US to Accuse China of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research

WASHINGTON – For months, U.S. officials have been warning about a spike in cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve stopped short of pointing fingers at any one country. Now,…

Itaewon club-linked infections now at 75: Seoul mayor

SEOUL, Coronavirus infections linked to clubs and bars in Itaewon, Seoul’s multicultural neighborhood, have totaled 75 nationally, the city’s mayor said Monday. After keeping local infections at zero for a…

Europe Slowly ‘Reopens’ Amid COVID Decline

Multiple countries in Europe eased some COVID-19 related restrictions Monday, in an effort to restart their economies while still being wary of the spread of the coronavirus. The World Health…

Anger, Fear as North Korea Bans Use of Foreign Currency in Local Transactions

North Korea has banned the use of foreign currency in local markets to force people to use the untrusted domestic won in an attempt to acquire much needed U.S. dollars…

Online applications for virus relief money begin

SEOUL, An online application for the government’s emergency coronavirus relief funds to all households began on Monday morning. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said nine local credit card…

S. Korea at critical juncture for virus containment amid rising Itaewon-linked infections

SEOUL, South Korea’s coronavirus containment capability is again put to the test after successfully controlling new infections for weeks, as the country braces for a steady rise in new cases…

Three more service members test positive for coronavirus linked to Itaewon club case

SEOUL, Three more military officers tested positive for the coronavirus Monday after eating with a colleague of the same unit confirmed to have the virus after visiting clubs in Seoul’s…

Club infections put parents on alert ahead of school reopening

SEOUL, Dozens of coronavirus infections coming from clubbers in Seoul’s multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon have been reported, keeping parents on edge with just two days left until schools reopen. Last…

Infection cases linked to Itaewon clubs rise to 79

SEOUL, The number of new coronavirus infections connected to bars and clubs in Seoul’s popular nightlife district of Itaewon climbed to 79 on Monday, health authorities said. “As of 8…

Loss of smell, taste added to list of coronavirus symptoms

SEOUL, South Korea’s health authorities said Monday that the loss of smell and taste are among the key clinical symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus as the country tries to…