Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Kor for January 23 and 24, 2011

More news on the Somali pirate raids. The Marmot's Hole has video of the operation to retake the Samho Jewelry, while AP reports that the successful recapture of ships by South Korean and Malaysian naval forces may be changing how nations deal with pirates (although the EU says that such raids endanger the hostages).
  1. After raid frees Samho Jewelry crew, Somali pirates vow to kill South Korean hostages if they are captured in future (ReutersChosun Ilbo)
  2. South Korea defeats Iran, 1-0, in Asian Cup quarterfinals, faces Japan in semifinals (YonhapChosun Ilbo, Joongang Daily)
  3. Bank of Korea may upgrade growth outlook for 2011 (Yonhap)
  4. Lee administration mulls development of vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease (Yonhap)
  5. Seoul's cultural programs for international residents fall victim to budget cuts (Yonhap)
  6. South Korean Internet speeds fastest in world, seven times global average (Korea Times)
  7. iPhone sales top 2 million in South Korea (Joongang Daily)
  8. Op-ed: With recapture of ROK vessel from Somali pirates and Korea Republic defeat of Iran in Asian Cup, are South Koreans pissing off Muslims too much? (Korea Times)

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1 comment:

  1. Re #1: It just shows you how smart the Somali pirates are. If they kill the Korean hostages in the future, it will make it that much less of an incentive for the Korean companies to pay them their ransom. I'm aware that most of the crew are from southeast Asian countries, but still, if you kill off the Koreans, they are in a worse position to negotiate with the Korean moneybag-holders. Idiots.

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