US Recession Drama ‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Film at British Film Awards

 U.S. recession drama “Nomadland,” about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain’s BAFTA awards on Sunday, scooping best film and prizes for its Chinese-born director Chloe…

Matsuyama Becomes First Japanese Golfer to Wear Masters Green

Hideki Matsuyama won the 85th Masters in dramatic fashion Sunday, holding off Xander Schauffele to become the first Japanese man to capture a major golf title. Carrying the hopes of…

South Korean battery makers agree last-minute deal in boost to Biden’s EV policy

South Korean battery makers LG Chem and rival SK Innovation Co have agreed to settle a trade secrets dispute that has threatened a key Georgia plant and the electric vehicle…

LG, SK reach last-minute settlement in ITC battery dispute

SEOUL– Two Korean battery makers — LG Energy Solution Ltd. and SK Innovation Co. — have reached a settlement in a trade secrets dispute in the United States, company officials…

S. Korea in must-win situation vs. China in Olympic women’s football qualifier

SEOUL– In order to qualify for the women’s football tournament at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, South Korea must either defeat China by two goals in their upcoming playoff match, or…

N. Korea marks 9th anniversary of Kim Jong-un’s leadership with call for loyalty

SEOUL– North Korea urged its people to stay faithful to leader Kim Jong-un as it marked the ninth anniversary of his assumption of top posts of its ruling party and…

Korean Air predicted to have turned profit on strong logistics demand

SEOUL– South Korea’s flagship carrier Korean Air Lines Co. is expected to have turned a profit in the first quarter of 2021, data showed Sunday, as the company expanded its…

Jeju stuck in dilemma over tourism recovery and spread of COVID-19

JEJU, South Korea– A rapid growth in tourist numbers is bringing joy to and causing concern among residents of Jeju, the southern holiday island increasingly favored by locals as an…

S. Korean PM departs for Iran amid tension over seized Tehran funds

SEOUL– South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun departed for Iran on Sunday for bilateral talks amid lingering tension over Tehran’s call to unlock its funds frozen here under U.S. sanctions.…

5 makers of sewage pipes fined 890 mln won over price fixing

SEOUL– South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Sunday it has decided to fine five manufacturers of sewage pipes a combined 890 million won (US$796,000) for colluding to fix prices of industrial…