S. Korea to open controversial new mini-capital

June 30, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL (June 30, 2012): After a decade of wrangling, South Korea is set to inaugurate a new mini-capital seen by supporters as a developmental triumph and by critics as a classic pork-barrel project.

Read more: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/421082

Korea Drenched by Monsoon Rains Amid Century’s Worst Drought

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Monsoon rains drenched the Korean peninsula after the worst drought in a century drove up vegetable prices in the south while threatening crop production in the north.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-29/korea-peninsula-gets-monsoon-rains-amid-worst-drought-in-century

Dog meat in Korea (Caveat emptor)

June 30, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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Eating dog meat with heavy metals makes you stupid and won’t cure your ding dong problem. That’s just a myth that some con made dumb people believe. If you’re eating dogs, you probably started life stupid, stupid. –ajosshi.com

Eating Former Pets – S. Korea’s Dog and Cat Meat Industry (Part 1 of 2)

Eating Former Pets – S. Korea’s Dog and Cat Meat Industry (Part 2 of 2)

Video Credit: Trog over @ Dave’s

South Korea Postpones Military Data Pact With Japan

June 29, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, South Korea — Faced with mounting political pressure at home, the South Korean government on Friday abruptly postponed the signing of its first military cooperation pact with Japan since World War II.

Now the fate of the agreement has become uncertain as South Korea’s political parties look ahead to a presidential election later this year.

The government and opposition parties agreed Friday to convene the National Assembly on Monday, and the Foreign Ministry said the session would give it a chance to explain and seek parliamentary support for the pact.

The opposition and other government critics bitterly accused the government of trying to rush the agreement through without adequate public debate.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/world/asia/south-korea-postpones-military-data-pact-with-japan.html

South Korea to Sign Military Pact With Japan

June 29, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, South Korea — In a significant step toward overcoming lingering historical animosities with its former colonial master, the South Korean government has unexpectedly announced that it will sign a treaty with Japan on Friday to increase the sharing of classified military data on two major common concerns: North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats and China’s growing military might.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/world/asia/south-korea-to-sign-historic-military-pact-with-japan.html

NKorean Claims South Agents Tricked Her to Defect

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A North Korean woman said Thursday that she was tricked into defecting six years ago by South Korean agents who offered to arrange a reunion with her father who went to the South during the Korean War.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nkorean-claims-south-agents-tricked-defect-16667435

Supreme Court upholds health care mandate

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South Korea Ancient Farm Discovery Appears To Be East Asia’s Oldest Farming Site From Neolithic Period

June 27, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s archaeological agency says it has unearthed evidence of East Asia’s oldest known farming site.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/south-korea-ancient-farm-discovery_n_1630502.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Iran threatens to stop imports from South Korea over oil halt

June 27, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — Iran threatened Wednesday to halt all imports of goods from South Korea in response to Seoul’s announcement a day earlier that it would stop accepting Iranian oil.

South Korea said Tuesday that it would suspend all Iranian oil imports from the start of July in response to a European Union insurance ban on tankers carrying crude from Iran.

The Iranian ambassador to South Korea, Ahmad Masumifar, responded by saying in an interview with the South Korean news agency Yonhap on Wednesday that Tehran “may decide to fully stop importing Korean goods.”

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/27/world/asia/korea-iran-oil/index.html

China-NK economic ties benefit S. Korea

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Growing economic cooperation between China and North Korea could lead to the latter’s economic reform and eventual opening up of its economy to the outside world, experts said.

“(South Korea) doesn’t have to look at the strengthening economic relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang only as a threat since China is doing something South Korea cannot do. It is pushing North Korea to opening up its economy,” said Kwon Young-kyong, a professor at the state-run Education Center for Unification, during an interview with The Korea Times, Tuesday. “The joint economic zones are becoming similar to that of special economic zones in China.”

Won Dong-wook, a professor at Dong-A University, echoed Kwon’s remarks: “China is trying to implement its style of economic reform in North Korea,” said Won. “It is utilizing economic benefits rather than political pressure to push for change.”

Read more: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/06/116_113833.html

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