S.Korea Reports 3,833 More COVID-19 Cases, 639,083 In Total

SEOUL – South Korea reported 3,833 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight, compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 639,083. The daily caseload was…

S. Korea’s IPO market to have bumper year in 2022 with mega deals: analysts

SEOUL– South Korea’s initial public offering (IPO) market is expected to have another bumper year in 2022 as a slew of companies, including battery maker LG Energy Solution, are planning…

Unidentified person enters North Korea from south in rare border breach: Seoul

An unidentified person entered North Korea from the South on New Year’s Day, the military in Seoul said Sunday, a rare breach of the heavily fortified border between the neighbors,…

2021: Myanmar’s post-coup bloodshed eclipsed other conflicts in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s longtime conflicts cooled in 2021, a development overshadowed by the Feb. 1 coup in Myanmar and ensuing civil war. Since the coup, the Burmese military has killed at…

South Korea: Unidentified Person Crosses Border Into North Korea

South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea. The person was earlier spotted by surveillance equipment at the eastern portion of…

Beijing Winter Olympics fast approaching amid ongoing woes

SEOUL– With the new year having dawned, the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games are on the horizon, as problems ranging from a global pandemic to diplomatic boycotts to lack of…

Unidentified person crosses eastern border into N. Korea: S. Korean military

SEOUL– South Korea’s military announced Sunday an unidentified person crossed the eastern inter-Korean land border into North Korea the previous night despite its eleventh-hour efforts to stop the move. The…

SK hynix gets A rating in latest MSCI ESG evaluation

SEOUL– South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Sunday it has moved up a notch to receive an A in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. MSCI, or Morgan Stanley Capital…

Rights watchdog rejects petition over gov’t decision to penalize defector group over leafleting campaign

SEOUL– The state human rights watchdog has rejected a petition accusing the government of a human rights violation over its decision to revoke the license of an anti-North Korea group…

N.K. leader visits mausoleum of grandfather, father to mark new year

SEOUL– North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the mausoleum of his late grandfather and father in his first reported public activity this year, Pyongyang’s state media said Sunday. Kim…