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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, November 26, 2020. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS(Reuters) - China’s State Councillor Wang Yi on Thursday told South Korean President Moon Jae-in the two countries must persist in trying to resolve the Korean peninsula issue through dialogue, according a statement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wang, who is also China’s foreign minister, added during a visit to Seoul that the two sides should adhere to the goal of denuclearising the peninsula - a reference to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions - and said Beijing was willing to deepen cooperation with South Korea on epidemic prevention and control.
Persons: Wang Yi, Kang Kyung, Kim Min, Moon Jae, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs . Wang Organizations: South Korean Foreign, REUTERS, Reuters, Thursday, South, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Locations: Seoul, South Korea, China’s, Beijing
LG to spin off affiliates as break-up looms at South Korean conglomerate
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Joyce Lee | Hyunjoo Jin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s LG Corp said on Thursday it would spin off five affiliates into a new holding company next year, the latest reorganisation at one of South Korea’s family-led conglomerates as they pass to a new generation of leaders. Around the turn of the century, LG Group and other South Korean conglomerates broke up into several companies led by children of the groups’ founders. LG Corp, the holding company of South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate, said the spinoff would allow it to focus on existing core businesses such as electronics, chemicals and telecommunications services. Affiliates that will be spun off in May 2021 include trading company LG International Corp, LG Hausys Ltd, maker of interior parts for housing and automobiles, display chip maker Silicon Works Co Ltd and unlisted chemical manufacturer LG MMA Corp, a regulatory filing said. The existing LG holding firm will have assets of 9.8 trillion won ($8.85 billion), while the proposed new holding firm will have assets of 900 billion won, according to an LG Corp presentation.
Persons: Sergio Perez, Koo Bon, LG’s, Koo Kwang, , Chung, 1,106.9300 Organizations: Korea’s LG Corp, LG, Mobile, REUTERS, LG Corp, LG Group, General Motors, Tesla, Apple, LG International Corp, LG Hausys Ltd, Silicon Works Co, LG MMA Corp Locations: SEOUL, Barcelona, Spain, South
SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea and China pledged on Thursday to work together to advance bilateral ties and tackle regional and global issues including stalled nuclear talks involving North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic. The two held “extensive, in-depth” discussions on a Xi visit and other issues of mutual interests, South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Choi Young-sam told a briefing. Wang told Kang his visit was to highlight the importance of bilateral relations as the two countries cooperate as “strategic partners” on defending regional peace and stability and promote global governance. Wang is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President Moon Jae-in, among other officials. Wang is the second senior Chinese diplomat to visit South Korea since the coronavirus emerged in China late last year, following an August trip by Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party Politburo.
Persons: Kang Kyung, Wang Yi, Xi Jinping, Choi Young, sam, Wang, Kang, , Xi, , Joe Biden, Xi’s, Moon Jae, Yang Jiechi Organizations: South, North, Democratic, Communist Party Politburo Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, China, North Korea, Seoul, Tokyo, Korean, United States, Chinese
U.N. mulls U.S. proposal to streamline, lengthen North Korea aid exemptions
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state. FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonThe updates to an implementation assistance note - first issued in August 2018 - will be approved by the council’s 15-member North Korea sanctions committee on Friday if there are no objections, diplomats said. North Korea has been subjected to U.N. Security Council sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. An independent U.N. human rights investigator last month called for sanctions on North Korea to be eased because they may be worsening problems from the coronavirus lockdown.
Persons: Kim Kyung, , Kim Jong, Donald Trump Organizations: YORK, United Nations Security, REUTERS, . Security, Security Locations: North Korea, U.S, Hanoi, Vietnam, Korea, China, Korean, Russia, Kim, Pyongyang
FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/IllustrationSEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean agency for protecting personal information on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc 6.7 billion won ($6.06 million) and sought a criminal investigation for providing users’ personal information to other operators without consent. The country’s Personal Information Protection Commission, launched in August this year, said in a statement it fined Facebook after a probe found that the personal information of least 3.3 million of the 18 million Facebook users in Korea were provided to operators other than Facebook without their knowledge, from May 2012 to June 2018. When someone uses another operator’s service through Facebook’s log-in, the personal information of the user’s Facebook friends were provided to other operators without their consent, the commission said. The commission said it will refer Facebook Ireland Ltd, the recipient of the fine, to the country’s prosecution for a criminal investigation.
