Daily Archive: September 20, 2021

N. Korea says S. Korea’s SLBM cannot be effective attack means

SEOUL– North Korea claimed Monday that South Korea’s newly unveiled submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is not a real SLBM and cannot serve as an effective means of attack.The chief of the North’s defense science agency made the comment, accor…

S. Korean troops on overseas missions celebrate Chuseok

SEOUL– South Korean soldiers deployed overseas celebrated the Chuseok holiday with various activities but without events inviting guests due to coronavirus concerns, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Monday.This year’s Chuseok, the Korean autumn ha…

S Korea top Asian country in global innovation rankings

SEOUL– South Korea has clinched top spot in Asia in global innovation rankings released on Monday by a United Nations agency, while ranking fifth globally.In the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings of about 130 economies announced by the World Intel…

Highways clog with traffic as Chuseok exodus is in full swing

SEOUL– Traffic surged on South Korea’s expressways nationwide Monday as a huge number of people head to their hometowns for family reunions and for travel during the extended Chuseok holiday, the traffic agency said.More than 4 million vehicles are ex…

BTS praises youth for welcoming challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

SEOUL– South Korean superband BTS addressed the U.N. General Assembly Monday and praised the world’s young people for welcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.The septet flew to New York to speak in person at the 76th U.N. General A…

Heavy traffic likely to continue over Chuseok holiday

SEOUL– Heavy traffic is expected on highways on Tuesday, the second day of the Chuseok holiday period, with 5.2 million vehicles expected to hit the roads, the traffic agency said.Traffic on most expressways eased on Monday evening after surging durin…