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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Ghosts of presidents past haunt South Korea vote

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:40pm by AFP

    ... on the legacy of both men. Park Chung-hee is probably the most polarising figure in South Korea’s history – either admired for leading the country out of poverty or reviled for the iron-fisted way he ... from poverty, she was living like a princess in the Blue House,” he told reporters back in June. “She was at the centre of dictatorship when I fought against dictatorship.” Park left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107368/ghosts-presidents-past-haunt-south-korea-vote
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park becomes South Korea's first woman president

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGANECIES

    ... for dragging the country out of poverty but reviled for his ruthless suppression of dissent during 18 years of military rule. He was shot dead by his spy chief in 1979. Park's mother had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1108556/park-geun-hye-becomes-south-koreas-first-woman-president
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Can South Korea's first woman president, Park Geun-hye, deliver on gender equality?

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul First female leader has vowed progress on women's rights, but not everyone is convinced Park set on all things being equal Park Geun-hye, South Korea's first woman president, will lead a country that is ranked below the likes of Suriname and the United Arab Emirates in gender equality. South Korea's journey from war-torn poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1108644/can-south-koreas-first-woman-president-park-geun-hye-deliver-gender
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea on track to elect first female president

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 10:23am by AFP

    ... nation, but also the first to be related to a former leader. Her father Park Chung-hee remains one of modern Korea’s most polarising figures – admired for dragging the country out of poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1108046/south-korea-track-elect-first-female-president
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea dictator’s daughter apologises for abuses

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... his autocratic style was justified by the poverty, security issues and social divisions existing after the 1950-53 Korean war. Critics paint him as a brutal dictator who ruthlessly crushed any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1045989/s-korea-dictators-daughter-apologises-abuses
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea presidential rivals in final push for votes

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... for dragging the country out of poverty and reviled for his ruthless suppression of dissent during 18 years of autocratic rule. He was shot dead by his spy chief in 1979. Park’s mother had been killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107500/south-korea-presidential-rivals-final-push-votes
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Conservatives pick Park Geun-hye to contest S Korean presidential election

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the steely military man who led the poverty-stricken country through rapid economic growth and banned political freedoms in the name of confronting threats from North Korea with which the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1019455/conservatives-pick-park-geun-hye-contest-s-korean-presidential-election

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