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The Korea Herald

  • S. Korea says more than 100 bln won to be injected to nurture gaming startups
    S. Korea says more than 100 bln won to be injected to nurture gaming startups - The presidential office said Monday that more than 100 billion won ($90 million) will be injected to nurture startups inMon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:19 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • We Got Married’ star under pressure to quit
    We Got Married’ star under pressure to quit - South Korean singer-actress Yewon, or Kim Ye-won, is under increasing pressure to quit the popular television show “We GMon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:01 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Financial regulator vows support for financially needy
    Financial regulator vows support for financially needy - South Korea's top financial regulator vowed Monday to focus more on supporting the financially needy by strengthening loMon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:36 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Corporate bill default rate falls to 20-month low in Feb.
    Corporate bill default rate falls to 20-month low in Feb. - The default rate of corporate bills in South Korea improved to its lowest level in 20 months in February as the amount oSun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:11 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • Chung Dong-young to run in April by-elections
    Chung Dong-young to run in April by-elections - Former Unification Minister and presidential candidate Chung Dong-young announced Monday that he will contest Seoul’s GwSun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:08 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • Bank lending rates extend falls in Feb.
    Bank lending rates extend falls in Feb. - Bank lending rates for new loans in South Korea fell for a second straight month in February moving in tandem with a recSun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:05 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • KAI picked as preferred bidder for S. Korean fighter jet project
    KAI picked as preferred bidder for S. Korean fighter jet project - South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., was picked as the preferred bidder for the coSun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:04 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM
    S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM - It could be a blessing rather than a dilemma for South Korea being in the middle of the U.S. and China's growing rivalrySun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:53 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • Koreas trade accusations amid no signs of dialogue
    Koreas trade accusations amid no signs of dialogue - South Korea hit back at North Korea on Monday over its direct criticism of President Park Geun-hye with the two sides loSun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:52 PM // koreaherald.com
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  • Chinese firms propose non-tariff trade of cheap goods with N.Korea
    Chinese firms propose non-tariff trade of cheap goods with N.Korea - Chinese firms have proposed establishing a non-tariff trade market with North Korea where cheap goods can be traded withSun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:36 PM // koreaherald.com
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The Korea Times

KBS News

  • Abe Tells Park of Hope to Hold S. Korea-China-Japan Summit
    Abe Tells Park of Hope to Hold S. Korea-China-Japan Summit - [International] : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given a brief on his encounter with South Korean President ...[more...]Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:32 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Lee Sang-soo Wins Gold in Combat Sambo
    Lee Sang-soo Wins Gold in Combat Sambo - [Sports] : South Korea's Lee Sang-soo has won gold in the men's 100-kilogram combat sambo event for the second ...[more...]Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:30 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Busan to Hold Medical Tourism Promotion Events in China
    Busan to Hold Medical Tourism Promotion Events in China - [Economy] : The Busan government said Monday that it will hold a road show to promote medical tourism to the ...[more...]Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:25 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Pentagon Weapons Tester Finds Issues with THAAD MD System
    Pentagon Weapons Tester Finds Issues with THAAD MD System - [International] : Anchor: Amid the debate over the possible deployment of the U.S.' Terminal High Altitude Area ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:53 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • N. Korea Denounces S. Korea's Decision to Join AIIB
    N. Korea Denounces S. Korea's Decision to Join AIIB - [Inter-Korea] : North Korea has denounced South Korea, arguing that it is offering to deploy the Terminal High ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:48 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Rhythmic Gymnast Son Yeon-jae Wins Silver in Hoop
    Rhythmic Gymnast Son Yeon-jae Wins Silver in Hoop - [Sports] : Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has won a silver medal on Monday in her first World Cup event of the ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:37 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Finance Minister Applauds Cooperation with Latin America
    Finance Minister Applauds Cooperation with Latin America - [Politics] : Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minster Choi Kyung-hwan has pledged to combine South Korea's ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:31 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korean Exports to Emerging Countries Fall 6.2%
    S. Korean Exports to Emerging Countries Fall 6.2% - [Economy] : South Korean exports to emerging countries have fallen sharply recently due, in part, to a possible ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 07:42 PM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Seoul's Foreign Minister Presses Abe to Find Turning Point on Sex Slavery Issues
    Seoul's Foreign Minister Presses Abe to Find Turning Point on Sex Slavery Issues - [Politics] : Anchor: South Korea's foreign minister has stressed that upcoming speeches and statement by ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:00 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Park, Abe Discuss S. Korea-China-Japan Relations
    Park, Abe Discuss S. Korea-China-Japan Relations - [International] : President Park Geun-hye met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the state ...[more...]Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 07:13 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • How Korea Can Benefit from China-Led Development Bank
    How Korea Can Benefit from China-Led Development Bank - Korea has decided to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member. The AIIB will serve as a capital source for Asian infrastructure projects worth some W800 trillion (U…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:08 AM // english.chosun.com
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  • N.Korea 'Poised to Deploy Long-Range Missiles'
    N.Korea 'Poised to Deploy Long-Range Missiles' - North Korea has taken steps to deploy road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland, U.S. intelligence authorities claim. According to sources in Washington, th…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:25 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • S.Korea, U.S. Discuss Missile Defense
    S.Korea, U.S. Discuss Missile Defense - The chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff of South Korea and the U.S on Friday discussed an integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) to deter the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea. Choi Yoo…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:23 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • 10 Koreans Evacuated from War-Torn Yemen
    10 Koreans Evacuated from War-Torn Yemen - Ten Koreans were evacuated from Yemen on a UN chartered plane on Saturday as a Saudi-led group of Sunni states moved against Shiite Houthi rebels there. Eight civilians and two embassy staffers were a…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:14 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Samsung Adapts Marketing Strategy for New Smartphone
    Samsung Adapts Marketing Strategy for New Smartphone - Samsung has pulled out all the stops for a desperate global marketing blitz for the new Galaxy S6 smartphone, whose success or failure may determine the company's fate. After unveiling the Galaxy S6 a…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:52 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Son Yeon-jae Off to Good Start in Lisbon World Cup
    Son Yeon-jae Off to Good Start in Lisbon World Cup - Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae made a good start to the new season on Saturday, finishing fourth in the individual all-around preliminaries at the Lisbon International Tournament World Cup with a total…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:42 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • LG Completes New Production Site in Vietnam
    LG Completes New Production Site in Vietnam - LG Electronics has opened its largest production base in Hai Phong, Vietnam to support its global expansion plans. The company celebrated the completion of construction with a ceremony on Friday. The…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:40 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • World Championships Cap Mixed Season for Korean Skaters
    World Championships Cap Mixed Season for Korean Skaters - Just as the rhythmic gymnastics season was kicking off, the 2014-2015 figure skating season drew to a close with the conclusion of the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai. For the Korean sk…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:39 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korea Draws Football Friendly Against Uzbekistan
    Korea Draws Football Friendly Against Uzbekistan - Korea took on Uzbekistan in a friendly football match in Daejeon on Saturday. Any thoughts of a clean sheet were ended at the half-hour mark, when Koo Ja-cheol's early headed goal was neutralized by U…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:38 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korea, Vietnam Initial FTA
    Korea, Vietnam Initial FTA - Korea and Vietnam initialed a bilateral free-trade agreement on Saturday, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Sunday. The two sides aim to formally sign the deal in the first half of this…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:38 PM // english.chosun.com
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The Hankyoreh

