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SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of North Korean refugees launched a political party in South Korea on Tuesday, aiming to give a voice to the 33,500 defectors living in the South and oppose conciliation with Pyongyang. Thae Yong-Ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to Britain, pledges allegiance to the Korean national flag during the launching ceremony of their political party South-North Unification Party, ahead of the country's general election in April, in Seoul, South Korea, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran. “We were always considered minorities and aliens,” said Kim Joo-il, secretary-general of the new South-North Unification Party at its launch at a hall in South Korea’s capi... Full story

18 February