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2011-07-27 13:30:00

The Yonhap news agency reports that South Korean scientists have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

2011-05-03 00:46:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The entry deadline for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs)' is just one month away from today.

2011-04-27 05:17:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MINDS International, the global association of digital news agencies, has expanded its reach with the addition of four news agencies to its network.

2011-03-01 17:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key news wire service, starts receiving entries today (March 2) for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.' Supported by the UN, the press photo contest begins today and photo submissions will be accepted via the official website (http://www.yippa.net) until May 31.

2009-10-30 14:50:00

North Korea has been implicated in a series of cyber attacks in South Korea and the United States in July, according to South Korea’s spy agency chief.

2009-09-12 08:28:35

South Korean and New Zealand officials say they'll intensify discussions to produce a free trade agreement between the two nations. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said a meeting between the two countries' trade officials in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday produced a pledge to work again on such bilateral issues as tariff concessions, services and investment during an upcoming second round of talks aimed at producing a free trade agreement, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The...

2009-08-30 21:11:08

South Korea is preparing to inoculate about 9.1 million of the people at greatest risk of contracting Influenza A, the government said Sunday. Yonhap New Agency reported medical and quarantine personnel, school children, military personnel, senior citizens, pregnant women and children under age 5 will be eligible for free vaccinations.

2009-08-15 12:18:19

The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...

2009-08-04 16:00:13

Cho Oh-ryun, a stellar South Korean swimmer nicknamed the Asian Seal, died of a heart attack Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 56. Cho was found lying on the floor by his wife, Lee Seong-ran, at his home in Haenam, the Yonhap news agency reported.

2009-07-08 13:05:00

A widespread cyber attack that shut down US and South Korean official websites might have come from North Korea or its sympathizers.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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