Tag: South Korea

South Korea hits 1 million 5G subscribers in 69 days, beating 4G record

Claims that 5G adoption would outpace early uptake of 4G networks appear to be coming true, at least in South Korea, where the government announced a new milestone today: 1 million 5G subscribers in only 69 days, markedly faster than the 80 days required to get the first 1 million Korean 4G subscribers in 2011. […]

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Lee Hee-ho, Influential Former First Lady of South Korea, Dies at 96

SEOUL, South Korea — Lee Hee-ho, a former first lady of South Korea who inspired her late husband, President Kim Dae-jung, in his pro-democracy campaign against the military dictatorship and used her influence to expand women’s rights in a deeply male-dominated country, died on Monday in Seoul. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by […]

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An Overloaded Ferry Flipped and Drowned Hundreds of Schoolchildren. Could It Happen Again?

Searching for passengers from the Sewol on April 16, 2014.CreditThe Dong-a Ilbo, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The ferry being salvaged in 2017.CreditChoi Young-su/Yonhap, via Associated Press When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times is going back to the scene […]

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QOTD: Terribly Aged Nineties Vehicles From Asia?

<img data-attachment-id="1676446" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX.jpg" data-orig-size="1800,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1997 Toyota Cavalier" data-image-description=" Image GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-450×270.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-610×366.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676446 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-610×366.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”366″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-610×366.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-450×270.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-768×461.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CCHISTORY_311189999_AR_-1_QASKVFYSRTIX-120×72.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Question of the Day is a continuation of the styling theme we’ve had of late. The discussion centers […]

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Poachers Stockpile ‘Tiny and Cute’ Succulents Worth $600,000, Investigators Say

Three men were charged after they attempted to export more than $600,000 worth of wild succulents, described by one expert as “tiny and cute” plants, that they poached from state parks in Northern California, the United States Justice Department said. The men — all South Korean nationals — arrived in Los Angeles in October 2018 […]

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After Budapest Boat Accident, Fading Hope and a Criminal Inquiry

BUDAPEST — For the South Korean tourists aboard the Mermaid, an 89-foot double-decker boat, it was one of the most anticipated parts of their Danube river cruise: sailing past the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. The boat was passing under the Margaret Bridge on Wednesday night when a much larger sightseeing ship, the 442-foot Viking Sigyn, […]

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After Budapest Boat Accident, Fading Hopes for Survivors

BUDAPEST — For the South Korean tourists aboard the Mermaid, an 89-foot double-decker boat, it was one of the most anticipated parts of their Danube river cruise: sailing past the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. The boat was passing under the Margaret Bridge on Wednesday night when a much larger sightseeing ship, the 442-foot Viking Sigyn, […]

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Memories of Massacres Were Long Suppressed Here. Tourists Now Retrace the Atrocities.

BUKCHON, South Korea — The soldiers descended upon the village, torching its homes and corralling residents into a schoolyard. After screening out relatives of military members and the police from the gathered crowd, the soldiers divided those remaining — men, women and children — into groups of 30 to 50, and dragged them away. When […]

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