S Korea to fine Google for forcing software on devices

South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won (USD 177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country’s biggest antitrust penalties ever. Continue Reading

Biden appoints N Korea envoy, says US ‘deeply concerned’

The US and South Korea are deeply concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and want to focus on a diplomatic solution, US President Joe Biden has said, while announcing the appointment of US diplomat Sung Kim as a North Korea envoy. Continue Reading

S Korean President officially appoints new PM

South Korea’s former interior minister Kim Boo Kyum has been officially appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister, receiving the certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae In here on Friday. Continue Reading

Biden’s deal with Seoul points to a swift shift on alliances

A new agreement with South Korea on sharing the cost of keeping US troops on the Korean peninsula is early evidence that President Joe Biden is shifting America’s approach to alliances in Asia and beyond. Continue Reading

Coronavirus becoming global epidemic?

The deadly Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China and abroad as the death toll due to it in this Far East country rose to 41 with 1,287 confirmed cases, China’s National Health Commission announced today. Continue Reading