Defector is awake, but faces long road to recovery
The North Korean soldier who was shot at least four times by his fellow officers while defecting to the South through the Joint Security Area (JSA) last week has regained consciousness but n...
Korea’s newest export: Convenience
Facing a saturated market and intense competition at home, Korean convenience store chains are starting to look abroad for greener pastures. BGF Retail, operator of Korea’s top convenienc...
KB chairman gets 3 more years
While KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo succeeded in extending his term for another three years, controversy over a labor union proposal to introduce a new outside director still re...
Everyone wants an Olympic coat
Ji Hyun-kyung couldn’t believe her eyes when she arrived at Lotte Department Store’s Gimpo International Airport branch in Gangseo District, western Seoul, last Friday. It was 7:30 a.m., thr...
Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450 million
NEW YORK - A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or ...
After 2 years, Jo finally gets to play
It took two years for Korea’s number “0” to become the team’s No. 1. Upon completion of the season’s last friendly match against Serbia at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Tuesday, the nation...
CSAT’s delay causes chain reaction of adjustments
After the Ministry of Education postponed the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) by a week to next Thursday, citing safety worries after an earthquake in the North Gyeongsang city of Poh...
[Guest Report] Olive Young sets the trends at Gangnam store
Olive Young’s four-floor flagship store in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, has emerged as a mecca of shopping for people who enjoy cosmetics. After opening on Sept. 30, the location went v...