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Haejin Choi

South Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan

Nov 23 2018

DAEGU, South Korea When 17-year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, thought she was a ghost.

South Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan

Nov 23 2018

DAEGU, South Korea When 17-year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, thought she was a ghost.

Thousands of Seoul taxi-drivers rally against plans for carpool service

Oct 18 2018

SEOUL Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs. | Video

S.Korea's taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

Oct 18 2018

SEOUL, Oct 18 Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs.

South Korea's appeals court suspends Lotte Group chief's jail sentence

Oct 05 2018

SEOUL A South Korean appeals court said on Friday it found the chairman of Lotte Group guilty of charges including bribery and breach of trust, but suspended his jail term, setting him free.

South Korea's appeals court suspends Lotte Group chief's jail sentence

Oct 05 2018

SEOUL A South Korean appeals court said on Friday it found the chairman of Lotte Group guilty of charges including bribery and breach of trust, but suspended his jail term, setting him free.

'When can we meet?': Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

Aug 15 2018

GYODONG ISLAND, South Korea Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. | Video

North Korea chides U.S. sanctions pressure on denuclearization process

Aug 10 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an "outdated acting script." | Video

South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

Jul 20 2018

SEOUL A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

South Korea to tighten asylum laws as hundreds of Yemenis arrive

Jun 29 2018

SEOUL South Korea will tighten laws governing the arrival of refugees, the Justice Ministry said on Friday, after a rapid rise in the number of Yemeni asylum seekers sparked anti-refugee sentiment in the racially homogeneous country.

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