Hundreds of Elderly Drivers Turn in Their Licenses
The Seoul Metropolitan Government's new incentive encouraging elderly people to give up their driving license has met with a positive reception. The city government dangled a prize of a transit card pre-loaded with W100,000 credit to people over 70 who voluntarily return their license. Last week alone, 613 did just that, nearly half of the 1,387 elderly people who did so through the whole of last year.
2 Koreas Fulfilled Only 1 Pledge Made in Pyongyang
Police Seek Arrest of Jung Joon-young in K-Pop Scandal
Seoul-Washington Rift Widens Over N.Korean Denuclearization
Seung-ri Applies to Delay Military Service Over Scandal
Korea Becomes World's 11th-Largest Arms Exporter
Over 6,000 Conscripts Declared Unfit During Service
NATIONAL/POLITICS
New Mid-Range Missile Fired by Accident
A new homegrown medium-range surface-to-air missile took off by accident during maintenance at an Air Force unit in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on Monday and blew up in midair.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Holds Air-Raid Drills
North Korea has been conducting air-raid drills in Pyongyang, after the summit with the U.S. in Hanoi, Vietnam collapsed late last month. The next day, the North's Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui warned the U.S. that the bilateral talks may be suspended.
BUSINESS
Duty-Free Sales Post Another Record-Breaking Month
Sales at duty-free stores set a new monthly record of W1.74 trillion last month, the Korea Duty-Free Shops Association said on Monday. The figure broke the previous record of W1.71 trillion set in January.