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Samsung halts production at Gumi phone plant over virus case
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that it has temporarily shut down a smartphone plant in the South Korean city of Gumi, shortly after a plant employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung's new EUV-equipped chip line begins mass production
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chipmaker, has said its new semiconductor fabrication line in South Korea using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology has begun mass production.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails durability test
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' newly launched foldable smartphone that aims to popularise the foldable form factor in the market has failed at the "famous" JerryRigEverything durability test.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Probe into Samsung heir's alleged drug abuse begins
Seoul, Feb 13 (IANS) Prosecutors have launched an investigation into Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong's suspected drug use, while the top conglomerate has flatly denied the allegation.
2020-02-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG V60 ThinQ may offer massive 5,000mAh battery
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) LG is getting ready to unveil its V60 ThinQ which could feature four microphones and pack a 5,000 mAh battery, even as it has pulled out of the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC).
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
nCov: Samsung scales back presence, Sony withdraws from MWC
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is mulling to scale back its presence at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona citing concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S. Korea, US hold working group talks on Pyongyang
Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korea and the US held a "working group" meeting on Monday to coordinate policy on North Korea, with Seoul's push to allow individual trips to Pyongyang expected to be a key agenda item.
2020-02-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LG to supply digital cockpit system for Cadillac Escalade
Seoul, Feb 6 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. said on Thursday it will supply a digital cockpit system to Cadillac for the US automaker's premium sport utility vehicle.
2020-02-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Coronavirus: Prices of chips, display panels to shoot up
Seoul, Feb 5 (IANS) The spread of coronavirus in China is likely to push up prices of semiconductors and display panels, analysts said on Wednesday, amid possible supply chain disruptions of key industrial materials.
2020-02-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Coronavirus: LG, ZTE withdraw from MWC, others may follow
Seoul/New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down, Chinese tech major ZTE and South Korean giant LG Electronics have decided to withdraw their participation from the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 event in Barcelona later this month.
2020-02-05
Category: International, South Korea,National,Technology
LG deploys service robot at restaurant in Seoul
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) LG Electronics has deployed a service robot that carries food to tables at a restaurant here. Named "Cloi ServeBot", the service robot can carry and deliver up to four food trays to customers autonomously while avoiding obstacles.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung to shut flagship store in China amid coronavirus fears
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. will temporarily shut down its flagship store in China amid growing fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus, company officials here said on Monday.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung's foldable clamshell Galaxy Z Flip leaks online
Seoul, Feb 3 (IANS) An alleged video of Samsung's forthcoming foldable clamshell device, widely reported to be called the Galaxy Z Flip has surfaced online that gives a look into the phone.
2020-02-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Ex-K-pop star Seungri indicted in sex case
Seoul, Feb 1 (IANS) Former K-pop idol Seungri has been indicted for prostitution and habitual gambling.
2020-02-01
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung to release 5G Galaxy Tab tablet in S.Korea
Seoul, Jan 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday said it will release a 5G tablet in South Korea this week.
2020-01-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea among most underreported humanitarian crises
Seoul, Jan 29 (IANS) Food shortages, natural disasters and other humanitarian issues in North Korea were not adequately known to the outside world, making the country the world's sixth-most underreported humanitarian crisis last year, an international relief group has said.
2020-01-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip may cost as low as $860
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 and $1,295.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to come with 15W charger: Report
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Z Flip' on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now the device has made its way to Chinas 3C certification database, revealing it is coming with a 15W charger in the box.
2020-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ may not have active noise cancellation
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ which would be the next-gen wireless buds from the handset maker, are unlikely to feature active noise cancellation (ANC), but they may come with a larger battery (85mAh), which could give them a 12-hour battery life, double that of their predecessor.
2020-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung to buy US network service provider to expand 5G infra
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday it will acquire US network service provider TeleWorld Solutions (TWS) Inc. to better provide 5G infrastructure and solutions.
2020-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG in pact with US firm for in-vehicle infotainment system
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) LG Electronics has signed a partnership with US-based automotive voice recognition solutions provider Cerence Inc to develop an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system.
2020-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Galaxy Fold 2 to pack Snapdragon 855 chipset: Report
Seoul, Jan 9 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen Galaxy Fold 2 along with Galaxy S11 on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claims that the upcoming foldable phone may be powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 855 chipset, instead of the rumoured latest Snapdragon 865.
2020-01-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea calls for self-reliance amid int'l sanctions
Seoul, Jan 4 (IANS) North Korea's official newspaper said on Saturday that Pyongyang would not maintain an attachment to seeking the lifting of the currently imposed international sanctions and instead overcome hurdles through a self-reliant approach.
2020-01-04
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UN Green Climate Fund approves 1st project for N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 28 (IANS) The UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $752,000 in funding for North Korea to help Pyongyang deal with climate change, marking the first financing project by the fund for the reclusive nation, a media report said.
