Friday, December 18, 2009

Daily Kor for December 18, 2009: Blood suckers

Another quick and dirty edition. Got things to go, people to do, places to buy.
  1. Thai authorities say they were acting on a tip from US when plane carrying North Korean weapons was seized (AP via WaPo)
  2. North Korea threatens South Korea over naval drills in the Yellow Sea (AP via WaPo)
    • Seoul says to bugger off, but with more diplomacy (Yonhap)
  3. Court overseeing bankruptcy protection for beleaguered Ssangyong Motors approves the SUV maker's rehabilitation plan (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  4. President Lee Myungbak leaves for Copenhagen to join climate summit (Xinhua)
    • South Korea committed to voluntary greenhouse gas reductions (Yonhap)
  5. KRW at a six-week low as dollar strengthens (WSJ)
  6. Bank of Korea repays last of emergency fund set up by the US Fed in February (Reuters)
    • BOK says it will have little impact on markets (Yonhap)
  7. China calls for six-party talks to resume (AP via WaPo)
    • Lee and PRC VP Xi closer to agreement on North Korea and climate change (Yonhap)
  8. South Korean directors name Thirst performers Kim Hyeja and Song Gangho best actress and actor (Yonhap)
  9. Residents of Legazpi, Philippines, find opportunity in crisis by selling Mt Mayon eruption rights to the Church of Scientology (Manila Times)


  1. seeing song kang-ho doing so well makes me wonder where choi min-sik fell off. they need to do another movie together.

  2. Song Kangho has a great everyman quality about him. I really like that.


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