So after nearly a century and a half (story #2), the French finally return the important historic documents they took during their invasion of Kanghwa-do (in retaliation for repression of Catholics, including the killing of nine French clergy). These are "on loan," but the Korean side is saying it's "perpetually" on loan. Better than nothing, I s'pose.
In return, we are sending them Korean pop stars (story #3).
Seems like a fair trade to me.
- Hyundai Motors reaches agreement with union to resume operations thirty-nine hours after walkout began over suicide death of union representative (Yonhap, Bloomberg, Reuters, Korea Times)
- South Koreans celebrate the return of the 297-volume Oegyujanggak books, looted by France during 1866 invasion of Kanghwa-do Island (AFP, Yonhap, Korea Times)
- South Korean music groups hold first ever K-pop concern in Paris (Yonhap, Korea Times)
- Maj General Cardon , deputy commander in Iraq, selected as new commander for 2nd Infantry Division in Korea (Yonhap)
- Villagers in India protest Posco's $12 billion steel plant project in Bhubaneswar (Reuters)
- Bank of Korea Governor Kim Choongsoo urges more global coordination in tackling sudden changes in capital flows (Bloomberg)
- Ski resort operators angry over Environmental Ministry's plan to reintroduce tigers into the wild (OhMyNews)