before markets open in Seoul. Here’s what you need to know.Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 06:06 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea’s New Plan to Stop Passengers Going Nuts at Flight Attendants
    South Korea’s New Plan to Stop Passengers Going Nuts at Flight Attendants - Passengers on Korea’s commercial airlines will soon hear a new inflight message: Be nice to flight attendants. The transport ministry said Wednesday that, from next month, seven local budget carriers,…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 03:41 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • The Secret Behind $1 Billion South Korean Startup: Deals, Deals, Deals
    The Secret Behind $1 Billion South Korean Startup: Deals, Deals, Deals - One of South Korea's hottest mobile startups isn't so much one company as it is 71 companies. Yello Mobile, launched two years ago, has grown at a brisk rate by gobbling up dozens of other startups in…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 04:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Guest post: a new framework for a new age
    Guest post: a new framework for a new age - By Tony Elumelu of Heirs Holdings This week, world leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia are gathered at Davos to discuss a “new global context” – the theme of the Wo…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 07:49 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: China’s auto market to ride out short term concerns
    Guest post: China’s auto market to ride out short term concerns - By Robert Moffatt, Neuberger Berman Throughout much of the world, auto market prospects appear sluggish. In the US, auto sales are moving back to normalised replacement demand levels, implying slowing…Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 08:00 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: India and bilateral investment treaties – are they worth it?
    Guest post: India and bilateral investment treaties – are they worth it? - By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India is likely to kick-start stalled negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the US and India that has bee…Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 06:20 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: Adoption, not invention, is key to technology success
    Guest post: Adoption, not invention, is key to technology success - By John Calverley, Standard Chartered Around the world, governments are jostling to be at the forefront of new technologies. Policies range from tax breaks, research grants, and science parks to subsi…Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 09:20 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM’s easing cycle
    India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM’s easing cycle - Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering disinflationary pressures are accelerating a cycle of monetary easing in many…Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 09:22 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • London morning espresso
    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * China funds bring Chaos to metals markets | Until a few days ago, only copper market cognoscenti had heard of Shanghai Chaos * The risks of deflation in China | Or the risk of “lethal…Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 01:00 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers
    Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers - The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM) regions, countries and industries that are suffering and those that are start…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 12:28 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * India rate cut launches monetary easing | RBI action at unscheduled meeting prompts jump in local stocks * Swiss central bank roils markets | Franc, gold surge and equities slump as tr…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 06:57 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: how can Poland shift from making potato chips to microchips?
    Guest post: how can Poland shift from making potato chips to microchips? - By Marcin Piatkowski and Natasha Kapil, World Bank Poland is Europe’s growth champion. It has more than doubled its GDP per capita since the beginning of the post-socialist transition in 1989, consist…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 01:00 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil rout takes Brent to near 6-year low | UAE minister says Opec strategy will not change * China misses trade growth target | Rise of 3.4% falls short of 7.5% goal with GDP data also…Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 07:11 AM // blogs.ft.com

