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2005-12-06 00:21:58

SEOUL (Reuters) - A statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur that has been the focus of heated protests in South Korea has been cleaned and polished for the first time in nearly 50 years, an Inchon city official said on Tuesday. The statue commemorates MacArthur's amphibious assault 55 years ago on Inchon, a port city west of Seoul, The landing helped turn the tide of the 1950-53 Korean War. Inchon city cleaned the bluish-black statute and restored it to the glistening gold hue of...

2005-09-15 07:46:35

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through Inchon on Thursday to defend a statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur commemorating an amphibious assault 55 years ago that helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene in this western port city was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- traded blows and tossed rocks and bottles. The violence exposed...

2005-09-15 05:19:08

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through this port city on Thursday to back U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, whose statue commemorates an amphibious assault that began 55 years ago and ultimately helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- had exchanged blows and tossed rocks and bottles at each...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.