Sophomore pitcher nabs KBO’s top player award for June

SEOUL– KT Wiz’s second-year starter So Hyeong-jun has been named the best player in South Korean baseball for the month of June. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said So, the…

N.K. leader visits mausoleum to mark late grandfather’s death anniversary

SEOUL– North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum for his late grandfather and national founder Kim Il-sung to mark the anniversary of his death, state media reported Thursday, dismissing…

Households’ excess funds fall in Q1 amid pandemic

SEOUL– Excess funds held by South Korean households and nonprofit agencies fell in the first quarter from a year earlier as banks tightened lending rules, the central bank said Thursday.…

Top court upholds prison terms for 3 ex-spy chiefs in illegal NIS funds case

SEOUL– The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld rulings for three former National Intelligence Service (NIS) chiefs convicted of providing illegal funds to the office of then President Park Geun-hye. The…

Senior diplomat meets top DR Congo officials to discuss bilateral cooperation

SEOUL– Ham Sang-wook, deputy foreign minister for multilateral affairs, has met top officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to discuss bilateral ties and exchanges during his trip to…

After ending 1st half with win, Ryu Hyun-jin eager for fresh start after All-Star week

SEOUL– Maybe it was the Korean dinner that he bought for his teammates earlier in the week: Toronto Blue Jays’ starter Ryu Hyun-jin got a ton of run support in…

Main opposition candidates’ presidential campaign pledges to abolish gender ministry spark major backlash

SEOUL– Campaign pledges to abolish the gender equality ministry by two presidential contenders of the main opposition party are sparking a major backlash from in and outside the party. Former…

South Korea expresses condolences over death of Haiti’s president

SEOUL– The foreign ministry expressed “deep condolences” Thursday over the death of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, pledging to support efforts to restore political and social stability in the country. Moise…

N. Korea stresses ‘comradely’ and ‘strategic’ relations with Vietnam

SEOUL– North Korea on Thursday stressed the importance of its “comradely” and “strategic” ties with Vietnam as it marked the anniversary of a summit between their leaders about six decades…

IAEA expected to announce Fukushima monitoring team, including S. Korean expert: source

SEOUL– The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to soon announce a team of experts, including a South Korean researcher, to monitor Japan’s planned release of radioactive water from…