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Group defection by N. Koreans points to impact of U.N. sanctions: experts

Group defection by N. Koreans points to impact of U.N. sanctions: experts The latest defection by North Koreans working at an overseas restaurant may indicate …

Park’s approval rating moves up after U.S. visit

President Park Geun-hye’s job approval rating edged up on the back of public support for her successful visit to the United States, a poll showed …

13 North Koreans working abroad defect to South
13 North Koreans working abroad defect to South

Thirteen North Koreans working at a restaurant based outside the country have defected to South Korea, the Unification Ministry said Friday, marking the first …

Chinese panda bears make S. Korean debut

A pair of Chinese panda bears that arrived in South Korea last month were unveiled to the public for the first time at an amusement park here Friday, as the …

[Weekender] 쁃escendants of the Sun: more fantasy than reality
[Weekender] 쁃escendants of the Sun: more fantasy than reality

Lee Soo-yeon, a 27-year-old office worker in Seoul, can셳 get enough of 쏡escendants of the Sun, the ongoing Korean drama series that features a …

[Weekender] Military at crossroads on female soldiers
[Weekender] Military at crossroads on female soldiers

It was almost a no-brainer for Park Na-hyun, a 26-year-old female student, to join the military. Having grown up in a family with a 쐂isciplinary father …

[Weekender] Military culture infuses throughout every part of society
[Weekender] Military culture infuses throughout every part of society

On an ordinary weekday morning, throngs of executives line up by rank at the lobby of a sprawling glass building in Seoul that houses the headquarters of one …

Injured Korean ex-sex slave in China to be treated in Seoul

South Korea will transfer a South Korean former sex slave in China, who has suffered serious injuries due to an accident, to her home country next week to …

[Weekender] Military life leaves mental marks
[Weekender] Military life leaves mental marks

Former Brig. Gen. Yoon Han-doo recalls the day when South Korean corvette Cheonan was struck by a North Korean torpedo on March 26, 2014. The retired general …

13 N. Koreans from overseas restaurant defect to S. Korea: Seoul

More than 10 North Koreans working at a restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea this week, Seoul’s unification ministry said Friday. …

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