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Google CEO Message To North Korea: Accept Internet Or Face Economic Decline
2013-01-10 13:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google Chairman Eric Schmidt returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday with a challenge for the East Asian country and its leader, Kim Jong-un: accept the Internet, or risk further economic decline. “As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world, their economic growth and so forth and it will make it harder for them to...

Google Chief Visits North Korea This Week
2013-01-07 07:11:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The head of one of the most prominent technology companies is part of a delegation that arrived in North Korea on Monday -- a trip that has stirred up some controversy, partially because of its timing. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is visiting the East Asian country as part of a group that also includes former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, USA Today's Kim Hjelmgaard reports. Richardson has described the...

North Korea Launches Rocket
2012-12-11 22:24:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite requests by international governments, North Korea went ahead with plans and launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, according to the South Korea Ministry of Defense. A senior military official was quoted by South Korea's semi-official Yonhap press agency, confirming the rocket had been launched, and President Lee Myung-bak has ordered an emergency security meeting in Seoul. According to a report by CNN, the launch...

North Korea To Launch Another Rocket
2012-12-02 09:26:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online North Korea announced Saturday that they would attempt to launch a long-range rocket before the end of the year, just eight months after a failed attempt to do so was condemned by a United Nations ban prohibiting the nation from developing nuclear and missile programs. According to The Guardian, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that a rocket transporting a planetary observation satellite would be...

2010 Korea Bomb 'Tests' Possibly False Alarms
2012-10-09 13:56:55

Amid nuclear tensions, a seismic reality check This spring, a Swedish scientist sparked international concern with a journal article saying that radioactive particles detected in 2010 showed North Korea had set off at least two small nuclear blasts--possibly in experiments designed to boost the yields of much larger bombs. Shortly after, the pot was stirred with separate claims that some intelligence agencies suspected the detonations were done in cooperation with Iran. Now, a new paper...


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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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