Seoul's Vital Statistics at a Glance
An average of 230 babies were born and 115 people died every day in Seoul last year. The average age of Seoul citizens in 2013 was 39.7. The population in education aged six to 21 dropped by about 300,000 from 1.94 million or 19 percent of the population of Seoul in 2008 to 1.69 million or 16.7 percent last year. >> Full Text

Tourism Spurs Duty-Free Shop Boom
Big conglomerates will open several more duty-free shops in Seoul next year as record numbers of Chinese tourist continue to pour into the country. The government has decided to license at least two new duty-free shop operators in Seoul to meet burgeoning demand. >> Full Text

N.Korea-Russia Summit Flagged for Next Year
Russia and North Korea are "ready" to hold a summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Thursday after meeting with visiting North Korean envoy Choe Ryong-hae. North Korean media said earlier that Choe voiced hopes of a Pyongyang-Moscow summit next year. >> Full Text

A Christmas tree is set up in front of the City Hall in Seoul on Monday.

Visitors are being guided at a public job fair in Seoul on Monday.

Actor Lee Jung-jae poses at a preview of his film "Big Match" in Seoul on Monday.

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