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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul unmasks terror of North Korea's assassination bid on its president

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul unmasks terror of North's assassination bid A Seoul newspaper has printed graphic, never-before-seen pictures of the bloody aftermath of North Korea's 1983 bid to assassinate South Korea's then president Chun Doo-Hwan. The images of the bomb blast in Myanmar were taken by official government photographer Kim Sang-Yeong and had been ...

  2. Seoul man loses his mojo

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... year's Korea-US free-trade agreement unless Seoul readmits beef. Korea was the No3 market for US beef but halted all imports due to mad cow scares in 2003. The trade agreement is central to Mr ... week, the US ambassador to Seoul, Alexander Vershbow, suggested Koreans look at the science and facts. He was immediately lambasted by opposition politicians who said his comments were ...

  3. Roh criticised for distancing Seoul from US alliance

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Washington's top negotiator with North Korea, Christopher Hill, has become the latest high-profile figure to take a swing at South Korean President Roh ... ambassador to Seoul, was quoted as telling The New York Times. 'If I were a South Korean looking into the future, I would be saying to myself, 'I want a special relationship with a distant ...

  4. Seoul shock for speculators

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Billions will be lost over the failure to relocate capital President Roh Moo-hyun has abandoned his ambitious plan to relocate South Korea's administrative base out of Seoul. The Constitutional Court dealt a major blow to one of Mr Roh's flagship policies last week after it ruled that the government's capital-relocation scheme ...

  5. Podcast pulls no punches in savage attacks

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul They don't so much court controversy as demand it. In a nation where respect for leaders lingers, an unlikely quartet of internet broadcasters are bypassing ... month's Seoul by-election visited a luxury beauty salon (she lost the race). They also hound Lee over allegations of stock price manipulation before he became president. All four are facing ...

  6. Kim has surprise welcome for Roh

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Seoul At 10.57am, the hermit came out of his shell. Secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il made a surprise appearance, televised live, to welcome ... despite his dour demeanour. Mr Roh's 300-strong delegation left Seoul early yesterday. He, his wife and 13 aides stepped from their heavily armoured limousines to walk across the world's ...

  7. Capital idea?

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee, SEOUL When the founding fathers of the Yi dynasty first spotted the future site of Seoul about 600 years ago, the place seemed ideal for a new capital. Located on the Han River, ... or geomancy- which values locations set between hills and rivers. Today, Seoul is home to 10 million people. It and the surrounding capital area together account for nearly half of the nation's 45 ...

  8. Court blow to capital relocation plan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khan Hyun-sung in Seoul The president's bid to shift the nation's administration out of Seoul is deemed unconstitutional A proposal by the South Korean president to relocate the country's capital from Seoul was on hold yesterday after one of the country's top courts deemed it unconstitutional. In a ruling televised live on national TV, South Korea's Constitutional ...

  9. Roh demands apology from Japan amid mounting wave of anger

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun yesterday demanded that Tokyo apologises for its colonial rule of the peninsula amid a rising tide of domestic anger against ... Korean resentment over renewed claims by Tokyo to a set of disputed islands in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as the East Sea. Mr Roh refrained from directly mentioning the dispute over ...

  10. S Korea's blood ties with US show signs of souring

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul The 'blood-forged alliance' between Seoul and Washington was once the strongest partnership in Asia. But ties have unravelled in recent years- most notably ... following the acquittal of two US servicemen who killed two schoolgirls in a road accident. Seoul is exasperated at Washington's hawkish stance toward North Korea- exemplified by its inclusion ...




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