Persons: Johanna Geron Organizations: REUTERS, Facebook, Protection Commission, Ltd, Commission Locations: SEOUL, Korean, Korea, Seoul
South Korean protests fan COVID-19 fears
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea called on unionists to cancel protests on Wednesday as the country grapples with a third wave of coronavirus infections, warning any violations of social distancing measures will be punished. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her mobile phone next to an exit of a subway station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, November 24, 2020. “There are still high risks of infections during meetings and movements before and after the protests,” health ministry spokesman Son Young-rae told a briefing. Union members are protesting over provisions of a bill which would ban labourers from occupying certain facilities at workplaces during strikes. The rallies have revived memories of a major COVID-19 outbreak following a political protest in August.
Persons: Kim Hong, Ji, Son Young, rae, , Chung Sye, kyun Organizations: REUTERS, Korean, of Trade Unions, , Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Seoul, Changwon, , Korea, Union, COVID
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step closer to winning the music award. FILE PHOTO: Members of K-pop boy band BTS pose for photographs during a news conference promoting their new album "BE(Deluxe Edition)" in Seoul, South Korea, November 20, 2020. The first-time nominees shared on Twitter their livestreamed reactions to their 2021 Grammy nomination in the best pop group performance field. “Above all, ARMYs are the ones who helped this miracle come true - of us getting the Grammy nomination. Hashtags “GrammyNominatedBTS” and “Heading to Grammy” were trending on South Korean Twitter.
Persons: Heo, , Jimin, , Hashtags Organizations: REUTERS, Twitter, BTS Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, South Korean, United States
The biggest shutout for the highest honors in the music industry was The Weeknd, whose critically acclaimed album “After Hours,” was No. Variety called the omission of the R&B singer, who has been chosen to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl next year, “the biggest snub in memory.”The Weeknd, in a Twitter post, said: “The Grammys remain corrupt. British singer Dua Lipa, pop star Taylor Swift and rapper Roddy Ricch got six nominations apiece. FILE PHOTO: 50th NAACP Image Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 - Beyonce reacts after winning the entertainer of the year award. Swift’s coronavirus lockdown album “Folklore” brought her back to the album of the year contest, while her single “Cardigan” was among the song of the year entries.
Persons: Beyonce, , , Harvey Mason, ” Mason, Trevor Noah, Dua, Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Haim, Jacob Collier, Jhene Aiko, ” Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Mario Anzuoni, Megan Thee, Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Fiona Apple, Brittany Howard, Ingrid Andress, Britain’s Harry Styles, ” Beyonce’s, Swift’s, Cardigan ” Organizations: ANGELES, Reuters, Variety, Super Bowl, Coldplay, Black Pumas, Billboard Locations: United States, Los Angeles, British, Dua Lipa, American, Los Angeles , California, U.S, Korean
EU says it could be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Kate Abnett | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +2 min
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its fast-growing fleet of electric vehicles without relying on imported cells, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An electric car is charged from an Iberdrola electric car charging station in central Bilbao, Spain, November 15, 2018. “I am confident that by 2025, the EU will be able to produce enough battery cells to meet the needs of the European automotive industry, and even to build our export capacity,” Sefcovic told the online European Conference on Batteries. Sefcovic said by 2025 planned European facilities would produce enough cells to power at least 6 million electric vehicles. With the Commission expecting 13 million low-emission vehicles on Europe’s roads by 2025, further investments will be needed.
Persons: Maros Sefcovic, Vincent West, ” Sefcovic, Sefcovic, , Communications Jesper Wigardt Organizations: European, REUTERS, Batteries, SK Innovation’s, Transport, Environment, Communications Locations: BRUSSELS, Bilbao, Spain, China, Europe, Swedish, Sweden, Germany, Korean, Hungary, Brussels
David Dinkins, New York City's first Black mayor, dies at 93
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African-American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. De Blasio, who worked in Dinkins’ administration, named Manhattan’s Municipal Building after the former mayor in October 2015. In this April 10, 2014, file photo, former Mayor of New York David Dinkins speaks onstage at the PFLAG National Straight For Equality Awards at Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. That deal guaranteed that the U.S. Open would remain in New York City for decades.
