Direct flight from Phu Quoc to Seoul to open in December

Direct flight from Phu Quoc to Seoul to open in December

The low-cost carrier Vietjet said it plans to open a new flight route connecting two tourist cities: Phu Quoc (Kien Giang Province of Vietnam) and Seoul (Korea) to satisfy high year-end holiday demands.
Court sentences ex-leader Park to 8 years in prison...

Court sentences ex-leader Park to 8 years in prison...

A Seoul court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight years in prison for illegally taking off-book funds from the state spy agency and interfering in elections during her term in office.
Koreas to open hotline between leaders Friday

Koreas to open hotline between leaders Friday

 The two Koreas will open a direct telephone line between the countries' leaders on Friday ahead of their summit set for April 27, Seoul's presidential office said.
Thick smoke is seen coming out of a chemical plant that has caught fire in Incheon, west of Seoul, on April 13, 2018. (Yonhap)

Blaze breaks out in Incheon chemical recycling plant

A chemical processing plant west of Seoul has caught fire, blanketing the area with thick, dark smoke and potentially leaking toxic substances, firefighters said Friday. No casualties have been reported.
PyeongChang 2018: Olympic cities offer various cultural events

PyeongChang 2018: Olympic cities offer various cultural events

 A series of colorful performances, entertainment and festivals have been being held in the host city of PyeongChang and the two sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon, in the Republic of Korea's Gangwon province, where the Winter Olympics 2018 is taking place.
Football brings Vietnam, RoK closer: Korean newspaper

Football brings Vietnam, RoK closer: Korean newspaper

Football has brought Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) closer, the Koreatimes quoted a Vietnamese fan as saying after the Vietnamese U23 team, under the guidance of RoK coach Park Hang-seo came in second at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in China.
S. Korea not to seek renegotiation of sex slavery deal with Japan

S. Korea not to seek renegotiation of sex slavery deal with Japan

South Korea said Tuesday that it will not seek renegotiation of a controversial 2015 deal it reached with Japan to settle long-running feud over former comfort women forced into sexual servitude for Japanese troops during World War II.
Russian bombers intrude into Korea's air defense zone

Russian bombers intrude into Korea's air defense zone

Russia's strategic bombers briefly violated South Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ) on Wednesday, prompting the country's fighter jets to scramble to a nearby area, an official said.