South Korea's jobless rate jumps to 10-year high amid pandemic

Business Jun 10, 2020

South Korea's jobless rate jumps to 10-year high amid pandemic

South Korea’s jobless rate jumped to a 10-year high in May as businesses continued to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent last month, from 3.8 percent in April, data from the statistics office showed Wednesday. Economists expected a rise ...

Seoul says Kim Jong Un not believed to have received surgery

Asia Pacific May 3, 2020

Seoul says Kim Jong Un not believed to have received surgery

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is not believed to have received surgery, a senior South Korean official said Sunday, a day after Kim's reappearance following a near three-week absence that triggered intense speculation about his health. "Chairman Kim is not believed to have received surgery," ...