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S. Korean ministry under fire for sexist job interview guidelines


South Korea’s Labor Ministry has come under fire for posting sexist job interview guidelines for women job seekers, including a suggestion that they tell potential employers they “do not mind casual jokes about sex,” on a recruitment information website run by the government. Facing criticism from many netizens including the members of women’s rights NGOs, […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

In this Nov. 14, 2014 photo, North Korean defector Kim Seong-Min, the head of Free North Korea Radio, shouts slogans during a rally to improve human rights condition in North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea. AP

Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea ferry disaster captain jailed for 36 years

South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

A South Korean court handed down a 36 year jail sentence Tuesday to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, but acquitted him of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea denies role in smartphone hacking in South


North Korea’s state media on Monday blasted South Korea’s spy agency for alleging Pyongyang hacked tens of thousands of smartphones in the South using malware disguised in mobile gaming apps.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

Activists who plan to send anti-North Korea leaflets, hold a defaced image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as police officers stand guard during a rally in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. North Korea opened fire on Oct. 10 after activists floated propaganda balloons across the border, following through on a previous threat to attack. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea’s spy agency says it has an explanation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mysterious 6-week-long public absence.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »