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K-Pop star given 1-year jail term for sharing footage of rape victims
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) K-pop star Choi Jong Hoon has been sentenced to one year in jail for filming his rape victims and sending the footage to his friends.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Rise in S.Korea COVID-19 cases slowest since Feb
Seoul, March 23 (IANS) South Korea on Monday reported its lowest daily figure for new coronavirus infections since late last month, as the nation ramped up social distancing rules to slow the virus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: International, South Korea,National
Drive-thrus booming in S.Korea amid COVID-19 scare
Seoul, March 21 (IANS) Conducting business via drive-thrus, a process that allows people to purchase products without leaving their cars, were spreading acrossSouth Korea, following the success of the nation's drive-thru coronavirus testing centres, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-03-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea fires 2 projectiles: Seoul (Ld)
Seoul, March 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of such launches this month.
2020-03-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Nearly half of S.Korean workers on bases to be furloughed: US
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Nearly half of South Korean employees with the US Forces Korea (USFK) will be furloughed next month unless the two sides reach a cost-sharing deal, the US State Department said Friday, after the latest round of negotiations ended without an agreement.
2020-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea releases all but 3 foreigners from quarantine
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) North Korea has released all but three foreigners from a coronavirus quarantine, the country's official news agency said on Friday.
2020-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung to shut its cloud-based gaming platform on March 27
Seoul, March 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has quietly announced that it is shutting down the game streaming service PlayGalaxy Link on March 27.
2020-03-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korean defectors launch 1st-ever political party
Seoul, March 7 (IANS) In a first, North Korean defectors launched a political party in South Korea, vowing to work toward "liberating" people in their homeland from autocratic rule and promoting the rights of defectors, it was reported.
2020-03-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US ready to resume nuclear talks with N.Korea: Official
Seoul, March 7 (IANS) The US stands ready to resume denuclearization negotiations with North Korea as soon as possible and hopes to hear back from Pyongyang on the same, a senior American official said.
2020-03-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's COVID-19 toll touches 41, cases rise to 6,088
Seoul, March 5 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday confirmed 322 more cases of the COVID-19, raising the total number of infections to 6,088. Five more deaths were also reported, taking the toll to 41.
2020-03-05
Category: International, South Korea,National
S.Korean sect donates $10mn for coronavirus fight
Seoul, March 5 (IANS) A South Korean religious sect which is at the centre of a rapid increase of coronavirus cases in the country, said on Thursday that it has donated 12 billion won ($10 million) in the nation's fight against the deadly disease.
2020-03-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
82 countries restrict entry from South Korea over virus fears
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) A total of 82 countries and regions have imposed entry bans or quarantine procedures on visitors from South Korea to date over new coronavirus fears on Monday, despite Seoul's beefed-up diplomacy to prevent inordinate measures targeting its citizens.
2020-03-02
Category: International, South Korea,National
South Korea virus cases top 4,300, schools shut nationwide
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) , South Korea reported a continued rise in the confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total infections here to more than 4,300. The 599 new cases of the novel coronavirus brought the nation's total number of infections here to 4,335, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
2020-03-02
Category: International, South Korea,National
N.Korea fires two short-range projectiles: Seoul (Ld)
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) North Korea on Monday fired two unidentified short-range projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the first such launches since it warned of "a new strategic weapon" earlier this year.
2020-03-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Coronavirus hits Samsung worker, company shuts 1 plant
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said that a worker at its semiconductor plant south of Seoul has been infected with coronavirus but emphasised that its chip production is not affected.
2020-03-01
Category: International, South Korea,National
Coronavirus: Over 70 nations restricting entry from S. Korea
Seoul, Feb 29 (IANS) Over 70 countries are imposing entry restrictions and stricter quarantine procedures for travellers from South Korea over coronavirus concerns, foreign ministry data showed on Saturday, as the virus is spreading fast in the country with infection cases reaching 3,150.
2020-02-29
Category: International, South Korea,National
S.Korea-US envoys speak over Pyongyang denuclearization
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the US spoke on the phone on Thursday over joint efforts for Pyongyang's denuclearization and a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said.
2020-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung vows to improve Galaxy S20 Ultra cam
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) Responding to isses of several reviewers have discovered on the camera system of the newly launched Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone, Samsung is readying an update to improve the camera.
2020-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea, US mull scaling back military exercises
Seoul/Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea and the US were considering scaling back combined military exercises due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, American Defence Secretary Mark Esper said.
2020-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea ups anti-COVID-19 fight as cases near 900
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases nearing 900 on Tuesday, South Korea has vowed to maximize its containment measures in Daegu city and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang Province, where 724 infections were reported so far.
2020-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,International
Samsung admits to leaking personal data of almost 150 users
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has admitted that personal data of at least 150 users were leaked following "Find My Mobile" notifications error.
2020-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea reports 4th COVID-19 death as cases spike to 556
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea reported its fourth death from the new coronavirus on Sunday and added 123 new cases to bring the total confirmed cases to 556.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,International
Samsung halts production at Gumi phone plant over virus case
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that it has temporarily shut down a smartphone plant in the South Korean city of Gumi, shortly after a plant employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung's new EUV-equipped chip line begins mass production
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chipmaker, has said its new semiconductor fabrication line in South Korea using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology has begun mass production.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails durability test
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' newly launched foldable smartphone that aims to popularise the foldable form factor in the market has failed at the "famous" JerryRigEverything durability test.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Probe into Samsung heir's alleged drug abuse begins
Seoul, Feb 13 (IANS) Prosecutors have launched an investigation into Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong's suspected drug use, while the top conglomerate has flatly denied the allegation.
