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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has won Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea and will become the country’s first female head of state. Her rival, Moon Jae-in, conceded the race shortly after the National Election Commission was quoted as saying the conservative Ms. Park was a certain winner. Ms. Park, 60 years old, is a […]

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S.Korean Media Project Park as Next President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean media are projecting that conservative candidate Park Geun-hye has won Wednesday’s election, which would make her the first ever female president in the country’s history. With partial returns counted, at least three major South Korean media outlets are projecting a narrow victory for Park, the five-term lawmaker and 60-year-old daughter of South Korean […]

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S.Korean Exit Polls Suggest Tight Presidential Race

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea give a slight edge to conservative candidate Park Geun-hye, but the race appeared too close to call as voting wrapped up. The polls suggest that Park, who would become South Korea’s first-ever female president, won 50.1 percent of the vote, compared to 48.9 percent for her […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Koreans are voting in a closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters are headed to the polls for South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Polls opened early Wednesday in South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Voting will end at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released last week showed Park Geun-hye of the conservative ruling New […]

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US Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals in Alleged Hi-Tech Scam

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. prosecutors in Oregon have unsealed criminal indictments against two Chinese nationals for their alleged attempts to illegally acquire sensitive technology that can be used in missile and radar systems. The 12-count indictment names Wan Li Yuan and an unidentified accomplice using the alias Jason Jiang, and says they conspired to violate U.S. export regulations […]

Six Chinese Officials Fired for ‘Mishandling’ School Attack

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have fired six officials for their “improper handling” of last week’s knife attack at an elementary school in a central province that left 23 students injured. The official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday two school principals, two police officers, a local safety official, and a county education director were removed from their posts. […]

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S.Korean Presidential Candidates Make Final Plea to Voters

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s presidential candidates are making their final pleas to voters ahead of Wednesday’s tightly contested election. Opinion polls show conservative ruling party candidate Park Geun-hye maintains a small lead over her liberal rival, Moon Jae-in. Park, of the New Frontier Party, is the daughter of late South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee. She would be […]

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China School Attacker Influenced by End-of-World Prophecies: Police

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a man who attacked students with a knife outside an elementary school in central Henan province last week may have been influenced by ancient prophecies predicting the end of the world. Police say Min Yongjun rushed into the school Friday with a kitchen knife and allegedly slashed 23 students and an elderly […]

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