Man sets himself on fire over feud with international marriage agency

A 60-something man is in serious condition after setting himself on fire out of anger over a feud with an international marriage agency that refused to arrange a marriage for…

Yoon vows to secure preemptive strike capability after N.K. launch

Main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday vowed to secure a preemptive strike capability after North Korea conducted its fourth missile test this year. Yoon of the conservative People…

Korea Shipbuilding bags cargo ship orders valued at combined 511 bln won

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) said Monday it has secured 511 billion won (US$428.4 million) in orders to build five cargo vessels. Under the two separate deals, KSOE…

Seoul stocks hit 7-week low on inflation risk

South Korean stocks dropped to their lowest in almost seven weeks on Monday as investors dumped holdings on concerns about mounting inflationary pressure. The Korean won fell against the U.S.…

Justice Party presidential candidate resumes campaign

The presidential candidate of the minor progressive Justice Party resumed her campaign Monday after suspending it to review her strategy amid dismal approval ratings. Sim Sang-jeung announced her return in…

U.S. diplomat exercises diplomatic immunity in suspected hit-and-run accident in Seoul: police

Police have closed a probe into a suspected hit-and-run accident involving a U.S. diplomat after the diplomat exercised diplomatic immunity, officials said Monday. The police earlier booked and tried to…

N. Korea fires 2 apparent ballistic missiles eastward from Pyongyang airfield: S. Korean military

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles eastward from an airfield in Pyongyang on Monday, South Korea’s military said, in the recalcitrant regime’s fourth show of force this year.…

K League champions Jeonbuk to face Japanese runners-up in 2022 AFC Champions League

The five-time defending South Korean football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will take on the Japanese league runners-up Yokohama F. Marinos in the top Asian club competition this year. The group…

Nuke envoys of S. Korea, U.S., Japan hold phone talks over N. Korea’s latest projectile launches

The top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan held a discussion Monday about North Korea’s latest apparent missile test and agreed to maintain the close trilateral…

Finance chief rejects ruling party’s call to expand extra budget

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki on Monday opposed the ruling party’s call to increase the size of the government-proposed extra budget. The finance ministry is working on another round of an…