South Korea: At least 30 dead in landslides and floods as monsoon nears all-time record

At least 30 people are dead and a dozen are missing after more than a week of devastating torrential rain caused landslides and floods in South Korea.The government said the casualties include 13 dead and two missing from the last two days, as the co

South Korea: At least 30 dead in landslides and floods as monsoon nears all-time record

OJK approves South Korea's Kookmin as Bank Bukopin’s controlling shareholder

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has approved South Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank to be one of publicly listed Bank Bukopin’s controlling shareholders.The OJK announced the decision on Wednesday after Bank Bukopin concluded its rights i

US ambassador to South Korea shaves off his controversial 'colonial' moustache

The US ambassador to South Korea has shaved off his highly controversial moustache, saying it felt too hot under a mask in the summer months.Harry Harris' decision was diplomatic as well as practical, because the moustache has caused offence in South

US ambassador to South Korea shaves off his controversial 'colonial' moustache

Coronavirus: North Korea puts border city in lockdown over suspected COVID-19 outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed one city in lockdown over fears the country has its first coronavirus case.He believed "the vicious virus" may have entered the country after a resident in Kaesong, on the border with South Korea, displayed

Coronavirus: North Korea puts border city in lockdown over suspected COVID-19 outbreak

South Korea may start charging passengers arriving with COVID-19

South Korean health officials said Tuesday they may start charging passengers arriving with COVID-19 for medical expenses, if the coronavirus influx continues to place a strain on the medical capacity.Yoon Tae-ho, director general for public health

S. Korea’s economy faces tipping point as COVID-19 pandemic persists

Since confirming its first domestic case of COVID-19 infection on Jan. 20, South Korea’s economy has been on a roller-coaster ride -- hitting its low point in April-June -- but appears to be bouncing back now.Concerns are now mounting that t

Strengthening Korea-ASEAN strategic partnership

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea unveiled the New Southern Policy in November 2017 in Jakarta, aiming to upgrade the Korea-ASEAN partnership in the areas of people, prosperity and peace. Now, after two and a half years, it is high time to consid

North Korea lauds Harry Potter - Books

North Korea’s literary news outlet praised J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the best selling book series in history, for the pioneering spirit that it models for children.In a review dated June 20, Literature Newspaper, a mouthpi