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  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Posco project will inspire South Korean firms to invest in India, says President Park Guenhye January 17, 2014

    The success of Posco's $12 billion steel project in Odisha will inspire and determine investments by other major Korean firms in India, South Korean President Park Geunhye said on Friday. Addressing a business meeting in Seoul, Park, who is on a fourday state visit here, hoped that the Posco plant would...
  • North Korea has to pay a price for provocations: Obama May 8, 2013

    Washington: Emphasising that North Korea has to pay for its recent provocative behaviour, US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart Park GeunHye have said that engagement process would be initiated if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear ambitions. "The key is that we will be prepared for a deterrence;...
  • US deploys warship closer to North Korean coast April 2, 2013

    Washington: Amidst escalating tension in the Korean peninsula, the US Navy is moving a warship and a seabased radar platform closer to the North Korean coast as a shield against any missile attack by North Korea and in order to monitor Pyongyang's military moves. "The US Navy is moving a warship...
  • South Korea gets its first woman president February 25, 2013

    Seoul: South Korea's new president Park Geun-hye urged North Korea on Monday to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms development, less than two weeks after the country carried out its third nuclear test. Park, 61, the daughter of South Korea's former military ruler...
  • South Korea: President Park talks tough after poll win December 20, 2012

    Seoul: South Korea's Presidentelect, Park Geunhye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking after a visit to the country's national cemetery, which...
  • Park wins South Korea presidency, to be first woman leader December 20, 2012

    Seoul: The daughter of a former military ruler won South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday and will become the country's first female leader, saying she would work to heal a divided society. The 60year old conservative, Park Geunhye, will return to the presidential palace in Seoul where she served as her...