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South Korea`s ruling party reels from shock poll defeat

It marked the first time since 1999 the conservative party has lost control of Parliament in South Korea.

North Korea demanded USD 10 billion for summit: Ex-Seoul leader

Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded USD 10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.

North Korea "demanded $10 billion in cash and food" for summit with South

 North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.

S Korean Prez apologises for surge in sex crimes

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak offered a public apology after a girl, 7, became the latest victim of a recent series of sex crimes.

`No evidence Japan Army forced S Korean sex slaves`

South Korean President Lee Myung Bak had demanded Japan to apologise to the forced sex workers, now often described as ‘sex slaves’ by media.

South Korean President apologizes for scandals

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak offered a public apology Tuesday for a series of corruption scandals implicating his brother and former aides.

South Korea, Japan delay signing of military pact

The General Security of Military Information Agreement would have allowed Japan and South Korea to exchange military intelligence on North Korea.

South Korea starts building two Nuclear reactors

South Korea started construction work on two nuclear reactors in what President Lee Myung-bak described as a "big milestone" in the country`s atomic industry.

S Korea suspects North jamming flight signals

South Korean officials were quoted as telling reporters that over 250 flights in and out of the country have experienced GPS signal jamming since the weekend, with North Korea being high on the list of suspects.

South Korea conservatives win parliamentary poll

Tthe pro-business New Frontier or Saenuri Party got a wafer-thin majority of 152 seats in the 300-strong Assembly.

PM invites Korean investments in solar, nuclear sectors

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked South Korean businessmen to help India expand its burgeoning solar and nuclear power sectors by investing in these environment-friendly technologies.

PM assures South Korea on implementation of Posco project

Singh is understood to have raised the Posco issue at the meeting with Lee and told him that India would like to see the project being implemented early.

`N-summit aims for World without nuclear weapons`

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said that the purpose of the summit ultimately lies in making world without nuclear weapons.

N Korea threatens to attack S Korea over drills

North Korea will launch "merciless" strikes if South Korea goes through with planned live-fire drills near their disputed sea border.

South Korean President to visit China

Seoul hopes that the visit will deepen ties as the two nations mark the 20th
anniversary of diplomatic relations.

South Korea says `new era` possible for Koreas

Though North has left open the possibility of better ties with the South, it hasn`t tempered its antagonism toward Lee.

NKorea media dubs young Kim `outstanding leader`

The handover of power in North Korea to Kim Jong Il`s young son appeared to be going smoothly, with official media calling him the "outstanding leader".

Obama visits GM plant with South Korean Prez; signs trade pact

US President Barack Obama on Saturday visited GM's assembly plant in Michigan with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and said the bail out the auto industry during the global financial crisis will create even more jobs for both the countries.

S Korean Prez arrives on US state visit

South Korean President Lee
Myung-bak has arrived for a state visit expected to coincide
with congressional approval of a US-South Korea trade pact.

North Korea says Seoul plotting to destroy it

Lee Myung-Bak has
stressed the need to prepare for reunification of the Korean
peninsula.