Feb. 26 2015
The Korean daily media headlines
Thursday February 26, 2015
Here are The Korea Post notices and aroundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media today.
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Humor from a generous former Asian ambassador
Eleven people on a rope
Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter.
10 men and 1 woman.
The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave,
because otherwise they were all going to fall.
They weren't able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.
As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping...
Lady patient - Doctor, please call my husband inside, I am not feeling comfortable.
Doctor - trust me, I am a gentleman.
Lady patient - no that's not the issue. Your receptionist is outside and my husband is not a gentleman...!!!!!!
The Korea Post notice:
Contribution by a former Tunisian ambassador in Seoul
Across borders and distances…
By Mustapha Khammari
Former Tunisian Ambassador to Korea
The following article was kindly conributed by former Ambassador Mustapha Khammari of Tunisia in Seoul at the request of The Korea Post for the exchange of formal and informal views with an eye to promoting the relations, cooperation and friendship between Korea and all the countries of the world.?Ed.
Dearest friend and colleague, Lee Kyung-sik, my purpose is to greet my many Korean friends and all those generous and friendly people among whom I spent three years as ambassador of my country, Tunisia.
Since my return home by late 2010, I have retired as ambassador but went backwards to my original activity as a journalist. It helps me in feeding and strengthening my knowledge of Korea, its great civilization, rich history and traditions.
(For further details, please visit: /news/view.html?section=165&category=192&no=853.)
Top headlines of major news media of Korea this morning:
"North's Possible 4th Nuke Test to be Greater in Scale"
South Korean military and intelligence authorities project that if North Korea conducts a fourth nuclear test, its scale and power will be greater than the...
US Expert: N. Korea Could Boast 100 Nuke Missiles by 2020
Heritage Foundation: N. Korea Poses Threat to U.S.
Defense Minister: S. Korea Has No Plans to Buy THAAD
Park Marks 2nd Anniversary in Office at Staff Meeting
Park to Meet with Czech Prime Minister
'Now is Time to Focus on Economy, Not on Constitutional Reform'
Bank of Korea Chief Concerned of Uncertainties Surrounding US Rate Hike
KOSPI Rises for 6th Session
S. Korea Talks with EU Regarding Illegal Fishing Status
Kirby: China, Russia Not Deeply Concerned About N. Korean Human Rights Issue
N. Korea Hints at Military Response to South-US Drills
US Diplomat: S. Korea, Japan Will Reconcile
81% of Japanese Believe PM Apologies Have Been Sufficient
Gunman Kills 3 in Sejong City
Amnesty Int'l: Human Rights Conditions in S. Korea
Police Arrest Chinese Man Wanted for Theft
Monthly Tutoring Costs for Elementary School
Paternity Leave for Male Workers in Public
Prof. Blames Japan for Extinction of Dokdo
Group of Doctors, Nurses Infected with SFTS
Korean Peninsula Suffering from Worst Winter Yellow Dust in 5 Years
KTSat Selects SpaceX to Launch Satellite
Speed Skater Park Seung-hi Honored as Top Athlete of 2014
S. Korea's Sin Da-woon Wins 1,000m Event at ISU World Cup
S. Korea Ranks Second in Granada Winter Universiade
Obama orders establishment of national intelligence center on foreign cyber-
threats-- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the establishment of a national intelligence center charged with overseeing the country's handling of foreign cyber-threats and attacks, the White House said.
Shinsegae Group, PEFs bid for control over S. Korea's No. 2 carrier
SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's largest retail company, Shinsegae Group, and a handful of private equity firms proposed Wednesday to buy the controlling stake in formerly debt-ridden South Korean builder Kumho Industrial Co., whose sales package includes major shares in the country's No. 2 air carrier.
Uber Korea turns off UberX fare against Seoul's banning policy
SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- Uber Korea, the local unit of ride-booking app creator Uber Technologies Inc., said Wednesday it will make its ride-sharing service UberX free of charge, in an apparent move to counteract the Seoul city government's ban on the disputed mobile platform.
China urges Japan to 'honestly' deal with wartime aggression
BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- China called for Japan on Wednesday to "honestly" deal with its history of aggression during World War II as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing for a speech marking the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's surrender in the war.