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Jeju Weekly

  • Living on in the trees: Kim Young Gap
    Living on in the trees: Kim Young Gap -      Photographer Kim Young Gap came to Jeju in 1982 and was immediately entranced by the Jeju scenery. He then flitted between Seoul and Jeju for three years before finally settling down here in 1985…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 08:09 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • A night in Asia's largest temple
    A night in Asia's largest temple -      I awoke, sleepy-eyed, as our coach came to a halt after reaching our destination. As I gathered my belongings and we piled off the bus, we were all greeted by a brightly-lit, smoothie-colored sky…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 08:02 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Preserving Jejus haenyeo traditions
    Preserving Jejus haenyeo traditions -      Can the haenyeo be saved?Much has been written regarding the need to preserve this dying tradition of free-diving women, one so unique as to warrant global attention. As efforts continue, an upda…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:53 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Golden bus the golden ticket
    Golden bus the golden ticket -      This is a promotional article for Jeju Tourism Association.We waited anxiously next to the brightly colored bus stop at Gwangyang Rotary (City Hall) for our ride for the day. All of a sudden, in…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:33 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Supporting Korean farmers and their communities
    Supporting Korean farmers and their communities -      This is a promotional article for the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF). Half a century ago, Korea had GDP per capita lower than the least developed countries in the world.The N…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 01:21 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • 50 years of solidarity
    50 years of solidarity -      This is a promotional article for the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF). Over a half century ago, only two years after its founding in 1961, the National Agricultural Cooperativ…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 01:09 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Christmas spirit abounds at BHA
    Christmas spirit abounds at BHA -      The author is a student at Branksome Hall Asia and a former JDC Junior Journalist.On Dec 3 the first Plaid Tiding was held at Branksome Hall Asia on Jeju Island. During the event, STEM-V Hall was…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 02:44 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Winter events for Jeju 2015
    Winter events for Jeju 2015 -      The winds are wailing and the snow is falling but it would be a huge mistake to retreat to your room for hibernation. Jeju has just as much to offer in winter as in summer, assuming you dont mind…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 09:45 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Bus system set for overhaul
    Bus system set for overhaul -      Jejus public transport system is in line for a major overhaul after the province announced 16 proposed reforms as part of an 806 billion won investment between 2015 and 2018.To push through the r…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:32 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Knowing Jeju through food
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  • Old Downtown is Ready for Christmas
    Old Downtown is Ready for Christmas - Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to take a walk in Seongnamdong or “Old Downtown” as many expats call it. For the longest time it was the hangout of middle school students and old people. Howe…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 06:18 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • I have Lived Today
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  • A New Editor For Ulsan Online
    A New Editor For Ulsan Online - Hello Ulsan! My name is Jason Teale and I am sure many of you have seen my name pop on this site or on our Facebook page. I have been involved in the Ulsan community for a long time and I am extremely…Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 01:45 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • A New Chapter at UlsanOnline
    A New Chapter at UlsanOnline - It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to e…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:24 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
    Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You. - This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people…Tue, 7 Oct 2014, 11:46 PM // ulsanonline.com
  • Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
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  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
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Waygook.org

  • Re: Apartment hunting tips and strategies in Korea
    Re: Apartment hunting tips and strategies in Korea - Quote from: yfb on Today at 05:42:14 PMSo is there a reliable way of finding a noiseproof apartment, given how noisy neighbors can be here?Paying more money usually does the trick. More expensive apar…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:18 AM // waygook.org
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Aljazeera

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  • Robert Mugabe shrugs off concern about new African
    Robert Mugabe shrugs off concern about new African role - The new African Union chairman says he is not worried about what the West will think of his appointment.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:48 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • 'We are left alone, afraid to be living in Arsal'
    'We are left alone, afraid to be living in Arsal' - Amid power struggles between armed groups, thousands of residents and refugees of Lebanon's Arsal are feeling hopeless.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:07 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Nigeria's Maiduguri 'under attack'
    Nigeria's Maiduguri 'under attack' - Suspected Boko Haram members launch offensive against city's south.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:41 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Australian PM defends himself amid slumping polls
    Australian PM defends himself amid slumping polls - Tony Abbott's approval rating plunges to 27 percent as conservative government loses state election in Queensland.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:20 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Protesters return to central Hong Kong's streets
    Protesters return to central Hong Kong's streets - Thousands of demonstrators march through the city's main financial district, but turnout is lower than expected.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:18 AM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • SINOGRAPH China's power disequilibrium
    SINOGRAPH China's power disequilibrium - Fifty years ago, China was a totalitarian state - there was nothing outside of the part: no civil society, no market economy, and no companies. The country was completely isolated from the outside wor…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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  • Dear Syria: From one refugee to another
    Dear Syria: From one refugee to another - Nine million Syrian refugees are now duplicating the Palestinian tragedy of 1948. Watching the destitution of the Syrian refugees is like rewinding the past, in all of its awful details. And watching…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • SPENGLER STDs and strategy in Iran
    SPENGLER STDs and strategy in Iran - In the 5th Century BC, the Persian disease noted by Hippocrates probably was bubonic plague; in 8th-century Japan, it meant the measles. Today it well might mean chlamydia. Standout levels of infertil…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • COMMENT Saudi Arabia's culpability for extremism
    COMMENT Saudi Arabia's culpability for extremism - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a hothouse of extremism that nurtures distorted dogma. Its acceptance, endorsement and external preaching of perverted ideology is an international disgrace. It has an a…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Obama's India visit a big blank
    Obama's India visit a big blank - The three-day state visit by the Barack Obama to India - an unprecedented second visit by an incumbent US president to India - was extraordinarily rich in political symbolism, yet it failed to produce…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • China oil imports surge as prices fall
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BBC

  • Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'
    Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading' - Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 04:35 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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  • Abbott vow after Queensland rout
    Abbott vow after Queensland rout - Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a popularity contest.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 04:11 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Death row Briton appeals for UK help
    Death row Briton appeals for UK help - A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:54 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Protesters back on Hong Kong streets
    Protesters back on Hong Kong streets - Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 03:10 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: Preventing drowning with playpens
    VIDEO: Preventing drowning with playpens - Playpens are being used to save thousands of children from drowning in Bangladesh.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 07:01 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: IS killing of Japan hostage condemned
    VIDEO: IS killing of Japan hostage condemned - The Japanese government has strongly condemned the group calling itself Islamic State over a video supposedly showing the beheading of the hostage Kenji Goto.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:09 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Bangladesh factory fire kills 13
    Bangladesh factory fire kills 13 - At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:45 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Top Gun star Val Kilmer awaits tests for 'complica
    Top Gun star Val Kilmer awaits tests for 'complication' but no tumour - Hollywood star Val Kilmer confirms he's in an L.A. hospital and awaiting medical results, but said he doesn't have a tumour and hasn't had surgery.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:15 AM // rss.cbc.ca
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    Carl Djerassi, chemist behind birth control pill, dead at 91 - Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the pill, has died in his San Francisco home - 64 years after he and a research team in Mexico developed a molecule that became the key comp…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:40 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Alexis Tsipiros, new Greek PM, tamps down rhetoric
    Alexis Tsipiros, new Greek PM, tamps down rhetoric on bailout - A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 07:36 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Nicholas Guido's family gets $5M from NYC in mista
    Nicholas Guido's family gets $5M from NYC in mistaken mobster lawsuit - The City of New York has reached a $5-million US settlement with the family of a man gunned down in 1986 because he was mistaken for a mobster with the same name, fallout from one of the most stunnin…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 07:16 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Seahawks talked of Super Bowl repeat a year ago
    Seahawks talked of Super Bowl repeat a year ago - Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:45 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rus
    Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being r…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 02:23 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • NASA launches satellite to track amount of water l
    NASA launches satellite to track amount of water locked in Earth's soil - A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for d…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 01:02 PM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • US troops reportedly among fatalities in Maguindan
    US troops reportedly among fatalities in Maguindanao firefight - A U.S. soldier was allegedly among the fatalities in the recent firefight involving police and muslim militants in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, a muslim group said Sunday.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:05 AM // china.org.cn
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  • Japan says man beheaded likely to be Goto, issues
    Japan says man beheaded likely to be Goto, issues safety warning - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that the man beheaded by the Islamic State militants showed in a video posted on-line early Sunday is highly likely to be Japane…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:04 AM // china.org.cn
  • MH370: Families' legal team to negotiate compensat
    MH370: Families' legal team to negotiate compensation - Lawyers of the families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say they will begin to negotiate for compensations, after Malaysian authorities declared the plane's disappearance an accident.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:01 AM // china.org.cn
  • Mexico suspends high-speed train project
    Mexico suspends high-speed train project - Mexican Minister of Finance Luis Videgaray announced Friday a decision to cut this year's budget and the pinch will be felt with the plans for construction of two key rail infrastructure in the countr…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:35 PM // china.org.cn
  • AirAsia captain 'left seat before crash'
    AirAsia captain 'left seat before crash' - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, two people familiar with the investi…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:32 PM // china.org.cn
  • IS says it beheads Japanese hostage Got
    IS says it beheads Japanese hostage Got - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed in a video it posted online late Saturday night that it beheaded the other Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:01 PM // china.org.cn
  • Video shows man believed to be Japanese hostage Go
    Video shows man believed to be Japanese hostage Goto beheaded - A new video message posted online early Sunday (local time) shows that a man believed to be Kenji Goto, a Japanese man taken hostage by the Islamic State(IS) militants was beheaded. • US working to au…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 05:34 PM // china.org.cn

CNN

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  • Legal hope for death row Australians
    Legal hope for death row Australians - Lawyers for two Australian men on death row in Indonesia attempted to throw them a legal lifeline on Friday, despite the government's recent insistence that there is no way out.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:31 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • The air pollution that's choking Asia
    The air pollution that's choking Asia - Pollution accounts for one in 8 deaths worldwide and it's especially bad in Asia, where everything from palm oil to peat fires creates haze.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:30 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • This pangolin is safer because of you
    This pangolin is safer because of you - Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:29 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Remember 'The Great Raid' of 1945
    Remember 'The Great Raid' of 1945 - Val Lauder remembers the day Americans cheered the rescue of more than 500 prisoners of war.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:28 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • North Korea's Cold War time machines
    North Korea's Cold War time machines - Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:27 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Incredible 50-ft 'dragon' unearthed in China
    Incredible 50-ft 'dragon' unearthed in China - Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 11:26 PM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • The world’s nurseries: Getting ‘em young
    The world’s nurseries: Getting ‘em young - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  America’s new aristocracy Fly Title:  The world’s nurseries Rubric:  Early education matters, but it is not everything THE mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio,…Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 06:48 PM // economist.com
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  • Fuel hedging and airlines: Gambles that haven't pa
    Fuel hedging and airlines: Gambles that haven't paid off - THE FALL in oil prices—and the resulting drop in the cost of aeroplane fuel—is good news for airlines and business travellers hoping to cut costs. This could be the airline industry's best year in hal…Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 10:10 AM // economist.com
  • South Korean consumers: Won over
    South Korean consumers: Won over - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Seize the day Fly Title:  South Korean consumers Rubric:  Locals, fed up of paying over the odds, are shopping abroad Location:  SEOUL Main image:  The drink…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 09:51 AM // economist.com
  • Paternalism in South Korea: Banned praise
    Paternalism in South Korea: Banned praise - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Seize the day Fly Title:  Paternalism in South Korea Rubric:  An antiquated law against communists limits free speech Location:  SEOUL Main image:  Shin Eun-…Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 09:51 AM // economist.com
  • South Korea's ageing problem: Economic boom, popul
    South Korea's ageing problem: Economic boom, population bust - UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  South Korea's ageing problem Rubric:  Despite its impressive economic rise, South Korea is now facing a threat from within: a population that is ageing f…Thu, 8 Jan 2015, 12:48 PM // economist.com
  • The Economist explains: Top 10 explainers of 2014
    The Economist explains: Top 10 explainers of 2014 - EVERY weekday The Economist explains a new subject, topical or timeless, profound or peculiar. As the end of the year approaches, we look back at the explanations that have proved most popular with re…Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 06:50 PM // economist.com
  • Container ships: Ancient and modern mariners
    Container ships: Ancient and modern mariners - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Past and future tense Fly Title:  Container ships Rubric:  The romance of the high seas in an age of quantification Location:  YANTIAN, CHINA to TANJUNG PELE…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:11 AM // economist.com

