Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korean clinic performed abortion on wrong woman

SEOUL: An expectant mother who visited a medical clinic in Seoul, South Korea, last month to receive a nutritional shot woke up hours later to learn she had mistakenly been given an abortion, police said Wednesday. The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor and ...

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Samsung to launch $2,000 Galaxy Fold in Korea on Sept 6th

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will be available in South Korea from Sept. 6 with fifth-generation (5G) mobile connectivity. The world’s largest smartphone vendor said the device would be priced 2.398 million won ($1,977.47). The highly anticipated handset was originally ...

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Britain, South Korea sign Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and South Korea on Thursday signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit. The deal rolls over existing provisions under an EU trade deal and protects annual bilateral trade flows worth £14.6 billion (16 billion euros, $17.7 billion) in 2018. The ...

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Tensions rise – Kim sends missile ‘warning’ to South Korea, US

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SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says the country’s latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, state news agency KCNA reported, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula. The latest launch by the nuclear-armed North came after the South Korean and ...

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Kim says missile test is ‘warning’ over US-South Korea drills

Pyongyang said in statement that its missile test the day prior was meant as a message to the US and South Korea to cease their military exercises that began earlier this week. Tuesday’s test of two short-range ballistic missiles was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military ...

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North Korea hails ‘amazing’ Trump Visit

SOUEL: North Korean state media have hailed US President Donald Trump’s impromptu visit to the country as “an amazing event”. Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea , accompanied by leader Kim Jong-un. Trump had earlier tweeted asking  Kim if he would like to ...

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Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for a next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation. The Chinese tech giant, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment, said it ...

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S. Korea: Opp lawmakers shave their heads to protest reform bills

SEOUL: Four lawmakers of the main opposition party had their heads shaved Thursday in protest against the ruling party’s drive to win early parliamentary passage of a set of controversial reform bills. In South Korea, such hair-shaving is used at times as a show of dissent, largely on political and ...

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South Korea posts worst growth figure for a decade in Q1

SEOUL: South Korea’s economy shrank 0.3 percent in the first quarter, its worst performance for a decade, its central bank said, as exports fell and companies cut investment amid the US-China trade dispute. It was the largest contraction for Asia’s fourth-biggest economy since a 3.3-percent drop in late 2008 at ...

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‘Gangnam style’ sex crime

SEOUL: On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul’s swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables. A few months ago, the nightclub would have been packed with hundreds of gyrating men and women, and full ...

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