10 suspected MERS cases test negative

10 suspected MERS cases test negative

 All 10 people who had shown symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) tested negative for the disease, health authorities said Wednesday.
Vietnam's VinFast signs MOU with LG Chem on batteries

Vietnam's VinFast signs MOU with LG Chem on batteries

Vietnam's VinFast Trading and Production Ltd. said it has a signed an initial agreement with LG Chem Ltd., South Korea's biggest chemical company by sales, for provision of batteries for its electric scooters and electric cars.
This photo taken on Aug. 22, 2018, shows typhoon waves in coastal waters off Seogwipo on the southern island of Jeju. (Yonhap)

One missing as Typhoon Soulik hits Jeju Island

Typhoon Soulik crashed into South Korea's southernmost island of Jeju on Thursday and is forecast to batter the capital city the following day, weather authorities said.
Kim Na-kyung, an official of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, explains the ministry's probe into valsartan on Aug. 6, 2018. (Yonhap)

S. Korea bans sale of 59 drugs used to treat high blood pressure

South Korea's drug safety watchdog said Monday that it has banned Daebong LS Co., a local maker of valsartan, from selling and making the active ingredient meant to treat high blood pressure over a cancer-causing substance in the drug.
This image, provided by Yonhap News TV, shows U.S. troops in an exercise. (Yonhap)

S. Korea, U.S. suspend major military exercise

South Korea and the United States have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August, Seoul and Washington officials said Tuesday, amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon speaks during a lunch meeting with traveling reporters in London on May 27, 2018. (Yonhap)

S. Korean PM describes Trump as 'tough dealer'

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has called U.S. President Donald Trump "a tough dealer" seasoned through a number of deal-making experiences, referring to a recent roller coaster of developments surrounding an upcoming summit with North Korea.