South Korea prepares $57 billion corporate financial support programme

02/15/2024

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has prepared a financial support programme of 75.9 trillion won ($56.97 billion) for companies increasing investment in key sectors as well as small businesses struggling with the impact of high interest rates.…

North Korea scraps all economic cooperation with South Korea

02/08/2024

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly has voted to scrap all agreements signed with South Korea on promoting economic cooperation, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported on Thursday, as the two Koreas’ relations continue to…

South Korea: Opposition leader stabbed in neck by knife-wielding man

Reuters 01/02/2024

SEOUL  —  South Korea’s opposition Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung was stabbed in the neck during a visit to the southern city of Busan on Tuesday and was airlifted to a university hospital for treatment, party and…

North Korea fires ‘long-range ballistic missile’—Seoul

12/18/2023

Seoul, South Korea—North Korea fired another internationally banned “long-range ballistic missile” on Monday, the South’s military said, after Pyongyang voiced outrage over deeper nuclear cooperation between Seoul and Washington. The ballistic launch followed firing overnight Sunday by…

Spanish AI Influencer earns more than $12,000 monthly

Dale Arasa 11/27/2023

A 25-year-old influencer has captured the world’s attention, captivating fans with her pink hair and perfect washboard abs. Yet, Aitana does not exist; she’s an artificial intelligence created by the Spain-based designer agency The Clueless. Founder Rubén…

Google, Apple face fines totaling $50.5 million over app market practices in S.Korea

10/06/2023

SEOUL – South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said on Friday that Alphabet Inc’s Google and Apple have abused their dominant app market position and warned of possible fines totaling $50.5 million. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said in…

Kathryn Bernardo receives Outstanding Asian Star award in South Korea

Hannah Mallorca 09/21/2023

Kathryn Bernardo is in South Korea where she received her Outstanding Asian Star award at the Seoul International Drama Awards for her performance in the ABS-CBN drama series “2 Good 2 Be True.” In her acceptance speech during…

Flood Early Warning Systems set up in Danao, Argao

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/08/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Two more Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) were established in Cebu as part of the initiative to reduce the ill effects of heavy downpour that causes massive flooding. FEWS were established in Danao…

South Korea prepares to open door for foreign maids, in talks with PH

Reuters 09/02/2023

SEOUL—South Korea approved a Seoul city plan on Friday to let 100 foreign domestic workers into the country through a pilot program aimed at boosting birth rates by helping more women rejoin the workforce. The issue sits at the…

United States, Japan, South Korea condemn ‘dangerous and aggressive actions’ by China

08/19/2023

CAMP DAVID, Maryland — The United States prevailed on Japan and South Korea on Friday to use their strongest language yet in a joint statement to condemn China’s “dangerous and aggressive actions” in the South China Sea.…

South Korean couple beat same-sex barriers to parenthood

08/04/2023

South Korea has spent billions of dollars on policies to boost its birth rate. But when Kim Kyu-jin and her wife wanted to have a baby, they had to fly to Belgium. Legally, South Korea considers Kim…

South Korea stabbing leaves one dead, 12 hurt

08/03/2023

(Updated) SEOUL—A man in a South Korean commuter town rammed his car into passers-by on Thursday, August 3, 2o23,  then got out and stabbed some, killing one person and injuring another 12, police and media said. The…

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