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The Korea Herald

  • S. Korea, U.S., Japan sign pact on sharing N.K. intel
    S. Korea, U.S., Japan sign pact on sharing N.K. intel - South Korea, the United States and Japan on Monday signed a military pact on sharing sensitive information on North KoreSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:04 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • S. Korea, Japan to hold vice foreign ministers' meeting
    S. Korea, Japan to hold vice foreign ministers' meeting - Vice foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan were to meet in Seoul on Monday to discuss an array of bilateral and regSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:04 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • U.S. withholds comment on N. Korea's personal attack on Obama
    U.S. withholds comment on N. Korea's personal attack on Obama - The United States withheld comment Sunday on a slur that North Korea made against President Barack Obama in anger over tSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:03 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • AirAsia plane missing with 162 people
    AirAsia plane missing with 162 people - JAKARTA (AFP) ― Rescuers scoured the sea for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather SundSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:34 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Seoul to dispatch officials over missing plane
    Seoul to dispatch officials over missing plane - South Korea plans to dispatch a team of officials and has offered military support to Indonesia as a search and rescue oSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:29 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • 2014 in numbers
    2014 in numbers - Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:25 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Prosecution eyes ex-presidential secretary in document leak probe
    Prosecution eyes ex-presidential secretary in document leak probe - The prosecution on Sunday sought an arrest warrant for former presidential secretary Cho Eung-cheon, who is suspected ofSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:15 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Government to address faults in four-river project
    Government to address faults in four-river project - The South Korean government said Sunday it would attempt to address leaks and other problems recently revealed with theSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:15 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • New grading system spearheads college entrance exam reform
    New grading system spearheads college entrance exam reform - The Education Ministry recently announced the implementation of a new grading system for the English section of the collSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:15 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Parties to clash over bills
    Parties to clash over bills - More than 100 bills including three real estate-related acts will be processed at the National Assembly on Monday as theSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:14 AM // koreaherald.com
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The Korea Times

KBS News

  • "S. Korea's 2014 Per-Capita GNI Presumed to be $28,000"
    "S. Korea's 2014 Per-Capita GNI Presumed to be $28,000" - [Economy] : South Korea’s per-capita gross national income (GNI) is estimated to have risen to 28-thousand ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:52 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea, Japan's Vice Foreign Ministers to Meet Monday
    S. Korea, Japan's Vice Foreign Ministers to Meet Monday - [Politics] : South Korea and Japan’s vice foreign ministers will hold discussions in Seoul on ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:41 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Appointed to Seoul
    Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Appointed to Seoul - [International] : Russia’s former Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Timonin has been named the new ambassador to ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:31 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Apple Joins Online Platforms Showing "The Interview"
    Apple Joins Online Platforms Showing "The Interview" - [International] : Apple has joined the online platforms that are distributing the film, “The Interview,” a comedy ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:19 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea to Send Patrol Aircraft to Search for Missing Jet
    S. Korea to Send Patrol Aircraft to Search for Missing Jet - [Politics] : South Korea will send a military patrol aircraft to aid search efforts for the missing AirAsia jet ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:57 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Search Enters Second Day for Missing AirAsia Plane
    Search Enters Second Day for Missing AirAsia Plane - [International] : The AirAsia passenger jet that disappeared on Sunday, carrying 162 people, has yet to be found as ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:52 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Saenuri Task Force to Discuss Reforming Civil Servants' Pension System
    Saenuri Task Force to Discuss Reforming Civil Servants' Pension System - [Politics] : The ruling Saenuri Party’s task force on revamping the pension system for public servants will ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:42 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • AirAsia Jet Disappears with 162 Onboard
    AirAsia Jet Disappears with 162 Onboard - [Politics] : The search is under way for an AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people after it lost contact with ...[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 02:28 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Gov't to Improve 114 Regulations
    Gov't to Improve 114 Regulations - [Economy] : The government says it will seek to improve 114 of the 153 regulations on which the country’s leading business associations raised issues and demanded improvements.[more...]Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:03 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • US Remains Silent on NK's Racial Slur at Obama
    US Remains Silent on NK's Racial Slur at Obama - [International] : The United States government has not given any response after North Korea used a racial slur directed towards President Barack Obama amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Intervi…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:40 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • Hackers Tried to Paralyze Nuclear Plants
    Hackers Tried to Paralyze Nuclear Plants - Authorities investigating a hacking attack targeting Korea's nuclear power plants said Sunday that emails containing malware were sent to hundreds of workers at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Corporati…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:00 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Ki Sung-yueng Stands at No. 2 for Distance Covered
    Ki Sung-yueng Stands at No. 2 for Distance Covered - Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City has come in second in terms of distance covered in the English Premier League so far this year. Ki has played in 17 games and covered 193.6 km, an average of 11.38 km per…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:58 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Hopes Fade for AirAsia Flight QZ0501
    Hopes Fade for AirAsia Flight QZ0501 - The search resumed early Monday morning for AirAsia flight QZ8501 that vanished from the radar en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday with 162 passengers on board. Indonesian air traffic autho…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:25 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Sony Works for Third Day to Restore PlayStation After Attack
    Sony Works for Third Day to Restore PlayStation After Attack - Sony worked for a third day Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption. We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayS…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:36 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Snow Strands Thousands on French Alps
    Snow Strands Thousands on French Alps - Snow and ice in the French Alps have stranded 15,000 vehicles, snarling holiday traffic to and from ski resorts in the French Alps. The government asked drivers to exercise the utmost caution and avoi…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:27 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • N.Korea Denounces Obama for Internet Outages
    N.Korea Denounces Obama for Internet Outages - North Korea denounced U.S. President Barack Obama with a crude personal attack as it blamed the United States for intermittent Internet outages that have isolated Pyongyang during the past week, and r…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:23 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • At Least 1 Dead in Greek Ferry Fire; 100s Remain Trapped
    At Least 1 Dead in Greek Ferry Fire; 100s Remain Trapped - The Italian Coast Guard said at least one person has died while attempting to escape a burning car ferry off the Greek island of Corfu. Coast guard officials said they have recovered the body, which i…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:19 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Angry Police Shun NYC Mayor at Funeral for Slain Officer
    Angry Police Shun NYC Mayor at Funeral for Slain Officer - Midway through one of the most heavily attended funerals in the New York Police Department's history, Mayor Bill de Blasio walked past U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries to give his e…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:10 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • To save a cell phone that has been dropped in water
    To save a cell phone that has been dropped in water - To save a cell phone that has been dropped in water, separate the battery and leave the phone in an electric rice cooker in warm mode for some five hours for dry.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:03 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Today's Photo: December 29, 2014
    Today's Photo: December 29, 2014 - Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:02 PM // english.chosun.com
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The Hankyoreh

  • [Year end series part III] Interview with a Cambodian worker: “If there’s another strike, I’ll take part”
    [Year end series part III] Interview with a Cambodian worker: “If there’s another strike, I’ll take part” - “I got lucky,” said Chhim Thoeun, 27, a migrant worker from Cambodia. Just when Thoeun had wanted to return to work at the factory, the company came to see him and gave him US$100 for his medical fee…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 05:45 PM // hani.co.kr
  • Early winter cold spell leaves welfare facilities scrambling
    Early winter cold spell leaves welfare facilities scrambling - The kind of cold that makes you gasp out loud. A fierce wind seemed like it could slice right through the plastic as it whipped noisily back and forth. With the wind chill factor bringing temperatures…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 05:35 PM // hani.co.kr
  • [Year end series part II] Interview with Yoo Woo-sung: “All I want is a normal life”
    [Year end series part II] Interview with Yoo Woo-sung: “All I want is a normal life” - The truth comes out eventually. For Yoo Woo-sung, 34, a contractor for the city of Seoul who was falsely accused of espionage in February of 2013, 2013 was the year when falsehood triumphed, and 2014.…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 07:02 PM // hani.co.kr
  • [Year end series part I] One young woman who refused to stay where she was
    [Year end series part I] One young woman who refused to stay where she was - This has been an eventful year. Countless precious lives were lost and bizarre scandals and incidents occurred one after the other. In our rage - and sadness - we are surprised to find how quickly tim…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:36 PM // hani.co.kr
  • Bill in parliament to protect rights of children born to unregistered migrants
    Bill in parliament to protect rights of children born to unregistered migrants - A bill has been brought before the National Assembly that seeks to protect the human rights of children who are unable to go to school or see a doctor because their parents are unregistered migrants,…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 10:38 PM // hani.co.kr
  • Government launches its own survey of agriculture migrant labor conditions
    Government launches its own survey of agriculture migrant labor conditions - The Ministry of Employment and Labor conducted a first-ever government survey of the migrant labor situation in agriculture. But legal and institutional improvements may be difficult in coming, it pre…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 10:23 PM // hani.co.kr
  • Sewol mom ashamed she ever trusted President Park
    Sewol mom ashamed she ever trusted President Park - “Why did she have to grab me and put on such a convincing act? I feel ashamed of having believed everything she said. Why on earth did she do that?” Park Sun-min, 40, was brushing away the tears that.…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:22 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Southern portion of inter-Korean railway to reopen
    Southern portion of inter-Korean railway to reopen - The South Korean portion of the Gyeongui Line, which covers 48.6km, is being reopened as a double-line electric rail. The Gyeongui line is a 496.7km train line that once connected Seoul with Sinuiju i…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:19 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Hankyoreh wins defamation court case over Blue House
    Hankyoreh wins defamation court case over Blue House - Blue House Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon lost a legal battle against the Hankyoreh seeking a retraction and compensation for an April report. Judge Jang Jun-hyeon of the 25th civil division of Seoul Ce.…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:15 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Recent hack on nuclear plants traced to IP address in Shenyang, China
    Recent hack on nuclear plants traced to IP address in Shenyang, China - The joint team of government investigators that is looking into the leak of reactor diagrams and other files at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), the state-run company that operates South Korea’s…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:08 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • Dollar opens at 1,097.7 won DN from 1,098.7 won
    Dollar opens at 1,097.7 won DN from 1,098.7 won - (END)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:53 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • KOSPI 1,937.27 DN 10.89 points (open)
    KOSPI 1,937.27 DN 10.89 points (open) - (END)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:53 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Monday's weather forecast
    Monday's weather forecast - SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- The following is the weather forecast for South Korea's 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Monday. Temperature (C) Condition Possibility High/Low of Rain (%Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:53 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • KOSDAQ 537.13 UP 1.96 points (open)
    KOSDAQ 537.13 UP 1.96 points (open) - (END)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:53 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea, Japan to hold vice foreign ministers' meeting
    S. Korea, Japan to hold vice foreign ministers' meeting - SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- Vice foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan were to meet in Seoul on Monday to discuss an array of bilateral and regional issues, Seoul's foreign ministry said, amid str…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:53 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea, U.S., Japan sign pact on sharing N.K. intel
    S. Korea, U.S., Japan sign pact on sharing N.K. intel - SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan on Monday signed a military pact on sharing sensitive information on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs amid the communist c…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:52 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Seoul shares open lower on losses from large-cap exporters
    Seoul shares open lower on losses from large-cap exporters - SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks got off to a weak start Monday as big-cap exporters and financial shares slid, analysts said. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dro…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:52 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korean travelers to Japan hit 7-year high on weak yen
    S. Korean travelers to Japan hit 7-year high on weak yen - SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- The number of South Koreans who traveled to Japan rose to the highest level in seven years as more opted to visit the neighboring nation on the back of the weakening of the…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:21 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Yonhap news advisory for Monday, Dec. 29
    Yonhap news advisory for Monday, Dec. 29 - The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-3…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:35 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (2nd LD) N. Korea denies involvement in hacking of South's nuclear power operator
    (2nd LD) N. Korea denies involvement in hacking of South's nuclear power operator - SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea again denied its involvement in the hacking of South Korea's nuclear power station operator Sunday, calling the allegation a trumped-up plot against the communis…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:35 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • 10 Questions with Harder Than Walking
    10 Questions with Harder Than Walking - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. 10 Questions with Harder Than Walking Words by Michael […] To read original article please visit 10 Questions with Harder Than Walking to re…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 07:35 PM // 10mag.com
  • Lucy @ Club Vurt 2014
    Lucy @ Club Vurt 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Lucy @ Club Vurt on December 27, 2014 Words by Michelle […] To read original article please visit Lucy @ Club Vurt 2014 to read the full art…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 05:20 AM // 10mag.com
  • Got an Extra W2 Million? Bring in 2015 in Style
    Got an Extra W2 Million? Bring in 2015 in Style - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Appetizers for 6 Included for Only W2,000,000 The Park […] To read original article please visit Got an Extra W2 Million? Bring in 2015 in S…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 04:29 AM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Foodie Find: Santaspoon
    Seoul Foodie Find: Santaspoon - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Foodie Find: Santaspoon Words and shots by Judy H […] To read original article please visit Seoul Foodie Find: Santaspoon to read the…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 01:04 AM // 10mag.com
  • 10 Korean Female Model Instagram accounts you Should be Following!
    10 Korean Female Model Instagram accounts you Should be Following! - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. 10 Korean Female Model Instagram accounts you Should be […] To read original article please visit 10 Korean Female Model Instagram accounts…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:40 PM // 10mag.com
  • Incheon Airport Currency Exchange by KEB Services Travelers Day and Night
    Incheon Airport Currency Exchange by KEB Services Travelers Day and Night - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. - Paid Post, Sponsored by Korea Exchange Bank – Korea E […] To read original article please visit Incheon Airport Currency Exchange by KEB S…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 03:54 AM // 10mag.com
  • Keanu Reeves to Visit Korea
    Keanu Reeves to Visit Korea - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Keanu Reeves to Visit South Korea in January Actor Kean […] To read original article please visit Keanu Reeves to Visit Korea to read the fu…Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 10:25 PM // 10mag.com
  • Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects
    Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects Gove […] To read original article please visit Korean Government Wants People Eating More…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:08 PM // 10mag.com
  • New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts
    New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts Words by Michael […] To read original article please visit New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts to…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 09:16 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime Rib
    Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime Rib - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. A Slice of Prime Rib, Americana, & Heaven A stone’s […] To read original article please visit Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 02:34 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

