The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Dec. 10 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday December 10, 2014

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Lee Kyung-sik


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Parliament Passes Major Bills on Welfare, Corruption

The National Assembly has passed key pending bills aimed at improving welfare and rooting out corruption among public officials.

S. Korea-Brunei Summit Held in Seoul

President Park Geun-hye and the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, held a summit in Seoul on Tuesday and agreed to strengthen cooperation in construction and agriculture.

ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit to Open in Busan

South Korea and the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold a two-day summit in the southern port city of Busan starting Thursday.

Gov't Says Economy Showing Signs of Recovery

Gyeonggi Governor Proposes Economy Ties with Far Eastern Provinces

Gov't to Front-load 68% of Budget During First Half

Typhoon Hagupit Weakens, Flights Resume

N. Korea Denies Reports about the Fate of Repatriated 9 Young Defectors

Weather Halts Oryong 501 Search Efforts for 3rd Day

"80 N. Korean Soldiers, Workers Killed at Oct. Construction Collapse"

S. Korean Historians Visit North to Discuss Joint Excavation of Ancient Tombs

Hyundai Asan Officials to Visit Mt. Geumgang Tuesday


Yonhap (

Korean Air chief's daughter resigns after causing social uproar

The daughter of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho said Tuesday that she will resign from her corporate post after her decision to have a chief purser removed from a plane for failing to properly perform his duties triggered public backlash.

S. Korea's jobless rate stands at 3.1 pct in Nov.

South Korea's jobless rate inched down in November from a month earlier and the rate of jobs added to the economy quickened for the first time in three months, a government report showed Wednesday. 2014/12/10 08:04

U.S. House passes bill on greater missile defense cooperation with Korea, Japan

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for greater missile defense cooperation with South Korea and Japan against threats from North Korea. 2014/12/10 07:50

Obama: Confronting past first step to doing better

A U.S. Senate report divulging CIA torture practices dealt a heavy blow to the U.S. image as the champion of human rights, but President Barack Obama said Tuesday that acknowledging past wrongdoings is the first step to doing better. 2014/12/10 06:21

S. Korea's import prices fall in Nov.

South Korea's import prices extended their fall in November compared with a year earlier as global oil prices continued to weaken, central bank data showed Wednesday.2014/12/10 06:00


The Korea Herald (

U.S. Navy chief says rebalance to Asia ‘real’

Washington’s strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific is “real” as it has been manifested in its decisions to depl...

Beleaguered Korean Air executive resigns over ‘nut rage’

Korean Air executive vice president Cho Hyun-ah resigned from her position for causing inconv...

Police inspectors detained in document leak probe

The prosecution on Tuesday took two police inspectors into custody and questioned a Hanwha Grou...

SK appoints young CEOs

SK Group, the nation’s third-largest conglomerate, conducted a full-scale management shake-up ...

India, Netherlands ban ride-sharing app Uber

The fast expanding ride-sharing service Uber is facing pressure from local authorities and taxi drivers i...

Another accident at sea

On Dec. 1, the country was hit with news of yet another disaster at sea. The 1,753-ton Oryon...

Break old habits

Old habits die hard. The latest kickback scandal involving the country’s oldest pharmaceuti...


French native looks to pave the way for blues music

After moving to New York from Paris with wide-eyed dreams of moving to Harlem to pursue a caree...

Metamorphosis’ depicts ever-changing society

How do people react to the waves of change in society? Theater director Choi Won-seok pondered ...


The Korea Times (

Ultra low yen adds woes to economy

The yen is expected to weaken further at a faster rate against the won, dealing a severe blow to Korean exporters competing with their Japanese rivals overseas, analysts said Tuesday. They said the yen has fallen twice as fast a...

PyeongChang won't share host role with other cities

Gangwon Province officials said Monday that they are adamantly against the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) initiative for PyeongChang to share the Olympics with cities outside Korea.

Korean Air vice president quits over 'nut return'  

Korean Air Vice President Heather Cho resigned from all flight services-related posts Tuesday, bow...

`Hanwha worker involved in memo leak'  

Prosecutors raided the head office of Hanwha Group in Seoul, Tuesday, following a tip that a worker there was allegedly involved in the leak of a Cheong Wa Da... 

South Korean elected ICC judge  

Chung Chang-ho, who took part in the U.N.-assisted Khmer Rouge Tribunal, has been elected a judge ... 

Korea, Brunei agree to boost relations  

Korea and Brunei agreed Tuesday to expand Korean companies’ participation in projects for infrastr... 

Water leak found in Lotte Tower aquarium  

Lotte found water leaking from an aquarium inside Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul last week, b... 

Korea, China launch joint crackdown on illegal fishing  

Korea and China began a joint crackdown Tuesday on Chinese vessels conducting illegal fishing in K... 

SK Group names new CEOs in major reshuffle  

SK Group changed chief executives of its major affiliates Tuesday in a year-end reshuffle aimed at...


Dong A (

N. Korea releases video of 4 among 9 deported teenagers

North Korea said Tuesday that the nine teenagers who were deported back in May last year were living a happy life. Speculation had emerged they were either executed or sent to a prison camp. North Korean propaganda... 

N. Korea releases videos of teenagers deported back from Laos

North Korean propaganda website Uriminzokkiri TV released video of four among nine North Korean teenagers deported back to the North from Laos in May last year. North Korea released videos of Lee Gwang Hyuk, Ryu Chul...

Sexy Russian spy fails to seduce whistleblower Snowden

Sexy Russian spy Anna Chapman, 32, reportedly tried to seduce Edward Snowden who leaked the classified details of the U.S. National Security Agency on orders from the Kremlin. Snowden has been staying in Moscow since...

Two navy field-grade officers probed for alleged sexual harassment

Tickling the palm with fingers during a handshake can be sexual harassment.” A female petty officer who works at the Naval Academy reported that she was sexually harassed by two officers who work in the same...

Korean TV dramas accused of copying American dramas

Healer,” the latest episode of the Monday-Tuesday drama series that kicked off on Monday, is under controversy for plagiarism. Netizens raised suspicion of plagiarism, saying “Highlights of the drama that Korea...

Kim Hyo-joo with strong stamina and gut makes strides 

Korean sisters to play at LPGA tour 

Facebook CEO advocates his advertising-based business model 

Rival parties to hold ‘2 2 meeting’ on Wednesday 


Chosun Ilbo (

Korea Baulks at Scale-Down Plans for Pyeonchang Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is set to announce a list of 12 venues abroad that could host the bobsleigh event during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. >> Full Text

LG's Luxury Cosmetics Brand Tops Duty-Free Sales

LG Household and Healthcare's luxury cosmetics line Whoo has become the bestselling brand in duty-free shops here. Lotte and Silla, the top two duty-free shops, said on Monday that Whoo ranked top in October in terms of sales, beating foreign luxury brands and Amore Pacific's similar luxury Sulwahsoo brand.  >> Full Text

Chinese Smartphone Industry Overtakes Korean Rival

Chinese smartphone makers overtook their Korean rivals in terms of combined global market share in the second quarter of this year. Nine Chinese smartphone makers including Xiaomi accounted for a combined 31.3 percent of the global market.  >> Full Text

Free Kaesong Park from Politics, Think Tank Says

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