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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to have 25W fast-charging: Report
Seoul, July 6 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch Galaxy Fold 2 on August 5 and according to a listing at the Chinese regulatory 3C, it will come with 25W fast charging.
2020-07-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US extradition request for S.Korean porn site operator rejected
Seoul, July 6 (IANS) A Seoul court on Monday denied an extradition request by the US for a South Korean criminal who ran one of the world's biggest child porn sites.
2020-07-06
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Appeal to follow Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against COVID-19
Seoul, July 5 (IANS) North Korea's main newspaper on Sunday made an appeal to carry out leader Kim Jong-un's order that the country exercise "maximum alert" against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Army rejects transgender soldier's appeal for reinstatement
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) The South Korean Army has decided not to allow a former non-commissioned officer, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, to return to the military, officials said.
2020-07-04
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Korea on high alert over rising COVID-19 cases
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) South Korea was on high alert as new coronvavirus cases exceeded 60 on Saturday for the second straight day, with infections outside the Seoul metropolitan area and cases from overseas showing no signs of slowdown.
2020-07-04
Category: International, South Korea,International
No need to sit face to face with US: N.Korea
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) North Korea feels that there is "no need to sit face to face with the US" for talks, a top Pyongyang diplomat said on Saturday, accusing Washington of taking advantage of a dialogue only as "a tool for grappling its political crisis".
2020-07-04
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea ranks among most dangerous places in world: Report
Seoul, July 2 (IANS) North Korea ranks among the most dangerous places to live as its people are exposed to high risks of natural disaster, poverty and social injustice, a report showed on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Reinvestigation into S,Korea's worst serial murder case closed
Seoul, July 2 (IANS) South Korean police on Thursday closed the country's longest-standing cold case involving a series of brutal rapes and murders that began more than three decades ago.
2020-07-02
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Number of N.Korean defectors to Seoul reaches record low
Seoul, July 1 (IANS) The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea reached a record low in the second quarter of the year due to the restrictions triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Seouls Unification Ministry reported on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Moon expects Trump to meet Kim Jong-un before Nov polls'
Seoul, July 1 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes that his US counterpart President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un need to meet again ahead of the American presidential election in November in order to reactivate the Korea peace process, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean defector brothers quizzed over leaflets
Seoul, June 30 (IANS) Police in South Korea on Tuesday called in North Korean defector brothers over their groups' anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaign.
2020-06-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean churches, temples emerge as new COVID-19 clusters
Seoul, June 30 (IANS) The religious community in South Korea is on alert over the possible further spread of the novel coronavirus as churches and Buddhist temples have emerged as new infection clusters in the country, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: International, South Korea,International
Samsung likely to offset smartphone losses with strong chip biz in Q2
Seoul, June 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is expected to announce better-than-expected earnings guidance for its second-quarter next week, based on its robust chip business that would offset losses in its smartphone and display businesses amid the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S.Korea holds hearing on defector groups
Seoul, June 29 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry held a hearing on Monday to give two North Korean defector groups a final chance to explain before going ahead with a decision to revoke their operation permits for sending propaganda leaflets into Pyongyang.
2020-06-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Dozens of S.Korean Defence Ministry officials self-isolated
Seoul, June 29 (IANS) Dozens of South Korean Defence Ministry officials have been put into self-isolation after a three-year-old boy, who attended a Ministry-run day care centre, tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, South Korea,International
Samsung to launch 2 foldable smartphones in H2 2020: Report
Seoul, June 28 (IANS) Samsung is likely to launch two new foldable smartphones in the second half of the year, with an affordable foldable handset model likely to come out next year, industry sources said Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea, US urge Pyongyang to abide by peace agreements
Seoul, June 25 (IANS) South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday urged North Korea to abide by landmark 2018 agreements the communist nation signed for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
2020-06-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pyongyang defends patriotism on Korean War's 70th anniversary
Seoul, June 25 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday reiterated the importance of patriotism, defending the regime and its ideas on the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War (1950-1953).
2020-06-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung launches new curved gaming monitor Odyssey G9
Seoul, June 24 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched a 49-inch curved gaming monitor called Odyssey G9 which is the world's first Dual QHD gaming monitor that offers an industry-first, deep and immersive 1000R curvature.
2020-06-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung hires top AI guru as head of R&D hub
Seoul, June 24 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday said it has named Sebastian Seung, professor at Princeton University's Neuroscience Institute and Department of Computer Science and a renowned Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert, as chief of its research and development (R&D) hub.
2020-06-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korean defectors send more leaflets to Pyongyang
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) A group of North Korean defectors in the South on Tuesday claimed that it has sent more anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border overnight from the western border city of Paju.
2020-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US spy plane fly over Korean Peninsula
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) A US spy plane flew over South Korea on Tuesday, an aviation tracker said, the latest in a series of flights apparently aimed at monitoring North Korea amid latest threats.
