Malaysia receives first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

Malaysia received 268,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Friday night, its first batch from the pharmaceutical company, Trend reports citing Reuters. Health Minister Adham Baba said the batch was purchased…

Biden to visit Britain, Belgium in June

The White House said on Friday that President Joe Biden will travel to Britain and Belgium in June, the first overseas visit since he took office in January. Biden will…

Six out of 10 Korean youths think marriage unnecessary

SEOUL, Six out of 10 South Korean young people think it is unnecessary to get married and have kids, a government survey showed Saturday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and…

LPGA legend Pak Se-ri diagnosed with COVID-19

SEOUL, Retired South Korean LPGA legend Pak Se-ri said Saturday she has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Pak told Yonhap News Agency that she received a positive coronavirus test result Saturday…

9 out of 10 stalking suspects go unpunished

SEOUL, More than 4,500 stalking cases were reported to police across the country last year, but offenders were punished by law in only 1 in 10 cases, police data showed…

One killed in fire at building construction site

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, A fire occurred at an “officetel” building construction site, east of Seoul, on Saturday, killing one worker and injuring 17 others, firefighters said. The blaze started on…

Presidential secretary quizzed over alleged illegal exit ban

SEOUL, Prosecutors said Saturday they have questioned a presidential secretary over an alleged illegal exit ban imposed on former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui in the first questioning of a…

S. Korea, Mexico share concerns about Japan’s Fukushima decision

SEOUL, South Korea and Mexico shared concerns about Japan’s planned release of contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant during a vice ministerial meeting, the foreign ministry here said…

Biden hails Senate passage of anti-Asian crimes bill

WASHINGTON,) U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday welcomed the passage by the Senate of a ground-breaking anti-hate crimes bill, noting Asian Americans have faced injustice and inequality for too long.…

S. Korea, Mexico share concerns about Japan’s Fukushima decision

SEOUL, South Korea and Mexico shared concerns about Japan’s planned release of contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant during a vice ministerial meeting, the foreign ministry here said…