Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: South Korea

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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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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