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[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. …

[Weekender] A soldier셲 life
[Weekender] A soldier셲 life

On July 27, 1953, the three-year Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Nearly 63 years later, inter-Korean tensions are at their highest point …

N.K. steps up personality cult around leader Kim ahead of May congress

North Korea is stepping up efforts to glorify leader Kim Jong-un in the run-up to the ruling party’s landmark congress in May which would focus on …

Park to meet Norway’s leader next week

President Park Geun-hye will meet with her Norwegian counterpart, Erna Solberg, in Seoul next week to discuss bilateral ties, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The …

[NEWS FOCUS] Observers split on strategy against N.K.
[NEWS FOCUS] Observers split on strategy against N.K.

After North Korea briefly mentioned talks in a statement earlier this week, local observers are split between retaining the current hardline approach and being …

[Weekender] Korea’s reluctant reservists
[Weekender] Korea’s reluctant reservists

Whenever former military officer Kim Jung-wook receives a letter from the Army requiring him to join a military drill as reservist, the 28-year-old office …

Moon vows to quit politics in plea for votes from stronghold
Moon vows to quit politics in plea for votes from stronghold

The Minjoo Party of Korea셲 former chairman Rep. Moon Jae-in on Friday raised the stakes in Gwangju, the party셲 traditional stronghold, by suggesting he …

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