S.Korea's swimsuit beauties now a memory

SEOUL, March 21 (UPI) -- South Korea will no longer offer the spectacle of beauty-pageant contestants parading in identical swimsuits.

Dick Cheney to visit South Korea

SEOUL, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit South Korea in mid-April, a Seoul official announced.

S. Korea wants 15 years for alleged spy

SEOUL, March 9 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in South Korea said Tuesday they want a 15-year prison term for Song Du-yul, a scholar charged with spying for North Korea.

N. Korea's Kim Jong-il may visit China

SEOUL, March 7 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may visit China in May, the Korea Times reported Sunday.

S. Korea to protest reporters' detention

SEOUL, March 7 (UPI) -- The South Korean government said Sunday it will protest the detention by U.S. military forces of three South Korean journalists in Iraq.

South Korea designs new passport

SEOUL, March 3 (UPI) -- South Korea plans to issue new passports beginning this November in which the holder's photograph will be directly printed.

North and South Korea talk in Seoul

SEOUL, March 2 (UPI) -- The Eighth Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Promotion Committee began talks in Seoul Tuesday on long-standing bilateral interests between North and South Korea

South Korea may build cloning lab

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare says it is considering creating a research complex to treat hard-to-cure diseases through cloned embryos.

Talks on N.Korea's nuclear program start

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Negotiators for South Korea and North Korea met Tuesday on the eve of six-party talks to end the standoff of Pyongyang's nuclear programs.

South Korea to buy early warning aircraft

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The South Korean Defense Ministry unveiled a plan Wednesday to acquire four early warning aircraft by 2011 at a cost of $1.7 billion.

S. Korea to send troops to Iraq in April

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's cabinet has agreed to send 3,000 troops to Kirkuk, Iraq, next April through the end of the year.

Rare type of flu found in South Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- South Korea has reported its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza, a type of contagious bird flu that can prove fatal for humans.

Seoul asks Beijing to release POW

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- South Korean officials have formally asked China to release a 72-year-old North Korean defector who claims to be a former war prisoner.

Pakistan not helping N. Korea with nukes

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Pakistan's president strongly denied Wednesday that his nation had exported materials to North Korea so it could use them to make nuclear weapons.

Seoul wants Northeast Asia security forum

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- South Korea reportedly wants to turn the current six-nation talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis into a permanent Northeast Asia security forum.

SKorean minister: no plan to topple NKorea

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- South Korea's foreign affairs trade minister says the United States has no policy aimed at toppling the North Korean regime.

U.S. urged to waive visa rules for Koreans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- American business leaders are reportedly urging the Bush Administration to provide a visa waiver for Koreans traveling to the United States.

S. Korea asked to command troops in Iraq

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The United States has reportedly asked South Korea to take command of a multinational division in Iraq.

S. Korea hit by worst typhoon in history

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- At least 117 people were either missing or dead Monday in the wake of Typhoon Maemi, which struck South Korea during the weekend.

U.S., South Korea and Japan to consult

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The United States, South Korea and Japan will consult in Beijing Tuesday, the eve of talks to resolve the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
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