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.
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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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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.

Race is on for South Korean presidency

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- South Korea's two leading presidential candidates kicked off the official 22-day campaigning period this week ahead of a national election Dec. 19.

Independent S. Korean candidate ends race

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Independent candidate Ahn Cheol-soo withdrew from the South Korean presidential race Friday, giving his support to Moon Jae-in.

South Korean leader visits disputed island

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited a small disputed island Thursday that was the target of deadly North Korean shelling two years ago.

Moon vows to maintain sea border

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in Friday promised to safeguard the country's western maritime border with North Korea should he be elected.

Candidate eyes quick end to Korean primary

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The leader in the presidential primary of South Korea's main opposition party says he wants to get enough votes to avoid a runoff election, Yonhap reported.

Cemetery visits anger Park's opponents

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- South Korea's main opposition party is up in arms over a visit to the grave of a former president by the ruling Saenuri Party's new presidential candidate.
Thousands attend Roh's funeral

Thousands attend Roh's funeral

SEOUL, May 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of South Koreans Friday put aside concerns of war threats from North Korea to attend the funeral in Seoul of former President Roh Moo-hyun.
Thousands bid goodbye to President Roh

Thousands bid goodbye to President Roh

SEOUL, May 25 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 people have paid their respects to former South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun, who died Saturday after jumping from a cliff.

Roh funeral to follow week of mourning

SEOUL, May 24 (UPI) -- A national funeral will be held for former South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun following a seven-day mourning period, family and officials said Sunday.
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Roh Moo
President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun in the Oval Office of the White House on June 10, 2005. Bush and Roh discussed the North Korean nuclear weapons program. (UPI Photo/ Kamenko Pajic)

Roh Moo-hyun (Korean pronunciation: ) (6 August 1946 – 23 May 2009) was the 16th President of South Korea (2003–2008). Before entering politics, he was a human rights lawyer.

Roh's pre-presidential political career 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 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 word 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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