The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Dec. 5 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday December 05, 2014

Your Excellency:

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


Lee Kyung-sik


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This morning we have humor from former Ambassador Kamal Prasad Koirala of Nepal in Seoul, who has kindly posted it in my Facebook timeline, obviously to share with Your Excellencies:

Million dollar truth

"Wife is Cute when she is Mute" and
"Husband is Honey when he gives Money"

(Wish to meet other former and incumbent excellencies? Please make your friend.)



Foreign Minister: UN Resolution on N. Korea to be Discussed at UN Security Council

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says the recent resolution adopted by the UN Third Committee condemning North Korea's human rights violations could also be discussed at the UN Security Council.

US Special Rep. for N. Korea Sung Kim Arrives in S. Korea

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim arrived in South Korea on Thursday for a five-day visit.

Gov't to Dispatch 2 Patrol Planes, 1 Patrol Ship to Trawler's Sinking Site

The government will dispatch two patrol planes and a patrol ship to the Bering sea where search and rescue efforts are underway for those who were on board the sunken South Korean fishing trawler, the Oryong 501.

Foreign Holdings of Domestic Bonds Top 100 Tln Won for 1st Time in 15 Months

KOSPI Ends Up on Hope of ECB Stimulus

S. Korea Real GNI Grows 0.3% in 3Q; Slowest in 2.5 Years

Gov't to Dispatch 2 Patrol Planes, 1 Patrol Ship to Trawler's Sinking Site

S. Korea Seizes Chinese Fishing Boats for Illegal Fishing

China Research Team: N. Korea Conducted Small Nuke Test in 2010

President Park Vows More Efforts for

Young S. Korean Artists Win Awards at Geneva

S. Korea Proposes Setting up Organization on


Yonhap (

Prosecutors widen probe into leaked presidential document

Prosecutors widened their investigation Thursday into the leakage of a presidential document that says a former close aide to President Park Geun-hye meddled in state affairs, which has sparked a political firestorm here.

Foreigners turn to net buyers in Nov.

Foreign investors turned to net buyers of South Korean stocks last month, ending their two-month selling streak as monetary stimulus in Europe and China spurred appetite for risky assets, the financial watchdog said Friday.2014/12/05 06:00

Obama to announce new defense secretary Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama will announce his choice for a new defense secretary on Friday, his spokesman said, amid widespread speculation that former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter would be the pick.2014/12/05 05:09

N. Korea blasts plans by Christian group to light X-mas tree tower near border

North Korea's state-controlled religious organization on Thursday blasted a plan by a South Korean Christian group to light a giant Christmas tree-shaped tower near the inter-Korean border.2014/12/04 21:07

SeAH Group buys POSCO affiliate for 1.08 tln won

SeAH Group, a specialty steel, auto parts and welding materials conglomerate, said Thursday that it has inked a deal to buy POSCO Specialty Steel (POSCO SS) for 1.08 trillion won (US$972.2 million), a move aimed at strengthening its industry presence.2014/12/04 19:39


The Korea Herald (

Prosecutors question document leak suspect

The prosecution on Thursday questioned police Superintendent Park Gwan-cheon and conducted raids in the expanding invest...

Validity of deflation concerns

With the latest consumer price index showing a further decline in Korea’s inflation rate, the ...

Samsung makes fewest executive promotions in six years

Samsung Group on Thursday announced its annual reshuffle, promoting 353 executives. The number ...

OPEC move to hurt Korean refiners

South Korean oil refiners’ fourth quarter performance appears gloomy as OPEC’s recent decisio...

SPO chief hit by abuse allegations

Whenever the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was in the news, it was usually artistic director Chung Myung-w...

End cronyism

The Sewol ferry disaster has led to calls for civil service reforms that targeted, among oth...

Visual effects

The National Assembly endorsed the government plan to raise tobacco tax early this week, all...


Outdoor play returns to indoor theater

During the fall harvest season and in the first month of the lunar year in Korea, people used t...

Notre-Dame de Paris’ readies for revival

The cast of French musical “Notre-Dame de Paris” showcases the show’s famous numbers during ...


The Korea Times (

Police superintendent faces arrest over memogate scandal

The prosecution plans to request an arrest warrant for a senior police officer suspected of leaking a Cheong Wa Dae internal report about President Park Geun-hye's former aide Jeong Yun-hoe. Prosecutors questioned police superin...

Where is Park's chief of staff?

Presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon is in hot water for not doing his job properly. In the continuing “memogate scandal,” the former justice minister appears not to have acted when he should have during a high profile clash...

Foreign carmakers accused of overcharging for parts  

Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi and other foreign carmakers were found to have sold parts in Korea at pri... 

Ferguson protest planned for Saturday in Seoul 

Expats will gather near Hongik University in western Seoul on Saturday to protest against a Missou... 

Kim denies Cheong Wa Dae meddling  

Culture, Sports & Tourism Minister Kim Jong-deok denied at a press conference Thursday allegations...

Merger planned for two Seoul subway firms  

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) plans to merge the city’s two subway operators - Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp. - in 2016 in a... 

Park's brother embroiled in influence-peddling allegations 

Speculation is rife that Park Geun-hye’s younger brother Park Ji-man wielded a great deal of influ... 

Korea University in hot water for accepting professor's resignation  

Students from Korea University are up in arms about the university’s acceptance of the resignation...


Dong A (

National soccer team coach warns against `S.O.S.`

Uli Stielike, the coach of South Korea`s national soccer team, on Thursday warned against the risks of "S.O.S." during a lecture hosted by the Korea Football Association at the team`s training center in Paju, Gyeonggi... 

11-under match between Korea and FC Bar?a

At a training ground of FC Barcelona in Spain, the 11-under match between Korean national youth team and Bar?a`s youth team is held on Wednesday. Paik Seung-ho, Lee Seung-woo and Jang Gyeol-hee, who play for FC...

Japanese police categorizes anti-Korean group as far rightist

The best-known anti Korean group organization roughly called "A group that defies any rights to Koreans in Japan" has been named a far right-wing group. The Japanese police said in its 2014 edition of its white paper...

Hospital blamed for rock star’s death to file for court receivership

S hospital where the late rock-star Shin Hae-chul received surgery for adhesion of intestines, which is regarded as the cause of death, files for court receivership. S hospital director Kang (44) said on Dec. 4, “The...

Pope Francis sacks Swiss Guard chief for being `too strict` 

Sinkhole risk assessment’ is mandatory for underground development 

Half of NPAD delegates oppose Moon`s bid for leadership 

Seungju CC eyes top 10 golf course nomination 

Korea`s young players hope to become new Bar?a Messi


Chosun Ilbo (

Support for Compulsory Military Service on the Wane

More parents hope their sons can skip compulsory military service, which they consider a waste of years in their young lives. According to a survey, some 40.2 percent whose sons are nearing conscription age said they would prefer them to be exempt if possible. >> Full Text

Jeju Becomes Mecca for Chinese Gamblers

Jeju is fast turning into a new mecca for China's inveterate gamblers, with casinos offering all-inclusive packages that mean visitors can practically hit the tables the moment they step off the plane.  >> Full Text

Iranian Hackers 'Targeted Korean Air'

Hackers in Iran are believed to have infiltrated the computer networks of major global energy companies and international airlines. Media reports Wednesday said U.S. cyber security firm Cylance has discovered an Iranian hacker group calling itself "Cleaver" has hacked into oil, gas, defense and airline companies in China, France, Germany, Korea and the U.S.  >> Full Text

N.Korea 'Most Volatile and Dangerous Threat' in Asia

Chinese Students in Korea Make Money from Korean Wave

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