Category: General

Moon in New York for U.N. speech during Chuseok holiday in Korea

NEW YORK– South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in New York on Sunday to attend an annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.He plans to deliver a keynote speech on Korean peace and Seoul’s role in resolving global challenges, includi…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sunday’s weather forecast

The following is the weatherforecast for South Korea’s 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Sunday.Temperature (C) Condition PossibilityHigh/Low of Rain (%)Seoul 27/21 Cloudy 30Incheon 27/21 Cloudy 20Suwon 28/19 Cloudy 20Cheongju 28/19 Cloudy 0Daejeon 27/18 Su…