January 31, 2009 |
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.
June 8, 2009 |
The United States is considering adding North Korea back to a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday after President Obama pledged to take "a very hard look" at tougher measures because of the regime's nuclear stance. The communist country has conducted recent nuclear and missile tests, and there are concerns that it is shipping nuclear material to other nations. Obama's strong language on North Korea appeared to point toward nonmilitary penalties such as financial punishments, applied either through the United Nations or by Washington alone.
March 11, 2009 |
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.
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.