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Hyundai, Kia sell 100 million vehicles in 54 years after launch


Hyundai, Kia sell 100 million vehicles in 54 years after launch

Seoul, April 11 : South Korea's top carmaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors have sold almost 100 million vehicles in 54 years after their establishment, the companies said on Monday.

The top two South Korean automakers have sold a total of 99.7 million cars in the global market through March since they began selling cars in 1962, Xinhua reported.

Hyundai, Kia to develop AI-based intelligent car


Hyundai, Kia to develop AI-based intelligent car

Seoul, April 5 : South Korea's top automaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors on Tuesday announced a plan to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based, internet-connected car to create a new future lifestyle with a "driving, high-performing computer".

Samsung may unveil 5-inch foldable smartphone next year


Samsung may unveil 5-inch foldable smartphone next year

Seoul: South Korean smartphone maker Samsung may unveil a game-changer device next year which can be a 5-inch smartphone when folded and turn into a 7-inch tablet when opened, a media report said.

A prototype of foldable display is finished with development and the company is hoping to mass-produce the device starting from second half of this year, Korean news site ETNews reported.

North Korea launches missile amid nuclear security meet in Washington


North Korea launches missile amid nuclear security meet in Washington

Seoul (South Korea), Apr. 2 : North Korea has fired another ballistic missile off its east coast as regional leaders met in Washington to discuss the threat of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

South Korean Defence Ministry said the missile was fired at about 12.45 pm local time on Friday from near Sondok airport in the east, reports the Guardian.

Samsung to set up R&D centre in Vietnam


Samsung to set up R&D centre in Vietnam

Seoul, March 25 : South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has been given the green light by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to build a $300 million research and development centre in the capital Hanoi, the media reported on Friday.

North Korea prepares to launch another nuclear test


North Korea prepares to launch another nuclear test

Seoul (South Korea), Mar. 15 : North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will soon detonate another nuclear warhead and test launch ballistic missiles capable of carrying them.

The statement was given by the official KCNA news agency, reports The Guardian.

North Korea's submarine goes missing


North Korea's submarine goes missing

Seoul, Mar. 13 : A submarine of North Korea has gone missing and is presumed to have sunk, reports from the US and South Korea said yesterday.

The vessel had been reportedly operating off the North Korean coast earlier this week when it disappeared.

Samsung to unveil phone upgrade programme


Samsung to unveil phone upgrade programme

Seoul, Mar. 9 : South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of a phone upgrade programme here next week which would allow subscribers to switch to a new premium handset every 12 months.



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