Korea News Digest

Air Force reports 5 additional coronavirus cases

SEOUL– The Air Force has reported five new coronavirus cases, the defense ministry said Sunday.An airman based in the central city of Cheongju was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 upon returning from vacation, and his colleague tested positive on…

Local craft beers gain popularity in S. Korea

SEOUL– South Korea’s homegrown craft beer has increasingly gained popularity over recent years, industry data showed Sunday, as local brewers offer a wide range of flavors at competitive prices.The local craft beer market was valued at 118 billion won…

Moon offers condolences to Israel over deadly stampede

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in on Sunday sent a letter of condolence to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin over last week’s stampede tragedy at a religious festival that killed 45 people, his office said.”President Moon expressed words of prayer for the vi…

FM Chung departs for London to attend G7 meeting

SEOUL– Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong left for Britain on Sunday to attend a Group of Seven (G7) meeting for discussions on access to COVID-19 vaccines, climate change and other global issues.The first in-person gathering of G7 foreign and developmen…

S. Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo picks up 4th LPGA win in Singapore

SEOUL– South Korean Kim Hyo-joo earned her fourth LPGA victory in Singapore on Sunday, marking her first LPGA win in over five years.The 26-year-old golfer captured the HSBC Women’s World Championship title at 17-under 271 to beat Hannah Green of Aust…

LG Group launches new holding firm LX Holdings

SEOUL– South Korean conglomerate LG Group has launched its new holding firm with about 8 trillion won (US$7.1 billion) of assets as part of its restructuring plan, company officials said Sunday.The new holding firm named LX Holdings has five LG affili…