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N. Korea Rejects UN’s Criticism on Foreign Worker Abuses

Posted by jaypee 603 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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North Korea has rejected a report by a United Nations human rights investigator that it is sending its citizens abroad to work under harsh conditions to earn hard currency, calling it a “reckless behavior.”

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Korean-Filipino kids learn Filipino language in Seoul

Posted by jacobo 1107 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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SEOUL - Filipino-Korean children are now getting a chance to learn the Filipino language.

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Defectors out of Laos detained by Thai police

Posted by jacobo 1112 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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More than a dozen North Korean defectors were detained by police in Thailand Sunday, according to various media reports, en route to a third country where they could seek asylum, probably South Korea.

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15 North Korean nationals arrested for illegal entry

Posted by jacobo 1113 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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CHIANG RAI, 9 June 2014  - Chiang Rai provincial marines have detained 15 North Korean nationals for illegal entry after they crossed the Mekong on a boat from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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IOM leads anti-human trafficking drive

Posted by jacobo 1114 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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In late January, shock and disbelief swept through the country as two people with disabilities were rescued from a salt farm on a remote southwestern island after years of forced labor, sleep deprivation, confinement and beatings.

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Korean Food Business Start-up Courses for Migrant Workers

Posted by jacobo 1127 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – What the migrant workers working in Korea wish to learn most has turned out to be a prospective business item with which they can start a business of their own when they go back home.

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With irregular workers, S. Korea risks another Sewol every day

Posted by jacobo 1128 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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In the wake of the Sewol tragedy, it was learned that a significant number of the ferry’s crewmembers, as well as the captain, were contract workers, once more illuminating the excessive use of irregular workers in South Korean society.

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S. Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

Posted by jacobo 1159 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.bworldonline.com — SEOUL -- South Korea earlier this month imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages, but critics say authorities would do better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle to assimilate in one of Asia’s most ethnically homogenous societies. Read More