2020-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea completes setting up some 20 loudspeakers along border
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) North Korea has completed setting up around 20 propaganda loudspeakers in regions along the inter-Korean border, about half of which had been removed under a 2018 summit agreement with South Korea, a military source said here on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung decodes why 120Hz display is optimal for gaming, streaming
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) Smartphones with high refresh rate displays are optimal not only for gamers but also for users who watch videos on their smartphones, since a high refresh rate makes video playback smoother, Samsung Electronics said on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S. Korea to launch $825mn fund to compete with Netflix, YouTube
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a 1 trillion-won ($825 million) fund and sharply cut red tape in order to help local players better compete with global media giants like Netflix and YouTube.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid-19: South Korea confirms second wave of infections
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) Health officials in South Korea believe the country is going through a second wave of coronavirus, despite recording relatively low numbers. The country had been a success story in dealing with Covid-19, but now expects the pandemic to continue for months.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
N.Korea reinstalling loudspeakers along border: Report
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) North Korea is reinstalling propaganda loudspeakers in regions along the inter-Korean border after removing them under a 2018 summit agreement with South Korea, military officials said here on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea preparing to send 12 mn leaflets to Seoul
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) North Korea is preparing to send around 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea via some 3,000 balloons, state media reported on Monday, saying, "The time for retaliatory punishment" was fast approaching.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea preparing military parade for ruling party anniversary
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) North Korea is preparing to hold a large-scale military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party, South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Monday, amid speculation that Pyongyang could showcase new strategic weapons.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Much of Bolton's memoir on Korea distorted: Seoul
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office on Monday strongly criticized former White House National Security Adviser (NSA) John Bolton for his "distorted" account of what happened in a brisk summit diplomacy last year involving the leaders of the US and the two Koreas.
2020-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Elon Musk says Mars is his soul dog
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk on Sunday took to the Twitter to describe his relationship with Mars by calling the red planet his souldog.
2020-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,International
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra may come with Snapdragon 865+ chipset
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung's upcoming smartphone Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is expected to feature a Snapdragon 865+ chipset in select markets.
2020-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
No intention to cancel plan to send anti-Seoul leaflets: Pyongyang
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) North Korea said on Sunday that it had no intention to cancel its plan to send anti-Seoul leaflets across the border, calling an inter-Korean agreement that bans such activity "a dead document".
2020-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea keeps sending troops to border sentry posts: Report
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) North Korea keeps sending small groups of troops to border sentry posts for bush clearance and road maintenance, a Seoul government source said Sunday, amid concerns it could deliver on its threat of military action against South Korea.
2020-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea getting ready to send anti-Seoul leaflets: Report
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) North Korea is printing anti-Seoul leaflets in large numbers and preparing to send them across the border to South Korea, Pyongyang's official news agency said in a report on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea, US nuclear envoys meet
Seoul/Washington, June 19 (IANS) The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the US met in Washington, after North Korea threatened to take military action against Seoul, a media report said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea on alert over 2nd COVID-19 wave
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korea is on alert over another potential COVID-19 wave in the summer, as a significant downturn in the virus appears unlikely, a media report said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,International
Moon accepts Unification Minister's resignation amid Pyongyang tensions
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Fridayaccepted the resignation of Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who had offered to step down to take responsibility for worsening inter-Korean relations.
2020-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Prez to hold virtual summit with EU leaders on June 30
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold a virtual summit with European Union (EU) leaders on June 30 mainly on the novel coronavirus and the Korean Peninsula issue, his office announced on Thursday.
2020-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korean troops seen at empty border guard posts: Sources
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) North Korea appears to have dispatched soldiers to some empty guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), sources said on Thursday, following its warnings that it would beef up its military presence in border areas.
2020-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
North will pay if it takes actual military action: Seoul
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) South Korea's military on Wednesday warned it will make sure that North Korea "pays the price" if it actually takes military action against the South.
2020-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Politics
N.Korea's military threatens to re-enter disarmed border areas
Seoul, June 16 (IANS) The North Korean military said on Tuesday that it was reviewing plans to re-enter border areas disarmed under inter-Korean agreements, days after it threatened to take military action over the anti-Pyongyang leaflets by activists from South Korea.
2020-06-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung launches Galaxy S20+, Galaxy Buds+ BTS Editions
Seoul, June 15 (IANS) Samsung Electronics in collaboration with global pop music band BTS on Monday revealed the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition, Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition.
2020-06-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Galaxy Fold 2 to sport bigger screens: Report
Seoul, June 15 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is expected to launch its next foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 with a 7.7-inch interior display and a 6.23-inch cover display on August 5.
2020-06-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korean Prez urges Pyongyang not to backtrack on peace efforts
Seoul, June 15 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged North Korea not to backtrack on agreed-upon peace efforts, making his first official remarks on Pyongyang's latest threats.
2020-06-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Number of unemployed South Koreans hit record high
Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The number of unemployed South Koreans hit a record high in May as the COVID-19 pandemic has hammered the job market, data showed on Sunday.
2020-06-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul urges Pyongyang to keep reconciliatory deals
Seoul, June 14 (IANS) South Korea held an emergency security meeting on Sunday and urged North Korea to keep reconciliatory deals as Pyongyang continued threats against severing inter-Korean relations and even use military action.
2020-06-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea carries out civil service entrance exam after delay
Seoul, June 13 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday carried out a written test for the civil service entrance nearly three months after the nationwide exam was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-13
Category: International, South Korea,Education
N.Korea warns Seoul of 'regretful and painful' times ahead
Seoul, June 13 (IANS) North Korea has said that it has lost all confidence in the South Korean government and warned of "regretful and painful" times ahead, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea to indefinitely extend measures after new cases
Seoul, June 12 (IANS) South Korea on Friday reported 56 new COVID-19 cases, with most of them in the Seoul metropolitan area, forcing health authorities to indefinitely extend toughened infection preventive measures in the densely populated capital area.
2020-06-12
Category: International, South Korea,International