Persons: David Dinkins, Dinkins, Dinkins ’, Joyce, Ed Koch, Rudolph Giuliani, Barack Obama, MANDEL NGAN, Critics, Dave, , he’s, Bill de Blasio, De Blasio, Letitia James, , Giuliani, New York David Dinkins, ” Dinkins, Joyce Burrows, Koch, Republican Giuliani, Nelson Mandela, , David Jr, Donna Organizations: New York, New York City Police Department, Kennedy, Port Authority, New York City, Getty, Homelessness, York Post, City Hall, Walt Disney Corp, Dinkins, New, Jewish, Marriott Marquis, Marine Corps, Howard University, Washington , D.C, Democratic, Brooklyn Law School, city’s, Republican, Korean, Yorkers, New York Police Department, United States Tennis Association, U.S, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Locations: New, Brooklyn, New York, Ellis, New York City, AFP, Manhattan’s, Trenton , New Jersey, Harlem, Southern, Washington ,, Manhattan, Central Park, Bensonhurst, U.S, South Africa, Queens
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s delivery workers have fallen into what they call a “legal blind spot” and say it’s a deadly place to be as the novel coronavirus drives an unprecedented boom in online business. Most of South Korea’s 54,000 delivery workers are hired under subcontracts that deny them the safeguards and benefits regular employees get. South Korean logistics firms don’t hire delivery workers but outsource hiring to agents. The father of three takes home about $2,200, about average for South Korea’s couriers, according to a recent survey. Labour Minister Lee Jae-kap said this month delivery workers were paying the price for the explosive growth of the business and he promised help.
Persons: , Jeong Sang, subcontracts, Kim Won, jong, Kim Sam, Seo Hyung, Jeong, Yoon, Hanjin, CJ, Yun, lim, Lee Jae, kap, hasn’t, ” Lee, Kim Sang, Kim, Organizations: Labour, Transportation, CJ Logistics, Workers, Reuters, Center for Workers ’ Health, Safety, Seoul National University . Labour Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Asia’s, Korean
Asian shares rise as investors count on vaccine relief
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Andrew Galbraith | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares climbed on Monday, with a broad regional index touching a record high on hopes for imminent coronavirus vaccines, but worries over the impact of economic lockdowns and uncertainty over U.S. stimulus capped gains. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.56% on Monday, pushing past a previous record high touched on Friday. The regional index also got a boost from Australian shares which gained 0.51% as the country eased some COVID-19 restrictions. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, nudged down to 92.255. U.S. crude eased less than 0.1% to $42.40 per barrel and global benchmark Brent crude rose 0.18% to $45.04 per barrel.
Persons: Issei Kato, , Michael McCarthy, , Seoul’s Kospi, Seng, Steven Mnuchin Organizations: REUTERS, CMC Markets, , Nikkei, U.S, Federal, Trump, ANZ, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Brent Locations: SHANGHAI, Tokyo, Japan, United States, Sydney, Asia, Pacific, Korean, U.S
Asian shares rise as vaccine hopes inject relief
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Andrew Galbraith | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Issei KatoEuropean investors shared the brighter outlook in early trades, with pan-regional Euro Stoxx 50 futures gaining 0.29%, German DAX futures 0.26% higher and FTSE futures up 0.21%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.71% on Monday, pushing past a previous record high touched on Friday. The regional index also got a boost from Australian shares which gained 0.34% as the country eased some COVID-19 restrictions. Commodity markets were more bullish, with traders optimistic about a recovery in crude demand pushing oil higher. Global benchmark Brent crude rose 0.58% to $45.22 per barrel and U.S. crude bumped 0.28% higher to $42.54 per barrel.
Persons: Issei Kato, DAX, , Michael McCarthy, , Seoul’s Kospi, Steven Mnuchin Organizations: REUTERS, CMC Markets, , Nikkei, Analysts, U.S, Federal, Trump, ANZ, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Brent Locations: SHANGHAI, Tokyo, Japan, United States, Sydney, Asia, Pacific, Korean, U.S
Nice to Meet You, Mom. Now Let’s Go Into Quarantine.
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Bryan Pietsch | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
It was also her first time seeing her birth parents since she was sent to the United States more than three decades ago. They gave her up for adoption when they could not afford the surgery to repair her cleft palate. She checked the website each year, looking for a potential connection to her Korean family. “Her mom thinks she knows who I am,” she said of her interaction. And they’ve been looking for me.”
