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South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads

02 February, 2020 10:49 am 10:49 am

SEOUL (AFP) – The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks. The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths taking … Read More

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Inequality tour: The real-life sights of South Korea’s Oscar-winning ...

02 February, 2020 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – From the houses to the noodles, South Korea’s Oscar winning movie “Parasite” tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul. “Parasite” made history as the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, prompting South Korean social media to erupt … Read More

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Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of US troops as deal set to expire

12 December, 2019 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the US failed on Wednesday to reach an agreement over Seoul’s contribution towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, ending two days of talks that were the last before their existing deal expires on December 31. South Korean lawmakers have said Washington is seeking up to $5 billion (3.81 billion … Read More

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Trump, South Korea’s Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North...

12 December, 2019 11:54 am 11:54 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks. The two leaders agreed that the situation has become “severe” and that “dialogue momentum should … Read More

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Samsung Display to invest $11 billion by 2025 amid industry oversupply

10 October, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple Inc supplier Samsung Display said on Thursday it will invest 13.1 trillion won ($11 billion) on facilities and research to upgrade a production line, as it battles severe oversupply due to weak global demand for smartphones and TVs. The unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said that by 2025 it will … Read More

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Pakistanis raises anti-India, Modi slogans in Seoul outside Indian HC

08 August, 2019 6:21 pm 6:21 pm

SEOUL (92 News) – Pakistani protesters raised anti-India and Modi slogans in Seoul over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders’ arrival outside the Indian High Commission. A video surfaced in the social media showing BJP leader Shazia Ilmi confronting Pakistanis in South Korea’s Seoul. Pakistani community held a protest outside the … Read More

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Trump says both he and North Korea’s Kim want to meet at DMZ

06 June, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both want to meet at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas later in the day, raising hopes for an encounter that could jump-start stalled nuclear talks. Trump arrived in Seoul for talks with South Korean … Read More

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Kim, Xi agree to grow ties whatever external situation – North Korean...

06 June, 2019 10:41 am 10:41 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and China’s President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on “important issues,” and agreed to build on their countries’ friendly relations “whatever the international situation,” North Korean state media reported. Xi left the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Friday after a two-day visit, the first by a … Read More

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Thousands flee wildfire in South Korea’s eastern coast, one dead

04 April, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – A wilfire in South Korea killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday. The fire broke out in eastern Gangwon Province on Thursday evening and spread to the seaside holiday city of Sokcho, burning about 385 hectares (950 acres) of land … Read More

North Korea’s Kim says to scrap missile sites, visit Seoul

09 September, 2018 10:51 am 10:51 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea agreed on Wednesday to “permanently” abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and said it is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified “reciprocal action”. Speaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North … Read More

Leaders of two Koreas meet for high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeo...

09 September, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted Moon Jae-in with hugs and smiles on Tuesday as the South Korean president arrived in Pyongyang for a third summit between the two, aimed at advancing faltering nuclear talks and officially ending the Korean War. Hundreds of North Koreans wearing suits and traditional dresses also … Read More