Saturday, March 20, 2010

Daily Kor for March 20, 2010

Oh, how cool it would be if the rubber-stamp parliament in North Korea decided that enough was enough and they voted out the Dear Leader? Probably won't happen, not with lifelong party cadres being shot... or would that actually be an incentive to put an end to the madness? 
  1. North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament to meet April 9; Pyongyang watchers expect to see changes in ruling elite and new spending priorities (Reuters via WaPo, AFP)
  2. Cambodia bans citizens from marrying South Koreans (Reuters via WaPo, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  3. Kia stock rises to four-year high on news of quality gains and expansion plans (Bloomberg)
  4. President Lee makes appeal to France to return all looted Chosŏn-era texts (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  5. Poll finds six out of ten Koreans "happy" (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • Other 40% are angry netizens and short track fans
  6. South Korea sweeps all medals in ISU World Short Track Speedskating Championship in Bulgaria (Yonhap)
  7. Controversial new Kim Il-sung biography claims future leader Kim Jong-il was kidnaped from a biscuit advert (LAT)

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