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2006-07-05 14:34:43

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council considered on Wednesday imposing sanctions on North Korea's weapons program after the reclusive state test-fired a series of missiles, including a long-range weapon. But President Bush, reflecting the measured response Washington has taken to Pyongyang's latest sabre-rattling, said the tests did not diminish his desire to solve a standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. "I view this as an...

2006-07-05 13:10:47

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council considered imposing sanctions on North Korea's weapons program on Wednesday after the reclusive state test-fired a series of missiles, including a long-range weapon. Japan, backed by the United States, Britain and France prepared a resolution demanding that nations withhold all funds, material and technology that could be used for North Korea's missile program. But Russia said it opposed sanctions and would...

2006-07-05 11:52:37

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday considered imposing sanctions on North Korea's weapons program after the reclusive state test-fired a series of missiles including a long-range weapon. Japan, backed by the United States and Britain prepared a resolution demanding that nations withhold all funds, goods and technology that could be used for North Korea's missile program. But Russia said it opposed sanctions and would prefer a...

2006-07-05 08:27:17

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation. At least six missiles were launched early in the morning and a seventh some 12 hours later, officials in Japan and South Korea said. Russia said North Korea fired 10 missiles, but the report from a senior general could not be immediately...

2006-07-05 07:41:45

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation. At least six missiles were launched early in the morning and a seventh some 12 hours later, officials in Japan and South Korea said. Russia said North Korea fired 10 missiles, but the report from a senior general could not be immediately...

2006-06-27 04:26:29

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - If the world is alarmed about a North Korean long-range missile, for most South Koreans it is just one more addition to their neighbor's arsenal which could already devastate around half the population in a few hours. Seoul, Tokyo and Washington have all warned Pyongyang not to test-fire a long-range missile, which has apparently been prepared for launch, saying it would imperil regional security and bring a harsh response. The first time North...

2006-06-20 20:32:21

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung has canceled a trip to Pyongyang planned for next week because of tensions over apparent preparations by North Korea for a ballistic missile test, an official in Seoul said on Wednesday. "It is practically impossible for him to visit in late June because of the unexpected circumstances," South Korean official Jeong Se-hyun, who was negotiating the trip, told reporters. The announcement comes as Seoul, Washington and Tokyo...

2006-06-05 22:14:16

By Lee Jae-won SOGWIPO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea failed to persuade North Korea to hold the first run of trains in 55 years over their heavily fortified border in economic talks that ended on Tuesday. The four-day meeting came amid strains between the two Koreas after Pyongyang abruptly called off test runs of trains, which had been due to take place on May 25. In an exchange of harsh words, each side had blamed the other for scuttling the plan. The South's Unification...

2006-06-04 08:28:10

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea begin free-trade talks this week that could put relations to the test as negotiators grapple with tough issues ranging from autos and agriculture to relations with North Korea. The pact has been billed as the biggest U.S. free-trade deal since the North American Free Tree Agreement and the most important development in U.S.-South Korean relations since the two countries signed their military alliance in 1953....

2006-05-31 05:41:36

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition was headed for a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections across the country on Wednesday, according to television exit polls. The opposition Grand National Party (GNP) was leading in 11 of the races to pick mayors and provincial governors of 16 major cities and provinces. The ruling Uri Party was leading in just one, KBS and MBC TV exit polls showed. "It appears we have failed to read the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.