Tag Archives: Korea

South Korea Court Strikes Down Abortion Ban

From NPR: A euphoric smile spread across the face of an activist, who goes by the name Jisoo, as she announced in a trembling voice, "It's ruled unconstitutional!" South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down the country's laws prohibiting… … Continue reading

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Sanctions and Supply Chains: e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. pays nearly USD 1 million to settle North Korea sanctions violations

A US-based cosmetics company, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (ELF), has reached a USD 996,080 settlement with the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for importing 156 shipments of false eyelash kits containing materials sourced from North Korea in apparent violation … Continue reading

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U.S. Sits Out Paris Cyber Accord, Along with China, Russia, and North Korea

The United States, along with China, Russia, and Iran, has refused to sign a new cyber security initiative supported by over 50 countries and a host of technology industry leaders this week. French President Emmanuel Macron introduced the initiative, called … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Risk of the Genomic Era – Seoul, South Korea

The Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics presents the 2018 Annual Conference: New Opportunities and Risks of the Genomic Era, to be held in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 14, 2018. The deadline for proposals is Aug. 20, 2018. … Continue reading

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North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks … Continue reading

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