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WORLD
January 31, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
North Korea's vow to abandon all peace agreements with Seoul drew a mild response from South Korea's president, who continued to express optimism that the rivals could hold negotiations soon. President Lee Myung-bak dismissed the North's claim that his government's tougher policies were pushing the divided peninsula toward armed conflict. "I hope North Korea understands that [South Korea] has affection toward the North, and I think that the two Koreas can hold negotiations before long," Lee said.
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BUSINESS
March 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Qualcomm Inc., the world's largest maker of chips for mobile phones, said South Korea was looking into the lawfulness of some of its business practices. The Korea Fair Trade Commission issued a report looking at the inclusion of multimedia features in its chips and rebates and discounts for customers, the San Diego company said. Qualcomm said its actions were lawful.
NEWS
January 15, 2002 | ERIC J. HEIKKILA and GEORGE O. TOTTEN III, Eric J. Heikkila, an associate professor at USC, is executive secretary and co-founder of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development. George O. Totten III is chairman of USC's Korea Project and political science professor emeritus.
As South Korean President Kim Dae Jung nears the end of his term in office, a rare opportunity for progress toward meaningful peace on the Korean peninsula may be slipping from our grasp By all reports, his "sunshine policy" toward the North--a significant factor in the decision to award him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000--has been obscured by gathering storm clouds. It seems incredible that only 15 months ago North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il, was receiving the first U.S. secretary of State to visit North Korea, and relations between North and South were thawing.
OPINION
January 1, 2003
While the U.S. is "Chasing Phantoms Across Afghanistan" (Dec. 29), we are letting the real enemy get away -- North Korea. Now is the time to concentrate our forces and hit North Korea. When it's over, give what's left to China to appease the Chinese and have them keep their hands off South Korea. President Bush seems only able to go after the weak little guy on the playground. That's typical of a bully. Waiting to see what North Korea will achieve in the next few months is just plain stupid.
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