Korean units of foreign auto trio join EV race to survive

SEOUL– South Korean units of three foreign carmakers are finally pivoting to a more electric future in the face of toughening competition with their Korean rivals and luxury German brands…

S. Korea toughens regulations on public servants’ real estate

SEOUL– Government officials and public employees involved in real estate affairs will be required to register their assets with the authorities, the Ministry of Personnel Management said Sunday. The ministry…

Ex-prosecutor chief Yoon’s spokesperson resigns for ‘personal reasons’

SEOUL– The spokesperson of Yoon Seok-youl, a former prosecutor general and leading presidential hopeful, resigned for “personal reasons” Sunday, just 10 days after his appointment. The resignation of Lee Dong-hoon,…

LG Electronics launches 83-inch OLED TV

SEOUL– LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it has launched an 83-inch OLED TV as the South Korean tech giant tries to beef up its presence in the premium TV market.…

Incoming Vatican Prefect You Heung-sik expected to serve as bridge builder for pope’s N.K. visit

SEOUL– As South Korean archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik has been named the new prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy of the Holy See, his possible role in arranging Pope…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…