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  1. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... a new home, packing and moving every two years, whenever the lease contract expires," said Choi, who works at a chemical trading firm and had a 24 per cent increase in rent in May when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580843/south-koreas-homebuyers-buoyed-eased-mortgage-curbs
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope says Asian eye on wealth is wrong

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... society. The pope told a 50,000-strong crowd at the mass in a Daejeon football stadium to reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor. He urged Koreans to pray and work ... Koreans together in grief confirm their commitment to work together in solidarity for the common good." Chinese Catholics cheered Pope Francis' visit to South Korea, hoping his trip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574481/pope-says-asian-eye-wealth-wrong
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean police hunt for fugitive tycoon already found dead is ridiculed

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... for questioning over lax safety standards and regulatory violations. On Tuesday, the police said DNA and fingerprint tests on a badly decomposed body found in a plum orchard on June 12 showed ... on Tuesday, Suncheon police chief Woo Hyung-Ho acknowledged the "imperfect" nature of the investigation. "We could have identified him far earlier if we had worked more actively," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557712/south-korean-police-hunt-fugitive-tycoon-already-found-dead-ridiculed
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea trains collide, killing one and injuring dozens

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:32pm by Reuters

    ... and safety standards have not kept pace. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557216/south-korea-trains-collide-killing-one-and-injuring-dozens
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558919/s-koreas-president-meets-tokyo-governor-seoul-amid-diplomatic-rift
  6. 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

    ... slaves for its soldiers. The women claim the South Korean government trained them and worked with pimps to run a sex trade through the 1960s and 1970s for US troops, encouraged women to work ... "fit" to work. "To make sure we didn't pass on some disease to foreigners, we were tested twice a week, and if it looked abnormal, we would be locked up on the fourth floor, unlocking ...

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

    South Korea's defence chief apologises for bullying remark about shooting spree

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... unit at a guard post near the tense border with North Korea, killing five and wounding seven. Lim was captured on Monday after a 24-hour stand-off with thousands of troops ended when he shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542063/south-koreas-defence-chief-apologises-bullying-remark-about-shooting-spree
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean soldier who killed five comrades in ‘stable condition’

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition on Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions. The 22-year-old sergeant, surnamed Lim, was captured on Monday after a 24-hour standoff with thousands of troops ended when he shot himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539471/south-korean-soldier-who-killed-five-comrades-stable-condition
  9. SOUTH KOREA

    Fire in South Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:22am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... and patients with Alzheimer’s. The nurse was also reportedly killed in the blaze. The fact that most of the victims were sick and elderly will fuel debate about lax safety standards for vulnerable ... to have been sparked by welding work at an underground restaurant. The country is still reeling from the sinking of the Sewol ferry on April 16. The loss of so many young lives triggered a bout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1520213/fire-south-korea-hospice-elderly-kills-21
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests Japan’s review of ‘comfort women’ apology

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korea summoned Japan’s envoy on Monday to protest against Tokyo’s review of a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to work as wartime sex slaves ... that the two countries had worked together on the sensitive wording of the apology. It rejected the finding that South Korea was involved in the formulation of the apology, saying the document ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538952/south-korea-protests-japans-review-comfort-women-apology

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