Dramabeans

  • Modern Farmer: Episode 20 (Final)
    Modern Farmer: Episode 20 (Final) - It’s a cute, sweet finale to a cute, sweet show, which is exactly what I expected from a drama that’s been heavily character-driven from the start. Though not all of our questions are answered, we lea…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:16 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Movie Review: Peking Restaurant (1999)
    Movie Review: Peking Restaurant (1999) - The food created by Chinese immigrants to Korea is a major part of Korean culture, like how American Chinese food has become embedded in American cuisine. A lot of Koreans eat no small amount of jjaja…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:01 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • News bites: December 27, 2014
    News bites: December 27, 2014 - Im Shi-wan is hot, hot, hot after his appearance in Misaeng; it’s said he’s received nearly 50 scripts and offers and that he’s currently reviewing them all as he vacations in the Philippines with the…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Kim Joon leads cable drama City of the Sun
    Kim Joon leads cable drama City of the Sun - Cable station MBC Dramanet is gearing up to air a new 20-episode drama come the new year, titled City of the Sun, and already has managed to sell to both Japan and China. Perhaps we can attribute that…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 03:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Yoon Doo-joon courted for Let’s Eat Season 2
    Yoon Doo-joon courted for Let’s Eat Season 2 - Yaaaaay, that’s what I like to hear! Let’s Eat has been in talks to get a second season on the air this coming year, but until now, it’s been undecided whether it’d be another season with the same cha…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 06:02 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pinocchio: Episode 14
    Pinocchio: Episode 14 - This episode takes an important step forward with the plot: We’re reminded that everything in this dramaverse is connected, and a string of recent events turns out to lead us right back to the beginni…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 11:17 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Running Man: Episode 226
    Running Man: Episode 226 - Merry Christmas, Running Man! A veteran actress comes to play with the cast this week, brightening up the set with her sparkling eyes and her sweet words. It really feels like the show invited an ador…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread #375
    Open Thread #375 -   Winterplay – “하얀겨울” (White winter) [ Download ] Open Thread #374 Open Thread #373 Open Thread #372 Open Thread #371 © javabeans for Dramabeans, 2014. | Permalink | 241 comments | Add to del.icio.us…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 09:11 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • Restored mural suggests 1,300 years of ties between Goguryeo, Samarkand (2014/12/28)
    Restored mural suggests 1,300 years of ties between Goguryeo, Samarkand (2014/12/28) - Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Geographically located at the midpoint along the Silk Road, between Asia and Europe, the city enjoyed many years of prosperity during ancient times…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's 7 Days of Giveaway] Day 4 : "A Million" and "The Wonder Years" (2014/12/28)
    [HanCinema's 7 Days of Giveaway] Day 4 : "A Million" and "The Wonder Years" (2014/12/28) - HanCinema's 7 Days of Giveaway Day 4 : A Million and The Wonder Years rafcop64f852658__wu8k6h04rafcoprafcop64f852659__jrzkcq39rafcop Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New Year's Eve concerts on the way (2014/12/28)
    New Year's Eve concerts on the way (2014/12/28) - New Year's Eve concerts in Seoul and Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), will mark the end of the year and greet the coming year. Various repertoires and programs, from opera arias and symphoni…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • "The Legendary Witch" climbs up further (2014/12/28)
    "The Legendary Witch" climbs up further (2014/12/28) - The viewing percentage of The Legendary Witch is climbing up further. According to Nielsen Korea, MBC drama The Legendary Witch rated 26.1% on the 28th. This is 1.1% more than the ninteenth episode.…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Hitting the slopes: Korea's ski scene will surprise you (2014/12/28)
    Hitting the slopes: Korea's ski scene will surprise you (2014/12/28) - I'm from Canada, home of the Laurentian and Rocky Mountains. Some of the country's finest ski resorts are in Quebec and within two hours' driving distance from where I grew up. I've been skiing for a…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Royal seal of Deokjong coming home to Korea (2014/12/28)
    Royal seal of Deokjong coming home to Korea (2014/12/28) - The royal seal bestowed on Deokjong (1438-1457) will return to Korea in March from the Seattle Art Museum. Provided by the Cultural Heritage Administration Deokjong (1438-1457), a crown prince of the…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Roy Kim reveals his sensitive side (2014/12/28)
    Roy Kim reveals his sensitive side (2014/12/28) - Roy Kim, a singer who made his debut on the survival audition program Superstar K4, is known to be a precocious person. The fact that he doesn't drink because his face turns too red and is a student…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Marketing guru predicts paper flyers still have a future (2014/12/28)
    Marketing guru predicts paper flyers still have a future (2014/12/28) - Among the fancy digital adverts that light up the streets, their shoddier paper counterparts are scattered around the sidewalks. It may seem odd that leaflets still exist in our world, but it means t…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Ticket (2014/12/28)
    Ticket (2014/12/28) - Two of Korea's major ballet companies are presenting The Nutcracker for families to enjoy this Christmas season. MUSICLEE SEUNG-CHUL CONCERTCOEX, Hall DWednesday to Friday: One of Korea's top singers…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Exo wraps up first Asian tour (2014/12/28)
    Exo wraps up first Asian tour (2014/12/28) - K-pop boy group Exo has attracted 320,000 fans to more than 30 concerts, according to SM Entertainment. SM said on Friday that Exo began its first Asia concert tour in Seoul in May and has staged con…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • Pardon moi? (redux)
    Pardon moi? (redux) - Pardon me for resurrecting a prior post. Voices for imprisoned conglomerate owners’ paroles and even pardons are gaining volume in Park Geun-hye’s ministries.  Floating pardons over a long yuletide we…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:09 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Last Open Thread of 2014
    Last Open Thread of 2014 - It’s a beautiful final weekend of the year, at least here in Seoul. Hope you all get a chance to go out and enjoy it. Photo: Yesterday evening’s sunset, seen from the back window of the office where I…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 10:05 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Blog template dilemma
    Blog template dilemma - As you’ve probably guessed, I’d like to change my blog template for 2015. Now, WordPress has provided a new default theme for the new year, Twenty Fifteen, which is nice enough but looks a bit odd on…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 12:10 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Yes, Seoul can defend itself and the U.S. should probably pull out. But to be fair…
    Yes, Seoul can defend itself and the U.S. should probably pull out. But to be fair… - Over at War is Boring, Kyle Mizokami argues that South Korea’s military spending choices indicate one of two different things, and both of them mean the United States no longer has any business basing…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 10:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Sony Hack – North Korea Is Not Guilty?
    The Sony Hack – North Korea Is Not Guilty? - The FBI and President Obama have declared that the DPRK hacked Sony and that a response would be forthcoming, however actual experts in data security point elsewhere, such as the Director of Security…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 01:35 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas - Just wishing this blog’s readers – and, heck, even people who don’t read this blog – a very merry Christmas.Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 11:51 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Four Rivers report released
    Four Rivers report released - An government investigative committee composed of outside experts has issued a report on the Four Rivers Project, and what you take from it will probably depend on what you thought of the project in t…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 11:55 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • And on the taxi front…
    And on the taxi front… - As you know, catching a cab at night can be a real pain in the ass. Not that there’s no taxis, mind you. It’s just that the drivers can be very selective in who they pick up. If you’re not going in th…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 11:21 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • New Blog Theme
    New Blog Theme - Don’t try to adjust your monitor – I’ve adopted a completely new blog theme. I rather like the simple layout, with big feature images and plenty of focus on content. It also looks good on mobile devic…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 09:56 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • No Gawker for Kim Jong Un this morning
    No Gawker for Kim Jong Un this morning - As the New York Times reported, North Korea is apparently having a really bad Internet day: A strange thing happened to North Korea’s already tenuous link to the Internet on Monday: It broke. While pe…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 11:36 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • 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
  • "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors"
    "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors" - On November 1, the Segye Ilbo published the following article at its website:[Kim Hyun-ju's everyday talk talk] Do you know 'Quincy Black'?The truth and falsity of native speaking instructorsThe forei…Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 03:15 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind"
    BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind" - Currently the second most shared and seventh most read story at BBC News is 'Irish alcoholism nature' reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea:The teacher had emailed the application…Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 11:42 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea"
    "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea" - This is a disturbing story - a Canadian teacher who was sexually assaulted was successful in taking the case to court, but the perpetrator - known to police for being accused in a number of other atta…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 12:59 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea
    Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea - Tonight Edward J. Shultz, former dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii will be giving a lecture for the Royal Asiatic Society titled Koryǒ and Korea Today:For man…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 11:45 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • 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
  • “Slow Bullet” (슬로우 불릿) by Lee Dae-hwan (이대환): Korea in the Vietnam War and the price of chemical warfare..
    “Slow Bullet” (슬로우 불릿) by Lee Dae-hwan (이대환): Korea in the Vietnam War and the price of chemical warfare.. - Slow Bullet by Lee Dae-hwan is a deeply affecting family story of a Korean veteran of the US-Vietnam war, and the price he and his family pays for it. This is a little known part of Korean history (it…Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 01:38 AM // ktlit.com
  • Review of “What Has Yet to Happen” by Kim Mi-wol (and meeting the author)
    Review of “What Has Yet to Happen” by Kim Mi-wol (and meeting the author) - Kim Mi-wol‘s What Has Yet to Happen is an unusual and clever “end of the world” story: There is no Bruce Willis character to save the day; there is no spaceship to hop on and escape; in fact there is…Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 08:58 PM // ktlit.com
  • Dalkey/LTI Korea’s “No One Writes Back” and “At Least We Can Apologize” nominated for International Award
    Dalkey/LTI Korea’s “No One Writes Back” and “At Least We Can Apologize” nominated for International Award - Tip of the hat and waggle of the walking stick to the fearless translators at the blog subject object verb for noting that, “Two books from the Dalkey Archive Press Library of Korean Literature, Lee K…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:33 AM // ktlit.com
  • The Road Goes on Forever: Bae Su-ah’s (배수아) Highway With Green Apples
    The Road Goes on Forever: Bae Su-ah’s (배수아) Highway With Green Apples - Bae Su-ah’s (whose Wikipedia page,we massively re-created in October 2013)  Highway With Green Apples is a melancholic tale. With that said, it seem particularly suited for certain kind of reader, bot…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 04:43 AM // ktlit.com
  • Park Min-gyu and more authors for FREE! (and Barry and Charles on video discussing it)
    Park Min-gyu and more authors for FREE! (and Barry and Charles on video discussing it) - Here it is if you aren’t already convinced. Barry and I explain why you should come to Haechi Hall to meet famous Korean authors on December 13. More information here:http://www.ktlit.com/projects/lio…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 01:38 AM // ktlit.com

The Grand Narrative

  • 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
  • Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships
    Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships - An extended commercial for Yoplait ‘Yopa’ yogurt, featuring five quick, humorous stories of foreign men in relationships with Korean women. It’s unremarkable in itself, and frankly not all that funny,…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 07:27 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First
    Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First - (Sources: left, dongA; right, The Kyunghyang Shinmun) The more operations, the more possibilities for complications, mistakes, and patient deaths. So, with the highest per capita number of cosmetic su…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 04:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Announcements
    Announcements - (Source: Facebook Event Page) Hello everyone. Just to quickly let you know about an upcoming presentation not to be missed, some worthy causes, and some Youtubers that deserve more promoting. First up…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 06:25 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Sunday Fun: Bottoms!
    Sunday Fun: Bottoms! - My 8 year-old daughter Alice is really into comics these days, often hiding our home phone under her pillow to keep reading when she’s supposed to be asleep. To my chagrin, she couldn’t care less if t…Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 10:32 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household)
    Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household) - As of last year, one in four Korean households had just one person. That was the same as Australia, and just shy of the US. Yet just four years earlier, only Seoul was remotely close to that figure, w…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 10:05 PM // thegrandnarrative.com

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DailyNK

  • State Offers Ebola Quarantine Discounts
    State Offers Ebola Quarantine Discounts - North Korea has been offering discounted lodging rates forresidents who have returned from abroad and must endure a mandatory 21-dayquarantine put in place as a precautionary measure against Ebola, bu…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 07:27 AM // dailynk.com
  • Calendars Index of Household Wealth in NK
    Calendars Index of Household Wealth in NK - Calendars are reportedly an indicator ofthe economic status of households more recently in North Korea, and available in a wide array of options, each type is relative to how rich or poor the family i…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 08:19 AM // dailynk.com
  • Will North Korea Be Able to Give Up Nuclear Weapons?
    Will North Korea Be Able to Give Up Nuclear Weapons? - It’s asked often. Whether there is a possibility that NorthKorea will give up their nuclear weapons. Even those who ask already know theanswer. That it seems North Korea will not give up their nuclear…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 03:57 AM // dailynk.com
  • ‘South Korea Is Learning the Wrong Parts of German Reunification"
    ‘South Korea Is Learning the Wrong Parts of German Reunification" - Image: Christian KochAt an event sponsored by the FriedrichNaumann Foundation in Berlin, Dr. Rudiger Frank presented his book, NorthKorea: Insight into a Totalitarian State. Dr. Rudiger Frank is, amon…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 02:46 AM // dailynk.com
  • Kim Jong Eun Pays Tribute at Kumsusan Palace
    Kim Jong Eun Pays Tribute at Kumsusan Palace - Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 12:30 AM // dailynk.com
  • 'Ideological December' Stresses Residents
    'Ideological December' Stresses Residents - The time left in 2014 is ticking down,prompting most to look back on another year and plan ahead for the next. Thisconcept even inspires an expression in Korean, wherein December is dubbed the knot of…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 08:41 AM // dailynk.com
  • Red Bean Porridge a Must for Winter Solstice
    Red Bean Porridge a Must for Winter Solstice - December 22nd marked the winter solstice,the 22nd out of the 24 seasonal divisions, known as dongji in Korean. It marksthe shortest day and longest night of the year.There is a saying that if you don’…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 07:46 AM // dailynk.com
  • Seoul Allows Hyun to Visit NK, Rep. Park’s Request Turned Down
    Seoul Allows Hyun to Visit NK, Rep. Park’s Request Turned Down - South Korea greenlit a request to visitNorth Korea made by Hyun Jeong Eun, chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, whilerejecting a proposal from a main opposition lawmaker with the New PoliticsAlliance for…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 04:12 AM // dailynk.com
  • Implications of North Korea’s KIC Unilateral Wage Cap Decision
    Implications of North Korea’s KIC Unilateral Wage Cap Decision - I.On December 6th, North Korea unilaterallyeliminated the 5% cap on wage hikes for North Korean workers at the KaesongIndustrial Complex. Ostensibly, the abolition is intended to boost profits ofthe r…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 03:47 AM // dailynk.com
  • UN Security Council Adds Human Rights in NK to Agenda
    UN Security Council Adds Human Rights in NK to Agenda - For the first time, the human rightssituation in North Korea has been adopted to the UN Security Council’s agenda.The landmark decision took place on December 22nd with 11 of the 15 totalmember states…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 03:39 AM // dailynk.com

