S. Korea reports 558 more COVID-19 cases, 104,194 in total

South Korea reported 558 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 104,194, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The…

Grants in Memory of Fearless Reporter Support Female Journalists Worldwide

Kim Wall was fearless. The 30-year-old freelancer reported from some of the world’s toughest places — from Haiti to Uganda to North Korea — and focused her keen eye on…

Police seek to arrest ex-Gyeonggi Province official for alleged land speculation

SUWON, South Korea– Police sought an arrest warrant on Friday for a former public servant at the Gyeonggi provincial government over suspicions that he bought a piece of land for…

Over 70 pct of S. Koreans willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots: poll

SEOUL– Over 7 out of 10 South Koreans are willing to receive coronavirus vaccine shots, a poll showed Friday. In a survey on 1,000 people aged 18 and above conducted…

Seoul stocks hit six-week high on U.S. stimulus hopes

SEOUL– South Korea’s benchmark stock index closed at the highest point in six weeks Friday on strong foreign and instutional buying amid hopes for a massive infrastructure project in the…

SK Telecom-Sinclair joint venture to commercialize next-generation broadcast solution this year

SEOUL– Cast.era, a media technology joint venture between South Korea’s top wireless carrier SK Telecom Co. and U.S. media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., will launch a next-generation broadcast solution…

Cheong Wa Dae seeks Moon-Biden summit in April: sources

SEOUL– South Korean President Moon Jae-in may hold his first face-to-face summit talks with U.S. President Joe Biden as early as this month, an informed source here said Friday. Moon…

Early voting for next week’s by-elections begin

SEOUL– Voters headed to polling stations Friday as two-day early voting kicked off ahead of next week’s by-elections for mayors of the country’s two biggest cities. Early voting began at…

Hyundai Heavy’s union rejects 2nd tentative wage deal

ULSAN– Unionized workers at global giant shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. failed to pass a second tentative deal for their two years of wages from 2019 to 2020, the company’s…

BTS agency Hybe to acquire Scooter Braun-led firm in US$1 bln deal

SEOUL– Hybe, the company behind K-pop phenomenons BTS, announced Friday a deal to buy a 100 percent stake in American music entrepreneur Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. Under the deal, Hybe…