The Korea Herald (Korea)

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The nation’s gasoline prices have seen a sharp drop over the past few months, and to a certain extent this eased the financial burdens of ordinary people and small business owners amid economic difficulties.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A revised narcotics bill that goes into effect March 12 will give the green light to imports of medical cannabis for self-treatment under strict conditions.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - K-pop star Seungri, affiliated with the nightclub Burning Sun, may be questioned by police as the authorities have expanded a drug and assault investigation centred on the club, police said Tuesday.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - In a country where the phrase “homogenous nation” was once chanted with pride, not long ago there nothing strange about a provision within the military law that exempted men of mixed heritage from military service if they were “clearly biracial” in appearance, despite being South Korean nationals.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - With the anticipated launch of 5G network services, South Korea’s major game companies are bracing for a full-on mobile war with new lineups.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Raising a rural population that has been declining for come 30 years has long been near the top of the government agenda, with some municipal governments resorting to helping pay for foreign brides.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald//ANN) - With the United States continuing to warn its European allies against deploying equipment from China’s Huawei, debate is taking place over the 5G race among South Korean telco companies and how the government should respond.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is politicizing the “comfort women” issue as part of efforts to win supporters at home.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Diplomacy experts are expressing scepticism about the upcoming summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea, casting doubt on whether it will bring concrete progress toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. At a recent meeting, some questioned whether the North would offer "measurable specifics" and warned that the US might take "an imprudent step" due to inadequate preparation.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - When hundreds of Yemenis fleeing war and the humanitarian crisis back home made their way to a South Korean island last year, they were not expecting a warm welcome. But neither did they expected the outcry that labeled them “fake refugees.”