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North Korea Declares its Bird Flu Outbreak Over

Source: Planet Ark, Sat July 09, 2005
Seoul, Korea - North Korea has confirmed that a bird flu outbreak that began in February had been stamped out, three months after a UN body declared the outbreak over.

Whistleblowers to Get W2 Bil. Reward

Source: Korea Times, Mon July 04, 2005
Seoul, Korea - Anyone who reports government irregularities or corruption to the authorities will be rewarded with up to 2 billion won (about $2 million) starting this month, according to the nation�s anti-corruption agency Friday.

Group Rejects Japanese Plans for Coastal Whale Hunt

Source: Planet Ark, Sat June 25, 2005
Ulsan, South Korea - Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales.

Pro-whaling countries knocked back on commercial catches

Source: New Zealand Herald, Tue June 21, 2005
Ulsan, South Korea - The International Whaling Commission voted yesterday to uphold an almost two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling, dealing a blow to Japan and its allies, who favour a resumption.

NKorea, SKorea resume dialogue after 10-month break

Source: Forbes, Mon May 16, 2005
Seoul, Korea - North and South Korea have resumed reconciliation talks after a 10-month hiatus, overshadowed by tension over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

South Korea Aims to Curb Pollution with Diesel Tax Hike in July

Source: Planet Ark, Tue May 03, 2005
Seoul, Korea - South Korea, the world's fourth-biggest crude oil buyer, said on Monday it plans to raise a domestic transport tax on diesel by 14.4 percent in July as part of efforts to curb air pollution.

North and South Korea Hold Highest-Level Talks in Five Years

Source: Bloomberg, Sat April 23, 2005
Seoul, Korea - The deputy leaders of North and South Korea, holding the highest-level negotiations between the two nations in five years, agreed talks between the two warring states should be resumed.

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