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2010-05-28 14:38:00

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Korea Society will honor General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State, and General Paik Sun Yup, who commanded ground forces during the Korean War, at the Society's Annual Dinner at New York City's Plaza Hotel on June 2. Generals Powell and Paik will receive the Society's Van Fleet Award in honor of all Korean War veterans. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of U.S.-Korea relations. Colin Powell served...

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2009-12-18 11:20:00

Just one day after Pyongyang threatened retaliation over naval drills near their disputed sea border, North Korea made a rare expression of gratitude Friday after South Korea sent swine flu medicine, The Associated Press reported. Around 500,000 doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza were trucked across the border between North and South Korea. The gesture is the South Korean government's first humanitarian aid since conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office in early 2008...

2008-10-10 15:00:10

Once again, the nuclear talks with North Korea have stalled. Pyongyang is preparing to restart plutonium production. And our diplomat, after a hasty repair visit, has left the capital apparently empty-handed. President Bush, after starting out rejecting the Clinton "framework" for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, resumed six-nation talks two years ago. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice evidently persuaded him that threats and name-calling had failed and that diplomacy was worth a...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is set for the first military dialogue between the two counties in more than eight months, officials said. The South Korean Defense Ministry says representatives of the two sides will meet on Thursday in the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports. Relations between the north and south hit bottom in July when North Korean guards fatally shot a South Korean housewife at a resort in the communist nation....

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-08-04 09:00:17

By CHARLES J HANLEY By Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea South Korean investigators, matching once-secret documents to eyewitness accounts, are concluding that the U.S. military indiscriminately killed large groups of refugees and other civilians early in the Korean War. Half a century later, the Seoul government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has more than 200 such alleged wartime cases on its docket, based on hundreds of...

2008-07-24 12:00:47

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 24--HAVERHILL -- It was East meets West when a film crew from Seoul, South Korea, toured Haverhill to film a documentary about the culture, people, and historic sites, such as the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace and Winnekenni Castle. These Asian filmmakers said their fellow Koreans are familiar with New England and its history -- dating back to when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. The only thing lacking in their...

2008-07-17 06:00:32

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, July 17 (Yonhap) - A South Korean film depicting the harsh reality of life for North Korean defectors will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) this year, the distributor here said Thursday. "Tony Rayns, a programmer for the VIFF, has recently invited us to show the film at the festival. 'Crossing' will be shown at the section of Dragons and Tigers, a programme introducing films of East Asia," an...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Report on Environmental Damage by USFK Issued"] SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) - A report on environmental damage found over the past 10 years inside US military bases in South Korea was issued by civic organizations on Wednesday [16 July], with land contamination from oil being the most serious problem. The Comprehensive Report on Environmental Damages in US Bases in Korea, the first of its kind, was released amid...

2008-06-20 15:00:00

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the conclusion of the war in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The...


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