Korea emerged as a singular political entity after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which were unified as Silla (57 BC – AD 935) and Balhae (AD 698 – 926). The united Silla was eventually succeeded by Goryeo in 935 at the end of the Later Three Kingdoms period. Goryeo, which gave name to the modern exonym "Korea", was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. The invasions by the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, however, greatly weakened the nation, which forced it into vassalage. After the Yuan dynasty's collapse, severe political strife followed. Goryeo eventually fell to an uprising led by General Yi Seong-gye, who established Joseon in 1388.


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Gilas Olympic dream stays alive with slot in qualifying event

The Manila Times 26 Feb 2021
6 in the region behind Australia, Iran, New Zealand, China, and South Korea. But this new lease of Olympic life presents a daunting challenge for Gilas as it will face powerhouse countries Dominican Republic and Serbia in Group A at the OQT in Belgrade, Serbia slated from June 29 to July 4 ... .

Albemarle to sell business branch to W.R. Grace for $570 million

The Advocate 26 Feb 2021
Albemarle has reached a deal to sell its fine chemistry services business to W.R. Grace & Co ... As part of that deal, Grace assumed the lease and operations of Albemarle's product development center in Baton Rouge and a site in South Korea ... .

Netflix to invest $500 million in Korean content; unveils new K-dramas, movies this year

Manila Bulletin 25 Feb 2021
Video streaming giant Netflix is aggressively expanding its presence in Korea as it unveiled its plans to produce more K-dramas and movies this year. Netflix held its “See What’s Next Korea 2021” presentation on YouTube on Feb ... Netflix has more than 200 million subscribers worldwide and of these, 3.8 million are in South Korea as of end 2020.
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Madagascar: A Nation of Hunger

Dissident Voice 20 Feb 2021
In March 2009, the South Korean company Daewoo Logistics signed a 99-year lease in Madagascar for about 1.3 million hectares, or about half of the island’s arable land. It was the largest lease of this type in history and would have supplied half of South Korea’s grain imports.

U.S. Streamers Bulk Up With Non-English-Language Shows

The Hollywood Reporter 04 Feb 2021
This local appeal, and the relatively low cost of international production, explains why Netflix has opened regional operations in Mexico, across Europe, and now Asia — with the announcement last month that it would lease nine sound stages at two facilities in South Korea in order to increase its production of Korean films and series.

The 15 Most Anticipated Korean Dramas of 2021

Time 29 Jan 2021
last year, and the streaming giant recently announced that its investment in Korean content between 2015 and 2020 will total $700 million and include leasing nine stages across two production facilities in Korea ... After a betrayal, lawyer Vincenzo Cassano, who works as a mafia consigliere, flees from Italy to South Korea.

How the KGB convinced the world that AIDS was a Pentagon invention

Beijing News 20 Jan 2021
military bases overseas had passed AIDS to a local population of host countries undermined prospects of extending lease contracts for the bases ... military personnel were compromised in countries like Germany, South Korea, Nicaragua, Panama, Turkey, Kenya, Zaire and others.

Ecuador refinery project president Moreno's legacy on its reform effort

Petroleum World 19 Jan 2021
The capstone of the government's ambitious reform plans is a proposed $3bn deep conversion project and 25-year lease of the 110,000 b/d Esmeraldas refinery. A consortium led by South Korea's Hyundai and US contractor KBR — the only group that purchased a tender package in a ...

Netflix Opening Studio Facilities to Expand Korean Content Supply

Variety 07 Jan 2021
Netflix says that it is leasing nine sound stages at two facilities ...

Thailand is top emerging market pick for 2021; India ranks 11th: Report

Live Mint 28 Dec 2020
The study revealed that the top 5 developing markets which could beat expectations are Thailand, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia in that order ... MNCs' office space leasing for R&D base in India rose 5-fold in 2014-19 period ... Chile and South Korea won't be far behind - we expect them to catch up mid-2021.".

Korea Ocean Business Corporation to enter ship leasing

Splash24/7 14 Dec 2020
South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has made plans to turn KOBC into a shipowning company to lease ships to South Korean ...

Debut of energy solution firm

Korea Times 03 Dec 2020
LG Energy Solution also said it would not stop at producing batteries but also become the world's top energy "solutions" company by providing services throughout the battery lifecycle, such as management, leasing and recharging. The launch is significant, as the company is the only company in Korea specializing in the battery business.

Total policy failure

Korea Times 01 Dec 2020
Regulation, heavier taxes cannot stabilize housing prices. A tragic incident took place last Friday in which a man in his 30s committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death ... Jeonse is Korea's unique home leasing system in which tenants pay a lump sum deposit which is returned upon the expiration of their rental contract ... .