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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. They also reviewed concerns over a lack of...

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. "The level of threats that people are making against the corporations over the Internet and by telephone to prevent them...

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. Pre-election polling indicated the conservative Grand National Party would win three or all four of the seats up for grabs. Roh's left-of-centre Uri Party was expected to be shut out, and the liberal Democratic Party had a shot in one race....

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. Kwon O-kyu, 54, has served as a policy secretary to three of the nine presidents in the country's modern history, including current President Roh Moo-hyun. News of Finance Minister Han Duck-soo's resignation came after financial markets...

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. The drubbing for Roh's liberal Uri Party means Roh will likely will have little power to push forward his agenda to implement new tax policy, corporate reform and rules on foreign investment for the little under two years he has left in his...

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. Riding a wave of sympathy for its leader who was slashed in the face during the campaign and public disenchantment over the ruling party, the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) won 11 of 16 major races to pick mayors and provincial governors. The ruling Uri...

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...

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. Park, 54, the chairwoman of the Grand National Party (GNP), is seen as a likely candidate in next year's presidential election and saw her popularity edge up after the May 20 assault that shocked South Koreans. She underwent surgery to close an 11-cm...

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. Japan's Coast Guard has said it plans to conduct a survey of the waters near the islands called Tokto in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. The desolate islands are about same distance from the mainlands of both countries, and are controlled by...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.