Turkey beats South Korea in volleyball women’s Nations League

Turkey beat South Korea 3-1 in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League on Sunday. The Sultans of the Nets defeated South Korea with sets of 20-25, 25-13, 25-19 and 25-15 in the Pool 3 – Week 2 game. Ebrar Karakurt led the team to victory with 17 points while her teammate Zehra Güneş contributed … Read more

S.Korea union truckers continue strike, talks at standstill

South Korean truckers were on strike for a sixth day on Sunday after talks with the government failed to make progress over their demands for higher pay, crippling cargo transport at the country’s industrial hubs and major ports. Transport ministry officials met for more than 10 hours with union leaders on Saturday for a third … Read more

Seoul says planning to boost defenses to counter North Korean threat

South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup said Sunday that his country would enhance its defense capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat. Lee, speaking at an Asian security meeting in Singapore, said the situation on the Korean peninsula posed a global threat and he … Read more

North Korean leader confirms arms buildup in party meeting

After the United States and South Korea jointly asked North Korea to stay in line, its leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he described as an aggravating security environment. However, many countries monitor signs of a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test explosion. Kim’s comments during … Read more

Truckers strike enters day 3, S. Korea’s production, shipping halted

Thousands of South Korean truckers went on strike for a third day in a row on Thursday to protest the sharp surge in fuel costs, disrupting production, slowing activity at ports and posing new risks to a strained global supply chain. Presenting new President Yoon Suk-yeol with one of his first big economic challenges, about … Read more

At least 7 dead in South Korea fire caused by suspected arson

A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building in South Korea’s Daegu city on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others, local fire and police officials said. Dozens of firefighters and vehicles were deployed and quickly put out the blaze, which began in the late morning on the … Read more

US official vows to respond forcefully if N. Korea holds nuke test

The South Korean and United States militaries flew 20 fighter jets over the Western Sea Tuesday in a continued show of strength as a senior US official warned of a forceful response if North Korea goes ahead with its first nuclear test explosion in nearly five years. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the … Read more

US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on N. Korea nuclear tension

Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Friday for talks on North Korea amid signs the isolated country is preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017. US Special Representative Sung Kim met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Kim Gunn and Funakoshi Takehiro, after … Read more

Neymar double helps Brazil thrash South Korea 5-1 in friendly

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar scored two penalties as Brazil thumped Asian powerhouse South Korea 5-1 in a friendly at Seoul Thursday. South Korea star Son Heung-min had urged his teammates to be fearless against the top-ranked side in international football, but they were outclassed for much of the match by Tite’s men. A scrappy Richarlison … Read more