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The Korea Herald

  • ‘Sniper’ brings Eastwood back, a lot closer to the bull’s eye
    ‘Sniper’ brings Eastwood back, a lot closer to the bull’s eye - The acting drops away from Bradley Cooper’s performance as “deadliest American sniper” Chris Kyle. Cooper bulked up, kepFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:08 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Box Office: The Tailors, The Hobbit, Ode to My Father
    Box Office: The Tailors, The Hobbit, Ode to My Father - The Tailors (Korea)Opening Dec. 24Drama. Directed by Lee Won-suk“The Tailors” is the story of two tailors: Jo Dol-seok (Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:07 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Eyelike: Flaming Lips fail with ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover
    Eyelike: Flaming Lips fail with ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover - Flaming Lips fail with ‘Sgt. Pepper’ coverThe Flaming Lips“With a Little Help from My Fwends”(Warner Bros.) Ever wonderFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:05 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Holidays are merry moneymakers for theme parks
    Holidays are merry moneymakers for theme parks - LOS ANGELES ― While children waited in line to snap photos with Santa Claus, the aroma of freshly steamed tamales and hoFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:03 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Public art aplenty in Boulder City, Nevada
    Public art aplenty in Boulder City, Nevada - BOULDER CITY, Nevada ― Your savvy, but ultimately foolhardy, tourist on his way to Hoover Dam will take a sharp left onFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:03 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • TV programs sway Koreans’ choices of overseas travel destinations
    TV programs sway Koreans’ choices of overseas travel destinations - More than half of Koreans said the recent hit travel reality shows “Youth over Flowers” and “Grandpas over Flowers” affeFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:01 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Lotte Hotel Seoul named best hotel in Korea by Global Traveler
    Lotte Hotel Seoul named best hotel in Korea by Global Traveler - Lotte Hotel Seoul has been named the Best Hotel in Korea by the U.S.-based travel magazine Global Traveler for the yearFri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:01 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Festive holiday eats in Seoul
    Festive holiday eats in Seoul - With the holiday season in full swing, restaurants and hotels throughout the city are celebrating with special dinners,Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:00 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Blue cheese, walnuts take chicken to another level
    Blue cheese, walnuts take chicken to another level - A dish that comes together quickly can not only look pretty, but wow in the flavor department as well. That is, if you dFri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:57 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Around the hotels
    Around the hotels - Mother & Daughter bonding event at Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Sheraton Grande Walkerhill will hold a special dinner partFri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:55 AM // koreaherald.com
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The Korea Times

KBS News

  • PM: Gov't Respects Constitutional Court's Ruling to Disband UPP
    PM: Gov't Respects Constitutional Court's Ruling to Disband UPP - [Politics] : The South Korean government said Friday it respects the ruling by the Constitutional Court to ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:34 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Gov't to Inject 58% of Next Year's Budget in 1H to Revive Economy
    Gov't to Inject 58% of Next Year's Budget in 1H to Revive Economy - [Economy] : The government will allocate 58 percent of its budget for 2015 in the year's first half.   The ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:25 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea Was Biggest Instant Ramen Consumer Last Year
    S. Korea Was Biggest Instant Ramen Consumer Last Year - [Economy] : South Korea was the biggest consumer of instant ramen noodles last year with an annual consumption ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:20 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • S. Korea's Public Sector Debt At 898.7 Tln Won At End-2013
    S. Korea's Public Sector Debt At 898.7 Tln Won At End-2013 - [Economy] : South Korea's public sector debt totaled 898-point-seven trillion won at the end of last year, ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:14 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Free North Korea Radio Hit By Cyber Attack
    Free North Korea Radio Hit By Cyber Attack - [Domestic] : Free North Korea Radio (FNKR), an internet radio broadcaster run by North Korean defectors, has ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:02 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • 'China to Dispel Foreign Products from Key Sectors by 2020'
    'China to Dispel Foreign Products from Key Sectors by 2020' - [Economy] : Chinese media has reported that the Beijing government is seeking to replace foreign technological ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:54 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights
    UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights - [International] : A new resolution on North Korea’s human rights conditions has passed at the UN General Assembly. [more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:02 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Deputy PM Stresses Structural Reform, Grand Social Compromise
    Deputy PM Stresses Structural Reform, Grand Social Compromise - [Economy] : Deputy Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said next year's economic policy will focus on all-out structural reform of core sectors and improving the fundamentals of the economy.[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:01 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Global Life Expectancy Rose 6 Yrs in 20 Yrs
    Global Life Expectancy Rose 6 Yrs in 20 Yrs - [Inter-Korea] : The global life expectancy is found to have increased by about six years over the past two ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:52 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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  • Constitutional Court Disbands UPP, Strips 5 UPP Parliamentary Seats
    Constitutional Court Disbands UPP, Strips 5 UPP Parliamentary Seats - [Domestic] : Anchor: For the first time in South Korean history a political party has been disbanded by the ...[more...]Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:47 AM // world.kbs.co.kr
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • Christmas Shopping Season Brings Limited Benefits
    Christmas Shopping Season Brings Limited Benefits - This time of year is traditionally the busiest shopping season, but only some companies are benefiting from the seasonal factor. At Lotte Department Store, overall sales increased eight percent on-yea…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:39 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korean Air Execs Slapped with Travel Bans
    Korean Air Execs Slapped with Travel Bans - The nut rage incident involving Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah is escalating into a major investigation of alleged evidence tampering by airline executives. Prosecutors need more time in seeking an ar…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:38 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Cold Snap Continues
    Cold Snap Continues - Freezing weather continued on Friday although the morning low in Seoul rose slightly to -8 degrees Celsius from a day earlier. It is expected to snow or rain across the country in the evening after cl…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:35 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Poland Buys 120 Korean-Made Howitzers
    Poland Buys 120 Korean-Made Howitzers - Samsung Techwin has sold 120 K-9 self-propelled howitzers to Huta Stalowa Wola, a Polish producer of military equipment, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Thursday. The deal is worth…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:29 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Christian Group Gives Up On Propaganda Christmas Tree
    Christian Group Gives Up On Propaganda Christmas Tree - The Christian Council of Korea has given up on an attempt to put up a new Christmas tree on top of Aegibong Peak to twinkle a message of consumerism and born-again Christianity across the border to No…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:27 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Another Joint Funeral for Ferry Disaster Victims Planned
    Another Joint Funeral for Ferry Disaster Victims Planned - A funeral ceremony for 43 adult victims of the April 16 ferry disaster will be held in front of Incheon City Hall at 11 a.m. on Dec. 27, about eight months since the ferry Sewol sank off the southwest…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:21 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korea, Japan, U.S. Close to Intelligence-Sharing Pact
    Korea, Japan, U.S. Close to Intelligence-Sharing Pact - South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are in the final stage of talks over a pact to share military intelligence on North Korea, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Thursday. The U.S. and South Korea already…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:01 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Ferry Owner's Wife Escapes Jail
    Ferry Owner's Wife Escapes Jail - The widow of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon was given an 18-month suspended jail sentence on Thursday. Kwon Yun-ja (71) was found guilty of breach of trust and embezzling W30 billion (US$1=W1,102) from the…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:58 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Ode to My Father (2014)
    Ode to My Father (2014) - Genres: Drama Running Time: 126 min. Directed by: Yoon Je-kyoon Starring: Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yun-jin, Kim Seul-gi, Jung Jin-young Synopsis: Amid th...Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:45 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - Genres: Adventure and Fantasy Running Time: 144 min. Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage Synopsis: B...Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:44 PM // english.chosun.com
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The Hankyoreh

  • South Koreans launch Nobel Prize campaign for Japanese constitution
    South Koreans launch Nobel Prize campaign for Japanese constitution - South Koreans are launching their own signature campaign to nominate Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution for a Nobel Peace Prize. Article 9 of the “Peace Constitution,” which bans the exercise of .…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:55 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • US officials attribute Sony “The Interview” hack to North Korea
    US officials attribute Sony “The Interview” hack to North Korea - US government officials concluded that North Korea was responsible for the recent hack of the Sony Pictures network, the New York Times and other news outlets reported on Dec. 17. Meanwhile, the stud.…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:50 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Editorial] Time for North Korea to learn from Cuba’s pragmatism
    [Editorial] Time for North Korea to learn from Cuba’s pragmatism - On Dec. 17, the US and Cuba announced that they would put 53 years of hostility behind them and take steps to normalize diplomatic relations. Establishing normal diplomatic relations is historically s…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:47 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • S. Korea, US and Japan moving toward trilateral intelligence sharing
    S. Korea, US and Japan moving toward trilateral intelligence sharing - South Korea, Japan, and the US are reportedly planning to sign a trilateral intelligence sharing memorandum as early as this year. The agreement would require South Korea to provide Japan with sensiti…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:45 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • Study: fewer smokers, more isolated elderly people
    Study: fewer smokers, more isolated elderly people - The smoking rate among South Korean men fell from 70% in 1999 to the 40% range last year. A government study also found that 11 out of 100 elderly people are living in isolation, without social activi…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:41 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Solar generation on a lake
    [Photo] Solar generation on a lake - Staff check facilities at a 2MW solar power plant Youngdong County, North Chungcheong Province, the world‘s largest such plant on water, Dec. 15. The plant has 6,700 modules on a lake, supported by bu…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:36 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Child musicians in the metro station
    [Photo] Child musicians in the metro station - Elementary school students try playing different musical instruments at Centum City Station on Busan Metro Line 2, as part of Arts Council Korea’s Art Tree Day Festival, Dec. 18. (Newsis)Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:35 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Keep away evil spirits with red bean soup
    [Photo] Keep away evil spirits with red bean soup - Ahead of the winter solstice, people take red bean soup at National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul’s Jongno district, Dec. 18. According to old folk beliefs, red bean soup can keep away evil spirits, s…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:34 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • US to normalize relations with Cuba; could North Korea be next?
    US to normalize relations with Cuba; could North Korea be next? - US President Barack Obama’s agreement to normalize relations with Cuba, one of his country’s main antagonists for more than five decades, is drawing renewed interest to possibility of changes in Washi…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:31 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • Constitutional Court rules to disband left-wing Unified Progressive Party
    Constitutional Court rules to disband left-wing Unified Progressive Party - On the morning of Dec. 19, the Constitutional Court ordered the disbandment of the left-wing Unified Progressive Party (UPP), the first such decision made in South Korea’s constitutional era, since 19…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:12 PM // hani.co.kr
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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • (LEAD) N. Korea invites aides of late S. Korean president to joint factory park
    (LEAD) N. Korea invites aides of late S. Korean president to joint factory park - (ATTN: UPDATES with details of N. Korea's invitation; S. Korea's reaction; CHANGES headline) SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's point man on South Korea invited aides of the late South Korean Pr…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:33 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • N. Korea invites aides of ex-S. Korean president to joint factory park
    N. Korea invites aides of ex-S. Korean president to joint factory park - SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's point man on South Korea invited aides of the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to a joint inter-Korean factory park in the North next week, South Korea…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:17 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (URGENT) N. Korea invites aides of ex-S. Korean president to joint factory park
    (URGENT) N. Korea invites aides of ex-S. Korean president to joint factory park - (END)Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:31 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • S. Korea may end search for missing fishermen off Russia
    S. Korea may end search for missing fishermen off Russia - SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea may end its search for crew of a South Korean trawler that sank in the waters off Russia's far eastern coast in the coming weeks due mainly to bad weather, an of…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:44 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) SK hynix, Toshiba to end court dispute, start cooperative relations
    (LEAD) SK hynix, Toshiba to end court dispute, start cooperative relations - (ATTN: ADDS details in para 6-8) By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Friday it has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Japanese tech firm Toshiba…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:44 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (2nd LD) Samsung mulls raising dividend payout by up to 50 pct for 2014
    (2nd LD) Samsung mulls raising dividend payout by up to 50 pct for 2014 - (ATTN: RECASTS with minor edits in lead; ADDS more details in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it is considering raising its dividen…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:13 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Pro football federation says refs prone to wrong calls
    (LEAD) Pro football federation says refs prone to wrong calls - (ATTN: CORRECTS figures in lead, para 2) SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- The national professional football federation on Friday said referees in its main competitions made incorrect calls in one in every…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:13 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) S. Koreans cruise through heats in Day 1 of Short Track World Cup
    (LEAD) S. Koreans cruise through heats in Day 1 of Short Track World Cup - (ATTN: ADDS more results in paras 8-9) SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Homegrown skaters cruised through heats and preliminaries on the first day of the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Speed…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:13 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • SK hynix, Toshiba to end court dispute, start cooperative relations
    SK hynix, Toshiba to end court dispute, start cooperative relations - By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Friday it has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Japanese tech firm Toshiba Corp. and cooperate in developin…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:13 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Yonhap News Summary
    Yonhap News Summary - The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Friday. ------------------------- China to oppose referring N. Korea to int'l court BEIJING -- China said Friday tha…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:57 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects
    Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korean Government Wants People Eating More Insects Gove […] To read original article please visit Korean Government Wants People Eating More…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:08 PM // 10mag.com
  • New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts
    New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts Words by Michael […] To read original article please visit New Catfish Scam Targets Lonely Hearts to…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 09:16 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime Rib
    Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime Rib - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. A Slice of Prime Rib, Americana, & Heaven A stone’s […] To read original article please visit Seoul’s Best Prime Rib is America’s Best Prime…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 02:34 AM // 10mag.com
  • IKEA Opening in South Korea
    IKEA Opening in South Korea - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. IKEA opening its first store in Korea on December 18th, […] To read original article please visit IKEA Opening in South Korea to read the fu…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 01:42 AM // 10mag.com
  • Romance to Revenge on “Birth of a Beauty”
    Romance to Revenge on “Birth of a Beauty” - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. K-Drama: Romance to Revenge on “Birth of a Beauty” Word […] To read original article please visit Romance to Revenge on “Birth of a Beauty”…Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 07:55 PM // 10mag.com
  • Treating Chapped Lips
    Treating Chapped Lips - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Treating Chapped Lips Words by Michelle Park It’s the m […] To read original article please visit Treating Chapped Lips to read the full art…Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 08:40 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Christmas Dinner 2014
    Seoul Christmas Dinner 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Christmas Dinner 2014 All of the best places to g […] To read original article please visit Seoul Christmas Dinner 2014 to read the fu…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 08:38 PM // 10mag.com
  • 10 Questions with Christine Saia
    10 Questions with Christine Saia - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. A Very Special Holiday Season “10 Questions“ […] To read original article please visit 10 Questions with Christine Saia to read the ful…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 08:19 PM // 10mag.com
  • Korean Air Flight Delayed Over Nuts
    Korean Air Flight Delayed Over Nuts - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korean Air Flight Delayed Over Nuts Heather Cho (Cho Hy […] To read original article please visit Korean Air Flight Delayed Over Nuts to rea…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 07:54 PM // 10mag.com
  • Festive Solutions for Staycationers 2014
    Festive Solutions for Staycationers 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Festive Solutions for Staycationers Words by Katie Aitk […] To read original article please visit Festive Solutions for Staycationers 2014 t…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 01:50 AM // 10mag.com

