Daily Archive: June 16, 2021

S. Korea considers opening travel bubble with Spain

MADRID/SEOUL– South Korea has considered setting up a travel bubble with Spain, but more discussions are needed for quarantine-free travel between the two nations, Seoul’s culture minister said Wednesday.Culture Minister Hwang Hee made the remarks as …

Ex-Barcelona prospects cut from S. Korean Olympic team

SEOUL– Lee Seung-woo and Paik Seung-ho, a pair of former FC Barcelona youth products, failed to survive the first round of cuts for the South Korean men’s under-24 Olympic football team on Wednesday.Head coach Kim Hak-bum announced his 23-man roster f…

Coach for struggling K League club eyes Asian trophy

SEOUL– Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors head coach Kim Sang-sik will be taking a stumbling squad into the top annual Asian club football tournament next week. But Jeonbuk’s recent struggles in the K League 1 haven’t dampened his hopes of winning the continental…

New BTS Japanese album ships 1.1 mln units on 1st day: agency

SEOUL– A Japanese-language compilation album of BTS songs has shipped 1.1 million units on its first day, the band’s agency said Wednesday.Shipments of “BTS, The Best,” the seven-piece band’s new album, surpassed 1.1 million units on its first day of …

BamBam kicks off solo career with debut Korean EP ‘riBBon’

SEOUL– BamBam, the versatile Thai rapper-singer from disbanded K-pop boy band GOT7, has taken his first step as a solo artist with his new album “riBBon,” which he wrote.The six-track album, released late Tuesday, is his first album as a solo musician…

Krafton seeks to raise as much as 5.6 tln won via IPO

SEOUL– Krafton Inc., the gaming giant behind the global smash hit “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG), said Wednesday it plans to raise as much as 5.6 trillion won (US$5 billion) through an initial public offering (IPO) that will likely place it as…