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Stories with subject: Political defections
  • SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:51 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad, officials said Monday.

  • N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for up to 16 hours a day at a Kuwaiti construction site surrounded by wire fences.

  • Seoul: 13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.