Daily Archive: September 1, 2021

New Han River bridge opens in Seoul

SEOUL– The Seoul city government said Wednesday it opened a new bridge over the Han River and an underground expressway as part of efforts to ease chronic traffic congestion in the city’s southwestern area.The metropolitan government livestreamed an o…

Hyundai tops global hydrogen auto sales

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. topped global hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle sales in the January-July period, a market research firm said Wednesday, Trend reports citing Yonhap.Hyundai sold a total of 5,300 units of hydrogen-powered vehicles in t…

Another crooked number, another loss for Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin

SEOUL– It’s a funny game, this thing called baseball. A pitcher can feel like he has the stuff to shut down the opponents, but in the blink of an eye, a lead can evaporate and the pitcher can end up with a loss.Up against the Baltimore Orioles, the wo…

K-pop girl group ITZY debuts in Japan

SEOUL– K-pop girl group ITZY has debuted in Japan with a digital album containing its hit songs and opened an official Japanese website, the group’s label said Wednesday.The album “WHAT’z ITZY,” was released through Warner Music Japan at midnight Tues…

S. Korea-U.S. defense cost-sharing deal comes into effect

SEOUL– The new defense cost-sharing agreement between South Korea and the United States took effect Wednesday, the foreign ministry said, a day after the National Assembly ratified the deal on sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here.Af…

S. Korea endorses bill mandating carbon neutrality by 2050

SEOUL– South Korea’s parliament has passed a bill mandating over a 35 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to eventually achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.The National Assembly passed the so-called “climate crisis response” act Tuesday nigh…