Obama likely to visit land border of two Koreas

March 14, 2012 9:43 am· Comments Off on Obama likely to visit land border of two Koreas 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, March 14 — The White House indicated Tuesday that President Barack Obama will tour the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which separates the two Koreas, during his visit to South Korea later this month.

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Israel seeks peace but prepares to answer hostility: PM

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JERUSALEM, March 14 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Tuesday against violations of a newly-mediated ceasefire after four days of cross-border attacks with Gaza, noting that Israel is prepared to answer any renewed hostility.

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Pork found to contain salbutamol in Taiwan

March 14, 2012 9:43 am· Comments Off on Pork found to contain salbutamol in Taiwan 

TAIPEI, March 13 — The chief of Taiwan's executive authority, Sean Chen, Tuesday called for more exacting food standards to be drawn up to ensure safety, after pork for sale on the island was found to contain leanness-enhancing stimulant salbutamol.

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Nearly 500 Syrians enter Turkey Tuesday

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ANKARA, March 14 — Nearly 500 Syrian refugees entered Turkey's southern province of Hatay on Tuesday, Turkey's semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

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Food output up 17.5% in Ukraine

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KIEV, March 14 — Ukraine's agricultural production jumped 17.5 percent in 2011, as the country achieved bumper harvest, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said Tuesday.

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Cuban coffee production up 24 % in 2011

March 14, 2012 9:43 am· Comments Off on Cuban coffee production up 24 % in 2011 

HAVANA, March 14 — Cuba produced 7,100 tons of coffee in 2011, up 24 percent over the previous year and 10 percent above the target goal, but the country's coffee supply still lags far behind market demand, the official Granma daily reported on Tuesday.

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Corn and soybeans rise as wheat falters

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CHICAGO, March 14 — Chicago soybeans and corn rose on Tuesday while wheat slightly declined, as export demand and unseasonal weather issues came in the forefront of some traders' minds.

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U.S. stocks higher on strong retail data

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NEW YORK, March 14 — U.S stocks opened higher on Tuesday on strong retail sales data while investors were awaiting the rate-setting meeting of the Federal Reserve.

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OECD unemployment rate stable at 8.2 % in January

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PARIS, March 14 –Unemployment rate in the area of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was stable at 8.2 percent in January, broadly unchanged throughout 2011, the Paris-based organization said on Tuesday.

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German gov't study highlights rampant food wasting problems

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BERLIN, March 14 — Germany is confronting rampant food wasting problems, a study by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection showed on Tuesday.

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