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South Korean Chipmaker SK Hynix Halts Expansion Plans In China Due To U.S. Trade...

It appears that the U.S. preventing companies like Intel from expanding their chipmaking operations in China is having an affect on other chipmakers globally.That's because South Korea's SK Hynix, a top supplier of memory chips globally, has halted the installation of new production equipment in China as a result of American trade policies.The company was…
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South Africa’s Largest Oil Refinery Shutters Operations Amid Ongoing Violence 

Update (1548ET): As the worst violence in years plagues South Africa, the country's largest oil refinery, Sapref, has shuttered operations "due to the civil unrest in the country and disruption of supply routes in and out of Kwazulu-Natal," the company said. "Due to the civil unrest in the country and disruption of supply routes in and…
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South Korean Intelligence Says Kim Jong Un Likely Lost Over 40 Pounds In Short...

South Korean spy agency sources were widely cited late this week as saying Kim Jong Un has lost up to an estimated 44 pounds within a short period of time. Throughout the summer his clearly rapid weight reduction based on multiple appearances aired on state TV has triggered widespread speculation on whether he's suffering ill-health, given the…
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South Korea To Acquire ‘Suicide Drones’ As Tensions In East Asia Surge 

The Second Cold War between the US and China has significant consequences across East Asia, especially on the Korean Peninsula. As a result of the escalating tensions, South Korea announced plans Monday to acquire advanced military hardware to better prepare for future conflict.  Yonhap News Agency, citing South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), said under…
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South Korean-Built Mini Nuclear Reactors That “Won’t Melt Down” Approved For US

Apparently it's not over for South Korea's commercial nuclear development industry after in 2017 President Moon Jae-in initiated his plan to phase out nuclear power and halt all reactor construction projects in the country. Now for the first time South Korean-built key nuclear components will be used in the United States as part of efforts to…
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South Dakota Gov Reportedly Made ‘Replica’ Of Mt Rushmore With President Trump Added On

The nationwide fervor that gripped college students, and a coalition of other "marginalized" groups, comprising the American "anti-neocolonial" coalition, has seemingly dimmed. Just the other day, it seems, Democratic politicians were desperately talking out of both sides of their mouths as "activists" demanded the destruction - via legal or, seemingly just as often, illegal, means…
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South Carolina Reports 4th Straight Record Jump As COVID-19 Cases Surge Across The South:...

Summary: Cuomo threatens to shut down areas if social distancing violations continue SC reports 3rd straight spike Florida reports another alarming jump in new cases as Miami beach reopens Texas reports another record jump in hospitalizations NY reports just 23 deaths - a record low Kudlow says numbers across US still trending lower Authorities cover…
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South Korean Soccer Team Fined For Posing Sex Dolls In The Stands During Recent...

A South Korean soccer club has been fined for posing sex dolls in the stands during a recent game, Yonhap reports. South Korean football club FC Seoul was slapped with a 100 million won (US$81,410) fine on Wednesday for posing the sex dolls in the stands with signs, creating an uncanny tableau that apparently offended some…
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South Korean Church Infects 46 Parishioners After Spraying Salt Water In Their Mouths To...

A South Korean church is doing its part in helping humanity take two giant steps backward in fighting the coronavirus. River Grace Community church in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, told its parishioners that they could help stop the spread of the virus by spraying salt water into their mouths. But the church used a spray bottle that it…
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Is South Korea About To Unleash A Neutron Bomb Across Global Stock Markets

Last June, when stocks were merrily grinding higher without a care in the world, and certainly oblivious of the crash that was about to slam global markets half a year later, we explained why South Korea's massive autocallable issuance could be "ground zero" of the next vol catastrophe. In retrospect it wasn't: the proverbial "black…

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