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  • China Holds Ethnic Koreans for Attempted Uranium Sale

    10/23/2006 6:33:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 548+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/24/06
    China Holds Ethnic Koreans for Attempted Uranium Sale Chinese police last month arrested two men on charges of trying to sell 1 kg of enriched uranium, an essential raw material for nuclear weapons, press reports said Monday. The two were ethnic Koreans living in China, police in Beijing confirmed. Press reports said Beijing police arrested the two men, identified as Chang and Chung, on charges of attempting to sell 969.03 grams of enriched uranium at a hotel there on Sept. 11. Beijing police said initial investigations found the enriched uranium probably came from Russia, but sources there say the possibility...
  • This Elephant Can Speak! (In Korean)

    09/11/2006 6:02:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 334+ views
    Times of India ^ | 10 Sep, 2006
    SEOUL: He's no Dumbo the Flying Elephant but with his ability to "speak," perhaps as close to the Disney cartoon character as a real life elephant can get. The Everland amusement park said Friday its 16-year-old male Asian elephant, named Kosik, can make sounds imitating up to eight Korean words, including 'sit', 'no', 'yes', and 'lie down'. The pachyderm produces humanlike sounds by putting his trunk in his mouth and shaking it while exhaling - similar to how people whistle with their fingers. But the park said it's unclear if Kosik knows the meaning of the sounds he makes. Kim...
  • Missile Defense

    09/06/2006 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 11 replies · 439+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/06/2006 | Helle Dale
    The news about the successful missile defense test conducted Friday by the Defense Department came at an opportune moment. Not only do we have constant reminders from North Korea and Iran of the importance of this program, but the program itself has been in real need of a boost, because congressional appropriations have been lagging.
  • California Korean grocery group sues Andrew Young over remarks

    08/30/2006 10:05:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,862+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/30/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES A Korean grocers' group sued former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young for libel for claiming that they and other market owners "ripped off" blacks. The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also names the Wal-Mart store chain and seeks at least $7.5 million in damages. The former Atlanta mayor resigned as head of a Wal-Mart advocacy group on Aug. 18 amid controversy over comments he made to the weekly, black-owned Los Angeles Sentinel. In an interview, Young said that Wal-Mart competition had forced smaller, "mom-and-pop" stores out of his neighborhood. "But you see, those are...
  • Korean hospital reaches 40,000 patients (Honorable and Faithful Allies)

    08/28/2006 4:58:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Multi-National Division - Northeast PAO
    Story by Multi-National Division - Northeast PAO A Korean doctor treats a patient at the Zaytun Hospital. Department of Defense photo by MND-NE PAO. On a recent hot morning, a 76-year-old woman from a small village near Irbil was ushered into the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by her son. She was greeted with thunderous applause. Mariam Mhiadin had become the 40,000th patient admitted to the Republic of Korea's Zaytun Hospital since it opened Nov. 27, 2004. During the brief ceremony that followed, Republic of Korea Lt. Col. Lee Hae-Seol, commander, ROK Division's Medical Battalion, handed flowers and gifts...
  • LA Clippers Owner Accused Of Housing Discrimination

    08/07/2006 4:23:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 674+ views
    NBC4 ^ | August 7, 2006
    LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Justice Department is suing Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul Donald Sterling, accusing him of discriminating against black tenants, and of favoring Korean renters. The suit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, alleges that Sterling refused to rent apartments in Beverly Hills to black applicants. And at buildings in Koreatown, he allegedly refused to rent to tenants who were not Korean. In announcing the suit, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said his agency remains "committed to protecting the rights of our nation's citizens to obtain housing without fear of discrimination." Sterling's wife, Rochelle,...
  • Satellite photos detect activity at N Korea missile bases: report

    07/10/2006 7:05:30 PM PDT · by callmejoe · 89 replies · 5,352+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/11/06 | AFP
    Tuesday July 11, 11:22 AM Satellite photos detect activity at N Korea missile bases: report TOKYO (AFP) - North Korea could be preparing for new launches of mid-range missiles following last week's tests, with activity detected at its bases, a report has said citing Japanese government sources. US and Japanese satellite photos show that mid-range Rodong missiles had been set up on launch pads at a base in southeastern North Korea, but were later removed, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported. Fuel tanks could be seen near the launch pads, the report said. The report said the satellite photos were taken...
  • Korean-Americans talk about missiles

