S. Korea to start vaccinations of care workers, airline crews

SEOUL– South Korea will start giving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers and airline crews this week to speed up the vaccination drive against the pandemic, the health authority…

N. Korea slams Japan despite Suga’s willingness to meet leader Kim

SEOUL– North Korea’s main newspaper on Sunday kept up criticism of Japan over its history of aggression toward the Korean Peninsula, after the Japanese prime minister expressed a willingness to…

Seoul Botanic Park attracts over 10 mln visitors since opening

SEOUL– The Seoul Botanic Park has attracted more than 10 million visitors since its opening 30 months ago, the city government said Sunday. Located in western Seoul, the park began…

Cardinals’ Kim Kwang-hyun allows 3 runs in 3 innings in his 2021 season debut

SEOUL– St. Louis Cardinals’ South Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun took a no-decision in his long-awaited season debut. The left-hander started the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park…

N.K. propaganda outlet denounces S. Korea’s weapons purchase plans

SEOUL– A North Korean propaganda outlet on Sunday denounced South Korea’s weapons purchase plans as an attempt to accelerate preparations to invade the country. Tongil Voice made the accusations, referring…

Number of peak concurrent viewers on BTS online event surpasses 2.7 mln: agency

SEOUL– The number of peak simultaneous viewers of the latest online concert streaming event by K-pop group BTS surpassed 2.7 million, the boy band’s agency said Sunday. The milestone figure…

Kerry says Japan’s coordination with IAEA is ‘key’ in process of discharging tainted Fukushima water

SEOUL– Japan’s coordination with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is key to ensuring safety in the country’s planned release of contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant,…

Kerry: Japan’s coordination with IAEA is ‘key’ to ensuring safety in Fukushima water release

SEOUL– Japan’s coordination with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is key to ensuring safety in the country’s planned release of contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant,…

S. Korea to allow three more airports to run ‘flights to nowhere’

SEOUL– South Korea will allow three more airports to run international “flights to nowhere” to help the pandemic-hit airline and duty-free industry ride out the prolonged crisis, the transport ministry…

S. Korea to invest 42 bln won in illegal drone response tech by 2025

SEOUL– South Korea said Sunday it will spend 42 billion won (US$37.6 million) by 2025 to develop a response system against illegal drones amid growing security threats from the fast-developing…