South Korea’s Lee Seeks Primary Win in Presidential Race Overshadowed by Scandal

Lee Jae-myung was set to become the presidential candidate for South Korea’s ruling party on Sunday, hoping to overcome a property scandal and gather national support while conservative opponents trade…

Father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program Dead at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon program, died at 85 at a hospital in Islamabad early Sunday after a prolonged illness. While Khan was hailed…

South Korea’s Ruling Party Nominates Maverick Politician in Race

South Korea’s ruling liberal party on Sunday nominated its candidate for next year’s presidential elections, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who is currently the race’s front-runner.…

N. Korea quietly marks 76th founding anniversary of ruling party

SEOUL– North Korea appears to be marking the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party on Sunday without a military parade or any other provocative show of force. State…

Air, maritime shipping costs hit record highs amid pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 10 — The costs of air and maritime cargo shipping surged to their all-time highs in South Korea, as logistics giants reduced their international schedules amid the COVID-19…

FM Chung requests UAE’s support for 2030 World Expo

SEOUL– Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong asked the United Arab Emirates to support South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, his ministry said Sunday. Chung also said…

N. Korea unveils new apartment construction site under plan to build 10,000 homes this year

SEOUL– North Korea is accelerating the drive to construct new apartment buildings in its capital city, state media showed Sunday, as it aims to provide 10,000 new homes within this…

Seoul city gov’t bans labor group’s planned street rallies this month

SEOUL– The Seoul city government has prohibited South Korea’s major umbrella labor group from staging street rallies this month in accordance with a law on preventing the spread of infectious…

N. Korea’s top insurance firm suffers 16.8 pct profit fall in 2020: corporate data

SEOUL– A leading North Korean insurance company reported a 16.8 percent drop in its net profit last year due to massive spending on flood damage coverage, corporate data showed Sunday.…

S. Korea to form gov’t-private panel for move toward ‘living with COVID-19’

SEOUL– South Korea said Sunday it will set up a committee this week for a strategy on the “New Normal” of “living with COVID-19,” with the vaccination campaign picking up…