Korea News Digest

PPP approves leadership shift, names interim leader

The ruling People Power Party (PPP) amended the party charter Tuesday to switch to an emergency leadership system and named a five-term lawmaker an interim leader as the embattled party sped up efforts to put internal turmoil to rest.At a national comm…

S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases rise to nearly 4-month high

South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases jumped to a nearly four-month high Tuesday amid a resurgence of infections driven by a highly infectious omicron subvariant.The country added 149,897 new COVID-19 infections, the highest since April 13 when the tally hi…

Top S. Korean, U.S. diplomats discuss Indo-Pacific strategy

PHNOM PENH, The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States had discussions on regional and global issues, including relations with China, in Phnom Penh on Friday.The talks between Foreign Minister Park Jin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken …

Ex-environment minister to be released on parole: sources

SEOUL, Former Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung, who has been serving a prison term in a power abuse case, will be released on parole on the occasion of the Aug. 15 Liberation Day, judicial sources said Friday.The parole review committee under the jus…

N. Korea looking into 6 new fever cases: KCNA

SEOUL, North Korea reported six new fever patients Saturday amid its fight against COVID-19.The cases were found “after 6 p.m. Friday” in Jongju City, North Phyongan Province and Sinhung County, South Hamgyong Province, according to the official Korean…