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Distância a partir de Genebra para Seoul
A distancia é 9013 km ou 5601 milhas ou 4867 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.
Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Genebra e Seoul

Map – Shortest path between Geneva and Seoul



O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

Latitude: 46 ° 12 ‘Norte
Longitude: 6 ° 09 ‘Leste
posição inicial: 43,6 ° Nordeste
título final: 143,0 ° Sudeste
Latitude: 37 ° 34 ‘Norte
Longitude: 126 ° 59 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 323,0 ° Noroeste
título final: 223,6 ° Sudoeste

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Seoul says Pyongyang is ready for nuke test any time

SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Monday that North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test whenever it wants, amid growing speculations that the reclusive country may be planning another detonation following increased activity detected at its underground nuclear site.

“North Korea seems to be fully prepared to carry out a nuclear test at any time (when the order is given by its leader Kim Jong-un). South Korea is closely monitoring every move at the North’s test site in close cooperation with the United States,” unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said at a regular press briefing.

South Korean and U.S. intelligence sources said Sunday they had detected a spike in movement of vehicles and personnel at the North’s nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, in the northwestern part of North Korea. The rise in movement comes after Seoul and Washington on July 8 announced their plan to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea by 2017.

The ministry didn’t provide any further details on the North’s preparations for a possible nuclear test.

This undated computer graphic image shows North Korea's national flag, the scene of its nuclear test and a satellite image of its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. (Yonhap)

This undated computer graphic image shows North Korea’s national flag, the scene of its nuclear test and a satellite image of its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. (Yonhap)

Early on Monday, Japan’s Kyodo News said that signs have been spotted of North Korea preparing to carry out a nuclear test as early as this month, citing government officials from South Korea and Japan.

North Korea conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013, drawing international condemnation and U.N. sanctions. It conducted its fourth test in January of this year, that caused the United Nations to slap the toughest ever sanctions to date on the country.



Source : Yonhap News Agency

Ministry pushes again to legalize telemedicine

South Korea’s Health Ministry on Monday announced it would once again proceed to revise the current Medical Service Act to allow telemedicine — the use of information technology and telecommunications in order to provide clinical health care at a distance — in spite of fierce opposition from the largest body of physicians here.

The service, once legalized, would only benefit individuals with physical disabilities, those who live in remote areas and elderly patients with chronic medical conditions and whose mobility is impaired, the government said.

The Welfare Ministry’s proposal, which was first introduced in 2013, has been fiercely protested by the Korean Medical Association, the nation’s largest representative group of doctors. They claim that there are many safety concerns about the technology, such as risks associated with Internet connection problems, a risk of data leakages and misdiagnosis. As a result, the bill was scrapped during the 19th National Assembly.

A participant speaks during a gathering of physicians at the Korean Medical Association building in Ichon-dong Seoul, which was organized to discuss ways to prevent the government’s pursuit to legalize telemedicine and allow traditional medical doctors to use modern medical equipment. Yonhap

Currently, telemedicine is only allowed between health care professionals. For example, a pharmacist who works in a remote region is able to consult a doctor who works in a general hospital in the city should he or she need the guidance. However, all doctors are prohibited from treating or diagnosing patients at a distance.

The revised bill allows telemedicine between health care professionals and patients with specific medical, social or geographical conditions. To be eligible for telemedicine care, a patient must have chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or mental illness. Elderly patients with impaired mobility and individuals with physical disabilities would also be eligible.

Residents of remote areas that do not have medical facilities, as well as patients in the military or prison, would also be allowed to be treated via telemedicine. Patients who have recently undergone a surgical procedure and are in need of postsurgery medical attention at home would be eligible for the treatment as well.

In the case of medical accidents or misdiagnosis, doctors would be only responsible for damages once it is proven that the telecommunications device did not have a technical failure and their patients followed their guidance and instructions.

The Health Ministry stressed that according to their own studies, patients with chronic illnesses were highly satisfied with telemedicine services. From September 2014 to March 2015, the ministry ran a pilot program for telemedicine services for some 845 patients. The largest proportion of them, 68.6 percent, were those with high blood pressure, and almost 40 percent of all patients were those in their 60s. A government survey showed that 76.9 percent of all participants were satisfied with the service.

To ensure patients’ safety, the Health Ministry said no medical institution would be allowed to offer telemedicine services only. All institutions that offer telemedicine services will be required to offer in-person treatments at the same time, they added. Also, all patients who receive telemedicine services would be required to visit their physicians in person regularly.

Still, Kim Joo-hyun, the spokesman of KMA, said the ministry should cancel its proposal altogether. He pointed out that the government’s pilot program was done “behind closed doors” and that it did not share its process with the nation’s physicians.

“We still believe that telemedicine should be done between medical professionals only,” he told The Korea Herald. “Unless the government makes all documents related to the pilot program public, we don’t think we have enough proof that this proposal is going to be safe for all patients nationwide.”

