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South Korean court orders compensation to Sewol ferry survivors

South Korean court orders compensation to Sewol ferry survivors

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SEOUL, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A South Korean court ordered the government and a ferry company to compensate survivors of a 2014 ferry sinking for their mental suffering. The Suwon District Court ruled Monday in favor of 20 victims and their family members in their compensation lawsuit against the South Korean government and Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the Sewol ferry. The court acknowledged that the government and the ferry operator were negligent in their rescue operations and caused survivors to experience severe psychological stress in the deadly ferry sinking that killed 304 passengers, mostly high school students on a school trip. A total of 172 passengers were rescued from the ferry, which capsized off South Korea's southern coast on April 16, 2014. The government and the sh...
The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

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Brutal KO In the final second of the final round, Rodriguez floored his opponent in Denver to make it a candidate for both fight and knockout of the year On the same night as Tony Bellew bowed out of the boxing ring, over in Denver, Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez were going to war with each other. Even before the fifth and final round of the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 was over, it was already a fight of the year candidate. Rodriguez knocked The Korean Zombie out with an elbow in the last second of the fifth round at UFC Fight Night in Denver Then, with a second left, Rodriguez’s counter elbow to deck the ‘Korean Zombie’ out, probably made it a candidate for knockout of the year, too. Jung was on his way to victory ...
South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

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SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen agreed on the process toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Rasmussen welcomed Moon's diplomatic efforts through inter-Korean summits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and permanent peace in the country, and expressed firm support in his endeavor at their summit on Saturday in Copenhagen. Moon visited Denmark on the last leg of his European tour and held a summit with Rasmussen. The two leaders announced a joint press statement after their summit on Saturday. They also pledged cooperation and partnership in areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine and welfare, as well as i...
North, South begin clearing away landmines along Korean border

North, South begin clearing away landmines along Korean border

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SEOUL, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- North and South Korean authorities began removing landmines along the border on Monday as part of the process to ease military tensions, agreed in the third inter-Korean summit. Seoul's defense ministry said it will start removing landmines in the Joint Security Areas to disarm one of the most heavily guarded areas on the border, according to South Korean media Kyunghyang Sinmun. The North and South will then withdraw guard posts and soldiers, as well as surveillance and firing equipment from the area -- a symbolic step to end hostilities from the 1950-53 Korean War. The North and South also began to clear mines on an old battleground in the Demilitarized Zone before they launch a joint excavation for remains of soldiers who died in the Korean War. ...
Kim Jong Un hugs South Korean leader in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un hugs South Korean leader in Pyongyang

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has welcomed South Korea's president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for their historic summit. The two leaders smiled and hugged each other as they met at Sunan International Airport, joined by their wives, at the start of the three-day visit.They were greeted by thousands of cheering North Koreans waving flowers, North Korean flags and a blue-and-white map symbolising a unified peninsula.Mr Moon is only the third South Korean leader to visit North Korea's capital for a meeting between the two countries since the end of the Second World War. Image: Thousands of people turned out to cheer Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in Image: This is the third summit between the two leaders ...