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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... of Jindo, huddled in blankets against the spring cold as efforts to locate the missing went into a second day, with the official death toll standing at nine. “I am really angry with the government,” ... of Jindo, huddled in blankets against the spring cold as efforts to find the missing went into a second day. Relatives of the three dead students wailed and sobbed as ambulances at a hospital ...

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    Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan’s artwork auctioned to pay debts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... the 1979 assassination of longtime military ruler Park Chung-hee. His eight-year rule was noted for the corruption of his administration and mass pro-democracy protests. Chun was convicted of insurrection and corruption and ordered to pay 220 billion won in restitution to the state. He returned a small portion of the sum, arguing he did not have the necessary cash or assets. President Park ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean spy chief faces calls to resign in forged evidence scandal

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... records- to build a spying case against a former Seoul City official who escaped from North Korea in 2004. China has confirmed that the documents were not authentic, forcing the NIS to deny ... years. Won faces separate charges over the election meddling scandal, accused of organising an online smear campaign against the opposition party candidate. ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Movie tackles South Korean giant Samsung over worker illnesses

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... to prove his daughter died from a workplace-related illness has pitted him against the world's biggest technology company and timid South Korean media. "I didn't believe Samsung when ... similar allegations against Samsung and other chipmakers, according to Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor Industry (Sharps). Of the three dozen Samsung workers who ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean lawmaker Lee Seok-ki jailed for treason for plotting revolt

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... (South Korea). Its stated aim was to protect the fledgling government against espionage and other threats from a belligerent North Korea. The United Nations has been calling for decades for the reform of the legislation, criticising its use to counter political dissent. An Amnesty International report in 2012 highlighted what it described as an emerging trend of invoking the law against ...

  7. 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, ...

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    South Korean prosecutors seek 20 years in Lee Seok-ki sedition trial

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... for 10 years following his eventual release from prison. The sedition charges levelled against Lee are rarely used, especially against a sitting member of parliament. After parliament voted ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Data from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts stolen

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including those of President Park Geun-hye and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, has ignited a storm of anger and litigation against credit firms. Worried Koreans on Tuesday packed into branches of one of the banks hit by the theft to ensure their money was safe, while lawyers said 130 people joined a class action suit against their credit card ...

  10. 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

    ... against sexual relations as part of its code of conduct, which also bans drinking, smoking and marriage and it intends to take the case to the Supreme Court, a spokesman for the army told a news ... 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. ...




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