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South Korea, Japan to hold talks on comfort women

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South Korea and Japan are likely to hold director general-level talks in Seoul next week to discuss the issue of Japan‘s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, Seoul government sources said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC stops transfer of Korean fugitive

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The Supreme Court has stopped a Manila regional trial court from implementing its order allowing the transfer of custody of a wanted Korean national from the immigration bureau to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean trader kills self over money woes

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Faced with the prospect of going bankrupt a fourth time, a Korean businessman killed himself on Monday by stabbing himself and slashing his throat in the toilet of his office in Quezon City.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Korean food exporters aim to capture bigger market with first LA food fest

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Besides food booths at a Filipino community fiesta, what can make a hungry Fil-Am manic like a kid in a candy store? A Korean food fest that’s what, with visions of kimchi and various umami-laden fare dancing in one’s head.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines busts Korean mail-order-bride gang

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Philippine authorities have rescued 29 women after busting a mail-order bride business and arresting two South Koreans and their four local partners, a police official said Thursday.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Koreans accused of extortion jailed

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Two Korean nationals who earlier posed as complainants were arrested in Manila for beating up two fellow Koreans from whom they allegedly tried to extort P1 million.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines turns to other tourist markets after Taiwan row

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) is turning to other markets to fill hotel rooms on Boracay Island that have been left empty by cancellations of Taiwanese bookings, coming as fallout from a diplomatic row between Taiwan and the Philippines over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards two weeks ago.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Korean casino spree organizer gambles firm’s money away

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The temptation to gamble must have been too hard to resist for a Korean casino junket employee who ended up losing more than P13 million of his company’s money.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Asian Youth Day still a go despite crisis in Korea, say organizers

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The escalating tension between North and South Korea has not affected the ongoing preparations for the 6th Asian Youth Day (AYD), which will be held in Daejeon, South Korea, next year.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino says no ‘imminent threat yet’ to start evacuation of Filipinos in Korea

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President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said there was no “imminent threat ” yet to start the evacuation of about 40,000 Filipinos in the tense Korean Peninsula.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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