  • [Editorial] Now is the time to show clear opposition to THAAD
    [Editorial] Now is the time to show clear opposition to THAAD - Now that the question of South Korea joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been resolved, many are expecting a full-scale debate on whether to allow the deployment of a Terminal…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:33 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Editorial] Can’t let the government get away with whittling away Sewol investigation committee
    [Editorial] Can’t let the government get away with whittling away Sewol investigation committee - The administration gave advance legislative notice on Mar. 27 for an enforcement decree that would drastically reduce the number of staff and organization originally requested by the special committee…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:29 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Swimmer Park Tae-hwan says “all of my efforts just made me a junkie”
    Swimmer Park Tae-hwan says “all of my efforts just made me a junkie” - “All of my honors over the past 10 years have come to nothing,” Park Tae-hwan said, his voice trembling, “and all of my efforts just made me a junkie.” The swimmer was unable to keep going, on the ver…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:27 AM // hani.co.kr
  • International body postpones for a third time ranking S. Korean Commission
    International body postpones for a third time ranking S. Korean Commission - The International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) is again postponing a rating decision for the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) for another year. .…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:24 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [News Analysis] In joining AIIB, Seoul could be giving China one thing and the US another
    [News Analysis] In joining AIIB, Seoul could be giving China one thing and the US another - On Mar. 27, the South Korean government decided to join the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), suggesting that the real tug-of-war between participating countries over shares in the…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:18 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] Spring starts with Haenyeo diving in Jeju
    [Photo] Spring starts with Haenyeo diving in Jeju - Haenyeo, women in Jeju Island who dive for seaweed and shellfish, head home after the day’s dive. The women start their diving in early March, which is a sign of the start of spring. (by Kang Jae-hoon…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:12 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] “Is the province trying to skimp on meals?”
    [Photo] “Is the province trying to skimp on meals?” - A Ssanggye Elementary School student plays a gong in front of Hadong County Green Tea Cultural Centre in South Gyeongsang Province, on a day when parents didn’t send their kids to school in protest of…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:11 AM // hani.co.kr
  • [Photo] N. Korea announces arrest of two S. Koreans accused of spying
    [Photo] N. Korea announces arrest of two S. Koreans accused of spying - South Korean national Kim Kuk-ki during a press conference in North Korea where Pyongyang claimed that Kim and another South Korean, Choi Chun-gil had been arrested for spying in North Korea, Mar. 27.…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:08 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Sewol families now going to the public, instead of the President
    Sewol families now going to the public, instead of the President - “We’re not going to beg President Park Geun-hye for a meeting anymore. What we plan to do now is to meet with more members of the public and call for an investigation into the Sewol tragedy.” This wa.…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:35 AM // hani.co.kr
  • Government now seeking to chip away at size and budget of Sewol investigation
    Government now seeking to chip away at size and budget of Sewol investigation - After delaying passage of an organization and budget plan for the special committee investigating last April‘s Sewol ferry sinking for more than a month, the administration presented a final plan with…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:31 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • Today in Korean history
    Today in Korean history - March 31 1938 -- Sungshil High School in Pyongyang is closed after refusing to force students to worship at Japanese shrines. Japanese authorities introduced the requirement as part of cultural coloni…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:35 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Japan saw emperor's regret over wartime history as 'inevitable' in 1984: documents
    (LEAD) Japan saw emperor's regret over wartime history as 'inevitable' in 1984: documents - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- Japan believed in 1984 that it was inevitable for its emperor to express regret over Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula when a South Korean president mad…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:35 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Financial regulator vows support for financially needy
    Financial regulator vows support for financially needy - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top financial regulator vowed Monday to focus more on supporting the financially needy by strengthening local microfinancing services as it kicked off a secon…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:04 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM
    (LEAD) S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- It could be a blessing rather than a dilemma for South Korea being in the middle of the U.S. and China's growing rivalry in the Asia Pacific region, the foreign ministry sa…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:04 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea says more than 100 bln won to be injected to nurture gaming startups
    S. Korea says more than 100 bln won to be injected to nurture gaming startups - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- The presidential office said Monday that more than 100 billion won (US$90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other industries. The financial assist…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:04 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Bank lending rates extend falls in Feb.
    Bank lending rates extend falls in Feb. - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- Bank lending rates for new loans in South Korea fell for a second straight month in February moving in tandem with a record-low policy rate, central bank data showed Monday…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:31 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Corporate bill default rate falls to 20-month low in Feb.
    Corporate bill default rate falls to 20-month low in Feb. - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- The default rate of corporate bills in South Korea improved to its lowest level in 20 months in February as the amount of default corporate bills at cash-squeezed conglomer…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:31 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Chinese firms propose non-tariff trade of cheap goods with N. Korea
    Chinese firms propose non-tariff trade of cheap goods with N. Korea - SHENYANG, China, March 30 (Yonhap) -- Chinese firms have proposed establishing a non-tariff trade market with North Korea where cheap goods can be traded without tariffs between the two nations, accor…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:00 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM
    S. Korea not in dilemma over rivalry between U.S., China: FM - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- It could be a blessing rather than a dilemma for South Korea being in the middle of the U.S. and China's growing rivalry in the Asia Pacific region, the foreign ministry sa…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:00 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Koreas trade accusations amid no signs of dialogue
    (LEAD) Koreas trade accusations amid no signs of dialogue - SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea hit back at North Korea on Monday over its direct criticism of President Park Geun-hye with the two sides locked in a war of words. In a statement, the unificat…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:00 PM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • Korea’s Honey Butter Obsession
    Korea’s Honey Butter Obsession - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korea’s Honey Butter Obsession By now you might b […] To read original article please visit Korea’s Honey Butter Obsession to read the full…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:43 AM // 10mag.com
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  • Korean Scientists Turn Greenhouse Gases into a Resource
    Korean Scientists Turn Greenhouse Gases into a Resource - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Plasma Gasification Technology in Korea A team of young […] To read original article please visit Korean Scientists Turn Greenhouse Gases in…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 01:16 AM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Agenda: April 2015
    Seoul Agenda: April 2015 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Agenda: April 2015 Things to do in Seoul in April […] To read original article please visit Seoul Agenda: April 2015 to read the full…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 08:39 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015-2016
    Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015-2016 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Trends from Seoul Fashion Week Th […] To read original article please visit Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015-2016 t…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 03:01 AM // 10mag.com
  • Lee Min-ho and Suzy confirmed dating
    Lee Min-ho and Suzy confirmed dating - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Actor Lee Min-ho, famous for his roles in the K-dramas  […] To read original article please visit Lee Min-ho and Suzy confirmed dating to re…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 10:31 PM // 10mag.com
  • Outside Alcohol Banned at Baseball Stadiums
    Outside Alcohol Banned at Baseball Stadiums - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Outside Alcohol Banned at Baseball Stadiums The Korea B […] To read original article please visit Outside Alcohol Banned at Baseball Stadium…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 03:39 AM // 10mag.com
  • The Coffeeist Manifesto Blog
    The Coffeeist Manifesto Blog - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. New Blog by the Author of The Coffeeist Manifesto Steve […] To read original article please visit The Coffeeist Manifesto Blog to read the f…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 01:08 AM // 10mag.com
  • Yellow Dust Masks in Korea
    Yellow Dust Masks in Korea - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Yellow dust originates from the dry desert regions of C […] To read original article please visit Yellow Dust Masks in Korea to read the ful…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 02:04 AM // 10mag.com
  • ActiveX Internet Security Plug-ins to be Removed
    ActiveX Internet Security Plug-ins to be Removed - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. For a long time, Korean websites have used ActiveX (a s […] To read original article please visit ActiveX Internet Security Plug-ins to be R…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 03:07 AM // 10mag.com
  • I-PIN Online Security System Hacked
    I-PIN Online Security System Hacked - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. I-PIN Online Security System Hacked Korea’s Internet Pe […] To read original article please visit I-PIN Online Security System Hacked to rea…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 12:53 AM // 10mag.com

Three Wise Monkeys

  • On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)– to the Chrysalis Election
    On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)– to the Chrysalis Election - Part 2 Read Part 1 I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all. Joni Mitchell July 11th (early morning) T…Wed, 25 Feb 2015, 05:31 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, 05:09 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • 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 On any given day, I walk out through the gates of the first floor onto the street, and fall under the shadow of the birch trees that uniformly decorate the sidewalk.  If the size of the t…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 I find Korean culture to be fine, a mixed feeling of both good and bad. Korea is just like any other country around the world. The only thing that I found noticeably different was the c…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:22 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

Dramabeans

  • Missing Noir M: Episode 1
    Missing Noir M: Episode 1 - Now this is what I call a slick and smartly-written crime procedural. OCN’s newest Saturday drama Missing Noir M premiered this week, introducing us to a team composed of a highly gifted former FBI ag…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Name That Drama: Capsized canoes and beatboxing
    Name That Drama: Capsized canoes and beatboxing -   It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Cheating death I’ve been looking for this for so long! I want to s…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Unprecedented team back with Six Flying Dragons
    Unprecedented team back with Six Flying Dragons - I posted about the drama Chaebol’s Daughter possibly getting the post-Heard It Through the Grapevine timeslot on SBS, but looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer to air, because a different dr…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 06:02 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Kolorful Palette: Princess poised [Shine or Go Crazy]
    Kolorful Palette: Princess poised [Shine or Go Crazy] - I had some requests to draw Yeo-won from Shine or Go Crazy and I can’t say that it took much to convince me since she is pretty awesome. On paper she seems fairly run-of-the-mill and hits on many of t…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 11:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • News bites: March 28, 2015
    News bites: March 28, 2015 - Here’s something to get excited about for next year: Lee Young-ae has confirmed Saimdang, the Herstory, which will mark her return to the acting world after a 10-year hiatus. The drama will reinterpre…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 03:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Running Man: Episode 239
    Running Man: Episode 239 - Our cast is in for a dark night ahead of them, hunting down keys they need to get one step closer to getting their hands on some gold. While getting richer brings joy at first, it’s soon followed by a…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 06:05 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • It’s a wrap for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
    It’s a wrap for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village - javabeans: You know, despite my early misgivings, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village turned out to be a lot more interesting than I’d thought. And also, way more entertaining than the farmhouse editio…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 11:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 14
    Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 14 - Ah, the ordinary life. Falling in love, holding hands, raising a child that isn’t your own, disappointing your parents. Yep. Totally ordinary. But is being ordinary overrated? Maybe it’s better to jus…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:01 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • [Spoiler] "My Heart Shines" Bae Soo-bin goes wild after losing Nam Bo-ra (2015/03/29)
    [Spoiler] "My Heart Shines" Bae Soo-bin goes wild after losing Nam Bo-ra (2015/03/29) - Bae Soo-bin went to Nam Bo-ra's shop. On the twenty-second episode of the SBS weekend drama 'My Heart Shines', Soon-cheol (Lee Pil-mo) went to the chicken shop to close it. Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Red Velvet game continues (2015/03/29)
    Red Velvet game continues (2015/03/29) - Girl group Red Velvet will hold a mobile game competition Wednesday to commemorate the recent release of the group's digital single album titled 'Ice Cream Cake'. According to SM Entertainment, the a…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jing Bi-rok" Episode 14 (2015/03/29)
    [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jing Bi-rok" Episode 14 (2015/03/29) - We take a brief break from the actual Japanese invasion to focus on the reaction of the Korean government. As expected, King Seonjo is taking the situation rather poorly. Everyone is, really. But the…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • All Soldiers to Wear Korean Flag on Uniforms (2015/03/29)
    All Soldiers to Wear Korean Flag on Uniforms (2015/03/29) - All soldiers on duty will wear uniforms featuring the Korean flag to boost patriotism, the government said Thursday. A Defense Ministry official said the aim is to 'remind soldiers of their love for t…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Lee Min-ho's "Gangnam Blues" makes it to Hong Kong (2015/03/29)
    Lee Min-ho's "Gangnam Blues" makes it to Hong Kong (2015/03/29) - Hong Kong is very interested in Lee Min-ho. Hong Kong asked Lee Min-ho questions about the Hong Kong classic 'A Better Tomorrow'. Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • KTandG imbues life into Korea's independent art scene (2015/03/29)
    KTandG imbues life into Korea's independent art scene (2015/03/29) - KTandG hosted Electric Samulnori, a special collaboration between Korea's traditional samulnori percussion troupe, led by Kim Duk-soo, third from left in the back row, and an independent rock band in…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Chae Rim and Park Yoon-jae sued for insult (2015/03/29)
    Chae Rim and Park Yoon-jae sued for insult (2015/03/29) - The Chae Rim and Park Yoon-jae siblings have been sued for insult. Sidus HQ admitted to this fact saying that someone called Lee sued them for being insulted at their mother's home in Gangnam, Seoul…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • "Blue Bird's Nest" comes in 1st place (2015/03/29)
    "Blue Bird's Nest" comes in 1st place (2015/03/29) - KBS 2TV drama 'Blue Bird's Nest' came in first. According to Nielsen Korea, 'Blue Bird's Nest' recorded 26.6% on the 29th. Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Lee Tae-im and Yewon, must there be a witch hunt? (2015/03/29)
    Lee Tae-im and Yewon, must there be a witch hunt? (2015/03/29) - A footage of Lee Tae-im and Yewon's hostile moment in Feburary has been going around and causing issues. This footage contains the reaction of Yewon whose reaction wasn't told of before and has peopl…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Twenty (2014) (2015/03/29)
    Twenty (2014) (2015/03/29) - 'Twenty' Genres: Comedy and Drama Running Time: 115 min. Directed by: Lee Byeong-heon-I Starring: Kim Woo-bin, Kang Ha-neul, Junho Synopsis: Chi-ho, Gyeong-jae and Dong-woo are high school friends. C…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • A News Report Worthy of A Movie Script
    A News Report Worthy of A Movie Script - Thanks to Kim Hyung-Eun (JoongAng Ilbo) this news report of a fire turns out to be a cross between a detective-mystery and tragedy. The 훈민정음 “Hunminjeongeum” or “The Proper Sounds for the Instruction…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 02:01 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Open Thread: March 28, 2015
    Open Thread: March 28, 2015 - Spring has sprung.Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 08:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • An Evil Twin, Christian Hostages and Media Players that Can Get A Person Killed
    An Evil Twin, Christian Hostages and Media Players that Can Get A Person Killed - Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung has an evil twin. He sounds like him and talks just like him and he is calling women to ask for money and is getting it. The real Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sun…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:43 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • South Korea Is To Join the AIIB
    South Korea Is To Join the AIIB - Though certain people thought I was “alarmist” in describing the earlier visit of Chinese President Xi and the PRC’s efforts to engage South Korea in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), S…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 02:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • From Russia, With Very Little in the Way of Love
    From Russia, With Very Little in the Way of Love - Other than the PRC intervention during the Korean War, in Korea, Russia has had a rather devious hand in Korean affairs since attempting to install a proxy in Korea (Kim Il Sung) and now Putin’s Russi…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 11:29 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread, March 22 – The Late Edition
    Open Thread, March 22 – The Late Edition - Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 01:48 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • R.I.P. IE
    R.I.P. IE - Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on Internet Explorer.  Used (outside of Korea) as a Windows bundled software application to facilitate the download of web browsers, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 03:36 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • 100 Years of Beauty: Korea
    100 Years of Beauty: Korea - Following up their December 2014 viral video 100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute:  USA , those clever folk at cut.com have released their fourth installment in the series, 100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute:…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 12:48 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Using Smartphones to Rob Us?
    Using Smartphones to Rob Us? - Imagine that there was a better way to help crooks steal more money . . . Well, now there is a new way to do just that. Apple developed a new way to pay for things by using the iPhone and a new paymen…Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 09:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: Mar. 16, 2015
    Open Thread: Mar. 16, 2015 - Bukseong Pier, Incheon. More photos at my Tumblr blog. Hope you all had a good weekend.Sun, 15 Mar 2015, 09:25 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • The Accidental Citizen-Soldier: An English teacher's worst nightmare?
    The Accidental Citizen-Soldier: An English teacher's worst nightmare? - In 2002, Young Chun - born and raised in the U.S. by parents who had emigrated from Korea - came to Korea to teach English and pay off university debts. When he applied for an F-4 visa at the immigrat…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 07:26 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
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  • Line 9 extension to Sports Complex on Line 2 opens today
    Line 9 extension to Sports Complex on Line 2 opens today - Line 9's extension from Sinnonhyeon Station to Sports Complex Station on line 2 officially opens today (they seemed to be doing trial runs to the latter station in recent weeks; last week I got on at…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 02:51 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Elementary school native speaking teacher makes students taste dish soap
    Elementary school native speaking teacher makes students taste dish soap - According to a Yonhap report from late last night:Private elementary school native-speaking teacher's corporal punishment of students: Eat dish soap.Controversy has arisen after it became known that a…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 02:16 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Foreign graffiti artists deface Seoul's subway trains
    Foreign graffiti artists deface Seoul's subway trains - The Joongang Daily reported the other day that... well, here's the title: Graffiti punks from abroad target Seoul’s subway.On Feb. 2, four Australians in baseball caps and hoodies appeared around Wang…Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 04:36 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Interview with Colin Marshall for Notebook on Cities and Culture
    Interview with Colin Marshall for Notebook on Cities and Culture - Last summer, Colin Marshall, host of the podcast and website Notebook on Cities and Culture, made a lengthy visit to Korea, wrote several articles about Korea's cities for The Guardian (starting here,…Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 02:44 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Screening this Saturday of Jeong Jae-eun's 2001 film "Take Care of My Cat"
    Screening this Saturday of Jeong Jae-eun's 2001 film "Take Care of My Cat" - This Saturday, March 7, at 2pm, the Royal Asiatic Society Cinema Club and Seoul Film Society will have a free screening of the 2001 Jeong Jae-eun film Take Care of My Cat (고양이를 부탁해) with English subti…Wed, 4 Mar 2015, 03:13 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lawmaker criticizes textbooks for correctly describing the violence of the Samil protests
    Lawmaker criticizes textbooks for correctly describing the violence of the Samil protests - An article in today's Joongang Daily declares in its headline that Textbooks do disservice to March 1 movement.Rep. Han Sun-kyo, a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party, told the JoongAng Ilbo on Thurs…Mon, 2 Mar 2015, 10:04 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • 'Ode to My Father' with English subtitles tomorrow
    'Ode to My Father' with English subtitles tomorrow - For those wanting to see 'Ode to my Father,' which I reviewed here (and looked at the history it depicts here), it will play with English subtitles at two CGV locations tomorrow (perhaps for the last…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 02:36 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Stigma prevents hero's welcome for Ebola medics
    Stigma prevents hero's welcome for Ebola medics - A column in the Chosun Ilbo criticized the lack of hero's welcome given to the first group of nine Korean medical workers who returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the last month.…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 02:39 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Groove 100th issue fundraiser
    Groove 100th issue fundraiser - Partly since I'm interviewed in this, I'm passing this on (though today is the last day of the gofundme campaign):Groove Korea is celebrating its 100th issue in February! Thank you for 100 months of s…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 02:43 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • Found on the Web #41: Dalkey Press Archive Korean Books
    Found on the Web #41: Dalkey Press Archive Korean Books - Things found on the web in random hops, skips, and jumps. Because that’s how we roll. • Oldish. but the Three Percent Blog talks a little bit about the Dalkey Archive Press collection of Korean transl…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 02:08 AM // ktlit.com
  • The History of Translated Korean Literature
    The History of Translated Korean Literature - Thanks to those of you who came out today on late notice, and on the first nice Saturday of Spring. The powerpoint presentation I gave is available here: .Seoul ABC – Korean Litsmall. You will note, f…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 01:05 AM // ktlit.com
  • Is 소나기/Sonagi (Hwang Sun-won/황순원) a Sex-Story?
    Is 소나기/Sonagi (Hwang Sun-won/황순원) a Sex-Story? - FIND OUT TOMORROW!! How old do you think the people in that picture to the right are?  That’s the picture of Sonagi from Google’s page honoring Hwang Sun-won on his recent birthday.  But those people…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:25 PM // ktlit.com
  • The History of Korean Literature in Translation – This Saturday in Seoul
    The History of Korean Literature in Translation – This Saturday in Seoul - Join me on Saturday 28th March for a trip from Shamanist chants, through pansori, pundan munhak, modern literature and post-modern literature. I will begin with philosophy, roll quickly through histor…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 06:12 AM // ktlit.com
  • Found on the Web #41 – LTI Korea Edition: Yi Munyol, FB, Web redesign
    Found on the Web #41 – LTI Korea Edition: Yi Munyol, FB, Web redesign - LTI Korea has been doing some awesome things recently, including getting President Kim Seong-kon re-appointed and expanding it’s social media footprint. LOL, I suspect those two things are related. So…Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 10:36 PM // ktlit.com
  • When covers of translation are done 100% right. Han Kang’s “Vegetarian”
    When covers of translation are done 100% right. Han Kang’s “Vegetarian” - A while ago on this blog I was semi-complaining about the cover for Kyung-sook Shin’s new book. You can see that semi-whine here. So it was with great happiness that I show the following two book cove…Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 12:54 AM // ktlit.com
  • Jung-Myung Lee’s (이정명) “The Investigation” longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015
    Jung-Myung Lee’s (이정명) “The Investigation” longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015 - The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee (translated by Chi-Young Kim) has been longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. KTLIT really liked this book when it first came out, saying it was, “a…Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 03:49 AM // ktlit.com
  • Marketing or Orientalization? The Cover of Kyung-Sook Shin’s “The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness: A Novel”
    Marketing or Orientalization? The Cover of Kyung-Sook Shin’s “The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness: A Novel” - In at least two previous posts I mentioned a post at The Society Pages  which parses the orientalist cliches used in many “Asian” book-covers. I also noted this hadn’t seemed to take hold in Korean tr…Mon, 2 Mar 2015, 03:19 AM // ktlit.com
  • My Dinner With: Eun Hee-Kyung (은희경)
    My Dinner With: Eun Hee-Kyung (은희경) - I sat down between Mangwon and Hapjeong stations at a small coffee-shop/Italian restaurant (tragically no wine), to have an interview and dinner with Korean author Eun Hee-Kyung, who has had two works…Fri, 13 Feb 2015, 09:32 AM // ktlit.com
  • Hailji at the Swedish Literary Society
    Hailji at the Swedish Literary Society - Haiji was at the Swedish Literary Society’s 37th meeting. He has written (in translation) The Republic of Uzupis and Blue Meditation of the Clocks. He gave a speech, reading and answered questions. As…Tue, 10 Feb 2015, 07:36 AM // ktlit.com

The Grand Narrative

  • 벅찬년 and Slut-Bitches: Feminization as a Slur in the Korean Gay Community
    벅찬년 and Slut-Bitches: Feminization as a Slur in the Korean Gay Community - (Source: Zeeto) Like a lot of people, I don’t feel particularly comfortable being labelled. Once a label is stuck on you, separating it from your identity is like trying to scrape a price sticker from…Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 06:41 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Brains & Beauty: With Korean women achieving higher education, why do so many rely on the scalpel?
    Brains & Beauty: With Korean women achieving higher education, why do so many rely on the scalpel? - (Source: Republic of Korea; CC BY-SA 2.0) “I believe in equality and love the Free the Nipple movement. After four years in Korea, I am still intrigued by its thirst for modernity mixed with its fear…Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 04:28 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #89: On Getting Knocked up in South Korea
    Korean Sociological Image #89: On Getting Knocked up in South Korea - As in, how many Korean women are pregnant when they walk down the aisle? How many get married after giving birth? How many mothers don’t get married at all? And how have public attitudes to all those…Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 05:20 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • “Sexy Concepts with James Turnbull”
    “Sexy Concepts with James Turnbull” - (Source) Ahem. But really, they’re just a very small part of my July interview with Colin Marshall for the Notebook on Cities and Culture podcast, where we also discuss: …what Westerners find so unapp…Mon, 9 Feb 2015, 04:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • A Weighty Matter: Deconstructing the Korean Media’s Messages about Body Image, Cosmetic Surgery, and Obesity
    A Weighty Matter: Deconstructing the Korean Media’s Messages about Body Image, Cosmetic Surgery, and Obesity - (Source) I was quoted in the Korea Times today, on “Korean primetime’s ‘lookism’ problem”. Due to my sloppy wording though, the fact that I was actually paraphrasing someone else(!) got lost in the fi…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 05:22 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Friday Fun? Korean Women Putting Shoes on Their Heads (Updated)
    Friday Fun? Korean Women Putting Shoes on Their Heads (Updated) - (EXID’s Hani. Source: Asian Junkie) When I think of my shoes, nothing repulses me more than imagining sticking them on my head. When I think of ads and magazine photoshoots, nothing infuriates me more…Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 04:23 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #88: Unhappy Korean children
    Korean Sociological Image #88: Unhappy Korean children - (Source: Kevin Thai; CC BY-ND 2.0) Via a friend of mine last year, came this OECD survey that found Korean children to be the least happy of all those in developed countries. Much more interesting tha…Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 10:11 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Help a Korean Wave Researcher!
    Help a Korean Wave Researcher! - (“And you thought *you* had relationship issues”. Source: Sanctu; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) This request comes from a friend of mine. So, you already know she’s awesome, and very deserving of your help! Hi, my…Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 04:26 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korea and the World: My Podcast Interview
    Korea and the World: My Podcast Interview - (Source: Danny Choo; CC BY-SA 2.0) “Korea’s entertainment industry has become extremely popular abroad and conveys the image of a modern and attractive country. Watch any K-Pop video and you see plent…Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 06:00 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Something Everybody Needs to Know About Yellow Fever
    Something Everybody Needs to Know About Yellow Fever - (Source, left: Kevin Jaako, CC BY-NC 2.0. Source, right: Isabel Santos Pilot, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, edited) Now, I’d be the last person in the world to victim-blame anyone who’s ever been the target of Yel…Sat, 3 Jan 2015, 07:22 AM // thegrandnarrative.com

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DailyNK

  • KPA and PLA’s Corruption Problems Reflect Economic Differences
    KPA and PLA’s Corruption Problems Reflect Economic Differences - Left: North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun. Right: China''s President Xi Jinping. Images: Yonhap News AgencyBecause bribery in NK has become a de factonecessity for citizens on every rung of the social la…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:39 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Die vielen Bedeutungen der Familie
    Die vielen Bedeutungen der Familie - Image: Daily NKDie Baekdu Halla Service Group, 2009 von der NordkoreanerinKang Sun Hui gegründet, umfasst weitestgehend Flüchtlinge, aber auch andereBürger aus der Daejon. Sie alle bieten diverse Dien…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:36 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Qu’est ce que le phénomène « Moranbong » ?
    Qu’est ce que le phénomène « Moranbong » ? - Image: Yonhap News AgencyDepuis juillet 2012, dans les théâtres dePyongyang, on peut voir le public acclamer un « ovni artistique ».Il s’agit du groupe Nord Coréen Moranbong, qui a été monté de toutes…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:26 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Se intensifican las diferencias sociales a la hora de celebrar una boda en Corea del Norte
    Se intensifican las diferencias sociales a la hora de celebrar una boda en Corea del Norte - Image: Yonhap News AgencySe ha comunicado de que se estáintensificando la brecha entre ricos y pobres al momento de celebrar una bodaen Corea del Norte. De acuerdo con lo señalado por una fuente al in…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 03:55 AM // dailynk.com
  • La baguette : croquante de Paris à Pyongyang
    La baguette : croquante de Paris à Pyongyang - Image: Yonhap News AgencyLe 25 mars dernier, la Corée du Nord aannoncé l’arrivée de baguettes en Corée du Nord ! L’initiative vient de l’usine alimentairede Keumkeop de l’arrondissement de Mangyeongda…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 03:47 AM // dailynk.com
  • 'Defense of Steel' Destroying Enterprises
    'Defense of Steel' Destroying Enterprises - North Korea has annually made its citizenscollect and contribute steel scrap and waste under the slogan, “Let’s defend the steel war front.” However,the authorities have ratcheted up the initiative th…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 03:29 AM // dailynk.com
  • The Many Meanings of Family
    The Many Meanings of Family - The Baekdu Halla Service Group, founded in 2009 by North Korean defector Kang Sun Hui, comprises largely defectors but alsoother citizens from the Daejeon region, all joining together to offer food se…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 03:01 AM // dailynk.com
  • Afforestation Jobs 'Kill Two Birds with One Stone'
    Afforestation Jobs 'Kill Two Birds with One Stone' - In time for spring, North Korea is steppingup its reforestation efforts and an increasing number of people are signing upto contribute to the cause. The attraction of the job, which requires workersto…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 02:35 AM // dailynk.com
  • « Jusqu’au jour », la tragique histoire des chrétiens du Nord
    « Jusqu’au jour », la tragique histoire des chrétiens du Nord - Image: Heewon Theater Company« Until the day » est une comédiemusicale de Oh Jina, artiste Nord Coréenne, réfugiée au Sud pour pouvoir vivresa foi chrétienne.Le spectacle, remis en scène par Oh Jae Ik…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 04:32 AM // dailynk.com
  • Bientôt à Séoul : Un bureau des droits de l’homme de l’ONU
    Bientôt à Séoul : Un bureau des droits de l’homme de l’ONU - Voice of America a annoncé, ce 25 mars,qu’un bureau de l’ONU pour les droits de l’homme en Corée du Nord allait êtreinstallé à Séoul, dans le quartier de Jongro, entre avril et juin.Selon VOA : « LeHa…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 04:28 AM // dailynk.com

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OneFreeKorea

  • Latest defection of armed North Korean soldiers points to erosion in morale and discipline.
    Latest defection of armed North Korean soldiers points to erosion in morale and discipline. - In the eleven years I’ve been writing OFK, I’ve observed a cycle in North Korea’s border security. - In Phase One, the lure of capitalism coopts and corrupts the menFri, 27 Mar 2015, 09:16 AM // freekorea.us
  • Kim Jong Un’s censorship knows no limits or borders. To submit to it is to forfeit freedom.
    Kim Jong Un’s censorship knows no limits or borders. To submit to it is to forfeit freedom. - If Kim Jong Un is weighing whether to answer leaflets from South Korea with artillery, it won’t discourage him that many on South Korea’s illiberal left have already begun to excuseThu, 26 Mar 2015, 09:14 AM // freekorea.us
  • We remember.
    We remember. -   [from here]Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 10:24 PM // freekorea.us
  • Must read: Iranian bank handled arms transactions for Tehran, Pyongyang through Seoul branch
    Must read: Iranian bank handled arms transactions for Tehran, Pyongyang through Seoul branch - Investigative journalist Claudia Rosett, who covered the Tienanmen Massacre and exposed the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, has written an extensive report about the operations of Iran’s Bank Mellat in Seo…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 09:08 AM // freekorea.us
  • How Barack Obama let Kim Jong Un get away with censoring and terrorizing America (updated)
    How Barack Obama let Kim Jong Un get away with censoring and terrorizing America (updated) - Last December, after the FBI and the National Security Agency  concluded that North Korea’s Unit 121 had hacked Sony Pictures and threatened the Americans who wanted to see “The Interview,” President…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 09:07 AM // freekorea.us
  • Investigators: N. Korean hackers tried to cause reactor malfunction
    Investigators: N. Korean hackers tried to cause reactor malfunction - Earlier this week, I posted on South Korean investigators’ conclusion that North Korea was behind the hacking of several South Korean nuclear power plants, but that the attacks caused noFri, 20 Mar 2015, 09:05 AM // freekorea.us
  • Breaking news! FINCEN rehashes same old North Korea advisory.
    Breaking news! FINCEN rehashes same old North Korea advisory. - To hear Yonhap tell it, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network just stuffed Kim Jong Un into a size XXXXL iron maiden, financially speaking: The United States has issued anothe…Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 09:08 AM // freekorea.us
  • South Korea blames North Korea for hacking nuke plants
    South Korea blames North Korea for hacking nuke plants - Let the conspiracy theories commence at Naver, Minjok Tongshin, and MissyUSA, in 3, 2, 1 …. South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday blamed North Korea for cyber attacks against the country’s nuclearTue, 17 Mar 2015, 08:53 AM // freekorea.us
  • Three Pinocchios for Glenn Kessler’s “fact-check” on North Korea
    Three Pinocchios for Glenn Kessler’s “fact-check” on North Korea - If only for prudential reasons, 47 Republican Senators should not have written to Iran’s Supreme Leader. We only have one President at a time, and only the President should negotiate with foreignMon, 16 Mar 2015, 08:13 PM // freekorea.us
  • Off-topic: The remarkable Anna Ella Carroll
    Off-topic: The remarkable Anna Ella Carroll - My belated contribution to International Women’s Day is to direct you to the remarkable, nearly untold story of Anna Ella Carroll, a legal scholar, spy, strategist, and Lincoln confidant whoSat, 14 Mar 2015, 11:00 AM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • Dilemmas in Financial Engagement with North Korea
    Dilemmas in Financial Engagement with North Korea - Over the past few months, there have been a number of important developments concerning North Korea’s external finances. In early December 2014, North Korea announced that the law governing wages for…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 08:37 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Last Word
    The Last Word - Any attempt to predict the future when it comes to North Korea is a risky but worthwhile business, worthwhile if only because of the lack of reasoned, balanced attempts to do so and the serious challe…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 11:31 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Where’s That North Korean ICBM Everyone Was Talking About?
    Where’s That North Korean ICBM Everyone Was Talking About? - The past year might seem to have been one of conspicuous inactivity in North Korea’s long-range rocket program. The last flight test was the December 2012 launch of an Unha-3 carrying North Korea’s fi…Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 05:23 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Limited Activity, No Tests Likely in the Near Future
    North Korea’s Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Limited Activity, No Tests Likely in the Near Future - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Nick Hansen. Despite recent tensions on the Korean peninsula over military exercises held by the United States and the Republic of Korea, commercial…Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 04:29 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Further Shades of Grey: North Korea Sanctions and the 2015 UN Panel of Experts Report
    Further Shades of Grey: North Korea Sanctions and the 2015 UN Panel of Experts Report - United Nations Security Council Resolutions are not known for their specificity. They tend to include vague wording agreeable to the 15 nations present at the time, which leaves substantial space for…Wed, 4 Mar 2015, 05:35 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Nuclear Futures Project: Technology and Strategy
    North Korea’s Nuclear Futures Project: Technology and Strategy - Since the end of the Korean War, the United States has grappled with the security challenge posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. An increasingly important component of that challenge ha…Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 09:30 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Future Directions in the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Three Scenarios for 2020
    Future Directions in the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Three Scenarios for 2020 - Like many secret nuclear weapons programs, the DPRK goes to great lengths to hide its capabilities to produce nuclear explosive materials and nuclear weapons. Despite these actions, a picture can be d…Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 09:29 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Talking Loud and Carrying a Small Stick: The Implications of America’s Sony Response for Extended Deterrence
    Talking Loud and Carrying a Small Stick: The Implications of America’s Sony Response for Extended Deterrence - Discussions over the nature of the cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, launched in an attempt to prevent the release of “The Interview,” continue to spark heated debate, and the US respo…Mon, 16 Feb 2015, 04:44 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Korean Unification: Before the Bonanza
    Korean Unification: Before the Bonanza - Recent events have brought the topic of Korean unification back into public debate. Republic of Korea (ROK) President Park Geun-hye gave an important address on the subject last spring in Dresden, Ger…Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 03:05 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Korean People’s Navy Tests New Anti-ship Cruise Missile
    The Korean People’s Navy Tests New Anti-ship Cruise Missile - On February 7, 2015, North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun published an article describing Kim Jong Un’s recent trip to the Korean People’s Navy (KPN) East Sea Fleet during which he observed the test of a canis…Sun, 8 Feb 2015, 10:35 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

  • Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held
    Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held -   Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded … Continue reading →Sun, 22 Feb 2015, 11:44 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Expanded Political Bureau Meeting Held
    Expanded Political Bureau Meeting Held - Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan at midnight on February 16   An expanded meeting of the Worker’s Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau … Continue re…Wed, 18 Feb 2015, 08:22 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birth Anniversary
    Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birth Anniversary - Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the construction of Mirae Scientists Street Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), accompanied by senior officials of the Korean People’s Army … Continue…Sun, 15 Feb 2015, 11:32 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com

