Friday, March 13, 2009

News links for Thursday, March 12, 2009

  1. North Korea announces "satellite launch" for April
  2. Seoul warns Pyongyang of United Nations sanctions if North Korea goes ahead with rocket launch (Reuters).
  3. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposals missile talks with North Korea
  4. South Korean national team loses to San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers in friendly matches; mathematically ruled out of Penant race (Korea Times).
  5. IMF says South Korean debt ratio is still healthy (Joongang Ilbo).
  6. Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) economist says Korean won (KRW) could recover to 1120 won per dollar by the end of 2009 if certain conditions are met (Chosun Ilbo).
  7. Lawyer for Rain concert promoter says Rain and his agency engaged in "shameful and dishonest business practices" by canceling a 2007 concert in Hawaii and keeping a half-million-dollar appearance fee (AP).
  8. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education is moving to put "foreign schools" that cater to non-ROK nationals more in line with public and private schools that cater to Korean citizens by toughening hiring rules and requiring that each new appointment be reported (Korea Times).
  9. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign manager goes to Pyongyang to boost Dear Leader's sagging image with starving populace (Reno Examiner).

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