Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily Kor for Sunday, June 26, 2011

Maybe they should send these at night.

Like on most weekends, it's a slow news day. Keep dry (#1), wherever you are. Maybe stay indoors and read a history textbook (#4).
  1. Downpours pound saturated Korean Peninsula as Typhoon Meari approaches (Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
  2. Anti-Pyongyang activists send five large propaganda balloons into North Korea from P'aju (Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  3. Prosecutors investigate allegation that former chief of National Tax Service's Investigation Bureau received 50 million won (US$46K) monthly from SK Group affiliate (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  4. Six in ten young South Koreans unaware when Korean War started (Yonhap, Monster Island)
    • In speech marking anniversary of start of Korean War, Prime Minister Kim Hwangsik urges North Korea to stop "reckless provocations" and to enter a path to "co-prosperity and permanent peace" on Korean Peninsula (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  5. Mosquitoes carrying Japanese encephalitis found in South Ch'ungch'ŏng Province's Yŏn'gi County, the first discovery this year (Korea Times)
  6. Government to temporarily lift nighttime lighting restrictions on golf courses, a measure in force since March as part of energy conservation program, following court ruling in favor of golf course owners who'd sought injunction (Yonhap)
  7. Police investigation says Big Bang member Kang Daesung was partly responsible for fatal car accident when his speeding vehicle killed inebriated motorcycle driver who had already crashed and was lying on road (Korea Times, Joongang Daily, Korea Herald)
  8. Following "positive meeting" with US Secretary of State, ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sunghwan offers Clinton weekend job tutoring his kids in English (Yonhap)

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