Experts Investigate Raising of Sunken Ferry
Experts on Sunday started an underwater probe that will determine if and when the ferry Sewol that sank in a deadly disaster last April can be raised. A 2,000-ton barge was sent to the point where the ferry sank 3.3 km north of Jindo, South Jeolla Province. >> Full Text

Customers Steer Clear of Troubled New Lotte Mall
The sprawling halls of the new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul were eerily empty last Friday afternoon, usually peak shopping time for Korea's avid consumers. One store owner reported a marked drop in the number of customers since late December and says now only 20 to 30 people a day stop by. >> Full Text

Korea Vying with Japan to Draw More Chinese Tourists
Korea and Japan are competing to attract more Chinese tourists. According to the Korea Tourism Organization on Friday, a record 6.13 million Chinese tourists visited Korea in 2014, up 42 percent compared to 2013. >> Full Text

Women walk at the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, a UNESCO world heritage site, on Sunday. /Newsis

People sled on a slope in Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

Models promote sandals in a department store in Seoul on Sunday.

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