Park Chan Kyong
Guest Author
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/ 21 June 2006

N Korea offers US talks to defuse missile crisis

North Korea on Wednesday offered the United States talks on its missile launch plans, indicating it might put off a flight test that has raised tension and drawn sharp international warnings. The number two diplomat at North Korea’s United Nations mission said the secretive state was open to talks with Washington, where there were reports that the US missile defence shield had been activated.

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/ 12 January 2006

Cloning pioneer says he’s victim of conspiracy

South Korea’s discredited cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-Suk on Thursday admitted his research into stem cells was faked but claimed he was the victim of a conspiracy — the latest twist in his stunning fall from grace. As the 52-year-old Hwang delivered a rambling apology to the media, criminal investigators raided his Seoul home and laboratory.

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/ 10 January 2006

Stem cell-research to prevail despite fraud: experts

Stem cell-therapy remains the best long-term hope for suffers of many incurable diseases despite the medical hoax perpetrated by South Korea’s researcher Hwang Woo-Suk, analysts said on Tuesday. A panel of experts found earlier on Tuesday that Hwang (52) had faked his entire body of research on stem cells which won him international acclaim and millions of dollars in funding.

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/ 20 December 2005

North Korea to develop light-water nuclear reactors

North Korea announced on Tuesday it intended to build an unspecified number of light-water reactors, saying the United States had reduced a 1994 deal on mothballing nuclear power plants to a ”dead document.” Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said that the Stalinist regime would also resume the construction of two graphite moderated reactors frozen under the 1994 accord.

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/ 28 September 2005

Samsung in hot water at home

The Samsung group was in hot water on Wednesday after its patriarch was told to appear before South Korea’s Parliament. The parliamentary move coincided with an attack by President Roh Moo-Hyun, who charged the group is seeking to sidestep a government drive for corporate governance reform.