ESPN

  • Final moment in the sun for Aussie greats?
    Final moment in the sun for Aussie greats? - ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Gary Phillips discuss the international futures of Australian greats, Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano following their AFC Asian Cup triumph.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 07:04 PM // search.espn.go.com
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  • Aussies claim maiden Asian Cup
    Aussies claim maiden Asian Cup - ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Gary Phillips delve deeper into Australia's AFC Asian Cup glory, following their emotional 2-1 extra-time win over South Korea.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:34 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Aussies claim maiden Asian Cup
    Aussies claim maiden Asian Cup - ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Gary Phillips delve deeper into Australia's AFC Asian Cup glory, following their emotional 2-1 extra-time win over South Korea.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:34 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Cahill: This will change Australian football
    Cahill: This will change Australian football - Players from both South Korea and Australia reacted to the Aussies 2-1 extra time win in the AFC Asian Cup final.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 01:28 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Cahill: This will change Australian football
    Cahill: This will change Australian football - Players from both South Korea and Australia reacted to the Aussies 2-1 extra time win in the AFC Asian Cup final.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 01:28 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Highlights: South Korea 1-2 Australia
    Highlights: South Korea 1-2 Australia - Tim Cahill's Australia won their first ever AFC Asian Cup with a dramatic 2-1 victory over two-time champions South Korea.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 05:59 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Asian Cup: Australia win first title defeating Sou
    Asian Cup: Australia win first title defeating South Korea 2-1 in final - AFC Asian CupSat, 31 Jan 2015, 01:19 AM // search.espn.go.com

Financial Times

  • State poll rout fresh setback for Abbott
    State poll rout fresh setback for Abbott - Liberal party’s disastrous showing sparks talk Australian PM could face leadership contestSun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:58 AM // ft.com
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  • China factory activity slowest since 2012
    China factory activity slowest since 2012 - Manufacturing woes will strengthen calls for monetary and fiscal stimulusSun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:21 AM // ft.com
  • Isis says second Japanese hostage killed
    Isis says second Japanese hostage killed - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticised in latest videoSat, 31 Jan 2015, 05:39 PM // ft.com
  • China bans ‘western values’ at universities
    China bans ‘western values’ at universities - Teachers and university professors in Beijing say they have been ordered to toe the party lineFri, 30 Jan 2015, 09:39 AM // ft.com
  • Japan inflation slows further
    Japan inflation slows further - Rise of just 0.5% in core CPI suggests central bank will miss goal of 1% for next fiscal yearFri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:45 AM // ft.com
  • Football scores in sports-mad Australia
    Football scores in sports-mad Australia - Soccer’s prospects Down Under are bright as national team contests Asia Cup finalFri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:34 AM // ft.com
  • China: Overborrowed and overbuilt
    China: Overborrowed and overbuilt - Its economy has become the world’s largest but a credit-fuelled construction binge threatens growthThu, 29 Jan 2015, 01:54 PM // ft.com

