Korea News Digest

Court temporarily halts 6-month suspension of cable channel MBN

SEOUL– A Seoul court has granted an injunction to temporarily lift the suspension order given to MBN, a local cable TV channel last year over accounting fraud, judicial sources said Wednesday.According to the sources, the Seoul Administrative Court ha…

Hyundai Motor to replace batteries in Kona EVs over fire risks

SEOUL– Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will replace batteries in about 82,000 Kona electric vehicles and two other EV models sold at home and abroad over fire risks, which could cost about 1 trillion won (US$899.7 million).Hyundai Motor said it wi…

BTS performs ‘BE,’ surprise Coldplay cover on ‘MTV Unplugged’

SEOUL– Global superstar BTS on Wednesday brought to stage songs from its latest album “BE” and a surprise cover of band Coldplay’s hit “Fix You” in its debut performance on the iconic music program “MTV Unplugged.”The seven-piece act kicked off the sh…

K League star Ki Sung-yueng denies sexual assault allegations

SEOUL– Former South Korean national football team captain Ki Sung-yueng denied allegations of sexual and physical assault on elementary school teammates on Wednesday, hours after two alleged victims stepped forward with those accusations against a cer…

S. Korea extends suspension of flights from Britain till March 11

SEOUL– South Korea on Wednesday extended its suspension of direct flights from Britain for two more weeks, as part of efforts to block the inflow of a more transmissible variant of the new coronavirus.The suspension, which had been scheduled to end on…

Han Yeri feels nervous before ‘Minari’ release in Korea

SEOUL– Being an actress must have been at the bottom of the list of Han Yeri’s future dreams. She was an up-and-coming Korean traditional dancer, attending Korea National University of Arts in Seoul.During her college days, however, she participated i…