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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...

2008-09-26 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...

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...

2008-09-19 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...

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...

2008-09-14 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 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...

2008-09-11 03:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - North Korean diplomats here on Wednesday described as nonsense media speculation over their leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s health problems. South Korean intelligence officials said Kim had suffered either a stroke or cerebral haemorrhage but is recovering. Kim has not been seen in public since Aug. 14 when he reportedly inspected a military unit in North Korea. His absence from a crucial...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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