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Ioniq 5 EV Racks up Bumper Pre-Orders

Ioniq 5 EV Racks up Bumper Pre-Orders Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 electric hatchback is on track to become a hit as it received 23,760 pre-orders on the first day they became available on Feb. 25. It broke the previous first-day pre-order record for any car in Korea held by Kia’s Carnival minivan with 23,006 in […]

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Fewer Koreans Abort Female Babies

Fewer Koreans Abort Female Babies The proportion of baby boys out of total births fell to the lowest level ever last year, suggesting that the traditional preference for sons and attendant abortions of baby girls are on the wane. According to Statistics Korea on Monday, 104.9 baby boys were born for every 100 baby girls […]

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Son Heung-min’s Record Season Continues with 2 More Assists

Son Heung-min’s Record Season Continues with 2 More Assists Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur posted two assists in a home match against Burnley in the English Premier League on Sunday.Son helped his team to a 4-0 victory by twice assisting Gareth Bale in the second and 55th minutes.After scoring the opening and winning goals, they […]

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Mountain Blizzard Leaves Motorists Stranded

Mountain Blizzard Leaves Motorists Stranded Heavy snowfall on Monday caused massive traffic congestion in the mountains of Gangwon Province. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the roads and accidents abounded.An expressway near Sokcho was blocked, and motorists were stranded for up to six hours at the Misiryeong Pass connecting Sokcho and …

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‘Minari’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

‘Minari’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung’s film “Minari” won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globes on Sunday.It became the second Korean film to achieve the feat following director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” last year.This year’s awards ceremony was broadcast live from Los Angeles…

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Korea Ranked 8th Best Place to Be During Coronavirus Pandemic

Korea Ranked 8th Best Place to Be During Coronavirus Pandemic Korea was ranked the eighth best place to be during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Bloomberg’s COVID Resilience Ranking for February released on Monday, Korea rose four spots from the previous month as daily number of infections declined and vaccines were rolled out.The ranking mea…

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EU Commission to Propose Vaccine Passports for Travel in Europe

EU Commission to Propose Vaccine Passports for Travel in Europe The European Union’s executive arm said Monday it will propose rules for a passport to allow those who have been vaccinated or recently tested for COVID-19 to travel for work or tourism throughout the region.From her Twitter account, EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen […]

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Iceberg Bigger Than NYC Breaks off from Antarctica

Iceberg Bigger Than NYC Breaks off from Antarctica Scientists with the British Antarctica Survey (BAS) say a huge iceberg — larger than New York City — has broken off from the northwestern Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, almost 10 years after scientists discovered the first cracks. In a statement on its website, the BAS says […]

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