Sunday, October 25, 2009

Korea news links for October 25, 2009: No nukes is good news

It's a slow news day, being Saturday in the West and Sunday in the East. We have North Korean envoys meeting their counterparts in New York City to talk about who knows what, while at the same time the Blue House is insisting that no way, no how will there be a North-South presidential summit that will be little more than a photo op. Those days are gone, Lee is telling us. Oh, and there are two more shopping months until Christmas. Anything Wii-related is fine.

  1. North Korean envoy Ri Gun meets American counterparts in New York City (BBC, Reuters, YTN)
  2. Blue House reiterates that it is not considering or in consultation with Pyongyang for a summit in the near future, restating that it will not participate in a summit unless assured that a meeting between their leaders will produce significant progress: "...it is our government's unchanging stance that we will not hold an inter-Korean summit that will simply end in a meeting of the leaders" (Yonhap)
  3. Park Geunhye reiterates her support that Sejong City project should go ahead as planned (Joongang Daily)
  4. Kia Tigers win Korean Series in game 7 (Korea Times)
  5. South Korea promises to gradually double its aid to ASEAN members by 2015 (Xinhua)
  6. Generator #5 shuts down at nuclear power plant in Yŏnggwang due to control rod malfunction (Yonhap)
  7. Lawmakers call for leniency for disgraced cloner Hwang Woosuk (Korea Herald)
  8. Halloween Attire Manufacturers Association of America agrees to "whore down" children's costumes this year (USA Today)
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