Unemployment Highest in 13 Years
Unemployment has soared to the highest level in 13 years while job growth has fallen below 100,000 for four straight months. The government has been pumping in taxpayers' money to create temporary jobs, but employment figures remain dismal, prompting fears Korea has entered a full-fledged economic slump.
Moon to Invite Kim Jong-un to Next Year's ASEAN Summit
Fans Go to Extreme Lengths to Catch Their Idols at Airport
Minimum Wage Hike 'Could Cost Half a Million Jobs'
Senior N.Korean Apparatchiks Arrive in S.Korea
Overseas Korean Businesspeople Visit N.Korea
Samsung BioLogics Barred from Stock Market Over Accounting Scandal
NATIONAL/POLITICS
600,000 Candidates Sit College Entrance Exam
About 600,000 candidates sitting the nationwide college entrance exam on Thursday have been allowed to wear masks as heavy smog blankets some 1,190 test sites across the country.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Propaganda Vows to Keep Nukes
North Korea has been telling its people that it will not give up nuclear weapons even after the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in September, according to the Radio Free Asia on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
China's Top Online Travel Agency Dithers on Group Tours to Korea
China's largest online travel agency Ctrip resumed sales of group tours to Korea on Wednesday after a one-year halt but changed its mind again just a few hours later. China partially lifted the boycott on tours from Beijing in December last year.