[Korea Now Today's Headline] 09/01/WED
1. South Korea reported 2-thousand-25 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bouncing back to the two-thousands for the first time in a week.
2. The South Korean government said on Wednesday that one-point-five million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to be brought into the country from Romania through a bilateral cooperation agreement. They are set to be administered to people aged between 18 and 49.
3. The Italian foreign affairs and health ministries announced on Tuesday local time that vaccinated people from South Korea will now be able to travel to Italy without having to quarantine. This means they’ll be exempt from Italy’s mandatory 5-day quarantine.
4. Seoul’s top nuclear envoy 노규덕 said Tuesday US local time, that the Biden administration is firmly maintaining a forward-looking, creative, flexible and open position to resume dialogue with North Korea.
5. The National Assembly on Tuesday has passed law revisions that prevent Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their own in-app payment systems. This makes South Korea the first in the world to legislate such regulations against the dominant app market operators.
6. U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesdaymade his first public remarks since the U.S. completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling for a clear focus on America's core national security interests.
7. European Union states on Tuesday said that they are determined to prevent uncontrolled migration from Afghanistan following the takeover by the Taliban.