Seoul stocks likely to face volatility next week on virus woes

SEOUL, South Korean stocks are likely to face increased volatility next week as hopes for strong corporate earnings square off against escalating virus woes. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price…

MMCA brings together Korean artworks transcending eras in new exhibition

SEOUL, What are Korean aesthetics? “DNA: Dynamic & Alive Korean Art,” a new exhibition organized by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA), is an effort to…

Escaped bears expose decades-old problems of inhumane bile farming in S. Korea

SEOUL, Early this week, two young bears escaped from their cramped cages at a breeding farm in Yongin, south of Seoul. One was shot to death hours after the escape,…

Finance chiefs of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks on sidelines of G-20 meeting

SEOUL, Top economic policymakers of South Korea and the United States have held talks over bilateral economic cooperation and global issues, the finance ministry said Saturday. Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki…

New BTS song ‘Permission to Dance’ tops iTunes charts in 92 regions

SEOUL, Supergroup BTS has swept more than 90 regional iTunes charts with its new release “Permission to Dance,” the act’s agency said Saturday. The upbeat number, released at 1 p.m.…

Military to tighten restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19

SEOUL, The military will enhance its own measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in line with government plans to impose tougher controls on the greater Seoul area to fight…

SsangYong Motor to sell plant site in rehabilitation efforts

SEOUL, SsangYong Motor Co., a debt-ridden automaker, has decided to sell the site of its plant in Pyeongtaek as part of self-rescue efforts, the local government said Saturday. The company…

3 KBO games canceled due to COVID-19 cases, protocols

SEOUL, Three South Korean baseball games scheduled for Saturday were canceled, following three additional cases of the novel coronavirus on two clubs. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Saturday two…

37 USFK-affiliated individuals test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Thirty U.S. Forces Korea service members and seven other affiliated people tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the U.S. military said Saturday, amid a massive spike in virus infections…

COVID-19 cases hit new high for 3rd day ahead of semi-lockdown in greater Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea on Saturday posted the highest-ever daily COVID-19 cases for the third straight day, as the country is set to impose the highest level of virus curbs on…