Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daily Kor for March 18, 2010

A mishmash of news today, the most interesting being, perhaps, that South Korea and Japan could both quickly go nuclear were they to find themselves no longer under the protection of the US's nuclear umbrella. Fine, they're both democratic states and allies of the US, but would that lead other states to decide to buck the non-proliferation trend?

Meanwhile, Na Kyung-won is set to run for mayor of Seoul. She's hella better-looking than the other candidates, but that's not going to make my neighborhood better. Still, we have to admit that looks — for both men and women — can be an important factor in politics, the current president notwithstanding. Or the last one. Or the one before that. Or the one before that. Ah, screw it. Forget I said anything.
  1. ROK unemployment rate falls from 4.8 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February (Bloomberg, Korea Herald)
  2. Despite public support for capital punishment, Assembly Speaker calls for abolishment of death penalty (Yonhap)
    • Kushibo says "Yay!"
  3. Hyundai Heavy Industries stock drops after European buyer cancels $425 million order for five oil tankers (Bloomberg)
  4. Hyundai Asan chief resigns over suspended inter-Korean tourism program (Yonhap)
  5. US military report says South Korea and Japan could produce nuclear weapons very quickly (Yonhap)
  6. National law enforcement agency says monitoring of 9,408 juvenile sex offenders will begin in May (Korea Times)
  7. Hannara lawmaker Na Kyung-won announces bid for Seoul mayoral position (Korea Herald)
  8. Justice Ministry special committee moves to abolish Adultery Law (Chosun Ilbo)
  9. Fox spokesman says Rupert Murdoch in good condition after freak face-melting incident on set of Indiana Jones 4: Return to the Ark (LAT)

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