Seoul to send vessel to Strait of Hormuz after US pressure
Iran has been blamed for a series of attacks on shipping vessels in the strait, a strategic choke point for the world's oil trade where the US has deployed a naval mission. But the request put Seoul in a dilemma: it has had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the early 1960s and until last year Iran was one of the resource-poor South's key oil suppliers.
Hyundai Motor returns to profit in Q4 as SUV sales boost margins
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Death toll in China's coronavirus goes up to 9; total cases rise to 440
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Shinzo Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan must also defend itself from threats in cyberspace and from electromagnetic interference against Japanese satellites. Concerns are growing that China and Russia are seeking ways to interfere, disable or destroy satellites.
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus
Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the virus from family members, state media said. Some medical workers have also tested positive for the virus, the English-language China Daily newspaper reported.
Oil comes back to haunt Asian currencies as volatility increases
Oil prices have surged since early October as Middle-East turmoil has ratcheted up.
Why Soleimani's killing has North Korea's Kim Jong Un worried
The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week reinforces the North Korean view that the U.S. only takes such actions against states that lack a credible nuclear deterrent. More specifically, Trump’s choice of attack -- a covert drone strike against a high-level target -- feeds regime fears that any U.S. offensive against Pyongyang would start at the top.
'Parasite' earns 6 Oscar nods; overjoyed director Bong Joon-ho says language no longer a barrier to success
'Parasite' is a dark comedy about the vast gap between the rich and poor in South Korea.
Humans vs bots: Korean firms use AI in hiring, can read faces to figure out what's fake
Preparing for such tests doesn't necessarily involve memorising answers.
China, Japan, South Korea meet on North Korea, free trade
The North has threatened to take unspecified action if that relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Speculation has centered on the possibility of conducting a new missile test, possibly of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. The North has said that what "Christmas gift" it gives the United States depends on Washington's actions.
Kim says North Korea ends tests moratoriums, threatens ‘new’ weapon
Washington was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Kim to “take a different course” and stressing that the US wanted “peace not confrontation” with the North, while Trump played down the development.
Tata Motors global sales dip 3% to 97,348 units in December
Global wholesale units of all Tata Motors' commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range last month stood at 34,526 units, down 15 per cent, from December 2018, the company said in a statement. The company's global sales of all passenger vehicles were at 62,822 units, up 5 per cent from December 2018.
Australian bushfires ease, promise reprieve to build defences
Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday. South Australian fire officials said the situation on Kangaroo Island has stabilised after more than 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) had burnt in blazes.
Centre takes US, Korean, other envoys to Srinagar for first-hand experience
The team comprising ambassadors of the United States, South Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Maldives, Norway, Morocco, Nigeria, Niger, Argentina, Peru, Fiji, Guyana and Togo, met a cross section of society besides senior security personnel.
Samsung’s premium focus could mean exit for many employees
The company hints at realignment of resources as it moves from entry-level phones and televisions. It has faced intense competition from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Realme and Oppo in driving sales growth in India, where the Chinese brands continue to dominate the price-sensitive end of the consumer electronics market.
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