2019-12-28
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
4 US surveillance planes fly over Korean Peninsula on same day
Seoul, Dec 27 (IANS) A US maritime patrol plane made a late-night flight over the Korean Peninsula, only hours after three American surveillance aircraft flew above the same area, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US again flies spy planes over Korean Peninsula
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) The US flew spy planes around the Korean Peninsula again, an aviation tracker said on Thursday, at a time of speculation that North Korea could carry out a major provocation amid the stalled denuclearization talks.
2019-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Galaxy Fold 2 may have first-ever foldable glass display
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) Famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 may have an "ultra-thin glass display" instead of plastic.
2019-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Koreans likely to continue working abroad despite UN deadline
Seoul/Pyongyang, Dec 23 (IANS) A UN-imposed deadline for member countries to repatriate North Korean workers home has arrived, but many of them were expected to continue working abroad using stay permits other than work visas, experts said on Monday.
2019-12-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung to mass produce Baidu's AI chip Kunlum next year
Seoul, Dec 18 (IANS) Samsung has joined hands with Chinese-language Internet search company Baidu to produce its new Cloud-to-edge artificial intelligence (AI) chipset -- Kunlun. The mass production of the chip is scheduled for early next year.
2019-12-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung denies selling 1 mn Galaxy Fold handsets
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. has denied media reports that the company has sold one million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally since the device's launch in September.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea conducts another 'critical' test at satellite launch site
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday that it has carried out "another crucial test" at its satellite launch site and the results would be used to strengthen its "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent".
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US envoy to visit Seoul ahead of N.Korea deadline
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will arrive in South Korea on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said here, just weeks ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline for Washington to show flexibility to advance their nuclear talks.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Folds
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn at TechCrunch's Disrupt Berlin event revealed that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung Galaxy S11e likely to sport 5G connectivity
Seoul, Dec 9 (IANS) Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S11e-- also called the SM-G9810 -- will have 5G connectivity, according to the Chinese mobile authentication platform called the 3C.
2019-12-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Moon, Trump agree to main dialogue with N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed on Saturday that it was necessary to maintain dialogue momentum between Washington and Pyongyang, the presidential office here said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a new study.
2019-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Melanie Laurent: '6 Underground' is about super human beings without super powers
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Melanie Laurent, who will be seen death defining stunts and packing some action packed punches in the upcoming Netflix's movie "6 Underground", says the film is about super great human beings without super powers.
2019-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North calls Japan PM 'stupid' 'political dwarf,'
Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) North Korea slammed the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday for saying that the projectiles fired by Pyongyang two days earlier were ballistic missiles, and made a veiled threat to fire one towards Japan.
2019-11-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
2nd K-Pop star Goo Hara die in just over a month after BF Sulli (Ld)
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara has been found dead at her home here, police say.
2019-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd K-Pop star Goo Hara die in just over a month
Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara has been found dead at her home here, police say.
2019-11-25
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kidambi, Sameer knocked out of Korea Masters
Gwangju (South Korea), Nov 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma crashed out of the Korea Masters after suffering straight-games defeat in their respective second-round clashes on Thursday.
2019-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Badminton
Samsung invests record $13.1 bn in R&D in first nine months
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has said it invested a record 15.3 trillion won or $13.1 billion in research and development (R&D) in the first nine months of this year.
2019-11-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Galaxy S11 tipped to come in 3 sizes, 5 variants
Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) An American tech blogger has claimed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone will be available in three screen sizes - 6.4 or 6.2-inch being the smallest, mid-sized with 6.4-inch and 6.7-inch being the largest one.
2019-11-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung aims to increase sales of foldables in 2020
Seoul, Nov 8 (IANS) Samsung CEO DJ Koh confirmed that the company has aimed to sell a lot more foldable devices in 2020.
2019-11-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US, S.Korea to skip joint annual air drill
Seoul, Nov 3 (IANS) South Korea and the US were expected to skip a joint winter-time air exercise just as they did last year to support ongoing diplomacy for the denuclearization of North Korea, a source said on Sunday.
2019-11-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
ALERT: SC reserves judgement in Ayodhya title dispute, closes arguments
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2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,National,Politics
N. Korean leader Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korean state media on Wednesday released a series of pictures of its leader Kim Jong-un where in he can be seen riding a white horse on a snow covered mountain considered sacred in the country.
2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung drops security updates for these 3 devices
Seoul, Oct 8 (IANS) South Korean handset maker Samsung, while modifying devices it supports with security updates, has dropped the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2016), and the Galaxy Tab S2 L/S Refresh from the list.
2019-10-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
No meeting with the US till it ends "hostile policy": North Korea
Seoul, Oct 6 (IANS) North Korea, after a failed round of talks this weekend in Stockholm, on Sunday said that it will not meet the United States again until it puts a stop to its "hostile policy."
2019-10-06
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
4 killed as typhoon lashes S. Korea
Seoul, Oct 3 (IANS) Four people were killed as Typhoon Mitag lashed the southern and eastern regions of South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said on Thursday.
2019-10-03
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Politics