Son’s Korea in football final after Vietnam victory

By Angie Teo BOGOR, Indonesia, Aug 29 : South Korea beat Vietnam 3-1 in the Asian Games semi-finals on Wednesday thanks to Lee Seung-woo’s double and if they retain the title it would have significant ramifications for striker Son Heung-min’s professional career. Son, 26, who plays for Premier League club Totttenham Hotspur, provided the assist […]

SKorea proposes record budget lifeline for jobs, welfare in 2019

By Cynthia Kim SEOUL, Aug 28 : South Korea proposed on Tuesday the sharpest expansion in fiscal spending in a decade for 2019 as policymakers focus on creating jobs and boosting welfare in the face of a deteriorating job market. Total spending will increase 9.7 percent to 470.5 trillion won ($420.27 billion), the biggest jump […]

South Korea’s focus shifts from ‘Peace Games’ to beating Japan

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Aug 15 : Second best is rarely acceptable when it comes to sport in South Korea but with powerhouse China certain to dominate the medal standings at this month’s Asian Games beating Japan to the runners-up spot will be Korea’s true measure of success. The buildup to international multi-sports events such […]

Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL, Aug 10 : Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales. The focus on gamer-friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung’s previous positioning of the Note as […]

Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL, Aug 10 : Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and rejuvenate flagging sales. The focus on gamer-friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung’s previous positioning of the Note as […]

S.Korean court sentences president Park to another 8 years in jail

By Haejin Choi SEOUL, July 20 : A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she […]