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New testing method can diagnose COVID-19 in just 30 minutes, study finds

The virus can be detected immediately without any preparation process with high sensitivity in a short time

06 Oct 2020 3:41 PM

Samsung signs $6.6 billion deal with Verizon to supply 5G network solutions

Samsung’s global prospects for its network business have improved following US sanctions on its bigger rival Huawei, analysts said

07 Sep 2020 9:04 AM

World COVID-19 deaths top 800,000 as nations ramp up measures

More than half the global fatalities have been reported in the hardest-hit United States, Brazil, Mexico and India

23 Aug 2020 12:40 PM

North Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul

North Korea ridiculed South's “nonsensical” calls for revived negotiations between US and Pyongyang when it lost its relevance as a mediator

07 Jul 2020 3:32 PM

China, South Korea report new cases in double digits

A recent report said testing found only a few cases without a link to Beijing market and the steps taken mean the risk of spread is low

27 Jun 2020 10:35 AM

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South Korea urges North not to send leaflets amid high tensions

Earlier Monday, North Korea said it had manufactured 12 million propaganda leaflets to be floated toward South Korea

22 Jun 2020 2:39 PM

Coronavirus cases surge in US, but slow in China, South Korea

World Health Organization reported largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours

22 Jun 2020 1:27 PM

North Korea blows up liaison office shared with South Korea

Since early June, North Korea issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of South over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets

16 Jun 2020 2:55 PM

North Korea cut off communication with South over anti-Pyongyang leaflets row

South Korean government said it would push for legal bans on launching leaflets, but the North said South Korean response lacks sincerity

09 Jun 2020 12:56 PM

Asia's factory pain deepens as China's recovery fails to lift demand

Japan’s factory activity shrank at fastest pace since 2009, while South Korea saw manufacturing slump at sharpest pace in more than a decade

01 Jun 2020 10:12 AM

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Vizag gas leak: LG Chem transport Styrene Monomer inventory to South Korea

The company would continue to work with government agencies to ensure all possible support for bereaved families and victims

14 May 2020 3:52 PM

South Korea sends delegation to probe Vizag gas tragedy

LG Polymers, where the gas leak occurred, is a unit of South Korea’s biggest petrochemical maker, LG Chem

13 May 2020 12:48 PM

South Korea raises age of sexual consent from 13 to 16

Previously, teenagers aged 13 or older were held to be legally capable of consenting to sex, resulting in controversial cases in the country

13 May 2020 11:54 AM

Budweiser to invest more in e-commerce as virus hits offline demand

The company said it would keep up efforts to market its premium and super-premium beers

07 May 2020 3:24 PM

Samsung heir Lee apologises for scandal over his succession and case for bribing former president

S Korean president Park Guen-hye was ousted for allegedly accepting bribes to ensure a smooth transition for Lee to succeed his ill father.

06 May 2020 2:59 PM

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As lockdown curbs ease, South Korea throws open malls

The term “bobok sobi” - revenge shopping - trends on the nation’s social media as people rush to make purchases delayed by lockdown

04 May 2020 11:53 AM

South Korea is an example world should follow on COVID-19 fight: UN

UN Secretary-General Guterres said recovery from the pandemic needs to go hand-in-hand with climate action, just as South Korea is doing now

01 May 2020 8:49 AM

Coronavirus crisis gives South Korea chance to mend ties with North Korea

The North has said there hasn't been a single virus case, but the claim is questioned.

28 Apr 2020 3:12 PM

Governments across globe under pressure to control covid19 economic damage

Governments face pressure to reopen factories, shops, travel and public activities

19 Apr 2020 12:42 PM

Moon wins as Koreans back his strategy to tackle Covid-19

South Korea's coronavirus strategy has been widely praised by experts as well as WHO for being prompt, nationwide, clear and effective

18 Apr 2020 8:08 PM

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