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World Bank chooses U.S. candidate Jim Yong Kim as new president


April 18th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. candidate Jim Yong Kim has been chosen as the World Bank's next president, succeeding American Robert Zoellick who has served in the position at the 187-member ... Read more...

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North Korea snubs Obama over satellite launch


March 27th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) In a snub to US President Barack Obama over his appeal to North Korea about its satellite-launch plan in April, Pyongyang Tuesday vowed to go ... Read more...

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Gilani, Obama hold talks in Seoul


March 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met US President Barack Obama here Tuesday in the highest-level talk held between the two sides since the killing ... Read more...

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Freedom Bridge nothing like ‘Die Another Day’ projected (Feature)


March 27th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Panmonjom (South Korea), March 27 (IANS) Remember the Freedom Bridge in the James Bond flick "Die Another Day"? That's where, in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating South and North ... Read more...

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Russian, South Korean leaders meet in Seoul


March 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak Monday during the ongoing Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.Medvedev said their seventh meeting is "evidence ... Read more...

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Unveiling the soul of Seoul - during a PM visit (Seoul Diary)


March 26th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) It's home to major conglomerates like Hyundai, Samsung and LG and boasts of the world's fastest broadband network. It hosted the 1986 Asian Ganes, the ... Read more...

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Indian PM weathers stiff breeze at Seoul welcome (Seoul Diary)


March 25th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) A stiff bone-chilling breeze was blowing, but visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not only weathered it but also seemed to revel in it as ... Read more...

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Hong Kong airport handles single-day record of 1,057 flights


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, handled a single-day record of 1,057 incoming and outbound flights late last week, aviation authorities announced on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

South Korea to build twin towers resembling WTC


December 14th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) A Dutch architectural company has designed two skyscrapers that would be built in South Korean capital that resemble the World Trade Centre exploding during the 9/11 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tagore paintings ‘a huge draw’ in South Korea


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) An exhibition of 49 original paintings of Rabindranath Tagore now on display in the South Korean capital are drawing hundreds every day."It has been a ... Read more...

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Manmohan leaves Seoul after attending G20 summit (Lead)


November 12th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left the South Korean capital Seoul Friday after attending the G20 summit where he called for a new global rebalance.Manmohan ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves Seoul after G20 Summit


November 12th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left this South Korean capital Friday after attending the G20 Summit.Manmohan Singh, who landed here Nov 10, placed a grand proposal before ... Read more...

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Policing of student protest not enough: Britain police


November 11th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Britain's police admitted that policing of the riot Wednesday, when students protesting the government's plan to raise university tuition fees stormed the ruling Tory party headquarters, was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manmohan Singh seeks better trade ties with Ethiopia


November 11th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSeoul (Korea) Nov 11(ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed a desire for India and Ethiopia to strengthen their bilateral trade and investment ties.Dr. Singh conveyed ... Read more...

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Somali pirates abduct 43 sailors


October 18th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seoul, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A statement by South Korea’s foreign ministry on Sunday has confirmed the abduction of one of the country’s fishing vessels with 43-member crew onboard.The 43 sailors ... Read more...

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Germany to support India’s stand against US protectionism


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Germany will support India's stand against protectionist policies, adopted by the United States in the last few months, at the major international forums, ... Read more...

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US, South Korea discuss UN resolution against North Korea


June 17th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 17 (DPA) A senior US diplomat met with high-level officials in Seoul Thursday to discuss how to respond to the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, news reports ... Read more...

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DPRK warns blowing up South’s propaganda tools, turning Seoul into ’sea of flames’


June 12th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jun 12 (ANI): North Korea's military has warned on Saturday that it will "blow up" South Korea's loudspeakers and other propaganda tools.The DPRK military "would blow up with sighting shots ... Read more...

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South Korea has at least 300 Indian restaurants


May 18th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Seoul, May 18 (IANS) If you feel like tucking in some tandoori chicken or aloo gobi while traversing the lanes of the South Korean capital, walk right in to one ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nuke talks: Obama says will send envoy to N.Korea


November 19th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Nov. 19 (ANI): Having arrived from Chinese capital Beijing, US President Barack Obama said here on Thursday that he will send a special envoy to North Korea next month to ... Read more...

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Seoul to host G20 summit next year


November 9th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 9 (IANS) The South Korean capital will host a Group of 20 (G20) summit in November next year, an official said Monday. Sakong Il, former economic affairs adviser to President Lee ... Read more...

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Baby dino made tracks as it fled for its life


October 13th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): Scientists have reported the discovery of the tiniest dinosaur footprints ever found, which were made by a baby dinosaur as it fled for its life.The prints were discovered ... Read more...

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South Korean president urges expansion of ties with Iran


March 17th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Tuesday that his country was ready to boost ties with Iran. In a meeting with Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi ... Read more...

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At least six killed in South Korea warehouse fire


December 5th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 5 (Xinhua) At least six labourers were killed when fire broke out at a warehouse of a logistics centre near the South Korean capital, police said.Police and fire fighters recovered ... Read more...

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Asian cities to turn off lights one hour: energy savings


June 21st, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
DPA Taipei, June 21 (DPA) Selected areas of Asian cities including Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul plan to turn off their lights for one hour later Saturday to promote energy conservation ... Read more...

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Clashes in Seoul during Olympic torch relay (Lead)


April 27th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Seoul, April 27 (DPA) The Olympic torch relay concluded in the South Korean capital Sunday marked by sporadic clashes between pro- and anti-China demonstrators and a self-immolation attempt. The 17th stage of ... Read more...

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Clashes in Seoul as Olympic torch relay continues


April 27th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Seoul, April 27 (DPA) The Olympic torch relay continued Sunday in the South Korean capital with shouts of pro-China demonstrators and amid strict security. Shortly after the torch set off from the ... Read more...

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