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South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing

South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing

The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards customers.

Qatar, partners launch global forum to combat coronavirus

Qatar, partners launch global forum to combat coronavirus

Qatar, South Korea, Canada, Denmark and Sierra Leone launched on Tuesday the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security to combat the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) ...

S. Korea's Moon warns of Covid-19 second wave as cases rebound

S. Korea's Moon warns of Covid-19 second wave as cases rebound

South Korea warned of a second wave of the new coronavirus on Sunday as infections rebounded to a one-month high, just as the authorities were starting to ease some pandemic restrictions.

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world's largest smartphone maker.

Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' -Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' -Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely "accidental," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North and South Korea exchange gunfire across border at guard post

North and South Korea exchange gunfire across border at guard post

North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the South's guard post early on Sunday, raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost three-week absence from public life ...

S.Korean officials call for caution amid reports that N.Korean leader Kim is ill

S.Korean officials call for caution amid reports that N.Korean leader Kim is ill

South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns, emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea.

Body of guide of missing Koreans found in Himalayas

Body of guide of missing Koreans found in Himalayas

Search teams looking for the bodies of four South Koreans killed in a Himalayas avalanche have found the frozen corpse of their Nepali guide, police said Saturday.

N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple short-range cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of weapons' tests by the reclusive state.

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.

S.Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to US on Tuesday

S.Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to US on Tuesday

South Korea plans to send 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to the United States on Tuesday in the first such shipment following a request from US President Donald Trump, a Seoul official told Reuters on Monday.

South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

South Korea will make emergency cash payments to all but the richest families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact