The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 19 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Your Excellency:

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


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


The Korea Post news:

From left: Ambassadors Hernani Filomena Coelho Da Silva of Timor Leste, Bill Veri of Papua New Guinea, Zadran Gulmat Khan of Afghanistan (Minister Counsellor & DHM), Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal, Mamadou Ndiaye of Senegal, Ramzi Teymurov of Azerbaijan, Khalil Ismai Abdul Sahib Al-Mosawi of Iraq, Mohammed Chraibi of Morocco, 1st Vice Minister Cho Tae-yong of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman, Hocine Sahraoui of Algeria, Bessho Koro of Japan, Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates, Michel Idiaquez Baradat of Honduras, Mohammed Bin Abdalla Obaid Al-Dohaimi of Qatar, Tito Saul Pinilla Pinilla of Colombia, Zahid Nasrulah Khan of Pakistan, Mark W. Lippert of the United States of America and Manuel Lopez Trigo of Costa Rica

Omani National Day, diplomatic anniversary party well attended

“My! Isn’t he the American ambassador?”

Someone exclaimed as Ambassador Mark W. Lippert of the United States in Seoul approached the platform with dozens of other ambassadors for a group photograph at the Omani National Day and Korea-Omani diplomatic anniversary reception at the Crystal Ballroom of Lotte Hotel in Seoul last on Nov. 18, 2014.

“So what?” One might ask.

His presence matters. To many Korean guests and for me, a Korean journalist who has been covering the diplomatic functions for the past 40 years (ten years with The Korea Herald as a cultural editor and 29 years with The Korea Post as a publisher), his presence is a barometer showing how important the function in point is. This is because attendance of an American ambassador at a diplomatic function is so rare. (For further details and more photos, please visit: /news/view.html?section=165&category=191&no=709.)


The Korea Post news:

Here is a nice posting in the Facebook by former Ambassador Myo Lwin of Myanmar in Seoul this morning:

Don't be disappointed if people refuse to help you.

Remember the words of Einstein:

"I'm thankful to all those who said 'NO' because of them, I did it myself."


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UN Committee Passes Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights 

The UN Third Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the referral of North Korea's human rights conditions to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

N. Korean Envoy Visit to Moscow Attests to Regime Isolation

The South Korean government said Tuesday it is closely monitoring the circumstances surrounding North Korea sending a special envoy to Russia.

Hyundai, N. Korea Try to Restart Suspended Mt. Geumgang Tours

Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun has returned from her one-day trip to North Korea after attending an event marking the 16th anniversary of South Korea’s now suspended tours to the North's Mount Geumgang resort.

S. Korean Firms Fined 1.6 Tln Won by Foreign Antitrust Watchdogs

KOSPI Rises on ECB Stimulus Hopes

New Zealand Media Holds Mixed Views on FTA Benefits with S. Korea

UN Committee Passes Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights

Japan Demands Revision to US Textbook Regarding Sex Slavery

British Firm Producing Documentary on N. Korea's Human Rights Abuses

Nuclear Commission Authorizes Restart of Hanbit Reactor

Less than Half of Korean Couples Own Home by 10th Year of Marriage

Samsung Group Heir-Apparent Makes Top 300 Richest People


Yonhap (

U.N. committee passes human rights resolution calling for N. Korea's referral to ICC

A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday passed a highly symbolic resolution calling for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for human rights violations, sparking angry protests from the communist nation.

S. Korea's producer prices down for 3rd month in Sept.

Producer prices in South Korea declined for a third straight month in September, due mainly to weakening oil prices and a fall in prices of vegetables and other agricultural goods, central bank data showed Wednesday.2014/11/19 06:00

Evidence shows N.K. firm operates in China, Russia in violation of U.N. sanctions

A major North Korean machine manufacturing company has evaded U.N. sanctions and maintained operations in China and Russia until recently, U.S. experts said Tuesday, calling for more stringent enforcement of sanctions on the communist regime.2014/11/19 05:46

U.N. committee rejects Cuban-proposed revision to N.K. human rights resolution

A U.N. committee on Tuesday rejected a Cuban proposal to remove a call for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations from a proposed General Assembly resolution.2014/11/19 04:00

S. Korea falls to Iran in football friendly on late, controversial goal

South Korea lost to Iran 1-0 in its last football friendly of 2014 in Tehran on Tuesday, with the home side getting a late goal to maintain a stranglehold over its rival.2014/11/19 01:08


The Korea Herald (

U.N. panel OKs human rights resolution calling for referring N.K. to ICC

A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday passed a highly symbolic resolution calling for referring North Korea to th...

Park names former admiral chief of new safety ministry

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday tapped former Navy Adm. Park In-yong to head the government’...

Samsung Electronics expands tie-ups on virtual reality

Virtuix, a U.S.-based startup which produces virtual reality treadmill Omni, became the lates...

Seoul food tourism groups offer training to migrant wives

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with a group of organizations to provide traini...

Surprise recession threatens Abenomics

With Japan’s slump into its fourth recession since 2008 threatening the failure of the Abenomics reflati...

Accident waiting to happ...

The fire at a pension in Damyang, South Jeolla Province, on Nov. 15 that claimed four lives ...

Park’s 3-way summit pro...

President Park Geun-hye appears to have gained an upper hand on the Northeast Asian diplomat...


U.S. body calls for transparency standards in investment arbitration

As arbitration remains a key solution to investment disputes, new U.N. rules on transparency in...

Quantum dot is no game changer: Merck

Quantum dot technology will not have a significant impact on the global TV and display markets,...


The Korea Times (

Weak yen may force gov't to cut taxes

With its economy in recession, Japan is left with little choice but to stick to its weak-yen policy. This means that main exporters here such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motors will likely continue playing with a handicap...

Ex-admiral named to head new safety agency

President Park Geun-hye Tuesday named former Navy Admiral Park In-yong, 62, as head of a newly established agency for public safety. The new organization has been set up to strengthen safety in the wake of April’s ferry Sewol di...

Is CEO's moonlighting hurting MCM? 

Luxury goods brand MCM is suffering from a sharp drop in sales here. The brand has seen declines o...

SC leaves open possible dividends payments 

Standard Chartered Bank Korea Tuesday left open the possibility for additional dividend payments to its owner in London during the January-March period next y... 

IKEA under fire over East Sea Korean 

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, which will open here for business next month, has already become ... 

Twitter founder stresses protection of SNS users Korean 

Twitter co-founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey said Tuesday that transparency and protection of user ... 

Unification minister to make rare US visit Korean 

Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae plans to visit the United States next month to discuss its poli...

Daum Kakao to expand apps in Southeast Asia 

Daum Kakao pledged Tuesday to expand its mobile application business in Southeast Asia by promoting two utility applications - SolCalendar and SolMail.


Dong A (

Japanese PM Abe calls early election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is cornered by the plummeting economic growth rate declared on Tuesday that he would dissolve parliament and call a snap election. After an expert meeting examining economic... 

G20 Summit ends in Australia

G20 leaders including Korean President Park Geun-hye (left in the middle line) are posing for a group shot waving hands in the G20 Summit held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia on Saturday....

Samsung heir ranks the world’s 252nd richest man

The listing of Samsung SDS, the technology services arm of South Korea’s largest group, has put Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on the list of the world’s 300 richest men. According to the world’s top...

What is wrong with Korean scholastic test-making system?

The Education Ministry and the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Eval?uation (KICE) have internally decided to accept two answers for question no. 25 in English of this year’s college scholastic ability test. The...

State agencies set to add manpower despite mergers

The Public Safety and Security Ministry, the Personnel Affairs Innovation Ministry and the Public Administration Ministry will be officially launched on Wednesday. The move comes six months after President Park Geun-hye...

Nexen`s Seo Kun-chang selected best rookie and MVP 

Russia to create its version of Wikipedia 

Olympic short track champion Park Seung-hi spurs growth in speed skating 

High-end anti-smog masks for international school students in China


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