Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daily Kor for April 13, 2010:
Raise the Chonan!

Better late than never.
  1. North Korea begins expelling South Koreans from Kŭmgangsan (AFP, Yonhap)
  2. Stern of sunken Chonan brought to surface in shallow waters (Joongang Daily, Chosun Ilbo, Donga Ilbo, Korea Times)
    • Australia and other countries join probe of ship (AFP, Chosun Ilbo)
    • South Korea asks US to delay talks with North Korea until cause of Chonan sinking is determined (Donga Ilbo)
  3. President Lee stresses North Korean nuclear threat at nuclear summit (Yonhap)
  4. ROK government says North Korea's currency and inflation may be stabilizing (Yonhap)
  5. In talks with President Lee on sidelines of summit, US Vice President Joe Biden reaffirms US commitment to ratifying ROK-US free-trade agreement (Yonhap, Chosun Ilbo)
    • President Lee calls FTA crucial to Obama's East Asia strategy (Korea Times)
  6. Bank of Korea lifts economic growth forecast to 5.2% (Chosun Ilbo, Korea Times)
  7. Ten members of Kim Jong-il's inner circle entourage executed for "not getting the hint" (Yonhap)
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