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Seoul court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves

Seoul court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves

World
A South Korean court has ordered Japan to financially compensate 12 South Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War IIBy HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressJanuary 8, 2021, 10:13 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean court on Friday ordered Japan to financially compensate 12 South Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II, a landmark ruling that’s set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbors.Japan immediately protested the ruling, maintaining that all wartime compensation issues were resolved under a 1965 treaty that restored their diplomatic ties.The Seoul Central District Court ruled the Japanese government must give 100 million won ($ 91,360)...
Denmark to compensate homeowners for excessive noise from F-35s

Denmark to compensate homeowners for excessive noise from F-35s

Business
June 12 (UPI) -- Denmark's government will compensate homeowners near an air base affected by excessive noise caused by arrivals and departures of F-35 fighter planes. "A broad political majority consisting of the Left, Conservatives, the Danish People's Party, the Liberal Alliance, the Radical Left, and the Social Democracy is behind the political agreement to compensate approximately 1,600 homes in the area of the additional noise the F-35 aircraft brings in comparison to the current F-16," the Ministry of Defense said Thursday. Advertisement Denmark will acquire its first F-35A from builder Lockheed Martin in 2022, with purchase of 26 more planned. As early as 2017, noise problems caused by other countries' F-35s were reported to have affected at least 41 private homes near the Skrydst...
Ryanair refuses to compensate passengers for axed flights

Ryanair refuses to compensate passengers for axed flights

Business
Ryanair is on a collision course with the airline's regulator over its decision to reject compensation claims amid a pilots' strike. The low-cost airline is claiming it does not need to compensate customers as it cancels hundreds of flights due to a strike by pilots and cabin crew across Europe.More than 600 flights were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday as cabin crews in Belgium, Spain and Portugal went on strike over pay and conditions.The carrier is also facing more strikes by its Irish pilots over similar concerns. It threatened to cut 300 jobs among its Irish pilots and crews after they staged a third 24-hour strike on Tuesday.More than 100,000 customers who have been affected have been offered other flights or received refunds. I...