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An average of 10,000 South Korean small businesses close daily during the economic crisis, the National Statistical Office says. NSO officials said Friday that the number of self-employed individuals in South Korea fell 416,000 in January compared with November's figures, leading to the troubling business
South Korean officials hope a sharp drop in the country's currency will mean an equally dramatic rise in visitors from China and Japan. Maeil Business News predicted a record 400,000 tourists from the two countries will come to South Korea in January.
South Korean automakers, faced with a slump, said Tuesday they expect production next year to total 3.6 million vehicles, down 6.5 percent from this year. The auto industry group said output this year is estimated at 3.85 million vehicles, Yonhap news agency reported. The Korea Automobile Manufacturers
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South Korea may opt for an undersea pipeline to receive Russian natural gas if North Korea refuses an overland route, says the state-run gas company's head. The plan to build an underwater pipeline came up during talks with Gazprom President Alexei Miller and experts at Russia's Pacific Ocean Institute in Vladivostok last week, Choo Kang-soo, head of Korea Gas Corp., said Wednesday to the Yonhap news agency. In September, Korea Gas announced it will import 7.5 million tons of gas annually...
The United States says verification of North Korea's earlier nuclear activities must include samples taken from its nuclear sites. U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Communist country must permit international inspectors to take such samples, CNN reported.
Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says Asian and European leaders should help him entice North Korea into demilitarizing through economic cooperation.
By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility.
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.
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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