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Google chief urges S.Korea to open up Internet

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt Tuesday praised South Korea’s advances in the IT industry but urged it to ease regulations on Internet use. “It’s my view, and I think Google’s view, that regulations on theInternet in Korea could be more open and more modern,” he told reporters, urging Seoul officials to examine “more liberal policies”…

S. Korea group to monitor N. Korea food aid

Six members of a South Korean civic group have left for North Korea to check whether its food aid is being delivered to needy children and not diverted to the military, officials said Wednesday. The Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, which so far has delivered 600 tonnes of flour…