Japan files formal objection to UN committee’s recommendation of modifying ‘comfort women’ agreement

A UN committee recently concluded that the controversial 2015 deal between South Korea and Japan over the wartime sex slavery issue should be modified. The agreement is widely disliked in Korea as it was reached during the former Park administration and without any consultation with the victims or the people. Despite the swell of public […]

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Oil prices leap as attack on Saudi facility disrupts output

Oil prices soared nearly 20 percent when markets reopened after Saturday’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s main oil processing plants, which had supplied some 5 percent of the world’s oil. But crude oil prices stabilized after the initial spike… after Saudi officials said a third of crude output could resume by Monday. As markets opened […]

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Busan Metro to run normally during commute hours despite strike

now this is a heads up to those who commute by the Metro in Busan unionized the railway workers in Korea’s eastern southeastern city of Busan are going on a strike today after talks with management failed to narrow differences over wages and hiring now busan metros labor union says its members went on strike […]

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Korea summons minister at Japan’s embassy in Seoul in protest to Tokyo sending senior…

Korea has again summoned a minister at Japan’s embassy in Seoul. This time over Tokyo sending of a senior Cabinet member to a ceremony that wrongfully promotes Korea’s Dokdo Island as Japanese territory. The frayed relations between Seoul and Tokyo are not expected to patch up with a number of pending bilateral issues piled up. […]

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Supreme Court rules in favor of conscientious objection to military service

here in South Korea all able-bodied men are required to serve in the military for around 21 months as there have been cases of people finding new ways to dodge the draft those refusing to serve for religious reasons became subject to legal punishment as well today the country’s top court took the side of […]

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Attacks on Saudi oil plants to cut the kingdom’s output by 5.7 mil. barrels a day

an attack on two major all plants in Saudi Arabia over the weekend is triggering concerns over a hike in global oil prices Yemen’s Iran aligned Houthi group has claimed responsibility for the attacks which occurred at around 4:00 a.m. Saturday local time the state-run oil company Saudi Aramco says the strikes will cut the […]

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