Archive for December, 2014

US Special Rep. for N. Korea Sung Kim Arrives in S. Korea

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim arrived in South Korea on Thursday for …

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New Apple Technology to Rotate Falling Phones

Apple has developed a new technology that promises to protect fragile smartphone screens from shattering. CNET on Tuesday said the Californian IT giant was awarded a patent for the protection system.

The technology automatically calculates an estimated point of impact by vibration the mom… …read more

Hong Kong Protest Leaders Will Surrender to Police

The three founders of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement are moving ahead with plans to surrender to police and are urging their fellow protesters to retreat for their own safety.

At a news conference Tuesday, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, and Chu Yiu-ming announced they will turn themselves into the … …read more

Nat'l Assembly to Handle Next Year's Budget Plan on Tuesday

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The National Assembly will convene a plenary session on Tuesday to handle next year’s budget …

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Direct Won-Yuan Trade Starts

Monday sees the long-awaited opening of direct trading of the Korean won into yuan and vice versa, according to the Bank of Korea.

So far the won could only be directly changed into U.S. dollars, but direct trading of the yuan was apparently made possible to reduce heavy dependence on the… …read more