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The union of South Korea's largest automaker says it will stage a second strike in less than a week to protest resumption of U.S. beef imports. About 44,000 union workers at all three Hyundai Motor Corp.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap original headline: "Seoul Offers Corn Aid to Pyongyang"] SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) - South Korea on Monday offered 50,000 tons of corn aid to North Korea after the famine-stricken country failed to reply to Seoul's proposed assistance.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Rice Heads To Beijing After Brief Trip To Seoul"] Seoul, June 29 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice left for Beijing Sunday morning after a 20-hour stay here that was buoyed by progress in resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis but also overshadowed by a controversy surrounding Seoul's decision to resume US beef imports.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, June 26 (Yonhap) - The White House said Thursday it welcomes North Korea's nuclear declaration and said it will start taking steps to take the communist country off the US terrorism blacklist.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, June 24 (Yonhap) - South Korea plans to open new embassies in five nations rich in natural resources, as part of efforts to bolster its "energy diplomacy." The Cabinet, presided over by President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak], on Tuesday approved the Foreign Ministry's plan to set up embassies in Bolivia, Cameroon, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad and Tobago later this year.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who orchestrated an unprecedented summit with North Korea's leader in 2000, has canceled a trip to Pyongyang planned for next week, South Korean broadcaster YTN said on Wednesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will not return to stalled six-party talks on its nuclear programs unless the United States ends financial curbs, official media said on Monday.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Japanese and South Korean officials held "tough" talks on Friday to try to resolve a standoff over disputed islands that has jarred a relationship long strained by Japan's colonial rule of Korea last century.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan is sending a senior envoy to Seoul on Friday to try to find a middle ground in a standoff over a group of desolate islands claimed by both countries that has jarred an already strained relationship between the two.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan offered on Tuesday to resign for playing golf with business executives while a national railway strike was causing transport chaos, media reports said.
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