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South Korea firms shipped nearly $6M of North Korea coal, pig iron

South Korea firms shipped nearly $6M of North Korea coal, pig iron

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Three South Korean companies illegally imported North Korean coal and pig iron in 2017, violating international sanctions adopted in August of last year. Shipments of North Korean coal into South Korea were smuggled into the country after the products were transshipped at a Russian port, according to South Korea's Customs Office on Friday, Yonhap reported. Exports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other resources are banned under United Nations Security Council sanctions Resolution 2371. The commodities are worth about $ 5.86 million, and shipments arrived in the South between April and October. The firms imported the coal as "Russian products," according to the Korea Herald. The companies have been referred to South Korea's prosecution, the customs office said. Shipmen...
South Korea to trial withdrawing troops from border

South Korea to trial withdrawing troops from border

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SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- South Korea is seeking to pull out troops in a step to disarm the heavily-guarded border area as agreed in the inter-Korean summit in April. The Ministry of Defense said it will trial withdrawing forces at the surveillance Guard Post as the first step to turn the heavily-patrolled Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a ground for peace, in its report to the National Defense Committee at National Assembly, Yonhap reported. "After the test withdrawal at GP, we are aiming for a full withdrawal of troops in line with research on historical remains and ecology in the border region," the ministry said in the report. The ministry is considering reducing the number of guard forces at the Joint Security Area and allowing people to pass through freely. The JSA is located at the vi...
South Korea to introduce anti-bullying act

South Korea to introduce anti-bullying act

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SEOUL, July 18 (UPI) -- The South Korean government will revise a labor law to define workplace bullying and introduce anti-bullying measures to discourage cultures of bullying and abuse at work. The prime minister's office revealed a government-wide campaign for workplace bullying Tuesday in response to recent reports of harassment from service industries. The government will mandate employers to look into workplace bullying when reported, come up with ways to punish those responsible and protect victims from emotional and physical damage. The country has seen various reports of workplace abuses recently. Junior nurses revealed a long-running culture of abuse by senior nurses taking advantage of their hierarchy. Graduate students reported abuse by their academic supervisors in research ...
New U.S. Army headquarters to open next week in South Korea

New U.S. Army headquarters to open next week in South Korea

Business
SEOUL, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Forces in South Korea will leave its longtime base in central part of Seoul to a new headquarters, 70 kilometers south of the capital city next week. U.S. Forces Korea will hold an opening ceremony at its new Camp Humphreys in the city of Pyeongtaek on June 29, attended by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, according to defense sources, Yonhap reported. The Eighth U.S. Army, which had been based in the Yongsan Garrison, moved to Camp Humphreys last year. U.S. Forces opened its base in Yongsan, central Seoul, in August 1945. The plan for relocation was agreed in 2004 between South Korea and the United States to combine scattered U.S. military bases across the country. Other key units in northern part of the country have already relocated to Pyeongtaek. Ma...
England's losing run continues as South Africa win 10-try thriller

England's losing run continues as South Africa win 10-try thriller

Sports
First Test: Australia v IrelandSouth Africa (29) 42Tries: De Klerk, Nkosi 2, Le Roux, Dyantyi Cons: Pollard 4 Pens: Pollard 3England (27) 39Tries: Brown, Daly, Farrell, Itoje, May Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Daly, FarrellEngland lost their fourth Test in a row as South Africa launched an astonishing fightback to win the first Test.England raced into a 24-3 lead as Mike Brown, Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell crossed for converted tries.But the Springboks led 29-27 at the break via Faf de Klerk, S'busiso Nkosi (2) and Willie le Roux tries. Aphiwe Dyantyi then went over for the hosts, and two Handre Pollard penalties meant scores from Maro Itoje and Jonny May were not enough for England.It meant new Sout...