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Tag: South Korea

N.Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast
N.Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

During a military parade last month, the North showcased a set of SLBMs, including a "mini-SLBM" that it claimed to have successfully test-fired from a submarine in October last year.

8 S. Korean Drug Firms To Donate $2.43 Mn Worth Meds To Ukraine
8 S. Korean Drug Firms To Donate $2.43 Mn Worth Meds To Ukraine

The companies are Kyung Dong Pharmaceutical, Daewoong Pharmaceutical, Dongkook Pharmaceutical, Il Yang Pharmaceutical, Genu Pharma, Firson, Hana Pharm, and Hanmi Pharmaceutical.

India, South Korea Discuss Disarmament, Non-Proliferation Of WMDs
India, South Korea Discuss Disarmament, Non-Proliferation Of WMDs

The MEA said that India engages in relevant multilateral forums and with partner countries on disarmament, non-proliferation and international security affairs.

south korea presidential election
South Korea Votes For Presidential Polls

More than 16 million, or 36.9 per cent of the registered voters, already cast their ballots in the early voting on March 4 and 5, which will be counted together starting with the voting rate to be released after 1 p.m.

Over 6,000 Evacuated Due To Fast-Spreading Wildfire In S.Korea
Over 6,000 Evacuated Due To Fast-Spreading Wildfire In S.Korea

The blaze started on Friday morning on a road near a mountain in Uljin and spread north to Samcheok in the afternoon, driven by strong winds and dry weather, according to the Korea Forest Service (KFS).

Russia's envoy to South Korea
Russian Envoy Warns Of Strain In Ties With S. Korea Following Sanctions Announcement

Russia's envoy to South Korea warned the two countries' cooperative ties could "change course," after Seoul announced its decision on Monday to join a sanctions campaign to hold Moscow accountable for its invasion of Ukraine.

Moon Says South Korea Will Join Sanctions Against Russia

Moon also instructed the government to do everything possible to ensure the safety of South Korean nationals in Ukraine after he was briefed on the crisis in the wake of Russia's attack

S.Korea Issues New Warning To Evacuate Last Remaining Citizens From Ukraine
S.Korea Issues New Warning To Evacuate Last Remaining Citizens From Ukraine

The Embassy has been providing emergency kits and information about bomb shelters for the remaining citizens in case of contingency, it noted.

Nearly Half Of S.Korean Newlyweds Have No Kids: Data
Nearly Half Of S.Korean Newlyweds Have No Kids: Data

South Korea has been struggling with a decline in childbirths as many young people delay marriage or give up on getting married or having babies amid economic difficulties and changing social norms.

'Media Reports Of Kim Jong-un's Sister Staging Coup Not True'
'Media Reports Of Kim Jong-un's Sister Staging Coup Not True'

Citing a report from US-based tabloid "Globe", some news outlets here said Kim Yo-jong staged a coup between May 6 and June 5, and removed Kim Jong-un from the post.

S.Korean Airline
2nd Largest South Korean Airlines To Resume Business Class Services On Domestic Flights After 18 Years

According to data from the Transport Ministry, 26.1 million seats were supplied by domestic flights in the January-August period, up from 24.74 million seats in the same period a year earlier.

North Korea
N.Korea Slams South Over Joint Military Drills With US

North Korea slammed South Korea for pushing ahead with the planned military drills with the US on Wednesday

South Korea To Reach Net Zero Emissions By 2050

New Delhi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced on Wednesday that the government will reach net zero emissions by 2050, following a similar announcement from Japan and China. According to the World Bank, in 2019, Korea ranked as the world’s 12th largest economy. As of 2019, it is also the world’s seventh largest emitter. East […]

Livestock Carrier Ship Goes Missing With 43 Crews On-Board In East China Sea

Seoul: A powerful typhoon ripped through South Korea’s southern and eastern coasts with tree-snapping winds and flooding rains on Thursday, knocking out power to more than 270,000 homes and leaving at least one person dead. Typhoon Maysak had weakened to a tropical storm that was east of North Korea around midday, South Korea’s weather agency […]

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Suspends Military Action Plans Against South Korea

Pyongyang: A military meeting in North Korea has decided to suspend the military action plans against South Korea, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday. The KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over the preliminary meeting for the fifth meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers’ […]

Donald Trump postpones G7 summit, wants India to be included

Washington: US President Donald Trump has announced he was postponing the G7 leaders’ summit, adding it was “outdated” and that he would like to invite more countries to the meeting, including India. “I’m postponing it because I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It is a […]

COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Sunday. Global COVID-19 cases over 5.3 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 5.3 million, while the death toll surged past 342,000, […]

Kim Jong-un Missing Again! S.Korea Closely Monitoring Renewed Absence

Seoul: South Korea on Friday said it was closely monitoring the whereabouts of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been missing again from the public eye for three weeks. On May 1, Kim Jong-un attended a ceremony to mark the inauguration of a fertilizer plant in Sunchon following a three-week absence from the […]

India Cancels All Visas Issued To Citizens Of 4 Countries

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, on or before March 3, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those required to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visas […]

South Korea's Gangwon To Host 2024 Winter Youth Olympics

Lausanne: The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be hosted in Gangwon province, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision following its session on Friday in Lausanne, where the 2020 edition is underway, reports Xinhua news agency. The decision means the winter YOG will, for the first time, take place in […]

North Korea fires another round of projectiles: Reports

Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday launched two unidentified projectiles from South Pyongan Province toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. “Our military is observing the situation and maintaining readiness,” CNN reported citing a JCS statement. Meanwhile, a senior US administration official said the […]

Typhoon Lingling Kills 3 In South Korea

Seoul: At least three people were killed due to typhoon Lingling, the 13th storm to hit South Korea this year, which also led to cancellation of hundreds of flights and power outages that affected some 160,000 homes, authorities said on Sunday. According to the authorities, a woman in her 70s died in the town of […]

Samsung working on Galaxy A10s with dual camera

Seoul: After recently launching Galaxy A10e, South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on a new budget smartphone for the Indian market – Galaxy A10s. In a recent development, a smartphone purported to be the A10s was listed on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website, the GSM Arena reported late on Saturday. According to […]

Kim returns following 'successful' summit with Putin

Seoul: The leader of North Korea returned to Pyongyang following his “successful and historic” summit with the President of Russia, state media reported on Saturday. Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin met in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Thursday in what was the first ever summit between the two leaders. Kim arrived back in the […]

S. Korea overturns abortion ban after 66 yrs

Seoul: South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday as “unconstitutional” a 66-year-old law that made abortion a crime punishable by up to two years in prison, calling for its amendment in a landmark decision that signals a major change in various aspects of society. The nine-justice panel made the ruling in a 7-2 vote, in […]

Samsung 5G phone to hit the market on April 5

Seoul: Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world’s first mobile device with the next-generation network capability. The South Korean tech giant said Galaxy S10’s 5G model will go on sale on April 5, without a pre-order programme, Yonhap […]

Act against terrorism: Modi to global community

Seoul:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the time has come for the global community to “come together” and “go beyond words” to act against terrorism, as he expressed his gratitude for South Korea’s support in the wake of the Pulwama attack in Seoul.  Addressing the media on the second day of his two-day […]

Modi unveils Gandhi bust, invokes his ideals to fight terror

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University here and said we can find solutions to two biggest challenges facing humanity – terrorism and climate change – from Gandhi’s life. “Terrorism and climate change are the two biggest challenges mankind is facing now. If we look […]

Kia Motors begin trial production at India plant

Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh): South Korean automotive major Kia Motors on Tuesday commenced trial production at its India plant in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The company, which plans to launch its first car in the Indian market in the second half of 2019, has invested $1 billion in the facility which has come up in […]

South Korean First Lady visits Taj Mahal, says 'will return with husband'

Agra: Mesmerised by the exquisite beauty of the monument of love, the Taj Mahal, South Korean First Lady Kim Jung Sook said she would return with her husband. Instead of the scheduled 45 minutes, she spent 90 minutes asking questions about architecture, intricate inlay work and historical perspectives. She spent 20 minutes inside the mausoleum. […]

Harmanpreet hat-trick helps India beat South Korea

Muscat: Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to give India a 4-1 victory over South Korea in the Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 here on Wednesday. Th result also knocked the Koreans out of semi-final contention.Harmanpreet opened the Indian scoring in the fifth minute with a firm drag-flick and returned to score two […]

IPCC calls for far-reaching changes to fight global warming

Incheon (South Korea): The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a world body assessing the science related to climate change, urged “rapid and far-reaching” changes in all aspects of the entire world on Monday to fight global warming after adopting a special report on the issue. The 48th IPCC session in South Korea’s western port […]

South Korea favourites but we will fight: India U-16 football coach

Kuala Lumpur: One match away from sealing a maiden berth in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, India U-16 football team coach Bibiano Fernandes feels although their next opponents South Korea are the favourites, they will not go down without a fight. “South Korea are one of the teams touted to win the AFC U-16 Championship […]

Asiad 2018: India beat South Korea in men's hockey

Jakarta: Reigning champions India men’s hockey team defeated South Korea 5-3 to sit at the top spot of pool A of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. India will only need a draw against Sri Lanka on Tuesday to end its pool as a top ranked team and enter the semi-finals. It was India’s […]

Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half

New Delhi: South Korean giant Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 grabbing almost half the market share, a new report said on Friday. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR) India’s “Mobile Handset Review”, Samsung with 48 per cent topped the premium market (Rs 30,000 and above), followed by […]

Seoul, Pyongyang resume maritime communication

Seoul: The two Koreas on Sunday resumed maritime communication, as part of agreements to facilitate the thaw in ties and denuclearization of the peninsula, defence officials said here. This is the first time in 10 years that military fleets of the two countries will be able to communicate by radio to avoid tensions and confrontations at […]

India thrash South Korea, to face Iran in Kabaddi Masters final

Dubai: India skipper Ajay Thakur led from the front to thrash South Korea 36-20 while a second string Iran outplayed Pakistan 40-21 in the semi-finals of the Kabaddi Masters at the Al Wasl Sports Club here on Friday. For the first time in the tournament, India were put under pressure and it forced the coach […]

Germany crashes out of FIFA World Cup

Kazan: Defending champions Germany crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stage after South Korea stunned the European powerhouse with a 2-0 victory in their final Group F contest here on Wednesday. From Group F, Sweden secured the top spot with six points, while Mexico, finished second with six points. Germany […]

Border tourism booms since meeting of two Korean leaders

Seoul: Tourism to security-related sights near the border between North and South Korea has boomed since the leaders of the two countries met last month, media reports said on Sunday. The number of visitors to tourist sights near the border has gone up 30 per cent, from 1,200-2,300 per day in the same period last […]

S. Korea urges North to implement agreements, resume dialogue

Seoul: South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfil the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US. The message was issued by the standing committee of South […]