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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic welcomes new Interpol president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who warned about the Russian candidate for the Interpol presidency, is hailing the election of the South Korean nominee as a victory. Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in a Russian prison on … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic welcomes new Interpol president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 1: 20 p.m. South Korea’s president says he’s “very proud” of the fact that fellow national Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol’s next president. President Moon Jae-in tweeted from Seoul on Wednesday that Kim is the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul will dissolve Japan-funded sexual slavery foundation

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II military brothels. The widely expected decision effectively kills a controversial 2015 agreement to settle a decades-long impasse over the sexual slavery issue and threatens to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul will dissolve Japan-funded sexual slavery foundation

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea court upholds conscientious objection to military

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s top court has ruled that people can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds and must not be punished. The landmark ruling Tuesday is expected to affect the cases of more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial. Hundreds of South Koreans, mostly Jehovah’s Witnesses, are imprisoned every … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea court upholds conscientious objection to military

SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. Tuesday’s ruling could have larger implications for similar lawsuits that are pending in South Korean courts and will likely … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea | Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

SEOUL, South Korea  — Relatives dressed in black funeral suits wept in grief on Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week. The caskets covered in white sheets were carried out from a terminal in Incheon International Airport before being … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women’s dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-hosting the Asian Games with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon