Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Daily Kor for May 4, 2010: Planes, trains, and automobiles

Memo to North Korea's elite: Have a coup. You know you want to.
  1. North Korean leader arrives in China with his good arm in a begging pose (Reuters via WaPo, AP via CNBC, WaPo, BBC, WSJAFP, LAT, YonhapKorea TimesThe TimesDonga Ilbo, Joongang Daily, Chosun Ilbo, Korea Herald, Monster Island)
    • Dear Leader seeks lifeline (Reuters)
    • Limping seen as sign of Kim Jong-il's declining health (Bloomberg)
  2. Kia Motors' April sales up 49 percent from previous year (Reuters, Reuters via CNBC, Bloomberg)
  3. South Korea to review security after Chonan sinking (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  4. Incumbent Seoul Mayor Oh Sehoon wins ruling Hannara Party nomination (Korea Times, Joongang Daily, Korea Herald)
  5. Ochoa's retirement puts Jiyai Shin at #1 in women's golf rankings (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  6. Hyundai Sonata breaks into top-ten rankings of car models sold in US (Yonhap)
  7. South Korean climber Oh Eunsun defends claim of being first woman to reach peak of all mountains over 8000 meters (AFP)
  8. Inspired by his love of Hollywood and Seoul gangster films, Kim Jong-il tells his handlers to let him do a perp walk on arrival in Beijing (UPI)

1 comment:

  1. Reports of KJI in China were all over the 9pm TV news on Korean TV last night. I saw that short clip of him outside the hotel maybe 10 times in 5 minutes - including super- (manacing-looking) slow-mo along with a few grainy stills.


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