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Death toll in China hotel collapse rises to eight

Death toll in China hotel collapse rises to eight

Eight people have been confirmed dead and nine more remain missing after a budget hotel collapsed in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, the local government said Tuesday.

QFC records steady growth in new firms in H1 2021

QFC records steady growth in new firms in H1 2021

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a leading onshore financial and business centre in the region, saw as many as 136 firms start their operations, representing a steady 32% year-on-year growth during the first half (H1) of 2021 despite the ongoing Covid-19 disruption.

QP signs 20-year LNG supply deal with KOGAS of South Korea

QP signs 20-year LNG supply deal with KOGAS of South Korea

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has entered into a new, 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for the supply of 2 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG to the Republic of Korea.

Samsung's Lee family to pay more than $10.8bn inheritance tax

Samsung's Lee family to pay more than $10.8bn inheritance tax

The family of late Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Chairman Lee Kun-hee said on Wednesday they will pay over 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in inheritance tax for his estate and donate his vast private art collection to state curators.

S.Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision in world tribunal

S.Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision in world tribunal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups.

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

The United States, South Korea and Japan began a day of talks on Friday to discuss President Joe Biden's long-awaited review of North Korea policy and other pressing concerns, including a shortage of semi-conductor chips.

S. Korean spy agency says N.Korea hackers tried stealing Pfizer vaccine know-how

S. Korean spy agency says N.Korea hackers tried stealing Pfizer vaccine know-how

North Korea has attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology by hacking Pfizer Inc according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS), Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker.

S.Korea reviews AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, expands ban on gatherings

S.Korea reviews AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, expands ban on gatherings

South Korea is reviewing AstraZeneca's request for approval of its coronavirus vaccine, as it expands a ban on private gatherings of more than four people to the whole country with daily cases topping more than 1,000 in four days.

S.Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

S.Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

South Korea said on Tuesday it had scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into South Korea's air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft.

S.Korea's Moon warns of toughest Covid-19 curbs after 2 days of record cases

S.Korea's Moon warns of toughest Covid-19 curbs after 2 days of record cases

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that Covid-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection.

S.Korea to boost testing as coronavirus surge threatens 'medical collapse'

S.Korea to boost testing as coronavirus surge threatens 'medical collapse'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Monday for expanded coronavirus testing and more thorough tracing as the country struggled to control its latest and largest wave of infections.