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2006-08-21 01:24:12

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a suspected North Korean spy who entered the country at a time when tensions are running high on the peninsula, a parliamentary official said on Monday, The arrest comes after North Korea defied international warnings and test fired seven missiles on July 5, and news reports from the United States last week said North Korea may be preparing to conduct its first nuclear weapons test. The official with the parliamentary Intelligence Committee,...

2006-08-16 12:31:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will meet on September 14 to discuss bringing North Korea back to the negotiating table on its nuclear program and trade, White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday. The United States has been urging North Korea to return to six-party talks on its nuclear weapons ambitions. The talks, which involve China, Russia, Japan, the United States, South Korea and North Korea, have been stalled since...

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....

2006-07-06 08:35:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush spoke by telephone on Thursday with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a U.S. official said. The topic was not immediately announced but was likely to have included ways to respond to North Korea's missile tests. Bush spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and stressed the need for a unified response in the United Nations to North...

2006-07-06 08:24:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush spoke by telephone on Thursday with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a U.S. official said. The topic was not immediately announced but was likely to have included ways to respond to North Korea's missile tests. Bush spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and stressed the need for a unified response in the United Nations to North...

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...

2006-06-04 21:41:25

SEOUL (Reuters) - The approval rating for South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has fallen to a new low of 20.2 percent following a stinging defeat for his left-of-centre party in local elections, a poll published on Monday showed. Roh's ruling Uri Party won only one of the 16 major races for provincial governors and city mayors in the May 31 election, while the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) had a sweeping victory in the polls. According to the poll by Gallup Korea published in...

2006-06-04 08:28:10

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea begin free-trade talks this week that could put relations to the test as negotiators grapple with tough issues ranging from autos and agriculture to relations with North Korea. The pact has been billed as the biggest U.S. free-trade deal since the North American Free Tree Agreement and the most important development in U.S.-South Korean relations since the two countries signed their military alliance in 1953....

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...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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