South Korea

Photo Story: FINA Swimming World Championships 2019



Eunbi Cho and Nayun Moon of South Korea perform in Diving Womens 10 m synchro platform of FINA Swimming World Championships 2019 in … Read more

South Korean chipmakers Samsung and Hynix might be spared Japan’s planned restrictions on Seoul

South Korean chipmakers may be spared the worst damage from Tokyo’s new trade restrictions on Seoul with Japanese officials saying the country plans to still … Read more

Midday Dispatch – Corporate and Financial News

The euro dropped to a three-week low against a broadly stronger dollar on Tuesday as investors re-assessed their expectations of how much the Federal Reserve … Read more

Japan does not plan to retract or renegotiate controls on South Korean hi-tech exports

Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South … Read more

Photo Story: Building Collapses in Seoul



Rescue work is under way at the site of a building collapse in southern Seoul, South Korea. The five-story building under demolition collapsed, … Read more

Samsung and SK Telecom advance in bringing Korea closer to 5G standalone commercialization

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) today announced the successful completion of Korea’s first interoperability assessment between 5G Standalone (SA) Core and other commercial … Read more

A Quick Look: The DMZ

  • The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), where US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday is considered the most heavily fortified strip
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Trump and Kim to meet Sunday at the DMZ

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone.

The confirmation came from South Korean President Moon Jae-in … Read more

Airlines commit to improve travel for passengers with disabilities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Seoul, South Korea, unanimously  approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience … Read more

Filipinos and Korean released in Libya after months of captivity


Authorities in Seoul and Abu Dhabi announced that one South Korean and three Filipinos have been released following months of captivity in Libya.

The … Read more

PHOTOSTORY: First F-35A stealth fighter jets arrive in South Korea

A F-35A stealth fighter jet arrives at an air base in Cheongju, South Korea, on the 29 March 2019. It is one of a pair … Read more

Daewoo to build new power plant in Libya

South Korean Daewoo Engineering & Construction (E&C) Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 450 MW power generation facility at … Read more

Trump to host South Korea’s President to discuss North Korea’s nuclear diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean … Read more

South Korean city installs street warnings for walking smartphone zombies

A city in South Korea, which has the world’s highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to … Read more

South Korea will work with USA and North Korea to ensure denuclearisation agreement

South Korea will work with the United States and North Korea to ensure they reach agreement on denuclearization, the South’s president said on Friday, a … Read more


A summit meeting to cap the Koreas’ summit

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim … Read more


US President welcomes conclusions of two Korea’s Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been … Read more


We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a land of peace that is free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat. – Kim Jong Un

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean … Read more


All set for two Koreas summit

KoreasSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in, joined by more than 200 officials, is set to embark on a high-stakes trip to Pyongyang for talks with his … Read more

Monday Morning Briefing

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Malta’s newspapers present a number of issues, with The Times  carrying the position of the Malta Employers’ Association Director General on the way … Read more

First liaison office opened for the two Koreas

The two Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders’ summit … Read more

U.S. approves US$ 2.6 billion new arms sale to South Korea

The United States on Thursday approved a new arms sale to South Korea worth US$2.6 billion, with denuclearisation talks stalled between Washington and the North.… Read more

Thursday Morning Briefing

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A powerful earthquake hit Japan, the two Koreas agreed for a summit later on this month, while Donald Trump’s experience at the White … Read more

Koreas to meet in September Summit

Kim Jong Un will meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang in September to discuss nuclear disarmament, Seoul said Thursday.

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