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South Korea’s FTC Reviewing In-Game Purchase Clauses

The Fair Trade Commission in South Korea will conduct a review of game companies’ consumer practices and thus contacted 10 companies, including Nexon, Blizzard, and Riot Games, on Friday, according to The Korea Herald. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is concerned with in-game purchases in PC and mobile games. In particular, one concern is the […]
Tags: News, Blizzard Entertainment, Loot Boxes, Nexon, Riot Games, South Korea

Asian stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to 22,189.01. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,219.78. The Shanghai Composite was little changed at 3,248.87. Some markets remain closed for the holiday, including in […]
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, News, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Tokyo, Nation & World

South Korea steps up shift to cleaner energy, sets long-term renewable power targets

South Korea plans to boost the share of its energy output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35 percent by 2040, a draft revision to government policy showed on Friday, over four times the current amount.
Tags: South Korea, Money, businessNews

Young Women In South Korea Are Driving An Era Of Change

Feminists have led the country’s Me Too movement and advocated for the recent overturning of an abortion ban.
Tags: South Korea, News

North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows North Korea to show its people it is pushing ahead with weapons development while also reassuring domestic military officia...
Tags: South Korea, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, Singapore, World news, Ap, United States, Kim Jong Un, Pentagon

Police in South Korea investigate suspect in killings of 5

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police are investigating a 42-year-old man accused of setting his apartment on fire and stabbing neighbors trying to flee, killing five people and injuring 13 others. The violence Wednesday in the city of Jinju shocked the nation. Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon criticized police Thursday for what he saw […]
Tags: South Korea, News, Nation, Seoul South Korea, Nation & World, Lee Nak yeon, Jinju

HRS Group of Companies extends its operations to South Korea

HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region through the acquisition of an IT services provider in South Korea.
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Asia Pacific, HRS Hospitality Retail Systems, HRS Group of Companies

Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, says to investigate

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received "a few" reports of damage to the main display of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone and that it will investigate.
Tags: South Korea, Money, Samsung, businessNews, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

North Korea Tests New Weapon

North Korea had declared a moratorium on missile tests after the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, United States, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems

North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon as it tells US to replace Mike Pompeo in nuclear talks

North Korea announced on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, in its first public weapons test since February’s failed summit with the US in Hanoi.  Shortly after the test, North Korea demanded that Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, be removed from nuclear disarmament talks in another sign of deteriorating diplomatic relations with Washington since the failure of their second summit in Hanoi in February.  Pyongyang wanted a replacement for Mr Pompeo who wou...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, Ap, United States, Asia Pacific, Korea, Pentagon, Kim, Kremlin, Donald Trump

Stephen Gostkowski takes 'eye-opening' visit to troops in South Korea

New England's kicker came home from the NFL-USO Tour with newfound respect for those who serve in the military.
Tags: South Korea, NFL, New England, Stephen Gostkowski

Joint Korean bid stays in 2023 Women’s World Cup host race

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says a potential joint bid from North and South Korea remains in the race for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. All nine soccer federations which showed interest last month met Tuesday’s deadline to register. FIFA says they include South Korea “expressing interest in a joint bid” with neighboring North Korea. FIFA […]
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Sports, Ap, Fifa, North, Zurich

North Korea sends hit squads after defectors from its secret police

North Korea has dispatched teams to neighbouring China to track down and kill, if necessary, as many as seven members of the Ministry of State Security who have fled in a snowballing series of defections, according to dissident media.  The crisis in the ranks of North Korea’s secret police agency can be traced back to immediately after the failure of the Hanoi summit between Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, and US President Donald Trump in late February, reported the Daily NK, citing rep...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, China, US, United Nations, North, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Kim Jong, Ministry of State Security, Shenyang, MSS, Liaoning Province

Hyundai's Genesis unveils its vision for a teeny electric luxury car

You may be used to thinking of luxury cars as big and ultra-roomy but Genesis, the luxury automaker recently spun off from South Korea's Hyundai, unveiled something Tuesday night on a much smaller scale.
Tags: South Korea, Cnn, Hyundai

The Week's YouTube Music Charts: BTS, Blackpink, Muse, Soundgarden, Lil Nas X and More

K-pop dominated the YouTube Music harts with BTS breaking records and Blackpink taking over the #1 spot on the Global Top Songs chart, Muse and Soundgarden also saw a spike in views following last week’s first black hole photo, and Lil Nas X continues his ride with the “Old Town Road” remix. YouTube Music Charts & Trends - April 16, 2019 BTS set a new all-time debut record K-pop heavyweights BTS have set a new all time record for biggest debut in YouTube history, with their BTS (방탄소...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Japan, Australia, Montana, Russia, US, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Brazil, Jennifer Lopez, Streaming, Muse

K-Pop Industry Faces Lurid Scandal Involving Sexual Violence And Official Corruption

One of South Korea's most successful cultural exports, K-pop music, is facing its worst crisis to date: a lurid scandal involving misogynistic celebrities and corrupt police.
Tags: South Korea, News

South Korea and Japan looking to switch to Brazilian ethanol but crush getting in the way

In Brazil, Platts reports that South Korea and Japan are looking to switch imports to B-grade ethanol from Brazil now that the crushing season has kicked off and should help to push prices lower. Typically, early in the year the two countries buy ethanol from Pakistan whose availability winds down around the time that Brazilian picks up. Pakistani ethanol prices have already started rising, however, while traders are reluctant to secure deals for Brazilian product due to the rains that have sign...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Pakistan, Brazil, Producer News, Ethanol, Platts