S. Korea's terms of trade rise for 5th month in Jan.
Gunman kills three people in Sejong city
(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Feb. 26
(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Feb. 26)
(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Feb. 26)
Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers
PM says showy leaflet launches improper
N. Korea's possible nuke test forecast to be more powerful..
Chinese fishing boats in waters near N. Korea to have 'bla..
FBI learned N. Korea's culpability in Sony hack within mon..
(LEAD) N. Korea's nuclear stockpile could expand to 100 we..
Yonhap news advisory for Thursday, Feb. 26
LG Display top UHD TV panel seller in Q4
Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers
S. Korea's terms of trade rise for 5th month in Jan.
(2nd LD) Shinsegae Group, PEFs bid for control over S. Kor..
Hiking S. Koreans' favorite pastime: survey
Remote villages visited by Hangeul creator revamped
Gov't to conduct ecological survey of four major rivers
Wednesday's weather forecast
(Yonhap Interview) Teen short tracker Choi Min-jeong ready..
The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
Plan B needed for N. Korean regime change
Steps should be taken to deal with a power vacuum in North Korea considering the growing uncertainty about its future, an analyst at a state research center said Wednesday. His call takes an even more ominous tone when combined ...
EU to lift illegal fishing status
The European Union (EU) will likely lift its designation of Korea as an illegal fishing country in late April, according to officials at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Wednesday. A senior ministry official said the EU del...
Sex offender, victim in same police car
Police have admitted putting an alleged sex offender and his victim in the same car. According to the Incheon Yeonsu Police Department, police received a report of a teenage girl screaming for help at a park.
Gunman kills 3 before turning gun on self
A man shot dead three people linked to his former girlfriend in Sejong City in a premeditated act ...
Samsung eyes more M&As
Samsung Electronics and its affiliates are using mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a new growth tool, a change of strategy pursued by its Vice Chairman Lee Ja...
Anti-smoking photos to be printed on packs
Tobacco makers here may have to print warning photos on cigarette packs from the latter half of ne...
CICI promotes Korean culture
The Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) held its 19th Culture Quotient (CQ) event Tuesday a...
F-22 Raptor fighter coming to Korea
An F-22 Raptor fighter is scheduled to fly to Korea from the U.S. in October for the Seoul Interna...
Doctors infected with tick-borne virus
Two doctors and two nurses were infected with a tick-borne virus last year after treating an infec...
Korea initials FTA with China
Korea has initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
4 losers hit chord of times
A man in his twenties who is determined to become a civil servant, a jobseeker in his 30s, a goose...
Family wins in suicide insurance suit
A district court ordered Samsung Life Insurance, Wednesday, to pay life insurance money to the family of a policyholder who committed suicide.
Park calls for fresh start toward economic reform
President Park Geun-hye has asked Cheong Wa Dae officials for a fresh resolution to accomplish economic reform and lay the groundwork for the unification of t...
Podcast: "Self-righteous" Park, The anti-graft bill and SK beats Viber in court
Today on The Korea Times Podcast: Can the President change what people say is a “self-righteous" s...
DongA Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)
Seoul, Beijing initial free trade pact despite skepticisms over effects
Just one of South Korea`s top 10 exports to China would benefit from Beijing`s lifting of tariffs immediately after a bilateral free trade agreement takes effects. In addition, the pact would immediately remove tariffs...
A gunshot killing in Sejong City reveals gun control problems
The gunshot killing of people with a rifle in Sejong City on Wednesday has drawn public attention on the control of firearms in Korea. According to police, 163,664 guns are licensed by police in Korea. There are as many...
Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee drifts along
Leading and opposition parties are on a head-on collision over the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court justice nominee Park Sang-ok. The New Politics Alliance for Democracy that is against nomination of Park has...
UK House of Lords approves three-parent baby technique
The UK House of Lords has passed the amendment on “three-parent” in-vitro fertilization techniques that enable the creation of babies with healthy genes from one father and two mothers, following the House of Commons....
Dodgers manager: Ryu is one of the top pitchers in baseball
“He’s one of the top pitchers in baseball.” LA Dodgers manager Don Mattingly gave unsparing words of compliments on bullpen pitching by Ryu Hyun-jin, who was seen at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, the U.S. on Tuesday....
Prints of Darani Sutra woodblocks from Tang Dynasty disclosed
Prints of the Darani Sutra woodblocks, which are believed to have been made during China’s Tang Dynasty, will be open to the public. The Darani Sutra is printing on a sheet of paper of many incantations of Buddhism...