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OneFreeKorea

  • Hard times for North Korean mines, and miners
    Hard times for North Korean mines, and miners - Please pardon me for taking a few days of rest with my family during the holidays. I’ll have much to say about The Interview, Nate Thayer’s intrepid reporting on the AP,Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 09:28 AM // freekorea.us
  • China to Obama: Drop dead
    China to Obama: Drop dead - The best news I’ve heard today is that Sony Pictures has either grown a pair or decided that it would rather wilt under domestic political pressure than wilt under foreignTue, 23 Dec 2014, 10:16 PM // freekorea.us
  • White House considers sanctions, psyops, and cyber responses to N. Korea
    White House considers sanctions, psyops, and cyber responses to N. Korea - Because I’ve begun to develop a certain sense of when interesting events are about to get much more interesting, yesterday morning, I decided to check the web site of KCNA,Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 09:33 PM // freekorea.us
  • N. Korea perestroika watch: corruption defeats information crackdown
    N. Korea perestroika watch: corruption defeats information crackdown - I’ve previously reported on Kim Jong Un’s efforts to crack down on illegal cell phones, memory sticks, DVDs, and other subversive information flows, even as some wishful observers clung to sketchy evi…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 07:21 AM // freekorea.us
  • Dr. Evil, on Kim Jong Un
    Dr. Evil, on Kim Jong Un - For better or for worse, the whole country is talking about it.Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 11:36 PM // freekorea.us
  • N. Korea: Stop accusing us of terrorism, or else!
    N. Korea: Stop accusing us of terrorism, or else! - There is something strangely unconvincing about North Korea’s denial that it hacked Sony Pictures or threatened “9/11 style” attacks on theaters: North Korea rejected the notion that it would attack “…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 11:30 AM // freekorea.us
  • This organization does not tolerate failure.
    This organization does not tolerate failure. - For weeks, I’d heard rumors that the North Korean government told its diplomats that they’d be held accountable — personally — unless they stopped the U.N. from moving human rightsMon, 22 Dec 2014, 07:30 AM // freekorea.us
  • What re-listing N. Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism would mean
    What re-listing N. Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism would mean - The New York Times is reporting that President Obama is considering re-listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism: As the United States moves closer to taking Cuba off theSun, 21 Dec 2014, 11:22 PM // freekorea.us
  • We are all North Koreans now
    We are all North Koreans now - As far as I know, I didn’t liberate a single North Korean during my four-year tour with the Army in South Korea, although I’ve argued their distant and forgotten cause ever sinceSat, 20 Dec 2014, 10:11 AM // freekorea.us
  • If N. Korea hacked Sony and threatened us, here’s how we should respond
    If N. Korea hacked Sony and threatened us, here’s how we should respond - The New York Times, quoting “[s]enior administration officials,” is reporting that “American officials have concluded that North Korea ordered the attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers.” Senior adminis…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:08 AM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • Is Ethiopia Violating UN Sanctions against North Korea
    Is Ethiopia Violating UN Sanctions against North Korea - Introduction Since the 1970s, Ethiopia has been in the company of North Korea’s most loyal military customers. Amongst other things, Pyongyang has been a source of munitions, armored personnel carrier…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 03:54 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Inspector O Goes to the Movies
    Inspector O Goes to the Movies - “Seen any good movies lately?” Inspector O was sitting on a beach chair under a big red and white umbrella, sipping a drink with a slice of pineapple and reading an old copy of Variety, so I figured i…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 10:27 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be
    Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be - If you have ever been to North Korea, you might know that feeling: you are in the country, and at the same time, you are not. Foreign visitors usually stroll through the streets as if they are caught…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 07:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • “Not Proven”
    “Not Proven” - Courts and juries in Scotland can find a person guilty or innocent, but they have a third verdict, “Not Proven” that falls in between. “Not proven” means, colloquially, we believe they did it but ther…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 02:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • No Sign of Preparations for an Impending Nuclear Test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri
    No Sign of Preparations for an Impending Nuclear Test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu In the aftermath of the Third Committee of United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution condemning the human rights situation in North Kore…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 01:51 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Urgency of Now: Why Obama Needs to Take the Lead on North Korea
    The Urgency of Now: Why Obama Needs to Take the Lead on North Korea - US-China Impasse In the lead up to President Obama’s recent visit to Beijing for APEC, North Korea seemed high on the list of priorities for his bilateral summit with Xi Jinping. Perhaps in their tête…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 05:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Beyond the Security Council: Keeping Focus on North Korean Human Rights
    Beyond the Security Council: Keeping Focus on North Korean Human Rights - Introduction On November 18, 2014, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning the human rights situation in the Democratic People…Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 05:56 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan
    Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan - North Korea seems to be focused on a new era of humanitarian diplomacy. The recent release of US detainees Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller prompted many to argue that the potential sanction by the…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems
    Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems - While foreign observers and media have fixated on Kim Jong Un’s buildup of entertainment facilities such as water parks, fun fairs and a ski resort, the DPRK leadership has also devoted considerable r…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 09:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility
    North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen.  Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that the 5 MWe plutonium production reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Resea…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:45 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

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

NK News

  • The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border
    The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border - On the Sino-North Korean border, there are three factors defining the rights of borderland residents. The first is citizenship – Chinese or North Korean. One cannot hold both since China does not reco…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 12:21 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • South to pursue talks over Kaesong wages
    South to pursue talks over Kaesong wages - South Korea is planning to have talks with the North over the wages for employees at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, two and a half weeks after the North unilaterally moved to raise them. The Ministry…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 11:58 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?
    The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau? - AP secret agreement with North Korea gives Pyongyang control over AP news storiesWed, 24 Dec 2014, 02:30 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Why Pyongyang’s AP bureau is worth it
    Why Pyongyang’s AP bureau is worth it - In 2011, the Associated Press (AP) told the world that it was opening a bureau in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This decision was met with much criticism and dis…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 02:25 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • AP made deal to distribute NK propaganda – sources
    AP made deal to distribute NK propaganda – sources - The Associated Press (AP) agreed to the distribution of North Korean produced propaganda as part of the terms for establishing a bureau Pyongyang, an NK News investigation has suggested. A draft of th…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 09:33 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Security Council adds N. Korean rights to agenda
    Security Council adds N. Korean rights to agenda - North Korea’s human rights record has been adopted as an agenda item at United Nations Security Council over objections from China and Russia. The 15-member Security Council adopted the North’s rights…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 10:12 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Update: North Korea’s internet suffers blackout
    Update: North Korea’s internet suffers blackout - Updated: December 23, 5:07 GMT - Websites hosted inside North Korea appear to be functioning intermittently, after being offline for approximately nine hours. North Korean websites hosted outside the…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 09:10 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives
    Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives - Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives Unions between South and North Koreans on the rise, with matchmakers in between   For some, an old saying that translates to “men from the South…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:44 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • What S. Korea’s dissolution of a ‘pro-North’ party means
    What S. Korea’s dissolution of a ‘pro-North’ party means - In a landmark decision on Friday, the South Korean Constitutional Court ruled 8 to 1 that the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) should be dissolved and its five national assembly members should lose the…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:25 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • After Havana, why not Pyongyang?
    After Havana, why not Pyongyang? - The unthinkable has happened: the United States of America has finally embarked on a process to establish formal diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba. After half a century of rather unsucces…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 02:13 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

ZenKimchi

  • How to Serve Macadamia Nuts (the Korean Air Way)
    How to Serve Macadamia Nuts (the Korean Air Way) - Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 05:15 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Leaks, Cracks, Sinkholes, Falling Metal…
    Leaks, Cracks, Sinkholes, Falling Metal… - Lotte Jamsil Tower. Neverending stories. Lotte cover-up […]Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:30 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Three kinds of bulgogi
    Three kinds of bulgogi - Over at Sorae Bulgogi in Soraemaul we tried three types […]Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 09:44 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Gangnam’s Food Cart Thugs are At It Again!
    Gangnam’s Food Cart Thugs are At It Again! - Chris Kwon Lewis took photos of what happened last nigh […]Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 09:58 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐
    Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐 - Location: Itaewon Cuisine: American BBQ Reservations: T […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 10:47 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Second Kitchen
    Second Kitchen - Location: Hannam-dong Cuisine: American Reservations: Y […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:48 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Gobchang’s Jogeon 곱창의 조건
    Gobchang’s Jogeon 곱창의 조건 - Location: Hongdae Cuisine: Korean Reservations: No Sugg […]Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 04:28 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • OK3
    OK3 - Location: Gwanghwamun Cuisine: Italian, American, Europ […]Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 04:00 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Baby Greek
    Baby Greek - Location: Seolleung Cuisine: Greek Reservations: No Sug […]Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 03:42 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Anthony Bourdain in Korea?
    Anthony Bourdain in Korea? - Well, the secret’s out. From tweets and Instagram […]Tue, 4 Dec 2001, 07:00 PM // zenkimchi.com

