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July 17, 2018 3:45 PM Five dead in S. Korea military helicopter crash

SEOUL: Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country's southeast, the defence ministry said. The helicopter came down and caught fire during a test flight after repairs at the base in the port city of Pohang, the ministry said in a statement. "Five of the six crew members 4

July 16, 2018 10:52 AM Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali: Indonesia police

DENPASAR: Bali police said Monday they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs. Some 600,000 pseudoephedrine tablets being sent from South Korea to Australia were found during a stopover on the Indonesian resort island, they said. Indonesian authorities said they were tipped 7

July 13, 2018 10:06 AM Berjaya Corp acquires 98% stake in Just KPop

PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Corp Bhd's (BCorp) wholly-owned subsidiary Berjaya HR Café Ltd has acquired 98% equity interest in South Korea's Just KPop Ltd (JKP), for KRW98 million(RM354,172). The group told the stock exchange that following the subscription of 19,600 common stocks at par value of KRW5,000 (RM17.87) each, JKP has now become a 98%-owned subsidiary 7

July 12, 2018 2:40 AM Suit up for Korean law drama

WHEN US television law drama series Suits premiered in 2011, producer Aaron Korsh introduced us to the world of attractive lawyers dressed in Tom Ford suits, hostile takeovers and lead character Harvey Specter (Garbiel Macht)'s famous quote: "Sometimes the good guy's gotta do the bad things to make the bad guys pay." Following the major success of this show, KBS (Korean 8

July 11, 2018 10:06 AM 'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea: UN aid chief

SEOUL: The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Wednesday he had seen "clear evidence" of need in North Korea — where one fifth of children are malnourished — during a rare trip. Mark Lowcock's visit to the impoverished, isolated country this week is the first such trip by a UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator 11

July 9, 2018 1:13 PM Bursa records 10th consecutive week of foreign attrition

PETALING JAYA: Foreign funds continued its selling streak last week at a net US$704.3 million (RM2.85 billion) compared with the US$705.4 million net seen the week before. “Foreign investors continued to pare their holdings in stocks listed on Bursa for the 10th consecutive week. This is the longest weekly selling streak recorded since the 20-week selling 5

July 8, 2018 3:31 AM Pompeo: Sanctions to remain until N. Korea 'final' denuclearisation

TOKYO: Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearisation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. Speaking in Tokyo after holding meetings in Pyongyang, Pompeo said Washington would continue enforcing sanctions until North Korea carried out "fully verified final denuclearisation". Pompeo is in Tokyo 8

July 5, 2018 1:14 PM Exports in May up 3.4% to RM82.1b year on year

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s exports grew 3.4% to RM82.1 billion in May, outpacing imports, which increased only 0.1% to RM74 billion, on a year-on-year basis said the Department of Statistics. “Exports in May 2018 valued at RM82.1 billion, continued to surpass the RM80 billion mark, increasing by 3.4% from a year ago. Re-exports were valued at RM16.3 billion 13

July 5, 2018 1:06 AM US envoy to work with Sudan to remove from 'terror' list

KHARTOUM: The top US envoy in Sudan vowed Wednesday to work with Khartoum in its efforts to be removed from Washington's "terrorism" blacklist as he welcomed the African country's decision to sever ties with North Korea. In June, Sudan announced its defence firms had scrapped contracts with the Asian pariah state, acknowledging for the first time the existence 11

July 1, 2018 7:22 AM Korea's Ryu charges into lead at Women's PGA Championship

KILDEER, United States: South Korea's Ryu So-yeon used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for the top spot but gained five strokes 11