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South Korea is cutting the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors to just 3 months

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South Korea is cutting the time limit for interrogating North Korean defectors from 180 days to 90.
The screening process is used to ensure North Korean agents aren't disguising themselves as defectors, and is followed by a mandatory three-month education on South Korea.
The change was announced with new measures to help defectors enter the workforce more easily.
Each year more than 1,000 North Koreans defect to the South.
South Korea will cut the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors in half.
The country's Ministry of Unification confirmed to Business...
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The 229 women in North Korea's 'Army of Beauties' at the Winter Olympics are hand picked, unpaid, and guarded 24/7

The 229 women in North Korea's 'Army of Beauties' at the Winter Olympics are hand picked, unpaid, and guarded 24/7

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• The North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics have captured the world's attention.
• They've also prompted criticism of what many perceive as the media's overly-exuberant coverage of the authoritarian regime's Olympic delegation.
• The cheerleaders are all young women who've been hand picked based on certain stringent physical requirements.
• The cheerleaders all go through an intense vetting process, to minimize the risk of defection.
• Along with the North Korean athletes, they're heavily guarded at the Pyeongchang Games.
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