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Elderly prostitutes reveal dark side of South Korea

Despite the country’s dramatic growth after the 1950-53 Korean War, many older women in South Korea’s male-dominated culture didn’t receive equal education and job opportunities in their youth.


South Korea readies for reunions amid North Korea’s rocket threats

South Korean officials have hinted they will try to proceed with planned Oct. 20-26 reunions at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort even if the North launches a satellite before then.

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South Korean man gets 12-years prison for slashing US ambassador

Kim Ki-jong was convicted of attempted murder, assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction, according to court spokesman Joon Young Maeng.

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Historic agreement: North, S Korea agree to reunite families separated by Korean war

The reunion — only the second to be held in five years — will take place between October 20-26 in North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, the South’s Unification Ministry said.

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10 dead after South Korea boat capsizes, search on

More than 70 coastguard, navy and civilian fishing vessels, supported by helicopters and search aircraft, combed the area around the island on Monday.

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North, South Korea kick off reunion talks for families separated by war

About 66,000 South Koreans — many of them in their 80s or 90s — are on the waiting list for an eventual reunion, but only several hundred can be chosen each time.

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South Korea offers to build smart city in New Chandigarh

A state government spokesperson said on Monday that the offer was extended by Korea Telecom to a delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal.

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Kim Jong-Un credits nuclear weapons not talks for deal with South Korea

The agreement reached after talks in the border village of Panmunjom, pulled both sides back from the brink of an armed conflict and committed them to starting an official dialogue.

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, second right, shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, during after their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

S Korea turns off cross-border speakers broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda as part of deal

Seoul had restarted the broadcasts earlier this month after an 11-year stoppage in retaliation against the North for allegedly planting land mines on border patrol.


Rival Koreas once again show mastery at pulling back from brink

A look at how the Koreas have pulled off similar feats, sometimes with the involvement of South Korea’s ally, the United States, over the years.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, speaks during a regular meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

S Korea insists anti-Pyongyang propaganda will continue unless North apologizes for attacks

President Park told top aides that Seoul would not ‘stand down even if North Korea ratchets up provocation to its highest level and threatens our national security.’


Frustration mounts as negotiations between the North, South Korea drag on

North Korea is refusing to apologize for what Seoul says was a land mine attack and then an artillery barrage last week. Pyongyang demands that Seoul stop the propaganda broadcasts started in retaliation for the land mine explosions.


Koreas resume crisis talks, Seoul says North deploys weapons

The South Korean defence ministry said the North had doubled its artillery units at the border and deployed 50 submarines outside their bases.

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Ban Ki-moon welcomes high-level meet between North, South Korea

The UN chief calls on the parties to redouble efforts to resolve differences through dialogue while refraining from taking any measure that is not conducive to dialogue.


North, South Korea high-level meeting adjourned

A series of incidents raised fears that the conflict could spiral out of control, starting with a land mine attack, allegedly by the North, that maimed two South Korean soldiers and the South’s resumption of anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts.