Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Daily Kor for March 3, 2010: See you in Sochi!

Daily Kor is back! The Olympics are over, and we can finally have some real news. And don't write me letters about #12: it's a joke and my own clergy would get a kick out of it.
  1. Two F-5 fighter jets crash into Mt Hwabyŏngsan near Kangnŭng during poor visibility, killing three pilots (BBC, ReutersAFP, Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  2. Pyongyang presses Washington for direct nuclear talks (Reuters)
    • North Korea vow to bolster nuclear deterrent (AP via WaPo)
    • Pyongyang says ROK-US war games threaten nuclear disarmament (AFP)
    • Beijing and Washington seek to put tensions behind them (AP via WaPo)
    • Seoul offers new incentives for disarmament (AP via WaPo, Reuters)
  3. Seoul-Pyongyang talks include Kaesong Industrial Park restrictions and ROK attempts to discern identity of four who apparently crossed voluntarily into North Korea (Yonhap, Korea Herald, Korea Times)
  4. North Korean heir-apparent Kim Jong-un reportedly directed artillery exercise (Bloomberg, Donga Ilbo)
  5. Kim Yuna and a jubilant and triumphant ROK Olympics team receive heroes' welcome in Seoul (AP via WaPo, AFP)
    • ROK Olympic medalist and coaches, including Kim Yuna coach Brian Orser, to be financially rewarded for performance in Vancouver (Yonhap)
  6. ROK President Lee Myungbak says North Korea must "show sincerity" toward the international community and "change its mindset" toward South Korea (AFP)
  7. Hyundai's overseas sales rise 27% on Toyota recall woes (Reuters)
  8. South Korea to allow mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) from September (Yonhap)
  9. South Korean consumer prices rise 2.7% in February (Bloomberg, Yonhap)
  10. North Korean soldier defects by crossing DMZ in Kangwon-do Province (Yonhap)
  11. Shin-soo Choo of the Cleveland Indians may have career interrupted because of military commitment (AP via MSNBC)
  12. One True God defeats kami spirits in ladies' single figure skating (CBN)

1 comment:

  1. i remember when i was watching kim yuna's thing and she crossed herself and said a prayer before going out on the ice i turned to my friend and said, 'whoa! was she praying to win just then? did she ask god to make her win!?'

    then he got all offended and indignant. it was awesome.


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