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2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Glitch in S. Korea's First Military Communications Satellite"] SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - A technical glitch rendered South Korea's first military communications satellite inoperable on Friday, interrupting services to the nation's military and other private clients, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, started having problems...

2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - South Korea's first military communications satellite returned to normal service following more than half a day of being out of communication after it was hit by a technical glitch, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said Friday. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, was fully operating as of 3:54 p.m. [ 0654 gmt] Friday afternoon, about 14 hours after the glitch...

2008-09-04 09:00:42

S.Korea, Uruguay sign agreement on fisheries cooperation SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Xinhua)-- South Korea and Uruguay Wednesday signed an agreement on fisheries cooperation, which allows South Korean fishing vessels to further use Uruguay's Monte Video Port, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. The port of Monte Video, located on the Uruguay's eastern coast, is used as a refueling center for about 50 South Korean fishing vessels operating near the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Ocean....

2008-09-04 06:00:21

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S Korea Launches Northeast Asian 'Oil Hub' Project" by Lee Joon-seung] SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Yonhap) - South Korea on Thursday officially launched an ambitious Northeast Asian oil holding and trading hub project which is expected to generate new business opportunities and fuel related industrial growth, the government said. The Ministry of Knowledge Economy said foreign companies will invest US$271 million to...

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(LEAD) Hill Due in Beijing on Verification of N Korean Nuclear Programmes: Officials " by Hwang Doo-hyong] WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - US chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will fly to Beijing Thursday to meet with South Korean and Chinese officials on ways to break the deadlock over a verification protocol for North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes, a senior South Korean official said Wednesday....

2008-09-03 12:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S Korea Mulls Retaliatory Steps Against Japan's Chip Duties"] SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - South Korea said Wednesday that it plans to ask the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) to look into Japan's punitive tariffs on computer memory chips made by Hynix Semiconductor Inc., saying it could take retaliatory measures if necessary. Japan last week said it would reduce its punitive duties imposed on Hynix...

2008-09-03 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Romanian President Due in Seoul Next Week"] Seoul, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - Romanian President Traian Basescu will make a three-day state visit to South Korea, starting on Sept. 10, for a summit with President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] over practical ways to boost bilateral cooperation, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said Wednesday. "Lee's summit talks with Basescu, slated for...

2008-09-02 09:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 2 September: South Korea received top marks for aviation safety from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which can facilitate code sharing with foreign carriers and the expansion of flight routes, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said the country received a safety system compliance rating of 98.82 per cent in the latest evaluation, up sharply from the...

2008-09-02 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 2 September: South Korea's state-run oil company is reviewing a joint venture proposal to develop the west Kamchatka oil field with a Russian counterpart, government and industry sources said Tuesday. Sources at the Ministry for Knowledge Economy and the oil industry said the proposal by Rosneft, Russia's state-run oil company, comes after Kamchatneftegaz (KNG) - the South Korean- Russian consortium - lost its operating...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] and his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez held summit talks in Seoul Monday and agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and other economic fields, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said. Vazquez arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a five-day trip, becoming the first...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.