Thursday, July 14, 2011

Daily Kor for the half week ending Wednesday, July 13, 2011

story #4

Been too busy on the Mainland for daily Daily Kor. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. (And does anyone get the joke that it's supposed to be one letter off from "Daily Kos" in the hopes that people will wind up here when they mistype?)
  1. North Korea's IOC member expresses interest in co-hosting 2018 Winter Olympics recently awarded to Pyongchang County near inter-Korean border (Monster Island, AFP, Reuters, AP via WaPo, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  2. South Korean unemployment in June remains at lowest level since November 2010 (Reuters, Bloomberg, Korea Herald)
  3. Local governments to hire 7000 more welfare workers by 2014 (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  4. Days of heavy rains from monsoons leave at least nine dead (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
    • North Korea reportedly discharges water without warning from dam near DMZ (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • North Korea says Typhoon Meari caused significant damage and casualties (Yonhap)
  5. US Trade Representative Ron Kirk confident that free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama will be passed by August (Reuters)
    • US Secretary of State urges quick passage of FTAs, saying good diplomatic ties are crucial to job creation at home (AP via WaPo)
  6. Kim Jong-il holds dinner party for visiting Chinese delegation, pledging to maintain close ties with Beijing (AP via WaPo, Global Security Newswire, Yonhap)
  7. US sees no problem in North Korea temporarily heading UN body on nuclear disarmament, amid Canada's announcement it will boycott organization while North Korea heads it (AP via WaPo)
  8. South Korea to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020 (Chosun Ilbo)
  9. Ryu Soyeon wins US Women's Open (NYT, Reuters, Joongang Daily)
  10. Lie detectors to be used in growing soccer match-fixing scandal (AP via WaPo, Bloomberg)
  11. North Korea says it has developed world's largest smart phone (Yonhap)

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