Should Korea classify game addiction as a disease?

As Korea looks toward a major revision of its disease classification system, there is a growing debate about whether gaming addiction should be officially categorized as a mental disorder. Rep. Kang Yu-jung of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea proposed a bill to amend the Statistics Act, Tuesday, aiming to prevent the classification of […]

Prominent N. Korean defector named head of unification council

A prominent North Korean defector was named as the new head of the presidential advisory council on unification, the presidential office said Thursday. President Yoon Suk Yeol has tapped Tae Yong-ho, a former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain, as the secretary general for the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council, chief of staff Chung Jin-suk said […]

Over 10,000 trainee doctors likely to end up leaving hospitals

Despite monthslong efforts by the medical community and the government for a breakthrough, over 10,000 striking trainee doctors were presumed to leave hospitals as they have decided not to withdraw their resignations, the health ministry said Thursday. More than 90 percent of around 13,000 junior doctors walked off their jobs in February in the form […]

S. Korea, Canada agree to enhance regional security, economic cooperation

Top diplomats of South Korea and Canada held talks Thursday to discuss ways to expand cooperation in regional security, the economy, technology and other areas, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. During the meeting, Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul and his Canadian counterpart, Melanie Joly, adopted an “action plan” to further develop the comprehensive partnership in broad areas […]

Dubai chocolate, yogurt ice cream and crookies set new dessert trend in Korea

Until recently, “tanghulu,” a Chinese candied fruit snack, and “yanggaeng,” a jelly-like traditional Korean dessert, were the top two choices for those with a sweet tooth in Korea. Tanghulu enthralled social media users with its colorful visuals and exotic allure, prompting numerous people, including Jennie of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, to post videos of them […]

SK Inc. increases stake in energy, green biz amid SK Group’s restructuring

SK Inc., the holding company of Korea’s SK Group, has increased its stake in energy and green businesses as part of the groupwide restructuring efforts to enhance competitiveness in key sectors, according to the company Friday. At a recent board of directors meeting, SK Inc. approved a planned merger between its two major energy units, […]

Incheon airport chief addresses controversy over security for actor Byeon Woo-seok

Lee Hag-jae, the president of Incheon International Airport Corporation, addressed controversy surrounding the excessive security measures for actor Byun Woo-seok, saying, “This was an unforeseen situation. No private security firm has acted so absurdly or excessively in the past.” During an audit by the National Assembly’s Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Committee, Rep. Jeon Yong-gi of […]

Opposition party slams presidential office over response to US expert’s indictment

The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) slammed the presidential office Friday for suggesting the preceding Moon Jae-in administration should be held responsible for the exposure of Korean intelligence operations in an indictment against a Korean American expert. Sue Mi Terry, a renowned foreign policy expert who previously worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence […]

Ryu Hyun-jin used to be known as the “Boy Wonder”

Ryu Hyun-jin, 37, a monster pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, used to be known as the “Boy Wonder. Twelve years later, he is still the most unlucky pitcher in the KBO. His bullpen has given him a league-high four wins, and he’s been held to five wins in three games. […]

It was the best pitching performance in the KBO

It was the best pitching performance in the KBO. Kia Tigers substitute foreign pitcher Cam Aldred picked up his second win of the season. Aldred pitched 6⅔ innings of one-hit, two-run ball with nine strikeouts against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on Nov. 11. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom […]