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2008-09-25 06:00:27

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung: "S. Korea, Kurdistan Sign Oil-SOC Development Pact"] Seoul, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) - South Korea's state-run oil company on Thursday [ 25 September] signed a pact with the autonomous government of Kurdistan to link oil development with social infrastructure construction in the war-torn Middle Eastern region. The definitive deal signed in downtown Seoul between the Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC) and Prime...

2008-09-25 06:00:25

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) - Fish feed containing an industrial chemical that can cause kidney damage in humans was sold on the local market, the government said Thursday. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the discovery of a second case of melamine contamination was made during an inspection last week of 290 feed samples produced by 60 local companies. Of the total checked, 68...

2008-09-25 03:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) - South Korean health authorities ordered a local foodstuffs company Thursday to recall two of its snacks found to be contaminated with an industrial chemical that can cause kidney damage. The Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) said the recall includes the "Misarang Custard" cake by Haitai Confectionery and Food Co. and "Milk Rusk" imported from Hong Kong. It also said another product made by...

2008-09-24 12:00:28

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(LEAD) Melamine Found in Imported Confections From China"] Seoul, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) - South Korea's food safety agency on Wednesday put a temporary import ban on Chinese products containing powdered milk after tests on two confections revealed traces of the toxic chemical melamine. Tests on "Misarang Custard" cake, which a Chinese firm produced on an original equipment manufacturing for South Korea's Haitai...

2008-09-24 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) - South Korea approved imports of beef from 18 additional US slaughterhouses that met quality and sanitation standards, the government quarantine service said Wednesday. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said permission was granted after inspectors checked to make sure the facilities maintained the industry-accepted Hazard Analysis and Critical Control...

2008-09-22 08:15:00

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Gov't To Expand Melamine Inspections To All Dairy-based Processed Food"] Seoul, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) - South Korea will expand ongoing melamine chemical inspections to all dairy-based food and ingredients imported from China, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said Monday. The administration said the effort is taking place as 13,582 tons of Chinese dairy products have been imported this year, including...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 19 September: A South Korean charity group said Friday it will send a large delegation to North Korea this weekend amid sensitive inter-Korean ties and the serious illness of the North's leader. The Korean Sharing Movement said the 136-member delegation, which plans to visit for four days, will be the largest South Korean group to visit the North since early July. Seoul has been discouraging large delegations from...

2008-09-19 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, 19 September: A chief North Korean negotiator for talks with South Korea over energy aid to the North rebuffed Friday a US call to establish a regime to verify the North's declaration of nuclear facilities, according to Yonhap News Agency. "Applying the unacceptable method of inspecting in a burglar's way would only heighten political tensions," Hyon Hak Bong, deputy director of the North's Foreign Ministry's US Affairs...

2008-09-19 06:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, 19 September: South Korea's foreign minister said Friday [19 September] that North Korea's commitment to the denuclearization process remains uncertain, citing its ongoing move to restart a main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon [Yo'ngbyo'n]. "It is unclear whether North Korea's measure is intended to return the situation to where it was prior to the disabling work, or whether it is another bargaining move," Yu Myung-hwan [Yu...

2008-09-19 03:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) - The families of over a dozen Koreans killed in a Cambodian jet crash last year have sued the airline, demanding US$4 million in compensation for its failure to prevent the errors that caused the accident, a Seoul court said Friday. All 22 passengers and crew members, including 13 Koreans, were killed when a PMT Air propeller plane went down over a mountain in June last year. The Russian-made jet was...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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