N. Korea holds artillery fire competition: state media

SEOUL– North Korea has conducted an artillery fire competition to boost the country’s defense capabilities as set forth by the “militant policy” of the ruling Workers’ Party, state media reported…

93.7 percent of S. Koreans consider climate crisis ‘serious’: survey

SEOUL– Nearly 94 percent of South Koreans consider the climate crisis “serious,” but only half believe the issue is connected to human rights, a survey showed Sunday. According to the…

N. Korea’s ambassador to China holds talks with Chinese assistant FM

SEOUL– North Korea’s top envoy to Beijing met with China’s assistant foreign minister last week to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern, Pyongyang’s foreign ministry…

Exports of fishery goods up over 20 pct through October: data

SEOUL– South Korea’s exports of fishery products grew 20.5 percent on-year in the first 10 months of this year, data showed Sunday. Outbound shipments of fishery products reached US$2.24 billion…

Instant noodles prices grow at fastest clip in 13 years in October

SEOUL– The prices of instant noodles in South Korea grew at the fastest pace in about 13 years last month, data showed Sunday, raising worries that such steep price hikes…

Moon calls for expanding exchanges with Visegrad Group countries

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in instructed aides to make greater efforts to strengthen exchanges with Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, known collectively as the Visegrad Group, noting their economies…

About 90 pct of firms undecided on 2022 investment plans amid pandemic-caused uncertainty: poll

SEOUL– About 90 percent of firms in South Korea are undecided on their investment plans for next year amid lingering uncertainty despite the country’s move back to normalcy under the…

3 transport firms fined 4.9 bln won over price fixing

SEOUL– South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Sunday it has decided to impose a combined fine of 4.9 billion won (US$4.1 million) on three transport companies for colluding to fix bidding…

Recovery momentum ‘feeble’ due to manufacturing slowdown: KDI

SEOUL– South Korea’s economic recovery momentum has weakened due to the slowdown in the manufacturing sector amid a global supply chain shortage and energy crisis, a state-run think tank said…

All hands on deck for managers in do-or-die KBO postseason game

SEOUL– Managers of the two South Korean baseball clubs set up for a win-or-go-home postseason game Sunday said they will take an all-hands-on-deck approach to the final showdown. The LG…