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05/27/2014: South Korea and World News

 

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Published on May 27, 2014

In the headlines at this hour...

Polls show the ruling party is facing an uphill battle in the lead up to the June 4th local elections... as public anger lingers over the government's poor handling of last month's ferry disaster.

Korea's 2014 economic growth forecast is revised down by a state-run think tank,... which cited slow consumption as the main culprit. The KDI also called for a rate hold for now.

Violence in Ukraine. A night of clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatist gunmen... leaves dozens dead.

 

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Published on May 28, 2014

News Headlines from South Korea

Our top stories tonight...

President Park Geun-hye's prime minister nominee, Ahn Dai-hee, a former supreme court justice, pulls his name from consideration...just one week after being nominated.

At least 20 elderly patients and a nurse are killed in a fire at a nursing home south of Korea. The nation's safety management is again coming into question.

Russia's mega gas deal with China - What does it mean for Korea and how can Seoul make the best out of it? We speak to an expert

 

 

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Published on May 28, 2014

Tonight's "Politics Panel" discusses the latest mass shooting, the Supreme Court's recent death penalty ruling and whether Virginia will finally accept Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Thom discusses the second amendment with Michael Waldman, author of the new book "The Second Amendment: A Biography," how radiation levels continue to rise around the Fukushima plant in tonight's "Green Report" and tonight's "Daily Take" discusses how average Americans can help end Nixon's "war on drugs."

 

 

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Published on May 28, 2014

Visit http://www.democracynow.org to watch the entire independent, global news hour. This is a summary of news headlines from the U.S. and around the world on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Visit the Democracy Now! website to read the complete transcript, search the vast news archive, and to make a donation to support our daily, non-profit news program.

 

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Published on May 29, 2014

In the headlines this hour

Japan says North Korea's agreed to reopen a probe into Japanese abductees... while Tokyo eases sanctions on the regime, on that condition.
Less than a week to go till the local elections in Korea... and polls are showing a very tight race this time around.
Korea posts a current account surplus for the 26th straight month in April. But a drop in imports is adding to worries over the country's slow spending.

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Published on May 28, 2014

Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" discusses how to fix America's gun violence problem, Obama's latest foreign policy speech and how median CEO pay has now surpassed the $10 million mark. And in tonight's special edition of "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks the Koch Brothers with Mother Jones Magazine's Daniel Schulman, author of the new book "Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty."

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Published on May 29, 2014

Swat Team attacks baby with Grenade

 

A SWAT team in Cornelia, Georgia attacked a 19-month old baby with a concussion grenade during a no-knock search.

Just before three a.m. On May 28th, paramilitary police forces invaded a home where Alecia Phonesavanh was staying with her family.

The mother recalls, "Everyone's sleeping. There's a loud bang and a bright light. The cops threw that grenade in the door without looking first and it landed right in the playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face."

The toddler was horribly disfigured by the vicious attack from police forces. His face and chest were ripped open in the blast.

Sheriff Joey Terrell of Habersham County praised his warriors for their efforts. He also said that given the opportunity, he and his squad would attack the toddler again.

Terrell stated, "Our team went by the book. Given the same scenario, we'll do the same thing again. I stand behind what our team did."

The child is currently in the burn ward of a local hospital, undergoing procedures to try to save his life. The toddler is only being given a 50-50 chance of survival. Even if he lives, he will likely be scarred for life from the incident.

The grieving mother said, "It's my baby. He's only a baby. He didn't deserve any of this." The family has no insurance, and has set up a fund to help raise money to save their child, using gofundme.com.

The SWAT team raided the house searching for drugs.

 

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Published on May 29, 2014

SEATTLE - Seattle police officers are filing a federal lawsuit challenging new policies that restrict use of force. They say the rules endanger lives of both officers and civilians. Some 120 officers have joined the lawsuit, which seeks a complete dismantling of a new use of force policy hammered out between the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to stem an alleged pattern of excessive force.

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Published on May 29, 2014

UKRAINE - Rebels in the Ukraine have shot down a helicopter killing 14 people on board including an army general. Ukraine's acting President Turchinov said that the helicopter was shot down in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists using anti-aircraft missiles. All those on board were servicemen.

 

 

Published on May 29, 2014

[Global Business Report] Episode 37

RT news introduces Russia's lunar program for moon exploration and upgraded spacewear collection.

VOA news reports on the newest element 117 that will be added to the periodic table and how natural ecology can help you learn about the workings of the financial world.

Arirang TV introduces breakthroughs in Korean energy technology that are gaining global attention.

France 24 covers the latest global issues from around the world.

 

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Published on May 29, 2014

Thom discusses Edward Snowden's first American TV interview with the Campaign for America's Future's Richard Eskow, gun safety with Everytown for Gun Safety's Colin Goddard and the effects unions have on the middle class with David Laska of the New York State Republican Party. Thom takes viewer video questions and comments in "Your Take, My Take Live" and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses Obama's definition of American Exceptionalism.

 

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Published on May 29, 2014

Argentina has reached an agreement with the Paris Club group of international creditor governments to repay its overdue debts over a five-year period.

The deal covers Argentine arrears of some $9.7bn (£5.8bn).

The government of President Cristina Kirchner said in 2008 that it wanted to pay back the debt inherited from the country's 2001-02 default crisis.

During the last weeks of 2001 the Argentine government defaulted on public debt totalling $132bn.