Persons: Mallory Guy, groggy, Guy, , , I’m Locations: Cheonan, South Korea, Atlanta, Korean, United States, Mentor , Ohio, Seattle
A cosmetic chemist and board-certified dermatologist debunk 19 of the most common myths about skincare. So, skin hydration is the water content or the moisture levels of the skin, whereas skin oil is the sebum content. [both laugh] If you're using a very gentle exfoliant, you can do it every day. Differences in distinct skin types, oily skin versus dry skin versus sensitive skin, is likely more significant than ethnicity when it comes to skin care. You know, you're in a relationship with another person, you know what makes them happy.
Persons: Claire Chang, Ni'Kita Wilson, Chang, Wilson, Let's, . Chang . Chang, there's, It's, you've, Ni'Kita, they're, They're, Obagi Tata Harper, exfoliation, Dennis Gross, Peter Thomas Roth Max, Dr, who've, Posay, Brown, . Chang, I've, That's, it's, Really Organizations: Neutrogena, AHA, Dennis Gross Alpha Beta, Alpha Beta Universal Daily, East Locations: Chang, Korean, Tula
Behind Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca are another 209 coronavirus vaccine projects, according to the World Health Organization. Research has progressed quickly into human testing, with 48 vaccine candidates now being tried on humans in clinical trials around the world. The current state of play: 48 vaccines in human testing with results rolling inBy the WHO's count, there are 48 vaccine candidates that have started human testing. The speediest programs are all in phase-three trials and are led by Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and CanSino Biologics. That initiative is backing six vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, and Sanofi/GlaxoSmithKline.
Persons: Johnson, CanSino, J, Biologics, Japan's Takara, Rospotrebnadzor, Italy's, Canada's Medicago, India's, Read, Moncef Slaoui, Takis, Expre2sion Biotechnologies, ImmunityBio Organizations: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, World Health Organization, Research, BioNTech, Johnson, Imperial College London, Arcturus Therapeutics, Novavax, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, pharma Sinopharm, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products, Yunnan Walvax Biotechnology Company, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Australia's University of Queensland, United, National Academy of Sciences, Centers for Disease Control, FDA, J, Merck, Takis Biotech, VBI Locations: COVID, UK, China, Russia, Germany, India, Chongqing, Yunnan, Korean, San Francisco, Kazakhstan, Massachusetts, Gaithersburg , Maryland
And now they’ve done it again, with a new album recorded entirely during a global pandemic. BTS’ first Korean studio album (following three single albums or EPs in 2013 and 2014), “Dark & Wild,” dropped in 2014, and showcased a heavier rap sound on songs like “힙합성애지 (Hip Hop Phile)” that has carried through the rest of their later work; their first Japanese studio album dropped later that same year. That garnered them a performance slot at the American Music Awards and on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in 2017. BTS’s popularity despite the America music industry’s xenophobic gatekeeping speaks only to the corporate gatekeepers’ inability to welcome the world in. Music is a universal concept and its representation as such, especially within the United States, has been a long time coming.
Persons: Lil Nas X, SUGA, Jin, , , Dick Clark’s, Rockin, Halsey, Charli, Organizations: , Hope, YouTube, Billboard, BTS, America, “ BE Locations: Korean, United States, , U.S, Washington,
Chinese minister to visit South Korea amid hopes for Xi trip, North Korea talks
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.71   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - China’s foreign minister will visit South Korea next week for talks that will include North Korea and the novel coronavirus, the South Korean foreign ministry said on Friday, as the region prepares for possible changes under a new U.S. administration. Kang told parliament last week that South Korea and China were not discussing specific dates for a Xi visit but were working on the assumption he would come “as soon as the COVID-19 situation stabilises”. South Korea also sent a high-level diplomat to China for economic talks in July. The two countries remain at odds over a U.S. missile defence system installed in South Korea in 2017. Though the United States and South Korea say the system is aimed at tackling any missiles North Korea might fire, China fears it could undermine its defences.
