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  • n. The monetary unit of South Korea from February 15, 1953 to June 9, 1962.


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  • As the sun began to set along the Han River, 67-year-old Ryu Seung-hwan (ph), our taxi driver, told us he absolutely does not believe in ghosts.

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  • The new foreign minister will be Kim Sung-hwan, a career diplomat who has been serving as Mr. Lee's national security adviser.

    South Korea Gets New Prime Minister

  • The foreign minister's post was vacated last month by Yu Myung-hwan over accusations that hiring procedures were rigged to help his daughter win a mid-level job at the ministry.

    South Korea Gets New Prime Minister

  • Chang Mu-hwan and Yang Sun-yong, both in their 70s, appealed to the government to bring back the South Korean prisoners of war held in the North.

    Statistics on the Prisoner of War issue

  • In Hanoi, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan called Saturday on the international community to take strong measures against North Korea's provocations, Yonhap news agency reported.

    N. Korea Vows Nuclear Response To Drills

  • Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks, as Yu Myung-hwan, South Korea's foreign minister, listens during their joint news conference in Seoul Wednesday.

    North, South Korea Keep Kaesong Open

  • In fact, the South did not retaliate after earlier provocations, such as the terrorist bombing of a South Korean airliner and assassination attempt against former president Chun Doo-hwan which killed 16 ROK officials.

    Let the Koreans Take Care of the Koreas

  • Nor was there a significant hawk-dove struggle in South Korea under dictators Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan either; such a thing is just not a part of Korea ' s authoritarian tradition, in which government factions tend to form around personal loyalties and interests.

    The West

  • For example, former Presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-Wood were both convicted about 12 years ago of receiving bribes worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    South Korean Ex-President Jumps To His Death

  • Everyone interested in this should run out and rent Jun-hwan Jeong's 'Save the Green Planet!'

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