AP Wire Service By Hyung-jin Kim SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Nov. 22. He was 87. The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, announced Kim’s death […]
By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dae-jung — who survived assassination attempts and a death sentence during his years as a dissident to become president of South Korea, and whose unflagging efforts to reconcile with communist North Korea earned him the Nobel Peace Prize — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, hospital officials said. He was 85.