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Korean general sacked over defector’s return

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A South Korean marine major-general was relieved of his command Friday after the military failed to prevent a man’s illegal defection back to the North, officials said. [...] » More

Korea’s healthcare exports surge in H1 on Covid-19

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaBiomed | 6:02 AM

Korea’s healthcare exports grew more rapidly than those of other industries as other countries hailed the nation’s response to fight Covid-19, a state health [...] » More

SoftBank Robotics enters Korean market

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

SoftBank Robotics announced Tuesday it will launch operations in South Korea with its artificial intelligence-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot Whiz. The company aims to take the [...] » More

N Korea Thinks He Brought COVID-19. The South Wanted to Arrest Him

N Korea Thinks He Brought COVID-19. The South Wanted to Arrest Him

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The New York Times | 6:02 AM

Three years ago, out of work and hungry, Kim Geum Hyok climbed Mount White Horse near his North Korean hometown, Kaesong, brooding on the meaninglessness of life. Not far to [...] » More

China, Korea and Japan see upticks in coronavirus cases

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Staradvertiser | 6:02 AM

China reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in Xinjiang. The 101 new cases was China’s highest daily [...] » More

Korea’s Celltrion gets UK approval for trials of COVID-19 antibody drug

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s Celltrion Inc on Thursday said British regulators had given it regulatory approval for a phase I clinical trial of its experimental COVID-19 treatment [...] » More

Russian embassy evacuates 27 Russians out of N Korea

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TASS | 6:02 AM

TASS, July 29. The Russian embassy in North Korea has facilitated the return of 27 Russian nationals from this country, they were back in Russia on Wednesday, the diplomatic [...] » More

World’s 1st by-product hydrogen fuel cell power plant built in Korea

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Hanwha Energy said Tuesday it has completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell power plant that generates electricity using waste hydrogen left over from [...] » More

Samsung Electronics Net Profit Climbs 7.3pct In Q2

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics reported Thursday its net profit grew 7.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, with strong demand for memory chips overcoming the impact of the [...] » More

Japan unhappy after WTO panel set up to rule on curbs of exports to Korea

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan said on Thursday it was disappointed South Korea was proceeding with a complaint to the World Trade Organisation, a day after the body set up a panel to rule on curbs [...] » More

N Korea’s nominal head of state visits border town amid coronavirus emergency

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s nominal head of state inspected the locked down border town Kaesong after a defector suspected of having the coronavirus returned from South Korea, said [...] » More

Korea-Japan trade fight moves to global dispute panel

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

World Trade Organisation members on Wednesday created a dispute panel to rule on a complaint by South Korea against Japan over restrictions on exports to Korea of products [...] » More

Korea’s July exports seen falling for fifth month on weak global demand: Reuters poll

30-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s exports likely contracted for a fifth straight month in July as global demand remained weak despite the easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns, a Reuters [...] » More

UN experts warn Venezuela it could be in breach of N Korea sanctions documents

30-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

UN investigators monitoring compliance with sanctions on North Korea are looking into a possible military and technology deal between Pyongyang and Venezuela and have warned [...] » More

S. Korea will seek to extend foreign workers’ stay permits amid pandemic: PM

30-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea will push to extend stay permits for foreign migrant workers who cannot return home due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a bid to relieve seasonal labour shortages [...] » More