Guardian.co.uk

  • North Korea introduces 'mandatory military service
    North Korea introduces 'mandatory military service for women' - High school graduates will be forced to serve in the country’s armed forces until the age of 23, sources inside the country tell Daily NK North Korea is making military service mandatory for young wom…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // guardian.co.uk
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  • 'Fatherland! Victory! Battle!' – tattoos in Nort
    'Fatherland! Victory! Battle!' – tattoos in North Korea - For teenagers beginning their military service skin art offers a limited way to express themselves, North Korean defectors tell Markus Bell In North Korea, men and women wear their ideology on their s…Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 07:29 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • North Korea may be restarting reactor which produc
    North Korea may be restarting reactor which produces nuclear bomb fuel - US research institute says recent satellite imagery shows possible signs of reactor activity North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 09:40 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Kim Jong-un to visit Russia, say South Korean medi
    Kim Jong-un to visit Russia, say South Korean media - North Korean leader has reportedly been invited to attend celebrations of Russia’s victory over Germany in second world warThe North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has confirmed his attendance at Russia’…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 04:13 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • I defeated North Korea … I watched The Interview
    I defeated North Korea … I watched The Interview! | Tim Dowling - Freedom means the right to watch as many lame films as I want, and that’s the most American thing I’ve ever doneCan you wait to see The Interview? I only ask because the film is finally being released…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 01:04 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Confused North Korea accuses Berlin film festival
    Confused North Korea accuses Berlin film festival of 'terrorism' - Officials in North Korea, apparently mistaking the regular German release schedule for the programme at this year’s Berlin film festival, threatened the Berlinale with ‘merciless punishment’ unless th…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 11:58 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Quirky YouTube stars grill Obama on economy and co
    Quirky YouTube stars grill Obama on economy and college education - Three popular content creators surprisingly handed the president tougher questions than he would have received from professional journalistsPresident Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouT…Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 11:49 AM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • New Socceroo star Luongo surprises even himself
    New Socceroo star Luongo surprises even himself - No one is more surprised at Massimo Luongo’s stand-out AFC Asian Cup performances for Australia than the player himself ahead of Saturday’s final against Korea Republic. Source: Fifa.comTue, 27 Jan 2015, 10:09 PM // heralddeparis.com
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  • Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW L
    Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942 - by Megan McCloskey Missing overseas for 73 years, an American POW who perished in World War II is finally going home. Last week, the Pentagon officially identified the remains of Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kel…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 12:42 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW L
    Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942 - by Megan McCloskey Missing overseas for 73 years, an American POW who perished in World War II is finally going home. Last week, the Pentagon officially identified the remains of Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kel…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 12:42 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Postecoglou: There are no champagne corks being po
    Postecoglou: There are no champagne corks being popped - Ange Postecoglou and Tim Cahill have insisted Australia have neglected to celebrate their semi-final win over United Arab Emirates in order to focus on a showdown with Korea Republic. Source: Fifa.comTue, 27 Jan 2015, 08:22 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • Defenders down UAE, send Socceroos into final
    Defenders down UAE, send Socceroos into final - Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson struck in the first 15 minutes to secure Australia a 2-0 win over United Arab Emirates and an AFC Asian Cup final against Korea Republic. Source: Fifa.comTue, 27 Jan 2015, 06:32 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • US ‘tapped N Korea computers in 2010′
    US ‘tapped N Korea computers in 2010′ - The US began looking into North Korea’s computer network in 2010, reports claim Go to SourceMon, 19 Jan 2015, 08:57 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • US ‘tapped N Korea computers in 2010′
    US ‘tapped N Korea computers in 2010′ - The US began looking into North Korea’s computer network in 2010, reports claim Read MoreMon, 19 Jan 2015, 02:57 PM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • Rich Robinson: Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014
    Rich Robinson: Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014 - This year, Urban Outfitters sold a vintage Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in th…Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 05:15 AM // huffingtonpost.com
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  • Nancy Cohen-koan: Killing Two Birds... and I Don'
    Nancy Cohen-koan: Killing Two Birds... and I Don't Mean North Korean Leaders - I didn't find anything particularly funny despite being a Rogan fan. I like crude. Just last night I saw National Lampoon's Dirty Movie and ashamedly found myself howling. But The Interview's script d…Tue, 30 Dec 2014, 09:48 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Michael Berkowitz: 'The Interview': No Hack Job!
    Michael Berkowitz: 'The Interview': No Hack Job! - What could possibly go wrong? An American movie about assassinating the leader of a nation which the U.S. had branded as part of the international axis of evil. The assassination movie is launched fro…Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:31 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Daniel Wagner: North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance
    Daniel Wagner: North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance - Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is…Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:08 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resum
    Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resume Talks With North - (Reuters) - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after S... Read more: South Korea North Korea Talks, Pyon…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:57 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • 'The Interview' Breaks Online Record
    'The Interview' Breaks Online Record - By Liana B. Baker Dec 28 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the The Interview had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million ... Read more: The Interview, The Interview Sony, Sony…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 01:46 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson: North Korea's Racial Slur
    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: North Korea's Racial Slur of President Obama Is Business as Usual - It's hardly the first time that some official or official source in North Korea has gotten caught with its racial dirty linen waving. The verbal war is the outcrop of the deep suspicion, distrust, ant…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 09:35 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 › Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia cra
    World › Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said. National search and rescu…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:23 AM // japantoday.com
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  • World › Iraq Kurdish forces retake oil field, vi
    World › Iraq Kurdish forces retake oil field, villages from IS - Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province Saturday that was seized by the Islamic State group overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said. Pe…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 04:30 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Obama budget sets up battle with Republi
    World › Obama budget sets up battle with Republican-led Congress - After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that challenges Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wea…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 04:15 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Civilians flee east Ukraine town as figh
    World › Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies - Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 04:15 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › African Union agrees to send 7,500 troop
    World › African Union agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram - African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday. The move came after the council urged heads of state…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 04:10 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Official: UK police need more stun guns
    World › Official: UK police need more stun guns due to terror threat - The head of Britain's Police Federation says all front-line officers need to be equipped with stun guns because of the rising terror threat. Chairman Steve White told British news outlets Saturday tha…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:45 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Pilots in helium-filled balloon land saf
    World › Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely off Mexico after Pacific voyage - Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile (11,265-kilometer)-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered tw…Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 02:27 PM // japantoday.com

