Saturday, May 26, 2012

Daily Kor for Saturday, May 26, 2012

Regarding story #4, would "bread-and-butter issues" sound better as "rice-and-kimchi issues"? I can't possibly be the first person to entertain that notion, can I?
  1. US Treasury report says South Korean intervention in Korean won is keeping KRW undervalued (Reuters, WSJ, Yonhap)
    • KRW at seven-month low despite intervention (WSJ)
  2. China reportedly launches five-month crackdown on "illegal immigration" from North Korea in Jilin Province's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture (BBC, Chosun Ilbo)
    • China sentences ROK national to death for trafficking nearly 12 kilograms of methamphetamine (Korea Herald)
  3. South Korea launches "Code Adam" to more quickly deal with missing children cases (WSJ)
  4. Ruling party picks twelve "bread-and-butter issues" on which to focus during first 100 days of new session of National Assembly opening this month (Yonhap)
  5. ROK President Lee Myungbak hails opening of Ara Waterway linking Han River to Yellow Sea and making Seoul a "waterfront city" (Yonhap)
  6. Two "remorseless" men sentenced to five and ten years in prison for raping teenager after smashing into her with their car (Korea Times)
  7. ROK Defense Ministry says North Korea "is ready to test" its next nuke (CNN)
  8. South Korean shares snap two-week losing streak (Reuters)
  9. On heels of open support for same-sex marriage, US President Barack Obama proposes making Stars & Stripes gayer (Fox News)

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