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2009-05-16 16:11:28

South Korean officials said Saturday they will continue efforts to hold talks with North Korea on the fate of their troubled joint industrial complex. Officials want to press ahead for discussions despite North Korea's move to unilaterally void existing wage and rent contracts at Kaesong, Yonhap News Agency reported. Given the analysis of the contents of North Korea's letter (to the South) and attitude, North Korea seems to be moving to shut down the Kaesong industrial zone, but not...

2009-04-22 13:00:00

A government official said Wednesday, Japan is mulling an early warning satellite that can detect missile launches amid worries about North Korea's missile power. On April 5, Pyongynag launched a rocket that Japan saw as a disguised missile test.  The launch has sparked calls for Japan to consider possessing an early warning satellite and churning up a missile shield. Kei Oguro, an official at the government's Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy said, after being asked whether Japan...

2009-04-21 16:07:00

Escapees, Activists and Politicians to Call for Greater U.S. Action to Save Prisoners and Refugees WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From April 26th to May 2nd, thirty defectors from North Korea -- joined by U.S., South Korean and Japanese activists, politicians, policy experts, veterans and relatives of prisoners -- will hold events across the Washington, DC-area spotlighting the massive human rights abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and exposing China's...

2009-04-19 15:20:00

The global economic slowdown is unlikely to dampen long-term demand for new nuclear power plants, said officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Sunday on the eve of talks about the future of nuclear energy.IAEA officials are gathering in Beijing with national and international energy representatives to discuss climate change, atomic power prospects during the global financial crisis, concerns over nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea and other energy issues.Thierry...

2009-04-05 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org commented on the significance of the North Korean launch of its ICBM to the world-wide MDAA membership today. His commentary is as follows: A new security era has begun for our nation and that of our allies in the world. North Korea has successfully tested a long range ballistic missile. This success coupled with the North Korean...

2009-04-05 10:33:00

Expresses grave concern over North Korea's partnership with Iran WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented today on North Korea's test launch of a long-range missile. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen: "Pyongyang's continued missile tests and unrestricted nuclear development presents a direct threat to U.S. forces stationed in the Pacific, to our South Korean and Japanese allies, and to...

2009-04-05 07:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's rocket launch by North Korea is another urgent reminder to Congress and the administration about the vital importance of funding our national security space and missile defense programs. North Korea joins Iran as an unfriendly nation developing intercontinental ballistic missiles and building a space program. Fully funding missile defense and space situational awareness programs are critical to keeping U.S. citizens, our troops,...

2009-03-30 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, informed the membership of MDAA that a letter has been sent to Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates urging him to make sure all of our missile defense assets are in place to protect Alaska, Hawaii and regions of the United States prior to the North Korea "Space Launch" and missile test scheduled for later this week. The letter to Secretary...

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...

2009-02-26 15:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) (www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org) attended the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Hearing on The Future of Missile Defense Testing. His comments are as follows: Ellison opened his comments saying, "As North Korea prepares for a test of a long range ballistic missiles capable of striking the territory of the United States, we heard testimony at...

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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'