Tesla Battery Supplier LG Chem Sees a Record Sales

Aug.06 — While the Covid-19 pandemic has dented demand for electric vehicles this year, a South Korean supplier expects its battery sales to reach a new high thanks to strength in Europe and a contract with Tesla Inc.’s factory in China. LG Chem Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Hak Cheol Shin says sales at the world’s … Read more Tesla Battery Supplier LG Chem Sees a Record Sales

South Korea’s soaring property prices squeeze middle-class

Middle-class South Koreans are being pushed out of Seoul, where affordable housing has run dry. That’s despite multiple measures by President Moon Jae-in’s government aimed at tamping down property prices. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. … Read more South Korea’s soaring property prices squeeze middle-class

Tokyo warns of ‘serious situation’ with Seoul over WWII forced labor ruling

Japan is warning against any move to require its companies to pay for forced labor during World War Two, calling it a “serious situation.” Meanwhile, the Korean assets of a Japanese steelmaker face liquidation after a ruling from South Korea’s High Court. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Tokyo warns of ‘serious situation’ with Seoul over WWII forced labor ruling

Commemorations held 67 years after Korean Armistice Agreement

Commemorations have been held in North and South Korea to mark the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War 67 years ago. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish … Read more Commemorations held 67 years after Korean Armistice Agreement

North Korea reports ‘first case’ of coronavirus | The World

Pyongyang has reported its first suspected case of Covid-19: a defector returning across the border from South Korea. The ABC’s Andrew Geoghegan talks to Seoul-based journalist Jeongmin Kim. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more North Korea reports ‘first case’ of coronavirus | The World

Busan Streets Overflow with Floodwater After Heavy Rain Drenches South Korea

At least two people were killed when intense rainfall and high tide caused flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, reports said. Local news reports said at least four inches of rain fell in Gyeongsang Province and the Korea Meteorological Administration warned of one to two more inches of rainfall per hour overnight. Seoul, … Read more Busan Streets Overflow with Floodwater After Heavy Rain Drenches South Korea

Taiwan flexes military might amid China tensions

Taiwan has held annual military drills, meant to show off its readiness to defend itself against an attack from mainland China. President Tsai Ing-wen says the war games are important to show determination and efforts to protect the island. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Taiwan flexes military might amid China tensions

China says legal rights of HK residents and foreign media will not be affected

The New York Times has decided to move part of its Hong Kong office to Seoul just two weeks after Beijing imposed national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It said its employees have faced challenges securing work permits. The Chinese foreign ministry said Wednesday that it wouldn’t comment on the internal plans … Read more China says legal rights of HK residents and foreign media will not be affected

Scientists finally determine how many hot dogs can be consumed in one sitting

IN THE PAPERS – Wednesday, July 15: We look at reactions in the French press after Emmanuel Macron’s televised interview for Bastille Day celebrations. Also, a pro-independence Catalan politician demands an investigation over reports that Spanish authorities spied on his phone using Israeli-made spy technology. The New York Times says it’ll be moving part of its … Read more Scientists finally determine how many hot dogs can be consumed in one sitting

Coronavirus: Is Anonymity Key to Contact Tracing?

When a large coronavirus cluster was rumored to have begun among gay men partying in Seoul’s most cosmopolitan nightlife district, city health officials opted for anonymity. Anonymous testing was provided in clinics to counter the discrimination and stigma gay men in South Korea often experience — which would have created a barrier authorities worried could … Read more Coronavirus: Is Anonymity Key to Contact Tracing?

Seoul holds funeral for late mayor

Friends, family and colleagues attended a small funeral for the longtime mayor of Seoul, who leaves a complex legacy amid a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more Seoul holds funeral for late mayor

Seoul residents pay tribute to deceased mayor

Seoul residents lined up to pay tribute to deceased Mayor Park Won-soon in a civic funeral service in front of the city hall. Park, 64, was seen as a contender to be South Korea’s next president until he died by suicide on Thursday, a day after he was accused of sexual harassment. As a former … Read more Seoul residents pay tribute to deceased mayor

Live: Public memorial for Seoul mayor opens outside the city hall韩国首尔市长朴元淳公祭仪式

A public memorial for late Seoul mayor Park Won-soon opens outside the city hall. Park, who was the mayor of Seoul since 2011, was found dead early on Friday. He said in his will: “Sorry to all people.” The 64-year-old Park was reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint a few days before his death. … Read more Live: Public memorial for Seoul mayor opens outside the city hall韩国首尔市长朴元淳公祭仪式