The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Friday November 21, 2014
Here are a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:
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From left: Ambassadors Hernani Filomena Coelho Da Silva of Timor Leste, Bill Veri of Papua New Guinea, Zadran Gulmat Khan of Afghanistan (Minister Counsellor & DHM), Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal, Mamadou Ndiaye of Senegal, Ramzi Teymurov of Azerbaijan, Khalil Ismai Abdul Sahib Al-Mosawi of Iraq, Mohammed Chraibi of Morocco, 1st Vice Minister Cho Tae-yong of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman, Hocine Sahraoui of Algeria, Bessho Koro of Japan, Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates, Michel Idiaquez Baradat of Honduras, Mohammed Bin Abdalla Obaid Al-Dohaimi of Qatar, Tito Saul Pinilla Pinilla of Colombia, Zahid Nasrulah Khan of Pakistan, Mark W. Lippert of the United States of America and Manuel Lopez Trigo of Costa Rica
Omani National Day, diplomatic anniversary party well attended
“My! Isn’t he the American ambassador?”
Someone exclaimed as Ambassador Mark W. Lippert of the United States in Seoul approached the platform with dozens of other ambassadors for a group photograph at the Omani National Day and Korea-Omani diplomatic anniversary reception at the Crystal Ballroom of Lotte Hotel in Seoul last on Nov. 18, 2014. “So what?” One might ask… (/news/view.html?section=165&category=191&no=709.)
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Seoul Warns Pyongyang against Possible Nuclear Tests
As Pyongyang protested the UN's new resolution on its human rights conditions with a threat of another nuclear test, Seoul warned the regime that it will only face stern responses.
Park Pushes Ruling Party Chief to Ratify Free Trade Pacts
President Park Geun-hye called for the ruling party's active efforts to swiftly pass free trade deals that were newly agreed upon and the administration's expansionary budget plans for next year.
S. Korea Seeks to Confiscate, Scrap Unauthorized Chinese Fishing Ships
The South Korean government is seeking to confiscate and scrap unauthorized Chinese fishing boats to deal with illegal maritime activities in the Yellow Sea.
Park Pushes Ruling Party Chief to Ratify Free Trade Pacts
Moody's: S. Korea Faces Household Debt, Domestic Demand Problems
KOSPI Down on Losses in Heavyweight Export Shares
N. Koreans Studying in Paris Reported to have Disappeared
"N. Korean Agents Looking for Runaway Son of Purged Official in France"
US Rep. Ed Royce to Continue to Chair House Foreign Affairs Committee
Community Chest of Korea Kicks off Annual Fundraising Campaign
Task Force on Sewol Salvage to Launch Next Week
School Laborers Go on Two-day Strike Demanding Higher Pay
S. Korea's recovery momentum remains weak: finance minister
South Korea's economy is steadily improving from a slump thanks to government-led stimulus efforts, but the recovery momentum still remains weak, the finance minister said Friday.
Samsung, AMD to roll out FreeSync Ultra HD monitor
Samsung Electronics Co. and U.S.-based Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. said Friday they have agreed to jointly produce new Ultra HD (UHD) monitors that prevent "screen tear" by adopting the FreeSync technology.2014/11/21 07:46
KITA chief makes case for S. Korea's participation in TPP
South Korea's participation in a U.S.-led free trade bloc for Asia-Pacific economies would be a boon for all members, especially the United States, the head of the Korea International Trade Association said Thursday.2014/11/21 06:22
U.S. calls N. Korea's nuclear test threat 'cause of great concern
North Korea's threat to conduct a nuclear test in anger over a U.N. human rights resolution is a "cause of great concern," the State Department said Thursday, urging Pyongyang to take steps to give up its nuclear program.2014/11/21 05:13
Russian FM: Putin ready for summit with N.K. leader
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Moscow's top diplomat said Thursday after holding talks with Kim's special envoy.2014/11/21 01:12
The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
Tensions still high on South Korea's West Sea
Four years after North Korea shelled Yeonpyeongdo Island, tensions remain high on the frontline island. Pyongyang has co...
Ministry announces plan to offset 2013 exam error
The Education Ministry on Thursday said it would apply the existing cutoff score in deciding wh...
