Publication: Yonhap News Agency

First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

(2nd LD) N. Korea redoubles anti-Ebola efforts, to ban foreign tourists

SEOUL/BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will ban foreign tourists from entering the communist country later this week, two China-based tour operators said Thursday, a move in line with the North's stepped-up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

China voices opposition to sending N. Korea to int'l crime court

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- China on Thursday expressed its opposition to referring North Korea to the International Crime Court over the North's human rights record, undermining the prospects for Pyongyang to face more international pressure over its ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 1 hour ago]
Entities: North Korea, China, Crime
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

(ITU) Zhao to continue ITU's efforts to narrow digital divide

By Kang Yoon-seungBUSAN, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- Zhao Houlin, secretary-general-elect of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), vowed Thursday to continue on with the organization's efforts to narrow the digital divide and have as many people as ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

(2nd LD) Seoul invites N. Korea to forum on peace in Northeast Asia

(ATTN: CORRECTS para 4 due to official correction; ADDS more info in paras 6-7)SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has sent an invitation to North Korea for its October forum aimed at implementing President Park Geun-hye's policy for promoting peace ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

(LEAD) Seoul shares edge down 0.27 pct on U.S. losses

(ATTN: ADDS bond yields at bottom)SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks edged 0.27 percent down Thursday as investor sentiment was dampened by overnight losses on Wall Street, but the losses were narrowed by better-than-expected corporate earnings ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

GS E&C wins 604.1 bln won Kuwait bridge construction order

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- GS E&C, one of South Korea's leading builders, said Thursday it has won a 604.1 billion won (US$572.3 million) order to build a bridge in Kuwait.The Doha Link bridge project calls for an eight-lane bridge to connect Shwaikh ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

SK hynix Q3 net up 14 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- SK hynix Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 14.3 percent from a year earlier, buoyed by a strong pickup in mobile memory chip demand.Net profit came to 1.09 trillion won (US$ 104.1 million) in the July-September ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

(ITU) (Yonhap Interview) Cisco eyes next 'smart city' project in S. Korea

By Kim Eun-jungBUSAN, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- Cisco Systems Inc., a U.S.-based networking leader that transformed a reclaimed piece of land in the Yellow Sea into a high-tech city, wants to expand partnership with South Korea to create the next "smart city," ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Seoul City launches safety checks of ventilation facilities following accident

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- The city of Seoul launched Thursday a two-week safety inspection of ventilation shafts near subway stations and underground shopping centers inside the metropolis following last week's deadly collapse of a ventilation grate ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 13 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

LG Twins make most of lucky breaks to reach cusp of next KBO playoff series

CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- Sometimes in sports, you have to be good to be lucky, or lucky to be good.The LG Twins have had their share of luck to be on the cusp of reaching the next playoff round in the Korea Baseball Organization (KB ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 13 hours ago]
Entities: Changwon, South Korea, Sport
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

(3rd LD) Kim released U.S. citizen at Obama's 'repeated requests': N. Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES with Kerry remarks, White House comments in last 6 paras)SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's release of a detained American citizen came as its leader, Kim Jong-un, accepted the "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

(LEAD) (ITU) UAE bids to host next ITU meeting

(ATTN: ADDS delegate's remark in para 2-3)By Kang Yoon-seungBUSAN, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will bid to host the next quadrennial conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), its official said Wednesday."Following ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Oct 22 2014]

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"Our basic stance is that when the negotiations will be concluded is also important, but that what will be contained in the FTA is more important" Moon Jae-do, vice minister of trade, industry and energy, told reporters
"To connect those who are not connected yet is the major issue. The realreal life, the realreal world are still here, and figures (indicating ICT development) are merely indicative" said Zhao in his first meeting with the media after being elected earlier in the day
...are suspicions that some companies had conspired to hike prices of their products at a certain level," a Fair Trade Commission (FTC) official said. "An on-spot inspection has already been completed and we will keep monitoring to secure specific evidence going forward."
"We've said from day one that if North Korea wants to rejoin the community of nations, it knows how to do it. It can come to the talks prepared to discuss denuclearization" Kerry said, according to a transcript provided by the State Department

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