Seoul to send face masks to foreign veterans of Korean War May 08, 2020 0 187 12345 SEOUL: South Korea will provide one million face masks to foreign veterans of the Korean War to express gratitude on the 70th anniversary of the brutal conflict, Seoul said on Thursday.The 1950-53 Korean War, when South Korean forces backed by a US-led UN coalition fought to a standstill against North Korean and Chinese troops, ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.Nearly two million soldiers and medical officers from 22 UN member states -- including the US, Britain and Turkey -- took part, with 37,902 killed and 103,460 wounded.The South has since risen from the ashes of war to become the world’s 12th largest economy and its handling of the coronavirus outbreak -- based on an extensive “trace, test and treat” programme -- has drawn widespread praise. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Thousands of migrants stranded worldwide by pandemic: UN May 08, 2020 0 754 Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment May 08, 2020 0 1096 China slams US after Trump’s pandemic ‘worst attack’ claim May 08, 2020 0 216 US lawmakers push to name Chinese embassy street after virus doctor AFP Washington US lawmakers on Thursday proposed renaming the street in front of China’s embassy after the late Wuhan doctor punished after warning about the new coronavirus, a step sure to outrage Beijing. The measure .. EU defends agreeing to Chinese censorship AFP Brussels The EU on Thursday defended agreeing to let Beijing censor an article by European ambassadors published in Chinese media to remove a reference to the coronavirus originating in China. The opinion piece .. Italian churches to open for worship from May 18 ROME: Italian churches will open to congregations from May 18, the country’s government announced on Thursday in a joint statement with the Italian bishops’ conference (CEI). The CEI had come to an agreement with the .. Thief sentenced as 250-year-old violin remains missing BERLIN: For stealing a 250-year-old violin from a Berlin music academy last March, a man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Thursday. But the irreplaceable instrument remains missing. The violin, made by .. Moscow extends lockdown after record coronavirus cases AFP Moscow MOSCOW authorities extended coronavirus lockdown measures until the end of May on Thursday as Russia reported another record increase in daily coronavirus infections, with more than 11,000 new cases. A .. Trump stresses he wants China in on arms control talks with Russia US President Donald Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on arms control negotiations, and insisted he wants China to be brought into talks. Beijing has previously ruled out being part of what have .. Latin America reaches 300,000 coronavirus cases MONTEVIDEO: Latin America saw its coronavirus cases pass 300,000 on Thursday as the region’s death toll topped 16,000, according to an AFP count. Brazil, the region’s largest country, is also by far the worst affected ..