[Graphic News] China top Asian country in hydropower production

Hydroelectric power is China’s largest renewable energy source and its second overall, trailing only coal. The country is adding more new installed hydropower capacity than the rest of the Asia comb...

Updated : 2017.06.11 18:15

[Graphic News] Smoking kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution...

Updated : 2017.06.08 18:45

[Graphic News] Bigger smartphones become mainstream

Smartphones with wider displays, including 5.5-inch models, have become mainstream in the global market, amid rising demand for gaming and video streaming content via mobile devices, an industry trac...

Updated : 2017.06.07 18:13

[Graphic News] The impacts of climate change

Earth’s average global temperature is scaling new heights, sea ice is retreating, extreme weather events have become more frequent and species are increasingly under threat.

Updated : 2017.06.06 17:57

[Graphic News] Three major broadcasters start UHD broadcasting

South Korea’s three major local broadcasters -- MBC, KBS and SBS -- started ultrahigh-definition broadcasting for the region in and around Seoul last week. UHD broadcasts provide four times the res...

Updated : 2017.06.05 17:55

[Graphic News] China leads greenhouse gas emissions worldwide

President Donald Trump declared he was pulling the US from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from it...

Updated : 2017.06.04 17:54

[Graphic News] Newlyweds quit jobs after having first child

Many newlyweds quit their jobs after having a baby, as it can be a struggle to raise children while working, data from Statistics Korea showed. Out of 235,000 couples who tied the knot in 2014, 130,...

Updated : 2017.06.01 18:19

[Graphic News] Ramadan begins for world's Muslims

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Saturday and with it, followers of the world’s second most popular religion will start their period of fasting and prayer. In keeping with the teachings of...

Updated : 2017.05.31 18:11

[Graphic News] Kim Jong-un’s fascination with missiles

Whatever the US and the international community have said or done, they have done little to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from pursuing deadly weapons of mass destruction, in particular mi...

Updated : 2017.05.30 18:11

[Graphic News] South Korea’s suicide rate second highest compared to EU countries

South Korea, which saw 28.7 suicides per 100,000 people in 2014, ranks No. 2 in suicide rate, if compared to European Union counties, data showed Monday. According to a Eurostat survey based on 2014...

Updated : 2017.05.29 18:08

[Graphic News] Same-sex marriage worldwide

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage. Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples are allowed to ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 18:23

[Graphic News] S, Koreans consume 377 cups of coffee a year: report

South Koreans drank a total of 377 cups of coffee per person on average last year, according to government data. Average coffee consumption, based on South Koreans aged over 20, has grown at an annua...

Updated : 2017.05.25 18:26

[Graphic News] 4 rivers project

The South Korean government has injected almost 22 trillion won ($19.6 billion) into a massive rivers development project since its launch in 2008, data showed Wednesday. According to government dat...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:26

[Graphic News] S. Koreans among world’s skinniest

South Koreans are the second thinnest people among those from other developed countries, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD’s annual Obesity Update 201...

Updated : 2017.05.23 18:30

[Graphic News] Which countries have the best health care?

Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10 and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of health care quality in 195 countries, released Friday. Among nati...

Updated : 2017.05.22 18:08