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Why N Korea says it’s joining the coronavirus vaccine race, even though it has no cases

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

North Korea says it is joining the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, a global contest that has already drafted in some of the world’s best medical minds and is [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un Berates Officials Over Problems in Construction of Hospital

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Times | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated construction managers for unspecified problems in building a showpiece hospital in comments reported Monday that may indicate the [...] » More

Korea’s first military satellite launched

Korea’s first military satellite launched

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

South Korea’s first-ever military communications satellite has been successfully launched by private operator SpaceX, Seoul said Tuesday, as it looks to build up its [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim fires officials for extortion linked to hospital project

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

North Korea’s leader has sacked officials building a hospital after they pressed the public for contributions, media reported on Monday, the second rebuke linked to the [...] » More

No arrest warrant issued for Korea shoe thrower

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A South Korean court has declined to issue an arrest warrant for a local activist who threw a shoe at President Moon Jae-in. Jeong Chang-ok, head of One Korea Work Together, [...] » More

Financial leaders, top regulator to discuss banks’ financial soundness

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Leaders of the nation’s top five financial holding firms plan to discuss whether they should extend due dates on loans provided to virus-hit companies here, during a [...] » More

Penny wise, pound foolish: The flawed logic of withdrawal from Korea

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | MilitaryTimes | 6:02 AM

The Trump administration announced it is considering withdrawing troops from South Korea because of Seoul’s failure to meet US funding demands in the Special Measures [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Korea’s July 1-20 exports fall further on slow demand recovery

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

South Korean exports extended their contraction during the first 20 days of July and by a larger percentage than in June as a protracted coronavirus lockdown and delay in [...] » More

S. Korea’s household debt highest in world in comparison with GDP

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

South Korean households’ debt is one of the world’s highest when compared to the country’s economic size while its debt grew at one of the highest rates in [...] » More

Coronavirus complicates Korea, US military exercises

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

South Korea and the United States are trying to agree on the scale, scope and timing of annual military exercises with the novel coronavirus threatening to disrupt the travel [...] » More

Minister nominee calls for humanitarian cooperation with North aside from ‘working group’ with US

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea should pursue inter-Korean humanitarian cooperation independently of the “working group” forum set up to coordinate North Korea policy with the United [...] » More

Sudden outbreak of worms reported in Korea’s water supply

22-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

A week after the first reports of small worms or larvae being discovered in tap water in the South Korean city of Incheon, the problem has spread to towns and cities across [...] » More

Samsung, Hyundai Motor to cooperate on future cars beyond batteries

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

Discussion and cooperation on future mobility technologies are seemingly picking up speed between South Korea’s two biggest conglomerates, Samsung Electronics and [...] » More

S. Korea, US defense chiefs talk, but no decision yet on joint drills

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

Defense chiefs of South Korea and the US held a teleconference Monday to discuss a number of pending issues and reaffirmed that both sides will “unwaveringly” [...] » More

Number of taxpayers for property ownership increases with price hike

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

The number of people subject to pay tax for residential property ownership increased by more than 110,000 last year, while the corresponding tax revenue neared 1 trillion won [...] » More