Koreanfornian Cooking

Maangchi

Korea IT Times

  • LG Electronics to Develop Stereo Camera System for Mercedes-Benz
    LG Electronics to Develop Stereo Camera System for Mercedes-Benz - Sunday, December 28th, 2014 Korea IT Times LG Electronics joined hands with Germany’s Mercedes-Benz to develop a key part of unmanned driving cars. This partnership is expected to give a boost to LG…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 10:48 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Do black holes discharge energy particles?
    Do black holes discharge energy particles? - Korea IT Times run a series of articles on the scientific business insight by Prof. Kim Su-dong. This is the fifth in a series of articles. Saturday, December 27th, 2014 By Kim Su-dong (info@koreaitt…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 08:27 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • DataStreams Unveils New Big Data Solution “TeraStream BASS”
    DataStreams Unveils New Big Data Solution “TeraStream BASS” - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong DataStreams, a S. Korean developer of data management solutions, held a press conference on December 23 in Seoul to unveil its new big data solution and s…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 07:58 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Prof. Cho Sung-gab of Korea University, registered in Europe IBC list of Global Outstanding Intellectuals
    Prof. Cho Sung-gab of Korea University, registered in Europe IBC list of Global Outstanding Intellectuals - Saturday, December 27th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong Prof. Cho Sung-kap of Korea University and Chairman of KIPS Cho Sung-gab, professor of Korea University who is also Korea information processing society…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:40 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • LG Household & Health Care Targeting Chinese Travelers in Their 20s and 30s with Sooryehan, Herbal Medicine Cosmetic
    LG Household & Health Care Targeting Chinese Travelers in Their 20s and 30s with Sooryehan, Herbal Medicine Cosmetic - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Oh Hae-young LG Household & Health Care (LG Care: www.lgcare.com) has been seeking to strengthen its marketing for ‘Sooryehan’, its herbal medicine cosmetic masstige, targ…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:31 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Amsterdam Airport, the hub of Europe, Selling Korean Dishes
    Amsterdam Airport, the hub of Europe, Selling Korean Dishes - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Shin Ji-hye Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the four largest airports in Europe, is going to sell Korean food. The airport is one of the largest airports in Europe with…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:24 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Digital Currency Revolution
    Digital Currency Revolution - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong Cho Sung-kap, Chairman of KIPS On December 22, the Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS) held a conference on “digital currency and financial revolu…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:17 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • 42% of Internet Users Have Experience in Buying Goods from Foreign Retail Sites
    42% of Internet Users Have Experience in Buying Goods from Foreign Retail Sites - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Chun Go-eun A study found that about four out of ten Internet users have had experience in buying goods online from foreign retailers. The Korea Internet & Security Agency…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 04:44 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Samsung Mass-produces 4-GB Mobile DRAMs, First in the World
    Samsung Mass-produces 4-GB Mobile DRAMs, First in the World - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Shin Ji-hye Samsung Electronics has developed a new DRAM which features fast processing speed and a 4-GB capacity.The company announced on December 23 that it will kick-st…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 04:39 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Samsung and LG TVs Sweep Consumer Reports’ “Best Product of the Year” Awards
    Samsung and LG TVs Sweep Consumer Reports’ “Best Product of the Year” Awards - Friday, December 26th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics accounted for 60 percent in the top-ten TV products of the year selected by the U.S. consumer magazine Consumer Rep…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 04:35 AM // koreaittimes.com

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PhysOrg

  • Sony's PlayStation back online after Christmas hack
    Sony's PlayStation back online after Christmas hack - Sony's PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft's Xbox went down in an outage.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:09 AM // physorg.com
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  • N. Korea suffers another Internet shutdown
    N. Korea suffers another Internet shutdown - North Korea suffered an Internet shutdown for at least two hours on Saturday, Chinese state-media and cyber experts said, after Pyongyang blamed Washington for an online blackout earlier this week.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 03:01 PM // physorg.com
  • Sony's PlayStation 'gradually coming back'
    Sony's PlayStation 'gradually coming back' - Sony was still struggling Saturday to fully restore its online PlayStation system, three days after the Christmas day hack that also hit Microsoft's Xbox, reporting that services were gradually coming…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 03:01 PM // physorg.com
  • Sony's PlayStation offline, Microsoft's Xbox restored
    Sony's PlayStation offline, Microsoft's Xbox restored - Microsoft's online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony's PlayStation network down.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 08:27 AM // physorg.com
  • China a likely factor in North Korea cyber prowess: experts
    China a likely factor in North Korea cyber prowess: experts - North Korea may be facing explosive hacking accusations, but analysts are questioning how an isolated, impoverished country with limited Internet access could wage cyber sabotage—and many experts beli…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 02:54 PM // physorg.com
  • Taxi app Uber defies ban in Spain
    Taxi app Uber defies ban in Spain - Smartphone car-ride service Uber vowed Friday to keep operating in Spain despite a ban following a lawsuit by taxi drivers and said it would fight the case in court.Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 02:52 PM // physorg.com
  • Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox offline in 'hacker attack' (Update)
    Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox offline in 'hacker attack' (Update) - The online gaming networks for Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox consoles—hot gifts this Christmas—were disrupted for a second day Friday in what hackers said was a coordinated attack.Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 07:13 AM // physorg.com
  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
    Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap - Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 07:12 AM // physorg.com
  • Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans
    Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans - Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released The Interview online Wednesday—an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 06:40 AM // physorg.com
  • Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
    Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry - Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 05:39 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

  • Regulatory reform left incomplete
    Regulatory reform left incomplete - The South Korean government is pushing ahead with a plan to sharply decrease a limit of share purchase of great grandson companies included in holding companies in order to revitalize mergers and a..Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:20 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • S. Korea develops ultrasound imaging apparatus for 1st time in its history
    S. Korea develops ultrasound imaging apparatus for 1st time in its history - As many as 300,000 South Korean patients of uterine myoma would be given chances to receive treatment quickly and elaborately with local equipment from next year. Alpinion Medical Systems, a compa..Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:19 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Retailers disappearing because of economic slowdown
    Retailers disappearing because of economic slowdown - According to data compiled by the Statistics Korea, based on data of the National Tax Service, the number of retailers who were active last year came to 772,000, down 34,000 from 806,000 a year ago..Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:07 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Positive sentiment on parole of businessmen spreading in political circles
    Positive sentiment on parole of businessmen spreading in political circles - Voices are growing in the political circles, government bodies and business circles that parole of businessmen should be considered for economic revival. After Kim Moo-sung, the chairman of t..Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 09:40 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Cyber terror concerns rise after cyberattacks in Korea, U.S.
    Cyber terror concerns rise after cyberattacks in Korea, U.S. - Concerns about invisible cyber terrorism are rising as a series of cyber attacks took place in South and North Korea and in the United States. Internet-based connectivity becomes a scary wormhole..Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 02:43 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Hyundai Motor Group, Lotte Group reshuffle executives
    Hyundai Motor Group, Lotte Group reshuffle executives - Hyundai Motor Group promoted an increased number of executives even in the face of soft profitability caused by the yens fall. The conglomerate on Friday unveiled its regular executive shake-up f..Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 01:47 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Korean wave sucked into Chinese black hole
    Korean wave sucked into Chinese black hole - A Chinese capital consortium led by Orient Star Capital, a Chinese investment company, took over Megabox, South Koreas third-largest multiplex movie theater chain, at 570 billion won ($518 millio..Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 01:33 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Govt seeks to cut tax breaks for industrial complex tenants
    Govt seeks to cut tax breaks for industrial complex tenants - The government is seeking to reduce tax breaks for tenant businesses in the industrial complexes from next year, showing a policy discrepancy from President Park who has called for deregulations. ..Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 11:35 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Blue House says parole is at justice ministers sole discretion
    Blue House says parole is at justice ministers sole discretion - The justice minister has sole discretion to determine the parole, a spokesman at the South Korean Blue House or presidential office said on Friday. On that day, asked a comment on the ruling p..Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 09:10 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • S. Korean govt to formulate REITs for managing airports, terminals
    S. Korean govt to formulate REITs for managing airports, terminals - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), real estate investment companies, which would manage airports and terminals, are expected to appear as early as next year. This is because the South Korean go..Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 03:11 AM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • Picture Korea: Christmas Celebration and New Year Prep
    Picture Korea: Christmas Celebration and New Year Prep - 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, 26 Dec 2014, 02:32 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea’s Craft Beer Makers Cheer New Rules, But Worries Lurk
    South Korea’s Craft Beer Makers Cheer New Rules, But Worries Lurk - It's been nine months since South Korea changed its local brewing laws to allow for more competition in its notoriously flavorless beer market. A quick look around this holiday season suggests the new…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 12:16 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • North Korea Internet Outage Highlights Isolated Online World
    North Korea Internet Outage Highlights Isolated Online World - A nine-hour Internet outage that shut off North Korea's major propaganda websites from the outside raises questions about the nature of North Korea's Internet, which while limited, gives the country o…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 03:13 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Student Survivor From April’s Sewol Ferry Sinking Attempts Suicide
    Student Survivor From April’s Sewol Ferry Sinking Attempts Suicide - A survivor of the “Sewol” ferry tragedy late Sunday attempted suicide, leaving a note that said, “I want to see my friends,” South Korean media reported Tuesday. The unidentified girl survived April’s…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 01:02 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access
    North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access - North Korea's Internet connection went down Monday, leaving experts speculating on whether it was the result of cyberattack or a measure by the North Koreans themselves.Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:58 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • U.S. Effort to Get China Involved in Response to North Korean Hacking
    U.S. Effort to Get China Involved in Response to North Korean Hacking - The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft President Barack Obama’s promised response to North Korea’s cyberattackon Sony Pictures..Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:27 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil Schools North Korea and Sony Pictures
    Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil Schools North Korea and Sony Pictures - Watch Mike Myers -- as Dr. Evil -- weigh in on the controversy around Sony Pictures, North Korea and The Interview.Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 08:12 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Obama Calls Sony Hack ‘Cybervandalism’ Not Act of War
    Obama Calls Sony Hack ‘Cybervandalism’ Not Act of War - President Obama said that the North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures' computer systems was an act of cybervandalism, not an act of warm and confirmed that the U.S. was considering adding North Korea ba…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 07:58 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Koreans Support Ban on Party: Poll
    South Koreans Support Ban on Party: Poll - Critics are slamming South Korea’s decision to disband a far-left political party—a move that is stoking fresh debate on freedom of speech in the country--but public opinion appears to be rallying beh…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 12:23 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Picture Korea: IKEA Opens and Winter Blast
    Picture Korea: IKEA Opens and Winter Blast - 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, 19 Dec 2014, 04:24 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Hello 2015: Amid the currency turmoil, good auguries for EM
    Hello 2015: Amid the currency turmoil, good auguries for EM - By Jan Dehn, Ashmore Group As the Fed prepares to hike rates in 2015, the window of opportunity presented by hyper-easy monetary policies for developed economies to undertake deeper fundamental reform…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:50 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Hello 2015: divergence in developed markets will set the stage
    Hello 2015: divergence in developed markets will set the stage - By Mohamed El-Erian One of the main challenges facing emerging countries in 2015 will be dealing with increased economic and policy “divergence” within the advanced world. It is a challenge that will…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 03:35 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • EM safe havens: where oh where are they?
    EM safe havens: where oh where are they? - In the long-running battle between contagion and differentiation in emerging markets, contagion currently has the upper hand. That’s hardly surprising when you look at the size of the shock coming out…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 08:57 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil falls further as IEA cuts 2015 forecast | Energy watchdog says rout in prices has not stimulated buying * China water diversion starts to flow | Controversial $60bn project will ir…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 06:48 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough
    The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough - The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings about countries in the Asia Pacific region. Its Gender Gap Index measures progress in…Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 12:17 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets | Developing currencies fall to 14-year low * Risk aversion rises as oil slides anew | A tumble in the oil price is viewed as a warning signal fo…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 06:44 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment
    Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment - China’s new charm offensive in Asia – using infrastructure development to garner soft power at the expense of rivals US and Japan – has reached new heights in recent weeks. Multi-billion US dollar dea…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:56 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil tumbles as Opec cut seen less likely | Brent crude drops to new four-year low of $75.48 * China overtakes Japan in stock market cap | In 2010 China’s economy overtook Japan’s as th…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:15 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras | The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras. * China fears opposition on climate talks | Warning…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:54 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • South Korea’s SMEs struggle to compete
    South Korea’s SMEs struggle to compete - South Korea’s small and medium sized enterprises have been losing competitiveness over the past several years, mirroring the declining power of its big export-based conglomerates called chaebol that h…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 05:57 AM // blogs.ft.com

