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US suspending all visa services due to coronavirus

WASHINGTON: US is suspending all routine visa services as of yesterday, in most countries worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak, a spokeswoman for the State Department said, an unprecedented move that will potentially impact hundreds of thousands of people. The

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Trump: Why Oscar award for ‘Parasite’? We’ve got enough issues with Seoul!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo: US President Donald Trump ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film “Parasite,” telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s “Gone with the Wind,” yesterday. “Parasite,” a dark

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S. Korea: another evacuee confirmed to be infected, total now at 24

SEOUL: South Korea on Friday confirmed another case of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the total here to 24, with the latest case involving a South Korean airlifted from the Chinese city of Wuhan last week, reported Yonhap News Agency. The

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Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

A growing number of countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by a rapidly spreading new virus. Following are some countries’ evacuation plans, and how they are planning to manage

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Four South Korean climbers missing in Himalayas

SEOUL: Four South Korean climbers have gone missing in Nepal’s Himalayas due to a snowslide, Seoul’s foreign ministry said today, Yonhap news agency reported. The incident took place at the famous Annapurna trekking route at around 10.30am to 11am (local

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South Korea indicts former justice minister and confidant of president

South Korean prosecutors indicted former Justice Minister Cho Kuk today on a dozen charges including bribery, two months after he resigned over a scandal involving family investment and university admissions for his children. The accusations are a setback for President

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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set

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Dr M: Don’t just acquire knowledge, emulate South Korea’s positive traits

SEOUL: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the Malaysian diaspora in South Korea to emulate the country’s work ethics and positive traits, while subsequently acquiring their knowledge and technologies. “What we want is for Malaysians to come here

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Dr M: M’sia ready to learn and work with any countries

BUSAN: Malaysia is willing to learn and work with any countries that can benefit the nation, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Speaking to the media after concluding the ASEAN-South Korea Commemorative Summit here, the prime minister said there is no

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PM: Connectivity with South Korea can help ASEAN fully reap its potential

BUSAN (South Korea): ASEAN is blessed with vast opportunities and rich resources but the region has not been able to capitalise on its full potential due to a shortage of advanced, efficient and sustainable infrastructure, said Prime Minister Tun Dr

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