Archive for August, 2015

Milan Expo Explores Sustainable Food for the World

Some 20 million people are expected to visit the Expo Milano 2015 that runs from May 1 to Oct. 31. It is the first time in 15 years that Europe has hosted a world expo, with more than 147 countries and international organizations sharing ideas and solutions on the theme of “Feeding the Planet, En… …read more

South Korean Currency Tumbles on Yuan Devaluation

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Anchor: The value of the local currency tumbled to a near four-year low in South Korea after China …

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Seoul Must Get Tough on N.Korean Provocations

Cheong Wa Dae on Tuesday demanded an apology from North Korea and punishment for those responsible for laying land mines in the demilitarized zone that maimed two South Korean soldiers.

International condemnation swiftly followed. The U.S. State Department said the use of wooden-box mines… …read more

Satellite Imagery Suggests N. Korea Operating Second Centrifuge Building

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North Korea appears to be operating both buildings of centrifuges at its Yongbyon nuclear …

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Heat Wave Advisories Lifted

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Heat wave advisories issued across the nation were all lifted as of 6 p.m. Monday as the scorching …

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Has Kim Jong-un Taken Leave of His Senses?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a great show of inviting former president Kim Dae-jung’s 93-year-old wife to Pyongyang but then did not have even 10 minutes to spare for her during her four-day visit to the North.

Lee and her entourage returned to Seoul on Saturday and told reporters… …read more

OECD Report: 34% of S. Koreans Trust Gov't

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South Korea ranked 26th among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in terms of people’s trust in government.

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U.S. Official: Hack Looks 'State Sponsored'

The hack into the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff email network has “all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack,” a defense official told VOA.

The attack occurred around July 25, causing a shutdown that is still ongoing.

The Pentagon took the “most conservative” approach when re… …read more

Abe Not to be Bound by Controversial Advisory Report for WWII Statement

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hinted that he won’t be bound by the controversial advisory …

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USFK Must Ensure Greater Transparency in Germ Warfare

The U.S. Forces Korea gave Korean journalists a tour on Thursday of the biolab at its airbase in Osan, Gyeonggi Province that took delivery of live anthrax samples two months ago.

The tour came during an investigation by U.S. and Korean authorities.

The lab had been a secretive loc… …read more

N. Korea: Future Nuclear Test Depends on US Attitude

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North Korea has discussed the possibility of carrying out another nuclear test, calling its atomic …

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Seoul's Foreign Minister Urges ASEAN to Send Strong Message to N. Korea

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Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se stressed on Wednesday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

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Half of All New Cars Are Diesel Models

Diesel cars for the first time accounted for more than half of domestic automobile sales in the first half of this year.

Their popularity is expected to grow even further in the second half as diesel versions of the popular mid-sized Hyundai Sonata and Kia K5 passenger cars hit the market…. …read more

S. Korea Signs Contract with China Consortium to Salvage Sewol Ferry

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The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced that a consortium led by China’s state-run …

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Korea Must Help Developing Countries Educate Their People

Many developing countries are struggling to provide adequate education to their people. At the UNESCO World Education Forum in Incheon in May, one seminar encouraged Korea to spend more on Official Development Assistance in education to help them catch up.

Korea can play a vital role in f… …read more

Law Eases 1-man Biz Qualifications to Extend Benefit Eligibility

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The Small and Medium Business Administration announced on Monday that a new law is now in effect to …

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Age Difference Between Couples on the Way to Reversal

More and more younger men are marrying older women, while fewer older men marry younger women.

According to statistics by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the number of first marriages where the man is older than the woman fell from 50,508 couples or 75 percent in 2000 to 37,704 or 68.6… …read more

Police Establishes Database on Voice Phishing

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The Korean National Policy Agency has established a database on telephone-based financial scams.

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Inter-continental Train Brings Hopes of Korean Unification to Berlin

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Anchor: A special limited express train that traveled across Europe and Asia ended its near 20 day …

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