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Tag Archives: South Korea

COVID-19 vaccines are ‘no panacea’: North Korea

REUTERS/Stringer/File SEOUL – North Korea`s state media warned of the prospect of a lengthy battle against the coronavirus, saying vaccines developed by global drugmakers were proving to be “no universal panacea”. The country has not officially confirmed any infections, although South Korean officials have said an outbreak there cannot be ...

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Samsung turns away from Huawei

SEOUL: As a tech war rages between Beijing and Washington over Chinese flagship Huawei, indications are that South Korea’s national champion and global semiconductor powerhouse Samsung Electronics has sided with the US. Widespread reports in South Korea that appeared in both TV and online news on Wednesday (September 9) stated that ...

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Typhoon Haishen heads to Korea after hammering Japan

SOUL/TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen has approached South Korea after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, was headed north toward South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, South Korea’s weather agency said. ...

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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

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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