Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daily Kor for March 13, 2010

North Korea needs some cash, so what better way than to gouge the people who have to be there? Meanwhile, USFK brings some machinery that could be used to really do some damage against the Norks in the event of war.
  1. Economically beleaguered North Korea seeks rent hike from embassies located in Pyongyang (AP via NYT)
  2. USFK deploys new jets for precision strikes to South Korea (Korea Times)
  3. South Korea to launch probe into security systems of major retailer Shinsegae and 24 other companies after private data on some 20 million customers leaked (AFP)
  4. ROK Trade Minister says US ratification of ROK-US free-trade agreement unlikely before November (Yonhap)
  5. Seoul disappointed in Moscow's reaction that South Korean travel warning for Russia, following separate attacks on ROK citizens, was "unjustified" (Yonhap)
  6. Meeting in Seoul, Japanese and South Korean nuclear negotiators urge North Korea to return to six-party talks (Yonhap)
  7. Nineteen defendants in Samsung industrial espionage case please not guilty (Yonhap)
  8. Paris-based global animal health body upgrades South Korea's Mad Cow Disease rating to "controlled risk" (Yonhap)
  9. Seoul Metropolitan Government to introduce low-speed electric vehicles for official use, its first time to do so (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  10. Spain defeats South Korea, 2-0, to take fifth place in field hockey's World Cup (Canadian Press)
  11. Ministry of Welfare, Health, Family, and Holidays blames Korea's low marriage and fertility rates on young males voguing (Yonhap)
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