Karzai sworn in for second term
Pressure to eradicate corruption :
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was sworn in for a
second term on Thursday, straining under Western pressure to
eradicate corruption and restore legitimacy as a US-led war
stretches into a ninth year.
SKorea, US agree on FTA
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said
Thursday he and his US counterpart Barack Obama held close
consultations and reached agreements on various issues, such as
South Korea-US alliance, the DPRK’s nuclear issue, the pending
bilateral FTA, and other global issues.