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  1. Seoul may deploy Patriot missiles

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Singapore South Korea is considering deploying Patriot anti-missile batteries in the wake of North Korea's sinking of one of its warships- a move that risks angering Beijing by deepening Seoul's involvement in US-led regional missile defence. Senior South Korean officials say Beijing has already warned against such a move ...

  2. Elite coastguard reflects Seoul's tough new stance

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul At the Special Sea Attack Team base on an island in the Yellow Sea, black-clad commando squads armed with automatic weapons surge up ladders onto the deck ... in light of recent North Korean missile launches. The coastguard is just the front line in a tougher defensive posture adopted by South Korea. While Pyongyang talks tough, Seoul has been quietly ...

  3. Seoul denies cover-up over hostage

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Inquiry is ordered amid suspicions officials knew weeks ago the South Korean had been kidnapped Seoul has denied accusations it delayed making public the abduction ... by Islamic extremists linked to alleged al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after Seoul refused to reverse a decision to send more than 3,000 troops to Iraq. Speculation about ...

  4. Stance on North exposes Seoul-US rift

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Serious differences between Seoul and Washington over how to respond to North Korean intransigence over its nuclear weapons programme have exposed the battered ... Savage of the International Crisis Group. Divisions were papered over during this week's two-day visit to Seoul by US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, aimed at reviving ...

  5. Seoul urged to question North about cleric's disappearance

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Officials say they lack evidence to pursue the issue Seoul has come under renewed pressure from opposition politicians and activists to press North Korea over ... China and North Korea. He was known to help North Korean defectors. In the pursuit of good relations with North Korea, Seoul has shelved its pursuit of many sensitive issues with Pyongyang, ...

  6. Seoul optimistic despite strained US ties

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Officials believe summit with Bush has given them more time to persuade Pyongyang to negotiate over its weapons programme Officials have been busy putting a gloss on ties with America following last week's presidential summit, despite serious strains between Washington and Seoul over how to handle North Korea's nuclear weapons policy. The media ...

  7. Seoul mulls throwing lifeline to defectors fleeing the North

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul A South Korean parliamentary committee next week will consider offering greater support to North Koreans wishing to defect, a move that could throw a lifeline ... three years. Under South Korea's constitution, North Koreans are considered citizens of South Korea, but Seoul is feeling the pressure from the swelling numbers and last year slashed ...

  8. Seoul in spin over uranium project

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Government battles to maintain credibility in flap over secret nuclear programme Seoul was struggling yesterday to contain the damage to its credibility following ... from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that is preparing to leave today after concluding a week-long inspection. The probe follows a voluntary report by Seoul ...

  9. Seoul vows never to accept Chinese claims on ancient kingdom

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Seoul has told a high-level Chinese official that it will never accept any claims by Beijing to the ancient kingdom of Koguryo. South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Young-jin delivered the message to his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, during talks over the thorny historical issue in Seoul, Yonhap news agency reported. Mr Wu reportedly proposed ...

  10. Seoul aims to keep troops in Iraq for an extra year

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Extension is seen as a payback for delayed US pullout from peninsula South Korea is planning a controversial one-year extension of its troop deployment in Iraq. Analysts are interpreting the move as payback after Washington's decision to delay a partial pullout of US soldiers from the Korean peninsula. Seoul's Defence Ministry said parliamentary ...




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