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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...

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...

2009-11-29 08:08:09

Japan launched a next-generation spy satellite on Saturday as part of efforts to beef up its surveillance system against the threat of North Korea's missiles. An H-2A rocket carrying the nation's No. 3 Information Gathering Satellite was launched on Saturday morning from Tanegashima Space Centre on Tanegashima island, southwestern Japan, the officials said. Hisashi Michigami, an official at the Cabinet Office, says, "The satellite will gather intelligence for our defense and diplomatic...

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...

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...

2009-10-05 09:43:00

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a newly posted website book, Jeremy Stone is revealing detailed accounts of efforts since 1999 to resolve conflicts involving Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. In particular, the book shows that: a). ON RUSSIA: A Russian Prime Minister proposed to President Clinton, in a private meeting in the Oval Office, that both sides reduce deployed nuclear offensive weapons to 1,000 each, with the United States being permitted, as a...

2009-09-09 08:15:00

TORONTO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Inmet Mining Corporation (Inmet) (TSX:IMN) confirmed today that contrary to certain press reports it has not agreed to enter into any transaction with Korea Resources Corporation under which Korea Resources would purchase Inmet common shares. While Inmet and Korea Resources have been in discussions concerning a potential transaction including for joint investments in projects, no agreements have been concluded in that regard nor have any intentions...

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...

2009-08-16 17:43:33

Ties between Hyundai Group and North Korea appear on the upswing after a meeting between the company's chairwoman and Kim Jong Il, analysts say. The North Korean leader and Hyundai chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun met Sunday and had a friendly chat, the North's media reported, raising hopes among business and political analysts that Hyundai may be able to restore suspended business ties with Pyongyang, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hyun had come to North Korea on a mission to free a...

2009-08-15 12:18:19

The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...

Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

2007-07-17 11:33:40

The Chinese Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus), is a species of wild goat found in the mountains of eastern and northern Asia. A population of this subspecies exists in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, near the tracks of the Donghae Bukbu Line. The species is classified as endangered in South Korea, with an estimated population of less than 250.

2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

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