[Graphic News] S. Korea’s birthrate among lowest in world

South Korea’s total birthrate -- the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime -- stood at 1.25 in 2016, according to the CIA World Factbook. South Korea ranked No. 220 out of 224 co...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:24

[Graphic News] Former President Park Geun-hye‘s grilling by the prosecution

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:54

[Graphic News] Overseas tuition fees fall 6% in 2016

Overseas tuition fees spent by South Koreans fell 6 percent last year from a year earlier, due to the won‘s weakness and the slowing economy, the central bank said Friday. In 2016, tuition fees for...

Updated : 2017.03.19 18:30

[Graphic News] Singapore tops Tokyo as Asia's best city to live in

Singapore tops the ranks in Asia as the city with the best quality of living, well ahead of Tokyo and Hong Kong because of its efficient infrastructure. The city-state gained one spot from last year...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:33

[Graphic News] Environmental risks kill 1.7m kids under 5 a year

More than 1 in 4 deaths in children under 5 are linked to polluted environments, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and ou...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:31

[Graphic News] Cigarette sales drop for 3 straight months

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell for three straight months in February, following the government’s push to imprint health warning graphics on packages, government data showed Monday. Some 24...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:31

[Graphic News] Small businesses heavily dependent on China

South Korea’s small and mid-sized businesses in some industries are heavily dependent on China for their exports, and are continuing to suffer from Beijing’s trade retaliation for Seoul’s hosting ...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:20

[Graphic News] Park Geun-hye loses perks of former presidents

Park Geun-hye became South Korea’s first president removed by impeachment in a historic Constitutional Court ruling Friday. The conservative leader has not only lost her title as president, the imp...

Updated : 2017.03.12 17:57

[Graphic News] Four possible scenarios

Updated : 2017.03.09 18:19

[Graphic News] Switzerland ranked world’s ‘best country’

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to a poll. Canada came second in the annual “best country” ...

Updated : 2017.03.08 18:56

[Graphic News] Book purchases hit record low last year: data

South Koreans’ purchases of printed books hit a record low in 2016, official data showed Saturday, in another sign they are reading fewer books due to factors such as falling income, the growing use...

Updated : 2017.03.07 18:19

[Graphic News] North Korea faces diplomatic crisis with Malaysia

North Korea maintains diplomatic ties with 161 countries in the world, but it may soon lose one - Malaysia. Ever since Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North’s leader, died on Feb. 13 at Kuala...

Updated : 2017.03.06 18:08

[Graphic News] Smartphones boost use of internet banking

The number of South Koreans who used internet banking services rose last year, due mainly to increased access via smartphones, a survey showed Wednesday. The ratio of South Koreans aged over 12 who ...

Updated : 2017.03.05 18:28

[Graphic News] 1 in 10 foreigners staying in S. Korea without permission

According to data released by the Ministry of Justice, 211,320, or 10.5 percent of foreign residents living here as of the end of January, were staying without a valid visa. The total shot up to 223...

Updated : 2017.03.02 18:28

[Graphic News] Tiny plastic particles clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tires account for up to a third of the plastic polluting the oceans, impacting ecosystems and human health, a top conservationi...

Updated : 2017.03.01 18:25