In the 1970s and 80s, thousands of South Koreans were rounded up and forced into unpaid labor. Locked into institutions, they were subjected to physical and sexual violence. An AP investigation now reveals a cover-up at the highest level.
In a speech marking a national holiday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that Japan cannot declare the issue of wartime sex slaves to have been relegated to history. He said Japan must apologize.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly made his younger sister Kim Yo Jong an alternate member of the politburo, the communist country's top decision-making body. What do we know about Kim's enigmatic sister?
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of "one of its citizens" there last week. The accusation came amid ongoing probes into the murder in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
The 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul are viewed as a turning point for the establishment of accountable government in South Korea. But revelations of abductions, forced labor and lethal beatings tell a different story.
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