Monday, March 29, 2010

Daily Kor for March 29, 2010

The sinking of the Chonan is the obvious big story today as well, and we have testimonies from the survivors, but more questions than answers.
  1. Officials say blast that sank Chonan split the vessel in two (BBC)
    • South Korea continues to search for survivors off Paengnyŏngdo in treacherous waters close to North Korea (NYT, WSJ, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • President Lee urges families not to lose hope of more survivors (Yonhap)
    • Fallout over incident causes KRW to slip further (Reuters)
    • Seoul sees little fallout from incident (Reuters, Yonhap)
    • UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon sends condolence letter over tragedy (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • US experts say mines could have caused sinking (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • US to join search for missing sailors (Korea Times)
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  2. North Korea threatens action if South Korea and US do not stop tourist visits to Panmunjom (links here)
  3. Declines in energy imports brings South Korea back to current-account surplus in February (Bloomberg, Yonhap)
  4. Samsung signs $1.46 sales deal with major Chinese retailer Suning (Yonhap)
  5. Korean pro baseball league kicks off 2010 season (Yonhap)
  6. Hee Kyung Seo pulls to five-shot lead in Kia Classic (LAT)
  7. Chronologists warn that March will disappear across the globe within 48 to 72 hours unless drastic action is taken (UPI)


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