Korea News Digest

Over 10 workers at Samsung R&D facility infected with COVID-19

SEOUL– Over 10 workers at a Samsung Electronics Co. local research and development (R&D) center were infected with COVID-19, but there has been no shutdown of the facility, industry sources said Tuesday.Twelve employees at the R5 R&D-focused building …

Asian Americans Emerge as Force in US Politics

Michelle Steel was born in South Korea and raised in Japan. Last year, she became one of the first Korean American women elected to the U.S. Congress, winning a seat in the House of Representatives. While running for office, she faced challenges that c…

Diver pleased but not satisfied with 4th place

TOKYO– The history of diving in South Korea isn’t exactly long or celebrated, which is how Woo Haram still put his name in the record books without even winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.Woo finished fourth in the men’s 3m springboard e…

Ex-Foreign Minister Kang to teach at Ewha Womans Univ.

SEOUL– South Korea’s former Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha was named honorary chair professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, the university said Tuesday.Kang will begin her new job at the Graduate School of International Studies starting Sept. 1…

S. Korea leaves Japan without wrestling medal

CHIBA, Japan– South Korea has been shut out of Olympic wrestling medals for the first time in nearly half a century, with its last remaining hopeful getting knocked out early in his event on Tuesday.Ryu Han-su lost to Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed of Egypt…

Medal prospect finishes out of contention in weightlifting

TOKYO– Weightlifter Jin Yun-seong ended up off the podium at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, as South Korea closed out the competition without any prize.Jin ended up in sixth place in the men’s 109kg class at Tokyo International Forum in the Japanese c…