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2005-11-18 07:08:08

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...

2005-11-17 23:01:38

By Sonya Hepinstall and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - The leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies gathered on Friday to hammer out joint action to fight bird flu and shore up flagging talks on a global free trade pact, but regional tensions hung over their talks. Security was tight before the opening of the two-day summit in South Korea's port city of Pusan, where activists promised protests by 100,000 people opposed variously to U.S. forces in South Korea, globalization,...

2005-11-17 21:42:23

By John Chalmers PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Setting aside regional tensions, the leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies gathered on Friday to join forces against the threats of terrorism and bird flu and shore up flagging talks on a global free trade pact. Security was stiff before the opening of their two-day summit in South Korea's port city of Pusan, where activists promised protests by 100,000 people opposed variously to U.S. forces in South Korea, globalization, North Korea and...

2005-11-17 13:12:22

By Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders from 21 Pacific Rim economies begin two days of talks in South Korea on Friday on ways to liberalize global trade, tackle the threat of bird flu and coordinate anti-terrorism measures. Already stiff security was tightened further in Pusan, a port of 3.7 million people, as protesters geared up for huge rallies against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit being held in a convention center on Friday and a sea-front...

2005-11-17 13:49:32

By Steve Holland PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush will press ahead on Friday with his strategy for bolstering allied unity against North Korea's nuclear weapons programme when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin. Their talks come a day after Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun vowed a nuclear-armed North Korea will not be tolerated and agreed talks should be held on a North-South peace treaty, a show of harmony that played down tactical...

2005-11-17 00:01:57

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. "As always, China supports North-South...

2005-11-15 04:37:10

By Sonya Hepinstall and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim countries representing close to half of world commerce took aim on Tuesday at European Union reluctance to open markets to agriculture, the main stumbling block ahead of crucial trade talks next month. The 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in South Korea look set at the end of this week to issue what one official described as a "short sharp statement urging the European...

2005-11-14 23:03:54

By Jon Herskovitz PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Trips by Japan's prime minister to a war shrine some say glorifies the country's militarist past should stop because they strain ties in Asia, the foreign ministers of China and South Korea said on Tuesday. In a meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon urged Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to consider how the visits rekindled...

2005-11-14 22:41:46

By Sonya Hepinstall and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim countries representing close to half of world commerce took aim on Tuesday at European Union reluctance to open markets to agriculture, the main stumbling block ahead of crucial trade talks next month. Foreign ministers from the 21 member economies in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum were to meet later as the week-long series of meetings moved into a higher gear. The week culminates...

2005-11-08 01:40:05

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. Roh Moo-hyun also told foreign correspondents at the presidential Blue House it was unlikely North Koreans would attend next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the South Korean port city of Pusan. Roh said he would meet Prime Minister Junichiro...


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cacodemon
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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