Daily Archive: February 20, 2021

Cases in H5N8 bird flu outbreak reach 100 in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea on Saturday confirmed an outbreak of the H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in a southeastern county, bringing the total number of cases from local poultry farms to 100.The latest case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was reported at a f…

Authorities struggle to extinguish forest fire in Jeongseon

JEONGSEON, South Korea, Firefighters and government authorities struggled Saturday to put out a forest fire in a mountain in the northeastern county of Jeongseon, with their efforts hamstrung by strong winds and rough terrain.The authorities deployed 1…

Austin says U.S. committed to revitalizing alliances

WASHINGTON, No decision has yet been made in terms of whether or how the U.S. will reposition its troops overseas, but the country remains committed to revitalizing its alliances and partnerships, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday.The U.S…

BOK tipped to freeze key rate at record low next week: poll

SEOUL, The Bank of Korea (BOK) is expected to freeze its policy rate at a record low of 0.5 percent next week, as a third wave of coronavirus infections hammered consumption and job markets, a poll showed Saturday.In a survey by Yonhap Infomax, the fin…