News Articles
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea reported 52 new cases of the new coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 156, with the potentially fatal illness spreading fast across the country. The number of COVID-19 infections here has almost tripled in just three days, with most new infections traced to church services in the southeastern city of Daegu. Of the 52 new cases, 41 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and the ..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea declared the southeastern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo are 'special care zones' Friday as a cluster of coronavirus cases have been reported there in recent days. On Thursday, the country confirmed its first death of a COVID-19 patient in the southeastern city of Cheongdo, with the total number of confirmed cases in the country surpassing 100. Concerns about community spread have mounted as new cases surged this week ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea's exports moved up 12.4 percent in the first 20 days of February, customs data showed Friday, led mostly by chips and auto parts. The country's outbound shipments reached US$26.3 billion in the Feb. 1-20 period, compared with $23.3 billion a year earlier, according to the Korea Customs Service." Read more from Yonhap.
  • BBC News - 2020-02-21
    "A religious group in South Korea has been identified as a coronavirus hotbed, officials say, amid a sharp rise in confirmed cases in the country. The infections among members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji) are linked to one woman. The sect in the city of Daegu accounts for 30 of 53 new cases, with officials warning of an unprecedented crisis."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total here to 104. Most new cases occurred in the southeastern city of Daegu. The city's mayor urged its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside to stem the spread of the virus."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-20
    "South Korea reported 31 new cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 82. This week's surge in the number of infected people, increasing the nation's total infections by more than 50, has raised fears that the virus may have been spreading locally." Read more from Yonhap.
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-20
    "Daegunjubo, a national seal crafted in 1882 during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919) in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), and Hyojongeobo, the royal seal of King Hyojong (1619-1659) made posthumously to commemorate his achievements in 1740, were repatriated to Korea from the United States, the Cultural Heritage Administration announced Wednesday. [Daegunjubo] is one of six [royal seals] that Gojong used in the 1870s and 1880s on diplomat..
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-20
    "An Iranian official on Tuesday warned Samsung Electronics that it is planning to restrict the use of the tech giant’s mobile phones in the country, accusing the company of bowing to pressure from the United States. The official’s statement is a response to Samsung’s decision to limit app purchases for Iranian users of its Galaxy Store, for which it cited issues with converting Iranian currency. But Iranian news outlets have reported..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-20
    "A Seoul court ruled in favor of the ride-hailing service Tada as a legitimate rental car service Wednesday, in a landmark decision that will likely support the mobility platform industry. The Seoul Central District Court acquitted Lee Jae-woong, head of car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, head of SoCar's subsidiary Value Creators & Company (VCNC), of charges of violating the passenger transport service act with the ..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-20
    "The world’s first geostationary environment-monitoring satellite Chollian 2B made by South Korea has been successfully launched and reached outer space, the country’s aerospace research institute said Wednesday. Chollian 2B was launched on the Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the space center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:18 a.m. as scheduled, according to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. In early March, Chollian 2B will be situated a..
  • Reuters - 2020-02-19
    "A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship docked off Japan on Wednesday, according to Yonhap news agency. The evacuees will be transferred and isolated for at least two weeks at Incheon International Airport Quarantine, to rule out any symptoms. Health authorities had said there were 14 South Koreans, five of whom were crew members, on the Diamond Princess, including those who a..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-19
    "President Moon Jae-in ordered the government to implement urgent measures to combat the new coronavirus Tuesday, including finding emergency funding to salvage the economy amid mounting concerns over the viral outbreak's impact on the business sector. The President's remarks reflect grave worries over the epidemic, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, that has dented the nation's exports and consumer demand. In..
  • Soompi - 2020-02-19
    “On February 18, it was revealed that Lee Kwang Soo suffered an injury in a car accident the past weekend. As a result, he will be taking a break from all of his scheduled activities including 'Running Man' recordings. According to Sports Chosun, Lee Kwang Soo will be receiving surgery today (February 18) in the afternoon.”
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-19
    "A homeless man froze to death while sleeping outdoors in the cold spell that gripped the country on Monday. The man, 55, was found dead near Bujeon Station in Busan on Monday night, according to police. He was lying near Exit 1 under a ragged blanket and wearing a puffer jacket."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-19
    "South Korea on Tuesday confirmed another case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections here to 31. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the latest patient is a 61-year-old South Korean woman who lives in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The woman has not been abroad, raising concerns again over the spread of the disease without a link to known clusters of the COVID-19 ..
  • ABC News - 2020-02-18
    "Two people were killed and 38 were injured Monday in a highway pileup in snowy weather in southwestern South Korea, officials said. The Jeonbuk Provincial Police Agency said the pileup involved about 30 vehicles, including a chemical truck carrying nitric acid that flipped over and caught fire inside a tunnel. Police official Jeon Gwang-hun said he couldn't provide further details because the investigation of the cause of the acciden..
  • Reuters - 2020-02-18
    "Several top trading houses have rented millions of barrels of crude storage in South Korea this month to hold excess oil supplies after the coronavirus outbreak dampened demand in China, the world’s largest importer, trading sources said. Supplies in the region are piling up after Chinese refineries cut output by about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) over just two weeks. Trading firms Trafigura [TRAFG.UL], Glencore and Mercuria as wel..
  • NK News - 2020-02-18
    "Thae Yong Ho, a prominent defector and former North Korean diplomat, was targeted by hackers suspected to have links to North Korea, according to a security specialist in Seoul. The news comes days after Thae announced his intention to run for office in South Korea’s upcoming legislative elections this April, after which many raised concerns about the extensive security measures that the high-profile defector may need." Read more f..
  • ZDNet - 2020-02-18
    "The South Korean government has warned the public of a sharp rise in smishing attempts -- scam text messages -- that use misinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak. As of February 15, 9,688 smishing texts had been sent that used false information on the novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korean police, and the country's financial regulator said Monday in a joint statement. These texts claim to provide ..
  • Arirang News - 2020-02-18
    "South Korean speed skater Park Ji-won wrapped up the men's overall one-thousand meter title with a second win of the weekend at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup season finale in the Netherlands. In Dordrecht on Sunday, Park confirmed his world number-one position with victories in the one-thousand and 15-hundred meter races." Watch the full video from Arirang News.

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