Daily Archive: August 13, 2022

Sri Lanka Says China Survey Ship Can Dock in Its Port

Sri Lanka said Saturday it has agreed that the Chinese survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 can dock at its southernmost port, the Chinese-run Hambantota on August 16, despite security concerns raised by neighboring India and the United States.Foreign security an…

South Korea to Pardon Samsung’s Lee, Other Corporate Giants

South Korea’s president will pardon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong with a year left on his sentence for bribing former President Park Guen-Hye as part of the massive corruption scandal that toppled Park’s government, the justice minister announced Friday.Lo…

Heavy rain-caused deaths this week rise to 14; 5 go missing

Deaths from this week’s heavy rains have risen to 14, and five have gone missing, officials said Saturday.Of the dead, eight were in Seoul, four in the surrounding Gyeonggi Province and two in the eastern Gangwon Province, according to data from the Ce…

Military reports 1,999 more COVID-19 cases

South Korea’s military reported 1,999 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 237,105, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 1,386 from the Army, 231 from the Air Force, 108 from the Navy, …

New COVID-19 cases down for 3rd day; deaths at over 3-month high

South Korea’s new daily COVID-19 cases declined for the third straight day Saturday but remained above the 100,000 level for the fifth day in a row amid the fast spread of the omicron variant.The country added 124,592 new COVID-19 infections, bringing …