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US Recalls South Korean Shellfish, Suspects Human Waste Contamination

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal regulators are urging food handlers to remove South Korean oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from the market because the shellfish may have been exposed to human waste. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the affected products could be contaminated with norovirus, which causes nausea, cramps, diarrhea and fever. The recall includes fresh […]

Korean Jetliner Target of Bomb Threat

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Korean Air passenger jet made an emergency landing at a Canadian military air base late Tuesday after the airline received a bomb threat. The airline says its U.S. call center received the threat about 25 minutes after the Boeing 777 took off from Vancouver International Airport on a flight to Seoul. The plane was […]

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The Korean DMZ: What Might Obama See?

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea is the most heavily-fortified border in the world. Barbed wire, watchtowers and land mines line the DMZ, while across the nearly 250 kilometer-long stretch of land, an estimated two million troops — one million on each side — stand ready to resume battle at anytime. The […]

Japan to Return Remaining Korean Royal Documents

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says it will give back to South Korea the remaining volumes of historical Korean royal documents looted during its early 20th century annexation of the Korean peninsula. Japanese and South Korean news reports say Tokyo will ship 1,200 volumes of royal documents to Seoul on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing commitment to improve […]

Japan to Return Remaining Korean Royal Documents

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says it will give back to South Korea the remaining volumes of historical Korean royal documents looted during its early 20th century annexation of the Korean peninsula. Japanese and South Korean news reports say Tokyo will ship 1,200 volumes of royal documents to Seoul on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing commitment to improve […]

South Korea, Japan Still Pondering Defectors’ Fate

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say they have not yet decided whether to take in nine North Korean defectors from Japan. A spokeswoman at the Unification Ministry told VOA Wednesday that officials will hold discussions with their counterparts in Japan, where nine North Koreans were found in a wooden boat Tuesday morning. She said South Korea will […]

South Korea Marks 61st Anniversary of Start of Korean War

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik has urged North Korea to work for peace on the Korean peninsula and stop what he called “reckless military provocation.” Speaking Saturday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Mr. Kim invited the North to join the path “where 70 […]

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