Sunday, July 3, 2011

Daily Kor for Sunday, June 3, 2011

Owing to my jinx, I probably shouldn't pay too close attention to the announcement of who will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics (story #1). Through my interest back in 2007, I may have single-handledly caused Sochi to win the hosting rights (well, me and Vladimir Putin).
  1. President Lee Myungbak heads to South Africa for final push for 2018 Winter Olympics hosting (Yonhap)
    • Pyongchang and Munich reportedly leaders in Wednesday's vote to determine host of 2018 Winter Olympics (AP via WaPo, Korea Times)
  2. Samsung drops suite against Apple that claimed the California-based company had copied the Korean electronics giant's designs (Reuters, WSJ, Bloomberg, Joongang Daily)
  3. Undefeated Sweden defeats North Korea, 1-0, in Fifa Women's World Cup, moves on to semifinals (Reuters, BloombergAP via WaPo, AFP, UPI)
  4. At meeting of South Korean and Japanese vice foreign ministers in Tokyo, South Korea and Japan reaffirm that their strong ties are vital to stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia and the international community (Yonhap)
  5. Four workers die of apparent asphyxiation in underground machine room at E-Mart in Ilsan (Yonhap)
  6. North Korea says pact with Associated Press will improve relations with US (Yonhap)
  7. South Korean military expands cyber warfare unit (Bernama)
  8. Korea Military Academy appoints its first female civilian professor (Yonhap)
  9. Chinese tourists arrive in North Korea on newly inaugurated Shanghai-Pyongyang air route (Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  10. North Korean strongman Kim Jong-il reportedly pleased as Michael Jackson's hyperbaric chamber finally clears customs in Pyongyang (Xinhua)

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