South Korea, US stage largest amphibious landing drills in five years

South Korean and US Marines take part in a joint drill at a training range in Pohang, South Korea, 29 March 2023, as part of the ongoing South Korea-US Ssangyong amphibious landing exercise that began on 20 March. EFE-EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

Pohang, South Korea, Mar 29 (EFE).- South Korea and the United States conducted amphibious assault drills on Wednesday for the first time in five years, exhibiting their nimble marines and war equipment in a high-spirited action as a warning to North Korea’s ostentatious military prowess. The two military allies began the Ssangyong (double dragon in … Read more

Thousands rally in Seoul against South Korean president, Japan gov’t

Thousands of South Koreans demonstrate in Seoul against President Yoon Suk-yeol and against the Japanese government and companies after presenting this week a controversial plan to compensate fifteen people who were enslaved by these companies during World War II. EFE/ Andrés Sánchez Braun

Seoul (EFE).- Thousands of South Koreans demonstrated in Seoul on Saturday against a controversial plan presented this week to compensate people who were subjected to forced labor by Japanese companies during World War II. Several victims or their families have spoken out against the plan, which in principle exempts the two Japanese companies involved from … Read more

BTS leader isn’t thinking about future, but would like to work with Rosalía

RM, leader of BTS, the most famous 'K-pop' band. EFE/Bit Hit Music

By Rosa Diaz Barcelona, Spain, Mar 7 (EFE).- RM, the lead singer of K-pop supergroup BTS, would love to one day collaborate with Spanish star Rosalía – his favorite Spanish singer – but with his mandatory military service in South Korea approaching, he will not be taking on any projects in the near future. During … Read more

‘Gangnam style’ marks 10 years of YouTube record

Park Jae-sang dancing in a black suit

Seoul, Dec 21 (EFE).- ‘Gangnam style,’ the popular song of the South Korean rapper Psy, marked Wednesday 10 years since becoming the first video on YouTube to exceed one billion views. The song, which had taken just five months to mark this feat, was initially aimed exclusively at South Korean viewers, but ended up becoming … Read more

Kudus winner hands Ghana vital World Cup victory over South Korea

Ghana players clapping

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ghana clinched a 3-2 World Cup victory over South Korea in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games after Mohammed Kudus scored a brace, including a 68th-minute winner on Monday. Mohammed Salisu scored the opener for Ghana in the 24th minute before teammate Mohammed Kudus scored the second goal 10 minutes … Read more