Persons: Wang Yi, Kang Kyung, Xi Jinping, Kang, Wang, Joe Biden, Yang Jiechi Organizations: South, South Korean, Democratic, Communist Party Politburo Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, North Korea, U.S, Seoul, Korea, China, Chinese, Busan, United States, North
The US Navy Secretary's proposal raised eyebrows among observers, who say the plan is a "trial balloon" that is unlikely to garner immediate regional support. Locating a US naval base in Singapore is also seen as a tricky proposition given the island nation's efforts to not take a side between Beijing and Washington. Singapore base? US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin pier side with ships from the Indian Navy, the South Korean Navy, and the Chinese navy, May 20, 2015. "There is a substantial difference between enabling limited US navy deployment from Singapore, with a rather small footprint, and facilitating a numbered fleet basing," the RSIS' Suorsa said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Collin Koh, Biden, Olli Pekka Suorsa, Koh, John Bradford —, , Kenneth J, Braithwaite, MCS2 Levingston Lewis, Kenneth Braithwaite, Christopher Miller, Mark Esper, Donald Trump, William P, Lawrence, JS, Andres Bonifacio, Trump, David Flewellyn, Lee Hsien Loong, Said Thomas Daniel, Daniel, Suorsa Organizations: US Navy, Visit, United States, Trump, Rajaratnam, of International Studies, Navy, Constellation, MCS2 Levingston Lewis US, Fleet, Seventh Fleet, USNI, Pentagon, Indian Navy, Izumo, JS Murasame, Self, Defense Force, US Seventh Fleet, Fifth, US, Changi Naval Base, US Department of Defence, Malaysia's Institute of Strategic, International, Singapore, China, South Korean Navy, Washington, Nato Locations: Singapore, Beijing, Washington, Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, Baltimore, Harbor, India, Pacific, Kolkata, Philippine, South China, Yokosuka, Pakistan, Bahrain, South Korea, Western, US, RSIS, Bradford
Toni L. Sandys/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on two companies it accused of being involved in exporting forced labor from North Korea and warned countries still using workers from the country to send them home. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said that it blacklisted Russian construction company Mokran LLC and Korea Cholsan General Trading Corporation, a North Korean company operating in Russia. “North Korea has a long history of exploiting its citizens by sending them to distant countries to work in grueling conditions in order to financially support Pyongyang and its weapons programs,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement. “Those countries still hosting North Korean workers must send these workers home,” he added. A 2017 U.N. Security Council resolution demanded that all countries send home all North Korean workers by Dec. 22 last year to stop them earning foreign currency for North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Persons: Steven T, Mnuchin, Toni L, Sandys, Steven Mnuchin Organizations: of, Treasury, Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs, REUTERS WASHINGTON, U.S . Treasury Department, Mokran, Korea, General Trading Corporation, North, Security, United, U.N Locations: Washington , DC, United States, North Korea, U.S, North Korean, Russia, , Korea, Pyongyang, China, Korea’s, United Nations
Asiana's creditor bank calls for support for Korean Air takeover plan
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Korean Airlines is seen on a B787-9 plane at its aviation shed in Incheon, South Korea, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File PhotoSEOUL (Reuters) - Asiana Airline's 020560.KS lead creditor bank called for backing for Korean Air's 003490.KS takeover of the debt-ridden Korean carrier on Thursday in the face of opposition to the plan from some shareholders. Activist fund KCGI, which is the largest shareholder of Korean Air's parent company Hanjin Kal 180640.KS, said it had filed for a court injunction to prevent it issuing new shares to state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB). Korean Air announced plans on Monday to spend 1.8 trillion won ($1.62 billion) to become the top shareholder of Asiana, in aviation’s first major takeover since restrictions to curb the COVID-19 pandemic decimated air travel. KDB vice president Choi Dae-hyun said that if the court grants the injunction to KCGI, the deal will have to be stopped.
Persons: Kim Hong, , Lee Dong, Walter Cho, Kal, Lee, Hanjin, KCGI, , Choi Dae Organizations: Korean Airlines, REUTERS, Korean, KS, Korea Development Bank, Korean Air, Labour, KCGI, South, Asiana Airlines Locations: Incheon, South Korea, SEOUL, KS, Korean, Asiana, Hanjin
Sliding dollar steadies as virus worries persist
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Tom Westbrook | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
FILE PHOTO: A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017. The yen was steady at 103.80 per dollar and not far below its recent eight-month high of 103.18. Elsewhere the South Korean won dropped 0.6% 1,114.25 per dollar and dealers said they suspected central bank intervention after the finance minister vowed action to stabilise the currency market. The Thai baht also softened for a second straight day and the central bank said it had intervened to slow its recent rise. U.S. jobs figures will be closely watched on Thursday for guidance on the Fed’s next moves and at 1000 GMT European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde appears at a European Parliament Committee hearing in Frankfurt.
