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  • New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

    New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea
    Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
  • South Korea's squeeze on financial news

    South Korea's squeeze on financial news
    In South Korea, image and perception are paramount -- especially when it comes to how the conservative Lee Myung-bak administration is dealing with the global financial crisis. In an apparent effort to restore confidence among international investors,...
  • South Korea's Roh is dead

    South Korea's Roh is dead
    Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, a onetime human rights lawyer who was under investigation for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes during a five-year term in office that ended last year, died today after a fall near his home...
  • South Koreans blame politics in Roh's death

    South Koreans blame politics in Roh's death
    They came bearing flowers and cigarettes for their fallen hero, the former head of state whose life many believe was cut short by the vengeful nature of South Korean politics. Countless mourners have paid their respects to Roh Moo-hyun, an outpouring...
  • To a South Korean farmer, this cow was sacred

    To a South Korean farmer, this cow was sacred
    The stampede to see South Korea's most reluctant celebrities starts early, often before they're out of bed. On many weekends, hundreds of tourists appear at the tumbledown homestead to meet 82-year-old farmer Choi Won-kyun and his loving but nagging...
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Wednesday, August 6. President Bush is meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul and Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej in Bangkok. The National Coaching Report, "The State........
  • Bush: Guess Hu's coming to dinner

     
    by Mark Silva and updated If the perimeter is a little tight around the White House tonight, for the pre-summit dinner of world leaders on the eve of an international economic summit in Washington, this list of attendees for the......
  • North Korea's nukes: No more rewards

     
    by Mark Silva A nuclear weapons-armed North Korea poses a "grave threat" to the world, President Barack Obama said today, promising to end a long-running pattern of Pyongyang creating crises only to be rewarded with incentives for backing down. "This........
  • First, Obama gets a Nobel Peace Prize for nothing; now, a tae kwon do black belt after zero kicks

     
    And not even a medium bow for receiving it....
  • Obama urges states to set 'college- and career-ready' standards for students

     
    President Obama told the National Governors Assn. that his administration would require all states to certify that their standards are designed to make pupils 'college- and career-ready.' Decrying shortcomings of the No Child Left Behind Act, President...
  • Obama hails 'turning point' but no guarantees

    LONDON - Concluding his first international summit, President Barack Obama hailed agreements at the emergency meeting of world powers Thursday as a "turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery." But he cautioned, "There are no guarantees."...