Three Wise Monkeys

  • Can Ye Not Serve God and Mammon? ‘Quo Vadis, Korean Megachurches?’
    Can Ye Not Serve God and Mammon? ‘Quo Vadis, Korean Megachurches?’ - By Donald Kirk The growth of megachurches worldwide is a global phenomenon, a mass movement in which thousands of individual churches or parishes each claim more than 2,000 members. The Full Gospel Ch…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:33 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • The ‘Former’ French Concession in Shanghai
    The ‘Former’ French Concession in Shanghai - By Jake Reed What comes to mind for the average person when they hear Shanghai? I asked a few of my coworkers and I received a series of answers ranging from “bustling” to “retard zombie apocalypse.”…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:31 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • The Wonhyo Trail Project–Rebuilding One Monk’s Path across Korea
    The Wonhyo Trail Project–Rebuilding One Monk’s Path across Korea - By Tony MacGregor Group works to establish Korea’s first sustainable pilgrimage trail to honor Wonhyo, historic, beloved monk A plan to establish a sustainable trans-peninsula pilgrimage trail to hono…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:29 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Looking at the Korean Uni Experience after 12 Years in the U.S.
    Looking at the Korean Uni Experience after 12 Years in the U.S. - By Jun Won Lee How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it–Rasheed Ogunlaru Many of my American friends ask me about daily life in Korea, a place that has gone from one of the poorest countrie…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:22 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Writing Against the Establishment’s Grain–A Conversation with Bae Su-ah
    Writing Against the Establishment’s Grain–A Conversation with Bae Su-ah - By Blackberry Finn Self-creation, experimentation, rejection of tradition and popular mass opinions and behaviors, even humanist philosophical positions—such make an individualist. Korean writer Bae S…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 04:09 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election
    On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election - By Scott Liam Soper The corner of St. 282 and the north-south running, St. 51 (also known as Pasteur Street) is provocative and has much in common with many other corners and addresses in Phnom Penh’s…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 09:50 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy
    Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy - By Donald Kirk How much more will we really know about the construction companies that build apartment blocks that look like giant matchboxes from one end of the country to the other? And who knows wh…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:45 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications
    Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications - By Jenny Choi Korea’s doors, fences, car windows, and social media profile pictures are a sea of yellow ribbons right now. In the aftermath of the sinking of the Sewol ferry, yellow ribbons have come…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:13 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award
    Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award - By Finn When the door to his office wouldn't budge, Yol sensed something was blocking it. After a call out to his office mates and several shoves, it finally opened a crack. Through it he saw a soju b…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:40 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang
    When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang - By Yook Woo-dang Hesitation Sorrow at loving you when I'm forbidden. I watch from the offing, a smile on my lips. It was a cruel heaven that made me a queer. Queer get-together A glass of light booze…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:10 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com

