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What did the president mean by ‘saeki’?

President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on a hot mic uttering the Korean word “saekki” as he was leaving a conference attended by world leaders in New York last month. According to the South Korean broadcaster that was first to release the video footage, Yoon apparently told his aides, “Wouldn’t (inaudible) …

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Hyundai Steel expands earthquake-proof H Core lineup

A promotional poster for Hyundai Steel’s earthquake-resistant materials brand H Core (Hyundai Steel) South Korea’s second-largest steelmaker Hyundai Steel said Thursday it would expand the product lineup of its earthquake-resistant structural steel, branded as H Core. H Core was launched in 2017 to include materials used for earthquake-proof designs such …

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Joe Biden to impose ‘further costs’ on Iran over protests crackdown

US President Joe Biden. — AFP/File  President Biden says US will continue holding Iranian officials accountable. Says US will support rights of Iranians to protest freely. Biden adds he was “gravely concerned” about reports of intensifying repression of protesters. PARIS: President Joe Biden on Monday said the United States would place “further …

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BIFF to return to pre-pandemic scale with 243 films

Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh’s “Scent of Wind” will open the 27th Busan International Film Festival on Wednesday. (BIFF) The 27th Busan International Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday and runs through Oct. 14, is returning to its pre-pandemic scale. There will be no distancing in the theaters and the organizer …

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