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  • South Korea to probe app store operators over suspected in-app payment violations Aug 09, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    South Korea to probe app store operators over suspected in-app payment violations

    Potential fines for infractions could be as high as 2 percent of the average annual revenue from related business practices, the law says.

  • In Pics: Chaotic scenes as Seoul is battered by worst storm in 8 decades Aug 09, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    In Pics: Chaotic scenes as Seoul is battered by worst storm in 8 decades

    Record rainfall unleashed chaotic scenes in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Monday.

  • North Korea denounces Pelosi for deterrence talks during South Korea visit Aug 06, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    North Korea denounces Pelosi for deterrence talks during South Korea visit

    North Korean state media KCNA said Pelosi's remarks were part of a U.S. scheme to escalate tensions in the Korean peninsula.

  • South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon Aug 05, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon

    South Korea joined the stampede to the moon on August 4 with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December.

  • South Korea to launch first lunar orbiter as space bid gathers pace Aug 05, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    South Korea to launch first lunar orbiter as space bid gathers pace

    The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, nicknamed Danuri, meaning "enjoy the Moon", will be launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral U.S. Space Force Station at 8:08 a.m. on Friday, South Korean time (2308 GMT on Thursday), South Korea's science ministry said.

  • In Pics | Egypt, South Korea perform Pyramids Air Show 2022 Aug 04, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    In Pics | Egypt, South Korea perform Pyramids Air Show 2022

    The South Korean Black Eagles team, Egyptian Silver Stars team, the Egyptian Hel Gazelle team (Horus) and Egyptian paratroopers participated in Pyramids Air Show 2022 on August 3, above the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital.

  • South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device Aug 02, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device

    Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the city of Daejeon southwest of Seoul have developed an electronic tattoo ink made of liquid metal and carbon nanotubes that functions as a bioelectrode.

  • South Korea July inflation near 24-year high as more tightening looms Aug 02, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    South Korea July inflation near 24-year high as more tightening looms

    The consumer price index (CPI) stood 6.3% higher in July than a year earlier, accelerating from a 6.0% rise seen in June. The July inflation rate was the fastest pace since a 6.8% gain in November 1998.

  • South Korea prosecutors raid crypto exchanges, offices for Luna investigation Jul 21, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    South Korea prosecutors raid crypto exchanges, offices for Luna investigation

    Luna's value fell to practically zero in May with the collapse of stablecoin TerraUSD, which had been pegged to the U.S. dollar and was exchangeable with Luna.

  • South Korea targets localising 50% of its chip materials supply by 2030 Jul 21, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    South Korea targets localising 50% of its chip materials supply by 2030

    The plan is part of President Yoon Suk-yeol administration's strategy to strengthen the semiconductor industry.

  • South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin to visit Japan from July 18 Jul 14, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin to visit Japan from July 18

    Ties have been fraught for years because of the bitter legacy of Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Recent disagreements have ranged from wartime forced labour to export controls, but the leaders of both nations have expressed interest in improving relations.

  • Bank of Korea to hike rates by historic 50 bps Jul 11, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Bank of Korea to hike rates by historic 50 bps

    The BoK is one of many central banks now feeling the pressure from an aggressive interest rate hiking campaign from the U.S. Federal Reserve

  • Start-ups like 'Krafton' will be eager to invest in India: South Korean Ambassador Jul 07, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    Start-ups like 'Krafton' will be eager to invest in India: South Korean Ambassador

    The Ambassador, who is in Bangalore, today led a high-level delegation to meet Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in the presence of Industries Minister Murugesh R Nirani, and also addressed the "Korea-Karnataka Economic Cooperation Forum" summit here.

  • North Korea says U.S. is setting up Asian NATO; vows stronger defence Jun 27, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    North Korea says U.S. is setting up Asian NATO; vows stronger defence

    The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it could be preparing its first nuclear test in five years and after a recent agreement between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden to deploy more U.S. weapons if deemed necessary to deter the North.

  • EXPLAINER: Is North Korea moving nukes to its border? Jun 24, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    EXPLAINER: Is North Korea moving nukes to its border?

    North Korea already has thousands of conventional weapons aimed at South Korea and nearly 30,000 U.S. forces stationed there along its tense border with rival South Korea

  • Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000 Jun 24, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000

    About 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed in Wednesday’s earthquake in a remote area near the border with Pakistan, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesperson for the disaster ministry, told Reuters.

  • North Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment Jun 23, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    North Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

    State media reported Thursday that North Korea discussed giving additional responsibilities to front-line army units at a significant military meeting. Analysts believe this action suggests North Korea intends to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the two countries' tense border.

  • Farewell, Internet Explorer: Engineer's tombstone for the browser is viral Jun 19, 2022 10:49 AM IST

    Farewell, Internet Explorer: Engineer's tombstone for the browser is viral

    A South Korean engineer spent a month designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer's "e" logo and the English epitaph: "He was a good tool to download other browsers."

  • BTS says it’s taking a break, but label behind K-pop group claims otherwise Jun 15, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    BTS says it’s taking a break, but label behind K-pop group claims otherwise

    South Korean pop sensation BTS has announced it will take a hiatus so group members can focus on their solo careers – although the label behind the group claims otherwise.

  • North Korea fires multiple artillery shots, South Korea says Jun 13, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    North Korea fires multiple artillery shots, South Korea says

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff gave no other details but added it had decided to issue a statement late in the evening as the shots were of a traditional type, with relatively short range and low altitude.

  • Dozens of South Korean truckers detained in strike over wages Jun 10, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    Dozens of South Korean truckers detained in strike over wages

    The truckers are urging the government to provide a minimum wage in the face of soaring fuel prices that are squeezing their finances.

  • South Korea, US launch eight missiles in response to North Korea missile tests Jun 06, 2022 06:52 AM IST

    South Korea, US launch eight missiles in response to North Korea missile tests

    The action is a demonstration of "the capability and readiness to carry out precision strike" against the source of North Korea's missile launches or the command and support centres, South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited the South Korean military as saying.

  • US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension Jun 03, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension

    US Special Representative Sung Kim met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Kim Gunn and Funakoshi Takehiro, after a U.S. assessment that the North was preparing its Punggye-ri test site for what would be its seventh nuclear test.

  • Kia India says no mid-term plans to assemble EV6, will instead focus on India-centric EV Jun 02, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    Kia India says no mid-term plans to assemble EV6, will instead focus on India-centric EV

    Though only 100 units of the model are allocated for the Indian market, the company has already garnered 355 confirmed orders since bookings commenced on May 26.

  • Shreya Lenka becomes India’s first K-pop star, joins Blackswan May 27, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Shreya Lenka becomes India’s first K-pop star, joins Blackswan

    Shreya Lenka, an 18-year-old from Odisha, has been selected as the newest member of South Korean girl group Blackswan

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