NK News

  • North Korea’s treatment of disabled improving: organization
    North Korea’s treatment of disabled improving: organization - Speakers at an early March seminar organized by the disability rights group DULA International argued that the lives of the disabled had recently improved in North Korea. There have been multiple repo…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 01:26 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences
    Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences - Japanese police raided the residences of six Chongryon’ members Thursday, including the home of its chairman Ho Jong Man. Japanese police said the trading company Toho, based in Tokyo and owned by Sou…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 01:21 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties?
    Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties? - How time flies. Can it really be five years since the Cheonan was sunk? It seems like just yesterday I heard the news: from the BBC, who wanted an interview. So I hurried to my local studio with – as…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 05:15 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. – former defense official
    Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. – former defense official - South Korea relies on the U.S. for 95 percent of its intelligence capabilities, a former ROK defense ministry official said in a conference on Thursday. “We (South Korea) have to particularly increase…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:40 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The daily life of a Swedish diplomat in North Korea
    The daily life of a Swedish diplomat in North Korea - Whenever North Korea and the U.S. need to engage diplomatically, or when Scandinavian tourists are experiencing mishaps, the Swedish embassy in North Korea plays a critical role. The embassy is, howev…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea arrests two South Korean nationals on espionage charges
    North Korea arrests two South Korean nationals on espionage charges - North Korea claims it has arrested two South Korean spies in Dandong, a border city between China and the DPRK on March 26. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) identified the two men as Kim Kook-kie…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 09:25 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korean cheerleaders may still attend sporting event
    North Korean cheerleaders may still attend sporting event - Former South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik  said on March 25 he is hopeful that the North Korean cheerleading squad will attend the Gwangju Summer Universiade, and hopes for a torch relay spanni…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 07:26 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • S. Korean officials given the cold shoulder at Kaesong
    S. Korean officials given the cold shoulder at Kaesong - SEOUL — North Korea blocked observers including members of the Presidential committee, which Pyongyang condemned for seeking unification by regime change, from observing its healthcare facilities Kaes…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 02:31 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Experts skeptical of North Korea’s rare earth mineral claims
    Experts skeptical of North Korea’s rare earth mineral claims - Recently launched tourism website DPRK Today has reiterated claims that North Korea has huge quantities of rare earth minerals (REEs), however South Korean experts are highly skeptical of the news. In…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 01:39 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Film to document efforts to rescue North Korean refugees
    Film to document efforts to rescue North Korean refugees - British filmmaker Matthew Halsall is in the process of completing a documentary on the work of Chun Ki-won, a South Korean pastor who has dedicated his life to rescuing North Korean refugees seeking a…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 09:46 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

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  • Dr. Cho of 365mc Obesity Clinic appointed as a Member of ASMBS International Committee
    Dr. Cho of 365mc Obesity Clinic appointed as a Member of ASMBS International Committee - He is highly recommended of his research performance in obesity surgery and the only one in the eastern Asian region Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Lee Jae-seung(jasonlee@koreaittimes.com) 365mc Obesity…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 05:54 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Lee Tae-im and Yewon’s Cursing Video Has Been Revealed
    Lee Tae-im and Yewon’s Cursing Video Has Been Revealed - Monday, March 30th, 2015 Yang Ja-young A video revealing the actual scene of Lee Tae-im’s ‘cursing incident’ has been revealed after a month since the controversy arose. A video entitled ‘Lee Tae-im…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:15 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo’s Special Tips for Whitening Your Skincare
    AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo’s Special Tips for Whitening Your Skincare - Monday, March 30th, 2015 By Kim Yu-na (yuna@koreaittimes.com) In spring, women pay more attention on whitening their skin than ever. Nonetheless, you can find many women complaining that no matter ho…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:04 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • LG’s New Vietnam Production Plant Opens for Business
    LG’s New Vietnam Production Plant Opens for Business - USD 1.5 Billion Haiphong Facility to Play Key Role in LG’s Global Manufacturing Strategy Saturday, March 28th, 2015 Lee Kyung-ho LG Electronics (LG) today officially announced the opening of its newe…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:03 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • Samsung SDS Starts to Cooperate for Marketing on Solution Business in China with Oracle
    Samsung SDS Starts to Cooperate for Marketing on Solution Business in China with Oracle - Samsung SDS targeting the Chinese IT industry by enhancing the synergy effect in combination with its verified solution of logistics& analysis and Oracle’s solution Friday, March 27th, 2015 By Yeon C…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 09:22 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Prof. Ju Woong of Ewha Womans University gives a Lecture to Students of Harvard University
    Prof. Ju Woong of Ewha Womans University gives a Lecture to Students of Harvard University - Visiting a hospital in pursuit of international exchange between Harvard and Ewha womans university and introducing Korea’s advanced medical technology of obstetrics and gynecology and enhancing the…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 07:45 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Renaissance Seoul Hotel, Spring Weekend Package 'One day package'
    Renaissance Seoul Hotel, Spring Weekend Package 'One day package' - Friday, March 27th, 2015 By Kim Yu-na (yuna@koreaittimes.com) Renaissance Seoul Hotel presents Spring Weekend 'One day package' for guests looking for upcoming season Until May 31st. Three different…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 06:34 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Spring Bamboo Delicacies at Hong Yuan
    Spring Bamboo Delicacies at Hong Yuan - Friday, March 27th, 2015 By Kim Yu-na (yuna@koreaittimes.com) Hong Yuan at The Westin Chosun Seoul brings the blossoming splendor of spring with the special set menu “Spring Bamboo Delicacies” for a…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 06:19 AM // koreaittimes.com
  • Chen Haiyan, President of Citic Group Announcing Its GiGA Multiplatform
    Chen Haiyan, President of Citic Group Announcing Its GiGA Multiplatform - Friday, March 27th, 2015 Lee Kyung-ho Chen Haiyan, president of state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic Group making the announcement of GIGA Korea’s O2O multiplatform with numbered domain as the open…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 02:02 PM // koreaittimes.com
  • GIGA Korea introduces O2O Multi-business Platform with Numeric Domains
    GIGA Korea introduces O2O Multi-business Platform with Numeric Domains - Friday, March 27th, 2015 Lee Kyung-ho From left, GIGA Korea Chairman Kwon Oh-suk, Citic Group CEO Chen Haiyan, Kukdong Group's CEO Cho Jung-dong, Korea Methodist Church president Jeon Yong-jae GIGA K…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 01:48 PM // koreaittimes.com

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PhysOrg

  • New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism
    New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism - When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:11 AM // physorg.com
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  • A long-standing mystery in membrane traffic solved
    A long-standing mystery in membrane traffic solved - In 2013, James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular machineries for vesicle trafficking, a major transpo…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 11:14 AM // physorg.com
  • Astronomers identify the best supernovae for measuring cosmic distances
    Astronomers identify the best supernovae for measuring cosmic distances - The brilliant explosions of dead stars have been used for years to illuminate the far-flung reaches of our cosmos. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, allow astronomers to measure the distances…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 07:13 AM // physorg.com
  • Climate fund signs up first partners
    Climate fund signs up first partners - The global fund created to spearhead climate change financing has selected its first partners to channel funds to developing countries, but says it needs donor nations to move fast in transforming cas…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:58 AM // physorg.com
  • Copper atoms bring a potential new battery material to life
    Copper atoms bring a potential new battery material to life - Lithium-ion batteries are an important component of modern technology, powering phones, laptops, tablets and other portable devices when they are not plugged in. They even power electric vehicles. But…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 09:40 AM // physorg.com
  • Japan launches replacement spy satellite
    Japan launches replacement spy satellite - Japan on Thursday successfully launched a replacement spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, as an existing device comes to the end of its working life.Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 04:11 AM // physorg.com
  • House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise
    House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise - House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the gove…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 01:36 PM // physorg.com
  • New mass spectrometry technique studies kinetics of fast reactions
    New mass spectrometry technique studies kinetics of fast reactions - (Phys.org)—As chemical reactions proceed, the reactants combine to form intermediates and those short-lived intermediates eventually become products. Reaction kinetics is concerned with how long it ta…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 09:20 AM // physorg.com
  • Researchers find a way to build supermicelles from simple polymers
    Researchers find a way to build supermicelles from simple polymers - (Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at the University of Bristol in the U.K. has found a way to build supermicelles from simple polymers. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 08:50 AM // physorg.com
  • Kindergarten and crime: What's the link?
    Kindergarten and crime: What's the link? - Children who are older when they start kindergarten do well in the short term, academically and socially. But as teenagers, these old-for-grade students are more likely to drop out and commit serious…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 01:03 PM // physorg.com

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Korea.com

  • KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market
    KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market - Popular communication app company Kakao Corp. that develops KakaoTalk, KakaoStory and KakaoAlbum has chosen BIGBANG to be their ambassadors for the all-new CF alongside with Indonesian pop singer Sher…Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Optimus G arrives in Europe
    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