2020-02-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG V60 ThinQ may offer massive 5,000mAh battery
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) LG is getting ready to unveil its V60 ThinQ which could feature four microphones and pack a 5,000 mAh battery, even as it has pulled out of the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC).
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
nCov: Samsung scales back presence, Sony withdraws from MWC
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is mulling to scale back its presence at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona citing concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S. Korea, US hold working group talks on Pyongyang
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korea and the US held a "working group" meeting on Monday to coordinate policy on North Korea, with Seoul's push to allow individual trips to Pyongyang expected to be a key agenda item.
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LG to supply digital cockpit system for Cadillac Escalade
Seoul, Feb 6 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. said on Thursday it will supply a digital cockpit system to Cadillac for the US automaker's premium sport utility vehicle.
2020-02-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Coronavirus: Prices of chips, display panels to shoot up
Seoul, Feb 5 (IANS) The spread of coronavirus in China is likely to push up prices of semiconductors and display panels, analysts said on Wednesday, amid possible supply chain disruptions of key industrial materials.
2020-02-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Coronavirus: LG, ZTE withdraw from MWC, others may follow
Seoul/New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down, Chinese tech major ZTE and South Korean giant LG Electronics have decided to withdraw their participation from the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 event in Barcelona later this month.
2020-02-05
Category: International, South Korea,National,Technology
LG deploys service robot at restaurant in Seoul
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) LG Electronics has deployed a service robot that carries food to tables at a restaurant here. Named "Cloi ServeBot", the service robot can carry and deliver up to four food trays to customers autonomously while avoiding obstacles.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung to shut flagship store in China amid coronavirus fears
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. will temporarily shut down its flagship store in China amid growing fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus, company officials here said on Monday.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung's foldable clamshell Galaxy Z Flip leaks online
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) An alleged video of Samsung's forthcoming foldable clamshell device, widely reported to be called the Galaxy Z Flip has surfaced online that gives a look into the phone.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Ex-K-pop star Seungri indicted in sex case
Seoul, Feb 1 (IANS) Former K-pop idol Seungri has been indicted for prostitution and habitual gambling.
2020-02-01
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung to release 5G Galaxy Tab tablet in S.Korea
Seoul, Jan 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday said it will release a 5G tablet in South Korea this week.
2020-01-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea among most underreported humanitarian crises
Seoul, Jan 29 (IANS) Food shortages, natural disasters and other humanitarian issues in North Korea were not adequately known to the outside world, making the country the world's sixth-most underreported humanitarian crisis last year, an international relief group has said.
2020-01-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip may cost as low as $860
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 and $1,295.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to come with 15W charger: Report
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Z Flip' on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now the device has made its way to Chinas 3C certification database, revealing it is coming with a 15W charger in the box.
2020-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ may not have active noise cancellation
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ which would be the next-gen wireless buds from the handset maker, are unlikely to feature active noise cancellation (ANC), but they may come with a larger battery (85mAh), which could give them a 12-hour battery life, double that of their predecessor.
2020-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung to buy US network service provider to expand 5G infra
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday it will acquire US network service provider TeleWorld Solutions (TWS) Inc. to better provide 5G infrastructure and solutions.
2020-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG in pact with US firm for in-vehicle infotainment system
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) LG Electronics has signed a partnership with US-based automotive voice recognition solutions provider Cerence Inc to develop an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system.
2020-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Galaxy Fold 2 to pack Snapdragon 855 chipset: Report
Seoul, Jan 9 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen Galaxy Fold 2 along with Galaxy S11 on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claims that the upcoming foldable phone may be powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 855 chipset, instead of the rumoured latest Snapdragon 865.
2020-01-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea calls for self-reliance amid int'l sanctions
Seoul, Jan 4 (IANS) North Korea's official newspaper said on Saturday that Pyongyang would not maintain an attachment to seeking the lifting of the currently imposed international sanctions and instead overcome hurdles through a self-reliant approach.
2020-01-04
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UN Green Climate Fund approves 1st project for N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 28 (IANS) The UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $752,000 in funding for North Korea to help Pyongyang deal with climate change, marking the first financing project by the fund for the reclusive nation, a media report said.
2019-12-28
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
4 US surveillance planes fly over Korean Peninsula on same day
Seoul, Dec 27 (IANS) A US maritime patrol plane made a late-night flight over the Korean Peninsula, only hours after three American surveillance aircraft flew above the same area, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US again flies spy planes over Korean Peninsula
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) The US flew spy planes around the Korean Peninsula again, an aviation tracker said on Thursday, at a time of speculation that North Korea could carry out a major provocation amid the stalled denuclearization talks.
2019-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Galaxy Fold 2 may have first-ever foldable glass display
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) Famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 may have an "ultra-thin glass display" instead of plastic.
2019-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Koreans likely to continue working abroad despite UN deadline
Seoul/Pyongyang, Dec 23 (IANS) A UN-imposed deadline for member countries to repatriate North Korean workers home has arrived, but many of them were expected to continue working abroad using stay permits other than work visas, experts said on Monday.
2019-12-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics