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2005-09-15 07:46:35

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through Inchon on Thursday to defend a statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur commemorating an amphibious assault 55 years ago that helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene in this western port city was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- traded blows and tossed rocks and bottles. The violence exposed...

2005-09-15 05:19:08

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through this port city on Thursday to back U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, whose statue commemorates an amphibious assault that began 55 years ago and ultimately helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- had exchanged blows and tossed rocks and bottles at each...

2005-06-28 01:05:39

SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, on apilgrimage to the U.S. territory of Saipan -- site of adecisive World War II battle -- abruptly changed his scheduleon Tuesday to visit a memorial to Koreans who died in thePacific conflict. Akihito's journey, his first trip outside Japan to payrespects to war dead, coincides with a deterioration in Japan'sties with China and South Korea, still tormented by the wartimepast 60 years later. Korean residents of Saipan had asked the emperor to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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