  • S. Korea business confidence flagging except large exporters
    S. Korea business confidence flagging except large exporters - South Korean corporate sentiment on economic conditions remains depressed for most companies except large exporters. According to the Business Sentiment Index (BSI) in March released by the B..Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 02:08 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Park, Abe talk at reception for Lee funeral
    Park, Abe talk at reception for Lee funeral - South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, on Sunday, on the sidelines of visiting Singapore to attend the state funeral of former prime minister of Singapore..Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:00 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Banks to start to recruit new employees from middle of next month
    Banks to start to recruit new employees from middle of next month - South Koreas major commercial banks would start to recruit new employees from the middle of next month. As banks would double the scale of recruiting from last year, it would be a gleam of hope f..Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:57 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Lee Jae-yong says China would not study S. Korea any more
    Lee Jae-yong says China would not study S. Korea any more - Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, showed his sense of crisis for China pulling ahead. Meeting with the Maeil Business Newspaper reporter on Sunday, he said, China is changing ev..Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:07 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • LG Electronics to invest $1.5 bn in plant in Vietnam
    LG Electronics to invest $1.5 bn in plant in Vietnam - LG Electronics would make Vietnam its largest factory. This is the South Korean companys strategy to nurture Vietnam into its top three global production base following Korea and China because of..Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 01:06 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Park calls for pioneering Silk Road for agricultural exports
    Park calls for pioneering Silk Road for agricultural exports - South Koran President Park Geun-hye had a luncheon meeting with heads of organizations for agriculture, livestock and fishery on Friday and called on them to pioneer the Silk Road of exports of agr..Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 10:29 PM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Interview with Ssangyong E&C chairman
    Interview with Ssangyong E&C chairman - Ssangyong Engineering & Construction on Thursday emerged from a court receivership in a year and three months since December 2013, laying the groundwork for restoring its reputation as a premier bu..Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:11 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Chinese retail giant eyeing S. Koreas online shopping market
    Chinese retail giant eyeing S. Koreas online shopping market - Richard Liu, chairman of JD.com or Jingdong Mall, paid a visit to South Korea for the first time Thursday. JD.com is the Chinas second largest electronic commerce company behind Alibaba.com. His..Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 03:39 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • N. Korea detains 2 S. Koreans on espionage charges
    N. Korea detains 2 S. Koreans on espionage charges - North Korea held an open press conference and announced that it detained two South Koreans over alleged espionage charges. This signals that the already strained inter-Korean relations might take a..Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 02:49 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Park sanctions anti-corruption bill
    Park sanctions anti-corruption bill - President Park Geun-hye on Thursday approved the so-called Kim Young-ran act, which is designed to ban illegal solicitation and to prevent public officials from getting caught in a conflict of ..Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 10:19 PM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • LG Eyes New Approach With AKA Phones
    LG Eyes New Approach With AKA Phones - How is a smartphone maker to stand out in a market of black rectangular slabs with increasingly similar hardware specifications? If you're LG Electronics, the answer involves more color and more whims…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 02:33 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Hyundai Elevator Share Plan Frustrates Foreign Investors
    Hyundai Elevator Share Plan Frustrates Foreign Investors - The failure of a Swiss elevator maker to stop a Hyundai Group company from revising its rules to increase share capital has frustrated foreign investors who want changes to South Korea’s corporate gov…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:10 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • South Korea Urges North Korea to Release Detainees
    South Korea Urges North Korea to Release Detainees - South Korea on Friday called for the release of two of its citizens detained in North Korea and denied Pyongyang’s accusation that they are spies.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:56 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • China’s JD.com Tries to Catch a Ride on the Korean Wave
    China’s JD.com Tries to Catch a Ride on the Korean Wave - Chinese consumers' love affair with all things South Korea isn't going unnoticed by some of China's biggest companies. On Thursday, JD.com Inc., the country's second biggest online retailer behind Ali…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 09:33 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea Says It Will Join China-Led Investment Bank
    South Korea Says It Will Join China-Led Investment Bank - SEOUL—South Korea said Thursday it would join China’s planned development bank, the latest U.S. ally to sign up to an institution viewed with skepticism by Washington. The move reflects warm ties betw…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 08:47 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • No Sign of Letup in Chinese Demand for Korean Cosmetics
    No Sign of Letup in Chinese Demand for Korean Cosmetics - It’s no secret that South Korean cosmetics brands are a hot item in the Chinese-speaking world, riding a wave of buzz around Korean products that extends to music, dramas and fried chicken. But there’…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 11:41 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Decision to Join China-Led Bank Tests South Korea’s Ties to U.S.
    Decision to Join China-Led Bank Tests South Korea’s Ties to U.S. - A decision over whether to join China’s new development bank is a fresh test of South Korea’s ability to balance warming economic ties with Beijing and its security alliance with the U.S. While analys…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 05:10 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • The Asian Film Awards Nominees
    The Asian Film Awards Nominees - The 9th Asian Film Awards will be held in Macau on Wednesday. Here's a look at the nominees.Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 03:26 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Soju Style: An Expat Explores South Korea’s Evolving Drinking Scene
    Soju Style: An Expat Explores South Korea’s Evolving Drinking Scene - The drinking culture in South Korea has long centered on soju, a grain or sweet potato-based liquor. But that is starting to change as more South Koreans head abroad and bring back with them a taste f…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 10:59 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Chinese, Japanese, South Korean Foreign Ministers Seek to Ease Tensions
    Chinese, Japanese, South Korean Foreign Ministers Seek to Ease Tensions - China, Japan and South Korea on Saturday agreed to hold a three-way summit at “the earliest convenient time,” marking a thaw in relations that had been chilled by lingering disputes over wartime histo…Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 09:01 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East
    Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East - By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid economic development, or what has become known as the ‘miracle on the Han river’…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 09:00 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?
    Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania? - By Yoel Sano, Head of Political Risk, BMI Research Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine, a military confrontation between Russia and the West over the Bal…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 01:20 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn
    As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn - When General Motors, citing “very challenging long term prospects,” slammed the brakes on its Russian investments this week, the Kremlin said it was making a big mistake. Russia’s car market would eve…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 12:47 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Dollar recovers ground after dovish Fed | Bond yields fall while equities cheer prospect of lower-for-longer US ratesRead moreThu, 19 Mar 2015, 07:55 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • South Korean shareholders locked out by Super AGMs
    South Korean shareholders locked out by Super AGMs - How many places can you be in at one time? South Korean shareholders say the obvious answer to this question is being exploited unfairly by publicly traded companies to restrict their ability to raise…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 05:54 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Renminbi internationalisation: the long march continues
    Renminbi internationalisation: the long march continues - The International Monetary Fund will hold discussions in May and make a decision in November on whether to add the Chinese renminbi to the four currencies it uses to value its Special Drawing Right (S…Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 12:40 PM // blogs.ft.com
  • Guest post: Mexico, destined to always underachieve?
    Guest post: Mexico, destined to always underachieve? - By Eduardo Bolio and Jaana Remes, McKinsey Since the 1980s, both national and international observers have predicted time and again that economic growth in Mexico is just about to take off. But it has…Wed, 11 Mar 2015, 04:51 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Hanergy’s Li tops Forbes’ China rich list | Stock jump of 75% in 3 days swells wealth of solar film group’s founder * China lowers growth target to ‘around 7%’ | Goal signals acceptanc…Thu, 5 Mar 2015, 06:56 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • The ageing of EMs: service sector to the rescue?
    The ageing of EMs: service sector to the rescue? - There is a natural tendency, when looking at economic development, to regard emerging markets as simply developed economies that got a late start. True, their patterns of sectoral change are broadly t…Thu, 5 Mar 2015, 02:29 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Fridman attacks North Sea deal threat | Billionaire’s fund says government plans to block investment ‘not rational’ * Boris Nemtsov: Last words in FT interview | Edited highlights from…Mon, 2 Mar 2015, 07:23 AM // blogs.ft.com

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Jeju Weekly

  • Wisom in Jeju's Walls
    Wisom in Jeju's Walls -     Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:44 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • 11th Seosara Culture Street Festival
    11th Seosara Culture Street Festival -      11th Seosara Culture Street Festival1-8pm Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29)Throughout Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-siThe scent of blossoms, bloom with happinessHealing path, cherry blossoms, Bloom with Poem…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 02:14 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • K-Classic Piano Tour Concert in Seogwipo
    K-Classic Piano Tour Concert in Seogwipo -      K-Classic Piano Tour Concert in SeogwipoCulture Day performance to mark 70th anniversary of liberation from JapanTickets 1,000 wonWednesday, April 29 at 7:30pmSeogwipo Art Center, 270 Taepyeong-r…Wed, 25 Mar 2015, 01:29 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Free teaching tools at KOTESOL workshop
    Free teaching tools at KOTESOL workshop -      The below announcement is from the Jeju chapter of KOTESOL (Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Ten Tech Tools Teachers Should Know About3-5pm, Saturday, March 28Jeju Forei…Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 02:17 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Songs for the Jeju Massacre
    Songs for the Jeju Massacre -      Songs for the Jeju MassacreTickets free 7:30-9pm (arrive at least 30mins before doors open)Great Theater, Jeju Culture and Arts Center69 Donggwang-ro, Jeju-siContact: 064-710-7632 Conductor Jeong…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 10:04 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • 17th Seogwipo Canola Flower International Walking Festival
    17th Seogwipo Canola Flower International Walking Festival -      17th Seogwipo Canola Flower International Walking FestivalMarch 28 (Sat) to 29 (Sun) at South Square, ICC Jeju, Jungmun Tourist Complex, Seogwipo City.With a theme of the three flowers of East As…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 07:18 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Jeju Provincial Seogwipo Wind Orchestra
    Jeju Provincial Seogwipo Wind Orchestra -      47th Regular Concert of the Jeju Provincial Seogwipo Wind OrchestraTuesday, March 31 at 7:30pmTickets freeSeogwipo Art Center, 270 Taepyeong-ro, Seogwipo-si010-2314-8146Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 07:17 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Seogwipo Arts Complex Culture Day Concert
    Seogwipo Arts Complex Culture Day Concert -      Seogwipo Arts Complex Culture Day ConcertThe second two-week concertTickets 1,000 won (arrive at least 30mins before doors open)Wednesday, March 25, at 7pmSmall Theater, Seogwipo Arts Complex, 27…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 07:16 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • 24th Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
    24th Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival -      24th Jeju Cherry Blossom FestivalMarch 27 (Fri) to 29 (Sun) at Jeju Sports Complex, behind Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.Friday 6-930pm / Saturday 8am-9pm / Sunday 730am-8pmThis festival is extreme…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 07:08 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Jeju Spring Cherry Blossoms Photo Contest
    Jeju Spring Cherry Blossoms Photo Contest -      Jeju Spring Cherry Blossoms Photo ContestMarch 23 to April 10Open to Jeju residents and touristsTo enter send a completed application form and original photograph file to skyjju@korea.kr10 winner…Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 06:53 PM // jejuweekly.com

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  • Re: DAEKYO 이재근 5th Grade, Lesson 2 - What's Your Favorite Subject?
    Re: DAEKYO 이재근 5th Grade, Lesson 2 - What's Your Favorite Subject? - Blazing pens game for writing period.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:27 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: Filter Masks - Quote from: macteacher on Today at 03:46:42 PMI ordered a vogmask and it's definitely helping.  I'm very sensitive and while my eyes are still hurting, I can feel the difference in general energy and…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:13 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: Foreigners attitude toward Koreans (and other locals)
    Re: Foreigners attitude toward Koreans (and other locals) - Quote from: richardtang1991 on Today at 11:45:43 AMQuote from: scholes on Today at 01:48:27 AMI guess the apologists all gathered for a meeting a couple days ago and are on here now in tandem to debun…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:12 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: Foreigners attitude toward Koreans (and other locals) - Quote from: CDW on Today at 03:45:23 PMQuote from: albinoninja on Today at 11:16:53 AMKorea is no more racist than any other country I've been to.  I've lived here 6 years and have had very few instan…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:11 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: Foreigners attitude toward Koreans (and other locals) - My wife was so critical of Korean culture that she felt like she was part of a minority group when we lived there even though she is Korean. We left a couple of years ago and she's seems more content…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:11 AM // waygook.org
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    Small tsunami follows powerful Papua New Guinea quake - No reports of damage or injuries in the South Pacific nation after tsunami triggered by 7.7-magnitude earthquake.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 02:08 AM // english.aljazeera.net
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  • Solar-powered plane continues flight around the wo
    Solar-powered plane continues flight around the world - Solar Impulse 2 takes off in Myanmar and heads to China, the fifth flight of a journey to circumnavigate the globe.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:52 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Sisi says Arab nations to create joint military fo
    Sisi says Arab nations to create joint military force - Egypt's leader says heads of states at the Arab League summit have agreed to the principle of forming a military unit.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:42 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
    Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea - Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern coastal town of Rabaul, with a tsunami warning issued shortly after.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:49 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Assad: US-led air strikes have gained recruits for
    Assad: US-led air strikes have gained recruits for ISIL - In US interview, president says some estimates show armed group is attracting 1,000 recruits a month in Syria.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:41 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • French conservatives surge in local elections
    French conservatives surge in local elections - Former President Sarkozy's UMP set to win about two thirds of the 98 council polls, according to projections.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:37 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Tense vote count continues in extended Nigeria pol
    Tense vote count continues in extended Nigeria poll - Election commission chair says he is concerned over irregularities in Rivers state as thousands take to streets.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:33 PM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • THE BEAR'S LAIR Being old in 2040 no fun
    THE BEAR'S LAIR Being old in 2040 no fun - You can argue that the 1990s were a halcyon period for the old, but you can rest assured that being old in 2040 will be very unpleasant indeed. This isn't just a US-oriented problem; it's more or less…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
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  • '100 dead' in Myanmar fighting
    '100 dead' in Myanmar fighting - Intense fighting between Myanmar government troops and rebel forces in the northern Shan State region of Kokang in recent days has left more than 100 people dead, the majority of them on the governmen…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • US military plunges Aquino into crisis
    US military plunges Aquino into crisis - US fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the Philippines that left dozens dead. The episode has severely discredited the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, jeopa…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Tunisian president vows no mercy
    Tunisian president vows no mercy - Shortly after attackers killed at least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in Tunisia's capital, newly elected President Beji Caid Essebsi told the nation that the coun…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • China ramps up charges against Zhou
    China ramps up charges against Zhou - China's Supreme People's Court has accused former security czar Zhou Yongkang of involvement in unofficial political activities with jailed former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, in an apparent referen…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • SPENGLER Israel's 'referendum' on 'two-state solu
    SPENGLER Israel's 'referendum' on 'two-state solution' - Why did so many Israeli voters switch their allegiance to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before this week's election? The answer is simple and obvious: most of those small-party voters oppose…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Rahmon celebrates Tajik democracy
    Rahmon celebrates Tajik democracy - President Emomali Rahmon opened Tajikistan's new parliament on March 17 with a rousing, self-congratulatory speech. International observers may have found the March 1 parliamentarian elections to be f…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 07:00 AM // atimes.com

