The Korea Herald (Korea)

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea’s major banking groups are actively seeking mergers and acquisitions to expand their nonbanking business, in an effort to diversify incomes in light of volatilities in the main banking sector.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Tensions are easing on the Korean Peninsula, a region where the wounds of war still remain. With the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un set to take place within a couple of weeks, hopes are high that their meeting will be a meaningful step toward peace on the peninsula.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - “The first thing I do when I wake up is check the weather report for fine dust and plan the day accordingly,” said Choi Ju-yeon, a 40-year old resident of Paju in northwestern Gyeonggi Province.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s views on North Korea’s true intentions have raised questions about the denuclearization process, with less than two weeks until the second US-North Korea summit.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea’s tech-heavy secondary bourse Kosdaq has been buoyed in recent weeks by foreign investors’ increased interest in the nation’s biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Clocking in for work at Cetropolis, a high-rise business building in downtown Seoul, office workers literally have to do nothing, but well, start working. They have no entrance pass for security or a card to swipe through a reader.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - When 71-year-old YouTuber Park Mak-rye tried a fast-food restaurant’s self-ordering service for the first time, the challenging process took longer than anticipated to complete.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Jim Rogers, a renowned investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings, is planning to visit North Korea next month at the invitation of Chairman Kim Jong-un, according to sources Tuesday.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - One of the most rigid and conservative groups in South Korea is slowly changing: the military.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - With two weeks left till the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on Feb. 27-28, the four governments involved -- Seoul, Pyongyang, Washington and Hanoi -- have started moving toward their own diplomatic goals.