Daily Archive: September 2, 2019

Helsinn signs exclusive distribution and license agreements with Blanver and Varifarma for Pracinostat in South America

Lugano, Switzerland, São Paulo, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2, 2019 – Helsinn, a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care products, together with Blanver Farmoquímica e Farmacêutica S.A., a Brazilian company focused on innovative products with high quality medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients, committed to expand patient access, and Laboratorio Varifarma SA, […]

Moon meets with Thai Korean War veterans, awards them medals

BANGKOK– South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday commemorated the help and sacrifice of Thai soldiers in defending his country during the Korean War.He met with six war veterans, including the head of the Thai — Korean War Veterans Association a…

National Assembly set to open its regular session

SEOUL– The National Assembly is poised to open its regular session Monday with rival parties likely to lock horns over a record 513.5 trillion won (US$424 billion) government budget bill and a set of reform bills.The regular session will open at 2 p.m…

74 students hospitalized following gas leak

DAEGU– Seventy-four students at a high school in the southeastern city of Daegu were hospitalized Monday following a suspected gas leak, officials said.The affected students were in the school auditorium when they reported smelling gas, according to e…

S. Korea kicks off ‘Brand K’ marketing project in Bangkok

BANGKOK– South Korea launched an ambitious culture-business program in the Thai capital Monday, seeking to capitalize on the Asiawide boom of Korean culture in the marketing of goods produced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The Moon Jae-i…

Seoul to extend subway and bus hours during Chuseok

SEOUL– The operation hours of subways and some intracity buses in Seoul will be extended to 2 a.m. for two days during next week’s Chuseok holidays, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving, the metropolitan government said Monday.Chuseok is celebrated o…

S. Korea confirms Hambak Island as N. Korean territory

SEOUL– The border island of Hambak in the Yellow Sea belongs to North Korea, the defense ministry said Monday, following revelations that some government maps and data erroneously mark it as South Korean territory.A controversy has erupted recently ov…

Moon champions free trade in Thailand business forum

BANGKOK– South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday proposed joint efforts with Thailand to promote free trade, making an official visit here at a time when Seoul is bearing the brunt of Tokyo’s retaliatory export controls.He expressed strong suppor…