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Tokyo Court Grants Carlos Ghosn Bail

UN: Ghosn deserves reparations for ‘arbitrary’ detention in Japan

The former boss of carmaker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, should receive compensation from Japan because his detention there lacked legal grounds and ran counter to...

South Korea loosens social distance rules amid downward virus trend

In view of a downward trend in new infections with the coronavirus, South Korea has relaxed the rules put in place to reduce the...

Dozens injured as 33-storey building in South Korea goes up in flames

Dozens of people are injured after a 33-storey apartment building went up in flames on Thursday night in the South Korean city of Ulsan,...

IPMC pledges support to Ghana News Agency

Mr Amar Deep S. Hari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Company Limited (IPMC), has pledged to mobilise support for the Ghana...

Putin, Moon agree to deepen Russia-South Korea cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday discussed forging deeper bilateral cooperation. During a phone conversation, Putin...

5 more U.S. soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the U.S....

South Korea’s employment keeps falling for 6 months over COVID-19

South Korea's employment kept falling for six straight months through August amid the continued economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, statistical office data...

South Korea’s employment keeps falling for 6 months

South Korea's employment kept falling for six straight months to August amid the continued economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, statistical office data showed...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
Donating Plasma In Daegu

South Korea: Plasma Donation by Shincheonji Church Facilitates Development of Vaccine for COVID-19

Over 1,000 members of religious organization called Shincheonji Church of Jesus participated in donating plasma for the cure of COVID-19. This is carried out...
People sit together on a street in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 17, 2020. South Africa registered 178 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the sharpest rise for a single day since the country recorded its first confirmed case on March 5, according to the Health Ministry. As of 4:00 a.m. Saturday local time, the country reported 2,783 confirmed cases and 50 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. (Photo by Zodidi Mhlana/Xinhua)

COVID-19 updates: 6 more U.S. soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - WELLINGTON -- The...
Mr Lee Man Hee Franklin Hoet Linares

South Korea: Franklin Hoet Linares condemns harassment of Shincheonji leader

A member of the International Jurists Committee of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a not-for-profit organization, Mr. Hoet Linares says...
Human Rights Reporters Ghana

South Korea: Human Rights Reporters demands justice for Shincheonji church leader

Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), a Non-Governmental Organisation has charged the government of South Korea to consider the leader of Shincheonji Church of Jesus,...

Hyundai Motor sees operating profit halve in second quarter over COVID-19

Hyundai Motor, South Korea's biggest automaker, saw operating profit halve in the second quarter owing to an economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak across...
The U.S. troops deploying at one of the bases

White House’s plan to reduce troops in South Korea draws skepticism in Washington

The White House is weighing the possibility of reducing U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. The move has drawn harsh criticism from inside U.S....
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

South Korea expresses deep concern over DPRK’s military action plans

South Korea's defense ministry on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the military action plans announced by the army of the Democratic People's Republic...
Covid Re Testing

COVID-19 In Ghana: Of All The Right Things, What May We Be Doing Wrong

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as you may be aware is a pandemic that continues to rock havoc around the world. This deadly virus which...
blaze at warehouse construction site

At least 25 killed in South Korea’s blaze at warehouse construction site

At least 25 people were killed in a blaze that broke out at a warehouse construction site in Gyeonggi province, South Korea, local media...
LG Electronics

LG Electronics post 2nd-biggest operating profit in Q1

LG Electronics, South Korea's tech giant, posted the second-biggest operating profit in the first quarter on the brisk sale of premium TVs and home...
Visitors view Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones at Samsung's stand at 2015 CeBIT Technology Trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on March 16, 2015. Top IT business fair CeBIT 2015, which features a strong Chinese presence, opened on Sunday in Germany. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Samsung Electronics posts growth in Q1 operating profit

Samsung Electronics, South Korea's tech behemoth, posted a growth in the first-quarter operating profit, the company said Wednesday. Consolidated operating profit expanded...
parliamentary polls

South Korea’s ruling party wins landslide victory in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 outbreak

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party has won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The governing Democratic Party...
Veep Bawumia

Data is one of the most important weapons for fighting COVID-19-Veep

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia says the gathering and availability of data will play a significant role in Ghana's battle against COVID-19 pandemic. He said identifying...

South Korea unveils US$80 billion of fiscal stimulus, unprecedented monetary steps over COVID-19 outbreak

South Korea has unveiled 100 trillion won (about 80 billion U.S. dollars) worth of fiscal stimulus package and unprecedented monetary policy steps to help...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

G20 and its summits

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing...
Medical Masks

China’s Hainan donates 200,000 pieces of medical masks to Japan, South Korea

Southern China’s province of Hainan recently donated 200,000 pieces of medical masks to Japan and South Korea. The masks departed from Hainan’s capital Haikou...
Jehovah’s Witnesses

JW urge members to observe COIVD 19 measures for protection

The world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (known as COVID-19), and has recommended practical steps...
Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou (fourth on the right) meets with Takeshi Niinami (third on the left), President & Chief Executive Officer of Suntory Holdings Limited, receiving the donation of 50 million yen ($465,600) from the company to assist China’s combat against the novel coronavirus, Feb. 25. Photo from the Chinese Embassy in Japan

China, Japan, ROK join hands to combat coronavirus

By Ma Fei China, Japan and South Korea have well explained their profound friendship that enables them to work together to get through difficult times...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO chief says South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan greatest concern for COVID-19

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the spread of COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan has...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

South Korea confirms 376 more cases of COVID-19, 3,526 in total, president vows to...

South Korea confirmed 376 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 9:00 a.m. local time Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 3,526...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. announces new travel restrictions, warnings over coronavirus concerns

The United States on Saturday announced additional travel restrictions on Iran and raised travel advisories for certain areas of Italy and South Korea over...