Robots rising: Firms debut fuzzy pets, household helpers at CES

Exhausted from the isolation, extra chores and sleepless nights of the coronavirus pandemic? Get a robot to help. Firms debuted artificial intelligence-enabled gadgets aimed at making staying home during the COVID-19 crisis easier, safer and less frustrating at this year’s first fully

S Korea court upholds jail for ex-President Park Geun-hye

Top court’s ruling brings an end to Park Geun-hye’s legal process, clearing the way for a special presidential pardon. South Korea’s top court has upheld a 20-year jail sentence for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes as it wrapped

South Korea’s unemployment rate hits 11-year high

The number of people in work slumped at the fastest rate in nearly 21 years as shops, restaurants were slammed by COVID. South Korea’s unemployment rate surged to an 11-year high in December, while the number of people in work plunged at

Iran, South Korea discuss frozen funds as vessel remains seized

Iranian officials tell South Korean delegation Seoul must give Tehran access to its frozen money, refrain from ‘politicising’ seizure of the vessel. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s foreign minister has told a visiting South Korean delegation the “technical” issue of a ship seized

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