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Jay Y. Lee, Chief of South Korea’s Samsung Empire, Is Sent to Prison

Jay Y. Lee, Chief of South Korea's Samsung Empire, Is Sent to Prison

Jay Y. Lee, Chief of South Korea’s Samsung Empire, Is Sent to Prison Jay Y. Lee, Chief of South Korea’s Samsung Empire, Is Sent to Prison SEOUL, South Korea — ​The Seoul High Court ​sentenced Samsung’s top leader, Lee Jae-yong, to ​two and a half years in prison on Monday for bribing South Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye​. Mr. Lee’s …

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South Korean Church Leader Acquitted of Blocking Efforts to Fight Coronavirus

South Korean Church Leader Acquitted of Blocking Efforts to Fight Coronavirus

South Korean Church Leader Acquitted of Blocking Efforts to Fight Coronavirus South Korean Church Leader Acquitted of Blocking Efforts to Fight Coronavirus SEOUL, South Korea — The leader of a secretive religious sect that was at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in South Korea last year received a three-year prison term on Wednesday on charges including embezzling church money. …

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South Korean Court Orders Japan to Compensate Wartime Sex Slaves

South Korean Court Orders Japan to Compensate Wartime Sex Slaves

South Korean Court Orders Japan to Compensate Wartime Sex Slaves South Korean Court Orders Japan to Compensate Wartime Sex Slaves SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay $91,800 each to 12 Korean women kept as sex slaves for Japan’s troops during World War II, in a ruling likely to aggravate the …

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South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship South Korea will send a delegation to negotiate the release of a ship and its 20-member crew after the vessel was seized by Iranian forces, officials said on Tuesday, the latest development in a provocation by the government in Tehran, …

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As Birthrate Falls, South Korea’s Population Declines, Posing Threat to Economy

As Birthrate Falls, South Korea’s Population Declines, Posing Threat to Economy

As Birthrate Falls, South Korea’s Population Declines, Posing Threat to Economy As Birthrate Falls, South Korea’s Population Declines, Posing Threat to Economy Think of major threats to South Korea, and its nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea may come to mind. But a subtler risk to South Korea’s future well-being lies within its borders: a shrinking and rapidly aging population. The concern …

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House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000 House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000 Four Bedrooms and a Lap Pool in Hout Bay $760,000 (11.2 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN RAND) This four-bedroom house sits at the foot of the Skoorsteenberg peaks in Hout Bay, a coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, where hikers and …

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‘Each Day Is Critical’: South Korea’s 11th-Hour Battle with Covid

‘Each Day Is Critical’: South Korea’s 11th-Hour Battle with Covid

‘Each Day Is Critical’: South Korea’s 11th-Hour Battle with Covid ‘Each Day Is Critical’: South Korea’s 11th-Hour Battle with Covid SEOUL, South Korea — In several provinces across South Korea, there are no I.C.U. beds available to treat the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 patients. As of Monday, the government confirmed that there were only 42 beds available nationwide. In …

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Kim Ki-duk, Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker, Dies at 59

Kim Ki-duk, Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker, Dies at 59

Kim Ki-duk, Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker, Dies at 59 Kim Ki-duk, Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker, Dies at 59 SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Ki-duk, ​an internationally celebrated South Korean film director who made movies ​about people ​on ​the margins of society​ that ​often ​included ​shocking scenes of violence against women, and whose career was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, …

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Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’ South Bend women Cabinet Pete Buttigieg Joe Biden

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Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’ South Bend women Cabinet Pete Buttigieg Joe Biden Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’ South Bend women Cabinet Pete Buttigieg Joe Biden President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his one-time Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the 38-year-old can be “a new voice” in the …

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Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ SEOUL, South Korea — At a logistics depot the size of an airplane hangar in southern Seoul, couriers recently held a ritual at the start of another grueling work day: They stood for a moment of silence to remember more …

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