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Topic - Lee Myung-Bak
Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea's authoritarian era, was elected the country's first female president Wednesday, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.
The eldest daughter of former authoritarian President Park Chung-hee has been chosen as South Korea's conservative ruling party's presidential candidate.
Google is not just a search engine for 26-year-old South Korean Ma Han-joo. Nor is Twitter merely a fun way to share pics of K-pop stars. For Ma and thousands of other young conservative activists _ many of them teenagers _ they are crucial weapons in their campaign to scrub the Internet of North Korea sympathizers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the heavily armed border with rival South Korea and ordered troops to be on high alert, state media reported Sunday, just days after Washington and Pyongyang agreed to a nuclear deal after years of deadlock.
President Obama is giving South Korean President Lee Myung-bak a high-profile White House welcome a day after Congress approved a long-sought free trade agreement.
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front.
South Korea's president on Monday opened the door to possible peace talks with North Korea even as he vowed not to let Pyongyang "covet even an inch of our territory" — looking to strike a delicate balance between diplomacy and strength two days after the North called for better ties with Seoul.
North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter.
President Barack Obama said Saturday that North Korea must be "held to account" for its alleged sinking of a South Korean warship, a tough statement of support for an ally, made at its leader's side.
SEOUL — Conservatives stormed back into power ending a decade of liberal government in South Korea yesterday, achieving an overwhelming victory in a presidential election.
SEOUL — Lee Myung-bak, a former business executive and ex-mayor of Seoul, was nominated by South Korea's conservative opposition party yesterday as its presidential candidate.
President Lee Myung-bak told the BBC in an interview aired Friday from Davos, Switzerland, that a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il "could probably" take place within the year.
In his departure speech Tuesday, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who leaves office next week, said the North's increasing isolation and escalating sanctions were drawing it closer to "a dead end."