BBC

  • Indian media: 'Betrayal and backstabbing'
    Indian media: 'Betrayal and backstabbing' - There is a sense of disappointment in the Indian media as stories of betrayal and backstabbing in the anti-corruption party AAP continue to dominate headlines.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:57 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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  • Flood warning issued in Kashmir
    Flood warning issued in Kashmir - A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:08 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Prada profit takes a hit from China
    Prada profit takes a hit from China - Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:42 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Australia orders new cockpit rules
    Australia orders new cockpit rules - Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:03 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: Bangladesh's ongoing political unrest
    VIDEO: Bangladesh's ongoing political unrest - At least 100 people have died in political unrest in Bangladesh since the beginning of the year, and hundreds more have been injured, as Akbar Hossain reportsSun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:52 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • The captain Australians hate to love
    The captain Australians hate to love - The captain Australians hate to loveSun, 29 Mar 2015, 07:01 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: Growing concern for India's Christians
    VIDEO: Growing concern for India's Christians - The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the central Indian state of Chattisgarh on the growing insecurity that is gripping the Christian communitySun, 29 Mar 2015, 06:55 PM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Ehud Olmert, ex-Israeli PM, guilty in corruption r
    Ehud Olmert, ex-Israeli PM, guilty in corruption retrial - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:57 AM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • ISIS has expanded since U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria
    ISIS has expanded since U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria's al-Assad says in interview - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits sin…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:10 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Director, Neil Simon collaborator Gene Saks dies
    Director, Neil Simon collaborator Gene Saks dies - Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memo…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:08 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami w
    Earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:41 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • 2 bodies found at NYC building gas explosion site
    2 bodies found at NYC building gas explosion site - Two bodies were found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, and officials were working to determine if they wer…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:15 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • NCAA March Madness: Duke knocks off Gonzaga, Final
    NCAA March Madness: Duke knocks off Gonzaga, Final Four set - Duke and Michigan State advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:08 PM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Pakistanis evacuated from Yemen amid pause in air
    Pakistanis evacuated from Yemen amid pause in air strikes - Pakistan evacuated about 500 of its nationals by plane from Yemen on Sunday during a brief pause in air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition against Shia Muslim Houthi forces, a Saudi military s…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:48 PM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Four more Galileo satellites to be launched in 201
    Four more Galileo satellites to be launched in 2015 - Four more satellites will be launched by the end of this year for Galileo, the European Union's indigenous satellite navigation program, the EU has said, following the successful launch of two satelli…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:50 AM // china.org.cn
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  • China sends fleet to help evacuate nationals from
    China sends fleet to help evacuate nationals from Yemen - China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate its nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Monday. • Arab leaders agr…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:18 PM // china.org.cn
  • China, US 'cannot afford' maritime dispute
    China, US 'cannot afford' maritime dispute - To smooth the choppy diplomatic waters of the South China Sea, observers said on Sunday that countries outside the region should not get involved into the overlapping territorial claims of China and s…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:12 PM // china.org.cn
  • Gunmen assassinate Pakistan's army officer
    Gunmen assassinate Pakistan's army officer - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Pakistani army officer in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, police said.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:22 PM // china.org.cn
  • Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of
    Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of buddha - Hundreds of villagers in an east China county have written a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, hoping for the return of a 1,000-year-old mummified buddha believed to be stolen from their vill…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:21 PM // china.org.cn
  • 30 IS militants killed in Iraqi clashes, airstrike
    30 IS militants killed in Iraqi clashes, airstrikes - At least 30 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Sunday in clashes and U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in the Iraqi provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 09:18 PM // china.org.cn
  • Earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea
    Earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea was rocked by a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 on Monday and authorities have issued a tsunami warning for nearby areas.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:46 PM // china.org.cn

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The Economist

  • This week's issue: South Korea's economy
    This week's issue: South Korea's economy, a riposte to Piketty and skyscrapers - THIS week's print edition has an array of economics articles that may be of interest. The following have particularly caught our eye:South Korea's economy: A tiger in winter (Finance)Milk an…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 02:24 AM // economist.com
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  • China, Japan and South Korea: The buds of March
    China, Japan and South Korea: The buds of March - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world is going to university Fly Title:  China, Japan and South Korea Rubric:  The first meeting of foreign ministers in three years…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:47 AM // economist.com
  • Schumpeter: Firm beliefs
    Schumpeter: Firm beliefs - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world is going to university Fly Title:  Schumpeter Rubric:  “Asian” corporate values seem to be making a comeback—but appearances ar…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:47 AM // economist.com
  • South Korea’s economy: A tiger in winter
    South Korea’s economy: A tiger in winter - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world is going to university Fly Title:  South Korea’s economy Rubric:  A once fearsome economy struggles to fend off a deflationary…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:47 AM // economist.com
  • Politics this week
    Politics this week - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world is going to university Main image:  20150328_wwp002_290.jpg In Yemen President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi was rumoured to have fled from…Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:47 AM // economist.com
  • Business barometer: It’s an ill wind that blows
    Business barometer: It’s an ill wind that blows no good - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Made in China? Fly Title:  Business barometer Rubric:  Higher political risk means rising spirits for defence firms THE world economy is…Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 11:48 AM // economist.com
  • Daily chart: The glass-ceiling index
    Daily chart: The glass-ceiling index - Where is the best place in the world to be a working woman?IN SOME countries International Women's Day on March 8th is a public holiday. But it is too early to relax efforts to increase equality for w…Thu, 5 Mar 2015, 07:10 AM // economist.com

ESPN

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  • Japan win in Vahid Halilhodzic's debut; South Kore
    Japan win in Vahid Halilhodzic's debut; South Korea held to draw - Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first game under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. H...Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 08:25 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Park Tae-hwan of South Korea apologizes for doping
    Park Tae-hwan of South Korea apologizes for doping ban - A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:14 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • IOC downplays concern on Pyeongchang preparations
    IOC downplays concern on Pyeongchang preparations - GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- An International Olympic Committee inspection team has downplayed worries about the pace of preparation for the 2018 Winter...Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 10:39 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • FIFA picks France to host 2019 Women's World Cup
    FIFA picks France to host 2019 Women's World Cup - FIFA has picked France to host the Women's World Cup in 2019.Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 11:45 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • ESPN Now
    ESPN Now - The FIFA executive committee awarded France the hosting rights over South Korea today, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced. The 2015 tournament kick...Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 10:52 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Pyeongchang to start test events in 2016
    Pyeongchang to start test events in 2016 - SEOUL, South Korea -- Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have set up a special body in charge of arranging test events for the game...Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 12:49 PM // search.espn.go.com

Financial Times

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Guardian.co.uk

  • Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit
    Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit window on the world - £35 device allows residents to listen to pop music and watch South Korean soaps, Hollywood films and outside news programmes, despite government restrictions A £35 portable media player is providing m…Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 05:00 AM // guardian.co.uk
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  • North Korea arrests two as 'heinous terrorists and
    North Korea arrests two as 'heinous terrorists and spies' from South - Regime parades pair and says they operated from Chinese base but South Korea calls claims ‘groundless’North Korea said it had arrested two South Koreans engaged in espionage, a move likely to worsen t…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:19 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Icons of rhetoric: polaroids interpret North Korea
    Icons of rhetoric: polaroids interpret North Korean propaganda - Artists Chris Barrett and Gianluca Spezza have used instant photography to explore the world’s relationship with the DPRK and its leaders Continue reading...Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 01:00 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • The Interview: South Korea bans balloon drop of DV
    The Interview: South Korea bans balloon drop of DVDs into North - Government in Seoul says it will intervene to stop stunt as it would do more harm than good, putting residents along the border at risk of retaliationSouth Korea has vowed to stop a balloon drop of Ho…Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 02:30 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Gold seizure highlights dilemma of diplomacy with
    Gold seizure highlights dilemma of diplomacy with North Korea - A UN report details a web of illegal trade networks, often facilitated by DPRK diplomats. What does this mean for how the world engages with the secret state? Last week a North Korean diplomat was cau…Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 10:32 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • How much do you know about North Korean life? –
    How much do you know about North Korean life? – quiz - North Korean society is rapidly changing, affecting everything from what people watch on TV to what they sing at karaoke. With the help of a new book charting daily life we see if you’ve been paying a…Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 01:45 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Homebrew and house parties: how North Koreans have
    Homebrew and house parties: how North Koreans have fun - Despite restrictions on money and free time partying is integral to North Korean culture. But how does it compare to cutting loose in the South?Based on the popular image of the DPRK the idea of “havi…Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 03:00 AM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • South Korea’s wired youth prefer social networks
    South Korea’s wired youth prefer social networks to social outings - Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 3 (UPI) — South Korean university campuses that once bustled with student-led activities are growing quieter with the rise of social networking, and memberships in popular c…Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 12:25 PM // heralddeparis.com
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  • VIDEO: Huge wedding for thousands of couples
    VIDEO: Huge wedding for thousands of couples - 3,800 couples turned up to take part in a mass wedding in South Korea. Read moreTue, 3 Mar 2015, 04:13 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • Seth Rogen: Censoring North Korea in ‘The Interv
    Seth Rogen: Censoring North Korea in ‘The Interview’ ‘Seemed Wrong’ - In an interview in the new issue of Vanity Fair, Seth Rogen and his production company partner, Evan Goldberg, revealed the internal debate about naming North Korea in “The Interview.” Despite the fac…Wed, 4 Feb 2015, 07:27 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Fir
    What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Firewall - by Sisi Wei Update, Feb. 2, 2015: According to Golden Frog spokesman Andrew Staples, the company has restored service to 80 to 90 percent of the servers its users can connect to from within China. Gol…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 04:34 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Podcast: The Pentagon’s Failure to Find Long Los
    Podcast: The Pentagon’s Failure to Find Long Lost Soldiers - by Sara Afzal Losing a loved one to war is hard enough but when thousands of U.S. soldiers missing overseas from combat in Vietnam, Korea and World War II have yet to return to their families – it add…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 04:33 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Fir
    What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Firewall - by Sisi Wei Update, Feb. 2, 2015: According to Golden Frog spokesman Andrew Staples, the company has restored service to 80 to 90 percent of the servers its users can connect to from within China. Gol…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 04:33 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • Podcast: The Pentagon’s Failure to Find Long Los
    Podcast: The Pentagon’s Failure to Find Long Lost Soldiers - by Sara Afzal Losing a loved one to war is hard enough but when thousands of U.S. soldiers missing overseas from combat in Vietnam, Korea and World War II have yet to return to their families – it add…Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 04:33 PM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • Rich Robinson: Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014
    Rich Robinson: Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014 - This year, Urban Outfitters sold a vintage Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in th…Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 05:15 AM // huffingtonpost.com
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  • Nancy Cohen-koan: Killing Two Birds... and I Don'
    Nancy Cohen-koan: Killing Two Birds... and I Don't Mean North Korean Leaders - I didn't find anything particularly funny despite being a Rogan fan. I like crude. Just last night I saw National Lampoon's Dirty Movie and ashamedly found myself howling. But The Interview's script d…Tue, 30 Dec 2014, 09:48 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Michael Berkowitz: 'The Interview': No Hack Job!
    Michael Berkowitz: 'The Interview': No Hack Job! - What could possibly go wrong? An American movie about assassinating the leader of a nation which the U.S. had branded as part of the international axis of evil. The assassination movie is launched fro…Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:31 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Daniel Wagner: North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance
    Daniel Wagner: North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance - Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is…Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:08 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resum
    Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resume Talks With North - (Reuters) - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after S... Read more: South Korea North Korea Talks, Pyon…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 05:57 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • 'The Interview' Breaks Online Record
    'The Interview' Breaks Online Record - By Liana B. Baker Dec 28 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the The Interview had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million ... Read more: The Interview, The Interview Sony, Sony…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 01:46 PM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson: North Korea's Racial Slur
    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: North Korea's Racial Slur of President Obama Is Business as Usual - It's hardly the first time that some official or official source in North Korea has gotten caught with its racial dirty linen waving. The verbal war is the outcrop of the deep suspicion, distrust, ant…Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 09:35 AM // huffingtonpost.com

