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2006-02-19 20:34:52

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Most South Koreans had never heard of Hines Ward before he won the Super Bowl's most valuable player award but the half-Korean's sudden fame has turned the spotlight on mixed-race children in his country of birth. Ward was born in Seoul to an African-American father who was a U.S. serviceman and a South Korean mother. After the Super Bowl he was called a great Korean athlete and became an instant sports hero in South Korea -- a country that usually...

2006-02-08 00:45:15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to halt talks with Seoul unless it pulls out of joint U.S.-South Korean military drills which Pyongyang sees as a preparation for an invasion, its official media reported on Wednesday. North and South Korea have held numerous discussions on a wide array of measures to boost cooperation. Officials from the two Koreas agreed last week, for example, to resume military talks between generals that had been suspended since June 2004. Talks are aimed...

2006-02-06 07:02:32

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nominee for the top policy maker job on North Korea ventured into taboo territory on Monday by acknowledging the government of the North's leader Kim Jong-il as a dictatorship. While the United States, Japan and the European Union have been outspoken in their criticism of North Korea's human rights record, Seoul has been mostly quiet on the subject with some officials saying they felt silent diplomacy was best. North Korea saves some of...

2006-02-03 07:16:37

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean forces could defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge. The United States has about 30,000 troops in South Korea working with about 690,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has most of its million-strong military positioned near the fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the peninsula. "We...

2006-02-03 06:50:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- U.S. and South Korean forces could defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge. The United States has about 30,000 troops in South Korea working with about 690,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has most of its million-strong military positioned near the fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that divides the peninsula. "We are fully capable...

2006-02-03 01:35:17

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean generals will resume talks later this month or early in March on reducing military tensions and building confidence to help improve cross-border ties, a South Korean official said on Friday. Lower-level, but senior, military officers from the two sides met on Friday at a border truce village and agreed on resuming the generals' talks, which have been suspended since June 2004, Vice Unification Minister Rhee Bong-jo told a news...

2006-02-03 01:27:48

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean forces could defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge. The United States has about 30,000 troops in South Korea working with about 690,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has most of its million-strong military positioned near the fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. "We are...

2006-02-02 23:42:02

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean forces can defeat North Korea's army, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, but figuring out the secretive state's military policy is a difficult challenge. The United States has about 30,000 troops in South Korea working with about 690,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has most of its million-strong military positioned near the fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. "We are fully capable today of...

2006-02-02 23:28:13

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Military officers from South and North Korea began talks on Friday to lay the foundation for more confidence-building measures, the South's defense ministry said. Efforts to reduce military tensions between the North and South, which remain technically at war, have lagged behind improving political and economic ties in recent years. South Korea's delegation, led by Army Colonel Moon Sung-mook, traveled to the Panmunjom truce village to meet with the...

2006-02-01 22:03:17

By Lee Suwan and Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea are in talks to allow former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to visit the North in April, an aide to Kim said on Thursday. Kim won a Nobel Peace prize for orchestrating an unprecedented and so far unrepeated meeting of the leaders of the two Koreas when he traveled to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in June 2000. That meeting set the stage for greater inter-Korean cooperation, including...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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