    07/07/2006 8:50:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 477+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 7/7/06 | Joyce Tse and Bettye Wells Miller
    Some Inland-region Korean- Americans said Thursday that missile tests by North Korea this week are an attempt to force world attention on the starving nation. But it's a dangerous game that is scaring relatives in South Korea and could backfire, they said. "They're doing something crazy," said Roger Park, 54, of Colton. Park was born in Seoul, South Korea, and came to the United States 25 years ago. A brother and sister remain there. "So many countries don't want them to test fire," Park said by phone. "They're still going to do it. That's a concern, especially for South Koreans....
  • Report: N Korean envoy to UN threatens countermeasures in case of sanctions

    07/05/2006 9:14:57 PM PDT · by callmejoe · 15 replies · 633+ views
    China Post (Taiwan) ^ | 7/06/06 | AP
    Report: NKorean envoy to UN threatens countermeasures in case of sanctions(Updated 11:39 a.m.) 2006/7/6 TOKYO (AP) A North Korean envoy to the United Nations has threatened "all-out countermeasures" if other nations enforce sanctions over its test-launch of several missiles, Japanese broadcaster TBS has reported. "We will be forced to take all-out countermeasures if sanctions are exercised," Han Song Ryol, deputy chief of North Korea's U.N. mission in New York, said in a telephone interview Wednesday, TBS said. Han said the missile launches were part of a regular military drill, according to TBS.
  • Chinese, N. Korean military confirm ties amid missile question

    06/21/2006 10:59:58 AM PDT · by callmejoe · 21 replies · 928+ views
    Kyodo (Japan) ^ | 6/21/06 | Kyodo Wednesday June 21, 8:32 PM Chinese, N. Korean military confirm ties amid missile question (Kyodo) _ Chinese and North Korean military officials agreed Wednesday to boost bilateral cooperation, China's state-run media reported in a dispatch that gave no hint as to whether a possible test-firing of a missile by North Korea was mentioned in their Beijing talks. The talks were held in the Chinese capital between a visiting North Korean delegation headed by Ri Yong Hwan, an army commander of the Korean People's Army, and Liang Guanglie, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, Xinhua News...
  • S. Korean charged in oil-for-food scandal - Tongsun Park charged with lying to the FBI

    06/15/2006 9:06:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 423+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - A South Korean businessman accused of accepting millions of dollars from Iraq in the United Nations oil-for-food scandal has been charged with lying to the FBI. On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment accusing Tongsun Park of falsely telling investigators in 2004 that he played no role more than a decade ago in the adoption of the U.N. resolution that set up the oil-for-food program. The one-count, single-sentence indictment also says Park made false statements when he said he had no business dealings with an unidentified U.N. official, and when he told the FBI that he...
  • Exit polls predict landslide victory for South Korean opposition

    05/31/2006 1:11:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 529+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | May 31 2006
    Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 31 May: South Korea's main opposition Grand National Party was expected to win a landslide victory in Wednesday's [31 May] elections to elect over 3,800 officials and members of local governments and assemblies, including 16 heads of provincial and metropolitan governments, exit polls by local TV stations said. The main opposition party was expected to win at least 11 of 16 elections in seven major cities and eight provinces, including Seoul, Pusan, Inchon and Kyonggi Province, according to the polls released right after the vote was over at...
  • Clues Lead To A Shared Past - Newly Discovered 4th-Century Ceramics Show Korean Influence

    04/03/2006 4:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | 4-3-2006 | Kazuya Sekiguchi - Hiroshi Tanaka
    Clues lead to a shared past / Newly discovered 4th-century ceramics show Korean influence Kazuya Sekiguchi and Hiroshi Tanaka / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The recent discovery of Sueki unglazed ceramics at an archaeological site in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, has experts rethinking the chronology of early exchanges between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The discovery revealed that the production of Sueki wares began in Japan in the late fourth century, 20 to 30 years earlier than archaeologists had believed, indicating that people from the Korean Peninsula who produced the ceramics arrived in Japan around the same time. Horseback riding and...
  • The passing of a friend

    04/03/2006 1:37:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 720+ views ^ | April 3, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Reflecting on his childhood, Brigadier General Dean Carlton DuBois, Sr. recalled his mother’s quip: “You look like you’re full of enthusiastics.” Though he remembered the phrase as awkwardly charming, it would define his character, even in the darkest days prior to his death.
  • Missions Incredible (Korean Christian Missionaries... Converting Muslims!)

