Third plane carrying S. Koreans arrives from India

SEOUL– A third plane carrying South Koreans arrived from India on Sunday, transporting 164 business officials out of the virus-ravaged country. The special flight operated by Asiana Airlines arrived at…

DP’s presidential hopefuls float policy ideas aimed at reclaiming confidence from younger voters

SEOUL– Presidential hopefuls of the ruling Democratic Party (DP) are competing to woo support from young voters in the run-up to next year’s election, as the party tries to recover…

Israel’s foreign, economy ministers to visit S. Korea for FTA signing

SEOUL– Israel’s foreign and economy ministers will visit South Korea this week for the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries and talks with their counterparts, the…

S. Korea to clamp down on online cryptocurrency phishing activity

SEOUL– South Korea said Sunday it will strengthen its monitoring system against cryptocurrency-related phishing websites by working with the National Police Agency amid recent surges in prices of virtual money.…

From BTS to NCT Dream, K-pop acts gear up to return with new music in May

SEOUL– From K-pop dynamo BTS to boy band brand NCT’s subunit NCT Dream, some of the scene’s biggest acts as well as rookie groups are getting ready to come back…

Samsung mulling new smartphone launches in August: sources

SEOUL– Samsung Electronics Co. is mulling multiple new smartphone launches in August, industry sources said Sunday, as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its leadership in the mobile…

Chinese rocket debris to fall into South Pacific around noon: source

SEOUL– Debris from a Chinese space rocket is expected to fall into the South Pacific Ocean near Australia around noon (Korean time), a government source said Sunday. The crash is…

Seoul museum to host exhibit on UNESCO-listed Czech puppetry

SEOUL– A Seoul museum will hold an exhibition next month on the UNESCO-listed Czech tradition of puppetry, with more than 150 puppets and other items on display. “Secrets of Wooden…

67 pct of S. Koreans say vaccination passports will help economy: poll

SEOUL– Nearly 70 percent of South Koreans believe that the use of a vaccination passport, which proves that a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus, will help the…

Ruling party lawmaker declares bid for president

SEOUL– Park Yong-jin, a two-term lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, announced Sunday he will run for president in next year’s election, becoming the first person to officially declare his…