U.S. and allies reaffirm commitment to denuclearization of N. Korea

WASHINGTON, The top security advisers of South Korea, Japan and the United States reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to peace on the Korean Peninsula on Friday, pledging trilateral efforts toward denuclearization…

S. Korea, Japan, U.S. agree on need to quickly resume dialogue with N. Korea

WASHINGTON, South Korea, Japan and the United States have agreed on the need to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue as they reaffirmed their joint efforts to quickly resume…

Wang says S. Korea, China will seek ‘political’ resolution process for Korean Peninsula issue

BEIJING/SEOUL, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that China and South Korea will seek a process for a “political” resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue, raising prospects of joint…

Foreign ministry raises travel alert for Myanmar

SEOUL, The foreign ministry raised its travel alert for Myanmar and decided to form a team dedicated to protecting South Korean citizens in the Southeast Asian country, officials said Saturday.…

Moon’s remaining presidency rests much on by-election outcome, with political realignment looming

SEOUL, Apparently, the results of the upcoming Seoul and Busan mayoral by-elections would have a marked impact on President Moon Jae-in’s final months of leadership. If the ruling Democratic Party…

Moon vows continued push for honor of Jeju April 3 incident victims

SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in assured Jeju residents and others Saturday that the government will faithfully implement a revised special law on compensating the victims and bereaved families of the April…

Early voting turnout for by-elections hits record high of 20.54 pct

The turnout of early voting for next week’s Seoul and Busan mayoral by-elections came to 20.54 percent, the highest in South Korea’s by-election history, election authorities said Saturday. Source: Yonhap…

Non-regular workers hit harder by COVID-19, poll shows

SEOUL, Non-regular workers have been hit harder by the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic than regular workers, a survey showed Saturday. In a survey on 1,000 salaried workers…

After 2 years into 5G world, smartphone users still hungry for wider coverage, faster speeds

SEOUL, When 5G networks were first rolled out in South Korea in April 2019, telecom operators claimed that their ultrafast mobile speeds and low latency would usher in a new…

Seoul stocks tipped to see gains next week on U.S. stimulus hopes

SEOUL, South Korean stocks are likely to see gains next week as optimism for a massive infrastructure project by the United States is expected to continue to sway local financial…