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New South Korean Minister Promises Flexibility Toward North

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s new minister for relations with North Korea said Wednesday he will seek ways to be flexible in his dealings with Pyongyang. Yu Woo-ik, who was appointed as unification minister in a cabinet reshuffle Tuesday, told reporters he will maintain the government’s existing policies on North Korea. But, he said, he will look for […]

New South Korean Minister Promises Flexibility Toward North

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s new minister for relations with North Korea said Wednesday he will seek ways to be flexible in his dealings with Pyongyang. Yu Woo-ik, who was appointed as unification minister in a cabinet reshuffle Tuesday, told reporters he will maintain the government’s existing policies on North Korea. But, he said, he will look for […]

Libyan Looters Attack South Korean Embassy

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 1:33 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Seoul says armed Libyan looters attacked the South Korean embassy in Tripoli Sunday and tried to steal furniture and electronics. Foreign Ministry spokesman Shin Maeng-ho told reporters Monday that about 10 attackers fled empty-handed when rebel forces contacted by embassy staff arrived on the scene. The anti-Gadhafi rebels have controlled most of Tripoli […]

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5 Killed, 2 Injured in South Korea Chemical Plant Blast

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean authorities say five people were killed and two were injured Saturday afternoon when an explosion destroyed a lab at a chemical textile company. Officials say the victims were working with flammable chemicals at the TK Chemical Corporation in the city of Gumi, southeast of Seoul, when the explosion occurred. The three-story steel and […]

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Seoul Mayor Resigns After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has resigned after losing a referendum on free school lunches. Oh Se-hoon’s resignation Friday comes two days after he lost a citywide referendum that drew less than a third of the city’s eligible voters, failing a legal requirement for counting ballots. Oh, a conservative ally of President […]

Seoul Mayor’s Job in Question After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of South Korea’s capital are waiting to see whether Mayor Oh Se-hoon will follow through on a pledge to resign after an embarrassing referendum defeat. Oh, a conservative ally of President Lee Myung-bak, had staked his career on the referendum, which would have reversed a decision by the liberal city council to extend free […]

Seoul Mayor’s Job in Question After Referendum Fails

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of South Korea’s capital are waiting to see whether Mayor Oh Se-hoon will follow through on a pledge to resign after an embarrassing referendum defeat. Oh, a conservative ally of President Lee Myung-bak, had staked his career on the referendum, which would have reversed a decision by the liberal city council to extend free […]

S.Korea, Mongolia to Boost Resources Cooperation

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is in Mongolia for talks with President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on a visit that coincides with a visit to Ulan Bator by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. South Korea’s news agency says Mr. Lee and Mr. Elbegdorj agreed during a meeting Monday to boost resources and energy cooperation and bolster ties […]

US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Drill

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea and the United States launched an annual joint military exercise Tuesday despite warnings from Pyongyang that the drill will damage hopes for peace on the peninsula. Tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops are taking part in the joint naval drills in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of the […]

US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Drill

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea and the United States launched an annual joint military exercise Tuesday despite warnings from Pyongyang that the drill will damage hopes for peace on the peninsula. The bilateral Combined Forces Command says it is conducting the 10-day, computer-assisted exercise to improve its ability to defend South Korea against a possible attack from North […]

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