Archive for August 6th, 2020

WHO says N Korea’s COVID-19 test results for first suspected case ‘inconclusive’

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s test results for a man suspected of being the country’s first coronavirus case were inconclusive, though authorities have quarantined over 3,635 [...] » More

Mass infections feared among Uzbek residents in Cheongju

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The latest COVID-19 cases involved six Uzbek nationals living in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, 137 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the quarantine authorities [...] » More

Cooperation with China crucial to Korean economy

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | GlobalTimes | 6:02 AM

A South Korean industry research institute recently released a report suggesting the country should “reduce China dependence” in trade amid escalating containment [...] » More

Korea floods, landslides kill 14

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain, South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years, triggered [...] » More

‘GSOMIA termination may face US backlash’

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

In response to envisaged retaliation from Japan over the possible liquidation of a Japanese company’s assets here, the government has once again threatened to terminate [...] » More

Korea’s inflation slowly grows in July

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | MarketWatch | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s headline inflation accelerated at a slower-than-expected pace in July, still remaining well below the central bank’s 2 percent annual target. The [...] » More

China further eases entry for Koreans amid row with China

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

China is further easing entry regulations for citizens from Korea over other countries, in what is seen as a bid to woo Seoul over the intensifying row between Beijing and [...] » More

Russia okays Hyundai’s acquisition of GM plant

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday that it had been given the green light from the Russian authorities to acquire a general Motors plant in Saint Petersburg, part of its plan to [...] » More

N Korea flouts sanctions on nukes and missiles, UN experts say

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | WUSA9 | 6:02 AM

North Korea has also evaded sanctions through ‘targeted’ cyber attacks against officials of countries on the UN Security Council, according to a report. UN [...] » More

Samsung Biologics launches high-performing cell line

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Samsung Biologics has launched its own cell line expression technology, dubbed S-CHOice, which enables higher productivity of biopharmaceutical drugs for its clients, the [...] » More

‘SK has faster 5G service; LG has wider 5G coverage’

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

SK Telecom, the country’s top telecom carrier, offers the fastest fifth-generation (5G) service in Korea, while runner-up KT has the country’s most stable 5G [...] » More

Coronavirus complicates Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters

Coronavirus complicates Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as [...] » More

Korea floods and landslides kill 14 after 42 days of rain

Korea floods and landslides kill 14 after 42 days of rain

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Fourteen people have been killed and more than 1,000 forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain, South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years, triggered [...] » More

Pentagon calls for sea-launched nuclear missiles, but China condemns US ‘military hegemony’

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

US security officials have said that the development of sea-launched nuclear missiles is necessary to combat Russia, which has been developing their tactical nuclear weapons. [...] » More

WHO says China team interviewed Wuhan scientists over virus origins

WHO says China team interviewed Wuhan scientists over virus origins

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A World Health Organization team in China to probe the origins of COVID-19 had “extensive discussions” and exchanges with scientists in Wuhan where the outbreak [...] » More