Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin reports no health problems after rough outing

SEOUL– After getting knocked around in the worst start of the 2021 season amid whispers of a potential injury, Toronto Blue Jays’ starter Ryu Hyun-jin insisted he has no health-related…

N.K. outlet accuses S. Korea of ‘sharpening knife behind curtain of peace’

SEOUL– A North Korean propaganda outlet on Sunday blasted South Korea’s recently announced defense plan, accusing Seoul of “sharpening a knife aimed at the brethren behind a curtain of peace.”…

N. Korea-linked hackers attempt to break into emails of Seoul’s defense panel members

SEOUL– A hacker group believed to be linked to North Korea has attempted to steal data from South Korean experts working as members of an advisory panel for the defense…

Korean firms’ interim dividends surge to record high

SEOUL– South Korean listed companies’ half-year dividends surged to a record high this year as their businesses posted strong performance, market data showed Sunday. A total of 62 local listed…

S. Korea to officially deliver intention to join DEPA

SEOUL– South Korea said Sunday it plans to officially deliver its intention to New Zealand to join a global pact on the digital sector that covers a wider array of…

Genesis’ SUV sales exceed 100,000 units in 18 months

SEOUL– Genesis, the independent luxury brand of Hyundai Motor Co., sold more than 100,000 sport utility vehicles (SUV) globally in just 1 1/2 years since its SUV market debut, thanks…

LG Chem to produce biodegradable plastics with TK Chemical

SEOUL– LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s biggest chemical firm, said Sunday it will produce biodegradable plastics after joining hands with a smaller local chemical company in a move to expand…

S. Korea’s top nuke envoy heads for Tokyo for talks with U.S., Japan

SEOUL– South Korea’s top nuclear envoy departed for Japan on Sunday for bilateral and trilateral talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts on North Korean issues. “I expect that the…

S. Korean trade minister to visit U.S. this week

SEOUL– South Korean Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo will visit the United States this week to discuss cooperation on various economic topics, including chip supply chains and vaccines, his ministry said…

New cases fall under 1,800; infections in capital region still worrisome

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases dropped under 1,800 on Sunday as health authorities try to stem virus infections ahead of a major holiday amid persistent infections in the greater…