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South Korea Says It Is Battling ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) - Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) had previously said South…

North Korea dismisses chance of ‘face to face’ U.S. nuclear talks ahead of election

Brushing away speculation that President Donald Trump could meet with Kim Jong Un ahead of November's presidential election, a senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday that the country does not "feel any need" to enter into negotiations with the U.S."We do not feel any need to sit face-to-face with the U.S.," said Vice Foreign Minister…

North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang.The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John…

South Korea calls for U.S.-North Korea summit

SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official told reporters on Wednesday.Trump and Kim met for the first time in 2018 in Singapore, raising hopes of an agreement to get Pyongyang…

South Korea finance ministry to keep an eye on monetary markets, liquidity flows

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will set up a channel to provide foreign-currency funds to local financial firms through repurchase agreements to prevent any temporary shortage in liquidity from developing into a systemic risk, Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom said on Tuesday. Authorities also will continue to monitor financial markets and liquidity flows as the…

North Korea and Trump: Is it back to square one, only worse?

After the collapse last year of the second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea retreated to the background of the world stage. The North ultimately balked at the U.S. demand for full denuclearization before economic sanctions relief.But North Korea “does not like to be ignored,” notes Bruce Klingner, a Heritage…

North Korea military action against South Korea likely “held off, not canceled” by Kim Jong Un

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. Last week, the North had declared relations with the South as fully ruptured, destroyed…

North Korea suspends plans for increased military pressure against the South

(CNN)North Korea has suspended plans to increase military pressure against South Korea, after weeks of rapidly deteriorating ties which included blowing up a joint liaison office used for talks between the two sides. The decision comes following a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the central military commission on Tuesday, which "took…

South Korea states Bolton’s claims on Trump-Kim summit distorted

SEOUL — Former national security adviser John Bolton's account of nuclear talks between the United States and the two Koreas is incorrect and distorted, Seoul's Presidential Office said Monday, echoing the Trump administration's accusations against the soon-to-be-published exposé by the former top aide.In his new memoir giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Washington’s dealings on foreign…

South Korea states it is fighting ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) - Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a mask looks at her mobile phone amid…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Favorable for COVID-19

Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19.  "The two guys I mentioned are asymptomatic and feel great," Lovullo said, per the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. "They're in the protocol, they're doing what they can, taking care of what they can at home and healing…

Patriots’ Cam Newton Says He’s ‘Getting Tired of All This Humble S–t’ in Video

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NASCAR at Indianapolis 2020: Kevin Harvick Wins Race for 2nd Consecutive Year

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…