Volume of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to be delivered to Azerbaijan disclosed

Some 432,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to Azerbaijan within the COVAX initiative, Azerbaijani Deputy Health Minister Viktor Gasimov told reporters, Trend reports. Gasimov stressed that the vaccines against…

Busan’s annual K-pop fest to kick off online next month

BUSAN– The Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), a major annual K-pop event, will kick off online next month in this southeastern port city due to concerns over the new coronavirus…

LOONA says English song ‘Star’ is a ‘gift’ for fans around the world

SEOUL– When LOONA released “Star,” a new version of its Korean song “Voice” entirely sung in English, little did they imagine it would go on to make history on U.S.…

Poll shows increase in conservatives among S. Koreans for 3rd straight year

SEOUL– A poll released by a state research body on Sunday showed an increase in conservatives among South Koreans for a third consecutive year. The Korea Institute of Public Administration…

Petroleum consumption at 5-year low in 2020 amid pandemic

SEOUL– South Korea’s consumption of petroleum declined to a five-year low last year amid the pandemic, data showed Sunday. The country’s consumption of petroleum reached 878 million barrels last year,…

Korean shipbuilders bask in robust new orders in Q1

SEOUL– South Korean shipbuilders clinched orders in the first quarter worth ten times more than the total orders logged for 2020, as the shipyard industry is recovering from the fallout…

New Japanese single by BTS tops iTunes charts in 97 countries

SEOUL– A new Japanese single by global K-pop sensation BTS has topped iTunes charts in 97 countries and regions, the group’s agency said Sunday. According to Big Hit Music, “Film…

Public firms’ planned job additions remain 40 pct lower than last year

SEOUL– More than 35 public firms in South Korea plan to hire more than 5,000 new employees this year, but the number is still almost 40 percent lower than last…

Farm goods exports hit record high in Q1

SEOUL– South Korea’s exports of agriculture products reached an all-time high in the first quarter of the year on the back of strong demand for kimchi and processed foods, data…

N. Korea slams Japanese textbooks for distorting history, justifying invasion

SEOUL– North Korea on Sunday blasted Japan for approving history textbooks that distort history and glorify Tokyo’s imperial past. The North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) noted that those school…