The letter comes ahead of military exercises between the US and South Korea that the North sees as provocative
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Sunday 24 May 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a broadening corruption scandal, jumped to his death while hiking in the mountains behind his rural southern home, his lawyer said. He was 62.
Monday 18 May 2009
London Mayor Boris Johnson says a tour of the Seoul Olympic sites have given him good ideas on how to build venues that will have a lasting legacy long after the 2012 Games.
Saturday 16 May 2009
In one corner of the exhibition, Waist Down: Skirts by Miuccia Prada – shown in Rem Koolhaas's radical new "Transformer" building in Seoul – there is a row of skirts swinging from side to side as if dancing. Across the cocoon-like space, others are variously whirling, fluttering or billowing like Marilyn Monroe's famous white dress. Of course they are moving mechanically, but the illusion that they have a life of their own seems appropriate for designs with such a strong identity. Since Miuccia Prada became the creative director of Prada, the skirt has been the canvas for some of her most imaginative designs and this exhibition shows a diverse collection from 1988 to the current season. It's also fitting that an exhibition which celebrates movement, change and experimentation should be shown in a structure which can be reconfigured into a new shape. Unveiled last month, the space-age, tetrahedron-shaped Transformer, made from an elastic membrane stretched over a steel frame and situated near the traditional Gyeonghui Palace in Seoul, will change shape to host film and art exhibitions after Waist Down.
Friday 24 April 2009
Media helicopters hovered overhead and photographers camped out in front of Japan's top talent agency yesterday after one of television's cleanest-cut stars was arrested for public indecency.
Saturday 07 February 2009
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Police commandos stormed a vacant office building occupied by displaced tenants in central Seoul this morning sparking a clash and a blaze that killed six people and injured 23, authorities said.
Saturday 29 November 2008
The worsening economic crisis hit the hotel group Millennium & Copthorne yesterday when it announced that a deal to sell its hotel in the South Korean capital Seoul has collapsed.
Monday 03 November 2008
Wednesday 15 October 2008
A North Korean woman accused of using sex to elicit sensitive information from a South Korean military officer was sentenced Wednesday by a court in the South to five years in prison for spying.
Friday 22 August 2008
South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak has told officials to give up playing golf because it sends the wrong signal to voters as his country's economy falls on hard times.
Tuesday 05 August 2008
The loss of Booger the pit bull terrier was almost more than Bernann McKinney could bear.
Monday 26 May 2008
Australia's cities all boast thriving gay communities, and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which recently celebrated its 30th birthday, has become a mainstream cultural event. Yet Australian sport remains a bastion of heterosexuality – on the surface, at least.
Thursday 15 May 2008
J Sainsbury shrugged off some of the gloom surrounding consumer spending yesterday as annual sales rose and the group predicted a period of growth after completing its three-year turnaround programme.
Thursday 24 April 2008
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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