Thursday, July 8, 2010

Daily Kor for July 8, 2010

North Korea has announced its latest "rain fire on Seoul" initiative, this time calling it a "do-or-die" struggle. Maybe we should halt the import of idiom dictionaries into North Korea.
  1. Samsung record 5 trillion won operating profit in Q2 on $31 billion in sales (WSJYonhapKorea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  2. President Lee Myungbak accepts Prime Minister's resignation (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  3. North Korea warns of "do-or-die" struggle if UN Security Council adopts statement of condemnation over Chonan sinking (AFP)
    • Beijing reportedly stalling efforts against Pyongyang (WSJ
  4. Boeing seeks to export stealthy F-15 to South Korea (Reuters)
  5. US President Obama says KORUS FTA would expand exports by $10 to $11 billion per year and create 70,000 jobs; announces plans to double exports within five years (Reuters)
    • Obama urges level playing field with China (Reuters)
  6. Seoul approves 270 billion won IPO for Hyundai Shopping (Reuters)
  7. Report puts mobile Internet usage in US far lower than in South Korea and Japan (AP via WaPo)
  8. South Korea begins search for national team coach; vows to hire South Korean (AFP, Reuters)
  9. National record-holding pole vaulter Lim Eunji banned for three months after doping tests (Eurosport, Yonhap)
  10.  North Korean national team player defects after evading DPRK handlers disguised as Ghana player's backpack (ESPN)

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