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Chip supplies have tightened due to booming demand for electronics during the Covid-19 pandemic and outages at large production facilities.

The deepening global chip crunch is spreading to makers of smartphones, televisions and home appliances, according to suppliers in Asia, as companies (...)

Anthony Bourdain in Dublin in August 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with ‘everything’ they needed (...)

Lee Yong-soo, who was forced to serve as a sex slave for Japanese troops during the second World War, speaks to the media after Seoul Central District Court dismissed the ‘comfort women’ case against Japan over wartime sex slavery. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

A South Korean court has dismissed a lawsuit against Japan to compensate women forced to work in its second World War-era brothels. The ruling repres(...)

Television screens show file footage of North Korea’s missile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

North Korea has conducted its second significant weapons test in the past week, raising one of the first big foreign policy challenges for President J(...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, handles inter-Korean affairs for the North. Photograph: Jorge Silva/EPA

Kim Jong-un’s sister has criticised the US and South Korea for holding military exercises in North Korea’s first comments towards Joe Biden’s administ(...)

A boy wears a mask while visiting the Chinese New Year Folk Art Lantern show with his father at Expo Garden on February 5th, 2021 in Wuhan. Photograph: Getty

A member of the World Health Organisation expert team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan says Chinese authorities granted full acce(...)

 South Korea’s deputy foreign minister Choi Jong-kun (L) meeting with his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi, in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday.  Handout photograph: Iranian Foreign Ministry/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s capture of a South Korean-flagged tanker at sea last week has been described by the United States as extortion. But Tehran says it is Seoul tha(...)

Hyundai regularly ranks as the world’s fifth-biggest carmaker by sales.

Shares in Hyundai surged after the carmaker confirmed early stage discussions with Apple about building an electric vehicle in what could mark the US (...)

The South Korean navy’s destroyer Choi Young. It has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

South Korean forces have arrived in waters near the Strait of Hormuz as pressure builds on Iran to free a South Korean tanker it seized along with its(...)

New Year’s Eve sunset in Seoul. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty

South Korea’s population shrank for the first time in the country’s history in 2020, highlighting mounting demographic challenges in Asia’s fourth-big(...)

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