Korean ice dancers` dreaming about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Ex-maritime officer sentenced to prison for poor initial response to Sewol sinking
Controversies over N. Korean leader’s call for ‘highest-level’ talks
Ki Sung-yueng, Son Heung-min as promising Korean soccer players
New year’s wishes change over time
France drops its super tax on millionaires
Samsung’s mobile phone beats Apple to top ACSI
Actor Lee Jung-jae reported to be in a relationship with Daesang heiress
Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)
Lifestyle Patterns Change as Couples Live Longer
Couples are living longer as life expectancy increases, leading to new lifestyle patterns and spawning an entirely new powerful consumer group. These couples are not only...
U.S. Charges 3 with Conspiring to Support Islamic State
U.S. authorities charged three men Wednesday with conspiring to support Islamic State. A statement published on the Federal Bureau of Investigation web site said two of the men...
China Drops Foreign Tech Brands for State Products
Polanski Testifies in Extradition Hearing
'Here We Go Again' as Charlie Hebdo Begins Weekly Publication
Turkey, Britain Trade Barbs Over Syria-Bound Schoolgirls
To cut the crunchy bread neatly
San Francisco Sommelier Enjoying Some Vintage Years of Late
Hankyoreh Shinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)
For the elderly, medical cost burden getting heavier every year
Medical costs for elderly South Koreans are skyrocketing every year. People over 65 account for 12% of the country‘s population, but spent 35% of all medical costs last year - a...
Sewol father blessed by Pope Francis, now marching 520km
It was 2:30 pm on Feb. 24 on the road in front of Baekdong, a village in the Imhoe township of Jindo County, South Jeolla Province. Lee Ho-jin, 57, and his 26-year-old daughter ...
Police grasping for laws to prosecute anyone who criticizes Pres. Park
It was about 2:45 pm on Feb. 16, outside the office of the Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province branch of the Saenuri Party in Daegu. Byeon Hong-cheol, 46, scattered a few dozen ...
[Editorial] Do we really need this tension year after year over military exercises?
ROK-US Combined Forces Command announced on Feb. 24 that the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises would be taking place from Mar. 2 to Apr. 24. As expected, North...
[Editorial] It’s this government that is bloated, not the noodles
“I feel bad for this economy and the bloated noodles we’re eating.” This was the pronouncement from President Park Geun-hye at a meeting of Blue House senior secretaries on Feb....
[Photo] Guerilla photo exhibition on Miryang struggle
An elderly woman on the ground being encircled by riot police in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, part of an exhibition of photos taken by students from Sangmyung and Joongan...
[Photo] This doesn’t happen in India
On the morning of Feb. 24, two bulls fell out of a truck driving toward Busan on the Gyeongbu Expressway in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province. The truck was carrying three bu...
[Photo] A 90-year-old middle school graduate
Kim Hyun-ja, 90, the oldest graduate of Yangwon Elementary and Ajumma School, receives congratulations from classmates at her graduation ceremony held at Mapo Art Center in Seou...
Korean-Americans opposing Japanese PM’s speech in US congress
With the likelihood increasing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a speech before a joint session of Congress during his visit to the US at the end of April, Kore...
Without education on labor rights, young S. Koreans turn to pop culture
A 24-year-old student surnamed Woo, working part-time while taking time off from university, learned about labor law through comics. He had never really thought about labor issu...
JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/)
Korea-China FTA includes Kaesong
More than 300 products manufactured in the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea will be given special tariff reductions for export to China once the Korea-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) takes effect, the South Korean government said Wednesday. This is the largest number of products from…
ISIS training missing Korean: NIS
An 18-year-old Korean man who disappeared in Turkey last month is currently receiving training by the Islamic State (ISIS), the national spy agency said.…
Potential buyers revealed
The first round in the battle between Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo and other investment groups to acquire Kumho Industrial, majority shareholder of Asiana Airlines…
SK Telecom previews Smart Shopper
SK Telecom will introduce a next-generation shopping platform that will break down the barrier between online and offline shopping routine and make possible purchasing goods…
KT to implement peak wage system
KT, the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier, said Wednesday it will implement a peak wage system starting next month and will extend its retirement …
Saenuri Party lays down law with Blue House
The ruling Saenuri Party exhorted the Park Geun-hye Blue House to coordinate policies with the party better in its third year in office - and warned…
Four dead after shooting spree in Sejong City
A 50-year-old man killed three people on Wednesday morning in Sejong City and then set fire to a local convenience store, according to local authorities…
North’s nuclear arsenal to increase: U.S. institute
WASHINGTON - North Korea could increase its nuclear arsenal from at least 10 weapons now to between 20 and 100 weapons in five years…
KCTU attacks economic policies, pension reform
An umbrella labor union declared that it will carry out a general strike on April 26 unless the Park Geun-hye government discards what it defined as policies friendly to corporations.…
Minister vows to protect tenants
Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan has pledged to protect tenants from losing their jeonse as the amount of lump-sum rental deposits surges to as much as 90 percent…
Samsung gets most admiration for 12th year
Samsung Electronics was named the country’s most admired company for the 12th consecutive year. According to the 2015 Korea’s Most Admired Companies…
Market tops 1,990 thanks to Janet Yellen
Korean shares rose above the 1,990 mark thanks to rallies of large-cap shares. The benchmark Kospi finished at 1,990.47 on Wednesday,…
BOK faced with low interest rate dilemma
Whether to lower or keep the key interest at its current level must be the biggest question on the mind of Lee Ju-yeol, governor of the Korean central bank…
SFTS transmitted person-to-person
The state-run disease control authority said in a recent study that two doctors and two nurses were infected by the fatal tick-borne SFTS virus while treating a patient…
Older drivers pose a risk on the road
While making his way around town one recent afternoon last December, a local bus driver in Changwon, South Gyeongsang, bent his neck back after feeling slightly dizzy…
Army colonel indicted over faulty armor distribution
Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that an Army colonel who formerly was in charge of allocating ammunition at the Special Warfare Command has been indicted over suspicions…
Two men wanted by Interpol are arrested in Korea, police say
A Chinese thief wanted by Interpol was arrested in Korea after having hidden out here for the past eight years, Seoul police said Wednesday…
National Opera’s artistic director abruptly steps down
The Korean National Opera’s new artistic director abruptly resigned on Tuesday evening, a decision she relayed to local media in a two-page press release…
Will Smith says he’s gone through an ‘emotional shift’
LOS ANGELES - Things started to come into focus for Will Smith when “After Earth” bombed. Once the biggest movie star in the world, his $130 million sci-fi spectacle…
Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (http://news.mk.co.kr/english/)
Deception of superlight magnesium bicycle
Humelic, a company located in Sucheon, Jeonnam, became famous after successful development of a superlight magnesium bicycle in 2009 with the government support. It ap..
Gov’t R&D projects bark up wrong tree
According to Korea Intellectual Property Strategy Institute (KIPSI), only 3.8 percent of the government-funded R&D projects were linked to commercial technology transf..
Samsung Electronics-Chelsea sponsorship deal ends
Samsung Electronics is set to terminate its sponsorship of the English Premier League leader Chelsea. According to sources from the local sports industry and Japanes
Daewoong Pharm’s operating profit falls on drug price cuts
Daewoong Pharm said Wednesday its full-year consolidated operating profit came to 51.94 billion won ($47.24 million) last year, down 27.2 percent from a year earlier. ..
Sebo MEC net soars last year
KOSDAQ-listed Sebo MEC said Wednesday its full-year consolidated operating profit reached 9.93 billion won ($9.03 million) last year, up 17.3 percent from the previous..
Consumer sentiment up for 2nd month
South Korea’s composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI), a gauge of consumers’ overall sentiment about the economic situation, showed an upward trajectory for two co..
Gov’t to slash provincial tax break rate amid tax revenue shortfall
Tax revenue shortfall-stricken government of South Korea will supplement state coffers by sharply cutting provincial tax break rate. This will inevitably trigger criti..
Lotte moving to acquire shopping mall in Russia
Lotte Group is seeking to acquire a mega complex shopping mall located in Moscow, Russia. According to sources from local investment banks on Tuesday, Lotte is pushi..
Korea and Japan racing to win Chinese air cleaner market
Korean and Japanese companies are racing to win a fast-growing air cleaner market in China. According to a report released by Korea Foreign Trade Association on Tuesd..
Neutral financier named to head Shinhan Bank
Shinhan Financial Group said its subsidiary management committee Tuesday agreed to name Cho Yong-byeong, CEO of Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, as new chief exec..
