South Korean justice minister nominee Cho Kuk. Photo: AFP

South Korean reporters grill justice minister nominee Cho Kuk for 11 hours

  • Cho Kuk’s nomination has become a partisan battleground with questions over his daughter’s schooling and relatives’ investment
  • He was slammed for hypocrisy when it emerged he had sent his daughter to the kind of elite high school he has criticised
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South Korean justice minister nominee Cho Kuk. Photo: AFP
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Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding in 2017. The two stars recently got divorced. Photo: AFP

More South Korean women are filing for divorce, taking comfort in celebrity splits

  • Divorce is still seen as a taboo subject but attitudes are changing, in part due to celebrity splits like in the case of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo
  • Statistics show an increase in divorce filings just after the holidays when people spend time with their extended families
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Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding in 2017. The two stars recently got divorced. Photo: AFP
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