Dramabeans

  • Shine or Go Crazy’s cursed and fated lovers
    Shine or Go Crazy’s cursed and fated lovers - Here’s a peek at Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon-seo on the set of their new series Shine or Go Crazy, the novel adaptation fantasy historical drama that’s headed to MBC in January. Oh Yeon-seo has been in a nu…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:03 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Pinocchio: Episode 12
    Pinocchio: Episode 12 - Pain paaain go away, come again another day! Turns out yesterday’s episode wasn’t the worst of the heartbreak, not by a long shot. Our hero decides that he doesn’t deserve to be happy anymore and seem…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:09 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Cast of Hyde, Jekyll, Me gathers for first script read
    Cast of Hyde, Jekyll, Me gathers for first script read - So I guess we’re back to calling it Hyde, Jekyll, Me? Maybe I’ll just call it Two Binnies Walk Into a Bar. Production is underway for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama known for some time as Jekyll a…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Misaeng: Episode 18
    Misaeng: Episode 18 - Sales Team 3 throws its heart and soul into the executive director’s China project, but when it starts to feel like something’s not quite right about the deal, they wonder if they should continue. Fai…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:02 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pinocchio: Episode 11
    Pinocchio: Episode 11 - I wish I could tell you that learning the truth meant that everyone got a happy fluffy holiday reunion, but that would be a big fat lie. It’s time for our hero to face the music about everything he’s…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 11:41 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • 2014 Blue Dragon Awards
    2014 Blue Dragon Awards - As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home m…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 10:29 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Blushes and belly laughs in Heart to Heart
    Blushes and belly laughs in Heart to Heart - Here we go with the official poster and teasers for tvN’s quirky romantic comedy Heart to Heart, which stars a heroine who suffers from uncontrollable blushing, and a hero who apparently suffers from…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 02:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup
    SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup - SBS is cutting its weekend drama programming in half in the new year, taking its current Saturday-Sunday lineup of back-to-back dramas down to merely one drama hour each night. Wow, I’m surprised at t…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:06 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • New and upcoming DVD releases - 2014/12/19
    New and upcoming DVD releases - 2014/12/19 - My Spring DaysDVD (English Subtitled) (Director's Cut)2015/03/13It's Okay, That's LoveDVD (Director's Cut)2015/01/06VacationDVD HK2014/12/31A Witch's LoveDVD (No En Sub)2014/12/29A Girl at My DoorDVD…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • IU tops poll for singer of the year (2014/12/19)
    IU tops poll for singer of the year (2014/12/19) - Soloist IU was chosen as singer of the year in a survey conducted by Gallup Korea.The research company said on Thursday that it surveyed 2,774 people in October and November aged over 14 across the n…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Apink stays modest ahead of awards (2014/12/19)
    Apink stays modest ahead of awards (2014/12/19) - Prior to the 2015 Golden Disc Awards, which will be held in Beijing next month, Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, will introduce girl and boy groups who have been nominated for…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Actress Cha Ye-ryeon classic and sophisticated at preview screening for 'The Tenor Lirico Spinto' (2014/12/18)
    Actress Cha Ye-ryeon classic and sophisticated at preview screening for 'The Tenor Lirico Spinto' (2014/12/18) - The press preview screening for the movie, 'The Tenor Lirico Spinto' with the lead actors, Yoo Ji-tae and Cha Ye-ryeon took place at Lotte Cinema, Jayang-dong, Kwangjin-gu, Seoul on December 18th. Ch…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] Added episode 2 captures for the Korean drama 'Punch - Drama' (2014/12/18)
    [Spoiler] Added episode 2 captures for the Korean drama 'Punch - Drama' (2014/12/18) - Added episode 2 captures for the Korean drama Punch - Drama (2014)Directed by Lee Myeong-wooWritten by Park Kyeong-sooNetwork : SBSWith Kim Rae-won, Kim Ah-joong, Jo Jae-hyeon, Seo Ji-hye, On Joo-wan…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Video] Added Korean drama 'Mister Baek' episode 13 (2014/12/18)
    [Video] Added Korean drama 'Mister Baek' episode 13 (2014/12/18) - Added episode 13 for the Korean drama 'Mister Baek' Watch on DramaFever http://www.hancinema.net/watch-on-dramafever-4499-13-episode.html Mister Baek (2014) Directed by Lee Sang-yeob-I Written by Cho…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Korean drama of the week "My Daughter Seo-yeong" (2014/12/18)
    Korean drama of the week "My Daughter Seo-yeong" (2014/12/18) - Korean drama of the week My Daughter Seo-yeong (2012)Directed by Yoo Hyeon-giWritten by So Hyeon-kyeongNetwork : KBSWith Lee Bo-yeong, Lee Sang-yoon, Cheon Ho-jin, Park Hae-jin, Choi Jeong-woo, Kim H…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • 'The Attorney' Sweeps Blue Dragon Film Awards (2014/12/18)
    'The Attorney' Sweeps Blue Dragon Film Awards (2014/12/18) - Cheon Woo-hee (left) and Song Kang-ho The Attorney directed by Yang Woo-seok won three awards including best film at the 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards on Wednesday. Inspired by a famous 1981 human-rig…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Pinocchio" Episode 12 (2014/12/18)
    [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Pinocchio" Episode 12 (2014/12/18) - Like the last big news story featured in Pinocchio, this one is over in the blink of an eye. I don't know why I was expecting Jae-myeong's plan to be something more complicated- what we get instead i…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • [Spoiler] 'Mister Baek' Sin Ha-gyoon found cure (2014/12/18)
    [Spoiler] 'Mister Baek' Sin Ha-gyoon found cure (2014/12/18) - Sin Ha-gyoon found a way to survive. On the December 18th episode of MBC drama, 'Mister Baek', it showed Choi Go-bong (Sin Ha-gyoon), who fell down coughing blood. Choi Go-bong realized there was not…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • Why are we here?
    Why are we here? - No, I’m not experiencing some existential crisis;  I’ll resume that shortly after I hit send. …and I’m not asking “why are you here?”  I know why you are here:  You are here because in my solipsistic…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:48 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release, U.S. intel officials link N. Korea
    Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release, U.S. intel officials link N. Korea - All I’m going to say is, WTF? Sony is canceling The Interview’s planned theatrical release in response to all major US theater chains deciding not to show the film after attacks were threatened. “In l…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 08:46 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Letter “D” as in . . .
    The Letter “D” as in . . . - Defamation is a problem for many in Korea, whose enforcement (or lack of enforcement) quite often infringes upon free speech, if not democracy itself.  The Wall Street Journal has a good, short piece…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 10:26 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Have You Seen This Man?
    Have You Seen This Man? - Apparently, he was reported to be in the vicinity of the Blue House but there is some disagreement with this sighting and there are concerns that more than this man may be missing.  If you spot him, p…Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 11:20 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread – December 13, 2014 – Have an Asian Christmas
    Open Thread – December 13, 2014 – Have an Asian Christmas - Ho, ho, ho . . .Sat, 13 Dec 2014, 01:28 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • American ambassador talks policy, love of kimchi
    American ambassador talks policy, love of kimchi - In his first interview with the Korean media, American Ambassador Mark Lippert discusses a variety of topics such as North Korea, America’s role in improving relations between Japan and the ROK, THAAD…Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 08:38 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • WSJ: The “token” non-Korean hire
    WSJ: The “token” non-Korean hire - Hey, not meant as a slight.  The writer of the article in question would readily admit it! So, non-Korean guy (presumed to be white?) applies for a office job in Korea.  During the interview he is ask…Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 04:21 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Seoul goes to war against the noble ginkgo
    Seoul goes to war against the noble ginkgo - Seoul Metropolitan Government will be removing 33 female ginkgo trees from high-traffic areas in the downtown area in order to lessen the, ahem, smell pollution: And the official fight against it kick…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 12:20 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Korean Air… (facepalm)
    Korean Air… (facepalm) - Far be it from me to give the VP of Korean Air advice on how to deal with improperly served macadamia nuts, but don’t you think this is going a bit far? The daughter of Korean Air Lines Co. Chairman C…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 11:54 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • N. Korea unilaterally lifts wage increase limit at Kaesong
    N. Korea unilaterally lifts wage increase limit at Kaesong - If you’re a South Korean business with a factory at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, I hope you’ve stocked up on your K-Y Jelly: North Korea has removed the legal limit for wages paid to its workers at…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 02:00 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • Screening of Kim Ki-deok's 1964 film 'The Barefooted Youth' this Saturday
    Screening of Kim Ki-deok's 1964 film 'The Barefooted Youth' this Saturday - This Saturday, December 6, at 3pm, the Royal Asiatic Society Cinema Club and Seoul Film Society will have a free screening of the 1964 Kim Ki-deok film 'The Barefooted Youth' (맨발의 청춘) with English sub…Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 03:45 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • News on cuts to public school native speaking teachers
    News on cuts to public school native speaking teachers - The Seoul Sinmun reported November 13 on budget cuts to native-speaking teachers in public schools in an article titled [Controversy over welfare] Because of daycare, native speaking teachers are sayi…Tue, 2 Dec 2014, 03:52 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug
    Teachers busted for growing pot, mailing self designer drug - Perhaps the 'crime prevention education' I recently posted about is needed after all. KNN (via SBS) reported on November 18 that a 43 year old American who is a 'visiting professor' who teaches Englis…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 01:55 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday
    RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday - This Sunday, November 23, I'll be leading a walking tour for the Royal Asiatic Society of Jeong-dong, which became the neighbourhood for Westerners after Korea opened to the west in the 1880s through…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 03:06 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Native speaking instructor crime prevention education
    Native speaking instructor crime prevention education - [Update]It turns out the Gyeongsangnamdo Police Agency already carried out the same crime prevention education for about 370 native speaking public school teachers on October 23.[Original Post]This wa…Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 12:19 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors"
    "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors" - On November 1, the Segye Ilbo published the following article at its website:[Kim Hyun-ju's everyday talk talk] Do you know 'Quincy Black'?The truth and falsity of native speaking instructorsThe forei…Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 03:15 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind"
    BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind" - Currently the second most shared and seventh most read story at BBC News is 'Irish alcoholism nature' reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea:The teacher had emailed the application…Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 11:42 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea"
    "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea" - This is a disturbing story - a Canadian teacher who was sexually assaulted was successful in taking the case to court, but the perpetrator - known to police for being accused in a number of other atta…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 12:59 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea
    Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea - Tonight Edward J. Shultz, former dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii will be giving a lecture for the Royal Asiatic Society titled Koryǒ and Korea Today:For man…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 11:45 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday
    Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday - This Saturday, October 25, at 4pm, I will be giving a presentation titled ‘From Explorers and Missionaries to Vagabonds and Potential Criminals: Two Hundred Years of Teaching English in Korea’ for the…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 04:05 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

  • December 19th: Sokcho Beach (east coast, South Korea)
    December 19th: Sokcho Beach (east coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 19th: Sokcho Beach (east coast, South Korea).Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
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  • December 18th: Wonpyeong Beach and Bigeum-do (southern coast, South Korea)
    December 18th: Wonpyeong Beach and Bigeum-do (southern coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 18th: Wonpyeong Beach and Bigeum-do (southern coast, South Korea).Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 17th: Chuam Beach and a weird little sculpture park (South Korea)
    December 17th: Chuam Beach and a weird little sculpture park (South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 17th: Chuam Beach and a weird little sculpture park (South Korea).Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 16th: Jumunjin Beach (northeast coast, South Korea)
    December 16th: Jumunjin Beach (northeast coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 16th: Jumunjin Beach (northeast coast, South Korea).Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 15th: Gyeongpo Beach – go bungee jumping right on the beach (east coast, South Korea)
    December 15th: Gyeongpo Beach – go bungee jumping right on the beach (east coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 15th: Gyeongpo Beach – go bungee jumping right on the beach (east coast, South Korea).Sun, 14 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 14th: Sapsi-do – an awesome isolated beach (west coast, South Korea)
    December 14th: Sapsi-do – an awesome isolated beach (west coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 14th: Sapsi-do – an awesome isolated beach (west coast, South Korea).Sat, 13 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 13th: Byeongsan Beach and the nearby monkey school (west coast, South Korea)
    December 13th: Byeongsan Beach and the nearby monkey school (west coast, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 13th: Byeongsan Beach and the nearby monkey school (west coast, South Korea).Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 12th: Haeundae Beach (Busan, South Korea)
    December 12th: Haeundae Beach (Busan, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 12th: Haeundae Beach (Busan, South Korea).Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 11th: Eulwangni Beach (Incheon, South Korea)
    December 11th: Eulwangni Beach (Incheon, South Korea) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 11th: Eulwangni Beach (Incheon, South Korea).Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • December 10th: Nopporat Thara (Krabi, southern Thailand)
    December 10th: Nopporat Thara (Krabi, southern Thailand) - 24 Days. 24 Beaches. Presenting One Weird Globe’s Adven […] This post first appeared at December 10th: Nopporat Thara (Krabi, southern Thailand).Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • Review: “Guide to Seoul Cave” by Kim Mi-wol (김미월)
    Review: “Guide to Seoul Cave” by Kim Mi-wol (김미월) - Pre-pro-tips: If you like Guide to Seoul Cave you can purchase Kim Mi-wol’s What is Yet to Happen, a cool (if that’s the word) pre-apocalyptic story here. Also, you can follow KTLIT on twitter @ktlit.…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 05:28 AM // ktlit.com
  • Interview with Kim Mi-wol, author of “What Has Yet to Happen”
    Interview with Kim Mi-wol, author of “What Has Yet to Happen” - As regular readers know, KTLIT reviewed Kim Mi-wol‘s What Has Yet to Happen (Yeah, you can buy it at that link!) a few days ago and loved it for it’s extremely unusual take on the end of the world, ha…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 07:12 AM // ktlit.com
  • “Slow Bullet” (슬로우 불릿) by Lee Dae-hwan (이대환): Korea in the Vietnam War and the price of chemical warfare..
    “Slow Bullet” (슬로우 불릿) by Lee Dae-hwan (이대환): Korea in the Vietnam War and the price of chemical warfare.. - Slow Bullet by Lee Dae-hwan is a deeply affecting family story of a Korean veteran of the US-Vietnam war, and the price he and his family pays for it. This is a little known part of Korean history (it…Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 01:38 AM // ktlit.com
  • Review of “What Has Yet to Happen” by Kim Mi-wol (and meeting the author)
    Review of “What Has Yet to Happen” by Kim Mi-wol (and meeting the author) - Kim Mi-wol‘s What Has Yet to Happen is an unusual and clever “end of the world” story: There is no Bruce Willis character to save the day; there is no spaceship to hop on and escape; in fact there is…Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 08:58 PM // ktlit.com
  • Dalkey/LTI Korea’s “No One Writes Back” and “At Least We Can Apologize” nominated for International Award
    Dalkey/LTI Korea’s “No One Writes Back” and “At Least We Can Apologize” nominated for International Award - Tip of the hat and waggle of the walking stick to the fearless translators at the blog subject object verb for noting that, “Two books from the Dalkey Archive Press Library of Korean Literature, Lee K…Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 08:33 AM // ktlit.com
  • The Road Goes on Forever: Bae Su-ah’s (배수아) Highway With Green Apples
    The Road Goes on Forever: Bae Su-ah’s (배수아) Highway With Green Apples - Bae Su-ah’s (whose Wikipedia page,we massively re-created in October 2013)  Highway With Green Apples is a melancholic tale. With that said, it seem particularly suited for certain kind of reader, bot…Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 04:43 AM // ktlit.com
  • Park Min-gyu and more authors for FREE! (and Barry and Charles on video discussing it)
    Park Min-gyu and more authors for FREE! (and Barry and Charles on video discussing it) - Here it is if you aren’t already convinced. Barry and I explain why you should come to Haechi Hall to meet famous Korean authors on December 13. More information here:http://www.ktlit.com/projects/lio…Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 01:38 AM // ktlit.com
  • Review, “Christmas Specials” (성탄특선) by Kim Ae-ran (김애란)
    Review, “Christmas Specials” (성탄특선) by Kim Ae-ran (김애란) - Christmas Specials, by Kim Ae-ran covers some of the same conceptual territory as Guide to Seoul Cave (here a PDF file) by Kim Mi-wol – the limited spaces – conceptual, psychological, and physical – i…Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 04:51 AM // ktlit.com
  • The Seoul City Kimchi Festival, literature, and my Friday
    The Seoul City Kimchi Festival, literature, and my Friday - What does a public kimchi-making event sponsored by Seoul City Hall have in common with Korean fiction? History, tradition, and literature. Reading modern Korean literature, as industrial and post-ind…Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 06:18 AM // ktlit.com
  • Meet 5 of Korea’s rising literary stars! – 젊고 우수한 5명의 한국 작가들을 만나보세요 -무료 / FREE /
    Meet 5 of Korea’s rising literary stars! – 젊고 우수한 5명의 한국 작가들을 만나보세요 -무료 / FREE / - The authors are: Park Min-Gyu – ‘Dinner with Buffet’ / ‘Is That So? I’m a Giraffe’ 박민규 – ‘버핏과의 저녁 식사’ Park Hyoung-su – ‘Arpan’ 박형서-‘아르판’ Son Bo-mi – ‘Hot Air Balloon’ 손보미-‘애드벌룬’ Oh Han-ki – ‘My Clint…Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 12:56 AM // ktlit.com

