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2008-10-25 15:00:15

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says Asian and European leaders should help him entice North Korea into demilitarizing through economic cooperation.

2008-09-10 09:00:28

At 1255 gmt [ 1255 local] on 9 September, the 60th founding anniversary of the DPRK, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean carried ad hoc a 50-minute recorded relay of a "torchlight soiree" of youths and students held under the title of "Military-First Fatherland" at Kim Il Sung [Kim Il-so'ng] Square to celebrate the national anniversary, almost immediately following another recorded relay of a Worker-Peasant Red Guards parade.

2006-07-12 23:51:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A "baffled" China has made no breakthrough in urging North Korea to disarmament talks, a senior U.S diplomat said on Thursday as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened. U.S.

2006-04-04 00:42:41

By Karolos Grohmann SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea are expected to clinch a long-awaited deal on fielding a unified team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by August this year, South Korea's Olympic chief said on Tuesday.

2006-03-20 06:14:44

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean families separated for more than half a century on the divided peninsula shared tears and embraces on Monday at the start of a two-pronged reunion.

2006-03-11 05:45:54

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has postponed minister level talks with Seoul citing a major joint exercise by U.S. and South Korean troops scheduled later this month, the South Korean unification ministry said on Saturday.

2006-03-02 04:55:05

By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean generals began rare talks on Thursday on reducing military tensions and building confidence to help improve cross-border ties, a South Korean official said.

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.

2006-02-16 00:30:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was showered with praise at home for his 64th birthday on Thursday but for the outside world the day underscored lingering questions about succession and an unresolved nuclear crisis.

2006-02-07 12:08:53

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - North and South Korea will march together for the first time during a Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, organizers said.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.