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Obituary: Roh Moo-hyun

By Christian Oliver in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/571c01b4-4859-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 24 2009 17:07 | Last updated: May 24 2009 17:07 Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide on Saturday, was devastated by an enquiry into his probity and had written on his blog of … Continue reading

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Thousands in Korea mourn Roh’s death

By Song Jung-a and Christian Oliver in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f848bf9c-485d-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 24 2009 13:46 | Last updated: May 24 2009 17:15 Tens of thousands of mourners gathered across South Korea to pay their final respects to Roh Moo-hyun, a former … Continue reading

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Seoul food aims for top table

By Christian Oliver http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b56f1ae0-417d-11de-bdb7-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 15 2009 19:28 | Last updated: May 15 2009 19:28 Across the world, every octopus should be quaking in his rock-pool; Korean chefs are going global. By 2017, we will not just be dialling … Continue reading

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Gulag horrors and showstoppers

By Christian Oliver http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7b613b4c-2ae6-11de-8415-00144feabdc0.html Published: April 17 2009 03:00 | Last updated: April 17 2009 03:00 On entering North Korea’s brutal gulags, inmates have to sign a declaration that they will never tell anyone what goes on there. Jung Sung-san … Continue reading

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Korean actress’s suicide letter sparks sex-for-favours anger

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6851b7d2-1d8c-11de-9eb3-00144feabdc0.html South Koreans who watched Jang Ja-yeon playing an alluring villain twice a week in the nation’s favourite soap opera assumed the 26-year-old star had it all. But since she hanged herself from banisters this month, the country has had … Continue reading

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