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2008-09-29 09:00:49

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Moscow, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, agreed at a Kremlin summit Monday to accelerate two-way cooperation in energy, resources and industrial technologies, upgrading their bilateral relations from a comprehensive partnership to a strategic partnership, Lee's aides said. In the first tangible and unprecedented...

2008-09-29 09:00:43

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shin Hae-in] Seoul, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - As South Korea reels from an escalating scare over tainted food products from China, officials said Monday they plan to tighten the safety inspection process by integrating screening systems. Seoul recently banned imports and recalled Chinese-made foodstuffs containing powered milk after detecting traces of melamine, an industrial chemical, in six brands. The toxic chemical was...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Inchon, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - A Chinese fishing boat was allegedly shelled last week by the North Korean coast guard, officials said Monday. The vessel came under fire at around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, according to officials at the South Korean Ministry of Defence. Its 44-year old skipper, whom authorities identified by his last name Kung, was seriously injured. Kung is now hospitalized at Inha University in Inchon, west of Seoul,...

2008-09-29 03:00:29

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - South Korea and Russia have agreed to expand cooperation in energy-related research and in the development of oil and uranium, the government said Monday. Knowledge Economy Minister Lee Youn-ho [Yi Yun-ho] held talks with Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko and concurred on the need for advancing bilateral cooperative arrangements, according to the ministry. Minister Lee is accompanying President...

2008-09-28 06:00:17

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(News Focus) Korea-Russia Summit Focuses on Economic Cooperation, Regional Security" by Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) - Embarking on his first trip to Russia as head of South Korea on Sunday, President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] has three broad goals in mind - the upgrade of bilateral relations, energy and resource diplomacy and a constructive Russian role towards North Korean denuclearization,...

2008-09-28 06:00:15

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap original headline: "S Korea To Create Sweeping Food Safety Measures Over Chinese Milk Scandal"] Seoul, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) - South Korea plans to introduce a sweeping package of consumer protection measures in the wake of a Chinese milk scandal, officials said Sunday, with new measures including a class action suit system for victims and tougher screening of imports. Korean health authorities ordered the recall and...

2008-09-28 06:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Mokpo, South Korea, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) - The Coast Guard planned to seek arrest warrants for 11 Chinese fishermen on Sunday following the death of a Korean officer who was assaulted and then drowned while trying to inspect the boat operating in Korean waters. Park Kyong-jo, 48, a police inspector of the Mokpo Coast Guard, fell into the water while attempting to board the Chinese boat whose crew was illegally fishing in Korea's...

2008-09-26 09:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S Korea Opts Not To Bid for Turkish Nuclear Reactor Project" by Lee Joon-seung] SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) - South Korea has opted not to bid for the construction of nuclear reactors in Turkey, citing unfavourable business conditions, a source at the state-run power company said Friday. The Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) source, who declined to be identified, said conditions offered by Ankara were too...

2008-09-26 06:00:27

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) - South Korea's health authorities said Friday they have found traces of a harmful chemical in a Chinese creamer product used in instant coffee mixes. The discovery of melamine, which can cause kidney problems and even death in severe cases, follows a confirmation by the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) on Thursday that two types of snacks sold domestically contained traces of the industrial...

2008-09-26 06:00:19

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap MOKPO, South Korea, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) - A coastguardsman was found dead Friday afternoon after a skirmish occurred while he was inspecting a Chinese boat for alleged illegal fishing in the South Korean waters, maritime officials said. The body of the 48-year-old Coastguardsman, who is identified only by his last name Park, was found at 1:10 p.m. Friday floating in the waters near Gageo Island, a two and half-hour distance from...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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