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Dec. 18 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday December 18, 2014

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media today.


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


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BOK Holds Meeting to Assess Russian Risk

The Bank of Korea (BOK) has held a meeting to assess any possible fallout from the falling Russian ruble and instabilities in the global financial markets.

Sony Cancels Release of "The Interview"

Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled plans to release its film “The Interview,” which was set to premiere next Thursday.

Gov't to Create Regional Special Industrial Parks in 5 Cities

The government will create special industrial complexes in five cities across the country.

WIPO: S. Korea No. 4 in Patent Application Filing

Gov't to Create Regional Special Industrial Parks in 5 Cities

BOK Holds Meeting to Assess Russian Risk

Sony Cancels Release of "The Interview"

Testimonies of Japan's Sex Slavery Victims Published in China

US: CIA Program, N. Korea Human Rights Completely Different

Seattle Art Museum to Return Seal of Joseon

Musical “Mozart!” and PSY’s Concert

Seorae Village to Host Traditional French


Yonhap (

Police officer authored 2nd leaked document about Park's brother: sources

A senior police officer accused of leaking a presidential document alleging that a former aide to President Park Geun-hye tried to exert undue influence in state affairs is confirmed to have authored another leaked document about Park's brother, sources within the prosecution said Wednesday.

Seoul FM meets with U.S. congressman critical of Japan's sex slavery stance

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met Wednesday with a U.S. congressman who spearheaded an effort for the passage of a landmark 2007 resolution on Japan's wartime sex slavery in the U.S. House of Representatives, officials said.

Park calls for development of creative industries

President Park Geun-hye called Wednesday for boosting the industrial sector through the development of new products with modern technology, such as the Internet of Things and big data.

Audit agency urges action against Navy chief over procurement irregularity

The national audit agency on Wednesday asked the defense ministry to take punitive action against the Navy chief over a faulty Navy salvage ship with an out-of-date sonar system that was unable to go to the rescue when a deadly ferry accident took place earlier this year.

N. Koreans mark Kim Jong-il's 3rd anniversary of death

North Korea held a national event Wednesday commemorating the third anniversary of the death of its leader Kim Jong-il.


The Korea Herald (

Mayor calls for affirmative action for migrants

With a soaring number of migrants in society, Korea should push for affirmative action measures to help curb discriminat...

Bringing Joseon treasure to light

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― Scholar Lim No-jig was born in Andong, home to hundreds of...

Prosecution questions Korean Air’s Cho over 'nut rage'

Heather Cho, a former executive of Korean Air, appeared before prosecutors Wednesday to face qu...

Russia poses risk to global economy

Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders ...

Lotte apologizes for worker’s death

Lotte, the constructor and operator of the 123 story-Lotte World in southwestern Seoul, on Wednesday expr...

More immigrants

Controversy recently erupted over a bill aimed at guaranteeing undocumented immigrant childr...

Kim Jong-un’s choice

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be seen as having been successful in consolidating his c...

African art show explores class, race, migration

Crash Wily” by Yinka Shonibare. (Tiroche DeLeon Collection)A wide range of contemporary Afri...


The Korea Times (

Prosecutors quiz Heather

Cho Prosecutors questioned former Korean Air Senior Vice President Heather Cho Wednesday over the “nut rage” incident that has generated headlines around the world. The prosecution said it is considering whether to seek an arrest wa...

What triggered Korean Air nut case

Russian crisis worries Korea Moscow’s possible default on its foreign debt or a moratorium on its repayment could deal a severe blow to the Korean economy, analysts said Wednesday. Any major currency-related risks in Russia could pose a threat to the financ...

US Amb. Lippert faces tough test on THAAD  

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has two big challenges on his new tour of duty. 

Lotte apologizes for safety lapses  

Lotte Group apologized Wednesday for its failure to prevent a series of recent safety lapses at th... 

Suwon torso murder suspect re-enacts crime  

Park Chun-bong, the Korean-Chinese suspect in the highly publicized “torso murder” in Suwon, Gyeon... 

Both parties worry about damage on Park 

Members of both the ruling Saenuri Party and main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (... 

Movie-going tops cultural activities 

Movies are the most popular type of cultural experience among Koreans.


Dong A (

`Washington is not hesitant about a direct talk with Pyongyang, says US official

Daniel Russel, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on Tuesday local time, “Washington has tried to talk directly with Pyongyang and the Obama administration has never been hesitant... 

Facilities use surges by 70% on the ’Day of Culture’

What achievements have culture policy made this year? The Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry complied and announced achievements in various fields on Wednesday. Culture = “Day of Culture,” the last Wednesday of...

Xi Jinping book collection’ to arrive at SNU in early next year

I will bring in 10,000 books and video materials containing information on China to support learning, study and academic research of your school” (Chinese President Xi Jinping).

In his special lecture at Seoul...

Court to determine fate of minor opposition UPP on Friday 

Ryu Hyun-jin included at Dodgers` starting pitchers for 2015 

Badminton elite to vie for $100 mi. prize in Dubai Superseries Finals 

2 long-term friends to confront in Champions League 

Mother, daughter reunite after 40 years of separation


Chosun Ilbo (

N.Korea Marks 3rd Anniversary of Kim Jong-il's Death

North Koreans on Wednesday solemnly marked the third anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il's death, whether or not they remembered the man who starved millions to death with any fondness. >> Full Text

Photo Shows Purported Korean Member of ISIS

A U.S. expert on the Middle East has posted a photo of an Asian man on the Internet who is allegedly a Korean member of the terror group ISIS. Charles Lister, a researcher at the Brookings Doha Center, tweeted the photo on Dec. 13. The man is seen on horseback wearing a shemagh. >> Full Text

What Retired People Regret Most

Many ostensibly comfortable retired people regret failing to save up more money and keep physically in shape so they can enjoy their twilight years to the full, a straw poll suggests. The Samsung Life Insurance asked 93 retirees what they regret most. >> Full Text

Lockheed Martin in Line to Upgrade Korea's Fighter Jets

Kim Jong-un 'to Visit Russia in May'

N.Korea Seeks Wage Hikes at Kaesong Complex

Hyundai, Kia Cars Rated Most Dependable in China

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