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South Korean president apologizes for surge in sex crimes


August 31st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 31 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak offered a public apology Friday after a seven-year-old girl became the latest victim of a recent series of sex crimes."I apologize ... Read more...

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South Korean president apologizes for scandals


July 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 24 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak offered a public apology Tuesday for a series of corruption scandals implicating his brother and former aides, an embarrassment for the ... Read more...

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Democratic Myanmar gets world leaders


May 28th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar's decision to embrace democracy is getting the once isolated nation plenty of VVIP visitors from around the world.Manmohan Singh, who landed here ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens South Korean president


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang , April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.A special mission team of the Korean ... Read more...

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North Korea slams South Korean president


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 21 (IANS) North Korea has accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak of drumming up war hysteria, reports said Saturday.Lee Thursday toured a research institute, where he watched videos ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens to ‘blow up’ Seoul


April 20th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for "insulting" the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.Pyongyang ... Read more...

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US hails India’s growing role in Asia (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tensions in South China Sea and China's assertiveness, India and the US Tuesday held their fifth regional dialogue on Asia-Pacific, ... Read more...

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India’s role in Asia-Pacific enormously important: US


April 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday held their fifth regional dialogue on Asia-Pacific to take stock of the present strategic, economic and security situation in ... Read more...

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PM returns after Seoul visit


March 28th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned home Tuesday night after a four-day state visit to South Korea during which he also attended the Nuclear Security ... Read more...

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Gursharan Kaur attends dinner hosted by South Korea’s first lady


March 26th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur was among the 14 spouses of leaders of countries and heads of international organizations at a dinner ... Read more...

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Russian, South Korean leaders meet in Seoul


March 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak Monday during the ongoing Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.Medvedev said their seventh meeting is "evidence ... Read more...

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China urges restraint on Korean Peninsula (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) While appealing for restraint, China has said it does not hope to see a reversal of the hard-won momentum of relaxation in tension on the Korean ... Read more...

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From Seoul with love - customised tablet for PM


March 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) When Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returns home, he will be carrying a tech-savvy souvenir to mark his visit -- Samsung's latest tablet computer with ... Read more...

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Chinese, South Korean presidents meet on ties


March 26th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak here Monday to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concern.The two leaders met on the ... Read more...

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Korean brands are household names in India: PM


March 25th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) With some 300 South Korean companies having a presence in India and many of them a household name, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday ... Read more...

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PM departs for Seoul n-security summit (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here Saturday for the March 26-27 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, prior to which he will be on a ... Read more...

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PM in Seoul next week for n-security summit


March 21st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will join 57 world leaders next week in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) to discuss the global threat ... Read more...

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Pyongyang protests US-South Korea military drill


March 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 4 (IANS) Pyongyang Sunday protested against the ongoing joint US-South Korean military exercise in South Korea.South Korea and the US launched a two-month joint military exercise, code-named Foal ... Read more...

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Don’t expect us to change, North Korea tells world


December 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has said the international community should not "expect any change" in its policies after the death of leader Kim Jong-il."We declare solemnly and ... Read more...

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No hostility, South Korea tells North


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 22 (IANS) South Korea said Thursday its response to the death of Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was meant to show ... Read more...

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South Korea, Uzbekistan sign $4.1 bn gas deals


August 24th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) South Korea and Uzbekistan have signed deals totalling $4.1 billion to develop the Surgil gas field near the Aral Sea and build a gas and chemical ... Read more...

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UN chief to travel to quake-hit Japan


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart Aug 6 on a trip to quake-affected areas of Japan, and later to South Korea, his spokesman Martin Nesirky ... Read more...

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India, South Korea sign n-deal


July 25th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 25 (IANS) India and South Korea Monday signed an accord on nuclear cooperation, a statement said.The agreement was signed after a summit in Seoul between visiting Indian ... Read more...

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Unease in China over Oz enhancing defense ties with Japan, S. Korea


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr. 22 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's move to strengthen defence ties with Japan and South Korea is reportedly adding to China's unease about new US-anchored security alliance emerging on ... Read more...

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Oz PM Gillard to visit Japan, S. Korea, China and UK


April 13th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Apr. 13 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit Japan, South Korea and China before reaching London to attend the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Katherine ... Read more...

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Lee’s praise for navy’s strike against Somali pirates ‘veiled threat to Pyongyang’: Expert


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 22 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's national television appearance praising the navy for rescuing the crewmen of Seoul's cargo ship in the Arabian Sea from Somalia pirates, is seen ... Read more...

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South Korea rescues 21 sailors abducted by Somali pirates


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 am ICT by BNO News
INDIAN OCEAN (BNO NEWS) -- South Korean Special Forces on Friday rescued 21 sailors of a freighter seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean last Saturday, the Korea Herald newspaper reported.The ... Read more...

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S. Korea denies military cooperation with Japan


January 5th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 5 (ANI): A South Korean foreign ministry official has turned down reports that Seoul has discussed a joint declaration with Japan on boosting bilateral military cooperation between both nations."We ... Read more...

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South Korea vow to defend territory


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seoul, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems South Korea have had enough of their neighbors in the North. The country’s president has warned that the country will take steps to protect its ... Read more...

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S. Korea ready for talks with North provided not provoked


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 3 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said that his country is willing to talk to North Korea over the recent tensions, but added that "any provocation" by Pyongyang ... Read more...

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China backs six-party talks following S. Korea’s indication to ease peninsula tensions


December 31st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): China has reportedly rendered its support yet again for holding six-party talks after South Korea signalled to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula."Talks and negotiations are the only ... Read more...

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‘N. Korea warns of less restraint to S. Korea’s military drills’


December 28th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 28 (ANI): North Korea has slammed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's comments of retaliation against Pyongyang if provoked, saying that DPRK has limited restraint over Seoul's military provocation and it ... Read more...

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S.Korea to retaliate against Pyongyang if attacked again even if it risks war


December 28th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec 28 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has reportedly threatened to retaliate against North Korea if it attacked his country again.The New York Times quoted Lee as saying that his ... Read more...

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US, South Korea ’sceptical’ over North’s nuke inspection offer


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): North Korea's declaration not to retaliate against South Korean military exercises and allow inspectors to visit its nuclear facilities again is seen by many as a "step in ... Read more...

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China Aims To Ease Tensions Between North Korea And South Korea


November 28th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Beijing, Nov 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The tension between both Korean nations has increased leaps and bounds after North Korea has again threatened further attacks on South Korea. Last week, Cheong ... Read more...

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