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Nov. 27 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday November 27, 2014

Your Excellency:

Here are a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

S. Korea to Send 10 Medical Workers to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in Dec.

The government will send ten medical workers next month to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to join global efforts to contain the deadly virus. The ministries of...

S. Korea, Japan to Hold 5th Director-General Talks on Wartime Sex Slavery

South Korea and Japan will hold director-level talks in Seoul on Thursday to address the issue of Japan’s wartime sex slavery.

Chinese Ambassador to S. Korea Expresses Opposition to THAAD Deployment

The Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu Guohong has expressed Beijing's opposition to the U.S.' possible deployment of its Terminal High-Altitude Defense (THAAD) battery to the Korean Peninsula.

KOSPI Ends Slightly Higher

BOK Seeks Accurate Database on Household Debt

Korean Fishermen Stage Sea Protest for Damages of Chinese Illegal Fishing

LG Donates Solar-Powered Fridges to Africa and South America

EU Still Considers Possibility of Sending Human Rights Envoy to N. Korea

'Envoy's Russia Trip is Result of NK-Russia Cooperation Against US'

Suicide Leading Cause of Death for Seoul Youth Last Yr

Highly Pathogenic Strain of Bird Flu Confirmed in Gyeongju

S. Korea Has Most Ineffective Poverty-Reducing Policies among OECD Members

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Seoul to send 10 medical workers to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in Dec.

South Korea plans to send its first batch of 10 medical personnel to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in mid-December as part of global efforts to contain the deadly virus, the government said Wednesday.

Korean investments in foreign securities hit US$93.2 bln in Q3

Foreign securities investments held by South Korean institutions rose to US$93.2 billion as of end-September, while its quarterly gain slowed from three months earlier, central bank data showed Thursday. 2014/11/27 06:00

Investment advisory firms' net soars in fiscal H1

South Korea's investment advisory companies saw their earnings soar 173 percent in the first half of fiscal 2014 from a year earlier due to a rise in returns from equity investments, the financial watchdog said Thursday.2014/11/27 06:00

N. Korea's Arirang wins UNESCO intangible heritage status

A group of North Korean versions of the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang" has been inscribed on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, the South Korean government said Thursday. 2014/11/27 05:32

Some 8 Korean shops suffer damage in violent protests in U.S.

At least two Korean-run shops were gutted and about six others suffered property damage in violent protests sparked by a U.S. grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, a former Korean community leader said Wednesday. 2014/11/27 05:04

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

Herald forum explores expanding role of design

World-renowned thinkers and practitioners of design on Wednesday explored the growing role of design in making human lif...

Samsung deal boosts Hanwha’s core businesses

Hanwha Group’s acquisition of Samsung Group’s petrochemical and defense units will further bo...

FSS chief focuses on legacy

The new Financial Supervisory Service governor Zhin Woong-seob is a man of few words, but one t...

Protests across U.S. as troops deployed in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri -- Protest marches sprang up in cities across the United States on Tuesday, ...

Can Iranian nuke talks affect N.K. issue?

North Korea may be closely watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West as it expl...

Seeds for new politics

Korean politics is associated more with words like defiance, confrontation and deadlock than...

No more delay

It is distressing that the National Assembly keeps dragging its feet on passing the bill to ...

   

Samsung Electronics restructuring in the offing

The wind of change is about to blow through Samsung Electronics, especially its once vital but ...

Lee Jung-jae returns as invincible fighter

Model-turned-actor Lee Jung-jae has worked in TV and film for many years. Lee instantly became...

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Finance minister hints at easing layoff rules

The government is considering easing rules for layoffs and overhauling pay systems to ease the plight of non-regular workers. Since any changes are likely to come at the cost of regular workers’ rights, it will certainly entail ...

Ewha University aims high on healthcare

The president of Ewha Womans University says the school will be turning its focus toward healthcare in the coming years. Speaking to The Korea Times, Ewha President Choi Kyung-hee revealed her plans. “Our medical facilities, whe...

NIE showcase creative teaching 

Choi Jung-yoon, an English teacher at Sinam Middle School, won the grand prize at the third Newspa... 

Home plus under fire for client data leaks  

Former Home plus Chairman Lee Seung-han and current CEO Do Sung-hwan will be questioned by prosecu... 

Moon, Park may vie for opposition leadership 

Rep. Moon Jae-in of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) is moving to em... 

Microsoft vows to uphold student privacy 

Microsoft (MS) vowed Tuesday that it will take student privacy issues, specifically what type of p...

'10 medical staffers to be sent to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone next month'  

The Korean government will send its first medical team, compromised of four doctors and six nurses, to Sierra Leone next month to help fight the Ebola epidemi...

Man probed for killing Cambodia-born wife in intentional car crash  

A Korean man is being investigated for allegedly murdering his pregnant Cambodia-born wife by intentionally causing a crash.

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Dong A (http://english.donga.com)

Samsung to sell its four operations to Hanwha

The Samsung Group has decided to sell its four affiliates including a chemical and defense operation to the Hanwha Group, which will be the largest M&A deal since the 1998 Asian financial crisis. The decision is... 

Lionel Messi breaks all-time Champions League goal-scoring record

FC Barcelona`s Lionel Messi rejoices with teammate Pedro Rodriguez after scoring a goal in the 87th minute in a Group F match against Apoel in Nicosia, Cyprus on Tuesday (local time). ...

Shin Kyung-sook’s ‘The Secluded Room’ to be released in U.S.

The Secluded Room,” an autobiographical flagship novel by novelist Shin Kyung-sook, will be released in the U.S. in October next year. Attention is focusing on whether the writer, who drew attention with a seminar on...

Opposition party suspends the passage of major bills

The National Assembly has been stalled as the opposition party refuses to accept the parliamentary schedule on Tuesday, six days before the deadline of the budget bill. As the schedule for the review of a budget bill...

Seoul to send medical team to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone 

Lionel Messi breaks all-time Champions League goal-scoring record 

Beijing clothing shop refuses to accept Chinese shoppers 

Mascots for 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics revealed 

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

Household Debt at New Record High

The amount of household debt has reached yet another record at W1,060 trillion as of the end of September this year. Household debt has been scaling new heights quarter after quarter, mainly because of a marked increase in home loans thanks to the easing of regulations on home purchases and low interest rates. >> Full Text

Egyptian Telecom Earns $500 Million in N.Korea

Orascom Telecom Media and Technology of Egypt has earned more than US$500 million from its mobile phone business in North Korea. The cash balance of Koryolink, the North Korean cellular network operator in which Orascom owns a 75 percent stake, increased from $510 million in late June to $540 million in late September.  >> Full Text

'Roaring Currents' to Open in China on Nanjing Massacre Day

Chinese officials have pushed back the release in China of the Korean costume epic "Roaring Currents" to Dec. 12, the anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese soldiers during World War II. The film will open at 3,000 theaters across China.  >> Full Text

Israel Warns of N.Korea-Iran Nuclear Link

University to Offer Joint Training with Global IT Giants

Seoul Flags Up Fertilizer Aid to N.Korea

Pororo to Improve Image of Seoul Taxis

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Hankyoreh (http://english.hani.co.kr)

In final plea, left-wing party and government trade harsh words on possible disbandment

Unified Progressive Party fighting disbandment on grounds that it seeks North Korea-style socialist rule

The Unified Progressive Party is a cancerous presence that threatens to collapse


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