By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)


Source : The Korea Herald

North Korea proposes working-level meeting for military talks with Seoul

SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) — North Korea on Saturday proposed to hold working-level talks with South Korea in late May or early June to prepare for military talks, the North’s state media said.




Source : Yonhap News Agency

Pyongyang denies carrying out cyberattacks against Seoul officials


North Korea on Sunday denied that it carried out cyberattacks against South Korean officials, claiming such accusations were no more than slander campaigns conducted by the Seoul government.

In an article carried by the Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, Pyongyang said that claims made by the South were all lies aimed at fueling inter-Korean confrontation.

It then said that the DPRK will not stand by while the South makes false claims for its own political purposes. The DPRK stands for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the North’s official name.

Pyongyang views the latest allegations as a tool being used by Seoul to push forward stiffer antiterrorism measures.

It said such actions are fueling resentment in the North.

The party mouthpiece then said that if outsiders take any steps to tarnish the DPRK’s integrity in any way, such actions will be mercilessly crushed.

The paper then blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye for instigating indiscriminate provocations, believing she has the backing of the United States, and warned that the North Korean military and the people will punish such actions.

The latest attacks come as Seoul’s spy agency said Friday that the North successfully hacked the smartphones of scores of senior South Korean officials.

“(The North) sent malicious emails to (smartphones belonging to) 300 diplomats and military officials by impersonating the presidential office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Unification Ministry. Forty of them were successfully hacked,” Lee Cheol-woo of the ruling Saenuri Party said after a closed-door parliamentary session of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in Seoul.

The NIS believes that North Korean hackers successfully infected the 40 phones between late February and early March, eventually gaining access to lists of phone calls made along with the contents of text messages and phone conversations.

Rep. Joo Ho-young, who also attended the session, said that the North Korean cyberattacks against Seoul have doubled in the past month, citing the NIS briefing.

Joo said the North had tried to hack into the control tower of South Korea’s rail system as well as the computer networks of major financial institutions.

These attempts, however, were interrupted by the NIS, the lawmaker said.

North Korea — which has thousands of cyberwarfare personnel — has a track record of waging cyberattacks on South Korea and the United States in recent years, though it has flatly denied any involvement.

North Korea launched a cyberattack against South Korea in July 2009, two months after its second nuclear test. It also hacked South Korean media organizations in March 2013, a month after its third nuclear test. (Yonhap)


Source : Yonhap Nes Agency

Seoul to investigate noise level from Pyongyang loudspeakers

The military plans to look into how serious the noise caused by North Korea’s anti-South broadcasting is, an official said Monday, as front-line residents raised complaints about the inter-Korean psychological warfare operations, which have continued for nearly two months.

Right after North Korea’s nuclear test on Jan. 6, Seoul resumed its loudspeaker campaign along the tensely guarded border in retaliation, blaring messages critical of the North Korean regime and leader Kim Jong-un.

In response, Pyongyang started its own loudspeaker broadcasting operation toward the South although the North Korean loudspeakers only make a loud buzzing sound, instead of recognizable political messages due to either low speaker quality or an insufficient power supply.

Following the North’s long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7, which South Korea and its allies denounced as a long-range missile test, Seoul expanded the scale of its psychological warfare tactic vis-a-vis Pyongyang.

As the around-the-clock broadcasting has continued for nearly two months, it has become a major source of irritation among the residents of border towns who complain about the noise.

“As complaints were filed by front-line residents over North Korea’s anti-South loudspeaker broadcasting, has decided to gauge the actual level of the noise from the North’s loudspeakers,” a military official said.

The official said the military will send an inspection team to front-line villages in the near future before drawing up countermeasures.

Sources said the inspection will also look into if the South Korean side of the loudspeakers are also responsible for the noise complaints.

“If our side’s anti-North loudspeaker broadcasting causes any inconvenience to residents, we could consider moving them to appropriate places,” the official said.

South Korea “plans to start discussions on ways to help lessen the inconvenience to the residents,” Moon Sang-gyun, spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, said in a briefing on the issue. (Yonhap)


Source : Yonhap News Agency

Pyongyang slams Seoul for holding artillery drill on anniversary

North Korea slammed South Korea on Tuesday for holding a live-fire artillery drill a day earlier near the tense western sea border, calling the move “the most vicious military provocation.”
Despite the North’s threat for retaliation, South Korea’s military staged the drill Monday as planned in waters off a set of front-line islands in the Yellow Sea as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the North’s deadly shelling of Yeonpyeong Island.
North Korea’s National Defense Commission condemned Seoul for pushing ahead with the drill, warning that the South’s “provocation” could adversely impact inter-Korean ties.
“This was the most vicious military provocation aimed at confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and a reckless saber-rattling by those who are oblivious of the defeat they suffered five years ago,” an NDC spokesman said in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency.
In what was the North’s first attack on South Korean soil since the 1950-53 Korean War, the North fired scores of artillery rounds on Yeonpyeong Island in November 2010, killing four people, including two civilians.
Yeonpyeong Island is one of a cluster of islands close to the de facto inter-Korean maritime border, known as the Northern Limit Line.
The spokesman said that it is obvious how the South’s confrontation will affect upcoming talks, in which both sides are to discuss various pending issues.
South and North Korea are set to hold a preparatory meeting for high-level government talks Thursday following their landmark deal on Aug. 25 to defuse military tension.
Breaking months of silence for Seoul’s repeated dialogue offer, Pyongyang proposed to hold the talks with Seoul this week in the North’s zone of their truce village in what could be a move to improve inter-Korean relations. (Yonhap)


