S. Korea’s Childbirth Logs Lowest In Aug, Fueling Concerns Over Demographic Cliff

SEOUL– South Korea’s childbirth logged the lowest tally in Aug, fueling worries about a so-called demographic cliff, statistical office data showed today. The number of newborn babies stood at 22,291…

S.Korea Reports 3,363 More Cases Of COVID-19 Variants In Past Week

SEOUL– South Korea reported 3,363 more cases of COVID-19 variants for the past week, bringing the total number of such cases to 46,417, the health authorities said today. Among the…

North Koreans drafted to harvest rice are strip searched to stop grain theft

North Koreans mobilized to bring in this year’s rice harvest in the absence of machinery and fuel are chafing at body searches conducted by officials to look for hidden grain,…

Trade volume this year breaks USD 1T mark in record time

The nation’s trade volume has exceeded USD 1 trillion this year in record time. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Customs Service on Oct. 26 said…

US State Department Creates Bureau to Tackle Digital Threats

The State Department is creating a new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy to focus on tackling cybersecurity challenges at a time of growing threats from opponents. There will also…

Moon’s office faces dilemma over state funeral for ex-leader Roh

SEOUL– The office of President Moon Jae-in was mulling how much courtesy to extend to late former President Roh Tae-woo, including whether to hold a state funeral for the country’s…

New virus cases soar to nearly 2,000 ahead of start of phased return to normalcy

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases soared to nearly 2,000 Wednesday, as fresh concerns emerge over people letting their guard down ahead of the start of a gradual easing of…

Military reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported two additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total caseload among its personnel to 2,019, the defense ministry said. An officer of the Joint Chiefs of…

Chiefs of Samsung SDI, Stellantis meet in Hungary following U.S. battery plant deal

SEOUL– The chiefs of South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI Co. and global automaker Stallantis N.V. have met in Hungary, company officials said Wednesday, days after announcing a partnership to…

S. Korea to take ‘all possible’ steps to stabilize housing market

SEOUL– South Korea will take “all possible” measures to stabilize the real estate market as it sees the pace of home price growth slowing down, the finance ministry said Wednesday.…