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2008-07-23 00:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 23 July: Five South Koreans held hostage in Mexico were freed Wednesday [23 July](KST), a Foreign Ministry official in Seoul said, following joint efforts by the two governments to secure their release. "They were safely released at 9 a.m. [2400 gmt] in the morning," the official said, adding the South Koreans were in custody of Mexican police. "The Mexican authorities have applied strong pressure after identifying the...

2008-07-22 06:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, July 22 (Yonhap) - South Korea's communications regulatory body said Tuesday it plans to widen the range of Internet Web sites that require user identification prior to posting responses on news and other online content. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said it plans to compel Web sites with daily traffic of more than 100,000 visitors to implement the system as part of a comprehensive scheme aimed at...

2008-07-22 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "US Hopes To Discuss N. Korea's Uranium, Proliferation at ARF: Rice"] Washington, July 21 (Yonhap) - Foreign ministers of six countries involved in North Korea's denuclearization will discuss North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment and nuclear proliferation Wednesday in Singapore at a regional security forum, the top US diplomat said Monday. "I think what we'll do is we'll certainly review progress in the...

2008-07-21 08:44:47

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, July 21 (Yonhap) - Jay Lefkowitz, the US special envoy on North Korean human rights, has called off his planned trip to an inter-Korean industrial complex in North Korea this week, the South Korean Unification Ministry said Monday. "We heard Lefkowitz voluntarily cancelled his plan to visit Kaesong [Kaeso'ng] industrial zone," said Kim Ho-nyoun, spokesman for the ministry. Lefkowitz sought permission...

2008-07-21 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "N.K. Says Shooting of S. Korean Tourist Was Accidental: Civic Activists"] Seoul, July 21 (Yonhap) - North Korean officials say the killing of a South Korean tourist by their soldier was unintentional and are worried about possible far-reaching repercussions on inter-Korean ties, South Korean civic group activists said Monday. "Many North Korean officials with the North's Council for National Reconciliation...

2008-07-19 09:00:36

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap GAPYEONG, South Korea, July 19 (Yonhap) - A medical helicopter carrying 16 people burst into flames after making an emergency landing north of Seoul on Saturday, injuring seven including Moon Sun-myung, the founder of the Unification Church, and his wife, local police said. The other nine people onboard were believed to be unharmed. The helicopter made the landing at a mountainous area near Cheongshim Hospital in Gapyeong, 60...

2008-07-18 06:00:23

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) - The foreign ministers of the six nations involved in talks over North Korea's nuclear disarmament will meet in Singapore next week, a South Korean government official said Friday. The meeting would mark the first gathering of the top diplomats from the two Koreas, the US, China, Russia, and Japan aimed at discussing the nuclear issue, although their lower-level nuclear envoys have held several rounds of...

2008-07-18 03:00:10

Foreign ministers of nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization intend to meet in Singapore on the sidelines of an ASEAN forum, it was disclosed Friday. Quoting a South Korean official, Yonhap news agency reported the foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the two Koreas will meet next Wednesday when Singapore plays host to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum. The high-level meeting comes in the wake of the six-party talks among the...

2008-07-17 06:00:32

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, July 17 (Yonhap) - A South Korean film depicting the harsh reality of life for North Korean defectors will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) this year, the distributor here said Thursday. "Tony Rayns, a programmer for the VIFF, has recently invited us to show the film at the festival. 'Crossing' will be shown at the section of Dragons and Tigers, a programme introducing films of East Asia," an...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Washington, July 16 (Yonhap) - Seven South Korean and 33 other fishermen were rescued in waters off Somalia Wednesday under convoy of a US naval ship, three days after their ship was grounded on a Somali sand beach, South Korea's military attache here said. The stranded fishermen were carried by local boats to another South Korean fishing boat, Baekyang No 37, and were heading to Oman's Salalah Port as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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