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Anthrax at US Air Force base in South Korea; 22 possibly exposed
Washington Post
After the Pentagon said Wednesday that an Army laboratory inadvertently distributed live samples of anthrax, a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea said that 22 personnel “may have been exposed.” “Twenty-two personnel may have been exposed during the ...
Live Anthrax Samples Mistakenly Shipped to Nine States, South KoreaWall Street Journal
U.S. live anthrax shipment laid to technical fault; 22 at South Korea base ...The Japan Times
Pentagon: 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at U.S. airbase in South KoreaUPI.com
Huffington Post UK -KTLA
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South Korea: Health Officials Confirm Two More Cases of MERS Virus
New York Times
The number of people confirmed to have contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, increased to seven on Thursday, and the authorities said another person suspected of having the virus had left voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to ...
South Korean MERS cluster grows; Saudi Arabia reports caseCIDRAP
Mers virus: Concern growing in South KoreaBBC News
South Korea's tally of MERS cases at 7; one suspected patient heads to ChinaReuters
www.worldbulletin.net -Arab News
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UPI.com

South Korean MERS patient quarantined in China
UPI.com
South Korea notified China and the World Health Organization of the patient on Wednesday, and on Thursday China's television network CCTV reported the man was isolated and undergoing treatment in the southern Chinese city of Guizhou, in Guangdong ...
South Korea Confirms Third Case of MERS Virus; 64 IsolatedNDTV
South Korea's tally of MERS cases at seven; one suspected patient heads to ChinaYahoo News

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South Korea's problem: hard on the outside but soft on the inside
Reuters
SEOUL, Even as higher U.S. interest rates pull funds out of emerging markets, South Korea will probably be spared from the upheavals caused by a massive capital flight in 2008, because it now has a smaller dependence on overseas funds. The worry for ...

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Reuters

South Korea to ban taxi services by private drivers in blow to Uber
Reuters
SEOUL South Korean lawmakers passed a bill early on Friday to ban taxi services provided by private drivers, marking what is likely the first nationwide legislation to outlaw Uber Technologies Inc's low-cost uberX service. The ban, which will take ...

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Saudi Arabia goes on refinery hiring spree in South Korea
Reuters
South Korea and Saudi Arabia have long-established business ties. * State oil firm has already hired over 100 Koreans since 2014. By Meeyoung Cho and Reem Shamseddine. SEOUL/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, May 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's state oil firm ...

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Industrial hub Ulsan a warning for cooling South Korea
Reuters
In effect, Ulsan is a real-time warning signal for South Korea, a nation that has the world's fastest-ageing society and an economy struggling to shake its dependence on manufacturing and exports in favour of a model based on consumption and services.

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Channel News Asia

Migrant workers treated like "slaves" in South Korea's agricultural industry
Channel News Asia
"Tina" is a Cambodian migrant worker in South Korea, playing a voice recording of the abuse she received from her former employer at a mushroom farm in Cheongju, south of Seoul. She sought shelter at a centre that helps migrant workers, after being ...

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UPI.com

Human Rights Watch to South Korea: Repeal outdated National Security Law
UPI.com
The law most recently was invoked to interrogate and eventually deport Shin Eun-mi, a Korean-American author in January who openly praised North Korea. Her South Korean colleague was arrested on Jan. 13, based on her participation in Shin's book tour ...

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Reuters

US, South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program
Reuters
"We held specific discussions on ways to deter North Korea's provocations and increase the effectiveness of sanctions," South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Hwang Joon-kook told reporters after meeting envoys from the United States and Japan.
US, 2 Asia allies discuss N. Korean nuclear threatCBS News
South Korea: Cold War Relic Law Criminalizes CriticismHuman Rights Watch
South Korea, US, Japan agree to keep pressuring North KoreaChannel News Asia
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