The Grand Narrative

  • Presentation, Yonsei University, Friday 12th: “Give it to Me? The Impact of K-Pop’s Sexualization on Korean Advertising”
    Presentation, Yonsei University, Friday 12th: “Give it to Me? The Impact of K-Pop’s Sexualization on Korean Advertising” - (Source: *cough* Ilbe) The reason I’ve been soooo busy in recent weeks, and unable to properly reply to all your comments and tweets sorry. But, I’m happy to finally announce I’ll be presenting in the…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 06:43 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Quick Hit: “Don’t Leave the Responsibility for Contraception to Men”
    Quick Hit: “Don’t Leave the Responsibility for Contraception to Men” - (Source: Wikitree) Let’s be clear: Korean women do, on the whole, leave contraception up to the men. So the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which issued this advertisement on Friday, does seem to have…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 03:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Book Giveaway: Labyrinth of the Past by Zhang Yiwei (2014)
    Book Giveaway: Labyrinth of the Past by Zhang Yiwei (2014) - (Source: Tuttle) Sorry that I haven’t posted for so long everyone. I was very busy with offline work for two weeks, then I caught a terrible cold which lasted another two weeks…which means now I’m bus…Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 05:30 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Announcements: A Rare Film About LGBT Asian-Americans, Bras for a Cause, and a Survey on Street Harassment in Korea
    Announcements: A Rare Film About LGBT Asian-Americans, Bras for a Cause, and a Survey on Street Harassment in Korea - (Source: Kickstarter) Some worthy causes which would really benefit from just a little of your time or money this week: Spa Night – A Korean-American Film about Coming Out From the Kickstarter Page (m…Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 05:30 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • From The Archives: October
    From The Archives: October - (Source; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Apropos of this quick look back at over 7 years of blogging, here’s a picture of an old ad close to my home that I must have passed hundreds of times in the last few years, w…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 06:39 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships
    Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships - An extended commercial for Yoplait ‘Yopa’ yogurt, featuring five quick, humorous stories of foreign men in relationships with Korean women. It’s unremarkable in itself, and frankly not all that funny,…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 07:27 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First
    Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First - (Sources: left, dongA; right, The Kyunghyang Shinmun) The more operations, the more possibilities for complications, mistakes, and patient deaths. So, with the highest per capita number of cosmetic su…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 04:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Announcements
    Announcements - (Source: Facebook Event Page) Hello everyone. Just to quickly let you know about an upcoming presentation not to be missed, some worthy causes, and some Youtubers that deserve more promoting. First up…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 06:25 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Sunday Fun: Bottoms!
    Sunday Fun: Bottoms! - My 8 year-old daughter Alice is really into comics these days, often hiding our home phone under her pillow to keep reading when she’s supposed to be asleep. To my chagrin, she couldn’t care less if t…Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 10:32 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household)
    Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household) - As of last year, one in four Korean households had just one person. That was the same as Australia, and just shy of the US. Yet just four years earlier, only Seoul was remotely close to that figure, w…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 10:05 PM // thegrandnarrative.com

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DailyNK

  • Rodong Sinmun Releases Father-Son Photo Spread
    Rodong Sinmun Releases Father-Son Photo Spread - Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:03 AM // dailynk.com
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  • A Year of Self-Reflection
    A Year of Self-Reflection - As 2014 draws to a close, many around theworld find their lives stretched even thinner, rushing to attend parties and setting lofty goalsand plans for the New Year. For North Koreans, the end of the y…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:46 AM // dailynk.com
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  • UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Human Rights in NK
    UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Human Rights in NK - The UN’s General Assembly adopted aresolution on human rights in North Korea on December 18th by a vote of 116 to20 with 53 abstentions. The non-binding resolution, a joint effortby more than 60 natio…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:15 AM // dailynk.com
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  • SK's Constitutional Court Disbands UPP
    SK's Constitutional Court Disbands UPP - On December 19th [KST] South Korea'sConstitutional Court, for the first time since its establishment in 1988, hasruled that the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party [UPP] should bedissolved. Of…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:46 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Des citoyens objets des photographies prises par Kim Jong Un
    Des citoyens objets des photographies prises par Kim Jong Un - Image: KCTVUne image montrant le dirigeant nord-coréenKim Jong Un prenant une photographie des deux premières femmes pilotes del’armée de l’air a été diffusée vendredi par le journal du parti, le Rodo…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:07 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Les faibles récoltes compliquent les objectifs fixés par les « Mesures du 28 Jui
    Les faibles récoltes compliquent les objectifs fixés par les « Mesures du 28 Jui - Daily NK a appris que certaines fermesexpérimentales opérant sous le régime découlant des « Mesures du 28Juin », annoncé par l’État en 2012, ne sont pas parvenues à atteindre lesobjectifs de productio…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:03 PM // dailynk.com
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  • L’électricité de retour pour les informations télévisions
    L’électricité de retour pour les informations télévisions - En dépit d’une longue sécheresse qui aparalysé la production énergétique du pays, la Corée du Nord est parvenue àfournir à ses habitants du courant par intermittence et à temps pour que lapopulation p…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:01 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Dans une déclaration commune, les ONG encouragent les Nations unies à agir au sujet de
    Dans une déclaration commune, les ONG encouragent les Nations unies à agir au sujet de - Dix organisations non-gouvernementales activesdans le domaine des Droits de l’Homme ont soumis une lettre commune aux membresdu Conseil de Sécurité des Nations unies en soutient à une lettre séparéeen…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:00 PM // dailynk.com
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  • La plus grande mine de fer de Corée du Nord à l’arrêt
    La plus grande mine de fer de Corée du Nord à l’arrêt - Les effets dévastateurs des pénurieschroniques de courant se poursuivent en Corée du Nord, comme le montre la miseà l’arrêt des activités de la plus grande mine de fer du pays, la mine deMusan. Une so…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:00 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Le billet d’un dollar américain: porte-bonheur pour les étudiants nord-coréens.
    Le billet d’un dollar américain: porte-bonheur pour les étudiants nord-coréens. - Si, dans le cadre du troisième anniversaire dela mort de l’ancien dirigeant Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang a renforcé sa rhétorique« anti-impérialiste » et anti-américaine, le « déviationnismeidéologique » n’…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:55 PM // dailynk.com
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OneFreeKorea

  • If N. Korea hacked Sony and threatened us, here’s how we should respond
    If N. Korea hacked Sony and threatened us, here’s how we should respond - The New York Times, quoting “[s]enior administration officials,” is reporting that “American officials have concluded that North Korea ordered the attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers.” Senior adminis…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:08 AM // freekorea.us
  • Congratulations to Kwon Eun Kyoung of Open Radio …
    Congratulations to Kwon Eun Kyoung of Open Radio … - for winning the National Human Rights Commission’s Korea’s Human Rights Award.Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 07:55 AM // freekorea.us
  • Max Fisher’s criticism of the Sunshine Policy is spot-on
    Max Fisher’s criticism of the Sunshine Policy is spot-on - Washington Post alumnus Max Fisher, now writing at Vox, presents a graph and data showing how, despite all of its abhorrent behavior, North Korea’s trade (most of it with ChinaWed, 17 Dec 2014, 07:16 AM // freekorea.us
  • And then again, some rumors are true
    And then again, some rumors are true - In October, I posted about rumors that several senior North Korean officials had lost their jobs, including Ma Won-Chun, who showed up shortly thereafter. But another subject of the rumors,Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 11:55 AM // freekorea.us
  • Suki Kim responds to critics of her decision to go undercover
    Suki Kim responds to critics of her decision to go undercover - It’s ironic to read how the people at PUST–who’ve suppressed their religious, political, and moral beliefs to accommodate and assist the world’s most oppressive regime, and also, to suppress the truth…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 07:16 AM // freekorea.us
  • NK Econ Watch on Camp 15
    NK Econ Watch on Camp 15 - For several weeks, we’ve read reports that North Korea had razed Camp 15 to “prove” to foreign visitors that survivors’  accounts of the camp were false. Curtis has since examinedMon, 15 Dec 2014, 06:39 PM // freekorea.us
  • Tokyo Shimbun: Another deadly collapse in Pyongyang
    Tokyo Shimbun: Another deadly collapse in Pyongyang - Oh, and wait till you hear where: Last October, a collapse accident at a construction site for a new National Defense Commission Building, saw 80 people lose their lives, accordingMon, 15 Dec 2014, 08:19 AM // freekorea.us
  • Can peer pressure do what South Korea’s conscience couldn’t?
    Can peer pressure do what South Korea’s conscience couldn’t? - Did the U.N. have to care about human rights in North Korea first for South Koreans to care, too? What is it about Michael Kirby that gives him the capacityMon, 15 Dec 2014, 07:36 AM // freekorea.us
  • The North Korea crazy train keeps on a-rolling
    The North Korea crazy train keeps on a-rolling - So the views of Arturo Pierre Martinez that interest me aren’t his views on Iraq, Ferguson, or even North Korea, but the views that explain him best, which were buriedSun, 14 Dec 2014, 05:50 PM // freekorea.us
  • This is why no rational person would invest in Kaesong
    This is why no rational person would invest in Kaesong - North Korea has unilaterally raised those “wages” that South Korean companies pay the North Korean regime for labor at Kaesong—wages that the workers probably never see, and that for allFri, 12 Dec 2014, 07:58 AM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be
    Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be - If you have ever been to North Korea, you might know that feeling: you are in the country, and at the same time, you are not. Foreign visitors usually stroll through the streets as if they are caught…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 07:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • “Not Proven”
    “Not Proven” - Courts and juries in Scotland can find a person guilty or innocent, but they have a third verdict, “Not Proven” that falls in between. “Not proven” means, colloquially, we believe they did it but ther…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 02:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • No Sign of Preparations for an Impending Nuclear Test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri
    No Sign of Preparations for an Impending Nuclear Test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu In the aftermath of the Third Committee of United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution condemning the human rights situation in North Kore…Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 01:51 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Urgency of Now: Why Obama Needs to Take the Lead on North Korea
    The Urgency of Now: Why Obama Needs to Take the Lead on North Korea - US-China Impasse In the lead up to President Obama’s recent visit to Beijing for APEC, North Korea seemed high on the list of priorities for his bilateral summit with Xi Jinping. Perhaps in their tête…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 05:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Beyond the Security Council: Keeping Focus on North Korean Human Rights
    Beyond the Security Council: Keeping Focus on North Korean Human Rights - Introduction On November 18, 2014, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning the human rights situation in the Democratic People…Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 05:56 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan
    Reading Pyongyang’s Intentions with Japan - North Korea seems to be focused on a new era of humanitarian diplomacy. The recent release of US detainees Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller prompted many to argue that the potential sanction by the…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:15 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems
    Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems - While foreign observers and media have fixated on Kim Jong Un’s buildup of entertainment facilities such as water parks, fun fairs and a ski resort, the DPRK leadership has also devoted considerable r…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 09:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility
    North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen.  Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that the 5 MWe plutonium production reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Resea…Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:45 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Smoke and Mirrors: DPRK Front Companies in China and Russia
    Smoke and Mirrors: DPRK Front Companies in China and Russia - By Jeffrey Lewis and Catherine Dill Despite extensive international sanctions, many North Korean designated entities continue to do business around the world using aliases. The effectiveness of the sa…Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 02:11 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Legal Precipice? The DPRK-Uganda Security Relationship
    A Legal Precipice? The DPRK-Uganda Security Relationship - Uganda and North Korea are two countries which few would immediately identify as natural partners. Yet on October 29, 2014, Kim Yong Nam, Chairman of the Presidium of the DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assem…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 05:03 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

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

NK News

  • U.S. considers “proportional response” to Sony hack
    U.S. considers “proportional response” to Sony hack - Washington said on Thursday that it was considering a proportional response to the Sony hack and that it was being treated as a matter of national security, however stopped short of naming North Korea…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:32 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • General Assembly formally recommends ICC referral
    General Assembly formally recommends ICC referral - The UN General Assembly officially voted on Thursday to recommend that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court. In a move that was expected following the resolution’s passage in th…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:12 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • How happy are North Koreans? Specialists talk culture
    How happy are North Koreans? Specialists talk culture - North Koreans have undergone a substantial shift on the home front in recent years: a new leader, a stabilizing economy and increasing knowledge of the outside world. In part nine of the NK News speci…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:27 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Sony consulted with U.S. government officials, defense analyst on ‘The Interview,’ emails show
    Sony consulted with U.S. government officials, defense analyst on ‘The Interview,’ emails show - Sony Entertainment sought consultation from a defense analyst and U.S. Government officials on the film The Interview, according to leaked emails obtained by The Daily Beast website. The emails, which…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:10 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • North Korea wants ‘broad-minded diplomacy’ in 2015
    North Korea wants ‘broad-minded diplomacy’ in 2015 - North Korea will not miss the opportunity for a change in regional dynamics from confrontation and will focus on conducting “broad-minded” diplomacy in 2015, a pro-North Korean newspaper reported on T…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 06:05 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • U.S. officials believe North Korea behind Sony Hack – media
    U.S. officials believe North Korea behind Sony Hack – media - U.S. intelligence officials have linked North Korea to last month’s hack on Sony, concluding they are “centrally involved,” American broadcaster ABC News reports. The U.S. government is expected to ma…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 08:21 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Chinese delegations not invited to Kim Jong Il commemoration
    Chinese delegations not invited to Kim Jong Il commemoration - North Korea did not invite a representative of China to the ceremony honoring Kim Jong Il on the third anniversary of the late leader’s passing. The commemoration for Kim, who died at end-2011 after s…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 04:19 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Russia invite Kim Jong Un for visit in May – Asahi Shimbun
    Russia invite Kim Jong Un for visit in May – Asahi Shimbun - Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to a ceremony marking the end of the Second World War in May, Japanese news outlet Asahi Shimbun has claimed. If Kim were to attend the Russian cerem…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 01:04 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone
    Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone - The third anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death, December 17, 2014, may very well turn out to be the most significant one historically in terms of North Korea’s leadership structure and policy trajectory…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 10:28 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • South Korean lawmaker visits Kaesong to deliver wreath
    South Korean lawmaker visits Kaesong to deliver wreath - Park Jie-won, a South Korean lawmaker from the New Politics Alliance for Democracy party, visited the North Korean city of Kaesong on Tuesday to deliver a wreath of flowers to commemorate the passing…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 07:12 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

ZenKimchi

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

Koreanfornian Cooking

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Korea IT Times

  • Discover Something New, ‘Discover Package’
    Discover Something New, ‘Discover Package’ - Saturday, December 20th, 2014 Korea IT Times Seoul Korea – Renaissance Seoul Hotel offers ‘Discover package for those seeking for a relaxing weekends without leaving the city from January 1 to Februa…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:10 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Hyundai Motor’s Egregious Gimmicks in Recalling 144,376 Santa Fe MD Vehicles
    Hyundai Motor’s Egregious Gimmicks in Recalling 144,376 Santa Fe MD Vehicles - The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS) has ordered Hyundai Motor to recall 144,376 Santa Fe MD vehicles out of safety concerns. But Hyundai Motor has disguised the recall order as a mileage r…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 10:45 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • The 8th Pyeongchang Trout Festival will be held as the first winter festival in Pyeongchang
    The 8th Pyeongchang Trout Festival will be held as the first winter festival in Pyeongchang - The 8th Pyeongchang Trout Festival will be held as the first winter festival in Pyeongchang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics for 51 days from December 20, 2014 to February 8, 2015. Saturday…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 10:16 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • The Minor Opposition Unified Progressive Party disbanded in Historical Constitutional Court ruling
    The Minor Opposition Unified Progressive Party disbanded in Historical Constitutional Court ruling - Friday, December 19th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong (left) The chief of UPP, Lee Jung-hee and (right) the president of Constitutional Court, Park Han-chul Seoul Korea - The minor opposition Unified Progress…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 08:53 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • There could have been Multiple Big Bangs.
    There could have been Multiple Big Bangs. - Korea IT Times run a series of articles on the scientific business insight by Prof. Kim Su-dong, this is the second in a series of articles. Friday, December 19th, 2014 By Kim Su-dong (info@koreaitti…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:23 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • "Social Conflict over Pro-North Talk Forum at a Worrisome Level"...Prez. Park
    "Social Conflict over Pro-North Talk Forum at a Worrisome Level"...Prez. Park - Friday, December 19th, 2014 Chun Go-eun President Park Geun-hye made remarks about the pro-North Korea forum held by Shin Eun-mi, a Korean-American woman who is holding a series of talk shows in Kore…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:00 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Hyundai Motor’s i20 Wins “Car of the Year” Award in India
    Hyundai Motor’s i20 Wins “Car of the Year” Award in India - Friday, December 19th, 2014 Oh Hae-young Hyundai Motor’s brand-new car i20 won the Car of the Year award in India.According to Hyundai Motor on December 18, the winner of the Car of the Year award is…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:48 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Samsung and SK Hynix to Benefit from Apple’s New iPhone 7
    Samsung and SK Hynix to Benefit from Apple’s New iPhone 7 - Friday, December 19th, 2014 Yeon Choul-woong The DRAM capacity of the new iPhones and iPads which Apple will release within next year will be doubled compared to the current models.This will likely t…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:43 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Koreans Spend 219 Minutes a Day on Smartphones
    Koreans Spend 219 Minutes a Day on Smartphones - Friday, December 19th, 2014 Chun Go-eun Seoul Korea - The average amount of time Koreans spend using smartphones per day is estimated at more than 3 hours. On December 16, the KT Economy & Management…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:25 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • In Search of Another Me in the Multiverse
    In Search of Another Me in the Multiverse - Korea IT Times run a series of articles on the scientific business insight by Prof. Kim Su-dong, this is the first in a series of articles. Thursday, December 18th, 2014 By Kim Su-dong (info@koreaitt…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:10 PM // koreaittimes.com
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PhysOrg

  • Brazil's Coelho offers $100,000 for N. Korea parody film
    Brazil's Coelho offers $100,000 for N. Korea parody film - Brazilian author Paulo Coelho offered Thursday to pay Sony $100,000 for rights to The Interview, protesting the company's decision to scrap the North Korean parody film amid chilling threats from hack…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:30 AM // physorg.com
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  • Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humans
    Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humans - Hackers who forced Sony Pictures to abort release of a comedy about North Korea likely slipped past the entertainment titan's defenses by exploiting a weak spot—humans.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:20 AM // physorg.com
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  • Movie world fears for freedom of speech as N.Korea parody pulled
    Movie world fears for freedom of speech as N.Korea parody pulled - Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of its madcap comedy about North Korea after threats from hackers has caused consternation in the movie world and triggered concerns about freedom of expr…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:10 AM // physorg.com
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  • Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert
    Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against So…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 06:00 PM // physorg.com
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  • US calls movie studio hack a national security breach
    US calls movie studio hack a national security breach - The White House called the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures a serious national security matter Thursday, threatening an appropriate response as others pointed the finger at Pyongyang.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 05:40 PM // physorg.com
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  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack
    Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack - It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other d…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:50 PM // physorg.com
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  • Two more former Sony workers sue over data breach
    Two more former Sony workers sue over data breach - Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:50 PM // physorg.com
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  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
    Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? - The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:08 PM // physorg.com
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  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'
    How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' - A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about The Interview, the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:30 AM // physorg.com
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  • 'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis
    'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis - How do you say damage control in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent the slow motion train wreck at Sony Pictures from damaging the rest of th…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:06 AM // physorg.com
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Korea.com

  • KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market
    KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market - Popular communication app company Kakao Corp. that develops KakaoTalk, KakaoStory and KakaoAlbum has chosen BIGBANG to be their ambassadors for the all-new CF alongside with Indonesian pop singer Sher…Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Optimus G arrives in Europe
    LG Optimus G arrives in Europe - LG Electronics Inc. will release the Optimus G in Europe. The company announced on February 22 that they will initially release the Optimus G in Sweden. Every European version will ship with the newes…Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones
    Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones - On February 14 (local time), Samsung Electronics held an event to reveal a new series of feature phones called REX in India. Over one hundred and fifty people from local media and allied markets atten…Sat, 16 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung doubles its tablet market share
    Samsung doubles its tablet market share - i Samsung Electronics has expanded its market reach, doubling its share of sales of tablet computers in the fourth quarter of 2012 and narrowing the gap between itself and the front runner, Apple. Acc…Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560
    LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560 - On January 24, LG Electronics announced the release of the big-screen Ultrabook U560. The U560 has a 15.6-inch, but it is thin and lightweight compared to other notebook computers, with a thickness of…Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II
    Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II - On January 17, Samsung Electronics announced that the Galaxy Note II will be available in two new colors, Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. The colors are used on both the front and back of the phone as well…Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won
    Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won - Iriver has come out with a smartphone called the Iriver ULALA (model I-K1) on January 10. The phone can be used with any wireless carrier. The phone has an ARM Cortex A5 CPU and has the Android 2.3.5…Sat, 12 Jan 2013, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • Picking the best portable personal heater
    Picking the best portable personal heater - These cold winter days make people miss the classic hand heater. People in their 30s and 40s, even generations in their 50s and older have, in the past, carried a small hand heater in their pocket to…Sat, 29 Dec 2012, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • 4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3
    4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3 - Park Ji Sung, who plays midfield in the English Premier League, and 4minute’s Hyun Ah were recently selected to help promote the online soccer game EA Sports™ FIFA Online 3. As part of the promotional…Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland
    LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland - Front-loading washing machines by LG ranked first in a recent product evaluation conducted in Finland. This makes the LG washers two-time champs in northern Europe after being ranking first in October…Tue, 4 Dec 2012, 08:10 PM // en.korea.com

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MK Business News

  • Citizens look for bold reform from President
    Citizens look for bold reform from President - President Park was elected with 51.6 percent votes, posting many first records such as Koreas first father-daughter president and the first female president in East Asia, but her current presiden..Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:02 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • KCCs TV commercial volume control to cripple diversity
    KCCs TV commercial volume control to cripple diversity - The government will introduce a TV commercial volume control system for commercials aired on terrestrial broadcasting, a change from the current system that regulates running time, type and frequen..Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:38 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Constitutional Court orders dissolution of UPP
    Constitutional Court orders dissolution of UPP - South Korea`s Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) on Friday, a historical move that bans a political party for the first time in its histor..Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:44 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Samsung Electronics to return more profits to shareholders
    Samsung Electronics to return more profits to shareholders - South Koreans leading company Samsung Electronics decided to increase its dividend payout to investors compared with last year despite margin erosion. The move is expected to affect other listed ..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:27 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Implications of normalization of USs relations with Cuba to N. Korea
    Implications of normalization of USs relations with Cuba to N. Korea - US President Barack Obama declared the normalization of relations with Cuba in 53 years on Wednesday (local time), holding out an olive branch across the Caribbean sea. This leaves North Korea as ..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:04 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Govt to embrace Swiss-style apprenticeship high schools
    Govt to embrace Swiss-style apprenticeship high schools - The government will run vocational high schools modeled on Swiss-style apprenticeship system as a pilot project starting from next year, in which pupils learn both at schools and companies. Besid..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:00 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Russian crisis feared to deal blow to Korean cars and electronic devices
    Russian crisis feared to deal blow to Korean cars and electronic devices - Samsung Electronics consumer electronics (CE) division global executives scrambled at the companys Suwon site Wednesday to discuss responses to uncertainties in the Russian market. CE Divisio..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:29 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Part-time teaching after voluntary retirement increases ahead of pension reform
    Part-time teaching after voluntary retirement increases ahead of pension reform - Teachers who came back to school as a part-time faculty member are increasing but they have already received a considerable amount of money as severance under the voluntary retirement program. The ..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:28 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • 2014 Prosecution Probe into Economic Incident prize awarded to Yeo Hwan-sup, Oh Hyun-cheol
    2014 Prosecution Probe into Economic Incident prize awarded to Yeo Hwan-sup, Oh Hyun-cheol - 2014 Prosecution Probe into Economic Incidents prize hosted by the Maekyung Media Group was awarded to Yeo Hwan-sup, prosecutor at Daejeon Prosecutors Office, and Oh Hyun-cheol, prosecutor at..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 03:28 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • Eyes are on presidential offices possible personnel shakeup
    Eyes are on presidential offices possible personnel shakeup - In the run-up to the prosecutions announcement of probe results about former chief of staff Chung Yoon-hoi, who allegedly meddled in political affairs, the opposition and even ruling parties are ..Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:36 AM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • Picture Korea: IKEA Opens and Winter Blast
    Picture Korea: IKEA Opens and Winter Blast - Here’s a selection of some of the best photos from the Korean Peninsula over the latest week. Click the headline to view the slides.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:24 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Sony Hack Mirrors Attack on South Korean Newspaper, Researcher Says
    Sony Hack Mirrors Attack on South Korean Newspaper, Researcher Says - The recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures has strong parallels with the 2012 hacking of a major South Korean newspaper, according to a senior online security researcher who advises Seoul’s cyber warfar…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:01 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Kim Jong Un’s Controversial Death Scene From ‘The Interview’ Leaks Online
    Kim Jong Un’s Controversial Death Scene From ‘The Interview’ Leaks Online - A 27-second scene from a movie that hasn’t even been released has wreaked havoc in Hollywood over the past three weeks. Now some Internet users have had the chance see the scene for themselves, since…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:58 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Chinese Consumer Demand in South Korea ‘Staggering,’ Analyst Says
    Chinese Consumer Demand in South Korea ‘Staggering,’ Analyst Says - The explosion of the so-called Korean wave in China has been startling even to close observers of Chinese consumer behavior like Erwan Rambourg, consumer goods analyst for HSBC. Mr. Rambourg says ther…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:25 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • IKEA’s Arrival in South Korea Worries Some Local Furniture Retailers
    IKEA’s Arrival in South Korea Worries Some Local Furniture Retailers - Swedish furniture retailer IKEA opens its first store in South Korea on Thursday. The Korea Furniture Association says it represents a “crisis” for small furniture retailers as well as a learning mome…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 04:00 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Conservatives Raise Funds for Alleged Attacker of Lecturer About North Korea
    Conservatives Raise Funds for Alleged Attacker of Lecturer About North Korea - The publisher of a South Korean conservative online newspaper says he has received donations worth more than $17,000 to help pay any legal fees of a high school student under investigation for alleged…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 02:35 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Is North Korea Behind Threat to Attack Theaters That Show ‘The Interview’?
    Is North Korea Behind Threat to Attack Theaters That Show ‘The Interview’? - As investigators try to figure out who is behind the recent massive hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, there’s a new mystery: who sent the threat to attack theaters that show Sony’s comedy…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 11:38 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Samsung May Be Planning Apple Pay-Like Service: Report
    Samsung May Be Planning Apple Pay-Like Service: Report - Could a new payment function be in store for the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone?Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 11:11 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korean Navy Introduces ‘Buddy’ System to Tackle Sexual Harassment at Drinking Parties
    South Korean Navy Introduces ‘Buddy’ System to Tackle Sexual Harassment at Drinking Parties - As many South Korean companies and other institutions hold year-end drinking parties, the country’s Navy said on Tuesday it has introduced a “buddy” system designed to prevent sexual harassment follow…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 03:24 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Student Creates YouTube Takedown of South Korean Education System
    Student Creates YouTube Takedown of South Korean Education System - South Korean students consistently rank among the world’s top performers on international tests but it’s difficult to find anyone who thinks the country’s high-pressure schools make an ideal environme…Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 11:30 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Hello 2015: Amid the currency turmoil, good auguries for EM
    Hello 2015: Amid the currency turmoil, good auguries for EM - By Jan Dehn, Ashmore Group As the Fed prepares to hike rates in 2015, the window of opportunity presented by hyper-easy monetary policies for developed economies to undertake deeper fundamental reform…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:50 AM // blogs.ft.com
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  • Hello 2015: divergence in developed markets will set the stage
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  • EM safe havens: where oh where are they?
    EM safe havens: where oh where are they? - In the long-running battle between contagion and differentiation in emerging markets, contagion currently has the upper hand. That’s hardly surprising when you look at the size of the shock coming out…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 08:57 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil falls further as IEA cuts 2015 forecast | Energy watchdog says rout in prices has not stimulated buying * China water diversion starts to flow | Controversial $60bn project will ir…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 06:48 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough
    The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough - The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings about countries in the Asia Pacific region. Its Gender Gap Index measures progress in…Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 12:17 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets | Developing currencies fall to 14-year low * Risk aversion rises as oil slides anew | A tumble in the oil price is viewed as a warning signal fo…Tue, 9 Dec 2014, 06:44 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment
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  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Oil tumbles as Opec cut seen less likely | Brent crude drops to new four-year low of $75.48 * China overtakes Japan in stock market cap | In 2010 China’s economy overtook Japan’s as th…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 07:15 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • New York morning espresso
    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras | The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras. * China fears opposition on climate talks | Warning…Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 06:54 AM // blogs.ft.com
  • South Korea’s SMEs struggle to compete
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  • Bus system set for overhaul
    Bus system set for overhaul -      Jejus public transport system is in line for a major overhaul after the province announced 16 proposed reforms as part of an 806 billion won investment between 2015 and 2018.To push through the r…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:32 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Knowing Jeju through food
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  • Lessons from Nanjing for Jeju Island
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  • Dongji Red Bean Porridge Festival
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  • Hip hop and acoustic concert at Halla College
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  • "Between the Lines" -- Immersive music and dance performance
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  • Global Inner Peace "Year End Pot Luck Party"
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Ulsan Online

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  • I have Lived Today
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  • A New Editor For Ulsan Online
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  • A New Chapter at UlsanOnline
    A New Chapter at UlsanOnline - It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to e…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:24 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
    Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You. - This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people…Tue, 7 Oct 2014, 11:46 PM // ulsanonline.com
  • Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
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  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
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  • Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police
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  • Counseling Resources
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  • Ulsan Summer Festival
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Waygook.org

  • Re: My concern for possible working in Korea
    Re: My concern for possible working in Korea - Thanks for all your response. Is my possible career in South Korea the same in Japan?Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:26 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: The hilarious things students say to you.... - wahahahahaha! You don't have a penis! Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:05 AM // waygook.org
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    Re: How to Leave Negative Feedback on Gmarket? - The poster above is correct. GMarket's review system is to benefit the seller.Not only can you not leave premature feedback, if you return your item for any reason -- you cannot leave any feedback!So…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:08 AM // waygook.org
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  • Where does one find slightly-less-common alcoholic beverages in Korea?
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Aljazeera

  • Eight children found slain in Australia home
    Eight children found slain in Australia home - Police say eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years found dead and woman seriously injured in city of Cairns.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:42 AM // english.aljazeera.net
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  • Alarm over surge in HIV cases in Cambodia
    Alarm over surge in HIV cases in Cambodia - Police questioning unlicensed doctor after more than 100 cases of HIV reported in Battambang community in one week.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:38 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • UN assembly votes to refer North Korea to ICC
    UN assembly votes to refer North Korea to ICC - UNGA also urges Security Council to consider sanctions against Pyongyang over alleged crimes against humanity.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:34 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • $400 million fine for China rail chief's ally
    $400 million fine for China rail chief's ally - Ding Shumiao said to have taken $322m to set up 57 rail projects for senior official jailed for corruption.Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 07:02 PM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Australia mourns Sydney cafe siege victims
    Australia mourns Sydney cafe siege victims - Crowds gather in the city's business district where three people, including hostage-taker, died in police operation.Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 02:40 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • #illridewithyou goes viral after Sydney siege
    #illridewithyou goes viral after Sydney siege - Anti-Islamaphobia campaign trends globally in solidarity with Muslims after cafe standoff raised fears of reprisal.Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 08:55 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Exit polls show big win for Japan's Abe
    Exit polls show big win for Japan's Abe - Ruling coalition keeps two-thirds majority in vote dubbed referendum on prime minister's strategy for reviving economy.Sun, 14 Dec 2014, 06:40 AM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • Whither Ukraine's revolution?
    Whither Ukraine's revolution? - Ukraine faces an almost impossible task: carefully balancing its internal contradictions while initiating widespread reforms. To break the cycle of democracy thwarted by violence, officials elected in…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
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  • Israel lends al-Nusra a hand in Syria
    Israel lends al-Nusra a hand in Syria - Israeli air force and artillery have intervened several times to protect al-Nusra Front safe havens against fire power from the Syrian government, which is still committed to its ceasefire agreement o…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Netanyahu shatters Israel's image
    Netanyahu shatters Israel's image - The collapse of Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government makes it time for Israelis to take stock of the damage he caused to the image of the country, to its moral standing, to its place among the na…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Crossroads for terror in South Asia
    Crossroads for terror in South Asia - The abrupt discovery of a resurgent terror network operating from West Bengal and Assam to wreak havoc in Bangladesh and India serves as a wake-up call for New Delhi to more effectively work with Indi…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com
  • Jiangsu teachers stage protest
    Jiangsu teachers stage protest - Hundreds of laid-off teachers converged on government buildings in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu demanding better pensions and health insurance. and protesting at the government's refusal to…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:00 AM // atimes.com

