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US welcomes S. Korea's troop dispatch to Strait of Hormuz
US welcomes S. Korea's troop dispatch to Strait of Hormuz
Foreign Policy
WASHINGTON -- The United States said Tuesday it welcomes South Korea's decision to send troops to the Strait of Hormuz to safeguard its citizens and vessels passing through the strategic waterway.South Korea's defense ministry announced earlier that it will expand the operational area of its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden to cover the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.The 300-strong Cheonghae Unit will operate independently of the US-led International Mar
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 8,093 foreigners here illegally voluntarily leave Korea
8,093 foreigners here illegally voluntarily leave Korea
Social affairs
The Justice Ministry said Tuesday that 8,093 foreign nationals who had been staying in Korea illegally voluntarily left in the period of one month, thanks to new incentives that exempt them from penalties if they leave by June 30 and allow them to reenter the country on short-term visas.The daily average number of those leaving Korea more than doubled after the incentives were introduced on Dec. 11, the ministry said.From March 1, those found to have overstayed their visas will be slapped with f
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