Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daily Kor for April 22, 2010

Somali pirates (remember them?) are angry about all the attention the North Koreans are getting over the sinking of Chonan, the biggest will-they-or-won't-they since Pam and Jim. I guess if they've been reading the Daily Kor, threatening to blow up a ship seems to like a good way to get some notice.
  1. North Korea demands to be accorded status as "nuclear weapons state" (Reuters, Yonhap)
    • Pyongyang says it will not produce more nukes than it needs (Arirang, Yonhap)
    • US rejects designation (Yonhap)
    • Seoul will not ask Washington to redeploy nukes to South Korea (Korea Times)
  2. Somali pirates threaten to blow up South Korean oil supertanker unless $20 million ransom paid (Reuters via WaPo)
  3. ANZ considering $4 billion stake in Korea Exchange Bank (Reuters)
  4. Foreign investment climbs 23.7 percent in 2009 (Yonhap)
  5. Asian airlines resume most flights to Europe (WSJ, Korea Herald)
  6. North Korean military inspects South Korean assets at Kŭmgangsan (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  7. Taking advantage of their disgruntlement over being stranded at Incheon International Airport for days, an official of the British Embassy tries to convince angry British travelers to help take back Port Hamilton (BBC)

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