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South Korean basketball is cutting foreign players down to size

After South Korea’s basketball league kicked out a foreign player for being too tall, news reports have since emerged of athletes desperately trying to shrink themselves. A new height limit imposed on the sport has drawn both controversy and ridicule for its attempt to cut foreigners down to size. What …

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South Korean university boycotted over ‘killer robots’

Leading AI experts have boycotted a South Korean university over a partnership with weapons manufacturer Hanwha Systems. More than 50 AI researchers from 30 countries signed a letter expressing concern about its plans to develop artificial intelligence for weapons. In response, the university said it would not be developing “autonomous …

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Park Geun-hye: South Korea’s first female president

In just four years South Korea’s president Park Geun-went from being a trailblazer to a figure of controversy linked to a deepening corruption scandal. An angered Korean public called for her resignation and she was officially impeached in March 2017. Her unpopularity stands in stark contrast to the start of …

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South Korea’s presidential scandal

In 2016, South Korea saw the start of a massive corruption scandal involving its political and business elite that brought down its first female president Park Geun-hye. The scandal, which continues to ripple through South Korean society, generated huge protests. It has centred on Park’s relationship with an old friend, …

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#MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea

Young women in South Korea are fighting for a new future. The #MeToo movement which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world has taken a surprising hold in this socially conservative country. Allegations which would once have been brushed aside have brought down some of the most prominent …

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#MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea

Young women in South Korea are fighting for a new future. The #MeToo movement which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world has taken a surprising hold in this socially conservative country. Allegations which would once have been brushed aside have brought down some of the most prominent …

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