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Venice film fest: Hoffman, Yaron win best actor, actress


September 9th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, Sep 9 (IANS) Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Coppa Volpi award for best actor for his role in the film "The Master" while Israeli actress Hadas Yaron won the ... Read more...

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Samsung to make on-site inspections on Chinese suppliers


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 4 (IANS) South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Tuesday said it will make on-site inspections on all 105 suppliers in China by the end of September as part ... Read more...

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‘Global economic slowdown delays South Korean recovery’


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (IANS) Global economic slowdown caused mainly by Europe's fiscal crisis has been delaying South Korea's economic recovery, the nation's finance minister said Monday."Exports showed a minus growth ... Read more...

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Hyundai to invest $130 mn in new plant in Mexico


August 30th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors Company's Mexican unit said it planned to invest $130 million in a new plant that will manufacture aluminum auto parts ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer confidence weakens


August 27th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence weakened in August amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad, data by the central bank showed Monday.The consumer sentiment index (CSI), which ... Read more...

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South Korean conglomerates see economy worse than 2008


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) A majority of South Korean conglomerates were seeing current economic conditions worse than those in 2008 when the global financial crisis occurred, a poll showed Wednesday.According ... Read more...

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Ingersoll Rand launches China-made air-conditioners


August 14th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Ingersoll Rand India Tuesday launched the China-made Trane brand premium split air conditioners and said it is targeting a market share of five percent in the ... Read more...

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Battery invention could lead to new phone designs


August 7th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korean scientists have developed a battery that can be bent and twisted, giving the possibility that future phones could be flexible and hold more capacity, ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s one-two in 50 m pistol


August 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooters took the gold and silver in the men's 50 metre pistol at the London Olympics Sunday, with the top prize going to ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: South Koreans take men’s doubles bronze


August 5th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea's Lee Yong Dae and Chong Jae Sung won bronze in the men's badminton doubles Sunday, beating Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien ... Read more...

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Olympics archery: South Korea’s Oh shoots gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Oh Jin Hyek won an Olympics gold for South Korea in the men's individual archery Friday, with a dominant victory over his Japanese opponent Takaharu ... Read more...

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Women win Mexico’s first-ever medals in Olympic archery


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexico ended its medal drought in Olympic archery here Thursday with a double triumph for Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia, who came away with the silver ... Read more...

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Venezuela’s Limardo wins Olympic epee gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ruben Limardo snared Venezuela's first Olympic fencing medal Wednesday, winning the gold medal match in the men's individual epee.Limardo beat Norway's Bartosz Piasecki 15-10 in ... Read more...

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Olympics badminton: South Korean appeal rejected


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An appeal by four South Korean badminton players against their disqualification from the Olympics for match-fixing has been rejected, the head of the Badminton World ... Read more...

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Hyundai and Nissan Motor log growth in July


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India, the Indian subsidiary of South Korean auto major Hyundai Motor, Wednesday announced that it closed July with a 6.4 percent sales growth over ... Read more...

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Olympics: India men bow out, Deepika now lone hope (Archery Intro Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India's challenge in men's individual archery event at the London Olympics came to an unceremonious end with all three participants crashing out in eliminators here Tuesday.Chekrovolu ... Read more...

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Olympics: End of road for Indian men (Archery Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) It was the end of campaign for the Indian men archers as Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai bowed out from the prequarterfinals at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto exports grow


July 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) South Korea's automobile exports grew 3.1 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier due to strong demand for large-sized cars from the US, Australia ... Read more...

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Sun reaches 200 metres freestyle semis


July 29th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Sun Yang of China qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 200 metres freestyle with a convincing display in the first round of the competition.The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian rowers Sandeep-Manjeet in repechage (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Indian rowers Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished fourth in the first heat of the men's lightweight double scull at the Eton Dorney but qualified for ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s Park reinstated for final after disqualified (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimming sensation Park Tae Hwan won an appeal against disqualification in the men's 400m freestyle heats and was reinstated for Saturday evening's final of ... Read more...

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Korea’s Jin fires his way to pistol gold


July 28th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooter Jongoh Jin held off a late charge from Italy's Luca Tesconi to win the Olympic gold in the men's 10 meter air ... Read more...

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South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean activist who was detained in China in March is claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of authorities there, including torture by ... Read more...

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South Korean swimmer disqualified from 400m freestyle


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan will miss the chance to defend his men's 400metre freestyle title at the London Olympics Saturday after he was disqualified ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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‘Blind’ archer helps set Olympics’ first world record (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World records started to tumble even before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics Friday, with a legally blind South Korean archer the star.Im Dong-Hyun ... Read more...

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Dog gave birth to a kitten? Not a cock and bull story


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) In a bizarre report, a man from South Korea has claimed his pet dog gave birth to a cat, after the female canine "went for a ... Read more...

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South Korean central bank cuts key interest rate


July 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 12 (IANS) Bank of Korea (BOK), South Korea's central bank, unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate to 3 percent Thursday, lowering the 7-day repo rate for the first ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un’s mystery woman revealed: Hyon Song-wol


July 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery woman who accompanied North Korean leader on many official outings is none other than Hyon Song-wol.She is a popstar whose hits include Excellent Horse-Like Lady, ... Read more...

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Saina enters fourth final at Indonesia Open, Kashyap loses (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) Two-time champion Saina Nehwal cruised to the women's singles final at the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier badminton event here Saturday defeating South Korea's Ji Hyun ... Read more...

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Saina in Indonesia Open final, Kashyap loses (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal marched into the final of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton event Saturday with a convincing victory over South Korean Ji Hyun ... Read more...

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Kashyap’s impressive run in Indonesia Open ends (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap's impressive run in the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton event ended with a loss to local favourite Simon Santoso in the semifinals here ... Read more...

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South Korean auto production grows


June 12th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 12 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production grew 3.8 percent in May from a year earlier due to brisk exports and a rise in domestic sales that stemmed from ... Read more...

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Three executed for cannibalism in North Korea


May 21st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Three people have been executed in North Korea for allegedly selling or eating human flesh, according to a South Korean think tank.South Korea's state-run Korean Institute ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco leader released on bail in Odisha


May 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) A former Odisha legislator who was arrested in connection with clashes near the Posco steel plant site in Jagatsinghpur district last year was released on bail ... Read more...

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