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2005-07-12 21:34:14

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are very optimistic resumed six-country talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs could bear fruit, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday. North Korea agreed over the weekend to return later this month to talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs. "We are very optimistic that our joint efforts to improve the security situation on the Korean peninsula could indeed bear fruit, although, of course, there is...

2005-07-12 06:41:17

SEOUL (Reuters) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet next week to try to build trust between two armies that have faced off for decades along the world's most fortified border, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The rare meeting, at colonel-level, is the first in more than a year between the two countries, which remain technically at war half a century after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce. The July 20 Seoul talks take place just days before the rival states, along with...

2005-07-07 02:56:26

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States will never be able to resort to military means to end the North Korean nuclear crisis, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said on Thursday. The standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions pits the world's most stubborn country, North Korea, against the country with the strongest voice in the world, the United States, and therefore a resolution is inherently complicated, Roh said. "But neither side has the freedom to take the situation to a breakdown,"...

2005-07-05 13:19:25

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is still a security threat tothe South despite improved relations and Seoul must maintain aclear legal defense to keep Pyongyang in check, South Korea'snext spy chief said on Tuesday. Critics of South Korea's national security legislation andpeople who say they had been punished as North Korean spiesunder it have said the key anti-communism law must be scrappedto ensure nobody is unjustly victimized. Supporters of the law have said it offers...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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