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Seoul to host UN office on NK rights
The government’s move to host a United Nations office on North Korea’s human rights is likely to aggravate inter-Korean relations, experts said, Wednesday.
Rescue firm draws fire
Undine Marine Industries, a private salvage company, has come under fire following a media report that the company fabricated rescue performances by civilian divers.
NK leader's confidant promoted
A confidant of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been promoted to a vice marshal, the country’s state news agency reported, Monday.
Park's approval ratings slip steeply
President Park Geun-hye has seen her popularity ratings slide due to the government’s incompetent handling of the sinking of the ferry Sewol, which is feared to claim more than 300 lives.
US pivot to Asia corners Korea
Washington’s apparently closer security ties with Japan, in its effort to check China as part of its so-called “pivot” to Asia, are pushing Seoul into a deeper dilemma. U.S. President Barack Obama supported Japan’s move toward lifting its self-imposed ban on exercising the right to collective self-defense following a summit Thursday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
'Over 500 could have been aboard'
There could have been up to 37 more passengers on the ill-fated ferry Sewol than the official tally given, according to some reports.
Entire renovation of public services called for
The government is moving to entirely rebuild public services departments and clean out deep-rooted bad practices of civil servants in an effort to respond to growing public outrage over the Sewol ferry disaster.
Speculation about NK's nuclear test growing
Speculation is mounting about another North Korean nuclear test as heightened activity has been detected at the country’s underground nuclear test site.
Electioneering grinds to halt
Rival parties are keeping their political activities as low key as possible following the deadly ferry sinking off Korea’s southwestern coast last Wednesday.
'Western modernity owes much to Confucianism'
The basic narrative of world history says that all regions besides Europe, and later the United States, lived in what was called a traditional environment until a fundamental break came when Western modernity began to spread across the globe in the late 18th century.
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