In a statement, the Paris Club said a first instalment of at least $1.15bn was due by May 2015. The next payment will then be due by May 2016.Argentina has travelled a long and tortuous road to reach this landmark agreement with its main outstanding creditors.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner initially pledged to pay the country's debt to the Paris Club in one go back in 2008, but scarce foreign exchange reserves forced her to put that promise on ice. Negotiations on repayment resumed in November 2010.

But the root of the problem goes further back, to Argentina's 2001-02 economic meltdown, which saddled the country with a $102bn debt default. Since then, it has been unable to borrow on the international markets.

This latest deal, which clears its slate with 19 of the world's largest economies, could pave the way for the government to raise new loans.

 

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Published on May 30, 2014

 

  • Japan's recent agreement to ease its sanctions on the North for re-investigating Japanese abductions has caused alarm in the international community, but it's mainly taking a wait-and-see approach to the deal for now.
  • Shin Se-min has more.
  • Japan's deal with Pyongyang has touched off concerns that Tokyo's unilateral lifting of sanctions against North Korea could cripple joint international efforts to halt the North's nuclear development.

 

The Korean media is citing an unnamed South Korean government official as saying that the move could have a negative impact on de-nuclearizing the North.

The U.S. has refrained from making direct comment on the possible impact of the deal,... while stressing the need for clarity in talks with North Korea.

"We continue to support Japanese efforts to resolve the abductions issue in a transparent manner..."

Experts are hesitant to jump into any conclusions on the possible impact of the deal,... as Pyongyang has a track record of backing out of its commitments.
As for how the deal will affect ties between South Korea, Japan and the U.S....

"I don't think it will actually impact the relationship that much in part because we have to wait and see if North Koreans are going to actually do anything. I mean the North Koreans said in the past that they will work on the issue and they have not. "

Politcal observers says at least couple of months are needed to determine how the deal pans out.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News.

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Published on May 30, 2014

"A toddler caught in the middle of a drug raid was seriously injured when a police flash grenade exploded in his playpen.

The 19-month-old child is now in Grady Hospital's burn unit in Atlanta. The raid in which he was injured was at a house just north of Cornelia, in Habersham County, early Wednesday morning.

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell, who described the device in various ways -- a "stun grenade" and "flash grenade" and "flash bang" -- said there was no indication that a family with four children were guests in the suspected drug dealer's house when his team went in and threw that flash grenade to try to arrest the suspect."* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report) break it down.

 

 

Published on May 30, 2014

"An Oklahoma police officer is accused of firing his gun at two teenagers he caught making out in a car parked in a public school lot.

The Tulsa Public Schools police officer, whose name has not been released, spotted the couple about 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the campus of Eliot Elementary School.

The officer went to the car and questioned the couple, whom he said had alcohol in the car but were underage, and he said the driver refused to cooperate, backed up, and drove away."* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report) break it down.

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Voters Give EU The Thumbs Down

 

Published on Jun 1, 2014

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=9356

This month on The Geneva Business Insider, James Corbett and David L. Smith cover the recent EU parliamentary elections and the rise of the Euroskeptics as a political force. We also discuss the Scottish independence movement, the rising mainstream awareness of gold price manipulation, and an ominous meeting of globalists in London on "fairer capitalism."

 

China's Burial Ban Leads Elderly To Take Drastic Action

 

Published on Jun 1, 2014

"Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.

China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their relatives and construct a tomb.

But in recent years local governments across the country have demolished tombs as part of a national campaign encouraging cremation, in an attempt to save on limited land resources."* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola break it down.

 

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Australia Seizes 360M From Dormant Bank Accounts And All 50 U.S. States Are Doing This Too

 

 

http://etfdailynews.com/2014/06/13/australia-seizes-360-million-from-dormant-bank-accounts/

 

Do you have a bank account that you don't actively use or a safe deposit box that you have not checked on for a while?  If so, you might want to see if the government has grabbed your money.  This sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true.  All over the world, governments are shortening the time periods required before they can seize "dormant bank accounts" and "unclaimed property". 

 

For example, as you will read about below, just last year the government of Australia seized a whopping 360 million dollars from dormant bank accounts.  And this kind of thing is going on all over America as well.  In fact, all 50 states actually pay private contractors to locate bank accounts and unclaimed property that can be seized.  In some states, no effort will be made to contact you when your property is confiscated.  And in most states, the seized property permanently become the property of the state government after a certain waiting period has elapsed. 

 

So please don't put money or property into a bank somewhere and just let it sit there.  If you do, the government may come along and grab it right out from under your nose.

 

In this day and age, broke governments all over the globe are searching for "creative ways" to raise revenues. 

 

In Australia for example, the time period required before the federal government could seize a dormant bank account was reduced from seven to three years, and this resulted in an unprecedented windfall for the Australian government over the past 12 months...

 

Do you have a bank account that you don't actively use or a safe deposit box that you have not checked on for a while?  If so, you might want to see if the government has grabbed your money.  This sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true.  All over the world, governments are shortening the time periods required before they can seize "dormant bank accounts" and "unclaimed property". 

 

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/australia-seizes-360m-from-dormant-bank-accounts-and-all-50-u-s-states-are-doing-this-too

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/07/rare-double-eagle-coins-should-be-forfeited-to-us-judge/

 

UK - http://www.qwealthreport.com/safe-deposit-raids-governments-out-of-control/

 

 

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