Late-round pick living out KBO postseason dream for Twins

SEOUL– At the 2017 rookie draft in South Korean baseball, Moon Sung-ju was selected 97th overall by the LG Twins, with only three players coming after him. Few would have…

Pirate attacks on S. Korean ships down amid anti-piracy efforts off western Africa

SEOUL– Pirate attacks on South Korean ships dropped nearly 30 percent this year mostly due to a decline in cases in waters off the piracy-prone western Africa, the maritime ministry…

Crowds pack religious facilities on 1st weekend under ‘living with COVID-19’

SEOUL– People flocked to churches and temples in South Korea on Sunday to attend worship services on the first weekend since the country began easing virus restrictions as part of…

Official phone of prosecution spokespersons seized as part of probe into Yoon

SEOUL– The inspection department of the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office (SPPO) has seized a mobile phone that former and incumbent SPPO spokespersons had used, as part of an investigation into…

Lee insists again on universal COVID-19 relief grants

SEOUL– The ruling Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Lee Jae-myung, on Sunday insisted again on giving additional universal COVID-19 relief grants, saying excess tax revenue is expected to amount to 40…

Lee proposes special envoy to China over urea water solution shortages

SEOUL– Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party, said Sunday South Korea should consider sending a special delegation to China to tackle the supply shortage of urea…

Yoon ahead of Lee in survey on suitability for president

SEOUL– Yoon Seok-youl, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, is ahead of Lee Jae-myung, the candidate of the ruling Democratic Party, beyond the margin of error,…

Twins’ KBO title drought extended another year after humiliating loss

SEOUL– This was supposed to be the year for the LG Twins, the year in which they would finally win their first South Korean baseball championship since 1994. But for…

Bears rout Twins to advance in KBO postseason

SEOUL– Hits came fast and furious, as the Doosan Bears hammered the LG Twins 10-3 on Sunday to advance to the next round in the South Korean baseball postseason. Leadoff…

New COVID-19 cases stay over 2,000 for 5th straight day amid relaxed virus curbs

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 2,000 for the fifth consecutive day Sunday amid worries over a resurgence of infections after the country relaxed virus curbs to gradually…