50,000 Students Delay Graduation in Tough Job Market
More than 50,000 university students have apparently postponed graduation plans amid a tough job market. An Min-suk, a lawmaker with the Minjoo Party, obtained data from the Education Ministry that show 17,744 seniors officially postponing graduation in the first semester this year.
2/3 of Aspiring Diplomats Are Women
U.S. Moves to Block Chinese Imports of N.Korean Coal
N.Korea's Per-Capita GDP Is Less Than 4% of S.Korea's
N.Korean Soldier Defects Across DMZ
3 Chinese Fishermen Killed in Fire in Korean Waters
Hanmi Pharm Signs W1 Trillion Cancer Drug Deal
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Heavy Rains Expected Until Monday
Heavy rain is expected for the entire country until Monday. Precipitation will amount to more than 200 mm in some central regions, the Korea Meteorological Administration forecast.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Official Hurries to China After U.S. Sanctions Firm
North Korea secretly dispatched a high-ranking official to the Chinese border city of Dandong after the U.S. sanctioned a firm there that is responsible for a big chunk of trade between the two neighbors.
BUSINESS
Fresh Woes for Samsung as Washing Machines Explode
Samsung faces a fresh crisis after a raft of washing machines exploded in the U.S. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement Wednesday said it is "actively and cooperatively working with Samsung to address safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines."