Archive for October 9th, 2021

N Korea secretly expanding uranium plant, watchdog group claims

N Korea secretly expanding uranium plant, watchdog group claims

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

North Korea is attempting to hide expansion and changes in its uranium enrichment plant from spy satellites, satellite imagery by US-based watchdog 38 North website shows. [...] » More

Samsung forecasts near-30pct jump in Q3 operating profit

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics defied the global supply chain challenges to forecast a near-30-percent jump in third-quarter operating profits on Friday. The [...] » More

Court orders posthumous reinstatement of transgender soldier

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

A South Korean court on Thursday ordered a cancellation of the forceful discharge of transgender soldier Byun Hee-soo, who took her own life earlier this year. The Daejeon [...] » More

Samsung sees record sales in Q3 on strong chip biz

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it expected to post record sales in the third quarter of the year, apparently buoyed by its semiconductor business. In its earnings [...] » More

Main opposition’s presidential candidates shortlisted to 4, ex-Jeju Gov. Won makes cut

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The presidential field for the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) was shortlisted to four candidates Friday, with former Jeju Province Gov. Won Hee-ryong making the cut [...] » More

Singapore, Korea to launch Vaccinated Travel Lanes from 15 November

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

Singapore and South Korea have agreed to launch Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) between the two countries, starting from 15 November. The Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in a [...] » More

S. Korea raises level of greenhouse gas reduction goal from 26pct to 40pct

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea on Friday drastically raised the level of its greenhouse gas reduction goal from 26.3 percent to 40 percent by 2030, as part of its broader aim to slowly phase [...] » More

The real Squid Game: inside the debt crisis crippling Korea’s middle class

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Evening Standard | 5:02 AM

Squid Game is anything but your typical, saccharine, soft-glow Korean television drama., writes Sarah A. Son, lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Sheffield. In [...] » More

S. Korea aims to forge deeper partnerships with EU vaccine firms

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea said Friday it plans to forge deeper ties with biotechnology firms from the European Union as it seeks to emerge as a global production hub of vaccines by 2025. [...] » More

S. Korea to take active steps to curb inflation: official

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea plans to take active actions to stabilise inflation as the country’s consumer prices are expected to grow at a faster pace in October than the previous [...] » More

Iran-SKorea row worsens over oil billions frozen by US sanctions

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

A row between Iran and South Korea is intensifying, with Tehran threatening legal action unless Seoul releases more than $7 billion in funds for oil shipments frozen because [...] » More

Korean tycoon, wanted on multimillion-dollar fraud charges, loses 10-year Canadian extradition fight

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A South Korean tycoon who was behind one of Metro Vancouver’s biggest property developments has lost a long court battle against extradition to his native country, [...] » More

With time running out, experts urge ‘creative’ solutions on N. Korea nukes

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

North Korea has been advancing its nuclear and missile capabilities over the past decades, and time is running out to prevent the country from becoming a full-fledged nuclear [...] » More

Korea Court Backs Transgender Soldier Who Killed Herself Over Forcible Military Discharge

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | News18 | 5:02 AM

A South Korean court on Thursday ruled it was unfair for the military to forcibly discharge a soldier over her gender-reassignment surgery, months after she took her own life [...] » More

Squid Game: Korea’s latest cultural phenomenon

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest [...] » More