Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Daily Kor for January 18, 2011

I suppose if you're actually in South Korea, the big news is the deep freeze. With a low of -17°C (1.4°F), probably nothing else matters. In the above picture, a ferry in the foreground plays the role of icebreaker. [photo source]
  1. Seoul expresses hope that Hu-Obama summit will bring "serious change" in North Korea's attitude (UPI)
    • North Korea says continued South Korean military exercises "very dangerous" (Xinhua)
  2. KRW trades on two-month high (Bloomberg)
  3. In wake of Samho Jewelry, Seoul pledges to better protect ships at sea (Yonhap)
  4. Government to mandate military outsourcing of non-combat services in bid to boost management efficiency (Yonhap)
  5. Culture Minister-designate denies allegations on real estate speculation (Yonhap)
  6. Education Ministry announces plans to push ahead with alternatives to corporal punishment, while pushing ahead with controversial teacher evaluation system (Yonhap)
    • Policies conflict with local government policies (Korea Times)
  7. Las Vegas bookmakers say novelty team has better chance of winning Asian Cup than Korea Republic's actual team (ESPN)

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