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2008-08-05 09:00:03

U.S. President George Bush arrived in Seoul for talks with his South Korean counterpart on military, economic and diplomatic issues. Discussions between Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak also were expected to touch on the recently resumed U.S. beef imports, as well as North Korea's denuclearization, Yonhap News Agency reported. Bush and Lee are expected to release a joint statement Wednesday that reaffirms their commitment to a forward-looking U.S.-South Korea alliance, South...

2008-08-05 06:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) - The South Korean government is unwilling to consider sending troops to Afghanistan, even if US President George W. Bush puts the issue on the agenda of his summit talks with President Lee Myung-bak [Ri Myo'ng-pak] slated for Wednesday in Seoul, an informed source here indicated Tuesday. Ahead of Bush's arrival in South Korea on Tuesday evening, a ranking White House official said the US president will...

2008-08-03 09:00:02

North Korea says it will expel South Korean workers and tourists from a scenic resort in the north that has been used as a reconciliation gesture. The Mount Geumgang resort, which opened a decade ago as a means to promote unification between the two Koreas, was the scene of a shooting last month resulting in the death of a South Korean tourist at the hands of a North Korean soldier. The incident has soured already tense relations between the countries, the Yonhap news agency reported...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea, Kuwait Discuss Energy Cooperation"] SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) - The South Korean prime minister met with his Kuwaiti counterpart in Seoul on Wednesday, agreeing to boost energy and economic cooperation between the two countries, officials here said. Resource-poor South Korea is heavily dependent on oil imports and has been intensifying "energy diplomacy," a flagship policy of the market-oriented Lee...

2008-07-30 09:01:07

Chemical lab explosion kill one people in S.Korea SEOUL, July 29 (Xinhua) -- An explosion at a chemical center in South Korea's southeastern port city of Ulsan killed one people, injured two others on Tuesday, local media reported. A 35-year-old senior researcher, identified by his family name of Han, was killed at the Ulsan Precision Chemical Center when a powerful explosion hit an analytical laboratory on the second floor at 5:05 p.m. local time (0805GMT), South Korea's Yonhap News...

2008-07-29 09:01:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Ulsan, South Korea, July 29 (Yonhap) - One person died and two others were seriously injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical centre in Ulsan on Tuesday, local police and fire department officials said. A 35-year-old senior researcher, identified by his family name of Han, was killed at the the Ulsan Precision Chemical Centre when a powerful explosion hit an analytical laboratory on the second floor at 5:05 p.m., resulting...

2008-07-23 12:00:13

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "(ARF) Six-Way FM Talks: Top N. Korean, US Diplomats Discuss Nuclear Issue"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her North Korean counterpart Pak Ui-chun here Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme, demonstrating the two sides' political will to move the agreed-upon denuclearization process forward. Their "informal meeting" was joined by top...

2008-07-23 06:00:48

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Nam Kwang-sik: "Kepco To Expand Windfarms In China"] Seoul, July 23 (Yonhap) - Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's state-run electric power company, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with China's biggest electric power company to expand windfarms in China. Under the deal with Datang Corp., KEPCO will build additional windfarms with a combined generating capacity of 99.5 megawatts in Gansu Province and Inner...

2008-07-23 06:00:40

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, July 23 (Yonhap) - South Korea's national quarantine service said Wednesday that it has ordered a recall of Chilean pork that may have been contaminated with dioxin after finding a package with a higher than permitted level of the toxic compound. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said detailed tests conducted on a package containing 25.9 tons of meat from a Chilean...

2008-07-23 06:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "N. Korea Urges US To Lift All Sanctions"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - North Korea renewed calls Wednesday for the US to drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang, as the top diplomats from the two sides were set to hold talks here on the sidelines of a regional security forum. "Our republic submitted a nuclear declaration in a sincere effort and even took the measure of demolishing a cooling tower (at the...