US envoy urges North Korea to stop missile tests

SEOUL — The US on Sunday urged North Korea to stop “counterproductive” missile tests, but expressed hope Pyongyang would respond positively to Washington’s call for dialogue. It comes after North…

IRICA shares data on import of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran

In general, 73 batches of 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been imported to Iran from February 3, 2021 to October 23, 2021, as was reflected in statistics of…

US Envoy Urges North Korea to End ‘Provocations’

The U.S. envoy for North Korea once again urged Pyongyang on Sunday to engage in talks to denuclearize. Special Representative Sung Kim called Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile test concerning and…

U.S. to continue talks with S. Korea on end-of-war declaration, other options for N. Korea diplomacy: envoy

SEOUL– The U.S. special representative for North Korea said Sunday that he looks forward to continuing exploring different options with South Korea to resume dialogue with North Korea, including the…

S. Korea’s seaport cargo up 8.1 pct in Q3 amid global rebound

SEOUL– Cargo processed at South Korean seaports advanced 8.1 percent in the third quarter of this year as trade gained traction amid the global economic recovery from the pandemic, the…

U.S., S. Korea to continue discussing end-of-war declaration, other options for N. Korea diplomacy: Washington envoy

SEOUL– The U.S. point man on North Korea said Sunday that he looks forward to continuing exploring different options with South Korea to resume dialogue with Pyongyang, including the proposed…

Regulator takes action against Nissan, Porsche over false emissions info

SEJONG– South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Sunday it has decided to order Nissan Motor Corp., Porsche AG and their two Korean units to take corrective steps for falsified information over…

Coast Guard seizes Chinese boat for fishing in S. Korea’s EEZ without permit

JEJU, South Korea– South Korea’s Coast Guard has seized a Chinese boat for fishing without a permit in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the southern resort island of…

Seoul city moves to normalize coronavirus-affected public transit service

SEOUL– The Seoul city government said Sunday it will begin normalizing late-night public transportation operations on weekdays, months after they were reduced due to social distancing measures against COVID-19. It…

BTS to hold online concert for first time in almost 1 year

SEOUL– K-pop superband BTS was set to hold an online concert, “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage,” on Sunday, featuring cutting-edge visual effects, according to its management agency. The seven-piece…