Tag: South Korea

South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after 2 days of record cases

SEOUL: South Korea‘s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record...

South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

SEOUL: South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of...

Korean Air to take over troubled Asiana Airlines for $1.6 billion

SEOUL: South Korean flag carrier Korean Air said Monday it will buy out its smaller, troubled rival Asiana Airlines in a $1.6 billion deal as...

Samsung’s billionaire chairman died on Sunday. He once counted Warren Buffett as a shareholder

AP Images; Steve Marcus/Reuters Samsung’s chairman, Lee Kun-hee, died on Sunday at age 78. The boss of the South Korean conglomerate once counted Warren Buffett...

Kim Jong Un ‘very sorry’ over killing of South Korean, Seoul says

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare apology Friday over what he described as the “unexpected and disgraceful” killing of a South...

Missile launch or storm repairs? Flurry of activity fuels speculation of North Korea test

SEOUL: Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test...

Heightened surveillance: Facing fierce new waves, virus hunters turn to sewage and drones

Wearing face shields, masks, two layers of gloves and navy cotton overalls, two scientists carefully lift off a metal manhole cover to reveal the cumulative...

These elite contact tracers show the world how to beat Covid-19

By Heesu Lee In May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of...

Pentagon bans Confederate flag on military installations in way to avoid Trump’s wrath

WASHINGTON: After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that...

New coronavirus cases: China, Korea report new infections; Trump wants less testing

BEIJING: China and South Korea reported new coronavirus cases Sunday in outbreaks that threatened to set back their recovery, while President Donald Trump said he...

India investment body backs incentives for $706 million Samsung display plant: letter

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics should get tax and other incentives from India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh as the South Korean company looks...

China set to complete Beidou network rivalling GPS in global navigation

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit, giving China greater independence from...

Outside panel to review Samsung heir Lee’s case: Seoul prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – An outside panel will weigh the validity of an investigation into Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and...

South Korean court denies arrest warrant request for Samsung heir

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Tuesday denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee after prosecutors accused him...

Samsung leader appears in court, waits to hear if he’ll be jailed again

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group’s leader, Jay Y. Lee, appeared before a South Korean court on Monday, awaiting a ruling on whether new allegations including...

Court to decide whether to jail embattled Samsung heir again

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court will rule as soon as Monday whether to send Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee back to jail...

Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

SEOUL (Reuters) – A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest...

Softbank-backed Coupang under scrutiny after S.Korea warehouse virus outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) – Deluged with online orders as the coronavirus epidemic swept South Korea, e-commerce giant Coupang opened a new groceries warehouse and logistics centre...

Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors about a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud that...

Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions...

Hong Kong shares ease on China-U.S. rift, dollar firms

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares extended losses and a gauge of Asian stocks was largely subdued on Monday, after China’s move to impose a...

View: Beware of the precautionary approach to regulation

John C Hulsman Covid-19, the political risk event of our generation, will change many things. Not least of these is the continued sufferance of illogical,...

Automaker trade backs U.S. on effort to weaken fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said...

Global stocks skid as Hong Kong returns as Sino-U.S. flashpoint

TOKYO (Reuters) – Global shares tumbled on Friday as Hong Kong’s political unrest returned as a flashpoint in fast-deteriorating U.S.-China relations, following Beijing’s moves to...

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

SEOUL (Reuters) – When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging...