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2006-03-24 03:18:54

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea was set for its first woman prime minister on Friday after President Roh Moo-hyun named lawmaker and former jailed democracy activist to succeed a veteran legislator who quit over a golfing gaffe.

2006-03-15 05:06:04

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan officially left office on Wednesday for playing golf while a railway strike was causing transport chaos, ending a run as one of the country's most powerful premiers.

2006-03-14 05:18:58

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his prime minister, who faced calls to step down for playing golf with businessmen while a railway strike was causing transport chaos.

2006-03-14 04:26:38

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his prime minister, who faced calls to step down for playing golf with businessmen while a railway strike was causing transport chaos.

2006-03-13 22:58:46

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan offered on Tuesday to resign for playing golf with business executives while a national railway strike was causing transport chaos, media reports said.

2006-03-06 07:11:12

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea agreed on Monday to start a formal round of free trade talks in June, dealing a blow to farmers and unionists demonstrating against the plans.

2006-03-06 04:27:17

SEOUL (Reuters) - Trade negotiators from South Korea and the United States met on Monday for preliminary talks on a free trade deal, amid a rally by farmers and unionists in Seoul opposed to the agreement.

2006-02-28 21:48:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun urged Japan on Wednesday to stop all actions that put its apology for its past war of aggression in doubt, saying Tokyo's neighbors were justifiably upset.

2006-02-26 05:16:35

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will hold an unprecedented live debate on the Internet next month with the public focused on reducing social disparity, the presidential Blue House said on Sunday.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.