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Seoul mayor’s apparent suicide sends shock waves through Korea

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

Before being found dead in the hills of Seoul early Friday, the city’s mayor, Park Won-soon, left a crumpled note saying sorry. “I send my apologies to everyone. [...] » More

S. Korea reports 35 new virus cases, number down for 4th straight day

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 35 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, the fourth consecutive day that the number has declined. The new cases raised South Korea’s total [...] » More

Japan, US vow cooperation on N Korea as nuclear talks snubbed

Japan, US vow cooperation on N Korea as nuclear talks snubbed

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan and the United States on Friday confirmed their cooperation on North Korea as the reclusive state rebuffs calls to resume denuclearisation negotiations, while [...] » More

Samsung, SK vow to join state drive to cut reliance on Japan

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

Samsung and SK have renewed their promises to actively assist President Moon Jae-in’s economic team in its ongoing efforts to cut Korean companies heavy reliance on [...] » More

Korea’s heating tobacco product market to grow in 2020: research

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

South Korea’s heating tobacco product market to grow in 2020: research While South Korea’s tobacco market is expected to decline overall, the sales of heated [...] » More

Seoul mayor left note saying ‘sorry’ as Korea mourns

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

The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has caused an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions [...] » More

In Korea, no more Gangnam style for some as top officials sell apartments amid property price furore

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

As Seoul property prices soar, there’s a new apartment on sale this month: for the best part of an estimated $1 million, you could buy a piece of future Gangnam glitz [...] » More

SKT, KT, LG needs to resolve critical issues in July

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

SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus are facing a hectic July schedule as several critical issues need to be resolved by the end of the month. The government is scheduled to make [...] » More

Seoul mayor takes own life after sexual harassment allegations

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

The mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea’s next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life a day after he was accused of sexual harassment, [...] » More

Seoul Mayor reported missing, his phone turned off, massive search underway

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

Police are searching for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon after a missing person report was filed for him Thursday. The search was ongoing as of 10:30 p.m. According to police, [...] » More

Mayor of Korean capital found dead after writing apology to ‘everyone’

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

One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital, Seoul, was found dead on Friday after his daughter reported him missing amid a [...] » More

Government leads in recycling vending machines, large drinks coolers

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

Korea’s major beverage makers and the central government agreed Friday to establish a system to better recycle large drink vending machines and coolers. The deal aims [...] » More

S. Korea court slashes ex-president’s jail term by 10 years

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

A Seoul court on Friday slashed disgraced former president Park Geun-hye’s prison terms by 10 years, in what should be the final ruling over the corruption scandal that [...] » More

Is Naver poised to dominate financial services?

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

Attention is focusing on IT giant Naver as it takes strides into the financial services sector, setting up a corporate body Thursday that will offer insurance services. Naver [...] » More

S. Korea toughens entry rules for foreign nationals

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

Foreign nationals who plan to enter Korea from high COVID-19 risk countries will be required from Monday to submit a negative test result issued less than 48 hours before [...] » More