Will Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’ become first S. Korean to win Oscars’ acting trophy?

SEOUL– One day before the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung is grabbing attention over whether she will become the first South Korean to win an acting award…

Portion of cyberbullying sharply increases as pandemic turns classes online: survey

SEOUL– Cases of cyberbullying involving elementary to high school students increased sharply last year as the new coronavirus pandemic turned many classes online, a survey showed Sunday. According to the…

After settlement with LG, SK Innovation shifts into full gear for EV battery biz

SEOUL– SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s refinery-to-battery maker, is back in the driver’s seat to propel its electric vehicle battery business with stake sales and a planned listing of its…

BTS music video ‘Idol’ breaks 900 mln YouTube views

SEOUL– The music video for the 2018 BTS hit “Idol” has surpassed 900 million views on YouTube in the latest feat for the K-pop dynamo. “Idol,” the main track of…

New cases back again under 700 on fewer tests, anothe wave of pandemic still worrisome

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases fell below 700 for the first time in five days on Sunday due to fewer tests during the weekend, amid lingering concerns about…

S. Korea’s exports of cosmetics up 15 pct in 2020

SEOUL– South Korea’s exports of cosmetics shot up 15 percent in 2020 from a year earlier, data showed Sunday, on the back of growing demand from the United States and…

Female mobile gamers enthused over casual mobile game

SEOUL– At the start of the year, Devsisters Corp. was a minor mobile game publisher struggling to turn around, crossing its fingers over the launch of its latest installment of…

SsangYong Motor in receivership ramps up cost-cutting drive

SEOUL– SsangYong Motor Co. is seeking to cut some 10 executive jobs as part of its restructuring efforts after being put under court receivership, an industry source said Sunday. SsangYong…

S. Korea faces 212 import curbs in Q1 amid protectionism

SEOUL– South Korea faced a total of 212 import restrictions from trade partners in the first quarter amid growing protectionism, according to a report Sunday. The number of import regulations…

Bookstore chain pulls memoirs of N.K. founder over controversy

SEOUL– South Korea’s biggest bookstore chain has ceased sales of memoirs of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung following a legal and political controversy surrounding the eight-volume series. On Wednesday, a…