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How US military is patrolling virus cases among troops in Asia

Dozens of US military personnel are testing positive for coronavirus while transferring from the United States to South Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks gets an exclusive look at how US Forces Korea are keeping incoming cases away from the rest of the base.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, US, Cnn, United States, Stories, Paula Hancocks, US Forces Korea


North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries, state media said Friday. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency also said Kim replaced Kim Jae Ryong as premier following an evaluation of the Cabinet’s economic performance and appointed Kim Tok Hun as his successor. Entering the last year of an ambitious five-year national development plan, Kim Jong Un in December...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Cabinet, Pyongyang, Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jae Ryong, Kim Tok Hun


Conservatives are trying to destroy the US Postal Service. Instead we should expand it

The USPS is our most successful and trusted institution by almost any measure. Let’s embrace and empower it There is an American corporation that employs 633,108 people, handles 142.6bn pieces of product every year, and holds a 48% global market share in its sector. It constitutes a domestic retail network larger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, one that spans even the most rural and isolated parts of the United States. It is an iconic brand tremendously popular with the America...
Tags: South Korea, News, Congress, US, America, Walmart, United States, Usps, Medicare, Bernie Sanders, Trump, France New Zealand, United States Postal Service USPS, American Postal Workers Union, Jacobin, Bhaskar Sunkara


‘Bombs can’t kill viruses’: Hawaii faces backlash as international war games approach

As coronavirus case numbers soar, the state prepares to host Rimpac, the world’s largest international maritime military exerciseIn a year when the coronavirus has caused multinational war games to be conducted virtually or canceled, the world’s largest international maritime military exercise begins in Hawaii next week.The Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) war games, which run through the end of August, come as Hawaii struggles to contain community spread of the coronavirus amid what has become the h...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Hawaii, US military, New Zealand, RIMPAC, Pacific Rimpac


South Korea installs anti-virus bus shelters with temperature sensors and UV lamps

Glass-walled booths in Seoul won’t let you in unless your temperature is normalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea has opened a high-tech new front in the battle against coronavirus, fortifying bus shelters in the capital with temperature-checking doors and ultraviolet disinfection lamps.To enter, passengers must stand in front of an automated thermal-imaging camera, and the door will slide open only if their temperature is below 37.5C. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Coronavirus outbreak


South Korea is building its first aircraft carrier, complete with US-made F-35B fighter jets

South Korea plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year, and acquire fighter jets to operate on it, the country's Defense Ministry has announced.
Tags: South Korea, News, US, Stories, Defense Ministry


As tensions rise in Asia Pacific, South Korea is building its first aircraft carrier ... complete with US-made fighter jets

South Korea plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year, and acquire fighter jets to operate on it, the country's Defense Ministry has announced.
Tags: South Korea, US, Cnn, Defense Ministry, Asia Pacific South Korea


South Korea is building its first aircraft carrier

South Korea plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year, and acquire fighter jets to operate on it, the country's Defense Ministry has announced.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Defense Ministry


As tensions rise in Asia Pacific, South Korea is building its first aircraft carrier ... complete with US-made F-35B fighter jets

South Korea plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year, and acquire fighter jets to operate on it, the country's Defense Ministry has announced.
Tags: South Korea, US, Cnn, Defense Ministry, Asia Pacific South Korea


Meet the 27-year-old Stanford grad who impressed Peter Thiel at a meet-&-greet and inspired the billionaire entrepreneur to invest in his crypto startup the next day

Alexander Liegl is the CEO at Layer1, a bitcoin-mining startup that raised $50 million in Series A funding from Peter Thiel and Shasta Ventures in 2019. Before Layer1, Liegl launched a startup, Apax Labs, that helped the Mexican government detect tax fraud. In 2018, Liegl pitched an idea for an activist hedge fund for cryptocurrencies to Jack Selby, a member of the PayPal mafia and the managing director of Thiel Capital.  Selby told Business Insider in an email that he forwards about 1 in ever...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Europe, Texas, Mexico, Stanford, Germany, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Bitcoin, Mexico City, Peter Thiel, Business Insider


Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to South Korea

Apple has included an ECG function in new Apple Watch models since 2018, providing users in select territories with the ability to measure the electrical activity of their heart. Apple now appears to be ready to extend the ECG feature to South Korea, based on recent government filings. According to etnews, Apple has obtained an approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in South Korea for its ECG app. Apple will likely issue an update to ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ users in the country to ...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Fda, Apple Watch, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety MFDS


In Net Neutrality setback, South Korea lays service quality at content providers’ feet

We missed it earlier: South Korea on May 7 amended its Telecommunications Business Act that would essentially hold content providers like messaging apps and streaming services liable for network issues. This is a significant Net Neutrality issue, since this makes Quality of Service for individual services the content providers’ problem, as opposed to ISPs. While the amendment doesn’t specify what exactly content providers can do to avoid liability, lawyers Kim Jong-hyun and Lee Yunjoh indicated ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, South Korea, Hong Kong, News, Net Neutrality, India, Netflix, Korea, Airtel, SK Telecom, EBITDA, Sunil Mittal, Kim Jong hyun, OpenNet, Lee Yunjoh


$1 dispute over car purchase price sparks 2-year legal battle between auto dealership, Army soldier

Army Maj. Edward Kim has braved mortars, rockets and ambushes from insurgents on some of the bloodiest battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now safely back on U.S. soil, Kim is fighting a different kind of war in a staid Los Angeles County courtroom. His enemy is Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, a massive auto dealership that, according to the federal government, has a history of deceptive advertising practices. At the heart of competing lawsuits between Norm Reeves and Kim is a disput...
Tags: South Korea, News, California, Iraq, Cars, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Automotive, Soccer, Military, Army, Volkswagen, Kim, Lending


