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South Korea doctors strike ends South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government 

Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students went on strike from August 23, protesting the government’s proposed healthcare reform plan

US envoy visit to South Korea Talks with North Korea figure prominently in US envoy’s visit to Seoul

While the US has repeatedly attempted to downplay the significance of talks with North Korea, US envoy Stephen Biegun said on the day of his arrival to Seoul that the Trump administration is “open” to talks with the North

South Korea elections 2020 Liberal-Progressive alliance wins by a landslide in South Korean parliamentary polls

The massive victory of the coalition backing incumbent president Moon Jae-in is being viewed as a verdict on the government’s efforts to contain and deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in the country

For the dismissed workers of the 2009 Ssangyong motors strike, the struggle continues

The 2009 Ssangyong strike took place in a post economic recession scenario, where the recession had been used by international capital as a justification for the crackdown on unionization and workers’ rights

Samsung Samsung executives sentenced in South Korea for union-busting

26 senior executives and former employees of the Samsung Group have been sentenced to jail, while the company has been charged a minor fine for violating the country’s labor laws

south korean students University students demand affordable accommodation in South Korea

The students groups have called for a rally on October 5, in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square, to protest against the exorbitant cost of living outside the universities due to shortage of dormitory accommodations.

ATW-ep-34 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 34

In this episode, we begin with a tribute to comrade Abhimanyu, a young activist of the left-wing Students Federation of India, and a student of Maharaja’s College in Kerala, who was martyred on July 2, 2018.

SINGAPORE-US-NKOREA-DIPLOMACY-SUMMIT An End of War Declaration may be reached in the US – N. Korea summit, says S. Korea

Unless the contents of the declaration provide an assurance that US will not pose a security threat to North Korea, it is unlikely to mark a real beginning of the process of complete denuclearization

Do not let US stall reunification, North Korea urges South Korea

The message from the North’s ruling party comes days after the two countries struggled to even lay a foundation stone for a proposed railway project due to international sanctions and US interference

Denuclearization is for the entire peninsula, North Korea points out

A recent commentary in the North Korean news agency, KCNA, noted that unilateral denuclearization would lead to the “creation of a defenseless state where the balance in nuclear strategic strength is destroyed and the crisis of a nuclear war is brought forth”

Is the US moving towards an ‘end of war’ declaration in Korea?

South Korea has been trying to convince the US to declare a formal end to the war. This may be followed by Kim taking further steps towards denuclearization

North Korea volunteers to permanently shut down missile launch pad

Kim Jong-un also offered to shut down a nuclear site if the US took a step towards peace first. These proposals were made on the second day of a three-day summit between the leaders of the Koreas in Pyongyang

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