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2008-09-18 12:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald website on 17 September [Lee Joo-hee: "Seoul Considers Additional Energy Shipment to N.K."] South Korea is planning to deliver the remainder of its portion of energy incentives to North Korea as part of the denuclearization agreement, despite Pyongyang's latest refusal to comply with the process, sources said yesterday [16 September]. It will ship around 1,500 [metric] tons of steel pipes around Sept. 25 and additional...

2008-09-18 12:00:26

Text of report in English entitled "After Al-Shabab threat, secret talks to reopen Mogadishu airport are under way" published by Somali pro-Puntland government Garoweonline website on 17 September Somalia's Islamist Al-Shabab insurgent group issued a public threat earlier this week warning that Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport would not work after 16 September. No planes have landed at the airport since Monday [15 September], according to airport employees talking to Garowe...

2008-09-16 06:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, 16 September: South Korea will deliver a portion of the energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation nuclear disarmament deal by next month, despite the communist country's recent move backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a government source said Tuesday. The government plans to ship 1,500 tons of round steel bars by Thursday next week, with an additional 1,500 tons...

2008-09-10 09:00:05

By Choe Sang-Hun North Korea marked its 60th birthday Tuesday by boasting of its "war-deterrent" nuclear capabilities, as international concerns deepened about its commitment to denuclearize and about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il. Analysts in the region kept a close eye on whether North Korea would stage a massive military parade, as it has several times over the past decade to celebrate important anniversaries, and whether Kim would attend it. But as of Tuesday evening, the...

2008-09-09 12:00:11

NORTH Korea marked the 60th anniversary of its founding today amid international doubts over its commitment to de-nuclearisation, speculation about the health of its leader and a worsening food crisis. The centrepiece of the celebration was to be a massive military parade through Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square - named after the communist country's founding figure - expected to take place later. But attention was focused on whether Kim Jong Il, the country's current leader and son of...

2008-09-08 06:00:09

By Michael Fitzpatrick The South Korean government is pursuing a series of restrictions on Internet use to prevent what the embattled administration of President Lee Myung Bak calls the spread of false information that prompts social unrest. Under the proposal, all forum and chat room users will be required to make verifiable registrations using their real names. In addition, the Korea Communications Commission would make it mandatory that Web sites take down for 30 days articles that...

2008-08-26 06:00:51

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "China's Hu Meets S. Korean Business Leaders"] Seoul, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) - Chinese President Hu Jintao urged both Seoul and Beijing Tuesday to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation to overcome challenges posed by what he called an "unstable global economic situation." Hu, in a speech to business leaders here on the final leg of his two-day visit to Seoul, said South Korea and China have positive conditions...

2008-08-26 03:00:51

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "China's Hu Meets S. Korean Business Leaders"] Seoul, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) - Chinese President Hu Jintao met South Korean business leaders on Tuesday on his final leg of a two-day visit here. About 200 South Korean businesspeople, including Hyundai Motor Co. Chairman Chung Mong-koo and POSCO Co. Chairman Lee Ku-taek, attended a luncheon meeting with the Chinese president. "Since South Korea and China established...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

S. Korea plans to build solar power plant on disputed islets SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean government plans to build a solar power plant on the disputed islets of Dokdo, which Japan calls Takeshima, by November, the Korea Herald reported Thursday. According to the report, the government will erect a 50 kilowatte solar power facility on one of the two main islets of Dokdo starting from next month. When the solar plant is completed, it will meet 30 percent of electricity...

2008-08-08 18:00:38

South Korea has delivered a portion of energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation accord signed last year, officials say. The accord led to the disablement of North Korea's key nuclear facilities, including the demolition of a cooling tower, the Unification Ministry said Friday. This week's shipment included 600 tons of round steel bars. Seoul has so far provided assistance worth 124,000 tons of heavy fuel oil, ministry officials said. The denuclearization accord,...