Kookmin Ilbo (http://www.kukmindaily.co.kr/)
“We inherit his aspirations for Korean church revival and unity”
“Believers need three conditions. First, we must be born again through water and the Holy Spirit. Second, we must be filled with the Holy Spirit, and third, we must live according to the will of the Holy Spirit.”
PCK Tonghap Held “March 1st Movement and Christianity” Seminar
The Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK Tonghap; Rev. Jeong Yeong-taek, Moderator) held its “70th Liberation Anniversary Seminar” on February 23 at the
[New Year’s Holidays] “Big Party of Hope” at Seoul Station for Homeless Persons
Happy Now (board chair: Rev. Gil Ja-yeon) and some 50 persons related to church circle organizations held a “Big Party of Hope” (photo)
[New Year’s Holidays] Rice Dumpling Soup Party at JSA for Korean and American Soldiers
On February 20, the Nara Sarang Supporters Group (president: Rev. Choi Seong-gyu), formed mostly by Christians, served rice dumpling soup to soldiers
Let Us Learn the Spirit of Poet Yun Dong-ju for World Peace
“As he sang in his poem ‘The Prologue,’ ‘Wishing to gaze at heaven without a speck of shame, until the day I die…’ please help us reflect constantly o
NCCK Comforts Fired Ssangyong “Chimney Protest” Workers with Rice Dumpling Soup
A “rice dumpling soup” party was held in front of the headquarters of Ssangyong Motor Co., on Dongsang-no in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do,
[New Year’s Holidays] Rice Dumpling Soup Party at
“The Korean Church needs to communicate with non-C
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Seven Denominations to Act Jointly Against HereticSeven Korean church denomina
PROK: “Reconciliation and Peace for Jeju’s GangjeThe “Lenten Season Prayer Me
The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (http://english.khan.co.kr/)
[Editorial]We Welcome the National Election Commission's Recommendation to Double the Number of Seats Through Proportional Representation
Yesterday, the National Election Commission submitted to the National Assembly its views on the amendment of the Political Relations Act including reforms to th???
NIS, "Kim who Disappeared in Turkey Is Training with ISIS"
Kim, 18, who went missing in Turkey on January 10, has reportedly joined the armed extremist group, ISIS and is currently receiving training. According to mu???
[Two Years of the Park Geun-hye Government] The Third Year in Office Will Also Miss 'Three' and Have the 'Trio'
During the two years under the Park Geun-hye government, cabinet appointments resulted in the "missing three": balance, change, and expertise. Among the ei???
Text messages pilling up
Text messages are pilling up on my cell phone like heavy snowfall. Hundreds of twitter messages seem like a little town. From NY, from Germany and India, Thousa???
'Peanut U-turn' Cho Hyun-ah Involved in the Entire???
Prosecutors confirmed that Cho Hyun-ah, 40, former vice president of Korean Air arrested for the "peanut U-turn" incident was involved in the entire process o???
[Editorial] It Is Better to Shut Down Wolseong Rea???
Yesterday, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission reviewed the permit for the continued operation of Wolseong 1, but failed to reach a conclusion. reportedl???
[Editorial] Reflections on Past History by Japan's Crown Prince Should Be Reflected in Abe's Statement
The Crown Prince of Japan Naruhito held a press conference in Tokyo on his fifty-fifth birthday on February 20 and said that Japan should remember and not forge???
[Two Years of the Park Geun-hye Government] Trust-Building Process on the Korean Peninsula Marches in Place as Government Insists on Principles
The Park Geun-hye government received relatively high marks for its administration of state affairs in the field of inter-Korean relations and foreign affairs.B???
[Editorial] Political Discussions of 'Cheap Cigarettes' Making a Fool of the People
During the Lunar New Year holiday, a heated debate raged on over the introduction of "cheap cigarettes" first suggested by ruling and opposition politicians.A???
Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo Approved with 52.7% of the Votes, Lowest in 15 Years
On February 16, the National Assembly held a plenary session and approved the appointment of prime minister nominee Lee Wan-koo, 65. Lee was approved with the l???
[Editorial] The Shadow of Weapons Cast on the Korean Peninsula
The United States and China have been competing for supremacy in Asia since the U.S. opted to return to Asia.China and Japan are also waging a battle of nerves ???
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