Belarus, Austria expected to triple trade, double investment VIENNA. KAZINFORM – The visit of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Austria and the agreements reached at the Belarusian-Austrian business forum are truly historic events, Belarus' Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi told the media in Vienna, BelTA has learned.
S. Korea to build more smart factories to deal with demographic change SEJONG. KAZINFORM South Korea will build 30,000 smart factories and 10 smart industrial zones by 2022 as part of efforts to deal with a looming decline of the country's working-age population, the finance minister said Wednesday. Hong Nam-ki said the number of people working at smart factories and smart industrial zones could stand at 100,000, which he said would help improve productivity, YONHAP reports.
Olympics: Organizers launch 2nd ticket lottery in Japan TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The second phase of next summer's Tokyo Olympics ticket lottery began for residents of Japan on Wednesday, with over one million tickets available for nearly all the Olympic events including the opening and closing ceremonies, Kyodo reports.
U.S. tech company claims significant improvement in type 2 diabetes on non-medication treatment SAN FRANCISCO. KAZINFORM A U.S. healthcare tech company said Monday that about 84 percent of American veterans with type 2 diabetes have witnessed significant improvement in their blood sugar levels after 90 days of non-medication treatment, Xinhua reports.
Tokyo Games organizers unveil designs of bouquets for medalists TOKYO. KAZINFORM The 2020 Tokyo Games organizing committee unveiled Tuesday the designs of the bouquets that will be presented to medalists and revealed they will be created with flowers grown in the areas of northeastern Japan heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Kyodo reports.
Rescue workers retrieve another body of victim of crashed chopper DAEGU. KAZINFORM - Rescue workers on Tuesday retrieved another body presumed to be one of the victims aboard an ambulance chopper that crashed into the East Sea in late October, leaving three additional people still unaccounted for, Yonhap reports.
Bangladesh head-on train crash leaves 12 dead, 28 injured: police DHAKA. KAZINFORM - At least 12 people were killed and 28 injured in a collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, some 109 km northeast of capital Dhaka, at about 2:00 a.m. local time Tuesday (2000 GMT Monday), the district's police chief Mohammad Anisur Rahman told Xinhua over phone.