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Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea

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Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report: South Korean manager commits suicide to apologize for concert tragedy

South Korean National Forensic Service members check a broken ventilation grate after concert goers fell through it into an underground parking area below in Seongnam City, south of Seoul, on Oct 17, 2014. PHOTO/AFP

A South Korean official who committed suicide after a pop concert accident left 16 people dead, had posted a Twitter message apologizing for the tragedy, just minutes before he was found dead.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Safety official kills self after K-pop concert tragedy kills 16

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

16 fans killed in fall at K-pop concert

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Koreas’ military talks end without agreement

South Korean civic group members wave their national flags as they support sending balloons to North Korea, with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying the leaflets across the border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement Wednesday, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosities following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean officials said.

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

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