Home to 28,000 U.S. troops, S.Korea unlikely to avoid a Taiwan conflict

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – Tensions over Taiwan have raised the thorny issue of whether U.S. troops based in South Korea would be involved in any conflict, with American and South Korean officials acknowledging that the peninsula could easily be dragged into a crisis. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol told CNN in an interview … Read more

Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko live: score and latest updates from Korea Open semi-final

Briton reaches first semi-final since winning US Open 08:46 AM Raducanu* 6-4, 2-1 Ostapenko (*denotes next server) Double fault from Ostapenko, and Raducanu steps up with aggression to pick off her second serve with a dominant return, forcing Ostapenko into an error and fall love-30 behind. Raducanu’s springing backhand dropshot goes just wide into the … Read more

Emma Raducanu vs Magda Linette live: score and latest updates from Korea Open 2022 quarter-final

10:11 AM Raducanu 6-2, 5-1 Linette* (*denotes next server) This is turning into a cruise for Raducanu now after her third and fourth Ace of the match. The former US Open champ is now within one game of reaching the semi-finals. 10:07 AM Raducanu* 6-2, 4-1 Linette (*denotes next server) Linette’s previous match took 2hr … Read more

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea for joint drills

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Friday ahead of the two countries’ joint military exercise that aims to show their strength against growing North Korean threats. The joint drills will be the first involving a U.S. aircraft carrier in the … Read more

Emma Raducanu into Korea Open quarter-finals with straight sets win over Yanina Wickmayer

Emma Raducanu reached the quarter-finals of after easing to a 6-3 7-5 victory over Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer. The British No 1 and tournament sixth seed took one hour and 40 minutes to continue rebuilding in the wake of her recent first-round exit from the US Open, the event that propelled her to stardom last year. … Read more

South Korea finds more suspicious crypto-linked foreign exchange transactions

South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) on Thursday that it had found additional unusual foreign exchange transactions of $680 million, which brings the total amount of “abnormal” transfers to approximately $7.2 billion since June. The authorities confirmed that most dubious foreign money remittances involved crypto-related activities because the transactions were transferred from cryptocurrency exchanges to … Read more

Emma Raducanu vs Moyuka Uchijima live: score and latest updates from Korea Open 2022

Simon Briggs:  08:14 AM Raducanu* 5-2 Uchijama (*denotes next server) Both players exchange points before a Raducanu backhand rocks Uchjima back on her heels, giving the Briton a 30-15 lead against serve. Uchijima responds with a solid first serve, 30-30. Raducanu then passes up an opportunity to punish a fairly weak second serve from Uchijima … Read more

South Korea ‘cryptocrash’ boss faces arrest warrant

A South Korean court has issued an arrest warrant for Do Kwon – who co-founded the company behind the Terra Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. Their spectacular collapse earlier this year spooked investors and saw the values of major tokens plummet. Prosecutors believe that Terraform Labs, which is registered in Singapore, had violated capital market rules. … Read more

Google, Meta fined $71.8M for violating privacy law in South Korea

South Korea has hit Google and Meta with a fine of ~$71.8 million (100 billion KRW) after finding they violated the country’s privacy law, the country’s authorities on Wednesday. The watchdog said in its statement that Google and Meta did not receive legitimate consent in the process of collecting information from users who visit their … Read more