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Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

    Dubai: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has signed a full purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, worth $8.8 billion at list prices, at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Under its agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the B777x with B787s, the company said. This deal includes Boeing 787 […]

Queen shares Malaysian recipes with Turkish chefs

Queen shares Malaysian recipes with Turkish chefs

Putrajaya: Malaysia’s Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today showcased her cooking skills to two Turkish chefs at Istana Melawati here. The two men, Omur Akkor and Alper Unluturk, have actually been following Her Majesty’s culinary activities on social media. Fascinated with the ‘Ketam Masak Lemak Cili Api’ (crab in spicy coconut gravy) prepared by Tunku […]

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Seoul: When it comes to purchasing luxury and premium products and services, South Koreans are almost on par with other major countries. Indeed, South Koreans’ love for luxury goods is astonishing, and that’s why high-end brands, which are known to stick to their heritage and tradition, have recently taken new and innovative moves in South […]

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Geneva: South Korea and Japan failed to narrow their differences in a second round of talks Tuesday aimed at resolving their dispute over Tokyo’s export restrictions, Seoul’s chief negotiator said. The six-hour-long meeting was arranged as part of a dispute settlement process under rules of the World Trade Organization. South Korea earlier filed a complaint […]

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has urged the newly-appointed Prime Minister, Shaikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah to crack down on corruption. “We have given you responsibility … a big responsibility … fight corruption and the corrupt … Inshallah Allah the Almighty help you for the best interest […]

2 South Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea

2 South Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea

Seoul: Houthi rebels in Yemen seized three boats carrying two South Koreans and 14 others in the Red Sea this week, and all of them have been confirmed to be safe, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Iran-linked militia captured them and the three vessels — two tugboats and a drilling rig — at 3:50 […]

Moon vows to maintain security cooperation with Japan despite looming GSOMIA expiry

Moon vows to maintain security cooperation with Japan despite looming GSOMIA expiry

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his government will try “till the last moment” to avoid the termination of an accord with Japan on exchanging military information but he made clear that depends on Tokyo’s stance on its export restriction against Seoul. Although the agreement, known as GSOMIA, is scheduled to come to an end […]

South Korea, U.S. abruptly cut short defense cost-sharing talks

South Korea, U.S. abruptly cut short defense cost-sharing talks

Seoul: South Korea and the United States abruptly cut short their defense cost-sharing talks Tuesday, with the U.S. chief negotiator accusing Seoul of making proposals falling short of a “fair and equitable burden sharing.” The abrupt ending underlined wide differences between the two sides after Washington’s reported demand for a fivefold increase in Seoul’s sharing […]

Airlines to cut fuel surcharges on international routes in December

Airlines to cut fuel surcharges on international routes in December

Seoul: South Korean airlines will lower their fuel surcharges on international routes in December to mirror a fall in jet fuel prices, industry sources said Monday. The surcharges for one-way tickets on long-haul international routes will be capped at 37,700 won ($32.40) next month, down one notch from November. If the average jet fuel price […]

Moon’s approval rating edges up to 47.8 per cent: Realmeter

Moon’s approval rating edges up to 47.8 per cent: Realmeter

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating has gained 3.3 percentage points on-week amid news reports of his meeting with the heads of five major political parties and improved employment-related data, Realmeter said Monday. In the survey of 2,511 voters nationwide for five business days last week, 47.8 percent of respondents supported the president. The proportion […]

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