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2008-09-10 06:00:14

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - Three South Korean telecom companies are scheduled to begin providing television programmes over high- speed Internet connections in a trial run, the nations's telecommunications regulator said Wednesday. The companies - KT Corp., Hanarotelecom Inc and LG Dacom Corp. - will begin the trial run of their Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services, channelled through broadband connections, starting next...

2008-09-10 06:00:11

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], who has not been seen in public since late last month, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage but is recovering, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, spurning widespread speculation that the communist leader may be seriously ill. "During a parliamentary session, the intelligence agency reported that Kim's condition is such that he can recover," Won Hye-young,...

2008-09-10 00:00:04

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - A North Korean diplomat denied Wednesday [ 10 September] the communist state's leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has fallen sick, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. "We see such reports as not only worthless, but rather as a conspiracy plot," North Korea's ambassador for normalization talks with Japan, Song Il-ho, was quoted as saying by Kyodo. The comment came just moments after a South Korean...

2008-09-07 09:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Sept. 7 (Yonhap) - The government said Sunday that it will improve the allocation process of state funds for resources development that has been criticized for favouring public companies. The Ministry of Knowledge Economy said the role of the present foreign resources development financing committee will be turned over to a new consultation panel in 2009. It said the current committee system included experts from state-...

2008-09-06 09:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korean Coast Guard Seize Chinese Fishing Boats Bear Jeju"] JEJU, South Korea, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) - The Jeju [Cheju] Coast Guard said Saturday it has seized five Chinese fishing boats caught poaching in South Korea's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Chinese vessels were caught fishing before dawn and were all inside South Korea's EEZ. Authorities said they were seized 160 kilometres west of Chagwi Island...

2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Glitch in S. Korea's First Military Communications Satellite"] SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - A technical glitch rendered South Korea's first military communications satellite inoperable on Friday, interrupting services to the nation's military and other private clients, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, started having problems...

2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - South Korea's first military communications satellite returned to normal service following more than half a day of being out of communication after it was hit by a technical glitch, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said Friday. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, was fully operating as of 3:54 p.m. [ 0654 gmt] Friday afternoon, about 14 hours after the glitch...

2008-09-04 09:00:42

S.Korea, Uruguay sign agreement on fisheries cooperation SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Xinhua)-- South Korea and Uruguay Wednesday signed an agreement on fisheries cooperation, which allows South Korean fishing vessels to further use Uruguay's Monte Video Port, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. The port of Monte Video, located on the Uruguay's eastern coast, is used as a refueling center for about 50 South Korean fishing vessels operating near the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Ocean....

2008-09-03 12:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S Korea Mulls Retaliatory Steps Against Japan's Chip Duties"] SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - South Korea said Wednesday that it plans to ask the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) to look into Japan's punitive tariffs on computer memory chips made by Hynix Semiconductor Inc., saying it could take retaliatory measures if necessary. Japan last week said it would reduce its punitive duties imposed on Hynix...

2008-09-03 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Romanian President Due in Seoul Next Week"] Seoul, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - Romanian President Traian Basescu will make a three-day state visit to South Korea, starting on Sept. 10, for a summit with President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng-pak] over practical ways to boost bilateral cooperation, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said Wednesday. "Lee's summit talks with Basescu, slated for...


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