The Korea Herald

Seoul open to talks with Pyongyang on ‘every issue’: minister


South Korea is willing to talk with North Korea on all issues of mutual concern if dialogue resumes, Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said Wednesday.

Hong said the government is conducting an internal review on specific agenda items and the level of discussions, but those have to be finalized through consultations with North Korea.

In the Aug. 25 deal ending a military standoff, the two Koreas agreed to hold talks “between their authorities in Pyongyang or Seoul at an early date to improve inter-Korean ties and have multifaceted dialogue and negotiations in the future.”

“But there has been no big progress yet in (efforts to open) government-level talks,” the minister said at a forum in Seoul.

He added that the government “partly understands” a call for expanding economic cooperation with the North to help keep the momentum created by the Aug. 25 agreement.

In order to lift a set of sanctions on Pyongyang, known as the May 24th Measure, a “responsible” step needs to be taken by the communist neighbor, he stressed.

The sanctions were imposed in 2010 after the North’s torpedo attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors. The May 24th Measure has prohibited all inter-Korean economic activities, except for the Kaesong Industrial Complex.

On the Pyongyang-Beijing relationship, he pointed out that it has repeatedly gone through ups and downs every a few years.

The relations between the two sides appear to be warming with a visit to Pyongyang by Liu Yunshan, the ruling Communist Party’s fifth-ranked official, earlier this month.

Liu made the trip to North Korea to attend a massive military parade, becoming the highest-level Chinese official to travel there in years.

“It seems like North Korea-China relations have recovered faster than expected as North Korea showed an active attitude (toward China) on the occasion of the (Oct. 10) military parade,” Hong said. (Yonhap)


The Korea Herald

Pyongyang denies role in alleged hacks into Seoul subway operator

North Korea denied an allegation Thursday that it had hacked into a Seoul subway operator last year, calling South Korea’s accusation against it a childish political plot.

The North is suspected of launching a cyber attack on two operating servers of Seoul Metro, which runs four major subway lines, for at least five months in 2014, according to a lawmaker from the ruling Saenuri Party.

North Korea’s key propaganda website, Uriminjokkiri, warned that South Korea will face a bigger backlash if it continues to make groundless claims.

“Whenever cyber attacks occur, South Korea blindly criticizes us without presenting any proof,” the North said. “It is South Korea’s bad practice that whenever (political) crisis crops up, it cooks up a conspiracy blamed on us.”

South Korea’s intelligence agency said that the hacking tactics coincided with those of cyber attacks that took place in 2013 by North Korea on South Korean financial firms and TV broadcasters.

Seoul Metro has been suffering from a series of cyber attacks.

More than 35,000 attacks have taken place so far this year, nearly matching over 37,700 cases reported last year. (Yonhap)

The Korea Herald

Seoul hopes top Chinese official’s visit to Pyongyang will help ease tension


The Unification Ministry voiced hope Monday that a planned visit by a ranking Chinese official to North Korea this week could help ease tension on the Korean Peninsula as the North threatens to conduct a missile or nuclear test.

North Korea said Sunday that a Chinese delegation to be led by Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, will attend the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which falls this Saturday.

“The government hopes that this round of exchanges between China and North Korea will contribute to easing heightened tension on the peninsula and maintaining stability,” Jeong Joon-hee, ministry spokesman, told a regular press briefing.

He also expressed hope that the move could help make progress toward efforts to denuclearize North Korea, and bring peace and stability to Northeast Asia.

It will mark the first time that a Chinese member of the standing committee of the communist party will visit Pyongyang under the regime of the North’s leader Kim Jong-un.

“Exchanges of high-level officials between North Korea and China are meaningful,” Jeong said without elaborating.

Relations between China and North Korea have been sharply strained since the North’s nuclear test in early 2013.

The hard-won conciliatory mood on the peninsula recently flared up amid speculation that North Korea would launch a long-range rocket or conduct a fourth nuclear test around its anniversary.

The North said it has the right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes, but South Korea and the United States viewed it as a cover for a ballistic missile test.

China, the North’s only treaty ally, has also expressed its opposition to North Korea’s possible provocations.

President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, jointly “voiced opposition to any act that could escalate tensions” at a summit in early September. (Yonhap)


The Korea Herald