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2009-07-12 07:00:00

A South Korean news report said on Saturday that North Korea's military is behind a series of cyber attacks against South Korean and U.S. websites, which slowed down or disabled access by saturating the sites with traffic. The attacks were on dozens of South Korean and American government and business sites and have left hundreds of personal computers crippled. North Korea has been seen as the prime suspect of the attacks. "The No. 110 lab of the North's Ministry of People's Armed Forces,...

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2009-07-06 05:55:00

When two tigers made their way into a southeastern Bangladesh village, forest officials knew they had to act quickly to save the tigers' lives. Similar instances have led to the endangered animals being beaten to death by villagers who feared for their lives. When officials arrived in the village, the tigers had already been killed. "Tigers go in and out of villages in the night but if they go in during the day, they never survive. The villagers beat them to death," said Aboni Bhusan Thakur,...

2009-05-28 12:00:00

'Best Connected' campaign deploys dynamic social media toolset to strengthen links between Ireland's innovators and US Partners PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by Irish companies, today launched a new campaign strategy to boost exports for Irish companies in the North American market. The program will initially focus on Ireland's internet and software sectors, where the...

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2009-05-28 06:08:39

The search is on for endangered Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a cyclone caused havoc there killing at least 180 people. Conservationists are scouring the Sundarbans mangrove forest for the tigers. The Cyclone Aila drove a tidal wave of saltwater inland. Abani Bhusan Thakur, chief Bangladesh official for the Sundarbans, said the forest had taken the brunt of the damage. The cyclone hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday. He said forest...

2009-05-04 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Coalition for Dokdo Islands (WCDI) is holding an international symposium on the Dokdo Islands on May 7 at the National Press Club. The International Symposium, scheduled to start at 12:00 PM for a three-hour session, is aimed at unraveling the ongoing territorial disputes between Korea and Japan over the lone islands, also known as Liancour Rocks, on the historical and international law perspectives with the participation of scholars...

2009-04-30 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Coalition for Dokdo Island (WCDI) is holding, in conjunction with USNews, an international symposium on the Dokdo Islands on May 7 at the National Press Club. The International Symposium, scheduled to start at 12:00 PM for a three-hour session, is aimed at unraveling the ongoing territorial disputes between Korea and Japan over the lone islands, also known as Liancour Rocks, on the historical and international law perspectives with...

2009-04-16 14:00:00

Company Honored in Silicon Valley by Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) PALO ALTO, Calif. and LIMERICK, Ireland, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Powervation, an emerging innovator of Auto-control(TM) digital power integrated circuits (ICs), was named as the winner of the 2009 Irish Times/Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Innovation Award. The award was presented by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, Mary Coughlan on Tuesday night at the annual ITLG dinner held at Stanford University....

2009-04-15 23:43:00

- Powervation wins 2009 ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Award - OpenHydro winner of new Renewable Energy Award PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from some of the most successful U.S. and Irish technology and renewable energy companies gathered at Stanford University where Limerick, Ireland-based Powervation won this year's 2009 ITLG/The Irish Times Innovation Award. Also receiving recognition on the night was OpenHydro of Dublin, Ireland which won the 2009 Renewable Energy...

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2009-03-23 15:15:00

South Korea's Presidential Council on Future and Vision said an initiative called the Human New Deal is aimed at supporting the country's middle class. The government "¦ believes a country with a strong middle class can overcome the economic crisis at an early date and secure an advantageous basis for a leap after the crisis, the council said in a statement, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday. It is important to bring people out of poverty, President Lee Myung-bak said. He called the...

2009-02-13 12:51:19

An average of 10,000 South Korean small businesses close daily during the economic crisis, the National Statistical Office says. NSO officials said Friday that the number of self-employed individuals in South Korea fell 416,000 in January compared with November's figures, leading to the troubling business closing average, The Korea Times reported. January's lowered total of 5.59 million self-employed residents represented the lowest self-employment tally in South Korea since the country had...