Ban: N. Korea must aid human rights

Ban: N. Korea must aid human rights

SEOUL, July 4 (UPI) -- The North Korean government should take steps to improve human rights in the Asian country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

North Koreans flee amid food shortage

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 25 (UPI) -- North Korea and China have boosted border patrols to stop North Koreans trying to escape poverty and hunger in their homeland, a U.S. aid group said.

Lee assumes South Korean presidency

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Newly inaugurated South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday he would meet with his North Korean counterpart to discuss reunification of the two Koreas.
North Korea nuke talks slow, South says

North Korea nuke talks slow, South says

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Six-party talks aimed at encouraging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program needs solidarity, South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon said.

South Korea declares oil spill 'special'

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The largest maritime oil spill in South Korea's history was declared a "special disaster" Tuesday as President Roh Moo-hyun toured the blackened coast.

Massive oil spill near South Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The South Korean Coast Guard Friday struggled to contain the largest ever oil spill in Korea following a collision between a barge and an oil tanker.

South Korea says North's threat remains

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- North Korea's nuclear dismantlement does not diminish its military threat, South Korea's defense minister said in Seoul Wednesday.

Koreans stop worrying and love the condom

JEJU CITY, South Korea, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- South Korea held a conference Friday on the standardization of condoms, acknowledging the country’s international dominance in condom production.

North Korea urged to return to nuke talks

SEOUL, June 3 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers from China, South Korea, and Japan Sunday urged North Korea to return to stalled six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program.

North Korea fires short-range missile

SEOUL, May 26 (UPI) -- North Korea launched one short-range missile toward the East Sea, a South Korean intelligence official said Saturday.

South Korea backs North for IMF inclusion

SEOUL, May 6 (UPI) -- South Korea has announced it will back North Korea's bid to join the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

South Korean court orders menstruation pay

SEOUL, May 4 (UPI) -- South Korea's high court has upheld a ruling ordering Citibank Korea Inc., to pay menstruation leave allowances to former and current women employees.

N. Korea gets more time to close reactor

SEOUL, April 17 (UPI) -- North Korea will get a few more days to close its nuclear facilities required under the six-party agreement, the deadline for which expired last Saturday.

S. Korean banks seek foreign markets

SEOUL, April 14 (UPI) -- South Korea's growing banks are looking overseas for new markets.

South Korea sends most students to U.S.

SEOUL, April 5 (UPI) -- South Korea has the largest number of foreign students studying in the United States at nearly 100,000, U.S. government figures showed.

South Korean president in Middle East

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 26 (UPI) -- The president of South Korean said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Monday that he considers aid to North Korea an investment in his own country.

S. Korea wants to block porn Web sites

SEOUL, March 24 (UPI) -- South Korea's Ministry of Information and Communication has asked that the possibility of blocking all foreign pornographic Web sites be investigated.

S. Korea plans new bullet train

SEOUL, March 15 (UPI) -- South Korea plans to spend more than $100 million in the next six years developing high-speed bullet trains.

Korea U. adds SAT for admission guide

SEOUL, March 15 (UPI) -- Korea University is catching criticism for adopting the U.S. Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, as an admission qualification for 2008.

North Korea, China delegates meet

BEIJING, March 10 (UPI) -- North Korea's chief nuclear envoy Saturday said the United States has promised to lift its financial sanctions against his country. "The North is keeping a close eye on the promise,'' Kim Kye-gwan told reporters at Beijing's Shoudu Airport as he headed ho

Han Duck-soo named South Korea PM

SEOUL, March 9 (UPI) -- South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun Friday appointed Han Duck-soo as the nation's new prime minister. If approved by the National Assembly, Han, 59, former deputy prime minister and minister of finance and economy, will succeed Han Myeong-sook, the country

Van Gogh exhibit coming to S. Korea

SEOUL, March 7 (UPI) -- Ninety works by Vincent van Gogh will be shown in Seoul later this year in what officials said is a first-of-its-kind exhibit for the Asian country.

Korean reunion program revived

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 3 (UPI) -- Negotiators from North and South Korea have agreed to resume reunions of separated family members living in the two countries.

S. Korea unveils new battle tank

CHANGWON, South Korea, March 2 (UPI) -- South Korea demonstrated its new XK2 battle tank Friday. The tank, which has been under development since 1995 at a cost of $230 million, is scheduled to be added to the country's operational armament by 2011, the Korea Times reported.

N. Korea requests increased S. Korean aid

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- North Korea asked South Korea, during inter-Korean Cabinet talks, to provide it with more humanitarian aid as part of a recent nuclear agreement.
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