$1 dispute over car purchase price sparks 2-year legal battle between auto dealership, Army solider

Army Maj. Edward Kim has braved mortars, rockets and ambushes from insurgents on some of the bloodiest battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now safely back on U.S. soil, Kim is fighting a different kind of war in a staid Los Angeles County courtroom. His enemy is Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, a massive auto dealership that, according to the federal government, has a history of deceptive advertising practices. At the heart of competing lawsuits between Norm Reeves and Kim is a disput...
Tags: South Korea, News, California, Iraq, Cars, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Automotive, Soccer, Military, Army, Volkswagen, Kim, Lending


Coronavirus live news: Australia records deadliest day as global cases near 20 million

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since JuneGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27am BST The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help fight Covid-19 and provide flood assistance in communities. Leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency last month and imposed a lockdown in Kaesong, near the border with South Kore...
Tags: South Korea, UK, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Red Cross, Victoria, Beirut, South, Kim Jong


What the rest of the world can learn from South Korea's COVID-19 response

As the world continues to closely monitor the newest coronavirus outbreak, the government of South Korea has been able to keep the disease under control without paralyzing the national health and economic systems. CU Denver researcher Jongeun You reviewed South Korea's public health policy to learn how the country managed coronavirus from January through April 2020.
Tags: South Korea, Science, Denver


Kim Jong-un sends aid to North Korean border city in lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the distribution of aid to the border city of Kaesong after the area was locked down last month to fight the coronavirus, state media said on Sunday. Authorities raised the state of emergency to the maximum level for the city in July, saying they had discovered the country's first suspected virus case. A train carrying goods arrived in the "totally blocked" city of Kaesong on Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported. "The Supreme Leader has m...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, China, North, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, KCNA, Kaesong


This Week In Trailers: World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime, Apocalypse ‘45, Alone, John Was Trying to Contact Aliens, Space Sweepers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we revisit World War II, go on a very bad road trip, break down in joy that Don Hertzfeldt is back, look to aliens to provide meanin...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, America, This Week In Trailers, Ford, New Mexico, Movie Trailers, John Ford, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Pacific Northwest, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Alone, Robin


Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients still can carry high 'viral loads,' study suggests

Covid-19 patients not showing symptoms may have similar amounts of the novel coronavirus in their bodies as those who do show symptoms, according to a new study from South Korea. This would suggest that they could still spread the virus to others.
Tags: Health, South Korea


Covid-19 patients not showing symptoms may carry just as much virus as those who do, new study finds

Covid-19 patients not showing symptoms may have similar amounts of the novel coronavirus in their bodies as those who do show symptoms, according to a new study from South Korea. This would suggest that they could still spread the virus to others.
Tags: Health, South Korea


For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice

A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, North, Forced labor, Kim Jong, Prisoners Of War, Decisions and Verdicts, Defense and Military Forces


VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Makes the News in South Korea

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,Kinky Boots is returning to Seoul, South Korea A video was recently shared on Instagram, showing cast members featured in a news piece in South Korea. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: South Korea, Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Seoul South Korea, Kinky Boots, BWW News Desk


John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival

There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days. John Carpen...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, France, China, Kung Fu, Taiwan, Athens, Belgium, Brazil, Chevy, Stephen Chow


Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Trailer Starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs trailer starring Chloë Grace Moretz Lionsgate has released the official trailer for the upcoming U.S. debut of South Korean directors Hong Sung-ho and Jang Moo-Hyun’s animated fantasy film titled Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, which gives a new twists on iconic German fairy tales such as Snow White and The Red Shoes. Featuring the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Claflin, the film will be having its U.S. digital release on Friday, September 18 and will als...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Lionsgate, Trailer, Germany, Snow White, Chloe Grace Moretz, Hong, Moretz, Brener, Sam Claflin, ComingSoon, Movie News, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, MGM Releasing, Lionsgate Nabs Mark Wahlberg


Fantasia Virtual Announces Third & Final Wave of 2020 Titles!

Fantasia Virtual announces third & final wave of 2020 titles! The Fantasia Film Festival has unveiled a massive new assortment of feature films in the third and final wave of its virtual 24th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes and special events including a masterclass with horror maestro John Carpenter and more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[],...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Fantasia Film Festival, Movie News


Monsoon drenches the Korean Peninsula with flooding rains

South Korea is in the midst of one of its wettest monsoon seasons in recent memory.
Tags: South Korea, Cnn, Korean Peninsula


Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts

Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.
Tags: South Korea, News, Fauci, Anthony S, JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Disease Rates


Criticism of MP's red dress stirs South Korea sexism debate

Ryu Ho-jeong, 28, says she wore colourful outfit to challenge male dominance in parliamentSouth Korea is again confronting its outdated attitudes towards women in the workplace after a female MP was criticised for attending a parliamentary session in a colourful dress.Ryu Ho-jeong, who at 28 is the youngest member of the country’s national assembly, drew condemnation and praise after she was photographed in the national assembly chamber in what local media described as a red minidress earlier th...
Tags: South Korea, Gender, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Women in politics, Ryu Ho jeong, parliamentSouth Korea


Criticism of South Korean MP's red dress stirs sexism debate

Ryu Ho-jeong, 28, says she wore colourful outfit to challenge male dominance in parliamentSouth Korea is again confronting its outdated attitudes towards women in the workplace after a female MP was criticised for attending a parliamentary session in a colourful dress.Ryu Ho-jeong, who at 28 is the youngest member of the country’s national assembly, drew condemnation and praise after she was photographed in the national assembly chamber in what local media described as a red minidress earlier th...
Tags: South Korea, Gender, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Women in politics, Ryu Ho jeong, parliamentSouth Korea