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AseanPlus News 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

South Koreans hold huge anti-US protest rally

In the latest of a series of rallies, over 20,000 South Koreans holding candles gathered in downtown Seoul on New Year#8217;s Eve to protest the deaths of two teenage girls hit by a US armoured military vehicle.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pyongyang vows to confront Washington

B>SEOUL:/BShowing no willingness to ease tensions over its nuclear weapons programme, North Korea vowed yesterday to build an army-based #8220;powerful nation#8221; and defy pressure from the United States.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

North Korea looks to South for backing

B>SEOUL: /B>Seeing an opportunity in widespread anti-American sentiment in South Korea, North Korea urged the South yesterday to prevent war by backing the North in its confrontation with the United States over nuclear weapons development.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

S. Korea trying to defuse tension

B>SEOUL:/BSouth Korea promised to step up efforts to defuse tension over North Korea#8217;s nuclear programme yesterday amid a flurry of international diplomacy involving the United States and other regional powers.

AseanPlus News 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rocket scientist blasts charges against US firms

A prominent Chinese rocket scientist blasted as laughable US charges against two firms for illegally sharing space technology with China, saying only China was responsible for the success of its space programme.

AseanPlus News 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Time will come for US pullout'

B>SEOUL:/BSouth Korean president-elect Roh Moo-hyun has suggested that the 37,000 US troops still in the country half a century after the 1950-53 Korean War can be gone within a decade, making Seoul responsible for its own defence.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Organising the migrant workers

BENG Los Banez woke up shortly after dawn to be among the first to line up at the Philippine government agency mandated to process 800,000 Filipinos who leave to work overseas each year. Los Banez, who was a domestic worker in Taiwan for seven years, wanted to follow up her papers for a caregiver position she hopes to cinch in London.

AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

US may solve N. Korea's power woes

B>SEOUL:/BThe top US envoy for Asia said yesterday that Washington was willing to talk to communist North Korea and would even address its energy shortages if the nuclear crisis could be resolved.

Nation 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hate politics leads to intolerance, says Abdullah

The disturbing rise in hate politics and hate culture will breed a society of intolerance and militancy, and undermine the goal of nation building, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

US spy plane crashes near Seoul

B>SEOUL:/BAn American U-2 spy plane crashed after its pilot ejected near here yesterday, injuring three people on the ground, the Defence Ministry said.