Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daily Kor for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's a quick-and-dirty edition of the Daily Kor today. I've got to go off and wait two or three hours in line at a government office.
  1. Pyongyang warns Seoul to immediately end confrontational approach toward North Korean or risk war (AP via WaPo)
    • North Korea threatens to cut off all ties if South Korea enacts human rights bill related to North Korea (Yonhap)
  2. ROK President Lee Myungbak urges North Korea to open up in order to revive its economy (Yonhap)
    • Roh Moohyun administration mulled free-trade agreement with North Korea in 2007 (Yonhap)
    • US wants "transparency, extreme caution, and vigilance" in any economic dealings with DPRK (Yonhap)
  3. ROK and US inspectors detect signs of abnormalities in joint survey of underground soil at military base where toxic chemicals were reportedly buried (Yonhap)
    • South Korean foreign minister leaves open possibility of revising status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) in light of toxic chemical issue (Yonhap)
  4. Education Ministry to allow five-day school week starting next year (Yonhap)
  5. Karma strikes down 30-something man with HIV-tainted lightning bolt (Reuters)

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