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2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-30 09:00:23

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim Jong...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Lee Optimistic About Tripartite Economic Cooperation With Russia, N. Korea"] Moscow, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] said Tuesday that his ongoing official visit to Russia has resulted in important diplomatic achievements in terms of energy resources, economics and security diplomacy. Lee said his summit agreements with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to build a...

2008-09-30 06:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Cho Kyung Wook] Seoul, Sept. 30 Kyodo - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks with his South Korean counterpart to try to put the stalled six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization back on track. Upon arriving at Inchon International Airport, Hill, who is assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs, said "We are going to talk about what we need for...

2008-09-29 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Trade between South Korea and Russia could top $20 billion this year, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan said. "Bilateral trade reached $15 billion in 2007, up 50% compared to the previous year. Trade between the two countries is likely to top $20 billion this year," the South Korean foreign minister said in an interview with the Kommersant daily newspaper published on Monday. "South Korean companies have been investing vigorously in Russia lately....

2008-09-29 12:00:25

Text of report in English by Jung Kwon Ho: "North Korean officials listen to foreign radio", published by South Korean newspaper The Daily NK website on 25 August Shenyang, China - Among cadres in North Korea, listening to foreign radio is on the increase. Several sources from North Korea report that "Irrespective of rank, the trend of listening to foreign radio broadcasts is expanding among officials of the Party, the administration or the National Security Agency, even the rank-and-file...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Moscow, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, agreed at a Kremlin summit Monday to accelerate two-way cooperation in energy, resources and industrial technologies, upgrading their bilateral relations from a comprehensive partnership to a strategic partnership, Lee's aides said. In the first tangible and unprecedented...

2008-09-28 06:00:17

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(News Focus) Korea-Russia Summit Focuses on Economic Cooperation, Regional Security" by Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) - Embarking on his first trip to Russia as head of South Korea on Sunday, President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] has three broad goals in mind - the upgrade of bilateral relations, energy and resource diplomacy and a constructive Russian role towards North Korean denuclearization,...

2008-09-26 15:00:38

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Friday that all potentially contaminated foods should be recalled in light of an ongoing import crisis. After meeting with Health-Welfare Minister Jeon Jae-hee Korea Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Yun Yeo-pyo, Lee called for an intensification of efforts to recall all items thought to be contaminated with the toxic chemical melamin, The Korea Times said. The president's call for swift action came after the Korea Food and Drug...


Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

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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.

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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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