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Trump 'offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One'

During the Singapore summit, Trump gave Kim a glimpse inside his presidential state car in a show of their newly friendly rapport

22 Feb 2021 11:15 AM

South Korea detects first coronavirus variant cases

The new strain, which experts fear is more contagious, prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions on Britain

29 Dec 2020 1:35 AM

South Korea reports record virus surge on Christmas Day

The nation has been held up as a model of how to combat the virus, but Friday saw a record 1,241 new infections

25 Dec 2020 1:11 PM

Samsung signs $6.6 billion deal with Verizon to supply 5G network solutions

Samsung’s global prospects for its network business have improved following US sanctions on its bigger rival Huawei, analysts said

07 Sep 2020 9:04 AM

Hyundai vs Tesla: Hyundai race to produce electric cars as Tesla takes off

No traditional automaker has been successful yet in catching up with Tesla, which retains an edge in battery and software technology

28 Jul 2020 11:34 AM

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North Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul

North Korea ridiculed South's “nonsensical” calls for revived negotiations between US and Pyongyang when it lost its relevance as a mediator

07 Jul 2020 3:32 PM

Oil falls as growing coronavirus cases stoke fuel demand worries

Gasoline demand will be closely watched as US heads into its July 4 holiday weekend as many Americans are expected to hit the road

03 Jul 2020 9:17 AM

North Korea blows up liaison office shared with South Korea

Since early June, North Korea issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of South over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets

16 Jun 2020 2:55 PM

North Korea cut off communication with South over anti-Pyongyang leaflets row

South Korean government said it would push for legal bans on launching leaflets, but the North said South Korean response lacks sincerity

09 Jun 2020 12:56 PM

Oil prices slip on dim economic outlook, despite improved demand

A bleak economic outlook from the U.S. Federal Reserve put downward pressure on oil prices

20 May 2020 9:16 AM

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Schools reopen in South Korea as virus fears ease

The country appears to have brought its outbreak under control, thanks to an extensive "trace, test and treat" programme

20 May 2020 8:36 AM

Oil prices edge higher on surprise US stock drawdown, but demand concerns linger

Prices have risen in the past two weeks as some countries relaxed coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns

14 May 2020 9:09 AM

South Korea raises age of sexual consent from 13 to 16

Previously, teenagers aged 13 or older were held to be legally capable of consenting to sex, resulting in controversial cases in the country

13 May 2020 11:54 AM

South Korea closes bars and clubs; fears second wave of Covid19

Of the 18 new South Korean cases reported on Saturday, 17 were tied to the Itaewon cluster

10 May 2020 9:23 AM

Kim Jong Un reappears in public after weeks of health rumours

The leader's recent absence from public events had triggered a series of fevered rumours and unconfirmed reports over his health condition

02 May 2020 9:42 AM

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K-League football snapped up by sport-deprived foreign broadcasters

It's a boon for sports fans who have been starved of such content by the virus and bored repeat broadcasts of matches from past

28 Apr 2020 10:30 AM

Succession worries for North Korea amid Kim’s health rumours

Questions about Kim’s health flared after he skipped an April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather

23 Apr 2020 1:28 PM

North Korea media silent on Kim's health as speculation on health rages

North Korean media presented a business as usual image, carrying routine reporting of Kim’s achievements

22 Apr 2020 10:43 AM

South Korea's K-league allows practice matches as virus fears ease

Government announced at the weekend it would permit outdoor sports behind closed doors following a steady decline in new virus cases

21 Apr 2020 9:45 AM

Governments across globe under pressure to control covid19 economic damage

Governments face pressure to reopen factories, shops, travel and public activities

19 Apr 2020 12:42 PM

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