S. Korea mulls int’l suit against Japan’s plan to release contaminated water: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL– South Korea is considering lodging a complaint with an international tribunal against Japan’s decision to dump a huge amount of contaminated wastewater from a crippled nuclear plant into the…

S. Korean athletes coping with uncertainty, anxiety ahead of Olympics during pandemic

JINCHEON, South Korea– As he was preparing for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer, South Korean fencer Gu Bon-gil was so locked in that the global coronavirus pandemic seemed…

Ruling party slams Seoul mayor’s push to introduce new COVID-19 rules

SEOUL– The ruling Democratic Party (DP) on Wednesday slammed Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon’s plan to introduce new COVID-19 rules in the city, calling the idea an act of “holding people’s…

S. Korea voices concerns to U.S. over Japan’s decision to release tainted Fukushima plant water

SEOUL– South Korea has expressed concerns to the United States over Japan’s decision to discharge contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, the foreign ministry…

Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting

SEOUL– Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip producer, on Wednesday expressed its gratitude to U.S. President Joe Biden and his government for holding a meeting with business leaders…

Number of incoming N. Korean defectors dropped by 77 pct on-year in Q1: official

SEOUL– The number of North Korean defectors coming into South Korea dropped 77 percent to 31 in the first quarter this year as the North’s anti-coronavirus border closures remained in…

S. Korea, China reaffirm opposition to Japan’s Fukushima water release plan

SEOUL– South Korea and China on Wednesday reaffirmed their opposition to Japan’s plan to release radioactive water without fully consulting with neighboring countries and agreed to consider measures depending on…

S. Korea to provide US$100,000 worth of humanitarian aid to volcano-hit St. Vincent

SEOUL– South Korea will provide US$100,000 worth of humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines hit by multiple volcano explosions, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.…

Prosecutors demand death penalty for adoptive mother in death of toddler

SEOUL– Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for the adoptive mother in a highly publicized child abuse case that led to the death of a 16-month-old baby girl. Prosecutors…

New virus cases back over 700; enhanced measures considered to curb resurgence

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in over three months, as health authorities are looking at the option of raising social…