N. Korea calls U.S.-led Afghan war ‘human rights crime’

SEOUL– North Korea on Sunday denounced the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan as a “human rights crime,” accusing Washington of committing “atrocities of mass destruction” against innocent people of the country.…

Samsung to defend top spot in semiconductor sales in Q3: report

SEOUL– Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to defend its top spot in global semiconductor sales in the third quarter of the year, a report showed Sunday, on the back of…

Army chief to visit U.S. for conference with counterparts from Indo-Pacific countries

SEOUL– Army Chief of Staff Gen. Nam Yeong-shin was to depart for the United States on Sunday for a weeklong visit that includes a conference of army chiefs from the…

Typhoon Chanthu forecast to affect S. Korea this week

SEOUL– Typhoon Chanthu, the season’s 14th tropical storm, is forecast to affect South Korea this week, with heavy downpours expected for Jeju Island and southern coastal regions, the state weather…

Lee consolidates landslide lead in ruling party’s primary race

SEOUL/WONJU, South Korea– Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung clinched two consecutive electoral victories Sunday in the ruling Democratic Party (DP)’s primary votes to pick its presidential candidate, solidifying his landslide…

New cases fall under 1,800; number of fully vaccinated tops 20 mln

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…