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Today in Korean history


Sept. 19

1980 -- South Korea and France ink a fishery accord.

2000 -- The South Korean women's archery team wins the gold in the group competition at the Sydney Olympics. The South Korean Troika -- Kim Soo-nyung, Yoon Mi-jin and Kim Nam-soon -- beat the Ukrainian team 251-239. Also, Yoon Mi-jin collected her second gold medal at the Olympics after winning the women's individual competition. Her teammates -- Kim Nam-soon and Kim Soo-nyung -- took the silver medal and bronze in the individual match.

2005 -- During the six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the communist state agrees to drop its nuclear program, return to the Non Proliferation Treaty and allow monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The five other countries, including South Korea, China and Japan, agreed to provide a security guarantee and energy to the North, and promote trade and economic exchanges. The U.S. and Japan, especially, agreed to normalize relations with the North.

The participating countries also agreed to discuss the provision of a light-water reactor at an appropriate time.

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