Korea’s national cricket team taste first international success

Cricket is a sport that most people in Korea have never heard of, never mind even played or watched. But behind the scenes Korea’s national team has been steadily making progress since 2013, and earlier this month they got their first taste of international success. Kwon Jang-ho reports. If you were to ask most people […]

Rio 2016: Korea’s badminton stars crash out in QF of men’s doubles

Time now to turn our focus to the latest from the 2016 Olympics in Rio… Day 10 was a rollercoaster ride of emotions for Korea’s badminton stars. The men stumbled,.. but the women’s pair made it to the semis,… where they can secure themselves at least a bronze medal with a victory. Our Lee Un-shin […]

S. Korea-U.S. summit takes place amid diplomatic tug-of-war in Northeast Asia

And our Blue House correspondent Hwang Hojun, who’s also in Washington for the summit between Presidents Moon and Trump… is going to guide us step-by-step through the flurry of diplomacy that’s taken place over the past few months to get us to this point. The diplomatic surge in Northeast Asia started in March. “South and […]

S. Korea’s volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung returns to Turkish league

Turning to the world of sports. South Korea’s volleyball superstar Kim Yeon-koung… is heading back to Turkey to get ready for a new season there. After playing a year for Shanghai, the 2012 London Olympic MVP signed a two-year contract with Turkish team Eczacibasi. According to her agency, Inspo-korea, she turned down a more generous […]

Tug of war continues over timeline of president’s departure from office

A group of ruling Saenuri Party lawmakers who support efforts to oust President Park Geun-hye have called on her to quickly convey her stance on whether she’ll voluntarily resign by the end of April next year. Since the president’s third national address on Tuesday,… the non-mainstream faction of the party have been tight-lipped on whether […]

Hyundai and Kia’s electric cars becoming hugely popular in Korea, global markets

Korean auto giant Hyundai and its smaller sibling Kia Motors have seen a significant jump in sales of electric cars during the first three months of this year. According to Hyundai on Sunday,… the two auto brands sold over 75-thousand eco-friendly models including hybrid, electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. That’s a 20-percent increase from […]

No. of electric vehicles on Korean market surpasses 10,000

Local demand for electric vehicles has reached a new milestone. The Ministry of Environment said today the number of electric vehicles in the country has surpassed the 10-thousand mark. It’s just five years since these eco-friendly cars went on sale locally, and with 10-thousand-5-hundred-and-28 of them out there now, the environment ministry plans to help […]