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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by Reuters

    ... left to live out their lives in poverty, stigmatised for having worked as prostitutes. The lawsuit is a culmination of work by several small and regional NGOs that came together in 2008 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553493/koreas-other-comfort-women-seek-payouts-serving-brothels-us-troops
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ballots focus attention on handling of ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:17pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... million voters had cast ballots, according to the National Election Commission. The commission projected a final voter turnout of less than 60 per cent, slightly higher than the last elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525192/south-korean-ballots-focus-attention-handling-ferry-disaster
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea blocks Ashley Madison website for promoting adultery

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... receive a prison sentence of up to two years for conducting an affair. The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), a largely government-appointed body, said the website was an incitement ... adultery," the commission said. "There is a great danger of this site spreading bad behaviour and seriously undermining legal order by aiding or abetting in adultery." South Korea follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484600/south-korea-blocks-ashley-madison-website-promoting-adultery
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean finance firms face 3-month ban after credit-card breach

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:44am by Bloomberg

    ... months as early as February 14 after the nation's biggest theft of data on credit-card holders, an official said. The Financial Services Commission planned to notify the card units of KB Financial Group, NH Financial Group and the Lotte Group of its decision today, commission official Rhee Yun-su said. "The companies will have 10 days to appeal" following notification, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419333/south-korean-finance-firms-face-3-month-ban-after-credit-card-breach
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul's poverty lingers in the shadows of Gangnam-style prosperity

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Worlds apart but right next door, upmarket Seoul district that inspired rapper's viral hit rubs shoulders with a community living in squalor Poverty ... later, Guryong (which translates as "Nine Dragons") has more than 2,000 residents scrabbling out a subsistence living with Third World poverty levels and little or no proper sanitation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1067492/seouls-poverty-lingers-shadows-gangnam-style-prosperity
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean military fights quashing of cadet's expulsion for sex on leave

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... this year. In 2008, the National Human Rights Commission issued a non-binding recommendation that the Defence Ministry upgrade the code of conduct as some rules may infringe basic human rights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1395885/south-korean-military-fights-quashing-cadets-expulsion-sex-leave
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea unveils 270-degree cinemas to show Screen X format

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by cinema chain CJ CGV, was on show at the Busan International Film Festival last week in the premiere of a 30-minute spy thriller The X, directed by Kim Jee-woon, a film commissioned to showcase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332503/south-korea-unveils-270-degree-cinemas-show-screen-x-format
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean navy to block film on sinking of Cheonan

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Sea border with the North. An investigation by a South Korean-led international commission concluded it had been sunk by a torpedo from a North Korean submarine - a charge Pyongyang has always ... on the commission's findings. It cites several experts who question the result of the investigation, including one who suggested the warship had probably sunk after colliding with a submarine of unknown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295065/south-korean-navy-block-film-sinking-cheonan
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea swears in first female president, Park Geun-hye

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 09:24am by AFP

    ... until his eventual assassination, and remains a divisive figure – credited with dragging the country out of poverty but reviled for his regime’s human rights abuses. The bulk of Park’s ... Emirates in gender equality. South Korea’s journey from war-torn poverty to Asia’s fourth-largest economy has done little to break the male stranglehold on political and commercial power in what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1158094/south-korea-swears-first-female-president-park-geun-hye
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea halts two more reactors over faulty parts

    Posted May 28th 2013, 06:16pm by AFP

    ... damaging peaks. At proper capacity, South Korea’s nuclear reactors supply more than 35 per cent of national electricity needs. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said it had shut ... of another reactor under maintenance at Gori, and the start of a new reactor at Wolseong were postponed for the same reason, the commission said. Parts used at all four reactors would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1248230/south-korea-halts-two-more-reactors-over-faulty-parts

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