Huawei says not discussed 5G chipsets with Apple, wins more telco gear contracts

China's Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday it has not held talks with Apple Inc about supplying 5G chipsets, a day after its founder said it was open to selling such chips to the U.S. firm which has yet to unveil dates for a next-gen iPhone. Apple is behind rivals such as South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co and Huawei in delivering a phone equipped with fifth-generation (5G) modems that is expected to provide fresh momentum in a slumping global smartphone market. Intel Corp, the sole supplie...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, News, China, Huawei, Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, Huawei Technologies, Intel Corp

South Korea Tries To Broker Another U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Summit

The U.S., North and South Koreas have said they're willing to hold more talks to try to resolve the nuclear crisis. At the same time, the prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough are looking slim.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, U S North and South Koreas

Zinke’s Pivot Into The Lucrative Mining Industry Raises Brows

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining company and is pursuing involvement in natural gas exports that have surged under Trump, Zinke told The Associated Press Tuesday. The rapid transition from the highest levels of the executive branch to the corporate boardroom is raising questions about possible conflict...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Navy, Montana, Washington, China, America, Ap, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Keystone, West Coast, North Carolina, Interior Department

Why Wall Street is worried that Apple is getting left behind in the 5G arms race

Wall Street analysts are worried that Apple is getting left behind in the 5G arms race. Samsung and Huawei have launched 5G phones, but UBS thinks Apple won't arrive at the party until at least 2021. Apple's legal fight with Qualcomm, spectrum issues, and pricing concerns are all thought to be holding the iPhone maker back. But Apple's sluggishness might not be a terrible thing. There are still issues with 5G and it may not turn out to be a huge innovation in the eyes of consumers. Visit Busin...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Korea, Gartner, Ubs, Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung Galaxy, Forbes, Citi

In South Korea's struggling Kia Town, 'bad jobs' better than no jobs

Park Byung-kyu once led Kia Motor's union in the city of Gwangju, fighting for labour protections against the powerful, family-run chaebol that dominated the economy during South Korea's rapid industrialisation.
Tags: South Korea, Money, businessNews, Gwangju, Kia Motor, Kia Town, Park Byung kyu

YouTube algorithm adds 9/11 explainer to Notre Dame fire video

YouTube removed the ‘knowledge panels’ after criticism, leading some to wonder how they would stop it from happening againNotre Dame fire – live updatesVideo: Notre Dame’s spire collapsesAs thousands of Parisians lined the streets watching the historic Notre Dame cathedral burn on Monday evening, others around the world turned to YouTube for updates and were provided with false context about 9/11.YouTube users watching the live stream of the burning building in the United States and South Korea ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Media, Youtube, France, US, World news, United States, Paris, Notre Dame

YouTube videos tracking the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire mistakenly showed some viewers information about the September 11 terror attacks (GOOG, GOOGL)

As the Notre-Dame Cathedral was struck by a devastating fire on Monday, a new YouTube feature in the US and South Korea displayed an information panel related the September 11 terror attacks. YouTube's panels are meant to combat misinformation and conspiracy theories by linking to verified sources on trending news subjects. The information panels were automatically triggered as the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral captured global attention; YouTube says it has disabled the panels for live streams ...
Tags: South Korea, Youtube, France, Wikipedia, US, Trends, Paris, Notre Dame, Notre Dame Cathedral, US YouTube, Katie Bouman

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new General Managers in Asia to focus on areas like Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The company explains its decision has to do with the po...
Tags: Apps, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Tinder, China, Southeast Asia, India, Seo, Tech, Taiwan, Dating, Middle East, Korea, Tokyo

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in Is Calling for Another Summit with Kim Jong Un

"We hope that the South and North could sit down together," he said
Tags: South Korea, News, Kim Jong, Moon Jae

‘Remnants’ Documentary Wins Korea’s Wildflower Awards

For the second year in a row, a documentary feature won the Grand Prize at South Korea’s Wildflower Film Awards. “The Remnants” was directed by Kim Il-ran & Lee Hyuk-san. Jung Sung-il was named best documentary director for “Night and Fog in Zona.” Best director in the narrative category was Jeon Go-woon for “Microhabitat.” The […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Awards, Global, Korea, Kim Il, Wildflower Awards, The Remnants, Lee Hyuk, Jung Sung il

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in Is Calling for Another Summit with Kim Jong Un

"We hope that the South and North could sit down together," he said
Tags: South Korea, News, Uncategorized, North, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Moon Jae

South Korea's Moon pushes for summit with North Korea's Kim despite nuclear standoff

Moon has been eager to regain momentum in talks with North Korea since Kim's second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, in Vietnam in February, failed due to conflicting demands by Pyongyang for sanctions relief and by Washington for sweeping North Korean measures to abandon its nuclear program. Kim said in a speech on Friday that he was willing to hold another summit with Trump if the United States changed its calculation and offered a "proper attitude and a methodology", setting a year-e...
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, United States, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. Moon’s comments on Monday came after Kim over the weekend issued his harshest criticism yet over South Korea’s diplomatic role, accusing […]
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, Nation, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Seoul South Korea, Kim Jong, Nation & World, Moon Jae, Pyongyang Moon