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June 25, 2010 | By Lee Myung-bak
Sixty years ago, at dawn on June 25, the Korean War broke out when Communist North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea. In response, 16 member countries of the United Nations, including the United States, joined with the Republic of Korea to defend freedom. Over the next three years of fighting, about 37,000 Americans lost their lives. They fought for the freedom of Koreans they did not even know, and thanks to their sacrifices, the peace and democracy of the republic were protected. On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, I remain grateful to America for having participated in the war. At that time, the Republic of Korea was one of the most impoverished countries, with an annual per capita income of less than $40. In 2009, my country became a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Development Assistance Committee, the first aid recipient to become a donor and in only one generation.
June 16, 1988
Bud Greenspan, film maker and author, has been named a Knight of the Order of the Republic of Finland by Dr. Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland.
January 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yugoslavia's army said security forces in the independence-minded republic of Croatia are preparing terrorist attacks on the military. The charge is an escalation of rhetoric in the standoff that pits authorities and Serbia, the largest republic, against the northern republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
April 19, 1989 | From Reuters
More than 2,000 people were safely evacuated when their houses were submerged by floodwaters in the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, the official news agency Tass reported Tuesday.
April 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rebellious Serbs erected roadblocks near towns in the republic of Croatia, sharpening the crisis between Yugoslavia's two biggest ethnic groups. Croatian officials vowed to yield no ground to the rebels. The actions followed a shoot-out Sunday between Serbs and Croatian police in which three people were killed. Minority Serbs in the Croatian region of Krajina want to separate from the republic because they fear persecution.
June 15, 1987 | United Press International
A team of treasure hunters embarked Sunday on "the chance of a lifetime" to salvage what they believe are gold coins worth as much as $1.6 billion from the wreckage of a luxury liner that sank in 1909. "This is the one I've been after for years," said William Flower, leading a team of divers who will search the remains of the Republic on the floor of the Atlantic about 55 miles south of Nantucket, Mass. The Republic, a 585-foot luxury liner owned by banker J. P. Morgan's White Star Shipping Co.
July 21, 1991
I'm confused. After reading the article about John Lennon and the FBI ("FBI Loses Lennon Papers Battle," Metro, July 13), I'm not quite sure who the FBI works for. Does the agency work for the citizens of the republic or the Republicans? Somebody please clarify! ERIN A. DUNCAN, Los Angeles
August 12, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan intends to nominate Robert M. Pringle to be U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Mali, the White House announced Tuesday. Pringle has been the deputy chief of mission at Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea, since 1985.
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