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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 23, 2013.
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Park puts security top concern for Seoul

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye put top priority on national security, saying North Korea's successful long-range rocket launch shows the "grave" situation between the two Koreas.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
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South Koreans vote to pick new president

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- South Koreans voted Wednesday to elect a new president, with the two contenders running a tight race to succeed outgoing conservative President Lee Myung-bak.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
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S.Korea's Roh latest in high suicide rate

S.Korea's Roh latest in high suicide rate

SEOUL, May 28 (UPI) -- The suicide of troubled former South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun stunned his nation but the method perhaps was not that great a surprise, observers say.
Former Korea first lady to be questioned

Former Korea first lady to be questioned

SEOUL, May 8 (UPI) -- South Korean prosecutors will question a former first lady again this weekend about $1 million she received from the disgraced head of shoemaker Taekwang.

Roh misses Cabinet meet, fatitgue blamed

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun missed a Cabinet meeting Tuesday at his presidential office, citing fatigue, Yonhap news agency reported.

Opposition party complains about Roh

SEOUL, June 5 (UPI) -- The main opposition party in South Korea filed an election commission complaint against President Roh Moo-hyun after he criticized the party in a speech.

Roh defends secret contact with N. Korea

SEOUL, April 10 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun admitted Tuesday that he ordered his close aide to secretly contact North Korean officials in Beijing last October.

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

President Roh of S. Korea to leave party

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Lame-duck South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun plans to resign from the Uri Party.

S.Korea's Roh pardons leaders

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will pardon some 430 convicted business leaders and politicians, officials said Friday.
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Roh Moo-Hyun
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Roh Moo-hyun (Korean pronunciation: ) GOM GCB (1 September 1946 – 23 May 2009) was the 16th President of South Korea (2003–2008).

Roh's pre-presidential political career was focused on human rights advocacy for student activists in South Korea. His electoral career later expanded to a focus on overcoming regionalism in South Korean politics, culminating in his election to the presidency. The election was strongly influenced by activists on the Internet, and particularly via a internet news provider "OhmyNews" —the first time this had ever happened in Korea.

Roh's election was notable for the arrival to power of a new generation in Korean politics, the so-called 386 Generation, (i.e. people in their thirties when the term was coined, who had attended university in the 1980s, and who were born in the 1960s). This generation had been veterans of student protests against authoritarian rule, and advocated an assertively nationalist line towards the United States and Japan, and a conciliatory approach towards North Korea. They took up many positions on Roh's staff.

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