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2006-05-31 20:44:43

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's main conservative party scored a landslide victory in local elections, official results showed on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Roh Moo-hyun and a key aide tipped as a possible successor. The drubbing for Roh's liberal Uri Party means Roh will likely will have little power to push forward his agenda to implement new tax policy, corporate reform and rules on foreign investment for the little under two years he has left in his...

2006-05-31 11:52:43

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition won a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections on Wednesday, according to the official election commission and television exit polls. Riding a wave of sympathy for its leader who was slashed in the face during the campaign and public disenchantment over the ruling party, the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) won 11 of 16 major races to pick mayors and provincial governors. The ruling Uri...

2005-12-11 23:41:28

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea hold ministerial talks this week on improving cooperation, but a row in separate multinational discussions on ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs could overshadow the meeting. Ties between North and South Korea have warmed in recent months and past ministerial meetings have produced agreements covering economic assistance, mining and humanitarian cooperation. This round of talks, to be held from Tuesday to Friday on...

2005-11-16 00:35:43

By Martin Nesirky and Lee Suwan SEOUL (Reuters) - Communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea are likely to have formed at least an economic union by 2020, the South's unification minister told Reuters on Wednesday. Chung Dong-young also said North Korea would be ready to accept Seoul's offer of free electricity as a stop-gap until light-water atomic reactors were built after a deal was reached in six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs. South Korea does not aim...

2005-11-15 23:48:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea are likely to have formed at least an economic union by 2020, South Korea's unification minister told Reuters on Wednesday. Chung Dong-young also said North Korea would be ready to accept Seoul's offer of free electricity as a stop-gap until light-water atomic reactors are built after a deal is reached in six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs. The 52-year-old former television reporter said those talks were unlikely to resume...

2005-10-28 02:15:29

SEOUL (Reuters) - The leaders of South Korea's ruling Uri Party resigned en masse on Friday to take responsibility for a setback in parliamentary by-elections this week in which candidates from the main opposition swept all available seats. President Roh Moo-hyun, who is a member of the Uri Party but not a leader, has said he would shoulder his share of the blame for the defeat, but not said how. Analysts said the public saw the party as having a muddled leadership and unable to...

2005-08-14 07:54:57

By Jack Kim and Martin Nesirky SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Koreans on Sunday began celebrating the 60th anniversary of independence from Japanese colonial rule amid calls for unification despite an unresolved crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear plans. The four-day event highlights renewed exchanges between the two Koreas and comes during a recess in six-country talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Two North Korean passenger jets flew from Pyongyang to Inchon near...

2005-06-28 12:13:09

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification minister, whohad a rare meeting with North Korea's leader this month, willtry to convince Vice President Dick Cheney to soften his stancetoward the communist state, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Chung Dong-young, who had a five-hour meeting with KimJong-il on June 17 in Pyongyang, will visit Washington fromWednesday, trying to soften up the views of hard-liner Cheney,the Chosun Ilbo reported. Cheney recently described Kim as an "irresponsible...

2005-06-28 04:08:30

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification minister, whohad a rare meeting with North Korea's leader this month, willtry to convince Vice President Dick Cheney to soften his stancetoward the communist state, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Chung Dong-young, who had a five-hour meeting with KimJong-il on June 17 in Pyongyang, will visit Washington fromWednesday, trying to soften up the views of hard-liner Cheney,the Chosun Ilbo reported. Cheney recently described Kim as an "irresponsible...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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