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2008-10-10 09:00:41

S. Korea is largest user of farm chemicals among OECD members: local report SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- South Korea is the largest user of farm chemicals among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. According to a report by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, local farmers used an average of 13.1 kg of fertilizers and pesticides for every hectare of arable land, higher than...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

From 22 July to 2 August, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean broadcast a series of propaganda programmes in response to the prevalent global food crisis. The series addressed the severity of the food crisis both at home and abroad, and emphasized "self-reliance" and "self-sufficiency" to surmount the crisis, introducing ways to attain better harvest. The television series was carried via an extremely rare vehicle called "intensive broadcast (Koreasn:...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

Excerpt from report by independent Somaliland newspaper Waaheen on 7 October A plane from Saudi Arabia which was carrying Somalis who had been deported from that country is said to have been denied clearance to land at Hargeysa airport. The plane is said to have tried to land at Mogadishu airport but aborted after being informed that Mogadishu airport was insecure. It then proceeded to Hargeysa to offload its human cargo. However, airport officials declined to have it land there forcing...

2008-10-02 09:00:10

By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN By Mohamed Olad Hassan The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas. Last week's hijacking of the Ukrainian ship MV Faina - carrying 33 Soviet-made T-72 tanks as well as rifles and heavy weapons - was the highest...

2008-10-02 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Panmunjom [P'anmunjo'm], Korea, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - Military officials from the two Koreas met here Thursday for first inter- Korean military dialogue in eight months, but the talks ended shortly without any significant progress, an official said. "The meeting ended, but there was little progress made," the official said, asking not to be identified. Pak Rim-su, North Korea's chief delegate to the talks, later said Thursday's...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is set for the first military dialogue between the two counties in more than eight months, officials said. The South Korean Defense Ministry says representatives of the two sides will meet on Thursday in the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports. Relations between the north and south hit bottom in July when North Korean guards fatally shot a South Korean housewife at a resort in the communist nation....

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-30 09:00:33

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia ANKARA (A.A) - 30.09.2008 - The Turkey-Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) underwater potable water pipeline is about to be completed. The majority of the water pipeline carrying potable water from Anamur Dragon River in Turkey to the TRNC has been erected. Once operational, the potable water pipeline would carry 75 million cubic meters of water from Turkey to the TRNC. 15 million cubic meters out of this...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Lee Optimistic About Tripartite Economic Cooperation With Russia, N. Korea"] Moscow, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] said Tuesday that his ongoing official visit to Russia has resulted in important diplomatic achievements in terms of energy resources, economics and security diplomacy. Lee said his summit agreements with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to build a...

2008-09-29 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Trade between South Korea and Russia could top $20 billion this year, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan said. "Bilateral trade reached $15 billion in 2007, up 50% compared to the previous year. Trade between the two countries is likely to top $20 billion this year," the South Korean foreign minister said in an interview with the Kommersant daily newspaper published on Monday. "South Korean companies have been investing vigorously in Russia lately....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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