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2008-10-09 09:00:26

East Asian business forum on environmental protection opens in Hanoi HANOI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The East Asian Business Forum on Environmental Protection opened in Hanoi on Wednesday, drawing participation of more than 200 Vietnamese and foreign managers, scientists and businessmen, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The forum was held on the sideline of the First East Asian Environmental Ministers' Meeting, which is scheduled to open on Thursday. The participants presented 28 reports...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

By Dan Buglass Rural THE Common Agricultural Policy, which comes at a cost in the region of 40 billion (GBP 36bn) to European taxpayers, was last subject to a major review in 2004, with the new regime taking effect on 1 January 2005. That process was dubbed by the then agricultural commissioner, Franz Fischler, as a "mid-term" review, but it was the most radical shake-up in the 40-year history of the CAP. Fischler managed to convince member states that the best interests of both...

2008-10-05 09:00:07

North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday. It did not say anything about his health condition. - The Associated Press his health The 66-year-old leader had not been seen in public since mid- August. U.S. and South Korean officials said last...

2008-10-03 15:00:08

Chief U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Friday he had "substantive" talks with North Korea over nuclear disarmament, but no breakthrough was reported. Hill, the assistant secretary of state, returned to Seoul after a three-day visit with North Korean officials to meet with Kim Sook and Akitaka Saiki, his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. Hill had traveled overland to Pyongyang Wednesday to meet with North Korean's Kim Kye-gwan and other officials on a mission to stop the...

2008-10-01 06:00:41

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -The Government and people of Vietnam will spare no efforts to beef up cooperative relations with Japan , particularly in the areas of economy, trade and investment, to bring practical benefits to both countries. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while receiving a 37-strong Japanese business delegation headed by Hiroyuki Yoshino, a senior adviser of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and...

2008-10-01 03:00:08

By Langston, Richard ABSTRACT: Peter Weiss first met Alexander Kluge at a special 1962 meeting of Gruppe 47 dedicated to cinema. Weiss left records of this and other subsequent meetings in ensuing years. After an extended hiatus, Kluge (along with Oskar Negt) reappeared in Weiss's notebooks in the guise of their newly published second book of social theory; "Geschichte u. Eigensinn," Weiss jotted in June 1981, taking note of their book's title. This author contends that Weiss's Die Asthetik...

2008-09-29 06:00:25

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Business" page: "Hanoi's airport planned for civil use"] Hanoi (VNA) -The Vietnam Aviation Administration announced on Sept. 25 that Hanoi's Gia Lam airport will be used for both civil and military purposes. To this end, a 286.6 billion VND (17 million USD) project has been approved for construction and upgrading of the 302.61 ha airport. During the first phrase that ends in 2015,...

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,...

2008-09-19 06:00:17

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Society" page: "WB-funded land management project launched"] Hanoi (VNA) -A World Bank-funded project to help Vietnam develop a land management system in a more transparent and public manner was launched in Hanoi on September 18. The Vietnam Land Administration Project (VLAP), built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, has a total investment of 100 million USD. It...

2008-09-18 09:00:14

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo website on 18 September [Source headline: "Gov't Under Fire for Handling of N.Korea Intelligence"] The government is taking flak for questionable handling of intelligence on North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s health problems. The first question is credibility. Since Kim did not show up at an event marking North Korea's 60th founding anniversary on Sept. 9, some South Korean government officials have made it...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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