70 Years of Independence Bring Huge Changes
Koreans are now much taller than they were seven decades ago, but a longer lifespan also means more illness, and affluence has reduced the birthrate to alarming lows. >> Full Text

Korean Cars Fare Well at Home But Badly Abroad
Korean automakers' total sales dwindled five percent in July compared to the same month a year ago to 681,142 vehicles. Domestic sales grew 6.4 percent thanks to the release of new models, but overseas sales were lackluster as Hyundai and affiliate Kias sales slumped in key foreign markets due to intensifying competition and a weak Japanese yen. >> Full Text

Online Shopping Soared Amid MERS Fears in June
Online sales surged in June as consumers stayed away from supermarkets and department stores amid the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. According to Statistics Korea on Monday, online retail sales totaled W4.4 trillion in June, up 26.6 percent compared to the same month last year. >> Full Text

Girls wearing hanbok or traditional Korean dress take a selfie with taegeukgi or national flag in the background in Seoul on Tuesday, ahead of the 70th anniversary of liberation from the Japanese rule. /Newsis

A staffer shows stamps at Korea Post in Seoul on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation from the Japanese rule. /Newsis

Fans enjoy a K-Pop festival in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

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