Persons: Thomas White, , Radhika Rao, Philip Wee, Sterling, Stephen Innes, Donald Trump’s, Joe Capurso, Christine Lagarde Organizations: SYDNEY, REUTERS, Pfizer, New, Union, Singapore’s DBS Bank, EU, Times, Commission, South Korean, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, UBS Global Wealth Management, Central Bank Locations: United States, Asia, Bangkok, Sydney, Frankfurt, Bitcoin
In November 1950, US-led forces clashed with Chinese troops for the first time during the Korean War, in bitter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir. Chosin Reservoir has remained an iconic battle for the US Marines, even as memory of the war has faded over the past 70 years. They defeated South Korean and American forces at the Battles of Onjong and Unsan in the northwest before moving into position in the east. Min Gyeong-sik, a South Korean soldier, recalled. "The Korean War shows that the Chinese people must not be provoked.
Persons: Earl Trimmer, Lester Levassuer, Ralph Irons, Cpl, Keith Ongman, Mao Zedong, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Lucido, Lewis, Puller, MacArthur, Rayburn Blair, Oliver P, Smith, it's, Xi Jinping, Xi Organizations: US Marines, Army, UN, US, Korean People's Army, People's Volunteer Army, PVA, South, US Marine Corps, X Corps, 1st Marine Division, Infantry, Korean, Corps, Royal Marine Commando, Marines, Department of Defense, Royal Marine, 7th Infantry Division, Marine Corps, US Army, Marine, Materials, US Navy Locations: US, China, Beijing, America, Inchon, Seoul, South Korea, Korean, Pyongyang, North Korea, Korea, Taiwan, Onjong, Yudan, British, Wonsan, Iwon, Hamhung, North, Kanggye, American, Hungnam, Hell, South Korean, Chosin
The drill will use boxes carrying as many as 5,000 doses each, all cooled by dry ice, Air France-KLM special cargo manager Béatrice Delpuech told Reuters. All widebody planes can carry a maximum of around 1 tonne of dry ice in refrigerated and insulated containers, according to a DHL white paper on vaccine transport. The U.S. drugmaker has also developed temperature-controlled and GPS-enabled boxes that use dry ice to keep its vaccine at around -70C for up to 10 days. Va-Q-tec also said this month that it would significantly expand its container fleet over the coming months in anticipation of orders COVID-19 vaccine transport. Accenture’s Seabury Consulting estimates the global roll-out of a vaccine will generate 65,000 tonnes of air freight, which is five times the air vaccine trade in 2019.
Persons: KLM AIRF.PA, Béatrice Delpuech, ” Delpuech, , , Joachim von Winning, Patricia Cole, drugmaker, COVID, Pieter Elbers Organizations: Pfizer, Moderna, Handout, REUTERS, Pfizer Inc, Airlines, Korean Air, Korean, KS, Air France, KLM, Reuters, DHL, Air Cargo Community, Deutsche, AG's, DHL Global, FedEx Corp FDX.N, United Parcel Service, Consulting, CAPA Centre for Aviation Locations: FRANKFURT, Puurs, Belgium, CYRX.O, Germany, Amsterdam's Schiphol, Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, United States, U.S
The drill will use boxes carrying as many as 5,000 doses each, all cooled by dry ice, Air France-KLM special cargo manager Béatrice Delpuech told Reuters. All widebody planes can carry a maximum of around 1 tonne of dry ice in refrigerated and insulated containers, according to a DHL white paper on vaccine transport. The U.S. drugmaker has also developed temperature-controlled and GPS-enabled boxes that use dry ice to keep its vaccine at around -70C for up to 10 days. Va-Q-tec also said this month that it would significantly expand its container fleet over the coming months in anticipation of orders COVID-19 vaccine transport. Accenture’s Seabury Consulting estimates the global roll-out of a vaccine will generate 65,000 tonnes of air freight, which is five times the air vaccine trade in 2019.
Persons: KLM AIRF.PA, Béatrice Delpuech, ” Delpuech, , , Joachim von Winning, Patricia Cole, drugmaker, COVID, Pieter Elbers Organizations: Pfizer, Moderna, Handout, REUTERS, Pfizer Inc, Airlines, Korean Air, Korean, KS, Air France, KLM, Reuters, DHL, Air Cargo Community, Deutsche, AG's, DHL Global, FedEx Corp FDX.N, United Parcel Service, Consulting, CAPA Centre for Aviation Locations: FRANKFURT, Puurs, Belgium, CYRX.O, Germany, Amsterdam's Schiphol, Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, United States, U.S
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