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2008-09-02 09:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 2 September: South Korea received top marks for aviation safety from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which can facilitate code sharing with foreign carriers and the expansion of flight routes, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said the country received a safety system compliance rating of 98.82 per cent in the latest evaluation, up sharply from the...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] and his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez held summit talks in Seoul Monday and agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and other economic fields, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said. Vazquez arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a five-day trip, becoming the first...

2008-09-01 03:00:19

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "N. Korea Says It Can Launch Satellites Anytime"] SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) - North Korea on Sunday [31 August] celebrated the 10th anniversary of the launch of Taepodong-1, the communist state's first self-claimed satellite rocket, declaring that it can do the same anytime. Taepodong-1 is a three-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile developed in North Korea and currently in service. The missile was...

2008-08-31 06:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) - South Korea and Uruguay will agree on a fisheries pact that can help facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, the government said Sunday. The deal, which is expected to be signed on Tuesday in Seoul during President Tabare Vazquez's visit, calls for greater exchanges of information and personnel related to the development of fisheries resources, the...

2008-08-25 03:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) - South Korea and China agreed on a revised fisheries trade pact aimed at reducing unnecessary friction between the two neighbours, the government said Monday. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the new pact is a revision of the bilateral trade pact signed in April 2001. "The main difference is that both sides agreed to differentiate between minor and serious violations,...

2008-08-09 09:00:52

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Ri Myo'ng-pak] and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev met in Beijing Saturday and agreed to jointly explore oil, gas and mineral resources in the central Asian country, Lee's aides in Seoul said. The two leaders were in the Chinese capital for the Olympics which opened on Friday night. In a meeting with Nazarbaev, Lee asked for his support for South Korean firms wanting to...

2008-08-05 06:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) - The South Korean government is unwilling to consider sending troops to Afghanistan, even if US President George W. Bush puts the issue on the agenda of his summit talks with President Lee Myung-bak [Ri Myo'ng-pak] slated for Wednesday in Seoul, an informed source here indicated Tuesday. Ahead of Bush's arrival in South Korea on Tuesday evening, a ranking White House official said the US president will...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea, Kuwait Discuss Energy Cooperation"] SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) - The South Korean prime minister met with his Kuwaiti counterpart in Seoul on Wednesday, agreeing to boost energy and economic cooperation between the two countries, officials here said. Resource-poor South Korea is heavily dependent on oil imports and has been intensifying "energy diplomacy," a flagship policy of the market-oriented Lee...

2008-07-30 09:01:07

Chemical lab explosion kill one people in S.Korea SEOUL, July 29 (Xinhua) -- An explosion at a chemical center in South Korea's southeastern port city of Ulsan killed one people, injured two others on Tuesday, local media reported. A 35-year-old senior researcher, identified by his family name of Han, was killed at the Ulsan Precision Chemical Center when a powerful explosion hit an analytical laboratory on the second floor at 5:05 p.m. local time (0805GMT), South Korea's Yonhap News...

2008-07-29 09:01:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Ulsan, South Korea, July 29 (Yonhap) - One person died and two others were seriously injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical centre in Ulsan on Tuesday, local police and fire department officials said. A 35-year-old senior researcher, identified by his family name of Han, was killed at the the Ulsan Precision Chemical Centre when a powerful explosion hit an analytical laboratory on the second floor at 5:05 p.m., resulting...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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