Venezuelan ace goes up against young right-hander to open Korean Series

SEOUL, It has been two weeks since William Cuevas pitched the KT Wiz to the Korean Series. The Venezuelan right-hander will now try to give his club their first win…

Women’s nat’l football head coach Bell hospitalized with COVID-19

SEOUL, Colin Bell, head coach of the South Korean women’s national football team, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the sport’s national federation said Saturday. The…

Captain Son Heung-min hoping for strong finish to World Cup qualifying campaign

PAJU, South Korea, Undefeated after five out of 10 matches in the final World Cup qualifying round, South Korea looked to be in a prime position to punch their ticket…

KT Wiz manager boldly predicts Korean Series sweep over Doosan Bears

SEOUL, The KT Wiz will be playing in the South Korean baseball championship series for the first time starting Sunday, and their manager Lee Kang-chul believes it could be a…

Samsung nears selection of site for new U.S. chip factory

SEOUL, Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest memory chip and mobile phone maker, is inching closer toward the selection of the site for its new chip plant in the United…

Samsung heir Lee to leave Sunday for Canada and the U.S.

SEOUL, Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto chief of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group, will leave Sunday on a business trip that will take him to Canada and the U.S., industry…

Around 2,400 new coronavirus infections likely on Sunday

SEOUL, South Korea’s new coronavirus cases are expected to rise to the 2,400s, staying above 2,000 for a fifth day, on Sunday, with new cases soaring in the greater Seoul…

KOSPI may face selling pressure next week on inflation risk

SEOUL, South Korea’s benchmark stock index is likely to come under selling pressure next week as uncertainties from the fast-growing inflation continue to fan expectations of a quick rate hike…

S. Korea extends overseas travel advisory until Dec. 13

SEOUL, South Korea has extended its special advisory against overseas travel for another month due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the foreign ministry said Saturday. Citizens are recommended to…

Today in Korean history

1980 — Under an order from South Korea’s military junta led by Gen. Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a military coup a year earlier, the nation’s electronic and print…