Seventeen to postpone album promotion after members come in contact with COVID-19 patients

SEOUL– K-pop boy band Seventeen will postpone promotional activities for its new album as all members are now in self-quarantine after coming in close contact with two COVID-19 patients, the…

Ex-Justice Minister Choo to declare presidential bid this week

SEOUL– Former Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Sunday announced a plan to declare her presidential bid this week, entering an increasingly crowded field of the race to become the ruling…

S. Korea picked as member of FAO’s council for 12th time

SEOUL– South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Sunday the country has been elected to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council for the 12th time in a row. During the general…

Central American development bank to open S. Korean office in Seoul

SEOUL– A Central American development bank has decided to open a South Korean office in Seoul as part of efforts to strengthen ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the finance ministry…

Moon tweets congratulatory message on reelection of U.N. chief Guterres

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in congratulated U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on his reelection in a tweet Sunday, vowing to work with him to foster lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and…

New virus cases under 500, S. Korea set to unveil new social distancing scheme

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed below 500 for the second consecutive day Sunday due to fewer tests carried out over the weekend, with health authorities set to unveil…

S. Korean students likely to attend in-person schooling full-time come fall: ministry

SEOUL– Most South Korean pupils will be able to return to their classrooms full-time come fall, the Ministry of Education announced Sunday, inching toward a return to the pre-pandemic normal…

S. Korea to allow bigger gatherings under new distancing scheme

SEOUL– South Korea on Sunday unveiled new social distancing rules that center on allowing gatherings of more people and lifting regulations for businesses amid the country’s aggressive inoculation program. Starting…

N. Korea replaces chief of Kim Il-sung University: state media

SEOUL– North Korea has replaced the president of Kim Il-sung University, who doubles as minister of higher education, a state broadcaster reported Sunday. An official named Kim Sung-chan was appointed…

New virus cases under 500, S. Korea unveils new social distancing scheme

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed below 500 for the second consecutive day Sunday due to fewer tests carried out over the weekend, with health authorities announcing eased social…