Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Korea news links for October 20, 2009

Oh, goodie. More Kim Yuna-related news which gives me an excuse to put her photo back at the top of my news link post. Other than that, it's a pretty dead news day. No news is good news?
  1. Kim Yuna's win at the Trophee Bompard in Paris puts her back on top of world figure skating rankings (Korea Times)
  2. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and ROK Defense Minister Kim Taeyoung, meeting in Seoul, warn North Korea not to relapse into provocative behavior to improve its bargaining position (Yonhap)
  3. South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myunghwan says denuclearization of DPRK will be the top priority for ROK's North Korea policy, warns that Seoul will not improve ties with nuclear-armed Pyongyang (Yonhap, Xinhua)
  4. Inter-Korean trade grows 2.6 percent in September from a year earlier (Yonhap)
  5. New AmCham head Amy Jackson says KORUS FTA will be ratified without renegotiation (Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
  6. Dual nationality being considered for adoptees and those who have completed their mandatory military service (Korea Herald, Chosun Ilbo)
  7. US offers clarification, denying North Korean summit proposal (Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  8. Seoul Air Show opens in Sŏngnam (Korea Times)
  9. North Korea's #2 meets with delegation from World Council of Churches (Yonhap)
  10. Constitutional court rules that media regulations aimed at privacy protection must be extended to pre-modern artworks (Yonhap)
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