BBC

  • Xi Jinping and his China Dream
    Xi Jinping and his China Dream - Has President Xi achieved all he hoped in 2014?Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:11 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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  • Australia country profile
    Australia country profile - Provides an overview of Australia, including key facts and eventsFri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:56 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban'
    Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban' - Pakistan's military says it has killed dozens of Taliban militants in ground assaults and air strikes near the border with Afghanistan, days after a massacre at a school in Peshawar.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:42 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Eight children found dead in Cairns
    Eight children found dead in Cairns - Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stab wounds.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:15 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail
    Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail - A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:04 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • HK tycoon found guilty of corruption
    HK tycoon found guilty of corruption - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:59 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Smith ton leaves Test finely poised
    Smith ton leaves Test finely poised - Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:48 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report'
    Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' - Nine years of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:26 AM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • U.S. spy in swap with Cuba identified, but whereab
    U.S. spy in swap with Cuba identified, but whereabouts unknown - The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the coup…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:18 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Why it's so hard to know when oil will bounce back
    Why it's so hard to know when oil will bounce back: Don Pittis - From Russian political stability to the value of Canada's oil sands companies, there is a lot riding on the price of oil. But economic analysts are proposing very different views on whether, when and…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:00 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Sony cyberattack: How credible is threat to attack
    Sony cyberattack: How credible is threat to attack theatres showing The Interview? - A hacker group possibly linked to North Korea that threatened to commit Sept. 11-style acts against theatres showing the film The Interview was engaging in a lot of bluster and likely posed no credib…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:00 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • British women might be able to serve in close comb
    British women might be able to serve in close combat role by 2016 - Britain might allow women to fight in close combat roles for the first time from 2016, the defence secretary said on Friday, in a move that would bring the British army into line with some other West…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:28 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • U.S. continues to hold Marine charged in transgend
    U.S. continues to hold Marine charged in transgender killing in Philippines - U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they wi…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 01:19 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Pakistan uses ground, air forces to kill 67 milita
    Pakistan uses ground, air forces to kill 67 militants in wake of school attack - Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them childr…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:55 AM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Bullying possibly caused Chinese-American's suicid
    Bullying possibly caused Chinese-American's suicide - A 13-year-old Chinese-American killed herself recently after having reportedly been the victim of continuous bullying, some of which was focused on her race, according to reports by the U.S. media.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:40 AM // china.org.cn
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  • 8 children stabbed to death in Australian home
    8 children stabbed to death in Australian home - Eight children aged 18 months to 15 years old have been found stabbed to death on Friday in an Australian home.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:13 AM // china.org.cn
  • Daily life in Cuba's tourist spots
    Daily life in Cuba's tourist spots - Many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the U.S. said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the island.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:55 PM // china.org.cn
  • Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
    Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia - Mount Gamalama in Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province erupted on Thursday night, spewing a two-kilometer ash column, official said Friday.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:00 PM // china.org.cn
  • More anti-terror raids in Sydney
    More anti-terror raids in Sydney - Australian counter-terrorism police confirmed on Friday they raided five Sydney homes on Thursday which were linked to a man's alleged plot to execute a random member of the public in Martin Place in…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:26 PM // china.org.cn
  • Li forges new link in Serbian relations
    Li forges new link in Serbian relations - The first new bridge for decades over the River Danube in Belgrade, which was inaugurated on Thursday, has cemented friendship and cooperation between Serbia and China.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:24 PM // china.org.cn
  • Putin reiterates tough stance against western pres
    Putin reiterates tough stance against western pressure - President Vladimir Putin reiterated on Thursday that Russia will not bow to external political pressure and will stay firm to protect the national interests. • Obama signs Russia sanctions billThu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:47 PM // china.org.cn

CNN

  • Pakistan to appeal bail of Mumbai attacks suspect
    Pakistan to appeal bail of Mumbai attacks suspect - The Pakistani government plans to challenge the granting of bail to the man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a law enforcement official said Friday.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:39 AM // rss.cnn.com
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  • Hong Kong tycoon and ex-official found guilty
    Hong Kong tycoon and ex-official found guilty - A billionaire who jointly controls Asia's biggest property development company and a former No. 2 official of Hong Kong were found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in the city's biggest corru…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:37 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, Pakistani milit
    Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, Pakistani military says - Dozens of Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns across the country on Friday, the Pakistani military said.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:35 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village'
    Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village' - Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a suspected mass HIV infection in a remote village in northwestern Battambang province.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:04 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Australian police: 'Major incident' in Cairns
    Australian police: 'Major incident' in Cairns - Police in the Australian state of Queensland say they are investigating what appears to be a major incident in the city of Cairns amid reports that multiple bodies have been found at a property there.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:21 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • So much blood, so much pain
    So much blood, so much pain - Drops, smudges, pools of blood are everywhere -- but in the computer room CNN's Nic Robertson reels from the true horror and pain of a Taliban attack which killed 132 children.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:51 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Hollywood's moral surrender
    Hollywood's moral surrender - By canceling The Interview, the film industry has given saboteurs a precedent to kill free expression, Jeff Yang writesThu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:44 PM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • Container ships: Ancient and modern mariners
    Container ships: Ancient and modern mariners - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Past and future tense Fly Title:  Container ships Rubric:  The romance of the high seas in an age of quantification Location:  YANTIAN, CHINA to TANJUNG PELE…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 09:11 AM // economist.com
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  • Brain training: The joy of puzzles
    Brain training: The joy of puzzles - AUTHOR'S NOTE: this post has nothing to do with finance but is merely a diversion for the holidays. Merry Christmas to all.Guests who casually glanced into a conference room in the Selsdon Park hotel,…Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 05:23 AM // economist.com
  • Shinzo Abe: Shinzo Abe talks to The Economist
    Shinzo Abe: Shinzo Abe talks to The Economist - UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Shinzo Abe Rubric:  An interview with Japan's prime minister AS HE campaigns for a snap general election due on December 14th, how does Japan's prime min…Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 08:40 AM // economist.com
  • Rural development in South Korea: Pastures new
    Rural development in South Korea: Pastures new - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Sheikhs v shale Fly Title:  Rural development in South Korea Rubric:  South Korea exports a rural-modernisation scheme from the 1970s Location:  SEOUL THAT S…Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 08:34 AM // economist.com
  • The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions
    The falling yen: Low-calibre munitions - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  The falling yen Rubric:  Fears of a currency war in Asia are overblown Location:  SHANGHAI Main image:  2…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com
  • Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me
    Computerised espionage: The spy who hacked me - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up? Fly Title:  Computerised espionage Rubric:  Malicious computer code is making the spook’s job easier than ever IT IS…Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 08:05 AM // economist.com
  • Business this week
    Business this week - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Bridge over troubled water Main image:  20141115_wwc226.png Regulators in Britain, America and Switzerland fined six banks—HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS,…Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 10:47 AM // economist.com

ESPN

  • This Is (Hopefully) Not the End
    This Is (Hopefully) Not the End - I wanna see how it plays now that everyone thinks North Korea hacked Sony, Seth Rogen cracks as he walks into the fluorescent-lit lobby ...Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:37 PM // search.espn.go.com
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  • Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean
    Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean team - A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:19 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Killing 'The Interview' Could Cost Sony $100 Milli
    Killing 'The Interview' Could Cost Sony $100 Million - Sony Pictures Entertainment that it will pull the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release of The Interview, an action-comedy that stars Seth...Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:47 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • A look at a very encouraging 2014 for North Korea
    A look at a very encouraging 2014 for North Korea - Football AsiaFri, 12 Dec 2014, 07:11 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Eight fail doping tests at weightlifting worlds
    Eight fail doping tests at weightlifting worlds - Eight weightlifters -- including two gold medalists -- have been provisionally suspended after failing doping tests at last month's world championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan.Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 05:41 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Formula One scraps double points; South Korea adde
    Formula One scraps double points; South Korea added to 2015 calendar - Formula One is scrapping its rule to award double points to the winner of the final race of the season.Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 09:29 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • No. 3-ranked Ko accepted to Korea University
    No. 3-ranked Ko accepted to Korea University - Fresh off her $1.5 million payoff at the CME Group Tour Championship, Lydia Ko received even better news. She has been accepted into the Korea University, one of the top colleges in Seoul.Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 06:07 AM // search.espn.go.com

Financial Times

  • Kuroda hails progress in deflation battle
    Kuroda hails progress in deflation battle - Japan’s central bank leaves easing in place but says it will change tack if necessaryFri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:55 AM // ft.com
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  • Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery
    Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery - Court convicts Thomas Kwok but clears brother RaymondFri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:43 AM // ft.com
  • Palmer aide charged over banker plot
    Palmer aide charged over banker plot - Spin-doctor detained by police in connection with alleged intimidation of court witnessFri, 19 Dec 2014, 03:57 AM // ft.com
  • S Korea orders break-up of leftwing party
    S Korea orders break-up of leftwing party - Ruling to break up UPP and strip MPs of seats may add to doubts over South’s democracyFri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:40 AM // ft.com
  • China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn
    China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn - Adjustment pushes country even further ahead of the USFri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:09 AM // ft.com
  • Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years on: Reconstruction i
    Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years on: Reconstruction in Aceh - Large-scale destruction gave way to a recovery effort on the Indonesian province that won international praiseThu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:54 PM // ft.com
  • Massacre shows Taliban cannot be tamed
    Massacre shows Taliban cannot be tamed - Pakistan’s foreign and security policies are not the result of democratic process, says Shashank JoshiThu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:43 PM // ft.com

