Quantcast

Latest Roh Moo-hyun Stories

2005-12-16 15:55:00

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean scientist whose work is under intense scrutiny hit back at his accusers on Friday, saying he had proof his team had made patient-tailored stem cells this year and he would produce the evidence soon. Hwang Woo-suk told a televised news conference at Seoul National University that five frozen stem cells were in the process of being thawed for analysis. He expected results in 10 days. "Our six research members made 11 stem cells...

2005-12-16 00:35:00

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL -- A South Korean scientist whose work is under intense scrutiny has told colleagues he can produce stem cells but those made in a landmark 2005 study are contaminated, Yonhap news agency said on Friday. The agency quoted a professor who attended a meeting with Hwang Woo-suk at Seoul National University as saying Hwang told fellow academics he had no stem cells available now. Hwang was due to speak to reporters at 0500 GMT about the study on...

2005-12-15 22:36:35

By Cheon Jong-woo and Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - One of South Korea's leading universities will step up an investigation into the country's top stem-cell scientist after reports key parts of a landmark paper were fabricated, the university said on Friday. Thursday's reports brought to a head a controversy over work by Hwang Woo-suk, whose team at Seoul National University published the first scientific paper on cloning a human embryo in 2004 and this year displayed the world's...

2005-12-05 11:30:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president wants a pioneering stem cell scientist, embroiled in a scandal over ethical lapses, to return to his work offering hope for those suffering incurable diseases, a spokesman said on Monday. Hwang Woo-suk, the scientist who brought South Korea to the global forefront of stem cell and cloning research, has been in seclusion since apologizing on November 24 for ethical lapses in human egg procurement for his work. Hwang's team made global...

2005-11-30 03:45:33

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japan-China-South Korea summit may be canceled for the first time in six years due to Chinese and Korean anger over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a war shrine, a newspaper said on Wednesday. Japan's ties with China and South Korea have been chilled by Koizumi's annual pilgrimages to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, which they regard as a symbol of past Japanese militarism. Koizumi, who says he makes the visits to pray for peace...

2005-11-19 08:20:47

By Elaine Lies PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - A top U.S. diplomat voiced frustration with Japan's strained relationship with its Asian neighbours, saying Tokyo's spats over history with China and South Korea could undercut American interests in Asia. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) forum was clouded by the historical animosity he rekindled with his repeated visits to a shrine for war dead where convicted war criminals are also...

2005-11-19 06:36:27

By Jack Kim and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim leaders want more progress in talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs, and an eventual deal could boost the region's economy, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said on Saturday. Speaking after a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum leaders in the South Korean port city of Pusan, Roh said they had welcomed progress so far, including a September joint statement outlining an...

2005-11-18 21:34:44

By Lee Suwan and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders of the Pacific Rim reconvened in the South Korean city of Pusan on Saturday to discuss joint cooperation against threats to their economies from terrorism, bird flu and an impasse in world trade talks. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's 21 leaders arrived at a seafront retreat in luxury sedans where they were greeted by host South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. APEC's membership, which includes...

2005-11-18 13:30:52

By Lee Suwan and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim leaders end a two-day summit on Saturday and are expected to call for stronger efforts to break an impasse on opening up markets and more measures to beat the threat of bird flu. The leaders from the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum that accounts for nearly half of the world's commerce dined on scallops and ginseng salad on Friday after their first round of talks at a...

2005-11-18 07:40:47

By John Chalmers and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders of Pacific Rim economies accounting for nearly half of the world's commerce agreed on Friday to demand that trade giants break an impasse on opening up markets or risk undermining the global trading system. South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum praised concessions made by the United States, but singled out the European Union as the one who had to...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related