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Researchers halt spread of HIV with RNA

BOSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A team of U.S., Korean, and German scientists says it has halted the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus in mice by using a novel type of RNA.
Gates to talk with S. Korean counterpart

Gates to talk with S. Korean counterpart

SEOUL, June 2 (UPI) -- A change in command and changes in U.S.-South Korean relations topped the agenda of U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' visit to Seoul, officials said.

S. Korea asks for help in terror fight

SEOUL, May 31 (UPI) -- The defense minister of South Korea Saturday asked the global community to take part in the fight against terrorist threats in Northeast Asia.

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S. Koreans debating zodiac New Year

DAEJEON, South Korea, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- With New Year's Day looming worldwide, fortunetellers throughout South Korea have begun debating what day truly marks the start of the zodiacal New Year.

Charges dropped against Korean reporter

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Criminal charges were dropped against a South Korean television reporter who broke the story on the Korean spy agency's illegal eavesdropping on civilians.

Substance that can control T cells found

SEOUL, April 11 (UPI) -- South Korean scientists have discovered a substance effective in dealing with diseases related to excessive autoimmune responses. Research head Professor Lee Sang-kyoo of Yonsei University said the new substance, dubbed FHT-CT4, can bring T cells under co

S.Korean president reshuffles Cabinet

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun effected a partial reshuffle of his Cabinet Monday, changing four positions.

Asiana pilots back to work

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Asiana Airlines' striking pilots decided Thursday to end their 26-day walkout after the South Korean government ordered them back.

Report: South Korea spy chief killed

SEOUL, May 26 (UPI) -- The former head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency was killed on the orders of his successor, it was reported Thursday.

S.Korea for 2005: Is it another Japan?

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Is a new era of low growth or a protracted Japan-style recession awaiting South Korea?
JONG-HEON LEE, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: S.Korea in FX dilemma

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- South Korea's financial authorities are in a huge dilemma over how to deal with sharply rising won against the U.S. dollar, which could determine the pace of th
JONG-HEON LEE, UPI Business Correspondent

Alabama Elvis impersonator wins contest

MEMPHIS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- An Elvis impersonator from Birmingham, Ala., beat out 80 contenders to become the 2004 world champion at the Images of the King contest in Memphis.

Oil prices raises S.Korea's import prices

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- South Korea's import prices rose by 14.3 percent in July compared to a year ago, according to the Bank of Korea.

Analysis: S.Korea-Roh's new economic path

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Can South Korea find a new economic engine, rather than a decades-long growth-oriented drive? Yes, says Roh Moo-hyun, who won last week's presidential election on a government-led reform and welfare platform, which includes redistributionist tax and econo
JONG-HEON LEE, UPI Business Correspondent
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