Guardian.co.uk

  • George Clooney attacks press and Hollywood over So
    George Clooney attacks press and Hollywood over Sony hack fallout - Actor and director, who had emails exposed by the hack on Sony, said media ‘abdicated its real duty’ when reporting the attacks, and that ‘we have allowed North Korea to dictate content, and that is j…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 04:37 AM // guardian.co.uk
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  • South Korea court orders breakup of ‘pro-North
    South Korea court orders breakup of ‘pro-North’ leftwing party - Dissolution of Unified Progressive party raises questions of South’s commitment to democracySouth Korea’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:44 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Team America is latest movie mocking North Korea t
    Team America is latest movie mocking North Korea to be pulled from cinemas - Paramount Pictures recalls 10-year-old movie, scheduled to air in several theaters, which depicts the death of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-ilSony pulls The Interview: should the media take some…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 05:30 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • The Sony leak unearthed juicy gossip, but the blac
    The Sony leak unearthed juicy gossip, but the blackmailers must not win | Gaby Hinsliff - This isn’t about a half-baked Seth Rogen comedy. It’s about the folly of letting bullies have their wayMy heart sinks, to be honest, at the prospect of having to watch The Interview. Judging from the…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:42 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Sony Pictures scraps release of The Interview afte
    Sony Pictures scraps release of The Interview after theaters pull out - White House says it is treating hack as a security matterHollywood says hackers’ victory will lead to self-censorshipThe plot to kill The Interview – a timeline so farSony’s cancellation of The Interv…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:04 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Hollywood outraged over blows to freedom with canc
    Hollywood outraged over blows to freedom with cancellation of The Interview - A comparison to the appeasement of Hitler and cries of ‘an un-American act’ are tempered by fears of threats to cinemagoers and the holiday bottom lineSony pulls The Interview: should the media take s…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:48 PM // guardian.co.uk
  • Sony pulls The Interview: should the media take so
    Sony pulls The Interview: should the media take some of the blame? - Aaron Sorkin described news outlets reporting on the Sony Pictures hack as ‘morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable’ – a sentiment expressed by much of Hollywood. But what about a public int…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:04 PM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • Sony pulls comedy on North Korea after hacker thre
    Sony pulls comedy on North Korea after hacker threats - Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy “The Interview” after major US cinema chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hac…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:12 PM // heralddeparis.com
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  • Hollywood film pulled worldwide after threat
    Hollywood film pulled worldwide after threat - Sony cancels the worldwide release of a controversial new film about North Korea’s leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it. Read moreThu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:58 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • Sony movie’s NY premiere cancelled
    Sony movie’s NY premiere cancelled - The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers. Go to SourceWed, 17 Dec 2014, 11:20 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • NY cinema scraps North Korea comedy after hackers
    NY cinema scraps North Korea comedy after hackers invoke 9/11 - The New York premiere of “The Interview”, a Sony Pictures comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been cancelled after chilling threats from a hacking group cal…Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 07:59 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • Sony movie’s NY premiere cancelled
    Sony movie’s NY premiere cancelled - The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers. Read MoreWed, 17 Dec 2014, 06:47 AM // heralddeparis.com
  • FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware after Sony
    FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware after Sony attack - The FBI warned US businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyber attack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures En…Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 03:49 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • FIA announces changes to 2015 calendar and rules
    FIA announces changes to 2015 calendar and rules - Formula One racing’s governing body the FIA has published a number of rule changes and a revised 21-round calendar for the 2015 world championship, following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council…Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 11:26 AM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • North Korea's Cyberarmy
    North Korea's Cyberarmy - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony... Read more: North Korea, Sony Hack, North Korea Ha…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:42 PM // huffingtonpost.com
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  • Brian Levin, J.D.: Liberty: The Right to Tell Peo
    Brian Levin, J.D.: Liberty: The Right to Tell People What They Don't Want to Hear - This is about your right as an American to produce and consume political, artistic and social expression without governmental terrorism and censorship, in this case North Korea's. This includes your r…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:29 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Greg Lukianoff: 2014: The Year of the Heckler
    Greg Lukianoff: 2014: The Year of the Heckler - The problem with granting heckler's vetoes over speech is that it incentivizes threats of disruption or violence from the least tolerant members of our society. Read more: Foundation for Individual Ri…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 09:30 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • White House Says 'Sophisticated Actor' Hacked Sony
    White House Says 'Sophisticated Actor' Hacked Sony, Declines To Blame North Korea - WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a sophisticated actor with malicious inte... Read more: Ap, White House Sony North Korea, Sony,…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:35 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Brian E. Finch: Stand Up, Sony!
    Brian E. Finch: Stand Up, Sony! - I find it more than a little ironic that as we wring our collective hands over the interrogation tactics used by the U.S. intelligence community, we are sitting idly by while attackers unknown are tor…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:56 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • U.S. Weighs Response To Sony Hack Blamed On North
    U.S. Weighs Response To Sony Hack Blamed On North Korea - By David Brunnstrom and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious ... Read more: Kim Jong Un, The Interview, North Kore…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:54 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Hollywood Slams Decision To Cancel 'The Interview'
    Hollywood Slams Decision To Cancel 'The Interview' - (Reuters) - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody The Interview, ... Read more: The Interview, The Interview Movie, N…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:46 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 › Pakistani forces kill 67 militants
    World › Pakistani forces kill 67 militants - Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them childre…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 02:36 AM // japantoday.com
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  • World › 8 children killed in mass stabbing in Au
    World › 8 children killed in mass stabbing in Australian city - Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said. Police believe the 34-year-old woman with wounds t…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:45 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Australian billionaire's advisor held in
    World › Australian billionaire's advisor held in kidnapping probe - A key advisor to flamboyant Australian mining billionaire and politician Clive Palmer was arrested on Friday, reportedly over the alleged kidnapping of a bank employee on an Indonesian island. Andrew…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 10:38 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Putin promises economic recovery to worr
    World › Putin promises economic recovery to worried Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday that Russia would soon recover from the worst financial crisis of his rule and said his grip on power was firm, even as new Western sanctions and a run…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 05:00 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Australian police conduct counter-terror
    World › Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids across Sydney - Australian police late Thursday searched several properties across Sydney, reportedly as part of a ongoing counter-terrorism investigation but not related to the deadly cafe siege earlier this week, o…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:59 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could ta
    World › Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile - How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more t…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:50 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Islamic extremists kill 35, kidnap 185 i
    World › Islamic extremists kill 35, kidnap 185 in Nigeria - Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April, witnesses said Thursday. In Sunday night's attack on…Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 04:48 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

  • South Korea Disbands Party Sympathetic to North
    South Korea Disbands Party Sympathetic to North - The court ruling against the United Progressive Party marked a political victory for President Park Geun-hye, who had sought to have the party dissolved.Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
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  • South Koreans Back Japan’s Peace Constitutio
    South Koreans Back Japan’s Peace Constitution as Nobel Prize-Worthy - Prominent South Koreans started an effort on Thursday backing Japanese supporters of a constitutional provision that renounces war.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Korean Air Faces Flight Suspensions Over Executive
    Korean Air Faces Flight Suspensions Over Executive’s Snack Tantrum - The South Korean government said a vice president of the airline who berated crew members broke laws banning onboard disturbances.Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Macadamia Nut Sales Explode After a Korean Air Tan
    Macadamia Nut Sales Explode After a Korean Air Tantrum - Sales are booming after the daughter of Korean Air Line’s chairman threw a well-publicized fit on a flight when she was served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a plate.Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • An American Who Entered North Korea Assails the U.
    An American Who Entered North Korea Assails the U.S. - The man, who identified himself as Arturo Pierre Martinez and said that he had entered North Korea illegally, offered a lengthy criticism of the United States during a news conference.Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Korean Air Chairman Strips Daughter’s Titles
    Korean Air Chairman Strips Daughter’s Titles After Her ‘Foolish’ Behavior - “I failed to raise her properly,” said Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Korean Air Lines, apologizing on live television as a furor over the serving of macadamia nuts continued on Friday.Sat, 13 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • W.T.O. Fails on High-Tech Tariff Deal
    W.T.O. Fails on High-Tech Tariff Deal - A dispute between China and South Korea scuttled a deal that would have reduced global tariffs on $1 trillion in information technology goods.Sat, 13 Dec 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • Hackers urge Sony to pull N.Korea film - reports
    Hackers urge Sony to pull N.Korea film - reports - A group which claims to have hacked Sony's servers demanded on Monday that its movie studio pull a soon-to-be-released comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korea's leader, reports said.…Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 11:30 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
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  • North Korea denies hacking Hollywood database, but
    North Korea denies hacking Hollywood database, but praises act as 'righteous' - North Korea has denied involvement in a brazen cyberattack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a righteous deed potentially orchestrated by supporters furious over a Hollywood comedy depicting a ficti…Sun, 7 Dec 2014, 08:19 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • North Korea: Sony Pictures hacking a 'righteous de
    North Korea: Sony Pictures hacking a 'righteous deed' - North Korea has denied involvement in a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a righteous deed potentially carried out by its supporters to protest against a film featuring its leader Kim J…Sun, 7 Dec 2014, 02:03 AM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Hackers expose Seth Rogen's pay
    Hackers expose Seth Rogen's pay - Hackers who took over Sony Pictures computers released the budget for The Interview , the Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea, adding to a breach that exposed salaries at Deloitte Touche and studio he…Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 11:30 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • Theme park lets kids open fire
    Theme park lets kids open fire - AMERICA’S newest theme park is set to open to thrillseekers and kids as young as 13, allowing them to fire real guns with live ammunition.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:17 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • Theme park lets kids open fire
    Theme park lets kids open fire - AMERICA’S newest theme park is set to open to thrillseekers and kids as young as 13, allowing them to fire real guns with live ammunition.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 08:02 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • ‘I just wanted to save the ducks’
    ‘I just wanted to save the ducks’ - THIS woman caused a fatal accident after stopping to help ducks on a busy highway. Today she was sentenced to 90 days in jail and a 10-year driving ban.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 07:20 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Ancient sands reveal million mummies
    Ancient sands reveal million mummies - ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered an ancient cemetery with more than a million mummies buried around 1500 years ago - but where did they come from?Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 06:08 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Bombing victim confronts protesters
    Bombing victim confronts protesters - A BOSTON Marathon bombing survivor who lost leg his right leg confronted protesters outside court as the accused bomber made his first appearance in 17 months.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:02 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Bombing victim confronts protesters
    Bombing victim confronts protesters - A BOSTON Marathon bombing survivor who lost leg his right leg confronted protesters outside court as the accused bomber made his first appearance in 17 months.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:02 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • The young faces of Pakistan massacre
    The young faces of Pakistan massacre - HEARTBREAKING images have revealed the faces of the 148 children slaughtered in the bloody Taliban massacre, as grief-stricken families bury their sons and daughters.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 01:10 PM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Venus probe discovers solar winds speed up after l
    Venus probe discovers solar winds speed up after leaving sun - Solar winds suddenly speed up when they reach a certain distance from the sun, according to Japanese researchers, who announced the discovery Dec. 18. (Asahi)Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:25 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell researc
    Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited - A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-bre…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:17 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Japan, U.S. announce delay in revising defense gui
    Japan, U.S. announce delay in revising defense guidelines - Japan and the United States said Friday they will put off until the first half of 2015 a planned revision of their defense cooperation guidelines, keeping in step with Tokyo's efforts to legislate the…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:13 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • BOJ maintains monetary policy, upgrades assessment
    BOJ maintains monetary policy, upgrades assessment on exports, output - The Bank of Japan decided Friday to maintain its easy monetary policy and assessment of the economy, upgrading part of its evaluation of economic activities at its last policy meeting of the year. (Ky…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:11 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Abe to designate special zones for local revival
    Abe to designate special zones for local revival - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says from next spring he will designate special local zones where the government promotes deregulation and supports regional economic revival. (NHK)Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:09 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Tokyo stocks end higher on weaker yen, Fed rate vi
    Tokyo stocks end higher on weaker yen, Fed rate view - Tokyo shares ended Friday sharply higher on weaker yen and the U.S. Federal Reserve's assurance that it could be patient in raising its key interest rate. (shanghaidaily.com)Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 07:55 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Kanto's first hydrogen filling station opens in To
    Kanto's first hydrogen filling station opens in Tokyo - The first filling station in the Kanto area for fuel cell cars that run on compressed hydrogen gas opened in Tokyo's Nerima Ward on Thursday. (Japan Today)Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:32 PM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Dis
    After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry - Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:02 AM // npr.org
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  • U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Comp
    U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack - The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:02 AM // npr.org
  • North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks
    North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks - American officials have concluded that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures Company. Melissa Block talks to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 05:55 PM // npr.org
  • White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs
    White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs To Be 'Proportional' - The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 02:27 PM // npr.org
  • Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai A
    Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack - Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 12:35 PM // npr.org
  • Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A
    Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising - A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 — but please, look both ways before you cross the street.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:50 AM // npr.org
  • India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket
    India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket - An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:41 AM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Fosun Sweetens Club Med Bid
    Fosun Sweetens Club Med Bid - Fosun and its partners yet again raised their offer for Club Méditerranée, highlighting the conglomerate’s determination to win a protracted takeover battle for the French resorts operator.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:32 AM // online.wsj.com
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  • Oil Rout Spans Markets
    Oil Rout Spans Markets - This month’s big fall in the price of oil should be good news for much of the world’s economy. But so far markets have been telling a different story.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:31 AM // online.wsj.com
  • China Investors Look to Index Rejig for Next Rally
    China Investors Look to Index Rejig for Next Rally - As China’s stock markets rocket higher, the next breakthrough being closely watched is whether Chinese shares will be included in global equity indexes that influence trillions of dollars of fund flow…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:24 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Samsung to Raise Annual Dividend Payout
    Samsung to Raise Annual Dividend Payout - Samsung said it intends to raise its annual dividend payout for this year by 30% to 50%, a move that will come as good news to shareholders who have been clamoring for higher returns.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 06:23 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Hong Kong Finds No Evidence of Forex Collusion by
    Hong Kong Finds No Evidence of Forex Collusion by Banks - Hong Kong’s de facto central bank said it found no evidence of collusion among banks in rigging benchmarks in the $5.3-trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:44 AM // online.wsj.com
  • BOJ Plays Down Slide in Oil Prices
    BOJ Plays Down Slide in Oil Prices - The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global oil prices that threatens its efforts to generate…Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:17 AM // online.wsj.com
  • U.S. Approves Sale of Ships to Taiwan
    U.S. Approves Sale of Ships to Taiwan - The U.S. approved the sale to Taiwan of four used warships, drawing a swift rebuke from China, which called the move damaging to Chinese security interests.Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:07 AM // online.wsj.com