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September, 1, 2016

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Top North Korean official executed: Seoul
North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday.
 
Cool reprieve
A man throws his daughter in the air while they are silhouetted at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 30. The local weather agency said the temperature dropped over the weekend after a month-long record heat.
 
Twelve South Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery said Tuesday they would take their government to court over its agreement with Japan last year intended to end the bitter historical dispute.
 
North Korea vows to respond to UN condemnation as a 'power'
North Korea is calling a U.N. Security Council statement strongly condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and is vowing to respond "as a full-fledged military power."
 
In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch
The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes.
 
N. Korea rejects UN council's condemnation
North Korea hit back on Sunday at a UN Security Council statement condemning its latest test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, and threatened to take further steps as "a full-fledged military power".
 
North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a U.S. think tank said, as the U.N. Security Council promised action over Pyongyang's latest test.
 
N. Korea leader 'says missile test was greatest success'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has declared a recent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test the "greatest success," Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.
 
South Korea prepares emergency measures to bolster birth rate
The South Korean government will mobilize short-term emergency measures to fight the country's staggeringly low fertility rate such as by expanding state subsidies for couples' seeking infertility treatment.
 
South Korea said Thursday it will offer each surviving victim of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement 100 million won (US$89,581) using funds provided by Tokyo, an offer quickly rejected by some of the women.
 
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