    03/04/2006 3:15:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies · 601+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | March 2006 | Rob Moll
    South Korea sends more missionaries than any country but the U.S. And it won't be long before it's number one. ...In 1973, there were at least 3,411 non-Western, crosscultural missionaries in the world. That number has now exploded to 103,000... As the Western mission movement matures and slows down, [Non-Western] missions are expanding. South Korea sends more than 1,100 new missionaries annually. That means Korea alone sends out as many new missionaries each year as all of the countries of the West combined. ...For seven years, Lee worked with Muslims in ...violence-torn Chechnya... He now trains Korean missionaries for Frontiers,...
  • Chinese dissident attacked at home (Georgia)

    02/19/2006 6:48:05 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 7 replies · 834+ views
    A home invasion and attack near Duluth a week ago has set off a political firestorm that may reach all the way to China. Peter Yuan Li said he was tied up and beaten in his Chatburn Way home by several men on Feb. 8. The men spoke Korean and Mandarin and left behind certain valuables, including a camcorder and television, but took his computers, a phone and his wallet, according to Li. They also demanded unspecified documents and pried open two file cabinets, he said. But Li claims it was no ordinary robbery. The culprits, he said, were Chinese...
  • S.Korean Officials Probe Hwang on Research

    01/26/2006 11:29:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/06 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - Disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk was questioned Friday by South Korean government authorities for the first time since the scandal erupted over his falsified stem cell research. The Board of Audit and Inspection questioned Hwang about his possible misappropriation of state funds, spokesman Park Jin-kyu said. Hwang received $42.2 million in government funds for his research as well as $4.35 million from private foundations, according to the board. Hwang already has been questioned by a Seoul National University panel, which has accused the professor of veterinarian medicine of fabricating results published in landmark 2004 and 2005...
  • Disgraced S. Korean scientist stripped of title - Hwang Woo-suk

    01/21/2006 11:00:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/06 | Reuters
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The president of Seoul National University stripped a title from a disgraced researcher because of science fraud and called for six others to be punished who were part of the same cloning scandal, the school said on Friday. Once heralded and now scorned, scientist Hwang Woo-suk lost his title as "chair-professor." Hwang had already resigned his post at the university on December 23 when an investigation panel said in an interim report that he bore major responsibility for deliberately fabricated data in two landmark papers on embryonic stem cells. Seoul National University President Chung Un-chan said the...
  • Korean Scientist Accepts Blame for Fraud - Hwang Woo-suk

    01/11/2006 6:29:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 422+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/06 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - Disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk asked his fellow South Koreans for forgiveness Thursday at his first public appearance in almost three weeks, saying he takes full responsibility for his fraudulent stem cell research. "I ask for your forgiveness," Hwang told a nationally televised press conference in Seoul. "I feel so miserable that it's difficult even to say sorry." Seoul National University, where Hwang is a professor, on Tuesday issued a final report that he fabricated landmark published claims in 2004 and 2005 to have created the world's first human embryonic stem stells from cloned embryos. "The use...
  • Ancient Tomb Of Exiled Korean King Found In Japan

    12/02/2005 9:52:18 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 586+ views ^ | 12-2-2005
    Ancient Tomb of Exiled Korean King Found in Japan An education board in Japan¡¯s Nara Prefecture said Thursday it has discovered a luxurious tomb most likely that of a king from Korea¡¯s ancient Baekje kingdom who went into exile in the island country. The tomb is in the ancient Kazumayama burial grounds, often referred to as "the kings' ravine," which house many royal tombs including Takamatsuzuka. It is a stone chamber built with flagstone-like bricks in the Baekje style, and judging from the earthenware excavated from it is likely to have built in 660-670 B.C., the Asukamura Education Board said....