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2008-10-01 09:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - The government said Wednesday that it found the chemical melamine in a milk-based product imported from New Zealand. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said the industrial chemical melamine, which can cause kidney problems in humans if ingested, was found in two samples of lactoferrin protein, which is made from purified milk. Its confirmation marks the first time that a product made outside...

2008-10-01 06:30:00

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - The number of HIV/AIDS cases in South Korea rose by more than 20 per cent over the past few years, with a surprisingly sharp increase in infections among senior citizens, a government report showed Wednesday. The number of new HIV cases among seniors aged 50 or above reached 175 in 2007, surpassing the number of younger AIDS patients for the first time, according to the Health Ministry's report to the...

2008-10-01 06:00:42

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea Seeks To Suspend Imports Of Harmful Food Products"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - South Korea's health authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to suspend imports of food products found to have been contaminated with harmful ingredients amid a growing scare over Chinese dairy. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said that it will submit a bill to the National Assembly that would allow...

2008-10-01 06:00:42

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - South Korea's main opposition party on Wednesday called on the government to dismiss its food agency chief, blaming him for a lack of safety measures amid an escalating scare over tainted food products from China. Seoul recently banned imports and recalled Chinese-made foodstuffs containing powered milk after six brands were found to contain traces of melamine, an industrial chemical that can cause...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-30 12:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Mokpo, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - Four South Korean Coast Guard officers had been captured and assaulted by Chinese fisherman just two days before another one was killed during a boarding operation, authorities here said Tuesday. The Mokpo Coast Guard confirmed that the four officers were captured and severely beaten by the crew of a Chinese boat that was suspected of fishing in South Korea's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Lee Optimistic About Tripartite Economic Cooperation With Russia, N. Korea"] Moscow, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] said Tuesday that his ongoing official visit to Russia has resulted in important diplomatic achievements in terms of energy resources, economics and security diplomacy. Lee said his summit agreements with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to build a...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's state-run power company, said Tuesday that a consortium led by KEPCO has signed a preliminary deal in Moscow with a Russian uranium explorer to jointly develop uranium mines in Russia. Under the deal signed with ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., the consortium will participate in the exploration and development of uranium mines owned by the Russian uranium...

2008-09-30 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - Korea's food watchdog said Tuesday that two more snacks imported from China were found to be contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, bringing the local number of tainted food items to six amid a broadening Chinese food scandal. High levels of melamine were detected in Ritz Cracker Sandwiches Cheese, produced by Nabisco Food Suzhou Co., a Chinese subsidiary of the US brand, and Savoury Rice...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.