Hyundai U.S. chief dismisses impact from mileage disputes
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowiski on Wednesday dismissed claims that the...
Temporary workers’ strike halts school meals
About 20,000 nonregular workers of schools launched a two-day strike on Thursday, which led to ...
Will price controls save publishing?
Korea will introduce a new book price control system on Friday in an effort to salvage its moribund publi...
North Korea’s isolated and impoverished regime has sought to secure its survival by buildin...
Figures released this week by the national statistics office showed deteriorating employment...
Paradise breaks ground for Yeongjongdo casino
Paradise Sega Sammy broke ground Thursday for its $1.1 billion Paradise...
Virtuix aims to change landscape of virtual reality
Despite being hailed as a game changer in the world of tech, head-mounted virtual reality displ...
The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
NK may resort to nuclear threats
North Korea will likely use the United Nations' adoption of a resolution against its regime’s human rights abuses as an excuse to accelerate its efforts toward nuclear development and to conduct missile tests, experts said Thurs...
Multinationals' drugs overpriced in Korea:
Multinational pharmaceutical companies are selling their drugs at higher prices here than in other countries, according to a consumer group survey released Thursday. Advil, a globally popular pain relief medicine from Pfizer Con...
Asians worry about 'hallyu effect' Korean
When Japanese popular culture gained traction in Korea in the 1990s, critics deplored th...
Kim-Chandler duo wins 45th Translation Awards
The team of Kim Jin-ah and Seth Chandler received the grand prize at the 45th Modern Korean Litera...
Korea marks positive growth in net overseas investment
Korea posted $22.7 billion in net overseas investment at the end of September, marking its first-ever positive growth since it began compiling data in 1994, t...
Prada, Burberry, Ferragamo, Etro end up in discount stores
Prada, Burberry, Ferragamo, Etro and other imported luxury goods are now being sold in big discoun...
Over 9,000 CSAT grades revised Korean
More than 9,000 students who took last year’s college entrance exam will have their grades revised up because the educational authorities re-graded test paper...
Former 1st lady seeks to visit North Korea Korean
A group of aides to former first lady Lee Hee-ho will meet North Korean officials today at Gaeseon...
Seoul Mayor opposes horseracing center opening Korean
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has joined the chorus of opposing voices against the Korea Racing Authority’s (KRA) plan to open an off-track horseracing betting ce...
Former president to address criticism in memoir Korean
Former President Lee Myung-bak plans to publish a memoir about his presidency early next year amid...
Dong A (http://english.donga.com)
Abe calls for `restoration of Japan`s honor and trust`
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed Thursday that Japan should "restore its honor and trust" in the international community through the "right perception" of history regarding the World War II sex slavery issue. ...
G20 Summit ends in Australia
G20 leaders including Korean President Park Geun-hye (left in the middle line) are posing for a group shot waving hands in the G20 Summit held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia on Saturday....
Seoul City to operate 6 eco-friendly electric trucks
Eco-friendly electric trucks hit the road in Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday that it will launch a pilot project to operate six electric trucks for package and cargo delivery free of charge for...
Readers dash to get books at discount
In the runup to a new fixed price policy for paper books, online bookstores slashed their prices by up to 90% on November 20, causing consumers to bomb with orders, making the servers go down. If the new policy is...
Ukraine rebel leader challenges president to duel
Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine has publicly challenged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to a duel to end the conflict. Plotnitsky, who was elected president in the self-declared...
Doosan Bears dismiss its chief player
Saenuri’s mixed views over four river project
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is back but with criticism
Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)
Korean Youngsters Have Unhappy Relationship with Parents
Korean adolescents are often unhappy in the relationship with their parents, dampening their general happiness, a survey suggests. Experts point out that a major reason for unhappiness is negative relationships with family members. >> Full Text
IKEA Offers Sneak Preview for the Press
The press got a preview of Korea's long-awaited first IKEA store in the Seoul suburb of Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday, one month ahead of the Dec. 18 opening. The furniture store is 10 minutes walk from the KTX Gwangmyeong Station and near Lotte Premium Outlet and Costco. >> Full Text
Simple Ways to Prevent Illness as Seasons Change
As winter fast approaches, temperatures increasingly fluc