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2011-01-13 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the statements made by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates this week regarding North Koreas' threat to the U.S. and offered his analysis. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments are outlined below: In Beijing, China this week Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stated...

2010-07-30 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the U.S. military exercises off the Korean Peninsula this week . Ellison is one of the top experts in missile defense in the country. His observations are the following: "Off the Korean Peninsula this week our U.S. forces, led by the USS George Washington Battle Strike Group made up of 20 ships, 100 aircraft and...

2006-04-18 02:32:19

SEOUL (Reuters) - A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday. The dust storm was weak over parts of central and northern South Korea, including the capital Seoul, the South's Meteorological Administration said, adding that it was much more severe in North Korea. South Korean authorities are yet to issue a health warning. Northern China continued to...

2006-03-23 23:16:34

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. troops will launch week-long joint exercises on Saturday to test whether they are ready to be mobilized if there was an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula, military officers said. The annual drills have angered North Korea in past years, and the communist state, which says the drills are a prelude to a U.S. invasion, has again stepped up anti-U.S. rhetoric. The participation of the nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in...

2005-07-28 21:26:05

By Teruaki Ueno and Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and North Korea struggled on Friday to bridge differences over how to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear programs, as a fourth day of six-party talks opened with little sign of a deal. The negotiations, which resumed this week after a 13-month hiatus, have seen the parties retreat to familiar territory, with North Korea demanding aid and security guarantees before scrapping its nuclear programs and the United States...

2005-07-27 17:52:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's rapid development is an opportunity rather than a threat to the world, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, seeking to stem a rising tide of anti-Beijing sentiment in the United States. State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, in a speech, advised Americans not to "politicize" or "get emotional" about trade issues. He also said Beijing would improve intellectual property rights protections and promised to work with Washington to promote world peace. Tang, who...

2005-07-22 00:11:44

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Striking a peace treaty to replace the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War would resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, a spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, came before a meeting of regional powers in Beijing on Tuesday for talks aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs in exchange for security guarantees and economic...

2005-07-13 07:35:17

By Jon Herskovitz and Carol Giacomo SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are optimistic North Korea, enticed by energy aid, might agree to scrap its nuclear plans and so defuse one of the world's most dangerous crises, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday. Her comments, the most upbeat by a U.S. official on North Korea in months, came two weeks before stalled six-way nuclear talks resume and after South Korea offered to supply electricity to the North if it...

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2007-01-02 11:20:38

The Amur Hedgehog is a hedgehog similar to Western European Hedgehog in outlook and lifestyle. It is more lightly colored. An average animal weighs from 21.16 to 35.27 oz (600 to 1000 g). It is native to Amur Krai and Primorye in Russia, Manchuria in China and the Korean peninsula. PHOTO CREDIT: Amur hedgehog in Lazov natural park, Russia

2006-09-12 11:11:51

The Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) is a musk deer found in the mountain forests of Northeast Asia. It is most common in the taiga of southern Siberia, but is also found in parts of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria and the Korean peninsula. It is largely nocturnal, and migrates only over short distances. It prefers altitudes of more than 8,530 ft (2600 m). Adults are small, weighing 15 to 37 pounds (7-17 kg). The Siberian musk deer is classified as threatened by the IUCN. It is...

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