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By Jon Herskovitz and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. special envoy for human rights in North Korea called the state "a hidden world of hopelessness and terror" on Friday and said Pyongyang's treatment of its citizens was a global concern.
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.
By Lee Suwan and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders of the Pacific Rim reconvened in the South Korean city of Pusan on Saturday to discuss joint cooperation against threats to their economies from terrorism, bird flu and an impasse in world trade talks.
By Sonya Hepinstall and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - The leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies gathered on Friday to hammer out joint action to fight bird flu and shore up flagging talks on a global free trade pact, but regional tensions hung over their talks.
By Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders from 21 Pacific Rim economies begin two days of talks in South Korea on Friday on ways to liberalize global trade, tackle the threat of bird flu and coordinate anti-terrorism measures.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged his support for eventual reunification of the two Koreas in a speech to South Korea's parliament on Thursday and said China's relations with the South were "entering their best period ever." In an upbeat speech on his second day of a state visit, Hu said the two countries -- former enemies who established relations just in 1992 -- should cooperate to foster stability in northeast Asia.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean navy vessel and nine fishing boats briefly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border on Sunday before heading back, the South Korean military said, two days after North Korean fighter jets flew over the frontier.
By Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea scrambled six fighter jets on Friday to intercept two North Korean planes that briefly crossed a disputed frontier over the Yellow Sea before heading back, the South Korean military said.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will likely abstain on a U.N. resolution to condemn North Korea for human rights abuses, a government official said, prompting an opposition politician to accuse Seoul of harboring double standards.
By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea opened their first joint office on Friday to promote trade across the heavily militarized border -- just as Pyongyang is feuding with a South Korean company about business in the North.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.