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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
    Knowing Jeju through food -      Koreas regions each have their own unique food flavors and Jejus were all on offer at Baume Couture, Shin Jeju, on Thursday Dec 18. Jeju Tourism Association invited guests to enjoy a number of re…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:54 PM // jejuweekly.com

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Ulsan Online

  • 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
    I have Lived Today - Former Ulsan resident Steve Moore has come out with his first book called “I Have Lived Today” and we couldn’t be happier. According to Moore, the book started out as a project while he was teaching h…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 06:31 PM // ulsanonline.com
  • 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
    Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party - On the night of October 4th Angle Magazine promises an audiovisual feast at Ulsan’s Sticky Fingers in honour of our first birthday celebration. Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcas…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 06:37 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
    Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014 - Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 03:13 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police
    Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police - What if this happened to you? Police Officer: Hello, could you please stop? I need you ask you some questions. Subject: (startled) What? Okay, what? Police Officer: Please show me your ID. There’s a p…Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 01:30 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Counseling Resources
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  • Myanmar city holds first poll in 60 years
    Myanmar city holds first poll in 60 years - Critics say municipal election in country's biggest city, Yangon, is flawed, with only one vote per household allowed.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 10:26 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Severe flooding hits southeast Asia
    Severe flooding hits southeast Asia - Malaysia and Thailand among countries affected, with more than 180,000 displaced and 18 people killed.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:04 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • N Korea likens Obama to primate in Sony row
    N Korea likens Obama to primate in Sony row - Defence commission spokesman says US president goes reckless like monkey after Sony released satirical comedy of Kim.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:41 AM // english.aljazeera.net
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Asia Times

  • China sinks to 'new normal'
    China sinks to 'new normal' - President Xi Jinping recently told leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that China's lower growth rates are now the new normal. That after economic activity has continued toward its…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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    COMMENT We got by with a little help ... - The death of Joe Cocker will cause many people - not least the now fading flower-power generation - to recall his legendary performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival, in particular his rendition of W…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Washington's gold standard on torture
    Washington's gold standard on torture - It will come as no surprise if five years hence the US is still running drone campaigns that cross national borders with impunity and generally continuing to run what has proven to be a global war for…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • North Korean Internet back after outage
    North Korean Internet back after outage - North Korea is back online after the country's entire Internet network shut down on Monday. The White House and State Department declined to say whether the US government was responsible, yet the hour…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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    THE ROVING EYE Russia, China mock divide and rule - A case can be made that the geopolitical shift towards Russia-China integration and a trade/commerce alliance of the pair with Germany is the greatest strategic maneuver of the past 100 years. As Vlad…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Turkey and the Middle East quagmire
    Turkey and the Middle East quagmire - Pressure on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to present an image of strength could tempt him to intervene more deeply in the chaos in the Middle East. However, before engaging itself completely…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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BBC

  • Search resumes for AirAsia plane
    Search resumes for AirAsia plane - Search planes and ships resume the hunt for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, which went missing over the Java Sea with 162 people on board.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:37 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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    VIDEO: Ceremony marks end of Afghan mission - Nato has formally ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan - heralding the start of a new phase of support for local Afghan troops. Sanjoy Majumder reports.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:57 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Kohli criticises Australia sledging
    Kohli criticises Australia sledging - India's Virat Kohli says Australia's players called him a spoilt brat and he had no reason to respect Mitchell Johnson.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 10:14 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Nato marks Afghan mission change
    Nato marks Afghan mission change - Nato formally ends its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan at a ceremony marking the beginning of a new phase of support for Afghan troops.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:55 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Rahane & Kohli lead India fightback
    Rahane & Kohli lead India fightback - Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli both make centuries as India fight back against Australia in the third Test in Melbourne.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 04:13 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Malaysia pledges extra flood funds
    Malaysia pledges extra flood funds - Malaysian PM Najib Razak announces extra money to help victims of the country's worst floods in decades, which have left at least five dead.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 01:21 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Learning how to limit tsunami misery
    Learning how to limit tsunami misery - How planning and rapid response can mitigate tsunami effectsSat, 27 Dec 2014, 08:05 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • 'The Interview' makes $15M US online with two mill
    'The Interview' makes $15M US online with two million views - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the The Interview had been purchased or rented online more than two million times, generating more than $15 million US in the first four days after the controversial…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:31 PM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • PlayStation network still has problems, Sony says
    PlayStation network still has problems, Sony says - Sony Corp's PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being r…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:43 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • NYPD boss says officers were wrong to turn backs t
    NYPD boss says officers were wrong to turn backs to mayor - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue to defuse the tensi…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 02:30 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • NATO marks end of 13-year war in Afghanistan
    NATO marks end of 13-year war in Afghanistan - The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 01:48 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Malaria treatment suffering in shadow of Ebola fig
    Malaria treatment suffering in shadow of Ebola fight in Africa - West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 10:52 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia's latest air disaste
    Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia's latest air disaster - The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest air incident for Indonesia, which has struggled with its air safety record.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 09:13 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane
    Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane - Indonesia has resumed the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after the pilot requested a change in co…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:56 AM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Search for missing AirAsia jetliner resumes
    Search for missing AirAsia jetliner resumes - Indonesia resumed on Monday the search for an AirAsia passenger plane that went missing more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board, a search and rescue off…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:00 PM // china.org.cn
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    More efforts needed to end Ebola one year after outbreak - December 28 marks one year after a two year old boy in Meliando, a remote village in Gueckedou District of Guinea, died and later identified as the first case of Ebola in West Africa.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:58 PM // china.org.cn
  • Rescue operations for burning Italian-flagged ferr
    Rescue operations for burning Italian-flagged ferry continue - Many people are still trapped in the Italian-flagged ferry which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu on Sunday and waiting to be rescued on Sunday night.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:55 PM // china.org.cn
  • AirAsia airliner missing, search suspended for nig
    AirAsia airliner missing, search suspended for night - An AirAsia passenger plane with 162 people aboard disappeared Sunday morning en route from Indonesia to Singapore, and no traces of its whereabouts had been found before aerial search was suspended fo…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:53 PM // china.org.cn
  • Embassy calls for action after alleged airport rap
    Embassy calls for action after alleged airport rape - The Chinese embassy in Indonesia urged local authorities on Sunday to thoroughly investigate a recent high-profile rape case involving a Chinese woman and two Indonesian airport security officers.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:46 PM // china.org.cn
  • Algeria urges OPEC to cut oil output
    Algeria urges OPEC to cut oil output - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should cut oil output to push prices up.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:45 PM // china.org.cn
  • Obama sees Afghanistan 'dangerous place' after 13-
    Obama sees Afghanistan 'dangerous place' after 13-year war - President Barack Obama acknowledged on Sunday that Afghanistan is still a dangerous place as U.S.-led coalition forces formally ended their 13-year- long combat mission in the Asian country.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:53 PM // china.org.cn

