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Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker

Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker

Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul left port early Friday after the ship and its captain were released, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers …

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South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room

South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room

South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room SEOUL — A South Korean man was sentenced to 34 years in prison on Thursday as part of the country’s crackdown on an infamous network of online chat rooms that lured young women, including minors, with …

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For the First Time, a North Korean Is Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

For the First Time, a North Korean Is Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

For the First Time, a North Korean Is Set to Be Extradited to the U.S. For the First Time, a North Korean Is Set to Be Extradited to the U.S. SEOUL — North Korea on Friday severed diplomatic ties with Malaysia after that country’s highest court agreed to extradite a North Korean man accused of money laundering to the United …

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North Korean Threat Forces Biden Into Balancing Act With China

North Korean Threat Forces Biden Into Balancing Act With China

North Korean Threat Forces Biden Into Balancing Act With China North Korean Threat Forces Biden Into Balancing Act With China SEOUL — As it ends its first high-level diplomatic tour of Asia on Thursday, the Biden administration is banking on international alliances in the region to help stem the growing threat posed by North Korea’s ballistic missiles and nuclear capabilities. …

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Subway Product Placement Makes It a Star of Korean TV

Subway Product Placement Makes It a Star of Korean TV

Subway Product Placement Makes It a Star of Korean TV Subway Product Placement Makes It a Star of Korean TV In an episode of the Korean television show “The K2,” which takes place in a world of fugitives and bodyguards, a man is being treated with a defibrillator when he enters into a dream state. On the fringe of death, …

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Transgender Woman Expelled From South Korean Army Is Found Dead

Transgender Woman Expelled From South Korean Army Is Found Dead

Transgender Woman Expelled From South Korean Army Is Found Dead Transgender Woman Expelled From South Korean Army Is Found Dead SEOUL, South Korea — A transgender woman who was expelled by the South Korean military last year after her gender-reassignment surgery has been found dead at her home south of Seoul, the police said on Thursday. The authorities said they …

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North Korean in Diving Gear Crosses Border into South Korea Undetected

North Korean in Diving Gear Crosses Border into South Korea Undetected

North Korean in Diving Gear Crosses Border into South Korea Undetected North Korean in Diving Gear Crosses Border into South Korea Undetected SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean man wearing a wet suit and flippers crossed the eastern maritime border with South Korea this week, military officials said on Wednesday. The South’s soldiers failed to detect him until he …

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Iran Agrees to Free South Korean Ship’s Crew

Iran Agrees to Free South Korean Ship’s Crew

Iran Agrees to Free South Korean Ship’s Crew Iran Agrees to Free South Korean Ship’s Crew SEOUL, South Korea — Iran has agreed to free the 20-member crew of a seized South Korea-flagged ship, both countries said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the first significant gesture by the Iranians to de-escalate the problem since impounding the vessel a month …

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In photos: The life of a North Korean defector

In photos: The life of a North Korean defector

In photos: The life of a North Korean defector In photos: The life of a North Korean defector At dawn on 1 January 2009, a North Korean Lieutenant Colonel, Han Hong Geun (now aged 63), left the Bachelor Officer Quarters in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, to escape. That night, he crossed Yalu River and arrived at Kunming City, China, where …

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South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds

South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds

South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds A top human rights watchdog in South Korea has released a report confirming that the former mayor of Seoul, who disappeared in July only to later be found dead, had sexually harassed and verbally humiliated a secretary. The National Human Rights Commission led an …

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