Seoul releases rare footage of Yongsan bombing during Korean War

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — The Seoul metropolitan government has released footage of the U.S. Air Force’s bombing of Yongsan in July 1950 during the Korean War, images that have…

S. Korean Park Hoy-jun added to Yankees’ 26-man roster

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Seven years after signing his first U.S. contract, South Korean infielder Park Hoy-jun has finally reached the major leagues. The New York Yankees announced Friday…

Japanese ambassador cautions his deputy over ‘extremely inappropriate’ remarks

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Koichi Aiboshi said Saturday he has cautioned his deputy over “extremely inappropriate” remarks seen as disparaging President Moon Jae-in’s efforts…

Seoul stocks likely to extend gains next week on earnings hope, dovish signals

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks are likely to extend gains next week as escalating virus woes are expected to be pared by hopes for strong earnings and…

Stars on Olympic football team embrace veteran responsibilities

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Selected as overage veterans on the under-24 South Korean men’s Olympic football team, forward Hwang Ui-jo and midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon understand the weight of responsibilities…

Japanese ambassador cautions his deputy over ‘extremely inappropriate’ remarks

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Koichi Aiboshi said Saturday he has cautioned his deputy over “extremely inappropriate” remarks seen as disparaging President Moon Jae-in’s efforts…

Foreign ministry calls on Chinese envoy to be ‘cautious’ after remarks on presidential front-runner

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign ministry made an implicit call Saturday for Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming to be “cautious” after his comments on a…

Vice FM Choi calls in Japanese ambassador over his deputy’s ‘rude’ remarks

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun called in Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Koichi Aiboshi on Saturday to protest his deputy’s “undiplomatic, rude” remarks disparaging President…

KBO pitcher withdraws from Olympic baseball team after misconduct, replaced by ex-big leaguer

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — In the latest fallout from a COVID-19-related misconduct scandal, South Korean pitcher Han Hyun-hee withdrew from the Olympic baseball team Saturday. The right-hander was promptly…

S. Korean IOC member Ryu Seung-min tests positive for COVID-19

TOKYO, July 17 (Yonhap) — Ryu Seung-min, a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. Ryu, also the president of…