CNN

  • Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane
    Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane - Planes are hovering over water off Indonesia as the country leads a search for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which disappeared off radar on Sunday morning with 162 on board.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:15 PM // rss.cnn.com
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  • AirAsia, MH370: How they differ
    AirAsia, MH370: How they differ - A Malaysia-based airliner vanishes over the waters of a Southeast Asia ocean. There's no distress call, no wreckage, nothing but water and questions.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:12 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Sony hack: U.S. Senator hints at China role
    Sony hack: U.S. Senator hints at China role - Sen. Lindsey Graham hinted at China's involvement in the North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures and called for additional U.S. action against North Korea to make the hermit kingdom feel the pain th…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 01:50 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Epic floods hit Malaysia, Thailand
    Epic floods hit Malaysia, Thailand - Massive flooding forces more than 132,000 Malaysians to leave -- with more rain expected in the region.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 10:54 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Flight 8501: Weather a factor?
    Flight 8501: Weather a factor? - The passengers and crew aboard AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 could have expected to have landed in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a flight of just over two hours.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 10:11 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • India steps up response to militant attacks
    India steps up response to militant attacks - Army, paramilitary and police troops have intensified counter-insurgency operations in Assam in the wake of Tuesday's tribal militant raid, which left at least 72 people killed in the India's remote t…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 06:34 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • N. Korea raps U.S. over 'The Interview'
    N. Korea raps U.S. over 'The Interview' - The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the The Interview, claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 06:31 AM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • 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
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  • 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
  • Brain training: The joy of puzzles
    Brain training: The joy of puzzles - AUTHOR'S NOTE: this post has nothing to do with finance but is merely a diversion for the holidays. Merry Christmas to all.Guests who casually glanced into a conference room in the Selsdon Park hotel,…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 05:23 AM // economist.com
  • Shinzo Abe: Shinzo Abe talks to The Economist
    Shinzo Abe: Shinzo Abe talks to The Economist - UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Shinzo Abe Rubric:  An interview with Japan's prime minister AS HE campaigns for a snap general election due on December 14th, how does Japan's prime min…Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 08:40 AM // economist.com
  • Rural development in South Korea: Pastures new
    Rural development in South Korea: Pastures new - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Sheikhs v shale Fly Title:  Rural development in South Korea Rubric:  South Korea exports a rural-modernisation scheme from the 1970s Location:  SEOUL THAT S…Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 08:34 AM // economist.com
  • Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me
    Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  Computerised espionage Rubric:  Malicious computer code is making the spook’s job easier than ever IT IS…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com
  • The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions
    The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  The falling yen Rubric:  Fears of a currency war in Asia are overblown Location:  SHANGHAI Main image:  2…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com

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    ESPN Now - The Pirates posted the winning bid for the negotiating rights with Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang. Pittsburgh now has 30 days to sign the 27-year-old, ...Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 10:27 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Augsburg sign South Korea striker Ji Dong-Won Boru
    Augsburg sign South Korea striker Ji Dong-Won Borussia Dortmund - Transfer newsMon, 22 Dec 2014, 07:59 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Thailand can break out of ASEAN bubble and challen
    Thailand can break out of ASEAN bubble and challenge Asia - AFF Suzuki CupSat, 20 Dec 2014, 08:26 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • President Barack Obama mixes up Baltimore Ravens'
    President Barack Obama mixes up Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco and actor James Franco - During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of The Interview because of the threat of violence from North Korea,…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:25 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • This Is (Hopefully) Not the End
    This Is (Hopefully) Not the End - I wanna see how it plays now that everyone thinks North Korea hacked Sony, Seth Rogen cracks as he walks into the fluorescent-lit lobby ...Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:37 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean
    Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean team - A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:19 AM // search.espn.go.com

Financial Times

  • Malaria: Real and present danger
    Malaria: Real and present danger - The disease kills 500,000 a year and a drug-resistant strain in Asia awakens fresh concernSun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:53 PM // ft.com
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  • Search resumes for AirAsia plane
    Search resumes for AirAsia plane - Passenger jet with 162 people on board missing over Java Sea since SundaySun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:06 PM // ft.com
  • Religious conversion debate divides India
    Religious conversion debate divides India - Modi’s failure to defend pluralism raises concerns about hidden social agendaSun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:30 AM // ft.com
  • Buddhist militancy sparks concern
    Buddhist militancy sparks concern - Rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim organisationsSun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:42 AM // ft.com
  • Emerging states must make their own mark
    Emerging states must make their own mark - A boom based on borrowing cheaply is easier than to take on vested interests, writes Alan BeattieSun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:17 AM // ft.com
  • China zombie factories keep illusion alive
    China zombie factories keep illusion alive - Many heavy industrial companies should be going bust but are being propped up by local governmentsSun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:42 AM // ft.com
  • AirAsia flight missing with 162 on board
    AirAsia flight missing with 162 on board - Contact lost with aircraft en route from Indonesia to SingaporeSun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:47 AM // ft.com

Guardian.co.uk

  • Apple offers option to rent or purchase The Interv
    Apple offers option to rent or purchase The Interview from iTunes store - Film is priced at $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to own. Until Sony discloses online revenues, it’s not clear if it will recoup the $44m cost of making the movieNorth Korea calls Obama a ‘monkey’ over inter…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:09 PM // guardian.co.uk
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  • North Korea calls Obama a 'monkey' as it blames US
    North Korea calls Obama a 'monkey' as it blames US for internet shutdown - Pyongyang accuses US of responsibility for recent outagesChinese state media reports new internet outage on SaturdayHackers can’t stop crowds flocking to see The InterviewXbox Live and PSN recover fro…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:56 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Kim Jong-un goes awol: a short story by Jesse Arms
    Kim Jong-un goes awol: a short story by Jesse Armstrong - In September, North Korea’s supreme leader disappeared from public view for five weeks. No explanation was given for his absence from official events. Satirist Jesse Armstrong imagines what might have…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 03:30 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Anti-Americanism and appeasement | Letters
    Anti-Americanism and appeasement | Letters - I am currently preparing a number of screenplays. One advocates violent jihad. Another is profoundly offensive towards every minority group known to woman. Another features a gang-rape of Her Majesty…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 01:46 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Hackers' threats can't stop crowds from flocking t
    Hackers' threats can't stop crowds from flocking to see The Interview - Despite poor reviews, film garners viewers across the USSome head to cinemas just to make a statement: ‘Let freedom reign’Watching The Interview: ‘We don’t take orders from Kim Jong-un’Xbox Live and P…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 11:35 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • The Guardian view on religious intolerance: the bu
    The Guardian view on religious intolerance: the burden of the cross | Editorial - In much of the world, and many Islamic societies especially, Christians are oppressed. The rights of humans should always come before the proclaimed rights of GodThe invasion of Iraq in 2003 and its a…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 02:05 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Watching The Interview on Christmas: 'We don't tak
    Watching The Interview on Christmas: 'We don't take orders from Kim Jong-un' - At a cinema in North Bergen, security guard is on high alert for trouble surrounding the long-awaited screening of ‘the North Korean film’The Empire Columbia Park 12 cinema, in North Bergen, New Jerse…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:16 PM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • North Korea blames US for Internet outage
    North Korea blames US for Internet outage - North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview”. Read moreSat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:39 PM // heralddeparis.com
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  • North Korea berates Obama over film
    North Korea berates Obama over film - North Korea condemns US President Barack Obama over the release of the film The Interview, about a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-un. Go to SourceSat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:38 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea Suffers Another Internet Shutdown: Rep
    North Korea Suffers Another Internet Shutdown: Report - North Korea has suffered yet another Internet shutdown, according to Chinese state media. On the heels of North Korea blaming the United States for its intermittent Internet interruptions this week, C…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:38 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea Blames U.S. for Internet Outages, Call
    North Korea Blames U.S. for Internet Outages, Calls Obama Reckless ‘Monkey’ - North Korea is pointing the finger at the United States for its Internet shutdown and calling President Barack Obama “a monkey” in the aftermath of the Sony hacking scandal. The country’s top military…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 01:38 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea Labels Barack Obama a “Monkey,” Th
    North Korea Labels Barack Obama a “Monkey,” Threatens U.S. with “Deadly Blows” - North Korea has upped the ante in its feud with the United States. In the wake of The Interview being released in select theaters on Christmas Day, along with an Internet outage this week in North… [[…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:29 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea berates Obama over film
    North Korea berates Obama over film - North Korea condemns US President Barack Obama over the release of the film The Interview, about a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-un. Read MoreSat, 27 Dec 2014, 10:39 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea movie gets released in USA
    North Korea movie gets released in USA - A major Hollywood movie that was cancelled after a threat from hackers has finally been released. Read moreSat, 27 Dec 2014, 07:28 AM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • 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
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  • Francis Levy: Selma and The Interview
    Francis Levy: Selma and The Interview - If you think Selma is a film about your mother's best friend, then perhaps you believe that The Interview is a comedy about Kim Jong-un's psychoanalys... Read more: Carl Jung, Kim Jong Un, Selma, The…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 09:52 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Report: North Korean Internet, 3G Mobile Network S
    Report: North Korean Internet, 3G Mobile Network Shut Down For Hours - By Jack Kim SEOUL, Dec 27 (Reuters) - North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a monkey and blamed Washington on Saturday for ... Read more: Reuters, North Korean Internet Shut Down, North Korea…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 04:05 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • North Korea Says Obama Was Behind Release Of 'The
    North Korea Says Obama Was Behind Release Of 'The Interview' - HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama a monkey and blamed the U.S. on Saturday fo... Read more: North Korea, North Korea Obama, The Interv…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 06:52 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Keith Thomson: First Theater to Screen The Inter
    Keith Thomson: First Theater to Screen The Interview Loses Internet for 5 Days - Jubilant Plaza employees added big red letters spelling out Freedom Prevails to their marquee, then took to the Internet to share the news. Or, rather, they would have taken to the Internet. Read more…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 04:12 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • 'The Interview' Accidentally Becomes Bold Hollywoo
    'The Interview' Accidentally Becomes Bold Hollywood Experiment - LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Interview was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin... Read more: The Interview, North Korea, North Korea th…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 01:17 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • John Zipperer: Week to Week News Quiz for 12/26/1
    John Zipperer: Week to Week News Quiz for 12/26/14: Special Year-End Edition - It's time for gift-giving and year-end celebrations, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see who's giving what to whom. Read more: Week to Week, News Quiz, Commonwealth Club, Russia, Vladimi…Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 11:01 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 › Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane
    World › Search resumes for missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 - The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana,…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:00 PM // japantoday.com
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  • World › 1 dead, hundreds stranded on burning Gre
    World › 1 dead, hundreds stranded on burning Greek ferry - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:00 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Af
    World › U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan - The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led c…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 04:55 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › New York police commissioner: Less rheto
    World › New York police commissioner: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, New York City's police commissioner called Sunday for a lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue to defuse the t…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 04:53 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq
    World › Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq - A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, the Guard said Sunday. Brig Gen Hamid Taqavi was martyred w…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 04:32 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Alleged sex victims sue after predator w
    World › Alleged sex victims sue after predator wins $3 mil lottery in Florida - Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot. Timothy Poole purchased the winn…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 04:01 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Malaria killing thousands more than Ebol
    World › Malaria killing thousands more than Ebola in West Africa - West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, nea…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 08:39 AM // 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

