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2008-09-18 09:00:37

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) - South Korea's food protection agency said Thursday it has started a probe to look into whether imported biscuits and other processed foods from China contain a poisonous chemical, following reports of a mounting scandal over tainted Chinese baby formula. The Korea Food and Drug Administration said it has collected some 615 imported Chinese food products on sale in South Korea believed to contain the...

2008-09-17 03:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) - South Korea has signed a deal with Indonesia to lease 25,000 hectares of coastal waters to cultivate seaweed that can be processed to produce bio-ethanol fuel, the government said Wednesday. The letter of intent (LOI) signed between the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and its Indonesia counterpart permits local companies to lease the waters free of charge. "The LOI is...

2008-09-16 06:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, 16 September: South Korea will deliver a portion of the energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation nuclear disarmament deal by next month, despite the communist country's recent move backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a government source said Tuesday. The government plans to ship 1,500 tons of round steel bars by Thursday next week, with an additional 1,500 tons...

2008-09-14 21:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) - Almost every household in South Korea is connected to high-speed Internet, a government report said Sunday. As of the end of July, 15.09 million households were registered with high-speed Internet services, marking an increase of 620,000 from the previous year, according to the report released by Korea Communications Commission, the country's telecommunications regulator. The figure represents 95 per...

2008-09-12 09:00:12

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has recovered enough from his illness that he can brush his teeth on his own, a South Korean official said Friday. "We have obtained information that Kim can brush his teeth without help from others," the Seoul official told Yonhap. The official said the South Korean government was monitoring Kim's health and "other situations in North Korea in anticipation of an emergency there." While Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke, the official said the...

2008-09-12 06:00:21

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) - Google Inc., operator of the world's largest Web search engine, has recently acquired a South Korean blog tool provider to strengthen its business here, the US company's local unit said Friday [12 September]. Google Korea has effectively taken over Tatter and Company Co., known among Korean bloggers for their "Text Cube" blog-construction tool, the company said in a statement. When the deal was signed...

2008-09-12 06:00:19

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo: "N. Korean Leader Rapidly Improving From Illness: Official"] SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] is certain to be ill at present, but has recovered enough to brush his teeth on his own, a South Korean government official said Friday. "We have obtained information that Kim can brush his teeth without help from others," the Seoul official said on condition of anonymity,...

2008-09-11 09:00:04

By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist government , South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill. President Lee Myung-bak convened a meeting of top security ministers, who were briefed on intelligence that indicates Kim was recovering, said Lee Dong-kwan, the president's chief spokesman....

2008-09-11 09:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - No power vacuum has been detected in North Korea amid speculations that Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] may have had a stroke last month, a diplomatic source said Thursday. The diplomatic source, who declined to be identified, said there seem to have been no disruptions to key decision-making processes in the communist country, pointing to the nuclear situation as evidence. "North Korea threatened to...

2008-09-11 06:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - Seoul does not plan to raise the level of defence readiness since it has not detected any unusual activity by the North Korean military related to reports of their leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s recent illness, the top defence official here was quoted as saying on Thursday. South Korean intelligence officials concluded that Kim suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage last month and was operated on by...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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