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2008-07-23 06:00:48

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Nam Kwang-sik: "Kepco To Expand Windfarms In China"] Seoul, July 23 (Yonhap) - Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's state-run electric power company, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with China's biggest electric power company to expand windfarms in China. Under the deal with Datang Corp., KEPCO will build additional windfarms with a combined generating capacity of 99.5 megawatts in Gansu Province and Inner...

2008-07-23 06:00:40

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, July 23 (Yonhap) - South Korea's national quarantine service said Wednesday that it has ordered a recall of Chilean pork that may have been contaminated with dioxin after finding a package with a higher than permitted level of the toxic compound. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said detailed tests conducted on a package containing 25.9 tons of meat from a Chilean...

2008-07-23 00:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 23 July: Five South Koreans held hostage in Mexico were freed Wednesday [23 July](KST), a Foreign Ministry official in Seoul said, following joint efforts by the two governments to secure their release. "They were safely released at 9 a.m. [2400 gmt] in the morning," the official said, adding the South Koreans were in custody of Mexican police. "The Mexican authorities have applied strong pressure after identifying the...

2008-07-22 06:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, July 22 (Yonhap) - South Korea's communications regulatory body said Tuesday it plans to widen the range of Internet Web sites that require user identification prior to posting responses on news and other online content. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said it plans to compel Web sites with daily traffic of more than 100,000 visitors to implement the system as part of a comprehensive scheme aimed at...

2008-07-21 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "N.K. Says Shooting of S. Korean Tourist Was Accidental: Civic Activists"] Seoul, July 21 (Yonhap) - North Korean officials say the killing of a South Korean tourist by their soldier was unintentional and are worried about possible far-reaching repercussions on inter-Korean ties, South Korean civic group activists said Monday. "Many North Korean officials with the North's Council for National Reconciliation...

2008-07-19 09:00:36

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap GAPYEONG, South Korea, July 19 (Yonhap) - A medical helicopter carrying 16 people burst into flames after making an emergency landing north of Seoul on Saturday, injuring seven including Moon Sun-myung, the founder of the Unification Church, and his wife, local police said. The other nine people onboard were believed to be unharmed. The helicopter made the landing at a mountainous area near Cheongshim Hospital in Gapyeong, 60...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Report on Environmental Damage by USFK Issued"] SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) - A report on environmental damage found over the past 10 years inside US military bases in South Korea was issued by civic organizations on Wednesday [16 July], with land contamination from oil being the most serious problem. The Comprehensive Report on Environmental Damages in US Bases in Korea, the first of its kind, was released amid...

2008-07-16 06:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Kim Hyun: "Seoul Court Hands Down Suspended Jail Term For Former Samsung Group Chairman"] Seoul, July 16 (Yonhap) - A court handed down a suspended prison sentence to former Samsung Group chairman Yi Ko'n-hu'i [Lee Kun- hee] for tax evasion on Wednesday, dismissing more serious charges of breach of trust in a trial that has forced the tycoon to resign. "It is difficult to say that the defendant committed breach of trust" in...

2008-07-12 06:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "President Lee Expresses Regret Over Mount Kumgang Shooting"] SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak expressed regret over the death of a South Korean tourist shot the previous day at North Korea's Mount Kumgang and called for a swift investigation, Seoul's presidential office said Saturday. Park Wang-ja, a 53-year-old housewife, was shot dead by a North Korean soldier in the pre-dawn hours of...

2008-07-11 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap BEIJING, July 11 (Yonhap) - North Korea and its dialogue partners here came close to a compromise Friday on how to check the authenticity of the secretive nation's recent account of its plutonium inventory, a South Korean official said. Establishing a verification protocol is a key agenda at the six- way talks aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear programme. The negotiations also involving the US, China, Russia and Japan...