All posts tagged "Korea"

  • FTA
    S. Korea, China sign free trade deal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and China signed a free trade deal Monday that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades. Trade ministers from the two countries met in...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • A Chinese tourist, wearing a facial mask, visits Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on June 1, 2015, as South Korea confirmed three additional cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that day, raising the number of patients diagnosed with the illness to 18. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to ban people exposed to MERS from leaving country

    SEOUL/SEJONG, June 1 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government is moving to place a temporary ban on people exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) from leaving the country, officials said Monday, as part of efforts...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • babies, birth rate
    Childbirths in S. Korea hit over 2-year high in March

    SEJONG, May 27 (Yonhap) — The number of childbirths in South Korea reached a more than two-year high in March, a government report showed Wednesday, a positive turnaround for a country trying to get people to have...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • (Photo courtesy of Michael McDonough via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    Stressed younger men in S. Korea cover losses with wigs

    Hair loss from high stress and other factors is prompting younger men to buy wigs. According to wig maker Himo’s recent figures, those in their 30s account for 27 percent of its male customers, while those in...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, left, poses with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-goo for photographers prior to a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)
    China’s military warns of ‘instability’ on Korean Peninsula

    BEIJING, May 26 (Yonhap) — China’s defense ministry said Tuesday that the Korean Peninsula is facing “instability and uncertainty” as it issued a White Paper on its military strategy. “The Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia are shrouded...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • mers airport
    S. Korean health officials accused of mishandling MERS epidemic

    By Kim Rahn Health authorities are facing criticism for allegedly mishandling the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, after a fourth patient claimed they ignored her voluntary call for testing and quarantine. This revelation preceded news about...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • Yoo Dae-gyun
    Jail term for Sewol owner’s son reduced to two years

    By Lee Kyung-min An appeals court Friday reduced the jail term for Yoo Dae-gyun, the eldest son of the late Sewol ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, to two years. He was sentenced to three years by a district...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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