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S.Korea's 2nd phase of school reopening set for Wednesday
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) South Korea is on track for its second phase of school reopening on Wednesday, bringing back more than 2 million students to their schools nationwide amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean paper warns against imitating foreign films, music
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) North Korea's main newspaper on Tuesday warned its people against imitating foreign films and music, saying the inflow of "bourgeois culture" hinders the country from progress.
2020-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea begins 'no mask, no ride' policy on buses, taxies
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) South Korea on Tuesday began the so-called "no mask, no ride" policy on buses and taxes in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while using public transportation.
2020-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US official renews calls for N.Korea to abandon nukes
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien renewed calls for North Korea to give up its nuclear program if it wants to have a "great economy", after Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-un held a key party meeting to discuss bolstering nuclear deterrence.
2020-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul kindergarten student tests COVID-19 positive
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) A kindergarten student in Seoul has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the South Korean capital city's education office said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,International
N.Korea designates army anniversary as national holiday
Seoul, May 24 (IANS) North Korea has designated the date its late founder Kim Il-sung created anti-Japanese guerrilla forces in 1932 during Japan's colonial rule of Korea as a national holiday, its main newspaper said on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung sends 300 more workers to China for chip unit expansion
Seoul, May 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics has sent 300 more South Korean engineers and workers to China to complete the expansion of its second chip manufacturing facility there amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
COVID-19: Seoul ANOC General Assembly postponed to 2021
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) on Tuesday announced the joint-decision to cancel this years ANOC General Assembly in Seoul.
2020-05-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Athletics
Samsung unveil 5G smartphone with quantum-safe crypto solution
Seoul, May 17 (IANS) South Korea's largest mobile carrier SK Telecom has introduced a 5G smartphone called Galaxy A Quantum, highlighting quantum-safe cryptography solution in cooperation with Samsung Electronics.
2020-05-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
COVID-19: Korean golf tournament takes centrestage amid pandemic
Seoul, May 17 (IANS) The Korean LPGA Championship returned to action here on Sunday after the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly halted all sporting activities in March. The golf tournament grabbed global attention with very little live sports happening across the world.
2020-05-17
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Golf
S.Korea at critical juncture to stem COVID-19 after cluster
Seoul, May 15 (IANS) South Korean health authorities said on Friday that this weekend will be a critical juncture in the country's efforts to stem the further spread of the COVID-19 following cluster infections in a night-life zone in Seoul.
2020-05-15
Category: International, South Korea,International
N.Korea spent estimated $620mn on n-weapons in 2019
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) North Korea was estimated to have spent $620 million on its nuclear weapons program last year, an international anti-nuclear weapons group said.
2020-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
35,000 tested after club-linked COVID-19 cases soar in S.Korea
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) Some 35,000 people have been tested in connection with the recently detected coronavirus outbreak in clubs in Seoul, which has caused more than 130 infections, sparking fears of a resurgence in cases in South Korea.
2020-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,International
COVID-19 cases linked to Seoul clubs continue to surge
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) The number of new coronavirus infections linked to bars and clubs in Seoul's popular nightlife district of Itaewon surged to 86 on Monday, South Korean health authorities said.
2020-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,International
Kim sends congratulatory message to Putin
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Pyongyang's state news agency reported.
2020-05-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Prez invites kids for virtual tour of office
Seoul, May 5 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday offered kids a virtual tour of his office, as a replacement for an annual Children's Day event on the Cheong Wa Dae (Presidential Palace) lawn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Next Galaxy Z Flip may come with 3 cameras at rear
Seoul, May 4 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has filed a new patent for next Galaxy Z Flip smartphone with triple-camera module at the back.
2020-05-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Kim Jong-un out of public eye for 20th straight day
Seoul, May 1 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un remained out of public view for the 20th straight day amid persisting speculation about his health and who will take over the nuclear-armed nation after him, the media reported on Friday.
2020-05-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung may start mass production of 5nm chips in Q2
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) Samsung, the worlds second largest chipset maker after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is reportedly planning to start mass production of 5nm chipsets.
2020-04-30
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Kim Jong-un's sister could succeed as N.Korean leader: Think tank
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been seen exerting increasing clout in Pyongyang as of late, raising the possibility of her succeeding her brother amid speculation that he may be seriously unwell, a Sotuh Korean legislative think tank has said.
2020-04-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
38 dead in S.Korea warehouse fire, rescue operations continue
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed as a fire ripped through a warehouse in South Korea's Icheon city, with rescue workers continuing their search for missing persons amid the charred rubble on Thursday.
2020-04-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's COVID-19 curve flattens
Seoul, April 28 (IANS) South Korea reported fewer than 15 COVID-19 cases for the 10th day in a row on Tuesday, with the upcoming holidays set to be crucial in whether the country can go ahead with a lax social distancing drive next week.
2020-04-28
Category: International, South Korea,International
S.Korean Minister rejects reports on Kim's health as 'fake news'
Seoul, April 28 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul on Tuesday rejected unconfirmed reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health as "fake news" and "infodemic", insisting he can say confidently there have been no unusual signs in Pyongyang.
