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27 days ago
Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study

Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop nomophobia that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned. Nomophobia or in other words smartphone separation anxiety is the feelings of discomfort or anxiety caused by the non-av...

28 days ago
N. Korea urges Latin American countries not to break ties with it

Seoul, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday urged several Latin American countries not to break ties with it and criticised a recent petition by Washington asking them not to have any relations with Pyongyang. During a recent visit to Santiago, US Vice President Mike Pence had openly urged Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to break all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea. A ...

29 days ago
Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang

Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said that the military alliance between his country and Japan was rock solid and reaffirmed the US' commitment towards the defence of its allies. Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday, as part of his ongoing tour of Asia, Dunford said: The nature of our bilateral relationship, p...

29 days ago
Pyongyang slams S. Korea President for his North policy

Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his policy towards Pyongyang and his cooperation with the US. It is the first time that North Korea has held Moon personally responsible for his handling of the North-South relations since he came to power about 100 days ago, Xinhua news agency reported. The official daily Rodong Sinmun ...

29 days ago
Soldier killed in S. Korea artillery drill blast

Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed and six were injured in an explosion during an artillery drill in South Korea on Friday, the military said. The blast occurred at an army shooting range in the border town of Cherwon, Yonhap news agency reported. A probe into the cause of the incident is underway, a military officer said. --IANS py/vm ...

29 days ago
Seoul urges Pyongyang to respond to dialogue offer

Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korea's newly-elected Red Cross society chief on Friday again urged North Korea to respond to Seoul's earlier dialogue offer to discuss humanitarian issues between the two sides. Park Kyung-seo, chairman of the Korean Red Cross Society, said he sincerely hoped to have talks rapidly with North Korea's Red Cross, Xinhua reported. Park was elected on Augus...

1 month ago
More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea

Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has detected fipronil-contaminated eggs in five farms, while eggs from 18 other farms have been found to contain bifenthrin and other pesticides, reports Efe news. The latest...

1 month ago
Resolve Korean Peninsula issue via diplomatic means: China to US

Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China has called on the US to back up Monday's statement by senior US officials that Washington wished to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue through diplomatic means. China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks on Tuesday in response to an opinion piece by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, stressing the im...

1 month ago
S.Korean President vows to prevent war

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday vowed to prevent a war at all costs amid the ongoing tension between Washington and Pyongyang. The government will prevent a war at all cost. We must peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue no matter how many ups and downs there are, Moon said during the Kwangbok-jeol ceremony in Seoul, which celebrates South Ko...

1 month ago
Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed that some eggs from a farm in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide, reports Efe news. It is u...

1 month ago
Abe sends offering to controversial shrine

Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent an offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine here on a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country's surrender in the Second World War. Abe sent a financial donation on behalf of the ruling Liberal Democrat Party (PLD) through an adviser, who told the local media that the prime minister was unable to vis...

1 month ago
Kim examines plans for missile attack near Guam

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has examined plans for an attack on areas surrounding America's Guam Island and decided to watch Washington's reaction a little more before undertaking the offensive. Kim was briefed on the plan during an inspection of the North Korean People's Army (KPA) Strategic Force on Monday, where he also accused the US of driving the situation ...

1 month ago
Seoul discusses N. Korea issue with US

Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday met visiting top US General Joseph Dunford to discuss the North Korea issue. Moon met at the Blue House for about 50 minutes with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff who arrived here late on Sunday, Xinhua news agency quoted Presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun as saying. Dunford met South Korean Defence M...

1 month ago
Island prepared for the worst: Guam governor

Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Guam Governor Eddie Calvo on Monday said that local authorities were prepared for the worst scenario in case North Korea launches missiles into the sea near the island. Calvo said there were no changes in the security level and asked both locals and tourists to go ahead with their plans normally, reports Efe news. Although there is no heightened threat l...

1 month ago
Yonhap unveils 'robot reporter' to cover football games

Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) South Korea's key news wire service Yonhap News Agency on Monday announced that it has introduced an automated reporting system 'Soccerbot' to produce news on football games and improve coverage and expand technology-based journalism. 'Soccerbot' is powered by an algorithm and imitates the way human journalists write. The system will write stories related to the Engl...

1 month ago
N.Korean ambassadors called to Pyongyang for meeting

Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Key North Korean ambassadors stationed overseas are currently in Pyongyang for a joint meeting in which the country's verbal escalation with the US is expected to be discussed, officials said here on Monday. North Korea seems to be hosting what appears to be a meeting of foreign diplomatic missions' chiefs after calling its ambassadors to major countries back to Pyon...

1 month ago
LG unveils more details for V30

Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc on Monday revealed features for the upcoming flagship V30, which lets users fully utilise the Full Vision display that minimises bezels for a wider screen. The company said the LG V30, slated to be showcased in Berlin, on August 31, will come with a Floating Bar that displays the most used applications on the screen if users click on a small icon o...

1 month ago
Top US military official arrives in S.Korea

Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) A top US military official landed in Seoul on Monday ahead of talks with the country's leader amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, the media reported. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford arrived at the Osan Air Base, and is scheduled to meet with the leaders of US Forces Korea and South Korea President Moon Jae-in, reports CNN.

1 month ago
Elon Musk-backed startup uses AI to beat Pro Gamer

San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) A bot created by the Elon Musk-backed nonprofit startup 'OpenAI' has defeated champion Danylo Dendi Ishutin of the tactical wargame Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) in two back-to-back demonstration matches. The game, played at the annual tournament The International on Saturday in Keyarena at Seattle Center, has a winning prize of over $20 million, Fortune...

1 month ago
Elon Musk-backed startup uses AI to beat Pro Gamer

San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) A bot created by the Elon Musk-backed nonprofit startup 'OpenAI' has defeated champion Danylo Dendi Ishutin of the tactical wargame Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) in two back-to-back demonstration matches. The game, played at the annual tournament The International on Saturday in Keyarena at Seattle Center, has a winning prize of over $20 million, Fortune...

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