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Foreign minister asks for international support for Korea’s peace efforts

11-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha has called on the international community to support the Korean Peninsula peace process and resumption of stalled nuclear talks among North [...] » More

COVID-19 makes life tougher for immigrant workers

11-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea is home to almost 2.5 million people who were born outside the country, with almost half coming from China and Vietnam, followed by the Philippines and Bangladesh. [...] » More

Health officials scrambling to tackle both COVID-19 and flu

11-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Health authorities here are rushing to tackle both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza as the onset of cooler weather is raising fears over a so-called “twindemic” [...] » More

S. Korea to mass-produce antibody treatment of COVID-19 this month

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:56 AM

South Korea plans to mass-produce an antibody-based therapy for COVID-19 later this month, health authorities said Tuesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is currently [...] » More

N Korea marks founding anniv. as economy hit by pandemic, disasters

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:56 AM

North Korea on Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of its founding, at a time when the nation’s economy has been apparently languishing against a backdrop of the [...] » More

Korea Southern Power plans major renewable investment by 2025

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Power | 6:56 AM

Electricity utility company Korea Southern Power reportedly plans to invest $3.3bn (KRW4tn) in renewable energy projects by 2025. Business Korea reported that the company [...] » More

Korea president to hold emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss economic stimulus

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold an emergency economic policy meeting on Thursday to discuss new stimulus packages, including a fourth supplementary budget, to [...] » More

Korea’s defiant churches face backlash for hampering COVID-19 response

Korea’s defiant churches face backlash for hampering COVID-19 response

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

South Korea’s latest COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a public backlash against conservative Christian churches for defying government orders aimed at preventing the [...] » More

Korea’s Park tempers expectations ahead of LPGA Tour return

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

Park Sung-hyun returns to the LPGA Tour at this week’s ANA Inspiration but after a 10-month absence the world number four says she does not expect to be in contention [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:56 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed by a typhoon that slammed the country’s eastern [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Typhoons blow N Koreas economic plans further off course

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

After surveying the typhoon damage suffered by his impoverished country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told party loyalists they would have to rethink plans for an economy [...] » More

Korea reveals details of ‘Netflix law’

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:56 AM

The Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday provided advance notice of its ordinances under the revised Telecommunications Business Act, which includes clauses that will bind [...] » More

Nearly 60 bridges, 2,000 houses wrecked by typhoon in N Korea

Nearly 60 bridges, 2,000 houses wrecked by typhoon in N Korea

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:56 AM

A typhoon that struck North Korea wrecked nearly 60 bridges and destroyed or inundated more than 2,000 houses, state media reported Wednesday, with leader Kim Jong Un saying [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim to reconsider end of the year projects in wake of typhoon damage: state media

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he will reconsider end of the year projects after a typhoon battered several areas of the country, state media KCNA reported on [...] » More

Korea’s social media penetration rate ranks third in world

10-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:56 AM

South Korea’s social media penetration rate has reached 87 percent, the third highest among nations around the globe, according to a local report Monday. South [...] » More