Saturday, February 20, 2010

Daily Kor for February 20, 2010: Ohno-free

With threats to dynamite more fish in the Yellow Sea and vows to keep the nuclear assembly line turned on, the North Koreans don't seem to be much into the Olympic spirit. 
  1. North Korea warns of live-fire exercises in DPRK portion of Yellow Sea near disputed maritime border (Reuters via WaPo, BBC, UPI, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  2. North Korea vows to bolster nuclear defense, saying it won't give up nukes for "petty" economic aid (AP via WaPo, AFP, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • North Korea is second least favorite nation among Americans (AP via WaPo)
    • Seoul rejects Buddhist group's request to visit North Korea (Yonhap)
  3. Police arrest Pakistani national in Taegu who claims to be member of Taliban (Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  4. US Trade Representative assures Detroit on ROK-US free-trade agreement (Reuters, Yonhap)
  5. United Arab Emirates considers buying South Korea T-50 fighter jets (UPI)
  6. Ssangyong Motors posts nearly $300 million loss in 2009 (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  7. South Korean school-age population to drop below 10 million this year (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  8. Health authorities confirm first cholera patient of 2010, a ROK national returning from Jakarta and Bali (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  9. November's college entrance exam to be pushed back due to G20 summit (Joongang Daily)
  10. South Korean skating superstar Kim Yuna arrives in Vancouver but keeps low profile (Yonhap)
  11. Interpol's proverb research division called to Lebanon as authorities fear the mountain is starting to go to Mohammed (BBC)

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