If I had a dime for every time North Korea threatened to blow us up, turn our city into a sea of fire, or do some other nasty stuff to us, I'd have a lot of dimes. Let's just declare the regime to be bipolar and just aerosol blast them with lithium.
- North Korea on combat alert and ready to "blow up" enemy as South Korea and US begin Key Resolve and Foal Eagle war games (LAT, Reuters, AP via WaPo, Yonhap, BBC, Bloomberg, UPI, Joongang Daily)
- KEPCO, winner of a $20 billion contract to build nuclear power plants in UAE, says it will award $10 billion in contracts to South Korean businesses (Bloomberg)
ROK Finance Minister warns against interest rate increase, citing still fragile economy (AP via WaPo)
Former Prime Minister Han Myŏngsuk pleads innocent to charges of receiving bribes at Seoul Central District Court (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
China has obtained the rights to use North Korea's Rajin port for the next ten years (Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
Couple in Jiangxi Province elated after receiving government permission to kiss in public (Xinhua)
- South Korea eyes four more nuclear reactors in UAE (Reuters)
- Hyundai Heavy Industries set to win $2 billion deal to build gas power plant in Saudi Arabia (Yonhap)
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