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Dec. 12 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday December 12, 2014

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Here is 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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Pres Park Holds Bilateral Meetings With 6 ASEAN Leaders

President Park Geun-hye held bilateral meetings with leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the sidelines of the South Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit.

Usage of Online Messengers by Middle-aged S. Koreans Rising

Online messenger usage by South Koreans aged 40 or older is rising sharply.

This according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Korea Internet and Security Agency on Thursday as they announced the results of their joint research on internet usage of 25-thousand households nationwide.

KOSPI Falls Nearly 1.5% After Drop on Wall Street

South Korean shares ended down sharply Thursday as foreigners and local institutions sold stocks following a drop on Wall Street overnight.

S. Korea-ASEAN Broadcast Contents Showcase Kicks Off

KOSPI Falls Nearly 1.5% After Drop on Wall Street

Australian Beef, Wine Prices to Fall from Friday Under FTA

Explosion in S. Korean Vessel in Malaysian Waters Kills 2

UK Parliament Group Urges N. Korea Referral to ICC

Sony Pictures To Hold No Media Events for Movie “Interview”

KBS America Launches Terrestrial HD Service

Chile Opens Korean Study Center

Documentary "My Love, Don't Cross


Yonhap (

S. Korea's push for unification not aimed at absorbing N. Korea: minister

South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae said Thursday that Seoul's push for unification with North Korea is by no means an attempt to absorb the communist nation.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has made strong pitches for unification since early this year, saying it would be a "bonanza" for the two Koreas as well as a blessing for neighboring countries. North Korea has denounced the drive as an attempt to absorb it.

S. Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun fails to reach deal with San Diego Padres

South Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun has failed to reach an agreement with the San Diego Padres, Kim's South Korean club announced on Friday.2014/12/12 07:59

U.S. senator awarded S. Korean medal for contribution to alliance

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss received a state medal from South Korea's government Thursday for his efforts to move relations between the two countries forward. 2014/12/12 06:55

Missile defense systems around N.K. could change China's thinking on N.K.: U.S. report

The deployment of ballistic missile defense systems around North Korea by the United States and its allies could be an effective way to change China's strategic thinking about Pyongyang, a U.S. congressional report said. 2014/12/12 02:13

Vietnam expects FTA with Seoul to boost trade, investment: prime minister

Vietnam expects FTA with Seoul to boost trade, investment: prime minister

Vietnam expects its recently concluded free trade agreement with South Korea to "open a door for further cooperation" in the trade and investment fields, Hanoi's prime minister said Thursday. 2014/12/11 19:23


The Korea Herald (

Park urges ASEAN FTA expansion

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday called on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations to further l...

Police probe ‘pro-N.K.’ lecture

The police on Thursday raided three locations in an investigation into former Democratic Labor ...

Allegations, accusations fly in probe of document leak

The document leak scandal revolving around former aide Chung Yoon-hoi intensified Thursday as C...

Korean Air chief’s daughter faces ministry investigation

The repercussions of Korean Air’s “nut rage” incident are expected to build as Heather Cho, ...

Lee’s resource diplomacy faces scrutiny

South Korea’s legislature will begin probes into former President Lee Myung-bak’s “resource diplomacy”...

Incentives for North Kor...

A senior Seoul official recently said South Korea was willing to provide North Korea with in...

China’s impact

In a statement issued after its meeting last week, the powerful politburo of China’s ruling...


Doctor offers advice on IBS and indigestion

For many people with irritable bowel syndrome, their symptoms don’t give a clear indication of...

Sewol tragedy tops list of 2014 Twitter moments

Announcing a list of the most viral tweets and memorable moments of the year, Twitter Korea sai...


The Korea Times (

BMW gives Korean Air lesson on governance

Korean Air is part of a family-controlled conglomerate or chaebol, while BMW is a German version of a company in which a family has a controlling interest. However, the two couldn’t be further apart from each other in terms of c...

Lotte cover-up scares visitors  

Two months ago, Na Kyong-chae, a mother of two children, bought yearly memberships to the aquarium...

BOK keeps key rate at 2%  

The Bank of Korea (BOK) is likely to cut its base rate in the first quarter of next year due to downside risks for growth after the bank kept its rate steady... 

Probe on Daum Kakao CEO causes overregulation controversy  

The questioning of Daum Kakao CEO Lee Sirgoo by police Wednesday has triggered a dispute over exce...

Korean Air headquarters raided in 'nut rage' probe  

The prosecution raided the headquarters of Korean Air in western Seoul Thursday as part of its investigation into former Senior Vice President Heather Cho’s i... 

Maestro Chung may quit Seoul Phil.  

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) music director Chung Myung-whun slammed CEO Park Hyun-jung for ... 

Teenager faces arrest for attack on forum  

Police sought an arrest warrant Thursday for a teenager after he reportedly threw a pot containing... 

Top court confirms jail term for SK chairman's ex-advisor  

The Supreme Court confirmed Thursday a four-and-a-half year prison sentence given to former SK Shi...


Dong A (

Kim Jong Un spent $300 mil. on showy projects during 3-year rule

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly spent more than 300 million U.S. dollars on "showy construction projects" since taking over power from his father, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in December... 

N. Korea`s video showing teenagers deported back from Laos

North Korean propaganda website Uriminzokkiri TV released on Tuesday a video of four among nine North Korean teenagers deported back to the North from Laos in May last year. Lee Gwang Hyuk, Ryu Chul Yong, Chang Kuk Hwa...

Ex-Pres. Rhee’s ink wash painting found for the first time

An ink wash painting painted by former President Rhee Syng-man has been found for the first time. There are several pieces of handwritings of the former president who was good at calligraphy and painting, but this is...

AirAsia to operate aircraft featuring Park Ji-sung

AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, has named Park Ji-sung, a retired football icon, as its new global ambassador. The carrier will operate a plane featuring Park. AirAsia announced the appointment in a press...

Coach Stielike: I`ll look at players with a broad mindset 

SK Telecom to sponsor national speed skating team for 4 years 

Gov`t launches advisory panel for Korean SAT 

Chinese soldier’s combat kit is worth about 2 iPhones


Chosun Ilbo (

S.Korean Firms Invited to Invest in N.Korea-Russia Railway

Russian Railways made it clear that South Korean businesses are welcome to invest in a North Korea-Russia railway project. In collaboration with a consortium of South Korean companies, Russian Railways now hopes to involve South Korea as well. >> Full Text

Gangwon Governor Slams Olympic Cost-Saving Idea

Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon joined a chorus of condemnation of cost-saving proposals by the IOC. The IOC suggested moving some events for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the province to existing facilities elsewhere.  >> Full Text

2nd Lotte World Probed Over Aquarium Leak

The government on Wednesday embarked on an investigation of the second Lotte World as water leaks were found in at least three different spots in the aquarium. The second Lotte World and the Lotte World Mall have been dogged by a slew of safety problems since before they opened. >> Full Text

N.Korean Army Steps Up Winter Drills

Korea, Vietnam Conclude FTA

Korea's 2015 Growth Outlook Lowered to 3.5%

LG Display Ranks 1st in New Employment


Hankyoreh (

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