S.Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths

South Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new COVID-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed, the Korea Disease…

KBO’s Landers sign ex-MLB hitter Kevin Cron

SEOUL, The South Korean baseball club SSG Landers announced Saturday they’ve acquired a former major league infielder Kevin Cron. Cron has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to US$1…

BTS opens L.A. stop of 2021 Jingle Ball Tour

SEOUL, South Korean superband BTS has taken the opening stage for the Los Angeles stop of this year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the largest year-end radio show in the United…

US Defense Secretary Talks Regional Stability with Japanese Counterpart

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — The United States is reaching out to more allies in the Indo-Pacific, hoping to keep tensions in the region from boiling over amid growing concerns about…

South Korea Sets Daily Records for New Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to…

Age-Old Feud Between Allies Poses Challenge to Biden’s Asia Policy

WASHINGTON — In its attempts to revitalize trilateral cooperation with Japan and South Korea, the Biden administration is facing a decadeslong dispute between the allies that is jeopardizing Washington’s goals…

Minor quake hits off Baengnyeong Island, no damage reported

SEOUL, A 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday in waters 16 kilometers northwest of Baengnyeong Island near the inter-Korean western border. There were no immediate reports of…

Military reports 12 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, South Korea’s military reported 12 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday amid growing concerns over the new omicron variant, raising the total caseload among military personnel to 2,488. The new cases…

S. Korea reports suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at egg farm

SEOUL, South Korea on Saturday reported suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at a local egg farm. The suspected cases of the avian influenza were discovered at an egg…

U.S. keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for currency practices

WASHINGTON, The United States said Friday that it is keeping South Korea on its list of countries to be monitored for currency practices. The U.S. Treasury Department named 11 other…