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2006-06-20 20:14:15

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. The announcement comes as Seoul, Washington and Tokyo have said there is evidence North Korea may conduct a test-launch of a long-range missile, which the three have said would present a grave danger to regional security. Kim's office will hold...

2006-03-13 22:58:46

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. Several newspapers and politicians have called on Lee to resign for failing to attend to the strike and instead play golf with a group that included a businessman who had been convicted of financial crimes and another under investigation for price fixing. Lee, a five-term...

2006-02-20 08:50:21

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man claimed he is the biological father of American Toby Dawson, who took bronze in the men's freestyle skiing moguls at the Turin Winter Olympics, South Korean media reported on Monday. Kim Jae-su, 52, claimed Dawson bears a strong resemblance to his son, Bong-suk, who went missing in 1981 in a busy market street in the South Korean port city of Pusan, Yonhap News said. "(Dawson) just looks like him," Kim told local broadcaster YTN. "I could tell...

2006-02-20 09:55:07

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man says he is the biological father of American Toby Dawson, who took bronze in the men's freestyle skiing moguls at the Turin Winter Olympics, South Korean media reported on Monday. Kim Jae-su, 52, said Dawson bears a strong resemblance to his son, Bong-suk, who went missing in 1981 in a busy market street in the South Korean port city of Pusan, Yonhap News said. "(Dawson) just looks like him," Kim told local broadcaster YTN. "I could tell right...

2006-02-07 23:41:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors questioned a medical researcher on Wednesday whose charges of fraud in the work of Hwang Woo-suk turned the tide of public opinion against the once-revered and now disgraced stem-cell scientist. Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Hwang's team on suspicion they misused state funds and violated the country's bioethics law. Hwang's team intentionally fabricated key data in two papers once hailed as landmark studies in human...

2005-12-06 13:10:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans rallied outside the laboratory of an embattled, pioneering stem cell scientist on Tuesday as more than 1,000 women have pledged to donate their eggs for his research. Among those who pledged to donate their eggs cells were two lawmakers, who took part in a separate rally at South Korea's National Assembly where parliament members also showed their support for scientist Hwang Woo-suk. Hwang has been in seclusion since...

2005-12-06 05:25:00

By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL -- South Koreans rallied outside the laboratory of an embattled, pioneering stem cell scientist on Tuesday as more than 1,000 women have pledged to donate their eggs for his research. Among those who pledged to donate their eggs cells were two lawmakers, who took part in a separate rally at South Korea's National Assembly where parliament members also showed their support for scientist Hwang Woo-suk,. Hwang has been in seclusion since apologizing last...

2005-11-01 03:28:54

By Jack Kim and Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - A commercial truck carrying missile parts exploded inside a South Korean highway tunnel on Tuesday, YTN television and South Korean defense officials said. The truck was in a four-vehicle convoy when its brakes failed on a highway linking the southern city of Taegu with Masan, just west of Pusan where a summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is taking place later this month. No casualties were reported, the Air...

2005-11-01 02:12:01

SEOUL (Reuters) - A military truck carrying missile parts exploded inside a South Korean highway tunnel on Tuesday, YTN television reported. The truck was in a four-vehicle convoy when its brakes failed on a highway linking the southern city of Taegu and Masan, just west of Pusan where a summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is scheduled to be held later this month. No casualties were reported, YTN said. A police officer said by telephone there were reports...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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