A North Korean delegation arrived in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday to mourn former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, best remembered for trying to foster better relations between the two neighbors, the South’s media reported. “Mourning the passing of the late president Kim Dae-jung …” said the great white wreath adorned with a black ribbon delivered on behalf of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The six-members of the delegation bowed their heads in front of the altar set up in honor of the late president.
North Korea will send a delegation to the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, who is best remembered for trying to foster better relations between the two neighbors.
The well-known spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Maulvi Umar, has been arrested, intelligence officials said Tuesday. Kim — who was president from 1998 to 2003 — won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea
Former South Korean President and Nobel Laureate Kim Dae-jung died of heart failure Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 83. Kim — who was president from 1998 to 2003 — won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea.
The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi spoke publicly about her brother’s detention for the first time Thursday, accusing the Islamic government of fueling false allegations about him, according to media report. Zahra Rahnavard told the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency that her brother, Shahpour Kazemi, 62, was arrested a month ago
United States accident investigators are probing two recent failures of airspeed and altitude indications aboard Airbus A330s — the same type of plane that crashed into the Atlantic nearly a month ago.
Fighting erupted Wednesday between Nigerian soldiers and armed militants in the country’s oil-rich southern Niger Delta, both sides said. Militants belonging to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta ambushed a military unit escorting Chevron workers at an oil terminal, injuring two soldiers, said military spokesman Col. Rabe Abubakar.
After Christine Ross moved into a brand new home on the southwestern fringe of Albuquerque last fall, she and her three-year-old sharpei-labrador mix, Ruca, went for a walk nearly every evening. Usually, they would venture inside a cinderblock wall where the spiny desert scrub had been smoothed over in preparation for a housing development that never materialized. That’s where they were walking a month ago when Ruca spotted what to a dog is considered a treasure: a bone jutting from the sandy soil.
Now it’s official: the economy really is in free fall.