Saturday, April 10, 2010

Daily Kor for April 10, 2010

I guess the Supreme People's Assembly must be a farce when even the leader doesn't bother to show up. It's probably about as suspenseful as the plot to Avatar.
  1. Kim Jong-il skips opening session of North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament (Reuters, Yonhap)
  2. North Korea denounces new Obama nuclear strategy, vows to keep building nukes (AP via WaPoAFPBloomberg)
  3. Former Prime Minister Han Myungsook acquitted of bribery charges, opening the way for a mayoral bid in Seoul (Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily, Donga Ilbo)
    • Kushibo once predicted Ms Han would be the first female president of Korea, but so far I've been wrong
  4. Owner of seized South Korean oil supertanker seeking talks with Somali pirates (Reuters, AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  5. Bank of Korea keeps benchmark interest rate at 2.0 percent for fourteenth straight month (Bloomberg, Yonhap)
  6. Seoul urges Pyongyang to retract decision to seize South Korea-run tourism facilities and freeze tours (Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
  7. Over 2,500 cows and pigs killed following outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease in Kanghwa-do Island (AP via CNBC, Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily, Donga Ilbo)
  8. Dear Leader astonishes North Korean scientists with his latest superhuman skill — instant visual urinalysis (Yonhap)
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