Daily Archive: September 22, 2021

S. Korea planning 23 bln-won aid project for war-torn Afghanistan

SEOUL– South Korea is planning to spend about 23.2 billion won (US$19.5 million) in next year’s official development assistance (ODA) projects for war-torn Afghanistan, a document showed Wednesday.The Office for Government Policy Coordination under th…

US, China Unveil Separate Big Steps to Fight Climate Change

The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday.Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on…

Airlines cut aircraft fleets amid pandemic-driven slump

SEOUL– South Korea’s airlines have drastically reduced their aircraft fleets over the past two years as demand for air travel dried up due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, industry data showed Wednesday.The total number of aircraft operated by the …

Traffic jam on highways as people return on last day of Chuseok

SEOUL– Major highways and roads remained clogged with heavy traffic Wednesday, as people traveled back to Seoul on the last day of the Chuseok holiday.Major highways, running through the central part and along the western coast of the country, were ja…

S. Korean series ‘Squid Game’ tops U.S. chart on Netflix

SEOUL– Netflix’s original Korean series “Squid Game” ranked first on the U.S. top 10 TV show list of the video streaming platform, a chart has showed, becoming the first Korean drama to reach the milestone.The thriller, featuring South Korean actor Le…

Top diplomats of S. Korea, India hold talks in New York

SEOUL– Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong held talks with his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (local time) and discussed bilateral relations and other issues, Chung’s office …