WHO Chief: ‘Complacency Can Be as Dangerous as the Virus’

The director general of the World Health Organization warned Monday that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. “As the experience with this pandemic shows, no country…

Agreements already reached on participation of Korean companies in restoration of Azerbaijani liberated lands – ambassador (Interview)

The post-war period opened up great opportunities for Korean companies to participate in the implementation of projects in Azerbaijan, including in the liberated territories, Azerbaijani Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to…

North Korea Promotes General to Ruling Party’s Presidium, State Media Says

North Korea has elevated a general long seen as a rising star in the country’s powerful military and a major player in its missile program to a position in the…

S. Korea reports 1,375 more COVID-19 cases, 261,778 in total

South Korea reported 1,375 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 261,778, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The…

Seoul stocks open nearly flat after weak U.S. jobs data

SEOUL– South Korean stocks opened nearly flat Monday as investors seek to digest weaker-than-expected August jobs data in the United States. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell…

S. Korea seeks to launch FTA talks with Egypt

SEOUL– South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it seeks to launch negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Egypt, which would mark the first of its kind with an…

S. Korea eyes resumption of new FTA with group of Arab nations

SEOUL– South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it aims to resume talks for a new free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to forge deeper economic ties with…

Samsung Heavy demonstrates ship collision avoidance system

SEOUL– Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Monday it has succeeded in demonstrating a ship collision avoidance system. The shipbuilder’s remote autonomous navigation system, known as Samsung Autonomous Ship (SAS), helped…

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)

SEOUL, Sep. 6 (Yonhap) — The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, at 11:00 a.m. Term…

PPP’s Rep. Hong advances to 3rd spot in new presidential hopefuls’ poll

SEOUL– Rep. Hong Joon-pyo of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) climbed to third place among contenders vying for next year’s presidential election, a poll showed Monday. In the…