The U.S. sent an aircraft carrier for military exercises off the Korean Peninsula in a show of strength after North Korea fired artillery onto South Korean territory for the first time in half a century.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said the government will form a “green technology” center to study technology related to energy, information technology, environment, and to share that knowledges with other emerging nations.
The late President Park Chung Hee left South Korea with two political legacies, as overseer of the nation’s economic miracle and its longest-ruling dictator. Now there’s a third: His daughter is front runner to become the country’s first female president.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak suffered the latest blow to his administration after his choice for prime minister withdrew amid allegations of corruption less than three weeks after being nominated.