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Tag Archives: South Korea

Seoul aims to attract 23m international visitors by 2022

SEOUL: South Korean government said that it aims to attract 23 million international visitors by 2022, which is expected to create 960,000 new jobs in tourism and related industries. The strategy – crafted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – was unveiled during a meeting between President Moon ...

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1600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Secretly Filmed, Live-Streamed

SEOUL: Around 1,600 people have been illegally filmed in their hotel rooms across South Korea and there footage has been live-streamed online as part of a major illegal spy-cam scandal uncovered by the South Korean police, according to a report. The scandal involves 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 ...

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Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that remarks made by South Korea’s National Assembly speaker insisting that Emperor Akihito should apologize for the so-called “comfort women” issue be retracted. “I was astonished. We’ve immediately conveyed through diplomatic channels that the remarks were extremely inappropriate and deplorable,” Abe was quoted ...

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South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

MOSCOW-Tommy Yang: Seoul agreed to demands from Washington to share more of the cost for maintaining the US forces stationed in South Korea because the option remains cheaper than boosting its own defence spending to cover the deterrence capabilities the US military presence offers, experts told Sputnik. On Sunday, top ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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South Korea fines BMW 11.2b won for engine fires

SEOUL : South Korea’s transportation ministry fined BMW 11.2 billion won (US$9.93 million) for allegedly trying to hide faulty parts and belatedly recalling its vehicles after some engines caught fire. About 40 engines of BMW vehicles caught fire earlier this year, prompting the German luxury carmaker to recall some 100,000 ...

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South Korean coffee imports likely to contract

SEOUL: South Korea is expected to import less coffee for the first time in six years in 2018 as demand for the beverage has been hit by sluggish economic growth, market watchers here said. In the January-October period, total imports of coffee stood at 121,019 tons, down 1,103 tons from ...

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Interpol elects South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang as president

LONDON: International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference. Interpol’s 194 member states, meeting in Dubai for their annual congress, elected Kim ...

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South Korean court allows conscientious objection to military service

SEOUL: South Korea’s supreme court ruled that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse the country’s mandatory military service, in a case that has implications for hundreds of conscientious objectors. Some 65 years after the end of the Korean War, nearly every able-bodied South Korean male between the ...

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South Korea says 2018 exports likely to exceed $600bn to record

SEOUL: South Korea’s customs agency said on Monday exports this year are likely to exceed $600 billion and reach a record, up from last year’s $573.7 billion. Total exports exceeded $500 billion as of Monday, according to the Korea Customs Service. From January to September, exports stood at $450.3 billion, ...

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