  • South Korea, Japan and U.S. to Sign Intelligence P
    South Korea, Japan and U.S. to Sign Intelligence Pact - South Korea, the United States and Japan will sign their first joint intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials said Friday…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
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  • South Korea: 3 Die at Nuclear Plant’s Constr
    South Korea: 3 Die at Nuclear Plant’s Construction Site - Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Uber C.E.O. Charged With Violating South Korea Tra
    Uber C.E.O. Charged With Violating South Korea Transport Laws - Seoul prosecutors indicted Travis Kalanick, the ride-booking company’s chief executive, as well as its local unit and car-rental partner, on charges of violating taxi licensing laws.Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 10:15 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Ko
    Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Korea - Cosmetic surgery, pervasive in South Korea, is now the must-do activity for many Chinese visitors.Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea Appeals Tariffs Imposed by U.S. on Ste
    South Korea Appeals Tariffs Imposed by U.S. on Steel Pipes - South Korea’s trade ministry said that high American tariffs on Korean steel pipes put them at a price disadvantage compared with imports from India and other countries.Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea Disbands Party Sympathetic to North
    South Korea Disbands Party Sympathetic to North - The court ruling against the United Progressive Party marked a political victory for President Park Geun-hye, who had sought to have the party dissolved.Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Koreans Back Japan’s Peace Constitutio
    South Koreans Back Japan’s Peace Constitution as Nobel Prize-Worthy - Prominent South Koreans started an effort on Thursday backing Japanese supporters of a constitutional provision that renounces war.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • Monkey slur in bitter war of words
    Monkey slur in bitter war of words - Even by the outrageous standards of North Korean propaganda chiefs, it was an unusually vulgar slur, a dramatic escalation in the two-week-long war of words between Pyongyang and Washington. As North…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 12:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
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  • President Barack Obama called 'monkey'
    President Barack Obama called 'monkey' - North Korea has blasted US President Barack Obama as a monkey encouraging cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened inescapable deadly blows. The isolate…Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 12:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Russia sympathises with North Korea over Sony hack
    Russia sympathises with North Korea over Sony hacking scandal - Russia has offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was quite understandable. Russian Foreign M…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 02:10 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Experts split on Sony hack culprit
    Experts split on Sony hack culprit - Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the internet's newest game of whodunit continue…Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 12:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Kim Jong Un lampooned on social media as backlash
    Kim Jong Un lampooned on social media as backlash to Sony hack - The announcement by Sony last week that they would not be releasing the upcoming Kim Jong-un assassination film The Interview shocked many, especially when government officials confirmed that it was i…Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 06:26 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • North Korean net shut down for nine hours
    North Korean net shut down for nine hours - North Korea experienced one of its worst internet outages for several hours, days after United States President Barack Obama vowed a proportional response for the hermit country's alleged cyber attack…Tue, 23 Dec 2014, 12:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • US envoy slams North Korea as a 'living nightmare'
    US envoy slams North Korea as a 'living nightmare' - The US has slammed North Korea as a living nightmare for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal human rights record. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member…Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 10:59 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • What’s keeping Peter Greste in jail
    What’s keeping Peter Greste in jail - ON the anniversary of his first year in jail, Julie Bishop has revealed more details about what’s keeping Peter Greste back from being granted a pardon or clemency.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:03 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • ‘My fiance was on that flight’
    ‘My fiance was on that flight’ - BRIDE-TO-BE reveals how her fiance was on missing AirAsia flight and enjoying his last family holiday as a bachelor before it vanished.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:10 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘We have no idea what went wrong’
    ‘We have no idea what went wrong’ - THE search for a missing AirAsia plane is under way again, as more details emerged of who was on board while the airline’s CEO said the incident was his “worst nightmare”.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:47 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • AirAsia pilot was a ‘caring man’
    AirAsia pilot was a ‘caring man’ - RELATIVES of the pilot who was flying AirAsia flight QZ8501 have described him as a “caring man” as the search for the plane continues.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 03:22 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • 2015 will be huge, here’s why
    2015 will be huge, here’s why - FROM the cricket world cup and the Anzac centenary to elections and a rendezvous with the planet Pluto, 2015 is shaping up as a huge year. Here’s what to expect.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 11:12 AM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Taiwanese hippo learns it can’t fly
    Taiwanese hippo learns it can’t fly - POLICE in Taiwan were stunned to receive a call that people had just seen a “flying dinosaur”.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 10:50 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘Europe’s last dictator’ sacks PM
    ‘Europe’s last dictator’ sacks PM - IT’S not everyday a President sacks the Prime Minister. But that’s exactly what’s happened here as alarms ring that the country will slide into chaos.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 03:58 PM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Policeman commits suicide in koban in Ehime
    Policeman commits suicide in koban in Ehime - A policeman apparently committed suicide in a koban in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, police officials said Sunday. (Japan Today)Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:07 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Woman dies after car plummets from rooftop car par
    Woman dies after car plummets from rooftop car park - A 67-year-old woman died after her car went off a rooftop car park in Fuchu, Tokyo, on Sunday. (Japan Today)Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:05 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Govt. ends Minamisoma 'hot spot' evacuations
    Govt. ends Minamisoma 'hot spot' evacuations - Japan's government has lifted all evacuation advisories for so-called hot spots with high radiation levels in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. (NHK)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 11:59 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Bird flu virus found in southwestern Japan
    Bird flu virus found in southwestern Japan - Authorities in southwestern Japan say they have found the H5 strain of bird flu virus in chickens at a local poultry farm. (NHK)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 11:56 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Japan, China resume environmental forum
    Japan, China resume environmental forum - Japan and China held their environmental forum for the first time in two years, in Beijing on Sunday. (Jiji Press)Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 11:54 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Hugh Jackman stars, sings J-pop cover, and speaks
    Hugh Jackman stars, sings J-pop cover, and speaks Japanese in ads for Toyota - When you get to be as big a company as Toyota, you can afford to go out and get A-list talent for your commercials. (rocketnews24.com)Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:42 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • 2 women arrested over death of 3-year-old girl
    2 women arrested over death of 3-year-old girl - Police in Konan City, Kochi Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old woman and her 23-year-old female friend over the death of the woman's 3-year-old daughter by suffocation. (Japan Today)Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:40 PM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard
    AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard - An AirAsia plane has disappeared over the Java Sea. The plane took off from Indonesia's second-largest city and was headed to Singapore.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:37 AM // npr.org
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  • AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia
    AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia - Search operations have been suspended for the night after the Airbus A320, with 162 aboard, lost contact with the ground after takeoff from Indonesia. The flight was bound for Singapore.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:50 PM // npr.org
  • AirAsia Passenger Plane Missing After Takeoff From
    AirAsia Passenger Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia - An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, officials said.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 11:03 PM // npr.org
  • Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In
    Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation - The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 12:50 PM // npr.org
  • Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet
    Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages - Pyongyang has accused President Obama of reckless words and deeds and said the U.S. is playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 08:36 AM // npr.org
  • Tsunami Survivor: Banda Aceh Is Still Vulnerable
    Tsunami Survivor: Banda Aceh Is Still Vulnerable - Rina Meutia survived the devastating tsunami 10 years ago in Indonesia's Banda Aceh. She talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the immediate aftermath and how the region has changed since then.Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 07:44 AM // npr.org
  • Turkey Frees Teenager Who 'Insulted' The President
    Turkey Frees Teenager Who 'Insulted' The President - The most recent crackdown on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's critics is proof for many that Turkey is veering toward authoritarianism.Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 10:26 AM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Sony's 'The Interview' Racks Up Online Views
    Sony's 'The Interview' Racks Up Online Views - “The Interview” has been streamed or downloaded more than two million times since it became available last Wednesday, Sony Pictures said Sunday, boasting of high demand for the controversial comedy, w…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:31 PM // online.wsj.com
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  • Regulators Tackle Broker Loophole
    Regulators Tackle Broker Loophole - Regulators around the country are taking steps to patch a loophole that allows brokers who have been barred from the securities industry to sell insurance and other financial products.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:31 PM // online.wsj.com
  • AirAsia Helped Transform Region's Plane Travel
    AirAsia Helped Transform Region's Plane Travel - Over the past decade, AirAsia created a network of local franchises and a new market for budget travel in a region where flying had been out of reach for many.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:29 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Search for AirAsia Plane Resumes
    Search for AirAsia Plane Resumes - Authorities have resumed the search for an AirAsia plane with 162 passengers and crew that went missing less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia for Singapore.Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:27 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Fees Get Leaner on Private Equity
    Fees Get Leaner on Private Equity - Facing pressure from investors and heightened scrutiny from federal regulators, some of the largest private-equity firms are giving up their claim to fees that generated hundreds of millions of dollar…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:26 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Oil Jobs Squeezed as Prices Fall
    Oil Jobs Squeezed as Prices Fall - U.S. oil and gas companies have been a job engine through much of an otherwise lackluster economic expansion. Now, after a roughly 50% plunge in oil prices, companies are cutting capital budgets and w…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:06 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Labor-Market Dropouts Stay on the Sidelines
    Labor-Market Dropouts Stay on the Sidelines - The Outlook: While the U.S. economy suddenly looks healthier, it isn’t luring back many of the millions who dropped out of the labor market during the down times, which is nagging at many economists.…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 07:00 PM // online.wsj.com