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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.


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