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2011-07-27 13:30:00

The Yonhap news agency reports that South Korean scientists have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to the report, the research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic. The researchers said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a...

2011-05-03 00:46:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The entry deadline for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs)' is just one month away from today. Entries should be submitted online at http://www.yippa.net by May 31. Since Yonhap News Agency, which hosts this event under the aegis of the UN, started receiving entries on March 2, many newsworthy photos have been entered. This press photo contest is open...

2011-03-01 17:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key news wire service, starts receiving entries today (March 2) for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.' Supported by the UN, the press photo contest begins today and photo submissions will be accepted via the official website (http://www.yippa.net) until May 31. This contest is open to photojournalists worldwide including...

2009-09-12 08:28:35

South Korean and New Zealand officials say they'll intensify discussions to produce a free trade agreement between the two nations. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said a meeting between the two countries' trade officials in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday produced a pledge to work again on such bilateral issues as tariff concessions, services and investment during an upcoming second round of talks aimed at producing a free trade agreement, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The...

2009-06-30 23:16:05

South Korean ship builders have been hit hard by the global economic slowdown as new orders plunged in 2009 first half, industry sources told Yonhap. The slump has hit South Korea's leading shipbuilders, the South Korean news agency reported. The three major shipyards received combined orders of only $1.23 billion in the first six months of this year, compared with $34.1 billion in the same period of last year, Yonhap said.

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2009-06-05 01:20:00

The South Korean economic downturn may be bottoming out but experts say there is still enough uncertainty to make the recovery a slow process. The optimistic signs include improvement in business and consumer sentiment but they are still dogged by sluggish investment and domestic demand, Yonhap news agency reported. Even if the economy is improving, the pace of its recovery is likely to be considerably slow, the Financial Services Commission, the country's financial regulator, said, citing...

2009-05-12 07:27:53

South Korean Finance Minister Yoon Jeung-hyun said the country did not need to worry about a shortage of cash reserves similar to a crisis in 1997. Considering major indicators unveiled recently for our economy, chances are slim that we might face a financial crisis, he said, the Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday. With current and trade accounts remaining in the black and foreign investments pouring into the local stock market, foreign reserves are expanding and the exchange rate is...

2009-05-10 12:37:20

The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security says the government will offer 250,000 temporary jobs to help stimulate the economy. The government ministry said those hired for the temporary manual work positions will come from low-income and unemployed households throughout South Korea, the Yonhap News Agency said Sunday. The new hope labor project will cost the government $1.36 billion and will include positions lasting six months, in employment areas such as repairs and...

2009-04-19 10:26:15

South Korea says the United States has yet to ask for a renegotiation of the delayed Korea-U.S. free trade agreement. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-Hoon said Sunday at the Boao, China, Forum for Asia annual conference that despite repeated assertions by U.S. President Barack Obama during last year's campaign he was dissatisfied with the terms of the proposed deal, the White House has yet to seek to modify the pact, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. I have never heard that...

2009-04-12 08:15:42

The U.S. Trade Representative is aiming to avoid renegotiating a proposed U.S.-South Korean free trade deal, Seoul officials say. The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the office of ruling party lawmaker Rep. Hong Jung-wook Sunday confirmed a U.S. trade journal report that Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Danny Sepulveda told business interests the USTR wants to address opposition to the trade deal without changing its text, something that goes against the reported...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'