Brittany Bowe makes olympic debut, misses medals

Brittany Bowe makes olympic debut, misses medals

SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Florida native Brittany Bowe made her Olympic debut Tuesday, competing in the 500-meter speed skating event in Sochi, Russia.
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South Korean economy grows 1.1 percent in 2Q

SEOUL, July 25 (UPI) -- South Korea's economy grew by 1.1 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter, the Bank of Korea said in its advanced estimates Thursday.

S. Korea monitoring N. Korea more closely

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 6 (UPI) -- North Korea's actions are being watched more closely for signs of provocation after it threatened to end the Korean war truce, South Korean officials said.

South Korean current account surplus up

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- South Korea's January current account surplus, rising for a 12th consecutive month, was $2.25 billion, the Bank of Korea said Wednesday.

President Lee's brother appeals sentence

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An older brother of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Friday appealed his sentence for bribery, eliminating the possibility of a pardon, officials say.

Park aims to widen Korean economic ties

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful Park Geun-hye said she will reach out to North Korea through a summit and the creation of exchange and cooperation centers in Seoul and Pyongyang.

South Korea to boost nuclear power?

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- South Korea's plans to boost nuclear power faces increasing resistance from civic and environmental groups, post Fukushima.

Libya frees 2 Korean accused missionaries

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Libya has freed two South Koreans it arrested for breaking Islamic law, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Defense chief: Seoul to remain nuke-free

SEOUL, July 19 (UPI) -- South Korea doesn't need nuclear weapons to counter a nuclear threat from the North, Seoul's defense minister says.

Minister says N. Korea enriching uranium

SEOUL, June 30 (UPI) -- North Korea, under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear tests, may be going ahead with enriching uranium to add to its arsenal.

S. Korea warns North on Yellow Sea attack

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- South Korea would respond quickly and forcibly to any attack by North Korea along the disputed Yellow Sea border, Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee warned Friday.

Seoul mulls anti-proliferation effort

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- South Korea should join an international effort led by the United States to interdict transfers of banned nuclear weapons technology, a Seoul official says.

S, Korea expects N. Korea coast incident

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- South Korea Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee warned his troops Thursday to be ready for possible conflict with North Korea over a coastal dispute.

U.S. continues military pact with S. Korea

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The United States has promised that it would send more soldiers to South Korea in the event of a military threat, officials said.

Deep-cover North Korean spies in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The arrest in South Korea of a North Korean spy disguised as a refugee highlights Pyongyang's never-ending espionage activities, despite Seoul's decade-long reconciliation efforts, Seoul officials said Thursday.
LEE JONG-HEON, UPI Correspondent
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