Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Korea news links for October 14, 2009

Things have quieted down a bit in relation to the surprise launch of five missiles by North Korea, especially with attention focused on the inter-Korea talks Pyongyang has agreed to in Kaesŏng, just a bit north of the DMZ. We'll have to see what comes of the one-day talks, so be sure to check out tomorrow's KNL post.

  1. Seoul says Pyongyang agrees to wide-ranging talks covering issues ranging from continued family reunions to cross-border flooding along Imjin River (BBC, Yonhap, WSJ, AFP, Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
  2. ROK government reports says North Korea may launch more missiles ahead of talks (Reuters via NYT, Bloomberg, Chosun Ilbo)
  3. China's Foreign Ministry says North Korean missile launch won't damage thaw (Reuters)
  4. Education Ministry report says physical condition of South Korean students is worsening (Yonhap)
  5. Sixty-seven-year-old woman is South Korea's fifteenth H1N1 "swine flu" death (Yonhap)
  6. The son of Reverend Billy Graham visits North Korea to deliver food aid (AP via WaPo)
  7. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington has no intention of relaxing North Korean sanctions (AFP)
  8. World Bank predicts 4% growth for Korea next year (Yonhap)
  9. ROK Navy says it will deploy six mini-Aegis destroyers, starting in 2019 (Korea Times), Chosun Ilbo)
  10. Unification leader Moon Sun Myung will perform mass wedding of 40,000 people (AP via WaPo)
  11. Rechargeable batteries and petrochemicals lead LG Chem to a record high $624 million in third quarter of 2009 (Korea Times)
  12. Buddhist clergy from South Korea's Chogye order and representatives of the DPRK's Central Committee of the Buddhist Federation jointly hold mass pray-in for unification at North Korea's Kŭmgangsan resort (Xinhua)
  13. North Korean soccer team draws against Congo, 0-0, a week after drawing against France (USA Today)
  14. Singapore authorities apprehend rogue proofreader responsible for thousands of 'Engrish' clothing items; says police chief: "We've been close to arrest ever since Too Drunk To Fuck" (The Straits Times)


  1. i'm down with 'too drunk to fuck' t-shirts... it makes it seem like non-english speakers LOVE the dead kennedys

  2. Just so everyone is clear what we're talking about, you can find the "Too Drunk To Fuck" t-shirt right here, modeled by someone who really, really, really, really should not be wearing it.


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