Indian Express

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

Japan Today

  • World › Tsunami warning issued for parts of Paci
    World › Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after quake off Papua New Guinea - Officials are warning that hazardous tsunami waves could hit some coastlines in the Pacific after a powerful earthquake struck near the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Geological Su…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:44 PM // japantoday.com
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  • World › Iran, 6 powers explore nuclear compromis
    World › Iran, 6 powers explore nuclear compromises; Israel alarmed - Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 06:20 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Struggle to explain what motivated co-pi
    World › Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot on doomed flight - A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devas…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 06:15 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forc
    World › Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forces' advance in Tikrit - Iraqi security forces battled Islamic State militants in central Tikrit on Sunday as the United States and its allies provided aerial support and local officials warned that the battle to retake the S…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:55 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Arab League unveils joint military force
    World › Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis - A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potenti…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:45 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Nigerians vote despite violence, technic
    World › Nigerians vote despite violence, technical hitches - Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:41 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Anticipation and angst as Europe ends mi
    World › Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas - European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but c…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 04:39 PM // japantoday.com

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National Post

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

New York Times

  • Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons
    Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons - Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator, has become a breakout success catering to an unexpected audience: adults who turn to coloring books for creative relaxation.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
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  • South Korea Plans to Join Regional Development Ban
    South Korea Plans to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China - The United States has expressed misgivings about the proposed lender, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which it sees as a threat to the World Bank.Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • North Korea Claims to Have Arrested Two Spies From
    North Korea Claims to Have Arrested Two Spies From South - North Korea said on Friday that it had arrested two South Korean men on espionage charges for collecting military and other secrets on the isolated country, including data regarding its top leadership…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Chinese, Japanese and South Korean Ministers to Re
    Chinese, Japanese and South Korean Ministers to Resume Three-Way Talks - Recognizing the urgent need to stop the country’s nuclear weapons program, South Korea, Japan and China issued a joint statement in which they said they would continue to try to reopen talks aimed at…Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea, Stuck in the Middle
    South Korea, Stuck in the Middle - South Korea is caught between the United States and China as the two powers compete for influence.Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea: Nations to Discuss Disputes
    South Korea: Nations to Discuss Disputes - The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will meet in Seoul, the South Korean capital, for the first time in three years this weekend.Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korea Tells China Not to Meddle in Decision
    South Korea Tells China Not to Meddle in Decision Over Missile System - Beijing has been pressing its neighbor to reject Washington’s calls to install a missile defense system, prompting Seoul to deliver a rare public retort.Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • Kim Jong Un tells sports teams to use 'guerrilla-s
    Kim Jong Un tells sports teams to use 'guerrilla-style' tactics - North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un has urged athletes to adopt guerrilla-style tactics in an effort to boost the nation's underwhelming impact on the global sporting stage. In a letter to a nation…Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 05:53 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • Killer pilot’s chilling final words
    Killer pilot’s chilling final words - THE last words of mass killer Andreas Lubitz have been revealed as footage emerges of the co-pilot learning to fly as a 20-year-old.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:08 AM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • Girl, 4, on street at 3am on a mission
    Girl, 4, on street at 3am on a mission - SHE might only be four years of age and it might be 3am in the morning but this strawberry-blond girl was determined to get what she wanted.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:59 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Body of killer co-pilot found
    Body of killer co-pilot found - AS the full extent of the terror passengers experienced before the crash was revealed investigators say they have found the body of killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:49 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Family’s despair as second body found
    Family’s despair as second body found - THE family of one of the gas explosion victims have been notified of his identity after a second body was pulled from the wreckage.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 08:51 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Second body found in NY blast debris
    Second body found in NY blast debris - BREAKING: A second body has been recovered from the site where a Manhattan building collapsed three days ago after an apparent gas explosion.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 05:49 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Baby girl born with a ‘trunk’
    Baby girl born with a ‘trunk’ - IT’S not every day you meet a god. Villagers are flocking to see a baby girl who was born with a ‘trunk’, in what some believe is a sign from above.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 04:38 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Women cop it for heartless selfies
    Women cop it for heartless selfies - SELF-ABSORBED sightseers have sparked anger for taking some happy snaps at the site of a devastating disaster.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:38 PM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Influx of Chinese tourists rubbing prostitutes in
    Influx of Chinese tourists rubbing prostitutes in Osaka's Tobita Shinchi wrong way - In October of last year, weekly tabloid Shukan Jitsuwa reported on the recent increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Osaka's Tobita Shinchi red-light district. (Tokyo Reporter)Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 04:45 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Tokyo man's naked Twitter pics of ex-girlfriend fi
    Tokyo man's naked Twitter pics of ex-girlfriend first 'revenge porn' case - In the first application in Tokyo of a law that seeks to restrict the distribution of sexually explicit content for revenge purposes, police on Friday announced the arrest of a 50-year-old male for re…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 04:42 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, Fukuoka
    Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, Fukuoka - Cherry blossoms were in full bloom in Tokyo and in Fukuoka City, southern Japan, on Sunday. The flowers have bloomed 5 days earlier than usual in Tokyo and 3 days earlier in Fukuoka. (NHK)Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 04:37 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Abe asks Park to arrange trilateral summit with Ch
    Abe asks Park to arrange trilateral summit with China - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he had spoken with South Korean President Park Geun Hye in Singapore and requested that South Korea arrange a trilateral summit with China at an early da…Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 04:34 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Man arrested over murder of 63-year-old woman in C
    Man arrested over murder of 63-year-old woman in Chofu - Police in Chofu, Tokyo, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 63-year-old woman as she walked home on Saturday night. (Japan Today)Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:26 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Danish and Japanese royals come together in Tokyo
    Danish and Japanese royals come together in Tokyo - Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik's three-day tour of Japan came to an end on Saturday and the couple were bid farewell by the Emperor and Empress of Japan. (hellomagazine.com)Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 12:14 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Disappointing levels of English
    Disappointing levels of English - The education ministry reported last month that high school English-proficiency scores fell far short of its goals. (Japan Times)Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 12:05 AM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On
    How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth - The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 07:38 AM // npr.org
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  • Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law
    Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law - Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 05:33 PM // npr.org
  • In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors
    In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors How To Bust A Move - China's sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 05:03 PM // npr.org
  • Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Uns
    Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade - Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 04:43 AM // npr.org
  • Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Un
    Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented - Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a deliberate act of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 11:39 AM // npr.org
  • An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Mi
    An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding - NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 08:47 AM // npr.org
  • Chinese Couple's Marriage Is A Mix Of Old And New
    Chinese Couple's Marriage Is A Mix Of Old And New China - In our Streets of Shanghai series, we hear about Charles who met his wife through a social networking app. The couple consulted a fortune teller before tying the knot.Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 05:07 AM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Malakoff to Test IPO Appetite
    Malakoff to Test IPO Appetite - Malaysian power producer Malakoff plans to start testing investor’s appetite next week for its up to $740 million initial public offering.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:58 AM // online.wsj.com
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  • Singapore Turns Out for Lee Kuan Yew's Funeral
    Singapore Turns Out for Lee Kuan Yew's Funeral - Singaporeans gathered Sunday to bid a final farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding prime minister, in a grand funeral ceremony.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:58 AM // online.wsj.com
  • China Evacuating Citizens From Yemen
    China Evacuating Citizens From Yemen - China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending antipiracy patrols in the area due to the growing violence there.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:45 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Soybeans and Corn Locked in Food Fight
    Soybeans and Corn Locked in Food Fight - A dive in prices is leading farmers to turn away from “King Corn” to more-profitable soybean crops.Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 12:21 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Bettors on Dollar Look to IMF
    Bettors on Dollar Look to IMF - A roaring dollar rally could get a boost this coming week with the release of data that many investors expect to provide fresh evidence that central banks are embracing the greenback.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 11:40 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Li Ka-shing Bets on Tech Startups
    Li Ka-shing Bets on Tech Startups - Li Ka-shing’s venture-capital fund, run by his longtime companion Solina Chau, is accelerating investments from Israel to Silicon Valley.Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:50 PM // online.wsj.com
  • Tax Proposals Would Move U.S. Closer to Global Nor
    Tax Proposals Would Move U.S. Closer to Global Norm - The Outlook: U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle increasingly are finding appeal in an ambitious concept for overhauling the income-tax system: a tax based on consumption, a tool long used aroun…Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 10:29 PM // online.wsj.com