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National Post

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

New York Times

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  • North Korea Sought Talks and Attached a Hefty Pric
    North Korea Sought Talks and Attached a Hefty Price Tag, South’s Ex-Leader Says - In a new memoir, Lee Myung-bak, the South’s president from 2008 to 2013, writes that Kim Jong-il pressed hard for a meeting but demanded, among other things, $10 billion in cash.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • U.S. Textbook Skews History, Prime Minister of Jap
    U.S. Textbook Skews History, Prime Minister of Japan Says - Shinzo Abe, the conservative prime minister of Japan, opened a new front in a battle to sway American views of the country’s wartime history.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Adoptees Sought Their Roots, and Readers Reacted
    Adoptees Sought Their Roots, and Readers Reacted - A Times Magazine cover story about adoptees from South Korea resulted in a flood of responses.Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 04:33 PM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Jan. 27, 2015 — Photos of the Day
    Jan. 27, 2015 — Photos of the Day - Photos from Kosovo, Baghdad, Ukraine and South Korea.Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 05:27 PM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea Reaches Asian Cup Final
    South Korea Reaches Asian Cup Final - South Korea defeated Iraq, 2-0, to qualify for its first Asian Cup final since 1988. The team is one victory from its first Asian Cup title since 1960.Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Contrabando de telenovelas, un amor prohibido en C
    Contrabando de telenovelas, un amor prohibido en Corea del Norte - Las novelas se han convertido en una especie de caballo de Troya cultural, metiendo a hurtadillas visiones del bullicioso Sur en el norte, que esta estrechamente controlado y empobrecido.Sun, 25 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • Is North Korea restarting its bomb reactor?
    Is North Korea restarting its bomb reactor? - A US research institute says North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown. If true, the US-Korea Institute's findings will be an added worry…Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 06:25 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
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  • North Korean defector fights - on despite holes in
    North Korean defector fights - on despite holes in story - Shin Dong Hyuk, the North Korean prison camp survivor who has admitted that parts of his well-known tale are inaccurate, has urged his supporters to continue publicising the horrendous and unspeakable…Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 03:19 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • ‘Kenji died, my heart is broken’
    ‘Kenji died, my heart is broken’ - THE mother of the latest hostage to be beheaded by the Islamic State has said she “can’t find the words” to describe her son’s barbaric death.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 09:43 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • Date set for Morsi’s fate
    Date set for Morsi’s fate - OUSTED president Mohamed Morsi could be sentenced to death once a final verdict on his espionage charges is decided on May 16.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 02:08 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Balloon in historic Pacific flight
    Balloon in historic Pacific flight - TWO balloonists have flown into the record books, splashing down in Mexico after travelling in a helium balloon from Japan.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 02:02 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Did dumped woman kill fiance’s girl?
    Did dumped woman kill fiance’s girl? - BREKKIE WRAP: A WOMAN is on trial for the murder of her former fiance’s daughter, 2, who was allegedly suffocated the day he called off the wedding.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 01:57 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Italy gets ‘odd couple’ leadership
    Italy gets ‘odd couple’ leadership - ITALY’S new mild-mannered president Sergio Mattarella will form an odd power couple with brash Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 12:21 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Woman ‘suffocated’ fiance’s daughter
    Woman ‘suffocated’ fiance’s daughter - A WOMAN is on trial for murder, accused of suffocating the two-year-old daughter of her former fiance after he broke off their engagement.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 10:35 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Charles ‘wants to shake up honours’
    Charles ‘wants to shake up honours’ - AS PM Tony Abbott feels the heat for awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip, Prince Charles is said to be considering an overhaul of the honours system.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:42 AM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers ex
    Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers explode - Asians who crossed land bridges into today's Ryukyu Islands more than 30,000 years ago encountered plenty of game. In addition to deer and boar, they hunted elephant and steppe bison until the larger…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:52 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • University of Tsukuba launches Top Global Universi
    University of Tsukuba launches Top Global University Project - The University of Tsukuba, one of the selected universities for the Japanese Government's Top Global University Project, is holding a kick-off symposium on February 14-15 at the Toranomon Hills Forum…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:49 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • 32-year-old woman arrested for burning son's butto
