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Mother of Korean Air chief gets suspended sentence for assault

Seoul - A South Korean court on Tuesday found the mother of Korean Air's chief executive guilty of repeatedly assaulting her employees, but gave her a suspended sentence.

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite #MeToo objections

Seoul - The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people.

Mayor's case shows scale of South Korea sexism: activists

Seoul - The magnitude of South Korea's sexism problem has been illustrated by the case of a top politician and women's rights advocate who was accused of sexual harassment then took his own life, activists say.

Seoul mayor takes own life after sexual harassment allegations

Seoul - The mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea's next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life a day after he was accused of sexual harassment, authorities said Friday.

Seoul mayor found dead after '#MeToo allegations'

Seoul - Seoul's outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, police said. He was 64.

S. Korea's Moon under fire over sex offender's family funeral

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who promised to be a "feminist leader" during his election campaign, was under fire Thursday for sending condolence flowers to the funeral of a convicted sex offender's mother.

US has not sought meeting with North Korea: envoy

Seoul - US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill.

North Korea's Kim ordered to pay damages to Seoul POWs

Seoul - A South Korean court ordered Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un to compensate two former prisoners of war who spent decades as forced labourers in the North, in a move that could set a far-reaching legal precedent on the divided peninsula.

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

Seoul - Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the "hasty" relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.

South Korea police apologise over botched serial killer case

Seoul - Police identified South Korea's most notorious serial killer Thursday and said he murdered 15 women, as they apologised for a botched, decades-long investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years.

North and South mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - North and South Korea on Thursday separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict that killed millions of people and has technically yet to end.

South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Korean War still weighs on lives in South

Seoul - From a nurse who fought to the descendant of a war refugee, the Korean War still weighs heavy on lives on the peninsula, 70 years after it began.

Op-Ed: North Korea suspends military operations directed at the South

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has ordered a suspension of planned military exercises designed to intimidate South Korea in a move that should ease tensions that had been growing between the two neighboring countries.

S. Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

South Korean soldiers' remains repatriated decades after war

Seoul - The remains of nearly 150 South Korean soldiers killed in the Korean War were sent back to their homeland on Wednesday, Seoul's defence ministry said, a day before the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.

North Korea's Kim suspends military plans against South: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday, in an apparent sudden dialling down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office.

Holiday homes and battlefields: Legacies of the Korean War along DMZ

Goseong - From North Korean party headquarters to holiday homes to cemeteries, 70 years after the Korean War began its legacies line the Demilitarized Zone that marks where the fighting came to a standstill.

One conflict, two museums: how the Korean War still divides the peninsula

Seoul - In the capitals of the two Koreas, flagship museums offer radically different accounts of the same conflict -- the war launched to unify the peninsula but that now defines its division.
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