Vietnam Puts High Hopes on RCEP Trade Deal

Vietnam is likely to see near-term benefits from its membership in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a free trade agreement to come into force in January, following the Nov. 2…

Samsung likely to announce site of 2nd chip factory in U.S. soon

SEOUL– Samsung Group’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has met with U.S. government officials and lawmakers, and discussed the second chip plant and semiconductor supply issues, a company official said…

Netflix’s monthly active users hit record high in S. Korea on ‘Squid Game’

SEOUL– The number of Netflix’s monthly active users (MAU) in South Korea hit a record high in September from a month earlier helped by the Korean-made mega hit “Squid Game,”…

N. Korea denounces U.N. resolution criticizing its human rights abuses

SEOUL– North Korea on Sunday rejected a draft U. N. resolution criticizing the country’s human rights violations as it vowed to continue to resolutely counter hostile forces. The angry reactions…

Ex-interim party leader named to lead presidential election campaign committee for Yoon

SEOUL– A former interim leader of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) was named Sunday to lead the election campaign committee for the party’s presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl. Yoon…

Under decade of Kim’s rule, N. Korea makes strides in nuke, missile capabilities

SEOUL– A decade after taking power, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un boasts significant progress in menacing nuclear and missile programs — a pivotal element of his regime’s security in the…

BTS’ ‘Butter’ picked as Record of Year in Variety magazine’s Hitmakers list

SEOUL– K-pop boy band BTS has been announced the winner of U.S. magazine Variety’s Record of the Year award for its global hit song “Butter,” the band’s agency said Sunday.…

How Kim Jong-un, once a young political novice, cemented power in N. Korea in 10 years

SEOUL– Many North Korea watchers were doubtful when Kim Jong-un, then 27, took over the Hermit Kingdom in December 2011 following the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong-il. A…

Police chief apologizes over bungled response to violent dispute between neighbors

SEOUL– Police chief Kim Chang-yong apologized Sunday for the police’s bungled response to a violent dispute between neighbors that left one person unconscious. “I offer my deep apology to the…

Ulsan put pressure on Jeonbuk in K League title race with dramatic victory

SEOUL– Ulsan Hyundai FC pulled off a thrilling 3-1 victory over Jeju United on Sunday to add intrigue to the title race in the top South Korean football league. Forward…