» 08/03/2012, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA - GREAT BRITAIN
Joseph Yun Li-sun
S Korean women archers excel by "making the national dish kimchi"
Seoul academic marks South Korea's seventh gold medal (the first was in Seoul in 1988) in women's team archery claiming that "increased dexterity lies in" cutting cabbage and using smaller chopsticks, which made their hands and fingers more sensitive.
02/11/2005 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Pyongyang nuclear six-party talks set for next week in Beijing
The attendance of the North Korean delegation was confirmed during Hu Jintao's visit to North Korea. A groundbreaking agreement has been reached about the joint participation of the two Koreas as one team in the upcoming round of 2006 Asian Games and the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Seoul to give North hundreds of thousands of dollars despite UN concerns
The United Nations ended cash payments to the Stalinist regime worried the money would be diverted to military spending. South korea ignores such concerns. North appears willing to co-host winter olympics.
06/04/2006 SOUTH KOREA - CHINA
Olympic committee: we want full respect for human rights before the games
The International Olympic Committee is "concerned" about the problem of pollution and said: "We have been monitoring the human rights situation for some time: they must be respected."
Korea celebrates as kimchi becomes part of the world's heritage
The decision was taken at the UNESCO general assembly. The Korean dish is thus added to humanity's 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' because it has "voluntarily" been passed through the generations and represents the communal spirit of Koreans in winter, solidifying their Korean identity.
12/06/2006 NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Pyongyang using an old mother to duck abduction accusations
After almost 30 years North Korea "finds" a man who was abducted to train as a spy and allows him to meet his mother. During his captivity he married a Japanese woman, also abducted, that Kim Jong-il had first claimed was dead.
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