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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two South Korean soldier 'suffocate' during special forces training

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... in April. This week, the military upgraded to homicide the charges against four soldiers facing a court martial after a human rights group exposed details of the case in July. In June, a disgruntled ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Some relatives of South Korea's Sewol disaster tired of activists joining cause

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Reuters

    ... of the victims during his visit to Seoul. Some families have tired of the political to-and-fro over proposed legislation to create an independent investigative committee with the right to prosecute. ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, the Blue House said. "The issue of comfort women is not merely a bilateral one, but an issue related with general human rights," Park ...

  4. 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

    ... as prostitutes and violated their human rights. They are claiming 10 million won (HK$76,000) for each plaintiff. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family declined to comment on the lawsuit. The US ...

  5. News - China - SOUTH KOREA

    Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... announced a highly contentious shift in Japan’s pacifist military policy, asserting its right to go into battle in defence of its allies-- a move viewed with deep suspicion in Beijing and Seoul. ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Fresh blow to Park Geun-hye as South Korea PM nominee withdraws bid

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... and division". And there were flashes of anger as he denounced the parliamentarians who he felt had denied him the right to a confirmation hearing, saying they had been swayed by "biased ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SOUTH KOREA

    Asia's most decorated footballer Park Ji-sung calls it a day

    Posted May 14th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... south of Seoul. “Because of my weak knee, I don’t think I could last another season,” he added. Park underwent a major operation on his right knee in 2007 that kept him out of the game for eight ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul subway train got faulty signal before crash

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 08:14pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... The announcement on the stopped car was made right after the accident, while the moving car told its passengers to wait inside, then announced an evacuation seven minutes after the accident. People ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ferry crew sought assistance as vessel started to list badly before sinking

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:25pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Sewol: Harbour Affairs Jeju, do you have reception of The Sewol? Jeju VTS: Yes, Sewol, this is Harbour Affairs Jeju Sewol: Please notify the coast guard. Our ship is in danger. It’s listing right ... right now. The body of the ship has tilted, and it’s impossible to move. Jeju VTS: Yes, OK. Please wear life jackets and prepare as the people might have to abandon ship. Sewol: It’s hard ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... the court ordered Lee deprived of his civil rights for 10 years following his eventual release. After parliament voted to lift his immunity from arrest, Lee was charged last September under the 65-year-old National Security Law, which rights groups have accused past administrations of using to stifle debate and silence political opposition. The charges related to meetings Lee held with his ...




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