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South Korea, Japan Hold Diplomatic Talks

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect has met with an envoy of Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a bid to start a process to mend bitter disputes. President-elect Park Geun-hye met Friday in the South Korean capital of Seoul with former Japanese finance minister Fukushiro Nukaga. Ms. Park said she hopes that as new governments take […]

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US Moves to Sell Advanced Spy Drones to South Korea

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has formally proposed the sale of advanced spy drones to South Korea, in a push to boost the Seoul government’s ability to protect itself from attacks by the heavily-militarized North. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that it has officially notified Congress of the proposed $1.2 billion deal for […]

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S.Korea’s President-elect Warns of N.Korean Threat

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye vowed Thursday to make national security a priority as she warned about the dangers posed by North Korea. In her first major speech since being elected Wednesday, Ms. Park said Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch demonstrates the seriousness of the threat facing her country. She also hinted at greater engagement with […]

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S.Korea’s President-elect Warns of N.Korean Threat

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye vowed Thursday to make national security a priority as she warned about the dangers posed by North Korea. In her first major speech since being elected Wednesday, Ms. Park said Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch demonstrates the seriousness of the threat facing her country. She also hinted at greater engagement with […]

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South Korea’ President-elect Pledges to Work For People’s Livelihoods

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has pledged to keep her campaign promises and work for the livelihood and unity of the nation’s people. The conservative five-term lawmaker held a rally in the capital, Seoul, after her election victory Wednesday. She said the competition was tough, but that her victory belongs to everyone. […]

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

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has been elected to become South Korea’s first female head of state. Ms. Park, a conservative five-term lawmaker, won the election Wednesday with 51.6 percent of the vote to 48 percent for her opponent Moon Jae-in, with more than 90 percent of the votes counted. Moon conceded the race shortly […]

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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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