Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Daily Kor for February 9, 2010: Now Robert Park-free! (and possibly NSFW)

Okay, so I was wrong about the American media reporting on Robert Park's stool sample once he got home to Arizona, but I was nearly right about the Superbowl winners. To recap: I picked the Saints over the Colts, 21-17, and the Saints did win, 31-17. I hereby announce my new venture, "Kushibo's Pretty Good Stock Tips."
  1. Pyongyang warns Seoul that any efforts to bring down the North Korean government would be met with "strong measures" from the DPRK military (AP via WaPo, Joongang Daily)
  2. Two Koreas fail to reach agreement on resuming cross-border tours (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  3. Opposition parties agree to submit resolution for impeachment of prime minister (Joongang Daily, Korea Herald)
  4. Former Samsung chair Lee Kun-hee attends Olympic meeting in Vancouver after being reinstated to IOC seat following pardon for tax evasion (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  5. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il meets with Chinese delegation hoping to woo DPRK back to six-party denuclearization talks (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  6. South Korean Finance Minister Yoon Jeunghyun says it's premature to raise interest rates since business investment remains weak and asset prices are under control (Bloomberg)
  7. South Korean courts side with banks over currency options called KIKO that were designed to hedge against a rising Korea won (Bloomberg, Yonhap, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  8. KRW falls to six-week low on European debt concerns (Bloomberg)
  9. National Assembly committee approves plan to send PKO troops to Haiti (Yonhap)
  10. Toyota Korea says it will recall Prius in Korea if parent company announces general recall (Joongang Daily)
  11. To protect travelers' privacy, Ōsaka's Kansai International Airport announces that all passengers passing through full body scanners will be rendered as manga (NYT)

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