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2008-04-15 17:05:00

The South Korean version of MySpace released recently, and according to the chief executive it is ready to shine in the new market due to the attention it pays to local culture. Chris DeWolfe, speaking in Seoul, claimed confidence in the new site’s prospects in a market which many online services have had difficulties grasping.

2006-08-13 01:47:19

TOKYO (Reuters) - A majority of Japanese believe that their country should not have the capability to make pre-emptive strikes, according to a survey published on Sunday.

2006-05-19 22:54:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - Four North Koreans scaled the wall of a U.S. consulate in China to seek asylum in the United States, South Korean media reported on Saturday, the first such defections since Washington granted refugee status to North Koreans earlier this month.

2006-05-16 22:29:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a move that parallels signs of improving ties between South Korea and North Korea, groups representing pro-Seoul and pro-Pyongyang residents in Japan said on Wednesday they wanted to patch up a decades-old feud.

2006-05-03 08:41:32

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 10 North Koreans in Southeast Asian countries are staying at U.S. embassies and want to make a rare defection to the United States, South Korea's public broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

2006-03-24 08:10:00

By Jon Herskovitz NAMHAE, South Korea (Reuters) - At about as far south as South Korea goes, German is spoken in a community of homes with A-frame roofs reminiscent of Lower Saxony.

2005-12-14 00:42:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Relatives of four deceased South Koreans who were forced laborers at a steel mill in northern Japan during World War Two failed on Wednesday to overturn a Japanese court decision refusing compensation for unpaid wages.

2005-10-21 08:45:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - In North Korea, they ask whether you speak "chosun-mal." In South Korea, they want to know whether you can converse in "hanguk-mal." A different name for their ostensibly common language is a measure of how far North and South Koreans have grown apart during 60 years of division.

2005-10-11 00:32:52

SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be North Koreans rushed into a South Korean school in the Chinese city of Qingdao on Tuesday seeking asylum in the South, a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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