Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daily Kor for January 25 and 26, 2011

While it would have been even cooler if South Korea had won, it sounds like a 2-2 match in soccer (the basketball equivalent of 487 to 487) decided by penalty kicks sounds like an exciting nail-biter. Somehow I doubt this will be rerun ad nauseum like, say, Korea defeating Italy in 2002.
  1. Japan defeats South Korea in 3-0 penalty kick shoot-off following 2-2 tie, advances to Asian Cup finals against Australia (AP via WaPo, CNN, Korea Times)
  2. Following last week's raid on hijackers, ROK Foreign Ministry reaffirms commitment to not negotiate with pirates (Yonhap)
  3. South Korea to ask UN to debate North Korean uranium enrichment program (AFP)
    • South Korea to ask North Korea for resumption of six-party denuclearization talks (UPI, Korea Times)
  4. Foreign Minister says Seoul wants "acceptable apology" from Pyongyang over shelling of Yŏnpyŏng-do and sinking of Ch'ŏnan (Yonhap)
  5. Kim Jong-il meets with owner and CEO of Egypt-based Orascom (WSJ)
  6. Two reportedly executed in North Korea for reading South Korean propaganda (UPI)
  7. Congressional Republicans call for quick passage of free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama (AP via WaPo, Yonhap, Reuters)
  8. China takes good hard look at itself, implements "Negative-One Child Policy" (Xinhua)

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