S. Korea reports 565 more COVID-19 cases, 147,422 in total

South Korea reported 565 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 147,422, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The…

Moon arrives in Britain for G-7 summit

CORNWALL, Britain — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Cornwall, Britain, on Friday to attend an annual Group of Seven (G-7) summit. He is joining the session as a…

U.S. to redirect nearly US$70 mln to USFK from border wall project

WASHINGTON — The United States plans to redirect nearly US$70 million to U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) that had previously been diverted from its defense spending to fund the now defunct…

N.K. leader presides over Central Military Commission meeting, calls for ‘high alert posture’

SEOUL– North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over a Central Military Commission meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party and called for a “high alert posture” against the “fast-changing” situation…

Seoul stocks likely to face volatility ahead of FOMC meeting next week

SEOUL– South Korean stocks may face volatility next week ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, as investors seek more clues about when the world’s largest economy would…

Seoul says J&J vaccine supply not from troubled Baltimore factory

SEOUL– Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine supplied to South Korea was not produced in a troubled Baltimore factory that was forced to throw out about 60 million doses over…

Arrest warrant requested for 2 Air Force officers in sexual harassment case

SEOUL– Military prosecutors have requested arrest warrants for two Air Force noncommissioned officers for allegedly trying to persuade a female subordinate who later took her own life to drop a…

S. Korea joins U.S., Japan for Red Flag Alaska air drills

SEOUL– South Korea is joining a trilateral air drill involving the United States and Japan that is now in full swing in Alaska after the annual exercise was scaled down…

With ticket to next round booked, S. Korea coach still wants victory in World Cup qualifier

SEOUL– With one match remaining in the second round of the Asian qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, South Korea have already locked down a spot for the next…

Celebrity chef Im Ji-ho dies at 65

SEOUL– Celebrity chef Im Ji-ho, known for wandering through South Korea and other parts of the world for about 40 years in search of unique culinary and medicinal ingredients, died…