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2010-03-16 07:30:00

WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-city Trade and Investment Mission to the U.S., Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, today will attend events in Washington, DC designed to promote economic partnerships between the U.S. and Ireland in the public and private sectors. The stop in Washington concludes the 2010 U.S. Trade and Investment Mission which featured an earlier visit by the Prime Minister to Silicon Valley. The Mission is organized by Enterprise...

2010-03-15 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DUBLIN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first leg of a two-city Trade and Investment Mission to the US, Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen will lead a delegation of Irish CEOs to the San Francisco Bay Area for a series of events and meetings with technology executives and venture capitalists today. The mission is directed by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state agency responsible for the development and promotion of the country's indigenous business sector....

2010-03-05 12:14:00

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency proudly accepts their award for "2009 Outstanding Sales Agency for Korean Air." Since its inception, CheapOair has evolved into one of the most recognized online travel brands for their commitment to excellence in customer service, domestic and international cheap flights and affordable travel deals for the most discerning, budget conscious traveler. CheapOair is proud to offer their customers Korean Air...

2010-01-14 13:34:46

When the Cold War ended, many people feared that new and old conflicts around the world would start flaring up. But this did not happen in East Asia - despite China's economic expansion, historical conflicts in the area and a number of flash points, such as North Korea. 'There should be more wars in the area,' says Mikael Weissman from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in a new doctoral thesis. Mikael Weissmann's thesis in peace and development research sets out to explore why there is...

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2009-12-18 11:20:00

Just one day after Pyongyang threatened retaliation over naval drills near their disputed sea border, North Korea made a rare expression of gratitude Friday after South Korea sent swine flu medicine, The Associated Press reported. Around 500,000 doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza were trucked across the border between North and South Korea. The gesture is the South Korean government's first humanitarian aid since conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office in early 2008...

2009-11-16 21:58:00

AMERICUS, Ga., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuller Center for Housing broke ground on an innovative housing project in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea on November 11. The partnership with North Korea's Paektusan Academy of Architecture will build 50 new homes in a self-sustaining community at Osan-Ri in the Sunan District near Pyongyang. There is a shortage of housing in North Korea caused in part by Typhoon Ewiniar, which destroyed more than 30,000 houses in July 2006. This...

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2009-10-30 14:50:00

North Korea has been implicated in a series of cyber attacks in South Korea and the United States in July, according to South Korea's spy agency chief. During the attack, several government and business Web sites were sluggish or completely disabled by malicious software. "The attacks on Korean and U.S. Internet sites were traced back to circuits originating in China," South Korea's spy chief Won Sei-hoon was quoted by Yonhap news. "North Korea's communications ministry has been confirmed as...

2009-10-29 13:00:00

HARGEISA, Somalia, October 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer business in the Horn of Africa, has launched the first ever debit card service in Somalia to help individuals and businesses make and receive payments. The service, called Dahabshiil eCash, will enable customers to pay for goods and services at any shop, restaurant, hotel or petrol station that is an official Dahabshiil merchant and has a point of sale terminal on the premises....

2009-10-13 17:09:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley Hoag LLP has been retained by the government of Bangladesh in two just-filed arbitration actions against the neighboring states of Myanmar (Burma) and India over maritime borders in the resource-rich Bay of Bengal. The actions by Bangladesh were brought under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to which all three countries are signatories. The Convention provides for compulsory arbitration to resolve maritime boundary...

2009-08-31 15:35:00

Leading green products displays and seminar on Korea's renewable energy industry will be highlighted by Korean government's commitment to grow the nation's green industries at the largest business event in North America dedicated to fostering Korea-U.S. business partnership CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized by KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency), "KOREA EXPO 2009" at Chicago's Navy Pier on September 10-12, 2009 will showcase Korea's rising green industries...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
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