Daily Archive: July 18, 2021

BTS hit ‘Boy With Luv’ breaks 1.3 bln YouTube views

SEOUL– The music video for the 2019 BTS hit “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” earned more than 1.3 billion views on YouTube on Sunday, the group’s agency said, in yet another milestone for the K-pop dynamo.”Boy With Luv,” the main track for the seven-piec…

Veteran shooter feels close to top form ahead of 5th Olympics

NARITA, Japan– Ahead of his fifth and likely his final Olympics this month in Tokyo, South Korean pistol shooter Jin Jong-oh said Sunday he’s almost reached the top of his game.”I feel great. I think I have just a little more room to improve in terms …

Olympic football coach confident in team’s health protocols

KASHIMA, Japan– The South Korean men’s Olympic football team almost had a brush with the novel coronavirus over the weekend, even before the start of their competition in Japan.Ryu Seung-min, a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committe…

61 more Cheonghae Unit members test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL– An additional 61 service members of South Korea’s anti-piracy naval unit in waters off Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total caseload on their destroyer to 68, officials said Sunday.The figure is feared to rise fur…

New virus infections stay in 1,400s for 2nd day on fewer tests

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases remained in the mid-1,400s for the second day in a row Sunday on fewer tests over the weekend amid concerns about increased cases in non-capital areas, the imminent summer holiday season and the prevale…