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2009-07-06 16:27:16

South Korean officials have announced plans to create nearly 2 million green jobs during the next five years. The office of President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday that officials are aiming to make South Korea one of the top seven nations for green growth by 2020, the Yonhap News Agency reported Monday. Based on our past development experience that made possible the country's intensive development, but with more details than the economic development plans of the past, the five-year green...

2009-04-22 07:44:09

A South Korean parliamentary committee approved a free trade agreement with the United States, sending the deal to a plenary session for ratification. The free trade agreement, signed in June 2007, has found opposition in both countries, Yonhap news reported Wednesday. Before the vote in Seoul, opposition lawmakers held a press conference asking representatives to postpone the vote until lawmakers in Washington appeared more likely to endorse it.

2008-06-23 06:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 22 June [By Lee Ka-young, Kim Seung-hyun, JoongAng Ilbo: "Justice Ministry To Take Action on Boycott Threats"] The Justice Ministry ordered prosecutors over the weekend to watch for Internet users posting harmful information about corporations with the intent to defame the firms' reputations.

2006-07-26 00:23:58

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unpopular president Roh Moo-hyun faced another likely setback to his leadership on Wednesday as voting started in parliamentary by-elections that were expected to be swept by the main opposition.

2006-07-02 00:10:19

By Yoo Choonsik SEOUL (Reuters) - A veteran presidential aide with international experience is set to become South Korea's finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, according to local media reports, citing sources at the presidential office.

2006-05-31 20:44:43

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's main conservative party scored a landslide victory in local elections, official results showed on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Roh Moo-hyun and a key aide tipped as a possible successor.

2006-05-31 11:52:43

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition won a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections on Wednesday, according to the official election commission and television exit polls.

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.

2006-05-29 00:22:55

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean opposition leader Park Geun-hye left hospital on Monday, nine days after an attacker slashed her cheek with a box cutter during a campaign rally and just ahead of local polls her party is expected to win.

2006-04-18 20:35:16

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president called a meeting of his ministers on Wednesday to ratchet up pressure on Japan and counter Tokyo's plans to conduct a maritime survey over a set of islands at the center of a long-running dispute.

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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
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