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2006-03-22 22:23:24

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has allowed nearly 100 visiting South Koreans to return home after delaying their departure over objections to news reports that it had abducted people, officials said on Thursday.

2006-02-27 04:05:09

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Yoo Chang-sik gazes into a monitor in the North Korean capital but fails to recognize his sister on a video link from the South's capital, just 220 km (137 miles) away but separated by a fortified border for more than 50 years.

2006-02-24 13:26:53

By Carol Giacomo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush heads to India with grand visions of partnership with the world's biggest democracy, but some experts say such high expectations could lead to disappointment or even a backlash.

2006-02-20 21:35:17

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Red Cross and government officials traveled to North Korea on Tuesday for talks on the fate of South Korean prisoners of war and civilian abductees believed to be alive and held in the North.

2006-02-19 20:34:52

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Most South Koreans had never heard of Hines Ward before he won the Super Bowl's most valuable player award but the half-Korean's sudden fame has turned the spotlight on mixed-race children in his country of birth.

2006-02-14 08:40:05

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A heartbreaking love story set in the Communist east just before the Berlin Wall was built brought to life Germany's painfully divided past at the Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday like no other drama before it.

2006-02-03 06:50:00

U.S. and South Korean forces could defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge.

2006-02-03 01:27:48

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean forces could defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge.

2006-02-02 23:42:02

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean forces can defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge.

2006-01-26 06:09:38

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States is ready to move as fast as the South Korean government sees possible in order to allow Seoul to take command of its troops from the U.S. military in the event of war, a senior U.S. general said on Thursday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.