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S.Korea hopes for progress in Iran nuclear negotiations
Seoul, Nov 29 (IANS) South Korea welcomed on Monday the resumption of negotiations on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and expressed hope for "substantive progress," amid the ongoing diplomatic row over Teheran's assets frozen here under US sanctions.
2021-11-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S. Korean president urges rapid administration of booster shots against Covid-19
Seoul, Nov 29 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged a rapid administration of booster shots against Covid-19 as the eased anti-virus rules raised the number of severe cases and deaths.
2021-11-29
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung Galaxy S22 phone sizes revealed ahead of launch
Seoul, Nov 29 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and now a new report has claimed the display sizes of the upcoming series smartphones.
2021-11-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung likely to double shipments of Exynos processors in 2022
Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly pushing to increase the number of Galaxy phones with Exynos power.
2021-11-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google to allow alternative payment system from next month in S. Korea
Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) Google has announced that it will provide an alternative payment system at its app store in South Korea from next month in an apparent move to follow the country's new law that bans app market operators from forcing the use of their own payment systems.
2021-11-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Korean bill to enable BTS, other boy bands avoid mandatory military service
Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) South Korea's defence ministry has stressed the need for "prudence" in considering whether to allow active-duty military service exemptions for K-pop superstar group BTS, who just got their second Grammy nomination in as many years, and other top artistes, citing the nation's shrinking population and other factors.
2021-11-27
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Two years after 'Parasite', its Korean star will now be seen in crime action film
Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) 'Parasite' star Choi Woo-shik will return to the silver screen as an elite police officer in the upcoming crime action film 'The Policeman's Lineage', more than two years after the release of the Oscar-winning masterpiece.
2021-11-27
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
'Hellbound' director 'stunned' by No. 1 spot on Netflix viewership rankings
Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) Director Yeon Sang-ho of the supernatural horror series 'Hellbound' said he was stunned to learn that the film debuted at No. 1 on the most-watched TV programmes list shortly after its global release on Netflix earlier this month.
2021-11-27
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Samsung quietly unveils new smartphone 'Galaxy A03'
Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a new Galaxy A03 that will come in a few configurations including 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB options.
2021-11-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea's daily cases bounce back above 4,000; deaths hit record high
Seoul, Nov 27 (IANS) South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose above 4,000 with the numbers of deaths and critically ill patients hitting fresh record highs on Saturday, deepening worries about the further spread of Covid-19 under a phased scheme for a gradual return to normal life.
2021-11-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S. Korean chipmakers face balancing act between US, China for market supremacy
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) Concern is growing that SK hynix's plan to overhaul its Chinese factory with cutting-edge chipmaking machines could be in jeopardy due to opposition from the US.
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung reportedly ending Galaxy Note 20 production
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to end production of the Galaxy Note 20 and
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Moon to preside over Covid response meeting amid surge
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will preside over a Covid-19 response meeting next week as the country is battling an ongoing surge in serious cases after easing some social distancing rules, his office said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'End-of-war declaration good starting point to address N.Korea security concerns'
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young on Friday pitched the proposed declaration of a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War as a "good starting point" in the search for a "meaningful" solution to address Pyongyang's security concerns.
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Moon appoints 2 deputy chiefs of spy agency
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday appointed two deputy directors of the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korea is monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities in close cooperation with the US, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said on Friday,
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Remains of another Korean War soldier identified
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) The remains of a soldier killed in the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified through DNA analysis more than a decade after they were recovered from a former battle site, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea to launch consultative body on dog meat consumption
Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has said that the government will form a civilian-led consultative body to produce a social consensus on whether to ban dog meat consumption.
2021-11-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Satellite imagery indicates continued operation of North Korean N-reactor
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) North Korea appears to be continuing the operation of a plutonium-producing nuclear reactor at its mainstay Yongbyon complex, a US monitoring website has said, citing the release of steam and water seen in recent satellite imagery.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Science/Tech
Hyundai to test run fully autonomous car next year
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Thursday it will carry out a test-run of a Level-4 autonomous vehicle here in the first half of next year, as it pushes to get an edge in the future mobility market.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Korea to open consulate in Bali this week
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) South Korea will officially open a consulate on the Indonesian resort island of Bali later this week to offer better consular services to its citizens and travellers, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Russia pulls out majority of embassy staff from N. Korea
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) Russia has withdrawn most of its embassy staff from North Korea, a Seoul official said on Thursday, as pandemic-driven shortages of everyday commodities and anti-virus restrictions have driven many foreign diplomats out of the country.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LG names new CEO to tap new biz opportunities
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Thursday it promoted its chief strategy officer to its new CEO to nurture new business opportunities and focus on digital transformation.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung adds Pro Mode support for Galaxy S21 Ultra telephoto camera
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has released a standalone "Expert RAW" app to enable Pro Mode support for the telephoto zoom lens on Galaxy S21 Ultra handsets.
2021-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
New US plant will help ease global chip crunch: Samsung (Ld)
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it has selected the city of Taylor in Texas, the US, as the site of its new $17 billion chip fabrication plant, a move to boost production amid a global chip shortage.
2021-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S.Korea confirms first foetal Covid-19 death
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) South Korean health authorities on Wednesday said that a foetus has died of Covid-19 in the first case in the country.
2021-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S.Korea's birth rate at record low in Sep
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) The number of babies born in South Korea fell in September to a record low since data compilation began in 1981, it was revealed on Wednesday, underscoring the country's bleak demographic situation with the chronically low birth rate.
2021-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Covid situation in Seoul area urgent: PM
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Wednesday the country's Covid-19 situation is worse than expected, especially in the capital area, urging health authorities to beef up containment measures.
2021-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung discusses future cooperation in chips with Google, Microsoft
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has met the chiefs of Google and Microsoft to discuss future cooperation in chips, software and others, Samsung officials said on Tuesday.
2021-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea holds nationwide computer programming competitioN
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) North Korea held a nationwide computer programming competition aimed at cultivating talents to lead the country's information and technology development, a propaganda outlet said on Tuesday.
2021-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Temperatures dip below zero, snow falls in many parts of S.Korea
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) Temperatures fell by over 10 degrees to below zero across South Korea on Tuesday, with snow falling in many regions as well, the state weather agency said.
2021-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korean PM rules out possibility of Cabinet reshuffle
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has ruled out the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in the final months of the current administration amid rumours that some members could quit to run in next year's local elections.
2021-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Large S.Korean firms cut jobs amid pandemic
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) Large South Korean companies have cut their combined workforce by more than 1 per cent over the past two years amid the coronavirus pandemic, a corporate tracker said on Tuesday.
2021-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US restriction on SK hynix plan in China 'legitimate': Trade chief
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) The recent restriction on South Korean chipmaker SK hynix plan by the US to bring advanced equipment to a Chinese factory was made out of "legitimate concerns," and more such moves could be possible, Washington's top trade official has said.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
BTS superhit 'Butter' picked as Record of the Year in 'Variety' Hitmakers list
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) K-pop sensation BTS has been announced the winner of the Record of the Year award from the U.S. media and entertainment industry trade magazine 'Variety' for its global hit song 'Butter'.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
'Train to Busan' director's 'Hellbound' ousts 'Squid Game' from Netflix No. 1 spot
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) The South Korean fantasy horror film 'Hellbound' has topped the world's popular TV show rankings on the day after its release.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
BTS first Asian act to get Artist of the Year at AMAs; Grammy nomination likely (Ld)
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history on Monday (Sunday night, U.S. Pacific Time) by becoming the first Asian act to win Artist of the Year, the top prize of the American Music Awards (AMAs).
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
S.Korea to offer helicopters to UN peacekeeping ops
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korea plans to offer helicopters to support UN peacekeeping operations (PKO) in a "substantive" contribution pledge it will make during next month's ministerial PKO meeting in Seoul, Defence Minister Suh Wook said on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Moon rebukes police over bungled response to violent crime
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday reprimanded police over a bungled response to a violent crime that left one person in a vegetative state, calling for police officials to step up education and training to prevent a recurrence of similar incidents.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's exports predicted to hit record high in 2021
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korea's exports are expected to touch an all-time high in 2021 on brisk overseas demand for key products amid the global economic recovery, with their growth momentum likely to continue next year, a report said on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Politics
Jailed ex-S.Korean Prez hospitaised
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) Jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was admitted to a hospital on Monday for an unspecified illness, officials said.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
In-person classes fully resume in S.Korean schools
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) In-person school classes fully resumed across South Korea on Monday in line with the country's "living with Covid-19" scheme.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea yet to reopen land border with China: Seoul
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) North Korea is yet to reopen its land border with China amid indications of brisk preparations to ease the Covid-induced lockdown measures, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Buddhist monk arrested in S.Korea for murdering neighbour
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) A Buddhist monk has been arrested for allegedly killing a neighbour complaining about the prayer sounds from a temple in South Korea's Hapcheon county, police said on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
N.Korea calls for 'glorification' of Kim Jong-un's era
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) North Korea has called for 'glorifying' the era of leader Kim Jong-un as a large-scale conference on carrying out a mass movement for the country's development wrapped up, Pyongyang's state media said on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's whiskey imports jump over 70% amid pandemic
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korea's whiskey imports soared more than 70 per cent in the first 10 months of the year as more people drank at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, data revealed on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea reports 2,827 more Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korea reported 2,827 more cases of Covid-19 as compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 418,252.
2021-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S.Korea: Amid jump in Covid cases, Moon warns against complacency
Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that he is worried about a recent jump in new Covid-19 cases as the nation eased some social-distancing rules and urged people to strictly comply with containment rules despite higher vaccination rates.
2021-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S.Korea's daily Covid cases above 3,000 for 5th day
Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 3,000 for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday amid concerns over the full-fledged reopening of schools and a virus resurgence ahead of winter.
2021-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Expiry week will induce volatility and sharp movements (Market Watch)
The week gone by was a four-day week with Friday being a holiday. The week began on a positive note but that was all the positive news for the week. Markets lost ground on all the remaining three days. BSESENSEX ended the week with losses of 1,050.68 points or 1.73 per cent to close the week at 59,636.01 points. NIFTY lost 337.95 points or 1.87 per cent to close at 17,764.80 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 1.74 per cent, 1.85 per cent and 1.81 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP lost 1.71 per cent, while BSESMALLCAP lost 1.49 per cent.
2021-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,National,Opinion/Commentary