The Korea Times Podcast

Park self-righteous? Political parties argue over 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” style while rival parties argue over an anti-graft bill? Plus SK Telecom wins a far reaching patent case and the new PM vows to get tough on incompetent bureaucrats. http://media.blubrry.com/qirangerpodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/koreatimes/KTP_2015-02-25.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Are Filipino Muslims training with Abu Sayyaf and Kim Jong-un calls for combat readiness. Plus a former Chinese Premier’s daughter could be the next one snared for graft and messaging app Viber could be out of Korea.

Is MILF training with Abu Sayyaf? Li’s Daughter graft target? Viber may be out of Korea

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Are Filipino Muslims training with Abu Sayyaf and Kim Jong-un calls for combat readiness. Plus a former Chinese Premier’s daughter could be the next one snared for graft and messaging app Viber could be out of Korea. Could the Philippines’ MILF be training with Aby Sayyaf? The Philippine government is currently…

Residents in Aceh, Indonesia are insulted by Australia’s Prime Minister and more than 2,000 sue the Asahi Shimbun for tainting Japan’s honor. Plus Police in the Maldives arrest the former President and Hong Kong police aren’t smiling after a bad photo.

Aceh reacts to Abbott, new Comfort Women suit, former Maldivian President arrested, and HK police snap bad photo

Monday, February 23, 2015 Residents in Aceh, Indonesia are insulted by Australia’s Prime Minister and more than 2,000 sue the Asahi Shimbun for tainting Japan’s honor. Plus Police in the Maldives arrest the former President and Hong Kong police aren’t smiling after a bad photo. Aceh Residents Collect Funds to “Repay” Australia Last week Australian…

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City investigates new sinkhole, FTA expected to be signed, PM pledges to improve inter-Korean ties, and Kim Jong-un invited to Bandung

Today on The Korea Times Podcast: Seoul officials investigate why two people fell through a sidewalk and South Korea and China look to ink their FTA this week. Plus New Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo promises to improve inter-Korean relations and Kim Jong-un gets an invite to the Asian-African Conference. http://media.blubrry.com/qirangerpodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/koreatimes/KTP_2015-02-23.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window…

Suicide bombs detonate in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Plus Japan pledges anti-terror aid and another Chinese Tiger is nabbed for graft.

Suicide Bombs, Japanese Anti-terror Aid, and Another Tiger Goes Down

  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Suicide bombs detonate in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Plus Japan pledges anti-terror aid and another Chinese Tiger is nabbed for graft. Afghan Suicide Bomb Provincial officials said a group of suicide bombers attacked a police station in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 22 officers and wounding 18 others. The…

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Park Reshuffles Cabinet, Lotte World Safety Issues, Taxes Soar, and Late Night Drag Racing

Today on The Korea Times Podcast: Park gets a new Prime Minister and completes her cabinet reshuffle and more safety problems at the second Lotte World are uncovered. Plus taxes for Korea’s middle class are set to soar and some Koreans are putting the pedal to the metal. http://media.blubrry.com/qirangerpodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/koreatimes/KTP_2015-02-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window |…

New economic data suggests Japan has emerged from its recession and more voices sound calling for Philippine President Aquino to step down. Plus South Korea’s President Park finally gets a Prime Minister and clashes continue in Myanmar.

Japan out of recession; More calls for Aquino to resign; New PM for ROK; Border clashes in Myanmar

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 New economic data suggests Japan has emerged from its recession and more voices sound calling for Philippine President Aquino to step down. Plus South Korea’s President Park finally gets a Prime Minister and clashes continue in Myanmar. Japan Emerges From Recession Japan’s economy expanded at a measly 2.2%, compared to an…

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Looming PM Vote, CO2 kills one man, Suwon Judge Blasted For Online Comments, and North Korea Cancels Arirang Games

Today on The Korea Times Podcast: A man dies from CO2 poisoning in a hotel and we could see a public poll over President Park’s controversial PM nominee. Plus a Suwon Judge is blasted for posting messages online and North Korea cancels the Arirang Mass Games. http://media.blubrry.com/qirangerpodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/koreatimes/KTP_2015-02-16.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Inmates take hold of prison staff and Australia says it thwarted an imminent terrorist attack. Plus TransAisa pilots fail to pass a competency exam and Taiwan's China Affairs Minister steps down.

Taiwan Prison Standoff, Australian Terror Plot, TransAsia Pilots Fail, and Taiwan Minister Steps Down

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Inmates take hold of prison staff and Australia says it thwarted an imminent terrorist attack. Plus TransAisa pilots fail to pass a competency exam and Taiwan’s China Affairs Minister steps down. Inmates take Taiwanese Prison Staff Hostage Prisoners at a Taiwanese jail took three staff hostage on Wednesday, demanding to be…

Student leaders from Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement face prosecution and Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim loses his appeal. Plus Japan expands its aid offerings and justice for a tortured maid.

Student leaders prosecuted, Anwar guilty, Japan extends aid, and justice for a tortured maid

February 11, 2015 Student leaders from Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement face prosecution and Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim loses his appeal. Plus Japan expands its aid offerings and justice for a tortured maid. Student leaders from Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement face prosecution Taiwanese prosecutors have filed charges against those who participated in a student-led, Sunflower Movement that…

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120 Korean Schools won’t get new students

Today on The Korea Times Podcast: President Park’s Prime Minister nominee gets grilled during confirmation hearings while she opposes tax hiking measures to fund welfare projects. Plus Korea’s young women struggle with eating disorders and schools are about to start with no new students. http://media.blubrry.com/qirangerpodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/koreatimes/KTP_2015-02-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download