Daily Archive: September 15, 2019

S. Korea to take part in joint peacekeeping drills in Indonesia

SEOUL– South Korea will join multinational peacekeeping exercises set to be held in Indonesia this week as part of continued efforts to carry out its role in peacekeeping missions, the defense ministry said Sunday. The military will dispatch an operat…

S. Korea to hold book fair on Southeast Asian publications

SEOUL– South Korea will host a book fair next week on a variety of publications from Southeast Asian countries, as part of efforts to boost exchanges ahead of an upcoming gathering here of the nations’ leaders, the foreign ministry said Sunday. The So…

Traffic jams on highways on last day of Chuseok holiday

SEOUL– Traffic congestion was building up on major expressways across South Korea on Sunday as people returned from their hometowns on the last day of the four-day Chuseok holiday. Chuseok, the Korean autumn harvest celebration, is one of the country’…

One in three S. Korean students too reliant on smartphones: report

SEOUL– One out of three South Korean students is too dependent on their smartphone, is at risk of addiction and is having trouble in school, a government poll showed Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s survey of 2,510 people aged…

Jeo Island soon to open to public

GEOJE, South Korea– A southern island that is the site of a presidential retreat will be made public this week after having been off-limits for decades. “A pleasure boat bound for Jeo Island will make its maiden voyage as scheduled Tuesday afternoon,”…

With New North Korea-US Talks Likely, Will a Deal Result?

Promised talks this month between the United States and North Korea will give President Donald Trump yet another chance to conclude a deal with the reclusive nation, something that has eluded several of his predecessors.But after three summits and more…