    32-year-old woman arrested for burning son's buttocks with lighter - Police in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman for abusing her 10-year-old son by using a hot lighter to burn his buttocks and other parts of his body. (Japan Today)Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:45 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Snowstorm forecast for northern Japan
    Snowstorm forecast for northern Japan - Officials at Japan's Meteorological Agency are warning that a snowstorm could be heading for the eastern coast of Hokkaido as a low pressure system developing off the coast lashes the region with powe…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:30 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Diners descend on Ishikawa for oyster festival
    Diners descend on Ishikawa for oyster festival - Thousands of hungry people are enjoying a local delicacy at a festival in Ishikawa Prefecture. (NHK)Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:27 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Prime Minister Abe condemns Islamic State, vows ju
    Prime Minister Abe condemns Islamic State, vows justice for Goto - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Feb. 1 condemned the apparent killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State, vowing to work with other nations to bring those responsible to justice. (Asahi)Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:21 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Video said to show Japanese hostage's beheading
    Video said to show Japanese hostage's beheading - The White House said Saturday that U.S. analysts were working to authenticate a purported Islamic State video showing the apparent beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. (voanews.com)Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:13 AM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Inv
    Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible? - In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 05:13 PM // npr.org
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  • Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostag
    Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto - The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:50 PM // npr.org
  • Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'
    Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked' - A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a state of deadlock.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 03:38 AM // npr.org
  • Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea
    Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge - The span, to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 05:04 PM // npr.org
  • Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fi
    Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fire, Goes Home - The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:36 PM // npr.org
  • Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At
    Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 55 Dead - Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 11:42 AM // npr.org
  • China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promotin
    China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values' - Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 09:26 AM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • USW Tells Members to Strike at Major Refineries
    USW Tells Members to Strike at Major Refineries - The United Steelworkers Union told its refinery workers at nine U.S. fuel-making plants to strike early Sunday morning, according to the organization’s social-media accounts.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:57 AM // online.wsj.com
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  • China's Weak Data Renews Push for Growth Measures
    China's Weak Data Renews Push for Growth Measures - China’s economy got off to a weak start in 2015 with disappointing manufacturing- and service-sector readings, renewing calls for the government to introduce more measures to spur growth in the months…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:50 AM // online.wsj.com
  • China Minsheng Bank President Resigns
    China Minsheng Bank President Resigns - China Minsheng Banking Corp.’s president, Mao Xiaofeng, resigned for what the bank said were personal reasons that are unrelated to its operations.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 02:37 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Video Claims ISIS Killing of Japanese Hostage
    Video Claims ISIS Killing of Japanese Hostage - A video showing the apparent beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant marks a tragic turn in the hostage drama, and casts into question the role of pacifist Japan in th…Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 01:28 AM // online.wsj.com
  • As Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk
    As Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk - Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Uighurs have fled China for havens like Turkey via an Asian “underground railway.” Beijing worries some will become militants.Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 12:35 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air
    Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix - An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of a component supplied by TRW Automotive.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 08:10 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Revel Sale on Hold While Nightclub Appeals Terms
    Revel Sale on Hold While Nightclub Appeals Terms - The sale of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals.Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 06:02 PM // online.wsj.com