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By Lee Suwan and Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea are in talks to allow former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to visit the North in April, an aide to Kim said on Thursday.
By Jon Herskovitz - Analysis SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. crackdown on North Korean finances has not only hit Pyongyang hard but also exposed a divide between Washington and Seoul that the two governments may have trouble bridging, analysts said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged his support for eventual reunification of the two Koreas in a speech to South Korea's parliament on Thursday and said China's relations with the South were "entering their best period ever." In an upbeat speech on his second day of a state visit, Hu said the two countries -- former enemies who established relations just in 1992 -- should cooperate to foster stability in northeast Asia.
By Martin Nesirky and Lee Suwan SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president announced on Tuesday he would meet Japan's prime minister next week despite a visit by the Japanese leader to a war shrine that angered Seoul.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A Korean-American who spent about eight years in jail for illegally passing U.S. military secrets to Seoul returned to South Korea on Sunday where he was given a heroes' welcome.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will likely abstain on a U.N. resolution to condemn North Korea for human rights abuses, a government official said, prompting an opposition politician to accuse Seoul of harboring double standards.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The leaders of South Korea's ruling Uri Party resigned en masse on Friday to take responsibility for a setback in parliamentary by-elections this week in which candidates from the main opposition swept all available seats.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent, and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Responding to South Korea's bid for a greater role in its own defense, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Friday that Washington was open to discussing Seoul's desire to assume wartime control of its troops.
By Martin Nesirky SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea needs to become an advanced country in the next decade or it probably never will, the woman who could be the next president said on Tuesday.
By Paul Holmes and David Schlesinger SEOUL (Reuters) - When South Korean opposition leader Park Geun-hye went to meet President Roh Moo-hyun at his official residence last month it was, if only for an instant, as if she were coming home.
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