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2008-07-23 00:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 23 July: Five South Koreans held hostage in Mexico were freed Wednesday [23 July](KST), a Foreign Ministry official in Seoul said, following joint efforts by the two governments to secure their release. "They were safely released at 9 a.m. [2400 gmt] in the morning," the official said, adding the South Koreans were in custody of Mexican police. "The Mexican authorities have applied strong pressure after identifying the...

2006-05-03 08:41:32

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 10 North Koreans in Southeast Asian countries are staying at U.S. embassies and want to make a rare defection to the United States, South Korea's public broadcaster reported on Wednesday. North Koreans defectors typically head to South Korea, where they are granted automatic citizenship and given assistance to help them settle in the country. Broadcaster KBS said the North Koreans are seeking to leave for the United States as early as this week, citing...

2006-03-22 22:23:24

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has allowed nearly 100 visiting South Koreans to return home after delaying their departure over objections to news reports that it had abducted people, officials said on Thursday. The South Koreans, several of them in their 80s and 90s, met long-lost relatives from the communist North at a mountain resort in a reunion that started on Monday. They were supposed to leave on Wednesday afternoon, but North Korea delayed their departure for about 10 hours,...

2005-12-14 00:42:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Relatives of four deceased South Koreans who were forced laborers at a steel mill in northern Japan during World War Two failed on Wednesday to overturn a Japanese court decision refusing compensation for unpaid wages. The result, in line with most Japanese rulings on war-related compensation claims, comes at a time when Japan's ties with South Korea and China have been chilled by disputes stemming from Japan's past aggression in Asia. In Wednesday's case, Tokyo...

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