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  • Coronavirus Updates: South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March Nov 26, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    Coronavirus Updates: South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March

    Officials announced 583 new cases after several weeks of fresh infections ranging between around 100 and 300 - mostly from clusters at offices, schools, gyms and small gatherings in the greater Seoul area, as per the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency

  • 'Yogurt Ladies' of South Korea deliver more than dairy Nov 15, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    'Yogurt Ladies' of South Korea deliver more than dairy

    Yakult ajummas have been credited with helping to establish South Korea’s taste for dairy, and are so ubiquitous they have become minor pop culture celebrities.

  • South Korea tries to quell anxiety over flu shots after nine mysterious deaths Oct 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    South Korea tries to quell anxiety over flu shots after nine mysterious deaths

    The deaths happened over the past week, including five reported Wednesday. Officials said two of the deaths might have resulted from anaphylactic shock, a serious allergic reaction, but gave no further details

  • In South Korea, COVID-19 comes with another risk: online bullies Sep 20, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    In South Korea, COVID-19 comes with another risk: online bullies

    South Korea’s extensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been praised around the world but has led to harassment and slander, raising questions about privacy protections.

  • Artificial intelligence robot 'Aglio Kim' serves customers at Seoul restaurant Sep 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    Artificial intelligence robot 'Aglio Kim' serves customers at Seoul restaurant

    The A.I. robot is equipped with food trays which can carry up to 30 kilograms and an LCD screen and speaker that communicate in both Korean and English.

  • New COVID-19 outbreaks test South Korea’s strategy Sep 03, 2020 10:48 AM IST

    New COVID-19 outbreaks test South Korea’s strategy

    South Koreans have been proud of their government’s handling of the novel coronavirus. New outbreaks raise doubt.

  • Seoul schools go back online over coronavirus fears Aug 25, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    Seoul schools go back online over coronavirus fears

    South Korea reported 280 new infections on Tuesday, taking the country's total to 17,945.

  • South Korea, China hold highest-level talks since COVID-19 outbreak Aug 22, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    South Korea, China hold highest-level talks since COVID-19 outbreak

    Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party Politburo, was meeting South Korea's new national security adviser, Suh Hoon, in the southern port city of Busan to discuss coronavirus cooperation, bilateral relations and the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean government said.

  • South Korean EV maker meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath, expresses desire to invest in state Aug 18, 2020 12:22 AM IST

    South Korean EV maker meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath, expresses desire to invest in state

    More than 90 percent components will be made in the state which would benefit its MSME sector. Work on identifying land near Lucknow and Yamuna Expressway for setting up the plant was on, a government spokesperson said.

  • Nippon Steel to appeal South Korea ruling allowing seizure of assets Aug 04, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    Nippon Steel to appeal South Korea ruling allowing seizure of assets

    South Korea's Supreme Court in 2018 ordered Nippon Steel to pay 100 million won ($83,800) each to four South Koreans as compensation for forced labor during World War II, angering Japan which says the issue of compensation was settled under a 1965 treaty and that the ruling violated international law.

  • South Korea records 113 new COVID-19 cases, most from overseas Jul 25, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    South Korea records 113 new COVID-19 cases, most from overseas

    The figures released by South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Saturday brought the national caseload to 14,092, including 298 deaths.

  • One in three South Korean COVID-19 patients improved with remdesivir Jul 13, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    One in three South Korean COVID-19 patients improved with remdesivir

    Remdesivir has been at the forefront of the global battle against COVID-19 after the intravenously administered medicine helped shorten hospital recovery times in a US clinical trial.

  • Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead after leaving message 'like a will' Jul 09, 2020 10:54 PM IST

    Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead after leaving message 'like a will'

    His daughter reported him missing at 5:17 p.m. (0817 GMT) and said his phone was off and that he had left a message "like a will", the Yonhap news agency reported. Hundreds of police took part in a search for the mayor.

  • Seoul mayor Park Won-soon reported missing, his phone off, search underway Jul 09, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Seoul mayor Park Won-soon reported missing, his phone off, search underway

    A longtime civic activist and human rights lawyer, Park was elected as Seoul mayor in 2011 and became the city's first mayor to be voted into a third term in June last year.

  • Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice Jul 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice

    A horde of pin-point lights lifted into the air in military-like formation on Saturday before rearranging themselves to form the image of a white face mask, with red circles symbolising the new virus which has led to almost 300 deaths in the country.

  • South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges Jun 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges

    A joint statement, issued by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, comes a day after North Korea abruptly announced it would suspend steps that would have nullified 2018 tension-reduction deals and further raised animosities on the Korean Peninsula.

  • North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report Jun 24, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a video conference meeting of the ruling party's Central Military Commission on Tuesday, where members "took stock of the prevailing situation" before deciding to suspend the military plans, the report said, without elaborating.

  • North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites Jun 17, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

    The announcement came a day after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in a choreographed display of anger that puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.

  • North Korea blew up liaison office as tensions rise: Seoul Jun 16, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    North Korea blew up liaison office as tensions rise: Seoul

    Seoul's Unification Ministry said the building in the North Korean border town of Kaesong was destroyed at 2:49 p.m. It gave no further details.

  • North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report Jun 16, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report

    The General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it has been studying an "action plan" to reenter zones that had been demilitarised under a 2018 inter-Korean pact and "turn the front line into a fortress."

  • North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election Jun 11, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

    The statement comes after the U.S. State Department said it was disappointed at North Korea for suspending communication hotlines with South Korea on Tuesday.

  • South Korea acts to stop defectors sending aid, messages to North Korea Jun 10, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    South Korea acts to stop defectors sending aid, messages to North Korea

    North Korea gets enraged when the defectors in the South send material such as anti-North leaflets and rice - usually by balloon over the heavily fortified border or in bottles by sea - and its media has in recent days denounced the "mongrel dogs" who do it.

  • LG Chem in $1.1 billion deal with China's Shanshan to sell LCD polarizer business Jun 10, 2020 07:15 AM IST

    LG Chem in $1.1 billion deal with China's Shanshan to sell LCD polarizer business

    The chemicals and battery maker said some of its LCD polarizer business including those for automobiles would be excluded from the sale. Polarizers improve the display function in products.

  • Pyongyang calling: What we know about the hotlines to North Korea Jun 09, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Pyongyang calling: What we know about the hotlines to North Korea

    At least 49 hotlines have been established between the two Koreas to arrange diplomatic talks, deconflict military operations, coordinate air and sea traffic, hold humanitarian discussions, and cooperate on economic issues.

  • North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: Report Jun 09, 2020 07:25 AM IST

    North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: Report

    For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material into the North.

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