Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily Kor for Monday, June 27, 2011

Wow, I guess what they say is true. Have a major typhoon on a weekend and almost no real news happens at all. While you're staying indoors to avoid all the rain, maybe tune in to the FIFA Women's World Cup going on in Germany starting today. Korea Republic (that's us) isn't in it, but North Korea and Japan might put on a good show.
  1. Typhoon Meari kills at least 7, knocks out power, and leads to suspension of domestic flights (Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  2. Bank of Korea governor Kim Chongsoon says domestic household debt level "is a problem but manageable" (WSJ)
  3. President Lee Myungbak meets with opposition leader Sohn Hakkyu to discuss free-trade agreement with US and other contentious issues (Yonhap)
  4. Incheon International Airport named world's best airport by Airports Council International for sixth straight year (Yonhap)
  5. President Lee Myungbak promises to focus welfare policy on helping the most needy (Yonhap)
  6. South Korea asks Japan to conduct swift and thorough investigation of murder of two South Korean nationals, a 61-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter, found dead in Osaka on Saturday (Yonhap)
  7. Blue House announces dates of President Lee Myungbak's visit to South Africa, and Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia will be July 2 to July 11, will discuss cooperation in areas of energy, raw materials, and nuclear power (Bloomberg)
    • President will also seek support for Pyongchang's 2018 Winter Olympics bid (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  8. Report indicates South Korea will be the ninth country to join the $1 trillion traders' club this year (Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  9. Alarmed doctors in South Korea are at a loss to explain sudden onslaught of widespread rightward head tilting (Korea Times)

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