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: Jung Min-ho
Mon, July 22, 2019 | 06:39
Japan's former vice farm minister arrested for killing 'hikikomori' son
A former Japanese vice agriculture minister, 76, has been arrested on charges of stabbing his “hikikomori” son to death. According to local media Sunday, Hideaki Kumazawa, also a former ambassador to the Czech Republic, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing his son, Eiichiro, 44, with a kitchen knife at home in Tokyo - a charge he reportedly admitted.
| 2019-06-03 12:38
Ex-Japanese top official says he killed son to prevent attack on children
China threatens to restrict rare earths exports to US
China has threatened to use its position as a leading exporter of rare earths - raw materials that are crucial for electronics - in the escalating trade war with the United States. “If any country wants to use products made of China's rare earths exports to contain China's development, the Chinese people would not be happy with that,” said a spokesperson from the National Dev...
| 2019-05-29 16:03
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals
Teenager kills herself in Malaysia after Instagram followers vote for death
A teenage girl has killed herself in Malaysia after her Instagram followers voted for death in a poll she posted to ask them whether she should live or die. The girl, 16, whose identity is unknown, had reportedly run a poll on the photo-sharing app with the question, “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L (Death/Life),” before jumping off the top of a building in the east Mala...
| 2019-05-29 14:45
125 pizzas delivered to school after students return lost wallet
Two teenagers found a wallet full of cash and credit cards on the street in January. Instead of keeping it, they immediately returned it to its owner. Four months later, they - and everyone at their school - received surprise rewards. On May 20, 125 pizzas were delivered to Seogwipo Middle School on Jeju Island, police said Wednesday. Oh Seung-jin, the wallet's owner, sent th...
Seoul & Provinces
| 2019-05-29 13:44
Canada to take back trash sent to Philippines after Duterte's warnings
The Canadian government has promised to take back its waste, which has been rotting in the Philippines for more than five years, by the end of June. According to Canadian media Wednesday (local time), the country's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the ministry signed a contract with a shipping firm, Bollore Logistics Canada, to take back the containers of garbage s...
| 2019-05-23 13:34
Duterte: Canada treats Philippines 'like a dumpsite'
Activists to Trudeau: 'It's time for Canada to take its trash out of Philippines'
Jaguar Land Rover reports record $4.6 billion loss
Jaguar Land Rover has reported a record annual loss of 3.6 billion pounds ($4.58 billion) for last year. Britain's largest carmaker, owned by India's Tata Motors, blamed the staggering loss on a slump in the Chinese market, falling diesel sales and uncertainties related to Brexit. The company returned to profit in the fourth quarter of its latest financial year (120 million p...
| 2019-05-21 14:58
Korean won dips to 19-month low against major currencies
The real value of Korean won compared to other major currencies has hit its lowest point in 19 months. The latest real effective exchange rate (REER) indices compiled by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows the exchange rate for the Korean currency was 110.2 points last month, the lowest since 109.64 points in September 2017.
| 2019-05-20 16:18
Young Koreans celebrate Coming-of-Age Day [PHOTOS]
Nineteen-year-old Korean women wearing hanboks, the traditional Korean garments, participate in the Coming-of-Age Day ceremony at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul, Monday.
| 2019-05-20 15:56
Korean man nabbed in Philippines over fake US dollar bills
A Korean man has been nabbed in the Philippines on suspicion of possessing counterfeit U.S. dollar bills amounting to $288,700.According to local media, the Korean, 53, surnamed Song, was apprehended with two other suspects - a Chinese man and a dismissed local police officer - at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on May 15 after trying to buy casino chips with fake money.
Law & Crime
| 2019-05-20 14:37
Huawei would be 'fine' without US chips, says CEO
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhenghei has claimed that the Chinese company does not need chips from U.S. companies and that the Donald Trump government's restrictions will have little impact on growth. Speaking to Japanese media at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, Saturday, Ren said his company would be “fine” even if Qualcomm or other U.S. suppliers stopped providing chips. ...
| 2019-05-19 16:41
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone mocked by WSJ
Sales of Japanese beer, noodles, snacks plunge amid trade dispute
US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
Hyundai Mobis develops camera monitors to replace side mirrors
A feud for the ages
Korea suffers steepest fall in exports
Vietnam demands Chinese ships to leave Vanguard Bank
Apple, Amazon concerned about Japan's export curbs
Trump in dilemma over Korea, Japan trade scuffle
Market expects additional rate cut in Q4
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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