2020-04-28
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'S.Korea to seek realistic, practical ways for inter-Korean ties'
Seoul, April 27 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that his government will move ahead with "realistic and practical" cooperation with North Korea despite international constraints, adding that the coronavirus crisis may provide the neighbours with a new opportunity for partnership.
2020-04-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean media still mum on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) North Korea's state media reported on leader Kim Jong-un expressing his "appreciation" for people working to build facilities in a northern border town on Sunday but continued to remain quiet about his public activities for two weeks amid growing rumours about his health.
2020-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Firefighters struggle to contain S.Korea mountain blaze
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Firefighters continued to battle a mountain fire in South Korea's city of Andong, as strong winds hampered their containment efforts, the media reported.
2020-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea unveils guidelines for 'everyday life quarantine'
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea has unveiled a set of guidelines to better implement an "everyday life quarantine" amid a slowdown in new coronavirus cases.
2020-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean premier inspects various units to boost production
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) North Korean premier Kim Jae-ryong has visited various units in the country in recent days to boost production, according to a state-media report.
2020-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
South Korea's GDP records sharpest decline since 2008
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea's GDP contracted 1.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to previous three months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data published by the Bank of Korea (BoK) on Thursday.
2020-04-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
No unusual signs about Kim Jong-un's health: S.Korean govt (Ld)
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) South Korea has seen no unusual signs with regard to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, government officials said here Tuesday, after an American media report said that Kim was "in grave danger after a surgery".
2020-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LG 5G Velvet smartphone to sport triple raindrop camera
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) South Korean tech giant LGs next smartphone called Velvet and will sport triple-camera array on the rear arranged into a "raindrop" design.
2020-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea COVID-19 cases fall below 20 in two months
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korea reported 18 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, marking the lowest daily increase in about two months.
2020-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea reports 1st job loss since 2009
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) South Korea reported its first on-year job loss since 2009 in March as the coronavirus pandemic began inflicting damage on the job market, data showed on Friday.
2020-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean ruling party wins landslide majority in general elections (Ld)
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea's ruling Democratic Party (DP) led by President Moon Jae-in has secured a landslide victory in the general elections, results showed on Thursday, which is set to give it an upper hand in pushing ahead with an agenda as the country faces a virus pandemic and an economic slowdown.
2020-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Galaxy Fold 2 coming in stunning colour options, likely to ditch S Pen
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Fold 2 later this year and the device may come in martian green as well as astro blue colour variants, ditching the S-Pen this time.
2020-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SKoreans head to polls amid COVID-19 outbreak
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) South Korean voters went to the polls for parliamentary election on Wednesday amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Election Commission said.
2020-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea fires missiles on eve of founder's b'day
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) North Korea fired what appeared to be cruise missiles off its east coast and air-to-ground missiles from fighter jets on Tuesday on the eve of Pyongyang founder's birthday, according to the South Korean military.
2020-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
5G smartphone sales to hit 8.4mn units in S. Korea this year
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) Sales of 5G smartphones are expected to reach 8.4 million units in South Korea this year as handset manufacturers are racing to release more affordable devices that support 5G.
2020-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG names next flagship smartphone Velvet
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korean tech giant LG has announced that its next smartphone will be called the LG Velvet.
2020-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Inflammatory bowel disease linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) Researchers have found that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - often affects women of childbearing age.
2020-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
N. Korea set to hold parliamentary meeting
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) North Korea's rubber-stamp legislature was to hold a once-or-twice-a-year session on Friday, with economic and public health issues expected to take centre stage amid its ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter coronavirus'
Seoul, April 8 (IANS) Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) from the coughs of patients with COVID-19, according to a new study.
2020-04-08
Category: International, South Korea,National
LG may launch 5G smartphone under new brand in May
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) LG Electronics is likely to launch a new 5G-enabled and cheaper smartphone under a new brand name next month.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea could simplify parliamentary meet: Official
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) North Korea could simplify procedures for an upcoming parliamentary meeting, as the country was making all-out efforts to prevent the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an official from South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea mulls wristbands to prevent self-isolators going out
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) South Korea is considering using electric wristbands to prevent people in self-isolation from going outside, an official said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over people breaching the rules and spreading the coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Non-smokers with COPD at higher risk of lung cancer: Study
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
N.Korea slams Pompeo over remarks on increased pressure
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) North Korea has slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for seeking continued international pressure against Pyongyang while calling for the resumption of dialogue, state media reported.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's online food sale almost doubles amid pandemic
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) South Korea's online food sale almost doubled last month as consumers refrained from moving outside their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a government report revealed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
K-Pop star given 1-year jail term for sharing footage of rape victims
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) K-pop star Choi Jong Hoon has been sentenced to one year in jail for filming his rape victims and sending the footage to his friends.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Rise in S.Korea COVID-19 cases slowest since Feb
Seoul, March 23 (IANS) South Korea on Monday reported its lowest daily figure for new coronavirus infections since late last month, as the nation ramped up social distancing rules to slow the virus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: International, South Korea,National